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Preview: Project Glow

by Alan July 11, 2017

At a possibly not-that-secret location in the heart of Te Aro, The Wellingtonista was invited to preview the entrants for this year’s Project Glow. We had to tap on the window to gain entrance, and while there only managed to take the blurriest of photos. That’s because the judges were busy at work; and we […]

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World of Wearable Arts Season

by Sue Tyler October 1, 2014

I’ve heard the complaints; World of Wearable Arts – WOW is for women of a certain age and is far too expensive. I’d not been to the show before so I couldn’t confirm or deny, but oh wow are those people wrong. To start with WOW to me was two experiences seamless melded together, and also […]

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Happy happy birthday

by Anna June 12, 2012

I have a sneaking suspicion the Masked Barfly has a few Mandatory suits in his wardrobe. And now the Cuba St store is celebrating a special birthday – 15 years in business!!! Designers Clare Bowden and Fiona Edwards first met while training in fashion and fashion textiles at Wellington Polytechnic. Now they have a league […]

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we pause for some pretty

by Sue Tyler February 27, 2012

It’s Academy Award day in LA and we know the answer to the fashion question of the day “what are you wearing?” for two Wellingtonians, Jana Barrett and Jennifer Bloomfield. The answer  = Voon. Jana’s husband, Weta Digital’s Daniel Barrett (who will be wearing a Merino wool tuxedo), was the Animation Supervisor and Jennifer’s husband […]

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Win a Most Wanted voucher

by Joanna December 7, 2010

Edit: Congratulations to Comment #3 who the randomizer selected – Laura, I will email you to get your address. In all the confusion, fun and booze at the TAWAs last week, I completely forgot that we had another prize giveaway to do, a voucher for Most Wanted Vintage at 81 Aro Street. Most Wanted Vintage […]

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From Paris to Pompeii – again

by Joanna November 10, 2010

As part of Massey University’s ‘Blow’ Creative Arts Festival, Leimomi Oakes is once again presenting a  a free talk and fashion show From Pompeii to Paris: the Classical influence on Western fashion See history come to life with a talk exploring how ancient Greece and Rome have influenced fashions in the West.  The talk will […]

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Wheel Stylish: the Cycle Chic Fashion Show

by kowhai October 14, 2010

Fabulous fashion + beautiful bikes + Wellington women = Wheel Stylish! Bikes are back baby (not like they actually went anywhere) and there is *such* a range of cycling experiences to be had.  You’ve got your hipster fixie rider, your lycra-clad fit freak, your sensibly attired public servant with the backpack who did not get […]

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Wanted: great T-shirt designs

by noizyboy July 20, 2007

wanted - great t-shirt designers

All you budding young clothes designers out there should be getting whatever it is you use to design clothes ready for The Hinitiative and Wellington City Mission T-Shirt design contest that kicked off this week.

Open to all Wellington high school students, entries will be judged by a panel that includes Wellington fashion designer, Robyn Mathieson, clothing stores Fusion Surf & Skate and Rex Royale, and The Church design company. The first place winner takes home $300 in store vouchers. Second, third also get store vouchers, but not quite so many. In addition, all four finalists will have their winning designs produced into t-shirts by The Hinitiative and sold by selected stores in Wellington to help benefit Wellington City Mission.

Do good, and look good doing it.

More info at the Hinitiative website, and here’s a direct link to the design brief. Contest deadline is Saturday 11 August.

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Big shoes to fill

by Joanna September 22, 2006

Most of the time it’s nice being the tallest female Wellingtonista (Martha and Natalie may get the column inches but I gots the height inches), but the trouble with being tall is that I need great big plates of meat as feet to support me. And you know what they say about girls with big feet – they need big shoes.

That’s why I’m so excited that Willow Shoes – a website I’ve been shopping from for years since they specialise in shoes size 10 and up – has just opened up a branch in Wellington, in my neighbourhood even, at 27 C Waitoa Road in Hataitai. This is going to be especially handy (or err footy, badoom chish) now that Minx Shoes have moved their factory outlet from Waikanae to Otaki.

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Good hatitude

by Tom June 8, 2006

Do you have a hankering for a homburg? Are you bereft of bowlers? Is it time to farewell that fading fedora?

Wellington Hatters in Woodward StFear not: Hank Cubitt is bringing his unique sartorial style to Wellington’s bareheaded masses with the new Wellington Hatters shop in Woodward St. And Hank being Hank, he’s not content to just bring you traditional headwear, so his offerings extend to straw top hats, patchwork tweed cheesecutters and feathered felt creations that will certainly help you stand out among the Lambton Quay crowds. It’s not just for the chaps, either, as he also stocks chapeaux for the chapettes.

Now, does anyone have any hints on how to keep them on your head in a Wellington northerly? I once had a very fine Panama that ended up somewhere near the Chathams.

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