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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Actress Lola Kirke talks to actor Gael García Bernal about making art in the modern world

A NEW DAY Megan Gale opens up about love and loss.

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A classic Tod’s tote with a twist, Van Cleef & Arpels’s time-keeping bracelet, Alexander Girard’s Vitra dolls, Gucci’s tapestry-inspired sneakers, Bobbi Brown’s iconic Pot Rouge cream blush, and more star buys


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BEST DRESS Elizabeth Debicki in Armani Privé

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SHEER MAGIC Floaty fabrics

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LOVELY LILAC Purple reign

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PLUSH TOUCH Sumptuous velvet

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MAIN LINE Chic piping

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HER 10 BEST EVER! Hailee Steinfeld

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THE DESIGNER Donatella Versace

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INSTANT STYLE New ways to wear your white shirt FIND YOUR PERFECT Pleated skirt and chain-strap bag

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TRANSFORMATIONS Cara Delevingne

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DOLCE VITA Step inside architect Roberto Baciocchi’s home–a 16th-century house in Tuscany

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F EB RUA RY 2017

Welcome

One of the best parts of my job is that I’m surrounded by strong, stylish women. From famous faces to my tireless InStyle team, I’m privileged to be able to spend my time with people who inspire me every day. Our February cover girl is a case in point. Megan Gale is someone I admired from afar growing up as a fellow Perth girl, have been dazzled by at industry events, and was proud to honour as a nominee at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards in 2016. But after recently spending time with her for our cover story, I saw another side of the outwardly glossy identity—one that was honest, vulnerable and raw. After our shoot (in which she looks impossibly glamorous, as usual) she shared a story that was personal and painful, but was, I sensed, a truly cathartic experience for her. We cried and we laughed and, at the end of it, I had more respect for her than ever. It called to mind one of my favourite quotes: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” It’s true, isn’t it, because you never know what someone might be dealing with that day, however strong they seem. Which is why, I believe, kindness will always be in style.

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Model and musician Alys Hale (p78) exudes Brit-girl cool, playing in her band Haïr Dïe, reading Virginia Woolf and chilling with Preatures singer Isabella Manfredi (above).

February marks the start of a new season, with fresh collections to covet and outfit updates to plan. Our gaze will be riveted on the runways of New York Fashion Week, so keep up-to-date with all the hottest Autumn/Winter looks at instylemag.com.au

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Our cover star Megan Gale (p67) has made a successful transition from modelling to acting, and her social snaps show a life of family, happiness and spirituality.


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EYE ON THE TIME This clever timepiece may have been created in the early 20th century, but with a dial that’s only visible to the wearer, the classic design doubles as an elegant wrap bracelet that sits pretty with today’s trends, too Van Cleef & Arpels gold and mother-of-pearl Cadenas watch, POA; 03-9983 4200


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Hype is building around New Zealand label Willa & Mae, which launches in Australia this month. The brand’s French-seamed silk pieces can’t help but evoke a sense of luxury, for lounging and beyond Willa & Mae silk satin robe, $745, and pants, $520; willaandmae.com

From left: Bobbi Brown Cheek Glow Palette in Pearl/Pink Flush, Pink Opal/Homecoming Pink and Bronze Sun/Milk Chocolate, $80 each; bobbibrown.com.au

Get Set to Glow

If you’re a fan of Bobbi Brown’s iconic Pot Rouge cream blush, you’ll adore these summer-ready duos that come with complementary creamy highlighters

P R ID E OF P LAC E

Swedish brand Garden Glory specialises in luxurious alfresco accessories. This dramatic terracotta pot is perfect for use indoors or outside. Crafted in exquisite detail and in all his majestic glory, the lion’s brass ear stud gives him a cool, contemporary twist Garden Glory terracotta pot, $605; at top3.com.au

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History Reworked Bottega Veneta’s latest eyewear collection brings the house’s signature Intrecciato weave to chic shades Bottega Veneta sunglasses, (clockwise) $735, $735 and $685; 02-8303 7300

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Shoulder bag or crossbody? No need to pick a favourite with Bally’s pretty Grimoire design, which features an adjustable strap that’s detachable, too

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With sleek pointed toes, wet-look leather and oversized embellished buckles, these tricked-up flats will give everything from work ensembles to a cocktail dress a cool (and super-comfortable) tomboy spin Maison Margiela leather flats, approx $1,520; at stylebop.com


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Originally designed by Alexander Girard for Vitra in 1952, these dolls are now design icons. A mix of playful and solemn characters, they appeal to all ages and temperaments Vitra wooden dolls, $220 each; at livingedge.com.au

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Coming Up Roses

Inspired by a 19th-century tapestry, these floral-print sneakers—designed exclusively for Net-A-Porter—are the maximalists’ answer to nailing sport-luxe style. Thanks, Gucci! Gucci Ace floral-print canvas sneakers, approx $640; at netaporter.com


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KEY P I EC ES Serve up more than a little whimsy at the dining table with this sleek Seletti set. The ultra-cool black finish will be trending on tabletops this season Seletti stainless-steel electroplated cutlery, $495 (set of 24 pieces); at designcasa.com.au

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Flouncy layers of accordion pleats give this silky dress head-turning movement with every step (or dance move). Sub it for your LBD on the next night out Acler satin, $350; acler.com.au

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Best Dress

E LI ZA B ET H D EB I C K I I N A R M A NI P R I V É The Australian actress made a stunning case for understated elegance at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, wearing sumptuous black velvet that skimmed her statuesque frame. Long sleeves and a high neck tempered the gown’s centre-split to deliver ladylike polish at its best. Debicki confidently eschewed all jewellery, simply finishing with classic pumps—her cool pixie ’do lent the sophisticated look a youthful edge

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BELLA HADID in Dior

MICHELLE WILLIAMS in Louis Vuitton

Sheer Magic DIANE KRUGER in Elie Saab

These transparent dresses cast a spell over onlookers with a bewitching mix of mysterious leg-baring, dazzling embellishment and dramatic floor-skimming skirting that take the lingerie-inspired trend to sophisticated (and ultra-modern) new heights


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Lovely Lilac

The red carpet is experiencing a purple reign and, like its namesake bloom, the romantic shade is sweet but not saccharine, when paired with ruffles and florals

ELLE FANNING in Elie Saab

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO in Gucci

KATHARINE MCPHEE in Shoshanna

ALEXA CHUNG in Simone Rocha

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Plush Touch

Rich velvet has fast become an A-list favourite thanks to its elegant evening allure, worn in jewel tones and with ornate chokers or minaudières that match its opulent air

ANNA KENDRICK in Gabriela Hearst

SHAY MITCHELL in Attico

ISABEL LUCAS in Bottega Veneta

ROSIE HUNTINGTON -WHITELEY in Ralph Lauren


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JENNA COLEMAN in Burberry

OLIVIA PALERMO in Zara

SELMA BLAIR in a Rosetta Getty coat

NAOMIE HARRIS in Vionnet

Main Line

A chic way to enliven a block-colour outfit? Add contrasting piping that injects energy into a classic look—and lends a striking effect to the silhouette

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H ER 1 0 B EST EV ER !

Hailee Steinfeld “I love unexpected combinations on the red carpet,” says Sally LaPointe, who designed this sequinned sapphire dress with an airy organza skirt that Steinfeld chose for the Streamy Awards. “Hailee is the perfect mix of classic and bold.” (2015)

This leather Gucci shirt-dress made the cut for a Toronto Film Festival fête. A low pony and floral Stuart Weitzman sandals echo the polished yet playful vibe. (2014)

Though the 20-year-old describes her style as constantly evolving, one thing has stayed consistent: her dynamic use of colour. Here, she layers like a pro in head-to-toe Fendi. (2015)

The actress opted for smart Prada separates at the label’s Iconoclasts show. “[Prada] introduced me to the real world of high fashion,” said Steinfeld, who was named the face of sister brand Miu Miu at only 14. (2015)

It took a little over a month for Prabal Gurung to create the graphic silk ball gown Steinfeld wore to the Met Gala, and the actress was involved from the first sketch to the final fitting. “She is a longtime friend, so we work really well together,” says the designer. (2014)


The Look The Edge of Seventeen star stunned at InStyle’s Golden Globes bash in this paisley-printed Stella McCartney gown. And later in the night, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” got her out on the dance floor. (2015)

OUR PICK She may have launched a million squad goals hanging with Gigi, Karlie, and Taylor at the MTV VMAs, but we think her minimalist Stella McCartney jumpsuit is pretty epic all on its own. “I’m always looking to try something new,” she said. “I loved it, so I went with it.” A Jennifer Fisher choker and Jill Milan clutch also shine bright. (2015)

“There is an ease to the way she wears clothes,” say Monse designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. “The result is always comfortable, sophisticated, and sexy.” (2016)

At the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party, she accented her velvet Erdem cocktail dress with a Valentino envelope clutch in the colour du jour. Her lips and tips followed suit. (2014)

“We gave Hailee a few options, and this was her favourite for the Met Gala,” says Michael Kors. “She knows how to make a statement without baring it all.” (2015)

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A/W 2016

Donatella Versace THE DESIGNER

IT’S NOT LOST ON THIS CULTURAL DYNAMO THAT MOST TOP WOMEN’S FASHION HOUSES ARE RUN BY MEN. SO SHE’S BRINGING A MESSAGE OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT TO THE RUNWAY ALONG WITH THOSE BOLD, GRAPHIC MINIDRESSES, ALL WHILE LEADING BY EX AMPLE by ERIC WILSON


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Donatella Versace believes that the best things in life happen as a result of following your intuition. A year ago, when the restoration of the intimate gardens behind Palazzo Versace in Milan meant changing her regular runway venue, she had a hunch to go big—as in renting a stadium-size convention centre. “The effect was amazing,” she says. “Suddenly there was a new energy, and the models had the space to show their true selves and feel free.” The same could be said for Versace, whose recent collections have embraced a message of female empowerment, with fantastic results. How did this change come about, and does it relate to you personally?

When I design, I always think about women today and the complexity of their lives. She flies high in her career; she has her family, her friends, her social life, her private life. Most importantly, she has control of her life more than ever before. This is the new power of women and the power that I want to express in my shows. It’s funny—people ask me where my confidence as a designer comes from, but I don’t see it so much as confidence. It is about being true to myself and to the incredible women I meet when I travel around the world. Fashion is no longer just a fantasy. It has to be about reality. What are some ways a woman can dress today to look powerful that are different from the conventional power suit?

The old idea was really just about copying the wardrobe of men. The power suit was the female version of men’s tailoring, and if you think about it, because it was a copy, it still suggested that women were not equal to men. That will never be the case again. The backbone of the autum/winter collection is powerful tailoring. I don’t want to call it “masculine” tailoring anymore. It’s for women on their own terms.

You recently said you wanted to make day clothes look fierce. How do you do that?

There is less formality than there was before, more freedom to mix or to wear something that feels more casual. It used to be that all the energy in fashion was at night. But our lives have changed. Women achieve so much every day. They lead such active, rich, fulfilling lives. And the most fierce thing about the new daywear? So many of the looks can be worn straight through into the night.

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“All my life I’ve believed in breaking the rules,” Versace says.

What’s your advice to women around the world who want to build up their confidence?

Empowerment! That word is so important for every woman no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you do. I want to shatter every glass ceiling there is. Women have the right to achieve all that is possible. It’s a constant discovery for us as we go through our lives. We find empowerment each time we break down new barriers and cross new frontiers. As one of the few female designers at the very top of the industry, are you optimistic that there will be more opportunities?

I hope that in 10 or 20 years’ time, this will no longer be a question. Like every business, the fashion industry needs to enter the 21st century and give equal opportunities to women at all levels. It’s not just designers; it’s also behind the scenes.

1 CONNECT “I love how social media has changed everything in fashion,” says Versace, top models like Kendall Jenner included.

2 ENGAGE For the A/W campaign: “We wanted to show real life with real people.”

What defines the Versace woman today?

I don’t think about the Versace woman anymore. It is about the women of Versace. There is no one type of woman who wears Versace. It’s about an attitude and a fearlessness that is shared between women of so many different backgrounds and experiences. What matters for me today is a woman’s individuality and her strength of character. I love women like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner because they have created success on their own terms. They are women of true power, and I am so happy that they are part of the Versace world.

3 REFRESH The Palazzo Versace hotel in Dubai has had a makeover: “Our guests expect the ultimate, and I love to make them speechless.”

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The Women of Versace

Twenty years after taking over the creative direction of the label from her late brother, Gianni, Donatella looks back on the moments that defined Versace in a new book that vividly chronicles the fashion empire

JENNIFER LOPEZ, 2000 “Jennifer looked so radiant, like she ruled the world. Neither of us could believe the mania that dress would cause”

ANGELINA JOLIE, 2012 “Angelina has so much passion, and she is so brave in everything she does. She is a mother and an artist, and fights so hard for human rights”

“Versace has always been more than just a fashion brand. It is a lifestyle” —DONATELLA VERSACE $94.95; booktopia.com.au

LADY GAGA, 2013 “Gaga is always pushing herself for more, whether in music, image, or art. It is this desire to do more that I love”

KATE HUDSON, 2015 “Kate has charisma and a unique attitude. As soon as I met her, we clicked. She’s magnetic and looked gorgeous in that gown”

EMPIRE BUILDING Soft and lightweight with an elegant structure, the Palazzo Empire bag has been a hit among the style set. “Who wants to carry around something stiff and heavy?” Versace asks. “Two things I am never without: my Empire bag and Audrey, my dog.” Leather bags, $4,230 and $4,370; 02-9221 6741

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Billy Eichner

M A N OF STYL E

He broke through in 2011 with his in-your-face interrogations on Billy On The Street, snagged a role on Parks And Recreation, and now stars in Difficult People. But though many of Billy Eichner’s characters are manic, his off-camera persona is downright refined by CHRISTOPHER BAGLEY photographed by MONA KUHN styled by JENNY RICKER

We all know actors are different from the characters they play on TV, but Billy Eichner makes it easy for viewers to get confused. In each of his two acclaimed shows, Billy On The Street (airing on SBS) and Difficult People (Australian release yet to be confirmed), Eichner portrays a loud, gay, celebrity-obsessed New Yorker named Billy. Although the real-life Eichner fits the same description, he’s not nearly as unhinged as his Billy On The Street persona, who bombards people on Manhattan sidewalks with questions like, “What’s the difference between Kris Jenner and Geppetto?” Nor is Eichner as bitter and delusional as the underemployed actor he plays in Difficult People. One other difference: Eichner dresses a lot better than his schlubby, hoodie-clad alter egos. A self-described former “fat kid” from New York’s Queens, Eichner now has two stylists on retainer—one on each coast of the US—and is quickly learning the ins and outs of Hollywood fashion, including the hazards of wearing too much bronzer to the Emmys.

