New-season standouts: Must-have bags, lipsticks that work like a charm, beach-bag shades, Karen’s new men’s scent and an epic retreat.

RED HAUTE The perfect shade of red lipstick may be your lucky charm for 2019

Step into the Year of the Pig boldly, with M.A.C’s new Lucky Red collection. The fortune-favouring range features five fearless red shades of lippie ($40 each), including the new Lotus Light and Lucky in Love, and a gorgeously packaged blush duo ($60) in a blossom-adorned Art Deco-style case, with matching brush ($80). Available at M.A.C Britomart now.

SHEAR HEAVEN We want to adopt every bag in the new Deadly Ponies collection immediately

Classical style collides with modernity with masterful results in the new Deadly Ponies O-Horizon collection. The brand’s intricate Armadillo braid is back in handles for four bag shapes, while new Sage and Hazel hues line up alongside classic Nightshade and Rhino. A fast sell-out will be the new limited edition Pony Rider jackets in Sage and Natural shearling, while the reversible Pony Rider Smoker jacket steps the collection up to a new level. Available from Friday.

HEAD TO TOE You thought Havianas only did luxury jandals? Guess again.

It’s the brand that changed the game for jandals, flip-flopping the humble rubber thong into previously untread territory, like slimline and bejewelled straps, limited-edition print soles and cartoon collaborations. But Havianas hasn’t stopped there. As well as easy-wearing slides, the brand recently launched another summer accessory for men and women – sunglasses (from $79). In five designs and a range of bright colour combinations, they have durable, flexible rubber arms that make them a beach-bag essential.

HIGH AND MIGHTY Put your fella on a pedestal with Karen Walker’s new men’s scent

Arriving in-store next Wednesday 6 February, just in time to solve your problem of what to get your bae for Valentine’s Day, is Karen Walker‘s new Monumental fragrance for men. Like the Deadly Ponies collection above, it’s both classical and modern – a compelling, sensual scent, with notes of chili-pepper leaf, pink peppercorn and juicy pomegranate adding spice to an intense, smoky base of Bourbon Vetiver and woody amber. The 50ml size is $135 for 50ml, or splash out for the 100ml at $179.

GREAT ESCAPE Ladies: round up your friends for the most rejuvenating getaway weekend you’ll ever have

If you’ve been staring out of your office window, dreaming of an epic escape, we have inspiration. From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March, our sister company The Landing is hosting an incredible luxurious wellness weekend for women. Led by Mindfulness Auckland’s Barbara Draper, the programme includes yoga, meditation, motivational fireside chats, massage, facials, cooking demonstrations, nature hikes, garden-to-table dining and much more. You’ll stay in luxury residences in the breathtaking 1000-acre Northland setting of The Landing. Click here for all the details.