Fashion Spring/Summer 2015-2016
It’s a relief when the evenings become lighter and workdays finish with prospects like going to the beach and having barbecues. With the weather change comes the wardrobe overhaul. I’m a fan of the capsule concept, having several pieces that seamlessly transfer from winter to the warmer months and are easily jazzed up with a collection of on-trend pieces. I’m thankful white and stripes are in this season as I won’t have to stray too far from my go-to looks. I should be braver though, and delve into the world of colour we’re faced with every spring and summer. It occurred to me recently that the fashion world is full of brave people, willing to take the plunge and put their designs out there for the whole world to see, despite the fact it can be such a critical industry. Christchurch designer Wendy Jerard has shown her commitment to the fashion world over and over. Last year she welcomed New Zealand Fashion Week with a Sky Tower bungy jump, while this year, she went swimming with sharks. It seems budding Christchurch designers are taking the leap, too. Paula Peck has decided the time is right, after raising a family, to pursue her passion for design at Hagley School of Fashion. Read about Paula and three other designers on track to make their dreams come true on page 11. What’s been great, too, is learning about places that give emerging designers a means by which to showcase and sell their works. Denyse Saunders hosts many of them on the catwalk at Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week, while stores like Wanderer (The Tannery) and The Collective (The Colombo) make space for everyone. Young designer Hannah Rutherford sells her collections at both (page 20). Here at Fashion, we challenge you to be brave with your style choices this season. Best wishes, Daisy
Dress up for these spring and summer events. OctOber 1-7 ballantynes Fashion Week
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NOvember 28 & 29 Swan Lake
The Isaac Theatre Royal will host the classic, much-loved tale of Swan Lake, performed by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.
NOvember 7-14 New Zealand cup and Show Week
Embrace Christchurch’s week of fashion, food, betting and celebration. Don’t forget the traditional family-friendly Canterbury A&P Show.
Be part of Akaroa’s French-inspired celebration. A street party, market and game days, caberet show and fireworks will take place over three days.
Travel to Culverden for gift ideas, fresh, local food and wine, live music and demonstrations.
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OctOber 29 the christmas country Fete
Merivale Mall’s upcoming fashion show offers a glass of bubbles on arrival, a peek at the latest fashion styles, spot prizes and a charity auction for KidsCan.
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Timeless style for the
Synonymous with minimalist construction, JNBY’s spring/summer 2015-2016 collections are brimming with stunning foundation and statement pieces that are guaranteed to breathe new life into any wardrobe. Unique architectural details, such as asymmetrical seams and hemlines, and unexpected darting and gathering of fabric, give each hand-crafted garment a fresh, yet enduring style, which people will return to again and again, year after year. Taking women effortlessly from work to play, day to night, simple silhouettes in luxurious natural fabrics, like silk, chiffon, linen and cotton, drape beautifully over the human form and wear well, and feel like a second skin, allowing the wearer’s inner beauty to shine through. Icy whites star this season with a neutral palette of cream, ivory and warm mocha, giving way to an earthy moss colour and khaki. Inky blacks are softened with smoky
charcoal and soft grey, while muted teal, brilliant blue, canary yellow and bold red add a splash of colour to enliven earthy tones and basic blacks. Tailored tuxedo jackets and blazers hang elegantly off the body, while tunics, dresses and skirts fall mostly below the knee or skim the ankles in light, billowy fabrics. Cropped pants are key, as are relaxed fit, full-length trousers, which look smart when teamed with a tailored ‘boy’ shirt or worn under one of this season’s many tunics. Transitioning from winter to summer is simple with this season’s easy-to-wear, midi-length cardigan. With side pockets and button detailing on the cuff, the cardigan’s luxurious, soft cotton hangs beautifully off the body and keeps a chilly breeze at bay. Layered over dresses, tunics and trousers, the midi-length cardigan epitomises JBNY’s uncomplicated aesthetic.
Layered over dresses, tunics and trousers, the midi-leng th cardigan epitomises JBNY’s uncomplicated aesthetic.
white on white How to wear it
Create the ultimate feeling of laid-back lux with white-on-white outfits for the warmer seasons. Vary textures and mix structured tailored pieces with loose-fit garments, Millie Clarke writes.
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New collection suits all occasions Summer is all about soaking up the rays on long, sun-kissed days. It’s about barbecues, leisurely walks along the beach and enjoying a drink (or two) al fresco, while catching up with friends and family. The new Untouched World spring/ summer collection was created with all of this in mind, and the result is a clever concoction of multi-functional pieces that will take people wherever they want to go. Untouched World is renowned for creating top-notch knitwear, and this season’s summer capsule is divine. Beautifully fine ocean sweaters and cardigans fit perfectly, and come in punchy, tropical-inspired colours, while airy rockpool wraps and long-line cardigans offer an air casual and smart. Pair them over the new of calm in soothing neutral tones. striped tees and polos for sophistication Those allergic to ironing will with a laid-back vibe. When it comes love the luxe linen styles. They are to cultivating a wardrobe for work deliberately created crinkly so the and play, the new fine merino versus iron can stay in the cupboard. The sweaters are perfect. For the office, new merino modal blend is another team them up with a shirt and chinos, must have with its beautifully and off-duty with a t-shirt and shorts. soft handle and weightlessness, See the full Untouched World summer creating tops and dresses that 2015-2016 collection at the flagship store drape like a dream. and café in Roydvale Ave or visit their popFor the boys, the cotton cove up store in Re: Start Mall for jacket and placket sweater offer a taste of what’s on offer. Alternatively, a comfortable take on denim, shop online. morphing effortlessly between > untouchedworld.com
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Elegance is in this season and it’s a huge hit. It’s all about combining classic silhouettes with unique uppers for a new twist on timeless looks. Expect to see alternative variations of leather in the form of laser cut outs, distressed suede and metallic embellishments. Or keep it simply classy in a basic two-strap heel. swap out last season’s black in exchange for light, natural colours of beige, nude and grey as well as soft pastel hues. set off the festive season early with a pair of heels, or achieve laid-back elegance in a
patent pointed loafer. get barbecue and beach ready in any of the numerous open-toe sandals from Brazil or Portugal. It’s all arriving now from muchloved brands like gino Ventori, Django & Juliette, Birkenstock and Windsor smith. If the on-trend sport Luxe look is preferred, see street Legal’s vast selection of limited edition skechers, converse, Vans and Adidas. no matter the fashion direction, there’s something for everyone. spring has definitely arrived in store.
