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Yes, as we come down from the
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take a long, hard look at the wardrobe
and consider with which on-trend
heel you’ll step into the new season.
Fortunately, we’ve fully immersed
ourselves in the world of fashion to
put our favourites on show for you.
From the well-travelled and inspiring
Jane Daniels to the family network
behind Ruby and Liam, we have
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that’s making itself known this spring,
as well as adding the pops of colour
that will see you shaking off the last
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Heart of the City
New Zealand Fashion Week has come and gone,
ensuring we know with which heel to step into the new
season. Right in the thick of it was our very own Jessica
Amor of Alchemy Styling, the stylist for our fashion
shoots. Winner of the ‘Get Stylie with Kylie’ competition,
Jess assisted Kylie Cooke, whose credentials include
being lead stylist for New Zealand’s Next Top Model and
dressing Orlando Bloom, in creating the Heart of the City
runway show. We already knew she was a superstar!
Fashion For a Cure is back for another year, bringing
together big names and high fashion to raise funds for
Breast Cancer Cure – New Zealand’s only not-for-profit
organisation dedicated to funding scientific research into
curing this prevalent disease. The Christchurch event will
take place at The Great Hall in the Arts Centre on 19
September, with guests enjoying a three-course dinner,
arrival cocktail, flowing wine, as well as the latest looks
from Trelise Cooper, Moochi, Carlson, Ruby, Storm,
Nom*D, and many more.
Danish fashion label Vero Moda has been dressing
women in on-trend, accessible styles since 1975, yet,
it’s only been a month since it landed in a store in New
Zealand. Farmers has added the brand to its stable, as
well as its Aware by Vero Moda collections – seasonal
offerings where sustainability is at the heart of the
August was also the month in which Westfield Riccarton
gained the South Island’s first Lorna Jane. Started by
Australian fitness instructor Lorna Jane Clarkson in 1989,
the activewear brand now fills the shelves of more than
200 stores in 17 countries. Look good, feel good, right?
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Street). With the likes of Sabatini, Stella+Gemma, and
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machines, Booty Barre, pre- and post-natal classes, and
more. For those further south, September sees the arrival
of Fierce Grace Yoga in Queenstown. The heated studio
will open its doors in Queenstown Central (19 Grant
Road, Frankton) as the first in Australasia and tenth in the
world, joining others in London, New York and Italy. The
UK’s fastest growing yoga brand incorporates a mix of
yoga styles – from ashtanga to yin – with 12 classes based
on the same core poses and principles.
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shade. Find yours at Nordic Chill (The Colombo,
If you’re tired of looking at your own living room, make a
date at someone else’s. Aosta is a new restaurant on the
Arrowtown foodie scene that is creating quite the stir.
Named after a small town in the Italian Alps, Aosta takes
over from where Saffron and Rosie B’s left off, though
with a newly designed décor thanks to Anna-Marie Chen
– who designed The Hills’ lodge. Co-owned by Sir Michael
Hill, the head chef is another big name, Ben Bayly, hailing
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Port Chalmers Seafood Festival
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A WORLD OF
While our travel keepsakes are gimmicky souvenirs and forgettable selfies,
those of fashion designer Jane Daniels inspire new fabrics and fine designs.
Words Juliet Speedy
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Caribbean colour will infuse the coming summer collection.
China’s Rainbow Mountains inspired the Alani Dress.
Silk print inspired by Sumi ink painting in Japan.
Talking to Jane Daniels makes you
want to immediately jump on a
plane to go on a round-the-world trip.
The Britain-born fashion designer has
a distinct passion for the world and its
beauty and you can see this clearly in
her collections. It is travel that helps
define her and the fashion label she
created back in 1986.
Daniels travelled back to London at
20 years old to study design, pattern
making and tailoring and now travels
extensively every year. There’s no
question that Daniel’s designs are handcurated
depictions of the places she
goes. “Anything can inspire me. A detail
on a building, a costume in a museum,
a colour combination in a painting.” She
moves about the world inhaling the
sights, smells and colours all around.
“Like in Egypt, the indigo water against
the chartreuse reeds on the Nile.” Add
to this the lapis, turquoise and carnelian
stones in Tutankhamen’s jewellery and
she has herself an exciting collection.
Daniels says her philosophy is to
design ‘want-to-have’ rather than
‘need-to-have’ garments. Every one
of her collections is a careful curation
of contemporary, versatile, easy-towear
pieces that range from casual
to corporate to cocktail. Her starting
point for all her ranges is the creation
of her own colour palette. She then has
her European fabrics bespoke-dyed in
Europe. Her designs, she says, have a
backbone of good tailoring with elegant
simple lines. “I like to incorporate
innovative and unusual detailing,
bending the rules somewhat for the
more imaginative pieces.”
The Auckland-based designer has
become well known for always using
high-quality fabrics. She heads to the
Paris textile fair twice a year to get the
latest prints, textures and technical
fabrics, most often from Italy. Because
of the seasonal differences she can have
them in-store in New Zealand before
Europe and America. Her travels have
mostly taken her to Europe for her
fashion inspiration but more recently
to more exotic destinations as brand
ambassador for the Christchurch-based
Innovative Travel Company. She’s been
to Egypt, Iran, India, Oman, Morocco
and Sri Lanka. It’s this exposure to new
places, new cultures and new colours
that inspires her ideas.
One of her favourite destinations
for work has been the Silk Road in
Uzbekistan. “What will always remain
with me is being surrounded by walls of
intricate tiles of brilliant blue, turquoise
and saffron in the Shah-i-Zinda (sacred
street) in Samarkand.” She also loved
India for its vibrancy, Kyoto for is
serenity and Inner Mongolia for its
unique and natural landforms.
Her upcoming summer collection is
inspired by the tropical island locations
in the Caribbean, with fresh white
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The colours of Samarkand, in intricate tiles and peony pink yarn, make it a favourite destination.
linens and ice. “Cream pastels and a
palette of strong tropical colours – redorange,
Galliano yellow, spring green,
turquoise and hot pink linens.”
If Daniels could choose any country
to live in, after New Zealand it would
be Italy. She loves the food, the history
recorded in the architecture and arts
and the fascinating regionalism. “Every
town in Italy seems to have a specialty
in terms of food or an artisan tradition
that has been maintained.” She’s made
leather-bound books with a master
bookbinder in Fabriano, a town famous
for paper for over 1000 years.
“And furthermore, France is just
across the border, I adore France and
love its wine!”
She also loves Italian food. Once in
Bologna she found a little restaurant,
De Cesar, which opened in 1955. “I
love their dish of ravioli pumpkin, butter
and crispy sage.” But her favourite was
a hole in the wall in Florence – Vini E
Vecci Sapori. “A Mama-, Papa- and sonoperation
with the best zucchini flower
pasta.” But, she says, a New Zealand
pinot noir or an outdoor summer
lunch with a dry rosé is rather
Daniels sees the biggest challenge
of the fashion industry as waste. This
is compounded by the fixation of the
world to share their lives online and
having a visible status. “A narcissistic
cult of celebrity-by-degree exists.
Ultimately the result is an accelerating
need that pressures the fashion
industry to produce ‘the new’ more
often.” Daniels says this model is not
sustainable for the planet. “Every few
months a news story breaks about
millions of dollars of new unsold
clothing being incinerated or going into
landfills to protect a brand.”
But the Jane Daniels label is proudly
New Zealand made and has its own
high standards. They pay fair wages
and the construction costs are well
governed by New Zealand labour
laws and the company’s own ethical
standards. “We know the people who
make our garments and have good
first-name friendships with our sewers
The same can be said of Jane Daniels
clients, who she says are fashionforward
and discerning and know
that her high quality, mostly natural
European fabrics and quality tailoring
are not inexpensive. “I think, most
importantly, they are engaged, in that
they tell me how much they enjoy the
back story and travel/history research
that I bring to my collections.” Two of
her clients loved the brand so much
that a few years ago, they joined the
Jane Daniels team.
She personally loves the simple yet
detailed Japanese aesthetic, citing her
favourite designer as Yohji Yamamoto.
“His draping, asymmetrical cutting,
origami folding and architectural
detailing.” Early on she was influenced
by the sleek, tailored looks of Italian
designers like Giorgio Armani and also
Donna Karan. But she says now there’s
a much greater demand for less rigid
clothing and for fabrics that stretch and
move with you. Her original collections
were built around suiting as there was
always a strong delineation between
work attire and leisure. But that’s no
longer the way.
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Jane Daniels indigo dyeing in Japan.
The ancient Japanese document below inspired this silk print.
“There is an ever-increasing demand for
trans-seasonal and travel-friendly clothing.
This is how my collections have evolved.”
Never sitting still long, Daniels is about
to head off to Greece. One of her
colleagues in the Christchurch store is
getting married on Santorini and, much
to Daniel’s delight, has invited the boss.
She’s going to head to Meteora to see
the clifftop monasteries, to Athens and to
some of the islands she’s researched. “I
hope to do some painting and to gather
some ideas for jewellery design.” She
advises this for anyone travelling. Daniels
takes hundreds of photos but also travels
with a pen, a watercolour notebook and
a bijou paint box to record what she sees.
“It makes you observe more closely and a
just a few coloured marks on a page can
be a fabulous souvenir of your trip.”
While her trips are all busy soaking up
the sights, smells and sounds Daniels also
recommends a pool day every so often.
“A chance to reflect on what you have
done so far and perhaps edit your photos
and write a few postcards.”
When not designing garments or
travelling the world, you’ll find Daniels
on the beach, or at home with her
four cats reading a historical novel or a
biography on a pioneering woman. She
also loves to paint. “I love the looseness
of what I would call happy accidents that
watercolour can provide.”
Drawing inspiration from an everchanging
world ensures Jane Daniels, the
person and the brand, stays very on-trend.
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DESIGNED IN NZ,
MADE IN BALI
Vanessa Ortynsky speaks with Kiwi brands connecting with Balinese
artisans to produce the latest fashions.
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Rosie Shelton in Luna
& Rose’s Bali studio.
During a trip to Bali with some friends in 2012, Rosie
Shelton couldn’t help but admire the beautiful
culture and way of life of the Balinese. She was also
impressed by their craftsmanship, especially their
silverwork, and soon realised there was no better place
to start her label.
Prior to launching Luna & Rose, Shelton was working
for a large global surfwear brand and was always
disappointed when the actual makers behind each piece
weren’t properly acknowledged. With Luna & Rose, she
says, “It’s so important that our artisans’ stories are told
and their crafts are maintained and upheld.”
By choosing to work hands-on with local artisans,
Shelton is able to maintain and showcase that connection
in an authentic way.
Unlike Chinese factories where clothing and jewellery
is produced in high volume, sometimes thousands of
each item, Bali attracts boutique labels and designers who
are looking for smaller orders – which was part of the
appeal for Jyoti Morningstar, founder of New Zealand
yoga wear and accessories brand WE-AR.
“The people are connected to their traditional village
culture and [in Bali] it was possible to sample small run
sizes and gain access to creative workshops that specialise
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in printing and traditional plant dying.”
The island’s manufacturing boom has
attracted a handful of Australian and, more
recently, New Zealand designers; many
who have now set up their manufacturing
base on the island.
Not only are Balinese artisans incredibly
skilled, their craftsmanship comes from
generations of passed-downknowledge.
“As you travel around Bali, each village
specialises in a different craft form whether
it’s painting, silversmithing, wood carving,
stone carving... you name it and there is
guaranteed to be a specialist here in Bali,”
For New Zealand company Rhye
Intimates, it was actually by crosselimination
that owner Chantal Myers
discovered the right manufacturer for her
“I did a lot of research to source a
local manufacturer in New Zealand.
However, with low MOQs [Minimum
Order Quantity] and materials required to
produce underwear garments, I couldn’t
find anyone locally who was able to
accommodate my needs, particularly as a
start-up on a budget.”
The right materials and low minimum orders drove Rhye Intimates’ decision to launch in Bali.
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Yoga wear and accessories by WE-AR are made in B-CORP-certified
production houses in Bali.
The ability to work directly with local artisans was a big factor in
Rosie Shelton’s decision to base Luna & Rose in Bali.
For Myers, it’s important that their manufacturer values
their employees and provides good working conditions.
Operating ethically, through fair wages and safe working
conditions, is at the company’s core values. Fortunately,
they managed to find the right manufacturer in Bali, who
specialises in lingerie and works primarily with start-ups and
Is it more affordable to manufacture clothing and
jewellery in Bali? Says Morningstar, “For those whose main
measure of success is financial, it would be unlikely to be a
good fit because, no, it is not more affordable.
“Honestly, in many ways this is a good thing. In our
supply chain, we know that the people doing the work are
being paid well so they can live well. This is often not the
case in scenarios where production costs less.”
