1. New territory
Attention all Melburnians, a chic new fashion store has landed in your midst! Last week, one of our favourite local slow-fashion labels Kowtow opened the doors to their very first ‘home away from home’ – and to say we’re excited would be an understatement. Located in the vibrant suburb of Fitzroy in Naarm, an area beloved for its eclectic and arty nature, the store spans two floors of a mid-19th century commercial building. Designed alongside friend and long-time collaborator of the label Rufus Knight, every detail of the store stays true to Kowtow’s earth-friendly ethos with locally sourced, recycled timbers and natural fibres used throughout the space. Whether you’re an Aussie local looking to broaden your sartorial horizons or a Kiwi across the ditch on a fleeting sojourn, this is a spot not to be missed.
Find the store at 195 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
2. Slip slop slap
When the sun comes out, it’s time to bring your skin protection A game. Arriving in time for summer is Jeuneora’s FullStop SPF50 Daily Glow Screen. The first-ever SPF from the brand boasting a lightweight, non-greasy formula. “Wearing a high-quality sunscreen every day is essential to protect your skin from sun damage and signs of ageing,” says Jeuneora’s founder, Monique Kaminski. “With FullStop, we set out to create an SPF that delivers on all fronts, and that includes hydration, skin barrier support and blue light protection. This makes it the perfect sunscreen for daily use – even if you’re inside at your desk!” Combining high-tech SPF filters to provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, FullStop also delivers long lasting hydration and nourishment to the skin through the addition of ingredients such as Shea butter, Arctalis and Ectoin. In other words, Jeuneora has you covered, full stop.
Shop Jeuneora’s FullStop SPF50 Daily Glow Screen online now at jeuneora.co.nz
3. Between the vines
Known for its idyllic vineyards and top-notch hospitality, the quaint region of Martinborough will be playing host to the Toast Martinborough Wine, Food and Music Festival (affectionately referred to as ‘Toast’) for another year. Teaming up with the regal Wharekauhau Country Estate, those who are making their way to the festival can choose to make a luxurious weekend out of it by booking a three night escape curated entirely around the festivities. Worth every cent, the Toast weekend package at Wharekauhau will grant you tickets and transfers to the event on Sunday, a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a four course dinner on Friday and Saturday, a communal long table for dinner on Sunday with paired Foley Wines and a full country breakfast each morning. And if it’s half as divine as our digital editor Louise says it is, you’re in for an absolute treat.
Find out more by heading to wharekauhau.co.nz.
4. Taking flight
Drawing inspiration from transformative beauty of exotic and rare moths, CAMILLA AND MARC’s latest collection ‘Metamorphosis’ is an ode to the evolution of brand’s wearers. Crafted with their usual array of strong silhouettes and masculine structures, the collection also leans into a softer side with subtle lingerie detailing peppered throughout the collection to honour and accentuate the female form. “Metamorphosis is a representation of a romantic and beautiful journey that traces a woman’s evolution in life,” says creative director, Camilla Freeman-Topper. “Moths are sensual and mysterious creatures, much like the woman, embarking on a voyage of transformation to become the best version of themselves, and in the process, beauty and intricacies are uncovered.” Harnessing a varied colour palette ranging between rich tones of black, chocolate and slate, and lighter hues such as red, gold and canary, you’ll find everything from the brand’s signature tailoring to lace shirting and LBD’s among the collection’s offerings.
Shop the first drop of Metamorphosis now at camillaandmarc.com and in select retailers around Aotearoa.
5. Lather up
When it comes to having guests over, nothing feels like a greater accomplishment than having a full range of Aēsop products in your bathroom. Recently, the Antipodean brand has welcomed a new collection of bar soaps to its range so you can take your cabinet decor a step further with the addition of one or more of their ultra-nourishing slabs. With three soap types formulated to achieve different goals, you can take your pick: Refresh, which offers an invigorating, non-drying cleanse; Polish, a gentle exfoliator; and Nurture, a mild cleanser ideal for those with dry skin. Enhanced with a medley of botanical oils to deliver an inviting sensory experience, each soap leaves the skin with a lasting dose of hydration. Compact enough to make suitable travel companions in your beauty bag, or simply used daily in the bath or shower, Aēsop’s new cleansing bars can slip seamlessly into your everyday bathing rituals.
Shop Aēsop’s bar soap range in store or online now.