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So many talented fashion bloggers have come out of New Zealand. Each with their own style and story to tell, these fabulous Kiwis are definitely worth putting on your watch list. Here’s a look at 10 trendsetters that all budding fashionistas should follow.
Isaac has had his finger on the pulse of all things fashionable since 2008, right in the cusp of the blogging boom. In its early incarnation, Isaac Likes was a blog about breaking news and commentary – trying to go beyond the rehashed press releases you’d typically find on your every day fashion news site. A move to New York opened new doors for Isaac, where he began writing for all the big publications – think GQ, Esquire and the New York Times. From there, his blog naturally transitioned into a platform for menswear inspiration and relationship advice. Aside from his blog and fashion writing, Isaac also works as a DJ.
Four incredibly fashion-forward dudes from Auckland are behind one of New Zealand’s most influential street style blogs. Chin, Danny, Mino and Alex envisioned FOUREYES as a creative outlet for showcasing the items they love the most – from the looks they’ve worn to the stylish trendsetters they’ve stumbled across. Since starting out, the FOUREYES crew have been involved in an array of different projects, from compiling their own photo book to covering various catwalk shows and New Zealand Fashion Week events.
Best friends Nami and Pascale turned their shared passion for street style fashion into the inspirational Serendipity Ave. The website began as a place for the girls to stay in touch, but quickly evolved into something greater. By the time they hit their one-year mark in 2016, the Serendipity Ave blog and Instagram had earned an enviable following – a true testament to the girls’ relatability. Nami and Pascale have been lucky enough to work with a number of labels from New Zealand and abroad. Among the duo’s most recent endeavours is the launch of their own online shop, where readers can buy the outfits featured on the blog.
Meagan is a Maori plus-size fashion blogger who is incredibly passionate about body confidence, accessible fashion, and stylish trends. She has a photography background, and started blogging to promote plus-size clothing that is beautiful, good quality and decently priced. As well as showcasing her favourite items (she loves stripes, textured threads, and black-on-black combos), Meagan’s blog is also a space for sharing her wisdom on self-love and living life as a curvy woman.
A personal stylist by trade, Caitlin Taylor’s blog is all about helping readers look amazing in the clothes they wear. From useful tips on how to accentuate the body’s best features, to awesome posts about her own personal style, Chasing Cait is a celebration of all things fashion. The Auckland-based blogger has worked across various industry sectors (like marketing, retail, and PR), both in Australia and New Zealand. Along with blog posts, Chasing Cait also features an online shop and personal styling services.
Megan is very much a pioneer in the Kiwi blogging scene – her site, Thread, has been around since 2001. From the times when HTML code was king to the present days when Instagram prevails, Megan’s work continues to embrace the digital as well as the fashionable. She already had a solid background in fashion design and retail before establishing her web presence and is incredibly passionate about all aspects of the industry – from the business side to keeping up with the latest news and trends.
Kristen Gou is a model, stylist, photographer, and full-time fashionista. Her blog, Skirts and Squats, is the perfect combination between stylish trends, health, fitness, and travel. Kristen’s blog is relatively new, but is quickly gaining traction: since starting out in October 2016, this trendsetter has worked with a handful of local and international brands, including Suprette Ponsonby, NZSale, MiniCami, and Ettika Jewellery. She has also appeared on the cover of Most Wanted Magazine, which is the most popular Chinese-language print publication in New Zealand.
Antoinette started Bonbon Girls to inspire readers from all walks of life to look glamorous. A background in hairstyle, where she worked on various fashion shoots, paved the way for Antoinette to share her knowledge and wisdom about great threads and workable trends. Within a couple of years, Bonbon Girls has collaborated with a number of established fashion brands, including Sunglass Hut, Pandora and GHD. Most recently, Antoinette began expanding her blogging operations to include travel and lifestyle tips.
An insatiable appetite for all things fashionable and visual inspired Kendra to create Stolen Inspiration. That was in 2009. Fast forward to the present, and Stolen Inspiration has become one of the country’s best renowned blogs, featuring a trove of fashionable posts as well as lifestyle and travel content. Through Stolen Inspiration, Kendra has collaborated with leading international labels, like Adidas, Converse and Pandora. Her style is all about mixing designer clothes with cool, budget-friendly finds.
Hannah is an Auckland-based fashionista who loves to share her favourite things: from fashion finds and beauty product hauls, to shows and movies she rates and even the occasional restaurant recommendation. Basically, her aptly-named blog, The Modern Girl, embraces all things related to fashion and lifestyle. Along with keeping her own site updated and fabulous, Hannah has also contributed to some noteworthy New Zealand sites – including some of the cool blogs we’ve featured on our follow list.