Façon Australia - Book 4

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KATE RITCHIE DEFINING MOMENTS, EMBRACING OPPORTUNITIES AND LIVING A LIFE OF NO REGRET

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Kate Ritchie: A life of no regrets. Iconic Australians: A showcase of our most inspiring stars. From Sydney to Saint-Tropez: An exposé on the hottest swimwear labels this season.

FASHION 87 138

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Hidden Hills: Sneak inside the gated community to a world of summer opulence and excess. An Oxford Man: With sharp suiting and an insatiable je ne sais quoi, Tom Farrelly showcases sophisticated men’s style. Italian Rendezvous: Soft lace and glittering jewels inspired by romantic elegance. Midnight Chapter: Rebellious by nature, they come alive after dark. Poetic Wild: Delicate frills and bold silhouettes come together with a vintage vibe. Trend Report: This season’s sizzling summer style.

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Colours of Summer: Oz Beauty Expert Bonnie G guides us through the latest beauty trends. Beauty Bloggers: Meet the front runners of online beauty advice. Coastal Cosmetics: Embrace your inner bombshell and go bold and bright this summer.

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OUR COVER Photography: Peter Brew-Bevan Photograph Assistant: Leif Prenzlau Creative Director: Lara Lupish Retoucher: Abbie Muntz Hair & Makeup: Lilly Miljovic Junior Fashion Editor: Dylan Greig

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Kate wears: Emporio Armani Funnel Neck Top Palm Lido Bottom in Rouge Paspaley Maxima Earrings in 750 White Gold with 2 Australian South Sea Pearls, Mother of Pearl and 66 White Diamonds Paspaley Maxima Studs in 750 White Gold with Black Mother of Pearl and 68 White Diamonds

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PHOTO Photographers Peter Brew-Bevan, Steven Popovich, Easton Chang, Paul Dear, Jeremy Choh, Geoff Boccalatte, Sarah Candlin, Justin Aveling, Amelia J Dowd Contributing Photographers Georges Antoni, Steven Chee, Mark Veltman, Nicole Bentley, Scott Ehler, Simon Lekias, Chris Lew, Sam Hendel, Eddie New, Janae Cameron, Cricket Studio Digital Assistants Bryce Noone, Mark Wilson, Leif Prenzlau, Ryan Flanagan, Ben McPhee

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SPECIAL THANKS TO: Our families for supporting us through this process, Kate Ritchie for being so supportive of Façon and gracing our front cover. Newcastle City Council for believing in what we do and what it means for this city. To all of Façon’s creatives who have worked so hard to bring this vision to life. Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor Nuatali Nelmes, Newcastle City Council. Dijanna Mulhearn. To all the Australian and international luxury brands that believed in the title from the beginning. All you gorgeous models and iconic Australians for making our pages complete. To Ali Hnaien and The Anchorage Resort and Spa, thank you for allowing us to shoot our beautiful cover at your resort.

THANKS TO Models + Actors, all of Newcastle’s designers and retailers. My dear friend Samantha Wills and her team Nadia Lotter, Jess Roberts and Adriana Tedaldi. Erin Keneally, Blue Water Sailing, Michelle McCormack, Dean Blaq, Mitch Wynn, Lilly Miljkovic, Alana Johansson, Renee Sayed, Jess Chapman, Grant Sproule, Diane Grover, Yolanda Lukowski, Paul Thomas, Ali Hnaien, Lexie Busby, Clair Coleman, The Wests Group, Charles Skelton, Jan Bynon, Mark Morrissey, Tyrrell’s Wines, Balloon Aloft, John Turton, Vanessa Hile, Cara Clyne and Diana Djurdjevski.

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As I reminisce on the past six months of production on Façon Book Four, I remember the distinct moment I decided it would be the Iconic Australians Issue. I was sitting with my marketing director, Claudia, in the very exclusive showroom of a luxury jeweller, surrounded by millions of dollars of exquisite gems. Perhaps all the opulence went a little to my head but I turned to Claudia and in that moment I told her that Façon was going to do exclusive Q&As with Australia’s most iconic stars. Claudia looked a little apprehensive. The ying to my yang, Claudia is by nature somewhat overly cautious, whereas I swing a little the other way: a born risk taker and an eternal optimist.

I hope this summer you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the luxury of perusing the glossy pages of Façon. Let it entertain and inspire you. Another person that I am eternally grateful to is the humble, kind, talented and ever so lovable Kate Ritchie. It was your support that made this book happen. You absolutely rocked in the colour red – and in every other way – and I had one of the most memorable weekends of my career shooting this cover with you at The Anchorage in Port Stephens. Thank you so very much. Along with our 25-page feature on Iconic Australians, we’ve also compiled a special report on the hottest Australian swimsuit labels for this season, chatted with some of the nation’s biggest beauty bloggers to get their beauty tips and tricks and of course, have brought you the latest in luxury fashion editorials and trends. I hope this summer you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the luxury of perusing the glossy pages of Façon. Let it entertain and inspire you. There is nothing I enjoy quite as much as turning the pages of my favourite high-end fashion escapism that I hold dear.

It is these two traits, however, that I credit to living a life that I’d choose one hundred times over, even if I am in a constant

time with my beautiful family and to recharge for 2018 and Façon Book Five. I am already dreaming up quite possibly my biggest challenge yet. I can’t wait to share it with you.

campaigns and a million other commitments, the beautiful souls who we have been so privileged as to feature in our pages today were gracious enough to speak with our team.

Enjoy your Australian summer, there’s no place like it.

I cannot thank them all enough for being prepared to share a little bit of themselves with us and with you, the readers.

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Glancing at the images of a beautiful woman in striking red you’d be forgiven for assuming she never doubts herself or her decisions. She is surrounded by crew and looks every part the glamorous star, dripping in jewels as she reclines by the sparkling ocean. It is another side to the famously down-to-earth, girl next door Kate Ritchie, and just one of the many roles she has added to her repertoire in recent years.

was the right decision and it was time for her to try her hand at something new. “I’d spent 20 years on the show and I was about to turn 30,” she says. “I just felt like I was moving into a new phase of my life and maybe that phase wouldn’t need to include Home and Away.” She didn’t have a job to go to, a fact that she was quite happy about. In fact, she wasn’t all that keen to get one.

Yet despite outwardly seeming to juggle all her titles with ease

“I was looking forward to taking a break from working. I’d been working since the age of eight. I also thought maybe I needed to give the public a bit of a break from me too,” she says with a laugh.

“When people look at the things I’m doing they assume I’m really comfortable where I am and where I belong,” Kate says.

As it turns out, the executives at Nova FM thought otherwise, contacting Kate shortly after she wrapped her last scene to see if she was interested in joining their Sydney breakfast show costarring with Merrick and Rosso.

Others include awarded actress, radio presenter, ambassador and published author.

