Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly LIFE 2016

Fashion Quarterly is the first port of call for readers who, like the FQ team, live and breathe fashion and beauty. Each issue is crammed with stunning photography that is inspirational and aspirational. Informed and insightful fashion journalism helps readers understand trends and how to make the most of them.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
guest editor’s letter

Our coverline reads: Interiors, Wellbeing, Fashion, Food & Wine, Beauty, Travel – all the ingredients (plus family and friends of course) for a stylish life. These are the pillars on which we’ve based this, the second issue of Fashion Quarterly Life. As editor of Simply You and Simply You Living, I’ve loved working with the FQ Life team as guest editor of this special issue. Together we’ve discovered the inspiring Kiwis who are rocking these worlds. There are the three fashion buyers (page 34) whose sartorial choices shape our wardrobes season after season, and couples who not only play, live and eat together but also work together, to the success of their respective businesses (page 66). There’s also Auckland husband-and-wife duo Nic and Kelly Watt, who have launched wellness centre True…

1 min.
the glass room

1 min.
snap happy

8 min.
buy, buy, baby

“So many retail encounters feel like just a transaction... I love building relationships with my clients, it means everything to me” When fashion-obsessed Olivia Vincent found out that the mother of the guy she was dating was the co-owner of her favourite Auckland shopping destination, Muse, she felt like she’d hit the boyfriend jackpot. When she learned four years into the relationship that the luxury fashion boutique was up for sale, she immediately told her boyfriend’s mother, Madeline Healy, and Madeline’s close friend and business partner, Jo Gould, that she wanted to take the reins. “I’d always dreamed of owning my own store and everything about Muse was glamorous to me,” says Olivia, who at the time was working for fashion PR firm, Showroom 22, in Auckland. At the age of…

6 min.
bright ideas

“’ve never felt this way before about a house,” says Jacquie Hudson of the home in Herne Bay, Auckland, that she shares with her husband, a lawyer, and their two-and-a-half year old son, Archie. “I walked in and immediately felt like I could see Archie growing up here. It’s the only emotional buy we’ve ever made.” Jacquie is no stranger to renovations. This is the tenth house she and her husband have done up. But they have no plans to flip this gem. The front of the house is a circa-1900 villa that they’ve beautifully restored. It contains the master bedroom, a guest bedroom and Archie’s room. Then, from the top of the stairs, it seamlessly morphs into a concrete slab with a distinct 1960s vibe in the open-plan lounge, dining…

5 min.
own terms

@la.tribe @havaianas_nz @solomonsephora latribe.co.nz havaianasstore.co.nz When Emma Bidois and Dane Winter were in their early twenties they bought a house in Mount Maunganui. It made sense at the time – they had grown up there and were both working in fashion in the Bay of Plenty, Emma as the national sales manager for Moochi, and Dane as a sales agent for Havaianas. Then Moochi HQ relocated to Auckland, and with Dane’s business becoming increasingly Auckland-based, the couple decided there was only one thing for it. In 2008, they upped sticks and moved north. The plan was to sell their house in The Mount and put the money towards a property in Auckland, but when Dane was offered the distribution rights to Havaianas, he says their financial priorities changed. “We thought ‘shit, there goes our opportunity to…