Lavish co-owners Sonia Crighton and Emma Cooper cannot wait to share the latest looks and trends that have them eagerly planning their partyseason outfits and summer holidays. Lace is a key fabric at the forefront of this year’s spring/summer collections, with stunning race-day dresses by Jimmy Jean and a striking white jacket by Wellington designer, Deryn schmidt, which can be worn over dresses or a tailored trousers and top combination. Florals pack a punch this summer, with bold and demure floral prints in flowing crepe and botanical prints in natural linen by nelson designer Liann Bellis. the full-circle skirt takes centre stage, as do longer-length skirts this summer, alongside a resurgence of naval pride, with nautical stripes in classic navy and white, alongside a host of ocean-blue hues. Jendi has an elegant take on floaty shorts and matching tops in monochrome polka dots for everyday casual chic, and a great
range of hats and fascinators, which have just arrived in store in plenty of time for cup and show Week. Designing for the modern woman in feminine shapes that flatter the figure, ethical fashion label Promiseland has a bold range of geometric prints in luxurious Vietnamese silks. Designed in new Zealand and made by women rescued from human trafficking, through a boutique workshop in Ho chi Minh, Lavish proudly supports this fair trade and fair treatment fashionforward label. Lavish co-owners sonia and Emma have their own labels in store, too, as well as a made-to-measure service that offers truly bespoke attire to take women from the boardroom and formal occasions to the bach.
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special styles for special occasions The jubilant arrival of spring heralds the beginning of wedding season. Park Avenue Fashions is excited to see a range of beautiful new colour palettes in a variety of diverse styles and fabrics to make ladies feel a million dollars at their next special event. Specialising in all types of specialoccasion wear, Park Avenue Fashions offers a substantial collection of dresses, evening gowns and formal outfits to suit a range of different occasions, from cruise-ship attire through to the whole wedding party. As one of the South Island’s biggest importers of accessories, Park Avenue Fashions proudly offers the widest range of hats and fascinators to match every outfit. This summer, chiffon is the favoured fabric as it achieves a soft, feminine look, while popular lace offers a more structured look. Park Avenue Fashions owner Sonia Caird says beaded embellishments on wedding and ball gowns, and Cup and Show Week outfits are still a key feature. Sonia says popular hues arriving for spring and summer include captivating corals, serene sky blues, platinum and a range of pretty pastel pinks in a wide range of styles to flatter every woman’s figure, from 6 to 24, and suit all personalities. Many of Park Avenue’s outfits are imported directly from Spain and therefore it is receiving many of the very latest styles and colours directly from the European summer.
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Your best dress address “We are also very selective about which styles and colours we order, often only having a limited edition of numbers in store, with many outfits and dresses being one-offs,” Sonia says. For special occasion requirements, pop into Park Avenue Fashions at 363 Lincoln Rd in Addington. Car parking is alongside the railway line or peruse a selection of formal attire and accessories online. > parkavenue.co.nz
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Make a statement this spring and wear prints by the double. Be sure to think feminine cuts with rich colour palettes. This versatile trend can suit any age and can be worn to work or out and about on the weekend, writes Millie Clarke.
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New SpriNg StyleS iNStore Now Vivacious is celebrating the new season’s collection with exciting colours, styles and varieties. Citrus, pastels, antique pinks, various shades of navy and the ever-smart black and white are featured at Vivacious. Especially chosen styles by Frank Lyman, Honey & Beau, Gitane, Ketz-ke and Sass, and more, are on offer. Choose from an eclectic collection of headwear, footwear, bags and jewellery to complement or complete outfits. Viv and her team of Lynette, Angela, Michelle and Sharon love creating exciting looks from their ever-changing collections, covering everything from special occasion outfits to classy, casual styles.