Yet, as she reveals, it hasn’t always been that way. “Often it’s quite the opposite. I’m always questioning and always wondering whether I’m where I’m meant to be or if there are things I need to change.” It took hearing some public comments spoken by fellow presenter Amanda Keller as she was inducted into the radio Hall of Fame for Kate to put those niggling thoughts to bed.

“Before I knew it, I wasn’t having a holiday at all and I was doing breakfast radio with the boys.” Kate went on to spend two years rising at the unearthly hour of 4am. Despite starting work in darkness every morning, it was a job she loved and one that taught her a great deal. which is what I was used to. It really did teach me a great deal of

you know what, this is incredibly valid what I do and by all accounts I am doing well, I’m succeeding and ticking some of the

that,” she says.

right boxes so maybe I need to accept that this is where I am and enjoy it more,” Kate says.

the scenes she did need some support through what she says

As it turns out, hearing Amanda speak at the recent ACRAS was enjoyable for more than just the dawning realisation that her

“I was dealing with having said goodbye to not only a job that I’d done for a long time but a really big part of me,” Kate says. “It was an interesting period of learning to let go.”

Kate and her co-hosts were also awarded Best On Air Team for their drive home show – Kate, Tim & Marty – for the second year running. “It was a great win and the boys continue to point out it just

Backing herself, however, proved worthwhile, with Kate also appearing around the same time on television drama Underbelly playing the role of Judi Kane. This scored her an AFI nomination and validated her decision to leave the soap.

While chapter two in Kate Ritchie’s career may be multi-faceted, chapter one was much more clear-cut.

In more recent years she also became a published author with the children’s book, I Just Couldn’t Wait To Meet You, again reinforcing she was on the right track.

This year marks 10 years since Kate bid farewell to little Sally Fletcher, who she played for the better part of 20 years on the iconic television series Home and Away. “I can’t quite believe it will be soon be 10 years,” she says. she says. Although she still feels very connected to the show, leaving Summer Bay did involve a very clear career transition for Kate. She left the show with little idea of what to do next, only that it

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Although from the outside she was ticking rating goals, behind

“Part of leaving Home and Away was about proving to myself that I could do other things." Of course, given the nature of the television industry, she also needed other people to help her let go of Sally Fletcher. “In some ways, it didn’t so much matter what I thought I could do, in this industry you need acceptance from people around you,” she says. Fast-forward 10 years and Kate is that woman in red staring down the lens of acclaimed photographer, Peter Brew-Bevan.


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The public may not be used to seeing her like this, but like most of us, Kate does enjoy playing this role every now and then. “I do enjoy getting dressed up, it’s fun and brings out the girly side of me,” she laughs. While that girly side still makes regular appearances, as Kate “What I’ve learnt most over the years – and it comes perhaps with maturity – is that I’m going to be a 70-year-old woman at one stage, looking back on my life and wondering why I was so worried all along and why I didn’t enjoy things more as opportunities came to me. “I’ve learnt to embrace the moments and enjoy them, because one day, that moment could have passed and I don’t want to have any regrets about that,” she says with conviction. And regrets, as she looks back on a most successful career, she can

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Easton Chang Photograph Assistant: Bryce Noone Hair/MU: Di Grover Creative Director: Lara Lupish Junior Fashion Editor: Dylan Greig Photographer:

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AUSTRALIANS T H E Y H AV E C A P T U R E D O U R I M A G I N AT I O N , C H A L L E N G E D O U R WAY O F T H I N K I N G , E M P OWERED U S T H R O U G H B E A U T Y A N D H AV E D E L I G H T E D A N D I N S P I R E D U S . F R O M A C R O S S O U R GREAT N AT IO N AN D BE Y O N D, T HE S E A R E T H E W O R D S O F O UR M O S T R E VE R E D A US T R A L I A NS .

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THE THE SP I AN

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GROWING UP IN MELBOURNE, WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR HAPPIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES?

and Luke Sales at Romance Was Born, but I would struggle to pick a single favourite Australian designer.

Riding my bicycle along the Yarra, past the cows. Often the destination was Heidi Gallery, which is still one of my favourite places to visit.

on. I also love Ryan Storer’s jewellery, and on a day-today basis I wear a lot of Bassike clothing.

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YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST AWARDED ACTRESSES OF OUR TIME. AS A GIRL DID YOU DREAM OF BECOMING AN ACTRESS OR DID YOU HAVE OTHER PLANS? I was always drawn to performing, whether it was dance or putting on the school play, or sitting in the theatre as an audience member myself. I adored going to the cinema, but I never considered that being an actor was something that one could do with one's life.

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LEAVING OUR SHORES IN PURSUIT OF YOUR CRAFT IN YOUR EARLY 20S, YOU HAVE SPENT MANY YEARS LIVING AND WORKING ABROAD. WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT AUSTRALIA? I went to university and drama school in Australia and have continued to work there ever since. Running the Sydney Theatre Company with my partner, Andrew Upton, was one of the greatest challenges and privileges of my career thus far. Not only did it allow us to reconnect with friends and colleagues in Australia, but it enabled us to engage with a whole raft of new people and be part of a fascinating national conversation.

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YOU HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS, PHILANTHROPY AND THE COMMUNITY. IN THE YEARS TO COME HOW DO YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED AND WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF SO FAR? You know, I think very little about legacy. How I am remembered when I am dead is far less concerning to me than how I behave in the present. YOU ARE AN AMBASSADOR FOR MANY WORTHWHILE AND IMPORTANT CAUSES, WHAT IS CLOSE TO YOUR HEART AT THE MOMENT?

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I’ve been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR since the beginning of last year. There are so many pressing issues facing the world and so many worthy causes to support, but with over 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide (we are currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record), it is vital that we deal with this as a global issue and that Australia acts compassionately to protect and defend the world's “processing” has been nothing short of reprehensible,

YOU ARE FREQUENTLY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST DRESSED AT AWARD CEREMONIES AND ARE INDISPUTABLY ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST STYLISH WOMEN. WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO ELEGANT DRESSING?

Q.

Underpinnings.

I’m a realist.

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AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS ARE SEEN AS A RECKONING FORCE IN THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION INDUSTRY. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE DESIGNER AT THE MOMENT AND WHO? I’ve always loved the wild imagination of Anna Plunkett

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nor who we aspire to be.

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WHAT DOES A PERFECT AUSTRALIAN SUMMER'S DAY LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2018?

Globally – the list is endless. Personally – a bit of space to think longer, deeper thoughts would be most welcome.


