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  • Uk designer Emilia Wickstead says teh designers are presenting with confidence. Image, Sonia Sly (1 of 1)
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    The World of Emilia Wickstead

    On her visit to New Zealand, Auckland-born London-based designer Emilia Wickstead confessed to a love of hair scrunchies and fluoro cropped tops when she talked about a fondness for fashion that emerged during her childhood. The designer who has famously dressed the Duchess of Cambridge is now a favourite to A-list celebrities including Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth, Diane Krueger, and recent Oscar ...

    On March 26, 2016 / By
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    All Good in the ‘Burbs’

    What happens when two drag queens meet at a bus stop, and why does a young woman wake up in different locations after going to bed each night? A variety of circumstances play out in the fantastic new web series, Burbs. Filmed in different pockets of Wellington, the series provides an insight into unlikely friendships, exploring how we see ourselves and the ...

    On December 9, 2015 / By
  • Fashion in Popular Culture
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    Fashion in Popular Culture

    As someone who has always been interested in the context of what we wear and why, I enjoyed reading Fashion in Popular Culture; a book comprising of fourteen essays investigating clothing through the lens of television, literature, film and media. The book starts strong with Joseph H. Hancock’s chapter on branding. Here, Lady Gaga is under the microscope and Hancock deconstructs her ...

    On September 30, 2015 / By

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Southside Curiosities

etting to Hong Kong Island’s Southside is about a 5-minute journey on the shortest train line with about 4 to 5 stops — the same line that you ...

On July 15, 2017 / By

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    Speaking Volumes in Ovna Ovich

    Ah, summer…it’s finally arrived and it’s a time to refresh your wardrobe. I haven’t quite parted with my bulky knits just yet because Wellington weather can be touch-and-go ...

    On November 25, 2017 / By
  • Memories of a Shanghai Girl
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    Memories of a Shanghai Beauty

    “Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius Is it the way that my hair is pulled back off my face, the tilt of my ...

    On July 29, 2017 / By
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    Karen Walker: Speaking to a New Generation

    “When I came into this business I was very much the outsider and in many ways I still am.” — Karen Walker. Walker has come a long way ...

    On July 23, 2017 / By

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    Hong Kong catches onto Instagram but behind on slow fashion

    very year there are international delegates invited to attend New Zealand Fashion Week.  I was at the event reviewing and recording stories for RNZ National’s fashion podcast series, My Heels Are Killing Me where I met up with David Wong for episode, Changing The Game. Hong Kong-based Wong was one of the front row crew this year. By day he’s an advertising ...

    On September 17, 2017 / By
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    Southside Curiosities

    etting to Hong Kong Island’s Southside is about a 5-minute journey on the shortest train line with about 4 to 5 stops — the same line that you would ride to Ocean Park, which is great for families and has epic roller coaster rides and takes about a day to walk around. This time I didn’t go to Ocean Park. I was ...

    On July 15, 2017 / By