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Model searches for success in the States Laura Williams is seeking the next step of her modelling career in Florida. Words Michele McConnochie
At a time when most teenagers will be celebrating the end of their exams and getting ready for Christmas, Laura Williams, 16, will be jetting off to Orlando, Florida. She will be taking part in a week-long opportunity of a lifetime. She, along with four other Christchurch-based models, will be given the chance to take part in modelling workshops and audition for international agents. It’s all thanks to a school holiday programme run by Denyse Saunders Model Management, which Laura completed in April last year. Laura admits she had never imagined herself as a model, and took Denyse’s course to learn about makeup and gain confidence. However, Denyse spotted her potential, asked if Laura would like to take part in Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week, and the rest is history. Since then, she has modelled in three Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week shows and is looking forward to her fourth at the Tannery (October 6 to 9), which will showcase summer collections and awards. Although her mother is joining her on the trip to the US, Laura knows the time in Orlando is no family holiday. There will be five intensive days of workshops
and interviews with casting agents from organisations such as Disney. She was chosen to audition for workshops in photographic modelling, swimwear, catwalk and television commercials. “Although I like modelling, I hope to use it as the start of a career in journalism and television presenting, although I am also auditioning for acting roles,” Laura says. Denyse Saunders is proud that five of her protégés have this amazing opportunity. “I’m passionate about helping young people be the best they can be and also protecting them in a particularly tough industry,” she says. “Young talent needs to be guided in the correct way, not just with industry advice, but with lifestyle advice as well.” The other four hopefuls are Brenna Wadsworth, 19, Hannah Braddick, 15, as well as brothers Elliot Beulink, 20, and Campbell Beulink, 21.
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Designers to show f irst collections Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week provides a perfect start for emerging designers. Words Michele McConnochie
Brittany Glassey (left) dresses a model in her Metallic Wings designs.
The driving force behind October’s Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week, Denyse Saunders, knows that there is talent bubbling up everywhere in Christchurch and she believes in nurturing and mentoring it. That’s why her prestigious event is giving four up-and-coming designers the chance to show their first collections on the catwalk. Youngest of the four is Findlay Currie; he is one of three attending the Hagley School of Fashion. His label, Findlay Sam, is presenting a collection of women’s dresses inspired by Wonderland. “Fashion is something I’ve been interested in for only about a year, but now I couldn’t think of doing anything else,” he says. He hopes the event will help him achieve his dream of travelling to London and working for a major fashion house before creating his own brand. While Fin is keen to learn tailoring skills too, he believes that women’s clothing provides him with more opportunity to be creative. “I see fashion as an art form; people who are fashion designers are artists,” he says. Paula Peck’s first love was fashion and although she won a place at the fashion school at Massey University
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Redcliffs fashion and bridal gown designer Ingrid Brook is set to release her brand-new collection at Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week in October. Unveiling nature in an abundance of floral prints, in muted and bright colour palettes, Ingrid’s summer collection features the palazzo wide-leg pant, first designed and made famous by Coco Chanel in 1937, alongside classic pencil skirts, feminine wrap blouses and tailored cropped jackets. This season take people back to the ‘60s and ‘70s, during which rich jewel tones contrast with crisp, clean whites. Fabrics taking precedence this spring will appeal to a softer side, with sheer chiffons, luxurious natural silks, crisp cottons and beautiful lace detailing. With Cup and Show Week events, garden parties and summer weddings on the horizon, step out in style with a choice of show-stopping outfits that include an anklelength chiffon dress and matching panel, and a striking knee-length A-line dress and reversible coat that are sure to turn heads this coming party season. For a truly one-of-a-kind outfit for a special occasion, Ingrid enjoys creating custommade garments to flatter figures and fit personalities in a choice of luxurious fabrics.
Showcasing her summer 2016 collection at Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week on October 9, Ingrid will join leading Canterbury designers and fashion retailers at The Tannery for a night of fashion, food and wine. • Book tickets at www.cfbw.co.nz for a spectacular night out and be sure to visit Ingrid in her Redcliffs boutique and design studio to plan new season wardrobe purchases.
in Wellington, travel and family intervened. Now, she has gone full circle and is also studying at Hagley School of Fashion. “It is providing the perfect creative environment for me to flourish and develop design, construction and pattern-drafting skills,” she says. Her label, Pippa, focuses on designing clothes that flatter a woman’s body and she likes to put twists on classic garments. Paula, 43, prefers a more feminine silhouette than some of the current androgynous styles. “I want to make clothes that flatter and accommodate a real Kiwi woman’s shape,” she says. She is already planning to start marketing her work through small retailers. The third Hagley-based designer is Brooklyn-born Nephtalim Antoine. Neph, 24, has been in Christchurch for a decade, but his passion for fashion goes back several generations. His great grandfather was a tailor and his grandmother was a master seamstress, so the industry is in his blood. His collection will feature pieces for both men and women, and he takes his inspiration from his father’s family’s roots. They hail from Trinidad and Tobago. The carnivals held there are what Neph
has used to base his collection on. He is using tropical patterns and the colours of the Caribbean. He especially loves bespoke tailoring and his look is very clean, modern and elegant. Brittany Glassey’s label Metallic Wings represents her new beginnings. At aged 18, she is just finishing at Lincoln High School and is hoping to begin a Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design at Massey University. Her collection is modern and clean, yet playful and focused towards summer wear. It is inspired by summer, nature, warmth and being happy. She believes that fashion helps the wearer to express themselves. Brittany makes her own prints based on illustrations, which are symbolic of her life up to now and what she hopes to achieve in the future. They are incorporated into fabric and used in her garments. The designers are thrilled to be part of Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week and are looking forward to the challenge of working with each other and the opportunities that it could bring. One cannot help but think they represent what is fresh, exciting and innovative about the future face of Canterbury fashion.
Fashion focus at Woolston precinct With more than 21 fashion and fashion accessory shops, The Tannery always has new things to surprise and delight. It’s also a magical place to shop. With quality boutique and bespoke retailers and direct, easy access and free parking, The Tannery stakes its reputation on being a shopping experience at the opposite end of the spectrum to regular shopping malls or centres. The Tannery has top labels, designer items, unique, quality fabrics and materials. It has men’s fashion, women’s fashion, accessories, children’s and baby clothes, and a huge selection of Kiwi-made, quality garments. Plus, eat, drink and shop until late every Thursday until Christmas.
