Kristine Crabb is the founder and designer of Miss Crabb, a cult New Zealand fashion brand known for its cleverly cut silk gowns and subtly subversive aesthetic. Her clothes are worn by accomplished, interesting women (and sometimes men!), who appreciate intelligent design and luxurious fabrics. She lives in a combined workroom-and-home space in Auckland with her three children, aged 6, 9 and 10.Read More
Last night we partnered with WORLD Brand to host a magical event to celebrate the launch of the latest fragrance Boronia created by the world-renowned florist, author and fragrance creator Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora.
We have been longtime followers and fans of Saskia, our Editor has followed Saskias floral work for a number of years and we first interviewed Saskia about her fragrances for issue four of Together Journal. To finally meet and be able to work with and interview Saskia in person was an inspiring experience. Saskia’s journey and the story of her path to date is beautifully emotive and intriguing. There is no other fragrance creator quite like her. Saskia’s depth of experience in the world of floristry, knowledge of botanicals and the time she spends every day working hands-on with transient varieties of flowers has given her a unique set of skills that have made her very desirable in the world of fragrance and she has worked with the very best modern masters of scent in the world to create her stable of floral based Eau De Parfums. We will be bringing you more on the story of Grandiflora along with fragrance and floral tips for weddings and occasions in issue twelve. In the meantime, you can experience all five Grandiflora scents at WORLD stores throughout New Zealand. All fragrances are also available online. Below is a collection of images from last nights event, Saskias floral installation will be in-store at WORLD Britomart this week should you like to experience it in person, which we would highly recommend.
Tell us about Bario Neal, how long have you been established and who is behind the brand?
Bario Neal was created by me, Anna Bario and Page Neal with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story. Drawn to the imaginative possibilities of jewelry, yet disillusioned by industry standards that turned a blind eye to metal and gemstone mining’s environmental and human tolls, we began to envision how to make jewelry of lasting value and ethical origins.Read More
The embroidered works of Sarah K Benning sure are head turners! As part of a community of New Age stitchers, she has propelled the art form into the limelight with her strong, illustrative commentary on people and their everyday spaces.
Murray Crane, director of premium New Zealand menswear brand Crane Brothers, visits Italy at least once a year to meet with suppliers. We asked him about his love of Italian sartorial craftsmanship and his latest trip.