Annette's career has spanned 35 years in the New Zealand fashion industry.
Annette began her training as a Tailor in Christchurch. In between getting married and raising a family, Annette tutored garment construction privately in Auckland for 18 years. For 10 years, Annette ran a production unit in Auckland for some of New Zealand's most well known labels such as Karen Walker and Trelise Cooper. Freelance designing and making Bridal garments allowed Annette to concentrate her experience in the wedding and after five wear. Annette has spent the last twelve years lecturing at Auckland University of Technology, Bachelor of Design Degree focusing on fashion, pattern making, garment construction, costume design, tailoring and sportswear. Annette is presently working as a lecturer of Fashion and Design at Auckland University of Technology.