Very Velvet

In 2019 we’re crushing on the lush fabric of velvet: this versatile fabric induces sumptuousness, warmth and elegance, and lends itself well to both minimalist and maximalist interiors. So how do we incorporate this beloved fabric into our home?     A simplistic style sofa in a rich colour is that luxury lounging staple you’ve […]

Crazy for crochet

As we crawl our way out of winter, we’re starting to spend our days daydreaming about our spring and summer clothing collection. 2018 was the year of the basket bag, paving the path for a trend of all things woven in 2019; enter an abundance of intricately entwined fabrics – crochet, knit, macramé and netting […]

Taking the bull by the horns

Nineteen-year-old cow lover, rescuer and devotee Jasmine Hubber has always had an affinity with the bovine species, owning three cows at the mere age of seven. Now she dedicates her days liberating calves and cows who are destined for the abattoir.     Even when I was little I was like ‘I’m going to have […]

Shirting the rules

As soon as boyfriend blazers and boyfriend jeans hit the street style scene several years back, we were hooked by the casual and comfortable look that it offered us.     We can all agree that borrowing – or rather, stealing – our man’s hoodies and t-shirts is nothing new, and neither is women incorporating […]

Seven days of style

Bring on 26 August – the highly anticipated 19th annual edition of New Zealand Fashion Week is hitting the City of Sails, bringing with it a line-up of the country’s most beloved designers, plus some of the freshest new kids on the fashion block. We’re here to give you a rundown on the schedule!   […]

Mac is back!

Some of the greatest musical talent of all time is hitting New Zealand’s shores this September – the perennial Fleetwood Mac!     The legendary band’s original members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie will take the stage at five concerts throughout the country this September. They will perform alongside newcomers Mike […]

Makeup Master

Off on a nationwide tour, Sephora Beauty Bus’ first stop was our very own Cathedral Square and I had the absolute pleasure of being treated to a makeover at the talented hands of Sephora Australia’s National Artistry Lead, Alphie Sadsad. Read on for some of Alphie’s top tips for a stellar face of makeup!   […]

Local team’s NZFW adventure!: Q&A with Kristen Stewart

Get ready for 26 August – New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) is hitting Auckland! Christchurch’s very own Kristen Stewart Makeup School is taking up 16 graduates and 14 assisting students – their largest team yet – to work their makeup magic. We caught up with Kristen Stewart about the NZFW experience and what she’s looking […]

Environmental Eating

As food moves to the forefront of sustainability, we’re starting to look more critically at not just the nutritional content of our foodie buys, but their overall environmental impact too.     With our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounting for more carbon emissions than transport, our culinary […]

TEDxChristchurch Turns Ten!

Sparking deep discussion and connection since 2010, TEDxChristchurch is celebrating double digits this year with a milestone event that’s bigger and better than ever before – TEDxChristchurch 2019: Tūrangawaewae.     For the first time, the TEDxYouth@Christchurch has teamed up with TEDxChristchurch to bring an entire weekend (24-25 August) of TEDx celebrations to the city […]