Myers would eventually like to bring production back to
New Zealand, but appreciates that Bali is only a short flight
away. She also finds Bali business culture and etiquette
is similar to New Zealand with so much Australasian
influence in Bali already. For start-ups, she notes that it’s
certainly worth exploring for business opportunities.
Shelton finds that doing business in Bali is different
than in New Zealand and the artisans she works with are
creatives rather than business people. Balinese people work
They choose to work hours that
best suit them and live a more
balanced and relaxed lifestyle
than many of us in New Zealand.
in their home industries and factories are few and far
between, unlike in other parts of Asia and the rest of the
world. “My silversmiths don’t own computers, nor are
they driven by huge business development.”
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Kiwis are both visiting and moving to Bali. It’s definitely
becoming more common to manufacture from here
and open businesses. And while the New Zealand
fashion industry might be less than impressed with the
increase in offshore manufacturing, many Bali-based Kiwi
designers are making valuable contributions to Balinese
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FILLING THE GAP
As unmet need for medical treatments through the public health system grows, the
Canterbury Charity Hospital performs a vital role. We speak to Philip Bagshaw,
co-founder, chairman and volunteer surgeon, about its amazing services.
What led to the development of a charity hospital in
It was in response to Canterbury District Health Board slashing
elective surgery places by many thousands. Many were for
conditions like hernias and haemorrhoids, which can have a
big effect on people’s lives if not treated. My colleagues and
I started out working from a mobile surgical bus and then
opened our doors in Harewood Road, Bishopdale, in 2007
providing day surgery two or three days a week.
How does the charity hospital operate?
With the help of 300 volunteer surgeons, dentists, anaesthetists,
counsellors, nurses, technicians and support staff we provide
free medical, surgical, dental and counselling services to the
people of Canterbury. Our range of services has increased
significantly since 2007 and we now have three buildings
including a day surgery, endoscopy theatre and counselling
offices and an oral surgery clinic with a community room.
Who is eligible to access these services?
For the majority of our services, our patients have to be turned
down for their treatment by the Canterbury District Health
Board. They do not have medical insurance and cannot afford
to be seen privately. They also need a referral from their family
doctor or dentist, depending on the treatment.
It’s about even more than elective day surgery and medical
outpatient services, right?
Our services constantly change to meet the need and currently
include colonoscopy (acute and screening), gynaecology
and women’s health, general surgery (abdominal, rectal),
urology, oral surgery and dentistry, counselling (self-referral),
orthopaedics (upper limb) and cataract surgery. At our busy
endoscopy clinic we see people aged under 50 with rectal
bleeding and, unfortunately, our screening has identified patients
with symptoms of bowel cancer that wouldn’t have otherwise
How does the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust enable this
non-government-funded medical service to continue?
We rely on the generosity of the local community as volunteers
and for donations and bequests, along with fundraising
applications, to raise the $800,000 a year we need to run
our free services. Because we have only three paid staff and
low overheads, a large percentage of the money we do raise
goes directly towards patient care. We also host an annual
fundraising function, our Charity Hospital Christmas Gala at
the Air Force Museum on Friday 29 November.
“Because we have only three paid
staff and low overheads, a large
percentage of the money we do raise
goes directly towards patient care.”
To purchase Christmas Gala tickets,
or make a donation:
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M 027 432 2896 P 03 351 3002
As we head into spring
you’ve probably already had
people telling you that ‘now
is the perfect time to sell
your home’. The thing is, it’s
true, and here’s why.
The most obvious reason is that homes
look great at this time of the year. When
the sun’s out and the garden’s in bloom,
it’s that much easier to paint a picture that
will truly inspire prospective purchasers.
Of course, there are other contributing
factors too. With the start of a fresh year
just a few months away, there will be
plenty of families scrambling to secure
properties in desirable school zones,
while new job opportunities in 2020
mean professionals will also be looking
And don’t forget the role Christmas
plays! The summer holidays are a huge
marker in the sand for us Kiwis, and many
buyers will be fuelled by a desire to be
ensconced in their new home by mid-
December. This could help expedite the
negotiation process. Last, but certainly
not least, there’s the fact that we’re simply
conditioned to buy at this time of the year.
Spring brings with it an air of optimism;
a willingness to embrace change which
sees buyers enter the market with a real
sense of commitment and resolve.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling,
or are just after some friendly advice, then
please don’t hesitate to get in touch – the
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Stolen Girlfriends Club
The most exciting week of the year for the New Zealand fashion industry celebrated
familiar favourites and emerging new talent. The fashion-filled week saw us running
from venue to venue to soak up the talent and creativity of our clever community.
Words Vanessa Ortynsky
New Zealand Fashion Week kicked off on Monday night
(26 August) with Kate Sylvester’s truly romantic A/W
2020 collection. As love letters inspired by her parents during
the 1950s flooded the runway, a squad of models in fiercely
feminine silk and lace dresses as well as polished suiting
took over the catwalk. Our favourite look was the feminineyet-powerful
lilac skirt suit, which was paired with Barbour
wellingtons, a nod to Kate’s outdoorsy side.
Just days before her show, Kate Sylvester announced her
new online marketplace for pre-loved pieces, aligning herself
with the growing focus on sustainability. Reloved is a forum for
customers to re-sell their used KS pieces and shop for the best
vintage gems, preventing them from becoming landfill.
On day two, Maggie Marilyn’s debut NZFW show took
place offsite at Morningside’s Glasshouse with citrus trees and
floral installations galore. Instead of goodie bags, guests were
invited to take home fresh fruit and flowers. Maggie’s collection
featured a range of ethereal silks and pastels, which she’s
become known for over the years, but also a few black pieces
that will seamlessly fit into our Kiwi wardrobes.
Next up, we cheered through Jockey’s lively Tokyo show
at Q Theatre, where All Blacks and Silver Ferns modelled
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the latest range. As is customary at Jockey shows, it was
lighthearted and fun, getting everyone excited for the
upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan (from 20 September).
A definite highlight of the week was Paris Georgia’s first ever
NZFW show. Their sophisticated collection was everything
we’d hope for, with immaculate tailoring and timeless staples.
It featured plenty of sculpted silhouettes made with firm,
luxurious fabrics and body-hugging skirts, sleeveless dresses
and voluminous sleeves. Standout pieces included a glossy
sage coat, worn with a pleated skirt; a dramatic red dress with
a low back and the massively oversized (and sunsmart) beach
hat with white shirt and sheer biker shorts. We also fell in love
with their yellow silk dress.
Day three started bright and early with the immensely
talented Benjamin Alexander’s intimate morning presentation
just above Amano at The Quay Project. The impossibly chic
collection was consistent with the aesthetic we’ve come to
expect from the designer, who won season one of Project
Runway New Zealand. We couldn’t get enough of the
dramatic gowns and billowing silhouettes, which were paired
with shoes from his new collaboration with Mi Piaci. The
collection (named after the important women in his life) is
already available to shop via his website.
Later on, we ventured to Morningside for a peaceful
presentation where Juliette Hogan’s workroom was
transformed into a natural oasis. Pianist Gabrielle Peake
created and performed an original piece to reflect the
collection and we immediately felt a sense of calm wash over
us. Ten models walked around as we sipped on refreshing
elderflower, cucumber and rosemary drinks, allowing us to
admire their elegant, streamlined looks in a muted, pastel
palette. It’s easy to imagine a capsule wardrobe consisting only
of silk separates and floor-length dresses.
The highlight of every fashion week is the Stolen Girlfriends
Club show, which took place outdoors at the Avondale
Racecourse this year. Transformed into a Berlin nightclub with
a techno soundtrack, an army of brooding models and fire
barrels being lit one-by-one in front of our seats, it proved to
be a gamechanger yet again. The outdoor show began in a
blaze of glory, with studded leather pieces and a full-on red
All in all, it was a fabulous and exhausting week, meeting
new faces and examining the ever-changing industry. Our
fashion choices need to be more considered and it’s reassuring
to see Kiwi designers taking a step back to create collections
that include recycled and sustainable materials.
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Indulge in the latest international fashion trends and the
local designers who are nailing them.
Words Brittany Pooley
Fun and ultra-femme, this season sees us in florals,
frills, pastels, embellished trainers and pearls. Let’s
look at who’s doing them well and how to wear them.
Take your pick of florals this season
Floral is in bloom for 2019. This budding international
trend may be a signifier for spring fashion, but frankly,
with such great prints hitting the market, we’re getting
impatient for warmer temps. Seek out floral pieces
with contemporary silhouettes in dresses, blouses,
pants, jumpsuits and co-ords. Whatever your style,
a floral print will make any wallflower stand out. For
now, opt for more trans-seasonal pieces that can
be layered on colder days. Pair with your favourite
brogues, loafers or trainers until we warm into sandalwearing
weather. Escape your winter blues and step
into early spring with a fresh and fun floral print.
Peace Jumper in
Blue by Wynn
Glenmore Dress in
Navy Vivid Floral by
Coat your wardrobe in a palette of pastel
This year’s trending palette is pastel. Think mint greens, soft pinks, baby
blues and everything lavender. The ‘it’ piece for this palette is a chunky
knit. Style over your favourite shirt dress with just a peak of collar showing,
or go bold and colourblock a head to toe pastel co-ord. If you’re a loyal
wearer of black, as many of us southerners are, introducing pastel to your
wardrobe can be a bit daunting. This trend can be honoured with just a
hint of colour through your accessories. Anything in lavender leather will
do. With hoards of options available, this trend is a creamy and sweet
addition to your seasonal wardrobe.
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Feature frills for the upcoming
Frills are back as a trending detail
this fashion season. While 2018
was the year of the elasticated
off-shoulder bardot, it seems this
year we have traded in milkmaids
for prairie girls with much more
conservative necklines. Seek
out tiers of fabric with printed
dresses, midi-skirts, blouses and
prairie dresses. Go for pieces
with generous folds of fabric
around the sleeves, cuffs, neck or
with tiers through the garment.
This trend is best worn in sheer
textiles. Reach for soft colours
such as cream, lavender, light
pink and baby blue.
Whether they create big
volume or a subtle feature, frills
are a delicate detailing that can
add a touch of vintage romance
to any outfit this season.
Charleston Dress in Soft Pink by Karen Walker.
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Embellish your trainers for workouts,
work and weekends
Trending last year, embellished trainers
are back for another season. With endless
styling options, a great pair of sneakers
is a staple for every wardrobe. Not to
mention they are a reliable source of
comfort for a busy, active day. This season,
we say go big or go home. Play with
pastels, glitter, jewels, leopard prints, studs,
cut-outs and embroidery. If worn with a
pair of long pants or skirt, make sure to
break up your pieces with a peak of skin.
Experiment with shape, colour, print and
height to find your go-to pair. Pair with a
barely-there anklet sock or a statement
crew sock, nothing in-between.
Set the pace with your own style of
embellished trainers this season.
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Give a timeless classic some modern-day edge
Valentine Trainer by Kathryn Wilson,
available for pre-order.
A polished string of pearls has long been a key accessory
for the conservative dresser. This year, pearls are back in
fashion in a big way, but this time with a little edge. To
get amongst this 2019 accessory, look beyond your classic
white set. Seek out imperfect pearled pieces with differing
surfaces, sizes and shades. With pearl-studded sunglasses,
oversized earrings, layers of bracelets, chokers, anklets, hair
clips and closures on garments – the options are endless.
Mix it up and pair with both silver and gold. We’re in
favour of necklaces with just a touch of pearl worn over an
in-season turtleneck or with an unbuttoned button-up.
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Light and lovely rules
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HAIR STYLING Tuscany Hamel, GM Hair STYLING Jessica Amor, Alchemy Styling ASSISTANT STYLIST Michelle Dallow
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Renaye wears: Lack of Color Juno Boater $199, Superette; Ganni Light Cotton Stripe Shirt Dress $270, Seletti Concept Store;
Michaelee wears: Lack of Color The Zulu Fedora $119, Superette; Ganni Evangelista Cardigan $425, Ganni Printed Georgette Top $270
and Ganni Georgette Skirt $270, Seletti Concept Store.
Michaelee wears: Georgia Alice Fleur Cut Out Dress $879, Ballantynes; World Make It Right Blazer in Blue Houndstooth $899, World;
Renaye wears: World Make It Right Trouser in Blue Houndstooth $469, World; Aje Tolman Pleat Blouse $279, Superette.
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Renaye wears: Lack of Color Juno
Boater $199, Superette; Karen Walker
Mimesis Dress $955, Ballantynes.
Michaelee wears: Lack of Color The
Zulu Fedora $119, Superette;
25 Around the World Alexa Blouse
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TRENDING APPROACHES TO
New Zealand can’t stop talking about sustainable fashion, literally.
The Sustainability Conversation launched New Zealand Fashion Week.