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THE SUP E RHE RO

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istinguished, decent and dashingly handsome, Chris Hemsworth is the epitome of a leading man. Yet there is more than meets the eye to the thunder god, even if he is Australia’s most recognisable male export in Hollywood since Russell Crowe. The modern-day deity is humble, genuine and proud of his Australian roots, often returning home to retreat from the chaos of tinsel town.

iconic Australian soap, Home & Away, his golden good looks and easy-going masculinity making him an instant hit. It was no surprise his stint on the soap was short lived, as Hollywood came calling, whisking him away from the major role in a blockbuster was in 2009s Star Trek alongside Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and fellow Australian, Eric Bana.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH HAS HAD A PHENOMENAL RISE TO FAME, BECOMING ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AUSTRALIAN EXPORTS WE HAVE SEEN IN DECADES From here Chris went on to star in a number of successful The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one to watch on the Hollywood A-list and there was a clear sense that big things were on the horizon for our home-grown hero. The following year turned out to be the major turning point for Chris as he landed the starring role of Marvel

Thor was a blockbuster smash, catapulting Chris into stratospheric stardom and leading to a further four sequels. Following the success of Thor he went on to star alongside Charlize Theron and Kristin Stewart in the box

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Snow White and the Huntsman. This resulted in not only a sequel based on Hemsworth’s character, but also earned him the title of GQ Men of the Year Award for International Breakthrough. A-list, highly sought after and impressive on the silver screen. In 2014, People Magazine named Chris their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, yet his attractive qualities are far beyond skin deep, with Hemsworth regularly noted as a sincere, downto-earth guy amongst LA’s leading lads. Chris is a devoted family man, having three children with wife, Elsa Pataky, daughter India Rose and twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, who will sure enough be reminiscent of Chris and his two brothers, fellow actors Liam and Luke Hemsworth. It has been a busy year for the talented actor, with the release of his latest Thor instalment, Thor: Ragnarok,

12 Strong soon to be released. With such a busy schedule, it is no surprise that Chris has often spoken of his love of returning home with his family to the idyllic coastal town of Byron Bay whenever time permits. CHRIS WAS NOW A PERMANENT FIXTURE ON THE HOLLYWOOD A-LIST, HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER AND IMPRESSIVE ON THE SILVER SCREEN Chris Hemsworth has had a phenomenal rise to fame, becoming one of the most iconic Australian exports we have seen in decades. His endless talent and unlimited potential prove that Chris Hemsworth is set to remain a

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THE Q UE E N O F DI SCO

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IN 2017 YOU MADE A RETURN TO MUSIC WITH THE INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF YOUR SINGLES HOLDING ON AND GALAXY , AND YOUR FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR PERFORMING WITH NINETIES UK POP LEGENDS, TAKE THAT.

Disco is always with me, and always will be. It never left my side. I took a break from releasing music when I took on the new role of ‘motherhood’ – this is something so special to me, that I wanted to give it all my attention. Now Ethan is settled in school and I feel like I know what I am doing being a mum, I decided to get back in the music scene. I love how it has evolved and, as a self-proclaimed geek, I embrace the digital age of music whole heartedly.

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SELLING SEVEN MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE YOU ARE UNDISPUTEDLY THE QUEEN OF DISCO. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS GENRE THAT APPEALS TO YOU? I have a saying with a friend, that if the music is amazing, it is 'rub your ass up against the speaker good', which we have done so many times at huge musical events around the globe for years. I have spent many years, days, hours encounter with cool, as a totally ‘uncool’ pop artist, was the remix of my single, Baby Love by Steve Silk Hurley. My A&R manager in London, Adrian Sykes, had organised this remix, and it was a complete gamechanger for me musically, FOREVER.

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YOU’RE A HUGE STAR IN AUSTRALIA AND EQUALLY IN THE UK AND EUROPE. WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR GLOBAL SUCCESS AND WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS HOPING FOR A LONG-TERM CAREER IN MUSIC?

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Success in any territory comes from being there, making Welsh, so I didn’t have any visa issues staying in London and working longer than the usual two-year travel visa. Home & Away, which was hugely popular in the UK, and I had recorded licensed to MCA records in London - so they invited me to do a quick promotional trip. My advice would be to try to put a great team together and know you can’t do this alone. I have been fortunate to have great management, and we work together as a team, and they have not only been great at career planning, but helping me navigate all the emotional ups and downs of entertainment. My money and this has been incredible. A simple rule he has always said that seems to escape most entertainers, is... don’t spend more than you earn. Sounds simple right? But if you can learn to take out your tax and expenses before spending anything else, you will be in a great Thanks dad.

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HAVING SPENT 22 YEARS ABROAD, WHAT DID YOU MISS MOST ABOUT LIFE IN AUSTRALIA AND NOW LIVING BACK IN MELBOURNE, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU MISS ABOUT LONDON?

super close with my family and missed them so much. London was grey and drizzled with rain all the time. I couldn’t understand why strangers didn’t smile at each other or say hello. I was not used to the ‘big city’ mentality.


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The Brits are so polite, so they don’t start conversations, unless they know you; and also it was a time where lots between UK and Ireland, so everyone was just very wary and keeping to themselves. I had not encountered any kind of terrorism before, so it was a real shock to me. It took me seven years to really feel like I was part of London. By then I had friends that I could catch up with, and we could have conversations that would start with “remember when we did this”. To have shared experiences that were now part of our history, made me feel like I was part of this city.

"I HAVE SPENT MANY YEARS, DAYS, HOURS AND MINUTES OBSESSING ABOUT DANCE MUSIC... SUCCESS IN ANY TERRITORY COMES FROM BEING THERE, MAKING INDUSTRY CONTACTS AND WORKING YOUR BUTT OFF."

London, the only way I could communicate with loved ones was on a phone call from my hotel room. Just to speak with my family would cost hundreds of dollars. I was paying $3 for each pound with the exchange rate at the time, so I was haemorrhaging money just to get my FaceTime and send pictures and videos on WhatsApp that it is a breeze. I missed Aussie sunshine, and all the smells and sounds of Melbourne (my hometown) I can smell the gum trees and hear the native birds - and I love it so much. In Australia I miss my UK mates. I love hearing their accents and our love of dance music is always a huge topic of conversation. I love seeing the London black cabs and red double decker buses. Christmas time there is incredible. I always walk through the streets in the centre of town, where the street decorations are stunning. The dark winter days are a perfect backdrop for all the sparkle.

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YOU’VE HAD PHENOMENAL SUCCESS AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER, FASHION DESIGNER AND A TELEVISION PERSONALITY. ARE THERE ANY CAREER MILESTONES LEFT UNCHECKED AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY? I would love to venture behind the cameras and produce TV. I feel like I have a lot of experience, and have lived through so many technical changes that I would love to

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THE CHAM P I O N

He is a man who needs little introduction, yet his life and work after retiring from the world of professional swimming is just as accomplished as his prowess in the pool. Ian Thorpe is undisputedly the greatest swimmer this country has seen and yet while his swimming achievements are well documented, the second chapter Since retiring prematurely from the sport at the young age of 24, Ian has used his huge public persona to forge a most successful career as a brand ambassador, spokesperson, commentator for Channel Seven, budding fashion designer and as a philanthropist.

