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Kiss and make up

See the su­perb make-up tal­ents of a new gen­er­a­tion of make-up artists at the De­sign & Art’s Col­lege grad­u­a­tion ex­hi­bi­tion on Oc­to­ber 27. It’s free to at­tend the one night only show called Kiss and Make Up where body art and high fash­ion make-up will come to life on live can­vases with tal­ented makeup artists show­ing off their spe­cial ef­fects tal­ents; 6pm at Ric­car­ton Club (en­try off Wharenui Rd)

Sock shock

A good pair of socks al­ways comes in handy es­pe­cially with cool evenings still a re­minder that sum­mer is not quite here yet. Show your true Cantabrian spirit with a pair of Af­ter-Socks. The red-and-black merino (56 per cent) wool socks are a fundraiser for the Christchurch May­oral Fund. Get your pair from Whare Goes Home at 18 Bird­wood Ave, Beck­en­ham (opens 1pm week­days, 10am Satur­days)or see

Wear­ing art

Indi T-shirt la­bel Vinyl Ge­orge has re­leased seven new de­signs in its artist se­ries. Print­maker and fine artist An­nie Smits-San­dano’s Wise Owl and Rasp­berry Spar­rows are on trend for this sea­son’s bird themes while Od­dOneOut’s Antler Girl and Girl on a Swing are usu­ally only avail­able as vin­tage wall plates. The lim­ited edi­tion tees are 100 per cent cotton. Avail­able from vinyl­ge­ RRP $55

Plume re­opened

Although still mourn­ing the loss of its former home in High St, Plume has moved on. The new shop is on the cor­ner of St Al­bans and Pa­panui Rds. Man­ager Cara Mc­Gov­erne says as well as the sta­ple Nom*D range by Plume owner/de­signer Margi Robert­son the new stock in­cludes Zambesi, Com­pany of Strangers, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela, Bernhard Willhelm and Gareth Pugh. Also ex­cit­ing ranges of footwear. Per­fumes by Comme des Garcons add that fin­ish­ing Plume touch.

Lace spring: Farm­ers has nabbed New Zealand brand Sabine in an exclusive deal that will see the la­bel’s range on the racks in se­lected Farm­ers stores na­tion­wide. Sabine’s new creative di­rec­tor, Vene­cia Martin, has cre­ated an avian­in­spired range aimed at the 25 to 35-year-old shop­per. Key pieces in­clude tiered dresses and pleated skirt­ing in lux­ury fab­rics. Avail­able from Farm­ers stores at West­field Ric­car­ton and North­lands Mall.

Sky fash­ion

It’s into the cloud for two of Can­ter­bury’s top fash­ion la­bels Mis­teR and Un­touched World which are the only lo­cal la­bels join­ing a line up of 40 New Zealand de­sign­ers to show case their fash­ions in free pub­lic run­way shows at the Rugby World Cup Cloud venue. The fash­ion shows are on to­day and to­mor­row as part of the REAL New Zealand show­case tar­get­ing over­seas vis­i­tors in Auck­land for the you-knowwhat. The shows kick off at 1pm, 2.30pm, and 4pm on both days.

Congratulations to

Jaqui Dyne, of Lower Hutt, win­ner of Zest Dove Pink and Ecoya give­away. The prize is on its way.

Nom*D folded tu­nic $435 and short-lace britches $195.

Avian in­flu­ence: The Sabine Mead­owlark dress $129.99

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