22 Tuesday November 1 2016 Fashion SELWYN TIMES Kaftan returns for summer • By Dan Ahwa FOR THOSE sitting on the fence over the kaftan, several designers have picked it up and run with it for summer, delivering versatile styles. Beautiful linens and crisp cotton kaftans provide a fresh take on volume for summer, appropriate for not only the beach but, when thrown over a pair of jeans and sandals, the perfect blueprint for easy, laissez-faire dressing. The play on proportion extends to the multitude of oversized shirt dresses, slouchy trans-seasonal knitwear and billowing palazzostyle pants. An oversized light knit dress, for example, is transformed from cosy to terrific with the addition of slingback heels and a pair of statement earrings for formal occasions. Other accessories that enhance voluminous separates include Miss Crabb’s irreverent shoe collaboration with Mi Piaci, arriving in stores in the next few weeks, including a pink patent leather peep-toe mule (also available in red) – an easy way to balance out the bulk and add a sense of occasion to otherwise casual pieces. SUMMER CHIC: Sit pretty in this Knuefermann dress, Royal Republiq loafers and Juliette Hogan sunglasses. Lincoln model off • By Annabelle Dick NEW YORK Fashion Week is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the world, showcasing high-profile designers and exclusive models – and now Lincoln’s Jaime Spencer will get to walk amongst them. Miss Spencer, 19, is one of six New Zealand and Australian models who have been hand-picked through the Ozlink fashion programme to walk in several NYFW shows in February. “We’re walking for international designers with international models and it’s such a massive opportunity,” she said. “I don’t even know how to describe it – it’s still sinking in a wee bit. I still cry every time I speak about it.” Miss Spencer will spend 10 days in New York taking part in the major international Amit Singh Chauhan show, two boutique shows and two realway shows. She will also partake in a city and studio photo shoot with a professional fashion photographer. “Having this work in my portfolio will look really good. This could literally kick start a whole career and that’s the best part about it,” she said. Miss Spencer has been modelling for three years after trying a modelling course with Portfolio. Now with NZ Models & Talent, she credits owner Kelly Morrison with helping her get the NYFW opportunity. Standing at the shorter end of the modelling spectrum at 1.73m, she said her height has been an issue. “I’m classed as a petite model, but I’ll still get the chance to strut my stuff and show them what I’m worth and that I can do this,” she said. Miss Spencer is studying towards a Bachelor of Criminal Justice at Canterbury University. The Lincoln local is a sporty, rural girl who admits she didn’t see herself getting this far. “It’s quite funny – a small country girl getting such a big opportunity,” she said. She hopes to get scouted while overseas and combine her love of modelling with a career in criminal justice. “Modelling has always been that dream that every girl has had but never really follows through on. I wouldn’t mind being the next Gigi Hadid with a criminal law degree,” she said. 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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 1 2016 23 to New York city Kim’s Fashion Quarterly from Kim Taylor —Viva La Moda Time to get race-day-ready Cup Week is nearly upon us once more and it is time to get your race outfit sorted. As always it’s all about the dress but there are always other options available such as jumpsuits and skirts and tops too. Vibrant colour is always very popular at the races and there are plenty of pretty colourful dresses in store right now. Black and white is always striking, is timeless and never fails to look stylish in the races setting. Bright accessories can add the pop of colour if desired. XLS-Medical Fat Blocker 90 sachets Assists in weight loss and general weight management when combined with a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity. SPREADING HER WINGS: Jaime Spencer (above) is hoping to take the modelling world by storm as she prepares to walk at New York Fashion Week (left). Varicose Vein Treatment Non-surgical Vein Laser Treatments available Free Assessment Tired of aching and unsightly veins? No surgery, no scars, no stitches. No time off work - continue normal daily activities. An affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society (medical necessity criteria apply) - check your policy for cover. Enjoy skirts, short and cropped pants again. Payment plans available (Conditions apply) www.transformclinic.co.nz | 52A Mandeville St | Riccarton | 08002lookgood | 343 2880 Any outfit is always finished off with the choice of accessories which create the individual look and give the well groomed appearance .Tie in your accessories but don’t wear all the same colour or you will appear too matchy-matchy. if your bag and shoes are the same, for example, wear a different co-ordinating colour in the fascinator. We have showcased the stunning Augustine Juliet maxi dress which looks beautiful in the pretty floral fabric and has a sleeve so no jacket is necessary. ($209) Also showcased from Augustine is the stella Treasure dress in stunning sequins ($199) We have added a simple navy fascinator so as not to overpower the sequin fabrication. Also in stunning floral is the silique red and black applique rose dress ($365) We have accessorized this dress with a simple black fascinator to keep the emphasis on the dress. The ivyblu Victoria dress ($229) is a beautiful flattering shape which emphasises the waist so especially suits pear shapes. The red fascinator and bag bring out the red floral of the fabric. Another stunning dress by silique is pictured here in sapphire blue lace ($270). This style flatters most shapes and has a little capped sleeve which appeals to many. All of the styles pictured are available right now at Viva La moda. We also sell footwear, fascinators, bags, jewellery, hosiery and more so are your one stop shop for race wear this season. We look forward to seeing you soon. -Kim Taylor All of the fashion featured in the images is available from Viva La Moda Rolleston Clinically tested to help you lose up to 3x more weight than dieting alone. Made from Litramine, a patented natural fibre complex sourced from prickly pear. SPECIAL PRICE $ 99 99 Only while stocks last Barrington Pharmacy Next to CouplaNds, 256 BarriNgtoN st Ph 332 3156