Here, we help you contribute to the conversation with our top five trending
approaches to sustainable fashion.
Words Brittany Pooley
Slow Fashion is a fashion philosophy. It focuses on
the ethics behind the processes and resources used
to make clothing. There are many approaches to
slow fashion, so seek out brands that are transparent
about theirs. Start easy by keeping an eye out for
labels with smaller runs and made-to-order garments.
Beba Top in Natural by Ellis and Friends.
Buying locally-made fashion pieces
is a sustainable approach to fashion
consumption. Not only are you supporting
your local economy, you’re also backing the
designers and makers of your local fashion
community. With a high expectation for
social responsibility, New Zealand-made
goods ensure the quality of your product
and the wellbeing of the people behind it.
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Vintage Blush Linen Fabric
by The Fabric Store.
DIY fashion gives your
wardrobe more meaning
and purpose. Start small,
and have fun pairing
patterns with seasonal
fabrics. Need help? Plan a
fun evening session with
friends to swap skills and
ideas or seek out existing
communities online with
the hashtag #diyfashion
in Ivory by Bec
& Bridge from
Lend the Label.
Renting fashion is an innovative approach to sustainable
fashion. Have a big event coming up? Instead of
splurging for an expensive piece you’re likely to wear
once, rent a designer dress online. It’s high-end fashion
at a low-end cost, all the while reducing your impact
on the environment.
Chloë Piñatex Pineapple
Leather Crossbody Bag by
A key part of fashion’s sustainability issue revolves around
the textiles used. Be conscious of your textile choices and
seek out more sustainable alternatives. Have you ever
considered plant-based textiles with a minimal footprint?
For fashion that won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth,
check out your local designers using Piñatex, a natural
leather made from pineapple.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Play together, stay together. Curious whether the same applies to work
together, Ella James put some questions to Ruby’s Sharma sisters about
being colleagues in the fashion business the family bought in 2008.
Image: Michael Rooke @ Fashion Quarterly
The Ruby family: clockwise from Christine Sharma (seated), Anna-Lise Sharma, Liam Sharma, Vere Sharma and Emily Miller-Sharma.
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RUBY GENERAL MANAGER &
As a family, what has been your proudest ‘Ruby’
To be honest, it’s not one single moment, it’s that
every morning we get back up, get back in to the
workroom and still love making clothes and the
industry that we are lucky enough to be part of.
Which family member is always there to diffuse any
hostile situations that may arise?
Mum is probably the most consistent, however we
all take turns at this role!
If you weren’t working at Ruby, what career path
would you have chosen?
I have made my own clothes since I was 13
(although back then they were more like “clothes”)
so clothing has always been a part of who I am. If
I wasn’t in the clothing industry I would still be in
a creative industry of some description – it is just
natural for me to make things, and that is where I get
my energy from.
How do you spend your free time as a family?
Mum and Dad have a house at Whiritoa on the
Coromandel so that’s the best time for us to
properly connect as family members rather than
work colleagues. However, we truly love food so
sitting together around the dining table has always
been an important part of our family dynamic.
How do you spend your weekend?
My primetime starts at 4.20pm Friday and goes until
4.20pm Saturday. I love this time because I feel so
free. I listen to Kim Hill every Saturday morning, go
out for dinner or to a concert with friends, read,
How would you describe your home’s style? Is it
similar to that of your fashion style?
I’m quite a sentimental person and I live in a onebedroom
apartment with my husband so a word to
describe my place is “full”! I am drawn to pieces that
have strong colours, materials and shapes, or have an
element of craft.
What music would you find playing in the Ruby
office? Do you all agree on it?
It’s such a mix! Myself and our marketing executive,
Ima, curate the office playlist.
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RUBY HEAD OF MARKETING &
Do you all work from the same office?
We sure do – we work from our head
office in Grey Lynn, Auckland, and all live
very close by, which makes our morning
How would you describe working so
closely with family?
Equal parts amazing mixed with interesting!
Did you all fall into your individual roles
It has been a natural evolution into our
current roles. Emily has always had a passion
for making clothes whilst I’ve always had
more of a love for the forward-facing side
of the fashion industry.
What challenges have you faced in New
Zealand fashion retail?
The fashion industry is ever evolving so
every day we are adapting as a business,
which makes it an incredibly exciting
industry to be a part of.
We bought Ruby 11 years ago, at a time
where online retail was in its infancy and
conversations about sustainability were not
being had – the industry that we know and
love is one of the world’s most polluting
industries so as a fashion business we are
on a journey to understand the social and
environmental impacts of our business
practices and products. This is something
we are passionate about – there is no
overnight fix, however, we are committed
to transitioning to a more sustainable reality.
What brand would you most like to
There are so many beauty brands doing
amazing things, such as Drunk Elephant,
Summer Fridays and Glossier, who we
always have our eyes on.
Where has been your favourite family
As well as the family beach house in
Whiritoa, we have had a few special trips to
India as a family that I will cherish forever!
What is your favourite meal to cook
Our father was born and raised in New
Delhi, India, with British/Indian parents, so
we are definitely known for Sharma curry
nights in our house!
Where would you all choose to dine out?
Prego in Auckland’s Ponsonby is a firm
favourite – they always get it so right.
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Soft and subtle, a touch of peach makes this season’s
ensembles extra sweet.
Artus Shiny Gold Rose Earrings
Audrey Skirt $479,
Boltonia Pants $379
and Doyle Jumper
in Oatmeal $499,
Mushy Blush Belt $179,
Amos Mule $260, MI PIACI
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Charlie Rose Creative
Stand Polly Biker $649,
Superette; Georgia Alice Lola
Tee $359 and Karen Walker
Gene Mini Bag $390, Ballantynes;
Coop Empire Strikes Back Dress
$229, Hello Friday Scarf $29 and
Reality Glasses $69, Uncommon
Ground Boutique; Chaos &
Harmony Sentiment Boot in
Blush $399, Head Over Heels.
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Fun-loving fuchsia is a colour certain to elevate both your spirits
and your fashion cred.
Viola Top $310,
Waisted Blazer $299.90,
Illumination Sunglasses $69,
Spencer Loafer $230, MI PIACI
NI Silk Scarf $240, BESS
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Vanessa Bruno Luba Sweater
$539, Isabel Marant Etoile Yacah
Silk Blouse $559, and See By
Chloe Hana Contrast Mini
Shouler Bag $549, Workshop;
Bluemly Queen Bee Silver
Hoops $155, Lazy Oaf Lo Pink
Button Through Cord Skirt
$129, Infinite Definite.
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It’s rich, it’s red and it’s turning up the heat this season.
Cali Remix $150, PUMA
Jets Luscious D/DD-Cup Plunge
THE FITTING ROOM
Rebecca Bag, $449, YU MEI
Nora Big Buckle, Zinfandel $300,
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IRO Riona Jacket $839,
Deval; Blak Calm Dress $169,
Ballantynes; MM6 Block
Heel Boots in Reptile Red
$899, Head Over Heels;
Stolen Girlfriends Club Mini
Mothership Tote $529,
Uncommon Ground Boutique.
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This cool colour is so hot right now. Mix and match
your blues for some seasonal sass.
Mr Scurry Tote Croc $779,
Checkmate in Seastorm $329,
Ashley Dress in
Paisley Love Blue
Richie Mule $280, MI PIACI
Pear-shaped Aquamarine Earrings with Graduating Diamond Halo $26,600, Cushion Cut Aquamarine Ring with Diamond Halo Surround
$24,645, and Pear-shaped Blue Topaz Pendant with Diamond Surround $6100, Partridge Jewellers; Zinnia Camisole $139, Ruby Boutique.
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Opposite page (L to R), Emily: Eve distressed trucker jacket $99 Just Jeans, Acrylic golden link disc earrings $19.99 Lovisa, Cream chiffon
shirt $99.90 Halo & Hazard, Mulberry bush crossbody bag $44.99 Colette by Colette Hayman, Bethany twist front skirt $119.99 Max,
Mandy heel $209.90 Merchant 1948.
Olivia: Carissa tote bag $68.99 Colette by Colette Hayman, Emmi sunglasses $14.99 Cotton On, Gold textured geometric drop earrings
$19.99 Lovisa, Eve distressed trucker jacket $99 Just Jeans, Lila wrap dress $169.99 Max, Wonders mariana sandal $249 Moda Bella.
This page, Emily: Mulberry Bush crossbody bag $44.99 Colette by Colette Hayman, Cream hilow knit $115.90 Halo & Hazard, Emmi
sunglasses $14.99 Cotton On, Emerald pendant layered necklace $16.99 Colette by Colette Hayman, T-bar bracelet $12.99 Pagani,
Wide leg fray pant $59.99 Glassons.
Prices correct at time of printing; please see in store.
20/08/19 4:23 PM
Opposite page (L to R), Olivia: Mulberry Bush crossbody bag $44.99, Colette by Colette Hayman, Eva dress $179.99 Jacqui E, Pink pleated
turban headband $17.99 Lovisa, Pebbles sneaker $169.90 Merchant 1948.
Emily: Broderie wrap blouse $39.99 Glassons, Red tassel earrings $22.99 Lovisa, Floral print pleated skirt $69.99 Pagani, Mono moments
crossbody bag $34.99 Colette by Colette Hayman, Malibu heel $209.90 Merchant 1948.
This page, Olivia: Marble face watch $39.99 Pagani, Hexy sunglasses $14.99 Cotton On, Red tassel earrings $22.99 Lovisa, Casey blouson
sleeve blouse $34.99, Chloe mini skirt $39.99 Cotton On.
Prices correct at time of printing; please see in store.
20/08/19 4:23 PM
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Casual yet urbane looks to master.
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Ryan K. and Sam H.,
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Out of Comfort Flight
Coat in Petrol $499,
World Man Perverse
Shirt in Brown/
White $299 and
World Liberty Paisley
Belt $229, World;
Workshop Denim Slim
Fit Selvedge Jeans $359,
Ryan wears: Out of Comfort
Flight Coat in Petrol $499,
Man Perverse Shirt in Brown/
White $299 and World
Liberty Paisley Belt $229,
World; Workshop Denim
Slim Fit Selvedge Jeans $359,
Workshop; Wild Rhino Wolfe
Boot, $229.90, Andrea Biani.
Sam wears: World Man
Correction Blazer Blue Optical
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Rustique Jersey $109.90,
Kings of Indigo Charles Black
Selvedge Jeans $289.90 and
Novesta Star Dribble White
Sneakers $149.90, Indigo and
Out of Comfort Flight
Coat in Check $499,
Revised Engineer Shirt
$279 and Workshop
Denim Slim Fit
Selvedge Jean $349,
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World Man Correction Blazer
Blue Optical $799, World;
Armor Lux Rustique Jersey
$109.90, Kings of Indigo Charles
Black Selvedge Jeans $289.90
and Novesta Star Dribble White
Sneakers $149.90, Indigo and
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TO COLLECT OVER A LIFETIME
Christchurch’s Marc Bendall creates stunning statement jewellery
designed to attract attention.
ith 40 years’
W experience the
passionate man behind the
brand has an exceptional
eye for detail. Not only
does Marc Bendall design
and create exquisite
bespoke engagement rings
for the discerning client
who wants and deserves
show-stopping pieces, but
also stunning statement
bracelets and chains.
Old gold or materials can
be used in any MB design,
should clients wish to
continue the love.
The Investment Piece
Subtle and sophisticated, but
nevertheless commanding attention,
the MB ring with stunning and rare
scissor-cut diamonds (2 carat)
flanked by trapezoid diamonds
set into platinum – an unusual
composition of diamonds with divine
balance and symmetry.
© Marc Bendall. POA © Marc Bendall. $4100.00
The Timeless Piece
Classical elegance never fails to
impress. Enjoy the luxury and
endless options of mixing the
stunning MB Monarch bracelet with
either sterling silver or carat gold
jewellery. Also available in rose gold
and in 18ct. (Shown here in sterling
silver and 9ct gold.)
An Evening Out
© Marc Bendall. $6329.00
These exquisite MB earrings simply
speak for themselves. A mere touch
of sheer elegance creating attention
without being over dramatic. The
multi-faceted teardrop rubellite
gemstones are held by 18ct rose
gold and sit beneath four round
brilliant diamonds set in platinum.
© Marc Bendall. $6793.00
You will always have that “edge”
when wearing an MB Oval Twist
9ct gold bracelet that’s designed to
create a statement with a stunning
Marc Bendall double safety push
button clasp that deserves to sit at
the top of your wrist. Made for you
personally in 9 or 18ct or sterling
silver. (Shown here in 9ct gold.)
© Marc Bendall. $785.00
The Fashion Statement
Not for the shy, these latest
MB “chic” drop earrings state a
presence. The trend-setter earrings
are styled to be worn either day
or night – the choice is yours. Also
available in platinum and 18ct gold.
