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A Guide to Fabric: the Laundry Room

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Now that you are all extremely knowledgeable about both synthetic and natural fabrics, you may be wondering, “so now that I know which fabrics to look out for, how do I care for them when I bring that dress home?”. Fear not, for in this final installation on fabrics, I will tell you just how to care for all those types of fabric at home.


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Beach Babe: Top Togs for 2011

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It’s only a few years back when the selection of swimwear we have to choose from was well...mmm pretty average.   Variety in styles was pretty limited and didn’t really account for the different shapes and sizes the female form can take – a one shape, suits all policy does NOT apply here! 


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Our Summer Favourite: Coral

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While the colour coral can come in many shades, the essence of soft orange with hints of red and pink delivers a feminine fresh summery colour.   Coral works on all skin tones and is a festive day to night easy to wear option.   


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A Guide to Fabric: Synthetic Fibers

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In my last article, I explained natural fibers and all the pros and cons of these. For this installment, man-made fibers and blended fabrics will take centre stage. Since these are used in modern clothing most often, it is really important to know a bit about them before you make that next purchase.


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The Swiss Army Wardrobe – Part One: Basics

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Turn your wardrobe into a Swiss Army wardrobe by following these tips and purchasing basic wardrobe staples, being creative with the items you already own and repurposing unwanted or old garments into something new and wearable. Basics Singlet tops are essential in my books for many reasons:   • Layering under and over things for warmth as well as multiple...


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We Love to Fake It: Our Picks For Tan Fans

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A natural self-tan is more achievable than ever with so many incredible products available, and provides a safe alternative to sun bathing.   There is no such thing as a safe tan.  


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Treasure Hunt: Op Shops Reviewed

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In a recent magazine article, I was reading a set of interviews with three different women, one of which was a budget-conscious op-shopping young student.   Describing her favourite op-shop in Newton with the words: "secret treasure trove," made my heart rate increases to dangerous levels.   


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Surviving Summer: Skin Essentials Part Two

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This week FashioNZ explores our favourite products for a day at the beach as well as some all important as some every day essentials we should not go without. 


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A Guide to Fabric: Natural Fibers

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When shopping for clothes itʼs important to consider various factors: the cut, colour, pattern, and most importantly, the fit. But itʼs also important to think about the kind of fabric youʼre buying so that the garment that you choose will not only fit well today, but will last longer than the summer too!  


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Tips for fabulous feet

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Summer is nipping at our heels, but have you checked out the state of your own lately? If the thought of open toe season has you in a spin, don’t panic.  


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Divisive Trends: Love Them Or Hate Them?

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Occasionally, a fashion trend comes around that really gets you thinking. Do I REALLY like that look, or do I just like that look on that particular girl? But more often than not, these trends often have the effect of instant disgust or infatuation. For whatever reason, you may despise a trend, and then see a fashion blogger royalty wearing the same horrifying combo or read an article in a...


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Surviving Summer: Skin Essentials

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could shed your skin from season to season? So many beauty sins would be forgiven every three months – if only.   Reality check! 


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New Zealand Fashion Week: A New Recruits Perspective

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As I expected, my virgin status experience of Fashion Week would make for a strong learning curve. Some things I thought of in advance and successfully planned for, others not so successfully and still other situations I did not imagine would even occur. 


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10 Summer Must-Haves

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With the weather (hopefully) getting warmer as we head towards summer, there are certain things that you just MUST have for the best three months of the year!   I’ve compiled a list of 10 such things that are particularly hot for this summer. 


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Stripe While The Irons Hot

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Stripes are classically chic when used in traditional shapes or can make a dramatic statement when mixed and matched.   Bold or classic our picks show you it’s easy to rock out stripes this summer.


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