5 things we love this week: a new luxury beauty counter and made-to-measure for women

1 July 2021

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

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. La Mer Blue Heart

La Mer presents its 2021 limited-edition Crème de la Mer jar, featuring a design inspired by the pattern of bioluminescent corals.

The stunning jar promotes the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund’s ongoing charitable donations to ocean conservation efforts. La Mer reminds us that the ocean’s wellbeing is our being, and protecting it ensures a bright future for us all.

Inside the jar is the same elixir we love and know, infused with La Mer’s ‘Miracle Broth’ which includes cell renewing botanicals to calm redness and inflammation.

Purchase your limited edition jar at Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Newmarket and online, David Jones Newmarket & Wellington, and at selected Mecca stores.

2. W by Working Style

W by Working Style is a new collection of tailored made to measure garments for women. Made in Portugal by a leading atelier, the brand offers over 30 considered and elegant styles—pick your fabric and fit, and design your attire your way. 

The options are endless—from double or single-breasted jacket styles, various collar and lapel shapes, and pant widths and lengths that work perfectly for you. 


The service is available at Working Style’s Auckland and Christchurch stores, and you can book a no-obligation appointment with a W tailor to start the process. 

Find out more at workingstyle.co.nz/womens

3. Hermès Beauty is now available at Smith & Caughey's

Hermès Beauty is synonymous with colour, art and fashion, encased in luxurious and refillable packaging constructed from the same permabrass hardware used on its coveted handbags.

Visit the Hermès Beauty Counter at Smith & Caughey’s to experience the beauty of Hermès—including its iconic red lipsticks in 24 different shades.

4. Nisa's Gia bralette

Underwear label Nisa is known for its comfy bralettes, so for wearers who desire both comfort and the support of an underwire, Nisa has come up with an environmentally friendly solution. 

The Gia bralette features natural rubber under the bust cups that support and move with you when you’re on the go. Even better, the under-rubber is biodegradable, and there are customisable options for cup sizes and straps. 

The Gia bralette is manufactured in New Zealand using a special sewing machine (there are only two of these in New Zealand) to make the cup seam sit flat against your skin. 

Find out more at nisa.co.nz

5. Dose & Co x The Caker cake kit

New Zealand brands Dose & Co and The Caker have collaborated on a limited edition cake kit, just in time for Dose & Co’s second birthday this June. 

The Blueberry, Orange and White Chocolate cake kit contains Dose & Co Vanilla Collagen Creamer, providing exquisite richness and moreish texture.

While both brands have gone global, Dose & Co founder Libby Matthews and Jordan Rondel of The Caker wanted the cake kit to be exclusive to New Zealand to thank their loyal customers who have been with them from day one. 

Shop the cake kit at doseandco.com and thecaker.co.nz

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