Fashion In The Vines at The Hunting Lodge

There is something so relaxing about spending a day in the country at a luxe-y vineyard.
That was exactly the vibe we created for Fashion in the Vines and our 170 guests at The Hunting Lodge out at Waimauku on Saturday 28th September.
The Expressions range of wine and locally grown produce were on the menu, followed by a line-up of new season fashion, an interiors update with colour inspiration for any room in your home, and the latest beauty innovations.
Check out all the event details and photos below.

Wine tasting

A wine tasting kicked off the event, from the new Expressions range of wines including the Pinot Gris, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Winemaker Pete Turner from The Hunting Lodge helped guests discover their wine personality, sampling from the range with rich, smooth and silky, Pinot Noir, to the delicate, aromatic and refined flavour of the Rose, which happened to be a sell-out on the day.

Resene Colour Show

Colour expert Brooke Calvert from Resene shared on-trend paint shades to uses in any room in your home, as well as the latest in this seasons wallpaper designed, the Pip collection which covered the tables in The Hunting Lodge barn. Inspired by Resene’s new fashion colour palette, style director Louise Hilsz shared a taste of tone-on-tone fashion in stores this summer. 

Look 1 Sills top and pants, Saben bag Sol Sana slides inspired by Resene Influential paint

Look 2 Verge top and pants, Saben bag, and Mi Piaci heels inspired by Resene Indian Ink paint

Look 3 Karen Walker, Brie Leon bag and Sol Sana heels  suit inspired by Resene Mystery paint

Look 4 Jets swimsuit, Karen Walker earrings and Mi Piaci slides inspired by Resene Waiouru paint

Look 5 Issac & Lulu dress, Mi Piaci bag and heels inspired by Resene Sunbaked paint

Look 6 Juliette Hogan top and pants, Saben bag and Mi Piaci slides inspired by Resene Tablelands paint 

Look 7 Seed pants, Witchery shirt, Saben bag and Kathryn Wilson heels inspired by Resene Twisted Sister paint 

Look 8 Loobie’s Story dress and Mi Piaci heels inspired by Resene Just Dance paint

Summer paint shades from Resene that inspired the tone-on-tone fashion show at the event.

Beauty Panel

Our panel of experts shared summer-inspired tips on how to get your skin glowing, fast and fab hair tricks and a fragrance the will instantly boost your mood. With four pop up beauty bars on an offer outside The Hunting Lodge barn, our guests got to purchase the products that launched at the event at a special BeautyEQ discounted price.

Nude by Nature

Mineral makeup brand Nude by Nature shared the latest innovation in long-lasting lipstick. The new Satin Liquid Lipstick range was a hit on the runway and at the pop-up beauty bar. Advice on how and why minerals are so good for your skin inspired guests to try and buy the range.


Soothing skincare brand Avène launched their latest innovation from the new Hydrance range. With skincare that instantly hydrates your complexion, and protects skin from the damaging UV rays thanks to an SPF that will not cause any irritation on the skin.


Melbourne-based Moroccanoil ambassador Peter Beckett shared the style trends hot from the runway at New York Fashion Week. Then inspired with a quick how-to demonstration on two fast summer styles to help you look glam this summer.


The team from Chopard shared two gorgeous summer-inspired scents. Happy Lemon Dulci, and Happy Felicia Roses helped boost the mood at Fashion in the Vines; these fragrances contain natural ingredients that for scent lovers they will encourage a light-hearted, positive vibe in your day.

St Tropez

St Tropez showed off the natural-looking tan you could be sporting this summer on our models at The Hunting Lodge and shared their latest self-tan innovations including a new watermelon scented tan, tan remover, and a fast-acting, super natural-looking floral-scented facial tan. The tips and tricks for keeping a seamless-looking tan this summer were invaluable.

Fashion Show

The event finale was an in-season fashion show styled by Louise Hilsz. The models wore the stunning new collection a selection from New Zealand designers inspired by summer, from swimwear, to resort wear, and after evening style for the holiday season ahead. 

Models in pairs

Look 1 Tommy Hilfiger swimsuit from Smith & Caughey’s, Karen Walker sunglasses and Sol Sana sandals. Tommy Hilfiger bikini from Smith & Caughey’s, Karen Walker sunglasses, Beau & River earrings and Kathryn Wilson sandals.

Look 2 Calvin Klein swimsuit from Smith & Caughey’s, Karen Walker sunglasses and Mi Piaci heels. Calvin Klein sports top and tights from Smith & Caughey’s, Karen Walker sunglasses and Kathryn Wilson trainers.

Look 3 Karen Walker shirt, shorts, sunglasses and bag, and Kathryn Wilson heels. Karen Walker top, pants, sunglasses and bag, Beau & River earrings and Kathryn Wilson heels.

Look 4 Trelise Cooper kaftan, Karen Walker sunglasses and Kathryn Wilson heels.

Look 5 Juliette Hogan dress and Kathryn Wilson heels & Juliette Hogan dress, Beau & River earrings, Mi Piaci heels and bag.

Models single

Look 6 Helen Cherry shirt, jacket and pants, Karen Walker earrings and Mi Piaci heels.
Look 7 Helen Cherry dress and Kathryn Wilson heels.

Look 8 Hailwood dress and Kathryn Wilson heels.

Look 9 Hailwood top and skirt, Beau & River earrings and  Mi Piaci heels.

Look 10 Trelise Cooper dress and Mi Piaci heels.

Look 11 Trelise Cooper dress and Mi Piaci heels.

Our guests

Thank you to all our fantastic guests who helped create a magical day out at The Hunting Lodge in Waimauku.

Here’s a taste of Fashion in the Vines, looking forward to hosting your again March 2020.