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Christmas Style

Christmas Style


Decorating for Christmas doesn’t just have to be about adorning your home. We have some clever ways to bring Christmas into your wardrobe. Whether subtle or celebratory, taking the Christmas spirit to the streets will bring cheer to one and all.

 

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Metallics are this season’s fashion star. Harness this timely coincidence and exude celebration. Silvery blues, shimmery blush pinks, and lustrous lilacs are metallics at their most beautiful. Mimic decorative baubles and adorn in over-sized pearls. Put on a filigree snowflake pendant, crystal drop earrings, sparkly diamante hair slides, and a dress and heels in materials of ethereal fairy-like lustre.

 

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Certain colour combinations are Christmas on a candy stick. Go bold with gold against anything red, or pair shiny silver upon beautiful blue. Try ultra violet – this hot-right-now hue will fall in love with anything metallic. A white satin belt cinching the waist of a white cotton shirt dress teams great with silver shoes. Last season’s star prints can even come out to shine.

 

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Pick out this season’s florals of rich red blooms and green foliage. Cute cherry patterns on everything is vogue right now in Europe, but ironically a bowl of juicy cherries epitomises Christmas day to us. It’s the same with pretty strawberry prints. Vintage pinup style dresses often sport Christmasy patterns or red Polka dots. Think red and white gingham or elf-green anything – just search amongst Santa’s colour wheel.

 

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Saying someone is dressed up like a Christmas tree is not normally a flattering compliment, but for the next few weeks, go for it – with bells on!

 


A. JETS BEHIND THE SCENES MBFWA18 BY TIM DA RIN FOR FLAUNTER
B. MAC COSMETICS STRAIGHT FIRE LIPSTICK
C. DIANA FERRARI MIKKI RED CRINKLE PATENT
D. DIANA FERRARI SADI ROSE GOLD GLITTER


 

Stepping out in style: ECCO


Whether you’re arriving at a party at dusk or strolling along a sun-bleached esplanade, metallic leather is about making a style statement.

 

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The Women’s ECCO Touch Flatform is crafted from metallic Ecco Vibrio leather, with double foil finish – designed to shimmer and sparkle as it catches the light. The metallic finish, achieved through an innovative layering process, can be applied to a selection of base colours. Combining silvery blue hues with golden yellows, Ecco Vibrio’s two-tone effect adds depth and softness, bringing a subtle, sophisticated edge to any silhouette. As well as adding glint and glamour, Ecco Vibrio is velvety to the touch – with the leather specially milled to improve your shoe’s softness and comfort.

 

 

Ecco Vibrio is one of the latest premium raw materials to have been developed by the team of researchers and pioneers at Ecco Leather’s base in Dongen, near Amsterdam — resolving an ongoing issue with metallic leathers that fade with time. Instead, Ecco Vibrio Leather uses its multi- layered tonality to deflect age and maintain its radiance. The Ecco Touch Flatform features ripple sole construction. The leather-covered inlay sole with Ecco Comfort Fibre System™ technology cushions the foot and helps it to breathe. The stunning shoe also comes in white – the Christchurch store’s best-selling shoe.

With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, Ecco constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear.

 


Visit the store on 195 Papanui Rd, or shop online www.eccoshoes.co.nz.


 

Corso Merivale

A Yule So Cool: Corso Merivale


It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to Christmas, and with loved ones coming to visit, you want your home to look as welcoming and beautiful as possible.

 

Corso Merivale

 

If your Christmas décor requirements are for tasteful, stylish and unique pieces, then boutique homeware and lifestyle store Corso Merivale is for you. Owner Jackie Kirwan-Green says customers often remark that they wish they’d visited her store before going elsewhere.  “Because everything here – from our Christmas décor, to our collections of ceramics, glassware, homeware, linen, furniture, luxury gifts and clothing – is truly exquisite merchandise.”

Jackie mentions a recent arrival in-store, the uber-cool brand Le DD, as an example. This indoor/outdoor beachwear and accessories brand is Italian made, and described as entering a world of lightness and comfort.  “Le DD unisex footwear, bags and homeware are ideal for baches and coastal living, or a day out on the beach.” With a slight shift from the usual European tone of her wares, Jackie is now an agent for R. M. Williams boots.

“We’re thrilled to stock the latest in R.M. Williams boots – whether you’re a city woman or country girl, these handcrafted genuine leather boots are sophisticated, yet practical. They are a timeless classic in fashionable footwear.”

 


For Christmas inspiration, Corso Merivale is hosting an in-store Christmas celebration (Hawkesbury Building, Aikmans road) on 8 November, 5pm – 8pm, where all of its new Christmas range will be on display. Phone  03 355 4228 or visit: www.corsomerivale.nz.


