I have had a LOT of fun over the past week at the New Zealand Fashion Festival. Without even getting started on the fashion, just being amongst the hype of it all and meeting like minded people is genuinely thrilling!
I attended 3 of the 5 shows, and was out 4 out of 5 nights + Saturday morning at the last M.A.C Technique seminar + the Designer Garage Sale. I loved the idea of being able to buy what you see on the runway the very next day – and most designers were offering a $40 discount or gift with purchase as a bit of encouragement..
This model kept catching my eye all night – I could not decide weather I loved or loathed those lips..
The last night was my absolute favourite, and the atmosphere was buzzing! The final lineup included JimmyD, MisteR, Hailwood, Zambesi, Zambesi Man, Barkers, Stolen Girlfriends Club, and Liam. Hailwood kicked off with a dual-runway walk, placing the models in alternate black/white versions of the same dress. I loved this. I dug the black and red combos at JimmyD, and those furry things at Stolen Girlfriends Club that looked as if they would drown you in their goodness!
It was so good to see MisteR back at NZ Fashion Festival after seeing them at NZ Fashion Week. Their collection was just as cute as I remember, and I still want one of the little gingerbread bears!
The back of this dress was gasp worthy..
PS: Here’s a bit of a shout out to some of the amazing girls I met along the way: Dani, Jen (who was doing an amazing job managing the @NZFashionFest Twitter + Facebook accounts), Courteney, Hannah, Miss Phloss, Sasha, Sarah, Sophie, and Evelyn.