Safety fences the inspiration


A rebuild-inspired creation by a North Canterbury designer received an honourable mention at the World of WearableArt (WOW) awards.

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week


The mountains and lakes of Central Otago provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderfully romantic occasion.

Model remembered at NZ Fashion Week

Charlotte Dawson

A moment of silence for the late Charlotte Dawson was held at the beginning of NZ Fashion Week tonight.

Buff up by ball boys hits pockets

Schoolboy test, exam, test results, exam results, student, pupil

Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.

Student designers stun Christchurch crowd

Hannah Peart

More than 500 people came to see Christchurch student designers showcase their work.

Workout gear gets colourful kick

Nicole Wheadon

Walking through sports gear stores, the walls are a sea of colours and patterns, each more outrageous than the next.

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week

While a back injury threatened to curb the romantic vibe on engagement day, their wedding was simply beautiful.

Stuff's wedding of the week

Moving to quake-hit city for love

Wedding of the week

A tale full of romance, giddiness and surprise - this couple's beautiful backstory is one in a million.

Shoe business the perfect fit

Georgie Falloon

Finding shoes for large feet shouldn't be humiliating, says one shoe shop owner.

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week

Late night cheeseburgers, Converse-clad groomsmen and a puppy aisle-walker - not quite your average wedding.

Surf club sells cheeky ad space

North Beach Surf Life Saving club

Christchurch surf life saving club auctions off the advertising space on their bums.

Dual boutique finds new home

Dual at The Tannery

After losing her Lyttelton store in the quake, designer Caro Allison has opened a new boutique in The Tannery.

Sophie Pascoe ditches togs for jewellery

Olympic medallist turns jewellery model

Sophie Pascoe

Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has ditched her togs for jewellery in a photo shoot for a new sponsor.

New shop is full of some real gems

Anissa Victoria's Twilight Vintage Market

A vintage treasure trove is opening up in Cathedral Junction, thanks to a generous landlord and Life in Vacant Spaces.

Wedding for couple brought together by quake

Anna & Jamie wedding

Anna and Jamie were working in the same building in Christchurch, but didn't meet until the Feb 22 quake.

Chch fashion insiders

Jonathan Moran

Jonathan and Sarah Moran, owners and buyers at Infinite Definite Boutique, talk top picks and typical days.

Not your usual wedding


The South Island sun came out for this gorgeous couple's big day.

Style briefs: Viva Glam lands in Chch

Rihanna MAC Viva Glam

Rihanna's latest MAC collection arrives in Ballantynes while two jewellery exhibitions open on Madras St.

Accessorise all areas

Le Specs

Ruby launches its first pre-fall collection while Craig & Karl put out a special sunglasses range.

Affordable eyewear offers style update

Age Eyewear

Affordable eyewear, stylish sports shoes and Workshop's new line.

Dame Trelise Cooper 'disbelieving, thrilled'

trelise cooper

Trelise Cooper has been awarded one of the highest honours in NZ this New Years.

Tannery tills ring in a jolly season

Christmas rush at new Woolston mall


Business is booming at the Woolston Tannery with queues out the door in the Christmas rush.

Style briefs: for the ladies

Bing, Harris & Co

A popular menswear label is bringing its cool, laid-back style to a range of women.

Style briefs: model workshops

Sophie Doull

If you think you've got what it takes to rule the catwalk try a workshop with Portfolio Models.

Sustainable style for savvy shoppers

Recycle Boutique

Buy, sell or both? The choice is yours at the new Recycle Boutique in Christchurch.

CPIT stages catwalk show

CPIT catwalk show

The Tannery at Woolston was packed with fashionistas as CPIT students flaunted their designs on Saturday.

Style briefs: Salon stars and fresh fashion

H&B Salon

They know how to make you look great and they know how to run a great business.

Classroom to catwalk

Libby Flamank

CPIT's PITCH is back, with a new location and a fresh lot of young designers.

Sewing new life into old shirts

Paula Smith sewing quilts

Paula Smith transforms big shirts with big flamboyant patterns into stunning queen-sized quilts.

A onesie doesn't count as clothes

Blue onesie

OPINION: I recently bought a kangaroo onesie. How on earth could I justify it? Well, for one, I live in Linwood.

The tide is high: Retro swimwear makes a splash

Glassons swimwear

Retro cuts and fabrics add a touch of old-school glamour to swimsuits this summer.

This year's Cup Day style a cut above

Cup Day shoe

OPINION: There was a lack of crazy outfits this year though I did see Superman and the odd bum cheek.

Cup Day fashion and body art

Clara Wells

Two first-timers have won the prestigious Best Dressed Male and Female while an orchid-inspired body art creation has taken the top spot in the Body Art finals.

Tips for Cup Day grooming

Cup Fashion

Cup and Show Week is here. Press reporter Georgina Stylianou asks the experts for top fashion tips.

Fillies meet fashion: Cup and Show Week style

Emma Frapwell cup fashion

With Cup and Show week arriving, Beck Eleven asks Cantabrians what the big race days mean to them - and what they'll be wearing.

Style briefs: Pop-ups and summer style

Rubys Night Sky babydoll

From clearance sales to new collections, it's a good weekend for pop-up shops in Christchurch.

Up your Cup Day fashion stakes

Cup day fashion

It matters not whether the race meeting is in England or Christchurch, the big question is: What will I wear?

Canterbury women favour big brows


Gone are the days of pencil-thin eyebrows. Modern Canterbury women favour big, arched and natural-looking brows.

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

'Fabulous' venue puts fashion on show


Christchurch's Cathedral Junction reopened in grand style last night as fashion took centre stage. 

Handbag germs: What's in your purse?

For some, maybe an entire eco-system

Handbag contents

Many women will be surprised to learn what else they could be carrying in their handbag.

Who says real Kiwi men don't knit?

Warning: 'It's not about picking up chicks'

Mike Dickison

Mike Dickison has started a knitting-for-blokes workshop, but warns it's not about picking up chicks.

Chch entrepreneurs launch onesie business

Chch entrepreneurs cash in on onesie craze


Two Christchurch entrepreneurs are cashing in on the onesie craze.

Big break for young fashion designer

Renuka Malik

A 20-year-old designer will work for fashion industry heavyweights Annah Stretton and NOM*d.

Growing global brand opens in Chch


It's a growing global brand and it has big plans for Christchurch. Get ready to get inspired by lululemon athletica.

Crafts co-op struggling for premises

Carolyn Agnew, Daphne Cross, Dawn Inwood and Bev Mitchell

A popular arts and crafts co-op can no longer afford rent after the quake hit their central city shop.

My style: Sarita McLean

Sarita McLean

Sarita McLean, president of the Christchurch South Rotary Club, shares her style tips.

My style: Deborah Fuller

Deborah Fuller

Tapping into the psyche of Cantabrians caught Deborah Fuller by surprise.

Christchurch beauty crowned Rose

Rebuild worker swaps high-vis for high heels

Judeena Carpenter

New Zealand's newly crowned Rose of Tralee will be swapping her ball gown for workboots and safety gear today.

Body art and fashion on Christchurch catwalk

Design talent takes to the catwalk

Work by Loren Harris.

The incredibly talented students from the Design and Arts College hosted their traditional Fashion and Makeup Visual show last night - for the first time in two years.

My style: Lianne Dalziel

Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel says her best style advice came from Judith Tizard.
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