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How would you describe your wardrobe?
Conservative probably. And it has to be feminine and functional.
Has it evolved over the years?
It probably has. In the early days when I was coaching I had to leave my boys with a Karitane nurse, so there was never a lot of money left over for clothes . . . I'm still careful with what I buy. I like to buy things that can mix and match.
Describe your wardrobe.
Black with a bit of colour. If I wear black on top I like to have a bit of colour showing underneath.
I need things that I can wear to a meeting, then perhaps just change the top so I can go straight to a dinner. And with travelling a lot, I don't want to have to iron.
Whose style do you look up to? I haven't got anyone I look up to. I'd feel sorry for somebody if they had a similar body shape to mine!
Who are your current favourite designers? I don't really know many of the New Zealand designers. There is an Australian brand I like called Mirrors Women.
What is your favourite item of clothing? I do like scarves, but it would be probably be a nice soft denim jacket. And I like linen . . .
What are your favourite shoes? A plain dress shoe with a not too high a heel and a slightly tapered toe; something I can stand and talk in for long periods of time.
Your favourite accessory? I'm quite partial to handbags. I call mine the quartermaster's store.
It has to be big enough for my A4 diary. And if I'm at a meeting and someone has a cough or something I always have something in my handbag for them.
What was the last item of clothing you bought? A top. It was light and see-through and could be worn underneath or on top. Quite pretty.
What was your best fashion bargain? Everything I buy is a bargain. I'm not really frivolous in my buying. I've got to really feel I could use it and really want it.
What was your biggest fashion mistake? People who dress like me don't make big mistakes. But, the most embarrassing thing I can recall is when I was recovering from two broken arms and I had an awards ceremony to go to.
I couldn't wear a bra because I couldn't get it done up! I was determined to go so I wore a skivvy underneath and a loose top over it. I'm sure no-one even noticed!
A fashion tip? You've got to know your own body and you've got to feel good in what you wear.
A beauty tip? Look after your skin. Treat yourself to a good moisturiser and a good night cream.
What would you buy if money was no issue? There's nothing that I really want. I'm quite happy with my wardrobe.