In Difficult People, you and the show’s creator, Julie Klausner, play younger, less-successful versions of yourselves. Until a few years ago you had trouble finding work even though you’d developed a fan base of comedy and theatre insiders. How are things different now?

I always worked very hard, but now I’m finally getting paid for it. I remember my dad used to say to me, “If you’re such a genius, how come you can’t get three lines on Law & Order?” I told him, “Dad, show business doesn’t always make sense.” Billy On The Street is now in its fifth season [in the US], and your celebrity guests include stars like Jon Hamm and Lupita Nyong’o. A lot of people don’t realise how much effort goes into each episode despite its lo-fi look.

I think it’s the hardest thing I’ll ever have to do. There are so many variables because I’m out there on the New York streets and I’m screaming at people and improvising the entire time. The celebrity


guests we’ve had on the show come in thinking, “Oh, this will be a fun, silly thing,” and they’re in shock at how exhausting it is. I’m surprised at how much I still think it’s funny—the concept of interrupting someone going about their day. That still makes me laugh. The 2015 segment of Billy On The Street with Michelle Obama and Big Bird—in which FLOTUS pushed you around in a grocery cart after answering trivia questions about the 1980s sitcom The Facts Of Life—was nominated for an Emmy. How did you get the First Lady on your show?

She approached us! I’m pretty shameless, but I would never in a million years have thought to pitch Michelle Obama. But the Obamas are incredibly media-savvy, and she wanted to promote her Eat Brighter! campaign and find the right creative partner to do a video. We shot it in a supermarket instead of on the street, but we wanted to keep things spontaneous and unscripted, so she didn’t know her questions in advance. She was lovely and got the absurdity of it. I was crazy nervous. There’s a stereotype that all great comedians are, on some level, deeply tormented people. Are you?

No. I was a relatively happy kid with great parents. I wasn’t damaged, unless you consider my obsession with show business to be unhealthy. Maybe there’s a case to be made there. I was a fat, gay Jewish kid who sat around and watched a lot of TV and absorbed it all like a sponge. You still draw upon that obsession in your work. Which shows are you addicted to?

There were some talk-show interviews I did where I was dressing myself, and when I watched them later, I’d think, “Oh, no, no, no.” And the first time I went to the Emmys, the make-up artist was very heavy on the fake tanner— and I just let her do her thing because I figured she was the expert. Then I saw myself and thought, “That is not happening again.” For your public appearances you’ve been wearing a lot of spiffy suits. These days some people might even call you dapper.

Right now I’m working a lot, and sometimes an industry party is my one fun event for that month. So you want to look good and enjoy it. Also, it’s important to show people the difference between me and my character on Billy On The Street. He has this low-rent jeans and T-shirt look, and I’ve realised that dressing better in real life helped people differentiate. So now I actually schedule the fittings in advance, because it takes hours. Hours! It’s shocking to me how long it takes, and I’m only trying on suits and ties. You’re single, and you’re getting kind of famous. Is it hazardous to use dating apps?

I wasn’t damaged, unless you consider my obsession with show business to be unhealthy”

No, I’m on Grindr and all that stuff—I just do my thing and don’t care. The younger generation, they take it for granted. At some point we’re going to have a president who was Snapchatting nude pics when he was in his 20s and nobody’s going to mind.

What about the perils of ageing in Hollywood? When it comes to the pressures of staying young-looking and sexy, who has it harder, straight women or gay men?

[Comedy series] The Comeback, with Lisa Kudrow, is my number one show of all time. That got some bad reviews when it came out, and it taught me that sometimes the critics don’t understand. Oh, and [US talk show] The Wendy Williams Show is totally underrated. I love Wendy—always have, ever since she started out on radio. She doesn’t get enough respect. Who else is good at daytime talk shows anymore? Nobody! But there’s Wendy, pulling in viewers.

Straight women, definitely. If you’re a woman in this business, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If you do get the surgery and it doesn’t heal in an ideal way, everyone says, “Why did she get all that work?” And if you don’t get it, they say, “She looks so old.” Or, “She looks great. What has she had done?” It’s really a no-win situation.

At what age did you start to care about your personal style?

More and more men are starting to stress about it now.

I was always the nerdy performing arts kid, but in my senior year of high school, I began to be aware of how I looked. I cut my hair and put some gel in it, which was a big thing for me. Subconsciously, I was probably thinking, “Oh, you’re going to want to start having sex in college, so you should look better.” I’ve always been very pragmatic.

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Did you commit any fashion faux pas in the early days?

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Men might put that pressure on themselves, but I don’t think the industry is doing it to them. Maybe it’s an issue if you’re a certain type of actor. I imagine someone like Zac Efron feels pressure, but in comedy there isn’t quite the same standard, thank God. No matter what I looked like, Billy On The Street would have worked. So I don’t have that worry yet. Talk to me in 10 years. n


The Look

Ralph Lauren three-piece suit, shirt, and tie. Pocket square, stylist’s own Grooming: David Cox


Style Hidden CHARMS DELICATE UNDERPINNINGS OFFER ELEGANCE AND ALLURE, AND NEVER FAIL TO MAKE YOU FEEL FANTASTIC, NO MATTER WHAT YOU WEAR ON TOP photographed by PIERRE TOUSSAINT styled by LILL JENNER

BRA Something Wicked poly-blend, $229.95, and BRIEF $289.95; at porteavie.com EARRING Meadowlark sterling-silver, $75; meadowlark.com.au


BODYSUIT Malizia by La Perla cotton-blend, $219; 02-8338 0277 EARRING James & Irisa opal, diamonds and gold, $1,900; jamesandirisa.com.au RING Susan Driver gold, $429; susandriver.com.au


Style

NEW HUES

Coloured lingerie is far from brash when cast in a chic shade like khaki

CARDIGAN Maiami mohair and wool-blend, $450; 03-9639 3392 BRA Lonely poly-blend, $135; lonelylabel.com EARRING MPNT rose-gold and pave crystal, $520; at mychameleoncom.au WATCH Chanel steel with mother-of-pearl, $6,500; 1300 242 635 BRACELET Tiffany & Co. rose-gold, $9,250; tiffany.com RINGS Sarah & Sebastian gold, $580, and gold with black diamond, $2,850; sarahandsebastian.com

ROMPER Palindrome poly-blend, $119.95; palindrome studio.com.au TOP Saba cotton-blend, $159; saba.com.au EARRING MPNT rose-gold and pave crystal, $520; at mychameleon. com.au NECKLACE Pierre Winter gold-plated, $169; pierrewinterfinejewels.com

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S T RO N G FO U N DAT I O N

A high-neck bra goes doubleduty as a modern layering piece

BRA Agent Provocateur poly-blend, $300; agentprovocateur.com PANTS H&M polyester, $60; 1800 828 002 EARRING Reliquia gold and copper, $120; reliquiajewellery.com


Style

L I G H T TO U C H

A vintage-inspired negligee feels fresh thanks to side cut-outs and tennis skirt splits

CHEMISE Pleasure State poly-blend, $159.95; pleasurestate.com.au EARRING MPNT gold, $170; at mychameleon.com.au NECKLACE Petite Grande gold-filled, $169; petitegrand.com CUFF James & Irisa gold, diamonds and opal, $1,380; jamesandirisa.com.au


MORE IS MORE

Full-coverage briefs and a matching bra can be entirely sexy—just ask Dolce & Gabbana

BRA Dolce & Gabbana cotton-blend, POA, and polymide with elastane BRIEF POA; 03-9662 4732 NECKLACE Meadowlark gold, $779; meadowlark.com.au RINGS Tiffany & Co. rose-gold, $2,650, white-gold, $2,650, and BRACELET $3,200; tiffany.com

TOP Lonely polyester, $140; lonelylabel.com BRIEF Calvin Klein poly-blend, $29.95; 1300 131 701 JUMPER IRO cotton, $499; 02-9362 1165 EARRINGS Right: MPNT rose-gold and pave crystal, $520; at mychameleon.com.au Left: Susan Driver gold, $390, susandriver.com.au BRACELET Tiffany & Co. white-gold, $415; tiffany.com RING Sarah &Sebastian gold and black diamond, $590; sarahandsebastian.com

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Style

G R E AT BA S I C S Nude underwear needn’t be boring—soft mesh and lace see to that

SHIRT Camilla and Marc cotton, $279; camillaandmarc.com BODYSUIT Heidi Klum polyester, $99.95; heidiklumintimates.com.au WATCH Rolex steel-and-silver with sapphire-crystal and oyster bracelet, $9,000; 03-9654 3988 RINGS From left: East43 silver, $180; 02-9380 8438 Chanel white-gold with diamonds, $6,250; 1300 242 635 Meadowlark sterling-silver, $149; meadowlark.com.au Hair: Gavin Anesbury Make-up: Filomena Natoli


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Style

One Shirt Two Ways C A S UA L F R I DAY Sass & Bide cotton, $430; sassandbide.com

For a relaxed ensemble that still reads polished, opt for silk pants with a stretch waistband that can be cleverly layered under a blazer.

A built-in corset and asymmetric hem prove that a white shirt can make a statement. Platform brogues offer a witty take on workwear.

BLAZER Gant wool, $799; 03-9340 5200 PANTS Raey silk, $459; at matchesfashion.com EARRINGS Pushmataaha metal and stone, $195; pushmataaha.com BAG Zara synthetic-leather, $69.95; 02-9376 7600 LOAFERS Max Mara leather, $795; maxmara.com

SKIRT Maje wool, $330; 02-9327 3377 GLASSES Sunday Somewhere, $309; sundaysomewhere.com.au BAG Coach leather, $750; coachaustralia.com BRACELETS Holly Ryan gold-plated and sterling-silver, $520 (left), and $360 (right); hollyryan.com.au BROGUES Stella McCartney synthetic-leather, approx $1,439; at netaporter.com

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IN THE OFFICE

Camilla and Marc cotton shirt, $370; camillaandmarc.com GLASSES Dolce & Gabbana, $350; 1300 655 612

BUSTIER Rebecca Vallance crepe, $600; rebeccavallance.com

BAG Bally leather, $2,090; 1800 781 851

WATCH Nixon stainless-steel, $260; nixon.com SKIRT Ginger & Smart cotton, $429; gingerandsmart.com PANTS Topshop polyester, $80; 02-8072 9300

BAG Coach leather, $1,495; coachaustralia.com

FLATS Beau Coops leather, $339; beaucoops.com HEELS J.W. Anderson satin and leather, approx $2,010; at matchesfashion.com

Top your shirt with a waist-cinching bustier for a new twist on office staples. Traditional pinstripe pants and fuss-free accessories ensure the ensemble feels refined, despite its fashion-forward turn.

A wide neckline skews more feminine than your average button-down—perfect for tucking into a figure-hugging pencil skirt. For extra credit, swap black pumps for statement booties.


Style WEEKEND HANGS Tome cotton shirt, $650; tomenyc.com

EARRINGS H&M metal, $15; 1800 828 002

BOMBER Kate Sylvester polyester and cotton, $349; katesylvester.com

SUNGLASSES Prada, $390; sunglasshut.com.au

TOP Rachel Gilbert silk and sequin, $1,299; rachelgilbert.com

BAG Loewe satin and leather, approx $1,866; at matchesfashion.com

SHORTS Sandro polyester-blend, $380; 02-9327 3377

BAG X Nihilo canvas and leather, $496; xnihilo.com.au

JEANS Levi’s cotton-blend, $129.95; levis.com.au

A sleeveless cut with flowing ties lends the corporate classic off-duty appeal. Frayed jeans mirror the casual vibe, while a magpie mix of arty extras creates a chic finish.

SANDALS H&M syntheticleather, $40; 1800 828 002

SANDALS Senso leather, $220; senso.com.au

Sunday brunch calls for comfy separates like shorts and a bomber (sophisticated earth tones elevate the varsity pieces). Flats and a shopper tote make it easy to explore your favourite boutiques later.

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ON THE MOVE MLM silk shirt, $229; mlmlabel.com

SUNGLASSES Le Specs, $89.95; lespecs.com

NECKLACE Reliquia gold-filled copper, $159; reliquiajewellery.com

BAG Oroton leather, $595; oroton.com.au BAG Meli Melo leather, $1,020; melimelo.com PANTS Lee Mathews linen, $399; leemathews .com.au

DRESS Kate Sylvester silk, $439; katesylvester.com SLIDES Topshop synthetic leather, $99.95; 02-8072 9300

A ’90s-inspired floral slip feels far from nostalgic when layered over a pyjama-style shirt—a signature piece this season. The breathable non-crease fabric is also a wise choice for hours spent in the air.

HEELS Zara leather, $159; 02-9376 7600

Polished paper-bag pants are the ultimate travel companion thanks to a waist-cinching tie that can be loosened between stops. Nix all unnecessary accessories—the key to jetting in style is simplicity.


Style I N TO T H E N I G H T Nicola Finetti cotton shirt, $230; nicolafinetti.com

EARRINGS Dinosaur Designs gold-plated metal, $160; dinosaurdesigns .com.au

DRESS Talulah crepe, $240; talulah.com.au

CUFF Pushmataaha sterling-silver, $660; pushmataaha.com

CLUTCH Jimmy Choo metal, approx $2,425; at netaporter.com

SKIRT Coop sequin, $199; trelisecooper.com

BAG Simone Rocha wool and leather, approx $376; at matchesfashion.com

HEELS Mimco suede, $299; mimco.com.au

A high-shine paillette skirt is all the sparkle you need for a glamorous night out, but why not dial it up with embellished heels and a metallic clutch? The elegance of white cotton will balance out the bling.

HEELS Senso leather, $259; senso.com.au

Make your favourite LBD feel new again by wearing it over a ruffled shirt. The unexpected silhouette reads super-modern and keeps monochrome feeling fresh. Stilettos impart that evening oomph.

