Tag Archives: Vogue

Maggie Hewitt’s Stratospheric Fashion Ascent

Maggie Hewitt’s Stratospheric Fashion Ascent

New Zealander Maggie Marilyn Hewitt’s story reads like a corny cartoon bildungsroman, Ellie Pithers reports for British Vogue. It goes like this: Fashion-obsessed teenager from pipsqueak, middle-of-nowhere town thousands of miles away from a…

Model Lili Sumner at New York Fashion Week

Model Lili Sumner at New York Fashion Week

Every year for a week in September, the bustling streets of New York are overrun with leggy models running from casting to casting in anticipation of fashion week. New Zealander Lili Summer, 23, is…

Karen Walker on the Shades She’s Wearing for Spring

Karen Walker on the Shades She’s Wearing for Spring

In celebration of the Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out (VAEFNO) event on 7 September, New Zealander Karen Walker, 47, will be making appearances in both Melbourne and Sydney where customers will have the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Remote Luxury Lodges on the Very Edge

Remote Luxury Lodges on the Very Edge

For those of us who can’t build a billion-dollar bolt-hole like director James Cameron or investor Julian Robertson, a stay at one of New Zealand’s luxury lodges sprinkled throughout the North Island’s most stunning…

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,”…

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…

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

“London’s most cherished chef” New Zealander Margot Henderson offers up the very first meal she ever cooked for her now husband, the celebrated British chef and owner of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson, for…

Lesley Vanderwalt’s Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Tips

Lesley Vanderwalt’s Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Tips

New Zealand-born Lesley Vanderwalt, who won both an Oscar for hairstyling and make-up at this year’s Academy Awards and the equivalent at the 2016 BAFTAs, talks to Vogue about bringing Mad Max: Fury Road’s…

Lorde’s Second Chapter Is about to Begin

Lorde’s Second Chapter Is about to Begin

Lorde, in Marques’ Almeida, poses together with American singer and actress Zendaya, 19, in Vogue magazine’s January 2016 issue for a “Be Yourself” spread which includes athletes, artists, writers, dancers and models. “As fashion, following…

Lili Sumner Joins Saint Laurent Model Girl Gang

Lili Sumner Joins Saint Laurent Model Girl Gang

Originally from Auckland, 21-year-old model Lili Sumner, who took to the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week this month, is one of the “Saint Laurent model girl gang”, according to Vogue. “The Saint Laurent model crew…

Simon Denny’s Upcoming First Solo Exhibition at MoMA PS1

Simon Denny’s Upcoming First Solo Exhibition at MoMA PS1

New Zealand born artist Simon Denny will have his first major solo exhibition ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. The Innovator’s Dilemma adopts the architectural typology of the industry…

Ashleigh Good in Dolce & Gabbana’s Tribute To Mothers

Ashleigh Good in Dolce & Gabbana’s Tribute To Mothers

New Zealand born model Ashleigh Good came down the catwalk holding her baby daughter Emily at the Milan Fashion Week. The duo was part of the Dolce and Gabbana show, which had…

Emilia Wickstead on BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Shortlist

Emilia Wickstead on BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Shortlist

New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s go-to for gowns, has made the British Fashion Council (BFC)/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlist. Wickstead also made the shortlist in 2013 and 2014. The…

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

According to Vogue, 27-year-old Devonport artist Rob Tucker’s still-life paintings were one of the highlights at New York’s Outsider Art Fair on from 29 January through 1 February. Tucker uses whatever materials he…

Henry Hargreave’s Photos Examine How the World Eats

Henry Hargreave’s Photos Examine How the World Eats

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves, 35, who has made a name for himself by using food as a vehicle for the provocative, charming and macabre, has launched a new series showcasing the way in which…

Sandra Nunnerly Making an Impact with Interior Design

Sandra Nunnerly Making an Impact with Interior Design

A favored interior designer among the New York City’s cocktail party set, New Zealand-born Sandra Nunnerley has brought her distinct eye and original aesthetic to projects as varied as Park…

New Zealand Fashion Stars Amongst World’s Most Influential

New Zealand Fashion Stars Amongst World’s Most Influential

Three New Zealanders have made this year’s Business of Fashion 500 list, a professional index of the people shaping the global fashion industry, based on nominations. They are: Style.com editor-at-large Tim Blanks (pictured), fashion…

Vogue’s 15 Must Visit Spots in Wellington

Vogue’s 15 Must Visit Spots in Wellington

Vogue has presented a list of 15 spots to have a perfect day in the “coolest little city in the world: Wellington, New Zealand” “New Zealand’s capital city is no longer just a sleepy layover…

