Fashion is fun and frivolous but it’s also a very serious business. I’ve been immersed in fashion stories over the recent months getting some insight into the reality behind an industry steeped in glamor.
The most recent podcast is an interview with Auckland-based fashion designer Jimmy D—I love this guy to bits! He has so much energy, passion and talent with an incredible openness and honesty. There’s also another fun interview with Kiwi models Jin and Mary (below) who let me ask them the craziest questions!
The series so far, includes reviews of collections and trends that you’ll be looking out for in the coming months (and ahead of AW17). Plus five more podcasts to come, which include Courtney Sanders from online ethical clothing store Well Made Clothes and Melbourne-based Kiwi fashion illustrator, Kelly Thompson who is super lovely and down to earth (and the kind of girl you want as your BFF).
I also love the cover image by talented Christchurch illustrator, Anna McKay, who totally nailed the brief with the shortest deadline imaginable. Thanks Anna!
My Heels Are Killing me is a series that looks at life behind the scenes of the fashion industry. I get to ask some fun and random questions before getting down to the nitty gritty with the talented people who are a vital part of our creative fashion industry and economy.
If you get a chance to listen, head to the podcast page here and the series is also available on iTunes. We’ve also entered into an exciting partnership with New Zealand Fashion Week who will also be sharing the series on their web platform soon.
Feel free to share the podcast! The more hits we get, the greater the chance that it could become an ongoing series…Just saying.
There is also a range of podcasts on our RNZ Podcast and Series Page. My recommendations: The Oldest Profession, and history buffs might take a fancy to Eye Witness or Black Sheep. For those of you with children — if you’ve ever wondered whether they’re telling the truth ‘listen’ to the podcast I produced about Children as Reliable Eyewitnesses.