An industry expert in the world of television and fashion styling, Michiko Hylands is a stylist to the stars.
After graduating from Auckland University with a B.A degree double majoring in English Literature and Art History, Michiko studied Fashion design and Make up Art.
She was a finalist in the Young Designer of the Year category in NZ's Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards and has been a finalist in the World of Wearable Arts Awards.
Michiko worked in Australia as a make up artist, costume designer and a stylist on major advertising campaigns and fashion shoots.
For several years Michiko was based in Sydney at Network Ten working on all the shows before becoming the Wardrobe and Make up Supervisor for top rating shows such as Australian Idol and the ARIA music awards.
She has styled many high profile celebrities in both Australia and New Zealand and has created many looks for red-carpet events.
After returning to Auckland Michiko spent the past 6 years as the Head of the Make up and Wardrobe Department at TVNZ, organising a team of make up artists and styling all the on-air presenters.
In 2014, Michiko returned to freelance work again, working on photo shoots for magazines, television promos, TVC's and personal styling.
In 2015 she also became the Fashion and Beauty Editor for the Herald on Sunday.
“The key is that I really love what I do.”
“I enjoy making people look their very best. Sometimes it only takes a couple of ‘tweaks’ here and there and ‘upping the glam factor’ a couple of notches to make someone look a million bucks.”
“It’s so rewarding to be able to make people feel confident about themselves and make them feel amazing!”
“Fashion is fun and so don’t take it too seriously! However really think about what suits you and what doesn’t. Good style is about finding what works best for you and owning that look, that’s really important”