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Effortless summer style: New Order


The countdown to summer is nearly over, meaning it is time to equip your closet for the sunny season ahead. At New Order Boutique in Rolleston there is always plenty to choose from and a great
range of styles.

EB & IVE ZENA DRAWSTRING TOP AND MWANA TOP BOTH IN BUFF BOTANICAL

 

Owner Nikki is just as excited for the new season as we are. She says jumpsuits are still featuring strongly along with pleated skirts and pretty dresses.

There is an abundance of natural fabrics, soft colours and fabulous prints – but for those who love a pop of colour, she says don’t worry, there are still some brights coming through.

Linen is an especially popular option.

“Linen is a must-have for the new season, it’s perfect for summer as it keeps you cool and comfortable – it’s a durable, sustainable fibre and even the simplest designed piece of linen looks beautiful,” says Nikki.

Whilst colours are an important aspect of any outfit – so too is practicality and Nikki loves finding pieces that can be styled effortlessly.

No fiddle, no fuss.

Layering pieces like kimonos are still a stylish and easy addition to any outfit, and it’s often just a matter of popping on a belt and a great pair of earrings to complete your look.

Head into store at 63-67 Tennyson Street, Rolleston. Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.


 

All for Athleisure: ECCO Shoes


The latest in fashion is that it’s cool to be comfy… and we’re all for it. Enter the rise in athleisure: casual and comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for both exercise and every day. From the office, to the bar and the park you want a shoe that can do it all.

 

 

ECCO Shoes ST.1 athleisure sneaker series is the perfect fit, for both men and women.

They are cool, colourful and comfortable with the innovative Shock Thru™ point for shock absorption with every step.

But you do not need us to tell you all reasons why you should buy this functional footwear… sometimes a picture says a thousand words.

MENS ST1

 

MENS ST1 LITE

 

WOMENS ST1

 

WOMENS ST1

 

Make-up your mind on study: Kristen Stewart School of Makeup


All beauty gurus start somewhere. And at Kristen Stewart School of Make-up graduates not only earn an industry-recognised diploma in make-up artistry – they gain real world experience alongside the best of New Zealand beauty.

CUSTOM-MADE CLASSROOM
KSSM’s huge Brutalist-esque building at 3C/75 Peterborough Street is custom fit so students have ample mirror space, great lighting and luxe chairs for a truly professional feel.

NZ FASHION WEEK
As an official partner to the prestigious New Zealand Fashion Week, KSSM is the only school in the country that takes graduate and attending students to the event – and have been doing so for the last 11 years. Runway makeup is often regarded as a pinnacle of makeup artistry, so students add that notch to their belt early on in their careers.

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
The school is sponsored by industry-leading MAC cosmetics and has one-on-one classes with Kristen herself and two of her best graduates; Michelle Raasch and Tessa Taylor. But aside from learning from the very best – students get very hands on work experience including the ARA Pitch Fashion Show, Lynn Woods show, and local productions including school productions, Star Jam, Jump Jam, Christmas in the Park, Cup and Show Week, Ronald McDonald House, and the much-anticipated New Zealand Fashion Week.

Photos by Getty Images NZFW 2019 Make Up by #teamkssm

KSSM’s top makeup tips:
• Focus on creating – not covering – healthy skin
• Keep heavy “Instagram makeup” online
• Barely there or minimal makeup is trending
• Know what you’re doing and if you don’t – find out through courses and industry professionals

Made up your mind yet? Find out how to apply for the October 12 intake online.


 

Engagement, wedding, just because…: Polished Diamonds


The team at Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design creates the most accurate and perfect diamond rings, earrings and precious items.

 

 

Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), clients can view architectural images of how their new rings will look.

A jeweller’s sketch is a whimsical attempt to portray accuracy, whereas CAD is 100 percent accurate, error-free and results in perfection.

Fair pricing enables excellent value. Certification enables assurance.

CAD enables certainty. With more than 8500 beautiful engagement rings designed and produced, you can be assured of excellent quality, value and a pleasant experience.

Not only do they create perfect engagement rings, but they redesign existing rings, create matching wedding rings and complete jewellery repairs.

As the only jeweller to win ‘Best Retail’ at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards, you know your ring design is in the best hands… at least until it’s on the one of your betrothed, that is.

Visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, online www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz or free call 0800 233 299.


 

What’s new in nails: Nails by Tomo


There’s a new resident in Fendalton Village, and she means business! Specifically, the
kind that involves nails – whether that be painting or care tips.

 

Eight months ago Tomoko Tsuji, owner of Nails by Tomo, set up a little station in Elegance Beauty Clinic.

And with the move came 23-years of professional experience and qualifications gained in Japan.

With Tomoko, it isn’t just about putting on a pretty polish and saying goodbye to the customers. She wants to provide a more personal touch

“I don’t want to just paint nails, I really want to help my customers with their nail care as well.

“Some of my customers have been nail biters their whole lives and I’ve helped them to change that.”

Like with most treatments, it’s not one quick fix or remedy. Tomoko says a large factor is your job and how you’re using your hands.

She aims to “make the customer happy by strengthening the nails and ensuring there’s less damage”.

But there also needs to be credit given where it’s due: Tomo paints beautifully intricate designs using high quality Japanese products.

To talk to Tomo, phone 022 194 6055 or check out her Facebook page.


 

Let’s talk tan


Travel might have been put on hold, but when done right you can achieve that “just gotten back from Europe” tan sans passport.

 

 

We’re nearing the end of August and coming into a new season; spring! Those big winter jackets are being swapped for lighter layers with bare arms and legs, and that means one thing: tan is needed, stat. So, we’ve put together some essential tanning tips to make sure you get a natural look, without any harmful UV rays.

