We were invited to NZFW this year. We were a little nervous at the thought of taking Venice with us and having to drag her to various shows. But we thought, fuck it, just give it a go. And it turned out she loved it! Also, it would seem your 3 year old daughter makes the perfect accessory Haha! Everyone loved her and dressing her to match Mum, was very entertaining plus a massive hit.
We were put up in ‘The M Social’ hotel with all the other magazine editors, buyers and influencers. Great hotel, awesome location – its right next to the wharf, and very close to the fashion shows.
We had never been to New Zealand before and Auckland didn't disappoint. The few shops we managed to get to were great, small but very considered.
On Tyler St, The ‘world’ shop hosts the best handpicked fragrances from around the world that i had ever seen. I had never heard of a single one! Nothing you would ever find in a department store. And all just as beautiful as the next.
Zambisi is also right next door. With designer picks from the likes of Y3, Rick Owens, Vetements etc.
On the same road, head to ‘AMANO’ We went here for breakfast and I honestly didn't want to leave. Its stunning inside with floral installation pieces hanging from the ceilings. Huge wooden banqueting tables and the best onsite bakery. Very cool. Food was also as expected. A work of art on your plate. Pricey but well worth it. If you want something smaller the croissants are also next level. We ordered both as you do and ate everything! Child friendly, offering very nicely decorated babycinos which Venice enjoyed. Her comparison to the insde décor was that of a castle, so take from that what you want!