Over the past two years, Vector have held their Women in Leadership programme on March 8th to coincide with International Womens’ Day. The programme was designed in partnership with Massey University Professor Sarah Leberman and Sarah Schulz of Capability Group, who are heavily involved in the University’s Women Leadership programmes. […]
Sept/Oct 2018 Issue
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A lot can happen in a decade. Ten years ago, I was blissfully living my life firmly entrenched in the DINK category (dual incomes, no kids), with not much of a care in the world if I recall. I now have a three-year-old daughter, which brings an altogether different sort of […]
Evoking imagery of a Parisian breakfast, homewares brand Côte Noire have released the scent French Morning Tea to their candle range. Presented in a deep black glass, completed with a branded gold crest, the candle brings top notes of black tea, middle notes of cedar and cut grass and base […]
Combining Roman design with bold ‘80s aesthetic comes Bulgari’s Wild Pop jewellery collection. Mixing bright colours with oversized rare gemstones, the fashion house has made a dramatic statement with this range. Add an eclectic pop of colour to your outfit with one the these retro-inspired pieces.
Playing cards are a standard in most households, however, most aren’t quite as opulent as these beauties from L’Object. Using 24K gold leaf and Limoges porcelain, this is the ultimate statement deck with which to up the ante in your next game of poker.
Making the trip down to Queen Street to get your luxe fix is no longer needed. Glam Italian fashion house Gucci has given New Zealanders access to their online store, meaning you can now get your latest statement handbag or shoes without even leaving the house. What we’re coveting? This […]
Let your jewellery do the talking with Karen Walker’s Love Letter collection. An ode to individuality, the new collection, available as earrings or necklaces, features all 26 letters of the alphabet, each with Walker’s signature arrow detailing in rose gold, yellow gold or sterling silver. Mix and match the pieces […]
An answer to any beauty fanatics prayers, luxe Italian brand Giorgio Armani are bringing their much lauded fragrance and beauty line to New Zealand for the first time. The new counter, opening at Smith & Caughey’s in Auckland, will bring us their extensive range of makeup, in a space featuring […]
In the breathtaking valleys of Bhutan, you’ll find the intimate Six Senses lodges. With five properties dotted across the Kingdom, each one offers a unique and luxurious stay. Experience the country in-depth with the 14-night journey package, where your personal guide will accompany you in your stay across each of […]
Though we might need to be reminded again and again that technology has a power-off button, in our ever-connected world, temi might just be the personal assistant you never knew you needed. Using voice-recognition technology, this ultimate robot companion has the ability to make calls, play music, take photos, all […]
Inspired by the sacred atmosphere of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Boucheron has created a unique fragrance, dedicated to the aroma of sandalwood. A spicywoody-floral scent, featuring notes of bergamot, jasmine and cedar and patchouli, this unisex fragrance is both subtle and sophisticated.
It has been over 30 years since La Prairie released their masterpiece line of skincare products, The Skin Caviar Collection and the luxury brand has been continuously researching and developing the range ever since. With these new advancements in science comes the Caviar Premier, the redeveloped luxe cream that brings […]
The edgy and effortless style of Zoë Kravitz meets the luxury of YSL with the new campaign for the fragrance, Black Opium. The juxtapositions continue into the scent with the contrasting notes of earthy coffee mixed with sweet vanilla and jasmine. The perfect balance for your next signature scent.
