Annie has had almost a lifetime of creating special costumes and designer outfits; from the age of four she was crafting bespoke dresses for her dolls and they had a well-earned reputation as the best dressed dolls in South Otago, New Zealand. Her reputation as a designer and costumier has seen her working as a stylist, designer and wardrobe mistress across theatre, television, film as well as undertaking many one off design and build commissions.
As a long term friend and bestie of Trudi Urlwin – they met more than 30 years ago – Annie has been helping dress, and undress, the UniSmart crew since the first presentation launched.
Combining the best of function and form, Annie has honed her craft behind counters as a retailer, behind the scenes of many outstanding shows and productions, behind the machine and in front of the lights both as a judge and as a participant in many design and wearable art awards presentations.
Working alongside many esteemed video, theatre and television production teams and individuals with a taste for haute couture, Annie always finds time and energy to design and deliver tailor made ensembles for the UniSmart presenters. She is a long time and invaluable part of the production team.