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Wellington-born designer Rebecca Taylor is better known in New York than New Zealand according to The Epoch Times, “where she has made a huge impression on the fashion scene” dressing celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Uma Thurman. Taylor’s Spring ’09 collection, presented at the recent New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, is inspired by memories of growing up in a “fairy tale seaside village in New Zealand where her mother indulged her desire for ethereal ballet costumes and anything soft, sparkly, warm and kitten like.” The Taylor label generates an annual turnover of $12 million per year – for a Kiwi chick who arrived in the big apple 11 years ago with NZ$600 in her pocket, that’s not bad at all. Taylor studied at Wellington School of Design and got her first foot in the door with designer Cynthia Rowley. The Rebecca Taylor collection has now expanded to include clothing, maternity, shoes, handbags, accessories and hosiery and is sold across the U.S., Europe and Japan.


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NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

Britain’s coffee culture “owes much to a tiny country on the other side of the world”, according to journalist Alice Geary reporting for Sheffield’s Big Issue North. The high quality coffee…