5 things we loved this week

30 November 2023
By Fashion Quarterly

Keep your tresses and dresses looking their best this summer with new arrivals from Chloe Zara, Mahsa, Georgia Jay, and more…

1. Ludicrously capacious

It’s been a hot minute since sister-run accessory brand Georgia Jay dropped a new style, but thankfully they’ve delivered one just in time for you to add it to your Christmas wish list. Though the brand is somewhat known for their array of pint-sized fashion bags, the newest style FLO is their answer to an everyday carry-all. Offering luxuriously large proportions to fit all of your necessities, the design of the FLO bag draws inspiration from the brand’s best-selling Torta and Jeanne shoulder bags. “When it came to designing FLO, we had a desire to go big – it needed to be capacious,” says founder and designer Georgia Davison. Crafted from buttery Italian leather, the spacious rectangular style has enough space for a laptop and more, making it the perfect accessory for those with a penchant for practicality.

Shop the FLO bag now at georgiajay.com

2. Golden locks

Tired of lugging your full-sized hair care products around on your travels with you? Fret not. Keep your locks looking lush and vibrant all summer long with Chloe Zara’s new Travel Essentials Mini set. Offering an ideal introduction to the brand for those who haven’t dabbled in Zara’s premium hair care before, the set boasts a pint-sized version of each of her best-selling products. For a short time only, you’ll be able to get your hands on a set featuring the limited-edition summer packaging created in collaboration with artist and FQ muse, Ophelia Jones. Adorned with a wavy motif that Jones designed using three brushes at once, the packaging cleverly captures the essence of both flowing hair and the ocean’s waves.

The Travel Essentials set is available now at chloezara.com 

3. Pop-up party

Pop-up season is currently in full swing. This week we’ll be setting our sights on one in particular taking place in Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau. Hosted by six iconic local brands, including Hej Hej, Mina, Pharlain, LoClaire, Ovna Ovich, and Bronwyn — there will be an assortment of samples, seconds and archive pieces up for grabs. The pop-up will be of particular interest to lovers of linen brand Hej Hej, who announced the closure of their label at the beginning of this month. With their website open to shop until December 31st, this will be an opportunity to purchase the brand’s most beloved styles in person for the last time. 

The pop-up will be open from 10am-4pm this Saturday the 2nd of December at Kingsize Studios, 27 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn. 

4. Rising up

Celebrating the arrival of summer and the energy and rebirth that is welcomed with each new moon — local label Mahsa have just launched their latest ‘Mood’, New Moon. Bidding farewell to beloved styles such as the original Bow, Ruffle and Everyday Blouse, the new collection features a series of new shirting styles inspired by iconic fashion figures. The Bianca Bow, which is designed to pay homage to Bianca Jagger, offers a ’70s style cravat-style bow and slimline bell-shaped sleeves; while the Jane blouse is a reimagined version of Mahsa’s classic ruffle — embodying the carefree essence of the French muse, Jane Birkin. With other covetable styles such as a pull-on shirt dress and lightweight waistcoat and short set amongst the new drop, New Moon is designed to be worn and loved alongside the brand’s other Fundamental collection basics. 

New Moon is available to shop now at mahsa.co.nz

5. Twinkle toes

If you’ve been in search of the perfect pair of ballet flats (a.k.a the shoe du jour) to add to your footwear rotation, look no further than Scarpa’s latest SS23 collection. Arriving in a timely fashion for the warmer weather, the brand has just welcomed a mini-drop featuring two new flat styles in an array of dreamy hues.  The Siena, which comes in a festive cherry red or a pared-back ivory, is ideal for those wanting a truly classic take on the ballet flat style, while the Roma —available in silver or white—offers a slightly more structured look. Whatever tickles your fancy, either pair would make a chic addition to your repertoire this summer.

Shop Scarpa’s SS23 collection in-store or online now.

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