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Introducing NZ’s Style It Girls

Introducing NZ’s Style It Girls

Fashion has long had an obsession with “dressing like a French girl,” but the truth is that Paris isn’t the only city with seriously stylish residents. In their column “International It Girl,” industry news…

Footwear Company Allbirds Opens Pop-Up in LA

Footwear Company Allbirds Opens Pop-Up in LA

New Zealander Tim Brown (pictured left), a former professional soccer player, noticed an opportunity in the footwear market for minimalist, nonperformance sneakers. So he reinvented a simple lace-up tennis shoe in soft New Zealand…

Karen Walker Launches Men’s Eyewear With Connan Mockasin

Karen Walker Launches Men’s Eyewear With Connan Mockasin

Designer Karen Walker and Connan Mockasin, a “groovy, lively musician” launched Karen Walker’s first eyewear collection for men this week, simply titled Monumental, writes Steff Yotka for Vogue. “The range of…

Former Beauty Queen Jenni Mortimer Confesses

Former Beauty Queen Jenni Mortimer Confesses

Aucklander Jenni Mortimer, a digital producer at the New Zealand Herald, and former beauty queen, offers up ten confessions about life on the pageant circuit. And she says it’s not all about “big hair,…

Emilia Wickstead’s Wedding Style Advice

Emilia Wickstead’s Wedding Style Advice

As New Zealand born, London-based designer Emilia Wickstead launches her 10-piece bridal collection, Vogue’s news editor Lauren Milligan asks for her top wedding style tips, from how to choose the right fabric to what…

Georgia Fowler Touches Down for Fashion Week

Georgia Fowler Touches Down for Fashion Week

New Zealand-born New York-based model Georgia Fowler, who is in Australia for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, has been announced as the ambassador for Etihad, and has travelled to Sydney to celebrate the airline’s 10th…

The Perfect Home For Jessica McCormack’s Luxury Jewels

The Perfect Home For Jessica McCormack’s Luxury Jewels

Just off the beaten path in perhaps the poshest section of London neighbourhood Mayfair is the “home” of jewelry designer Jessica McCormack, writes Anthony DeMarco for Forbes. “The 19th century…

Designer to Princesses Launches New Bridal Line

Designer to Princesses Launches New Bridal Line

New Zealand-born London-based Emilia Wickstead, Kate Middleton’s favourite designer, is launching a new line of wedding dresses. Wickstead previously only worked with bespoke bridal clients. Who can forget Lady Charlotte Wellesley’s fantastical entrance in a…

Selena Gomez Enlists Georgia Fowler for New Clip

Selena Gomez Enlists Georgia Fowler for New Clip

Auckland-born Georgia Fowler, 24, who debuted in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last December, has officially added actor to her modelling resume, starring in Selena Gomez and Kygo’s It Ain’t Me video clip, reports Vogue…

Luxuries Karen Walker Can’t Live Without

Luxuries Karen Walker Can’t Live Without

New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker tells the Telegraph that luxury is no longer about how rare your handbag is, how big your yacht is or how hand-made your watch is. “It’s about how special…

It’s the Little Things in Life Says Emilia Wickstead

It’s the Little Things in Life Says Emilia Wickstead

“It would be impossible to write about my childhood without mentioning the two amazing women in my life who raised me: my mother and my grandmother,” New Zealand-born designer Emilia…

Karen Walker Launches Made Up Eyewear

Karen Walker Launches Made Up Eyewear

New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker is using eyewear to bring her version of “eye shadow” to market through her new collection of sunglasses, Women’s Wear Daily reports. “We wanted to play with the idea…

Karen Walker Looks to Pirates for Latest Pieces

Karen Walker Looks to Pirates for Latest Pieces

“One glance at Karen Walker’s fall look book elicited key words such as joy, utility, nautical and men’s wear,” Andrew Shang writes in a review for Women Wear’s Daily. “But you’d be…

Kazakh Designer Offers Custom-Made Tailoring in NZ

Kazakh Designer Offers Custom-Made Tailoring in NZ

A 34-year-old tailor is bringing Kazakh fashion trends to the streets of Auckland. Kazakhstan-born Asya Sadyrova has made clothing for beauty contest participants and offers custom-made tailoring. She ended up in New Zealand by…