In cinemas October 11 is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy. Dame Vivienne Westwood is Punk Rock’s Grande Dame. One-time agent provocateur, the doyenne of […]
The music scene is set release some great new music in the coming months. Here is what we are looking forward to from artists both at home and abroad. JESS GLYNNE ALWAYS IN BETWEEN You may have heard her upbeat track, ‘I’ll Be There’ on the radio or her feature […]
A mystery thriller, a dark comedy from Netflix and an international reality show coming to New Zealand; September and October are looking to heat up our screens both big and small. A SIMPLE FAVOUR Based on the novel of the same name, A Simple Favour sees mummy blogger, Stephanie (Anna […]
From celebrating and empowering women to a high fashion exhibition in Tauranga and a wearable art extravaganza, we’ve got your next two months in your calendar booked out. JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE On 16 February 2018, we took a major step forward by launching the M2woman Journey to Excellence Live Forums, […]
OWNER & FOUNDER OF SKINOGRAPHY. I’d name my autobiography… A Quiet Rebellion I’ve never been one to follow the crowd and I have always questioned the system! I’ve always used my intuition to guide me with heart-centred decisions I’ve made through my career, business and life. To me success means… […]
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF LASH NOIR I’d name my autobiography… I wouldn’t ever write a book about myself, I can barely manage to pull together a blurb of my credentials for our website! To me success means… Being in charge of your future. Cultivating your own opportunities, living an inspired […]
The Australian indie-pop singer songwriter, Amy Shark, is part of the generation that has been uploading their musical dreams to the internet. However, this isn’t an overnight success story, it’s a story of a Gold Coast girl who has worked hard to find her sound through the noise, established firsts […]
HOW WE CAN HELP OUR YOUNG GIRLS ACHIEVE EQUALITY The discussion around gender inequality and gender diversity in the workplace has been all over the news lately. Again. As one sign at a recent rally said ‘I can’t believe I am still having to protest this s**t’. Feminism has moved […]
LAWYER AND BUSINESSPERSON – OWNER OF CRIMSON ORGANIC TAMPONS Best advice I’ve been given… Was from a retiring partner in a law firm when I was just starting out – “back your own judgment and don’t listen to others who suggest you have it wrong just because they think they […]
Having only one woman for every four men in Parliaments globally is a sure sign of how poorly societies are doing at harnessing the potential of a staggering 50 percent of the population. Sadly, this trend of the greater the seniority in leadership, the fewer women, also permeates both the […]
Over the last 13 years, Turet Knuefermann has built a fashion brand that is known for its celebration of femininity, quality, innovation and style. Her stunning pieces seem imbued with her passion for her craft and her desire to make her customers look and feel beautiful and confident. Turet works […]
HOW TOGETHER THEY MAKE HER, AND US, STRONGER If there is one thing that can be definitively said about the last century of feminist movements, it is that they have led us to some incredible role models in every field and every profession. From acting right through to zoo-keeping, there […]
If you’ve been keeping up to date with M2woman’s beauty section, you may have noticed the strong pivot to promote awareness of what’s really in our skincare. This is because so many cosmetic companies find ways to weave their way around INCI legislation and maintain the usage of toxic, harmful […]
2018 marks a milestone year for Donna Smith from Professional Skin & Beauty, the NZ distributor of Environ Skin Care. The pioneering vitamin A and antioxidant-based skincare brand was established by renowned plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes 28 years ago. However, it was 1998 that Donna first introduced the skincare […]
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Brighten up your mood with a statement scarf in splashes of vibrant hues and artistic prints
Satisfy your inner crayola loving child and embrace vivid block hues. Egg-yolk yellows, fire engine reds, and Schiaparelli pinks make for fun, flirty statements while a dose of Yves Klein blue and ultraviolet bring a cool edge. Opt for a single pigment from head to toe for a 90’s twist […]
The ultimate conundrum for any chic traveler – what to pack? As we lust after that elusive capsule wardrobe of perfect pieces, consider our round up of a quintessential holiday uniform. Effortlessly stylish separates in soft tones, classic prints and a few cheeky trend pieces all interchange for an easy […]
Timeless and fun, polka dots and stripes in desaturated offerings have taken the Spring collections by storm. Be it sleek, streamlined trousers and slinky maxis or flirty wrap dresses and ruffled shorts, there’s something for everyone. Add a dose of graphic prints to your subdued winter wardrobe and take it […]
Shake things off with bold colour combos that pack a punch…
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Look to a warm, nourishing chia pudding to get your day off to the right start. With more nutrients than your standard bowl of porridge, simply stew on the stovetop with a blend of coconut milk, cinnamon and mashed banana for a breakfast that tastes as good as dessert.
TRACK YOUR LIFE While some of us find it hard to put our smartphones down, working out while using them isn’t exactly the easiest feat. Designed specifically for women, the Fitbit Versa lets you part with your smartphone during your gym session without worrying if you’re missing those important emails. […]
There are 352,700 working Kiwi mothers as of last year, making up 28.5 percent of all the working women according to the New Zealand Government. At our last Journey To Excellence forum, the panellists voiced the importance of letting parents have flexible work schedules. It allows parents, and especially mothers, […]
The recent releases of Vidal Legacy wines have achieved local and global acclaim and also influenced the process behind Vidal’s other tiers, Solar, Reserve and Estate. We talk to Vidal winemaker, Hugh Crichton at a recent tasting in Auckland about his approach, a focus on quality and being part of […]
Allan and Catherine Scott haved helped pioneer not only the Marlborough wine industry but also a New Zealand one. With 40 years in the industry, they have helped shape the winemaking landscape and helped it reach a global consumer base. Launched over 25 years ago, their family business, Allan Scott […]