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Fashion Designer
Adored across the world, with a celebrity clientele including Liv Tyler, Miley Cyrus, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julia Roberts and Stevie Nicks, Trelise Cooper is one of New Zealand‘s most successful and internationally accomplished fashion designers. Establishing her business in 1985 with no formal training, Trelise’s natural sense of beauty and design has helped cement her presence on the international fashion stage with twelve flagship boutiques worldwide plus over three hundred stockists across Europe, America, Asia and Australasia. This fashion powerhouse and spirited girl-next-door, is also well known and highly respected for her involvement and sponsorship of both charitable and ideological causes. She is the patron of the Breast Cancer Research Trust and has been awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the Fashion Industry.

Home is?
Auckland, New Zealand.

What do you do?
Fashion Designer

Can’t leave the house without…?
My MAC lipstick – My favourites at the moment are Impressario, Neuveau Pink and MAC Red.

What’s on your wardrobe shopping list?
My personal style is eclectic, usually with a dynamic tension between hard edge and soft.  This winter the collection was Edwardian inspired with a contemporary edge.  I can’t wait to receive my ‘Belle Tower’ dress and ‘Old-World Romance’ jacket.

We can only imagine how busy a day in the life of Trelise is…What are your top tips for staying motivated and organised?
- Pilates class on the way to work
- A 10 minute nana nap on my rollaway bed which I have at the office
- Always drink lots of water
- Listen to music
- Affirm gratitude thoughts and positive statements

They say what you wear on the outside is a reflection of what is on the inside…What are your tips for finding and owning your personal style?
- Only wear it if you LOVE it, feel amazing in it and feel truly confident.
- Have courage to step outside the expected.
- Experiment in small ways till you gain confidence.
- Go to a MAC counter and have a makeup lesson.

You are dedicated to environmental sustainability. What are your top three eco-friendly products for the home and where can we buy them?
1. My Hungry Bin Worm Farm – all our vegetable scraps, paper are given each day and we get great organic fertizilier in return to use on our organic lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, aubergine which we grow in the garden.
2. Ecostore products – I use their wonderful laundry powder, multi-purpose cleaner and bathroom shower cleaner – all their products clean fantastically and my home is not full of harmful chemicals.
3. We have recently started using coconut oil. It is completely non-toxic and is great to use in cooking, as it has a very high smoke point.

  • Lea is the BEST spray tanner in New Zealand (and has won awards for this!) She only uses natural products with no alcohol, no artificial preservatives or parabens, no odour and best of all …. No orange colour!