INDUSTRY NEWS: What’s new in fashion and beauty in January 2016
In our first INDUSTRY NEWS column of the new year, we take a look at what’s new in fashion and beauty, and what’s on, in January 2016…
ESTEE LAUDER BRANDS WELLINGTON POP-UP
Great news for beauty lovers in the capital since the demise of Kirkcaldie & Stains (closing in February 2016, after 152 years) until its buyer, David Jones, is set up in a few months in mid-2016: The Pop-Up Beauty Boutique opens officially on February 19th 2016. The temporary beauty shop will house seven international cosmetics and skincare brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Jo Malone London, La Mer and Lab Series. In addition to retail, a variety of beauty therapy and makeup services will be available from these Estee Lauder Companies brands. The pop-up is situated at Shop 4, 108 Lambton Quay. Sixteen staff and beauty advisers from Kirkcaldie & Stains will be employed at the Pop-Up Beauty Boutique. Each of the brands will carry their full product line-up, and phone orders will also be possible, to serve the wider Wellington region.
M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande
The coolest girl out now has her own MAC collection: VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande. As Bob Dylan sung, there ain’t no neutral ground: this is all in for a dark dark lip, or soft as a feather in a light as air lipgloss. Whether you opt for an almost-blackened plum lip or walk the angelic side in a shimmery pink lipglass there’s a good girl and bad girl look for you all to try, available from 11th February 2016 from all authorized M∙A∙C locations as a limited collection. As always with Viva Glam releases, every cent (not JUST the profits) goes towards men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
ARROWED BY KAREN WALKER
The arrow symbol which Karen Walker has used for the past decade is the inspiration for the latest eyewear collection. Karen Walker said they chose the arrow symbol for its representation of “optimism and fearlessness”, but I also think it shows how they are sharp and on point, excuse the pun. Prices are $369 for the acrylic frames, and $409 for the four one-piece glass with metal trim styles, which all have tortoiseshell arms. Liberty print frames are $399- $429. Shop it at www.karenwalker.com
ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE FOR KAREN WALKER
Also from Karen Walker, comes the release of their new season ethical fashion initiative. The two new beach totes and a clutch are handcrafted carefully by micro artisans in Kenya, bringing “jobs, not charity” to the women, using fashion to help reduce poverty. Available at Karen Walker stores and online.
GREY + WILD
Attention parents: want fresh new cool clothing for your children? There’s a great new kids fashion store that has recently opened in Hurstmere Road in Takapuna, across the road from The Commons. Grey + Wild retails a range of super cool international kids clothing brands, most of which are available in New Zealand for the first time. It is also the first local stockist of Nick Clegg’s latest kids brand ‘Triangle’ (read about Triangle on Thread here) and home to the ever-popular Munster Kids range. As well as fashion, it stocks a collection of interior brands ranging from bedding to lighting, décor pieces and accessories. The store has been opened by Jackie Kulak who moved to NZ last year from London and found a lack of options when it came to cool kids clothes for her two young children. Check out www.greyandwild.com or https://www.instagram.com/greyandwild/
EMILIA WICKSTEAD AT iD DUNEDIN
Kiwi-born Emilia Wickstead is back in her home country for iD Dunedin Fashion Week. Wickstead will show pieces from her previous two Autumn-Winter collections, with several couture pieces worn on the red carpet by celebrities also likely to make an appearance on the iD runway. She will also join the high profile judging panel for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards. Born in Auckland, Wickstead moved to Milan at age 14 before studying at London’s Central Saint Martins. After graduating, she worked at fashion houses Giorgio Armani, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez and Vogue in New York and Milan. Her label, which began as a made-to-measure business in 2008, has been worn by celebrities Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey, Suki Waterhouse and Samantha Cameron, alongside her most famous client – the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore Emilia Wickstead during her New Zealand tour in 2014. Buy your idfashion.co.nz tickets for iD Dunedin 2016 here
Here I am, meeting the Ben & Jerry’s cowbassador at their Ponsonby Street opening. And now, for the very first time worldwide, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are hitting New Zealand at Auckland’s Western Springs Park from Friday, 5th February to Sunday, 28th February. Each Sunday will feature the popular Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions with entertainment including lawn games, live bands and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Here are some of the great film they are showing…
· Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens — The force, it’s calling to you… just let it in
· The Good Dinosaur — The perfect feel-good family movie
· Joy — And you thought your family was wild…
· Sisters — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are a force to be reckoned with
· The Hateful Eight — Quentin Tarantino. Need we say more?
· 30th Anniversary Screening of Back to the Future — Great Scott!
Tickets (from $20) are available online at openaircinemas.co.nz
MISSION ESTATE AT RIALTO AWARD SEASON
Mission Estate wines served at the cinema during Rialto Award Season? Yes please! Enjoy their wines and an award-winning film, at Rialto cinemas Newmarket. For movie sessions see their website rialtocinemas.co.nz
HEALTH AND FITNESS NEWS
LES MILLS ‘THE TRIP’
Les Mills gym’s new fitness programme, ‘The Trip’, is coming soon and I shall be trying it out next week in Newmarket. The Immersive Fitness technology used in ‘The Trip’ merges cinema quality graphics and sound with high intensity exercise in a purpose built studio. Fitness routines are synced to the surrounding screen and music with instructors controlling the choreography of each session.
STUDIO RED YOGA
I headed in to City Works yesterday to try out a hot yoga session at the recently-opened Studio Red Yoga. The five yoga teachers lead us in ten minute sessions each in the beautifully-designed yoga studio, as a taster of the various types of yin and yan yoga that they offer. Top Auckland architect Nat Cheshire designed the incredible space, and classes are priced around $30. I found the staff not only knowledgeable, but super friendly and lovely too. Visit them at Studio Red, City Works Depot at 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland central and online at Studio Red Yoga.
POWER LIVING YOGA
Power Living is set to officially launch into New Zealand this month with its very first custom built yoga studio in Wellington’s CBD. Yoga teacher and community leader Justine Hamill is already working on ideas for community events and local Wellington promotions. “We are kicking off with an amazing special – $49 for your first month of yoga. It’s a great deal and we will give us a chance to meet many of the locals who live and work in our vibrant city” says Justine. Class schedules and teacher training schedules can be found at www.powerliving.com.au/whats-on with an opening event on Friday 29th January, and Open Day Yoga on Saturday 30th January, at Level 2, National Chambers, 15 Johnston Street, Wellington.
20th January 2016
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