But Anderson"s Miami publicist Brian Long, who brokered the deal, said he wonders whether New Zealand, with its “relaxed approach" to celebrity, was ready for the blonde bombshell. “New Zealand has not always embraced the celebrity thing like other fashion weeks do around the world so it is a little bit out of the ordinary," the Couriermail quoted Long as telling the Dominion Post newspaper. “But being an eco-friendly line it seemed a good fit with New Zealand," he said.
He said the line was casual, in keeping with Kiwi style, but the swimsuits might shock their more conservative demeanour. “The line is more casual, and fashion-wise. New Zealand tends to be a little bit more casual than other places, though the bathing suits might be a bit skimpy for the Kiwis," he added. Auckland is the third stop in the schedule for the range of environmentally sensitive women"s shoes and tiny togs, to be unveiled at New York fashion week in early September.