FIVE MINUTES WITH…KATY THOMAS
From Eco Friendly Threads to Front Row Tweets…Katy Thomas, fashion reporter from the Erin Simpson Show on TV2 and blogger at iamKaty Thomas tells us what she’s most looking forward to at this years Fashion Fest!
TELL US WHICH SEMINAR OR SHOW YOU’D MOST LIKE TO GO TO…to enter, comment below and you will be in to WIN a DOUBLE PASS to the event of your choice!
My blog is IamKatyThomas.com and that is…A New Zealand fashion and style blog. It’s a place for me to share all my tv shows and behind-the-scenes photoshoots, fashion gossip and fashion industry gossip. I do quite a bit of modeling so I usually give my blog readers a sneaky peak of campaigns I’m in before they the magazines or tv screens.
It’s an opportunity for me to talk to other fashionistas, young models and talent. I also get given a lot of awesome goodies to giveaway to my blog readers which is pretty awesome-sauce
How did you get into it?
I’ve been modeling since I was 13 and the Erin Simpson Show found me when I was hosting the Fashion Week wrap party and the offered me the job! Since then I’ve been a guest writer for heaps of different blogs and magazines like Thread, CLEO, Gloss. I was taking some time out from Christmas present wrapping and BOOM! I made a blog… it sort of shocked me how quickly it’s grown! It’s fantastic and very exciting.
To me, the best part about NZ Fashion Festival is…
That it’s all about the shopper, the fashion lover, the girl or guy who just loves New Zealand fashion. They can get up close and personal with our talented local designers, fashion models, magazine editors and blogger. You can literally buy the clothes straight off the runway! That’s something you just can’t do at Fashion Week! It’s so much fun, it’s so social and interactive – you can have a glass of champagne and translate the trends straight into your wardrobe. What’s not to love about that? I can’t wait!
What stood out for me in NZ Fashion during 2011 was…
The thing(s) I’d pick to watch out for in 2012 are…
I think recycled fashion is going be bigger than ever. Thinking vintage and paisley prints, 20’s inspired hemlines, hair and makeup and an overall return to good design. Fashion will be more idiosyncratic and innovative as fashionistas want handmade, bespoke and one-off items. A greater focus on the individual, rather than the fashion victim.
I also predict an interesting new direction for Little Brother with Isaac Hindin-Miller at the helm of the creative team. A big year for 2012 kiwi fashion.
At previous fashion festivals you would most likely to find me…
Front row centre, tweeting photos from the runway to twitter!
At Fashion Festival in 2012 I’ll be…
Doing exactly the same! I love the immediacy of twitter – sharing the joy and excitement of a fashion show in real time. Really looking forward to all the Fashion Speed Dating and all the collection shows; going to be so much fun!
What I’m looking forward to most about this years Fashion Festival is…
The Fashion Speed Dating; I have no idea what to expect or what will happen but it’s bound to be a bit saucy and a lot of fun!
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