Feeling like a million bucks

I have an emotional connection to my wardrobe. Every piece is curated, as every piece helps me tell my story to the world. I collect pieces that inspire, brighten and lighten me, pieces that show me off, make me feel something, and pieces that I can wear again and again, dress up and down. Sometimes, I break the rules and only one foundation matters: love.

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What to be, when backstage at Fashion Week

Last week, I put my 9-5 job on hold for two days, to take on the role as an #NZFW Backstage Blogger. My sartorial dreams came true as I interviewed designers and their glam squads, sneakily touched the clothes on the dressing racks and sat in the back, middle and front(!) rows at New Zealand Fashion Week. In those whirlwind 48 hours, which felt like forever, I found myself dazed and confused, shy and little, then fab and articulate. Although I was backstage, I definitely wasn't "in", and it was a little bit daunting being surrounded by so many industry greats.

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Fashionably late: the tale of Karen and me

Being a new girl at an all-girls'-school was where I met Karen: last name Walker, and of the fashion persuasion. Five years of high schooling opened my eyes to the world of Walker, as I was literally going to school in it: ‘Karen Walker’s School for Young Ladies’ would have us aptly named. As the years went on, the amount of mini bow earrings, love heart rings and daisy diamante bracelets amongst us almost outshone our academic scores. By our last day of high school, we had enough silver to fashion a life-size Runaway Girl monument and enough KW tees and jerseys for her to wear a different outfit every day of the year.

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