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Always projecting warmth and kindness, we joined Tori Ambler, Freelance Stylist, in her Mt Albert home. We shared conversations about fashion, styling and family over a cup of coffee. Tori Ambler has been a freelance stylist for over 17 years starting her first assistant job in 2004.
One of my first jobs out of school was assisting a freelance fashion stylist. We clicked immediately and worked together for 5 years. She later started a fashion magazine, where I worked my way up to Fashion Editor. I had a pretty incredible start to my career! (With lots of hard work)
I’m now a freelance fashion stylist, which I LOVE. No two days are the same, and I get choose my work days and hours.
My husband and I live in Mt Albert, Auckland. The best suburb ever. We have twin almost 5yo boys who are rather wild at the moment. They start school in June, and are so pumped, it’s all they’ve talked about since the start of the year
Pretty easy initially, as I was already assisting a freelance stylist. But I definitely had to learn lots about budgeting, planning and savings way before I was ready.
We’re so spoilt in NZ with such talented, progressive, brave labels. I find the smaller brands take lots of risks, use beautiful, interesting fabrics, and are making huge leaps in sustainability.
That’s a tough one!! I don’t think I have one style… some days it’s vintage mens trousers with an oversized shirt and boots, others I’ll wear a pretty Mina dress with a headband and slides.
Maybe less style, but I like to wear a lot of second-hand and NZ made.
Definitely. The emergence of several made to order brands is really exciting.
Wearable. Very me! Easy. Chic.