(Shown here in satin-finished sterling
silver and 9ct yellow gold.)
Find your must-have pieces at Marc Bendall, 95 Main Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch • marcbendall.co.nz
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REINVENTING THE HEEL
The cyclical world of fashion loves to revisit old favourites. Such is the
case with the New Beginnings range from ECCO Shoes, which reinvents
iconic sneakers from the past for spring/summer 19.
Sneak a spring in your step
Spring is a season of new beginnings for nature and a time
when we look afresh at the world around us. Nature, and
its many colours, tones, shapes and textures, has always
been a driving force at ECCO. But the inspiration is not
just superficial. Late founder Karl Toosbuy knew the foot
should always come first, so he created anatomical lasts that
follow its natural curves, and offer the best possible wearing
experience. Spare a glance at your feet as your step into
the new season and ask yourself ‘could they be happier’? If
the answer is ‘yes’, it‘s time to refresh and renew your shoe
How do you improve on best-selling sneakers?
Essentially, ECCO’s designers have come up with fresh takes
on classic silhouettes in its New Beginnings range, introducing
new styles and colourways to have both men and women
walking into spring in style.
Men can look forward to an upgrade of one of ECCO’s
most beloved sneakers. The new Collin 2.0 model is slimmer
than the original, with a more relaxed and modern last shape.
The heel height has been raised 3mm to eliminate any feeling
of ‘sinking’ back into the shoe. Contemporary handcrafted
details and new, rich premium leather with suede and nubuck
panels complete the makeover of Collin into the perfect
relaxed, yet refined shoe choice. For a more formal style, opt
for the version decorated with perforations in the style of a
What colours are in for the new season?
Collin 2.0 for men features a fresh, yet timeless colour palate
of black and coffee, navy and marine, warm grey and cognac
or classic white.
While for women, the greys of winter are emphatically
shaken off in the bright new colour palette of the sporty
ECCO Vibration 1.0 range. Transform your mood and your
look, striding out in the soft red of the Petal lace-up sneaker
or zingy Retro Blue ballet flat. For those not so bold, yet still
after a youthful look go Concrete or Shadow White. Good
vibrations are promised across the range thanks to the ultramodern
and astoundingly light, shock absorbent and flexible
sole. Combined with quality leather and suede construction
that’s naturally soft, light and breathable you’re looking at allday
comfort in an energetic style that’s right on trend.
Auckland, Wellington and
Christchurch – 195 Papanui Road, Merivale
Join us at one of Canterbury’s largest events!
The annual Women’s Lifestyle
Expo returns to Christchurch this
October featuring more than 200
companies under one roof for one
The expo is one of Canterbury’s largest
events and is pegged as the perfect
girls’ day out. It features lots of new
companies with everything from a
Reefton Distilling Gin & Spirit Lounge
to active wear and fashion accessories,
new cars, giftware, a large artisan craft
zone, eco-friendly products and more.
Small and large businesses alike are in
the mix. ““Our aim is to have as wide
of a range of companies involved with
the expo as possible. We have noticed
over the last couple of years that there
is more demand from small business
owners that run their companies in
their spare time selling gorgeous things.
It’s no longer just the bigger established
businesses,” says Renee Murray from
NZME Events. “This is what makes our
expo quite varied. We have artisan
crafters exhibiting alongside national
brands like Vivo Hair or Suzuki.”
Renee says it is great to see all the
various women visit the show, from
teenagers to business women, mothers
to grandmothers and friends “simply
enjoying each other’s company”.
This year the expo includes a Fashion
Zone, Vivo Hair Styling Lounge, Reefton
Distilling Gin & Spirit Lounge plus the
popular Taste Zone, Artisan Craft
Zone, Fashion Zone, goodie bags and
So grab the girlfriends, have a Mother
Daughter day out or simply take time
for yourself; head to the Women’s
Lifestyle Expo on this 5th & 6th
October at Horncastle Arena.
Door sales available all weekend, $10 and
under 12 Free. For more details see
www.womenslifestyleexpo.co.nz or join us
on Facebook for all the Expo News.
Grab your girlfriends, mum or daughters
for a great day out!
Sat 5 & Sun 6 October, 10am–5pm
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Door Sales $10 | Kids Under 12 Free
Everything from gourmet food, tea and artisan products to fashion, beauty, travel and more!
• 200 Exhibitors • Goodie Bags • Artisan Craft Zone
• Taste Zone • Vivo Hair & Beauty Lounge
• Southern Reflexology Relaxation Lounge
• Reefton Distilling Gin & Spirit Lounge
Find out more at womenslifestyleexpo.co.nz
Dilmah is celebrating the amazing women of
New Zealand with the gift of tea. Stop by our
stand to nominate the unsung heroes in your life!
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TO GET YOUR SKIN SPRING-READY
Nestled in the heart of Christchurch city, Moss Spa is an oasis of wellness, rejuvenation
and relaxation with an extensive array of high quality spa treatments.
Indulge in these top five treatments to achieve beauty perfection.
Lime Caviar and Vitamins C & E Facial
This nourishing facial is perfect for those wanting to
refresh and awaken their skin. Using a dose of vitamins
C & E, Kakadu plum and naturally occurring hyaluronic
acid, this facial will visibly firm and brighten your skin to
leave you feeling replenished and revitalised.
Bamboo Fusion Massage
Melt away your stress and revive your muscles with
warm bamboo canes that knead and roll out tension,
releasing any toxins trapped within the muscles. This
technique is combined with traditional Swedish massage
techniques for a stimulating but relaxing treatment.
Pink Champagne and Strawberries
This beautiful pink champagne and strawberry sugar
treatment works to purify and soothe your skin.
Beginning with an exfoliating massage and followed
by an aromatherapy steam compress and a raspberry,
peach and guava treatment, expect to feel relaxed,
hydrated and glowing.
Apple and Cranberry Manicure
The full hand pamper! Jojoba oil and vitamins B &
E treatments create a long-lasting, rejuvenating and
soothing effect for event-ready hands. Your hands will
be soaked, scrubbed and massaged before cuticle care,
nail shaping and your choice of an array of polish – to
match your outfit, of course!
Mango and Spearmint Butter Crème
This aromatic foot treatment relieves stress and
tension while enhancing ultimate relaxation – and your
general wellbeing. Your feet and legs will be soothed
with a bamboo and pineapple clay exfoliation then
massaged with mango and spearmint butter crème.
Pure barefoot bliss!
Visit the Moss Spa beauty experts to start your journey towards glowing, event-ready skin!
Ground Floor, 47/49 Salisbury St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013
STYLE | beauty 73
There’s plenty of change in the makeup world, but what
model looks can you make your own?
Words Kate Preece
The good news is that
you don’t have to
apply lashings of glitter to
be on trend this season.
There are other options.
In fact, once you’ve sifted
past the more avant-garde
looks – face appliques
and bleached eyebrows
– you’ll find some rather
accessible styles. So, arm
yourself with a steady
hand, breathe in and step
into a new palette.
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COLOUR ME CRAZY
A hard pill to swallow for southern
fashionistas, but it’s time to break out of
black and embrace another season of
colour. Consider a boldly coloured lip or
even a dash of colour on the eye. When
you do, remember, it will be important
you fix any bright shades in place – so
don’t skimp on the primers and consider a
setting spray if you fear your makeup will
make a run for it. It’s much harder to carry
off streaks of wandering purple or orange.
A model prepares for P.E Nation show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019.
SMUDGE IT OR JUST
The smudge is back. The ‘80s
trend returns, knocking out the
sharp liner look with one that’s
more smoky – and so much easier
to apply. Take one long-wear liner,
apply, then smudge with a brush
to ensure it’s less crisp and much
softer. No steady hands necessary
and slip-ups blended away with a
casual brushstroke or two.
Image: James Gourley/Getty Images
Image: Joern Pollex/Getty Images
At the Rebekka Ruetz show, Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, Germany.
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However… don’t pack
away your pencil sharpener
or liquid liner quite yet.
The eye wing is still a thing.
How it is changing this
season is that, quite simply,
it’s getting thicker. Imagine
swapping your pencil for
a highlighter and you can
see how fine lines have
become a thing of the past.
Image: Mackenzie Sweetnam/Getty Images
A model walks
the runway during
the Thurley show
Fashion Week Resort
20 Collections 2019,
Lesley Janine Mel Sam Tracey Jess
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Backstage at the
Lana Mueller show,
Berlin Fashion Week
Image: Joern Pollex/Getty Images for MBFW
Been chained to the desk too long to
share the naturally sun-kissed look of
winter escapees? Spring is here and with
it comes a good excuse to add colour
the sun-smart way – with a bit of a blush
going on. Warm peach is a surprisingly
usable option and can lend to a romantic,
soft look, especially when paired with
similarly toned lippie, or go bold with hot
pinks to be more playful and frivolous,
matching that frilly fashion in stores.
Warm colours on the apples of your
cheeks will turn up the heat, while
bronzer should remain restricted to the
top of your nose and across the cheeks.
SAY IT WITH RED
Red lippie just doesn’t get old. However, how
it’s applied does. Whether you call it ‘diffused’
or ‘just kissed’, using a brush to apply your
colour or leaning on those lippies with a matte
finish, will mean it’s all a little more blurred
between the lines – exactly as it should be. It’s
all about the imperfect finish currently, which is
terribly convenient. I certainly wouldn’t take it
to the extreme to get the so-called ‘snogging’
effect this look has evolved into, but leaning
more towards a lip stain can be a nice change.
Then, there are the shades. The brick tone
is in, but as 2019 was decreed the year for
coral, if you follow what Pantone says (Living
Coral being its Colour of the Year), a hint of
pinky-orange is truly encouraged. Whatever
you do, with lips like these, you should count
on them doing all the talking.
Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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ALL ABOUT APPEARANCES
Transform Clinic’s Dr Ian Little was the first to use Botox cosmetically in New Zealand.
We asked Christchurch’s appearance medicine expert about changing attitudes and
options when it comes to enhancing our skin without surgery.
You’ve been an appearance medicine practitioner for more
than 30 years; what do you regard as your personal speciality?
We have fantastic results with clients who regularly visit
Transform’s Christchurch or Dunedin clinics, or my monthly
consultations in Queenstown clinics. We encourage clients
to do a little, often, for the best outcome, which also
spreads the cost of treatment. I like working out the best
combinations and plan for several treatments to:
1. improve skin quality;
2. shape the face to a youthful shape;
3. enhance the eyes and the lips; and
4. always try to minimise blemishes such as brown spots,
red veins and wrinkles
Have you seen the demand for dermal fillers and
Botox increase since you first started offering this in
Our industry is booming. Market researchers predict the
global facial injectable market, which was US$7,125.65 million
in 2017, will balloon 165 per cent by 2026. Facial injectables
are the most popular non-surgical procedure in the US with
botulinium (Botox and Dysport) twice as popular as the next
most requested non-surgical face lift option, hyaluronic acid.
Facial injectables include dermal fillers, as well as synthetic
fillers. New Zealanders have embraced non-surgical options
and the number of treatments we’ve delivered has grown
5-10%, with many new operators entering the market.
Has the attitude to such treatments changed?
Yes, it’s certainly more acceptable now. Also market demand
has widened from primarily women aged 35-60 to men and
a wider age range of women desiring non-surgical options to
rejuvenate their skin. The trick is to not overdo it.
How do we avoid looking artificial?
The artificial look and freezing faces have nothing to do
with the tools of Botox and fillers. It is whom that is using
these tools that you need to be aware of. If you play any
instrument you know that anyone can press a key, blow
into a mouthpiece or strike a string. But, it has nothing
to do with music. How frozen or natural someone looks
is technique dependent. We are known for our natural
administration and use of specific techniques to capture the
essence of each client.
Are there any new or improved treatments that are
impressing you currently?
I love working with skin quality programmes such as our Glo
and Go Fotona Laser Fotofacial programme. Most recently
I’ve been excited by Profhilo (great for solving ‘tech neck’) a
new hydrating and skin tightening product from Italy.
To what do you attribute the 20-year longevity of
Passion to see the delight on our clients’ faces.
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We talk with Wake Up With Make Up’s new South Island licensee
Miranda Hill about the art of micropigmentation, otherwise known as
permanent makeup, and her talent for creating facial masterpieces.
What does a micropigmentation artist do?
Also known as permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing,
micropigmentation is an advanced form of tattooing
in which medical-grade pigments are infused into the
dermal layer of the skin using pre- sterilised needles. The
technique creates a shadow of colour that perfectly mimics
applied makeup in soft natural tones of colour. I thrive
off creating a customised brow that suits the shape and
style of your face, with eyeliner and lips being popular
treatments as well.
How does your varied beauty experience contribute to
your micropigmentation work?
As a micropigmentation artist, it is vital to understand the
skin, the different textures, pigments and enhancements.
