Exclusive Interview: Wendy Petrie
We asked TVNZ's own style icon Wendy Petrie for style tips and her take on New Zealand fashion.
tvnz.co.nz: What does New Zealand fashion mean to
Wendy: New Zealand fashion is world class and I'm proud to say my on-air jackets are made by Kiwi designers.
tvnz.co.nz: Who's your favourite
Wendy: Workshop and Helen Cherry, Claire Kingan Jones, Yvonne Bennetti
tvnz.co.nz: Do you prefer dressing smartly or
Wendy: It's nice to have the opportunity to do both. Go casual on weekends then dress up a tad during the week. If there's a special event my lovely stylists Michiko and Clifton even source a frock for me! I'm pretty lucky.
tvnz.co.nz: What's your best make-up
Wendy: Lip gloss and a bit of face tint in your mosituriser.
tvnz.co.nz: What's the worst item of clothing you've
Wendy: Shoes that look so good but hurt so much.
tvnz.co.nz: Are you a designer shopper or do you mix and
match with op shops?
Wendy: No, I'm useless and definitely need guidance from fashion savvy shop assistants.
tvnz.co.nz: How often do you go
Wendy: I try not to go out too often but I do enjoy it!
tvnz.co.nz: What three elements bring an outfit
Wendy: Piece of jewellery, shoes or bag.
tvnz.co.nz: What colours do you prefer to
Wendy: I like to mix it up and don't have any favourite shade. Perhaps coral for spring?
tvnz.co.nz: Who's the most stylish man in the public
Wendy: Oooh I always think Brad Pitt looks handsome.
tvnz.co.nz: Who's the most stylish woman in the public
Wendy: Kate Winslet always looks gorgeous and glamorous. J Lo too.
tvnz.co.nz: Do you get a say in the clothes you're
dressed in before you start filming?
Wendy: Yes if you don't feel good in something it will come across.
tvnz.co.nz: What for you finishes off an outfit
Wendy: Perhaps a belt or bag. Finding the time though for finishing touches can be tough though with kiddies.