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Christchurch’s Alchemy Equipment has just returned from showing its spring and summer 2016 collection of “performance-driven style” to retailers across Europe and the United States. Specialising in premium men and womenswear, and backpacks, Alchemy Equipment combines high-quality, technical performance fabrics with a refined, urban style. On a recent trip, Alchemy Equipment was chosen from a staggering 1600 brands from around the globe to win an award for their luggage range. “We had a great response to the range,” Alchemy Equipment founder and designer Campbell Junor says. After meeting with existing European retailers, Alchemy Equipment had the opportunity to show men’s and women’s collections to some new and very
exciting prospect retailers, including none other than esteemed London department store Harrods, which will be stocking the brand from next summer. “Having our brand sold at Harrods was certainly a highlight of our trip,” Campbell says. Alchemy Equipment’s Christchurch flagship store and workshop is located at The Tannery in Woolston, in which staff retail, design and manage the brand’s growing distribution. Visit them at 6-7 Tannery Way or online. > alchemy-equipment.com.
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Westfield award Teenager Abby Button fought off three other finalists to be rewarded for her styling skills. Words Michele McConnochie
Seventeen-year-old Abby Button’s fashion industry ambitions have just been given a major boost after winning Westfield Fashion Collective’s inaugural nationwide search for a young budding stylist. Her flair for style and eye for detail and colour beat off the rest of the country’s entrants to win the top prize. Now, the sky’s the limit for Abby, who will spend a year cutting her teeth in the lively and exciting world of New Zealand fashion. Abby, a Middleton Grange student, will work alongside one of New Zealand’s leading fashion stylists, Stephanie Rumble, for a year, giving her the chance to follow her fashion dreams and make them into a reality. Abby’s passion for clothing and style isn’t just about what happens to be in vogue at the moment. Her winning video entry saw her send four very different looks down the
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Abby, a Middleton Grange student, will work alongside one of New Zealand’s leading fashion stylists, Stephanie Rumble, for a year, giving her the chance to follow her fashion dreams and make them into a reality. catwalk and showcased her understanding of how to dress to ensure people look their very best. She showed her ability to dress both men and women, and to put together pieces that worked well across generations. Her understanding of colour and use of accessories mean that she created an outfit that could easily translate from daytime, workplace attire to a young and fresh look for the evening. She definitely has her finger on the pulse of international fashion, knowing what’s hot in young Hollywood, but Abby also understands how to choose garments that flatter her clients. She has already taken her know-how around the country; part of the competition
meant she travelled with her three fellow finalists to various locations, where she dressed models and sent them down runways for the New Zealand public to see what she was made of. She has built her social media presence, appeared on The Daily Fix, and along with her school friends, has opened her own dress-rental business, One Second Dresses. Abby’s ultimate dream is to style the world’s top celebrities, especially icons such as Kylie Jenner. The amazing experience she has gained as part of the competition and over the next 12 months will see her take her first steps along the way to realising that goal.
About One Second Dresses One Second dresses offer women of Christchurch the opportunity to rent dresses for a ball, school formal or events such as Cup Day. Abby and her friends are on hand to offer advice and think it’s the most affordable option for event-goers.
Classic elegance Smith & Boston offers a fashionable designer line of classic elegance and style for the contemporary woman. This exclusive womenswear label has been created by sisters Olive Hill and Ngaio Bell and was established in 2005. Smith & Boston offer a selection of elegant ready-to-wear fashion, perfect for the mother of the bride, mother of the groom, wedding guests, race day, memorial services, funerals and other important occasions. The variety of gorgeous Smith & Boston garments have become a favourite of women throughout Canterbury with their choices of dresses, jackets, skirts and much more for sizes six to 20 in various styles. Each piece is sold separately so ladies can mix and match ensembles or individual items to enhance existing wardrobes. Smith & Boston garments are proudly made in Canterbury and produced in limited numbers from quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Look for their selection of luxurious silks and cottons that can be worn in mix-and-match style to feel confident and beautiful. The boutique staff will assist everyone so they can find the cut that flatters their figure and the colour that complements skin, hair and eyes. Finish a look with a
hat or fascinator from milliners Katrina Burgess, Gabrielle Jones or Maria Wright. Stop by the Smith & Boston boutique today, located in the historic village of Prebbleton. This little oasis provides a short, picturesque drive that stops in front of a traditional row of shops in the village. Parking is no problem and there are always free spaces out the front. Smith & Boston, at 6/573 Springs Road, has classical elegance to make customers feel beautiful. Phone 03 349 5646, or visit the website. > smithandboston.co.nz
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The clothing is feminine, colourful and cut to fit a variety of shapes and sizes. In her previous boutique ‘Glory’ Teri was known for her flowing styles and bias cutting. You can buy off the rack or Teri can adapt her styles to something unique for you.
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Colour and excitement aplenty there is excitement at the Dresser as the store becomes awash with the new season’s colours. Specialising in dressing the curvaceous 14+ figure, The Dresser is renowned for quality in every aspect of business, from the quality of the well-known service through to the quality of the clothes, which are predominantly and proudly New Zealand-made labels. Retail manager Jan Clarke points out there really is something for everyone this season. For the ladies who enjoy the comfort of black and white, through to the lovers of the bright, bold colours, the choices are endless. Whether people want a casual look or something more formal, The Dresser has all options covered. The girls at The Dresser delight in sharing their fashion experience and their honesty is such a help to the customer who may be a little uncertain. They work to the wonderful saying, “We can do better”. The Dresser stocks the ever-popular Chocolat, Obi, Cashews, Code (formerly EDesign), Jacki Peters, David Carmody, Bittermoon, Optimum, Visage, Chalet, French Dressing Jeans and locally made Zardi, TF and Bobby’s labels.