My experience specialising in age prevention, acne and
pigmentation and alongside appearance medicine nurses
is hugely beneficial for knowing the techniques used and
the placing of the facial muscles. Combining that with my
experience as a makeup artist, knowing the shapes of
clients’ facial features and how to define them, is a huge
advantage for doing cosmetic tattooing.
When did you know that the beauty industry was the
place for you?
When I was about 10 years old… I would go into my
parents’ bathroom and mix up potions like toothpaste and
cleanser and put them on as a face mask! It’s in my blood!
At age 14 I began working for my sister in her hairdressing
salon and there was a beauty therapist working there, so I
guess it all just thrived from there.
What has been a highlight of your 26 year career so far?
It has all been a highlight, however my seven years at
Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown would have to be up
there. I began working out of one room at the Millbrook
gym, from there I grew an amazing team of girls from all
parts of the globe to become voted 6th best spa in the
world. And, of course, having worldwide celebrities to do
treatments on was a definite highlight! The clients I have
met along the way and their stories they share are also a
highlight for me.
What does it mean for you now to be a licensee of the
national Wake Up With Make Up?
I am excited to join a family business with Michelle and
Kirsty (mother and daughter), and recently my own
daughter Charmaine joining our team to concentrate on
Central Otago clients. We see an opportunity to grow
the Wake Up With Make Up brand and remain at the
forefront of the NZ permanent cosmetics industry through
continuing education, advancing our knowledge on current
technology and fashion trends and always meeting and
How do you split your time between Christchurch,
Queenstown and Invercargill?
With lots of multivitamins!! I am very fortunate to have
a great support network in all three places. When I’m
working I have a team cooking my dinners and running
around after me and get lots of grandchildren hugs.
Phone 358 8598
VIVO Hair Salon
Phone 03 358 9712 to book
FOR SPRING & SUMMER
at Avonhead Shopping Centre
Phone 03 358 3663
Cnr Withells Road and
Merrin Street, Avonhead
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6 BEAUTY REBOOTS
Looking for a fresh start for the new season?
Best book in for some restorative me time.
Stimulate the body’s own
natural collagen repair by
microneedling fine lines,
and more. Nicola Quinn,
Merivale offers the
world’s most trusted skin
needling treatment, the
Dermapen4, from $299.
LOOK PERFECT 24/7
For the most natural and stunning solution to
resolve uneven eyebrows, unequally sized eyes or
lips with a distorted contour, micropigmentation
permanent makeup is a must. From $400.
Dedicate 1.5 hours to yourself with the head
to toe For Me package including a 1 hour
Rejuvenation facial and scalp massage, 20 minute
back massage, eye treatment and exfoliating
coconut foot scrub. Usually over $200, now $149.
Forget the hassle of
shaving and waxing
with laser hair removal.
It’s safe and cost
effective – at Caci
you can pay weekly,
fortnightly or monthly
- just like a gym
membership for your
Say goodbye to unwanted
hair, wrinkles, dark spots,
redness and hello smooth
skin! Winter is the perfect
time to start IPL treatment.
For outstanding results try
Central Otago’s leading IPL
specialists Radiance Skin
& Day Spa in Cromwell.
Say goodbye to annoying fluffy peach fuzz hair
and restore skin hydration with a Dermaplaning
Facial. Your therapist will carefully remove builtup
dry skin and fine hairs to reveal a fresher,
smoother complexion for just $99.
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We usually associate the word ‘detox’ with diet and the elimination
of certain foods, but it applies equally to the skin.
Words Clemency Alice
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he skin is the body's largest organ and because
of its continual exposure to the external
elements and pollutants, we need to provide our
skin with a seasonal detox. This will enable the
release of any toxins, boost oxygen in the cells and
get skin back to its optimum condition.
There are various methods for approaching a
detox for the skin. The Japanese Skincare Revolution,
written by Japanese beauty expert Chizu Saeki,
suggests doing a ‘skin fast’ once a week. This means
avoiding product and makeup on your face for 24
hours, and performing a simplified routine of washing
your face with water.
Another approach is to take advantage of
New Zealand’s geothermal activity and privileged
access to thermal hot springs. The sulphur pools
at Maruia Hot Springs resort – just 200km north
of Christchurch – are a blissful escape from the
hustle and bustle of the city and will provide your
skin with the ultimate skin detox. Nestled amongst
native bush in a flourishing sheltered valley in the
Lewis Pass, the thermal spring pools are infused with
natural minerals and trace elements that assist in
detoxifying the body and skin.
La Prairie’s SOS solution to recharging and
detoxifying the skin is their Cellular Power Infusion,
Comprised of three patent-pending biotechnologies
and the exclusive Cellular Complex, this 28 to 40
day seasonal booster treatment works effectively
through energising, renewing and rebuilding the skin.
This is presented in four small vials, in which the
actives are combined then released once activated.
Take advantage of New Zealand’s
geothermal activity and privileged access to
thermal hot springs.
Another highly effective skin
detox solution is Gatineau’s Renew
7 Detox Serum. This intensive
purifying seven-day treatment for the
skin will revive tired and devitalised
skin, boosting your skin’s natural
detoxifying action. Enriched with
a sophisticated formula of AHAs,
Peptides and Vitamin C, your skin
is flushed of toxins, leaving it deeply
cleansed, bright and healthy.
Dry body brushing for only a few
minutes each day (before showering
or bathing) will miraculously
transform your skin. This simple
detox ritual sloughs away dead
skin cells and detoxifies through
stimulating the lymphatic system.
Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush
made from natural cactus bristle
enhances this proven skin treatment
through improving the texture and
tone of the skin.
Using clay-based masks once a
week provides an instant, effective
method of drawing out toxins
whilst clarifying and firming the skin.
Sodashi’s stellar Brightening Mineral
Mask both detoxifies AND revitalises
the skin with its ‘three types of clay’
and marine mineral-rich content of
seaweed and spirulina. Using this
mask as your weekend beauty ritual
will leave your skin looking plumper,
softer and more radiant.
When detoxing your skin from
the outside, remember to maintain
internal health with organic seasonal
fruit and vegetables and a balanced
well-nourished diet. This will only
enhance the benefits, resulting in a
more glowing, restored and revived
skin for spring.
Murad’s NEW INVIsICar
smooths and blurs imperfections.
treatment instantly fills pitted
scars and is clinically proven to
minimize the look of scar size,
depth, texture and discoloration
in 8 weeks. BHa exfoliates, while
a unique blend of highly purified
centella asiatica and vitamin C
encourages natural radiance and
a healthier-looking complexion.
available at all Caci clinics
nationwide and murad.co.nz $65
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How do you know GM Hair would be the right salon for you?
Expertise that counts
With over 40 years of experience
owning a hair salon and working with
people all over the world, GM Hair
Gallery has a huge range of expertise
that suits all people and all hair types.
We are a professional salon with staff
that uphold great values and treat all
people with the respect they deserve.
Our salon has an atmosphere that
sets it apart from any other salon,
with a unique modern industrial vibe it
creates a space you want to come and
spend time in.
The best stylists
At GM, we always allow time for a
consultation before your appointment,
that way we can get to know you
better on a personal level, your hair
and the outcome you are wanting.
From there, understanding all angles,
we will be able to make an educated
decision on which of our team would
be best suited for you and your hair.
Consider what’s important
People often dismiss how important
it is to be using the correct hair
products, not just for your individual
hair type but for the benefit of your
overall health. No one head of hair is
the same, therefore you should have
an individual routine to get the best
out of your hair type, think of it like
a skincare routine, everyone’s skin
is different and needs different care,
your hair works the same.
Not only do we need to be aware of
what we are using on our head for our
hair’s sake, but for our overall health.
When you wash your hair, whatever
you use washes over your whole body
seeping into your scalp and skin. It’s the
same for styling products, they don’t
just stop with your head – you use
your hands to apply them, therefore
they also get into your skin.
Our salon is environmentally
friendly along with our products and
their packaging. We are doing our
best to contribute to positive change
and caring for our world. You can
come here and get your hair done
Take it slowly
You only have one head of hair,
remember to treat it wisely and
carefully. Don’t rush into anything and
remember to listen to your stylist’s
advice when it comes to a dramatic
change; it can definitely be achieved
but make sure to allow time to be able
to do the full process correctly.
Only use good products
A lot of hair products contain
parabens, sulphates and other nasty
chemicals that not only ruin your hair
health but have carceogens in them
that you don’t want coming in contact
with your body.
We always say, how many heads
do you have? Treat yours with the
ultimate care! Our New Zealand
made MHC (Mike Hair Care) product
range is 100% natural with no nasty
chemicals. It also contains keratin from
NZ sheep wool, which is a protein that
penetrates the hair follicle repairing it
from inside out.
Do your hair and overall health a
favour and only use the good stuff.
GM Hair Gallery | 300 Cashel Street, City, Christchurch | 0800 464 247 | gmhair.nz
300 Cashel street, ChristChurCh | 0800 464 247 | gmhair.nz
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We spend a third of our life asleep. Or ought to. But if tossing and
turning is one of your bedroom issues, try these expert tips for
quality kips and the latest fashion in the bedroom.
Words Gaynor Stanley
ABOVE: Introduced in autumn, Ballantynes reports the dark floral Fiori duvet has outsold any
other duvet introduced by M.M. Linen in its five-year history – four times over!
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Quality over quantity
Don’t mistake 1000 thread count sheets with
necessarily the highest quality. Unless woven
with very fine threads you may feel like you’re
slipping between the tablecloths.
“In my opinion, thread count on its own
does not tell the entire quality story,” says Bed
and Bath Buyer for Ballantynes Deb Hymers-
Ross, explaining the measurement of quality is
subjective. Do you measure this by sheets that
are going to last for years, not shrink, fade, pill
or wear out? If so, choose percale.
“If you do not like the feel of a thicker, crisp,
often cool-to-the-touch sheet and measure
quality by the ‘aha’ moment when you first get
in to a comfortable bed, followed by a good
night’s sleep, you’ll prefer sateen.
“In my experience you are one or the other,
a percale or a sateen customer.”
It’s considered to be the best in the world
because of its long, smooth fibres that produce
a fine yarn that is strong and less likely
to pill. However, Consumer New Zealand
warns much of what is labelled Egyptian cotton
also contains cotton grown elsewhere. For the
real deal, look for the Egyptian Government’s
seal of authenticity (as below).
The new Victoria range from Lala Linen, which imports
genuine Eygyptian cotton linen made in Egypt.
Delicate florals feature in Wallace Cotton’s new spring collection in the Allegra floral toile
print, above, in soft blues and white, and Dovetail, a lightweight organic cotton quilt.
The trend to living more organically is also
manifesting in bed linen. A growing number of
brands, including Wallace Cotton and Sheridan,
have introduced organic cotton products
into their ranges or moved away from plastic
packaging to self-packaging in fabric. Organic
cotton is grown without the use of pesticides
or fertilisers and won’t undergo chemical
treatments, like mercerising to increase lustre.
Look for the GOTS (Global Organic Textile
Standard) certification that requires a minimum
of 95 per cent organic fibres. “Having seen
and felt the finished products made in organic
cotton I cannot see any detriment to the
finished product, nor loss of luxury,” says Deb
Hymers-Ross. “If we choose only natural fibres
we assist the environment every time we wash
our sheets. The chemicals used to produce
synthetic fabrics break down in the wash and
their effects have been seen in our oceans as
far away as Antarctica.”
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We’re getting bigger. Our mattresses are too, and
when you upgrade you’ll likely need to upsize your
bedding. Twelve years ago the standard drop on
a fitted sheet was 34cm and it is now 45 to 50cm
thanks to ‘pillow top’ cushioning and padding. Pillow
cases have increased two centimetres in each
direction so a loftier pillow is required to fill the new
50 x 75cm standard.
Both Ballantynes and McKenzie & Willis report
their best-selling size has moved from Queen to
King, while the most luxuriously sized bed, the
California King – as long as it is wide at 203cm
square – is now commonly seen in bedding
showrooms. “Customers want bigger beds for
less heat transfer, less chance of roll-together and
less partner disturbance,” says McKenzie & Willis’
Bedding Manager Allan Walton.
Also watch out for that tricky bedroom issue,
shrinkage. Monique Bohnenn of Lala Linen advises
an average cotton product will shrink 6-8% after
washing at high temperature. Lower temperature
washing at 30–40°C will cause less shrinkage.
Allan Walton reports growing demand for cooler
beds as New Zealand homes become warmer
through extra insulation and Cantabrians move into
better insulated rebuild homes. He says most topend
beds now feature cooling foam technologies,
cooling fabrics, natural fibres or even breathable
gussets on the pillow tops (Sealy Posturepedic).
