A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

I finished reading Being Chinese - A New Zealander's Story by Helene Wong in two days, and it really made me think about my own background, experiences and thoughts on being a New Zealander. Wong was born in Taihape, with a mixture of second and third generation in her family, and in her book, she explores her … Continue reading A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Everyone has a different experience growing up, and we have a mixture of cultures in New Zealand. This is sort of a continuation of thoughts and experiences from my previous post here. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

If you're an Asian who was born and raised in a Western country, the question on whether you feel more this or that can be a difficult one. As someone who grew up in New Zealand, it's my natural response to say that I'm from New Zealand. I've never lived in Taiwan long term and … Continue reading Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

Discover These New Zealand Fashion Bloggers

A A Tale of Two Cities | Ambers Edits | Anna Reeve B Bonbon Girls C Chasing Cait |Clouds of Colour | Currently Loving  D Dillon Dot E Esque | Ethical Style Hunter F FashioNZ | Fashion Distraction |Fashion Fairground | Four Eyes | Foxes Blog G Gurl Interrupted H Holly Estelle I I Am Archive | Isaac Likes J Jaheb Barnett | Just so Pretty K Katherine Is Awesome L La Donna Moderna | … Continue reading Discover These New Zealand Fashion Bloggers

Staple + Cloth Vice Versa Collection 2017

Staple + Cloth recently launched their new season collection, Vice Versa. The event was held tonight in their Ponsonby Boutique, with each piece of clothing made in New Zealand. The Slip Dress and Jacket are my favourite, and the fabrics are sleek to touch. The wonderful thing about this collection is the versatility of dressing from day … Continue reading Staple + Cloth Vice Versa Collection 2017

New Zealand Fashion Brands List A-Z

New Zealand has an array of well respected designers, where each brand has their own distinctive style. We may be situated at the corner of the world, but there are many talented and creative Kiwi fashion designers locally and internationally. The very first New Zealand designers I heard of that come to mind are Karen … Continue reading New Zealand Fashion Brands List A-Z

The Problem With Casual Racism In New Zealand

I went home during the last semester break, and as my family were walking in the Farmers Market we stopped by a stand selling beautiful wooden bowls. The man at the stand was friendly and talked to my family, and my Dad who has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years, was asked: "So, … Continue reading The Problem With Casual Racism In New Zealand

Discover These Fashion Magazines From New Zealand

Apparel Magazine  Monthly magazine for the apparel industry, read by designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, fashion students and graduates, service providers. Established in 1969, Apparel magazine is a monthly trade publication that is a comprehensive insight into the clothing, textiles, footwear and accessories industries. Apparel covers every aspect of the fashion industry from marketing, import, wholesale and retail apparel, footwear … Continue reading Discover These Fashion Magazines From New Zealand

New Zealand Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

New Zealand has many amazing cruelty free, vegan and organic skincare brands. For the sake of this article, I will focus on cruelty free brands (although many of these are vegan and organic too). When I was living in Australia, there was also an awareness of ethical brands and the ability to choose cruelty free … Continue reading New Zealand Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

Ruby Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

I was walking on High Street during the weekend, and couldn't help walking into Ruby. I've featured my favourite pieces from the A/W Collection 2017. Ruby is a New Zealand fashion label that is best known for its designs that effortlessly embody youthful elegance and adventurous charm. From streetwear origins, RUBY has enchanted its audience under the … Continue reading Ruby Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

Eugenie Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

Eugenie is a New Zealand brand designed by Elizabeth Wilson. Her designs are all made in New Zealand, and she has a boutique in Ponsonby. Wilson studied at Otago University to be a product and graphic designer, then went to work in advertising at Y&R. She completed a graduate diploma in fashion. From there she … Continue reading Eugenie Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

My Love Hate Relationship With Auckland

Since I will very likely move back to Auckland in the next year or so, I wanted to write about this topic in a little more depth. Auckland is the place I grew up and experienced a majority of my life in. After spending two years in Sydney, I truly love it as a city. The weather, … Continue reading My Love Hate Relationship With Auckland

Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

I was born and raised in New Zealand all my life, before I moved to Australia just under two years ago. I grew up being taught Mandarin and went to a Chinese school every Saturday. Unfortunately I was pretty lazy during those classes, as English was always a language I felt a huge interest with … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

New Zealand Fashion Week – Street Style 2016

I feel quite possibly each year, I tell myself that I have to go to NZFW at some point. Perhaps when I next move back, I will go. It's always good to see the amazing designs of the creative and talented New Zealand designers. My favourite street styles are always the ones that stand out from … Continue reading New Zealand Fashion Week – Street Style 2016

Pros And Cons Of Living In New Zealand

I was born and raised in the amazing country of New Zealand. These pros and cons come from my personal experiences of what I feel are good and bad parts of living in New Zealand. That being said, it will always be home to me. When I was younger I grew up near the city, then beside … Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Living In New Zealand

New Zealand & Australian Ethical Fashion Brands A-Z

It's really wonderful to have a positive role model (Emma Watson) who not only supports Gender Equality (HeForShe), but also supports the ethics behind a multi-billion dollar industry - Fashion. I am guilty, as many people to use beauty items that are chemical-filled. Yet, the slow transition towards cruelty-free products is a goal I have … Continue reading New Zealand & Australian Ethical Fashion Brands A-Z

New Zealand Ethical Fashion: kowtow

The Wellington based fashion label, is a Certified fair trade organic clothing that is ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment. What's really wonderful, is that fashion labels, such as kowtow, defy the classic fast fashion system that is taken place globally. It is a fashion label that sets fair ethical examples, does not follow trends, … Continue reading New Zealand Ethical Fashion: kowtow