The Grass Isn't Always Greener

Anjali Burnett


    Anjali Burnett

    A CAT MAY LOOK AT A QUEEN - Autumn/Winter 2019

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    The first look from our NZFW Autumn/Winter 2019 show.

    YADA YADA 2018

    Sally Shand

    This is not a test.... 'Yada Yada: The collection about nothing'. The Trailer....

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    TSN Book club

    Willow Henderson


    Here's what we've been reading lately...

    "I'm reading 'Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman' by Anne Helen Peterson, which Willow gave me for my birthday, and Ray-ray is reading the latest New Scientist magazine and 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman". -- Anj 

    "An amazing book I just finished and can't stop recommending to people is 'Educated' by Tara Westover. It's a memoir about a girl born into a large mormon family in Idaho and who never went to school (or even had a birth certificate until she was 9!) but when she was 17 she went to college and then went on to study her phd at Harvard and Cambridge. It is such an inspiring book that talks a lot about her childhood and the struggles with her family when she decided to leave Idaho. An incredible woman! Love her story! I couldn't put it down!" -- Gabrielle

    "I have to confess - I'm not a big reader! But I was given 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt for my birthday by some friends, so I'm slowly getting through that!!" -- Elise

    "I'm reading 'The Choice' by Edith Eger, on loan from Rach 2.0 and am quite enjoying it – she has an amazing story." – Sally 

    "I've just read 'The Lowland' by Jhumpa Lahiri." -- Rosie

    "I am currently reading 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt, and  I finished 'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara while we were travelling, terrible but wonderful." – Hannah

    "The last book that I read and really enjoyed was 'Americanah' - late to the party I know but what a book." -- Alice

    "Because I secretly nurture a desire be a detective or private investigator 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' by Michelle McNamara was my last read. And before that, I loved 'Tenth of December' by George Saunders. -- Willow

    We're always after a good recommendation for what to try next, so let us know what you've loved lately over here

    Women of Note

    Anjali Burnett


    M A D D Y B U D D - if you don't know, now you know. Her own tweet sums up her spirit perfectly: I love it when bus drivers wave to other bus drivers 👋😊💛

    What do you do 9-5, any side hustles?
    My job is basically to do social media and Instagram. Haha. I help people create great content and manage their social accounts. It's weird because it's a job that didn't exist when I was at school or uni but now it's all I do all day. 

    Because I'm a freelancer I have lots of time to work on other fun stuff too. Like writing and podcasting. I did wardrobe for the new Male Gayz talk show a few weeks ago (if you haven't heard their podcast then you haven't lived). 

    My podcast will be coming out soon I'm really excited about that. We talked to amazing women from all different ages and professions. Hopefully it will be inspiring and fun to listen to. 

    Who is a woman who inspired you to be your best self?
    My friends are my inspo, and basically my whole life. I am chronically extroverted in the way that I need to be with friends all the time. Katherine is one person who always pushes me and helps and motivates me to do things even I don't think I can do. Also my big sis Laura is so supportive and awesome. 

    Who's the most interesting or inspiring person you've ever interviewed?
    Tyler Haney is pretty inspirational for me too. I got to interview her when I worked at Bazaar. She was super nice. All the women I interview inspire me and are so interesting. 

    How do you stay so woke? What are you reading/watching that we should be?
    I love podcasts. I like The Guilty Feminist, Womens hour and Call Your Girlfriend at the moment. 

    What's the best advice you were ever given?
    This is hard. I guess my dad always just says enjoy being young and do all the things you want to do while you have the freedom. I do that as much as I can.


    Women of Note

    Anjali Burnett


    Katherine Lowe my kind, funny, fitspo mate. I coached her on the basics of treadmill running and now look at her!

    What do you do 9-5 and what do you do outside work hours?
    From 9-5, Mon - Fri I am a model agent in the office. I manage and develop Clyne's new face division. It's an interesting and challenging job - because you're dealing with people (and often quite young people) so closely, you face things you would never usually. You kind of become a sort of mother, it's very strange.

    The rest of the week I am also a model agent because being an agent isn't limited to office hours, but I also sometimes write posts for RALLY, which is a little website that Leilani Momoisea and I do together. Outside of that, I am really just a woman trying to get a grip on life, lol.

