My Story

Erena Te Paa Stylist About

I could tell you that I am a stylist with a flair for styling, writing and being creative, but I’m guessing you already know this about me.

And I could also tell you that my passion for these things was greatly influenced by my Nana Joyce, a clever and resourceful woman who taught me a thing or two about a thing or two.

And this too would be true.

But while these things shape who I am and define what I do they are not the only reason why I do what I do.

You see, in March 2015 I lost someone very precious to me, so precious in fact that I lost myself for a little bit and then found me again.

Only this time I had found my purpose and more clearly defined my why…

Because why do we do anything if we don’t know who we’re doing it for?

So, if you’re wondering why I do what I do, then you must also know my who, because who I’m doing it for is for you.

For the one person who is sitting there, reading this or something else I’ve written, made or styled and finds it both motivating and inspiring.  You my friend, are who I am doing this for.

Because as much as I might inspire you, you too inspire me.

And for as long as you want what I have to give I will keep on doing this and being me.

Just for you.

Much love,







  1. Oh my word. That struck a chord AND made my eyes prickle. Bless your lovely heart Erena – I love what you do! (So thank YOU!)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous words , I could feel your passion through the screen! What a talent you have and what a wonderful “why” x

  3. For the sake of not clogging up too many newsfeeds, Cherie, Janelle, Louise, Nicola, Tori, Carole, Abhi, Gaia, Louise, Chantal and Ann at Weddings at Sutton’s (and all the thumbs uppers) – if I could like your comments more than twice I would, thank you so very much all you lovely people, big virtual hugs to you <3

  4. What a great read, you certainly inspired me, and helped me find ME again after a very tough year…the things you taught me have stuck and I am forever grateful. Thank you ☺️

  5. I love your blog, it’s all so beautifully written from a beautiful soul! U guys are awesome! Please keep em coming!

  6. Emma that is such a lovely thing to say, I’m sorry that you too have had a tough year but I’m glad that you’ve found yourself again despite it all, and if I’ve inspired a tiny percentage of that then I’m honoured. You’re a wonderful women and an inspiration xx

  7. Anonymous says

    I think I am in a similar phase of my life, so it was good to find these words…Definitely encouraging to turn the confusion into something good. You are a true inspiration! Thank you 🙂

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