Seeing stripes

Seeing stripes

    About Eliza RomanosA con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

A vintage look for both on stage and off

A vintage look for both on stage and off

Fanci­for­ia Fox­glove may be adorned with diamantes, feath­ers and lashes, but she still doesn’t throw her cre­at­or, Bailey McCor­mack, into the shade. Bailey and her alter ego have been cut­ting a swathe through the Wel­ling­ton burlesque/pinup/vintage scene for five years, and she will be one of 10 final­ists in Miss Pinup New Zea­l­and at The Very […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Less is more

Less is more

On a warm, wind­less Wel­ling­ton morn­ing, I walked down Cour­tenay Place on the search for Mar­garet Hema’s salon. A search is required. For­tu­nately, I was fore­warned. I’d met Mar­garet for a facial pre­vi­ously, and I found myself, again, up two flights of stairs, through a door, then anoth­er, before find­ing her in the clas­sic heritage […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Red Alert

Red Alert

Red lips should no longer be ban­ished to black tie events. Red lip­stick, once reserved solely for ‘that even­ing look’, can abso­lutely be worn — whenev­er you damn well feel like it. While it has to be said that although red lip­stick has stood the test of time as a glam­our staple, it can be an […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

A Christmas present for yourself

A Christmas present for yourself

I knew a trip to the day spa was likely to be more than, shall we say, tol­er­able, how­ever I didn’t expect to leave feel­ing so edu­cated. But, as I dis­covered, the Ella Baché Skin Care Salon is no ordin­ary spa. Ella Baché, loc­ated in the James Cook Hotel, is the brand’s flag­ship salon in […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Heaven scent

Heaven scent

Some­how you just expect a flor­ist to live in a home that echoes the vibrancy, fra­grance and artistry of her daily life. Ingrid Pritchard, the director/owner of Scent Flor­al Boutique, doesn’t dis­ap­point. Imme­di­ately, I notice the appeal­ing scent of Ingrid’s home, thanks to the pres­ence of her many candles and oils, and the inev­it­able flowers dotted […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Crisp and comfortable

Crisp and comfortable

This month we’re all about com­fort­able staples, with relaxed, over­sized and, often, andro­gyn­ous pieces. There’ll be no need to suck in, with loose-fit­t­ing, struc­tured shapes and bil­lowy sil­hou­ettes sit­ting away from the body. Wear this style with uni­sex sum­mer accessor­ies to really nail the look. […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Capital Questions with Gale Walker

Capital Questions with Gale Walker

Just Teas­ing has been an insti­tu­tion for many Wel­ling­to­ni­ans for the last 20 years. Gale has been there for all of the salon’s moves, from Cuba Street to Egmont Street and, most recently, to upper Wil­lis Street. Gale and her team are very excited to be in their latest loc­a­tion, and to be part of […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Newtown

Newtown

About Eliza RomanosA con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.

Together again

Together again

Driv­ing out to Rau­mati, the weath­er looked bleak, but in true Kapiti fash­ion the sun began to play ball the fur­ther up the coast we got. By the time we arrived at Des Hosie and Helen Wise’s home, the day had taken a decidedly prom­ising turn. And what a greet­ing we had on our arrival. On […]

About Eliza Romanos

A con­firmed Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Eliza comes from a fam­ily of journ­al­ists and has recently com­pleted a BA at Vic­tor­ia Uni­ver­sity in Art His­tory and Media. Now mak­ing her own way in the world of journ­al­ism, she has par­tic­u­lar interests in fash­ion and art. She misses the DTL in lower Cuba Street and the dance floor being at the oth­er end of Good Luck Bar. Eliza lives in a bit­terly cold flat in Brook­lyn but appre­ci­ates the walk into town through Cent­ral Park every morning.