Retail therapy: This week's fashion and shopping news

By Fiona Ralph

Kitte Accoutrement necklace. Photo / Supplied.
Kitte Accoutrement necklace. Photo / Supplied.

In store

We love this Kitte Accoutrement crystal necklace. The Melbourne-based jewellery label is now available at Storm boutiques and at

The latest ...

You can't swing your handbag without hitting a pop up these days - Flutter Design opened their two-week-only offering on Monday. Stocking cute and colourful outdoor furniture including New Zealand-made Flutter chairs and cushions and new Fermob furnishings from France, the shop is open 10am-2pm until Sunday, November 17 at 31 Falcon St, Parnell.

NZ based model Ashleigh Good on the cover of Italian Vogue. Photo / Steven Meisel.
NZ based model Ashleigh Good on the cover of Italian Vogue. Photo / Steven Meisel.

Girl on fire

Ashleigh Good, the New Zealand-based model making waves overseas, can add another career highlight to her CV: an Italian Vogue cover, photographed by Steven Meisel. She features in the November issue, following an impressive run of jobs, including three Chanel campaigns.

Light my fire

Jo Malone fans who eagerly await the limited edition Christmas home fragrances each year have a new one to collect. It's called Blue Spruce and is available in a giant home candle, joining Pine & Eucalyptus candles and room diffusers as a seasonal special release. The popular crackers and hanging boxes of mini-sized products are also just in at the Britomart store.

Kids Soludos from Nature Baby. Photo / Supplied.
Kids Soludos from Nature Baby. Photo / Supplied.


The cutest summer shoes are Soludos for Kids, now available at Nature Baby. The espadrilles come in seven colours and patterns, including our favourite, a popsicle print, and are available in sizing for toddlers to 5-year-olds. During November, each Soludos purchase will come with a free Nice Block, the locally made artisanal iceblock company. The shoes range from $34.95 to $49.95.

Bag it

The Ruby for QVS bag is the ideal weekend tote - get it as a gift with any purchase of $25 or more of QVS or Via beauty accessories, available from selected department stores and pharmacies from this weekend or

This weekend

For Friday night inspiration, head to 2013's last Late at the Museum evening to listen to Viva online columnist Noelle McCarthy and others ruminate on the power of beauty in the 21st century. Food from Dawson's and music from Vanilau.Maxwell.Baker add to the occasion. Tickets $20 or $10 for members from


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