Stolen Girlfriends’ Club’s HQ was cleared out to fit 200 guests for the showing of its summer 2012â13 collection on last Wednesday evening. Titled Hello Country/Goodbye Nightclub, the collection is filled with a mash-up of florals, chambray, crocodile-embossed leather, and naughty-Nana crochet knits.
The small town girl has grown up and sliced her “country bumpkin” frocks to make way for some new party outfits. The floral prints appear playful, but get a closer look and they take you on a trip, consisting of opium poppies and datura flowers.
In the menswear range, we see a clash between sport and street. The sporty silhouettes in semi-precious fabrics, preppy knits with âWTFâ embroidered on the front, and the American crew sweater with the snake and flamingo print all show this tension.
Their accessories are all in the signature print with leather trimmings. Hello Country/Goodbye Nightclub drops into stores September and October this year.âBrea Pothan
QSilica introduces its Renew Stimulating Facial Masque, which is infused with colloidal silica. The facial masque was designed to revive and promote fresh, smooth, even skin tone and younger-looking skin. QSilica Renew Stimulating Facial Masque contains colloidal silica, along with Coenzyme Q10, which helps lengthen the anti-ageing process. Natural essential oils are also enriched in the facial masque to stimulate and rejuvenate skin.
Silica is the mineral used in QSilica Renew Stimulating Facial Masque. Its purpose is to help diminish acne, psoriasis, fine lines and wrinkles, which helps your skin looking younger longer. With Qsilica Renew Stimulating Facial Masque, you simply apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and allow drying for 10 minutes, then rinse off with a warm face cloth.
RRP for the new product is NZ$43Â·50 (for 50 ml). QSilica is stocked in selected pharmacies nationwide. For further information or stockist information visit www.lifestream.co.nz.âChristina Naidu
Grownâs Anti-Ageing Contour Sculpting White Tea & Phyto Moisturizer is the result of extensive research into the healing constituents within plants. The result is a natural, organic anti-ageing moisturizer, which eliminates the synthetics and petrochemicals found in many of its competitors.
Its rich formulation can be used day or night, and is formulated to restore youthful cellular structure. It has achieved anti-ageing results for all skin types that require a lightweight moisturizer, says Grown.
The key bioactive ingredients are: potent polyphenols, which are from white tea and contain fighting antioxidants that improve elasticity, diminishing the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles; phyto-amino acid peptides, which give a more evenly structured appearance; asta-xanthin antioxidant derived from cranberries, a rich source of vitamin E, and leaves your completion looking radiant; and hyaluronic acid, which balances hydration, and establishes visibly youthful features and tangible smoothness to the skin’s surface.
Grown Facial Moisturizer (RRP NZ$75Â·95) can be found at Smith & Caugheyâs and in selected pharmacies nationwide. Further information can be found at www.grown.com.âBrea Pothan
Fashion mĂŠstro Karl Lagerfeld himself launched an exclusive, dedicated space for his brand at Selfridges on Tuesday, featuring two of his collections: Karl Man + Woman and the premium line, Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man. Selfridges will also feature Team Karl, a third, capsule collection commemorating the London Olympics.
The pop-up store is on the third floor, within Selfridges’ contemporary womenswear department.
The autumnâwinter 2012â13 Karl collection is the more casual line, achieving what this magazine has always dubbed ‘accessible luxury’. The collection, says Selfridges, ‘offers the wearer sharp tailoring and fresh silhouettes without compromising great fabrics and durability.’
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man is a luxury line featuring innovative design and tailoring.
Team Karl is an exclusive capsule collection that captures ‘the energy and celebrations around the Olympic Games’.
The space will also feature artistic T-shirts created in collaboration with London design agency I Love Dust.
Lagerfeld says the collection’s inspiration is himself: ‘It’s me. I have to be careful not to get too much into it, because I don’t expect everyone to dress like me. That’s why I like this collection with the T-shirts, to make a joke about me, because I think I’m a cartoon.
ÂâInspiration is a muscle. This muscle has to be used all the time. The more you do, the more ideas you have. I don’t believe in waiting for inspiration on beaches.’
