New and noted: August 20
Bronwyn Williams fills you in on all the latest gossip in fashion and beauty.
Have you been hunting high and low for Stella McCartney stockists? You can now breathe a sigh of relief, because Bendon is FINALLY selling the brand online. Stocking the latest, greatest and sexiest of Stella's lingerie, the site has free exchanges, super fast shipping and also offers e-gift cards for special present days. The full range plus the full spectrum of Bendon brands are selling now at beondonlingerie.co.nz.
Fashion road trip
Everyone's favourite shoe designer is going on a road trip! Kathryn Wilson has teamed up with Vodafone to send her famous Shoe-Box pop up shop all over New Zealand, and you get to vote where it goes. By texting, tweeting or Facebooking you can vote to send it wherever you want to shop. The pop up location choices are Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington Christchurch or Dunedin.
To vote text your favourite city to 761, via Facebook.com/KathrynWilsonFootwear, or Tag @KWfootwear and @vodafonenz on Twitter with your favourite city with #Kwroadtrip. The shoe box will be loaded onto a truck and delivered to the winning destination in mid September. Just warning you now - her spring collection is super cute!
Painting for a cause
Twenty one very brave women are baring all for charity, but to see the pictures you need to help. The Pink Ribbon Project has body painted 21 beautiful Kiwis to raise funds for Breast Cancer New Zealand.
All the women involved have been affected by breast cancer. Featuring well known New Zealanders Jools Topp, Liz Mitchell, Anne Thorp, Kat Wong, Helena McAlpine and Gwendoline Smith, the images are to go into a calendar, to go on sale in October. Right now the Project is up on PledgeMe, as the team don't yet have enough money to take the calendars to print. Check out the behind the scenes video and contribute to the cause at pledgeme.
Celebrate and collaborate
Hip boutique Superette is fast becoming known for its fabulous and lust worthy collaborations with top New Zealand and international designers. This month marks their 10th anniversary and the release of two more covetable colabs - jewellery in partnership with Meadowlark, and footwear by cult label Beau Coops. Taking elements from Meadowlark's current Love Cats collection, the silver ring and pendant feature sassy leopard print embossing. And designed with the Superette girl in mind, Beau Coops designer Carrie Cooper has redesigned her popular Scand boot, available in black and tan leather with contrast stingray detailing. The jewellery is available in stores and online now, but you'll have to wait for September 5 (the week of Fashion Week) to get your Beau Coops boots.
Join the fashion show
Stephen Marr loves fashion, and the much loved hairdresser wants you to love it too. In association with Hallertau beer, they're putting on a week worth of fashion shows, and they're open to the public. No, this isn't fashion week, it's the Marr Factory. Held at Ponsonby's Golden Dawn bar, the event runs from August 26-30 with a different show each night. Designers showing are Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Zambesi, Helen Cherry and Workshop, and Nom*D. Tickets are already sold out for the first four shows but there are still a few left for Nom*D. Snaffle them up quick from iTicket.co.nz. Tickets cost $40.
Vote with your lips
They're famous for their lip butters, but this new product comes with meaning too. Continuing on with our theme of choosing and charities, The Body Shop Foundation Dragon Fruit Lip Butter donates 100 per cent of its profits to charity, but you get to choose who it goes to. It's 1,2,3 Activism - you buy, choose the charity you want to support, and then vote for it. This year's charities on the line are Connected Media, Look Good Feel Bette, and Project Jonah. Voting starts today in all Body Shop stores.
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