5 things we loved this week

16 May 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

Cocktail spot? Check. Outfit to wear? Check. Accessories? Check. We’ve covered all the bases for you in this week’s round up of editor favourites.

1. Fit for a queen

Offering all-day dining and panoramic views of Waitemata harbour, Queens Rooftop is the newest hospo hotspot to open its doors in Tāmaki Makaurau. Located 21 floors up and accessible only via a private lift in Queens Wine Shop in Commercial Bay, the new bar and restaurant has all the makings of a future institution. Opened by the industry veterans behind establishments like Saint Alice on Viaduct Harbour, you know you’re in for a treat. “Our overall goal here is to create one of Australasia’s most iconic offerings,” says co-founder Callum O’Brien. “Finding a rooftop site on the waterfront in the heart of New Zealand’s biggest city was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.” Open all day everyday from 11am till late, the menu boasts an extensive array of seafood, meat and vegetable dishes made with the freshest seasonal produce. When dusk arrives, the bar offers a tempting selection of cocktails that draw inspiration from international trends, with a wide range of wines and beers available too. Whether you’re keen to enjoy a  wholesome meal with friends or dance the night away to the beat of a live DJ, you can find it all at Queens.

Reservations can be made here.

2. Hit refresh

Providing the antidote to our winter blues is Juliette Hogan’s new Collection 2024.THREE, which offers the perfect opportunity for a sartorial refresh. Featuring a predominantly cool-toned colour palette to reflect the dropping temperatures, pops of vibrancy are muttered throughout in the form of pearl and peach hues. Focused on refined suiting pieces and dependable base layers, silhouettes are vast and varied to suit every fit preference. For colour lovers, this season’s hero print is aptly named ‘Frosted Bloom’ and features a versatile dappled floral design. If a new coat remains on your wish list for winter, styles like the Morgan Coat in rosy peach and the Cleo Trench in earthy mushroom both make compelling options. With new styles expected to drop over the coming weeks, this is an ideal starting point to begin building your winter capsule wardrobe. 

Shop the collection in-store or online at juliettehogan.com

3. Fresh as a daisy

Keep your kitchen and bathroom counters looking chic this winter with Only Good, who just unveiled their new reusable packaging made from sustainable sugar cane. Taking a strong stance against greenwashing, the brand’s line of hand and body washes are free from parabens, petrochemicals and palm oil — meaning you can truly feel good about using them. Offering a number of inviting scents to choose from, including Vanilla & Geranium, Peach and Honeysuckle, and coconut milk, these washes are an affordable way to infuse a bit of luxury throughout your home.

The Only Good range is available in select stockists and online at onlygood.co.nz

4. The right attitude

Add an edgy touch to your winter ensembles with ‘Beauty & Rebellion’, the latest jewellery collection from Stolen Girlfriend’s Club. Imbued with gritty passion and the brand’s unapologetic punk attitude, the new pieces are as bold as they are beautiful. Divided into four main stories, each capsule captures a slightly different aesthetic and mood, inviting you to tread the line between strength and softness. At the core of the collection lies the ‘Dangerous Hearts’ capsule — where spiked industrial chains are combined with soothing blue toned natural moonstone. Other standout styles include rings and bracelets crafted from soda can tabs — the ideal accoutrements for those who like to challenge the ordinary.  

Shop the collection in-store and online now.

5. A night to remember

Inspired by late-night gigs and dimly-lit bars, Storm’s latest ‘Hidden Nights’ collection is a tribute to electrifying evenings. True to the brand’s signature aesthetic, the line has an unmistakable rock ‘n’ roll feel, with a plethora of leather and metallic pops peppered throughout. Reflecting founder and creative director Deborah Caldwell’s own style, Hidden Nights boasts statement pieces such as the Morris faux fur coat and bold red corduroy trouser. For those needing a dose of tailoring for their work wardrobes, rest assured that the suiting is plentiful in this collection. Whether you prefer the simplicity of a neutral check blazer or the retro allure of a velvet set — this season’s silhouettes encourage experimentation and layering till your heart’s content.

Hidden Nights is available in-store and online now.


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