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NOTE Welcome to the spring/summer edition of Style Fashion


n this issue, we bring you the best of local, national and international spring/summer fashion trends for men, women and children. We explore what’s on trend from dreamy dresses to vibrant beachwear, as well as provide updates from the beauty industry – from bright colours to cosmetic enhancements. We interview designer Bianca Astle about her latest Ivy Blu collection, stylish lifestyle and incredible collection of Stuart Weitzman boots. Then, take you back in time to follow the rise of the high heel from its humble beginnings as a men’s accessory to its status as a high fashion commodity. For an update on hair styles, we talk to Alex Wirz-Dunbar, owner of Victoria Street’s newest salon Chère Chérie. Her amazing international career is impressive, to say the least. Where is your hemline sitting this summer? We show you some of our best summer dresses so you can see why short is so last year. For beachwear solutions, our fashion shoot highlights some of the season’s hottest trends – with a splash of metallic. Enjoy your issue of Style Fashion,

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Inside Word

8 Interview

5 Minutes With Bianca Astle From Ivy Blu

10 Report

The Rise Of The High Heel

14 Women’s Trend Report Our Best Summer Dress Edit 25 Fashion Editorial Experimenting With Metallics 29 Beauty

From Makeup Trends To Botox

36 Men’s Trends Report Minimalist Street Style On the Cover: RUBY Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

The Christchurch Star Company Level One, 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch • 03 379 7100 PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders GROUP EDITOR Kate Preece EDITOR Victoria Tait EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Naomi Spinsby-Wild DESIGN Emma Smith

38 Junior On Trend Pretty Prints 42 Stockists



PHOTOGRAPHY Charlie Jackson ADVERTISING Viv Montgomerie Account Executive 021 914 428 Janine Oldfield Account Executive 027 654 5367



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