This week’s best in style & beauty: a vintage bridal showroom, Mahsa’s new collection, & more…

14 July 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

Read on for the five things you'll want to wear, admire, covet, and indulge in this week.

1. Covet: Love James bridal & vintage

Blushing brides to be take note, Love James is the latest offering in town that promises to delight with its carefully curated array of vintage and designer bridal and party pieces. Sourced from across Aotearoa, the United Kingdom and the United States by fashion maven Lizzie Langridge, there are new and old delights aplenty, including dazzling beaded and lace dresses, statement jewellery and headpieces, veils, and dancing heels. 

Individuals looking to peruse the collection can book an intimate and relaxed viewing in the Love James’ Auckland showroom. With many fabulous and unique pieces available at accessible price points, those searching for an engagement party, hen’s celebration, ‘first look’ outfit, or simply an excuse for a party piece will feel right at home. 

Keep up to date with all things Love James by following @lovejamesstore or booking a showroom appointment via lovejames.co.nz

2. Wear: Chanel Rouge Allure L'Extrait lip colours

The hunt for the dream lipstick that combines colour, radiance, and care is officially over, all thanks to Chanel. The new ‘Rouge Allure L’Extrait’ features a highly pigmented formula that packs a serious punch where colour is concerned and harnesses light-reflecting powers to deliver serious luminosity to the lips. 

Providing up to 12 hours of hydration thanks to an ultra-nourishing combo of plant oils and waxes, you’ll want this lip colour in your winter make-up routine right away. Oh, and did we mention the iconic golden bullet is refillable too? 

Available in the deepest shades of red to the subtlest nude hues, the Chanel Rouge Allure L’Extrait lip colour is available at smithandcaugheys.co.nz

3. Shop: Mahsa's Mood 5, 'New Bohemia'

Namesake designer Mahsa Willis is known for releasing ‘Moods’ that reflect personal experiences and life’s imperfect beauty. The newest, highly awaited Mood, ‘New Bohemia’, was released today, and we’re utterly charmed. 

New Bohemia bears the hallmarks of Mahsa’s nostalgic outlook on dressing in the form of sophisticated pyjama dressing, ankle-skimming flares, and ’70s-esque bell sleeves. Mahsa loyalists will be pleased to hear that coveted staples like the ‘Bow’ blouse and ‘Preacher’ top have returned. In true Mahsa style, modern prints and soft hues make the most of lush silks and cotton voile for a highly wearable collection.  

Discover Mahsa Mood 5 ‘New Bohemia’ at mahsa.co.nz

4. Toast: Fazeek's new glassware designs

If you’ve always thought of glassware as rather dull and predictable, then there’s a high chance you’re yet to be acquainted with Fazeek. Now is the perfect time to get to know the Melbourne-based homeware label — it’s just added wine glasses and champagne flutes to its sought-after glassware lineup.

The two styles are available in clear, pink, and teal, joining Fazeek’s sculptural ‘Wave’ design collection of glasses, highballs, and Instagram-worthy coupes. Each piece is designed in-house, which adds to the glassware’s uniqueness. Whether or not entertaining is on the cards this winter, Fazeek’s new Wave styles are sure to become favourites in your home.

The Fazeek Wave flutes and wine glasses are available in sets of two from fazeek.com.au

5. Unwind: Manuka Dreams

Head to dreamland with the brand designed to fortify your sleep. Manuka Dreams’ first-ever range includes a bespoke room mist and soothing silk accessories because, after all, there’s nothing better than a restorative night of blissful slumber. 

The Manuka Dreams calming room mist is made with a unique combination of Manuka and lavender to help you wind down without overpowering the senses. Spray it high above your pillowcase, then lie back, breathe, and relax. For added comfort all evening long, pair the room mist with the Manuka Dreams hypoallergenic pillowcases. Made from highly breathable mulberry silk that’s gentle on the skin and hair, you’ll hopefully wake up refreshed and without any pesky imprints on your skin. 

Give the gift of beauty sleep or treat yourself by discovering the Manuka dreams range at manukadreams.co.nz

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