A TESTAMENT TO IAN’S CHARACTER, HE IS A MUCH SOUGHT-AFTER BRAND AMBASSADOR AND HAS HAD A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP REPRESENTING GLOBAL SPORTS APPAREL BRAND ADIDAS FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS. He also believes in inspiring future generations of up-and-coming stars and is a mentor to some notable young swimmers, in particular Kyle Chalmers, who won the 100m Men’s Freestyle at the Rio Games. “To be a true champion, you need to inspire those champions who will come after you,” he says.

Invictus Games alongside Prince Harry. He is also a patron for the charity ReachOut Australia. Most recently Ian was the face of a national campaign in support of same-sex marriage, which ultimately saw him celebrating alongside the majority of the nation when Australia voted yes to marriage equality for all. Along with Ian’s huge charitable commitments, he also has an adept eye for fashion and has a long-standing relationship with the brand Giorgio Armani. He has previously released his own jewellery and underwear line and is a stylish addition to A-list events across the nation. A testament to Ian’s character, he is a much soughtafter brand ambassador and has had a successful relationship representing global sports apparel brand Adidas for the past 17 years. Recently, he has also signed on as an ambassador for Specsavers, combining his love of fashion and philanthropy in order to raise awareness of glaucoma. While it may seem like Ian’s achievements are all notably serious, there is also a humorous side to the people’s champion. In 2016 Ian featured in two that saw him launching Thorpedo’s Pool Cleaning and secondly encouraging spectators to #FanupAUS during the Rio Olympics. The latter winning AdNews Best Olympic Ad with 88 per cent of votes.

Out of the pool, Ian has been notably recognised for his contribution to swimming, awarded an OAM for his services to sport and named Young Australian of the Year in 2000.

“TO BE A TRUE CHAMPION, YOU NEED TO INSPIRE THOSE CHAMPIONS WHO WILL COME AFTER YOU.”

In 2012 he received a Human Rights medal for his charity work with indigenous children and he has also received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University. Ian is currently an Ambassador for AIME and the 2018

For the better part of 20 years, Ian Thorpe has captivated the nation and he remains as much a household name today, as he was as a young man proudly representing his country at the Olympic games.

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THE TRAI L B L AZE R

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IN 1972 YOU LAUNCHED AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S MAGAZINE CLEO AS IT'S FOUNDING EDITOR. DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA AT THE TIME HOW GROUNDBREAKING THE PUBLICATION WAS TO BECOME AND WHAT AN IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON AUSTRALIAN CULTURE, HISTORY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY AND BUSINESS? No, not really. I think we knew we were doing something exciting but I don’t think we really realised how impactful it would be. It’s only when you look back that you think, hang on a moment, maybe those things we were doing were pretty special. And when you do look back, you can see the magazine was like a breath of fresh air in very conservative Australia of those times. We supported women’s right to work, to have ambition and also to marry and have children. We wrote about a number of taboo subjects surrounding female sexuality that were really never discussed at home, let alone in print. We wrote about contraception, sex toys and lesbianism, including lesbian motherhood. We wrote about homosexuality and explored

to do this. When Cleo was launched there were no female politicians in the House of Representatives in Canberra. There was really very little we didn’t examine and explore, and write about. So, we broke a lot of new ground.

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WHAT ISSUES WERE MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR THE THINKING WOMAN OF THE ’70S?

There was such ignorance in Australia among women – and men – about women’s bodies, about sex, about orgasms, about health generally. Most doctors didn't discuss such things with their female patients. They were important issues but the major issue I think was our right to work, to admit to having ambition and that it was okay working with having a husband and a family; you could

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oyster. There was nothing much we couldn't do. The ’70s into being, as did equal pay. There were many important changes that happened for women during that period. It was such an exciting time to be a woman and part of the evolution.

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ON A LIGHTER NOTE, CLEO BROUGHT THE FIRST CENTREFOLD TO AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S MAGAZINES. WHO WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE CENTREFOLD AND WHY? actor. He will always be my most memorable and my

men would put up a lot of bravado when I'd meet them at a party and ask if they would like to pose for Cleo. They would laugh and say oh yeah, I’d like to be the centrefold, ha ha ha, and I'd say, right, what’s your phone number so we can organise everything and they’d run a mile. We were getting a bit desperate until we thought of Jack. When he agreed to pose we were overjoyed. He later told me that Pre centrefold he was always cast in action roles - a soldier, was cast in romantic lead roles. I've been a huge Jack fan ever since. The centrefold came at an interesting time in Australia - for instance nudity on stage was forbidden and plays that didn't observe this ruling were shut down.

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SIR FRANK PACKER FAMOUSLY CALLED YOU TO WISH YOU GOOD LUCK BEFORE THE FIRST ISSUE OF CLEO, ADDING THAT HE THOUGHT YOU’D NEED IT.

He sent me that message in a telegram from Hong Kong, it was hardly an encouraging message from the boss.


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CLEO SOLD OUT ACROSS THE NATION, SO IT TURNS OUT YOU NEEDN’T HAVE WORRIED, BUT DID YOU FEAR FAILURE, DO YOU STILL FEAR FAILURE AND IF SO, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THOSE NEGATIVE FEELINGS?

I don’t fear failure. Of course I was nervous before we launched Cleo. After all I was only 30 and I clearly still had much to learn and I didn’t assume for one minute that the magazine was going to be a runaway success. I hoped it would be successful, I thought the timing was right; you do get a gut feel in this business for what’s happening out there in the marketplace plus the fact that you make it your business to know as much as possible about your readers who are your target market. Sure I had some sleepless nights however I don’t think you can let fear of failure stop you from having a go. I think fear of failure might inspire people to try even harder. If you let the fear of failure stop you from going after your dreams you're short changing yourself. It's so much better to have tried to rock the boat than never to have tried at all.

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YOU’VE BEEN DESCRIBED AS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF WOMEN AND SOMEONE WHO UPLIFTS AND PROMOTES THOSE AROUND YOU. DO YOU THINK WE AS WOMEN DO ENOUGH TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER? I think it’s improved a lot and I’m pleased about that. There have always been women leaders who have supported other women however there have been other women who were not supportive. Having had to battle long and hard to get to a senior position some of them battle like I did." That attitude has slowly changed and among younger women today there seems to be much more awareness of the need for the women to encourage each other. Women are more supportive these days and there are many women who, like me, are now in mentoring roles, helping younger women, trying to share a bit of wisdom and knowledge, and to encourage them not only to look where the opportunities are but to take them.

