Tayi Tibble


New Zealand Fashion Museum · 'to fashion' Intro - Tayi Tibble

I am:

Tayi Tibble, 26. I am an indigenous poet and writer from Te Whanganui a Tara, Aotearoa. My iwi are Te Whānau ā Apanui and Ngāti Porou. I am the author of two books, Poukahangatus (2018) and Rangikura (2021). I work as a publicist at Te Herenga Waka University Press.

I am wearing:

I'm wearing a plain ribbed cotton t-shirt and a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier skirt from the 90s that my bf bought me for Christmas from a French woman via Ebay. It has a a moko on it, so being gifted it felt like reclamation lol. My taonga is greenstone gifted to me from the team at the Pukeahu War Memorial after I delivered a poem at the dawn service a few years ago and I'm obsessed with the pale cord. The shoes I am wearing are my bestie Pelham's, which I wore home after a party and haven't returned. My gold chain choker is Pelham's too. My bracelets are a random assortment I've been collecting, mostly second hand or given to me. My hoops are classic cheap gold imitation bamboo hoops. My bag is from Prada f/w 2006. It's hobo style, with a fox fur trim and shearling applique. I bought it for myself for my 26th birthday. Finally, no outfit is complete without scent. I'm wearing Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford.

Tiktok/twitter/IG: @paniaofthekeef


recorded and filmed by Robert George and The Raro Dog team, 2022.

Portrait by Edith Amituanai, 2022.

Last published March 2022.