Style: September 06, 2019


September 2019

It’s a wrap

our highlights from

NZFW 2019



How to

dress the




kiwi designers

making their wares

the island way




& welltravelled

September 2019

from runway

to rack

the latest trends & the hottest hues








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Our Conversation

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What better way to celebrate the

new season than with the type

of spring clean that lifts the spirits –

not the dust mites?

Yes, as we come down from the

highs that were aplenty at New

Zealand Fashion Week, it’s time to

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

connected with some brilliant fashion

minds to see what goes on behind the

scenes. We also dipped into what’s

drawing fashion designers to Bali.

In our fashion shoots, Jessica Amor

brought to life the floaty, floral trend

that’s making itself known this spring,

as well as adding the pops of colour

that will see you shaking off the last

the winter’s hold. And don’t worry,

we have an update for men too.

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Heart of the City

Vero Moda


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

production process.

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?

Have you been to Oxford recently? Our Style tip is to

stop into nzulu (next to Cruisy Days Diner on Main

Street). With the likes of Sabatini, Stella+Gemma, and

Mor, you might find a trip to the country is just what your

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probiotics, collagen, plant-based nutrients and more.

Unlike most on the market, all of the products are

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any fillers or synthetics.

Also in Christchurch, Balance Pilates has put the zen

back into the old masonic lodge in Cashmere (corner

of Dyers Pass and Hackthorne roads). Expect reformer

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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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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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

20 STYLE | profile

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

unbeatable, too.

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

and cutters.”

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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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,”

says Shelton.

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

small businesses.

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.”

With a direct flight from Auckland, more and more

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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

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including a day surgery, endoscopy theatre and counselling

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Who is eligible to access these services?

For the majority of our services, our patients have to be turned

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to be seen privately. They also need a referral from their family

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Our services constantly change to meet the need and currently

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urology, oral surgery and dentistry, counselling (self-referral),

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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

been detected.

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

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Stolen Girlfriends Club

Maggie Marilyn

Benjamin Alexander


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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Kate Sylvester

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

leather ensemble.

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

twentyseven names.


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.

Diamonds &

Pearls Necklace

in Sterling Silver/

Pink by Company

of Strangers.


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

this season.

MODELS Renaye and Michaelee, Portfolio Models PHOTOGRAPHY Charlie Jackson, Charlie Rose Creative MAKEUP ARTIST Brianna Clarke

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

$459, Deval; Karen Walker The Artists

Pants $565, Ballantynes.

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9ct Yellow Gold Bangle, $1800; Braccialetto Minias Sterling Silver Bangle, $380; Contorto 9ct Yellow Gold Twisted Ring, $265; Freya 9ct

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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.

Figment Earrings

by Little


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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

contemporary sewing

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

Hibiscus Midi

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

Velvet Heartbeat.


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.


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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Opal Sweater,

Clement Tiered





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,

paint, cook.

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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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

commute dreamy!

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

collaborate with?

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

holiday destination?

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

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Hartleys Merivale - Christchurch, Blackwells Department Store - Kaiapoi,

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Soft and subtle, a touch of peach makes this season’s

ensembles extra sweet.


Cardigan $249,


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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Caitlin P,

Portfolio Models


Charlie Jackson,

Charlie Rose Creative


Tuscany Hamel,

GM Hair


Brianna Clarke


Jessica Amor,

Alchemy Styling



Michelle Dallow

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


Dress $419.63,


Jets Luscious D/DD-Cup Plunge

Swimsuit $249.95,


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,


Panache Ardour


Bra $104.95,



Checkmate in Seastorm $329,


Tuesday Label

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.

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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.

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Casual yet urbane looks to master.

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Ryan K. and Sam H.,

Portfolio Models


Charlie Jackson,

Charlie Rose Creative


Tuscany Hamel,

GM Hair


Jessica Amor,

Alchemy Styling


Michelle Dallow


Milton Substation

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,; World

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

$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


Out of Comfort Flight

Coat in Check $499,;

Workshop Denim

Revised Engineer Shirt

$279 and Workshop

Denim Slim Fit

Selvedge Jean $349,


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World Man Correction Blazer

Blue Optical $799, World;

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$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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There are some pieces that will never go out of fashion.