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HOSTING YOUR OWN TALK SHOW WAS A CAREER GOAL THAT YOU’VE ADMITTED YOU THOUGHT MIGHT HAVE PASSED YOU BY UNTIL YOU TOOK A CALL OFFERING YOU THE JOB OF CO-HOST ON STUDIO 10. YOU’VE ACHIEVED SO MUCH IN YOUR CAREER. ARE THERE ANY OTHER UNTICKED CAREER BOXES? Doors open when you least expect them. Well that’s

of hosting Studio 10 was right out of the blue. I just couldn't when it didn't eventuate I accepted that not everything you want happens. I told myself okay it's not part of the master plan, it’s not what fate has in store for me, so I'll go do other things and I did exactly that. I've enjoyed the many jobs I've been fortunate to have and the opportunities they've given me. And I’ve learned that if you wait long enough you can achieve your goals such as hosting a TV show. Studio 10 keeps me busy but I also want to write a few more books and I have a feeling that there are a few more doors for me to open in the future. I haven’t a clue where they might take me, I just have a sense there is more for me to do. So I’ll just wait for the next door to open and then I’ll have a peek inside and decide whether I’ll go through it.

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AS AN ADVOCATE FOR GOOD MANNERS IN THE WORKFORCE, WHAT ARE THREE THINGS WE SHOULD ALL PRACTICE ON A DAILY BASIS? to everybody, thank you for anybody who does something for you, somebody who opens a door, somebody who does a good deed, somebody who does a good piece of work. You know there’s a lot of bosses who never say thank you and the words ‘thank you’ are very important words. Being respectful, is probably better than courteous – respecting your work colleagues, respecting your elders and respecting younger people, you know? So, always treat people with respect. And be kind to one another. You know, sometimes it’s nice to do something kind for someone. It’s nice to help someone, and just keeping an eye out for someone who isn’t joining in on the workplace as others do, you know? Some people are shy, some people just don't quite know how to do it. Be considerate and think, if I were that person how would I like someone to treat me? So, think about that other person who may not

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THE PRINTED WORD HANGS AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF YOUNG WOMEN? message and never post anything when you’re angry. Never, never when you’re angry. Go to bed, sleep on your anger and see how you feel in the morning.

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THE B E AUTY INNOVATOR

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YOU OPENED YOUR FIRST STORE ON OXFORD STREET, SYDNEY, IN 1995 AND TODAY YOU ARE STOCKED IN MOST MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES, WITH 85 NAPOLEON PERDIS STORES ACROSS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE TO YOUR PHENOMENAL SUCCESS? I have always been true to myself. It really is a roller coaster of successes and challenges, but I have managed I take risks and really focus on going beyond the trends. and when I am creating new products I strive to create the best products imaginable with innovative ingredients and the latest technology that make my products stand out.

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YOU’VE SAID PREVIOUSLY THAT YOUR MOTHER WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO YOU AS A YOUNG MAN WHEN YOU FIRST DEVELOPED AN INTEREST IN COSMETICS. WHAT TRAITS OF HERS DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? It still amazes me, like so many migrants, that my mum arrived in this country with very little and did not speak English but still managed to forge a life for herself with my dad. She always loved going out to socialise and was happy and vibrant, I really admire her positive outlook. No matter how hard she worked, she always found the time to dress up, pop on some makeup and make herself look and feel the best she possibly could before she went out.

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IN AN INDUSTRY THAT PLACES A GREAT DEAL OF EMPHASIS ON EXTERNAL BEAUTY, WHAT DO YOU DEFINE AS BEAUTIFUL? I think what makes someone beautiful can vary from an infectious laugh, kind spirit, killer brows or even the love a mother shares for her children. There is so much beauty and diversity in the world and everyone has their own style, which we should all celebrate.

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THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, HOW HAVE YOU COME TO KNOW WHAT WOMEN WANT?

inspiration. I used to watch her get ready in the morning and was fascinated by the whole process.

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Then I met my beautiful wife Soula-Marie who became my original muse and of course my four amazing daughters. They keep me on my toes and are always telling me what's cool and more importantly female colleagues so understanding women has just come naturally.

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AS A FATHER TO FOUR DAUGHTERS, HOW DO YOU HOPE TO EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN THROUGH YOUR WORK? I am and have always been a huge supporter of female empowerment. The inspiration for many of my ranges are strong female role models like Amelia Earhart for my popular Auto Pilot Priming collection and Greek goddesses for my Devine Goddess Lipstick collection. As a father of four daughters I believe it's so important daughter Lianna is also really passionate about strong women, standing up for what's right and anti-bullying, which makes me a very proud Dad.

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LIANNA HAS ALSO LAUNCHED HER OWN MAKEUP RANGE, TOTAL BAE. WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE HAVE YOU GIVEN LIANA ABOUT THE INDUSTRY? As she has seen for herself, there is a lot of hard work that goes into making any product a success. From planning, product development to choosing the packaging, it really is a long process but worth it. Like anything Lianna does, my wife and I teach her to work hard, study hard and follow your dreams. Ignore the haters and focus on positivity.

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WHAT DOES 2018 HOLD FOR NAPOLEON PERDIS THE MAN AND NAPOLEON PERDIS THE BRAND?

2018 for me is a focus on going back to basics. The brand will be all about women being in control and knowing her worth. Basic can be strong and cool. I am also excited to see my daughters excel with their modelling and presenting skills and following their own passions. Lots of great things to look forward to with some potential


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THE DE SI GN E R

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or more than 50 years, Carla Zampatti, the brand and the woman, have been a formidable force in the Australian fashion industry and beyond. A shrewd businesswoman, Carla has continued to keep her brand a staple in the ever-changing fashion landscape, time. Her career is one to admire and aspire to, a journey of accolades and triumphs. Carla was born in Lovero, Italy, before relocating to Australia with her family in 1950. In 1965 Carla produced two small collections, before she established Carla Zampatti the brand in 1970 with a national launch.

CARLA ZAMPATTI HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME, EVOLVING AND ENHANCING HER BRAND, YET REMAINING TRUE TO HER VISION. Within no time at all her brand was a resounding by 1972. She then opened boutiques in Mosman, Double Bay and Elizabeth Street, Sydney, rapidly followed by a further 30 Carla Zampatti boutiques across Australia. As Carla Zampatti the brand grew traction, her divine creations were a phenomenal hit amongst the fashion glitterati and the everyday Australian woman. Her designs have been worn by A-listers such as Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem, HRH Princess Mary of Denmark, Dannii Minogue and iconic Australian, Ita Buttrose. Carla enjoyed continued success as the decades rolled on, and in the ’70s and early ’80s, Carla was one of the her collection. Always innovative, Carla followed this with the release of her fragrances, ‘Carla’ and ‘Bellezza’, both enjoying motor vehicle industry after being requested to design

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a woman’s car for Ford Australia. Her design was so popular that she went on to design another collection of Lasers and Meteors. Carla Zampatti remained a clear choice for luxurious designs throughout the 1990s, with her brand being introduced to both major Australian department stores, David Jones and Myer. Carla remained at the helm of her brand, attracting a variety of accolades and high achievements. In 1994, she was named Designer of the Year by the Australian fashion industry, who later in 2008, awarded Carla with the industry’s highest honour – the Australian Fashion Laureate – recognising her outstanding achievement. In 2005, she was named an Australia Post Australian Legend, receiving her image on individual stamps and securing the contract to design the new Australia Post corporate uniforms. Coinciding with Carla’s numerous accolades for her contribution to the Australian fashion industry, Carla is a Companion of the Order of Australia, has been named Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year and has also overseen a variety of directorships. She is on the board of the Australian European Business Council and The Sydney Dance Company.

