NZFW 2012 – The Round Up
I feel like, even though I was frantically uploading pictures from the shows all week, I’ve hardly spoken to you guys!! Fashion Week was a great experience and being there as a blogger for the first time makes me have so much more respect for all the other bloggers I’ve been following over the years, especially the ones who manage to review the shows as well as post images. I really have no idea what I’m doing with a camera, so for every good picture you see up here, I’ve had to trawl through a hundred crappy ones to find it. That shit takes time, y’all. Once I’ve done that, cropped, re-sized, etc. etc. my mind goes blank and trying to string together a coherent sentence about a collection is not. finna. happen. dawg.
It’s probably for the better anyway because I’m certainly no fashion critic. I can tell you what I like though. So here are a few of my favourite things from New Zealand Fashion Week 2012:
Favourite Show I didn’t go to : twenty-seven names
Image : FOUREYES
It’s well documented I love me some heart prints, and polka dots and the twenty-seven names show had all that, plus a super cute navy playsuit and strawberry prints. They also launched a very cool site showing off the collection straight after show, with a video of the models rapping to Nas ‘Made You Look.’ Bravo.
favourite place on site: The All Press Coffee stand
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the majority of people attending the entire week operated on very little sleep and lots of trips to this here stand. Isn’t it a thing of beauty?
The army of Zambesi models marching towards the photographers pit and the Salasai models standing there in every single look from the collection (there were no changes during the show) were both epic.
Show I had the most fun at: Stolen Girlfriend’s Club
I’ve already talked a bit about the building of anticipation for the show here but it also helped that I was seated next to my friend Sam, aka PNC, who kept me laughing the whole time. Oh, and thanks to Sam’s star-power it was the first show I sat front row too. That’s always nice.
Best soundtrack : Zambesi w/ special mention Stolen Girlfriend’s Club
Zambesi came with the 90′s goodness : Garbage ‘#1 Crush’, Smashing Pumpkins ‘Ava Adore’ and Faith No More – which I thiiiink by memory was Ashes to Ashes (shout outs ShirlyShirl for the assist on remembering the songs). Also, SGC began their show with Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High.
Outfit I most want to wear next year: Ruby
I’m not sure if I can pull off the matching patterns thing, or the white pants thing, but I just love this whole outfit and I’d like it be winter next year so I can wear it. When I saw it on the runway, I thought, “yes pleeeease”.
These looks are so different it was hard to choose one or the other. Juliette Hogan’s hair and beauty was just so sophisticated and really emphasized the models natural beauty. It’s the kind of look you could wear anywhere, whilst turning heads everywhere you go. Salasai was so dramatic, with the glossiness of the deep red lips and the dark eyes, not to mention those fantastic nails. When I went backstage at Salasai, I got so excited at how amazing everything looked.
The styling that looked like it was having the most fun : Riddle Me This
This was styled by Zara Mirkin, with makeup by M.A.C and Painterly hair by Stephen Marr – everything about this is so fun, sci-fi meets manga. Love the sunnies too.
Happiest person all week: Nikau Hindin
Nikau would always greet me with “Laaaaniiiii”, and a big smile on her face. That kind of energy is really appreciated when you’re tired and needing a bit of a lift in spirits. Smiling and being happy is infectious, we should all try to do it more often.
Fave show I walked in (i.e the only show I walked in, ha!) : Miromoda
I walked for Pia Boutique, Shona Tawhiao and Surface Too Deep at the Miromoda show on Friday. I think the fact that I had been on the other side of the camera for the whole rest of the week made me more nervous than I’d normally be, but it was still lots of fun.
Favourite moment of the week: The D-Floor at the Huffer Party
It was so great to turn around and see all of the bloggers I’d been snapping away with backstage, in the pit and at the shows all get totally loose on the dance floor at the Huffer party. It was a little release I think we all needed.