The best and brightest talents of the local music scene were out in force at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2019 at Spark Arena, Auckland. Laura Daniel and Jon Toogood hosted the event on Thursday, November 12, celebrating the very best of New Zealand music from the last year.

The Last Fashion Bible was on the red carpet and backstage to capture who we thought were the best dressed at the 54th music awards.

Jess B & Half Queen

Music Awards 2019

DJ, filmmaker and self-titled ‘creatrix’ Shaki Wasasala AKA Half Queen (left) wore Campbell Luke, while her co-club owner and hip hop star Jess B wore customised Adidas.


The unparalleled winner of the night, teenage sensation Benee — real name Stella Bennett — collected all four awards she was nominated for (Best Solo Artist, Single of the Year for ‘Soaked’, Best Pop Artist and Breakthrough Artist for her latest album Fire on Marzz) while wearing Jimmy D.

Troy Kingi

Music Awards 2019

Winner of Best Māori Artist, Troy Kingi and his band the Upperclass. The singer later gave an inspiring speech while collecting his award.


With her logomania aesthetic, musician Chaii (right) gave us @checking_invoices vibes from Milan Fashion Week.

Israel Adesanya

Current UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya (right), took time out from the ring to punch a 10 on the red carpet in L.A.brand uGO Apparel with fellow UFC fighter Carlos Ulberg.

Hollie Smith

Later performing with Teeks, Hollie Smith wore Starving Artist Fund on the red carpet and while on stage.

Bailey Wiley

Taranaki RnB queen Bailey Wiley took home Best Soul/RnB Artist just six weeks after giving birth! The singer was on point in a sleeveless blazer dress and Moschino belt.

Boh Runga

Music Awards 2019

Boh Runga, who designed this year’s Tui Awards, wore a lilac dress from Alex Perry and accessorised with her own designs including a soon-to-be-released clutch and Stella Rose jewellery.

Julia Morris

One-half of the twin sisters who make up the Lexxa Band — and also daughters of Th’Dudes legend Ian Morris — Julia Morris wore a sparkly ASOS men’s suit, Doc Martens and Meadowlark jewellery.

Sweet Mix Kids

DJ duo Sandon James and Chris Scott were nominated for the ROVA Best Electronic Artist. And while they may not have won on the night, we think they definitely were among the best dressed in Trelise Cooper and Doc Martens.


Rebel Reid, Omer Gilroy and Brandon Haru are Valkyrie, who’s unique sound is reflected in their unique style. The trio was dressed in green costume jackets from First Scene Costume & Party Hire, mixed up with vintage accessories.

Craig Smith

Music Awards 2019

Wonky Donkey author Craig Smith took home the Children’s award.


Possum Plows, George Powell, PJ Shepard and bassist Harry Carter from Openside embraced a country vibe with denim looks from Stolen Girlfriend Club and Levi’s.


Music Awards 2019

Nominated for Best Māori Artist, Rei — Callum Rei McDougall — had a style all his own with a piupiu and kilt combined with Timberlands.

Emma Cameron

Singer Emma Cameron took out “Best Accessory” with a real banana to coordinate with her Kuccia bodysuit, Doc Martins and micro sunglasses.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2019!

Melissa Reid

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