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Springtime crush


Freshen up your habitat for spring with these interior picks we’re currently crushing on.

Sage advice – Sage greens have a calming earthiness which brings the outside in. Resene Peace

Classy glasses – Channel your inner Gatsby with a 1920s champagne saucer.  Ferm Living Ripple Champagne Saucer.


Refresh your walls for the season of regeneration. Hotel Magique Tout Est Magique print


Nice & dry – Do the dishes in style. Citta Muriwai Tea Towel

Natural materials in interesting shapes prevail. Mark Tuckey Slat Round Bedside Table

Brighten the mood with a standout floor lamp. Trenzseater Studio Floor Lamp in Hand Rubbed Antique Brass

Architectural vases add interest with or without flowers. Kristina Dam Studio Dual hand-blown vase
Turn up the texture with a jute rug. Nodi Looped Jute Rug

Don’t wait for a special occasion to add a beautiful and cosy occasional chair to your lounge or sitting room. Huggy (faux-shearling) chair by Sarah Ellison

A fruit bowl Van Gogh could only dream of. BoConcept Expose Tray


Add intimacy and a sense of occasion to any meal with table linens in natural hues. Lovely Linen Misty Napkins in Meadow

Add to the ambience with a revitalising scent. Lyttelton Lights Lemongrass and Ginger candle


Dapper Dads


If you are looking for last minute Father’s Day picks for Sunday; Metropol has you covered… and no, it is not just socks.

Spruce up any outfit with a clean-cut blazer like the Sportscraft Chambers Item Jacket.

 

Channel his inner Hugh Jackman in a smart suede boot like the versatile R. M. Williams Rickaby.

 

Don’t let Dad leave home without some sleek specs like the impossibly cool, ever-stylish Moscot Lemotosh.

 

Mix classic and contemporary style with a tidy pair of casual-yet-polished chinos like the Brixton Choice Chino Pant.

 


 

2020 Vision


It’s time to get 20/20 vision, both in form and function, with a pair of stylish frames. Step out in style with some of our favourite new decade trends.

 

 

  1. See through you: Clear frame glasses are everywhere this season. Why? Simple, they match every outfit – there’ll be no colour clashes when you take away the thing that could clash.
  2. Tortoise wins the race: The teaser says it all really! Tortoiseshell frames have always circled the fashion wheel and this year’s your opportunity to get even more creative with unique patterns like ‘lavender tortoiseshell’.
  3. Meow: Cat-eye frames aren’t for everyone but when they look good, they look great! This classy eyewear shape has come a long way since your grandmother’s day; you’ll find either striking or subtle upswept cat eye details on today’s contemporary frames.


Fabulous Face-Framers


Prescription glasses have come a long way, from library to catwalk – these fabulous face-framers can be a true reflection of personality.

 

 

 

Being short-sighted has been a big bonus for celebrity cook Jax Hamilton. She has a designated drawer for her 36 pairs of spectacular spectacles and eight pairs of prescription sunglasses. “No one bats an eye-lid that I have 60 pairs of shoes,” she says. “So why not have loads of glasses – and they don’t have to break the bank.”

Jax even has her own name for signature eyewear. “I don’t call them glasses, I call them face furniture. I see them as an integral part of my face, just like a couch is integral to the living room. They are a part of who I am – it’s my dreads, glasses, and Cockney accent!”

Preferring her accessories large and loud, she wears big square or hexagonal shapes when she’s out and about. However, at home in Christchurch, Jax will be relaxing in her PJs with a smaller, comfortable, round Harry Potter-esque pair. The colourful character is attracted to bright, bold colours like reds and blues, and her newest pair is always her fave – her latest being black bat-winged prescription sunnies with wide tortoiseshell arms.

“I feel like a diva,” she laughs. “I love them.”

Jax always has four pairs with her when she goes out, and at least six when travelling. “As for me, it’s always how I feel at the time. I buy my glasses locally from Bailey Nelson, and it literally takes about 40 seconds to choose a pair.”

The trends to try on next year for 2020 vision are bejewelled, oversized, funky cat-eye, brow bar, and big, bold geometric shapes – so Jax will be in her element.

“It’s not if they suit me, it’s more about having the confidence to wear them. Most of mine are out-there – I just put them on and rock it.’