I first entered a competition at Pukekohe Park which I won and it took me into the national final at Ellerslie in 2011. I have just started back entering again in the last couple of years, inspired by being able to enter virtually during lockdowns.
I have chosen to take a risk with a different silhouette and colour choice for me, I was wanting to explore new shapes that I haven’t worn in the past.
I am loving all the different dress lengths and the beautiful bright fabric colours.
I don’t have one fashion icon but I love following designers and fashion accounts on Instagram. I have a phone full of images and screenshots that inspire me!
I wore a custom-made red and white striped pencil dress with a large statement bow on the back of the dress. My millinery was a white and red large bespoke boater.
I was fabric shopping with my Mum and the stripey fabric just spoke to us as it isn’t just a normal stripe. I absolutely loved this dress, especially the bow!
Wear comfortable shoes! Make sure you think about your outfit from head to toe, accessories are as important as the dress.
We all love a sash but FITF competitions are an awesome place to meet new friends, the ladies are always so fun and friendly and encouraging. It is great to talk fashion with like-minded ladies.
Love what you are wearing! When you love what you are wearing your personality and confidence shines through.
Always love Counties Cup Day at Pukekohe Park, having a local race meet makes it more special.
I think we love colour and aren’t afraid to take risks.
I would love to go to a Raceday in Dubai to experience the culture, fashion and fireworks.
The Ned Prix de Fashion is New Zealand’s national fashions in the field final. There’s still time to enter the opening round with entries closing on the 23rd of April.