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5 things we love this week: vegan soles from Spain, a cult hair perfume oil returns, and more

25 November 2021

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

1. A silky collaboration between Karen Walker and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Karen Walker X Maud Sherwood Girl in the Boat scarf
Karen Walker X Laura Knight The Bathing Pool scarf

A silk scarf adds a touch of art and a feeling of escapism to any outfit – and we’ve discovered the perfect styles in an exclusive collaboration between designer Karen Walker and Auckland Art Gallery. 

A trio of lustrous silk scarves features artworks from the Gallery’s ‘Romancing the Collection’ exhibition: Laura Knight’s 1918 painting ‘The Bathing Pool’, Walter Bayes’ oil painting ‘Lady with Sunshade’, and Maud Sherwood’s 1922 watercolour ‘Girl in the Boat’.  

Shop the trio of scarves from the Auckland Art Gallery shop, in-store at Karen Walker, or online at shop.aucklandartgallery.com

2. For the tech-savvy style seeker: Saben x Samsung

Micro-handbags are the must-have accessory of the moment, and you’re sure to turn heads with this limited-edition duo — the Saben ‘Sarah’ handbag and the stylish new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, the latter folding and fitting perfectly into the former. 

A mini version of the classic Saben ‘Coco’ bag, the ‘Sarah’ impressively contains a built-in card file, gorgeous gold chain detailing, and a detachable crossbody strap. There are only 70 available, so be sure to get in quick. 

Available exclusively via the Samsung website, receive the Saben ‘Sarah’ when purchasing the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 device at samsung.com.nz

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3. A voyage-sized cult hair perfume oil

Keep your locks sleek and smooth wherever you venture with the latest from Chloe Zara Hair, a 30ml version of the iconic Hair and Body Perfume oil. 

One of Aotearoa’s most coveted hair stylists, Chloe formulated the natural oil from potent plant actives which protect and nourish the hair and skin. The oil’s indulgent fragrance will have you reaching for the product again and again to soak up Chloe’s signature notes of saffron, pineapple, fig, and sandalwood. 

A must-have for a smooth and silky mane, pre-order the Hair and Body Perfume oil from chloezara.com

4. Sustainable soles from Spain

Launching for the first time in New Zealand, Flamingos’ Life sneakers are the ultimate retro-style vegan kicks made from 100% natural and renewal materials: corn waste, bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, and natural rubber. 

Hand-crafted by artisans in Elche, Spain, each collection passionately supports a social project, whether it’s planting trees, cleaning oceans, or creating shelters for animals.  

Purchase your Flamingos’ Life sneakers from selected stores nationwide, including Slick Willys, The Bach, Lynn Woods, Karen Walker, and Found Store.

5. Pick and mix your earrings

A homage to the Kiwi nostalgia of the dairy lolly mixture, Boh Runga conceived her jewellery ‘Pick n Mix’ to enable a more interactive and personalised gifting experience. 

“After a long flight in the first quarter of 2020, I was trying to sleep but found myself thinking about how we could make shopping for jewellery a little more engaging and fun”, Runga explains. 

Using the interactive tool, shoppers can ‘Pick n Mix’ their favourite earring styles, metals, and charms to recreate Runga’s most loved designs. She encourages shoppers to take their time and have fun with their selections, just like a kid in a candy store. 

“It’s been such a tough year for everyone. I think a lovely way to show gratitude to your loved ones or yourself is with a deeply personal gift that is both beautiful and meaningful”, says Runga.  

The first Pick n Mix collection lets shoppers customise their own Boh Runga earrings. Future collections will include necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Try it out for yourself at bohrunga.com

What are the things that you love this week? Send the Fashion Quarterly team a message—we’d love to hear from you. 

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