Category:

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
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Karen Hughes

1 April 2024

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
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Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

Art & Design

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Art & Design

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
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Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

Art & Design

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
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Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
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Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
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Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
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Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
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Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
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Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2024

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

Art & Design

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Art & Design

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

Art & Design

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
Read More

Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
Read More

Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design

Category:

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2024

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

Art & Design

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Art & Design

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

Art & Design

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
Read More

Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
Read More

Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design