Lorde & the Perfectly Formed Sentence

Lorde & the Perfectly Formed Sentence

Ella Yellich-O’Connor stares at the reader from the pages of Vogue magazine looking wraithlike, almost like another famous alien fallen to earth. This Lorde looks quite unlike the girl from Devonport who improbably conquered…

Vogue Spies Twenty Seven Names

Vogue Spies Twenty Seven Names

Street fashion blogger and Vogue Australia style blog contributor, Xssat, took a visit to Wellington-based label twenty seven names, to take a look at the brands 2014 autumn/winter collection and to find out a…

Vogue Writer WOWed by New Zealand

Vogue Writer WOWed by New Zealand

Vogue Italy contributor, Stefan Siegel, made the most of his recent visit to New Zealand for the World of Wearable Arts, deciding to use the time to get know the country’s landscapes, towns, and…

Willie Moon Shows ‘Wit’ and ‘Invention’ on Debut Album

Willie Moon Shows ‘Wit’ and ‘Invention’ on Debut Album

Kiwi 50’s revivalist singer Willie Moon’s debut album, Here’s Willy Moon, shows ‘wit’ and ‘invention’, according to The Observer. Described by the same paper in 2011 as ‘one to watch’, Moon combines ‘rootsy rock…

Everyday Finery

Everyday Finery

Designer Karen Walker caught up with Vogue Australia to talk about her new Diamond jewellery collection. “The inspiration behind all our jewellery designs is jewellery for modern occasions,” Walker said. “Karen Walker Jewellery…

Fashionable Favourites

Fashionable Favourites

Wellington band The Black Seeds latest album Dust and Dirt featured at No 4 in Deutsch Vogue’s May Playlist. “Reggae from New Zealand?” the publication questions, “Yes,” mentioning the “airy” title track, sure to…

Lo-fi Musical Shift

Lo-fi Musical Shift

New Zealand chanteuse Ladyhawke, 32, talks to Vogue Australia about her new album Anxiety and the musical shift between this recording and her self-titled debut. She’s progressed from the synth-heavy 1980s to the gritty guitars of the 90s….

Go-to Rebecca Taylor

Go-to Rebecca Taylor

“New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor is known as the go-to girl for laid-back quirky looks for everyone from Cameron Diaz, Rachel Bilson and Alessandra Ambrosio, to Reese Witherspoon, Rose Byrne and Alexa…

New Zealand in Vogue

New Zealand in Vogue

New Zealand is known for its edgy fashion exports such as Kate Sylvester and Zambesi, but a retrospective exhibition on now at Te Papa reveals a lesser known secret: the land of the long…

Girlfriends in Sydney

Girlfriends in Sydney

A gallery of the Stolen Girlfriend’s Club show at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week features on Vogue Australia’s website. The label collaborated with Wellington artist Karl Maughan using his paintings of gardens, bright…

Power of Passion

Power of Passion

Auckland born singer Gin Wigmore, 23, has been described by PBS Melbourne music manager Peter Merrett as a “waif-sized girl” with “indefinable power and passion combined”. Wigmore says if she were to compare her…

Outsider Made Happy

Outsider Made Happy

New Zealand-raised Louise Chunn, Psychologies magazine’s new editor, “is an outsider who made it” according to the Guardian’s Stephen Brook. After stints at, among others, Elle, the Guardian, Vogue, InStyle and Good…

Cinematic claims

Cinematic claims

New Zealand-born director Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano is included in Vogue Australia’s 50th Anniversary edition featuring alongside Picnic at Hanging Rock, Strictly Ballroom and Lantana as examples of “seminal moments in Australian…

Designing winner’s wares

Designing winner’s wares

London-based New Zealand jewellery designer Jessica McCormack, was recently invited to design the 2009 winner’s trophy for Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden. The trophy (pictured above) featured an architectural rose as a symbol…

Pam Does Auckland

Pam Does Auckland

Air New Zealand Fashion week, which runs from September 21–26 at Auckland’s Viadiuct Harbour Marine Village, could see Pamela Anderson and Richie Rich’s eco-friendly swimwear line Muse participating in the line-up. It’s an interesting…

Be Seen In Wickstead

Be Seen In Wickstead

Twenty-five-year-old Auckland-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead’s “elegantly demure collection of refined, pretty silk separates is already being seen at some of London’s most fashionable locales,” writes Julia Neel for British Vogue “as the well-heeled…

