Maybe. I could do that. I just really, really don’t like them! Maybe I’ll get over it one day, but for now I don’t feel like it’s something I need to focus on.
This is probably true, but to be honest it seems like too much admin at this stage - especially during things like Fashion Week when I’m busting out posts at lightning speed.
I’ll check it out.
A! (for ‘Anonymous)
I don’t watermark them because I kind of hate watermarks. I could put something in the corner but people could easily just crop it out. I have heard of being able to code things in when you upload them but I don’t really know if it’s worth it.
Haha. I don’t think I can disclose. You’ll have to ask him yourself.
Hi there. The domain name was bought for me and the blog set up in October 2008 but March 2009 was the first time I ever posted anything. More here.
I’m not exactly sure how I gained readership. I mean, it’s been over two years of posting almost every day. Isaac has sent a lot of traffic my way, but I guess it’s having original content and being consistent in posting. I don’t know - why do you read my blog (if you do)?
Hi there, I’d rather not make it public knowledge (yet) but let’s just say it’s less than Isaac Likes, but July of this year was four times as much traffic as July of last year.
Hi there, I am going to New York in September, but not until after New York Fashion Week. It was a tough decision but I have chosen to skip all the major Fashion Weeks this season (ie. Paris, Milan, London, New York). I will, however, still be blogging!
Hi there. Well. Hmm. The way it works with some fashion weeks, is that you apply/register to be a media/buyer/etc delegate. You fill out a form with your name, who you’re writing for etc etc and pay an admin fee. If the organisers of the fashion week deem your application acceptable, they approve you, then put you on a list of delegates that gets sent to all the designers so they can choose who they would like to invite to their shows.
By no means does it ever guarantee that you will be invited to any of the shows.
It’s a common misconception that if you are accepted as a media delegate, that you will be allowed access to all the shows. It’s completely incorrect. The list is just a guide - the designers ultimately invite whoever they want, whether they are on the list or not.
I’m not sure who exactly is the judge of who gets accepted as delegates, but I presume it all comes down to how much exposure you can give the event, previous experience, the credibility of your publication (the amount of traffic you get etc), etc etc.
Last year was my first year at New Zealand Fashion Week. I just applied. But I also was applying for my blog and as photographer for Isaac’s blog so I had the clout of his blog behind me.
Your comments are my bible. You are awesome (dot com).
Hey Andrew, thanks! I don’t actually know anyone at WeSC but I was in the showroom of the PR company that looks after them.
I don’t quite understand that last sentence?
Hi there. I’m not sure of an exact formula of getting fashion industry internships/experience but I guess it’s like everything - persistence, hard work, and who you know. A combo of those things will probably help. Use your contacts, work really hard, use your initiative. Find people you want to work for. Be persistent (but not annoying!), willing to learn, hard-working, humble and friendly. Basically I think it’s just about trying to be exactly like someone you would want to hire.
Hello! I don’t actually know if I’ll be watching the shows because I should be backstage, but generally I get pretty excited about all of them! But I guess if I had to pick any in particular, Twenty-Seven Names, Lonely Hearts, Zambesi, Juliette Hogan, Jimmy D, Ruby, SGC, Huffer… World.
Hi Anonymous! So I’m in New Zealand at the moment but have a Paris/NY trip coming up.
Hey there, I have a Macbook Pro. I use a Canon 550D.
This is such a hard question because there are literally so many and I am bound to forget to include everyone! Do you mean NZ models or Internationals? In terms of male models, I really love Jon Kortajarena - he really owns it with the campaigns, and lesser known but equally as beautiful, Victor Norlander.
Hey there, to be honest, I’m not very good with hater comments - I don’t have a very thick skin. I either get angry or upset or both. The best thing to do is not take it personally. (Which is hard, I know, because blogs ARE personal!) I don’t publish anything that I feel is too much or that is hateful towards persons other than myself.
Hi there! Thank you so much for the kind words. Both the Thom Browne mens and womenswear presentations were amazing.
It was a digital agency called Marker. I was the print designer.
I think the key is to look effortless. If I were her, I’d trawl Off-duty Model websites (http://altamiranyc.blogspot.com/ is a good place to start) for ideas. If she’s model-like (ie. tall and skinny, great skin, etc etc) she’ll look good in pretty much anything. Most importantly, I’d say, she needs to feel comfortable in whatever she’s wearing. If she’s comfortable and confident, she’s more likely to model to her full potential and be less self conscious - therefore getting greater pics.
Hi, I studied at AUT. I did the B.A.D. I kind of did it because I happened to get good marks without trying too hard if I’m being perfectly honest… I worked at an agency for like, 3 years and then about a year ago I started just blogging and doing freelance work - not just graphic design though. Photography, social media stuff, videos, all sorts. Are you based in Auckland? If so, I know The Church used to take interns but I’m not sure if they do now. Basically, if I were you, I would be really persistent and ask anyone and everyone you know if they need any work done. Do anything and everything you can, and use all the contacts you can to get experience.
Hi - are they doing a test shoot? Or are these polaroids? What are the photos being used for? I would say she should go wearing a plain-ish outfit - something she’d wear to a casting: skinny jeans, white tee/singlet, whatever. Something that makes her look good that isn’t over the top. The outfits I’m not sure about without knowing what the photos are for…
HELLO. I think you should visit some good places to eat, ie. Little & Friday, Agnes Curran, Dizengoff, Tanuki’s Cave, Delicious. So many more. I also think you should visit Pencil Boutique, the Auckland Museum (only because the building is pretty incredible), perhaps see the Damien Hirst exhibition on at Gow Langsford. Window shop at Karen Walker, Crane Brothers, Fabric, etc in the High Street area. If you’re active, you could go up Mt Eden and go into the crater but keep in mind it is a fricken mission to get out of it once you’re in there.
You should hang out with me!
Hi Sian, I’ll take a look! Thanks for reading the blogggg. x
Hi! No, I don’t actually. I really should but I’m kind of useless.
You can get the stickers off me! I’ll be whoring them out at Fashion Week.
I’m a graphic designer.