My MUSE | Michele Halliday-Szczepanski
Hello everyone, Olivia here, to introduce you to this week’s MyMUSE: the gorgeous, bubbly and all-round MUSE superstar, Michele Halliday-Szczepanski.
An integral part of team MUSE, Michele has worked with us for three glorious years as our general manager and, more recently, our highly respected buyer. Having worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, Michele is a boss when it comes to all things style and has an exceptional eye for what’s next. Colourful, vivacious and enviably chic, Michele radiates beauty and elegance. Always polished, always positive, she really does epitomise what it means to be a muse.
When she’s not working her magic at MUSE, Michele loves to travel, spend time at the beach, work on her fitness and indulge in her favourite beauty routines. She is passionate about people, her community and building connections, and she adores her life with husband Dan and 16-year-old twins Belle and Will (and their beautiful dog Lucy). Her world is busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
I sat down with Michele to talk trips to Paris, sharing style with her daughter and her undying passion for fashion.
My MUSE | Zeenat Wilkinson
Hello everyone, Olivia here, to introduce you to this week’s MyMUSE: the beautiful, insightful and utterly inspiring Zeenat Wilkinson. When it comes to incredible achievements, Zeenat really and truly takes the (delicious, saucy) cake.
She’s studied at London’s Central Saint Martin, worked as a fashion stylist and editor in both London and Mumbai (for iconic titles that include Grazia India, Vogue India, Nylon US, Remix and Fashion Quarterly), relocated her life to New Zealand, founded and launched the revered digital platform SAUCE and brought two beautiful babies into the world – all while standing strong in her beliefs, enabling and celebrating diverse voices, and, like any good Sagittarius, remaining perfectly and unapologetically honest.
Whether she’s dressing for everyday comfort in New Zealand, or embracing deeper jewel tones and embroideries in India, Zeenat’s innate sense of beauty and style is always apparent. Warm, witty and chic to the core, she is an adored part of our community and a muse through and through.
Coming Soon | Magda Butrym
Magda Butrym has created her own take on femininity, shaping a unique identity for women around the globe.
She redefines craftsmanship, creating the contemporary vision of romanticism in fashion. She connects the past with the future, minimalism with sexiness, elegance with effortlessness, strength with sensitivity.
Magda Butrym collaborates with independent artisans from all over Poland, enriching the highest quality fabrics with hand-knitted pieces, plaited leather and hand-embroidered ornaments.
Coming Soon | FLORE FLORE
Cotton classics for the modern woman.Classic staples made from organic cotton – made to be worn every day. Clean and simple designs without unnecessary embellishments. Designed for comfort and confidence, with flattering cuts that enhance the female form.
Launched in the summer of 2021, FLORE FLORE is an Amsterdam-based brand founded by Flòrian van Zuilen. Informed by her international experiences working in fashion from New York to Copenhagen, she embarked on creating a line of understated chic basics.
Welcome to our physical world, where for almost 30 years, MUSE has offered unparalleled shopping experiences at our beautiful boutiques, first in Newmarket and now in Ponsonby.
Muse carries the latest collections from the most sought-after international and local designers, while our teams of experienced in-store stylists are always on hand to help you find the perfect piece.