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Michele McConnochie decides it’s about time she learned makeup tips from a professional.
Like many other women, I learned my makeup style as a teenager and haven’t changed since; knowing it was time for an update, I headed to the highly qualified and experienced Nicky Blue of Bespoke Cosmetic in Cashmere. Operating from her welcoming and private in-house consulting rooms, Nicky takes the anxiety out of learning about colours, fashions and techniques. She believes in making makeup fun, and that fits her clients and their lifestyle. By the end of my lesson, I knew how to apply healthy-looking blusher, how to make my eyebrows stronger and how to apply mascara properly. (Hint, don’t apply it to the inner lashes; it makes your eyes look closer together.) She used Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, which is cruelty-free and has no nasty chemicals. The foundation felt great, gave me smooth coverage and I felt confident I looked natural but still put together. Nicky is also moving with the times and has recently trained in micropigmentation. Also
called cosmetic tattooing, the technique puts pigment into the skin where people have lost hair detail, colour or pigmentation of their own. As a makeup artist, Nicky knows that eyebrows frame a face and make it look dressed, but many women lose their eyebrows for various reasons. Now, there is a long-term solution. As Nicky shows me the equipment, I see how important health and safety and hygiene are to her. When I ask if it hurts, she laughs. “Everyone asks that,” she says. “I use two types of topical anaesthetic, so most people hardly notice it being done.” The treatment can be used for a variety of purposes and areas of the body. As well as eyebrows, Nicky can apply semi-permanent eyeliner and lip liner, significantly reduce the appearance of scarring and reinstate a naturallooking nipple and areola area after breast surgery. While just having a makeup lesson gave me a lift, for many of Nicky’s clients, micropigmentation can be a life-changer.
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Fresh talent Words Michele McConnochie
Designer Hannah Rutherford feels well-supported by the close-knit Christchurch fashion community. Over recent years, Christchurch’s clothing industry has been in decline, but up-andcoming entrepreneurs are determined to turn back the tide. One such young designer is Hannah Rutherford. With a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Marketing from Massey University as well as experience working as a visual merchandiser, she has recently launched her own label, Hannah Claire, and already her highly wearable garments are available at Wanderer at The Tannery and The Collective at The Colombo. Hannah believes in keeping it homegrown. Currently, she is responsible for all stages of the production of her collections, from design and pattern-making through to sewing, but ultimately she aims to employ locals to help her as the brand grows. She values the backing she has received from established designers in Christchurch. “It’s really important to support emerging talent, and innovations like The Collective at The Colombo benefits both parties; it’s
great to see something like that popping up in Christchurch.” Hannah has two seasonal ranges online: one for summer and one for winter – both adaptable for spring and autumn’s variable weather. “My style is classic and timeless. I don’t focus directly on trends. Instead, my collections are monochrome and very wearable,” she explains. “The pieces interchange well with an existing wardrobe. They are simple and designed to mix and match.” Some of the pieces she sees on catwalks just aren’t accessible to ordinary women. Instead, Hannah Claire is about clothing that is unfussy and easy to wear. The same practicality combined with style and elegance is repeated in her popular bridesmaids’ dresses. Available in a choice of fabrics and colours, these dresses are flattering and versatile enough to be worn again, long after the big day.
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IN THE SHOPS
Perfect place for high tea fine china all contribute to making patrons feel very spoilt. Even the bathrooms have had the Pink Sugar treatment – individual hand towels, chandeliers, flowers and complimentary handcream. Pink Sugar specialises in tea, and Sally is exclusively importing a premier range from the UK, Whittard of Chelsea, to ensure customers experience the finest tea experience available. There is an extensive range on offer on the tea menu, and even more variety available packaged for purchase. “We sell a lot of Whittard of Chelsea for gifts, there’s just so much choice and it is perfect for someone who has everything,” Sally says. The café stocks varieties of black, green, Pink Sugar is a beautiful place to experience white and herbal tea, along with sumptuous the enchantment and delight of high tea fruit infusions, which are able to be brewed inspired by yesteryear. and enjoyed hot or cold. The moment people arrive, they realise “People have such complimentary things that there’s something very special about to say about their experience at Pink Sugar. the gorgeous vintage high tea café. When I’m just so pleased that others are enjoying they sit and soak up the atmosphere, it becomes apparent that every tiny detail has my vision,” Sally says. Pink Sugar caters for large groups of up to been attended to with love and care. 30 for special events such as bridal showers, Its creator and owner, Sally Sergeant, baby showers and birthdays, and even offers decided that since she could not find the cupcake decorating and a children’s high tea perfect place to take tea, she would invent for young ladies wanting something lovely for it herself. “I have had this vision for about 15 years, a birthday celebration. In October, it will be but, of course, was very busy with my young hosting its first wedding. “I just wanted to create ‘my happy place’, family,” she says. “The time arrived where and I’m so glad that other people are finding it was a possibility, and I had to decide if I wanted to reach the end of my life thinking, ‘I it to be their happy place too,” Sally says. The friendly staff, wearing vintage wonder if it would have worked.’” dresses and smiles, share Sally’s passion It appears she has really hit the mark for for customer service and the desire to help her target customers. It’s pink, it’s pretty customers experience the delight that is and it’s cute. Feminine touches like vintage Pink Sugar. rose wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and
A beautiful and unique experience especially designed with the ‘girl’ in us in mind. Pop in to the gorgeous Pink Sugar with crystal chandeliers and floral feature walls. We welcome you to enjoy the tasty delights and exquisite tea on offer. We specialise in Vintage High Tea on fine china, along with cup cakes and delicious cabinet lunch and morning/afternoon tea fare. Please book a day before for high tea.
