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FASHION + STYLE TEXAS RADIO: BEAT BOUTIQUE MY WINDOW WINNER ANNOUNCED Texas Radio Big Beat Boutique’s window has been a theatrical stage of creativity and performance this year. Brought to you by Tiger Beer, Beat Boutique my Window is Texas Radio Big Beat Boutique’s creative platform, facilitating a collaboration between art and fashion. Six notable New Zealanders were chosen from the music, television and film scene and provided a unique opportunity to showcase their individuality and creativity and to portray Texas Radio Big Beat Boutiques fashion brands in another dimension, which is fun, exciting and visually engaging. Featuring Kate Rodger, Dai Henwood, Rhys Darby, AjA Rock, Michael Hurst and Nick D. The public was able to vote over the past 6 months for their favourite personality/window and we are now extremely excited to announce the artist that received the most votes and the winner of Beat Boutique My Window 2010 is…. KATE RODGER! Kate’s love of all things Hollywood and old school glamour won over the public. Her window portrayed a vision of retro with lush red curtains framing two fashion clad mannequins, a retro television showcasing Kate’s journeys through the Oscars and vintage cameras and film reels to finish off the look. Her opening night was filled with glitz and glamour, a red carpet on arrival and a 1930’s gangster car positioned to complement her window. CONGRATULATIONS KATE! PN TEXAS RADIO BIG BEAT BOUTIQUE, 189 Ponsonby Road T: 09 360 8181

WANT IT, NEED IT... For those of you who were unable to make the event held at taylor Boutique on Saturday 20 November, we thought an introduction to the amazing Kourbela label from Athens, exclusively stocked in taylor boutique was worth sharing. Innovative fashion designer Ioanna Kourbela focuses on using raw and original materials, and is inspired by the natural flow of elements like wind and water. The designer takes the body-conscious image to a whole new level with billowing fabrics entwined with creative layering - complementary to the traditional taylor way of showcasing the female form. Kourbela’s family-owned business was created in the 1970s using the brand’s own organic cottons to create an ancient Grecian look in casual-chic knitted pieces for summer days and nights. Kourbela is inspired by ‘all things of beauty and the beauty of women from within’. Designs enable the wearer to express themselves freely - each woman can dress for herself and feel beautiful. Like Vicki Taylor from taylor, designer Ioanna enjoys stretching the boundaries of design and encouraging women to create their personal identity on their body. You can check out the Kourbela video at – taylor recommends clicking on ‘discover 2550.’ Come in and buy any piece of Kourbela over December from taylor and the store will treat you to a pair of Kourbela summer socks – perfect with summer flats. PN TAYLOR BOUTIQUE 20 Jervois Road T: 09 3766544

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby