Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The exhibition, which runs at the Waikato Museum until August 4, is a celebration of the amazing World of WearableArt  (WOW)  annual show.   Don’t expect to see commercially viable garments in this display.  But be prepared to be wowed.  The ingenuity and talent of these designers leaves you awestruck.  How did they dream up such […]


WOW continues to wow audiences every year, can’t wait to go again – the most spectacular show. They have Gift vouchers that can be redeemed for tickets – check out World of WearableArt. The 2013 WOW Awards Show is 26 September – 6 October Wellington, New Zealand. Tickets go on sale 1 February 2013. And a […]


It will take your breath away. The Imperial Ice Stars perform with incredible agility, grace and poise.   Swan Lake may be a famous ballet but put on ice gives it a new magic.  The costumes are superb and the ice dancers are fluid in the way they glide and float across the stage.  It is […]


The movie picks up (in 1920) where Coco avant Chanel left off, focusing on the period when Chanel became Stravinsky’s artistic benefactor, this film offers a darker second chapter to the designer’s long and glamorous life. Visually the film is beautiful, and Coco’s clothes are exquisite.  We get an insight into a fearless modern woman, […]


It bans ultra skinny models from catwalks and magazines with the aim to reinforce positive body images for young people.  The new code wants to ban the fashion and beauty industries from using stick thin models or digitally enhancing images so that the models appear even thinner.  Well done, Kate Ellis.  Let’s hope NZ follows […]