Lisa Potter
Lisa Potter


Lisa manages and oversees all FashioNZ content and the highly valued FashioNZ team. She is particularly passionate about showcasing New Zealand designers, businesses, and brands and delights in learning about the fascinating people she interviews.

“As well as sharing the latest fashion, beauty, and wellbeing news, FashioNZ delivers on all the things I’m genuinely interested in reading (and writing) about – inspiring people pursuing their artistic and business goals, innovators, diligent and determined enterprisers, emerging talent, and creators of uniqueness.”

Lisa has more decades of experience than she cares to admit in journalism, radio, and publishing. Having grown up in Ireland, while she occasionally yearns for the rugged landscape, her heart is full living with her family (and horses) in the Waikato.


Esha Chanda
Esha Chanda

Digital Content Manager

Esha oversees the digital side of FashioNZ, managing the website and our social media platforms. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, she moved to Aotearoa to study and has a background in sub-editing and writing. She’s a voracious reader, loves being immersed in a world of words, and can often be spotted with her favourite paperback and a steaming cup of chai.


James Yang

Photographer     instagram-small-icon

James is a contributing photographer, shooting editorial, runway and event content for FashioNZ. Inspired by youthful exuberance, generational identity and subculture, James enjoys taking a natural approach to fashion and portrait imagery. His greatest loves in life include Netflix, 90s Seattle grunge, gratuitously spicy noodles and building Batman Lego with his daughter.

Ava Wardecki-Locke
Ava Wardecki-Locke

Contributing Fashion Writer     instagram-small-icon facebook-small-icon

Paris-born and Auckland-raised Ava has been a fashion fan for as long as she can remember and has a special interest in international fashion and the business behind the world of fashion. She has a background in PR and Marketing, with a double degree from Auckland’s AUT and has also spent time studying fashion management and luxury brand strategy at HEC Paris. True to her Parisienne roots, she loves stripes, red lipstick, and is an avid monochromatic dresser. She’s also a savvy solo traveller, who loves breaking out her winter coats to explore the snowy cities and art galleries of the world.

Meagan Kerr

Contributing Fashion Writer     instagram-small-icon  facebook-small-icon  twitter-small-icon

Meagan is our resident plus size style contributor. She is a professional blogger with a Design and Visual Arts degree and a background in fashion photography. Meagan firmly believes that you can be stylish regardless of your size, and when she’s not writing about style and self love you can find her singing at the top of her lungs, swimming in the ocean, exploring the world, and cuddling as many dogs as possible.

Charlotte Lightbody
Charlotte Lightbody

Contributing Beauty & Vintage Writer     instagram-small-icon

Charlotte mixes modern-day fashion with vintage and rock n’ roll in an eclectic way. She loves creating homemade goodies in the kitchen and is a self-confessed dessert fiend. You’ll find her writing about beauty, fashion and vintage for FashioNZ and she loves reviewing New Zealand’s (and abroad) high tea offerings on her Instagram. She is passionate about vintage fashion and food with a particular interest in everything from the 1940s and 50s. Charlotte co-hosts her podcast ‘With Relish’ which is all about food and history. You may also recognise her from the reality TV show ‘Come Dine with Me New Zealand’ where she took out the winning title for her delicious Southern-style cooking.


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