FINDING THE FORMULA: I was never a big fan of math but what I did learn is, finding the perfect formula is crucial to the end result. The same applies for tanning products. Personally, I’ve found Bondi Sands to be very reliable throughout the years. The lightweight foam gives you that bronzed perfection after just six hours.


AD-MITT IT: I would strongly recommend against using your hands to apply faux tan. Instead, a good quality mitt ensures even distribution, and your hands are kept clean. And if you don’t have a friend to apply it to your back…you can invest in a back applicators, too.


BYE TO DRY: Before applying the tan, and after you’ve showered and exfoliated, make sure to lightly apply moisturiser on your elbows and knees. This will prevent the tan from clinging onto those dry spots! You can also use moisturiser once your fake tan has developed to prolong your tan and prevent cracking.


MEET THE TAN-SIE: A custom-made zip front onesie, the Tansie by Spray Tan Wear is designed to protect your furniture, bedding, clothing – and your tan. Wear it while waiting for your tan to develop or while sleeping, and bid adieu to bronzed sheets, PJs and chairs.


 

That’s a wrap


The transition from winter to spring is nearing and with it comes a change in wardrobe staples. It may be time to say goodbye to turtlenecks and high-rise necklines, and hello to our favourite transitional garment – the wrap. We look at what’s trending in the wrap world.

 

ALLORA DELILAH WRAP TOP

 

SAY YES TO THE DRESS: and hello to a look that is both elegant and fun. A wrap bodice, cinched waist and a free-flowing hem is a beautiful style of dress in any pattern. Add a pair of hoop earrings and heels for a daytime look with a bit of sass.

MORRISON WRAP TOP.

PARTY WITH CARDI: There’s been many a time that I’ve walked into the cold with a cardigan on and crossed it over my chest in an attempt to keep in the warmth. Make your wrap cardigan do all the work. Wraps are so diverse that you can wear them to work or a night out!

OROTON WRAP SKIRT

GIRL IN A GOWN: You may think that we’re about to recommend something exquisite and reserved only for special occasions… it’s quite the opposite. Wrap dressing gowns, robes or kimonos will always be in style because not everything you wear has to be for the eyes of everyone else.

TOP TIP: Fashion tape and safety pins will be your best friend for wraps with a lower neckline.


 

Vested Interests


It’s time to in-vest! This style staple has made a welcome return and this sartorial season, designers are offering up just about every shape, size and silhouette imaginable.

BRAVE+TRUE PORTLAND VEST

 

Whether you opt for a sexy tuxedo design sans shirt like Kaia Gerber at Saint Laurent or a fluffy number to keep the chill at bay as spotted in the latest Coach lineup, vests are the optimal layering piece, adding dimension to any look.

MORRISON JONAH LEATHER VEST BLACK

 

CALVIN KLEIN VEST

 

BRAVE+TRUE KNIT VEST FAUX FUR TRIM

 

ORDER OF STYLE VEST

 

Shine bright


Blazing a trail, both figuratively and literally, the fashionably elite have been hitting the catwalk and the red carpet dressed in a selection of shimmer this sartorial season.

SKAGEN BRACELET FOSSIL GROUP

 

There are endless interpretations, with an option for every occasion.

TRELISE COOPER MADE YOU LOOK JACKET

 

Dazzling diamantes and floor-skimming metallics traditionally reserved for evening attire have been liberated from their after-hour confines and are sweeping into sartorial consciousness as appropriate attire for, well… anytime!

ORDER OF STYLE IRO LAVAUR TOP

Cut loose in a suitably shimmery midi, step into the limelight with a sequined blazer or bedazzle your tee-and-jeans combo with the sparkliest of accessories.

ASOS SEQUIN MIDI SKIRT

Minimalism may have dominated on the catwalks for the past decade, with muted colours and shapeless silhouettes, but ‘70s-inspired DESIGNS have trickled down from high-fashion and the last couple of seasons have seen a resurgence of high-octane glamour, glitter, sequins and feathers.

KARMME METALLIC EVENING POUCH

Take the opportunity to shine and add the Midas touch to your wardrobe this season. After all, when it comes to our wardrobes, we’re all about ‘shimmer, spice and all things nice’.

 

TRELISE COOPER MADE YOU LOOK JACKET

 

Cottoning on to sustainable fashion


Being fashion conscious is increasingly weighted towards the conscious part of the term. From ecological impacts on the environment to social justice issues in supply chains and modelling campaigns: designers and consumers alike have sustainability in mind.

A. LEVIS WELLTHREAD RECYCLED DENIM

Smaller collections, less often: Prada’s “refreshingly practical” (as one writer put it) Spring 2021 runway show last month was a pared back collection of well-made, working from home-friendly staples. Such collections may well become the new norm as the industry takes a Covid-enforced rethink of the necessity and eco footprint of large, frequently-released collections.

B. DEADLY PONIES MINI LEOPARD VEGAN

Cottonised hemp: Made from a hemp yarn that’s been processed to have the look and feel of cotton, cottonised hemp requires less water, chemicals and land to grow than cotton – making it a more sustainable choice. Jean geniuses Levi’s have just released its latest range made of this fabric into New Zealand.

C. LEVIS WELLTHREAD RECYCLED DENIM

Is pre-order the new order? Instead of releasing fully produced collections, some designers (like Kiwi labels Harris Tapper and Ellis) are opting for pre-order. The antithesis to oft-problematic fast fashion, pre-order might mean a longer wait for shoppers – but could spell the end of left-over, unwanted stock going to landfill.

Tactical textiles: Oranges, pineapples, potatoes, banana and coffee; excellent for eating, drinking and also, apparently, for wearing. New fabrics made from food waste are emerging the world over, with cult New Zealand handbag brand Deadly Ponies recently joining the fray with a trio of vegan handbags constructed from organic cactus leather.