All The Highlights From The Club Viva Launch Party, Presented By Mi Piaci
The first of our bespoke monthly events went down a treat with our Auckland-based readers
We celebrated the launch of Club Viva this week, with 50 inspiring readers joining the Viva team at Mi Piaci in Ponsonby for an evening of food, wine, and of course, shoes!
Hosted by Viva editor Amanda Linnell, the evening included an intimate Q&A with Mi Piaci's head designer Sarah Street who talked us through the label's new AW19 collection, 'Four Corners', as well as offering an inside look into her exciting day job, and shared her tips on how to select the perfect pair of shoes to see you through the cooler months.
Our guests nibbled on sprawling grazing platters from Together Catering, and raised their glasses of Maker's Anonymous Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé or Pinot Gris, or one of three San Pellegrino sparkling beverages in celebration of our new reader community.
Three lucky guests walked away with spot prizes of a $150 Mi Piaci gift voucher — congratulations again to Savine Stander, Karen Marshall and Ilona Driesen. Plus everyone who purchased a pair of new season Mi Piaci shoes or a handbag on the night was gifted a Mi Piaci Havana tote, valued at $120.
But the treats didn't stop there. Our goodie bags included bath bombs from Linden Leaves, San Pellegrino sparkling water, Joico haircare and comb, Trilogy skincare, Mi Piaci shoe care kits, Bennetts of Mangawhai chocolate, and a Forme Spa voucher, valued at more than $60.
Mi Piaci AW19 Campaign ‘Four Corners’
Inspired by the shifting world around us, Mi Piaci’s new collection ‘four corners’ is an exploration of place and self — exploring the duality of women, our femininity and our strength.
The world of the Mi Piaci woman is one of balance: friends and family, leisure and work, travel and home. This journey to capture these sentiments sees Mi Piaci channel utilitarian detailing like buckles and lace-up closures, minimalism through elevated sneaker design, Western-inspired silhouettes, and a reference to nostalgic 80s power dressing. Minimalist designs paired with statement animal prints add bite to off-duty staples.
With a rich colour palette featuring hues of caramel, forest green, berry and dusty pink, the range feels warm and comforting — balancing elegance and edge. Supporting this balance, the range connects not only elevated design, but considered wearability, exploring four elements they see as pertinent to how we navigate our current world: utility, athleticism, frontier and vocation.
Are you in the Club?
A fresh concept for 2019, Club Viva is series of bespoke monthly events that encourage you, our lovely readers, to engage with us more than ever before.
We’ll host intimate conversations with top designers, take you behind-the-scenes at new openings, and share exclusive offers that will help you celebrate the good things in life.
As a Club Viva member, you’ll receive:
- Early invitations to all Viva-hosted events, including monthly Club Viva events and Viva Sessions
- Opportunities to meet the editorial team and tell us what kinds of stories you want to see in the pages of Viva
- An exclusive Club Viva monthly newsletter curated by our editors
- A chance to appear on Viva’s social media or in the print edition
Conversations, community and connection. This is what the Club Viva is all about.
Click HERE to join Club Viva so you don't miss out on our next reader event!