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Jan Logan pearl-and-gold brooch, $485; janlogan.com

Maje wool polyester skirt, $330; 02-9327 3377

Heidi Klum Intimates nylon and spandex bra, $59.95, and brief, $34.95; heidiklumintimates.com.au

Mansur Gavriel leather bag, approx $1,585; at netaporter.com

Miu Miu satin heels, $1,350; 02-9223 1688

By Malene Birger silk top, $515; at Christensen Copenhagen, 02-9328 9755

THE TR END

GIVENCHY

Sweet Sensibility

Roksanda crepe dress, approx $1,709; at matchesfashion.com

Fashion’s new take on ladylike is expertly refined but delivers modern edge. Think fresh silhouettes that sharpen lace, plus ruffles and pearls for the 21st-century woman

Coach glasses, $239; 1300 655 612

Boden polyamide and cotton top, $198; bodenclothing.com.au Sophia Webster velvet and leather heels, approx $984; at netaporter.com

By Johnny sateen top, $290; byjohnny.com.au

Nicola Finetti triacetate skirt, $392; nicolafinetti.com

ALWAYS ELEGANT Photographed in Rome in 1955, Audrey Hepburn’s classic and timeless style reflects the trend’s feminine charm H&M polyester scarf, $13; 1800 828 002

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Style

Stella McCartney raffia and elastic sandals, approx $845; at matchesfashion.com

BRIGHT ON Like the trend, the oil painting “Embrace” by Stephen Ormandy, 2016, is a vibrant use of colour and form

Alice McCall polyester skirt, $240; alicemccall.com

THE TR END

Pattern Play

Gorman polyester and spandex swimsuit, $189; gormanshop.com.au

After a high voltage wardrobe hit? Try graphic prints that can’t help but exude energy. Double down on bold designs to play up their artsy eccentricity, or pair one strong piece with classic black or white

David Lawrence silk top, $180; david lawrence. com.au

Each To Own acrylic earrings, $42; eachtoown. etsy.com

BOSS polyester dress, $949; 03-9474 6304

Fendi leather bag, approx $4,970; at netaporter.com

EMILIO PUCCI

Karen Walker viscose pants, $380; karenwalker.com

BOSS leather sneakers, $399; 03-9474 6304 Max Mara polyester skirt, $1,315; maxmara.com

Dior sunglasses, approx $675; at matchesfashion.com

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Pleated Skirt & Chain-Strap Bag

SKIRT Veronika Maine polyester, $229; veronikamaine.com.au BAG Bottega Veneta leather snakeskin, $4,210; 02-9239 0188

This feminine duo is fashion’s equivalent of a Hollywood power couple— commanding all on their own, and together, show-stopping. The cool-girl combo is versatile too—wear with a bustier top and heels for a look just as striking as an evening gown, or with flats and a tee for the ultimate in daytime chic.

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SKIRT Kate Sylvester cotton-blend, $439; katesylvester.com BAG Coach leather, $825; coachaustralia.com SKIRT Interval polyester, $159; 02-9256 8450 BAG H&M syntheticleather, $50; 1800 828 002

SKIRT Zara polyester, $49.95; 02-9376 7600 BAG Oroton leather, $345; oroton.com.au

SKIRT By Johnny georgette, $270; byjohnny.com.au BAG Kurt Geiger leather, $360; kurtgeiger.com.au

GET IT RIGHT Go for a mid-length skirt that hits at or past your knees so that pleats can gather movement, and don’t skew school-girl

SKIRT Romance Was Born polyester, $290; romancewasborn.com BAG Salvatore Ferragamo leather, $3,290; 1300 095 224

SKIRT Trelise Cooper polyester, $399; trelisecooper.com BAG Tout leather and suede, $499; toutltd.com

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C O LO U R C R A S H C O U RS E

Navy + Scarlet + Canary THIS TRIO OF PRIMARY HUES OFFERS A FRESH TAKE ON RETRO-COOL . CL ASSIC NAVY ELEVATES MOD SHAPES AND HIGH-IMPACT BRIGHTS TO CHIC NEW STATUS

Ellery satin silk dress, $690; elleryland.com

Rollas Jeans cotton tee, $59.95; rollas.com.au

Maje velvet heels, $590; 02-9327 3377

Miu Miu crystal earrings, approx $670; at matchesfashion.com

Anna Quan silk skirt, $540; annaquan.com

BURBERRY

Tod’s leather bag, $1,525; 02-8203 0901

H&M cotton jacket, $70; 1800 828 002

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Style Coop polyester shorts, $149; trelisecooperonline.com

Marimekko leather belt, $115; marimekko.com.au

Fallen Broken Street wool felt hat, $69.95; fallenbrokenstreet.com

Karameleon lycra bikini set, $115; karameleon.com

M Missoni viscose-blend dress, approx $835; at stylebop.com

Missguided crepe trousers, $100; missguidedau.com Alice McCall viscose-blend skirt, $109; alicemccall.com

Loewe leather bag, $2,493; at matchesfashion.com Anton Heunis carnelian and crystal cuff, $580; at pierrewinterfinejewels.com

Christian Louboutin velour sneakers, $2,795; 02-8355 5282

Mes Demoiselles velvet camisole, approx $183; at stylebop.com

CĂŠline sunglasses, $480; 133 357

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TheFIND

WE’VE ROUNDED UP THIS MONTH’S MOST IRRESISTIBLE AND POSITIVELY AFFORDABLE FASHION HITS

$19.95 Rubi metal watch; rubi. com.au

$249 Cue satin dress; cue.cc $91 Kenneth Jay Lane gold-plated earrings; at stylebop.com

$197 Michael Michael Kors velvet slippers; at netaporter.com

$58.50 Missguided satin skirt; missguidedau.com $250 Acler viscose-blend top; acler. com.au

$80 Peter Lang gold-plated and crystal necklace; peterlang. com.au

$79.95 Zara cotton and metallised fibre clutch; 02-9376 7600

$189.95 Keepsake the Label polyester dress; keepsakethelabel. com.au

LUXE BE A LADY Add an opulent air to your daywear by choosing sumptuous finishes like silk and velvet. Embellished extras will heighten the effect

$119.95 Nice Martin satin dress; nicemartin.com

PARIS

$285 Senso leather heel; senso. com.au

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COPENHAGEN

Style

$59.95 Topshop leather and mesh belt; 02-8072 9300

BREAK THE RULES The best street style moments are born of unexpected combinations, like sequins belted into paper-bag pants

$160 Kookai polyester top; $160; kookai. com.au

$200 Marcs leather bag; marcs.com.au $199 DKNY stainless-steel and leather watch; 02-8977 8086

$200 Ray-Ban sunglasses; ray-ban.com

$119.95 Topshop leather sandals; 02-8072 9300 $40 Pretty Little Thing polyester-blend pants; prettylittlething.com.au

$29.95 Cotton On viscose singlet; cottonon.com.au

$89.95 Witchery synthetic leather espadrille; witchery.com.au

$110 Helen Kaminski silk scarf; helenkaminski. com.au $220 Vale denim jacket; valedenim.com

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FEBRUARY HUGH STEWART

Sportmax flax linen and cotton coat, $2,100; 02-8084 9113

“I’m really optimistic about this year—I’ve got a very good feeling for 2017” —MEGAN GALE


a new DAY

IN HER MOST HONEST INTERVIEW YET, MEGAN GALE SHARES THE HIGHS AND HEARTBREAKING LOWS OF THE LAST YEAR. BUT ONE THING’S FOR SURE, SHE’S STRONGER THAN EVER AND READY TO TAKE ON 2017 by EMILY TAYLOR photographed by HUGH STEWART styled by KATHERINE GREEN


Erdem silk-blend dress, $11,218; erdem.com


Christian Dior silk-satin shirt, $3,500; 02-9229 4600. OPPOSITE: ChloĂŠ silk-chiffon dress, $3,260; at theoutnet.com


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W

hen we meet, Megan Gale is wearing simple jeans and a cotton top, her dark hair pulled into a messy ponytail. As far as I can tell, she’s applied barely any make-up. Yet when she stands up to hug me hello (yes, she’s a hugger), I’m dwarfed by her one-point-eight metre frame—and it’s clear in an instant why this woman has become one of Australia’s most recognisable faces. She possesses a kind of natural beauty that is stop-and-stare striking, paired with a personality that’s just as engaging. When I reference her outwardly glamorous occupation, she laughs, “I’ve been very, very lucky to still be kicking around at 41 in a career that has a notoriously short shelf life.” But while luck may have played a part, so too has sheer hard graft. “The front half [of my career] was a bit of a struggle—I was a late bloomer,” she recalls, “so it was great to get to a point where it kind of took off.” Those versed in Gale’s story will know that things “took off” when she landed a campaign for Italian communications giant Omnitel (now Vodafone) and became an overnight sensation in that country. She subsequently lived on and off in Italy for the next seven years, and speaks the language. “The whole experience in Italy was unforgettable and phenomenal and crazy, and really helped pave the way for things back home.” Home, now, is Melbourne, where Gale resides with her partner, Richmond AFL player, Shaun Hampson and their two-and-a-halfyear-old son, River. Of Hampson, she says, “I’m very, very blessed that he’s come into my life. He makes me laugh every day—and he keeps me grounded and balanced. We never fight because he’s one of those people that is impossible to fight with, even if you wanted to.” And as a father? “My god, he’s incredible—I think he’d barely held a baby before he became a dad…but he’s so great with our son and the best role model I could possibly imagine for River.” Choosing not to engage a full-time nanny, the high-profile pair spend as much time as possible with their little boy. Gale explains, “It’s a tough balance, like any working parent would agree…but what we try and make an absolute focus is that either myself or Shaun will be with him. So it’s meant limiting when I can work and when I can’t—which is a good sacrifice for me to make because I get to spend time with my son.” Time, though, is something that’s been in short supply lately. In early 2016 Gale was offered a dream job as a judge on Foxtel’s juggernaut, Australia’s Next Top Model. She was thrilled to take on the permanent role after her successful guest judge spot in Season Nine, saying the decision “was a no-brainer—except for the fact that the show is shot in Sydney and I’m living in Melbourne, [and] I was still getting my head around the working mother/career/baby balance…but I really wanted to make it work and do the show.”

Marni silk dress, POA; marni.com. Louis Vuitton brass and palladium earrings, $580; 1300 883 880


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There have been a lot of times in my life when I’ve had to suck stuff up and get on with it, but this was by far the most challenging�

Carl Kapp silk-blend dress, $4,995; 02-9232 1126


Zimmermann silk dress, $3,750; zimmermannwear.com Hair: Alan White using Oribe Make-up: Peter Beard


Gale and Hampson had also been making family plans, and had decided to start trying for another baby. “It took us six months with River…so we thought, let’s try around April and see what happens.” Gale could not have been more surprised when she conceived immediately, and filmed Episode One of Top Model without even knowing the news herself. “I found out in May and I was so thrilled it had happened so quickly, and a little bit shocked. My body was [changing]…and I was hoping to hide it, but I felt very pregnant.” And then Gale fell ill. “I had a cold, flu, I got laryngitis, I had a chest infection—it just got worse and worse. I was so bummed because I’d been so looking forward to doing this job and I loved working with Foxtel and loved the show… I wanted to be firing on all cylinders, and I was probably firing on half a cylinder.” She explains, “I’m a bit of a nerd in that I just love to be professional and do the best job that I can. But I thought, ‘It’s worth it at the end of it because I’m going to have this baby.’ ” After a reassuring six-week scan, Gale scheduled her next obstetric appointment to fall just before she jetted to Milan with the final four Top Model contestants to film the semi-final episode. But, she says, as the weeks progressed, something didn’t feel right. “I can’t put my finger on it—there was no physical change or a sign or symptom…[I wondered] if I was being overprotective and paranoid, or if something was wrong.” She recalls feeling “nervous and horrible” on the morning of her next scan, but “I just wanted to go and see that bub was okay.” She remembers, “I hopped up on the table and [my obstetrician] put the ultrasound on my tummy. He just kept moving it and not saying anything and I started to feel sick.” After also completing an internal ultrasound, her specialist broke the news. “He was quiet, and then he just said, ‘I’m so sorry, it’s gone.’ ” Gale is brought to tears as she tells me her story, and it’s clear just how deeply this loss has affected her. I want to cry, too, seeing her so openly distressed. She continues, “I just knew it. I couldn’t look at Shaun— but he was with me, holding my hand.” Gale admits she immediately wanted to blame herself, feeling that she’d “really dropped the ball [and] somehow played a part”. She explains, “I was shocked, sad, [but] not surprised at the same time, because I knew.” What followed was a harrowing sequence of events: an in-hospital procedure in Melbourne, before a rushed trip to Sydney, and then the long journey to Milan. “Part of me wanted to contact production and say, ‘Guys, I’m sorry but I need not just time to do this but I need to recover emotionally and physically, and I need to hold my son and be with my man. But I knew that if I told everyone, ‘Hey, I’ve had a miscarriage’, there was a risk of it getting out and spreading like wildfire, and I wasn’t prepared to deal with everyone knowing.” She continues, “I also knew very well how much these production days cost… and how much was riding on me being there with those girls—part of the crew had already gone to set up.” So, rather than remaining home with her son (“All I wanted to do was stay with River, this healthy, beautiful baby to hold was so soothing and so therapeutic”), Gale packed her bag and “put on the game face”. When I ask how she handled the trip to Italy, she considers: “I’m really proud of how I covered it—I don’t feel I let anyone down in a

professional sense,” which, it’s obvious, is something that’s incredibly important to her. “Because miscarriages are so common—[and] I’m very lucky as there are women who’ve had multiple and I don’t know how you get through that—I know that there are a lot of women out there who’ve [also] had to just get up and go to work. And probably could tell people but don’t want to because it’s such a deeply personal thing.” I’m interested to find out why she’s chosen to share her story now. She reflects: “Anything surrounding your conception as a woman, as a couple, is extremely intimate, and it needs to be handled delicately…I feel absolutely passionate about it—especially now with what we’ve gone through—because I’d always get asked ‘When are you going to have a baby?’ And when I’d had River, ‘When are you going to have another baby?’ I lose count how many times a week—whether it’s in an interview, whether it’s friends, family, someone at the supermarket I don’t know… it happens [to women] everywhere. It’s such a personal question, and what makes it that much harder to answer is when you’ve been through some kind of hurdle with conception.” She continues, “I think within 48 hours of having the miscarriage I had been asked [about pregnancy] three times. [When] you’ve literally just lost a baby—how do you answer that question?” Gale goes on to describe a “horrible” incident in which a gossip magazine published an article wondering if she was pregnant. “There was a shot of me laughing with my hand on my stomach…and that was so hard to read, knowing that I had been, and I’d lost it.” She says, “I never, ever have, and I never will, ask someone about their pregnancy or conception plans because it’s so private and so personal. By sharing my story, I hope people might think twice about asking someone something that they might find really hard to answer. And as hard as it is for me to share such a personal story, I feel like by doing so I might be able to help people relate…[and] reconsider if it’s maybe the right thing, to ask someone that question.” Six months on, Gale has slowly recovered from the anguish of the year’s events and has “made peace”. She describes herself as someone who’s always been healthy and vibrant, and feels she “totally lost that balance” in 2016. The takeaway? “To put my health first—not just physical health, but emotional and mental health.” She continues, “We don’t have a deep sense of urgency to have more kids— as nice as it would be, we’re so blessed with River. My priority is to get myself healthy and feeling great again…I have to trust that if it’s meant to be it’ll be, and if it’s not, it won’t.” Gale is reflective: “I’ve been so grateful for many things over the last few years but it’s also been hard—we lost Shaun’s dad to cancer, we lost my dad to cancer. [We were] trying to juggle being new parents and sleepless nights and careers and then this happening—it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.” She smiles, though, when speaking of Hampson. “We’ve been through a lot together and it’s strengthened us as a couple. I think those things can really make or break you and it’s absolutely made us. I don’t know what I would do without him. And having River there is just a joy—that constant light when things aren’t so great.” As I say goodbye to her, again with a hearty hug, Gale flashes me that megawatt smile and says, “I feel like 2017 is going to be great!” And that’s exactly what I wish for her. n