Zambesi Collaborates For Ballet-Inspired Exhibition

Zambesi Collaborates For Ballet-Inspired Exhibition

New Zealand label Zambesi teamed up with Australian photographer Justin Ridler for an exclusive exhibition, as part of the recent Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Named Entropic, the body of work showcased Zambesi’s latest autumn/winter…

Maggie Hewitt’s Collection Taps Cool-Girl Charm

Maggie Hewitt’s Collection Taps Cool-Girl Charm

Twenty-two-year-old Auckland fashion designer Maggie Hewitt, the first New Zealander to be shortlisted for the LVMH Prize, has just released the third collection for her brand Maggie Marilyn. “The feeling was laid-back yet feminine,” according…

Lonely’s Latest Campaign Embraces Beauty Of Ageing

Lonely’s Latest Campaign Embraces Beauty Of Ageing

As New Zealand-based label Lonely continues to break down barriers in the world of lingerie, they’re back with another powerful campaign for spring, this time around, celebrating the beauty of ageing. Their latest muse is…

Emilia Wickstead’s Latest is Sophisticated Off-Duty

Emilia Wickstead’s Latest is Sophisticated Off-Duty

“British designers have a reputation for making rabble-rousing fashion, but on the flip side of that anarchic coin is a traditionalist, lady-of-the-manor aesthetic. Emilia Wickstead is well acquainted with this rarefied milieu,”…

Georgia Fowler Closes Yeezy’s NY Show

Georgia Fowler Closes Yeezy’s NY Show

New Zealander Georgia Fowler, 24, has already walked for Victoria’s Secret, secured spreads in Vogue magazine and has been touted as the new face to watch in her industry. If the model’s It status…

Georgia Fowler on Cover of Harper’s Bazaar

Georgia Fowler on Cover of Harper’s Bazaar

Move over Kendall, Gigi et al – the next “It” girl is New Zealander Georgia Fowler, who features on the March issue of Australian Harper’s Bazaar. The 24-year-old New York-based model was fashion’s quiet achiever…

Cathy Procter’s Bridal Store up for UK Award

Cathy Procter’s Bridal Store up for UK Award

New Zealand-born Cathy Procter, 48, owner of The Dressing Room in Garstang, Lancashire, has been shortlisted for a UK national wedding boutique award. Competing in the Best Bridal Retailer section against some much larger boutiques…

Rising Fashion Star Claudia Li on Forbes Top 30

Rising Fashion Star Claudia Li on Forbes Top 30

New Zealand fashion designer Claudia Li, 28, is included on the Forbes annual “30 Under 30” list in the Arts & Style section. “Li debuted her fall collection in New York Fashion Week in 2015….

Karen Walker Shapeshifts For New Eyewear Campaign

Karen Walker Shapeshifts For New Eyewear Campaign

Karen Walker is stepping into the spotlight in her latest campaign for Karen Walker eyewear, reports Georgina Safe in The Australian Financial Review. For her new Transformers eyewear campaign she “takes on…

Shoe Designer Carrie Cooper’s Heritage Brand

Shoe Designer Carrie Cooper’s Heritage Brand

Offering women extremely versatile footwear was an early goal of New Zealand-born designer Carrie Cooper who studied fine arts before moving to London, Vogue Australia reports. “I always wanted to have a really chic little…

London’s Regal Fashion Designer Emilia Wickstead

London’s Regal Fashion Designer Emilia Wickstead

London-based fashion designer New Zealander Emilia Wickstead, 32, talks to Luxury London about motherhood, the royal wardrobe and styling the Duchess of Cambridge. Wickstead found huge success with her whimsical yet regal dresses – her…

Zippora Seven’s Croatian Dream Comes True

Zippora Seven’s Croatian Dream Comes True

Model and It-girl Auckland-born Zippora Seven, 25, talks to Harper’s Bazaar about her recent four-day trip to one of Europe’s hidden gems, Dubrovnik in Croatia. Travelling with boyfriend, filmmaker Terence Connors and some friends, Seven…