“Make sure your new mattress has a breathable
natural fibre such as wool, silk, cashmere, Angora or
alpaca. A bed needs to breathe so that it is warm in
winter and cool in summer,” he says. For sleeping
luxury at a new level, he says coming in a few
months are Ultra Luxurious Hand Tufted Beds from
King Koil. These will be the only New Zealand-made
Australian celebrity florist, Saskia Havekes, partnered with Sheridan
on this limited-edition The Botanist Grandiflora digital print quilt set
featuring hand-drawn botanicals.
Thread count: the number of threads both vertically
and horizontally per 10cm 2 . The lower the number the
looser the weave (think muslin); more closely woven
fabric (minimum 180 thread count) wears better and
Percale: closely woven (at least 225 threads per 10cm 2 )
fabric with an equal number of warp (vertical) and weft
(horizontal) threads woven in a square pattern. More
hard-wearing than sateen because the fabric is equally
strong in both directions, it’s less prone to pilling and
changing of shape.
Sateen: smoother, shinier and silkier twill fabric woven
by weaving one warp (vertical) yarn across several weft
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Dyson’s new V11 cord-free vacuum is ideal
for sucking dirt out of mattresses.
Along with general posture, our choice of mattress and
pillows are very important for spinal health, says Dr
Cassandra Fairest of the New Zealand Chiropractors’
Association. “If we aren’t getting good quality sleep, then our
nervous systems aren’t effectively able to regulate, rest and
rejuvenate our bodies during the night,” she says.
But short of sleeping the night in a department store, or
the three bears’ house, how can we get our mattress choice
A good place to start is visiting the online bed selectors
offered by major manufacturers and retailers. These will
prompt you for your comfort preferences, sleeping positions
and issues and make recommendations to suit. Once you’re
more informed, it’s less daunting to visit the showroom
where a sleep specialist, like Allan Walton, will pepper you
with similar questions to narrow the selection to three or
four beds before you get to play Goldilocks.
“I would advise my customers that I will need them instore
for 45 minutes to an hour and to please come wearing
comfortable, loose-fitting clothing so that they can judge the
feel of the bed,” he says. “Try the bed in your main sleeping
position – for most of us it is on our side – and ensure the
pillow on the sample mattress is the correct height for you
and use this same pillow on all the mattress choices. Once
you have found a mattress that you like please spend 15
minutes lying on it in the showroom.”
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Wallace Cotton’s new Lisbon Duvet Set.
Leading hotels are genuinely on to something when
they offer a pillow menu. Our experts all agree the
right pillow loft (or height) and support to suit different
sleeping positions is as vital to a good night’s sleep
as your mattress, and a simple way to avoid spinal
problems and nervous system agitation. (See Which
pillow?) As for pillow fill, Dr Fairest recommends natural
fibres as they allow us to breathe better. Synthetic
fibres aren’t great for our airways, she says, and can
contribute to excess sweating as well as other health
hazards. A lot of natural fibres are also hypoallergenic
for those with allergies.
Different sleeping positions require different lofts
for optimal head and spine alignment. The NZ
Chiropractors’ Association’s Dr Cassandra Fairest
Back sleepers: Generally considered to be the best
position alignment-wise as not as much neck support is
necessary; need the lower side of a firm ‘contour’ pillow.
Side sleepers: Good for posture and spinal health, while
pregnant, and for anyone who tends to snore when on
their back. To support the neck in a neutral position
(nose approximately in the centreline of the body)
choose firm, higher pillows (try latex or foam).
Stomach sleepers: Best suited to a soft, lower pillow
(good options: synthetic, wool-fibre, feather and down).
Not recommended if you have any lower back pain, as
it puts the lumbar spine into extension.
Combination sleepers: Contour pillows that offer a
high and low side are great, but unless you’re going to
flip the pillow around every time you turn over, they’re
not that much use! A medium-height pillow that allows
for any position is probably the most appropriate.
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Like it or loathe it, we are slowly but surely
adopting the European way of dispensing with a
top sheet and just having the duvet cover next
to the skin, says Deb Hymers-Ross. This is good
for retailers as more duvet covers are required,
she says, but with most sheets in New Zealand
still sold as sets (with a redundant top sheet) it
can be an issue for customers. Also, single fitted
sheets are not currently readily available much
beyond classic white.
You might be surprised to learn that, just like
your toothbrush and milk, your pillows have a
‘use by’ date. Generally they are past their best
within three years, only one year if synthetic,
because of the build-up of dust mites and mildew
and breakdown of the fibres that support our
heads, which weigh 4-5 kilos. When your pillows
no longer spring back into shape to fill the gap
between your shoulder and head or you’re
waking up with a stiff neck, it’s time to replace
them, says Dr Fairest.
For mattresses, she says a good rule of thumb
is to consider replacing it after 10 years. If you’re
waking with spinal pain or your bed has rolltogether
it’s time to look at a replacement. And
perhaps book an assessment with a chiropractor.
The 100% linen Finch Duvet Set from M.M. Linen’s new Texture range.
The latest bed linen
ranges feature ever
more styles of duvet
covers for those who
like to go topless. And
change their duvet
cover more often.
trend to natural looks,
M.M. Linen’s new
Texture range features
crisp, natural woven
fibres in styles like the
Finch and Aviana. For
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Quality bedding doesn’t come cheap so look
after your investment. Both mattresses and
pillows will last longer and be healthier fitted with
protectors. Give your pillow a good shake daily
to fluff it up and kill any dust mites. Check the
label to see if it can be gently machine-washed.
“The importance of a mattress protector
shouldn’t be underestimated,” says Allan Walton,
citing studies showing that after five years, up
to half the weight of an unprotected mattress is
made up of bodily fluids, skin cells, bacteria and
mould. Ick! Also heed the manufacturer’s advice
on how often to rotate your mattress to extend
Air your bed by removing all linen and
protectors and vacuum the mattress regularly to
prevent any dust from settling into the fibres.
As for feathers and down duvets, M.M. Linen’s
Kerry Jackson advises a duvet inner should be
aired at least monthly. “Just hang it outside on a
clear sunny day or just inside your windows in
the winter. It is also good to give it a good shake
weekly for maximum lofting and warmth. They
can be hand-washed or gentle machine-washed
but must be rinsed well, and then line dried.”
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TOP 10 ON TOUR
Architect Richard Dalman takes us on a journey around the
South Island where the key pit stops are designed to induce awe.
Image: University of Canterbury
UC Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences Building.
My cousin Didi is coming to New Zealand from Holland
and has booked a typical bus tour throughout the
country. You know the type – one town, one day, then onto
the next. A bit like those European bus tours.
This got me thinking about architectural highlights that
could be checked out on such a tour, or perhaps on a
personalised Dalman architectural tour.
So, I’ve put together my own Top 10 buildings of
architectural quality or interest that could be seen on a round
trip from Christchurch, across to the West Coast, then back
up the east coast of the South Island.
1. Mathematics, Statistics and
Computer Sciences Building
On the way out west, visit the
University of Canterbury and check
out this building by Architectus. The
eastern façade reminds me of buildings
by American architect Louis Kahn, and
is separated from the glazed eastern
façade that overlooks the river, by a
central atrium space.
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Chapel of the Snows.
2. Chapel of the Snows
Near the entry to Arthur’s Pass you will find
this lovely chapel by Paul Pascoe. It is simply
beautiful, and the view out to the bush and
waterfall above the altar is very peaceful and
Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef.
3. Glacier Hot Pools
Heading down the coast at Franz Josef you
will find a hot pools complex by Dalman
Architects. Before design began, each of the
tree locations on site were plotted by GPS,
and the pool shapes were crafted around
them, resulting in a very organic and natural
experience in the rainforest.
4. Remarkables Ski Field Building
Take in a day’s skiing and then enjoy a relaxed
drink in the dynamic building by Michael
Wyatt with its large glass windows looking
out to the ski field.
The Remarkables Ski Field Building.
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Image: Otago Daily Times
5. Fleur’s Place
Back up the east coast, take a short
detour off the main road at Moeraki, and
check out a small building surrounded by
water serving great seafood and coffee.
While no great architectural masterpiece,
it is the positioning and character of the
building that makes it special.
6. White Stone City
In times when North Otago was very
prosperous, the town built a large
number of commercial, public and
industrial neo-classically styled buildings
in the local Oamaru stone. While most
have now changed their use, they remain
a significant collection of buildings that
are well worth a visit.
White Stone City.
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Image: Jason Wong
7. Peregrine Winery
In Gibbston Valley, you will find a winery
building by Architecture Workshop that
has a large curving roof inspired by the
wing of a peregrine bird. It’s dramatic and
elegantly simple at the same time.
Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula.
8. Invercargill Water Tower
Architecturally, Invercargill doesn’t have
much to shout about. But I do love the
idea that you can drive straight onto the
beach and also see this water tower by
William Sharp – a key landmark in the
9. Larnach Castle
Out on the Otago Peninsula you will find
the well-known castle built by wealthy
banker William Larnach, styled on castles in
Scotland. It is certainly worth the winding
Invercargill Water Tower.
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Dunedin Railway Station.
10. Dunedin Railway Station
This is one of New Zealand’s great Edwardian buildings.
Designed by George Troup and built in 1906, it stands as
a strong landmark in Dunedin. The styling is a fruit salad
mixture of classical, gothic and baroque, and the result is
a grand, imposing and flamboyant masterpiece.
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OUR TOP SHOPS
In the night of nights for retailers, the
nation’s top shops were crowned at
the Retail NZ Awards at Auckland’s
SkyCity Convention Centre recently.
Next time you’re in need of some
superlative retail therapy, these are the
local stars that shone brightest.
New Zealand’s best Customer
Experience (Small Retailer) was judged
to be The Christmas Hut at Papanui
in Christchurch, while Forme Spa &
Wellbeing took out both the Customer
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Supreme Award for its flagship location
in Parnell, hot on the heels of the
nationwide spa group’s success
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your next trip to Nelson, make sure
your shopping list includes Customer
Experience Award Runner Up Eyebright
Country Store in Richmond and Pic’s
Peanut Butter World at Stoke (Highly
It was a clean sweep for the South
Island in the People’s Choice category
– the only award judged by public vote.
Queenstown’s NZ Direct health and
beauty store was the winner, with online
gift guru Not Socks, which operates
from Casebrook in Christchurch, Runner
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Fashion, which also operates a Kaiapoi
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from New Zealand, Australia and
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The mainland also scored plaudits in
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Creating the perfect path
A path’s purpose is not just in its functionality,
but in the definition, structure and style it adds
to areas around your home.
Planning your Path
To create a pathway, you first need to decide its purpose
and where you plan to lead people. The most common
reason for creating a path is practicality. A practical path
leads to locations such as clotheslines, vegetable gardens,
wood piles, barbeque areas, or garden sheds, and provides
access to the home. A path may have aesthetic properties,
but its main purpose may be to stop mud being tramped
into the home from a well-beaten track.
Choosing the right material and pathway style for your
garden involves several factors, including the volume of
traffic, your budget and the style of your garden. Popular
path styles include stone mulch, paving, stepping-stones
and concrete. With so many products and options on the
market there is no need for your path to just be a ‘path’; it
can also become a design feature and a talking point in
STONES: Stone mulch paths are the most cost-effective
option. Select a decorative stone type that will complement
other features in the garden. Consider the shape and size
of the stone you select; pathways that get a lot of summer
foot traffic will need smooth, round stones for bare feet.
PAVERS: If you want the “wow” factor, we recommend laying
pavers. With a huge range of pavers available, including
stone, schist and granite, you can be assured of having
a path that looks great and stands the test of time.
STEPPING STONES: These are suited to most situations
and are a versatile option. Create a functional and
attractive path by combining stone mulch and pavers for
a stepping stone look.
CONCRETE: With so many colours and finishing options
available, a concrete path can enhance your overall
landscaping and doesn’t need to look plain. The great thing
about concrete paths is that there is no chance for weeds
to grow, and little to no maintenance is required.
For help in selecting and installing the right path for your
property, the Oderings Landscaping team are just a phone
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Trends in the garden come and go as our tastes for certain
palettes and plants change with the years.
Words Craig Wilson
ABOVE: Rose garden in the Botanic Gardens, Christchurch.
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Image: Jo ana Kubiak
Like a lot of other disciplines, landscape design
is subject to changes in fashion over years
and decades. I always find it fascinating to visit a
Christchurch garden built 30 or 40 years ago and see
what the designer was drawing back then.
Gardens were often highlighted with curved
paths, and perfectly laid out red brick paving in
concentric circles. They were typically planted with
lots of flowering azaleas, rhodos and the occasional
introduction of a native pittosporum. Some had
sizeable areas of gravel with a slight nod to a
Japanese aesthetic. The outdoor spaces were often a
lot smaller with a real intimate, ‘plant-rich’ feel.
