The change of seasons this year hasn’t been as confronting as it typically is, thanks to all the average weather we experienced over the summer. That said, with the arrival of autumn’s crisp days comes the simultaneous arrival of our new issue, and if you’re struggling to muster up the enthusiasm for the season ahead, there’s plenty in our carefully-created pages to leave you feeling inspired.
For starters, our new autumn issue boasts Rosé from the record-breaking K-pop girl group BLACKPINK on its cover and offers a corresponding story that traces her meteoric rise from early days in New Zealand, then Australia, to becoming a bona fide global superstar — known and beloved around the world. Elsewhere, we delve into the life and career of none other than Golden Globe-winning actor Jennifer Coolidge (who we are so happy is finally getting a well-deserved moment in the sun), as well as speaking with the talented Kiwi Formula E driver Mitch Evans (who has also been recently announced as Dadelszen’s new ambassador), and we explore the life and work of Yayoi Kusama, off the back of her major Louis Vuitton collaboration, unveiled earlier this year. We also interview Emmy-nominated local Casting Director Stu Turner (of Catch Casting) to talk about his fascinating job and what it takes to make it in Hollywood.
In Gastronomy, we speak to the trends that foodies should expect to see (and eat) in 2023 and interview the clever young chef who has taken the reins at one of Auckland’s most popular restaurants — Bivacco. In Design, we give an exclusive look at an exquisite new book about renowned Brazilian architect, Arthur Casas, and the iconic work his studio has completed over the years. Fashion is full of the most important collections, trends and couture that will be dictating the aesthetic for the season ahead, and also offers a fascinating insight into the life of an international fashion buyer, as Faradays’ Creative Director and Buyer Constance von Dadelszen pens a piece about her recent trip to Paris, and what we can expect to see over the next few months in the exceptional department store founded by her and her husband.
In Culture you’ll find our comprehensive guide on what to read, watch and listen to for autumn, while in Wellbeing, Tessa Patrick embarks on a deep dive into the rise of psychedelics as legalised, controlled treatments for mental illness and other ailments. There are also plenty of beauty and wellness trends in these pages to ensure you’re putting your best face forward in the lead-up to winter.
And for anyone craving a holiday, look no further than our Navigator section, where we offer a guide to some of the best, most luxurious, most off-the-grid resorts in South-East Asia, from new spots to award-winning favourites.
From the first page, our new Autumn issue is packed with informative, interesting and inspiring stories to get you feeling good about the season. The magazine is available now from all good supermarkets and newsagents or is available via subscription here, and we hope you enjoy poring over the pages as much as we enjoyed putting them together.