Fashion 19-09-16

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in the world Hermès Birkin from the beginning

How to style lace This season

Runway RepoRt From Auckland to Paris




men’s, women’s &

children’s trends

RetuRn To New ZeAlANd FAshioN week


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Everything you need this season. Discover new trends from Auckland to Paris. Jenny Joblin from streetwear label Federation.


Men’s hottest trends for spring/summer.


Off the shoulder, stripes, and every shade of green.


The history of the famous Hermès Birkin bag.

22 WELLBEING A facial workout.

26 27 29 30


Trends that pop!


Perfect your eyebrows and the ’70s shag.


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editor’s NOTE Welcome to the spring/summer issue of Fashion

Victoria Tait Editor


pring trends usher in the sense of renewal and new-found energy. They give us a new lease on life as we pack away the heaviness of winter and replace our wardrobes with light, bright spring colours. In this issue of Fashion, we bring you the best of both national and international fashion trends for the season with our runway reports for both women and men. Embrace bright yellows, fresh whites and relaxed looks. We have a chat with Jenny Joblin from Federation about her career, new range and first time showcasing at New Zealand Fashion Week since 2009. Keeping you on trend, we break down some of the season’s must-follow styles, including the sexy off-the-shoulder look and bold stripes that are worn any which way. It’s said that green is the new black, so follow our style tips on how to pull this off on page 17. Or indulge in the femininity of lovely lace on page 21. Accessorising is the key to any new look, but at what price? We take a look at the world’s most expensive handbag, the Hermès Birkin, and its surprisingly humble beginnings, along with all the key facts you need to know before considering the year-long waiting list for one of your own. Beauty runs from the inside out. In our beauty section, we encourage you to take the time to give yourself a facial workout with Clemency Alice’s top tips, show you how to groom your brows to perfection, and provide a step-by-step guide to creating a ’70s-inspired hairstyle. Enjoy this issue of Fashion,

contributors Vanessa ortynsky Is inspired by striking visuals, engaging copy, and the ever-evolving social media landscape. Vanessa works as Digital Marketer at Plato Creative. In her spare time, Vanessa blogs at

clemency alice Is the owner of Clemency Alice Facialist. As a leading skincare expert and facialist, Clemency has always had a passion for beauty and skincare. She upholds a strong belief in the importance of a highly personalised approach, with each facial tailor-made to address the individual’s skincare concerns and needs.

robyn wilson Has lived and worked on a multitude of exciting, varied projects all over the world, including as retail designer in Hong Kong, where she discovered her love for the fashion industry. She has since embarked on a career solely in fashion photography.

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Change How To Wear Your Handbag Designers at New York Fashion Week started a new trend of wearing a short strapped shoulder bag across your body, rather than over the shoulder. the shorter the strap the better, as the bag should be tucked just under your armpit.

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the white denim and chino trend is worn best with accessories like dusty brown boots and belts. Match with traditional cable knits and patterned sweaters for preppy takes on vintage cricket attire.

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Wear Navy

Go For KneeSkimming Shorts

Softer for summer and working so perfectly with bright summer colours and fresh whites.

On trend is knee-length shorts that are tailored and slim-line. Patterns work well big, but navy is the king colour for the season.

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Lace It Up

Don’t be afraid to experiment with texture. this elegant trend can be worn both day and night. For evenins, opt for shoes with a metallic sheen to add a splash of glam.

Mix Your Stripes

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the only rule for stripes this season is to break all rules. Mix and match your stripes as much as possible to create new dimensional shapes.

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From Paris to Auckland we bring you the latest runway report. Erik Yvon (New Generation)

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one of the most noticeable trends at this year’s new Zealand Fashion week was the use of head-to-toe white. typically reserved for the spring/summer collections, this trend was seen throughout many collections. a style tip to remember when embracing this trend is it’s all about how you wear it: mix textures, layer multiple pieces, and use various shades.

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Wearable Trends Mercedes-Benz Fashion week australia resort Collections showcased over 55 designers from May 15th-20th. This was the first centralised event focused exclusively on resort Collections and in line with the international retail calendar. we’ve picked out our most wearable trends for everyday life. oversized hats and sky-high heels look great on the runway, but these trends will take you from office, out for drinks and keep you looking lush while relaxing on the weekend.