 

Rangiora Shoe Lines

Treat your feet: Rangiora Shoe Lines


What a stunning shoe summer it’s going to be, if the new season styles at Rangiora Shoe Lines lead the way, with shelves of glamourous gorgeousness.

 

Rangiora Shoe Lines

 

Feminine and flirty Hispantas come in strappy, elegant open-court design. From Poland there’s Kacper weekend streetwear, and the funky, comfortably soft Maciejka shoes. Minx always surprises with its hidden wedge shoe-boots, embossed designs, pin-punch, florals, studs, and crisp whites.

Fine and block heels are equally in vogue this season. The mules, scuffs and slides are of quality leather and great structural support. They flatter most outfits and easily slip on and off during those hot summer days. Shades this summer are so pretty, from subtle metallics to faded pinks and blues, and flesh tones to elongate the leg.

Of course new shoes warrant a new bag! The range of affordable Backyard Bags are made from heavy duty upcycled canvas, in taupe to dusky pink, with two-toned leather straps, and real calf hide – a fashionable vintage vibe. Every bag is unique, and wears extremely well.

 


Rangiora Shoe Lines, 162 High Street, Rangiora, now opens 7 days a week, with 10am-3pm Sundays being a relaxing shoe-try-on day. Phone 03 313 8444 or visit www.rangiorashoelines.co.nz or Facebook.


 

Ecco Shoes

Stand out in the Crowd: Ecco Shoes


Beautiful shoes and accessories for Cup Day are a must – and a unique new range in the ECCO Spring/Summer collection will ensure you stand out in the crowd.

 

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Ecco True Indigo Leather has opened up more colours, textures and possibilities for shoes and bags, with a new leather innovation and a dye that has coloured almost every civilisation, from the ancient to the modern. For thousands of years, man had not found a way of dyeing premium cow and camel leathers indigo blue and achieving exceptional results. But Ecco Leather, based in the Netherlands and widely regarded as the world’s leading research and development centre for the material, made the breakthrough. Reinterpreting the traditional, artisanal methods of dyeing jeans, three different finishes for Ecco True Indigo Leather have been developed – with more colours to come.

 

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Just as every hide is different, the same drum at the tannery can produce many different gradations of indigo blue. Highlights amongst the collection include the Ecco Shape Wedge Plateau Sandal, and the Ecco Sp 2 Medium Doctor’s Bag, with its denim look achieved with Ecco True Indigo camel leather, which shows more of the natural imperfections than cow hide. The combination of the denim-inspired camel leather and the hand-stitched top handles gives the women’s bag its distinctive appeal.

With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, Ecco constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear.

 

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Visit the store on 195 Papanui Rd, or shop online
www.eccoshoes.co.nz.


 

Mirror Mirror Boutique

Step into Hanmer: Mirror Mirror Boutique is a welcoming shoe destination

Mirror Mirror Boutique is fast becoming the shoe destination in Hanmer Springs. The boutique carries a vast selection of contemporary to classic styles of Minx footwear – a New Zealand designed brand that is fun, fabulous and feminine.

Mirror Mirror Boutique

Discerning shoppers will find C.REED, a collection by Minx designer, Cushla Reed. The popular Kiwi designer created the capsule collection last year after listening to clients asking for guidance on how to style their footwear and accessories with their clothing. C.REED creates a simple base and the perfect canvas for stunning accessories. The uncluttered style is a collection of interchangeable statement pieces, so customers can design their own look, their own way.
Another popular footwear range available at the boutique are Beau Coops – the Beau Coops agenda is simple: to offer beautifully designed, classic footwear that represent a lifestyle of comfort, quality and style. Made in Italy and inspired by her former East London home, the unisex label embodies what the designer refers to as boyfriend chic – reminiscent of that special piece borrowed from a loved one.
The friendly staff can help style customers’ outfits with their range of Elk Accessories and other clothing brands, including Mesop, Eb & Ive, and the New Zealand-made ‘Anyone’s Daughter’.
Mirror Mirror Boutique is located at The Village Shopping Centre, 5/24 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs.
Visit the online store mirrormirrorboutique@outlook.co.nz or phone the team on 03-315 5044.

Style Footwear

Ashburton’s heart & ‘sole’: Style Footwear

Established in 2013, Style Footwear is a destination not only for Ashburton locals but also for a growing number of North Canterbury and Christchurch shoe lovers in the heart of Ashburton’s CBD at 177 Burnett Street.