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REBEL FEMINIST SCHOLAR AND A TRUE PUNK AT HEART, MUSICIAN AND MODEL ALYS HALE WEARS THE SEASON’S ROCK-CHIC LOOKS WITH ATTITUDE

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Christian Dior silk-faille dress, $9,700; 02-9229 4600. Cross and hoop earrings and rings (worn throughout), Alys’s own. Left ear: Four Winds Gallery sterling-silver cross earring (worn throughout), $195 (for pair); fourwindsgallery. com.au. Pierre Winter velvet choker, $119; pierrewinterfinejewels.com. William Griffiths sterlingsilver bracelet, $900; at harlequinmarket com

HEART photographed by MAX DOYLE styled by LILL JENNER


Emma Mulholland sequinned bodysuit, $420; emmamulholland.com. Giuseppe Zanotti suede boots, $1,799; at Liberty Shoes, 02-9328 6743. OPPOSITE: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci polyamide tulle coat with belt, $5,950, wool dress, $5,950, and leather boots, $2,150; 02-9197 0420

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Natasha Zinko cotton blouse, $740; at stylebop. com. Heidi Klum Intimates cotton-blend bra, $129.95; heidiklumintimates.com.au. H&M synthetic-leather pants, $70; 1800 828 002. OPPOSITE: Nicola Finetti triacetate-blend dress, $520; nicolafinetti.com. Strateas Carlucci polyester-cotton coat, $2,970; strateascarlucci. com. T-shirt, Alys’s own

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Zimmermann cotton-blend dress, $4,950; zimmermannwear.com. Nose ring, Alys’s own. OPPOSITE: Max Mara cotton-blend bra, polyamide top, polyester-blend skirt, POA, and leather heels, $1,085; 02-8084 9113. LA Dodgers cotton cap, $49.95; at culturekings.com.au


3.1 Phillip Lim velvet dress, $1,450; at stylebop.com. Tome cotton shirt, $640; tomenyc.com. Voodoo nylon-elastane tights, $18.95; 133 357. Gucci cotton socks, $115, and leather with bamboo heels, $1,270; gucci.com. Peter Lang gold-plated cuff, $79; peterlang.com.au. Gucci bracelets sterling-silver with citrine-quartz, $455, and silver, $385; gucci.com Hair: Richard Kavanagh Make-up: Peter Beard


REVVED UP

What advice would Alys Hale give to her younger self? “Stop slouching and apologise less.” They’re some unsurprising words for the 27-year-old who lives life on her own terms, unapologetically. With her platinum hair and otherworldly beauty, Hale admits she didn’t exactly spend her adolescence dreaming about becoming a model. In fact, when she was scouted at age 13 at a music festival she remembers thinking “it [modelling] was either a scam or a joke”. Despite her early reluctance, Hale credits her time in front of the camera for its other benefits: such as helping to fund her university degree in English Literature. While studying at Oxford University’s Exeter College, Hale fell “irreversibly in love” with feminist prose, inspired by writers such as Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes and Irish novelist James Joyce. Clearly, there’s more to Hale than meets the eye, but she explains how common it is for people to make assumptions about her, and how quickly she is able to change their mind. “People tend to assume that I’m rich, arrogant or stupid and are always pretty surprised at how much of a neurotic nerd I am when we actually start a conversation,” she says. After Hale’s graduation from university, modelling became a means to a musical end; a way of supporting her first band, pop punk outfit Tank Twin. Her most recent endeavour, Haïr Dïe, (where Hale shares the stage with three others, including her boyfriend), is a regular headline act at Sydney’s Oxford Circus. Hale sings, writes songs and plays guitar—albeit “haphazardly” she admits. Her rebellious spirit and feminist fervour ties in fittingly with her music muses too: “[I’m] probably more influenced by PJ Harvey, Krisma, the riot grrrl movement [an underground feminist hardcore punk movement from the early ’90s] and ’80s German weirdos,” she says. Despite modelling’s shaky relationship with female empowerment at times, the selfdescribed “ardent feminist” says her beliefs and profession can work harmoniously. “We can use it to reclaim [our bodies] and form new identities, so for me they are not mutually exclusive concepts.” —SOPHIE GOULOPOULOS Romance Was Born silk-blend top, $590, and silk trousers, $990; romancewasborn.com. Left wrist: Four Winds Gallery silver bracelets (from top), $875, $1,220 and $1,335; fourwindsgallery. com.au. Right wrist: Gucci sterling-silver bracelets (from top), $385, and citrine quartz, $455; gucci.com. Four Winds Gallery silver (middle), $95; fourwindsgallery.com.au

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Olympia Le-Tan cotton blouse. Jourden polyester shorts. Marc Jacobs cotton-nylon platforms. OPPOSITE: Max Mara silk jumpsuit and nylon jersey bralette


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MOZART IN THE JUNGLE’S LOLA KIRKE CHATS WITH HER CO-STAR GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL ABOUT THEIR COMPLEX ONSCREEN RELATIONSHIP, MAKING ART IN THE MODERN WORLD, AND WEARING “SHEER EVERYTHING” photographed by MAGNUS UNNAR

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Balenciaga cotton poplin dress. Salvatore Ferragamo’s Creations leather and suede platforms. OPPOSITE: Altuzarra silk crepe de chine bra. Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf (on head)

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Tory Burch stretch poplin dress and suede bag with needlepoint embellishment. Daniela Villegas sapphire, gold and velvet choker. Marc Jacobs leather platforms Hair: Giannandrea Make-up: Rachel Goodwin


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GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL: I want to talk about the relationship between our characters, orchestra maestro Rodrigo and Hailey. What the hell is going on with us? LOLA KIRKE: I think being in a truly romantic relationship

When Lola Kirke was in high school in the early 2000s, she bypassed boy band idolatry and specifically set her sights on a Mexican actor having his breakout moment in films like Y Tu Mamá También and The Motorcycle Diaries: Gael García Bernal. “I had a schoolgirl crush on him in grade eight,” the now 26-yearold says with a laugh. Kirke’s preteen dream was realised when she landed the role of Hailey, an oboist in the fictional New York Symphony opposite García Bernal in Golden Globe–winning drama Mozart in the Jungle (airing on Stan). Just before the show’s third-season release, García Bernal called Kirke for a cross-continent catch-up.

Personally, I dress in a way that reflects the freedom I want to feel as a woman”

would jeopardise what their partnership is actually about, and that’s creativity and friendship. I don’t think either of them wants to sacrifice the artistic bond, and I’m happy I get to play that out on screen. It’s generally not the narrative we see on TV. GGB: Do you think it’s weird to create similarly meaningful male-female friendships in real life? LK: Well, we’ve been friends for a long time now, and I think one of the reasons is that you make me feel incredibly safe as an actor. Being surrounded by people who are as brave and thoughtful as they are talented makes what we do even more special. GGB: At the end of the day we’re trying to give people a broad-strokes depiction of the music world too. LK: Sure, but most importantly, it’s about making art. While music is the specific art form we’re exploring in the show, the same things are true of any creative endeavour. It comes down to passion. GGB: There’s a beautiful spot where Mexico, my home country, borders the United States. Artists are flocking there to paint murals, and it’s a similar form of expression. LK: [If I were doing a mural there] I’d want to show a scene that depicts people loving one another and working together. GGB: I read somewhere that your goal for 2017 is to learn Spanish. LK: I have no clue where you heard that, but maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea! I think we’re at a moment in this country where we’re all feeling awake, so I do want to be a citizen of the world to help make change. People spend so much time trying to brand themselves on social media rather than teaming up to make an actual difference. GGB: Our characters care so much about self-expression, but do you think they put a lot of thought into getting dressed every day? LK: Hailey is kind of in tune with what others around her are wearing. I like that because it’s fun to play a character whose sensibility is different from mine. Personally, I dress in a way that reflects the freedom I want to feel as a woman. Lately I’ve been wearing sheer everything and putting my legs and armpits on full display. I’m not saying that all women should do specifically that, but it’s important for us to express ourselves however we want. Some days I don’t care at all what I put on my body, but some days I like to honour the sacred art of self-decoration.

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IT’S THE FLAWLESS SKIN TRIFECTA: HEALTHY, GLOWING AND CLEAR. AND GETTING IT RIGHT IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK—JUST USE THESE CLEVER PRODUCT EQUATIONS FOR BRILLIANT RESULTS


To Keep Things Clear THE THEORY A deep-cleansing solution souped up with exfoliating enzymes and de-greasing toner can cut through the build-up of bronzers, sunscreen, and sweat better than your regular face wash, says dermatologist Dr Annie Chiu. Add gentle granules to equal parts cleanser and toner and use the mixture weekly to eliminate any sticky summer-face feel.

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Erase Signs of Sun Damage

Searching for a more permanent solution? One of these in-salon treatments might just be the answer to rectifying your skin concerns

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The sloughing rice bran powder is laced with papaya extract; it has enzymes that melt away dead cells and help soften skin.

Marine micelle waters dissolve that won’t-budge eyeliner, while the brand’s nourishing Miracle Broth keeps skin hydrated.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $77; 1800 659 118

La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water, $110; 1800 661 392

This improves texture, working to draw out excess sebum, pollutants and impurities. Chanel Lotion Pureté Fresh Mattifying Toner, $61; 1300 242 635

IF YOU HAVE DARK SPOTS

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Speak to a doctor about Fraxel resurfacing laser, a targeted treatment that works to stimulate skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating the skin cells to produce a smoother, more even texture. The procedure may cost $1,200 to $1,500, depending on the size of the area that needs to be treated and also the individual clinic.

“Blood vessels dilate, causing the capillary walls to become weakened,” says Anna Field, founder of The Paddington Beauty Room. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) “targets the pigment in the blood to create a heat reaction that breaks it down”, says Field, resulting in the capillary disappearing. From $70 to $150 per treatment.

To find your nearest clinic, call 1800 772 442

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To Fend Off Rays

THE THEORY While sunscreen shields skin from UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays, we shouldn’t ignore the potentially harmful effects of infrared light, which unleashes collagen-destroying free radicals, says dermatologist Melanie Palm. Antioxidants can protect against these particles, which is why spiking your SPF with a few drops of an antioxidant serum gives you the necessary defence against fine lines and dark spots.

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A patented antioxidant complex including green tea and bitter orange peel, plus vitamin C, blocks cell-scavenging free radicals to smooth, firm and protect.

The hero ingredient zinc oxide acts as a shield to keep UVA and UVB rays at bay, while moisturisers leave your complexion supple and nourished.

Philosophy Time In A Bottle 100% In-Control, $99; 1800 812 663

Invisible Zinc SPF50 Face+Body Sunscreen, $30; 1800 630 056

To Get a UV-Free Glow

THE THEORY There’s no self-tanner that can coax an even hue from dehydrated limbs, so supercharge your bronzer. Combine one shot glass of resurfacing lotion, half a shot of bronzing cream, and a five cent piece-size drop of oil. Blend it and apply over exposed skin for an immediately sun-kissed finish, says Dr Chiu.

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This lightweight treatment smooths the skin with five per cent purified grade lactic acid, while lemongrass and licorice work to refine texture.

With a creamy consistency, this multitasker not only deposits a sheer, golden glow but hero ingredient matrixyl synthe 6 boosts collagen.

This lightweight oil uses a blend of sweet almond, evening primrose, jasmine and hazel seed oil to add sheen and boost moisture, without leaving a greasy finish.

