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18 o Hōngongoi 2010

"Ma te werawera o tōu mata e kai ai i te huanga ahi o te kai"
By the sweat of your face you will taste the piquant flavour of cooked food
Whakatāuki explained by Glenis Phillip-Barbara nō Ngāti Porou

In the third episode of our in-depth documentary series Whakatewhatewha, Justine Murray delves into the world of fashion.

Ever wanted a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a fashion event? Te Ahi Kaa sent Justine Murray to soak up the atmosphere at the Miromoda Fashion show held last month with hairstylist Warren Dion Smith, models Rua Manukau and Sonata Duffy Mcleod, and designers Amber Bridgeman and Blaire Archibald.

Miromoda Maori Fashion show

For Stan Wolfgramm the annual Westfield Style Pasifika is an opportunity to showcase Polynesians in all their glory - in a for Polynesian by Polynesian kaupapa. Now in its 12th year the artistic director, talks about the history of the festival before describing offences caused when cultural icons such as the tapa cloth are misappropriated.

Based in Kaiapoi, hair and make-up artist Nicole Taikato Wheeler says that when it comes to make-up and hair, 'au natural' is best for Māori.

Waiata featured

Pate mo tou vae by Te Vaka from the album Te Vaka (2001); Pukaea as performed by Hinewehi Mohi from the album Oceania (1999); Beneath the Māori moon by George Nepia from the album Archive 4