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The Ensemble Edit: Eight cool things to do during your weekend

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Look good, do good

It’s a lot of sweater weather and we’re all for funky vintage or handknit options. Fashion designer Karen Walker can do it too: From Friday to Sunday 3rd July (or while supplies last) she’s hosting a mini pop-up in her Newmarket store featuring an eclectic selection of unique, used items is offering handknits to raise funds for Dove Hospice & Wellness.

Vintage sweaters that will be available in the Dove Hospice & Wellness x Karen Walker pop-up

Karen Walker / Dove Hospice

Vintage sweaters that will be available in the Dove Hospice & Wellness x Karen Walker pop-up

Now in its fourth year, the popular pop-up is stocked with a hand-picked selection of hand-knitted wool jumpers, cardigans, blankets and accessories for both adults and children. The knitwear will retail for $80 (for adult sweaters), $35 (kids), $35 (blankets) and $20 (accessories) with all proceeds from sales benefit the important work of Dove Hospice & Wellness. We fight with you for the sheep sweater…

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An important watch

It has been a bloody and heartbreaking week for women worldwide as we watched the US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade overthrew, stripping US women of abortion rights and autonomy over their own bodies.

If you want to be reminded of how hard-fought those victories were, why it’s so upsetting to see them eroding, and why it’s important to analyze local political views on the issue, we highly recommend watching the documentary The Janes which will air on Neon/Sky Go from Saturday 2nd July.

Motivated by US President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 and fears about what it would mean for reproductive rights in modern America, the documentary tells the true story of seven women on Chicago’s South Side who secretly offer low-cost and free sex Abortions are estimated to have been performed on an estimated 11,000 women in the pre-Roe BC era. Wade needed.

A fun local watch

Directed, written, created and produced by women, this local show is absolutely perfect: short, snappy, smashing and funny, with incredibly funny timing from everyone involved.

Created and written by sisters Eve and Grace Palmer (who also both star) and produced by Kerry and Kiel McNaughton, we’ve played through the entire first season in one sitting and look forward to heading into the dive into latest season .

Grace Palmer (left) with her sister Eve Palmer (right) in Good Grief.

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Grace Palmer (left) with her sister Eve Palmer (right) in Good Grief.

It’s hard to pick a favorite character as they’re all so brilliant – we laugh while just waiting for the ubiquitous Josh Thomson to open his mouth, and Sophie Hambleton as the caterer/psychic is also a highlight. Season 2 has just been released and is now streaming on TVNZ+.

Sample sales season

More shopping news… It’s also an unofficial ‘Sample Sale Saturday’, at least in Tāmaki Makaurau, with a handful of popular local designers hosting a sale event in central Auckland. Pack your mask, reusable shopping bag, and competitive spirit and score a dopamine-triggering purchase.

Georgia Jay

Handbag brand Georgia Jay will be at 203 Karangahape Road from 10:00am to 4:00pm offering a selection of patterns, second-hand items, archival styles and latest pieces for grab and go. There are also daily bread croissants and coffee from Coffee Supreme for physical well-being.

Fans outside of the 2009 season have not been forgotten either, as a selection of the same merchandise goes online at georgiajaybags.com from Sunday 3rd July at 10am GMT.

penny sage

Visit dreamy label Penny Sage’s Gray Lynn Studio store on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm for patterns, archive pieces, second-hand pieces, beloved pieces and more discounted items from the Spring/Summer 22 collection to buy.

Kowtow

Round off your day in the shops with a stroll down Ponsonby Road to the Kowtow Archive Sale at the Flying Fish Studio at 230 Ponsonby Road (between Prego restaurant and KFC).

Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4am, they promise up to 80% off items and one-off, never-before-seen samples. At the door they are collecting donations for the women’s shelter, so remember to bring non-perishable groceries or new toiletries.

Grrrl’s skirt!

Since 2018, Girls Rock Aotearoa has been helping young women, transgender, intersex, TakatÄ Pui and gender-biased youth to form bands, develop instrumental skills and write their own songs.

Girls rock Aotearoa

Since 2018, Girls Rock Aotearoa has been helping young women, transgender, intersex, TakatÄ Pui and gender-biased youth to form bands, develop instrumental skills and write their own songs.

Calling all aspiring members of The Linda Lindas: Applications are open for participants, mentors and volunteers to join Girls Rock Aotearoa’s 2022 To The Front programs in Pōneke, Wellington and Te Papaioea, Palmerston North.

The three-day weekend programs, held throughout October, are an inclusive, fun, and supportive space for young women, trans, intersex, takatāpui, and gender-balanced people ages 12-17 to learn instruments, form bands, and write their own songs , and take part in workshops on topics such as DIY goods, mindfulness, and performance skills led by professional musicians.

No party is like an S Club party

Maybe you’re over 18 and more into nostalgic pop music than the riot grrl vibe? In that case, may we draw the attention of your sparkling eyes to the ultra-nostalgic No Scrubs: 90s + Early 00s Parties, taking place on Friday 1st July in Dunedin and Saturday 2nd July in Christchurch.