Amanda Dorcil

What is your favourite item of clothing?
It is a Tracey Reece sequined dress. I won it at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC last week.

Who is your favorite New Zealand designer?
A difficult question as there is not one but more a wardrobe full, I have, over the years, loved wearing Liz Mitchell, Trelise Cooper and Helen Cherry.

If you were invited to attend the Academy Awards, who would you ask to design a dress for you?
Liz Mitchell.

What were your best buys this summer?
A pair of Jean West Skinny jeans that I wear three quarters with heels, the pockets are perfect to disguise the fact I don’t have a backside!

What have you already bought for Autumn?
A pair of sexy Charles Jordan high boots, I have worn them nearly every day to NYC fashion week with my cell phone tucked in the side, I love them so much and so do my feet.

What has been your biggest fashion mistake?
Trying to be too red carpet at a wedding, I had a dress made by a design student from a sketch I drew – gold satin that fell from the neck with no back – it was a disaster, The wedding was outdoors and I looked like a sale boat on a windy day. Help was on hand and we ended up lacing up the back with fishing tackle.

What is your favorite fashion purchase/garment/outfit of all time?
A sapphire blue, duchess satin and silk chiffon Dior gown by Ches Pritchard Couture. I still have it – it’s over 16 years old – its magnificent, although it doesn’t fit me anymore, sadly its now too big.

You would rather eat your own shirt than wear…
Dungarees.

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