Simply You Summer 2015

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1 min
contributors & online

Stefan Knight MAKE-UP & HAIR ARTIST How did you contribute to this issue? I did make-up and hair for the textile challenge fashion photoshoot. What is your favourite piece at home? My boyfriend Jamie and I are both collectors. This makes our decor very eclectic and very maximalist. We both love buying art and furniture. Jamie’s particular collection is 1950s glassware, while mine is figurines – I had more than 300 at the last count. Vanya Insull DESIGNER How did you contribute to this issue? I helped with the design and layout of the magazine. How does your work affect your personal style? I love working in the magazine industry. The people working on magazines and the content inspire me to get out of my ‘mum’ clothes and put on a bit of make-up. Rebekah Robinson PHOTOGRAPHER How did you contribute to this issue? I…

2 min
editor’s letter

Life’s been something of a whirlwind: touching down in New Zealand after 14 years working overseas and putting this issue (my first as Simply You Living editor) together in less than three weeks. But it’s great to be back home and even better to be the caretaker of such a strong, well-loved brand. In the time I have been away Simply You has not just grown in stature, the inaugural issue of Body & Beauty magazine is now on sale and new websites www.fq.nz and www.homestolove.co.nz launched. Look out for our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram where we’ll be bringing you even more from your favourite magazine. In this issue of Simply You Living we focus on the relationship between fashion and interiors because the two have become inextricably linked. Just as…

3 min
shopping update

ART AND FASHION COLLIDE Fashion is an art in its own right, but when a designer as iconic as Australian Lisa Gorman and an artist as unrestrained as Camille Walala join forces, the result is bound to be a masterpiece. UK-based Walala is known for her energetic tribal pop art style and the eccentricity of her digital prints translates flawlessly into the quirky Gorman brand. The collaboration, which includes clothing, accessories and homeware, is available from Gorman stores and online now. Gorman, Shop 5, 25 Nuffield Street, Newmarket, Auckland. Metal works Fans of the modern industrial look can expand their collection with the latest pieces from District Eight Design at Republic. The hand-soldered joins on its counter stool and the blackened steel shelving unit showcase the craftsmanship of the industrial furnishing brand. www.republichome.com LA BELLA…

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q & a

SALLY MOTIONInterior designer Where is your interior design business based? Motion Interiors is based in Hawke’s Bay but I have residential clients all over the North Island. You recently returned from the Milan design shows, what was the highlight? I spent several days at the Salone del Mobile, a fair showcasing the best of design to the world, and I also attended Euroluce, a biennial international lighting exhibition. Moooi’s showroom was a definite highlight, as was the invite to attend the Minotti family’s private party at their showroom near Milan. What trends are coming out of Milan this season? There is a definite move towards absolute luxury in furniture and lighting detail. The use of beautiful metals – whether copper, brass, bronze or gold – was everywhere; in furniture, lighting and accessories. There were round or…

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q & a

DAVID PEEZOwner, Republic Home What interior trends are in vogue this season? We’re seeing lots of metallics – copper, brass and nickel – are still trending, and palm-print cushions and wall-hung planters will complete the nature vibe in your home this summer. Mid-to-dark shades of timber furniture work best in this ensemble, such as the Vega sideboard and console. Another trend is to create clusters of cushions in delicate pale hues of pink, coral, blue and green. Complement this dusty palette with accessories like candles, bowls and vases in pastel colours, and light timber and white wooden furniture, such as the Rebel pieces in the United Strangers collection. We recommend using warm whites blended with inky blues. Introduce these hues into your home using statement accessories, such as lamps, ceramics, platters and…

5 min
an enchanted world

Step into the lounge of fashion designer Yvonne Bennetti’s Auckland home and you’ll notice you’re not alone. A wooden sculpture of an elephant hangs above an 18th-century sofa. A stuffed springbok stands on top of a cabinet, while a pheasant and other birds are scattered throughout the room. Originating from 1950s South Africa, the springbok once belonged to a doctor who emigrated to Egypt. “All of his taxidermy was confiscated as he didn’t have the right paperwork,” Bennetti says. “He had everything, including a marlin and a giraffe.” The vintage specimens add a quirky touch to the home’s graceful blend of French and Chinoiserie styles – an edgy but feminine aesthetic that is also visible in Bennetti’s clothing designs. “There’s definitely a crossover between my clothes and my interior style,” she…