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MacGraw show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort Collections

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Pyjama Party the beauty of living Down under is we get to preview international collections during our current season. this year’s spring/summer 2017 international collections had fashion writers reeling over the new pyjama trend. around since the 1920s and occasionally raising its head in high-fashion houses, this year the trend is significant making an appearance in both spring/ summer 2016 and 2017 collections in paris, London, Milan and new york. rest assured this is not about your lace-collared flannel nightie, but proper, refined, art-deco pyjamas – the sexiest and most undeniably chic outfit you can slip into this spring.

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BEES Vanessa Ortynsky catches up with Jenny Joblin as Federation returns to New Zealand Fashion Week with its AW17 Collection.


very year, the New Zealand fashion industry gathers for a week of international and local talent. Established and emerging designers showcase their Autumn/ Winter 2017 collections to media delegates; magazine editors, bloggers, buyers and the occasional reality show celebrity. New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) days and nights are filled with shows, both onsite at the Viaduct Events Centre and at offsite locations ranging from galleries (Twenty-Seven Names) to gentlemen’s clubs (Miss Crabb). Both on the runway and on the streets, photographers are at the ready to capture the trends worn by New Zealand’s well-heeled fashionistas. After a seven-year hiatus, one show on everybody’s radar was streetwear label Federation. Edgy yet emphatically wearable, Federation has a dedicated following of late teens and early 20-year-olds. I sat down with creative director, Jenny Joblin before her Wednesday night show to talk about her collection, “Birds Vs. Bees”, her impressive collection of heels, and favourite Auckland spots.

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Autumn/winter 2017 collection by Getty Images

Spring/summer 2016 collection by Getty Images

Autumn/winter 2017 collection by Robyn Wilson

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When the Fashion Week committee approached Jenny, she felt “this was an opportunity to bring Federation back to its roots and focus on what’s important to us”. Concentrating more on the New Zealand market, it made sense to show where it all began, in Auckland. As with previous lines, Birds Vs. Bees – Federation’s autumn/winter 2017 collection – draws upon cultural references, art and literature. “Without Googling it, I was always curious as to the etymology of the term, ‘the birds and the bees’. Why do we say it?” The collection is a play on this common saying and an extension of the brand itself – juxtaposing tough street style with beautiful composition and construction. Jenny designs for the women in her life, women she knows. “I still look back at previous collections and I still like them. I’ve always been drawn to comfort. I have a beautiful, mostly untouched collection of heels in my closet.” An Auckland native, Jenny is strongly connected to the City of Sails. “Our paradise at home is the perfect retreat. We also love the Blind Basket Café, which is located right next to our workroom in Takapuna. I can’t resist a glass of rosé at Madam Woo and dinner at Clooney.” Much like the brand itself, Jenny is refreshingly relatable and immediately likeable. The Federation workroom is attached to the flagship store in Takapuna, which perfectly suits the laidback brand and team of six.

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A glimpse at some of the top international menswear trends from footballer fan attire to mellow yellow and oversized relaxed garments.

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From Stand To Streets the new fashion term to know is “terrace fashion”, which takes football style attire and gives it a high-fashion twist. this trend first appeared in the international 2016 shows and set to peak for the european spring/summer 2017 season. Taking inspiration from the way football fans dress, think matching two-piece tracksuits, zip-up nylon jumpers, boxy t-shirts, retro sports prints and plenty of attitude.

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Just Relax Fitted suits are now considered a thing of the past in the world of menswear. This was a trend first spotted during the European spring/summer 2017 collections. one, in particular, was oversized grandfather coats that practically swallowed models at Balenciaga in Paris. The trend was confirmed at New York Fashion Week with designers also following suit, opting for loose-fitting, shapeless garments. Perry Ellis matched looser outerwear with more fitted pants, shorts and shirts for a winning contrast.

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ast month the auction room at christie’s hong Kong was packed tightly with fashionistas and purveyors of fine goods. There was an auction list of over 30 lots put together in a carefully curated catalogue consisting of fine art, ancient ceramics, jewellery, watches, rare wines and handbags. The item to watch was a Birkin – a 12-inch matte himalayan crocodile handbag, with white-gold hardware set with 245 F-colour diamonds, weighing close to 10 carats. Once the hammer fell this bag sold for a massive HKD$1.72 million (NZD$306,925), becoming “the most valuable handbag in the world”. We have all seen celebrities carry the famous bag and heard the stories about year-long waiting lists to get your hands on one, but what you might find surprising is that this famous bag has a very practical and simple history. It all started in 1983, on an Air France flight from Paris to London. singer/actress and mother of three Jane Birkin was sitting

