The Julian Danger coat I bought at the Garage Sale and wore to the wrap party
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A French Connection dress I borrowed from a friend and wore to the wrap party
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After a lot of late nights and early mornings with NZFW and my makeup class I was extremely exhausted by Saturday and was starting to come down with a cold. I loaded up on Vitamin C and spent the day resting but I still had more work to do! Saturday night was the NZFW wrap party. Although I was sick and tired I still had a great night. We went home pretty early but it was still a great opportunity to mingle with the amazing NZFW staff at a more relaxed event.They are all so lovely! I had such a great week and am so thankful I had the opportunity to help out this year at NZFW! I can’t wait for NZ Fashion Festival!
J Geek and the Geeks
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Brigette from NZNTM
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It all started getting a bit hectic again on Friday as we were preparing to open to the public that night. Every year Friday night and Saturday of Fashion Week turn into a public event named Fashion Weekend. It’s a great opportunity for the public to buy tickets and experience the shows just as the lucky fashion insiders do. As well as attending the shows there is an awesome opportunity to shop at the Designer Garage Sale. I managed to find a gorgeous Julian Danger Faux Fur coat at a hugely discounted price. I attended a couple of shows on Friday which were amazing! I attended the Sunday Star Times Shoe of the Week show where I saw so many amazing shoes. The models were dressed in gorgeous silk shorts and crop tops with amazing ‘pin up girl’ hair. I later attended the Late Night Seduction Show which was an awesome mix of contemporary dancing, burlesque dancing and amazing performances by the great J Geeks and the Geeks! As well as the opening of Fashion Weekend, Friday night was the night of the much anticipated World show which hosted the live finale of New Zealand’s Next Top Model. I was so happy to hear that Brigette won! She had been by favourite since the beginning. She’s a classic beauty with a wonderful mature personality.
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By Thursday all the craziness was starting to die down. The majority of delegates had registered and we spent the day doing odd jobs and helping out where and when we could. It was a lot quieter for us at the registration desk yet there were still plenty of fashion savvy beauties wandering around so it was a perfect day for people watching and admiring the wonderful clothes on NZFW’s many beautiful guests. Aaaaahhhh the amount of Jeffrey Campbells I saw could keep a girl happy forever!
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Ah wednesday was a good day!! Celine Rita was showing and we managed to get an hour off to explore the exciting Viaduct Events Centre and attend the show. The collections from Celine Rita get better and better each season! Just as the weather is warming up and I’m looking forward to bare legs and spring dresses, I attend an awesome winter show and feel like getting all rugged up again! This collection was definitely darker than the last ones and everyone was absolutely loving it! I’ve heard nothing but excitement and praise for this collection. The soft flowing hair, the makeup, the sheer stockings and the velvet all channelled the 90s.