Such gardens sit in strong contrast to most of what
we see being designed today. The modern approach
features harder, straight lines with higher native plant
content and more expansive hard surfaces. Today’s
garden designers could take a little inspiration from
our predecessors’ work and try incorporating a few
more curves into our contemporary layouts.
In Europe, contemporary garden design is still
being influenced by the likes of Dutch landscape
architect Piet Oudolf and the ‘New Perennial’
movement (naturalistic planting). As seen in the
urban Lurie Garden in Chicago, a wide range of
new and old flowering perennials are being superbly
blended with tall grasses, creating large, sprawling,
romantic-looking meadow plantings.
Flowers have been somewhat out of step with
garden design in Canterbury for some time now.
Perhaps this coming season we’ll see a swing towards
more flowering perennials.
Prairie Smoke at Lurie Garden, Chicago.
ABOVE & BELOW: Lurie Garden, Chicago.
Image: Jo ana Kubiak
Image: Jo ana Kubiak
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THE QUEEN OF FLOWERS
One of the flowers due for a comeback is the
rose. Cantabrians like the odd white ‘Iceberg’
or ‘Margaret Merril’, but, as a whole, we don’t
branch out much further than that.
A trip to the rose garden at the Botanic
Gardens in summer reveals a kaleidoscope of
colour and crowds of admirers taking photos,
sniffing scents and taking in the beauty of the
crowned ‘queen of flowers’.
Probably my favourite find last time I visited
was Rosa ‘Lemon ‘N Lime’ – a floribunda
with good disease resistance and, as its name
suggests, soft lemon blooms with tinges of green.
If you wanted to give a rose a go again, try
choosing a grafted standard rose (so you don’t
have to bend down to it). Explore the massive
range of colour, shape and scent at your local
garden centre or grower – you’re sure to find
something you find quite beautiful to take pride
of place in a sunny spot at your place.
‘Lemon ‘N Lime’.
in the Botanic
Image: Andrew Somerfield
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Sunday 20 October 10am-4pm
A self-guided tour of
10 inspiring properties
We are delighted to have arranged for 10
inspirational Christchurch properties to be
visited within this self-guided tour. Getting
access to these high calibre properties is a very
rare opportunity indeed. We encourage you to
lock this into your social calendar, invite some
friends and make a day of it.
Proceeds from this fundraiser go to The Inspire
Foundation, including the ‘Grit Programme’
aimed at strengthening the mental fortitude
of young people in our communities.
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110 STYLE | art
The gallery beat to tread for fashionable accessories or artistic styling for the home.
Words Gaynor Stanley
Occupying one of Christchurch’s few remaining Victorian and
Edwardian style warehouses, NG Boutique (Madras Street) is
known for its beautifully crafted clothing selected on twice-yearly
Paris buying trips by owner Sharon Ng. She also has a love for
artisanal object designers and, alongside the racks of exquisite
clothing from Demuelemeester, Comme des Garçons and
contemporaries, you’ll also find homewares on sale. You might find
works by noted ceramist Paul Maseyk, who produces ceramics
ranging from tableware through to highly illustrated large sculptural
pieces. He is also represented in numerous public collections
within New Zealand including Te Papa Tongarewa, The Dowse
Art Museum and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Niki White rings, new at Gallery 33.
Form Gallery (Colombo Street) was established
in 1993 by Koji Miyazaki, himself a talented
jeweller, expressly to showcase object art. It
represents more than 30 fine artistic jewellers
and this month is exhibiting the work of three in
Scale (until 24 September): Elfi Spiewack, Jeremy
Leeming and Lynn Kelly.
In Wanaka, Gallery 33 is another big on
jewellers with 24 in the stable. Its latest addition
is local Niki White who makes big hoops,
chunky rings and cuffs with attitude. Also new
this month are some next level, pretty jewels
made by Penelope Barnhill including two, to-diefor
Paul Maseyk ceramics at NG.
At CoCA (until 6 October), Sydney comedian, television presenter and “self-described
design nerd” Tim Ross explores the romanticism of Modernist architecture though a
nostalgic eye in The Mid Century Project. His inventive advocacy for architecture and
design has seen him win awards for his top-rating Australian TV series Streets of Your
Town and speak at the opening of the London Design Museum in 2016. Following up his
2018 Design Nation show at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, this exhibition of poster art,
photos and video installations features iconic buildings from Christchurch and beyond.
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This hand-knitted newborn beanie is a
popular new display at Te Papa in the
Doing it for Themselves: Women Fight
for Equality exhibition. It represents
a ground-breaking moment in New
Zealand and international politics. When
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Clarke
Gayford publicly introduced their baby,
Neve te Aroha Gayford, to the world at a
press conference on 24 June 2018, Neve
was wearing it. It is unknown who knitted
the now-famous little hat as it was one
of a number donated by a knitting group.
The PM was drawn to its neutral colour,
while Libby Cain, the Prime Minister’s
midwife, joked the green beanie would be
great as Neve’s first fishing hat.
Chiara Corbelletto ‘Archimedes Garden’
12 Modules Rug for Dilana.
Christchurch-based Dilana (Buchan Street) specialises
in collaborations with established artists to create
designs for wool rugs that are anything but run of the
carpet mill. Place these limited editions on the floor
or hang them on the wall to simply admire as an art
piece. Among the artists Dilana works with are Bing
Dawe, Dick Frizzell and Martin Poppelwell.
Incidentally, look out for Dick Frizzell woodgrain
frames in his new collab with Specsavers to benefit
the Fred Hollows Foundation. And Martin Poppelwell
exhibiting at Jonathan Smart Gallery this month.
Exhibition, 24 August – 18 September
Like portals to paradise, Kirsty Nixon’s
large-scale paintings invite the viewer to pull
back the ‘fringes’ of our native flora to reveal
quintessentially New Zealand landscapes hidden
in behind. Unfolding before your eyes could
be an endless coastline, a deep, green cove
or perhaps even a glimpse of the far horizon.
Painting since 1997, Kirsty has found her artistic
home in the freedom and impact of acrylic.
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The cost of looking good.
Words Kate Preece
The rise to stardom of Chinese
designer Guo Pei came, in part,
on the heels of Rihanna. In 2015,
when the Met Gala’s theme was
‘China: Through the Looking Glass’,
Rihanna’s people stumbled upon
Guo and a cape first worn on a
catwalk in 2012. Weighing 25kg
and stretching five-metres long, the
model didn’t make it to the end
of the runway. However, three
years later, Rihanna didn’t miss a
step. Featuring 50,000 hours’ worth
of hand embroidery, it took two
years to make this dress, which
currently forms part of an exhibition
at Singapore’s Asian Civilisation’s
Museum (until 15 September).
Italian designer Gaetano Pesce (79) has been busy
marking 50 years since his Up5 armchair was first
created. While his eight-metre high celebration in
the Piazza Del Duomo during Milan Design Week
was not met with glee from feminists (who saw it
promoting violence against women as opposed to
a critique of patriarchy), the true-to-form room-size
version is being rolled out in a limited-edition beige
and petrol-green stripe that’s far less likely to offend
– while still being a great conversation starter. (The
Up5 with Up6 ottoman is yours for around $8000.)
The iconic Up5 armchair
and Up6 ottoman, designed
by Gaetano Pesce.
Image: B&B Italia
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RICH IN BEAUTY
Beauty pays. Well, for the likes of Françoise
Bettencourt Meyers it certainly does. The
granddaughter of L’Oreal makeup giant’s
founder, Eugene Schueller, the 66-year-old is
sitting pretty as the world’s richest woman,
a ranking her mother, Liliane Bettencourt,
occupied on and off for the past three decades.
Worth US$55.6 billion, Françoise and her
family own 33% of L’Oreal, benefiting greatly
from the company’s success that, just last year,
saw her bank balance increase by $7.1 billion.
Officially L’Oreal heiress following the death of
her 94-year-old mother two years ago, she is
also president of the philanthropic Bettencourt
Schueller Foundation that supports the sciences
and arts in France, and gifted $226 million to
post-fire Notre-Dame cathedral repairs.
M & M
Prada subsidiary Miu Miu brought to Milan
Design Week 2019 something particularly
playful. In a collab with design agency M/M
(Paris), we get the Miu Miu M/Matching
Colorstool. This three-legged little wonder
is complete with 300 jumbo ‘matchsticks’ in
12 colours that can be used to customise
your piece, or play a game or two – logic
optional. The creation itself drew inspiration
from the décor of the Miu Miu Fall/Winter
2018 show. Only 300 were made, all to be
sold in bespoke packaging. Game on.
5 IN THAILAND
Temple VisiTs Thailand has temples of all shapes and
sizes – big and small, with Buddha’s that are reclining or
even made of Jade. But for something really different,
visit Wat Rongkhun just outside of Chiang Rai, it is
completely crafted by hand and it is almost entirely white.
island escapes A stay on one of the many outer
islands is a must. Treehouse Villas is a unique resort with
your own tropical island Treehouse to sleep in. It is a
unique luxury stay, on the beach with your own private
plunge pool. Jungle on one side and the blue seas of
Phang Nga Bay on the other.
cooking classes Thai food is one of the best cuisines
in the world – like really. What better way to appreciate
the cuisine than learning how to cook aromatic dishes in a
fun environment. Best of all bring the recipes back home
to recreate with your family and friends.
RoofTop BaRs Bangkok has a plethora of these bars
and they offer a great vista over the city’s skyline. Not
cheap and a standard of dress is required so dress up and
make a night of it. We like Visiting the CRU Champagne
Bar at Central World Bangkok.
Relax & Renew Massages are part of everyday life
in Thailand. You can get one on the beach or go to a
high end spa – the choice is yours. Or if you really want
to renew the body, then there are plenty of Wellness
resorts offering detox and yoga programmes. Leave your
cellphone behind and get off the grid for a few days to
really recharge the body.
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A FASHIONABLE PAIR
When replenishing your wardrobe is a primary travel objective,
Melbourne or Shanghai will have you shopping till you drop.
Words Gaynor Stanley
With an insatiable appetite for fashion, Shanghai is often
dubbed the Paris of the East. It celebrates its enthusiasm with
Shanghai Fashion Week in March/April and street after street
of glittering stores offering the definitive collection of the
world’s most sought-after labels.
Nanjing Road: One of the world’s most famous shopping
streets is neon-lined from the luxury brands housed in opulent
malls at its western end to the pedestrianised eastern section
approaching The Bund – where you can pop in to Three on
the Bund for seven floors of glamorous European brands.
Huaihai Road: Wear your comfiest sneakers to stride this
six-kilometre haven for designer labels. Start your trek at IAPM
Mall in the French Concession area, home to Stella McCartney,
Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and more. Hit the Xintiandi
neighbourhood for hip designer streetwear from local talents
and luxury brands less conventional than the usual Shanghai
bent at Xintiandi Style mall, where boutiques like Alter stock
Victoria Beckham, Helmut Lang and Superfine.
The pedestrian end of Nanjing Road near The Bund.
ON THE WAY
China Southern Airways’ hub, Guangzhou, has
plenty to keep fashionistas clicking their kitten
heels too. The world’s most coveted labels
make home along Huanshi East Road. This is
the domain for famed department stores like
Friendship Department Store, stocking the likes
of La Mer, Armani, Hugo Boss, Burberry and
Escada, and its associated Shimao New World
aka Gentleman’s Shopping Heaven. Nearby is
La Perle Plaza, home to Guangzhou’s largest
collection of world-famous luxury brands,
among them Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Bulgari,
Dior, Fendi, Celine, Lanvin and Ermenegildo
Zegna. It’s also worth orientating your handbag
towards the 138,000m² mall Taikoo Hui
Guangzhou, for high-end fashion aplenty.
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in the city.
Squarely positioned as Australia’s fashion capital, more than
100,000 people descend on Melbourne during the first week
of September for Melbourne Fashion Week.
If you missed the spring/summer ready-to-wear shows
this year, MFW makes a point of connecting runways to
retail, with every look available to purchase post-MFW in
the city retailers.
CITY: Emporium (one-stop shopping mecca for everything
from Kate Spade to Uniqlo); Flinders Lane (edgy locals like
Alpha60, contemporary jewellery at Et Al and Craft Victoria,
men’s haute couture at Mason), St. Collins Lane (Coach,
TAG Heuer, Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, Sandro, Reiss, Furla,
The Kooples, MJ Bale, Rodd & Gunn, Birkenstock, CUE, Jo
Mercer, Calibre and Australia’s flagship Debenhams).
SUBURBS: Chapel Street, stretching from Windsor and
Prahran to upscale South Yarra (international brands
alongside local designer stars including Scanlan Theodore,
Zomp, Plane and Gorman), Armadale (high end local
and international labels including Jac+Jack, Acne), Smith
Street, Fitzroy (Melbourne-made fashion including Kuwaii),
Chadstone (shopping centre with hundreds of stores
including 35 luxury brands the ilk of Valentino, Louis Vuitton,
Prada, Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Celine, Givenchy, Fendi, Jimmy
Choo, Dior and Loewe).
