Image/Tim Watson for Wellington Fashion Week.
According to a press release received at 8:45pm last night (embargoed ’til October 24, which is technically, now that it is being published after midnight, today), Wellington Fashion Week is set to return for the second time in 2013. Taking a leaf out of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia’s books, the next WFW will be pushed forward to be held a couple of weeks earlier than the last: April 3 to 7 (the week immediately preceding MBFWA) in a brand new venue: a “16m x 45m marquee on the Wellington waterfront”.
New dates and venue aside, some things about WFW are staying the same, it seems:
“The event’s structure will see fresh spring-summer group and individual trade shows, alongside consumer focussed current-collection showcases.”
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Top L to R: Danika (N Model Management), Kendell (Clyne), Sophie (Clyne), Laura (Red 11), Rhianon (KHM), Sharni (Red 11), Becky (Vanity Walk), Olivia (62 Models). Click for larger.
Modelling isn’t just about good bone structure and looking pretty (though that is a large part of it). It’s also about portraying several different emotions. In my mind, models are basically actors without the speaking. That’s why confidence and personality are so important in this business. There’s nothing worse than having one look. (ONE LOOK?! ONE LOOK?!!!) So with all this in mind, I rocked up 3 hours early to the New Zealand Fashion Festival to see what kind of expressions (happy, sad, confused, etc) I could get out of some of the girls before the show. Above are some of the results (if you’re wondering why some have that blue tinge – it got really, really dark as the night went on and light was super low).
These are the many faces of Danika, Kendell, Sophie, Laura, Rhianon, Sharni, Becky and Olivia. Enjoy.
Seon is one of the best dressed New Zealand models (in my humble opinion) – she rocked up to the NZ Fashion Festival shows each day with outfits that always caught my eye. What can I say? The girl has style. My favourite outfit of hers (and probably of all of the models’) was this one from Thursday evening. I never would think to ever wear yellow Chuck Taylors or yellow shoes at all for that matter. She paired them with “my aunties jeans” (Levi’s 501′s), a classic Calvin Klein logo tee and a cropped checked blazer. When she walked away I noticed the ‘Calvin’ branding poking out from under her jacket on the back of her tee (below). I asked her – did she plan that? She responded in the negative – she wasn’t aware. Style obviously comes naturally to her then.
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I made Leilani stand in the rain for this photo, as punishment for that blatant lie she told yesterday about how she’d used all her clothes in the last four days and had nothing left. Feel the rain?! Take that Leilani! Take that! But in all seriousness, how cute is this whole sock/shoe combo? If I were tall and skinny you bet I’d be on that socks/high-tops tip. Fo’ sheezy.
Maddy stuck with the self-promotion by carrying a McTavish & Co. bag tonight. She didn’t stick with the ‘disgusted hot’ expression though – I would call today’s face, ‘happy-away-with-the-fairies’.
Today Vinnie was wearing a vintage Omaha Cardinals team jacket he got from the now defunct Fast & Loose on K’Rd. Tonight he was wearing a new Zambesi ensemble from the not-defunct Zambesi Winter 2012 collection (below). See what I did there?! I know, I think I’m clever too.
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