HER CAREER IS ONE TO ADMIRE AND ASPIRE TO, A JOURNEY OF ACCOLADES AND TRIUMPHS.

Carla Zampatti has stood the test of time, evolving and enhancing her brand, yet remaining true to her vision. Her designs are as spectacular as ever, and with no sign of stopping yet, we are sure to see many more phenomenal collections come from the house of Carla Zampatti, a true iconic Australian.


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THE E N TRE P RE N E UR

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YOU STARTED SAMANTHA WILLS SELLING PIECES AT THE BONDI MARKETS BEFORE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING THE BRAND AT AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK IN 2004. YOU ARE NOW STOCKED INTERNATIONALLY AND ARE INDISPUTABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ACCESSORIES BRAND TO HAIL FROM AUSTRALIAN SHORES. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ENTREPRENEURIAL ATTRIBUTES FOR GROWING A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH AND LASTING THE TEST OF TIME? I am an incredibly impatient person; as I get older, I am out, I had no concept of the importance of it. My partner journey: ‘Brands are not built over one or two years. The best brands in the world, the ones that have proved staying power are built over 20+ years.’ So patience and perspective are two attributes that have to work in unison. I also have consciously surrounded myself with people who are brilliant at all things that I am terrible at. At some point (I suggest early on) you have to surrender your ego, and identify and admit what you are not good at. Until you do that, you will be the main road block to your potential. I think the third thing would be to fail often – in this digital age we live in, we are in an environment that is very easy to test things in. If you are not failing often, you are probably not pushing the boundaries enough.

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WE'RE THERE TIMES WHEN YOU FELT LIKE THROWING IN THE TOWEL AND IF SO, WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? ARE THERE STILL TIMES WHEN THAT LITTLE SEED OF DOUBT CREEPS IN? As a creative entrepreneur, you always feel a bit fraudulent – especially when you turned your passion into a career – you always feel like someone is going to knock on the door one day, and tell you the exposé has been discovered, and you have to go and work a 9 to 5 corporate job (which to a creative is the equivalent of selling a vital organ). I hope in my social media

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communication, and especially that of the Samantha Wills Foundation, that 16 years in on this journey, I am showing a transparency to the hurdles and frustrations that come with EVERY start-up. My mission with this is I want anyone who is in start-up mode, that they might see a lot of ‘success stories’ – but to not compare themselves to an realities. It’s the equivalent of comparing your chapter 1 to someone’s chapter 20.

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LOOKING BACK ON YOUR CAREER TO DATE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE THREE BIGGEST MILESTONES YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUCCESS? This is always a hard question to answer. It’s hard to answer, because there are things that may have been milestones in contributing to the success and growth of operating infrastructure. On a brand level, two major milestones for us have been: 1. To have Eva Mendes wear the Bohemian Bardot Ring – which we instantly took on board to capitalise on the momentum of this placement – and it changed the course of our brand, and as such, our business. The Bohemian Bardot became an unplanned brand signature. Eva wore the original ring in 2008, and the style has now been designed in more than 300 colourways, and has stayed atop of our weekly best sellers lists for almost 10 years.

2. The New York Times article of being named a ‘Break Out Star’ was pretty surreal and brought with it a lot of retailer attention in the USA, and also added a global stamp of media approval to the brand.

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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD IS A LITTLE CLICHÉ NOW BUT IS IT A SENTIMENT YOU HOLD? HOW DO YOU JUGGLE WORK, LIFE AND PLAY? I used to abide by that – but then I realised playing hard usually left me with a multi-day hangover to recover from, so I’ve dialled it back to ‘Work hard, play-hard-until9.30pm-then-go-to-bed’.


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The freedom to run your own diary/schedule I think is one of the greatest perks about being an entrepreneur. For so long, I think (especially in start up/soloprenuer phase) we try to chase this work-life balance by aiming to forcibly separate the two – but I think that causes more stress. I try to fuse the two so closely together. Utilising technology so you can be available if you need to be to your team, even if that means on vacation. Extending work trips a few extra days to explore a new city. If you are a founder (especially a creative founder), you probably started the business because it was something you loved, so chances could be that your now ‘work’ was once your ‘hobby’, so there will be times where you want to invest more into it, and there will needs more investment.

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FROM SAMANTHA WILLS OFFICIAL, YOU LAUNCHED THE SAMANTHA WILLS FOUNDATION. IT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED ONLINE AS A VILLAGE OF SUPPORT, INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT. IS THIS WHAT YOU HAD IN MIND WHEN YOU LAUNCHED IN 2016? WHAT DO YOU HOPE PEOPLE TAKE FROM IT? I am beyond grateful for the incredible online community that I am lucky enough to engage with, being able to reach hundreds of thousands of women through social media on a daily basis. is digital media, I am also growing increasingly aware of the responsibility that comes with the impact of social media. I started the SAMANTHA WILLS Foundation as I wanted to create a platform that was accessible to young entrepreneurs, which would hopefully make them feel less isolated in their journey and experiences. It's so easy to that, while still celebrating wins, also put a spotlight on the realities of start-up business: the anxiety, the isolation, the hurdles, the claustrophobia of throwing everything you have at a risk, with no guarantee of reward. It is hard, and it can be very challenging, not only professionally, but personally. The Samantha Wills Foundation is a place for me to write and share what I have learnt so far, and also share is a platform, and a community for our followers to ask questions, be inspired and connect, but most powerfully, share their journeys – the successes and the struggles. I hope that readers not only appreciate the vulnerabilities shared on the platform, but also bring some to the table themselves – it is my true belief that is how true empowerment comes, from sharing our hardships and vulnerabilities. Everyone is going through the same shit – to celebrate each others' wins, but also share our hurdles.

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My hope of us all doing so, is to lift the veil a little on the 'highlight reel' of social media, and the glamourised/curated portrayals of 'overnight success stories'.

