The FQ fashion, beauty & lifestyle round up.

24 November 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

A luxe leather wine cooler for your Christmas wish list, bundles of new beauty launches and a bold activewear collab that proves two cult brands are better than one.

1. WINE TIME

Whether you’re headed to a BYO, BBQ, or just enjoy a cheeky glass of something cool and fizzy at the beach, local leather goods label Saben has come through with the wine (or water! Or anything!) cooler of the season to elevate your day drinking experience. Part of Saben’s gifting suite, which features a thoughtful selection of gifts for everyone on your list, a portion of the sales from the Wilda Wine Cooler will be donated to Bellyful – a Kiwi charity that nourishes and connects communities by cooking and delivering free meals to whānau with babies or young children, who need support.

Tick off a bunch of your Christmas shopping and spread some cheer at the same time with Saben.

2. MAKE-UP YOUR MIND

Conscious beauty brand Aleph is one of Aotearoa’s leading beauty success stories, continuing to cultivate a cult following with each new launch. Its latest dropped this week, just in time for the festive season, and includes the new Smudge Brush, Buffer Brush, Hybrid Eye Pigment in the rosy shade ‘Atmos’, and our favourite new addition, the Lucid Lip Gloss/Balm. An ultra-nourishing, glossy balm containing active ingredients to promote collagen synthesis and help to firm and plump the lips over time, Lucid is the perfect clear gloss worn alone, or blended with Aleph Cheek/Lip Tint to create endless lip options. New to Aleph? Join the movement with one of the brand’s very limited edition Christmas bundles, only available at alephbeauty.com.

Shop Aleph Beauty’s holiday bundles online

3. CAFÉ AU SLEIGH

Christmas shopping can really take it out of you. Luckily, Nespresso’s got your caffeine needs covered thanks to its exciting collaboration with iconic Parisian pastry chef and chocolatier, Pierre Hermé. To add an extra touch of sparkle these holidays, Nespresso has worked with Pierre Hermé to create three, divine coffee recipes for you to enjoy from the comfort of home. Or if you’re out and about, you can create your own luxurious coffee moment at Nespresso’s Moment Maker pop-up at Westfield Newmarket until 28th November. Sample the limited-edition flavours (don’t forget to decorate your drink with a dash gold flakes or fresh edible flowers), and explore the Festive Collection’s range of machines, accessories and gifts, including the always-popular Nespresso Advent Calendar and the Café Noble scented candle.

Shop Nespresso’s Christmas collection in stores and online.

4. PERFECT FIT

Shredding for summer, or in the market for a banging new fitspo look to walk your dog in at the weekend? Pay attention. ASICS and P.E. Nation’s first ever head-to-toe capsule collection comes hot on the heels of their hugely successful footwear collab earlier this year, heroing ASICS’ performance sports heritage with retro-inspired pieces that draw from basketball, track and field, running and sports culture, where P.E. Nation’s trademark bold prints and colourways are perfectly at home. Also featuring an adaptation of ASICS’ Sportstyle GEL-QUANTUM 180 VII sneaker in Pink Glo/Black and Ivory/Black, the new range will be available exclusively in-store at ASICS Commercial Bay.

Discover ASICS x P.E. Nation’s collab from next Wednesday November 30th.

5. KIDDING AROUND

Mums and aunties listen up, there’s a new, locally made kids’ clothing brand on the scene and it checks so many boxes – sustainably produced in 100% organic cotton? Check. Made by an Auckland mum who knows that high quality, oversized, unisex designs means longevity in the form of future hand-me-downs? Check. Ultra-nostalgic prints and retro colour palettes that evoke memories of family holidays in beach towns around the world and basically scream ‘summer’? Check. Get your kid or sometimes-surrogate-kid kitted out in the coolest new clothes by Kokomo and support a small Kiwi brand while you’re doing it.

With sizes ranging from 2-9 years of age, shop the first collection Sun, Sky Skate at kokomostore.co.nz

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