RefinedBy is a premier fashion, lifestyle, travel and grooming platform by Tessa Stockdale.





While studying for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland, Tessa obtained a number of accomplishments by the tender age of twenty-one.

Tessa is the former editor of XYNZ, one of New Zealand’s largest online magazines and most recently, a Social Media Producer at The New Zealand Herald. Tessa is dedicated to bringing the newest and best to the forefront for all things fashion, lifestyle and travel.

Her extensive interest in travel came from living abroad in Belgium during 2012, which has seen her travel throughout Europe, Central America and Australasia. Having worked closely with numerous luxury brands including Superette and RUBY, Tessa has become a well-known name within the New Zealand fashion and media industry.

RefinedBy is a destination for inspiration, information, and communication with a unique twist. Tessa brings brands and products to life through projects and collaborations both within New Zealand and internationally.

Since the launch in August 2015, RefinedBy has worked with numerous New Zealand and International brands including AUDI, Moroccanoil, Bombay Sapphire, The Ritz Carlton, LG, Nespresso, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, Kenzo and French Connection UK.