We chat to Lara, our new Christchurch Store Manager, about her new role, what she is excited for most, and her favourite Christchurch spots.
TELL US 3 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF...
If I wasn’t working in fashion, I would love to work in the film industry!
My ideal day would be starting the morning off on a walk around Hagley Park listening to my favourite podcast then catching up with my family for brunch, doing some shopping in town with my Mum and finishing up the day with red wine, a platter and movie night with my best friends.
I studied Design and Photography at University and also have a real passion for English and Drama.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU CAME TO WORK AT JULIETTE HOGAN...
It was an absolute honour to be recruited for this position as I know how sought after this incredible role is. I feel extremely lucky to be following on from Olivia who has been managing our beautiful Christchurch store since it opened last year, and I know I have big boots to fill!
WHAT PIECE OF COLLECTION 2022.FOUR ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR?
I am most excited for the gorgeous Owen Jacket (Best Suiting) in the hot pink! I absolutely love the contrast of styling a more casual look with a bright tailored blazer to add structure and a pop of colour! I think this will be the perfect spring/summer staple that will give me endless outfit options!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AS THE CHRISTCHURCH STORE MANAGER?
I am so looking forward to proudly representing the JH brand, 1 on 1 styling, connecting and engaging with our lovely Christchurch customers and building honest and genuine relationships. My goal is to ensure every single person leaves our space feeling the best they possibly can; whether that be purchasing their new favourite dress or having a lovely chat and browse around!
LARA'S FAVOURITE CHRISTCHURCH SPOTS
Brunch: Unknown Chapter
The perfect spot for a coffee lover. Unknown Chapter have world-class coffee that is roasted on site. In the heart of the city, this is a great pit stop on your way to work or take your time and indulge in their amazing food as well.
Dinner: Amaterrace Teppanyaki
A great restaurant if you want to add some flare to your dining experience. Located on the first floor of Christchurch's The Terrace, the view is a bonus.
Drinks: Austin Club
A chic basement cocktail bar, the Austin Club offers bespoke cocktails, live music and a moody atmosphere that is sure to top off your night or get it started.
An iconic Christchurch two-screen boutique cinema. Feel as though you are stepping back in time to the golden age of cinema, and enjoy arthouse, foreign, festival, cult, retro and documentary films.
IHF Health Club
There is no better place that combines luxury and health than IHF Health Club. An oasis that offers everything from intense exercise to calming meditation and a sauna. What makes this club even better? It is located right in the central city, on Cashel Street. Meaning you can pop in after your visit to our JH store.
The George is a multi award-winning 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch. Renowned for offering a luxurious personalised stay, incredible food and views.
Make sure you pop in to our Christchurch store to say hi to Lara and the team.
5/166 CASHEL STREET
+64 3 662 9993
MON-FRI 9:30AM - 5:30PM
SAT 10:00AM - 5:00PM
SUN 10:00AM - 5:00PM