Karen Walker turns over a new leaf / Karl’s last words / Fresh Japanese streetwear / Pretty in Pink / A clutch to covet

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We could just curl up and die over Karen’s new jewellery collection

 Timed to coincide with acorn season, Karen Walker‘s new Forest jewellery collection has just dropped in-store. Karen’s acorn necklace has been one of her best-loved pieces for years, and the new collection expands on that heritage, with curled-leaf earrings, cuffs and rings, delicate pendant drops, acorn rings and necklaces, and leaf-wreaths for the ears. The new gold plating option makes this collection more accessible for those who like a warm tone.

FINAL WORD

Dress up your commute this week with this new Chanel podcast series

Last December, the late Karl Lagerfeld recorded a podcast called Métier Class by CHANEL with Monocle magazine founder Tyler Brûlé. The just-released dialogue gives a last glimpse into Lagerfeld’s creative and erudite mind, and his inspirations. Listen to it here, as well as interviews with Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Fashion, Amanda Harlech (Karl Lagerfeld’s “outside pair of eyes”) and Pharrell Williams, Chanel Ambassador.

CHERRY ON TOP

The sweet scent and soft shades of sakura blossom inspired this new M.A.C cosmetic collection

It may be autumn in Auckland, but it’s forever springtime in our makeup bags, especially with the arrival of the new M.A.C Boom Boom Bloom collection. With a petal-powered palette, the collection includes cherry blossom-scented Prep & Prime Fix+, High Light powder, lipglasses, lipsticks and nine eye shades that are pretty but never prissy. Available in-store at Britomart now.

SPOT TREATMENT

Look like a creative genius without ditching your corporate job

Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood draws inspiration from motorcycle gear, Japanese workwear and military uniforms. We like this sturdy cotton WL Patchwork jacket ($599) that comes pre-distressed with paint spatters that suggests you might have just stepped out for a break from your job at a custom motorcycle workshop. Available at Fabric now.

SURE BET

Everything you need fits into a bag that’s everything you want

Trés chic and trés petite, the Deadly Ponies Mr Mini Verne ($599) is the bag you need if you like to travel light.  (Plus, don’t you think this season’s sage hue is trés belle?) With room for all essentials, and a choice of handle or cross-carry strap, it can take you from a run for the bus to a night on the town. Available in four shades of bovine leather from Deadly Ponies’ Britomart store.