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With youngsters in tow, Caroline Sills grew her fashion label from basement beginnings. Four decades later, those children now lead key aspects of the iconic retail brand. Words by Juliet Speedy.
Science tells us that women of all ages can experience hair loss, for one of many reasons. Four Canterbury ladies speak up in the hope of banishing shame and highlighting the options available. Words by Anna Wallace.
Ironically for someone who’s a Cup Day judge, stylist Lou Heller is about the least judgemental person you’ll meet. Her mission is to empower others through their own personal style evolution. Words Anna Wallace.
Briarwood founder Ange Marshall turned her dream into reality and, with business partner Jayne Thomson, has seen plenty of positive growth.
The story started with a jetboat crash and an enamel teapot, and it has forged a partnership deeply connected to Wānaka’s natural environment.
Jytte Glintbory has always felt a connection to nature to support her wellbeing. After her husband had a a health scare, it led them on a journey to source top quality essential oil from around the globe.
From her parents’ clothing factory to London and Paris, North Canterbury’s Arlene Tipler has been on a journey to collect the knowledge she needed to launch her own label.
Climbing the corporate ladder in London, Common People’s Jodie Calder found herself torn: continue the climb, or venture into untested waters with her own fashion label? Words Shelley Robinson The series of one-way tickets through […]
When it’s time for a different look, OCULA experts – like Roberta McIlraith – will ensure your eyewear is as fabulous as you are!
Her cancer treatment took a toll on her skin. So she decided to design her own range of natural skin care products, including one product made with beer.
How have NZ designers of 'slow' fashion emerged after Covid-19 lockdown?
She is straight-talking, funny and her creative process is completely organic. Meet the jeweller for “uncommon people”.
If you see a dog sporting a leather collar adorned with crystals, cameos and studs, it is highly likely it is a Kathryn Payne original.
Fend off those brassy tones. A look at new products on the market.
Inspired by Prime Minister's Jacinda Ardern's response during the Covid-19 lockdown, a New Zealand fashion label has named its new season coat after her.
Caitlin Crisp started her fashion label by saying, ‘No.’
A tribute to a father and an exploration of the concept of constant change has seen two Otago fashion students named as finalists in the iD International Emerging Designer Awards. 
A Christchurch fashion store has released a new coat range with matching face masks.
Bowron Sheepskins has teamed with footwear label Mi Piaci to produce several shearling styles.
In our fashion dance among the decades, we take a look at the 1990 - 2000s. Yes, there is a bit of cringe involved during these years fashion-wise, but thank goodness for one TV programme, t saves the day.
The lift, the dress and that truly awkward watermelon scene. Fashion inspired by the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing.
The days are starting to blend together, you are feeling a bit frazzled and you’ve had one too many online conference calls. Never fear, we've called in a skincare expert to help you out at home.
Local lippy, the ultimate blow dry and coffee scrubs all make the cut.
The latest in all things beauty.
This year from 26 August to 1 September, an ever-thriving New Zealand Fashion Week returns with a focus on sustainability, inclusivity and business success.
While our travel keepsakes are gimmicky souvenirs and forgettable selfies, those of fashion designer Jane Daniels inspire new fabrics and fine designs.
Vanessa Ortynsky follows up on a trend that is seeing Kiwis connecting with Balinese artisans to produce the latest fashions.
The most exciting week of the year for the New Zealand fashion industry celebrated familiar favourites and emerging new talent.
Play together, stay together. Curious whether the same applies to work together, Ella James put some questions to Ruby’s Sharma sisters about being colleagues in the fashion business the family bought in 2008.
In the right outfit you can conquer the work commute, unruly clients, and the entire world. So, give your working wardrobe the promotion it deserves.
Over the decades, fashion trends come and go, some repeat themselves whilst others become timeless staples that we couldn’t imagine our lives and wardrobes without.
During iD Dunedin Fashion Week, Kate Preece had the opportunity to hear what L’Oreal Makeup Director Lisa Matson had to say about the trends in make-up.
Barbara Lee is synonymous with fashion, especially in Christchurch.
Style catches up with BESS, the new brand on the block proving that versatility is king.
The polo is coming town, but just what should one wear?
Style caught up with Auckland-born-and-raised designer to find out exactly what it is that makes her life a little less than ordinary.
We’ve been speaking to some of the South Island’s most sumptuous spas to get the low down on their most luxurious signature treatments.
Ella James talks all things high quality with Deadly Ponies founder and designer Liam Bowden.
Ella James catches up with Kiwi Designer Wynn Crawshaw.
For Christmas this year, I’m going to go about dressing as Elisabeth does. I’ll be dressing for myself, regardless of trends and fads because that’s what makes style as timeless as Zambesi, after all.
Whether it’s colour, cut or style, you don’t want a strand out of place when you leave a salon. Let us introduce you to three Bliss Hair stylists known for their expert execution.
More must-haves for the fashion-conscious male.
When it comes to fashion, do you really know what constitutes as sustainable?
When you have spent more than four decades living and breathing New Zealand’s fashion scene, it’s clear you know what makes a good thing last. Juliet Speedy talks to Margarita Robertson, the woman behind NOM*d and Plume.
We caught up with well-known Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson to find out a little more about the woman behind the 15-year-old brand.
Liv Kinley and Carrie Broomhall, the creative duo creating outstanding race-day headwear, share their love of NZ Cup and Show Week.
Words Kate Preece Straight to the point A recent release from the clever minds behind ghd is set to keep you locks in line without damaging your hair. It’s taken five years to develop, but […]
When it comes to a day at the races, there’s so much that excites me. The new dress, shoes and bag, all of which I am now completely able to justify. But it’s not all fun and games, because the thought of picking and parading a fascinator quite frankly brings me out in a cold sweat.
Clay masks, #DrawerDetox and plastic free beauty regimes are on the cards this August.
We’re all guilty of over-dying and over-styling our hair. But, did you know that we frequently make our hair suffer a significant amount of stress? Let us introduce you to the three culprits of damage that have infiltrated your haircare routine, without you even realising it.
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