We Can't Get Enough Of... Paris Fashion Week Controversies and Ditching Sunscreen Tax

To celebrate the weekend finally arriving, we're bringing you our wrap-up of what's been on our minds this week, including a new lippy staple, markets you don't want to miss, and a technology ban at a PFW show... 

Varied response to The Row banning phones 

The Row’s Paris Fashion Week show saw a divided response regarding the brand’s choice to ban phones, opting instead to provide guests with a notebook and pen. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row has always made efforts to remain under the radar, the epitome of quiet luxury. Some have commented that the decision to ban phones could be seen as elitist and exclusive, remarking that many people engage with fashion through online media, meaning, without phones, only the elite and invited can experience the show. On the other hand, the policy encourages attendees to live in the present and completely open themselves up to enjoy the show.  

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Revlon’s New Lippy

We have found a makeup staple in Revlon’s new ColorStay Limitless Matte Lipstick for those days (or nights) you want to look put together through anything. Decide your own fate from the 16 bold shades. Whether you are “Manifesting” your “Dream Job” or heading into your “Icon Era”, you can expect 24 hours of liquid matte colour. On top of that, the anxtioxidant-rich upcycled cranberry extract and Triple Hyaluronic Acid will leave your lips feeling rejuvenated as well as gorgeous.

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RAAIE Ditches SPF Tax

Luxury skincare brand RAAIE is campaigning for tax to be removed from sunscreen by ditching GST on their SPF products. Both NZ and Australia top the charts for skin cancer rates worldwide, and, unlike Australia, NZ taxes one of the best ways of protecting against it: sunscreen. RAAIE have lowered the price for their Sun Milk Drops SPF50 by 15%, making their lightweight mineral sunscreen that little bit more accessible to protect your skin while the summer sun is still shining. The brand has also launched a change.org petition to remove the tax.

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Markets You Don't Wanna Miss

Preloved clothing market, Isla Markets, is no stranger to the Gen Z demographic. Over the past year, its follower count has grown, signalling that Isla Markets is putting its own spin on thrift shopping. Discover preloved fashion essentials, including clothing, shoes, and accessories sourced directly from the wardrobes of social media influencers and everyday individuals. Goodbye to the days of searching through countless Op shops. 

If brands like Mr Winston, Aje, and Bec & Bridge interest you get to Isla Markets this Saturday 2nd March from 9am-12pm!

Entry to Isla Markets is $5 and most stallholders are bank transfer only.

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Cherry Cola Lips

The newest “It” lip colour has taken over. “Cherry Cola Lips,"  a subsection of the longstanding ombre craze, is a bold and playful take on the summer beverage. Start with a neutral brown lip liner followed by a swipe of burgundy lipstick to add some fun mystery to your look.