Inside the issue: STYLE Winter 2021

This season, we’re embracing winter in full force, reporting on new trends in fashion, furniture design, accessories, culture and concierge, where clever Kiwis are doing extraordinary things. 

“There is something quite magical about a beach during winter. That battle-ready feeling as you stride along the sand dodging the waves,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “Hands in pockets, walking fast to keep warm, or perhaps for you it’s a slow walk to get a sense of the environment around you.”

Choose from two stunning covers for this issue. For our fashion cover, we head to Piha with New Zealand model Ngahuia Williams for a moody winter’s day spent in her coastal backyard, and for our home cover, we step inside a stunning Victorian home in Dublin where contemporary and history beautifully blend together.


In design, we go globetrotting, taking you on a tour of a London villa reimagined by top architect Annabel Karim Kassar. We also visit a Paris apartment that’s an art-lover’s dream, get whisked away to a Tuscan farmhouse that’s been turned into a modern masterpiece and talk to the Niger-born architect challenging Eurocentric design in modern architecture.

Relish in luxe winter interior trends this season, with gorgeous bedroom linens, new-season Italian furniture pieces, elegant prints that never go out of style and covetable furniture, fabrics and rugs that bring nature indoors.


In our winter culture edition, we put the spotlight on the pioneering creatives forging their own paths in the arts scene. Choreographer Loughlin Prior talks about his illustrious career with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, artist Reuben Paterson invites us into the studio to hear about his massive crystal waka project, and we showcase the three Kiwi lighting designers exhibiting their illuminating sculptures at Vivid Sydney.

In our Power of the Arts feature, we shine a light on the lesser-known Kiwi women dedicating their time, energy and funds to strengthening the arts.


Glamour is back on the agenda for winter in beauty and we show you how to pair dramatic brows and eyeliner with softer hues and nourishing care for skin and hair. We round up the latest and greatest pampering products, give you the low-down on injectable treatments and look at specialist haircare to give your winter-weary locks a boost.

We also talk to the clever collaborators behind Byredo‘s new makeup collection, sit down with scent-extraordinaire behind Aesop and meet the Kiwi women behind mushroom wellness brand Mother Made.


Everything’s coming up roses in Dior’s botanical-inspired jewellery collection and we head to Queenstown for our gold-rush inspired accessories shoot with Louis Vuitton.

We talk to designer duo Darya Bing and Nikki Walker about their considered edit of diaphanous scarves and hear from London-based designer Ella Drake about her new contemporary jewellery brand, Monarc.


Whether you’re stylishly braving the beach or staying chic indoors, this season is all about self-expression. Cosy up with the best snug knitwear with cover star Ngahuia Williams and team the ethereal with the edgy in our international fashion shoot.

We also explore what’s happening in post-pandemic workwear and Aotearoa’s new-gen designers using wool in the most wonderful ways.


Rounding up the must-try dining destinations, we go off the ‘eaten’ track in Queenstown and Central Otago, try folkloric fare at James Pask’s Cinderella, talk to pop-up guru Carlo Buenaventura about his new permanent restaurant and meet the Wellington whisky-maker with an experimental edge.

For the trans-Tasman travellers, we escape for Perth to uncover the hidden fine dining, nature and culture gems and visit Bondi’s new Mediterranean eatery by the sea.

STYLE Winter 2021 is on sale now – available in stores and online here. 

Tackle pigmentation and reveal fresh and bright skin with new skincare releases

Repair the damage of the summer months and reveal fresh new skin with new skincare treatments that target cell renewal as well as patchy brown areas of pigmentation that can become more pronounced after sun exposure. 

Elizabeth Arden Visible Brightening CicaGlow Concentrate is a bi-phase formula that includes a green top phase infused with natural nourishing oils to comfort skin’s barrier, while the pink bottom phase contains gentle formula to encourage natural exfoliation. Shake to combine the two layers together before applying a few drops to skin for a skin-nourishing dose of Niacinamide,Vitamin C, Angelica Root, Persian Silk Tree and soothing Centella Asiatica.

Claiming to begin to budge dark pigmentation spots in just days, Dermalogica Power Bright Dark Spot Serum also calls on Niacinamide (Vitamin B) as well as Phenolic Lipid to help fade the patchy spots. The daily serum also calls on Shiitake Mushroom – rich in beta glucans –  to brighten skin, while adaptogenic Ashwagandha herb smoothes and delivers antioxidant benefits. 

A powerful overnight, at-home peel with 10% encapsulated glycolic acid which is slowly delivered into the skin overnight, Medik8 Sleep Glycolic is the heavy lifter of the bunch, offering fast resurfacing results with a time-release formula that delivers the active ingredient while you sleep. Designed for occasional use when skin needs a pick-me-up, AHA Glycolic Acid is paired with Glycerin and Korean Clover Extract in order to minimise any potential drying or irritating effect that strong daily-use acids can have. 

Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment with Ferment² + Vitamin C is a daily serum solution that hones in on dark spots and post-acne marks while obvious pores are minimised and texture smoothed away leaving a healthy, hydrated complexion.

Notoriously hard to formulate together, StriVectin’s Super C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum combines two of the most effective skincare ingredients, using two forms of stabilized Vitamin C and Acerola Cherry Extract to restore clarity and brighten dull, tired skin as retinol smooths rough texture and fine lines.