Monday, September 28, 2009

fashion week, been and gone..

sorry for being completely absent during what is the single most exciting and coveted event in NZ fashion. i've spent the last week backstage at Air NZ Fashion Week, and oh boy! what a treat! besides the amazing clothes, the male models were enough to keep me occupied aaaaaaall day. due to strict security measures i was restricted from taking any photos backstage, but i thought i'd share with you some of my favourite shows that i worked at.

firsty, what was probably my favourite collection of the week- Twenty Seven Names. a delish mix of cream, black, crochet, layers and chunky boots. i love love love it all, i'm sure you can see why...

Stolen Girlfriends Club made me almost wish it wasn't coming into summer with their blankety jackets, fringed capes and studs, yes please and thank youuuuu...

the Kate Sylvester show was interesting in general(men in dresses anyone?) but never the less, i did go a little gaga over all the stripes and feathers and fall madly in love with her fur jackets.

who was your favourite from ANZFW?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


the mere mention of this month sends fashion greats and followers alike into a frantic frenzy- i can hardly contain my excitement of being backstage at ANZFW all next week. nothing tickles my fancy more than following the many fashion weeks and being inspired by spring collections. a new discovery this year is Milly. oh so cute and oh so wearable, these are my favourite outfits from NY designer Michelle Smith's spring 2010 collection. (photos from

Monday, September 14, 2009

why hello world, throw more opportunity at me and i'll see if i can catch it.

i feel as though i've reached the beginning of the beginning of the rest of my life. life is full and overflowing with potential. i am faced with a busy and challenging couple of months ahead, but i feel on top of things and that accomplishment is the light at the end of the tunnel, and hard work and perseverance are what is drawing me nearer.

today i handed over a completed and absolutely gorgeous wedding dress to an oh so excited bride. i love how it turned out but i hope no one asks me to make another wedding dress for a long time.

this week also brings my last two assigments of the year to an end.

and with next week comes the long antcipated air new zealand fashion week where i am working backstage helping models get dressed for the catwalk. i will also be blogging about what it happening behind the scenes on

i also find out next week how i have done in a national young designers competition, which could result in a cash prize, or an internship with a NZ designer of my choice, experience i would value so highly! oh, my fingers are crossed.

the next two weeks are holidays which need to be filled with study study study for exams first week back..

three weeks later, three real exams later, and i am out of school forever.

then comes awards ceremonies, levers dinner, my birthday, summer and party party party.

next year brings the most exciting change of all- the move to wellington. a city filled with wonderful fashion, art and architechture.

life is exciting. make the most of it.

photos by antonella arismendi ♥