Style In Brief
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)
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 whare.net.nz
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 vinylgeorge.co.nz. RRP $55
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.
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.
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