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Easter Treats

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Bruna Pastuk

On first glance, they look like chocolate truffles. But they are much more… Brigadeiro: a deep chocolate flavor with a chewy caramel texture that results in a unique experience after popping your first one. Enjoy Easter with this easy to make Brazilian treat.



1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

2 Tablespoons Butter




Sliced almond




1.   Mix the three ingredients and put over low heat.

2.   Cook for 15 to 20 minutes stirring often until mixture has thickened considerably and a thick trail follows your spatula when you scrape the bottom of the pan. Make sure to stir often so the bottom doesn't burn.

3.   Cool mixture.

4.   Form small balls and coat with topping of your choice.

NOTE: Mixture is super sticky and takes a few tries to get the hang of working with. It helps if your hands are damp, but not wet.


Images retrieved from tablespoon.com





Posted in easter, lifestyle, recipe, Taylor

Taylor's Picks from Merino Week

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Bruna Pastuk

We start working on a new collection a couple of months (sometimes a whole year) before its launch. During this exciting process, we fall in love with certain styles and start counting the days for them to arrive in store. When they are finally available to wear, we may wear them all the time, every day. It is almost an obsession!

In this post we will show our insiders picks from Merino Week. You can be sure that if you meet any of us this winter, we will be making the most of at least one of these styles…

1. Venetian Cowl 

2. Fantail Top

3. Artiface Cardi

4. Margin Sweater

5. Return Sweater

6. Shard Jacket

Posted in artiface cardi, fantail top, maergin sweater, merino week, return sweater, shard jacket, taylor boutique, venetian cowl, winter 2014

The Echo Jacket - Back In Stock

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Andrea Johnston

Now back in store, the Echo Jacket is the perfect juxtaposition of fine tailoring and a feminine silhouette.

Featuring capped sleeves, a single cuff-link closure and a double-panelled front, the Echo Jacket is perfect when worn over a crisp shirt and tailored trousers as an edgy twist on the classic suit, or you can emphasise its structure by layering over flowing silk tunics.

Either way, this piece is sure to be a talking point of any wardrobe! Available online and in stores now.

Posted in Echo Jacket, Jacket, Taylor Boutique, Winter14, Wool

Ways To Wear - The Venetian Cowl

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Andrea Johnston

This beautiful taylor-favourite is back this season in rich winter colours. The Venetian Cowl is a luscious, soft knitted tunic that will be a constant go-to this winter for its added warmth and comfort.

The practicalities of the Venetian Cowl cannot be fully grasped until you have experimented with this piece and tried out all the various ways it can be worn! But, to give you an idea… here are just some of the many ways you can wear the Venetian Cowl...

Available in Ivory, Graphite, Delta and Black.


Posted in 100% merino, Venetian cowl, Ways to Wear, Winter 2014

The Sold-Out Pieces You Wanted Are Back…

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Andrea Johnston

Your favourite pieces that sold out faster than you could get your hand onto them, are back and available both online and in store now! Don't miss out second time round!

Posted in back in stock, Taylor Boutique, Winter 14

taylor helps BCRT raise funds for three vital projects

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Lydia Brewer


taylor has long been a supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) and last year we were again proud to support the BCRT fashion shows in Auckland and Christchurch. 

Earlier this week, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) announced funding for three innovative research projects which share the goal of improving and ultimately ensuring breast cancer survival in New Zealand. 

These projects have been funded through the Breast Cancer Research in New Zealand initiative, which is a joint partnership between the Breast Cancer Research Trust, the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and the HRC.

Last year's BCRT fashion shows will directly contribute to the research projects.

The first study, by Dr Anita Dunbier and her research team at the University of Otago, aims to determine whether administering aspirin with standard anti-oestrogen therapy decreases the number of immune cells entering a tumour and the rate at which the tumour grows.

The second study, by Dr Dong-Xu Liu at the University of Auckland, aims to validate the use of a protein called SHON for predicting patient response to anti-oestrogen drugs.

The third study, led by Dr Jo Perry, also from the University of Auckland, will seek to discover and develop inhibitors of the growth hormone receptor and explore their use to treat breast cancer.

Each study will receive approximately $200,000 in funding and will take around 24 months.

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world - over 660 women lose their lives to breast cancer each year and more than 2000 New Zealand women are diagnosed with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer each year. 

Click here to buy tickets to this year's show, which we will once again be involved in. 


(Photo: Britomart Fashion Sessions 2014, Michael Ng for Britomart.)

Posted in BCRT, Breast, Breast cancer, breast cancer trust, catwalk


Posted on April 09, 2014 by Lydia Brewer


Check out our Merino Week capsule collection, which was featured in the latest M2woman newsletter!

As part of taylor’s winter 2014 collection Fragment, the Merino Week collection is inspired by the subconscious, where irregularity, misconception and misplacement challenge our reality. This season’s collection is characterised by the intentional fragmentation, distortion and dislocation of elements.

At taylor we love M2woman, and they are kindly offering a subscription deal to our readers. If you subscribe to M2woman, you’ll receive a Halo Highlighting Wand from our good friends at Smashbox, worth $55.

The highlighting wand is a favourite of Smashbox studio artists and M2woman alike - a precision click-through pen that gives you a dewy, gorgeous glow. The creamy, shimmery formula changes the way light reflects off of the face to imitate a beautifully lit photo every time you use it. And, it's taylor-approved! taylor designer Vicki Taylor says she can’t live without hers! 

Total value of $114 for just $49.95, plus $5 postage & handling.

To take up this offer email Abby: Abby@M2woman.co.nz. While stocks last.



Posted in M2 Woman, magazine, Merino

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