Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most well-known pop singers, and has become a lyrical voice of her generation. Now, after winning a symbolic US$1 in a court case against DJ, David Mueller who groped her at a meet and greet, she has become a voice for women worldwide and more importantly, victims of […]
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Taking a page out of the ever-so-popular colour-correcting makeup trend, Kérastase has released Touche Chromatique, $35 each, in four shades: purple and green to neutralise unwanted brassy and red undertones in blondes and brunettes; copper and red to revive those demanding hues or to add a touch of pink to blonde hair. To further extend […]
When it comes to the best way to procrastinate lusting over far-away travel destinations comes out on top. Whether your means to do this is with Pinterest, Instagram or good old travel magazines, it is without a doubt the best way to spend your precious time. One of the best perks of my job is […]
We live in a social media-obsessed culture, with ‘influencers who find their fame and name in being well-known, and well-liked on social media. This topic is touched on in the American comedy-drama, Ingrid Goes West, about a mentally unstable young woman, Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) who is obsessed with a social media influencer, Taylor Sloan...
It is a widely held belief that breast cancer only occurs in older women, however, this is a dangerous and wrong idea. While it is true that majority of all breast cancer occurs in women over 50 (75%), this does not mean that younger women are exempt. In fact, breast cancer in younger women can […]
We spoke to Jamie as she was announced an ambassador for a new BONDS range that celebrates individuality and self-confidence. Of course, conversation had to include her upcoming album, which she is working on (and has been working on) in Nashville in September. Jamie was also in Nashville in March, and it is somewhere the […]
If there is one thing we need more of in society it is underwear brands openly embracing body positivity. There are varying ways this can be done using different models, pieces that suit different body types and brands with a message that embraces everything body positivity is about. BONDS most recent release is doing just […]
All eyes are on Alexa Chung, one of the fashion-world’s most popular style icons as her namesake ready-to-wear clothing and accessory range is launched. The clothes are dreamy, as to be expected by someone with as much front-row fashion show experience as Miss Chung. The range varies from everyday, slogan tees that possess Chung’s style […]
A new, dark, psychological horror-thriller film is on our radar with all-round actress, Jennifer Lawrence, taking front and centre in Mother!. We are given a glimpse of a side to Lawrence that we haven’t experienced before. A side that isn’t a blue mutant, a beloved sister fighting for survival or a divorced-mother building a dynasty....
I don’t know about you, but it is hard not to dream of travel almost every day. Especially in a world heavily influenced by social media, which sees us constantly bombarded with photos of other peoples vacations. There are many things that stand in our way, work, money, time – the age old problems. But […]
In 1893 we were the first country to give women the right to vote and we set a global benchmark for equality. In saying that, one would think New Zealand would continue to strive to be at the forefront of equality in every area of life. That is not always the case it would seem. […]
Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, had a breakthrough in 1965 when she used mirrors to transform the intense repetition of her earlier work into a perceptual experience. Since then, the artist has created more than twenty individual, and distinct, infinity mirror rooms. Unsurprisingly, these works of art have become popular with tourists, celebs and […]
Bigger is often seen as better, and the only way, when it comes to sunglasses but now a newer, smaller trend is turning heads on the streets and the runways – and it is all too familiar. Cast your mind to the world of science-fiction and The Matrix, more specifically – Neo. His skinny-frame sunglasses are making […]
Emma Cameron From New Zealand Rock Band, Decades, Discusses Feminism, Empowerment and The Music Industry
Being a ‘women in a man’s world’, it might sound outdated, something that we should be well beyond having to think about. Equality is, unfortunately, something that we are still working on. We spoke to Emma Cameron, the strong female voice behind Christchurch Rock Band Decades, about being a female in the music industry and the things...
Disney knows how to make a magical movie, with something for the kids and also something for adults – don’t tell me you haven’t noticed all of the ‘adult’ jokes in Disney’s movies! The film is based on a book which was a childhood favourite for many. The film, some of which was filmed in...
They were four days away from buying a house and had spent hundreds on inspections and approvals when they had an epiphany. To many outside eyes they were winning at life and ticking off another milestone on the road we call life. But just like so many of us, they didn’t feel fulfilled. They didn’t want […]
“My grandparents fell in love and were engaged within three months,” we have all heard this story, or one like it, about a happy ever after that had very little build up. The marriage lasted forever, even if their pre-marriage relationship was all but non-existent. Stories like this are rarely told, now it is more […]
Cabin fever, we’ve all been there. We get a little cuckoo when we are stuck in the house for too long. Whether we are held captive because of the weather, an illness or simply a lack of motivation for what to do. Because there is a limit to how much Netflix you can watch at...
The long nights and cold mornings are well and truly upon us. Add these newcomers to your must-read list. Chase the Rainbow Poorna Bell In this incredibly personal story, Poorna Bell shares with the world how her husband took his own life and how he got to that point. Her aim? To challenge us to...
