A love letter to New Zealand fashion. As the past few months have been a challenging time for all in many ways, this is especially prevalent for business owners along with the fashion and creative industries alike. As Australia and New Zealand begin to ease restrictions, this means many are now able to get back to creating and collaborating. To celebrate this positive step forward, we wanted to shine a light on our friends and neighbours in New Zealand fashion as part of an ongoing series shot by Auckland based photographer and creative Robert Tennent.
Next up in the series is incredible duo Paris Mitchell Temple and Georgia Cherrie from Paris Georgia. A RUSSH favourite for many years, Paris Georgia have been creating our cult slip dresses and more since 2015. A touch of 90s nostalgia meets feminine silhouettes with a utilitarian edge. These are the pieces to love and wear on repeat (my wardrobe has acquired a great collection). See our interview and full shoot with Paris Georgia below shot at Simon James Store.
A part of my work I love the most is…
Georgia Cherrie: Freedom, lifestyle, designing, and working with Paris everyday and all of the incredible people we meet and collaborate with.
Paris Mitchell Temple: Creating, evolving and Georgia.
What are your most cherished rituals?
GC: My daily morning coffee in bed, and night time skin routine.
PMT: Yum cha on a Sunday with friends and family.
What are you reading / watching / listening to?
GC: Reading - Three Women; watching – Euphoria; listening - Janaya Future Khan ambassador for Black Lives Matter.
PMT: Reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Listening to NTS Radio shows.
How do you stay healthy (mentally and / or physically)?
GC: Physically - Pilates. Mind - long walks in nature and downtime reading.
PMT: At the moment a variety of Pilates and walking. I’ve been trying out Jin Shin Jyutsu healings and am making a conscious effort to practice gratitude.
My current focus is…
GC: Evolving and surrounding myself with people who I admire and that make me happy.
PMT: Further educating myself on systemic racism and dismantling it.
My hopes and dreams for the future are…
GC: An equal world without police and government brutality. Racial justice!!!
PMT: A world in which climate change doesn't exist and we stop taking our precious home for granted.
What do you appreciate the most right now?
GC: Being in New Zealand and having the freedom to live life freely. Grateful for our leader - Jacinda.
PMT: Always family and health.
GC: Sometimes, I miss living in Barcelona - the slow pace lifestyle and constant days at the beach.
PMT: My brother and nieces who live in New York. I’m in the same boat as so many people, due to the pandemic I don’t know when I’ll see them next.