Hope this finds you well and fabulous! It is cold and wet here in NZ, currently in the middle of our Winter. The one bonus to the cold weather, is I get to finally wear our latest collection 'Fly With Me'. I am totally in love with wearing the bold prints and rich colours on a gloomy day!
We had a beautiful location for our Spring/Summer 2018 recent photo shoot, on the shores just north of Auckland. It was a perfect day with blue skies and the sun shining.
The day was an amazing match for our new collection, which is full of our trademark bright colours, including teal and emerald green. Of course, there is some gorgeous florals and print as well.
With figure hugging, chic and sheer, classic and draping styles, they are all part of this beautiful new collection. I can't wait to show you all!
For our next Autumn/Winter collection, we are heading back to Manhattan NYC, where we had our debut show. The amazing Katherine Angelique, an internationally published photographer based in NYC will be shooting the collection for us. Along with our gorgeous NY model Gabrielle who walked the finale for me, in our debut show.
So looking forward to seeing Lilika on the streets of NYC!
In the last month I have also had the opportunity to work with the inspiring and very talented Jing Song from Crown Range Cellar. She is the youngest and only female in the world to win Pinot Noir trophy. She is currently in London, where she has just accepted her second award at the London Guild Hall. I had the absolute pleasure in dressing her for this prestigious event in a Lilika Couture design! I have attached a sneak peek of her at the awards dinner but more photos to come. So keep an eye on our social media platforms. We have more fabulous collaborations planned with Jing in the near future.
We are so excited how the brand continues to grow, along with all our social media. Our Instagram is now over 15,000 followers with a goal to reach 20,000 by the end of the year.
We are also looking forward to a double page feature in the classy and glossy fashion magazines based in the US- Lucy's. They featured Lilika with a full page in March and we can't wait to get back inside the covers again, this time taking a double page!
We still continue to get some amazing invitations to showcase from around the world and look forward to showing, off the shores of New Zealand again next year. We have decided to spend some time here in NZ for the next several months, to further build our Kiwi brand in its own country, where it was born:)
I do hope you have a fun and fabulous week ahead, where ever you may be in the world. Thank you for your wonderful ongoing support of our Kiwi brand. Take care and of course.. stay just a little bit posh!
Until next time,
Christina :) x