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Edit­ing our Hap­pi­ness Is­sue has been one of the most en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ences of my time here at Fash­ion Quar­terly. There’s some­thing so up­lift­ing about pic­tures of peo­ple smil­ing and, in my opin­ion, it’s some­thing we don’t see enough of in fash­ion mag­a­zines. But for the past few months, as the sto­ries and shoots have been filed by the team and ar­rived on my desk, that’s vir­tu­ally all I’ve seen — and those smiles have been in­fec­tious.

There’s ar­guably no more ra­di­ant a smile than that of my friend — and our cover girl — Ge­or­gia Fowler, some­one we just loved col­lab­o­rat­ing with. This Kiwi model is not only beau­ti­ful on the out­side, she’s also warm, funny, hard-work­ing and de­serv­ing of her ev­ery suc­cess. On page 87, she tells Phoebe Watt about her jet-set­ting ca­reer and shares her own key to hap­pi­ness.

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Ge­or­gia re­cently as we filmed the first-ever sea­son of Project Run­way New Zealand. Yes, that’s right, I’m thrilled to fi­nally be able to share the news that I’m a judge on the up­com­ing show. Like many of you, I’m a long-stand­ing fan of the US ver­sion, so I leapt at the chance to take part. Keep an eye out for the pre­miere on TVNZ 2 and at FQ.co.nz, where we’ll have our own des­ig­nated chan­nel.

This is­sue, we also spoke to some of my favourite cre­atives about their happy places and how they in­spire their work (page 66). And if the state of your teeth is hold­ing you back from your smile goals — not to men­tion the per­fect selfie — turn to page 144, where you’ll learn all about the lat­est den­tal treat­ments.

An­other thing to smile about this sea­son is New Zealand Fash­ion Week. This year, along with our an­nual Fash­ion Week­end show, The Edit, we’ll be giv­ing you ac­cess to the go­ings-on only me­dia and in­dus­try in­sid­ers get to see. Join us at FQ.co.nz and on In­sta­gram @Fash­ionQuar­terly to catch our broad­casts from the front row, all the beauty and hair looks back­stage and, of course, the most cov­etable street style.

Wher­ever you find your­self read­ing this is­sue, I hope you’re feel­ing happy. If not, try buy­ing new shoes. That al­ways does the trick for me — and there are plenty of great op­tions in­side.

Hap­pi­ness is a vin­tage ’80s T-shirt teamed with my favourite vel­vet suit. Left: In Project Run­way New Zealand mode with host Ge­or­gia and judge Benny Cas­tles (page 74).

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