Waikato-raised model Emily Baker, who has walked for everyone from Calvin Klein to Prada and appeared in campaigns for Gucci, has been working closer to home recently, appearing in fashion magazines like Harper's Bazaar. Now she has turned up in the latest campaign for sleepwear brand Peter Alexander, showcasing the new range that goes into stores this week.
• Get your op shop fashion fix at The Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show in support of Hospice West Auckland. With a silent auction, MPs as models and clothing for sale, the event will feature MC Jools Topp of the Topp Twins - a West Auckland resident and Hospice Shop fan. 7.30pm next Thursday. Tickets $49-$60 from iticket.co.nz or ph (09) 361 1000.
• Grab vintage and designer fabric finds at Fabric-A-Brac next Saturday. Expect private collections, designer offcuts, and a new Crafting Corner. Proceeds go to Mercy Hospice Auckland. 9am-12.30pm, Freeman's Bay Community Hall. See fabricabrac.co.nz.
- Dame Trelise Cooper has partnered with L'Oreal Professionel to support Breast Cancer Cure, with $2 from sales of salon shampoo packs she has designed going towards the charity of which she is patron.
L'Oreal salon staff are also organising workplace fundraising. The packs are available this month and next.
- Redken has a haircare offer in conjunction with Rodney Wayne, whereby clients of the chain who stock up on two products get a bonus of a nifty emergency phone charger. The Redken Powerbank charges from a computer, fits easily into a handbag, and is your insurance against falling flat.
Celebrating New Zealand's own swinging 60s is the New Zealand Fashion Museum's next exhibition, Elle and the youthquake: The changing face of fashion. Set to open in late September at Britomart's The Nathan Club, it tells the story of designer Wendy Ganley of Elle boutique and her youthful designs (left).
The museum is calling for garments with the Elle or Adele label, as well as certain pieces by Babs Radon (under which Ganley trained) and early Marilyn Sainty garments (the designer worked in Ganley's workroom), plus photos and memories of Wendy Ganley and Elle. Contact nzfashionmuseum.org.nz.
Another great addition to the ethical clothing sector, non-profit Recreate Store partners with women in Cambodia to offer training, fair employment, and community based profits. The site will sell homeware, accessories and more clothing in future, but has launched with designer Camille Howie's range of organic cotton basics for men and women. Pre-order at recreatestore.com.