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. April 30, 2015 / 4:54 am

    That’s so lovely and so true 🙂

  2. April 30, 2015 / 5:01 am

    Beautiful words & such a pretty pic x

  3. April 30, 2015 / 5:15 am

    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!)

  4. April 30, 2015 / 5:54 am

    Love this Erena xx Beautifully said xx

  5. April 30, 2015 / 6:28 am

    Beautifully written, you’re an inspiration! Xxx

  6. April 30, 2015 / 6:31 am

    You are beautiful…from the inside to the out. XXXX

  7. April 30, 2015 / 7:02 am

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

  8. April 30, 2015 / 7:36 am

    you are in every sense of the word amazing Erena! A beautiful post.

  9. April 30, 2015 / 7:52 am

    Lovely! Just like you xxx

  10. April 30, 2015 / 7:55 am

    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

  11. April 30, 2015 / 8:12 am

    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 ☺️

  12. April 30, 2015 / 9:47 am

    You are amazing Erena, I love reading your posts, your a true inspiration xx

  13. April 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

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

  14. April 30, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    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

  15. April 30, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Thank you Hayley, that means a lot and I will keep on writing posts for the wonderful people like YOU who love reading them! xx

  16. April 30, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Thanks Nicole, it’s my absolute pleasure, I’m glad you enjoy the blog so I’ll keep em coming for ya! xx

  17. May 3, 2015 / 5:51 am


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