Autumn Winter 2016 Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Karen

This season we are celebrating the luxury of silk velvet.  If you want to be RIGHT ON TREND this winter, VELVET IS THE LOOK.  We have shirts, tunics, coats and dresses.

Do have a look at the website for ideas and create your own look.  We also have a fabulous selection of lace and merino.

Lots of love Karen xx

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Winter sale starts 27 December Posted on 26 Dec 2015 by Karen

How time flies by!  Our 50% winter sale starts 27 December.

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Welcome to Autumn Winter 2015 Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Karen

Fabulous to see some of the more earthy tones returning and making a great autumnal feel.

The wonderful SKATER dress with the most beautiful print – streamlined and slinky, it will help to camouflage the fact that winter is coming.

Cheer yourself up with this leopard print (which isn’t really a leopard print) in the most fabulous grey marls, ochres and twilights.  This print has its own sophisticated edge and is available also in the much loved Empire Style.

The felted Merino Panel dress is this season’s must have.  It is being featured in Tatler and Vogue in October so be quick if you want this one.

We have a number of new styles arriving shortly.  Look out for our long silk shirt, made in the UK – it covers everything you want to keep secret and strikes a determined core of elegance at the same time. Watch your emails – we will send you a shot in the next couple of weeks.

We have a fabulous khaki/taupe/olive coloured merino dress arriving shortly. We are calling it CAPER!  A dress for everyone. It will give you a great shape without grabbing at you around the middle.  (Also Made in the UK)

Lots of love and keep warm in your NZ Merino!

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Welcome to our Spring-Summer 15 Collection Posted on 12 Mar 2015 by Karen

This season, we have some fabulous new dresses which promise to deliver on every level.

The pick of the season for me is the Meryl Stripe Dress  - fabulously textured fabric on this wide striped dress. A seriously smart structured piece, one for the sophisticates who go for understated elegance!

We are loving the Sophie Spot Tea Dress. The most versatile dress of the season.  With a hat and heels, this dress will take you from the Races to Weddings to Henley to Summer Drinks and everywhere in between. Completely timeless, this is one to treasure.

Everybody’s must have is the Lulu Dress. This is for the ‘on the go’ girls. Beach, BBQ or out and about.  Easy French Navy stripes with a sexy split to one side. It looks great on larger sizes too – don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

And do try some of the hot linens and sumptuous Italian silk prints, not forgetting our Suppotto Dress with its unashamed BIG WHTE Spot, quite retro we think.

As always, we hope you love it all.

Love Karen xxx

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Welcome to our Autumn/Winter 14 collection Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Karen

We are delighted to be bringing you some of the most beautiful fibres and fabrics this season.

Most exciting is the introduction of the highest grade Mongolian cashmere.  Having met the wonderful Nomin, we knew we had found someone who understood our commitment to maintaining unparalleled quality.  Please note we are able to bring these pieces to you at this price as they are only available to you online and via our catalogue.

We are also really proud to be introducing the double-sided merino jersey. It is substantial but light and fabulously warm.  It won’t shrink, pill or irritate the skin – a garment for life.

We have consciously avoided too much black this season.  Give your skin a break and try some of our quieter greys and blues, they provide a softness that can lift skin tones.

Please be aware some of the very cool tunics and dresses may not look as short on you as you might think – our fabulous model Jen is 5′ 11″ (180 cms) so do check garment lengths.

And finally!  Don’t miss the New Zealand wool crepe and sumptuous lace in the sharpest navy – perfect for when you need to smarten things up!

Hope you love it all.





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Our Spring Summer 14 is here Posted on 30 Mar 2014 by Karen

WELCOME to so many of you who are new to the catalogue and our website.

And a huge thank you to our fabulously loyal devotees who have helped to spread the word.

The sumptuous silks have been selling really well in-store.  Fabulous tops, tunics and dresses offered in the hottest Flame and Cobalt colours  are also  pared down in Dove and Titian for the more understated.

The Pleat Front Top and the Titian dress are cut to flatter – who needs to diet with that deadly duo.

The Irresistable Spot cardi is looking so fresh with white capris they are the summer essential.

Navy and white Turlington Rose print dress is so Perfect  for a wedding, graduation or christening then give them a treat in the office after its had its debut.

Be the envy of them all  and Treat yourself to the Jade Guipure Lace Dress  - my pick of the season.  That one covers the lot!

So many really wearable pretty things – stick with us girls and well keep you looking as fabulous as you can be.

Hope you love it all.

Karen xxx

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Lace Dresses! Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Karen

We can’t believe how many phone calls and emails we’ve had about the lace dresses! The perfect solution to your Christmas party dress dilemma, there are two gorgeous styles to choose from; The Round Neck Dress is a soft scoop neck with frill edge and ¾ length sleeves and the Side Ruched Dress is a stunning high neck with ruching across the tummy and full length sleeves. Each comes with a matching slip dress and the fibre blend is a winning formula, fitted without being clingy, it has just the right amount of stretch so the lace is figure skimming and very flattering.  The soft grey is beautiful but my personal favourite is the Tui blue colour which is inspired by a New Zealand bird- the Tui or Parson bird- which has wonderful blue and chocolate brown plumage.

Another plus with these dresses is they travel well- roll them up in a suitcase or holdall and they can be put straight on at the other end without steaming or ironing. Ideal for going away, less time getting ready means more time for the important things like catching up and a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc…!

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