This week’s best in style, beauty & culture: luxury loungewear, kiwi ingenuity, and more

31 March 2022
By Hemma Vara

Five things you'll want to shop, see, and admire this week.

1. The return of luxury loungewear

Continuing her spirited take on ‘not just any old t-shirt’, Olivia Cashmore’s latest curation features velour loungewear made from a heavy-weight, smooth-to touch organic cotton. 

The collection is the first-ever instalment of Olivia Cashmore basics, featuring high-quality essentials in t-shirts, shorts, and tracksuit styles. You can wear these elevated pieces wherever you go, and they’re the perfect accompaniment to the cooler weather. 

We’re already looking forward to the next clever idea from the young Aotearoa designer, who’s set to launch her first-ever showroom in Newmarket in the coming months. 

The Olivia Cashmore basics collection is available from 8pm, Thursday 31 March, at oliviacashmore.com

2. A rejuvenating reformulation

Transform your skin with La Mer’s newly reformulated Advanced Treatment Lotion, touted as ‘liquid energy’ in a bottle. A silky, rapidly penetrating serum, the Advanced Treatment Lotion hydrates, soothes, and protects the skin for a radiant look and firmer feel. 

Infusing the power of active liquid hydrogel to cushion and plump the skin, the luxurious lotion releases waves of hydration for all-day radiance. At the same time, an advanced ferment protects the skin from irritation and sensitivity for an energised and brighter visage, and La Mer’s proprietary Miracle Broth floods the skin with essential electrolytes and nutrients to jumpstart its natural renewal process. 

Encased in a beautiful recyclable glass bottle and formulated from ingredients of 91% natural origin, the Advanced Treatment Lotion is a sustainable, high-performance choice. 

Discover the Advanced Treatment Lotion at La Mer Counters nationwide, in-store and online at Smith & Caugheys, David Jones, and selected Mecca stores.

3. Blending the best of merino and hemp

Founded by three Kiwi farmers, new label Hemprino has pioneered an innovative single-blend yarn that harnesses the benefits of breathable, bacterial-resistant hemp, warm, moisture-wicking merino, and biodegrades at the end of its life.

Three years in the making, involving extensive research and development in China and Italy, Hemprino’s unique yarn and garments are proudly produced in New Zealand. 

Hemprino launches on 3 April with a gender-neutral crew. Further garments will be released at a later date.

Stay in the know by visiting hemprino.co.nz

4. Auckland's latest brick & mortar opening

Known for her structural flair, Auckland-based Jojo Ross (who has been named one of Vogue Italia’s 100 designers to watch) has just launched her eponymous label’s flagship store in Onehunga.  

With a permanent space being a long-held dream for Ross, the result is a minimal, industrial offering reflective of her signature design ethos.  

Ross’ latest collection revisits tailored workwear pieces of seasons past with comfort in mind, including soft architectural cut-out knits, dipped necklines, and side-split pants. 

Discover the collection at jojoross.com and visit the flagship store at 260 Onehunga Mall. 

5. Reward your appetite with American Express

Feast in style while exploring the best of Aotearoa’s culinary scene with the new American Express Gold Rewards Card — a metal credit card available in two gorgeous hues, classic gold or rose gold. 

For each $100 or more spent at any of American Express’s local dining partners nationwide, card members will receive up to two $100 dining credits per transaction each year*. The restaurants on offer are famed choices for those with a love of dining, spanning over 80 restaurants nationwide. They include the acclaimed Ahi, Depot and Lillius in Auckland, Charley Noble and Pravda in Wellington, and Aosta in Arrowtown. 

Apply for an American Express Gold Rewards Card at americanexpress.com. *Terms and conditions apply. 

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