St.Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Face, $39.95; 1800 358 999

Aēsop Fabulous Face Oil, $57; aesop.com

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $154; at mecca.com.au

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WHETHER IT’S AT HOME OR ABROAD, A SPA OR RETREAT, THESE DREAMY DESTINATIONS ARE GUARANTEED TO BRING YOU BLISS. HERE’S TO STARTING THE NEW YEAR FEELING RELAXED AND REFRESHED by HAYLEY D’ONOFRIO

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FRENCH ELEGANCE: LE ROYAL MONCEAU-RAFFLES SPA MY BLEND BY CLARINS THE LOWDOWN On a quiet street steps away from the Champs ÉlysÊes, lies the luxurious hotel Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris. Inside, an astounding 1,500 square metres is devoted to the Spa My Blend by Clarins, and is open to guests and visitors alike. Philippe Starck designed the modern, all-white temple of relaxation, and a glass ceiling offers a view to the sky. The spectacular pool at Spa My Blend by Clarins, in Paris

THE HIGHLIGHT Take a swim in the pool and enjoy the relaxation area, or take advantage of the sauna, hammam and laconium rooms. A signature My Blend tailored facial offers a diagnosis and bespoke treatment that tends to the specific needs of your skin. The more adventurous should try the Watsu Ritual: a combination of shiatsu, muscle manipulation and traditional massage that takes place in a private, heated pool. This is one of only two spas in Paris to offer the unique therapy. 37 Ave. Hoche, 75008 Paris, France For bookings, visit leroyalmonceau.com

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A space to relax at the ultra-chic One&Only Spa

THE COUNTRY GETAWAY: EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY THE LOWDOWN If you’re looking for relaxation with a side of rural luxury, book the Weekend of Wellness at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, NSW, hosted by Megan Larsen, founder of holistic skincare brand Sodashi. THE HIGHLIGHT Need to recharge? This two-night program delivers a combination of wellness and indulgence, along with the chance to mingle with likeminded guests over delicious meals prepared with fresh local produce. In addition to a soothing massage and spa treatment, enjoy an exclusive one-to-one session with Larsen, who will blend a bespoke body oil to soothe your stresses. Or simply check in to the resort and revel in the ultra-luxe spa and its peaceful bush surrounds whenever you crave a restful mini-break. Treatment rooms with an outback view

2600 Wolgan Rd., Wolgan Valley, NSW For bookings, email reservations@oneandonlywolganvalley.com


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The indoor pool at The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel

CITY SOPHISTICATION: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NEW YORK DOWNTOWN THE LOWDOWN Located in Tribeca, on the doorstep of the bustling financial district, the new Four Seasons New York Downtown positions you perfectly to explore lower Manhattan. The 189-room hotel is also home to The Spa at Four Seasons, with a luxe 560-square-metre fitness centre and indoor lap pool that boasts breathtaking views of the city. THE HIGHLIGHT Whether you want to sweat it out at the gym, or just need a little time to yourself, this wellbeing sanctuary has you covered. Targeted skin therapies by Swiss-based brand Dr. Burgener strike the perfect balance between relaxation and results. Plus, it’s the only spot in the city where you can experience a facial using products from Omorovicza of Hungary— their popular Blue Diamond treatment gives tired and lacklustre skin a refreshing and brightening boost. 27 Barclay St., New York 10007 For bookings, visit fourseasons.com/ newyorkdowntown

A COASTAL HAVEN: THE BYRON AT BYRON RESORT & SPA THE LOWDOWN Set within a sub-tropical rainforest just minutes from Byron Bay’s Tallow Beach, escape to The Byron and unwind with a complimentary yoga class, or take a dip in the infinity pool, before experiencing the newly revamped spa menu. THE HIGHLIGHT The spa’s design draws influence from its surroundings and uses local macadamia oil-based brand Jindilli in addition to luxury organic skincare brands. Try the Cultural Hawaiian Massage: The Royal Ka Huna, a 90-minute Lomi Lomi massage and 30-minute body scrub. 77-97 Broken Head Rd., Byron Bay, NSW For bookings, visit thebyronatbyron.com.au/spa

A Vichy shower at The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

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NEW BEGINNINGS: GOLDEN DOOR HEALTH RETREAT & SPA ELYSIA THE LOWDOWN Nestled among the vineyards of NSW’s Hunter Valley, Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia is an all-inclusive health and wellness haven, with fitness activities, relaxation classes, workshops and spa treatments. If you’re hoping to kickstart a new regimen, or to simply get away and recharge, this might be just what the new year calls for. THE HIGHLIGHT The Healthy Lifestyle Weekend program, from Friday to Sunday, includes use of all facilities—and delicious, nutritious meals—as well as a luxurious treatment at Spa Elysia; either a facial or Swedish massage. If you get the chance, experience the Radiance Boost ritual, which includes a heavenly 50-minute collagenboosting facial, plus a file, buff and polish on both hands and feet. After three days you’ll be ready for the new week, and wishing you’d booked in for a seven-day stay.

Golden Door Spa Elysia’s Watsu treatment pool

165 Thompsons Rd., Pokolbin, NSW For bookings, visit goldendoor.com.au

AN OPULENT EXPERIENCE: THE DARLING SPA THE LOWDOWN A visit to Sydney’s revamped Darling Harbour precinct isn’t complete without a stop at The Darling Spa, located within The Darling hotel, part of The Star casino complex. Spanning the second floor of the hotel, this award-winning retreat pampers guests with luxury skincare brands La Prairie and ESPA.

The Moroccan hammam chamber at The Darling Spa

THE HIGHLIGHT If you’re checking in for a treatment, be sure to take full advantage of the facilities on offer, including the steam room, saltwater jacuzzi, gym and the stunning rooftop pool. For the utmost indulgence, try the new La Prairie Ultimate Caviar Luxury treatment: unwind for two hours with a Caviar Massage and Caviar Firming Facial using the brand’s massage oil, which is enriched with their Skin Caviar Complex. 80 Pyrmont St., Pyrmont, NSW For bookings, visit star.com.au/hotels


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The hammam steam room at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre

LONDON CALLING: AKASHA HOLISTIC WELLBEING CENTRE, HOTEL CAFÉ ROYAL

A treatment room at Endota Spa

HOMEGROWN HERO: ENDOTA SPA THE LOWDOWN Endota Spa began on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, where founder and CEO Melanie Gleeson took inspiration from the region’s calming landscape. That same sense of serenity can now be experienced at Endota’s 100 locations around Australia. THE HIGHLIGHT The New Age Light Therapy Facial uses the latest LED technology to target the signs of ageing, while the brand’s Pure Collagen spheres will help boost hydration and stimulate cell regeneration—a potent treatment that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and looking luminous. For bookings and spa locations, visit endotaspa.com.au

THE LOWDOWN From Elizabeth Taylor to Brigitte Bardot, the Café Royal has played host to luminaries since 1865. But refurbished in 2012 and re-opened as the Hotel Café Royal, this famed location isn’t just a London landmark—it’s now a relaxation destination thanks to the newly opened Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. Named after the Sanskrit word that unites the elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air), Akasha is an all-encompassing healing experience. THE HIGHLIGHT Visit for the amenities alone, which include a gym, lap pool, hammam, and London’s first Watsu pool for hydro-treatments and meditation. The centre offers modern therapies alongside ancient Eastern traditions, and favourite spa treatments from Sodashi. 68 Regent St., London W1B 4DY For bookings, visit lhw.com

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RALPH LAUREN A helping of highlighter is the perfect addition to crystal-clear complexions and brushed-up brows.


Beauty THE TREND

Highlighted Cheeks

TOMMY HILFIGER

Dab an opalescent cream onto the high planes of your face—think cheekbones, the Cupid’s bow and down the bridge of your nose—to catch the light. A pearly finish feels fresh on fair skin, while a warmer gold sparks against dark complexions

STARDUST It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Crème Illuminizer, $39; at sephora.com.au

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PLAYING THE TAME GAME Tresemmé Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray, $8; 1800 061 027

HOLLAND RODEN

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THE TREND

Smooth Blow-Dry We’re likening these sleek, yet voluminous locks to a more effortless take on the classic blow-dry. With a centre part that begins at the start of the forehead and goes down to the nape of the neck, this style “has a lot of movement”, says Orlando Pita, Tresemmé hair director for New York Fashion Week, who created this look for Oscar De La Renta’s SS17 show (opposite). “You can tuck the hair behind the ears, and then there are some pieces that [fall out]. It’s very pretty and fresh faced”

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN

DAKOTA FANNING


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OSCAR DE LA RENTA Backstage Pita applied a spritz of hairspray to his fingers to smooth any flyaway strands, ensuring a polished result.


The Pick PACKED WITH HYDRATING INGREDIENTS, THESE FACIAL MISTS WILL HELP YOU BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER

“Not only do I love the subtle rose scent, it’s perfect for a midafternoon refresh” —LULU DOUGHERTY, managing editor Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist, $61; 1800 659 118

“I spray this on every morning after make-up and my skin always looks healthy and dewy” —AMBER MACKAY, creative director MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, $32; maccosmetics.com.au

“This is enriched with marine and botanical extracts designed to recharge your skin’s energy levels. After spending time outdoors, it leaves my skin hydrated and radiant” —HAYLEY D’ONOFRIO, beauty director

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“This lightweight mist doubles as a toner and a setting spray for make-up. It also helps to soothe any redness or sensitivity” —TANIA GOMEZ, deputy editor

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COLOUR ME HAPPY

Inspired by the gradient make-up movement, Dior’s spring look encourages you to experiment with brights—think a wash of varying blue shadows on the eyes, a slick of vibrant colour on lips and bold, pearlescent hues for nails and toes

FROM LEFT: Dior Spring Look Colour Gradation Palette in Blue Gradation, $105, Addict Lipstick in Rose Twist, $52, Rouge Dior Vernis in Sudden, Early and Maybe, $41 each; 02-9295 9022

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HAILEY BALDWIN FOR MODELCO The model talks her first-ever beauty collection and the secret to achieving her amazing brows HER FAVOURITE PRODUCT “The On-The-Glow Spotlight. I’m obsessed with a highlighted cheekbone, and this one glows! It has just the right texture to blend with your make-up, and gives skin a gorgeous sheen.” HER BROW GO-TO “I comb them and apply Perfect Brows—I fill them in with the colour then brush on the clear gel. I also use castor oil on them, which helps to stimulate [hair] growth.” HER FIRST MAKE-UP MEMORY “My grandmother was amazing with make-up and she taught me a lot. I also danced from a very young age and learnt how to apply stage make-up for all of my performances.”

FROM LEFT: Perfect Brows, $35, Glow Beauty Balm, $49, On-TheGlow Spotlight, $45; modelco cosmetics.com

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A Heel For Every Occasion

They say a woman can never own too many pairs of shoes—and we agree! But you need to start with the essentials. We’ve rounded up the eight styles necessary for any event, outfit or mood

TIMELESS PUMP

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If there’s one shoe that will never date, it’s black pointed-toe pumps. For both work and play, these babies are the epitome of classic style.

When you want to dress up jeans and a tee without skewing girlie, a bootie or lace-up offers just the right amount of edge.

Sometimes a killer accessory can be the difference between an average outfit and a wow moment. Use this ornate pair to refresh your LBD.

In sleek black with gold-toned hardware, wedges are taken to chic new heights. A pair sans-platform brings the retro style into the now.

Nine West leather, $149.95; ninewest.com.au

Christian Louboutin suede leather, $1,475; 02-8355 5288

Prada patent leather, $1,520; 02-9223 1688

Balenciaga suede, $1,310; at matchesfashion.com

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MODERN KITTEN

STRAPPY METALLIC

TAN SANDAL

This ’70s favourite is having a major fashion moment, and the sturdy style is ideal for balancing voluminous pieces, like wide-leg pants.

Comfy kitten heels can look cool—just go for a pointed sling-back pair. Print or colour will also help amp up the demure shape.

Barely-there high-shine heels are an evening gown’s best friend, able to impart elegance and dance-floor ready oomph without stealing the show.

You will live in these during the warmer months, their casual vibe perfect for day. The neutral hue will make your limbs appear longer, too.

Bally leather, $995; 1800 781 851

Boden suede leather, $200; bodenclothing.com.au

Sophia Webster leather and crystal, $750; at netaporter.com

Country Road leather, $189; countryroad.com.au

20 inches THE HIGHEST HEELS EVER MADE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE (THEY CAME WITH A SAFETY WARNING!)* *guinnessworldrecords.com

HANDLE WITH CARE DO: Use a conditioning cream to revitalise leather, but avoid testing on patent or other surface-treated styles— you’ll need a product specifically made for these. DON’T: Leave home without treating delicate materials like suede and silk with a waterproofing spray. DO: Take your shoes to a cobbler—adding rubber heel caps and soles will slow the wear-and-tear process. DON’T: Store your heels on the floor or throw them to the back of your closet. Keep them safe in their boxes and dust bags and place on shelves. Lost the box? Try clear storage containers instead.


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THE FANCIEST OF FOOTWORK 1 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SUPER ELEVATED GILLIE PLATFORMS Not even Naomi Campbell was a match for these sky-high shoes, which got the better of the model mid strut on the label’s runway in 1993. 2 ANTONIO BERARDI HEEL-LESS BOOTS Victoria Beckham turned heads in 2008 when she stepped out in the expertly engineered thigh-high invisible heels.

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Such Great Heights Looks can be deceiving— especially when buying online—so here’s a cheat sheet for decoding heel heights, from towering highs, to the comfiest of lows

6 INCH OR 15CM

Things start to get a little precarious up here! Six-inch heels are only for the brave— and not recommended if you’re spending a lot of time on your feet. Platforms are a good compromise, as they offer the height, but don’t put your foot on as much of an incline.

4 INCH OR 10CM

When you imagine a standard pair of heels, you’re probably picturing 3-4-inches tall. It’s an ultra-elegant height that’s perfect for evening, and relatively manageable for most.

2 INCH OR 5CM Burberry metallic leather, $1,344; at netaporter.com

Two inches or lower is ideal for all-day wear, providing the look of a heel but with a welcome side of comfort. Many brands offer cool block heels at this height, which makes it even easier to zip around!

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, $39; zoevacosmetics.com


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THREE WAYS ABOUT IT Whether you’re a make-up artist in training or you can barely manage mascara, there’s a look to suit your skill set—and your style

CHRISSY TEIGEN

TH E SI M P L E SM OUL D ER Drag a fine-point black liner along your water lines (the lower inner rims of your eyes). Use the pencil to trace along the upper and lower lash lines, stopping before you reach the inner corners, says make-up artist Molly R. Stern. Smudge the colour a bit with a warm fingertip, then follow with bronze eyeshadow over lids. Finish with mascara.

Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow and Liner in Queens of the Bronzed Age, $16.95, and Eye Definer in Noir, $12.95; 1800 812 663

SARAH HYLAND

TH E U P DATE D C L ASS IC Circle your eyes with dark green pencil. Then use a brush to blend a lighter metallic green powder over lids and lower lash lines. Finally, dust gold powder onto the centre of lids and under brow bones, blurring the edges. The metallics will reflect light so your eyes won’t look heavy-handed, says Hyland’s make-up artist Allan Avendaño.

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in Avant Garde, $103, and Rebel Eye Kohl in 04, $62; 1300 651 991. Sisley Phyto-Ombré Glow Eye Shadow in Pearl, $58; sisleyparis.com.au

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T HE CO LO U R B LO CK Create a cat eye by running a navy pencil along the lower and upper lash lines; take the point beyond the outer corner and turn it up into a wing. Dip a small shadow brush into a navy powder and trace over the lines to thicken them. Next, dip your brush into a teal powder and go over your work, extending the colour into the crease and diffusing all the lines.

