Newest design talent hits stores

Wardrobes are, for many of us, in a constant state of evolution. Thankfully new talent is always on hand to satiate the need for the seasonal metamorphosis as we seek to renew, refresh and restore our sartorial stock.     Millie Pux-Askew is one of the country’s prodigious design talents and, with her new 11-piece […]

Karen Walker

Striking sartorial gold: Q&A with Karen Walker

Every industry has one; the prodigious talents whose comfort zones are outside of the box and for whom rules are more guideline than instruction. They’re the rebels, the misfits, the rulebreakers and the nonconformists. But equally, they’re the trendsetters, the innovators, the visionaries and the true talent. For New Zealand fashion, that’s Karen Walker. In […]

To Be Continued

A beautiful birthday: Fendalton’s To Be Continued celebrates one year of helping people find beautiful, unique clothing

Circle the date on your calendar; flag it in your diary – 14 April is the date To Be Continued in Bryndwr Road marks its first year of business. “We want to thank our customers and the local community who have embraced our store,” say Amanda and Martin Stirling-Exon, the owners of this classy pre-loved, […]

COOPER Kimono Del Mar, $599

What’s trending for winter: Style Doctor by Bridget Hope of Magpie Style

As the temperature plummets, here’s what’s on the fashion horizon. Hold onto your hats, coats and scarves, for there is something for everyone here. Never has a fashion season been so full of contradiction. CLEAN LINES: A belted wool trench. A perfectly crisp shirt. The perfect pair of pants. With environmental factors pointing harshly against […]

Wedding dress

Bridal gown style guide: how to choose “The Dress” for your dream wedding

The sentiment and commitment of any wedding day are, of course, the most important statements, but let’s be honest, the piece de resistance – the moment that leaves guests waiting with bated breath – is the entrance of the bride in her chosen attire, most traditionally, a gown. If you are planning your big moment […]


Pegasus Town fashionable favourite: TAD Design’s hidden treasures include a beautician called Emma and a hairdresser by the name of Maddie

Located in Pegasus Town, TAD Design’s striking concept store is worthy to be snapped by any Instagram user as it brings together fashion and beauty services in an inviting, relaxing and serene environment. So far in its mere two-year existence, owners Tracey and Daniel have also opened TAD fashion in Northlands Mall, along with an […]

Lynn Woods

A style maven: Q&A with the irrepressible Lynn Woods

Lynn Woods is a name and a business that Christchurch respects. Synonymous with timeless fashion and informed sartorial advice, Lynn and her eponymous business are an asset to the business landscape. Metropol talks to the style maven about what makes her tick. After having been in fashion for so long, what still inspires you? I […]

Paula Ryan

Synonymous with style: Q&A with New Zealand fashion mogul Paula Ryan

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Paula Ryan clothing brand, a label which is synonymous with New Zealand and Australian women. Magpie Style Wardrobe Director Bridget Hope talks to Paula about her successful career and secrets to style confidence. After 20 years with Paula Ryan clothing, what is the most important thing […]

Juliette Hogan

A stylish statement: fashion Q&A with designer Juliette Hogan

Leonardo da Vinci once described simplicity as “the ultimate sophistication”. It’s an apt description of Juliette Hogan’s style statement. A label which is characterised by strong, pared-back, minimalist design, her pieces are a powerful combination of unfussy femininity. This is a designer who is all about timeless quality. Metropol talks to Juliette about her sartorial […]

The Autumn Aesthetic

The autumn aesthetic: goodbye summer hello luxurious autumn

As our wardrobe waves goodbye to summer, embrace the autumn aesthetic and all of its delicious offerings. It never plays by the rules.