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From the Editor: 26 April 2016

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Dresses are my favourite thing to wear to work simply because they're easier than trying to match separates and all you really have to think about is shoes and jewellery. This week I've found six great dresses that are perfect for this changeable weather which is definitely cooling but not quite freezing yet. With a range of dresses from the likes of Augustine, Helen Cherry, Isaac...


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From the Editor: 19 April 2016

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While there are many things I love about the fashion industry and the creativity that comes out of it, unfortunately it also has a dark side, and that came to light prominently with the Rana Plaza disaster on April 24th 2013. 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2500 people were injured, with many left as amputees. Fashion...


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From the Editor: 12 April 2016

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I have to admit I didn't think I would be writing a story about a Kardashian anytime soon on FashioNZ, given that our focus is mostly New Zealand brands. But I'm really pleased for Manuka Doctor that they've taken on such a high profile global brand ambassador with Kourtney Kardashian becoming their new face. It's a huge deal for a Kiwi brand that have been garnering more...


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From the Editor: 5 April 2016

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I've always had an adoration for vintage fashion and the resurgence in vintage-inspired styles seen everywhere in recent years, from the runway at Prada to the chain stores, has only increased my love of beautiful dresses. This week's feature interview, Miss Victory Violet, has embraced the vintage look full-time and I've been a fan of her style since first coming across her...


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From the Editor: 29 March 2016

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The creativity of Karen Walker and her team never fails to impress me and her latest jewellery range Galactic is another clever display from a brand at the top of their game. I love that the collection was inspired by the work of iconic science fiction writer Jules Verne and no doubt he would approve of the steampunk style features of some of these pieces.   Saben have just...


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From the Editor: 22 March 2016

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Dunedin was the focus of the local fashion scene last week with iD Dunedin Fashion Week bringing together emerging and established designers for a celebration of fashion that culminated with two amazing shows at Dunedin's Railway Station over the weekend. I was fortunate enough to attend this year and spent my first day sitting in on the judging day where the emerging designers...


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From the Editor: 15 March 2016

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The weather is definitely cooling which has me thinking about boots and brogues, especially the new ones from Merchant 1948's new autumn/winter collection in rustic shades. I previewed their range recently and I love how solid the new heels are and the vintage-inspired details of them. Merchant 1948 is a brand that I've grown up with, as I'm sure many of you have too and...


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From the Editor: 8 March 2016

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Telling the stories of creative and inspiring people has always been my favourite part of my job as a journalist and this week I'm delighted to bring you two great stories of local designers Kelly Coe from Augustine and Natalie Chan from Natalie Chan. It was such a pleasure to sit down and interview these two wonderful women who have both worked incredibly hard and have unique visions...


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From the Editor: 1 March 2016

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Does anyone else find it hard to believe that it's the 1st of March today? It feels like this year is already flying by and the autumn season is well and truly upon us now. Ruby dropped their perfectly timed autumn collection a few days ago and as much I wish summer lasted longer I do love the leafy prints and cosy pieces in their new collection which has an Alpine...


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Editors Notes

From the Editor: 23 February 2016

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New autumn images are flooding my inbox daily at the moment and Mi Piaci's latest campaign caught my eye for its elegant simplicity. Featuring striking local model Ashleigh Good who has walked the runway for some of the world's top labels including Chanel and Gucci, it's a study in modern refinement. This season Mi Piaci's shoes and accessories are sophisticated and contemporary with a great...


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From the Editor: 16 February 2016

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One of the most best things to happen in fashion in the past few years is the increasing availability of fashion for sizes that didn't traditionally fit within most brand's standardised sizing. While I still don't think the tag 'plus-size' is necessary to describe the garments above a size 14 it is thankfully a market that is getting much more recognition, and as we have heard many times that...


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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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