the crew

mac+mae is all about the collective. We’re a team of people with a fascination with creative New Zealand – art, design, fashion, music – we just can’t get enough. Anyone can submit their thoughts, work and ideas – just drop us a line at

Our regular contributors feature below, they’re all kids with an addiction to everything creative and boy do they love to share. Want to join the team? Drop us a line.

10389136_10152508695932568_5259094067442580717_nDru D.

Dru has an obsession with music and fashion. He’s got more passion in his little finger than we’ve seen in most people. Hailing from Papua New Guinea, he’s been in New Zealand for years now. He completed his Fashion Design degree at AUT which included a six month student exchange at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Can’t make it to a concert or a show? Chances are if Dru is there you can hear everything about it on Twitter! We love the excitement and refreshingly personal view Dru brings to mac+mae.

Meenal M.

Like Blair Waldorf, Meenal is our Queen B.  She’s your one-stop-shop for anything you want to know about mac+mae, tirelessly working behind the scenes to deliver fresh content (and giveaways) to you on a regular basis.  She’s as passionate about New Zealand creativity as any of us and has been shouting about it for way longer!  She was the driving force behind vampedUP, New Zealand’s premiere online teen magazine which was around before we’d even heard of Facebook or Twitter!  She then moved to India where she had a love affair with a city called Mumbai.  She’s written for various publications, worked in television (including MTV!), managed pr & digital for Asia’s largest dance music festival and has even had a couple of stints in the Insurance industry!  You can find out more about her here.

11050285_10152797332516595_1387498001041448760_nSin-Mae C.

Sin-Mae is the artist in the crew, a Whitecliffe graduate she know’s her stuff and has featured in a number of exhibitions around Auckland. She’s a bit of an expert on the construction of identity – or so she tells us. Sin-Mae is also pretty handy with a camera and covered most of New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 for mac+mae. Her latest exhibition – Disconnect/Reconnect closed recently but we’ll let you know about the next soon. Follow her on Twitter to find out more.

Check back for more of our regular contributors soon…

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