We woud like to introduce Abby Button
After styling her way around the country, Abby Button was named the winner of The Westfield Youth Stylist Competition.
Though just seventeen, Abby took to the stage with confidence and class, and runway after runway impressed New Zealand with her knowledge.
She says her love of styling started at home with her four sisters and heightened with her running a clothing business from her home in Papanui offering locals the opportunity to rent dresses and formal wear from her boutique.
She will now embark on a yearlong mentoring programme with the team of Westfield Stylists including Luke Bettesworth, Leonie Barlow and Stephanie Rumble – with $5,000 in Westfield Gift Cards up her sleeve, which she wants to use on a new phone for fashion pics and blogging, a new wardrobe for herself, and some flights to Australia for some well-earned R&R with friends.
After she soaks up all the knowledge she can from us, Abby hopes to become a stylist in the film industry and extend her creativity and love of fashion beyond the latest catwalk styles.
“I’ve always wanted to be a stylist and this opportunity is everything I could have dreamed of,” says Button.
“Clothing is the way I express myself so I love the idea that I can help others by giving them tips on how they can feel better in what they wear to feel confident in their own skin,” she adds.
We are thrilled to be able to give Abby this opportunity and help prepare her for a career she seems very passionate about.
Keep an eye out for her online, in-centre and at one of our many fashion events - she might just have a few hints to help you on your style journey too.