Melbourne also boasts an enviable collection of international
fashion and textiles in the National Gallery of Victoria.
Its next big fashion exhibition will be Collecting Comme,
running 1 November 2019 to 26 July 2020. This will feature
approximately 60 Comme des Garçons designs gifted to
the NGV collection by a self-described ‘Comme tragic’
Takamasa Takahashi and further loans from his personal
archive. Rei Kawakubo founded Comme des Garçons in
1969, with the intent to ‘make clothes that didn’t exist
before’. Kawakubo upended notions of ideal beauty and
gender with her intellectual and inventive approach,
deconstructing conventional garment forms to introduce a
new vocabulary into fashion, including oversized volumes,
asymmetry, layering, imperfection and the use of, the very
Melbourne, black. The exhibition will also include work by
Rei Kawakubo’s protégés Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara.
As you wander the galleries keep a look out, too, for items
on display from NGV’s outstanding Christian Dior collection.
Royal Arcade, Melbourne.
Playsuit and stockings 2014 Not making clothing collection, Comme
des Garçons, Japan (fashion house), Rei Kawakubo (designer), gift of
Takamasa Takahashi, will be on display as part of Collecting Comme at
the National Gallery of Victoria from November.
118 STYLE | motoring
WHY, HELLO THERE,
Kate Preece finds herself talking to her car.
They say madness is not talking to yourself, but when
you start responding. But, with technology becoming
cleverer with every upgrade, it becomes acceptable to
have open dialogue with inanimate objects, right?
Ask the Mercedes-Benz A200 what the speed limit
is and she’ll tell you. Ask her to turn on a reading light,
the front window heating, the heated seats, and she’ll
do so instantly. Once you find yourselves on the same
wavelength, you’re away laughing.
“Hey Mercedes, what’s the temperature?”
“The outside temperature is 15 degrees.”
“Hey, Mercedes, call Gran.”
“I’m sorry, I don’t know your grandmother’s name yet.”
She’s smart alright.
This new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
and its ‘Natural Voice Control’ accompanies the latest
update, first rolled out in the top S-Class models last
year. It includes a touchscreen dashboard that spreads
like an elongated tablet from in front of the steering
wheel to the centre position, with two 10.25-inch digital
screens. From here you can control everything from
colour themes, to your car’s climate. Further controls
on the steering wheel are small square touch sensors
that you can swipe over to change your display. Flick
through options that show consumption, trip details, your
navigation, a Nm/G-force dial, analogue clock and more.
Too much? Simplify back to full-screen graphic detailing
your trip itinerary, with an icon to show how far your fuel
will take you. (If you’d rather keep your eyes on the road,
ask Mercedes, she’ll tell you too.)
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Mercedes-Benz has been tied to
the fashion industry for 22 years.
As the title sponsor for Mercedes-
Benz Fashion Weeks around the
world, it’s a natural pairing built on
desire for style, innovative design
and luxury, with all the trimmings.
The Mercedes-Benz Presents
designer for New Zealand Fashion
Week 2019 was Paris Georgia
– a collaboration between Paris
Mitchell-Temple and Georgia
Cherry that sees custom-fabric
adorn and flatter the female form.
Navigation input can be by voice or
by writing your letters on a touchpad.
Once again, there’s a knack to it and
my first attempt saw my Ss become
fives and my I announced as a small
One of my favourite introductions
sees the headlights gradually light up
your path, from the ground up. The
Multibeam LED headlights see 18
LEDs adjust the light distribution to
suit the setting.
Something I hadn’t encountered
with a cruise control offering was an
automatic slowing for corners. The
car, in conjunction with its navigation
system, decides if the speed it’s set
to is appropriate for the upcoming
bend. A particular part of the Akaroa
Highway tested this out perfectly, as
a 100kmh straight ends with a bend
to the right. Once out of the bend,
the car speeds up to meet the preestablished
limit – handy, though you
still have to keep your wits about you.
So focused was it to returning to said
speed, it seemed unlikely to make the
45kmh turn that followed soon after.
Converted SUV drivers will have
long forgotten what it feels like to
be this close to the ground. Yes, it’s
a sedan, people. But it adds to that
sleek, fashionable look for another
Mercedes hit. Just ask Mercedes.
The AI aspect of voice recognition.
Mercedes-Benz reversing camera
set-up (as always).
It’s not an SUV!
The Active Lane Keeping Assist
braking function – a good wake-up
call, but not if you’re already awake.
Advanced voice control operation.
MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User
Experience. Wireless phone dock
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120 STYLE | food
A NEW SEASON
Noteworthy places to eat and drink this spring.
Words Vanessa Ortynsky
En route to Milford Sound? Make sure to stop in Te Anau for one of
the best breakfasts in the area. Sandfly Café (9 The Lane) is a cosy spot
that serves up an excellent espresso alongside breakfasts, light meals
and the best caramel slices; perfect to keep you going on your road
trip. Either grab a seat outside on the lawn or head inside to enjoy the
quirky interior (with free Wi-Fi, we might add). With a large selection of
breakfast options from standard eggs and bacon to vegan and vegetarian
dishes galore, everyone will leave satisfied.
Sandfly Café, Te Anau.
Image: Vanessa Ortynsky
West End Stories
The sleek West End Stories on Cambridge Terrace is our go-to for
flawless breakfast and lunch options in the heart of the city. The elegant
restaurant and café is favoured among nearby office workers, locals
and tourists alike. With a seasonal menu that changes regularly, you’re
always in store for a tasty feed. We fawn over their Mediterranean
omelette, which is packed full of veges and cheese or the muesli served
with berries. It’s also worth noting that the plant-filled interior here is a
gorgeous space in which to recharge over an hour or two.
Image: Vanessa Ortynsky
Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro
Open since June and steered by head chef,
Viv van den Bosch, Fiddler’s Green Vineyard
& Bistro (246 Georges Rd, Amberley) is
quickly becoming a Waipara Valley favourite.
On the menu, expect a combination of
European-inspired dishes and tasty Kiwi
favourites like their market fish, which is
pan-fried with ginger and served on pickled
winter vegetables with a sesame seaweed
topping. The French pastries are definitely
worth trying as well. Then, of course, be sure
to sample their selection of wines.
West End Stories, Christchurch.
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Gin and Raspberry
We’re not ones to say no to
a trip to Wanaka, especially
with the endless array of
places to drink and dine. One
of our favourites is Gin and
Raspberry (155 Ardmore
Street), where you can sip a
gin and tonic with one of the
best views in town. Here you
can choose from more than
20 gins and a large selection
of tonics and garnishes as
well. To eat, choose from an
array of small bites that will
keep the hunger at bay.
Gin and Raspberry, Wanaka.
Image: Gin and Raspberry
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From eatery updates to delicious dishes, we provide
the scoop on the latest taste sensations.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Next time you wake up to a glorious weekend
morning, take a seaside sojourn to enjoy brekky
with a water view at Fisherman’s Wharf in
Lyttelton. They open from 8am on both Saturday
– ahead of your Farmers Market shop – and
Sunday with breakfast faves, like bagels, scrambled
eggs, Creamy Mushrooms on Wholemeal Toast
and Eggs Benedict, naturally with a salmon option.
Open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner, too,
for those who do like to be beside the sea. Our
pick, any dish with freshly caught salmon.
Packed with kale, courgette, lentils, cheese,
tomato salsa and seeds, the Protein Powered
Omelette is a shining example of the
nutritious and delicious eats coming from the
Untouched World Kitchen (155 Roydvale
Avenue). Gluten-free and vegetarian, it’s a
tonic for both tastebuds and body.
IN THE PANTRY
The Better Tea co. was founded to help
people better understand and deal with
mental illness. And there’s nothing more
important than taking time out to check
in with yourself. Making a cup of Anxietea
is a wonderful way to relax your mind,
body and soul. It’s hand blended in New
Zealand with only organic ingredients and
designed as a relaxant before, during and
after moments of anxiety.
Image: The Better Tea co.
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Nando’s get the balance right... grilled
chicken with their trademark PERi-PERi
marinade, which you can order any
way you want (we suggest a side of
PERi-PERi chips). Be sure to also check
out the new menu addition, halloumi,
served with veges, as a burger, wrap
or pita. Find Nando’s at Langdons
GO BACK TO...
The buffet! After a nine-year hiatus, The Grand Café at
Christchurch Casino (30 Victoria Street) has brought
back its popular dining experience – buffets with all the
trimmings for breakfast, lunch or dinner and brunch on
the weekends. Expect a broad range of international
delights with a focus on Italian and Asian fare. Fresh
produce is the name of the game at every station, be
it antipasto, soup, mouth-watering seafood, the carvery
or grill. Save room for fresh cheese and an exceptional
dessert bar that will satisfy every sweet tooth.
Bitter and strong negronis at OGB (30/28
Cathedral Square). If you’re yet to try this
delightful concoction, it’s the perfect long,
leisurely drink to enjoy with friends.
Image: Malia Rose Photography
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Image: Vanessa Ortynsky
Known for their top-notch service, super
cool interior and yummy food, Vogel
Street Kitchen (No. 76) is a must-visit
when in Dunedin. With not one, but two
breakfast menus as well as two menus
available until later in the day, you won’t
ever leave hungry. All ingredients are
sourced locally whenever possible and the
spacious establishment has a bustling yet
SO HOT RIGHT NOW
Go pho it! Christchurch has a handful of places for a steaming
bowl of pho, but You Hanoi Me’s Pacific rendition of the
Vietnamese soup definitely tops our list. Head to this Victoria
Street hotspot for a whole host of Asian fusion dishes
including Hanoi noodle soup (as they call it), fresh spring rolls
and banh mi.
Image: Vanessa Ortynsky
Image: Vanessa Ortynsky
If you have an affinity for delicious
cocktails, head to SUPER in
Lyttelton for a seat at its new
bar. The Japanese-inspired eatery
is our go-to for okonomiyaki,
dumplings and plum wine.
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Throw caution to the wind with these whimsical wines.
Words Kate Preece
Hello Sailor Swanky
Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
When the word “swanky” is
incorporated into the label and the
wine description, you can expect to
be sipping something that doesn’t
take itself too seriously. The newest
addition to the Giesen Group, it
has a warm apricot-pink glow and
is beautifully crisp when served
straight from the fridge. Super fruity
– priming us for a sweet summer
ahead – but far from sweet, it’s a
good match for salmon or a good
hunk of camembert. $19.99
Giesen Riesling Blush
If you don’t know what you’ve been
poured, it’s a sweet rosé you’re
thinking about as you sip this cheeky
wine. Described as medium, and
dry, it pours like silk from the bottle
and fills a glass with an alluring
apricot-pink. Thick on the mouth
it doesn’t fail to deliver in flavour –
blood orange and lime for starters.
It’s amazing what a splash of syrah
can do to a riesling. Very cheerful
and cheap, at $12.99.
In a colour aptly described by one at
our table as “see-through dandelion”,
this golden number has a lot to say for
itself. On the nose, tropical fruits came
through, but it’s that first taste that
will take you on the most wonderful
journey. I discovered a surprising
sense of sweetness, which progressed
through to that dry tannin-induced
finish. Though described as boasting
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Paul Henry, Richard Parkes
Jamie, Sarah and Josh Carr
Mario Williams, Gemma McCaw
In the University of Canterbury’s Matariki building,
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The scholarship has been set-up in conjunction with
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Dallas Seymour, Darren Shand, Bob Eastgate
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ARGUS FIRE SYSTEMS
Argus Fire Systems recently hosted an event for clients and
friends at The Christchurch Town Hall commemorating
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appearance from another local icon, Dick Tayler, meant for
an enjoyable evening for all who attended.
Peter Morrison, Jan Clarke
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Argus’ origins date back 38 years ago in Christchurch and we are
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Maree Inwood, Bernice Ireland, Robin Redpath, Dame Adrienne Stewart
SCAPE WOMEN IN ART
Anu Pratap, Jill Tomlinson
ore than 200 women attended the ‘Women in
Art’ auction and exhibition event that was held
in the beautiful gallery-like home environment of Jane
and Anthony Leighs. Attendees thoroughly enjoyed the
evening, viewing the fresh new art in residence with
bubbles in hand. More than $85,000 was raised
from the sale of artworks and live auction items – a
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Mella Kirkby, Rochelle Baker
Carolyne Grant, Anna Colthart, Naomi Ferguson, Pam Lindsay
Jennie Sherwin, Raewyn Barr, Jacqui Ibele
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An exclusive event celebrated the opening of the newlybuilt
Sudima Laneway complex that houses the new
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