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Cupid’s kiss

FASHION Sopheak Seng asks: why go down the traditional route of chocolate and roses for Valentine’s Day? Think outside the heart-shaped box this year

 

 

 


Sopheak Seng is fashion and beauty editor of Lucire.

 

Our first item for Valentine’s Day 2021, at top: say ‘Love’ with an orange box and a Kelly Amulette bracelet from Hermès. Retail price Stateside is US$10,600 for the small version; price on application in New Zealand.

Fan the flames of desire with this gorgeous candle, from Gascoigne & King. The Lover candle with notes of chocolate, coconut, sandalwood and cedarwood will ignite any burning feelings for sure. RRP NZ$70, available from richieandco.co.nz.

Fall in love with running this year, because who wouldn’t want to when your feet look this cute in the new New Balance 57/40 Romantic Choice? RRP NZ$200.

Romance is all about sensory pleasures so why not try the Essano Blood Orange and Lime diffuser? Refreshing and passionate all at the same time. RRP NZ$24·99.


Look at love through these rose-coloured glasses from Carla Zampatti and Specsavers.

Nothing says love quite like the embrace of warm cashmere and you can’t go wrong with this Johnstons of Elgin cashmere travel set from Mr Porter, c. NZ$384.

Give a rose that lasts forever with this  Valentino Garavani 03 Rose Edition Atelier small leather shoulder bag from Net-à-Porter, c. NZ$3,622.

For a modern take on the lovers’ knot, why not try these Alexander McQueen skull cufflinks from Mr Porter? Retailing at c. NZ$485. •

Prices correct at press time.

 

 

 

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In the mood for love

Think outside the box of traditions, flowers and chocolates when it comes to Valentine’s Day this year. Fashion and beauty editor Sopheak Seng has included some classics, as well as something a little bit more unusual