Black is Goth Briana Sullivan’s Happy Colour

Black is Goth Briana Sullivan’s Happy Colour

Auckland University graduate Briana Sullivan, 22, aka Gothic Metal Fairy, is the first New Zealander to be announced 2017 spokesmodel for DarkestGoth, a US-based, online magazine. Originally from New Plymouth, Sullivan says she loves black…

Ariel Pearse Crowned Miss Tourism International

Ariel Pearse Crowned Miss Tourism International

Aucklander Ariel Pearse has beaten 59 other contestants to win the Miss Tourism International 2016/17 crown, presented at the New Year’s Eve final in Putrajaya, Malaysia. According to local publication, The Star, the 24-year-old blew…

Model Georgia Fowler at Home in Manhattan

Model Georgia Fowler at Home in Manhattan

Walking in the Victoria’s Secret runway show has been a dream of New Zealand-born model Georgia Fowler’s since the beginning of her career, when, at 12 years old, an agency in Auckland signed her…

Rebecca Taylor Says Logoff and Buy in Store

Rebecca Taylor Says Logoff and Buy in Store

Rebecca Taylor started her fashion line two decades ago, cutting and sewing at a kitchen table in New York that she had built herself. Since then, the New Zealand-born designer has established stores in…

New Zealand Fashion Magazine Lands Naomi Campbell

New Zealand Fashion Magazine Lands Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell will feature in New Zealand magazine Remix December “ICONS” issue, as reported in Adweek. “I sent Naomi a copy of Remix through her manager, who happens to be a friend of…

Victoria’s Secret Welcomes Georgia Fowler

Victoria’s Secret Welcomes Georgia Fowler

Every year a brand-new set of models is given the opportunity to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and this year’s class, including Aucklander Georgia Fowler, 24, is bolder than ever. With the girls taking…

Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim

Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim

New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor, who recently launched her new Parisian-influenced line La Vie, talks with Stuart Magazine about the collection, a lot of denim, and her inspirations. “It’s been a long-term goal of mine…

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

London-based, New Zealand-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead shares a few of her favourite things for the Telegraph’s “My Luxuries” column. Wickstead, who according to the Financial Times showed a “whimsical and poetic”…

Gillian Saunders Takes Top Honours at World of Wearable Art Awards Show

Gillian Saunders Takes Top Honours at World of Wearable Art Awards Show

New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders has taken out the Brancott Estate Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Art (WOW) Awards’ Show in Wellington with Supernova, as reported in Lucire. “I had been…

Claudia Li’s Groundbreaking Florals for Spring

Claudia Li’s Groundbreaking Florals for Spring

“Looking around her Flatiron District studio, Claudia Li acknowledges the obvious. “It’s like an explosion of floral prints and lots of colors in here,” she says of the space,” writes Véronique Hyland for

Karen Walker’s Jewels Shine on Magical Hands

Karen Walker’s Jewels Shine on Magical Hands

Designer Karen Walker has once again turned to older women for her campaigns, hiring models, Phyllis Sues, 93, and Roberta Haze, 78 for her latest jewellery collection, Magic Hands. For New Zealander Walker, aged hands…

Girls Stars Front Unretouched Lonely Lingerie Ad

Girls Stars Front Unretouched Lonely Lingerie Ad

Creator and star of hit American television show Girls, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke are championing the unretouched precedent for Lonely Girls, a journal featuring inspiring women modelling underwear from the New Zealand-based Lonely…

Rebecca Taylor Launches La Vie for Everyday

Rebecca Taylor Launches La Vie for Everyday

New York-based fashion designer, New Zealander Rebecca Taylor has launched a lower-end offshoot of her eponymous range. Each piece of La Vie, as its name suggests, was designed to be seamlessly adapted into your…

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

Designer Rebecca Taylor Offers up Some Holiday Tips

New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor is constantly looking to her world travels for inspiration. She lets W magazine in on the best outfits for the plane and what makes for the perfect travel shoe….

