Here at the FashioNZ office, the countdown to NZ Fashion Week in September is on! NZ Fashion Week is the premier fashion event in our country, representing the best of what NZ fashion has to offer. But it's also a fantastic event for another reason -NZFW promotes the future of the fashion industry in NZ, through its ‘New Talent' competition. Did you get a chance to vote? There was such a high calibre of entries, and it's great to see people getting a chance to get their talent out there. You can check out the winners here.
Another great event, important to promoting new talent in the fashion industry is the Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Awards. If you're a budding designer, make sure you get your entry in quick - entries close on 9 July. See below for more details. I can't wait to see what this year's bunch of new talent will have to offer!
Located in Auckland's sophisticated Chancery Lane, Raffine designer clothing boutique is your ultimate destination for the latest fashion items. And now DailyOffer.co.nz is helping you save money on a stylish outfit, courtesy of Raffine. Click to DailyOffer.co.nz TODAY only, and purchase a $100 voucher for only $50!
This week, blogger Pip is loving the Winter Wedge - sexy and stylish yet surprisingly comfortable. Perfect with a dress and tights or skinny jeans, these are definitely the hero piece of the winter season.
Become a member of FashioNZ's very own fashion police by voting on our new Facebook feature, ‘Hit or Miss'. Every Friday, the FashioNZ team will be posting a new fashion look to our Facebook fan page, and we will be asking you to vote on whether you think the look is hot, or not! Then check out whether editor Nat agreed, and her tips on how to (or how not to) achieve the look. To vote, make sure you're a fan on our Facebook page. Every person who votes will go in the monthly draw for fab prizes!
In 1995, a couple of girls were frustrated with the 2 extremes of the underwear market, suffering either the dreaded granny knickers, or the skimpy, lacy numbers not suited to every day wear. So they created their ideal undie: a mix of 92% cotton and 8% lycra, cut for comfort and style, and hand printed in original wood-cut designs. And so, Thunderpants was born, and later grew into Thunderwear - a whole range of comfy clothes for busy people. Thunderpants and Thunderwear are now available nationwide.
The dynamic criminal duo of glamorous Trix and sly Dandy are the inspiration behind Michael Pattinson's diffusion label Trix & Dandy. Only in its second season, the winter 2010 range sees the Dandy man in relaxed tees with iconic and pop art prints; hoodies, knit options and shirts that focus on subtle detailing. The Trix side offers total versatility; most garments can be worn as a dress or with tops, jeans or leggings, and there are reversible options and layering pieces that suit any occasion.
Fashiontrader.co.nz - Buy it, sell it, wear it! Fashion Trader is the ultimate online fashion marketplace. Fashion Trader charges zero registration or listing fees, so if you don't sell it, you don't pay. FashioNZ and Fashion Trader are giving you the chance to win a $300 voucher to spend on site - all you have to do is register for the monthly newsletter to enter the competition.
Want to wear that fabulous makeup look you saw on the runway, but not sure if you can pull it off? Professional makeup artist Grayson Coutts shows how you can take that high fashion look and make it your own. This week, Grayson shows us how we can translate the summery, boho make up look from the runway at the Smith Studios launch. It's the perfect makeup look for summer!
With less than two weeks to go before entries to the 2010 Westfield Style Pasifika New Zealand Fashion Awards close, fashion, design and style enthusiasts are reminded to enter their designs to this year's awards before the 9 July cut off date. So budding designers and fashionistas, get your entry in quick!