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Polishing the Crown Jewels – a clothing pop-up sale for fat people

by Joanna August 26, 2019

I have been busy, and that is why there is almost no content from me on this site anymore, although you will find me on the tweets, as per usual, though there are of course about a dozen of us who have access to the ‘ista twitter account. But that’s not what I’m here to […]

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Introducing the House of Boom

by Martha Craig December 5, 2018

When I opened up another branch of Wanda Harland, Joanna interviewed me all about it, so I figured with House of Boom about to launch, it was time for me to return the favour. Okay what’s going on? You’re launching your own clothing label? Yes! I got fed up with the lack of ethically-made options […]

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Saint Fabiola fabulousness

by Joanna June 11, 2018

Last Friday we had a lovely time at the opening of St Fabiola on Lombard Street (you may have seen us tweeting about the pies from Pickle and Pie, because, you know, priorities), so this week, we caught up with the owner Kirsten for a chat over email. What’s your background before the shop? I’m an […]

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Project Glow on the Runway

by Alan August 17, 2017

A few weeks ago we previewed the garments and accessories created for Project Glow, a fashion competition for reflective gear. Last Saturday evening we attended the Wellington show (the Auckland show is on Saturday 26th, tickets here). Right now it’s hard to compete with all those luscious burger photos here on The Wellingtonista, so we think we […]

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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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Springing into a spa

by Joanna March 3, 2015

Not that long ago, a new spa opened up in town, as part of the new apartment complex where Il Casino once played host to a million marriage proposals. We got invited to come and try them out, and so off to upper Tory Street I went in search of some total relaxation. Oh the […]

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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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Three dates for your diary

by Joanna October 24, 2012

This is a somewhat random roundup of press releases that caught my eye. October 25 (that’s tomorrow) sees Powertool Records present Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown – the New Zealand roadshow at Bar Medusa. I don’t actually know any of the bands featuring, nor can I testify to how the album sounds, but nine years ago […]

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WOW 2012

by librarykris September 29, 2012

It was my first time at WOW. I knew that I could expect a spectacle along with fantastic wearable art but I was unprepared for just how delighted I’d be. The sheer exuberance of the performers, the outlandish designs, and the joy of the winning designers made me clap my hands in childish glee several […]

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Fashion in reflection

by BrockFlanders May 3, 2012

Fashionably late is usually a term reserved for the truly glamourous, so perhaps it is apt that this belated post is a snapshot of Wellington Fashion Week. Group A – April 19 After a well-groomed schmoozing opening party, things truly kicked off – with stilettos on – with the Group A show on Thursday night. […]

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