Swamp Style

Swamp Style

Auckland-based fashion designer Karen Walker is included in Russh Australia’s January/February edition as one of the magazine’s “favourite creatives” asked to share her current obsessions and influences. The inspiration for Walker’s last collection ‘The…

Top Spot for Tahrs

Top Spot for Tahrs

New Zealand is one of the world’s top hunting destinations according to Men’s Vogue, with New Zealand Wildlife Safaris the magazine’s featured tour company. Terry and Glad Pierson have operated Wildlife Safaris since 1978…

Cool on the Catwalk

Cool on the Catwalk

The 2008 Air New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland is followed by Australian Vogue who review the second day of the event at Trelise Cooper, Stolen Girlfriends and Deborah Sweeney shows. Cooper supplies “something…

Sculptured theme park

Sculptured theme park

Since 1992, New Zealand art collector Alan Gibbs has commissioned both national and international artists to contribute to a sculpture park on his farm in Kaukapakapa, Auckland. New York artist Tony Oursler’s video projections…

Moko in Vogue

Moko in Vogue

A French fashion designer’s use of moko in advertisements for his latest collection has caused a stir in NZ. Jean Paul Gaultier’s campaign shots, featuring male and female models with Maori facial tattooing, have…

Walker Sampled

Walker Sampled

Karen Walker features in the latest Sample publication by Phaidon – 100 Fashion Designers: 010 Curators. The idea behind the Sample series is for industry insiders to curate a selection of their favourite work within…

Hot property

Hot property

Actor Martin Csokas is hailed as “the new Russell Crowe” in the July issue of Australian Vogue. Csokas’ recent projects include The Bourne Supremacy with Matt Damon, Asylum with Natasha Richardson and Sir Ian…

Paris in Love

Paris in Love

Viva magazine features New Zealand fashion designer Frances Howie, named one of the eight designers to-look-out for by British Vogue. Howie is designing in Paris for one of France’s oldest couture labels,…

Sporty

Sporty

The Guardian profiles Rachel Hunter, host of new reality TV show Make Me a Supermodel. “In the 1980s, the age of the supermodel, she was as ubiquitous as Linda, Christy, Naomi and Cindy -…

Aotearoa in Vogue

Aotearoa in Vogue

The November issue of Australian Vogue contains a sumptuous 30-page spread on NZ. Topics include our “so hot right now” film industry, the best places to eat and drink in Wellington, Auckland, and…

Karl’s Eye View

Karl’s Eye View

Australian Vogue’s December 2003 collector’s edition includes NZ designs hand-picked by guest editor/fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld. Featured are Karen Walker’s baby-doll dresses and op-art minis, Zambesi’s cutting-edge sportswear and metallic accessories, and Kate…

Hard-edged Cinema

Hard-edged Cinema

Empire magazine applauds Christine Jeff’s Sylvia  the biopic of American poet Sylvia Plath starring Gwyneth Paltrow – calling it “a moving and supremely acted account of the writer’s life, her volatile relationship and…

Walker Fesses Up

Walker Fesses Up

Karen Walker grilled in Australian Vogue about her annual wardrobe expenditure. “I spend about $10,000 a season on my own ranges and another couple of grand a year on shoes, plus loads of vintage….

East-side story

East-side story

Te Papa’s ‘Japonism’ exhibition reviewed in August’s Australian Vogue. A joint collaboration with the Kyoto Costume Institute, the show explores the influence of Japan on Western fashion from 1860 to the present. ‘Japonism’ -…

Survival of the Hippest

Survival of the Hippest

Karen Walker continues her reign as NZ’s leading fashion export, scoring extensive coverage in some of the international media’s hippest publications over the past month. She was profiled in i-D as one of their…

Habit-forming

Habit-forming

Habitual – brainchild of Kiwi designer Nicole Garrett – is officially the coolest denim line on the street. The range is now stocked by big-gun retailers including Barneys (New York and Japan), Colette (Paris),…

Eichardt’s en Vogue

Eichardt’s en Vogue

Australian Vogue‘s A-Z of deluxe travel destinations includes the historic Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown. Built in 1873 and recently refurbished by new owners, Eichardt’s contains “a series of luxurious interiors, with a clever melange of…

“They Know They Have an Edge”

“They Know They Have an Edge”

November’s French Vogue goes south seas gothic in fashionable NZ, with the edge providing both spectacular and downtown Aotearoa-style backdrops for a Mario Sorrenti photo shoot, from the volcanic plateau to the local 4-Square….