Candid camera

Stolen Girlfriends Club has once again worked with photographer Derek Henderson on their seasonal campaign. For autumn/winter 2012, they have captured model Georgia Fowler in a series of images of her hanging at home, wearing various SGC outfits while doing everyday things like ironing, dusting, baking and, er, playing with knives and pouring cereal over herself (very Lady Gaga in her Marry the Night music video). The collection that she's selling - called Here Lies the Bones - begins to arrive in stores from today.

Riding high

The Department Store is offering cute restored Cruiser bicycles for customers to rent and cycle around Takapuna - the idea being to do a spot of shopping then ride down to the beach for a swim and some gelato, perhaps from the Takapuna Beach Cafe. Called The Department Store Bike Loan, it is a collaboration between T White's Bikes and the Takapuna Beach Business Association. Make like singer Ruby Frost and take one for a spin this weekend: they are available at no charge from the Karen Walker counter at The Department Store, with credit card details and identification.


Here doggy

Inspired by artist Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog, this "doggy bank" will surely inspire you to save some coins. It's new in at Design 55, and is $135. Ph (09) 308 9455.

Stock it to me

Time to update your stockings: luxe DKNY hosiery is now available in New Zealand at Farmers. Various styles from the 1960s and 1970s-inspired winter collection are in store, including one with thigh-high sheer panels to give the illusion of over-the-knee socks, intricate baroque lace, glitter rib tights and a must-have classic rib. Prices start from $19.95.

Let's talk health

The popular Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat seminars are returning to Auckland, with Dr Karen Coates using research to look at nourishment, movement and stress management and their role in optimum health. The Health Essentials presentation will be held at the Langham Hotel on February 22 - tickets are about $45.20 per person and include prizes and light refreshments. Available through, RSVP required by Friday February 17. The Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds St, City, Wednesday, February 22, 6pm-7.45pm.