Guerlain Palette 5 Couleurs in Apres L’Ondee, $96; 02-9695 5678. MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, $32; maccosmetics.com.au

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T H E G U I D E Beaut y

Anatomy of a Smoky Eye Palette THE PERFECT EYESHADOW KIT SHOULD ULTIMATELY MEET THREE CRITERIA—HERE, WE SHOW YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO CREATE EVERY TYPE OF SMOKY STYLE

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette, $75; at mecca.com.au

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MATT TEXTURES

NATURAL SHADES

Depending on the type of smoky eye you’re creating, shimmering shadows are ideal for making a statement, or to add a hint of sparkle to a more understated look

Considered a go-to for everyday wear, matt eyeshadows are ideal for adding depth, and are also a favourite because they don’t accentuate any fine lines around your peepers

Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring—in fact, it’s the opposite. Subtle nudes, rich chocolate and charcoal hues are a foolproof combination for a classic smoky finish

Sidestep Slip-Ups We considered the most common pitfalls and asked the experts for their best defences. The good news: “If your smoky eyes wind up a little messy in the end, that’s cool,” says make-up artist Tracey Levy. “That’s what gives it a sultry look.”

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Levy applies a hydrating patch under each eye before brushing on eyeshadow. When the dust settles, it won’t be on your face. “Once finished, I take off the masks and the mess goes with it, your skin is left super-dewy and fresh.”

Got carried away? Dip a cotton swab in a cleansing water, says make-up artist Gita Bass. Run it around the perimeter of your smoky eye, then lightly atop your lids to pick up colour. Since these types of formulas aren’t oily, they’ll remove excess pigment without ruining your make-up.

To ensure that the layers of colour you’ve built don’t crease or move down to your cheek after a few hours, Levy recommends applying translucent powder just outside the edges. Work it in with a small, fluffy brush, dusting over the edges.

SK-II Signs Eye Mask, $125; 1800 012 169

Swisspers Cotton Tips, $3.30 (for a pack of 160); 1800 651 146

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, $37; 02-9663 4277


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What You Need

From helping your eyeshadow last longer to banishing harsh lines and edges, before you even consider creating a smoky eye, boost your beauty arsenal with these essentials

Eyeshadow base

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $83; at mecca.com.au

GENIUS MAKE-UP TUTORIALS FOR HOODED LIDS There are nearly 50,000 YouTube videos to help you navigate this tricky terrain. Here are three to binge on... SUMMER SMOKEY EYE TUTORIAL, BY CARLI BYBEL Bybel’s clip, with nearly three million views, details how to build colour along the outer edges to create an elongated, lifted look.

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Eyelash curler

Whether you’re working with cream or powder shadow, a small, fluffy tool like this spreads colour evenly and softens harsh lines.

Flat, firm bristles are required for packing on powder, plus they make lining your eyes accurately that much easier.

It takes long, lifted lashes to balance out a smoky lid. Pump this curler at the roots before applying two coats of mascara.

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $37; at mecca.com.au

Zoeva 227 Soft Definer, $17; at zoevacosmetics.com

Nude by Nature Angled Eyeliner Brush, $16.95; 1300 366 147

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $31; 1300 651 991

3,500B.C. BLACK KOHL ‘LINER’ FIRST APPEARED IN ANCIENT EGYPT

THE STRAIGHT LINE TECHNIQUE FOR HOODED EYES, BY WAYNE GOSS The English artist uses an angled tissue to guide eyeshadow placement and prevent lids from appearing droopy. SMOKEY EYE MAKE-UP FOR HOODED EYES, BY TINA YONG Viewers snag Yong’s tips on using matt shadows above the crease and adding a strip of false eyelashes to add depth and dimension.

Blending brush

Priming lids is non-negotiable. This cream “locks in your colour and stops shadows from creasing”, says Bass.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR Cleopatra, 1963

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet, $38; bobbibrown. com.au

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A GRAND ENTRANCE The dramatic lobby at the new Crown Towers Perth exemplifies the city’s luxury appeal.

Though residents of Australia’s eastern capitals may be guilty of dismissing Perth as their small western cousin, the remote metropolis boasts world-class dining, a flourishing bar scene, and eclectic shopping precincts that signal a sophisticated, diverse and vibrant sister-city. Throw in the 19 pristine beaches on its doorstep, plus the recent opening of a lavish, six-star resort that heralds a new era of luxury, and it’s little wonder the Western Australian capital is fast gaining a reputation as one of the country’s most exclusive and desirable holiday destinations by SOPHIE GOULOPOULOS


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Retailers strike the perfect balance between city sophistication and coastal chic, guaranteed to suit any style FASHION COMMON GROUND COLLECTIVE Part gallery, part retail space, this is one of the city’s coolest destinations. Dedicated to supporting emerging creatives, the Fremantle store stocks a revolving roster of Western Australian makers—from fashion to homewares—so you can truly shop local. 82 High St., Fremantle; commongroundcollective. com.au

COCO & LOLA With delicate designs on the racks and feminine details throughout, this stunning boutique is home to an edit of timeless pieces from some of the country’s most coveted

fashion brands, including Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall and Senso. 71C Princess Rd, Nedlands; cocoandlola.com.au

CLAREMONT QUARTER Perth’s most exciting brands sit alongside some of the world’s biggest names in fashion at this convenient one-stop shopping hub. Expect to find labels like Zimmermann, Gorman and department store David Jones. 9 Bay View Ter., Claremont; claremontquarter.com.au

ACCESSORIES WILLOW & THE BOWERBIRD Looking for independent designers and a crafty aesthetic? This boutique has both, plus a diverse range of products, from hand-stitched leather satchels to wooden toys, and so much more. 78 George St., East Fremantle; facebook.com/ WillowandtheBowerbird

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Wake up to panoramic views of the city in a palatial room at Crown Towers Perth, before dragging yourself out of bed to sample the abundant culinary choices on offer Rooms from $338; 1800 776 460

COMMON GROUND COLLECTIVE

the neighbourhood, Scandi-style minimalism and a contemporary fit-out typify this Inglewood boutique. Stop by to shop the range of jewellery, homewares, one-of-a-kind furniture and Japanese ceramics. 879 Beaufort St., Inglewood; facebook.com/lalunaseven

BEAUTY BKIND ORGANIC BEAUTY BAR Founded in 2008, beauties with a conscience should head here for the range of organic skin, hair and

bodycare that’s gentle on you and the planet. 341 Churchhill Ave., Subiaco; bkind.com.au

HOME ARRIVAL HALL With everything from furniture to golden ice-cream scoops and marble chopping boards, this eclectic store stocks unique, high quality pieces that will add something special to any living space. 2 Saunders St., East Perth; arrivalhall.com.au

MOBILIA This furniture store places emphasis on timeless

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THE WAITING ROOM

THE ENCLAVE

Chefs from around the world prepare their local cuisine in this buffet-style dining room. Dishing up everything from Pakistani curry to Cantonese dumplings, there’s no judgement if you lose self-control at the lush tiered chocolate fountain...

If it’s moody lighting and an extensive cocktail list you’re after, look no further than The Waiting Room. With dramatic high ceilings, a brass-accented bar and breezy terrace, it’s a tempting distraction after check-in.

Reserved exclusively for guests, The Enclave retreat overlooks the hotel’s spectacular (and enormous) swimming pool. You can enjoy a relaxed dining experience, with the same exceptional hospitality, or indulge and book a private cabana for the day.

style, with a range of sophisticated indoor and outdoor pieces by iconic modernist designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner. 312 Stirling Highway, Claremont; mobilia.com.au

MUSIC MILL RECORDS Independent since 1945, the people here are passionate and knowledgeable about one thing: music, with most staff involved in the local industry. 22 Adelaide St., Fremantle; mills.com.au

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Live like a local at the hottest (and hippest) cafes, bars, and must-visit spots city’s famous shoreline.

BREAKFAST PETITION KITCHEN Head chef Jesse Blake’s menu shows off WA’s best local and seasonal produce at this relaxed, inner-city hotspot. Stop by for the classics—eggs, hotcakes and bircher muesli—plus gourmet alternatives and coffee by Mano a Mano. Cathedral Square, Perth; petitionperth.com/kitchen

BEACHSIDE SNACK CANTEEN This casual Trigg Beach cafe serves up the hottest culinary trends—think poke, chia and smoothie bowls— with some of the most brilliant views of the

364 West Coast Drive, Perth; canteentrigg.com

LONG LUNCH THE SHOREHOUSE Sit back and get comfortable under one of the yellow and white striped umbrellas on the deck. With a speciality gin and tonic in hand and a plate piled high with fresh oysters to feast on, you won’t be in any hurry to leave. 278 Marine Parade, Swanbourne; shorehouse.com.au

ON A DATE IL LIDO ITALIAN CANTEEN Inside a converted Art Deco cabaret hall adjacent to iconic

Cottesloe beach, enjoy housemade pasta and other simple Italian fare, perfect for lunch or dinner. 88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe; illido.com.au

DRINKS YOUNG LOVE MESS HALL With its moody grey palette and overgrown greenery, this effortlessly cool bar and eatery has proven a hit with Perth’s young professionals and hipsters alike. Open from midday until 11PM, there is a tight menu of share plates to match the local wines, beer and cocktail list. 175 William St., Northbridge; younglovemesshall.com

WELLNESS THE YOGA VINE Catering to a stressed and time-poor CBD clientele, there’s a class to suit everyone at this inner-city sanctuary. Drop-ins are also welcome, perfect for those on a flying visit. Ashton Chambers, 187 St. Georges Terrace, Perth; theyogavine.com.au

SHARING THE HUMMUS CLUB This modern Middle Eastern restaurant boasts a fun motto (“In Hummus We Trust”) and a delicious menu of classic share dishes like falafel and kibbeh. 258 William St., Northbridge; thehummusclub.com

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LIFE’S A BEACH

It’s called The Golden State for a reason: 12,000km of exquisite, sun-kissed coastline and crystal clear, turquoise water. While there are too many idyllic sandy retreats to list, these icons are favourites with locals and visitors alike COTTESLOE BEACH Famous for its relaxed lifestyle, the suburb of Cottesloe is home to what many regard as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country—and the world. Just 15 minutes from the city centre, the Indiana Tea House and Beach Pavilion are almost as well-known as the beach itself, and the over-water sunsets are sublime.

THE SHOREHOUSE

ROTTNEST ISLAND A short ferry ride from the mainland finds you by the azure waters and sandy shores of Rottnest Island, located 18km off the coast of Fremantle. There is a range of accommodation options available and, while you’re busy soaking up the sun, keep an eye out for the isle’s adorable marsupial residents, quokkas.


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Culture Fix...

There’s more to Perth than just sun and surf—satisfy your artistic inclinations with these gems

ART GALLERY OF WA Expect a special emphasis on Australian and Indian Ocean Rim art, such as Helen Grey-Smith’s Set of Curtains Designed For Meerilinga (above).

PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS In a striking heritage building, PICA is not only a focal point for interdisciplinary art, but also supports emerging creatives.

Roe St., Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge; pica.org.au

Near cnr James and William St., Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge; pica.org.au

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE Housed inside a former asylum, which first opened its doors in 1864, this space is rumoured to be haunted and has served as a cultural hub since the ’70s. Enjoy a perfect mix of art and history.

QUARRY AMPHITHEATRE A stunning outdoor performance space, The Quarry recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Programs range from Shakespeare to ballet, such as Takuto (above).

1 Finnerty St., Fremantle; fac.org.au

1 Waldron Dr., City Beach; quarryamphitheatre.com.au

LOVELY LOCALS

With an impressive number of our modelling superstars hailing from WA, we wonder: is there something in the water? Because we want a sip! GEMMA WARD: She began her successful modelling career at age 15, and conquered every international catwalk. JESSICA GOMES: Known for her exotic beauty, this Sydney-born stunner was raised in semi-rural Perth. BRIDGET MALCOLM: Walking for Victoria’s Secret for two years running, this blonde beauty spent childhood holidays at Rottnest Island.

GEMMA WARD

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NICOLE TRUNFIO: Originally from Merredin, east of Perth, she now resides in the US with her musician husband Gary Clark Jr and their adorable son, Zion.

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HIGH TECH STRAIGHT OUT OF SILICON VALLEY, THE LATEST INNOVATIONS ARE INFILTRATING FASHION, FITNESS AND YOUR HOME—AND IT SEEMS THE FUTURE IS NOW. HERE, OUR PICKS OF THE BEST DEVICES AND APPS TO DIGITALLY ENHANCE YOUR LIFE by SOPHIE GOULOPOULOS and CHRISTINA SHANAHAN photographed by PHILIP LE MASURIER

MEVO LIVE EVENT CAMERA This clever little gadget allows you to broadcast HD video and edit it on the fly. $610; at thestreaming guys.com.au


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lawyer when I started The Daily Edited [TDE]. TDE actually started as a blog where [co-founder] Tania Liu and I posted things we loved in fashion.”

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us, a challenge with growing globally is scaling our ability to service international customers to the same standard we do in Australia.”

Mini crossbody bag, $129.95 (above), and backpack (right), $329.95; both at thedaily edited.com

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giveth back in other ways: sharper photos, and waterand dust-resistance. From $1,079 (without contract); apple.com/au 3 LG X POWER Taking a selfie? No pressing, no touching, equals zero hassle. Just look at the screen and Auto Shoot will take care of the rest. From $299 (without contract); at jbhifi.com.au

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PORTABLE POWER Jérôme Dreyfuss has managed to make the battery pack a chic accessory.

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2 COOL FACTOR Access a photo of your refrigerator’s contents on the go. Pure genius. Samsung fridge, $7,499; at harveynorman.com.au

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THE BUZZ Adrian Grenier’s doing it. So is Sofia Vergara. Connected homes are going from geek-niche to mainstream at lightspeed with devices that are super easy to use 1 BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND 2 With 360-degree sound, easyas-pie connectivity and integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn, you’ve never listened to music like this before. From $2,495; bang-olufsen.com/en

2 PLAYSTATION VR There is little doubt virtual reality is the future of video games, and leading the pack is PlayStation. Don’t just play the game, live in it. From $549 (not including PlayStation 4 console); at jbhifi.com.au

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experience full of unexpected touches... We go out of our way to make sure customers and sellers feel included.”

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means local retailers need to be smarter about how they acquire and retain new customers. Retailers who focus on the brand and customer experience will come out on top.”

Until dinner plate, $27.50, and Amindy clock, $49; both at hardtofind.com.au

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ROBERTO BACIOCCHI

The entrance features chests and chairs designed by Gio Ponti.


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VITA THE TUSCAN HOME OF MIUCCIA PRADA’S GO-TO ARCHITECT ROBERTO BACIOCCHI IS A COLOURFUL JUXTAPOSITION OF OLD AND NEW photographed by HELENIO BARBETTA styled by CHIARA DAL CANTO


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A 1920s polished metal gas stove sits at the heart of the architect’s light-filled library. The sunburst rug brings colour to a neutral space. OPPOSITE: Baciocchi relaxes on one of his velvet-covered sofas.