Selfridges’ creative director Alannah Weston says, ‘To have someone like Karl Lagerfeld working with a store like Selfridges really just shows two meetings of the minds. We both are irreverent as brands, and we really try to work with people who see the lighter side of things.’
VIPs Daphne Guinness, Hilary Alexander (who said Lagerfeld’s presence lent a ‘savoir-faire to the whole kind of idea of Olympic fashion’), Poppy Delevingne, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Asif Khan, Rosario Dawson, Tallulah Harlech, Harley Viera Newton, Alison Mosshart, also feature in the video.
Selfridges presently has dedicated Karl Lagerfeld windows at its main entrance.
De Grisogono’s jewellery has featured numerous times in Lucire, especially at the Festival de Cannes, but its watches have often been fashion statements of their own.
De Grisogono’s Tondo by Night watches require 45 minutes’ exposure to light, natural or artificial, for them to light up from the inside, thanks to condensed light in the case and buckle material. The composite, called Pearly Photo-luminescent Fibreglass, is exclusive to de Grisogono and features mother-of-pearl particles.
Tondo by Night also features a reversed oscillating weight on the dial side. The Calibre SF 30-89 movement has a 42-hour power reserve.
Forget the metallic look: you can have shiny watches with bright coloursâwhite, yellow, pink, green, purple and orangeâin trend with the latest fashions.
Plus there are other precious stones through the self-winding mechanism, mirroring the galuchat stingray hide grain on the strap. There is a black diamond on the crown, 48 gems on the bezel and 60 precious stones arranged in three rows on the oscillating weight. Depending on the model, there are white diamonds, sapphires, tsavorites or amethysts.
The design continues de Grisogono’s modern baroque style, blending classicism with clever technology.
The watches are luminescent and particularly startling at night, be they on the red carpet or at a nightclub.
Lovable is introducing its latest collection, Besties. Its new range that mixes bright and bold prints with colours that pop, which is designed to be fun and instantly cheer you up, just like a best friend would. Lovable has designed two bra shapes, a Boost Bra and a wire free bra that can be paired with cute, cotton briefs with bright trims.
On a similar topic, Hold My Own is the new collection from Pleasure State My Fit. The Hold My Own bra has been specifically designed to provide a natural push-up-without-padding look, a suede-touch lining that applies “grab and hold” and a sueded glisten fabric that gives a soft and smooth wearing experience. The Hold My Own range offers colours including back, mocha and Georgia peach. The collection also offers a selection of briefs including a thong and a new midi brief style.
At New Zealand Fashion Week, global hair-styling brand GHD will present the new Blue Sky concept show by two local labels. As the naming rights’ sponsor for GHD Presents Blue Sky, Twenty-Seven Names and Ingrid Starnes will take centre-stage to release their autumnâwinter 2013 collections. Britomartâs Nathan Club and Australis House will provide the venue for the show, with Michael Beel Salon leading experienced stylists. The show is scheduled for 10 a.m. on September 5.
OPI launches Vintage Minnie Mouse, which includes four limited-edition nail lacquers. They were created in honour of Disneyâs beloved character. The colours cover Minnie Mouseâs irresistible charm in playful, pretty shades of pink and red. The latest collection shows vibrant, feminine shades for summer nails and includes a pink crĂšme lacquer, a frosted red shade, a shimmery fuchsia and a heart glitter confetti.
Ray-Ban introduces its Ambermatic lens, in honour of its 75th anniversary. The lenses transition from yellow to brown, darkening depending on light and temperature conditions, while blocking glares and highlighting outlines and shapes. The Ambermatic lens includes four iconic shapes: the Classic Aviator, Classic Aviator with curved temple tips, Shooter and Outdoorsman.
Finally, Wella stylists and colourists from across the globe celebrate the Procter & Gambleâs Thank You Mum campaign at the London 2012 Olympic Games. P&G will offer beauty, hair and grooming treatments to all the athletesâ mothers and their families attending the Olympic Games. The salon will be held at the global Wella Professionalsâ Studios on Mortimer Street in Central London and will be opened from July 25 to August 11.âChristina Naidu