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The 8 Most Covetable Pieces From Net-a-Porter’s New Lifestyle Edit

Over the years we’ve clocked up hundreds of hours and thousands of (if-only imaginary) dollars, filling our virtual Net-a-Porter shopping carts with high-end items from top ateliers and contemporary fashion houses around the globe.

So news that the luxury e-retailer has grown its limited gifting suite into a substantial homewares section — and at a time when we’ve never been more preoccupied with our homes and living spaces — has us preemptively reaching for our wallets.

In addition to expanding its existing selection of niche candles and coffee table books, brand new categories include decorative objects and soft furnishings, such as artful ceramics and designer blankets and throws, many of which are exclusive to Net-a-Porter. Chosen with the notion of “upgrading the everyday” in mind, senior fashion market editor Libby Page says the items featured in this first edit are “just the start” of what will be a new side-focus for the fashion retailer going forward.  

So what to add to the wish-list first? Leave it to STYLE’s editors, who have scrolled through the offering and identified their top picks below.

L’Objet ‘Cubisme Two’ earthenware bookend

Like many people, I’ve been devouring books this year with my bookshelf quickly piling up with new titles. This geometric bookend from L’Object’s ‘Cubisme’ collection is a work of art in itself and would be the perfect funky addition to dress up my bookshelf — Kathryn Chung, staff writer

Completedworks x Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki ‘Yesterday is History’ ceramic vase

I really enjoy the slightly crumpled, deflated nature of Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki’s ceramics, this tan bud vase would be a beautiful dressing or dining table addition with a stem or two from the garden. I know Net-a-Porter takes great care in its packaging so one can only assume more delicate items like this from the lifestyle section would be delivered with care! — Megan Bedford, beauty editor

Lauren Rubinski suede jewellery tray in Turquoise

I kind of like the idea of selecting an outfit for an evening event and laying out the equivalent jewellery on this tray while I shower and do my makeup. It plays into my romantic notion of having a dressing room, when really it’s just my bedroom I’m getting ready in — Megan Bedford, beauty editor 

Smythson ‘Mara’ croc-effect jewellery box

As anyone who’s familiar with my accessories rotation would know, I never met a bit of mock-croc I didn’t like. The understated elegance of this Smythson jewellery box feeds right into that obsession, plus think of all the fun to be had filling those compartments! — Phoebe Watt, managing editor

Erdem ‘Intarsia’ merino wool and cashmere-blend blanket

If there’s one thing that this year of lockdowns and self-imposed periods of hibernation has taught me, it’s that a cosy home environment is worth investing in. Not to jinx anything, but an Erdem blanket would totally take the sting out of another six weeks stuck indoors — Phoebe Watt, managing editor

Buccellati silver ‘Daisy’ bowl

I like the idea of filling my home with understated but similarly striking homewares. This Daisy bowl doesn’t scream ‘look at me’ but at the same time, the shape and form draws the eye to each delicate petal — Lillian McHugh, integration director

Assouline Palm Beach and Ibiza books

I’m a sucker for anything pink so I’ve added these two Assouline books on Palm Beach and Ibiza to my wishlist. They’ll be perfect for the coffee table and for a little escapism, too — Ashley Wallace, staff writer

Kourtney Kardashian Swears By This Kiwi Clean Beauty Brand

The lush, so-natural-they’re-practically-edible lipsticks created by Kiwi Karen Murrell have long been favourites at MiNDFOOD, but now they’ve been given a celebrity endorsement from a high-profile fan of clean beauty.

Kourtney Kardashian has regularly promoted the world’s most popular natural beauty brands via her lifestyle website Poosh, and despite a busy, jet-set existence, viewers of the hugely popular reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians have often heard her speak about her commitment to living an all-natural lifestyle.

So it was an appearance in the stories of her Instagram, with a following of 103 million, that has given the popular NZ lipstick brand a serious boost.

Kardashian shared an image announcing she was ‘ playing with clean beauty’ and tagged three popular shades from Murrell’s brand.

Karen Murrel’s Cordovan Natural is a favourite of Kourtney Kardashian’s

Readers of MiNDFOOD will likely already be familiar with smooth, creamy texture and beautiful colour payoff of Murrell’s lipsticks, particularly given New Zealand readers can get one free with the December issue when they purchase from selected retailers now.

The popular lipsticks are made with minimal ingredients including avocado, evening primrose oils, candelilla, carnauba wax, cinnamon and sweet orange.

“We sent her a number of shades from our collection to trial,” says Murrell, of the delivery earlier in the year. “It was very exciting to see the social media tag alert pop up on our phones from Kourtney, it’s so encouraging to see New Zealand health, wellness and beauty brands gaining traction from such high profile publicity such as this in recent times”.

Kardashian, a mother of three, tagged three shades of Murrell’s lipstick in the image, which appeared to include bold red ‘Rymba Rhythm’, soft pink ‘Blushing Rose’ and nude ‘Cordovan Natural’.

Kardashian tends to favour wearing nude lip shades and Murrell’s team had noted they thought she may have been rocking their best selling ‘Cordovan Natural’ nude lipstick shade on her lips in recent months.

“Cordovan Natural is one of our top selling nudes,” says Murrell.

“It features a base of toasted cinnamon combined with a warm peach highlight and suits all skin tones, it’s a best seller in summer as it pairs beautifully with sunkissed skin”.