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From the Editor: 9 February 2016

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I've always been a fan of dresses and ladylike outfits, and when I was little all my favourite clothes were the dresses my mother made that were trimmed with lace or created from broderie anglaise. I matched them with pretty hair ribbons and my favourite daisy cut-out sandals in the summertime and was forever twirling around to watch my skirt fill and dance in the breeze. While I may not twirl...


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From the Editor: 2 February 2016

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It feels like New Zealand Fashion Week was a few weeks ago but it's already been nearly six months and the new collections for autumn and winter are beginning to arrive in stores this month. I know it seems crazy to be thinking about winter in the middle of a sticky heat wave but such are the fashion seasons that knits and coats will soon be everywhere again. One of my favourite collections...


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From the Editor: 26 January 2016

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Love is all around us at the moment, with wedding season in full swing and Valentine's Day around the corner, but let's not forget that the relationship we have with ourselves is also important. For Valentine's Day this year Lonely Hearts are celebrating that love and encouraging women to buy lingerie for themselves which makes them feel good, in fact that's the basis of their brand and it's a...


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From the Editor: 19 January 2016

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Wedding season is well underway which has me thinking about special occasion dresses and how wonderful it is to have a dress custom-made for you. Whether you're in need of bridesmaid dresses or simply want a bespoke dress for a special occasion, I've found six local designers who are making beautiful bespoke dresses that I'm sure you'll love too.   This year's iD Dunedin Fashion Week...


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From the Editor: 12 January 2015

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Welcome back everyone, I'm looking forward to a busy and exciting 2016 and have some new plans for FashioNZ which I'm looking forward to sharing with you over the coming weeks and months.   This week I've been adoring the winter previews that are coming through and even though I know that winter is still months away weather wise, the first of the new collections will start arriving in...


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From the Editor: 22 December 2015

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Since we had such a great response to Trelise Cooper's winter 2016 preview a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't resist sharing COOP's winter 2016 collection with you too. COOP is designed by Kayla Jurlina, who we will be chatting to in the next few weeks as well, and her playful take on fashion has seen COOP's brand flourish under her direction. I love the bohemian feel of the winter collection...


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From the Editor: 15 December 2015

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As someone who wears a lot of dresses I wasn't sure I would like jumpsuits much less embrace them, but I tried on a gorgeous floral Ruby one a couple of seasons ago and it was love at first wear. Ever since then I've been collecting the ones that flatter me, which are usually the kind with a good amount of leg room, so it was a pleasure to put together this week's story about them. You'll find...


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From the Editor: 8 December 2015

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Trelise Cooper's theatrical style was greatly missed at this year's New Zealand Fashion Week but her new Winter 2016 collection is every bit as spectacular as you would expect and she recently previewed it to local fashion media. I couldn't wait to share it with you so we have a sneak preview of her mainline collection which starts arriving in stores in late January/early February. We'll also...


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From the Editor: 1 December 2015

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It's widely known that I'm not a fan of trousers, for the past eight years I've rarely worn them and unless I'm at a dance class or out walking you won't find me in any kind of leggings either. However, recently I've been embracing culottes again which is a garment style I haven't worn since the nineties when I had a favourite pair of navy linen ones. Culottes are the perfect alternative to a...


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From the Editor: 24 November 2015

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I'm always excited to see new collections from designers I admire, so you can imagine my delight to see Celine Rita's elegant new summer and bridesmaid collection which has just arrived at her boutique. Inspired by a soft ballet colour palette and featuring feminine silhouettes it's a beautiful range that is a must-see if you're after a lovely new dress or planning bridesmaid...


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From the Editor: 19 November 2015

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It’s heading into party season and I don't know about you but I love any excuse for a new dress. This week I've been checking out affordable choices for those on a budget and found some lovely options at Ezibuy with florals and lace in flattering silhouettes to suit a range of body types.   Since it's always nice to have a bag to match your outfit, Saben's new high summer range has...


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From the Editor: 6 November 2015

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Ruby’s Resort collection shouldn’t be missed either, as there’s lots to love about the crisp blues and perfect casual pieces on offer. This Saturday we’re excited to be attending a major plus-size fashion show at Ironbank on Auckland’s K’Road. This event has had a great deal of press in the past couple of weeks so we first chatted to organiser, Regina...


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From the Editor: 2 October 2015

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Also this week, we take a look at Karen Walker’s new jewellery collection plus we have all details about the upcoming Dress for Success annual fundraiser – the perfect excuse to get dolled up and enjoy a few cocktails whilst supporting a wonderful cause at the same time. Have a great week! FashioNZ xx


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From the Editor: 15 September 2015

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If you were not one of the lucky few you can find comfort in checking out the latest in this season’s hottest looks – a bit of shopping always seems to cheer us up. And, once you’ve done that, you can always try your luck again by entering one of the many, fab fashion and beauty competitions we have running at the moment. This week were are giving a one $150 Lana...


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From the Editor: 8 September 2015

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Also, we’d like to say a huge congratulations to the 20 students from NZ Fashion Tech who have been awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia – great work to all. It’s amazing to see the future so bright for our next generation of New Zealand designers. And we have the final reviews from New Zealand Fashion Week just to give you an extra dose of fab NZ...


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