Amber

Author
Blog, Uncategorized

AW @ NZFW 2014!

1b6684a8-fcaf-406a-a945-11e31d926fd4

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

Blog, Uncategorized

#hashtag

AW.Instagram

 

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

xx

Blog, Uncategorized

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) *

 

Blog, Uncategorized

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!)

kimc3

kimc2

kimc

 

Blog, Uncategorized

Red is trending

red

Blog, Uncategorized

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

launch




 

Photography by Julie Cooper
Blog, Uncategorized

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

6ecb3f4be094a4ed4b09f064094690d3

 

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.

hm-notebooks
hm-kiss

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.


DSC_0082DSC_0083
DSC_0071
DSC_0070

Blog, Uncategorized

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

 

Blog, Uncategorized

Do you follow us on Instagram?

AW.Instagram

Follow us to see insights into Amber Whitecliffe’s personal life and the brand! Also be in the know with giveaways and competitions!

http://instagram.com/amberwhitecliffe

@amberwhitecliffe

xx

Blog, Uncategorized

Wedding Day

AnnaAllport_0071(pp_w940_h626)

You may of seen that I got married recently! I feel so lucky to have found the man of my dreams, it was a very special day, that I will never forget.

I now understand even more the financial stress and effort that goes into a wedding, but also how fun and full of love the day & journey is!

This makes me even more excited and prepared for weddings that I help with in the future. I am currently making bridesmaid dresses for two weddings and I have done my very best to make them affordable, beautiful and the process of designing/fitting super easy. The excitement around a wedding is such a joy to be a part of and I’m thrilled this side of my business is increasing.

My job was made incredibly easy for my own wedding as my bridesmaids are all absolute babes and so supportive of me! Weather in Auckland can be so unpredictable, especially in autumn so I designed summery dresses with matching tailored jackets for warmth. Elroy and I chose a colour palette of white, gold, cream and navy (for the boys) with a ‘classy rustic’ theme. I wanted the girls to have fun in their outfits, so I made a simple singlet top that was flattering and comfortable, and a silk circle skirt, which looked so pretty as they danced! The  jackets featured side ruffles and were made of a wool/silk jacquard. I also made the little flower girl’s outfit. Similar to the girls but a junior version; a t-shirt out of the same lace fabric tucked into a tutu skirt, a long sleeved bolero in the gold wool and then finished it off with hand sewn flowers across the waistband of skirt and an elastic headband.

AnnaAllport_0017(pp_w940_h626)AnnaAllport_0063(pp_w940_h626)
AnnaAllport_0054(pp_w940_h626)AnnaAllport_0096(pp_w940_h626)AnnaAllport_0024(pp_w940_h1410)-1

Click to see more images of the bridesmaid outfits here

Photography: Anna Allport Photography
Hair: Patty Pinto and Amy Thomsen
Make-up: Deanne Pinto
Flowers: Sally Caudwell, and Michele
and Amber Whitecliffe

Bridesmaids and Flower Girl outfits:Amber Whitecliffe
Boys suits: Politix
Amber’s Dress: Xian Bridal