Trelise Cooper
Jan10

Trelise Cooper

By Kate Pierson It’s not often you get to spend an hour talking to one of Aotearoa’s most commanding fashion designers about what makes her tick. Needless to say, you make the most of that hour. Because when it comes to Trelise Cooper – style magnate, wife, mother, and the darling of New Zealand’s sartorial scene – there’s much to discuss when it comes to how she does it all. But, you know, what triggers the intrigue is...

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Lofty Ambitions
Jan10

Lofty Ambitions

By Kate Pierson Let’s face it, when it comes to Accessman, you know it, you see it, you get it. Although if you don’t nod in agreement to each of these things then don’t worry, we’ll touch briefly on that soon to catch you up. But ultimately, that’s not really what this story is about. It is, of course, about Accessman, but not so much about what it is doing, more so about what it isn’t doing. Sound ironic? Yes, but stay with us. What...

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Home Truths
Jan10

Home Truths

Before globalisation and the emergence of international trade relationships, members of the commercial market throughout the world were isolated from each other, and consumers were limited to buying within their own respective markets, or waiting extended periods of time for their offshore investments to arrive. Today imports and exports are ubiquitous and with their presence the accessibility of goods and services spoil consumers for...

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WikiHouse
Jan10

WikiHouse

By Davina Richards There’s a heavy current of hard truths which we can’t swim away from; an economic model dependent on ever increasing consumerism, rising population density, soaring house prices and detrimental environmental issues. None of this means the end is nigh, but it does mean we need to figure out a couple of different ways to address the challenges of the day. One such solution might be sitting right on our doorstep...

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King Of The Road
Jan10

King Of The Road

By Davina Richards You’ve probably seen her. Leaning over and blowing a cheeky kiss in your direction, usually accompanied with the slogan ‘Be JUCY, Live JUCY, Rent JUCY’. She appears in all her glory on the back of the distinctive green and purple rental campervans, gracing the roads across New Zealand and abroad. Well her name is Lucy, a fun-loving 1950s pin-up girl who revels in adventure and the spirit of travelling, and she...

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Hot Property
Jan10

Hot Property

By Laura Hall On a gloomy Christchurch day among The Terrace’s chaotic, mud trodden construction site,  lights up the temporary onsite offices. It’s not just his blinding, fluorescent yellow suit and matching accessories that radiate off him; it’s his personality and entire persona that shine. His flamboyant signature style certainly stands out in a crowd, just the way he likes it but it is his outspoken, gung-ho attitude that is the...

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