5 things we love this week: spring shoes, MECCA Talks podcast & more

22 July 2021

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

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Pre-order Mi Piaci spring/summer 21

Mi Piaci 'Tia' sandal

Setting a spring mood with refreshing hues inspired by warmer days, Mi Piaci spring/summer 21 is now available for pre-order online.

From the pistachio ‘Nora’ combat boot to the ballet pink ‘Paloma’ sandal, find your dream shoe match at mipiaci.co.nz/preorder.

2. Introducing MECCA Talks

Introducing MECCA Talks, a new podcast that covers everything from beauty and business to lifestyle. 

Deep diving into the history of iconic beauty formulations and sharing life advice from trusted MECCA friends, MECCA Talks is a series of fascinating conversations not to be missed. 


The first episode features MECCA’s founder Jo Horgan and can be downloaded on all good podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Find out more at mecca.com.au.

3. Marle introduces organic cotton basics

Marle 'Twist' long sleeve

Marle welcomes GOTS certified organic cotton basics to its range. Ethically produced and environmentally friendly, the garments are long-lasting and and can regulate your body temperature.

The organic basics are available in both classic and soft feminine ‘twist’ styles, the latter a unique and feminine take on the traditional everyday t-shirt. Shop these styles at marle.co.nz

4. Donate your books with RUBY x Bookety Book Books

Mandy Myles of Bookety Book Books

RUBY and indie bookstore Bookety Book Books are collecting books for donation to Women’s Refuge from now until Sunday 1 August.

All you need to do is drop your pre-loved books at any RUBY store—don’t let those books be forgotten on your bookshelf for another year! 

5. The New Zealand Dance Company presents Night Light

Presented by the New Zealand Dance Company, an ancient sequence of nature and the space between fiction and reality are brought to life in Night Light—an evening of earthy contrast.

The Fibonacci and Uku – Behind the Canvas will be performed, making for a thrilling, dynamic and thought-provoking showcase. 

Night Light will premier in Auckland at the ASB Waterfront Theatre on 3 and 4 September, with additional performances in Whangarei on 8 September and in Christchurch on 16 September. Get your tickets at nzdc.org.nz

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