Receiving the Cirque Du Soleil Invited Artisan Award from Valerie Desjardins with Otis Herring in the Cube
Receiving Award for Red section from Suzie Moncrieff
Pilgrimage to Lionel's house from Braindead
Visiting the weta cave
A really moving exhibition, the giant soldiers made by weta workshop were stunning
Came out of a screening of Bladerunner to this scene in Siam
The Queen takes a bow at the Awards show
So many inspiring WOW images and outfits on display in and around the area
Competition sections announced on designers day
Great spread in The Dominion Post the morning after the awards show!
All us UK designers were invited to morning tea hosted by British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclaire. There was even cucumber sandwiches with the crust cut off!
Love this postcard collection of a selection of WOW 2016 finalists
Sneaky shot of the band playing as the arena filled up
Great to see my Queen Angel on a tea towel!
Made this outfit specially for the Awards Night, obligatory mirror selfie
Nursing hangovers after a fantastic after show party. Lovely breakfast and a final catch up with everyone before we all go out seperate ways
One of the many highlights of Desighners day was being taught how to make chain mail and leaf mail by the inspiring folks at Weta Shop
Brain meltingly excited to go on the workshop tour! And brilliant displays in the Cave, I think I was most in awe to see the Rat Monkey from Braindead!
Stunning sci-fi art on the ceiling of Roxy Cinema. I first saw the inside of this place on a fuzzy VHS copy of Meet the Feebles, so cool to come and visit!
Fantastic collection of science fiction film posters in the Roxy Cinema
Went on a pilgrimage to the home of BAD TASTE. I'm sure that's Derek I can see up on the cliffs torturing poor Robert!
Standing in the very spot Robert puked up all that steaming green gunge that Frank had to eat! Must say, the food has vastly improved since then!!! After all aliens had buggered off and The Boys are long gone, the alien base in Gear Homestead is now a lovely cafe. The staff offered to take pics of me as I recreated scenes from Bad Taste!
After seeing an old dried up Rat Monkey specimen at Weta Cave, I set off to the Putangirua Pinnacles in Paliser Bay (Skull Island) to see if I could find a living specimen. Don't worry, I had some Detol in the jeep!
After doing my makeup in the dark I set off at 6am with a rucksack full of latex and a battery air pump to shoot my inflatable dress in amongst the Putangirua Pinnacles. Such a weird and alien landscape, perfect for this outfit!
Was very glad no hikers bumped into me as I was getting changed amongst the rocks
Made it to Nelson and got to take a look around the WOW museum. Could have spent all day in there, so much inspiration!
To top off an amazing tour got a mug of yummy ale in the Green Dragon
Holy shit! I'm really here!!!
I came home from Aukland via USA so took a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Felt like I was on Tatooine so dressed apropratly!!!
I brought a Copper cast of my Diamond Angel to the desert, seamed to be quite at home!
Diamond Angel is a latex vacuum piece of wearable art. While inside I create a vacuum using my breathing. I got scanned wearing the piece and 3D printed. After lots of experimenting I'm really excited to be launching a line of Bronze and Copper casts of the Diamond Angel very soon!!!!
Love this accidental outtake shot of me getting into posistion for a shot!
Couldn't resist putting on the outfit again that I made for the WOW Awards night.