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When Rachel Hunter was a little girl, The Warehouse was like "a candy store".

And when her Rachel clothing range starts selling in the red sheds today, a part of her will have come home, she told the Herald at the launch last night.

"It was like being released into a whole new world. There were Tiki Torches, pillows, baskets and lamps," she said.

"It was about coming back home. I'm 39 now, and I've been in the business for 23 years. I've always wanted to come back home."

The former Kiwi supermodel made fun of herself as girls modelled the clothes at a swanky shindig at a loft in College Hill.

"They tried to get me to wear this miniskirt in the photo-shoot but I said, 'No, I'm too old'," she said.

And when a model strutted the same black silky number she was wearing, she quipped: "This is also the dress I have on, but she's a lot skinnier than me."

Earlier, Hunter's Kiwi humour was met with roars of laughter when she said: "I like to be really comfortable - women like to feel comfortable at certain times of the month. I'm sorry guys."

Warehouse chief executive Ian Morris replied: "So do we, after about 10 pints of beer," before asking the 1.78m-tall model to take her high heels off so he wouldn't feel so short next to her.

The audience of about 200 included top designer Denise L'Estrange-Corbet, Edge radio station presenters and Hunter's New Zealand agent, former All Black Andy Haden.

Hunter flew in yesterday morning and out again this morning.