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SOCIAL MEDIA HAS REVOLUTIONISED THE WAY BRANDS SPEAK TO THEIR AUDIENCE. HOW HAS SAMANTHA WILLS ADOPTED THIS INTO ITS BUSINESS MODEL AND DO YOU THINK THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE? We don’t take to the approach to speak TO her, but speak WITH her. Women don’t want to be sold to, they want to be part of the conversation. We invest in our audience, and those who are gracious enough to talk with us and interact I think you will see brands start to invest much more in personalisation, from the way a website behaves for each individual user, the technology is getting more intelligent. the experience personalised, in a very saturated, digital market.

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HOW DO YOU THINK AUSTRALIANS ARE PERCEIVED IN THE BIG APPLE? HAS THERE BEEN A SHIFT IN ATTITUDE TOWARDS US ANTIPODEANS IN THE TIME YOU’VE BEEN THERE? I thought I was going to be a rarity there, but there is There are a lot of Australian creatives in NYC, and being in fashion, I am often told how creative Australians are seen by the rest of the world. Aussie are very loved; every American I have ever met has said how much they just love Australians, and then they share a story about someone ‘You know, Dave, right? Dave, from Sydney?’ Of those Americans, the majority of them have never been to Australia – so I truly think they think we know every single

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WHAT DOES 2018 HOLD FOR THE SAMANTHA WILLS THE WOMAN, AND SAMANTHA WILLS THE BRAND? The brand is moving into its new phase of being a best practice online retailer. We have re-launched a brand new site that allows us to operate much more intelligently. It’s a big change going from a wholesale-based business model to now a retail-based business model – we have recruited are excited to make a big impact as we move forward. I personally have just been accepted into writing college, in New York City. I am planning to write a book, and hope to throw myself into that process. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time; its equal to be.


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Image Courtesy: Seafolly. Photographer: Simon Upton

Whether you plan to bask in the Australian sun on Bondi Beach, or are off to enjoy a cocktail by the Mediterranean sea, summer days are spent better in style. Nobody does swimwear quite like Australians, boasting an internationally renowned coastal lifestyle, it’s no surprise the brands dominating the industry are home grown. We are proud to bring you an exposé on our favourite Australian swimwear labels, from gold medal veterans like Speedo, to luxury fashion essentials like Jets, Seafolly, Frankie and more. Be inspired by not just their stories of success, but their beautiful pieces from the SS17/18 collections.

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Australian Summer Spirit

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eginning on the iconic sand of Bondi Beach in the 1970s, Seafolly has become one of Australia’s most recognisable global brands, seizing the spirit of the Australian summer in its designs. The award-winning brand has been a prominent force to be reckoned with across of our beautiful landscape and easy-going beach lifestyle. Featuring in every major fashion publication in the country and beyond, Seafolly has landed its place as one of Australia’s biggest international exports, selling in 2,700 locations across 41 countries. The much-anticipated summer 2 collection is set in the Cooloola Coast in Queensland where sun, sand and sea have sculptured the landscape to create the idyllic backdrop for Seafolly’s new swim, overswim and activewear collections.

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Pre-sunrise start times and 4WD journeys along the pristine coastline served to inspire the naturally beautiful, playful spirit of 24-year-old Danish model, Emma Stern, and rising 26-yearold Australian model, Victoria Lee, who join the Seafolly family of former faces that have included Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Jesse Hart and Shanina Shaik. To celebrate summer and to complement two of the most iconic prints within the collection, Seafolly has teamed up with Chandon to bring the spirit of summer to life by creating the two limited edition bottles of Brut and Rose in the vibrant, playful print stories of Palm Beach and Modern Love. Within the Seafolly Spring/Summer Collection, the Palm Beach and Modern Love prints will feature across swimwear, kaftans, luxe beach pillows and chic cooler bags to keep bubbles chilled until the sun sets.


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SEAFOLLY

Collection: Seafolly 2017 One Piece (on left): Palm Beach Deep V One piece Bikini TOP: Modern Love Longline Tri Bikini Top Bikini BOTTOM: Modern Love Hipster Bikini Pant

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'Pool to the Bar and Beyond'

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nly launching in the new millennium, Jets has rapidly become leaders in the Australian swimwear industry. Although not as steeped in history as some of their counterparts, Jets has created a brand of beautiful swimwear that enhances a women’s enjoy the Australian summer.

Jets has fast become one of Australia’s most popular swimwear brands, focusing on form to ensure that its swimwear is both on trend yet functional. Its designs are seen across editorials in fashion television for Australia’s Next Top Model and The Voice. Jets is also stocked in all major department stores internationally, with global recognition increasing at a smashing rate. Jets array of swimwear is always fashion-forward, providing exclusive Australian

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designs of a luxury quality to the Australian and international market. It takes pride in its sustainability from Ecoynl, an alternative to nylon that has a far more positive impact on the environment. It has tiered product ranges, with a multitude of incredible designs to select from, including its resort-wear, which takes you from the pool to the bar and beyond. As the brand continues its global trajectory, It aims to continue being renowned for exceptional quality in both design and fabrication. Latest ambassador Jessica Gomes is set to lead the Jets brand into future success, with the Hollywood starlet bringing her international appeal to an already adoring Australian fan base.


Collection : Jets Spring 2017 One Piece (on left): Plunged Swimsuit in Aerial Bikini TOP: Long Line Bikini Top in Coral Bikini BOTTOM: Mini Bikini Bottom in Coral

Image courtesy: JETS. Photographer: Simon Lekias

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'Quintessential Australian Brand '

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otably the longest staple in the Australian swimwear industry is Speedo. Born on Bondi Beach in the early 1900s, Speedo fast became

introduce the racerback one-piece.

As a brand passionate about life in and around the water, Speedo has become an iconic part of Australian

ambassador, Camilla Bazley, who promotes a healthy lifestyle for Australians, showing them how they can get water-based exercise to their regime. within competitive swimming, not only providing a winning edge for Australian athletes, but also being the chosen brand of world record-breaking countries all over the world. The brand continues to show support for our elite athletes, with Olympic gold medalists, Emma McKeon and Mack Horton proving Speedo is still the best in the competition pool. This quintessential Australian brand has kept ahead of the game for just under a century now, with no signs of slowing down, taking a classic brand into the future of swimwear.

Speedo Waratah Leaderback One Piece

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Image Courtesy: Speedo. Photographer: Chris Lew

brand to introduce chlorine-resistant swimwear to the


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'Wild & Unpredictable'

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rounded in ethical production and the quest for the ultimate bikini, Tigerlily is a staple on beaches across Australia and beyond. With instantly recognisable prints and one-of-a-kind

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brand for the woman who yearns for an adventure to undiscovered beaches. Tigerlily embraces lovers, creatives and kindred spirits, aiming to design swimwear for the fashion-forward and environmentally conscious. Inspired by health, freedom, and happiness,Tigerlily has created a successful line of luxury swimwear, clothing and accessories that encapsulates the free spirit, representing beauty, to ethical sourcing and sustainability, not only being committed to where their product is sourced and made, but also what their product is made of. Tigerlily is producing designs using Econyl, a recycled nylon that ensures high quality, while also cleaning up scoop bra and paranga pant are not only reversible, but made completely of 100% regenerated material. Tigerlily is eco conscious, yet remains stylish, creating timeless pieces for women from all walks of life. It prides itself on designs being tangible, yet a little wild and unpredictable, whether you’re taking a dip at Bondi, or discovering secret coves in a tropical paradise.

