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NZFW- New Generation Show

NEW GENOn Tuesday 26th August 2014 Amber Whitecliffe showcased for the first time at New Zealand Fashion Week in the New Generation show-a group show with up coming designers of New Zealand.

The range we presented was Mrs Pinto- Summer 2014/15 coming out in November. (However pre orders are available so be in touch if you are desperate for a garment- as our stock is very limited). This collection was inspired by my husband whom is half Portuguese. I drew on the traditional floral tiling in Portugal and the national colours-particualry red! I also learnt some of the language by giving all the garments Portuguese names. I thoroughly enjoyed designing this beautiful collection, especially the water-colour floral print which I did in collaboration with dear friend Tess Seven-isn’t it gorgeous!

NZFW was a fantastic experience, we learnt a lot and have had some great feedback from renowned people in the fashion industry. We just wanted to take this opportunity once again thank our sponsors:

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Thank you so much to EVERYONE who has supported Amber Whitecliffe, even if it’s just been an email saying well done, it really does mean so much. The Fashion industry is a tough place to be, especially as a newbie but your encouragement is keeping me going through the never-ending sleepless nights, so THANK YOU!

Much Love, Amber xx

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AW Loves Dresses

gardenalia2I have just released a NEW limited edition collection named Gardenalia. This range is an selection of one off designs perfect for those frequent occasions where you need a gorgeous new dress!

Engagement party, graduation, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, wedding guest, school ball, black tie event, and new years. You name it, I have you covered!

So go have a look and keep in mind; if your perfect dress isn’t there, I also offer custom made and can create a design especially for you!

Much Love, Amber xx

CREDITS:

Model // Brooke Lepou-Evaga

Photographer //  Hilary Johnston

Make up & Hair // Deanne Pinto (using Karen Murrell lipstick)

 

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AW @ NZFW 2014!

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If you haven’t already heard, we are really excited to announce that Amber Whitecliffe will be showcasing at New Zealand Fashion Week this year!

Two shows AND two collections… double AW for your enjoyment.

The New Generation Show is for young NZ designers, and we won our spot in the Miromoda show 
as one of the top Maori fashion designers.

We are really excited to be able to show at this prestigious event!

The Miromoda show is being held over the ‘NZ Fashion Weekend’ meaning you can buy tickets!
 Click here to purchase tickets.

The New Generation show is industry only, however, we are giving away 2 free tickets! 

All you need to do is purchase any AW garment and you will go in the draw.
 Draw closes 15 August 2014.

Keep updated through our Instagram, Facebook and our email database!

Much love,
 AW xx

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Gotta keep up to date with the hashtags! Follow us on Instagram to to see what we have been up to at Amber Whitecliffe.

Lots of exciting things are happening in the following months :)

http://instagram.com/amberwhitecliffe

@amberwhitecliffe

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Something to smile about!

5 favs wirIt was so hard choosing my favourite garment as I love them all, these are my top 5 from the new High Winter 2014 Collection, Women in Red. I am so excited to have pieces that go with everything else in my wardrobe, are warm but still make me enjoy fashion! Sometimes winter can really be a struggle to dress nicely! The last couple of weeks in Auckland we have had pretty terrible and somewhat depressing weather, but the sun has finally come out so we are celebrating!

We are giving YOU $20 credit to Amber Whitecliffe!!

 All you need to do is email us: hello@amberwhitecliffe.com your favourite garment and why, along with your full name and mobile number and you will receive $20 credit to spend on any AW garment in store! So you can buy that delicious winter outfit you have been dreaming about! We cant wait to hear from you!

Much Love, Amber xx

*offer ends 31st of July, and credit only applies when buying AW in store (not online) *

 

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Kimberley Crossman

We recently dressed New Zealand actress Kimberley Crossman in a gorgeous vintage shoot photographed by Laura Evans. Both of these woman are so full of life and positive energy, I loved being around them-and didn’t they make magic together! The garments Kim is wearing are Amber Whitecliffe Spring/Summer-coming out later this year!

Much Love, Amber xx

(If the images take a while to load-wait patiently its worth it!)

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High Winter Launch

Last night I hosted an evening to launch my new High Winter 2014  Collection “Women in Red”. I was lucky enough to have some great sponsors; The Sweet Eatery, Scarlett’s Spritzers and Karen Murrell Lipsticks.  Thank you to all the Media, friends/family and VIP customers that made an effort to come out in the awful auckland weather. I really appreciated your support!

The collection is now available to buy online: www.amberwhitecliffe.com/shop and I have updated my website so that your shopping experience is much easier! So go check it out!

Much Love, Amber xx

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Photography by Julie Cooper
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A weekend in Parnell

I love my new location in Parnell. I am slowly discovering and rediscovering my favourite places and wanted to share them with you…..Here are my top 3 for this week….Together they make a perfect weekend adventure- I dare you!

1. Chocolate Boutique

This famous little New Zealand Dessert Cafe has got to be number one for me! I was so excited when I found out they were my neighbors!  You’ll be amazed by this quaint little candy shop and cafè full of delicious handmade chocolates, French macaroons, candy in jars like an old school diary, desserts, coffees (not just your regular coffees but flavours such as hazelnut, peanut butter and mint!), hot/iced chocolates, and luxurios gifts!  I recommend the Italian Denso or the Death by Chocolate

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2. Passion for Paper

My second addiction after fabric is paper! I am obsessed with beautiful paper and brand new stationaery. Don’t you love the smell of a brand new unwritten journal! This paper store has all the treats for a stationery freak like me! Products come from all over the world. Located at 217 Parnell Road.

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3. La Cigale French Markets

My favourite thing to do on a saturday or sunday morning is go for a run or a long walk and finish up at the French markets for a coffee and a bakery treat! This bustling place is set up like a local market with various vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and pastries, coffee and cupcakes located at the top of St Georges Bay Road, number 69, open Sat & Sun 8am-1.30pm.


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Miromoda 2014

Over the weekend, my husband and I went down to Windy Wellington where I competed as a finalist in the prestigious Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards. I am very excited to announce that I came second equal in the Established Designer Section! and have secured a spot in the Miromoda show at New Zealand Fashion Week for 2014. The event was so much fun and really well run thanks to Ata Te Kanawa, Montess Hughes and the wonderful models from Kirsty Bunny Management. The judges; Dame Pieter Stewart and Lucire publisher Jack Yan were very receptive to my collection and the positive feedback was so nice to hear after all my hard work! I really enjoyed getting to know other Maori designers from all around New Zealand, it didn’t feel like a competition at all-more like a celebration of talent! I want to keep the range a surprise for Fashion week but here is a sneak peek below! I look forward to showing you the rest in August.

Much Love, Amber xx
Aroha-Wairangi DressModel // Natua Holmes

Make up // Deanne Pinto

Hair // Amber Whitecliffe

Photography // Julie Cooper