Style briefs: June 20

01:58, Jul 18 2012
BLAZING AHEAD: One of hair stylist Mana Dave's designs from his winning collection The Scarlett Woman.

A cut above

Accolades keep raining down on Mana Dave. The head stylist and co-owner of Auckland hair salon Blaze was named NZ Hairdresser of the Year at the Hair Expo awards in Sydney last week.

He takes home this award just two months after Blaze was named NZ Salon of the Year at the Redken Club 5th Avenue awards in Dunedin. With credentials such as these, the appointment book has got to be full.

TRANS TASMAN: Australian beauties Grey's Anatomy actress Rachael Taylor and Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaikare help Bonds launch its new service for Kiwis.

Breaking ground

Founder and CEO of Icebreaker Jeremy Moon has been recognised as a tall poppy who continues to bloom at home and around the world. Recently awarded a World Class New Zealand Tall Poppy statuette, Moon is one of seven Kiwis to be honoured this year for contributing to the country's growth and international reputation.

"This award is a tribute to all the great people - from the sheep farmers to our staff and retailers to our loyal customers - who have helped Icebreaker grow over the past 17 years," says Moon. "It also illustrates that it's possible to grow an ethical global business from New Zealand."


SOMEWHAT DEMURE: Diane Kruger's Dior gown reveals less skin than some on the red carpet at Cannes.

For its outdoor apparel Icebreaker was the first company in the world to develop a merino layering system and to source wool directly from growers.


Kiwis can still purchase the family's "smalls" from their favourite local retailer but Aussie brand Bonds has also opened its online doors and laid out the web welcome mat to New Zealand customers.

We can now shop from home and, for a flat rate of $15, have our order delivered across the Tasman, direct to the doorstep.

* See

Eye-catching at Cannes

The recent Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony was as much about fashion, as it was about films. Kylie Minogue swapped her usual short and sexy style for a more classical, floaty number by Roberto Cavalli, while Andie MacDowell and her daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley flashed rather a lot of leg in their stream-lined gowns with thigh-high splits.

No cleavage or thighs for Diane Kruger, right, however. Her Christian Dior gown was a modern take on a long-gone fashion era known for its bustles, hoops and panniers.


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