    Who's the most interesting or inspiring person you've ever interviewed?
    Yikes, I haven't interviewed anyone in a while. I did Lorde's first ever interview which was cool, not only because she's smart and interesting, but also because it started a really great friendship. It was before she blew up, we met up at Little & Friday in Newmarket and did it there, it was cute. I haven't properly interviewed Kirsty Godso before but I have asked her lots of questions and seen her speak a few times and she is incredibly engaging and positive. She's very motivating and inspiring to me.

    How do you stay so woke? Anything we should be reading/watching/listening to?
    Honestly, I don't feel that woke so this is a hard question. I am trying to make an effort to read more and to listen to and learn from the smarter, more informed people than me!

    I don't know about specific thing one should be looking into to stay woke but hey, hop on the internet. It's a vast place, you can learn a lot out there.

    Who's a woman who inspired you to be your best self?
    There are several women that I'm surrounded by that help me be a better me - including my mum :)

    What's the best advice you've been given?
    This isn't really advice, but ever since I got told I think about it fairly regularly: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

    Supplier sessions

    Anjali Burnett


    Behind every piece of twenty-seven names clothing is a long list of people who helped to bring it to life. With our TSN supplier sessions, we're going to be sharing some images from the people and companies who help us each season, so you can learn more about our supply chain.

    First up we have Des and Nick - the beauty and brains behind Wall Fabrics. Wall Fabrics allows a small-scale producer like ourselves to reach up to the top shelf by sourcing us small runs of high quality end-of-line fabrics and surplus stock from the big guys. 

    Women of Note

    Anjali Burnett


    Zoe Walker - that friend you rally back and forth via an email with the subject line YES, and a link to an article on how to navigate your relationship with Fashion and Feminism...

    What do you do 9-5?
    I’m a writer with a background in newspapers, magazines and fashion.

    Who is a woman who inspired you to be your best self?
    In the past I probably would’ve said someone well-known and successful in their career. But watching my nana live her life as an adventurous and curious 80-year-old - still travelling, working hard, lots of hobbies, caring for herself and her family - is much more inspiring to me now.

    Who's the most interesting or inspiring person you've ever interviewed
    Serena Williams.

    How do you stay woke? What are you reading/watching that we should be?
    I loved Eva Wiseman’s column about the commercialisation of feminism, and this insane expectation for women to all be strong, fearless, ambitious. This idea of ‘strong women’ and ‘Girl Bosses’ is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately - it feels like a very narrow, and privileged, definition of success and empowerment. Eva nailed it: “We don’t all have to be incredible, or inspiring - most of us just want to be accepted as equal”.

    What's the best advice you were ever given?
    My mentors taught me to never apologise for having high standards and integrity. I also love this from Grace Coddington: “Have fun even if you are working hard”.


    Women of Note

    Anjali Burnett


    The definition of a dream weaver - 'Rebecca Lawson'

    What do you do 9-5, and what's your side hustle?
    I work in lifestyle & beauty PR, with a side of feel good. I love helping people with projects - whether that's being a wannabe PTA member helping out with the local school fundraiser, or doing what I can to support the Women's Collective. I love getting amongst good ideas

    Who is a woman who inspired you to be your best self?
    My mum absolutely inspires me in all facets of my life - she (along with my dad!) have instilled a strong work ethic in my brothers and I. Mum is one of the hardest workers I know. We have always been very close, but it's since having kids that our relationship has found a new level - I literally could not do this parenting thing without her.

    Professionally, I am so lucky to be surrounded by incredibly driven, capable women who inspire me. It blows my mind how many of my friends own their own businesses, speak out about things that matter to them, and generally sass it up daily.

    Who's the most interesting or inspiring person you've ever worked with?
    I feel lucky to have worked with so many inspiring women - from my first bosses, to female clients in male-dominated industries, to performers at events. But one stand out would have to be my dear friend Kathryn Wilson. We met when I was doing her PR, and became great friends. I have always admired her courage to pursue her dreams, her absolute sass as a businesswomen, her ability to run a company and juggle her family life - all while staying incredibly humble and somehow always finding time to grab a glass of wine.

    What are you reading/watching/listening to that we should be?
    Where do I start! Currently binging 'Shameless' which I was very late to the party with, but that has paid off as now I have 8 seasons to watch!

    I have a few books on the go, current fave is 'F*cking Apostrophes' from my mum (we are grammar nerds), 'Spark Joy' because I'm an amateur hoarder, and 'Dear Ijeawele' from my friend Alice.

    What's the best advice you were ever given?
    In conversation, be present and truly listen to people