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In the first floor living room, an Ekstrem chair, designed for Varier in 1984, is paired with a vintage carpet.


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As you wander through Roberto Baciocchi’s 16th-century villa in Tuscany—past stone figures of Snow White and her dwarfs, and colourful, art-filled living spaces—the idiosyncratic aesthetic shared by the Italian architect and his long-standing client Miuccia Prada is obvious. Whether it’s the application of retro-inspired, geometric prints, the confident mix of primary hues, or their mutual fondness for mid-20th century design, Baciocchi and the iconic fashion designer possess a common vision that’s apparent in every room. And it’s this creative simpatico that has seen Baciocchi (and his firm Baciocchi Associates) design Prada and Miu Miu boutiques in New York, Paris and Milan, in addition to luxury retail spaces for La Perla and restoration projects across Italy. Casa Arezzo, named for the Tuscan town the architect resides in with wife Rossella, is, in itself, an impressive portfolio of the architect’s work—a charming crystallisation of vast and varied professional projects. Structurally, the property bears the hallmarks of its history: plaster walls, vaulted and panelled ceilings, stone stairs and a verdant, established garden. Yet it’s the eclectic, often eccentric, character of its interior design that sets the home apart. From Baciocchi’s extensive personal collections—cookbooks, tableware—to iconic mid-century modern designer furniture and ornate antique pieces, each space is a considered blend of old and new, minimal and extravagant. A consistent theme throughout, Baciocchi’s use of shape is as significant as his confidence with colour. In the first floor living room the curved, fluid lines of a blue Ekstrem chair sit on a sunset-hued, diamond-patterned rug, while in one of the bedrooms he plays with the repetition of circles—the red-toned forms adorn the quilt, and are mirrored in the Japanese flag that hangs above the bed and a mod lamp beside it. Whether complementary or contrasting, there is a conviction to Baciocchi’s choices that unifies each space, however unique, and the home’s design as a whole.

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Metal chairs contrast with an antique table in the first floor entrance. ABOVE: The architect in his lush garden.

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Table and chairs by Eero Saarinen, alongside antique armoires in the dining room.

As passionate a cook as he is a collector, the architect has installed yolk-yellow, fabric-lined dining room walls that set a bold stage for entertaining. Elaborately carved vintage armoires house his porcelain collection, with stacks of delicate plates and servingware protected behind glass. The curves of Eero Saarinen’s classic tulip table and moulded fibreglass chairs, as well as an Ovalia Egg Chair by Henrik Thor-Larsen, soften the space, as do glass doors that open onto the porch, flooding the room with light. With original wooden beams overhead, a polished concrete floor is yet another illustration of Baciocchi’s ability to seamlessly combine contemporary finishes with the home’s ancient architectural elements. Across all four levels, the property’s original features have been protected or carefully restored, the stately old bones helping to

ground the sometimes brash decor. As well as being a showcase of mid-century furniture and antique collectables, the home exhibits enough art to pass for a gallery. The walls of one room are covered in paintings and drawings by Rossano Naldi, the architect’s father-in-law, while local Giuseppe Friscia adorns the first floor guest entrance with frescos in the style of American conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt. Baciocchi himself designed wardrobes that line both the cloak room and his studio, each painted with geometric panels that transform an otherwise mundane storage solution into large-scale artworks. On paper, the bold eccentricity of Baciocchi’s aesthetic may not read as particularly homely, yet the uniquely personal abode he has created is playful, elegant and comfortable. Prada would be proud. —CHIARA DAL CANTO AND FAITH CAMPBELL


Life&Home CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Statues of Snow White and her dwarfs were a gift from Baciocchi’s wife, Rossella; works by Arezzo painter and sculptor Rossano Naldi cover the walls of one room; wardrobes designed by Baciocchi, with iron frames covered with painted canvas, line the cloakroom; an original, French-designed bed from the 1970s.

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Life&Home Tom Dixon timber pepper grinder, $145 (left), and salt grinder, $120 (right); at thedeastore.com

LIGHT FANTASTIC Inspired by the Memphis movement, Camille Walala’s takeover of the Vinyl Lounge at Clerkenwell London coloured our world

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Interiors store Newrybar Merchants brims with artisan finds, such as a hanging cane chair and cushions by Sibella Court. OPPOSITE: Picone punch is a must-try on the menu at Harvest restaurant. Citta Design glasses and Koskela ladel


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A STONE’S THROW FROM HOLIDAY HOTSPOT BYRON BAY, THE CHARMING TOWN OF NEWRYBAR ENTICES DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS, SUN-SEEKERS AND FOODIES, WHO LOVE THE FRESH, FORAGED FARE AT HARVEST RESTAURANT by SOPHIE GOULOPOULOS photographed by PRUE RUSCOE

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The Harvest Deli sits beside the restaurant in a lovingly restored weatherboard.

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here’s one thing that makes a phone conversation with Harvest restaurant’s executive chef Bret Cameron and chief forager Peter Hardwick quite difficult: the reception. Each connection to Newrybar cuts in and out, resulting in a return call five minutes later, or in Hardwick’s case, relocating to a better spot on the other side of the street. “It sometimes depends on the weather,” he says apologetically. Yet there’s something rather charming about this hindrance. Located 20 minutes inland from NSW’s Byron Bay and “right on the edge of [mobile phone] service”, the little town of Newrybar provides peaceful isolation in a beautiful country setting—within reach of the surf—not to mention an abundance of fresh produce everywhere you look. “I love the fact that I can walk around or go down to the beach and collect loads of different things

to take home and cook up,” says Cameron. “It doesn’t cost me anything, I only take what I need and it’s stuff that’s just growing around. It’s a great feeling.” This was the inspiration behind Cameron’s menu at Harvest, a cosy eatery with an emphasis on locally grown ingredients that appeal to adventurous and prudent diners alike: “What we’re trying to do is make [the food] approachable for people, so it’s not crazy, out-there cooking,” explains Cameron. Familiar ingredients such as lemon myrtle and native thyme feature on the menu but are punctuated by more novel produce—riberries are the talking point for both Cameron and Hardwick this season. Hardwick describes the aromatic, pink fruit from the lilly pilly tree as a “cross between a cranberry and a mix of spices, but it varies from tree to tree”. A self-described hippie, Hardwick’s wealth of knowledge on indigenous plants, bush food and nature stems from a childhood


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S HANNO N F RI CK E’S PI CKS The interior designer, lifestyle author and vendor at Newrybar Merchants shares her must-visits in the Byron region NIKAU STORE

Nicole Steele and Nikki Pocock opened this sublime emporium for clay and botanicals, where they host floral design and ceramics workshops, too. Shop 2/30 Fletcher St., Byron Bay; instagram. com/nikau.store

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Vibrant art and homewares in the Nikau concession at Newrybar Merchants; Harvest’s executive chef Bret Cameron; beach towels by Jason Grant make a colourful display outside Newrybar Merchants; native produce and freshly picked garnishes reign supreme at Harvest.

This place is a haven for the decorating senses. Kathy and Ralph Brauer travel the world sourcing furniture, lighting and homewares for their beautifully styled store. Rear of 12 Station St., Bangalow; 02-6687 1610

CRYSTAL CASTLE

A wonderland devoted to the spirit and crystal healing, this hideaway is the ideal place to visit if you’re craving some peace and solitude. 81 Monet Dr., Mullumbimby; crystalcastle.com.au


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Organic vegies are plucked straight from the Harvest garden; a curation of Moroccan and Turkish designs in the Tigmi Trading space at Newrybar Merchants; The Art House’s dreamy interiors; Harvest Deli’s picturesque back garden.

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A three-bedroom cottage in the heart of Newrybar village, The Art House was formerly the residence of the local church’s minister. Sitting on an acre of farmland with spectacular views, the historic home is 100 years old but features contemporary amenities for a comfortable stay. From $380 per night; the-art house.com.au, 0402 930 467

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Wood-roasted corn with pickled chilli butter and charred lime (recipe on p151)

fascination, and it has clearly impressed Cameron since the pair started working together last March. “I thought I had tasted riberries [before], and then Peter picked some and it was like ‘Whoa, this is what they’re supposed to taste like’,” he chuckles. While foraging has become prevalent on the foodie scene of late, it’s certainly not the first time this “back to nature” approach has grabbed the public’s attention: first there was The Bush Tucker Man in the ’80s, an ABC series featuring Les Hiddins living off the land in Australia’s rugged outback. Then came fine dining restaurants in the early noughties, which incorporated gathered ingredients from mountain pepper to kelp into sophisticated cuisine. “[But] what we’ve got now is another wave which is more gutsy, much broader in its

vision, and stronger,” explains Hardwick, who attributes this latest movement to the Nordic food scene made famous by René Redzepi’s acclaimed Noma in Copenhagen. “[Chefs] grabbed it and went ‘Hey, it’s not just a trend, we get the underlying message that new ingredients mean more exciting flavours,’ ” he adds. Cameron agrees. “It’s what we used to do thousands of years ago, and I guess things are coming full circle because people are becoming more aware.” There is a significant and more serious aspect to the pursuit of wild, native food, which Cameron and Hardwick are very conscious of. “It’s got a lot to do with indigenous culture, we’re looking at a greater level-playing field of cultural exchange now,” says Hardwick. “That’s huge for our history as a country.” n

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Mackerel with ricotta, peas and lemon myrtle. Koskela pinch bowl


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WOOD-ROASTED CORN WITH PICKLED CHILLI BUTTER & CHARRED LIME SERVES 4

4 cobs of corn 2 limes

CHILLI BUTTER

1 clove garlic 50g pickled chilli 200g butter (room temperature) zest and juice of 1 lime ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Preheat oven to 250°C. 2 Chop garlic and chilli finely. Mix with butter and lime zest and juice. Season with salt. 3 Peel corn, place on an oven tray and dress with oil. Cut two remaining limes in half and place on same tray, cut-side down. Roast in oven for 3-5 minutes until corn is well coloured on the outside. 4 Rub chilli butter on corn and season with salt.

MACKEREL WITH RICOTTA, PEAS & LEMON MYRTLE SERVES 4

200g ricotta 1 egg 20g semolina 150g fresh peas (podded) 4 x 150g fillets Spanish mackerel juice of 1 lemon pea tendrils 5g lemon myrtle powder sea salt extra virgin olive oil 1 To make the ricotta dumplings, mix ricotta and egg in a bowl, season with salt and roll into 8 balls. 2 In a separate bowl, roll the balls through the semolina until coated, set aside in fridge. 3 Blanch the peas in boiling water for 2 mins and refresh in iced water, drain well and set aside. 4 Preheat oven to 180°C. Panfry the mackerel in oil for 2 mins until golden, turn over fillets and cook in oven for a further 2 mins. Remove from pan and rest for 1 min. 5 Bake dumplings in oven for 3-4 mins. 6 Cut fish in half and arrange on serving plate, place dumplings around fish. Season peas with lemon juice and salt, place on plate. Garnish with pea tendrils and sprinkle with lemon myrtle.

Pickled radish with strawberry gum and yoghurt

PICKLED RADISH WITH STRAWBERRY GUM & YOGHURT SERVES 4

500ml water 150ml Chardonnay vinegar 100ml white wine vinegar 125g raw sugar 1 cinnamon quill 2 star anise ½ tsp sea salt 1 bunch red radish 20g strawberry gum (eucalyptus olida) leaves or powder 75ml grape seed oil 1 bunch assorted heirloom radish 500ml iced water 200ml organic yoghurt

1 Bring the water, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, star anise and salt to boil. 2 Cut the red radishes into quarters and place into a container, cover with hot pickle liquid. Leave to cool then store in fridge for at least 24 hours, (preferably 2-3 days). 3 Place half the strawberry gum in a blender with grape seed oil and blend on high speed for 2 mins. Strain and set aside. 4 Blitz the remaining strawberry gum in a spice grinder (if not using a powder). 5 Shave the heirloom radishes very finely on a mandolin, then place in iced water to crisp up. 6 Bring cold pickled radishes to room temperature and place in a bowl. Season with salt and dress with a touch of the strawberry gum oil. 7 Arrange the pickled radishes on top of yoghurt on a serving plate. 8 Drain the shaved radishes and place on plate. Drizzle with strawberry gum oil and finish with the strawberry gum powder.

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GRILLED COS WITH BOTTARGA & WHITE ANCHOVY SERVES 4

2 cos lettuces 100g white marinated anchovies 50g bottarga

DRESSING

½ bunch basil 100ml extra virgin olive oil juice of 1 lemon ½ tsp sea salt 1 Place basil, oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Strain and set aside in fridge. 2 Cut cos in half lengthways, season with a little oil and salt and grill very quickly on a barbecue or in a very hot pan. 3 Place cos on plate, grilled side up, add dressing and place several anchovy fillets on each half. 4 Grate bottarga over the top.

LOCAL PEACH WITH SORREL SORBET, NATIVE THYME & GINGER SERVES 4

4 peaches 40g butter (room temperature) 1 bottle ginger beer 1 knob ginger, chopped

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PORK RACK WITH SUMMER SQUASH, ZUCCHINI & HEIRLOOM TOMATOES SERVES 4

1 x 4-bone pork rack (Frenched) 1 tsp sea salt 200g yellow summer squash 500g assorted coloured zucchini 100ml extra virgin olive oil ¼ bunch rosemary ¼ bunch marjoram 200g heirloom tomatoes 50ml sherry vinegar 1 bunch basil

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. 2 Score the skin of the pork and rub plenty of salt into skin. 3 In a heavy-based pan, sear the pork on all sides, being careful not to burn the skin/ crackling. 4 Transfer pork to a roasting dish and cook in oven for 30-45 mins, until internal temperature reaches 58°C. 5 Slice the squash and zucchini as desired, place in a separate roasting tray, then dress with half the oil and season with salt and herbs. Roast for 20 mins or until golden brown. 6 Cut tomatoes, place in bowl and marinate with remaining oil, salt and sherry vinegar. 7 Take pork out of oven and rest for 15 mins. 8 Arrange roast vegetables and tomatoes in a large serving dish and place pork on top. Garnish with basil.