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Hermès Birkin

fast facts:

• Birkin bags come in a range of sizes. They can be made to order with different custom-chosen hides, colour, and hardware fixtures, as well as other individual options including diamond-encrusting. • A variety of hides are available, including calf leather, lizard, and ostrich. The most expensive is the saltwater crocodile skin. • It’s an investment! In 2016, a study found that Birkin bags had a resale value of a 14.2% return between 1980 and 2015. • The interior colour of each bag matches the exterior and is lined with goat-skin. Prices for the bag depend on the type of skin, the colour, and hardware fixtures. • The rare and very collectible Shooting Star Birkin – identified by its metallic star stamp next to “Hermès, Paris. Made in France” – has been made by an independent artisan for individual use. Each artisan is allowed to make one per year.

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• Every bag bears the mark of the artisan who made the bag. You might find stamps of more than one artisan. The fonts used and the order of stamping may vary, depending on the artisans.

This Hermès Birkin bag was sold at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong for a massive HKD$1.72 million (NZD$306,925). The bag is made from a very rare Himalayan crocodile skin, features white gold detailing and 245 diamonds.

• Sizes range from 25cm to 40cm, with travelling bags of 50-55cm. • The bag has a lock and keys, which are number-coded. Early locks only bore one number on the bottom of the lock. • The metallic hardware, which includes the lock, keys, buckles, and base studs, are plated with gold or palladium to prevent tarnishing. • Hermès offers a “spa treatment” – this is a reconditioning for overworked bags. • Don’t confuse the similar Hermès Kelly bag with the Birkin. The Kelly is a single-handle handbag, while the Birkin has two handles.

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is more This season lace has taken centre stage. This ultra-feminine trend is not reserved just for evenings with designers using a collection of different shades and styles. We’re excited about Kate Sylvester’s new range incorporating light pastel colours to give a pretty summer feel. To style this romantic and classic fabric day and night carefully combine it with your everyday outfits, keeping accessories simple.

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xford’s only clothing boutique has become famous across Canterbury for its specialism in natural fibres and support of fair trade and New Zealand made. In the last three years, owner Jessica Fearnley-Campbell has worked hard to fill Marmalade Clothing & Curiosities to the

brim with fashion-conscious essentials. From bamboo socks and underwear to silk scarves, New Zealand merino and organic cotton dresses, this unique store is a treasure trove of eclectic design, pattern and sumptuous fabrics. For Jessica it is important to know where her stock comes from – there is no other business in the region offering such a sustainable selection of clothing, jewellery and accessories all under one roof. What else makes Marmalade unique? This spring the store will become the only southern hemisphere stockist of UK best practice brands Weird Fish and Lily & Me. “We are so excited to have some new British labels in the store,” says Jessica. “Weird Fish offers fresh casual lifestyle clothing, perfect for New Zealanders who like to enjoy the outdoors at the weekend, while the Lily & Me garments feature a fabulous range of unique, bold prints.” Spring presents us with vivid and energetic colours such as ‘fiesta’, ‘melon’, ‘buttercup’, aqua and ‘snorkel blue’, all of which transport you to a happier, sunnier place as soon as you walk in through the door of this friendly local business. In an instant, you realise it’s well worth the 40-minute drive from the city centre to find yourself a unique fashion must-have. Jessica only ever stocks one or two of each size, in each style, so you have to be in quick.

FASHION | wellbeing


Keihl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate



Step 1

Awaken: Firstly dispense and then warm the product in the palms of your hands. Cup these over your face and do three ‘inhale ~ exhale’ breathing sequences. Gently massage the product onto your face, neck and décolletage using upward, gentle, sweeping movements.

Step 2

Revive: Starting from the chin and working along the jawline, perform quick, rhythmic pinching movements with your thumb and forefinger. Work your way up across the cheeks to the forehead.

Step 3

Smooth: Place all four fingers at the centre of your forehead. With a firm pressure, slowly glide out towards temples. Repeat three times.

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil

Step 4

Release: With the balls of your thumbs, press firmly into the hollows beneath the inner corners of your eyebrows. Repeat these pressures to the outer edge of your eyebrow, each time holding for a slow count of three.

Step 5

Glide: Place the fingers on each side of your nose, and slowly glide below cheekbones to the ears. Repeat three times.

Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Step 6

Oxygenate: Closing your eyes, gently tap the entire face and neck with your fingertips (15 seconds).

Step 7

Repose: Cup your hands on either side of the face and hold for a slow count of five then release. Then press the forehead and chin, hold for a slow count of five and gently release.

to see results, this is a disciplined sequence that needs to be performed once a day. think of your facial massage routine as a way of maintaining the tone and fitness of your skin. it’s rather like going to the gym or yoga class only once a week versus on a more disciplined day-to-day basis.

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clothing, accessories & all things beautiful 125 high street, rangiora - phone 03 313 0099

Our Circle of Friends just keeps growing Step in to So You! on Conway Lane and it’s instantly clear why owner and NZFIP certified, accredited personal image consultant and stylist Debbie Albrecht, is known as the ‘colours lady’ of Rangiora! Committed to empowering women to embrace their personal style and wear colour with confidence, Debbie’s stylish North Canterbury fashion destination is warm, welcoming and colourful!

rangiora shoe lines This season promises to be a winner for shoe lovers. We are loving the feminine colour hues of Blush Pink, Duck Egg Blues, nude and Oyster. Metallics and laser cuts are also featuring strongly. From sneakers to heels, classic oxfords and sandals, we have it all available at Rangiora Shoes Lines. New brand arriving Flemini - early September (Made in Portugal).

Little wonder then that clients of this bright, contemporary retail space ‘enter as strangers and leave as friends! Whether it’s the great selection of popular labels, warm welcome, generous discreet service, or innovative, client-focused events, Debbie continues to make the local fashion scene brighter, more stylish and fun.

The last of the winter favourites have made way for a stunning collection of affordable, on-trend local and imported labels in a celebration of vibrant spring and summer colours, fabrics and styles. Beautifully displayed new-season jewellery, accessories and feminine giftware is simply So You! Everything at So You! is designed to make shopping pleasurable, rewarding and unforgettable for clients.

The popular twice-yearly instore fashion shows, as well as Debbie’s highly interactive “12-piece Pack” Mini Workshops will continue to feature regularly on the So You! agenda. Booking for these fun-filled events is essential as numbers are limited and tickets are available on a first-come-firstserve basis. As another retail fashion first, clients who’ve had their ‘colours done’ qualify for a complimentary afterhours So You! shopping opportunity, valued at $150 per hour! If you’d like to update your wardrobe or reinvent your look, pop into So You! soon for an amazing shopping experience and find out why their circle of friends just keeps on growing. Finalist, Excellence in Retail Award 2016, North Canterbury Business Awards.

Shop 3, Conway Lane, 176 High Street Rangiora Telephone: 03 313 1720 Like our So You! Facebook page.

162 High Street, Rangiora | Ph. 03 313-8444 Open Sat 10am-4pm |

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FASHION | beauty



Left: Jennifer Lopez by Getty Images. right: Precisely Pencil – Benefit


With so many brow shapes and products on the market, it’s easy to get confused. We’ve spoken to the experts and have some essential tips on brow care. Words Victoria tait From choosing the right tone and shape to selecting products that suit your skill level, the road to brow perfection can seem full of twists and turns. Let us show you the way, following this season’s trend of natural full-shaped brows.

Tone Dark block brows are out. Look for a colour tone that is similar if not lighter than your hair colour. A great tool to use to aid you with this is the interactive online ‘Benefit brows Explorer’ (visit www. and click on the Benefit link). Or ask a beauty expert at your preferred beauty counter.

Now Brow Collection – Estée Lauder

Brow Pencil – Bobbi Brown

Shapes The best way to determine your natural brow shape is to leave your brows unplucked for at least six to eight weeks. Through this, you will achieve a natural brow growth pattern, rather than forcing brows into an unnatural shape. work with what nature has given you! shapes include straight, like Natalie Portman, arched like Katy Perry, or rounded like Jennifer Lopez.

Ka Brow – Benefit

Brow Artist sculpt – L’oréal Paris

Finishing Touches brow gels are a must for thinner brows as they increase the texture of your brows and make them appear thicker. If you have thick unruly brows, a gel is all you will need to define your shape. Highlight under your brow to lift it and enhance all that hard work. Make sure you choose a product you are comfortable with. If you’re a beginner, start with a simple product such as Benefit Goof Proof and build towards the more advanced products.

