Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NZFW iPhone Diary: Dan Ahwa

No one writes a more hilarious, dry captions than Dan Ahwa - stylist, Canvas Fashion Editor and owner of great shoes and parkas. I promise if you read every caption in this post it is so worth it. Dan worked with Salasai and Twenty-Seven Names at New Zealand Fashion Week, and they were some of  the best shows of the week.

Dasha @ Vanity Walk  Exit #18. She gives good snooty face, which was perfect for the show.


Salasai muse and friend Sam @ Red 11 Exit #22. He is a talented musician and boyfriend of Senior MAC make-up artist Amber D, who is also Salasai's key make-up artist for the show. She's a real gem.

Lauren @ Nova Exit #14. Lauren is cool.

Elliot @ N Models Exit #17. Elliot suited the range. He has a gold tooth too.

Lydia @ Red 11 Exit #12. Booked Lydia the night before the show. She saved the day, and has one of the best walks I have seen in a long time.

Locker keys for the week thanks to MAC. This is where I kept my hair care products, coffee sachets and emergency ballet flats from Trelise Cooper's goody bag.

This mess was on my coffee table. It makes me look like I was busy working out a running order, but I was actually watching Casino and eating Wendy's.

Gunita from N Models backstage at Blue Sky wearing Twenty-Seven Names. Behind her is A.B Watson, he's cool and an up and coming photographer who is going to do well. 

Trelise Cooper glow in the dark dress. Oooh. Aaaah.

The cool Four Eyes boys looking suave at Ruby and Liam. I sometimes decide in my head what Spice Girl each of them would be.

Rachel and Anjali form Twenty-Seven Names being interviewed for the TV. Anjali is restraining herself from busting out her Single Ladies/Bollywood mash up routine. It's not easy to suppress such things, but she does this with poise and grace.

Cybele was a good show. Great music and  the collection was strong. Nice to see some heavier pieces on the catwalk too. This outfit was cool.

Juliette Hogan. Possibly my favorite collection from the week. It was grown up, well made and the fabrics looked expensive.

Arielle Mermin is a name to watch. She showcased a 70s inspired collection as part of the New Generation Show. Good tailoring and colour choices.

Ingrid Starnes at Blue Sky. This was a beautiful collection that will sell well for her. Nice to also hang out a little with Ingrid backstage, who was cool as a cucumber. 

Natalya @ Clyne did the honors of opening the Salasai show. True Proffessional. 

Signing off the make-up look for Salasai backstage on Holly Rose from Red 11 with Amber D from MAC Cosmetics. I tell Amber it looks like shit and to start all over again. Amber tells me to piss off. And then we burst out laughing. This is how the make up look is approved. 

Lauren @ Nova ready to go.

 Declan @ Clyne usually has a wild ginger afro, so Lauren Gunn our Hair Director at Stephen Marr and her team worked some magic. The wheat was an after thought from the night before.

Lemon trio backstage ready to go out at Salasai.

Simon the lighting guy works his magic with the lighting at Salasai.

Wood backdrop goes up at Salasai freshly polished by an intern with a can of pledge.

The last outfit from the Stolen Girlfriend's Club show was really good.

The lights changing color at the Stolen Girlfriends Club After Party at Casette. I stare at this wall for the rest of the night. 

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