200ml water 175g caster sugar 1 tbsp glucose 1 bunch sorrel juice of 1 lemon 10 sprigs native thyme 50g fresh honeycomb edible flowers (optional) 1 To make the sorbet, bring water, sugar and glucose to boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Remove from heat. 2 Place in blender with sorrel and lemon juice and blend on high for 1 min, strain and chill in fridge. 3 Once chilled, pour into ice-cream machine and churn as per manufacturer’s instructions. Store in freezer. 4 Preheat oven to 160°C. Rub the peaches with butter, place in baking dish, pour over ginger beer and sprinkle with chopped ginger. Place in oven and roast for 20-25 mins, basting the peaches every 5 mins with the cooking liquid. 5 Once cooked, leave at room temperature to cool down. 6 To serve, place peach in bowl. Using a hot spoon, scoop sorbet onto plate beside peach. Garnish with native thyme, honeycomb and flowers.


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Local peach with sorrel sorbet, native thyme & ginger. Clay Canoe bowl from Koskela. Mr Draper napkin

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DA MARIA BALI Bondi Icebergs’ Maurice Terzini brings the Amalfi Coast to Seminyak. Jl. Petitenget No. 170 Badung, Bali; damariabali.com


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BALI HIGH

Restaurateurs and chefs are transforming the tropical paradise into a dining destination

AUTHENTIC INDONESIAN: KAUM Kaum means “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian. Before its establishment, the team behind this popular eatery explored the archipelago to learn indigenous cooking methods. Jl. Petitenget 51B, Seminyak; kaum.com

ON THE GRAPEVINE

Adelaide Hills winery Bird in Hand has launched a gorgeous coffee-table tome for the discerning oenophile, and bottles designed by Dion Lee. Cheers! Pinot Grigio and Arneis, $30 each, and Bird In Hand coffee table book, $150; birdinhand.com.au

SPANISH: MOVIDA Melbourne’s beloved Spanish tapas bar goes international with lighter creations to reflect the island atmosphere. MoVida has even commissioned local farmers to grow crops native to Spain. Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak; movida.com.au

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MODERN VIETNAMESE: SAIGON STREET It’s only been open for a short time, but under the guidance of Geoff Lindsay, the chef responsible for Melbourne’s Dandelion restaurant, this eatery is fast becoming the place to be seen. Jl. Petitenget No. 77X, Seminyak; saigonstreetbali.com

Returning for an encore season, The Australian Ballet’s opulent classic is not to be missed. Brisbane from February 24, then Melbourne and Sydney; tickets are now on sale, visit australianballet.com.au

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AURORA

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This dynamic Norwegian singer/songwriter will be gracing stages in Australia for the very first time at St Jerome’s Laneway Festivals. Your home country of Norway is known for its dramatic landscapes, does the natural scenery inspire you?

“Nature is the only place where I can exist without any distractions. There’s no electronic things interfering with my energy. Silence is very inspiring.” How did you go about putting together your debut album All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend? “Both choruses from ‘Lucky’ and

‘I Went Too Far’ were written when I was nine. And now I’ve just turned 20. That’s why it doesn’t feel like a complete album...it’s many small stories that became a book.”

How do you choose your amazing on-stage outfits? “It’s important that I can move and

be free, but also feel mystical and magical. It’s like putting on armour before you go to war.” Aurora plays various dates nationally from Jan 26 to Feb 5. For information, head to lanewayfestival.com

SPOTLIGHT ON

INDIGENOUS ART

Indigenous Australians have a rich artistic history dating back more than 30,000 years. Paying homage to this country’s first people, the National Gallery Of Victoria’s Who’s Afraid Of Colour? (until April 17) brings together bold works from a broad range of Indigenous female artists. Meanwhile, Broome’s Short St. Gallery in northern WA houses a vast collection of contemporary Indigenous art, and Art Gallery of NSW’s Sentient Lands considers the diversity of the nation’s ancestors and their attachment to the land.

TOP: “Limestone Hills near Texas Downs” (1991) by Queenie McKenzie at NGV FROM LEFT: “Kulampurru” by Lydia Balbal at Short St. Gallery; “Fruit Bats” (1991) by Lin Onus at Art Gallery of NSW


The Pulse THE AFFLECK BROTHERS They shared the screen in Good Will Hunting and this month these talented siblings will star in separate blockbusters.

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BEACH STYLE TIPS FROM DESIGNER LUCY FOLK

They say change is as good as a holiday, and Melbournebased Lucy Folk is experiencing the best of both worlds, opening her first store, PLAYA, in Bondi Beach (below). Lucy Folk sunglasses, $355; lucyfolk.com

BEN VS CASEY

“Statement earrings are the key to enhancing any outfit.” “Don’t dare to be bare—we prefer to stack it on, jewellery only!” “The perfect accessory for your summer hangover is a pair of Lucy Folk sunglasses complete with pearl chain.” PLAYA, 3/11-13 Hall St., Bondi Beach (enter via Gould St.)

The store’s rose-hued interior

Age: 44

Age: 41

Height: 192cm

Height: 175cm

Residence: Los Angeles

Residence: Los Angeles

Relationship status: Separated

Relationship status: Separated

Claim to fame: He wrote the script for Oscar-winning drama Good Will Hunting with his best friend Matt Damon in 1994.

Claim to fame: His breakout role came in 2007 as Robert Ford in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Latest project: In Live By Night, Ben plays the son of a prominent policeman in prohibitionera Boston who turns to a life of crime, seduced by the lucrative bootlegging business (in cinemas Jan 26).

Latest project: Manchester By The Sea stars Casey as an uncle who faces unexpected drama upon returning to his hometown and being made legal guardian of his nephew (in cinemas Feb 2).

Alcoholic treats WITH A DIFFERENCE

From prosecco-infused icy poles to champagne-spiked strawberry jam, here are some of our favourite and ever-so-slightly naughty liquor-laced goodies. Because it’s always five o’clock somewhere, right?

Husk Distillers sugar cane spirit, $72; shop.huskdistillers.com

POPS, $8.50 each for alcoholic or $6 each for non-alcoholic; at tipple.com.au

Beerenberg Jam, $7.20; beerenberg.com.au


Deborah Lloyd KATE SPADE’S

THE DI ARY

The chief creative officer of Kate Spade New York embodies the effervescent spirit of the brand which, in her words, “strongly believes in a pop of colour, a sense of humour, and a strong sense of optimism”. Sign us up!

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Rise and shine I wake up bright and early and have a green juice for breakfast every morning to start the day. The best days start with a good workout and getting my endorphins going, and I always make sure to spend a few extra moments with my two dogs, Stan and Lulu. After that I normally check my emails and catch up with what’s going on in the world. However, I do love a quiet moment to contemplate the day ahead and plan my strategic attack—I believe in doing my homework!

Running in heels Most days I leave around 830AM and take the subway. My home is in Brooklyn, but very close to the office in Manhattan. I’m normally wearing something from the new collection, and shoes make the outfit! You will usually find me in heels, but I wear flats to work whenever I’m going to embark on one of my inspiration trips.

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On track Every day is different. My assistant Suzy helps to keep me on track, jumping from meeting to meeting. One day I could be in design reviews for nine hours at a time, while other days I’m juggling internal collection edits with our merchandisers, hopping out to photo shoots with our marketing and creative team, or travelling the world for a brand launch party or press preview.

LLOYD’S LATEST MUST-HAVES The brand’s new S/S 2017 collection* takes its inspiration from Morocco, which Lloyd describes as “one of the most inspirational places I have visited”. She cites the desert landscapes, the pattern play of candlelit lanterns and the sensory overload of the souks among her references. Some of her favourite pieces? “The Emmaline handbags, the embroidered camel coat, tassel earrings and the camel bag.” CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Kate Spade wicker bag, $819, cotton coat, $969, silk earrings, $159, and leather bag, $699; 02-9231 4353 *In store late February


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Snack time My days can be quite hectic, so I usually have to grab lunch on the go. I normally have a salad, but there is a delicious Mediterranean restaurant very close to the office that I love to sneak out to on occasion. I work from 9am to 6pm most days, unless we have an event–then I may be out all night!

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Getting creative I love beginning the process of designing a new collection. It’s a moment for my mind to wander and see what catches my eye. I start with a white wall and add print, colour and vintage pieces. I’m like a conductor, making sure each designer is following the same score. And relax My husband Simon and I love to cook. We try to unwind after work and on the weekends by cooking a meal together. His curry is one of my favourites. [If I go out] my newest go-to for a quick drink after work or a leisurely dinner on the weekend is Freek’s Mill. This restaurant sources from New York farmers, which I love.

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Lloyd with Michelle Monaghan and Camilla Belle, all wearing Kate Spade

STAR TURNS The Kate Spade New York brand boasts a strong celebrity following, with famous faces from Camilla Belle to Kate Middleton spotted in the label’s ladylike shapes and prints.

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MY TIME LISTEN I love to visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (above). With movies, shows and live music on Friday nights—not to mention the Leo Villareal light installations—BAM is an intersection of all mediums of art and culture, and it’s always an instant jolt of inspiration for me. BROWSE I enjoy searching flea markets for vintage treasures. There are always a few hidden gems at the Brooklyn Flea. It’s an incredible mix of both art and antiques.

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DAILY MANTRA

Do what you love and love what you do. I must say, I am really such a Kate Spade girl! I live and breathe the collection.

EAT Colonie on Atlantic Avenue is one of my favourite spots– they have the most delicious burger, and everything from their menu to their decor is rooted in the culture of New York City.

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STARS AND THEIR CARS: KYLIE KWONG

BECAUSE STYLE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT WHEN YOU’RE ON FOUR WHEELS THE MODEL Audi Q7

I LOVE IT BECAUSE “It’s so big and roomy, and I can fit all of my Billy Kwong dumplings and pork buns in it for my Saturday morning market at Carriageworks [in Eveleigh, Sydney].” MY FAVOURITE PASSENGER “My great big rustic bucket filled with Australian native botanicals fits perfectly in the front passenger seat.” MY FAVOURITE FEATURE “The incredibly comfortable chairs and leather upholstery.” ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP “Country NSW. The Q7 is absolutely stunning to drive on the open road.” ON THE SPEAKERS “Joni Mitchell’s Greatest Hits and Neil Young’s Harvest.” Audi Q7, from $91,471, plus on-road costs; audi.com.au

ON FILM

For a great escape, there’s nothing like hitting the highway, radio blaring. Feeling restless? Catch a vintage road-trip flick... CROSSROADS (Above left) Estranged

high school friends keep an old promise to each other by driving east-to-west across the USA. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Above right) In this comedy of errors, the

Hoover family drive 1,200km to see their daughter compete in a child beauty pageant. THELMA & LOUISE Best friends become fugitives in this classic cat-and-mouse tale of sisterhood.

FAST AND LUXURIOUS

Maserati’s new Quattroporte combines incredible refinement and style with unparalleled performance. Plus, a race-bred engine allows it to reach a top speed of 310km per hour. A girl can dream! Maserati New Quattroporte, from $210,000 plus on-road costs; maserati.com.au

HIGH MAINTENANCE: CLEAN LIKE A PRO Meet the Dyson handheld vacuum, with powerful suction and attachments to spruce up your car seats. Dyson V6 Car+Boat vacuum, $449; at domayneonline.com.au

GOCATCH Australia’s first locally owned rideshare, GoCatch aims to transform the taxi booking process and improve the user experience. Available on iOS and Android.

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SUPERMODEL, COMPUTER CODER AND A WHIZ IN THE KITCHEN: IS THERE ANYTHING KARLIE KLOSS CAN’T DO? WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE BRILLIANT (AND SURPRISINGLY CLUMSY) SWAROVSKI AMBASSADOR The piece of jewellery that means the most to me…“A beautiful gold ring with a brown stone that my mum gave me. She bought it when she was a student in Italy, decades ago. It’s really sentimental to me.” The piece I never take off… “A watch with crystals embedded in the face; it’s silver, and really chic.” [left, Swarovski stainless-steel and crystal watch, $599; swarovski.com] I love working with Swarovski because… “It has an incredible legacy. It’s a family owned company, and I come from a big family myself, so I love that aspect about it.” One thing not many people know about me… “I’m really clumsy. It’s hard not to be, I’m 6 foot and then some!” My guilty pleasure… “Dark chocolate, and variations of dark chocolate—with caramel, with sea salt…” One thing I’m exceptionally good at… “I can make a pretty good omelette—it’s the little things in the kitchen.” One thing I’m terrible at… “Because I’m clumsy, I’ve only tried skiing once, and I was really, really bad at it.” My favourite designer… “Oscar [de la Renta] is one of my favourite designers. I feel really lucky that I had a friendship with him.”

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My style icon… “I love Grace Kelly [below left] and Audrey Hepburn. They were incredibly elegant women, but really daring at times, too.” Every woman should own… “A great pair of black pumps. I love wearing super-cute black Manolos with jeans and a T-shirt, or with an evening gown.” [below, Manolo Blahnik leather heels, $890; at quincy.com.au] My latest splurge… “While I was in Tokyo I bought this cool hat with Mickey Mouse ears covered in red Swarovski crystals. I don’t think I can wear it anywhere, but it sits in my house like a piece of art. It’s really beautiful.” The beauty product I can’t live without… “L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. It’s what I use in the morning to moisturise and make my skin glow.” My work-out of choice… “I like to mix it up with yoga, running, Pilates and ballet.” Dream travel destination… “Australia was on my bucket list forever, I was really excited about my first trip [last December].” I was inspired to take my first coding class because… “I wanted to learn something really challenging and new. I am fascinated by the technology industry and wanted to understand how it worked, how things were built—and ultimately it all comes down to code.” The most mind-blowing thing I’ve learned… “I never really understood how much creativity actually goes into solving the [technological] problems that make life easier. It’s really eye-opening.” Bill Nye Saves The World, airing on Netflix in 2017… “Is a really special project, and I’m excited for you to see it. [Nye] explains complex scientific problems in a really entertaining, humorous way. I got to be a part of his show after he and I met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last year.” My all-time favourite movie… “Anything with Julia Roberts, especially in the ’90s, like Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding.” My hidden talent... “I used to tap dance.” My proudest moment… “When I was accepted into NYU.” My most memorable runway experience… “My very first runway walk for Calvin Klein in 2007 [left]. Since then it’s been a whirlwind, but that first one, I’ll never forget.” I would love to dine with… “Ada Lovelace, who was the first computer programmer 200 years ago; Melinda Gates, she’s been really incredible on so many different fronts; and John F Kennedy would be fascinating.” My last meal would be… “My mum makes the most amazing vegetable pot-pie.” I take my coffee… “With almond milk and ice.” My Instagram obsession… “I love following different food accounts and getting inspired.” My favourite restaurant in the world… “Momofuku in New York [right], and their bakery, Milk Bar.” Finish this sentence: it’s never too late to… “Learn something new.”


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