Q&A with Bettie Bubbles

Give us a quick intro…

Hello gorgeous people, I’m Bettie.  I love all things fashion and I’ve built my career on that passion.

Tell us about your career…

You know, I’ve loved fashion ever since I was a little girl playing dress up, so I studied Fashion and Design in Dunedin and then I started in the industry. I was so lucky to work with some of New Zealand’s most talented designers.  They were the ones who really inspired me to have faith in my own talent.  So I started getting my designs out there, I even won some awards, and before long I had the confidence to open my own store with my good friend and business partner Greta.  It’s been an incredible journey so far, and every day is still an adventure!

What keeps you awake at night…

Well lately there’s been a man on my mind — and he’s coming to visit so I’ve got a case of the butterflies!  But really, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I worry about having everything just so — and of course, my favorite thing, dreaming up our next designs.

What’s your favourite wine and when do you like to drink it…

Why Champagne of course!!!!  And there’s never a bad time to drink Champagne, maybe just a few less appropriate ones!

Describe your style…

Vintage glamour, darling.  I like clothes that look fabulously feminine on women of all shapes and sizes.  I’m also a bit of a magpie, so anything that sparkles is sure to end up in my wardrobe!