Tell us about your collection 'A Splash of Couture’.
A splash of Couture was the name of the campaign shoot not the collection, we had shot a few of the classic pieces from the Couture Evening wear range underwater. We decided to do an underwater shoot as we had never really seen anyone do one in NZ – our team likes to push the limits and think outside the square for our campaign shoots.
How long does it take to make a couture or wedding gown?
Couture is custom made to the client’s measurements, offering the clients the full personalised experience. With eveningwear we require at least 8 weeks and with bridal gowns, we suggest at least 8 months.
What’s your favourite item in the collection and why?
My favourite item we shot was the Lilac Gown. It’s always been a classic timeless piece that client’s order for a special occasion.
What are your 5 must have items?
-My navy long jumpsuit as well as one of the two piece suits – The Mirage Sets or the Elle Pant suit range in my ready to wear collection.
- My beige trench – goes with everything! I have a winter weight and a lightweight summer version.
- My pink Kreafunk wireless headphones.
- My marble frame and mirror lense Gentle monster sunnies.
Do you have a style rule you always obey?
Never wear a floor length gown that doesn’t touch the floor!
Why have you moved to LA?
LA is a much bigger market; especially for eveningwear being the home of the red carpet! I’ve always had some big goals since I was a little girl and I’ve always looked to grow internationally. I think this year was the perfect time to head over. I’m fortunate I have a great team that can manage things in NZ while I’m travelling back and forth.
What 5 items do you always travel with?
- A bottle of water is a must – stay hydrated
- Book / Magazine
- Neck pillow – as otherwise I fall asleep on my neighbour
- Laptop – working on the go!
- Makeup wipes to keep me refreshed
What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now?
The big move to LA and very fortunate enough to have some very influential partners on board to start this next chapter in LA. Stay tuned!
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