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Cityscape Fashion & Beauty
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Reclaim autumn with these scorching fashion must haves. Helen Cherry Hannah Dress (RRP $629) Bronx and Banco Katia Dress (RRP $519) from Katerina Boutique Third Form Bracket Dress (RRP $319) from Raw Nova Georgia Alice Prison Skirt (RRP $429) from Infinite Definite Trelise Cooper Cut The Crepe Dress (RRP $649) Freya & Sabine Chant Ankle Boot (RRP $259) from Issimo Kaibosh JuneBug Sunglasses (RRP $199) from Stencil 18ct Gold Diamond-set Snake Ring (RRP $1,990) from Westenra Jewellers Dylan Kain The Birkin Belt (RRP $139) from Raw Nova Saben Tilly Clutch (RRP $250) from Issimo ...
Cityscape Fashion & Beauty
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Hot looks to keep cool this summer.     Style Stalker Esquire Slip (RRP $220) from Raw Nova Five Each Scoop Dress polka dot (RRP $69.99) from Stencil Trelise Cooper Flora Ashley Dress (RRP $629) Helen Cherry Lia Pantsuit (RRP $539) from Workshop Mooi Lee clutch (RRP $219) from Issimo NOM*d Apron Dress (RRP $335) from Plume  Martini Diamond Studs (RRP from $490) from Polished Diamonds Karen Walker Helter Skelter Superstars Sunglasses (RRP $329) from Raw Nova GX Gwen Stefani pumps (RRP $199.90) from Issimo Sterling Silver Oxidised earrings (RRP $599) from Filigree Fine Jewels ...
Cityscape Home & Garden
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Cityscape hits up the experts to find out what’s hot and happening in homes this season. INTERIORS With Frobisher Interiors' Georgia Langridge. Right now we are taking our search for inspiration international, and are loving two trends in particular that combine timeless luxury with unexpected contemporary features. The new elegance An Art Deco-derived trend that incorporates lavish fabrics such as soft silks and plush velvets teamed with brass and gold. Subtle tonal variances of greens or blues will allow the metals to be your accents that pop. Further adding to this is the use of statement pieces such as Art Deco-inspired starburst chandeliers to provide a central focal point and create an ambience within the space. This is a formula that heightens the drama in an interior, achieving a fine balance of a relaxed elegance. Bringing the outdoors in Designers are typically inspired by the natural world that surrounds them, and this season...
Cityscape Beauty Cabinet
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With Kristen Stewart of Kristen Stewart School of Make-up. This Spring look out for glossy lips, perfect shiny or bronzed skin, the ‘no make-up’ look, either soft pastels or some seriously smoky eyes, striking red lips or the brilliance of some other off-the-hook colour, and to finish it off, fine liner. For the perfect skin, with a very light looking see-through base, I recommend M.A.C Face and Body Foundation. This is a light foundation that has a buildable coverage and a flawless, natural satin-shine finish. We are falling back in love with eye products! So when prepping your face with amazing moisturisers and primers, do not forget to do this to your eyes, as this will help keep your eye make-up looking fresh and vibrant all day long. My absolute favourite mascara M.A.C Haute & Naughty Lash is a two-in-one mascara that lets you have either a very natural-looking lash or...
Cityscape The Drinks List
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Kicking stuffy gin stereotypes to the curb, Rogue Society Gin’s gritty sophistication rekindles the excitement and glamour of the roaring 20s for this in-vogue former prohibition staple. Fusing the goodness of 12 botanicals, this artisan small batch tipple is no nanna’s drink (though we dare say she’d love it!). Distilled in Christchurch (in a hand-beaten, 19th Century John Dore copper pot still no less!), glacial waters from the Southern Alps contribute to this super smooth drop in which juniper and citrus flavours kick-start a party in your mouth. Slap tradition upside the head with a Rogue & Tonic, switching things up with a wedge of blood orange. Get a fix at: Bloody Mary’s, Baretta, Civil & Naval, The Dirty Land, Fiddlesticks, JDV, King of Snake, Mexicano’s,The Monday Room, No.4 Bar & Restaurant, Riccarton House Bistro, Tequila Mockingbird, Town Tonic and Volstead Trading Company.www.roguesocietygin.com...
Cityscape Home & Garden
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With Christchurch in full rebuild mode, Cityscape caught up with CoLab Architecture’s Blair Paterson and Tobin Smith for the lowdown on the finer points of creating timeless architecture. It’s fair to say that the dust has now settled in Christchurch and the city rebuild is well and truly underway. As the city transitions from demolition to reconstruction, the urgency to get projects moving forward presents a new challenge for architects and designers. People are understandably eager to get back into their homes and start using the city again; however, this eagerness can bring about shotgun decisions that often result in less than appealing architecture. Christchurch has always been celebrated for its strong architectural language, from the historic Gothic structures of Benjamin Mountfort to the slick modernist forms of Sir Miles Warren. All of this history has shaped what is known as ‘the Christchurch style’, and although a lot of these examples have been lost, certain principles can be adopted to create a...
Cityscape Lifestyle
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Going from taboo to trendy, tattoos now span generations, genders and social identities – Cityscape finds out what gives, along with the where and why of getting inked in Christchurch. Once the domain of sailors (we’re looking at you Popeye!), jailbirds, gangs and representing a misspent youth, tattoos are no longer relegated to the realm of counter culture. Personalised etchings and tribal markings are everywhere we look. They adorn our sporting heroes (Sonny Bill Williams, David Beckham), Hollywood idols (Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp), supermodels (Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss), musicians (Rihanna, Adam Levine) – even our police are now acceptably inked. “Tattooing has been around as long as skin, but celebrities did a lot to make it ‘normal’ and ‘okay’,” says The Ink Spot’s Steve Malley. “Because they’re in front of the cameras on TV and in the magazines, their ink spends a lot of time in front of your eyes, making...
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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances kitchen designer Emily Erickson shares why black is so hot right now. After a decade of white dominating the world of kitchen design, another timeless colour is making a comeback – black. Renowned for being sophisticated and sexy, black has emerged as a hot kitchen trend stronger than ever this season.From statement pieces to subtle hints, you are able to create that timeless combination with an über chic look. While I understand the reason for black kitchens being avoided in the past  – being notoriously known to mark and show smudges – the kitchen market has finally pushed aside all the myths regarding this finish. Gone are the days of impossible-to-clean black cabinets! Although the combination of black and white continues to be strong together – for example, as a mix between the lower cabinets and upper cabinets – there are also other ways to bring black...
Cityscape Wellbeing & Fitness
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While the jury is still out on the long-term benefits of slipping off the trainers and jogging down to Starbucks sans footwear (just as early man must surely have done), barefoot running has plenty of advocates, and Ethiopian Abebe Bikila certainly didn’t need shoes to win the Olympic marathon gold in 1960. The main idea behind this athletic trend is to reduce repetitive stress injuries in your joints that can stem from landing with “heavy heels”, instead concentrating on landing each stride towards the middle or front part of the foot. If you want to give it a go now that the weather’s warm enough that you don't have to worry about frozen pinkies, here are a few tips: Reset your odometer – you might be used to daily 5km runs at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can suddenly take on a 5km run without shoes tomorrow. Start things...