29 August 2012
day in the life of a denizen fashion editor
Spend an afternoon seeing the very best shows at this year’s highly anticipated Fashion Week.
Ah the glamorous life of the fashionista. Long languishing lunches swilling champagne, front row seats at fashion shows, chauffeur driven in luxury European motor vehicles between venues, all the while extolling the virtues of the next big trend. It’s a very glamorous life indeed.
With the fabulous world of fashion soon to make its annual descent upon our fair city, fashionistas are making the all important last minute sartorial refinements to their fashion week ensembles, ever aware that they’ll soon be putting their best foot forward at the most important fashion event of the year.
If you think you have what it takes to cut it in the front row at Fashion Week, we have put together a very special “Day in the life of a Denizen fashion editor” experience at New Zealand Fashion Week. But in order to be considered for this very special experience there are some very stringent criteria that must be met.
1. Be able to spend an entire day emitting stoic composure teetering in sky-high heels. Heels are essential at Fashion Week, this is the time to put your most glamorous feet forward and strut your stuff in style. And just remember that you have the assistance of your trusty chariot, your personally assigned BMW (the official fashion week car) to transport you in style from lunch to the venue.
2. Wear a statement-making outfit. If there is ever a time to experiment it’s during fashion week. So make like Anna Della Russo and raid the couture archives. Be bold with your choices, but don’t be gauche – nobody likes coming face-to-face with an explosion of ghastly haberdashery. Remember the sidelines are your own personal runway.
3. If in doubt keep it classic. A simple white silk shirt, slim cut jeans, and stiletto heel shoe (preferably with a metal toe cap for jabbing into people who try to cut in front of you getting to your seat), topped off with a well cut black or navy blue blazer will emit an air of Paris Vogue fashion editor chic.
4. Choose a good statement bag that will hold all of your loot – because lest we forget the goodies. A fashion editor (if they are any good) will generally be afforded prime position at Fashion Week where they will be laden with delectable gifts. To save yourself looking like a drab pack horse, carting around nasty gift bags filled with your scores, instead squander it all away in the fashionable bag of the season. We recommend Louis Vuitton’s SC bag in soft burgundy leather for maximum chic effect.
5. If you’re really serious, carry a decent camera to capture all the front of house, sideline and backstage action, along with a notebook – preferably leather bound and embossed with your initials from Smythson.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to look the part at Fashion Week, we have the chance for you and three of your fashionable friends to experience “A day in the life of a Denizen fashion editor”
Your itinerary for Tuesday 4th September:
1.30pm - Lunch for four people at Fashion Week favourite Ponsonby Road Bistro
3.00pm - Chauffeur driven in a BMW down to the Fashion Week venue.
3.30pm - Company of Strangers show
5.00pm - Designer Selection show
5.30pm - Hailwood show
8.00pm - Zambesi show
* This competition is now closed.
To be eligible to win, you and your guests must be available on Tuesday 4th September from 1.30pm until the completion of the shows at 9.00pm. To enter, email [email protected] and tell us why you and your friends are the perfect candidates to enjoy a day in the life of a Denizen fashion editor.
Entries must be received no later than 3pm on Friday 31st August. The winner will be notified on Friday at 3.30pm.