Five minutes with Liu Wen

Our favourite Estée Lauder ambassador, top model Liu Wen shares what she loves most about the holiday season.

How will you be spending the holidays this year? What are you most looking forward to?

I’ll be traveling many miles back home [to Hunan province in China] to visit my grandparents and parents. I’m very much looking forward to just spending time with family!

What do the holidays mean to you?

It’s a time to reunite with loved ones and reconnect with friends—preferably all at once!

What are your favourite holiday memories?

Being with my family. We always gather together around a table to make dumplings from scratch, chat about everything under the sun—and of course, eat a satisfying meal!

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

The most memorable is also the most meaningful: my parents gave me an English dictionary before I left China for the first time.

What is #1 on your wish list this year?

To not age another year! Just kidding. I just want to maintain my health!

Do you change up your beauty routine to account for all the extra holiday merriment?

Paying attention to your diet and nutrition is important. Getting proper amounts of beauty sleep and applying masks more consistently are also musts.

What do you always make sure to have with you for every party?

My cell phone, so I can take plenty of photos for memories!

Favorite holiday song:

I don’t think I have a favorite—I just love listening to familiar tunes over and over.

Favorite holiday scent:

The faint smell of a calm, peaceful atmosphere.


R.M.Williams opens pop-up store in Ponsonby Central

Following on from the success of R.M.Williams flagship store in downtown Auckland, the iconic Australian leather footwear has opened its first ever New Zealand pop-up store.  The pop-up space, which is located at Ponsonby Central, will stock the brand’s much-love one-piece-of-leather boots, elastic-sided boots, a range of small leather goods and a selection of apparel from the new AW17.

The R.M.Williams pop-up store is open now until 29 January at Ponsonby Central, Shop 4D, 136 Ponsonby Road.