No summer wardrobe would be complete without some linen. The heroic natural fibre breathes with you on hot summer days, making it the ideal companion for a trip to the beach, farmer’s market – or even a day at the office.
Scarf-ing off. Mix it up with a chic and bold patterned head scarf for the ladies, or pocket square for the guys. Ruby Bounty Head Scarf. Working Style Toucan Pocket Square.
Bright and right. Nourish your skin between events with a nourishing face mask. La Muse Skin Repair Signature Mask.
Ear, ear! Pop on some eye-catching bling. Murkani Hope Earrings.
Hat trick. Textured headwear instantly glamourises any outfit – hats for the men, and floral fascinators, puffy headbands and bejewelled hair clips for the gals. Brixton Messer Fedora
Lashings of style. Add some DIY glamour with stick on fake lashes. Ardell Lift Effect #743
Eye see you. No outdoor outfit is complete without a slick pair of shades – or choose something fun and funky. Coveteur X Karen Walker Blessed Caramel Marble. Garrett Leight Kinney Sun.
The Ecco Shoes Simpil II women’s collection features sleek silhouettes in a range of styles, soft leathers and a choice of playful colours or neutral tones to match your mood.
Fun, feminine and easy to pair with your summer wardrobe, the range features thoughtfully designed shoes that work with you.
The remarkably lightweight and soft design makes for easy packing when exploring our beautiful country this sunny season.
And the signature anatomical fit follows the natural shape of your foot for comfort, support and stability when strolling your favourite holiday hotspots.
The iconic shoe store is an independent business that’s been in the heart of Rangiora’s shopping precinct for over five decades, with previous owners Jill and Sandra retiring after 35 years.
Dedicated to sourcing the best in shoes from all over the world, every shoe is a carefully curated product – handpicked and tested for fit, style, quality, detail and, most crucially, comfort.
Shoe labels such as Alfie & Evie; Django & Juliette; Bresley; Minx; Hispanitas; Josef Seibel and Ziera, to name but a few, give customers immediate assurance their feet are in the best possible hands.
Colour trends this summer see shoes splashed in the brightest prints, while accessories, like Briarwood bags in chocolate and gunmetal, team beautifully with linens.
Platform sneakers are very in vogue (thanks to devotees like Trinny Woodall of What Not to Wear) and Rebecca says the platform sneakers from Minx have taken the concept of the casual shoe to a whole new level.
Visit Rangiora Shoe Lines at 162 High Street Rangiora, online, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RangioraShoeLines or phone on (03) 313 8444.
The style superstar’s latest additions to her carefully hand selected collection of goodies includes the comeback of metallics, always-pretty pastels, and ever in vogue animal print.
Debbie says wedges and manageable heels are becoming increasingly popular as wearers embrace the emergence of more practical heights.
Trusty white sneakers are still really hot right now, and Debbie ensures Shoe Therapy has a large range to choose from.
If accessories are more your outlet, then a selection of much-loved New Zealand designer, Saben, is available from suitcases to side bags, wallets and handbags in a characteristic rainbow of striking colours ideal for matching to your new statement shoes.
Pop into the store at 178 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, any day of the week because there is always time for some shoe therapy.
The launch of W, a new custom suiting range for women, coincides with the retailer relocating from Merivale to a modern new store next to Riverside Market on Oxford Terrace, designed by award-winning local architecture firm, PRau Studio.
Founder and Managing Director Chris Dobbs and Christchurch-raised creative director Karl Clausen told Metropol how W is an extension of its bespoke tailored suiting offerings, but now, for women.
The idea for the collection was sparked when staff member, Amanda Vine, had a men’s suit tailored for her to wear to work in the Christchurch store about two years ago.
“That was the catalyst for the women’s collection,” says Chris. “We’ve been working on it for about 18-months now.
“We set out to learn what women wanted from suiting, we didn’t want to dictate to them what we thought they wanted, but we wanted to learn.”
The resulting collection is impeccably tailored suit pants, jackets and shirting, which can be custom made for wearers in an array of luxurious fabrications selected from the in-store library of leather bound fabric sample books, before being made in Portugal.
Every detail of each garment is entirely customisable – from collars to lapels, buttons, pockets, cuffs and leg width.
Karl says Working Style’s philosophy of personalization endures in W.
“Everything we’re doing now is personalized, it’s very, very important. As a company we also value comfort – everything has to be comfortable, easy to wear and can be worn in different environments.”
Current offerings also reflect a more casual approach to suiting – with the garments making their way into more relaxed aesthetics.
“We’re not as formal as the garments we started our life with,” says Karl.
“It’s a contemporary take on a classic, we’re making items which gives the wearer options.”
The launch of W coincides with the recent opening of the new central city store, a fitting milestone for the business – which started its life door knocking Christchurch businesses offer shirt tailoring.
It also follows a challenging period for the world’s retailers, with Covid-19-induced global lockdowns rendering bricks and mortar retailers – and office attire – off limits for many.
No one in Christchurch does what Megan Wolfery does. She holds the title of the only true men’s tailoress in town, with the expertise of 35 years, befitting of the finest Italian suit.
“The better the fit, the finer the look,” The Gentleman’s Tailoress advises. Suits, shirts and trouser alterations are her niche.
She says it’s worth investing in fine-fitting outfits in quality fabrics, which can often be handed down from father to son. And beautiful design and fabric deserves bespoke tailoring, to fit comfortably to the body.
Megan can let out trousers and jackets a size, take in shoulders and waists and take up jacket lengths and cuffs, to sit for perfection and comfort.
“Taking in the back-leg for tailored fit removes that saggy back seat area.”
Megan is set up for the social season marathon, and will enjoy every stitch. Having innate passion for the craft, she also tutors tailoring at Papanui High School adult classes.
Getting measured up in The Gentleman’s Tailoress home studio in Mariehau, amongst the well-loved tools of the trade, is where the magic and great conversation happens.
Allow at least two weeks before Cup Day or the big event.
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