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fashion choice Drawing on her 20 years’ of knowledge and experience in the textile industry, Marmalade Clothing owner Jessica FearnleyCampbell brings Cantabrians a personally curated collection of fresh fashion with a clear conscience. Jessica gives careful consideration to the ethical standards behind the products she stocks; Marmalade is the exclusive stockist of fair trade brands Nomads Clothing and Braintree Clothing. She also proudly supports Christchurch fashion brands Tava and Chalkydigits, alongside many local jewellery designers, including Hello Lovely, Rainey Designs, Stone Arrow, and Two Lyttel Buttons, and hand-crafted jewellery and fashion accessories from Trade Aid NZ and Freeset. Jessica’s passion for colour and in-depth knowledge of fabric is reflected in the fashion ranges, which feature a muted colour palette of chambray, indigo, teal, and dusky pink. Spring prints are inspired by Asian adventures, with pretty mosaics, exotic birds, tropical blooms and ethnic tile graphics. Natural fibres are a strong focus with Marmalade’s collections made with organic cotton, New Zealand merino, bamboo, modal and hemp. This spring, coloured skinny jeans, three-
quarter length sleeve bamboo tops, pocket dresses and culottes are all key wardrobe staples. Moving into summer, Marmalade is expecting a wide selection of floaty maxi dresses to keep ladies cool when the temperatures begin to climb. Men’s fashion at Marmalade continues to bring a range of organic cotton smartcasual shirts and New Zealand-made cotton T-shirts, alongside their popular unisex range of Braintree bamboo socks. Just like merino, bamboo is luxuriously soft and breathable, with antibacterial and antifungal properties. “If you buy nothing else this season, treat your feet at Marmalade,” Jessica says.
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Rangiora fashion boutique, Robe, is the one-stop-shop for spring and summer wardrobe staples and head-turning statement pieces.
Dresses in the new midi length, with hemlines falling just below the knee or skimming the calf, are making a comeback this season, in a variety of styles ranging from the classic shift dress to figurehugging cocktail dresses, halter necks and flirty strapless numbers. According to Robe owner Rachel Hobson, “Navy is the new black”, and chambray is the hottest fabric this summer, seen in casual, yet elegant duster coats, shift dresses, jackets and pants. Distressed boyfriend jeans are also big this summer with high-fashion global brands LTB, Mavi and Pepe. Joining the lineup of New Zealand brands, Augustine and Charlo, Ketz-ke, and locally designed Ivy Blu, is LA husband and wife design duo, Dear Creatures, with a range of gorgeous party dresses sporting original prints and unique detailing. Plan the perfect Race Day outfit with Robe’s own brand, End of Story, which offers a mix of easy-to-wear floaty, feminine kimonos, and dresses and tops in a pastel palette of pink, apricot, mint and classic black and white, featuring this season’s obsession with the cold shoulder. Complete outfits with Robe’s wide range of footwear and fashion accessories.
Spring heralds an injection of fresh wardrobe inspiration at Country Lane.
Choose from ankle boots, stilettos, sneakers and sandals, and pick a pair of jandals from Havaianas’ vibrant summer collection for the beach. Finally, add the finishing touches with exotic, colourful, handmade crystal jewellery by Lil and beaded bohemian pieces from Mrs Pretty.
Rejuvenate wardrobes for the changing season ahead with timeless pieces to return to year after year, and introduce fashion-forward designs to instantly update much-loved favourites. “This season it’s all about the dress,” Country Lane’s owner Terese O’Sullivan says. Structured styles from Seduce and Zafina suit the modern woman and feminine cuts flatter the figure are offered in a range of prints and colour palettes from Danish brand Noa Noa and Loobie’s Story. Classic beauties will love spring’s romance with pastel hues of dusky pinks and baby blues, while attention seekers will lap up vibrant pops of melon, azure and shocking pink. Bohemian chic enters stage left with feminine florals in floaty fabrics and preppy spots, and stripes take the spotlight in the form of pants and tops, and knitwear from the likes of Episode, 1946, Sills, and Isaac + Lulu. Two new labels to feature in the spring lineup are Auckland labels Shen and Dalston. Favouring sophisticated, clean lines for the modern woman, Shen’s global style references the designer’s inspired trips to Japan,
Europe and LA, while Dalston’s new spring collection features playful florals in a range of feminine dresses. Favourite shoe designer Kathryn Wilson offers a beautiful range of styles for feet this spring, alongside fashion accessories and jewellery to complete any look. Visit Country Lane at 140 High Street in Rangiora to inject new life into any wardrobe this season. Stay in touch with the newest styles arriving regularly in store on Facebook.
