Long Reads You May Have Missed

Settle in and revisit these great features and profiles over your holidays

States of Undress presenter Hailey Gates filming in Liberia. Picture / Supplied

Hailey Gates on the Politics of Fashion
The New York-based model, writer, actress and presenter of Vice show States of Undress travels the world exploring the fashion industry through an intellectual and personal lens. "What people tend to forget is that when you talk about fashion, so often you are talking about the territory of women’s bodies, and it doesn’t really get more political than that."
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Lean Out: Why It's Okay to Do Less
What if there was a better way to live than constantly seeking to progress and improve? What if the answer lay in tempering our ambitions and settling for what we already have? Rebecca Barry Hill looked at the new wave of thinking gaining ground.
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Feminism is not a Trend
From slogan T-shirts to 'empowering' suits, Zoe Walker explored how fashion's embrace of feminism this year could move beyond buzzwords.
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Behind the Sleep Revolution
Sleep has become both personal obsession and big business - writer Melinda Williams looked at the rise of resting hard.
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Artist Petra Cortright's Digital Influence
Before the opening of her exhibition earlier this year, the US artist - a favourite of Stella McCartney - talked about her love of Martha Stewart, Pinterest, and emojis.
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Up Close with Kiwi Victoria's Secret Model Georgia Fowler
On the eve of walking the international extravaganza that is the annual Victoria's Secret Show, New York-based NZ model Georgia Fowler talked to Dan Ahwa about the hard work and dedication to stay at the top.
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Conscious Fashion Pioneer Laurie Foon on Fashion Revolution
As an early adopter of eco-friendly and sustainable fashion with her label Starfish, designer Laurie Foon paved the way for fashion with a conscience in New Zealand.
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What Nudes Tell Us About Ourselves
As the exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate opened at the Auckland Art Gallery, we explored what artists' depictions of the nude reveal about our attitudes towards beauty.
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Inside H&M's New Ethical Clothing Line
Jessica Beresford journeyed to the retail giant's headquarters in Stockholm to take a closer look at its sustainability initiatives.
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A Fashion Designer's Journey of Discovery in Thailand
Chaos & Harmony designer Rebecca Anderson shared her learnings from a trip to Thailand with Tearfund NZ on the impact of sex trafficking.
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Celebrating 85 Years of NZ Fashion Photography
An exhibition in June looked back on the history of fashion photography in New Zealand. We spoke to the show's co-curator, Doris de Pont, about how the New Zealand 'look' is showcased through imagery, and why fashion photography is important. "The images are a mirror, even if sometimes a rose-tinted one."
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The Power of Posh
Beauty editor Janetta Mackay met the one and only Victoria Beckham as she launched her beauty line with Estee Lauder, with the designer talking lipstick, empowerment and how she loves designing makeup she wants to wear.
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How Slowing Down Can Save Your Health
Feeling overwhelmed? Nici Wickes shared her story of how taking her foot off the accelerator saved her health.
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Huffer Celebrates 20 Years of Success
Steve Dunstan on how Huffer has become an icon of New Zealand's fashion story.
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Talking About a Fashion Revolution
Founder of ethical fashion organisation Seed to Self, Theresa Grantham shared her inspiring vision for a more conscious future in the fashion industry, starting with a new generation of designers.
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The Business of Beauty with Jo Horgan
On a visit to New Zealand, the founder of Mecca Beauty stores shared how she changed the beauty retail landscape.
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Our Venus at the Venice Biennale
New Zealand artist Lisa Reihan spoke to Herald arts editor Dionne Christian about taking her work to the world’s biggest contemporary art exhibition.
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