H&M has kept our hearts a flutter for a while now, exciting us with new stores, new releases and new exclusive collaborations. Their latest is no exception and we are already dreaming of the leopard print coat and the dreamy, full length floral gowns. The man behind the magic is ERDEM, Turkish fashion designer who […]
Many of us complain that we are constantly tired; that no matter how hard we try, every diet is unsuccessful; and we catch every cold that does the rounds. We try every pill, potion and fad we can possibly think of to feel better, but we are always unsuccessful. This is because we are forgetting […]
With so many incredible singers gracing us with new music each month, we are keeping track of the latest and greatest. Here we sat down with Kacy Hill, American model and singer-songwriter who is currently signed to Kanye West’s GOOD music. Her sound is best described as trip hop/electronica/dream pop, and it can be enjoyed on her new, debut...
It’s time to be real with one another, no subject is off limits after all. Especially one that affects every women at some stage of their life – That’s right, periods. No, these aren’t glamourous. Yes, they are uncomfortable. But, they are happening all around us and not going anywhere, ever. They are a part […]
Cocktails are synonymous with a good time, think about it, no story starts with cocktails and ends with ‘I had an awful night.’ Whatever tantalises your taste buds – sweet, sour, strong, sparkling – you can get it in a drink. Here are some of the most magnificent cocktails bars in New Zealand, which will […]
Anne-Marie is unapologetically herself, which is a breathe of fresh air and reassuring for younger generations who have slim pickings when it comes to strong, inspirational role models. Her sage advice about being yourself is also something the rest of us, no matter how young, could take strength from at certain stages of our lives....
Let’s face it, we live in a world where we are perpetually tired and worst case, stressed. There is so much going on around us, in our personal lives and the world as a whole, that it is hard not to feel fatigued an as a result a little bit tightly wound. There are solutions; […]
Few brother-sister singing duos have captivated us in the way that Angus and Julia Stone have, with their unique voices and melodic sounds. Recognised for their songs, Stay With Me, Big Jet Plane and Grizzly Bear, the Australian folk rock/indie pop duo are back with their fourth album, SNOW. This album is a first for the duo, in that every song...
LaPrairie is a brand who’s name evokes innovation, performance and precision. To celebrate their 30th anniversary of their skin caviar collection, La Prairie collaborated with contemporary artists to bring their skincare to life in The Art of Caviar. Using the concepts behind LaPrairie’s leading skincare, the contemporary artists came up with innovative art installations so guests […]
Advertising is something that, when done well, sells a product, a service, and more importantly an idea. Sure, you might not need a new pair of sports shoes, but you do want to be living a fit, healthy and happy lifestyle. In 2015 the world spent an estimated 529.43USD billion on advertising, so it is […]
Each issue we speak to four inspiring, hard-working women and find out their thoughts on success, gender stereotypes and inspiration. Penny Elliott, Founder of Pennycomins, shared with us what makes her tick and most importantly, advice that will help us succeed in both business and life. I’d name my autobiography: Latte Lane to Kona Coffee. […]
Emma Stone is without a doubt one of the most multi-faceted actresses, ready to take on any challenge, her latest is a battle of the sexes. In the film about gender equality, Emma takes on the challenge in the shape of a world famous tennis match. She is back on the big screen with her Crazy,...
Each issue we speak to four inspiring, hard-working women and find out their thoughts on success, gender stereotypes and inspiration. Elizabeth Barbalich, CEO of Antipodes, shared with us what makes her tick and most importantly, advice that will help us succeed in both business and life. I’d name my autobiography: Elizabeth Barbalich, Antipodes Beauty Brand, […]
So many of us pack our bags and take the early morning trek to the airport, complete with awful airline coffee, just to spend a few days over the ditch for work. At first it is exciting (I’m very much still in that stage, but old-hands at this experience will tell you it can become […]
Whether you work to live or live to work, chances are you have experienced your own level of stress in the workplace. That is what life in the real world is all about, right? But what happens when this accepted stress becomes unacceptable, what happens when it is bordering on anxiety? Cast your mind back...
Lonely Lingerie Is Donating All Of The Proceeds Made Today To A Kick-Ass 17-Year-Old’s Incredible Charity
Time and time again we have professed our love for Lonely. Their amazing lingerie that makes you feel good when you wear it has challenged societal norms with their campaign including Mercy Brewer and they have made international waves for their body love campaigns. Now, the brand is donating all of the proceeds made today […]
With the colder months upon us, we’re all craving a good red lippy to turn up the dial on our inner femme fatale. Bold, sexy and glamorous, a red lip is a foolproof look that is simultaneously traditional yet timeless. Explore different undertones to suit the vibe you’re going for, whether it’s fun and flirty, […]
Whether you are a beauty obsessive or prefer to keep it natural you will know that a bold brow is in, and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. Lily James, Cara Delevigne and Lily Collins are a few of our bold brow inspirations, all of whom believe bigger is better. Don’t worry if you […]
We all want to ‘wake up like this’ and not just because Queen Bey made a catchy song out of it. It’s no surprise that treatments like brow tattooing and lash lifts are increasingly popular, we all want to look great with little to no effort. The most important part to waking up bright-eyed is […]
We all know the tale of Romeo and Juliet; it’s love at first sight, all consuming, crazy doing, love. For never was there story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo – until this show. Now, I won’t ruin the show for you but I will tell you the love story of the […]
There is nothing worst than looking down on dull, boring, colourless nails. So it is no doubt we are obsessed with paining our nails and coming up with new trends. One that is well and truly in at the moment is nail art. Something I wish I could achieve myself, alas, I have not got […]