Destination / Wish You Were Here

NZFW 18 editor’s diary

The week that was. Junior Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski shares her favourite memories from New Zealand Fashion Week 2018.

Stay …
At M Social, in the heart of Auckland city. The contemporary hotel is only a short walk from the ANZ Viaduct Events Center and other Fashion Week events, complete with harbour views and an array of restaurants and shops at your doorstep.

Take …
You’ll want to walk most places and explore, so a comfortable pair of boots is key. Pair this with one of Georgia Jay’s handbags and a great pair of Meadowlark earrings for the evening (accessories are key).

Taste …
Ortolana’s breakfast menu is not to be missed. Haloumi, mushroom, basil and sourdough crumb topped with one of their fresh juices. Sounds simple, but oh so tasty. For a dinner spot, Amano is your perfect go-to. You can’t look past one of their incredible pastas (the vegetarian tagliatelle was a personal favourite). Also noteworthy – the array of incredible seafood and everyone’s favourite burrata dish.

The shows …
Twenty-Seven Names: A wonderful off-site show to begin the week, complete with skater girls and a school choir.

Wynn Hamlyn: An NZ favourite, strong tailoring was complemented with comfort styling and sweet pops of colour.

Hej Hej: A sunny afternoon on the harbour, sipping on cocktails and celebrating the everyday staple pieces.

Huffer: A closing show like no other, set in Auckland’s Powerstation with an overflowing fan base and bold colours.

Open Showrooms: A beautiful visit to Ovna Ovich, Penny Sage and Georgia Jay to complete the morning.

The events …
Harris Tapper: Breakfast at Giraffe with Chef Simon Gault to celebrate Harris Tapper’s first year of business.

Meadowlark: Lunch and champagne at Soul Bar, resplendent with florals and jewels to celebrate Meadowlark at NZFW.

Georgia Alice: A whimsical candlelit dinner beneath fairy lights and a menu by chef Stu Rogan in a Viaduct Harbour space for Georgia Alice. Whiskey cocktails all round.

Between shows …
With such a busy week of shows and scheduling, it’s hard to find the time to unwind. I highly recommend Ponsonby’s Spring Spa for one of their super relaxing Codage Hydration Facials. A very luxe treat before a plane ride.

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