Style Obsessions

All the things the Cityscape team is coveting right now. The best handbags, must-have shoes and clothes that you’ve just got to love, we bring you the latest style trends.

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Paul Dean of Sergios provides some style tips for lads approaching their wedding day. Tying the knot? There are no excuses for grooms not to be looking sharp on their big day. The good news for guys is it doesn’t need to be difficult. Suit, shirt, tie and done … well, we could put a little more effort in than that. Regardless of how often you're going to wear the suit, I'd recommend the groom purchasing a suit for his big day – you'll own a garment that fits you perfectly and you will look and feel so much better. At the end of the day a wedding is a big spend for most couples, so you might as well come out of it with your own suit – it beats buying one down the track for someone else’s wedding! The groomsmen’s suits (generally hired) don’t have to match the groom's,...
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The name probably clues you in – Fridge Freezer Icebox is all about the coolest fashion from the hottest labels.Their Northlands store has long been home to the latest in cutting-edge streetwear from the likes of Sneaktip, Akomplice, American Needle, Estevean Oriol, Onitsuka Tiger, LoopHole, and more. Now you can also find them in Sydenham! The new location opened at the end of April at 26 Stanley Street – it's just across the road from The Colombo. Check in on their Facebook page regularly to see what's new at both stores, or drop in for a nosey soon and and gear yourself up with a whole new look for winter – or perhaps just look after those cold ears of yours with a limited edition beanie....
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Cityscape checks out what's hot in the coming spring/summer season. The 10 (Fashion) Commandments 1 Trelise Cooper Days of Flower Lives Dress (RRP $899) and Filigree Fine Jewels 9ct Yellow Gold Twig and Leaf Pendant ($900) 2 Louche Bergen Dress 3 Rag & Bone 4 Crocodile Leather Tote (RRP $195) from Florian Rhodes 5 Rayban Original Aviators (RRP $199.95) 6 Witchery Seam Detail Ponte Dress (RRP $149.90) 7 Serina Sophia Stella Coral Dress 8 Espadrilles canvas flats 9 Georgia Alice Oh Hunny Shorts (RRP $396) 10 Yves Saint Laurent Platforms In The Cut We caught up with three of the country’s top designers for a sneak peek of their upcoming collections.   Trelise Cooper   Dame Trelise Cooper looks to the Palace of Versailles for inspiration for her ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ spring 2016 collection. Equal parts regal and rebellious, these botanical-themed pieces are designed for the modern revolutionist in pretty pastels and a sprinkling of sequins. 1 Hips Hips Hooray Jacket...
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Nail this season's hottest hue. 1 Twenty Seven Names Pembroke Coat (RRP $750) from Infinite Definite 2 Huffer Women’s Trench (RRP $289) from Stencil 3 Helen Cherry Wool Trench (RRP $434) and Slim Cuffed Pant (RRP $459) 4 Under the Sun Mosquito Mk 2 sunglasses (RRP $279.90) from Issimo 5 Donna Carolina Double Monk Strap (POA) from Issimo 6 Maurie & Eve Riley Coat (RRP $387) Garcia Skirt (RRP $232) and Farrow Jumper (RRP $154) from Raw Nova 7 Aquamarine white gold ring with diamond details (RRP $5,500) from Filigree.   Fall Force 8 Dries Van Noten Danna Dress (RRP $2,115) from Victoria Black 9 NOM*D Love Tee (RRP $275), Step Pant (RRP $395) and Laced Belt – Wide (RRP $138) from Plume....
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Fall into autumn's hottest fashion looks.    
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Christchurch fashionistas rejoiced recently at the recent opening of RUBY's tenth store (nationwide), appropriately located in the city's fashion-hub of Merivale. It joins the existing central city Re:START Mall outlet as Christchurch's second RUBY store.RUBY’s Creative Consultant Amelia Holmes and Managing Director Christine Sharma have put their heads together to create a classic contemporary fitout for the brand new store. A sun-filled courtyard for the summer time and a fireplace for the cooler months mean it's always a good time to drop by, and just adds to the store's attractions for fashion fans, who will be able to browse the latest pieces from RUBY (natch), Liam, Lonely Lingerie, MYDEERFOX and plenty more.Christine notes: "Christchurch is a city we’re dedicated to, and it’s great to be a part of the rebuild with the opening of our second store there." Get in now to check out the goodness! RUBY Merivale182 Papanui Road, Merivale,...
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Your endless summer starts here.   1 Nom*D Parchee Shirt (RRP $385) from Plume. 2 Staple & Cloth Sundance Shirt Dress (RRP $239)from Redhouse Boutique.3 Misses and Kisses Dress (RRP $265) from Robyn Mathieson.  4 Honey & Beau Lux Leather Shorts (RRP $169) from Redhouse Boutique. 5 Double-Breasted Coat (RRP $259.99) from JNBY. 6 Large Leather Travel Bag (RRP $875) from Florian Rhodes. 7 Bird & Knoll Scarf (RRP $325) from Lynn Woods. 8 Primafila Gold Sandal (RRP $279.90) from Issimo. 9 Dries Van Noten Crawford Top (RRP $1,470) from Victoria Black. 10 Amber Sceats Cubic Stone Bangle (RRP $209) from Robin Pierre....
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This season's essentials. 1 Tom Dixon Beat Floor Lamp (RRP $2,740) from KS Lighting. 2 Bluesound Vault high-res music server (RRP $1,799) from Soundline. 3 Wood Wood Canvas totebag (RRP $115) from Infinite Definite. 4 Charmate Kamado Charcoal Grill (RRP $1,199.99) from BBQs Direct. 5 Chateaux Dining Table (RRP $13,379) from TRENZSEATER.6 Fujifilm X30 (RRP $895) from Photo & Video International. 7 Lyttelton Lights Pine Candle (RRP $25). 8 Oxitaly D714B pumps (RRP $329.90) from Issimo.  9 Amber Sceats Alexia ring (RRP $79) from Robin Pierre....
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Cityscape looks at spring things must-haves.
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Channelling effortless glam and essential wearability, we’re loving Dame Cooper’s vibrant colour palette and drop dead elegance. Epitomising floaty, sexy and fun - perfect for a spring fling or general heart breaking – here’s some of our fave early contenders. (Note that some items are yet to drop – so let the coveting commence!)   Phoebe 'Wish Chiffon a Star' top & Club Tropicana 'Pulitzer Strides' pant       Diamond Life 'Bows and Cons' dress       Leather Forget Me 'Poor Little Stitch Girl' Jacket & Wild Blossom 'Our Hips are Sealed' dress       Fizzy Pop 'Three Pleats to the Wind' dress   ...