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5 things we love this week: Mulberry, Mi Piaci, Britney, and more

18 February 2021

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, drink and eat.

WORDS BY Courtney Joe

1. Mulberry Icons, reimagined

The iconic leather goods house celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! To commemorate Mulberry’s significant milestone, the brand launches the first in a series of Mulberry Editions drops – a curated collection of Mulberry’s most iconic silhouettes, reimagined in miniature – the icons. 

The much-loved Iris, Amberley, Bayswater, Bayswater Tote and the newly relaunched Alexa have returned for the festivities, this time in collectable, miniature form in five classic Mulberry hues, and the eye-catching Mulberry Pink archival check. 

The Mulberry Icon Editions bags are available at Mulberry Newmarket now – and stay tuned for more limited edition drops throughout 2021. 

Image: Twitter @misanharriman

2. A new Sussex royal

On the one day of the year reserved for love, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they’re expecting baby number two. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as royal author Elizabeth Holmes pointed out, that this announcement was too, made on the exact day that Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced that they were expecting Harry, on February 14th, 1984. 

The news was confirmed via a spokesperson who informed People magazine, “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child”. And we couldn’t be more thrilled for the happy couple. 

Image: The New York Times via Felicia Culotta

3. Framing Britney Spears, by The New York Times

Framing Britney Spears, a documentary by The New York Times, landed on Aotearoa’s small screens this week, exclusively via ThreeNow. 

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The much-awaited documentary centres around the pop star’s 13-year court-sanctioned conservatorship, controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, which sees Britney unable to gain access over her own personal fortune – and life. This documentary is a heartbreaking yet powerful insight into not only Britney’s life, but the media treatment she’s received since her rise to fame in 1998. It’s an eye-opening must-watch for Britney fans and ’90s kids alike. 

Stream the full documentary on threenow.co.nz now. 

4. Mi Piaci – In Harmony

As our country is reminded to not get too complacent over the current global pandemic, Mi Piaci releases their latest campaign for AW21 – aptly titled In Harmony. 

The collection nods to the year that has been, the many challenges we’ve faced, and the exploration of finding the symmetry that allows us to live in harmony. The range features faithful Mi Piaci favourites reinterpreted with the modern woman in mind – from the utilitarian who favours a chunky tread sole to the dancing queen in a siren-red pump. 

Our pick? The range of knee (and thigh) high boots. With new technologies which allow for extra stretch and comfort around the leg, there’s bound to be a perfect fit for every woman. 

Shop Mi Piaci In Harmony in store and online now. 

Hej Hej (left), Penny Sage (right)

5. Pop-ups galore at Precinct 35

Some of Auckland’s favourite local designers will soon take residence at the hip Precinct 35 – a concept store and gallery located in the heart of Wellington. Across three weeks, designers Hej Hej, Penny Sage, and Grey Lynn sweethearts Mina and Thom Morison will take turns to pop up shop for Wellingtonians to view their wares – allowing them to browse ranges that were previously only available online. 

Now, more than ever, we’re looking for new opportunities to support the local fashion industry. And what better way to support than to pop on down to Precinct 35 to check out the weekly offerings – and grab a coffee from neighbour Milk Crate while you’re at it! 

Hej Hej, February 16-21
Penny Sage, February 22-28
Mina & Thom Morison, March 1-7 

Precinct 35, 35 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro, Wellington. 

Mina (left), Thom Morison (right)

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