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While it’s ditched the winter woollies for sizzling new summery styles, Jaks Clothing and Accessories will soon be doing some shedding and moving of its own, by becoming SoYou!. In October, it’s out with the old and in with the new for Jaks, with a new name and a new image. Elegant new premises in a newly developed retail space on Conway Lane in Rangiora’s High St will be the home of SoYou!. Staff can’t wait to welcome customers to SoYou! because the new slogan is ‘We’ve got style’. The store might be different, but some things will never change. Customers can still expect the legendary warm welcome, helpful advice and great service. SoYou! has bid farewell to winter and cleared the rails to make way for a flurry of flattering new season fashion in styles, colours and fabrics to invigorate and inspire even the most discerning followers of fashion. As one of North Canterbury’s favourite retail fashion destinations, Debbie Albrecht’s store continues to set the style pace, with spring and summer collections flaunting fine fabrics and flawless cuts for every taste and budget. Its customers love the fact that Jaks has a certified, accredited personal image consultant and stylist, who is always on-hand to provide friendly assistance in making the right choices, and SoYou! will continue that service. The store proudly offers an impressive
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range of local and imported labels, including Trelise Cooper and Cooper, in addition to favourites like Anvrdie, Atemgirl, B.yu, Chocolat’, Dalton, Ebony, Jellicoe, Erika Mora, Four Girlz, Jendi, Jetblonde, Love Stitch, What Women Want, Lemon Tree Design, SNaPSHoT, Vassalli and Zoggs. Its popular range of feminine giftware and dazzling new-season costume jewellery has expanded to now include new pieces from Australia. Gorgeous Gregio watches have just arrived from Greece, too. The ever-popular gift vouchers remain a firm favourite to spoil everyone.
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Quality labels f ind a home Sparks’ unique and stylish menswear store in the heart of Rangiora offers both the young and more mature the latest seasonal fashion with a European influence.
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Sparks stocks a selection of top brands and collections, with everything from formal to casualwear. Ranges include popular Australian brand R M Williams, for both men and women, classic Levis, Cutler & Co for the sophisticated dresser, LTB jeans famous for fabulous fit, specialised washes and on-trend designs, St Goliath & Deacon labels carrying unique and modern looks, and Dutch label No Excess, with its eyecatching appeal and attention to detail. Cambridge, Rembrandt and Pierre Cardin are just a few available in the unique business section. Suits have a modern, slimmer styling and investing in a new suit can add many new dimensions to any wardrobe. The jacket can be teamed with a t-shirt, chino or jeans for a stylish weekend look and the suit trouser works with knitwear and casual footwear. New to Sparks’ is Blend – the label that quotes: “We are just as cool, less
predictable, but more affordable than alternatives on the shelves.” Sparks also specialises in denim and stocks an extensive range of quality jeans in all fits and sizes. Its Rembrandt suit-hire service is becoming increasing popular, with an extensive range of suits, waistcoats, shirts and ties, which are perfect for weddings, formals and balls. With personalised, friendly and knowledgeable service, the Sparks team are on hand to help customers make the right choices, from hats to shoes and everything in between. The team pride themselves on their quality service and quality labels. Visit them at 156 High Street, Rangiora. Phone 03 313 6320
One for the boys Words Michele McConnochie
Working Style’s young-gun duo is combining classic tailoring with contemporary trends. Classic tailoring and men’s fashion have a fresh, young approach thanks to David McNeill and Ollie McKenna. They are now at the helm of Working Style in Merivale, and are injecting some exciting new ideas into this well-established, family-owned business. David, the southern director, is keen to nurture existing relationships with clients. “Many loyal customers have been shopping with us for the past 13 years, since we first opened in 2002. Since we relocated after the earthquake, it’s been really exciting to see lots of new faces coming to Christchurch with the rebuild and enjoying our accessible location and easy parking.” Ollie is relishing his new role as manager and loves the new direction they are taking. “We want to be more advice-based and personal with our clients,” he explains.
“We have always built long-lasting relationships and because we know what our customers already have in their wardrobe, it’s easy for us to help them choose new pieces that build on that.” They plan to give the store a more modern, contemporary look, in keeping with Working Style’s national approach. There will be a space for customers to drop in and socialise, even have a drink on their way home after work. They want shopping to become an experience, not a chore and have more of a focus on one-on-one service and advice to help customers make their selections. They believe that fashion should be fun. “We like to throw a good party,” David says. “We plan to run more annual events, including an upcoming fashion show.”
Show Week tips What will the best-dressed racegoers be wearing this New Zealand Cup and Show week? David McNeill has some tips. “Men’s tailoring will be much more relaxed with lots of cottons and linens,” he says. Since the weather is usually warm during Cup and Show Week, softer construction and lightweight fabrics are a perfect choice for comfort as well as style. David suggests contrast chinos topped with blue or grey jackets, give an Italian feel with
an English twist. “Outfits should be approachable and familiar, but still interesting and a little bit different.” His single greatest piece of advice is to take a leap of faith. “Try something out of your comfort zone,” he recommends. “You’ll be surprised at the response you get by pushing out the boat, and it’ll help you develop your personal style.” Look for trends such as suede elbow patches, halflined garments, jackets with stunning linings, and colourful and contrasting stitching.
“Outfits should be approachable and familiar, but still interesting and a little bit different.”
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For Maureen (Maurz) Aroha Taane, the answer is always to add more jewellery.
What did you love wearing as a child?
Well, it was the 1970s and my sister and I were dressed identically by our mother, so choices weren’t really a thing in our household. My favourite outfit was probably our matching Wombles of Wimbledon sweatshirts, closely followed by our matching triple denim/chambray ensembles.
Greatest style faux pas?
See above! Also, dungarees = NO.
