Those in the know
From infamous Bloggers, Photographers, Fashion Editors and Up and coming fashion designers, we sus out just who's saying what about fashion.
tvnz.co.nz: Op shops - in or out?
Norrie Montgomery: I don't think they have ever been out,
everyone loves vintage, retro, and that's the best place to get it
Derek Henderson: Out. I'm not wearing somebody else's clothes, it kind of makes me feel weird
Sally Ridge: Totally in, Jaime (my daughter) is always at Tatty on Ponsonby Road
Liz Mitchell: Yes, in
Isaac Hindin Miller: Always in, and if they're out they're even better
Jenny: Mmmm... if you mix it up with something new - a bit of the past, a bit of the present
tvnz.co.nz: Accessories - what's your favourite?
Norrie Montgomery: Canon 5d mark 2
Derek Henderson: I don't have an accessory but I do enjoy watching people torture themselves with the latest
Liz Mitchell: Shoes
Jenny: Obi-panel worn over jeans
tvnz.co.nz: What's the most expensive item of clothing you own?
Norrie Montgomery: A Christian Audigier t-shirt. It
has a huge skull on the front, with diamonds in the teeth and
dollar signs in the eye sockets. The back reads 'charmed
Derek Henderson: An Ann Demeulemeester jacket
Sally Ridge: A Prada jacket I brought about 10 years ago
Liz Mitchell: I've got this amazing embroidered coat which would be my most excessive purchase
Isaac Hindin Miller: A navy blue made-to-measure double breasted jacket
Which designer you admire the most?
Norrie: Christian Audigier
Derek Henderon: Dov Charney from American Apparel because i can shop for my daughter and myself all in the same store and they have sexy shop assistants!
Liz Mitchell: V and A
Shannon Slade: It's Cybele, Kate Sylvester, Juliette Hogan, Karen Walker, Nom*D , Stolen Girlfriends Club and the Trelise extravaganza. However it's always a buzz to see an incredible new design talent blow us all out of the water
tvnz.co.nz: Black or white?
Norrie Montgomery: I prefer colour
Derek Henderson: Grey
Sally Ridge: Both
tvnz.co.nz: Given the choice, do you prefer smart or casual?
Norrie Montgomery: Casual, I am never out of jeans and
Derek Henderson: Casual
Sally Ridge: Casual, I hate getting dress up
Liz Mitchell - Personally a bit more casual. I like the outdoors - I'm a beach person. Obviously my work is about glamour and dressing but my own personal thing is that I like to be comfortable.
Isaac Hindin Miller: Smart. Every young New Zealander seems to have an obsession with grungy clothing. I'm over it. Dress up
tvnz.co.nz: What's your favourite fashion trend of recent years?
Norrie Montgomery: Ed Hardy in New Zealand. At last
colour and bling - there is too much black in New Zealand
Derek Henderson: Men's tights
Sally Ridge: Jeans, a T-shirt and a jacket
Liz Mitchell: The eclectic mix of different patterns and textiles. I'm a textile person so mixing up of textiles and colours so that appeals to me.
Isaac Hindin Miller: The best trend I've seen in a long time is all the pleated, cropped and cuffed pants coming out at the moment. They look amazing on both men and women
Jenny: Hats. They're definitely back in
tvnz.co.nz: What's your biggest fashion faux pas?
Norrie Montgomery: Bay city Rollers white jeans with a
tartan stripe down one side
Sally Ridge: Bad jeans
Liz Mitchell - I think in terms of designing gloss we certainly went crazy when designing hats. Considering we had shoulder pads and hats it was over-kill! But it was in the 80's though...
Isaac Hindin Miller - Dressing like a waiter
Jenny: I call them more of a statement!
Norrie Montgomery: David Bowie
Derek Henderson: Kate Moss
Sally Ridge: David Beckham
Liz Mitchell: I love Cate Blantchett, Helen Miren and Charlotte Rampling
Isaac Hindin Miller: Mark Ronson and Lapo Elkann
Jenny: Gwyneth Paltrow. She just 'owns' whatever she wears
tvnz.co.nz: Who needs a make-over?
Jenny: Anyone who is not expressing themselves properly with the clothes they wear
tvnz.co.nz: What's your favourite colour?
Norrie Montgomery: Blue
Derek Henderson: Porcelain blue
Sally Ridge: Pink and black
Liz Mitchell: At the moment, Saffron. I just think it's in amazingly intense colour. I change my mind quite regularly
Isaac Hindin Miller: Maroon
Jenny: A light olive shade of green
tvnz.co.nz: What item in your wardrobe can you not live without?
Norrie Montgomery: My Nobody Jeans and of course my Ed
Derek Henderson: My organic baby rib men's briefs by American Apparel
Sally Ridge: Jeans
Liz Mitchell: Anything in cashmere - you can't go back once you've experienced it
Isaac Hindin Miller: My beige pants. I wear them nineteen out of twenty days
Jenny: My Totara panel pants
tvnz.co.nz: If you had to choose would it be handbags or shoes?
Sally Ridge: Shoes
Jenny: Shoes but I really wish I didn't have to choose!
Photographer, Norrie Montgomery at The A List
Photographer, Derek Henderson at M.A.P.
Sally Ridge, owner of James and August - James and August
Fashion designer, Liz Mitchell - Liz Mitchell
Fashion blogger, Isaac Hindin Miller - Isaac likes
Fashion designer, Jenny at Y Be - Y Be
Shannon Slade, Fashion & Beauty Editor at Fashion Flossie