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Fancy Sessions: 6

Fancy Sessions: 6

The Fancy Sessions are back baby!

Meet Lis ~ Our New Cuba Street Manager 

Pronouns: She/Her

Lis wears:

Blak Amy Sweater (Khaki)Cedar Smock Midi Dress (Black/Cream)Status Anxiety Plunder Bag (Khaki)

Photography by Finn Aroha

 

Kia ora! Thank you so much for having a yarn with us. Welcome to our team!

How have you settled in so far?

I have been blown away by the MFP team. They have just been so welcoming and warm. Lots of laughs already so I already know I'm going to love it here. There is such a relaxed and comfortable nature to the team that I mesh really well with.

 

What do you find inspiring about living in Wellington?

I find Zealandia incredibly inspiring, what a gift to the city it is. Wellington is one of the only cities in the world where the biodiversity in native birds is increasing. Listening to the screeching kākā every morning from my central townhouse is something I will never stop loving. Our wonderful manu are so precious and it is so inspiring living in a city that strives to bring them back to their former glory.

 

What art is exciting you at the moment?

At the moment I have been loving the work of Rosalind Moseby who creates korowai inspired wall art out of chicken, pheasant and peacock feathers. You can find her art at the Athol gallery. I also am a big fan of pottery. I love the work of some of our local potters, such as Wundaire and Salad Days.

 

What are your favourite spots on Cuba Street?

Who doesn't love Fidels, My go-to spot for my morning coffee and bants with the FOH.

 

How would you describe your personal style, and who are your influences?

I would say style is very 60s/70s inspired. Lots of colour, big hair, big earrings and flared pants. I just want to have fun with fashion while being comfortable and be less restricted by the conventions of style having to be “flattering”. I would say my biggest fashion influences are Stevie Nicks, Harry Styles, Abba and my friend Gussie.

What has been your biggest revelation/lesson of the last year?

I put my life on hold during Covid times, just waiting to see what would happen. I wanna start putting real mahi into my life again. More hikes, more art, more work, more time with friends, more plans.

 

What music are you listening to currently?

A Lot of Still Woozy. Their music just has such a cool gooey sound.

 

All time favourite book?

Endurance by Alfred Lansing! It's the absolutely crazy true story of Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to Antarctica. I couldn't recommend a book more.

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Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts Digital Events

Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts Digital Events

There is a fantastic line up of wonderfully creative minds putting their mahi on to the online stage. Enjoy a show from the comfort of your home. Grab a cuppa or a wine if ya fancy, pop the cheese board out and get supporting the fantastic artists of Aotearoa. 

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Fringe Festival Favourites

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The Fringe Festival is here and there are so many fantastic shows/events to explore! Here are a couple that are bringing our team some excitement.

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Times are tough for our gigging and performing whānau - With covid about many gigs and shows are either cancelled, delayed or reduced in numbers. Our creative people need our support!

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2021 Christmas Shipping PSA!

2021 Christmas Shipping PSA!

Hey folks!

SHIPPING PSA!

Our wonderful couriers are under the pump SO much more this year - with more folks working from home, they are delivering more B2C (that's fancy for business to customer) than the usual B2B (that's fancy for business to business) as in - folk are getting more deliveries to their HOMES that the usual CBD deliveries - which is talking couriers SO much longer than usual
- imagine you used to deliver 40 parcels to one business address - and now those folks are working from home and having those parcels delivered to each of their individual home addresses - all over the city...

So that is part of why parcels are talking SO much longer right now - not to mention we are all LOVING getting online deliveries to take the strain off parking, leaving the house and you know ..life.

So, if you are in a hurry and you are local and NEED that parcel by a certain date, if you can use a stores online pick up service, we can have you parcel ready in most instances (as long as the items you've ordered are located at the store you want to to pick up from) We can have it ready in and wrap (if you fancy!) in a jiffy so you can just holler from the door your name and we can catapult that parcel (carefully!) to you at the door and you can be on your way again!

Or, if you are ordering online, give that parcel a little grace time to get to you - and don't leave it till the last moment to order!

Right on folks!

xoxMFP (and your couriers)

 

 

 

 

 

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