Miss Crabb to Close its Doors for the Final Time in March

Homegrown fashion icon, Kristine Crabb, has announced that she will be closing the doors to her fashion label Miss Crabb for the final time. 

“This has been a huge decision for me, but since deciding to finish I feel calmly confident, even happy,” Crabb says. “Already I have more energy for life and I look forward to channelling my creativity into something new. Nonetheless, I have loved everything about this business.”

For almost 15 years elegant silks and distinct Miss Crabb pieces have been worn by women all over New Zealand, and the world including prime minister Jacinda Ardern, Lorde and Bic Runga.

“It’s been the most amazing journey that began with Rip Shit and Bust in 2001 on K Road and grew into Miss Crabb on Ponsonby Road in 2004 – it’s much more than a fashion label, it’s an art project, a state of mind and a ‘culty’ family; I have had three children along the way which has added another dimension to things. Now it’s time for the project to take on a new direction – just what that is, I am not sure,” Crabb says.

Today the final Miss Crabb collection is dropping in-store and online; a select high summer collection aptly named Private Idaho, inspired by daydreaming. The made-to-order service Dreams Top Rock will be taking orders until 1st February 2019 which will be fulfilled by Kristine herself. 

The Miss Crabb flagship store on Ponsonby Road will close its doors on 31st March 2019.

The Miss Crabb Bic Runga Cherry Blossom dress, pictured above and as shot on location in Fiji for the Spring/Summer issue of MiNDFOOD STYLE, is available online here

How to Care for Blonde Hair in Summer

We all want silky, shiny, healthy locks for summer but unfortunately the elements – think surf, sun, and chlorine – can wreak havoc on hair. Blonde tresses are particularly prone to damage once the warmer weather arrives. Add too much sun and neglect your haircare routine and once-healthy blonde locks can become dry, dull, brittle and brassy.  

Fortunately, haircare products that are formulated with blonde tresses in mind can help you maintain gorgeously, radiant hair all summer long. Joico’s innovative Blonde Life range has been created to repair and maintain the health of the blonde hair so you can enjoy the summer elements without sacrificing the health of your hair.

The clever range includes a shampoo, conditioner, mask, Brightening Veil, Brightening Oil and Brilliant Stone Violet Foam Styler. While we obviously recommend packing the entire range when you head away on your summer holidays, here are the three essentials from the collection that we will be using all season long.

  1. A great at-home treatment – Joico Blonde Life Brightening Masque – is the secret to ensuring blonde hair is healthy and radiant right around the clock. The Blonde Life Brightening Masque has been formulated with Joico’s Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex which means it works to reconstruct damaged strands, plus a nourishing blend of Tamanu and Manoi oils deeply hydrate and give locks serious shine. 
  2. As the sun returns to our shores, blondes need to take extra care to keep tresses soft and shiny. Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil  – a must-pack for your summer holiday bag – makes the job easy. In just one application the formulation’s nourishing oils transform dull, damaged tresses into brighter, shinier and stronger blonde hair. 
  3. One of the latest additions to the Blonde Life Range, the Brilliant Tone Violet Foam Styler, changes the game when it comes to styling and caring for blonde hair. The multitasking must-have works magic to tone blonde hair in seconds, banishing any sign of brassiness while giving hair body and smoothing any unruly strands for a smooth, frizz-free finish.