5 things we loved this week

9 May 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

Get moving, get dressed, and get out on the town this week with everything new on our radar.

1. Sage advice 

Drawing inspiration from Mother Earth’s bounty, Camilla and Marc’s new collection ‘Wisdom’ pays homage to elemental wonders through organic textures and patterns reminiscent of wood, stone and straw. Better still, their aptitude for tailoring is realised in our current infatuation with neutral tones (think: chocolate raspberry, smokey quartz and khaki) giving us plenty to pore over for our winter wardrobe planning. “We have brought the notion of mother earth to life through the warmth and rawness of fabrics, the strength in silhouettes and the casting of real women with a sense of a life well lived; women who portray an enigmatic quality that binds the season together,” says creative director, Camilla Freeman-Topper. Need we say more?

The collection is available now online at camillaandmarc.com and in select retailers. 

2. Date night

Indulge in a month-long exclusive experience at Somm Cellar Door’s “Guest in Residence” series, hosted by Church Road from May 1st. Led by Chief Winemaker Chris Scott, guests will enjoy bespoke wine flights featuring four carefully selected pours showcasing Hawke’s Bay’s unique terroir. Pair these with Somm’s specially crafted set menu, including Carrara Wagyu sirloin and 2019 Church Road TOM Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and you’ll have yourself an evening to remember. Optional highlights include an intimate winemaker’s tasting event, providing insights into Church Road’s acclaimed wines while sampling a diverse selection of varietals. So, if you’re keen to populate your diary this month, we suggest adding this one into your rotation, pronto.

For more information and to book visit sommcellardoor.co.nz

3. Set the tone

Skin texture irregularities run rife this time of year but so too does inflammation and increased sensitivity. Launching on May 8, 2024 is The Ordinary’s new Saccharomyces Ferment 30% Milky Toner, designed to gently exfoliate for smoother, more hydrated and radiant skin – without acid. The label may be simple (unlike the product name) but what it promises is simply incredible: formulated with N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) and Squalane, Saccharomyces Ferment 30% Milky Toner soothes and smooths skin texture, and reduces the look of dark spots, resulting in brighter, more radiant skin. The new formula is reflective of the brands drive towards product innovation, offering a gentle alternative proven to be suitable for sensitive skin. An absolute complexion blessing. 

Available online and in The Ordinary stockists from May 8, 2024.

4. Coveted collection

Local footwear and accessories label La Tribe has released an exclusive drop, aptly titled: Black Label. The capsule collection debuts with the Vintage Knee High Boot –  a timeless silhouette that is both elegant and sophisticated. “Black Label by La Tribe is a celebration of craftsmanship and luxury,” says creative director Emma Winter. “What sets it apart from the rest of our lineup is the acute attention to detail, whether that be through the use of ultra-premium materials or a handmade technique that requires a level of craftsmanship above the rest.” Available in Black or Umber colourways, the Vintage Knee High Boot is an experience of vintage luxury we shan’t be passing up for winter. Releasing only one style per season in limited numbers, and available only at select boutiques, you won’t want to hesitate on La Tribe’s Black Label. 

La Tribe’s Black Label Vintage Knee High Boot, $599.90  available online now. Shop here.

5. Don’t sweat it

FQ’s favourite Pilates movement is coming for your daily aches and pains – and  excuses. The new Fluidform Bullet Proof Your Body challenge began on Monday (FFAH members can join any time) and it’s focusing on the fundamentals to live well and free of pain. With a workout plan centred on anti-inflammatory, high protein recipes that prioritise immunity and longevity, this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time as the chill sets in. “Since the beginning of Fluidform, I have endeavoured to normalise optimal health,” says founder Kirsten King. “No one should have to live with pain or discomfort.” From recorrecting posture to improving core strength and restoring balance, introducing gentle but effective movement can do wonders for your wellbeing. 

Join the challenge on Fluidform at Home (FFAH), and learn more here.


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