Long Reads You May Have Missed
Revisit these stories over the summer break
Is Giving the Missing Ingredient in Wellbeing?
We all know the cornerstones of wellbeing. But if there’s one feelgood ingredient that rarely gets its due, it’s giving. Perhaps that’s because it’s less likely (though not impossible) to be commoditised.
Looking Back on 20 Years of Fashion Shows
With ner new book, Alix Browne explores and celebrates the myriad ways designers have presented their clothes - from early invite-only, intimate shows that have rarely been seen to today’s full-on fashion-show-as-entertainment.
Why Kelly Slater is More than a Pro Surfer
Kelly Slater is building a legacy around sustainable consumption and how we interact with the planet. As he launched his new clothing line Outerknown, he talked to Viva fashion editor Dan Ahwa.
What Makes Something Truly Artisanal?
A movement towards sustainability and authenticity has taken hold. But with a word so thrashed by marketers it’s now as substantive as an artisanal rice cracker, what makes something truly artisanal?
One-on-One with Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman has used manufactured portraits to comment on the world around her for almost 40 years. At Wellington's City Gallery, she discussed her latest series and the impact of social media.
26 New Health Trends to Know
We all know the benefits of coconut and turmeric. But how about cryotherapy and tiger nuts? Take a look back at the health trends you needed to know about in 2016.
Why Harman Grubisa Is the Hottest Label in NZ
Designers and friends Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman were the recipients of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents accolade. Viva associate editor Zoe Walker took the dynamic duo out for lunch to celebrate their rise to success.
The Business of Honey
When Gwyneth Paltrow started singing the praises of NZ manuka honey, she confirmed two things we all know about this liquid gold: it has amazing health benefits and it’s outrageously expensive. Rebecca Wadey spent a day with Comvita co-founder Alan Bougen to find out what’s fuelled this gold rush.
Ralph Lauren and the Lo Lifes
Kiwi photographer Tom Gould’s book features the Lo Lifes, who stopped at nothing in their obsessive quest for Ralph Lauren clothing - and started a whole new subculture.
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