Last Day of New Zealand Fashion Week

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Karen Walker show will close the New Zealand Fashion Week tonight but by the time the show is over the media center will be closed so here is a wrap up of the week.

My favorite collections were Zambesi. nomD, Liz Mitchell and Kate Sylvester. I really enjoyed the Westfield Style Pasifika, not so much for the fashion as for the colors and performances.

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This morning  Robb and I went to the Zambesi showroom to take a closer look at the collection. I had Robb try on a few of the pieces and I tried on one Loretta Young in the 50’s type hostess dress that I quite loved.

Then we went off to Elisabeth’s sister’s showroom,  Elisabeth Findlay being the designer behind the Zambesi label and Margarita Robertson  the NomD designer. I had RObb try on a few more pieces here too but first he had a lie down on the white leather bench.Robblayingdown It was kind of a joke between us because in the morning New Zealand Herald there was a mention of my absence in a column written  by Alan Perrott, talking about my absence at the Little Brother show.."..but sadly the sun was still up so there was no sighting of the Grim Reaper wannabe, fashion writer Diane Pernet. Her website says she was at dinner, so bang go the vampire rumours." All I can say to Alan Perrott if you want to see me as a Grim Reaper you could at least drop the wannabe… Made me laugh at breakfast.

Katesylvesterstockings Kate Sylvester and her lingerie look

Firstfamily The first family of New Zealand Fashion Week, the Stewarts. Pieter Stewart on the far left is the Managing Director. Thank you Pieter for inviting Robb YOung and I to your country.

Robbfashiontv Robb YOung being interviewed by Fashion TV

Minder Maria was our beautiful and lovely minder for the week in New Zealand.Robbpouts THis one is for you Christos. He misses you sooooo much.

Between shows Robb and I took a look at the beautiful work of Joanna Campbell Jeweller. Visit her website and have a look at her on line catalogue:  www.JOANNACAMPBELL.CO.NZ. I fell in love with this amazing pin, the price….2,500 NZ dollars.

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Make up and my last tv interview.Makeup Tv_interview

Late tomorrow night I’ll start the 30 hour journey home. Later, Diane

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.