The life of Lindsay Kennett Master milliner. Lindsay Kennett developed his passion for fashion as a young boy in the isolated Paradise and Glenorchy regions of Otago. The fashionable clothes worn by day tourists arriving at Glenorchy on the Lake Wakatipu steamers intrigued Lindsay and provided the genesis of his career as a master milliner. By the time Lindsay entered art school in Dunedin, he was a young man obsessed with drawing, painting and creating shapes and designs. Work as a department store window dresser and fashion illustrator in Dunedin led to similar work in Wellington. There, he taught himself to make hats. Soon after, he moved to Auckland, securing immediate success when Aage Thaarup, the Queen’s milliner, asked Lindsay to help him make hats for society clientele during the Queen’s 1953 visit to New Zealand. Lindsay went on to create hats for fashion-conscious women all over New Zealand. His millinery salon in Parnell attracted many interesting patrons, and his numerous ‘travelling hat shows’ brought delight to all who attended them. During these years, Lindsay embraced New Zealand’s increasing receptiveness to international influences. He revelled in films, music and new foods, enjoyed a full social life and continued to paint and sketch whenever time permitted. Since his ostensible retirement in Dunedin in the early 1990s, Lindsay has held sell-out shows and exhibitions of his hats and artwork to raise money for charities, been much in demand as a raconteur, and helped women in Niue shape their traditional woven straw hats into fashion statements. Superb photographs of just some of Lindsay’s collection of 100 hats illustrating millinery fashions from 1900 to 1990 complement this engaging memoir.
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A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making. Karyn Hay is an iconic New Zealand media personality, and award-winning author. Her first book Emerald Budgies, described as ‘a darkly comic tale of disintegration and revenge... Prozac Nation meets Crash!’, won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Karyn is also a Frank Sargeson Fellow. She lives in West Auckland.
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A mother's incredible story of how she got 'mugged' by the Child Services system, how she got her kids back and the price she had to pay SHE FOUGHT THE LAW, AND THE LAW LOST Sue O’Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her husband took the children for a walk and never came home. Like any mother, she was worried: Had her family been in a terrible accident? Had they been the victims of a crime? Little did Sue know that her ‘loving’ husband and his parents had been corresponding for months behind the scenes with Child Protection Services and his psychiatrist, plotting a way to leave his wife and secure custody of their children in one fell swoop. They did it by fabricating mental illness—hers! It was all there—documented in writing for Social Services, chapter and verse—but she wasn’t ill! The diagnosis had been written by a psychiatrist who had never treated her. It got worse—officials told Sue they would seize custody of Sue’s unborn baby as well, and she was forced to give birth under guard. Taken is the incredible, gripping story of a young mother who had to fight the courts, Social Services and her husband to get her children back. Sue O’Callaghan went to the Gates of Hell. And won. An inspirational true story that reads like a thriller and feels like a movie. It really is possible to beat City Hall...Taken is a must-read for parents everywhere.."
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