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Media Celebrate NZFW 2013 & The Fashion Elite Create A Cocktail Sensation…

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Last night media were invited to celebrate the beginning of NZFW 2013 at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.  Held in the ‘The Cellar’ at the Sofitel, media mingled and fashion’s elite battled it out to see who could create the finest cocktail.  Shannon Ryan DJ’d, as Dame Pieter Stewart (who was amongst the lineup of judges) cast her eye over a whirlwind of cocktails to see who was excelling in a mixology creation fit for the fashion fickle.  Adrian Hailwood, Steve Dunstan, Lela Jacobs, Chris Lorimer (to name just a few) did their best to nab ‘1st place’ in the cocktail competition.  What an amazing and fun night – the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of New Zealand Fashion Week 2013!

Check out some of our highlights from the evening…

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What a line-up of contenders!

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Steve Dunstan of Huffer preparing his cocktail creation

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Steve Dunstan’s cocktail – Right Place, Wrong Time

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Lela Jacobs’ amazing cocktail creation

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Lela Jacobs’ creation: DETOUR

Chris Lorimer puts the final touches on his cocktail creation - White Noise

Chris Lorimer puts the final touches on his cocktail creation – White Noise

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Chris Lorimer of Ciel PR created: White Noise

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Adrian Hailwood’s creation – THE GRAIL

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The ever-photogenic Wouter De Graaf of the Sofitel AKLD. I swear this man just cannot look bad in a photo!

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Sofitel’s very own Wouter De Graaf’s creation: Spring with a french twist!

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Let the judging (and interviewing) commence

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Anna Jobsz looking as gorgeous as ever! (seriously stop making pregnancy look so damned easy and glamorous ha ha)

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Wouter De Graaf of the Sofitel AKLD shows us how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword

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My god – the selection of cheese!! Absolutely divine!!

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Media mingle…

A thoroughly enjoyable night and fabulous way to kick-off NZFW 2103 – Thanks Sofitel AKLD!

Ange x
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