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Interview:  Nick Franciss

Interview: Nick Franciss

We met Nick through a friend of ours. We'd heard he'd been recently crowned Mr Gay NZ and was going to be representing New Zealand in the world competition.  When I asked Nick what it took to win, I expected to receive what I imagined as a standard answer from pageant-contenders; "ohh, um, world peace?"  What I discovered was a personality that resonated so strongly with the Sweepstake Winners brand that it was a match made in heaven.  Humble, thoughtful and articulate, Nick's approach is somewhere been social activism with a message of radical acceptance.  With World Pride Month coming to...

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Spotlight: Bobby Suit

Spotlight: Bobby Suit

When we first hit upon the idea for Sweepstake Winners™, it was the culmination of sharing a lot of thoughts back and forth about what we’d stand for, what our look would be, how we’d initiate the gender-hybrid aspect of the brand, and what was most important to us, above all.  We knew we had the answers, the question was how to unlock what was inside. As a teenager, I saw suits as a symbol of everything that was boring; conservatism, maths, work, routine.  My view probably also the bi-product of a having a slight, gangly frame that never filled...

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Sweepstake Sounds Vol. 1

Inspired by the sounds that inspired us.  Remember those golden days kicking back in your best friend's garage, taking a break from the sun, easing back and listening to your crew's favourite tunes, always with the chance to discover something new and existing?  We do.  In  this spirit, through a haze of blissed out 70s guitars, dirty LA bubblegum pop, 80s future funk, jacked up Zamrock and more comes Sweepstake Sounds Vol. 1. Music to live to, enjoy!

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