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From the Editor: 30 August 2016

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New Zealand Fashion Week is officially over for 2016 and what a brilliant week it was. Myself and my amazing team had a very busy week covering each show so we could bring you full galleries and reports each day. While there were lots of great shows and quite a few surprises, Hailwood's Wednesday night show which featured a full choir and incredibly beautiful collection was the show...


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From the Editor: 23 August 2016

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2016 officially got underway last night with exciting young label Harman Grubisa the first brand to show on the runway, with the added prestige of being presented by Mercedes-Benz. A full house watched the dynamic designer duo of Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubisa send a strong, sophisticated collection down the runway which celebrated powerful women. It...


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From the Editor: 16 August 2016

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet's incredible production of Giselle opened in Wellington last week and is now on tour around the country, which I'm super excited about as I'm going to see it in Auckland. I don't know about you but I have always been fascinated by beautiful tutus and ballet costumes so I was thrilled to be able to interview the costume designer and assistant...


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From the Editor: 9 August 2016

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I'm sure I can't be the only person who sees florals in spring collections and has a quiet chuckle remembering Miranda Priestly's infamous line in The Devil Wears Prada - "Florals for spring? Groundbreaking." There is something about the dry delivery of it that was just perfect and it certainly helps that it was delivered by the amazing Meryl Streep, musing on how...


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From the Editor: 2 August 2016

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I love new season time, as much as it's always tempting to keep sale shopping it's great to see new collections arrive in stores. At the moment I'm particularly excited about all the amazing new pieces that have arrived from overseas at Workshop, as much as I love New Zealand fashion, Chloé and Marc Jacobs have been high on my list of favourite international labels...


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From the Editor: 26 July 2016

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I don't think any of you will be surprised that I was very enthusiastic for this week's ball dress story and what started as six dresses quickly became eight, then ten, then twelve. There are so many gorgeous dresses available that I probably could have kept going but twelve is a good range and features lots of sublime options. I hope you enjoy browsing them as much as I enjoyed...


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From the Editor: 19 July 2016

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Trelise Cooper has adapted her brand many times in the years she's been in business and her latest addition is Little Trelise, which marks her return to the childrenswear market after closing the previous kids label she had several years back. It's a clever move and will likely gain huge popularity especially as the new range is fashion forward and has unisex pieces. The sweet...


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From the Editor: 12 July 2016

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I'm excited to have our Shop the Look section back up and running in time for sale season which is on at the moment. As I've mentioned before we are redeveloping FashioNZ at the moment and an all new site will be revealed in a few months time which I'm looking forward to sharing with you. Unfortunately part of that process means that things haven't always been as...


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From the Editor: 5 July 2016

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It feels like another lifetime ago that I worked in film and television but I'm always excited when my previous profession and my current one cross paths. Recently, I interviewed lovely actresses Antonia Prebble and Esther Stephens, as well as talented costume designer Jaindra Watson from the hit TV3 show Westside. Season two is set entirely in 1981 which was a different look to the...


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From the Editor: 28 June 2016

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Every wardrobe needs the perfect essential pieces that help form the basis of everyday outfits and always look stylish. On that note Moochi have recently released a range of essential garments called Key Pieces that includes their favourite and most popular pieces over the seasons. I love the idea of re-releasing favourite pieces as there is nothing worse than ruining or losing your...


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Editors Notes

From the Editor: 21 June 2016

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I've been a fan of Trilogy's beautiful skincare products for years and was delighted to hear that lovely local singer/songwriter Anna Coddington (who I'm also a big fan of) was recently appointed as the face of their new campaign. Our resident beauty writer Sophie chatted to Anna about the new collaboration and what her beauty essentials are, which is always good to know when...


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From the Editor: 14 June 2016

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If there is one special item that pretty much every woman has in her wardrobe I would hazard a guess that it's an LBD. Aside from the fact that New Zealanders wear a lot of black anyway, the LBD is a go-to for all kinds of events and occasions, it's even become acceptable to wear black to weddings which never used to be the case. In pursuit of a new LBD of my own, I've been...


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Editors Notes

From the Editor: 7 June 2016

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Trelise Cooper has a reputation for putting on some of the grandest fashion shows in New Zealand, each one is a spectacle which showcases her latest collection with theatrical effect, so anticipation was high for her Theatre of Fashion shows last week. I'm excited to bring you all our favourite looks from each spring/summer 2016/17 collection from the runway and as usual with a...


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Editors Notes

From the Editor: 31 May 2016

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Kelly Coe has built a huge and loyal following for her popular Augustine and Charlo labels and last week she introduced her latest range, Stella Royal by Augustine, which is aimed at the plus-size market. In keeping with Coe's colourful style the new label is fun, feminine and full of florals for this season. I'm really pleased to see another label offering a greater range of...


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Editors Notes

From the Editor: 24 May 2016

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Last week was such an incredible week of runway fashion for Craig Lawson and I, who were lucky enough to spend the week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. Among the highlights were amazing shows by Toni Maticevski, Manning Cartell, Romance Was Born, macgraw, Cynthia Rowley and many others. We were delighted to be one of only a couple of New Zealand media invited to Oscar de la...


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