5 Things we love this week

15 January 2021
By Courtney Joe

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, drink and eat.

1. Get in Motion with RUBY’s high summer collection

Launching in stores today, RUBY Motion is a welcome addition to our list of summer must-haves. While the balmy season is still young, put your best foot forward in the collection’s garden florals, ’60s silhouettes and easy, breezy knitwear in a palette that truly pops. 

Our picks? The
Bonnie Cross-back Dress in peppermint green, the cobalt blue Cruise Linen Bow Minidress and the Ghost Bandeau Maxi Dress, worn with the Clover Bow Blouse in a vivid shade of saffron (pictured above).

Shop the first drop of RUBY Motion in store and online now.  

2. A ‘piece-of-cake’ baking kit by The Caker

For a foolproof dessert that will wow even the toughest food critic, look no further than The Caker‘s DIY cake kits. The much-awaited Coconut Raspberry Cake Kit is back after a brief hiatus, with a new and improved infusion of kaffir lime. Described by The Caker founder Jordan Rondel as “subtly sweet and magically moist”, the more-ish, lamington-esque cake is the perfect plate to bake and take to your next summer soiree.

Available in four flavours, The Caker Cake Kits can be purchased in store at their Karangahape Road bakery, or via their online store


3. Deadly Ponies’ exclusive new capsule, Rosa 

Once again, the leather goods house has us pining for yet another limited edition collection – this time, a custom rouge, python-embossed capsule fit for a multitude of occasions, and the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Lunar New Year.

With limited quantities of each style – in runs of less than 15 pieces – the red and gold capsule explores some of the brand’s most coveted gifting pieces.

Available exclusively at all Deadly Ponies stores and online at deadlyponies.com

4. A third novel, by Sally Rooney

Normal People (and Conversations with Friends) fans rejoice! This week, U.K. publisher Faber announced the September arrival of Sally Rooney’s third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You. 

The plot of the novel was revealed by Faber on Tuesday, and sounds very much like the Sally Rooney intelligent chic lit that FQ has grown to love so dearly. The story centres around novelist Alice, warehouse worker Felix, and friends Eileen and Simon, all of whom are young but feel the weight of the world catching up on them – sex, break-ups, friendships, and the ever-increasing darkness of the planet that they inhabit. Read the full reveal, on the novel’s website here

So, FQ Book Club, mark your diaries! Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney will hit the shelves worldwide on September 7, 2021. 

5. Mulberry’s first New Zealand door

Over the summer we welcomed international luxury house Mulberry to our shores, with the brand’s first New Zealand boutique opening their doors at Westfield Newmarket in Auckland. 

Set on Level 1, the renowned British heritage brand presents its luxury offering of apparel, leather goods and accessories in an opulent, modernist space – with no detail left unturned. The opening marks the first of many planned luxury retailers within the Westfield Newmarket shopping precinct. 

We already have our eye on the iconic Alexa bag – recently relaunched for its 10th anniversary and the epitome of laidback luxury. Available in a selection of neutral shades, it’s the deep amber that we’ve mentally added-to-cart – in a hue so vibrant, we’ll be bringing the sunshine with us wherever we go. 

Mulberry is now open on Level 1 at Westfield Newmarket, Auckland.

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