Destinations / Living

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.