Simply You Spring 2018

Simply You is a go-to shopping guide featuring stunning interiors, fashion, style and beauty showcased in a premium format. Shop and style everything you desire from the new collections in one experience with Simply You.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
Back issues only
44,29 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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5 min
celebrating 20 years

Simply You has notched up 20 years since the first issue hit news-stands around New Zealand, and that’s a milestone to be celebrated. For two decades the magazine has showcased exceptional fashion and extraordinary homes, anticipating design trends that have shaped our style. It is fair to say Simply You has been one of New Zealand’s most influential barometers in the world of fashion, interiors and design. I’d like to acknowledge Paula Ryan, the visionary who created and steered Simply You from day one. Without her passion and guidance, neither Simply You nor Fashion Quarterly would exist. We’re honoured to have Paula grace the cover of this anniversary issue (and I was more than happy to play the piano for her!). Our 10-page profile (starting on page 28), will give you…

9 min
style shapers

DEBORAH PEAD PEAD PR My first memory of Simply You is the launch by one of New Zealand’s style icons, Paula Ryan. Seeing her signature panache through the glossy fashion and lifestyle magazine made a significant impact and it soon became a firm favourite. The inaugural edition set an elegant standard that has endured the test of time. I love every edition and especially pore over the home decor. I will always thank Simply You for introducing me to Paula’s merino black turtleneck jersey. I buy one every winter and have gifted about 20 of them over the years. I love the contemporary chicness of Simply You. There’s something for all style seekers – whether it’s the young, the mature or the young at heart. Simply You is a favourite in our signature…

10 min
the woman who started it all

PAULA Ryan is a presence. A coupe of Champagne in one hand, strings of red balloons in the other, she perches atop a grand piano. There’s electricity in the air – and it’s not just the quick-fire camera flashes in the studio. “We’ve got it,” says the photographer as soon as he starts to capture our cover image. “We haven’t even started,” shoots back Paula. The media mogul (70) has spent plenty of time on photographers’ sets – both in front of and behind the camera. Her infectious enthusiasm has seen her build many successful and stylish businesses, including Simply You magazine and her fashion brand Paula Ryan, and she’s still brimming with ideas. “I won’t retire. I’d rather fall over on the job,” she quips. While Paula looks at home on…

3 min
paula’s 20 style rules

1 The older you get, the less foundation you should wear – unless you’re being photographed. 2 Don’t be obsessed with the way you look. If you’re too pulled back and immaculate, you’ll seem like a Barbie doll that’s just been dressed by its owner. 3 If you’ve got arms that are saggy, only go sleeveless in the tropics. 4 Your cheekbones and shoulders never age because they’re just bones. Keep your hair off your cheekbones and accentuate them with a little bit of makeup and highlights. And show a cold shoulder in a dress, because it’s youthful. I do it all the time. 5 Your fingers and toes must be tidy at all times – no excuses. If you haven’t had time to get your nails done, wear gloves. 6 Never do heavy eyes…

1 min
interiors news

Pillow talk The perfect complement to your skin and hair regimen, the Penney + Bennett Beauty Pillow pillowcase, $99, is made from pure silk to help keep skin and hair soft and smooth while you sleep. penneyandbennett.co.nz Case closed This beautiful Fornasetti curved Malachite cabinet is on its way to Design 55. The extraordinary, Italian-made piece has been printed and lacquered by hand. Enquire at design55.co.nz. Foldaway fabulous We’re sure it won’t be a struggle to find the perfect spot to stand this Italian-made Gucci folding table, $2085, featuring an artful sea-life design – a common motif in Alessandro Michele’s RTW collections. gucci.com/nz A modernist state of mind Inspired by Danish furniture designer Nanna Ditzel’s Basket chair, Kettal’s Vimini collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola, is made from outdoor wicker with a rougher wooden frame. With a hint…

2 min
true to form

Luca Nichetto conceived the idea for his Lato table (below, left) from the image of an upside-down lollipop. Having a penchant for the craftsmanship of his birthplace in Murano, Luca realised the idea in marble and steel. The Elementz sofa (below) is an excellent addition to the new Wendelbo sofa collection. This incredibly comfortable sofa comes in many different arrangements, making it perfect for any living space. Make your living area look bold yet feel comfortable while bringing a touch of class and elegance. Lato table, $1279, by &Tradition. Elementz sofa, $987, by Wendelbo. All products below available from dawsonandco.nz. MAKE YOUR MARK Inspired by his time at Harvard University, the special-edition John F. Kennedy range of Montblanc writing instruments in burgundy commemorates one of the most iconic figures in modern politics.…