3d Brow Tones – Benefit

Brow Artist Genius Kit – L’oréal Paris

Gimme Brow – Benefit

Powered Brow Compact – Estée Lauder

Texture High Brow – Benefit

Several different techniques and products add depth and denseness to your eyebrows. When filling in brows, remember to use a product that is a touch lighter and more muted than your brow hair colour to achieve a natural look. Pencils – Choose one with a very fine tip in order to create small strokes that mimic actual hairs, to keep the look as natural as possible. Brush and Powder – Use these to produce slightly heavier look, which you can combat by working the product into your brows with a brush.

Master Brow Pro – Maybelline

Brow Markers – These offer maximum impact and are ideal for reconstructing shape.

Eye studio Brow drama Pomade Crayon – Maybelline


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Jessica Biel by Getty Images

Zooey Deschanel by Getty Images


Sophie Matthews provides a step-by-step guide to achieving this super sexy look. Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine Spray

Redken Rootful Root Lifting Spray

Kevin Murphy Full Again Thickening Lotion

GHDs Kate Moss by Getty Images


After shampooing and conditioning hair, apply products at the roots – I recommend Redken Rootful. Through your mid-lengths apply a thickening lotion, like Kevin Murphy Full Again, which will add the volume you need from roots to ends. Blow-dry hair upside down until 100% dry.


Apply a heat protector – I use Redken Iron Hold Heat. Put hair into sections and create a curl using large tongs or straighteners. Alternate sections with curls and waves for a more beachy, textured look.


Turn head upside down and shake and spritz with a finishing spray (Kevin Murphy Doo.Over) and dust hair with a volume powder, like Redken Powder Grip, at the roots to create a textured volume that lasts all day. Turn head back upright and reapply products. Twist and scrunch hair into place and apply a spritz of Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine Spray, leaving gold flakes in the hair for super shine. TIP The slower you pull the straighteners through the hair the tighter the curl; the quicker you pull them through the looser the curl.

Let’s talk lips with Koru Clinic The features on a person’s face can change or determine how they are perceived, and we are all subconsciously affected by these cues. Every time we see a face, we make judgments on that person’s character and personality, and all this happens instantly and automatically in our brains.

“Your face is unique. Trust your injectable wrinkle treatments to an experienced Cosmetic Physician”

Years spent talking, chewing, pouting, smoking or smiling can lead to lines and wrinkles around the lips. Lip fullness can also be an indicator of aging, as time spent biting or pursing the lips can lead to deflated, thin lips over time. Lips are also especially vulnerable to environmental effects, as the skin on the lips is less than a third of the thickness of the skin on the rest of your face.

Medical Director Dr Heather Jefferies

Pain free laser skin rejuvenation Facial assessments Acne management Injectable wrinkle treatments Microdermabrasion Dermal fillers Dermapen dermal needling Prescription peels IPL Hair Removal Microdermabrasion IPL Mate® Skin Rejuvenation Mole skin cancer and mole checks Clearlift Laser treatments Leg vein treatment Medical grade specialised peels Pelleve skin tightening treatments

Many women really want to improve the appearance of their lips but are understandably very scared about looking like a duck, especially after the all too common publicised disasters affecting some unfortunate celebrities. These days we all recognise women are looking for a natural appearance rather than looking like a “Kardashian”. Dermal fillers for the lips are one of the most popular cosmetic medicine treatments available, and are a very quick and easy way to dramatically improve your look. They typically last between 12 – 14 months, and are hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin, meaning the risk of adverse reactions to the procedure is very, very small. Recovery time is usually around 1 day.

“Your face is unique. Trust your most valuable asset to us.”

There are generally 3 types of requests for lip fillers at Koru Clinic, clients who want to: 1. Boost Lip Volume 2. Minimise smokers lines 3. Define the lip border & reduce lipstick bleed Younger patients tend to go for larger lip volumes, whilst more mature women

want a more natural lip augmentation. At Koru Clinic we only recommend using hyaluronic acid based fillers with high safety profiles, and after assessing each persons lips will decide on the most appropriate filler for the augmentation. Dr Jefferies is a cosmetic Physician working at Koru Clinic. Call 372 3589 for an appointment to chat about a lip augmentation.

