Gucci Makeup is Coming to Auckland

If you’re like us, you’re counting down the days until Auckland’s very first David Jones opens its doors in Newmarket.  Now there’s even more reason to be excited about the opening as it has been revealed that the new David Jones will see Gucci Makeup introduced to New Zealand.

While Gucci Makeup was officially launched back in 2014, the fashion house’s beauty offshoot quietly petered out by 2016. But earlier in the year, the house announced that Gucci Makeup would make a bold return thanks to the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele. 

At the centre of the announcement was, in true Michele and Gucci style, a much-talked-about campaign that challenged the perceptions of beauty. “The idea of the campaign is to create a representation that is close to reality with a humanized point of view, however seemingly strange. But the strangeness is human so it’s beautiful,” explains Michele. “The shots by Martin Parr are like bullets; they are direct, dry, and then they are inclusive because these women are wearing makeup in a very liberating way,” he adds. His message is authentic beauty lies in imperfection – no over the top Photoshop here. 

Gucci Makeup

And while a lipstick-only launch might seem like a rather reserved move, Gucci Makeup is giving users not one but three different lipstick formulations. The Rouge à Lèvres Satin – a beautiful satin-finish lip colour – the sheer Rouge à Lèvres Voile and Baume à Lèvres, which gives lips just the slightest hint of colour. Besides, you can guarantee that Michele and his team will have more Gucci Makeup launches up their sleeves. 

Gucci’s three new lipstick collections are available from David Jones Newmarket from 1 November, 2019.

Coach Floral Blush is The Perfect Fragrance for Spring

With its blooming beautiful floral notes, Coach Floral Blush is the fragrance you need this season.

Let’s face it – nothing says spring quite like a blossoming bouquet of intoxicating flowers does. And thanks to Coach, you can now wear your love of spring blooms on your sleeve – or your wrist to be more precise, with an intoxicating spritz of new Coach Floral Blush. 

Inspired by Coach’s signature tea rose and the unbridled passionate spirit of the Coach girl, Coach Floral Blush is the latest addition to the Coach fragrance family. “My vision was to create something fun and fresh that celebrates Americana, adventure and the carefree energy of summer,” explains Coach creative director, Stuart Vevers.

Coach Floral Blush

Model and Coach It girl, Lexi Boling, brings the Coach Floral Blush campaign to life.












To bring his fun and fresh vision to life, Vevers turned to the talents of perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou – the nose behind the much-loved Coach Eau de Parfum. Karagueuzoglou’s explains that her creative process is akin to a collision of things that move and inspire her with her main objective being to create fragrances that arouse emotion.

It was a symphony of fresh fruity notes and delicate florals that Karagueuzoglou employed to create the truly unforgettable Coach Floral Blush fragrance. A luminous hint of goji berries and grapefruit open the fragrance before the heart reveals a mesmerising bouquet of blooming peonies that is peppered with a splash of fresh peach. The delicate dry down revolves around white woods and sensual musks. 

And if the scent itself isn’t enough to entice you to try it – the beautiful bottle the juice is housed in is pretty special too.  Featuring a cute tea rose charm, the blush-hued bottled is a celebration of the wildflower that inspired the scent and a tribute to iconic Coach codes.

Coach Floral Blush is available (eau de parfum 90ml, $171) from select department stores.