5 things we loved this week

2 May 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

Emma Lewisham drops ‘botox in a bottle’; Meadowlark and Maggie Marilyn launch new season collections; a new spot opens at Ayrburn; and more…

1. You can buy yourself flowers

Meadowlark has drawn heavily upon the concepts of rebirth, cosmic mystery and nature in their newest collection ‘Visions’, introducing a whimsical smattering of styles that play with shape, proportion and form. As longtime brand lovers will know, Flowers have been an enduring motif throughout their collections to-date. But this season, they’ve been given a more pared-back and abstract look featuring asymmetrical oversized petals which are formed from infinite metal loops. Equal parts understated and bold, the Flowers drop is only the first to be released from the new collection. All we can say is, watch this space… 

Shop  the new collection online now.

2. No-tox 

Fancy a bit of botox in a bottle? That’s exactly what you’ll get with Emma Lewisham’s latest release, Supernatural Vitale Face Elixir. Known for their boundary-pushing approach to beauty, the new product has taken over four years to formulate and offers a natural alternative to those in pursuit of botox-like results. The elixir is a cosmeceutical-grade facial muscle relaxant and has been proven through 3D in vitro testing to inhibit the muscle contractions responsible for fine lines and wrinkles by up to 91% after 24 hours. On top of relaxing the muscles, it also delivers long-term wrinkle prevention through the addition of Human Tripeptide-1 — a peptide which activates the skin’s internal repair system to aid with collagen production and strengthen the underlying dermal matrix. And for that instantaneous, hydrated effect? A plethora of hydrating ingredients including Saccharide Isomerate and an innovative new Hyaluronic acid work to intensely nourish the skin — providing a plump, dewy look from the inside out. 

The Supernatural Vitale Face Elixir is available now at emmalewisham.com

3. Sweet dreams

Sorbet hues take centre stage in the latest drop from Maggie Marilyn’s ‘Where the Wild Things Grow’ collection. Welcoming a reliable roundup of pieces for the changing seasons, the new drop sees the return of the ‘Have the Faith’ blazer and the ‘Bobbi 2.0’ pant in a scrumptious pastel pink colourway, while enduring favourites like the ‘Coco’s’ shirt and ‘It Will Be Fine’ vest receive a warm butter yellow treatment. Offering endless opportunities to mix, match and layer as you please, we’ll personally be ordering one of each style for winter wardrobes.

Shop drop one  in-store and online now.

4. New haunt

Just months after its highly-anticipated opening at the end of last year, Queenstown’s Ayrburn precinct has added yet another exquisite dining venue to its offering with the launch of The Barrel Room – an intimate underground wine cellar, piano bar and dining room with a speakeasy feel. Offering a sophisticated array of locally sourced dishes and an extensive wine list (including Ayrburn’s own range), this moody venue promises to become your new favourite spot for a memorable night out. Paying homage to Ayrburn’s rich history, the interior was crafted to look as though it could have been an original feature of the 160-year-old property. Created by designers SA Studio and Alexander & Co, you’ll find exposed brick and oak touches, hand painted murals and vintage furnishings scattered around the space. With the capacity to host 50 guests for more intimate sit-down dinners or larger lively cocktail gatherings of up to 100 people, the Barrel Room should be your first port of call if a southern escape is on the cards this winter. 

Find out more or make a booking at ayrburn.com

5. Back to the future

Loved by supermodels and dads alike, New Balance have delivered us a hearty dose of nostalgia with the launch of their new Y2K-inspired silhouettes. Paying tribute to the early 2000s, the capsule collection sees brand’s 1000, 530, 2002R and 1906 styles arrive with updated colourways and details. The 1000, a versatile trainer which originally launched in 1999, has been given a chrome silver makeover this year, relaunching last week for the first time since its initial release. The 530, a popular unisex lifestyle shoe, has received a similar treatment — releasing in a retro dual colourway that you’ll want to add to cart asap.  For those more athletically inclined, the brand’s 1906 and 2002R running shoes have also launched in updated colourways, offering wearers the perfect kicks to wear from brunch to the gym. 

The 1000 (RRP $270 NZD), 530 ($180 NZD), 2002R ($250 ND) and 1906 ($250 NZD) styles and colourways are available from selected stockists nationwide and online at newbalance.co.nz


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