Steve Hall wins again

Remember Steve Hall who won the MiNDFOOD Style top prize at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards in Dunedin in April for his menswear collection Abandon Man?

Well we are proud to report that he has done it again. This time being voted supreme winner of the Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards 2015, as well as winning the Emerging section.

This has won Hall the opportunity to show his collection on the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week, Auckland in August as part of the Miromoda Showcase.

Dates for New Zealand Fashion Week this year are August 24 to 30.

Tickets are available for the show on iTICKET. The Showcase also sees the return of designers Shona Tawhiao and Dmonic Intent.

Read more about Hall’s collection here:

Love these jeans

I have a confession to make. Since trying on my first pair of Love Denim jeans a few weeks ago I have pretty much worn them every day. This is not an exaggeration as my colleagues will tell you. My Love Denim jeans are the new black in my wardrobe.

Why am I showing a photograph of a gorgeous model wearing them? Well, it got you looking, and here’s a photo of me wearing them too.

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These jeans have become my “go-to” basics because they are true black, make you look and feel good as well as being comfortable and stretchy. Seriously, I played Twister in these at the weekend at a friend’s significant birthday party. You could actually do yoga in these jeans. And I’ve also worn them on an impromptu run along beach.

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I’ve worn them to launches and parties as well as to the office, changing them up for each day or event with different footwear, a tailored jacket, leather jacket, bomber jacket, designer T-shirts, classic T-shirts, skirts, ponchos and accessories.

What makes them so fabulous is the 35 per cent lycra content and four-way (360 degree) stretch which is engineered to hold you in but also provides a wonderful range of movement too. They’re also slimming, soft on the skin and warm.

For those who are not familiar with the brand, Love Denim is the new offering from Montreal-based brand French Dressing Jeans (FDJ) who been making jeans that flatter and fit for more than 20 years.

Am I wearing them right now? Yes I am.

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