We love the new collection of mystical, statement rings from Matina Amanita, which has recently arrived at Ruby Boutiques. "Crescent Star" ring, $259, and "Lovel" gold plated silver ring with green and blue stones, $289, both from Ruby Boutique. Ph (09) 522 6658.
Man and boy
Shirtmakers Nicholas Jermyn have upped the adorable factor by launching a father and son polo shirt range, for those who like to be matching. The grown-up polos are $69, while the little ones are $34. Buy online or ph (09) 529 4454.
Glassons has gone troppo for summer, with the arrival of tropical printed pieces in store, including black and white floral printed pants and this beach-ready floral bandeau maxi dress. It's $59.99. Ph (09) 520 8520.
Pop-up store The Last Place has opened in Takapuna. The team behind The Last Place is now also working with Wellington boutique Good as Gold, to offer a wide range of brands through the store. Including new season's stock, the space will also sell one-off samples and end of lines for wholesale prices from brands including WeSC, Gram, Cameo, Finders Keepers, shoe brand Keep and local footwear label Chaos & Harmony. Open every day until Christmas, the store can be found at 11 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna.
Runway Shoes and Accessories has welcomed the arrival of the McQ range of footwear, the diffusion line from Alexander McQueen. The exclusive New Zealand debut of the range features a tight selection of heels and boots with typical McQueen details like buckles and studs. Ph (09) 522 0808.
Gok goes retro
British TV presenter Gok Wan has launched a collection of spectacles with Specsavers, called GW by Gok Wan. Inspired by "four of the most fashion-fabulous decades from the 40s through to the 70s", the 25-piece collection features statement frames including cat's eyes, aviators and oversized acetate glasses. The range is available now from Specsavers stores nationwide.
Fashion on show
If you're steering well clear of The Cloud, this may entice you: on October 19 and 20 there will be a showcase of New Zealand fashion from more than 50 top designers. Designers involved include Crane Brothers, Hailwood, Helen Cherry, Huffer, Kathryn Wilson, Lonely Hearts, Ruby, Salasai, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Trelise Cooper, World, Zambesi and more. Six free shows open to the public will be held as part of the REAL NZ Festival, with shows throughout the day at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.
Mark this in your diary: The 2011 Auckland Retro Fair will be held on Sunday November 13 at Alexandra Park in Epsom. Featuring an array of retro goodness, including furniture, clothes, vinyl, textiles, china and Kiwiana, this will be one not to miss.