Who is your style icon and why?
Frida Kahlo for her use of colour, symbolism and cultural motifs, Akira Isogawa for his amazing fabrics and compassionate design (his support for environmental issues and animal rights) and Kowtow NZ for their fair trade organic fabrics and designs that make you feel freakin’ fabulous.
Best style advice you’ve ever been given?
Luckily for me, I have plenty of amazing women in my life who are not backward in coming forward. Here’s a selection: “Choose boobs or legs, not both.” “Even sensible knickers must be pretty.” “Always have big hair.” “When in doubt, add more accessories.”
What trends will you be following this spring/summer? I’ll wait and see what filters through that I like. I tend to do my own thing most of the time, for better or for worse.
What’s the one accessory you can’t live without? Jewellery! I can’t leave the house without a ton of it.
Stylish local Maureen Taane is the owner store HAPA and merchandise manager of Tikidub Productions.
Longest surviving garment?
Pet fashion – ingenious or cringe-worthy?
An amazing Akira hand-beaded skirt that I bought about 15 years ago. Only worn a handful of times… but it’s a friend for life.
Depends on the situation… small dogs need clothes to stay warm. I’m not judging. If the dog digs it, then all good!
Most indulgent purchase?
See above! I fell in love with it in Plume in Christchurch, but it was more than $1500, which is absolutely off the planet for me. Then, they had a massive sale and the girls rang to tell me it was down to $250! So obviously, I had to do it!
The favourites ... Restaurants
It was The Bicycle Thief (I’m looking forward to the owners’ next venture at Rossendale), Spice Paragon, Shop Eight, Roots in lyttelton and Cookai.
Jewellery! I can’t leave the house without a ton of it. Bars
Civil and Naval in lyttelton and The last Word in New Regent St.
Farmers’ Market on a Sunday morning, and the amazing wood-fired pizzas from BASE in Re:Start Mall.
Bearlion in New Brighton and the Caffeine lab in New Regent St. But, if I’m out on the street, then I can’t go past The Dukes of Sandwich! I also love the Downtown
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Making a comeback Michele McConnochie discovers that the vintage trend is simply growing, and it’s being led by the celebrities.
“Old is the new new,” some say, and many of the world’s fashion leaders are looking backwards, not forwards, for the inspiration for their red carpet outfits. From Julia Roberts’ classic black and white Valentino 1982 dress to Reese Witherspoon’s stunning 1955 Christian Dior metallic embellished gown (found while shopping in a vintage boutique in Paris), retro has been given the Oscar nod of approval by the world’s most glamorous stars. It has become the go-to alternative when there’s nothing new on the catwalk or in the store to take your fancy and you still want to make a statement that reflects your individuality. These are not pieces found on the racks of any department store, no matter how high end. Shopping vintage takes time and perseverance, with unique items to be found by dedicated hunting through op-shopw and specialist boutiques such as Madam Butterfly’s on Ferry Rd. Owner Melanie Cavayé says her customers are an eclectic mix of ages and have different styles. Often, they are looking for outfits for themed events, special occasions or just everyday wear. “Good fashion is timeless and the quality of garments is far superior. You can get the
equivalent of a high-end dress for a fraction of the cost,” she says. The popularity of wearing vintage in New Zealand shot up following the stunning runway show that Doris Raymond, star of TV’s LA Frockstars and owner of The Way We Wore, put on as part of Dunedin Fashion Week in April 2015. If you do manage to bag a bargain, take good care of it. Vintage can be a wise investment. The top labels, especially if previously worn by a superstar, can sell for big bucks. And with demand for such garments growing, specialist collectors are fast pushing up the prices. Because fashion changes almost daily, it’s easy to let your vintage garments make you look as if you’re heading to a costume party, but it’s also simple to keep the look fresh and modern. Choose pieces that are similar to modern trends and team with up-to-date accessories and modern hair and makeup styles. Mixing eras and old with new is a great way to add a funky edge to an outfit. It doesn’t stop with clothing. Vintage extends to handbags, jewellery and even shoes. So, what exactly is the appeal? These pieces are of exquisite quality, with undeniably superb craftsmanship.
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Koru skincare – helping you achieve the results you want. As important as regular trips to the gym or dentist, these days Cosmetic medicine treatments are accepted as commonplace. Many women consider regular treatments as part of their “maintenance”. However as Dr Jefferies from Koru Clinic once mentioned, ‘it is important to remember that making the most of your appearance is far more important than just outward looks – it can have positive effects on your self esteem and mental wellbeing’. Media is rife these days with cosmetic medicine disasters, some of us might admit to being drawn to tv shows like “My Botched Body”. Similar to that of what is seen on television or the internet, New Zealand is certainly not immune to improperly trained people undertaking procedures which can consequently mean poor results for the client. Many clients are worried by these portrayals, and come to cosmetic physicians nervously asking not to look “overdone”.
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3. Don’t look for “cheap” treatments overseas. We are seeing increasing numbers of people who return from a “Cosmetic Makeover Holiday” whilst on holiday overseas, with complications which can be very difficult and expensive to treat and at the very worst, disfiguring. Whilst cheaper procedures can be tempting, when you see a qualified cosmetic doctor in New Zealand, you are ensured safe techniques, and quality of follow-up.
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4. And lastly, find a doctor who will explain your treatment options to you, and who will listen to what your priorities are! Dr Jefferies is the director of Koru Clinic, 31 Colombo St, Christchurch. Phone 03 372 3589 www.koruskin.co.nz
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