22 Sep 2016

Masterpieces: Barbara Brinsley

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:09 pm on 22 September 2016

Barbara Brinsley is a Dunedin-based fashion model and style leader, she also happens to be 78 years old.

Images Courtesy of NZ Life & Leisure/Guy Frederick

Barbara was scouted by World fashion label on the Dunedin waterfront in 2003 when she was 65.

She modelled for them at ID Dunedin Fashion Week and then at New Zealand fashion week.

She says she can't remember what she was wearing when World spotted her.

"It would have been something that covered me completely and kept me warm, it’s rather fresh in Dunedin."

She gets many comments form the public on her style which can be overwhelming, she says.

"I do turn heads, and I turn them in Auckland as well. I do have quite a lot of comment about the way I’m looking and it’s not unusual and I find it’s quite overwhelming when people say how good I look today.

"But I think that goodness is right inside of me and shines out of my face and what I’m wearing.”

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