Strike a Pose

Fresh on the fashion scene is 17-year-old New Zealander Emily Baker — “undisputedly, this season’s top new face” — featured in NYMag.com’s The Cut blog. This rising star made her debut on the fall 211 runway shows for designer powerhouses Prada, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Miu Miu, and Dries Van Noten and already did a photo spread for Chinese Vogue. For her first appearance at New York’s fashion week, Emily brought along two very important people: mum and dad. “I really needed their support to help me get through it. Without them I don’t think I could have done it. Also, coming from a small town in New Zealand (Matamata), nobody really knows what the fashion industry is like or what to expect, so for my parents to experience the business with me gives them comfort knowing that I’m safe.” Currently, the teenage model lives a fashionable life in New York City but still stays true to her New Zealand roots — when asked what scares her, Emily aptly replied, “Nothing, I’m a kiwi!”


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Like Obama Allbirds Have Widespread Centrist Appeal

Like Obama Allbirds Have Widespread Centrist Appeal

Monthly men’s magazine GQ highlights former US president Barack Obama’s penchant for Allbirds, a wool trainer created by New Zealander Tim Brown and American Joey Zwillinger, and a Silicon Valley go-to. According…