The weekly FQ style, beauty, & culture round up

12 October 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

A fashion and homewares collab by two titans of design, an unmissable deal from An Organised Life, and the new, glossifying hair mist we can’t wait to get our hands on.


Image credit: Karen Walker x Lukeke

From his glassblowing workshop in West Auckland to Karen Walker stores around Aotearoa, master glass artist Luke Jacomb and his team of highly skilled artisans has produced an exclusive capsule of glassware and vases to elevate your tablescape this summer. Blurring the lines between art and design and showcased in galleries, design stores and homes around the world, Jacomb’s handmade cast and blown glass works are peerless in Aotearoa and have earned him a formidable reputation overseas, and now you can own a piece of the magic with a special, Karen Walker spin. Playful and contemporary in shades of peach, lavender and blush to complement Karen Walker’s SS22/23 palette, the Umbrella and Murano Coil glasses are the perfect vessel for your G&T, while an array of vases – starting at just $89 for a Mini Bubble Bud Vase – are set to be this season’s most coveted Christmas gift.

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Image credit: An Organised Life

Smart, secretive and enticing, trust Scorpio season to bring us a sneaky deal from everyone’s favourite stationer, An Organised Life. Ubiquitous for its chic monogrammed journals, diaries, wedding planners and more, the brand founded by Auckland-based business and style icon Beck Wadworth has just announced an extremely rare 2-for-1 deal on its bestselling Zodiac Notebooks. Each one tastefully embossed with a different astrological symbol and its key characteristics, stock up on these dreamy desk essentials, or in the ultimate test of gifting compatibility, grab one for yourself and another for the would-be, could-be astrology lover in your life. Also applicable to items from the Words collection – lined and unlined journals in black, brown or beige featuring affirmations from ‘Gratitude’ to ‘Limitless’ – our spirit guides tell us this deal will last until October 31st. We suggest taking destiny into your own hands today.

Enjoy two-for-one on An Organised Life’s Zodiac Notebooks until October 31st


Image credit: Chloe Zara Hair

Beyond the right shampoo and conditioner (sorry no ’poo crew, we can’t), If there’s one product to have in your hair care rotation year-round, it’s a quality heat protectant. And if there’s one heat protectant we’re excited for you to try, it’s the new Chloe Zara Glossifying Hair Mist. A non-negotiable for heavy users of hot tools, anyone who spends any amount of time in the sun, and especially those with chemically treated hair, most heat protectants work by sealing in the hair’s moisture and creating a thermal barrier to mitigate further moisture loss.

As a heat and UV protecting leave-in conditioner, Chloe Zara Glossifying Hair Mist does all that and more – formulated to instantly detangle knots, control frizz, help to prevent hair breakage and provide high gloss and unparalleled shine. The seventh product from award-winning Auckland stylist Chloe Zara’s eponymous line of hair care, it contains powerful plant actives including patented hero ingredient Oléobooster®, whose coconut oil-vectorised antioxidants are key to maintaining your hair’s colour and radiance, as well as stabilising the temperature of your hair under the harsh blast of the blowdryer. 

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Image credit: Marle

Big fans of mood-boosting clothing, we are loving the abundance of colour in shop windows as we move into summer. But dressing optimistically doesn’t have to mean donning head-to-toe fuchsia, arguably the sartorial equivalent of screaming “I’m fine!!!” into the void. Juliet Souter, founder and creative director at Marle knows this, and has geared the brand’s just-launched Resort 22 collection around a cool, calming palette of neutrals, with easy-wearing pieces designed for us to actually have fun in – not just look like we are. Says Souter: “The world around us has felt chaotic and unsettled for so long. We imagined a brighter future and designed what we wanted to wear within it.” Built around textural linens, soft tailoring, effortless silhouettes and varying hemlines, Souter says there’s something to be discovered for every occasion. Scrolling through the first drop with its emphasis on natural, tactile fibres – including the reintroduction of hemp for dresses, pants and tops – we’re feeling that hit of sartorial serotonin already.

Marle’s Resort 2022 collection launches Thursday 13th October.


Image credit: supplied

Ever gotten to the end of a surprisingly punishing yoga class, settled into your final shavasana and thought, couldn’t I have just lain here like this the whole time? Behold, the sound bath – just as relaxing, much less sweaty, and no need to squeeze yourself into sportified shapewear to gain entry to the studio. Seriously, you can wear your pyjamas if you want. So says Sophie Correia, whose sound baths at some of Auckland’s most sought-out yoga studios (Studio Red; Basecamp Power Yoga; Eastwest Yoga) are one of the city’s best kept secrets. Using the power of sound to switch the nervous system from a fight-or-flight state to one associated with deep relaxation and sleep, Sophie incorporates a number of instruments into her one-hour sessions, and all you have to do is lie back on your yoga mat – blanket and pillow encouraged – and let the frequencies do their thing. With the possible benefits ranging from pain management, reduced anxiety and improved sleep to enhanced immunity and amplified creativity, there’s much to be gained and little to lose. Worst case scenario? You get a boujee little nap. 

Spaces are still available for this Saturday’s, October 15th, session.


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