Abbie Gardiner, Make-up Director
Abbie is an Auckland (NZ) based professional makeup artist (MAC) and a qualified makeup tutor who trains and mentors other makeup artists on professionalism and consistency nationwide. Alongside this, she also provides high quality makeup for weddings, corporate and tailor-made events on top of her other international projects: designing makeup for Runway, High Fashion, Magazine Editorial, Commercial and Television work.
Abbie has always been an active supporter of Pacific Fashion over her 15 year career and believes that Pacific culture is rich in history and tradition that has to be celebrated. As a mother of two young children with Samoan lineage, she is especially passionate to keep their Pacific identity alive for their future.
Currently, Abbie is now focused on participating in more international events that inspire others and uplift. she is part of Lindah Lepou's 'creative team' of innovative artists who collaborate ideas and create modern pacific fashion imagery and intend to promote a positive view of pacific identity..."London here we come!"
Photos: left by George Buckleton, centre by Fiona Quinn.