Siblings stars of Fashion in the Vines

01:02, Feb 11 2013
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Home time: Grabbing a bus back to Blenheim
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Waiting for a ride at 6pm closing time.
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6pm, leaving the festival in a happy mood
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Happy crowds
Marisco
Enjoying The Ned and Marisco wines
Astrolabe
Astrolabe and Seresin Wines
Natalie MacDonald and Laura Scott
Natalie MacDonald and Laura Scott
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Police keep an eye on the crowd
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Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra entertained the large crowd
The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra
The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra
Lee Davis
Lee Davis gets a good cooling off from the scorching heat
Spy Valley
Spy Valley Wines
Mary Leslie
Mary Leslie, Kate Harper, Andrea Forrest outside the Greywacke and Dog Point wines tents.
Dog Point Wines
Tohu Wines
Jackson Estate Wines
Jackson Estate Wines
Olivia Klein and Carla Runge
Olivia Klein and Carla Runge eating a Hungarian bread.
Brett Taylor
Brett Taylor, Anton James, Michelle James, Maree Taylor.
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Cooling time in the creek
Avalanche City
Avalanche City playing their set.
Avalanche City
Dancing to Avalanche City
Jason Yank
Winners of the best site : Astrolabe with Jason Yank, Jane Forrest and Simon Waghorn
Beck Hill
Supreme wine and food match went to Beck Hill from Figaro's Cafe and Stephanie MacIntyre from Cloudy Bay Wines. Presented by Chelsea Winter
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People come from all over the world to attend the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
John Susman
John Susman serving up some tasty, fresh Cloudy Bay Clams to Kathryn Ulma from Alberta, Canada.
New Entrants band
New Entrants band
Loth Chrisiani and Philippe Pop
Loth Chrisiani and Philippe Pop keeping cool
Kalita Cresswell and Anders Petersen
Kalita Cresswell tops up, Anders Petersen
Hunters Wines
Keeping cool outside Hunters Wines
marlborough Security Officers
marlborough Security Officers: Tasi and Epati.
Scott Hutchison and Hannah McCabe
Scott Hutchison and Hannah McCabe
Penny Edwards
Penny Edwards from Omega Seafood serving Paella.
Ollie Barnett and Bec Pilcher
Ollie Barnett and Bec Pilcher
Andrew Maxwell and Anna Maxwell
Fashion in the vines competition winners, brother and sister Andrew Maxwell and Anna Maxwell
Andrew Maxwell
Andrew Maxwell
Fashion in the vines competition.
Fashion in the vines competition.
Wine tutorial
Wine tutorial
Peter and Denise Bush
Peter and Denise Bush
No 1 Family Vineyard.
No 1 Family Vineyard.
Paul Goodman and Gaynor Arthur
Paul Goodman and Gaynor Arthur enjoying whitebait at their 15th festival
Al Brown
Al Brown and Cloudy Bay Clams cooking demonstration
Al Brown
Al Brown and Cloudy Bay Clams cooking demonstration
Carmen Potgieter
Carmen Potgieter from Auckland for her first Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

The Fashion In The Vines competition at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival was a family affair as brother-and-sister combo Andrew and Anna Maxwell took out the top spots.

The Blenheim siblings, now living in Auckland, won the best dressed man and best dressed woman categories in the annual showpiece.

It was Mr Maxwell, though, who bagged the overall winner accolade ahead of his sister, the 2010 champion.

Andrew and Anna Maxwell
Andrew and Anna Maxwell winners of Fashion in the Vines

It was his first time to enter.

"I thought I'd better give my sister a bit of a challenge since she won it a couple of years ago," the 24-year-old said.

"She said there might be a bit of animosity later."

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There was only a little bit of animosity, Ms Maxwell said.

The 22-year-old, studying art in Auckland, was not sure if she would enter again next year.

"She'll definitely be back next year to try and win," her brother said.

Mr Maxwell had come to Blenheim with a few fashion options for the day.

"I just decided [what to wear] this morning," he said.

He pipped fellow Marlburian Ryan Godsiff to the top male outfit.

Mr Godsiff dressed himself for $60, he said. "It's a mixture of SaveMart and Trade Me," he said.

"You can get some good stuff for nothing."

Mr Godsiff, dressed in light linen, hadn't planned to enter the festival fashion show.

"They nabbed me at the front door and said I had to enter."

Head judge James Morrison said they were looking for creative people who had tried that little bit harder as the 20 finalists strutted their stuff on the red carpet under the midday sun.

About 40 people entered the competition this year.

"We could have picked everyone, there was a huge amount of effort from each contestant."

Ms Maxwell was wearing a dress from Asos, a hat from Indefinite Definite, shoes from No 1 Shoe Warehouse and a bag from Marcs. Mr Maxwell was wearing a jacket from Trorata, a shirt from Ted Baker and a pair of World shorts.

He won a Cambridge suit and Anna won a Kate Sylvester dress. They both won a helicopter ride and tickets to next year's event.

The Marlborough Express