If there’s one thing I love it’s being on camera. I don’t mean that in a vain way either, and I’m not talking about the kind of camera work involved in modelling in a photoshoot (I have much too much to say to be satisfied with that!). Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to talk – I’ve been a chatterbox since I spoke my first words – so it’s not surprising I feel much more comfortable speaking and being myself in front of a video camera than I ever will being photographed. No wonder then that my dream job is to be a TV host.
Nothing gives me quite the same kick as standing in front of a camera with a microphone interviewing someone worth having a conversation with. If I could do that every day for the rest of my life, creating a meaningful dialogue while still having fun, I’d be a happy girl. Obviously I love it, but it’s also something that feels so natural to me. You know when you do something that just feels right? Well this feels fucking great! I can always tell when I really love doing something because it doesn’t seem like work and I totally lose myself in it, like I do when I’m writing. Presenting is exactly like that. It’s like productive playtime to me. More than work, it’s a passion, and I’ll jump at every opportunity I get to do what I love.
During New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 I was lucky enough to work with The Edge as their official blogger for the event, a.k.a The Edge Insider. As well as writing content for their website – which included daily recaps, show reviews, and interviews – I literally got to live my dream. With The Edge TV microphone in hand and a cameraman (shout out to Noel and DC – you rock!) in tow, I got to film videos for The Edge online and The Edge TV. No joke, best job ever!
- The opening party. I got fashion advice from Len Brown (a.k.a. the mayor of Auckland), talked cat sweaters with David Farrier and pirate patches with Jacinda Ardern (she wants one drawn on her billboard before election time, go figure), and caught up with some Kiwi fashion legends like Trelise Cooper and Steve Dunstan of Huffer royalty.
- A behind-the-scenes feature at the Coop show – from the backstage hair and makeup, to the actual backstage of the runway, and then down the catwalk, I got to wear my modelling shoes and my presenting shoes for this one.
- Interviewing Marc Moore of Stolen Girlfriends Club fame at their store and office in Grey Lynn. Wish you were here… well you basically were, watch the vid!
- I also chatted to Mac makeup legend Kiekie Stanners (our NZ National Artist) after their Mac Technique Session at NZ Fashion Weekend, which I also modelled in.
- I scourged the Designer Garage Sale and hung out with Megan from The Edge at the champagne breakfast in our Fashion Weekend video.
- Oh, and I also caught up with Cheryl from OPI and hung out in the Lululemon store – both of which involved some promos on The Edge.
I wanted to share these clips with you (follow the links above) so you can check out what I was up to during NZFW with The Edge. That and I thought you might want to get to know the girl behind Bright Eyes. It’s all about personality, right? Well meet me, (almost) in person.