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Check out our Magazines on Overdrive and our Pressreader database for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

You'll find many popular fashion titles -- have a browse!

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Shelf help

Subject: Dewey number:
Cosmetics 668.55
Fashion Design & Designers 746.92
Fashion Illustration 741.67
Hair Care 646.724
History of Costume 391
Jewellery 739.27
History of Costume 391
Looking after Clothes 646.6
Nails 646.727
Perfume 668.54
Sewing Your Style 646.4
Skin Care 646.726
Stage makeup 792.027
Style Guides 646.3

New Zealand Fashion

At the library:

New Zealand has always had its own style when it comes to clothing, and it's definitely not gumboots and black short shorts!

Try our Catalogue Quicksearch below to find books about New Zealand fashion design, New Zealand fashion designers, and the history of fashion in New Zealand:

Search New Zealand Fashion


Check out these great sites for New Zealand fashion:

The History of Fashion

At the library:

The library has a fantastic selection of books on the history of fashion and costume. Try Browsing the 391s for history of costume, or try 746.92 for the history of designer clothes, or try our catalogue quicksearch below:

Search Fashion History


Some great fashion history websites:

Useful general websites


  • Beauty @ About.com
    A great source for current hair and make-up trends; updated regularly so the content is always fresh.
  • Makeupmag
    For makeup professionals. This is an American site put together by people in the industry.
  • The Makeup Gallery
    A great range of makeup from movies and TV.


  • Hair Finder
    Great site for hair styles, cuts and care guides. It also has a great FAQ section and styles for men's hair.
  • Men's Hair
    Lots of info on getting cuts, care and styling men's hair.



At the Library:

  • Fashion Friday our very own fashion blog for teens and those interested in all things fashion, by Style Catalogue

Fashion Blogs:

Beauty Blogs:

Men's Blogs:

Contact Us

This page is written and maintained by Stephanie. My aim is to keep you informed about fashion resources at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. I'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email me with any feedback.

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