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We’ve got our fingers on the pulse of what’s happening on the street of Christchurch. The latest new shops to open, fashion collections on the racks and special events.

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Taking out the 2014 DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship and tipped as Kiwi fashion’s next Karen Walker, Christchurch’s Georgia Currie is cutting up the fashion scene with her signature label Georgia Alice. Establishing herself as New Zealand’s top emerging fashion exporter, Georgia’s coveted label is dedicated to cool, classic and creative pieces, and she’s quickly becoming the crush-worthy go-to designer among New Zealand’s ‘it girls’. Having featured in Australian Vogue, Australian Elle, Russh, Oyster and on international blog The Man Repeller Georgia’s handiwork can be found lining the racks at 24 stockists worldwide, including outlets in New York, LA, and right here in Christchurch at Infinite Definite. Graduating in 2011 from CPIT with a diploma in fashion technology and design, Georgia was spurred on after winning the Westpac Young Designer Award (see a pattern?) in her graduation year before hightailing it up to Auckland and launching the label. Identifying a gap in...
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Once the domain of the unkempt, professor types, hipsters and country crooner Kenny Rogers, the beard is undergoing a resurgence in the style stakes.While big, bird’s nest beards have always been associated with rugged manliness (remember Grizzly Adams? Dude built him a log cabin and tamed a bear!), the addition of some facial follicles could be just the thing to lift your tired game.However, get it wrong and strangers could be throwing loose change at your feet so, before binning the BiC, here’s are few golden rules to rocking this look.If you’re not living in the woods taming bears stay away from the bird’s nest and aim for something between Bradley Cooper’s perpetual stubble and Ryan Gosling’s well-preened ginger chinstrap (remember, if it’s not a little bit ginge, it ain’t a real beard).Keep things tidy, as you would your lawn, and no hacking with scissors – use that beard trimmer you...
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Infinite Definite is an owner-operated boutique located in the heart of Christchurch, offering an eclectic, carefully curated mix of men’s and women’s fashion, footwear and accessories from New Zealand and around the world. Local designers, both emerging and established, sit alongside cult international brands in an ever-evolving space where fashion, art and design collide. www.infinitedefinite.com...
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Plume, 176 Papanui Road, Merivale Plume is your must-stop shop this spring. It’s current, it’s cool and it can’t be missed if you’re a trendsetter. Plume is jam-packed with all the essential gear, stocking labels such as NOM*D, Ksubi, Zambesi, Rick Owens, Complex Geometrics, Company of Strangers and so much more – if  we were to list them, all we’d burn a hole in this page, they’re that hot. Well known for garments from the pinnacle of local and international designers, Plume, is packed with unique and must-have pieces....
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This sterling silver and 9 ct gold necklace was donated by Julian Harding Lifestyle Jewellers for the Cancer Society Annual Ball 2012. Attendees purchased a $20 ticket for the chance to win the stunning creation (many purchasing more than one ticket!). Total proceeds raised for the Cancer Society: $5,700. We reckon that is jewellery for a good cause!...
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Exciting new Winter ‘12 collections are now available in Kimberleys stores across the country. A number of key lines are presented, including Marilyn Seyb, Marilyn Seyb Glamour and Marilyn Seyb Jeune, as well as a selection of handpicked international brands. There is something in store for every kind of woman, with looks covering everything from casual weekend attire to special evening pieces. Marilyn has designed a collection of essential pieces which provides a fantastic starting point for winter dressing. This line includes garments which complement everything else featured in the Winter ‘12 collections, and is the perfect base from which to begin building a fabulous winter wardrobe. Must-have items include the ‘M’ jacket, with contrast mesh and a dipped back for a feminine vibe, and the ‘M’ jean, in a range of essential colours. The Marilyn Seyb line has been designed with the ‘glamorous working woman’ in mind, and features a...