Colombo St,St, Cashmere 31 31 Colombo Cashmere

Phone 372 3589 Phone 372 3589

FASHION | men’s trends

French83 on the runway during 2016 New Zealand Fashion Week Actor Ashton Kutcher by Getty Images



squad The bomber jacket is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. Whether casual or smart, oversized or tailored, winter or spring, this jacket never fails to deliver. Identified by its ribbed cuffs and hem, front zip closure and defined neckline, it was formerly a pilot jacket before it became a fashion staple. Now coming in a range of styles and fits, from the standard waistlength design to longline, and even hooded, follow our edit to find the perfect bomber jacket for you this season.

John Elliott at New York Fashion Week

made to measure Mark van Roosmalen is one of the country’s few remaining bespoke tailors. A fifth-generation tailor, van Roosmalen has been outfitting discerning men and women for the past 35 years. He has an eye for the creative and the panache to create a wide range of elegant and striking tailored garments with meticulous precision.


custom-made garment from MvR Tailoring is a truly wise investment that you will turn to year after year, as nothing compares with a garment made specifically for your unique body shape. Explaining the difference between bespoke and made-to-measure garments available from his Fendalton studio, van Roosmalen says, “Essentially, a bespoke piece involves the same process as made-to-measure, but is entirely hand-crafted. From the pattern to the finished masterpiece, all the construction and finishing details are made completely by hand.” MvR Tailoring uses a range of luxurious, quality fabrics from super-fine Italian wools and leather to classic English tweeds, and offers a full women’s wear service, too. With van Roosmalen’s years of experience and expertise, his tailoring will imbue you with sublime confidence. Contact Mark van Roosmalen for a consultation or for The Suit Doctor’s alteration service, which ranges from invisible mending and buttonholes, to remodelling and renovating vintage garments.

Diesel Ashwood Leather Jacket

Carhartt WIP Jacket

Remus Leather Bomber Jacket

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30 FASHION | win

It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close Friday 30 September.

Always Red Femme – Elizabeth Arden

Polished Style by Debbie Reeves

Elizabeth Arden introduces the latest addition to the Always Red fragrance family. With a mixture of a floral scent and refreshing blend of blackcurrant bud, pear and lemon, this new scent was expertly crafted for the woman who is always on the move and sets the pace of the city. We have one 100ml spray to give away, valued at $109.

Quay Australia Quay Australia is a notoriously cool, affordable and quirky range of sunnies for the nonconforming and freethinking. Launched in 2004, the label entered the international market in 2009. Today, Quay frames can be found at over 2000 retailers worldwide and online. Worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, these are the new ultracool sunnies for the season. We have two to give away.

Simply Chocolate

Debbie Reeves is a professionally trained personal stylist. We have a Personal Styling Package valued at over $250 to give away. The four-hour package includes: a colour and body shape consultation to identify the most flattering colours and clothing styles, personalised tips on hair, makeup and accessories (includes colour swatch); a full wardrobe audit to give you some fresh thinking, new combinations and an effective shopping list; plus a one-hour personal shopping session catered to your budget and needs.

New to New Zealand, Simply Chocolate is a divine chocolatier based in Copenhagen, with a belief that true chocolate love comes from something new and a twist of humour. The ‘Yes, You Can Buy Love’ range feature roasted almonds covered in white chocolate, raspberry and Persian liquorice. We have two jars to give away.

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In store now. 12 styles available in 3 sizes.

New & barely worn recycled clothing for Women, Men and kids...great labels! New Stock Added daily Spring and Summer Clothing in store now Always accepting new stock. OPEN 7 DAYS QUALITY SECONDHAND WOMENSWEAR AND ACCESSORIES. SELL ON BEHALF

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Avonhead Shopping Centre Phone: 358 8598

Cnr Withells Road & Merrin Street Christchurch 8042 Phone 03 358 3663 Email bondstreetfashions





valued up to $234

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Hundreds of fashion hats, hatinators and fascinators. We can also design and make to order. Large range of satin bags & jewellery

RECEIVE: • In depth consultation • Shampoo service and head massage • Global Colour or Half Head Foils* • Goldwell Colour Lock Treatment • Style, Cut and Blow Wave

*Global colour is permanent or semi-permanent colour. Foils can be both highlights or lowlights. One or several colours. Extras: Long/Thick hair from $10 extra. Upgrade to Full Head Foils or Balayage from $35. Colour in between foils from $35. Toner (if needed with foils) from $20. Offer valid for new clients who have not visited a Vivo salon in over six months. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher.

Avonhead Shopping Centre Ph 358 5772

Avonhead Shopping Centre Cnr Withells Road & Merrin Street, Avonhead /Avonhead Shopping Centre

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