Lily magazine began publication in the country 4 years ago. And Nugent says it was harder to source someone who would strike the perfect pose or find a perfect wardrobe.
“We had no home grown fashion and modelling industry. So we had to get someone and then teach the models ourselves. Most outfits available were from China and couldn’t fit the Melanesian built.
“We only had few pioneer designers like Sarah Todd,” she said.
Compared to today, Nugent says there is a tidal wave of designers.