Meet the editor of Remix and WIN a free mag

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I recently met Remix’s super-cool editor Tina Moore when we travelled to Sydney together for a media launch. Our paths had crossed a few times over the years but this was the first time I got to spend a decent amount of time with Tina and really get to know her. The  summer issue of Remix has just hit newsstands so I thought it was perfect timing to catch up with Tina and find out a little bit more about what makes her tick. Take a look.

Above: Tina Moore (far right) celebrating with the Remix team.

Could you tell me a little bit about your background in magazines?
I’ve been working on Remix for six years, five of those as editor. I came to magazine-land from the dark side (marketing/PR). I actually fell into the industry in an accidental kind of way; I was working in a very corporate job in Australia and decided one day that I’d be bored to tears heading down that road so I threw the towel in moved back to New Zealand and asked around about any interesting job opportunities. A friend introduced me to Tim Phin (founder and publisher of Remix) and the rest is history.

Coolest thing about your job?
I am very fortunate to be able to make a magazine about everything I like. I genuinely love everything that we cover in Remix.

So what is Tim really like?
Oh you mean the Dark Lord? Kidding… I’ve never met anyone who works harder than Tim. He is a legend when it comes to his capacity for work. But when he’s off-duty he is hilarious fun. Anyone who has seen him carve up a dance floor at one of our OUR:HOUSE gigs will know that he can cut loose with the best them.

What’s the best thing about the current issue of Remix?
I think our fashion editorials are the best you’ll find in any local magazine. We work with the very best photographers, stylists, models, hair and makeup teams in the country and they produce exceptionally good, international-quality editorial. We also go to great lengths to make sure that everything you see in the magazine you can buy here easily.

What was the trickiest part of putting this magazine together?
The trickiest part of putting any issue together is managing the sheer number of people involved. There are over 50 contributors every issue, producing 368 pages of content which must all be perfect. Plenty of scope for headaches!

What three items from the new issue are on your shopping list?
Just three? Tricky… I guess it would have to be: 1) Anything from the beautiful Kate Sylvester / Douglas & Bec furniture collaboration. 2) The pleated skirt by Lover in the ‘Candyshop’ editorial. 3) The gold Dolce & Gabbanna sunglasses from Sunglass Hut in the ‘She Started Burning Up’ editorial.

Above: Tina (far right) with  Sophie and Carl at the Moet Amongst The Stars party at Clooney.

What are the key fashion looks for summer?
Outrageously bright colour palettes and print on print on print.

If we could only adopt one new fashion trend this summer which one should it be?
Did I mention print on print? Definitely that.

How would you describe your personal style?
Always evolving. I’ve finally learned that I just don’t suit anything edgy or deconstructed. I like to dress like a woman. Dresses, skirts, heels, lipstick.

How do you decide what you are wearing each day?
I always start by checking what’s in my calendar. What I wear depends on who I have to see that day – if I am just having an office day, something a little more casual will do. If I’m out and about for meetings I will make more of an effort. Most days I walk into my closet and stand there looking around aimlessly for at least five minutes before I get it together.

Do you feel any pressure to look or dress a certain way as the editor of Remix?
Yes, somewhat. I do my best to wear local labels 90 percent of the time so I’m practicing what I preach. Also, ever since we moved to our new office on Ponsonby Road I’ve had to throw out the office slippers (quietly gutted about that). Not a good look!

Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
A mix of everwhere really – mags, TV, film, blogs. I am so plugged into the matrix that I think I just absorb fashion inspiration by osmosis!

What are your best tricks for updating your wardrobe on a budget?
Accessories. You don’t have to spend a fortune on seasonal accessories and they add obvious interest to any outfit. I’m a big fan of the statement necklace. And even how you wear your hair and makeup can totally change your look.

What are two things we don’t know about you?
1) I’m a closet nana with a penchant for gardening, particularly old-fashioned things like roses and fuschias.
2) On the flip side, I’m also a closet petrol head with a love for fast cars.

Best work junket you’ve ever been on?
I’ll admit I’ve been on a lot of great junkets. Anything involving travel is always a goodie. However one that I went on very recently is probably right up there – a day trip to the incredible Boomrock Station just outside of Wellington to drive some of BMWs latest and greatest machines on their private race track. See my answer above about being a closet petrol head… It was an incredible day of beautiful weather, stunning location, excellent hospitality and fast cars.

What beauty product/s would you be lost without?
Lip balm and mascara. I never leave the house without those two things.

What’s your signature fragrance?
I am a fragrance fiend. I have many fragrances and love all of them but it depends on the occasion. Having said that, the top three on rotation at the moment are Trésor Midnight Rose, Elie Saab and Issey Miyake Pleats Please.

Favourite everyday lipstick shade?
All my old favourites went out the window the minute I coloured my hair red. M.A.C Lady Danger was my all-time fave but it really clashes with my hair now, so I’ve moved on to Revlon Super Lustrous in Cherry Blossom. I have to wear pink-based reds rather than orange-based reds.

Favourite red lipstick?
As you can see I like to wear very bright shades of lippie at any time of day or night – see above!

Favourite nail polish colour?
I’m a sucker for any shade of orange on nails. I really like OPI Atomic Orange.

Favourite online shopping sites?,,,, – among many others!

Tea or coffee?
Both! I like long blacks and peppermint tea.

Listening to?
My playlist is on Spotify. Find me on there – I have some good lists on the go.

Guilty pleasure?
A day of lounging on the couch watching Food TV.

I need?
A holiday!

I want?
A Prada handbag that I’ve had my eye on for a little while now… I need to save some serious pennies for it!


Above: Tina (centre) with the Remix team.




To celebrate the launch of Remix’s new summer issue we have five fabulous issues to give away. To win yourself a copy simply leave a comment below telling me why you’d love to win then click here to whip over to my Facebook page and hit like. Everyone who has left a comment below and likes The Style Insider Facebook page will automatically go in the draw to win.

Winners will be drawn this Tuesday (18 December).

Good luck!