Claudia Tunic




Valkyria Earrings $79.95,


Valkyria Necklace $79.95,


Select Dress $470,


Vero Moda

Faux-leather Jacket

$99.99, FARMERS

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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.

Everyday Wear

© 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 •

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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

classic brogue.

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.


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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 or join us

on Facebook for all the Expo News.


tickets on

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

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stand to nominate the unsung heroes in your life!

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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

Body Treatment

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

Foot Treatment

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!

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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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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.



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

at Mercedes-Benz

Fashion Week Resort

20 Collections 2019,

Sydney, Australia.


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Meet Tiffany’s Hair Design Team

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Backstage at the

Lana Mueller show,

Berlin Fashion Week


2020, Germany.

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.

Charlize Theron.


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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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

New Zealand?

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

Transform Clinic?

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

exceeding regulations.

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.

Bond Street

Phone 358 8598

VIVO Hair Salon

Phone 03 358 9712 to book



at Avonhead Shopping Centre


Phone 03 358 3663


Cnr Withells Road and

Merrin Street, Avonhead

Shopping Centre

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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,

wrinkles, pigmentation

and more. Nicola Quinn,

Merivale offers the

world’s most trusted skin

needling treatment, the

Dermapen4, from $299.




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.


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you can pay weekly,

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Say goodbye to unwanted

hair, wrinkles, dark spots,

redness and hello smooth

skin! Winter is the perfect

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For outstanding results try

Central Otago’s leading IPL

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From $120.


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.

Velvety-smooth resurfacing

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 $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.

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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.”

Egyptian cotton

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.

Organic cotton

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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Too tight!

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.

Too hot!

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

hand-tufted beds.

Australian celebrity florist, Saskia Havekes, partnered with Sheridan

on this limited-edition The Botanist Grandiflora digital print quilt set

featuring hand-drawn botanicals.

Linen lore

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

shrinks less.

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

yarns diagonally.

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Just right

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

just right?

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.

Pillow talk

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.

Which pillow?

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

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Going topless

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.

Use-by dates

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.

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Demonstrating the

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crisp, natural woven

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Be gentle

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

its lifespan.

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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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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Fleur’s Place.

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.

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Image: Jason Wong

Peregrine Winery.

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

road out.

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

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Style’s round-up of all the things we covet.

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Aptly named, Heaven Sent

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Sophie Divett’s jewellery

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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

Experience Award (Large Retailer) and

Supreme Award for its flagship location

in Parnell, hot on the heels of the

nationwide spa group’s success

in the World Luxury Spa Awards. On

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

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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

retail store stocking designer brands

from New Zealand, Australia and

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The mainland also scored plaudits in

the Innovation category with Untouched

World taking out Highly Commended

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St Albans in Christchurch took home

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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.

Path Material

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

your landscape.

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

call away. Call or email us now to book your free measure

and quote.

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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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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’.

Rose garden

in the Botanic



Image: Andrew Somerfield



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Sunday 20 October 10am-4pm

A self-guided tour of

10 inspiring properties

Tickets $60

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.

Tickets are available via,

Goom Landscapes & Little Big Tree Company.

Complimentary Hot Drinks

at Goom Landscapes HQ

10AM - 3PM

Post Event BBQ,

Pizza Truck with beverages

at The Little Big Tree Company


Tickets & Details

All proceeds to:

Go to:

Search “Goom Lifespace Tour”


Goom Landscapes,

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Ph: 03 351 6100


The Little Big Tree Company,

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Ph: 03 359 7100





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

Eclipse rings.

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.

We’re the





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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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.



Meyers with

her son

Jean-Victor at

Paris Fashion

Week 2013.

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.








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.

Brought to you by Singapore Airlines and House of Travel.

For more information visit your local House of Travel store or phone 0800 713 715.

116 STYLE | travel


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.

Sartorial streets

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.

Nanjing Road,


Alter, Xintiandi.


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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Flinders Lane

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.

Sartorial streets

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).

Just looking

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



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

Turkish one.

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

charging station.


