Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss

A Dunedin artist has been chosen to recreate one of model Kate Moss’ signature looks.

Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss
Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss Source: 1 NEWS

Moss chose her 25 favourite catwalk outfits, which were allocated to a selection of fashion illustrators including Dunedin-based Suzy Platt.

Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss
Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss Source: 1 NEWS

She was handpicked by British fashion photographer Nick Knight to be part of the exhibition called Moving Kate in London.

Ms Platt has been painting in Dunedin for over 20 years and tends to create portraits of young girls.

Her Kate Moss piece named Blumarine is selling for 900 pounds, over NZ$1,500.

Blumarine is the core brand of an Italian fashion house.

Knight told The Times UK the fashion illustrators were enthusiastic to be included in the exhibition.

"They all said yes straight away. A generation of fashion illustrators all much younger than Kate look to her as an icon of beauty."

The collection can be seen here

Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss
Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss Source: 1 NEWS



All residents 'accounted for' as South Auckland house burns

Firefighters searching through a house fire for occupants in South Auckland have confirmed all residents have been accounted for.

The Papatoetoe home was fully ablaze when the fire crews reached the property this morning. Source: 1 NEWS

But it's not known if any suffer injury.

A Fire Service spokesperson had previously told 1 NEWS that five appliances were sent to the address on Shirley Road in Papatoetoe.

"We believe there may be people inside," the spokesperson said earlier.

The single storey home was well alight when firefighters arrived after 11am.



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Watch: 'It's time for nanny to retire from Facebook' – loving grandson, nana say bye, cheerio to social media

A Paraparaumu man who touched hearts around the world by posting a video of him dancing with his grandmother has decided to stop documenting their life together on social media.

Jarryd Stoneman shot to fame last year when he posted a video of him dancing with Katie Thomas.

Mr Stoneman is carer to his grandmother, and had been posting regular updates about life on his Facebook page.

He announced yesterday that it was time to take the 94-year-old, who has Alzheimers, out of the spotlight.

"We've made the decision it's time for nanny to retire from Facebook fame," Mr Stoneman said. 

"I just think it's the right time for her to just park up and get out of the public eye."

On behalf of the pair, Mr Stoneman thanked everyone who had watched their videos and sent them messages of goodwill.

However, it was time for Nana Thomas to rest.

Jarryd Stoneman rose to fame after a clip of him dancing with his nan went viral – Sunday is looking at his story and others this week. Source: Sunday

"There's plenty more years to come," he added.