Real Women on Film for Karen Walker’s New Campaign

Real Women on Film for Karen Walker’s New Campaign

New Zealander Karen Walker’s latest campaign celebrates the art of film photography and women of all ages, with the designer and her 8-year-old daughter Valentina in front of the camera for the SS16/17’s Magnetic…

International Fashion Award Goes to Mayako Kano

International Fashion Award Goes to Mayako Kano

New Zealander Mayako Kano, 32, has been named winner of the International Talent Support (ITS) Fashion Award claiming a 10,000 Euro prize with “one of the more elegant provocations” of the competition, according to…

Rebecca Taylor Takes InStyle Around the Office

Rebecca Taylor Takes InStyle Around the Office

When it came time for New Zealand-born fashion designer Rebecca Taylor to redecorate her office in the company’s Midtown New York showroom, she wanted to mimic the same relaxed, feminine vibes as her boutiques. “When…

NY It Girl Collaborates with NZ’s Laura Myers

NY It Girl Collaborates with NZ’s Laura Myers

One of the hottest cool girl brands on the scene, Atea Oceanie, founded by New Zealander Laura Myers, has teamed with New York fashion icon 27-year-old Leandra Medine creator of fashion blog-turned lifestyle website,…

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Pukekohe teen Havilah Koledoye has created elaborate ball gowns using plastic bags, as reported in The Daily Mail. Plastic “is quite durable, you can stretch it to anything, it doesn’t rip or tear…

Guest Fashion Editor Role for Model Nikki Phillips

Guest Fashion Editor Role for Model Nikki Phillips

Model and blogger New Zealander Nikki Phillips joins the Yahoo7 team during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The entertainment portal asks Phillips about her fashion week survival essentials. A seasoned fashion week attendee and front row…

Emilia Wickstead’s California Dreaming

Emilia Wickstead’s California Dreaming

New Zealand fashion designer Emilia Wickstead hit California this week to celebrate her new collection for London’s Matchesfashion.com, stopping in San Francisco firstly, where she and Matches co-founders Tom and Ruth Chapman mingled with…

FDCI and Education New Zealand Promote Cross-Cultural Fashion

FDCI and Education New Zealand Promote Cross-Cultural Fashion

“The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Education New Zealand (ENZ) will be organising a fashion event ‘Runway to New Zealand’ based on the theme “Future World Connection”, in New Delhi on May…

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

The Great War’s liberating effect on womenswear is often overlooked. Aimee Farrell, writing for the Financial Times meets the designers – including New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead – now redressing its sartorial legacy championed in…

Michael Ashton Reveals Adele Eyeliner Flick Secret

Michael Ashton Reveals Adele Eyeliner Flick Secret

Adele’s make-up artist New Zealander Michael Ashton has revealed the secret of how to recreate her Sixties-inspired look at home in a new YouTube tutorial, which has notched up over 1.5 million views since…

Outside Magazine Fancies New Icebreaker Range

Outside Magazine Fancies New Icebreaker Range

New Zealand garment manufacturer Icebreaker get the Outside Magazine endorsement, their new MerinoLoft insulation “coveted” by the publication. “Icebreaker’s MerinoLoft is exceptionally warm, outperforming both down and synthetic alternatives, especially when wet,” Wes Siler writes…

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Designer, managing director, and the face of her brand, Karen Walker, apparently also has time for tennis. The New Zealander talks to the Australian Financial Review about how she unwinds. “I had lessons as…

Atea Oceanie Gets A-list Endorsements

Atea Oceanie Gets A-list Endorsements

Right now in Hollywood, low-key style is defined by sophisticated, nondescript basics – and none are as popular than those from Atea Oceanie, a fashion label founded by 37-year-old New Zealander Laura Myers. In just…

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Eight years ago, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead, was working from home in the sitting room of her flat in west London. Now her clothes are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and…

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

One of London’s best tattoo parlours, according to GQ magazine, is Good Times in Shoreditch, owned by New Zealander Nikole Lowe, who has previously made appearances on reality show London Ink. “Good Times…

Moniek Schrijer Wins Herbert Hofmann Prize At Contemporary Jewelry Fair

Moniek Schrijer Wins Herbert Hofmann Prize At Contemporary Jewelry Fair

Wellingtonian Moniek Schrijer was one of three jewelry designers winning the Herbert Hofmann Prize at Schmuck, the contemporary jewelry world’s most important event, held in Munich in late February. 66 jewelry designers from 21 countries,…