New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 40, 2021

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read woman’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. The magazine also inspires with relevant and aspirational content covering all things food, style, home and entertaining.

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emmys extravaganza

Television’s big night made its triumphant return last week to celebrate the shows that have worked extra hard to keep us all entertained during these years of Covid. The biggest success story of the night was The Crown, which won every single award in the Drama category, including one for Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs, who couldn’t believe it when her name was announced. “Not a lot of women have won this award, so I feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of some really extraordinary people. I’m very grateful for the path that they led,” Jessica said. She also made special mention of her mother Aileen O’Sullivan, saying, “And I’d particularly like to pay tribute to my mum, who at 77 is still directing.” FOR MORE EMMYS, TURN TO PAGE 78…

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As I write this, I’m sitting at my dining table where I work when we aren’t able to go into the offi ce, wearing a pair of leggings, a jumper and sneakers. It’s fair to say that it’s an outfit that’s become a bit of a uniform in the past month, but after reading our cover star Peta’s story, I think I need to make more of an effort when we are isolating at home. She’s led such a colourful life and at 71 says she still hasn’t peaked. With a new book out, she shares her passion for fashion, telling how she can change outfits up to three times a day to lift her mood. That makes sense – on Monday when our team had our weekly meeting via…

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still chasing her dreams peta’s art of being fabulous

At the age of 71, Peta Mathias still has strangers coming up in the street to tell her she’s beautiful. Clearly she is not beautiful, says Peta, who describes herself as pomegranate-shaped with a long nose and 30,000 freckles. What those people are attracted to is her flamboyant appearance, she explains. Even during lockdowns, living alone in a small inner-city Auckland apartment, Peta chooses something gorgeous to wear each day. “Clothes make me feel happy,” she says. “I love beauty and I love style.” ‘I’d been drifting, living this free life. I had to get my act together’ Her latest book, Shed Couture, tells the story of her life through a passion for fashion. She has always loved dressing up and that hasn’t changed just because she is older now. “Sometimes I’ll change clothes…

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peta’s fashion rules

* Your style comes from knowing yourself. Once you are deeply connected with who you are, you can liberate your personal flavour. * When you’re culling your wardrobe, wear any outfit that you’re doubtful about for one day, then a make a decision about whether to keep it. * If you want to know whether a colour suits you, then close your eyes and hold it up to your face. When you open your eyes, if the first thing you see is the dress, then the dress is wearing you, so pick something else. * A perfect fit is a combination of good cut, good look and good feel. * Don’t buy something unless you’re really in love with it or can’t live without it. * If you wouldn’t put rubbish (fast food) in your…

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adele’s priceless romance

She’s been lying low since finalising her divorce earlier this year, but behind the scenes Rolling in the Deep singer Adele has been looking for her One and Only! The 33-year-old hitmaker confirmed her relationship with sports agent Rich Paul last week, sharing a photograph of the twosome cosying up for the camera at the wedding of US basketball star Anthony Davis. The confirmation comes two months after the pair first set chins wagging when they jetted to Arizona to watch an NBA finals game. A month later, they were spotted together again leaving an upmarket LA restaurant. “Their romance is getting more serious,” reveals an insider. “They spend a lot of time together.” Super-private Adele and Rich, 39, share more in common than their star-studded lifestyles – they both had poor childhoods. Adele…

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cautious alicia’s dating rules

After divorcing her husband Christopher Jarecki three years ago, Alicia Silverstone is looking for love online. “I just think it’s a great way for people to meet,” the Clueless actress, 44, says of her decision to sign up for the dating app Bumble. “I’ll go to an in-person event and no one’s really engaged. They’re sort of in their phones. How are you supposed to meet anyone in the real world?” The mum-of-one says the dating app has given her hope in her quest to find love again, but she draws the line at having a glass of wine with a prospective partner. “I don’t drink on dates… if you don’t like them, suddenly you like them because you’re drinking! New rules: No alcohol until I already know I like you.”…