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height 1440mm


ANCAP 5 stars


43 litres


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120 STYLE | food



Noteworthy places to eat and drink this spring.

Words Vanessa Ortynsky

Sandfly Café

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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122 STYLE | food


From eatery updates to delicious dishes, we provide

the scoop on the latest taste sensations.


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.


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

Quarter, Northlands.


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

cosy atmosphere.


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.

STYLE | wine 125


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.

Lost Garden

Chardonnay 2018

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

oak and spice, it was more the peach

that dominated this truly fruity number.

Easy drinking, it might just turn a

riesling drinker to chardonnay. $29.99

Paul Henry, Richard Parkes

Jamie, Sarah and Josh Carr

Mario Williams, Gemma McCaw



In the University of Canterbury’s Matariki building,

Gemma McCaw announced the first recipient of The

Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship to be Mario Williams.

The scholarship has been set-up in conjunction with

the University of Canterbury specifically to help those

impacted directly or indirectly by cancer.

Dallas Seymour, Darren Shand, Bob Eastgate

Darryll Park, Bruce Street, Bryan Andrews

Gemma McCaw, Cheryl de la Rey, Richie McCaw

George Berry, Jo Dowling

Anna Colthart, Donna Miles, Jo Morrow, Miranda Newbury

Natalia, Mario, Richie, Gemma, Mia, Mike

Jacqui Bensemann

Laurie Blyth, Mike and Simone Glen, Justine Blyth

Ben Hurley


Argus Fire Systems recently hosted an event for clients and

friends at The Christchurch Town Hall commemorating

the recent completion of five years installing a new fire

protection system within the Town Hall as well as a major

deluge system inside the Lyttelton Tunnel. Ben Hurley was a

fabulous MC who kept the mood jovial and a special guest

appearance from another local icon, Dick Tayler, meant for

an enjoyable evening for all who attended.

Dick Tayler

Peter Morrison, Jan Clarke

Why Make

Argus Fire your

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Argus Fire offers comprehensive design, installation & preventative

maintenance of commercial fire protection systems as well as

Building Compliance.

Argus’ origins date back 38 years ago in Christchurch and we are

still proudly New Zealand owned.

Argus’ recent major project completions we are proud of:

• Reconstructing the Fire Sprinkler

System and installing a new

Fire Alarm System within the

Christchurch Town Hall

• Providing Deluge System

Controls and a new Fire

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Lyttelton Tunnel

Maree Inwood, Bernice Ireland, Robin Redpath, Dame Adrienne Stewart


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

wonderful achievement for all involved.

Mella Kirkby, Rochelle Baker

Carolyne Grant, Anna Colthart, Naomi Ferguson, Pam Lindsay

Jennie Sherwin, Raewyn Barr, Jacqui Ibele

Are you suffering from

itchy and irritated

Air pollution, artificial lighting, high use of smart phones and computers, air-conditioning, driving

motor vehicles and wearing contact lenses along with many other environmental and age-related

factors can all significantly increase the risk of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES).

DES results in irritable, itchy, tired, heavy eyes that may go blurry and even start to water, affecting

the tasks of daily life.

We are here to help with E-Eye IRPL

Our new non-invasive treatment using IRPL (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light) technology is now

available at our Merivale Clinic. The process is quick, gentle and can offer long-lasting relief to

dry eye sufferers.

Call our specialist clinical team today or visit our

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Steven van der Pol, Les Morgan

Paula Raine, Letitia Syme

Kanika, Sudesh, Laxmi and

Vedika Jhunjhnuwala


An exclusive event celebrated the opening of the newlybuilt

Sudima Laneway complex that houses the new

five-star Sudima Christchurch – a city hotel, Vices & Virtues

restaurant and bar, and Moss Spa as well as commercial

retail and office space. VIPs were amongst the first to

experience what Moss Spa has to offer, while indulging in

cocktails and canapés from Vices & Virtues.

Santana Nicholls-Hepi, Jane Watson

Sue McFarlane, Leigh

Sue McFarlane, Higgins, Leigh Suzanne Higgins, Carson Suzanne Carson

Shannon and Rob Helen

Insook Kang, Antony Gough

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