Meet the talented team behind Viva magazine at the Viva live seminar tomorrow night at 7:00 pm, with top fashion tips, behind the scenes secrets and on stage interviews including special guest Karen Walker.

Tickets are only $25! PLUS we can now reveal that each ticket includes a Viva goodie bag packed full of treats including a $30 Karen Walker voucher, ORLY, TRESemmé, Savar and Estee Lauder perfume samples and more – worth well above the ticket price!

Why Wait? Get your tickets now! click here. Read below to find out more details and catch our exclusive interview with Editor Amanda Linell.


Always on-trend and visually stunning, Viva is a mid-week magazine in The New Zealand Herald with a devoted following from people who love to be informed of what’s hot in fashion, beauty, food, wine and design. To celebrate Viva Live, we asked Editor, Amanda Linnell, to tell us more about the Viva Live seminar and what she’s looking forward to most at this year’s Fashion Festival.

As part of New Zealand Fashion Festival, the team will bring Viva to life on stage at the Viva Live seminar. Audiences will have the chance to get up close with the Viva team including editor Amanda Linnell, food writer and chef Nici Wickes, fashion editor Ana Macdonald and photographer Babiche Martens. Special guests including Kiwi favourite Karen Walker will als be joining the team. PLUS ach ticket includes a Viva goodie bag packed full of treats including a $30 Karen Walker voucher, ORLY, TRESemme, Savar and Estee Lauder samples and more!

When: Wednesday, February 29th  at 7.00pm

Doors open from 5:00pm with full bar onsite. Come and enjoy a drink before the seminar. You can also have your hair styled by TRESemmé, or nails done at the ORLY & Magic Tan Nail Bar. Plus be in to win some great goodies and hot prizes!

Tickets are only $25! Click HERE to BUY YOURS NOW

What are you looking forward to most at this year’s Fashion Festival?
Seeing all this season’s collections in one hit, so to speak, and knowing I can go straight out the next day and buy the things I love!

Can you tell us a bit more about the Viva Live Seminar you will be hosting?
Just like the Viva magazine you find in your Wednesday Herald newspaper, it’s going to be informative, fun and inspiring. Our special guest is Karen Walker who will tell us all about the glamour – and grit – of showing at New York Fashion Week. We have television personality and Viva eating out editor Nici Wickes celebrating how food – like fashion – goes through different trends. Plus, our fashion editor Ana Macdonald is going to guide you through the top looks for this season. And there will be lots of great prizes to be won and goody bags full of treats.

What trends should viewers watch out for in 2012?
Colour, patterns, textures, Sixties influences, flattering silhouettes… Look in next week’s Viva and come along to our Viva Live Seminar to find out more!

What’s your best style advice to pass on?
Shoulders back! That’s what my mother was always telling me as I was growing up. And it’s so true. Everything looks so much better when you’re standing tall and with confidence.

What’s the most cherished item in your wardrobe?
A pair of American Indian turquoise earrings given to me by a beautiful warrior woman friend who died of breast cancer.

Who are some of your style heroes?
Stella McCartney, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett; all strong, feminine women who are comfortable in their own skin – and what they wear!


About nzfashionfestival

Bigger and better than ever before, NZ Fashion Festival is back for 2012- with a brand new location at Auckland’s Shed 10, 5 completely different group shows plus daily hair, beauty and style seminars hosted by the likes of M.A.C and TRESemme... as well as a Designer Garage Sale and a host of FREE events, deals and shoes for you to enjoy around the city!

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