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With top labels such as Ziera, Cabello, Sugar ‘n’ Spice, Joyca, Saimon, CC Resorts, U’Neek, Taos, Bearpaw and more, there is something to tempt almost everyone instore.
Owners Melissa and Brian Shimmin are Ashburton locals and, with more than 20 years of retail experience, Melissa prides the store on its relaxed atmosphere, personalised fitting service and amazing customer service from the highly trained staff members. “I like my customers to feel like they’ve popped in for a visit and a chat,” Melissa says.
“It’s not about selling the first pair of shoes to them. It’s about building friendships/relationships, then we will sort their footwear. I would rather someone left with nothing than sell them incorrect footwear.”
The team will endeavour to find you the correct footwear for your lifestyle, with work, casual and travel footwear all covered in the extensive range, with most of the range wide fitting and orthotic friendly.
An extensive range of shoe care products are available with tips and tricks about caring for your footwear and added to the shop recently is a range of handbags, wallets and scarves.
Ashburton’s only dedicated shoe store supplying Ruralco customers, Style Footwear offers layby payments and free shipping on orders of more than $100.
Keep up to date with all the new arrivals, competitions and trends by following Style Footwear on Facebook or visit
www.stylefootwear.co.nz.

SPORTSGIRL

Sneak’er peek: exploring the fashion trend that’s easy on the eyes and the feet

For the longest of times, the handbag was the essential status symbol, but it looks as though the new ‘it’ accessory has shifted the focus to our feet.

MATHERS ISABELLA ROSSI
MATHERS ISABELLA ROSSI
DIANA FERRARI
DIANA FERRARI
SPORTSGIRL
SPORTSGIRL
COTTON ON
COTTON ON
TRENERY
TRENERY

Encapsulating street style – both in the literal and figurative sense of the expression – sneakers are trending in a very big way.
We’re seeing updated retro sneakers from the likes of Adidas, Converse and Vans setting the tone when it comes to shoes. Chunky soles are back in, while embroidered flowers are also making their mark and simple slip-ons offer casual chic.
Jewel hues and pastels are just some of the colours creeping into the consciousness, though traditional white never really lost its cool cred.
If you need an excuse to clear some closet space for some sneakers this season, other than the serious comfort factor they bring to the fashion fore, then we’ve got it right here.
We hit the pavement to get you a sneak-er peak of the hottest styles when it comes to this fashionable footwear.

Merrell

Style & protection: women’s clothing should do both says active lifestyle brand Merrell

Embrace nature without sacrificing style in women’s clothing from Merrell. It can be challenging to find women’s clothing with the right balance of comfort, style and protection when facing competing elements outside – and of course style also matters when it comes to women’s lifestyle and active wear.

Merrell

“That’s why we make sure you’ll still look good while you brave the elements of the rugby side line, netball courts, or yourself out there working up a sweat, by providing an array of protective women’s outdoor clothing, featuring modern and athletic designs made with premium materials,” says Retail and Apparel Co-ordinator Clare Schrader.
Whether you need pants or shorts, shirts, jackets or accessories, Merrell has all the layers of women’s clothing needed to stay strong and productive on any path.
With a new footwear line also heading into store, there are many different options available. “If you’re jet-setting off away from the approaching winter, we have the Zoe Sojourn range which allows you to ‘pack light and live big’. Or perhaps you’re ready to hit the tracks in our Siren Hex Q2 Engineered mesh hiker, offering gender-specific stability, alignment and support.
“Women can accomplish great things in nature, and our gear can help. Enjoy the journey, but make sure the right gear from Merrell comes along too.”
For a walk through the latest ranges visit www.merrell.co.nz or Merrell Level 2 of Westfield Mall, Riccarton, and also Let’s Get Outside, 11 the Mall, Queenstown

GARY BIGENI AT CARRIAGEWORKS, PHOTOGRAPHY TIM DA RIN FOR FLAUNTER

Silver linings: why and how to add this shiny shade to your wardrobe

Silver linings have been known to take many forms and the latest is a rather fashionable one.

GARY BIGENI AT CARRIAGEWORKS, PHOTOGRAPHY TIM DA RIN FOR FLAUNTER
GARY BIGENI AT CARRIAGEWORKS, PHOTOGRAPHY TIM DA RIN FOR FLAUNTER
SKAGEN WATCH
SKAGEN WATCH
KARMME PURSE
KARMME PURSE
DIANA FERRARI SHOE
DIANA FERRARI SHOE
MISSGUIDED SILVER SEQUIN CAMI
MISSGUIDED SILVER SEQUIN CAMI

Somewhere between the fluorescent headbands, shoulder-pads and roll-neck skivvies of the 80s, metallics got a bad rap. But now they’re emerging with a glamourous new look and, although head to toe may take the luster off this hot new trend, we’re here to help you find the shiny middle ground.
Accessories are the safe bet when you want to shine bright but not overwhelm. Dip your toes in the metallic waters in the more literal sense by starting with footwear, after all, a silver shoe is a pretty safe bet when it comes to putting your best foot forward.
A sweet silver clutch can take you from day to night and, and although they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, silver has been winning some pretty illustrious affections in the jewellery department.
The future is certainly looking bright – and shiny.