Collection: Namaste. Love. Tigerlily Bikini TOP: Tigerlily Anahata Mila Top Bikini BOTTOM: Tigerlily Anahata Argentina

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'Effortless Resort Lifestyle'

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esigned and produced by iconic Australian swimwear label Seafolly, Miléa was launched in

of luxurious textiles and delicate motifs. Drawing inspiration from rich cultural tapestries and evoking the essence of seasonless travel, Miléa is set to be as iconic as its predecessor. This season Miléa has designed for the woman who of romantic colours adorn its latest range, which includes swim and over swim styles. Billowing kaftans and maxi dresses in feminine designs complement the radiant swimwear. elegant, whether she is relaxing by the pool, or frolicking in the ocean. The brand has incorporated the well-known craftsmanship of Seafolly for through its designs. Miléa aims to be a brand for women of all shapes, promoting diversity and embracing an aspirational and worldly expression. evoking an essence of ease and joie de vivre, and is set to be another iconic Australian swimwear label.

Collection: Scarlet Gardenia TOP: Scarlet Gardenia Fixed tri bikini BOTTOM: Scarlet Gardenia Sarong

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Image Courtesy: Miléa. Photographer: Nicole Bentley

brand to the market. Focusing more on an


PALM

'Subtlety & Understated Elegance'

Image Courtesy: PALM: Photographer: Eddie New

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ocusing on designing unique, luxurious swimwear with timeless appeal, Palm Swimwear has created simple lined pieces that encapsulate subtlety and understated elegance. With every suit made in luxurious Italian fabrics, Palm has a focus on quality and a commitment to sustainable design, creating swimwear to take the dreamers and the wanderlust on many an idyllic summer adventure. The plaid design in hues of moss and terracotta from its latest collection is reminiscent of the bygone era of femininity and style, yet it is still distinctly modern and cool in its aesthetic. Launching in 2014, Palm Swimwear was designed for the thoughtful women of substance and style, who is understated yet naturally captivating. Worn by the likes of Cara Delevingne and closer to home, Isabelle Cornish, Palm is the ultimate in laid-back cool and has created a loyal community of lovers of style and quality.

Collection: No 3: ss17/18. Bikini TOP: Loren Top Bikini BOTTOM: Loren Bottom

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Collection : The Upper Side 17/18 Bikini TOP: Cali Crop in Red Bikini BOTTOM: Red Little Bikini Bottom

SAADA

'Endless Summer'

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merging into the already saturated swimwear industry is hard work, but Novocastrian Shannon Henderson Brown has done so, with determination and style. Her label Saada began after an exotic holiday inspired her to

market, to make briefer cut bikinis that were still comfortably wearable. Shannon’s background in cheerleading led to many breakthroughs with the Saada brand. Saada bikinis began with a signature bow on the back, with the pared-back cut of the bikini’s complementing the athletic bodies of her cheer squad who modelled the original collection. From here, Saada evolved, rapidly expanding to become a popular choice among young beachgoers. Its unique use of bright colours, cheeky cut brief and athletic-style tops becoming a trademark of the Saada brand. Saada chases an endless summer, the with your girl gang, soaking up the sun and salt. Saada is continuing to cause a industry, with a loyal following of girls anxiously awaiting the next comfortable bikinis.

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Ralph Lauren Jumpsuit Salvatore Ferragamo Patchwork Platform Sandal House of K’Dor Bracelet

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Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses Argentovivo Bikini available from IM Lingerie

Balmain Coat available from Cosmopolitan Shoes Double Bay

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By Malene Birger Top Seafolly Havana Tie Side Hipster Bikini Pant

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Escada Trench Coat House of K’Dor Necklace Christie’s Bikini available from IM Lingerie

Salvatore Ferragamo F Wedge Bootie Chair available at InsideOut Newcastle

HAIR

Hair Tools GHD & Kevin Murphy Hair Extensions Showpony

MAKEUP

Skin Care all by Edible Beauty Mascara, Eyeshadow, and Eyeliner by Charlotte Tilbury Lips by MAC cosmetics Base, Blush, and Highlighter by Giorgio Armani Nails by Kester Black Body care by Chanel

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Sass & Bide Blazer La Perla One Piece available from IM Lingerie House of K’Dor Bracelets

Photographer: Steven Popovich Model: Natalie Roser from Chic Management Photograph Assistant: Ryan Flanagan Digital Operator: Ben McPhee Creative Director: Lara Lupish Junior Fashion Editor: Dylan Greig Hair: Renee Sayed Makeup: Jess Chapman @ Network Special thanks to: Michelle McCormack at Pure Locations for allowing us to shoot on location at magnificent Ashton House.

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Oz Beauty Expert Bonnie G, the Oz Beauty Expert says this season is about dewy skin and a pop of colour. Nothing speaks more than a radiant glowing complexion with a small splash of colour. Be it an electric eyeline, a

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I used a turquoise cream eye shadow and turquoise eyeliner for the upper lash line in this look.

bright cheek or a bold lip, don’t be afraid to stand out this summer. Bonnie walks us through her latest beauty story.

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on a day-to-day basis. It adds depth and shape to the face. Finish


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With each of these looks there is one thing that carries through - each look is built from a radiant dewy makeup base, with full natural-looking brows and lots of lashes and mascara. Adding a splash of you have to be outrageous, all you need is a hint of vivid colour in just the right place, and your look will be impactful yet still feminine and beautiful.

Look 2 : ELECTRIC BLUE EYELINE An electric blue eyeline is a great way to add colour to your look. It adds a small burst of colour above the eye, yet overall the look is still soft and radiant and not over the top or unnatural. I used and I also added a tiny bit of electric blue mascara from Napoleon on the tips of the lashes.

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3 Look 3: CORAL EYE

The Urban Decay Naked HEAT eyeshadow palette is a must-have for summer! This palette is full of warm peachy golden eyeshadow tones, and it honestly suits anyone! I love that these peachy colours make any eye colour really stand out. I used the peachy tones from the palette to create this eye look.

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that pink-based illuminate powders really work well with the peachy eye tones.


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Look 4 : BOLD RED LIP The best thing about wearing a bold lip is that the rest of your makeup can be minimal. All you need is a soft natural eye shadow, lots of lashes or mascara and full eyebrows. colour, and best of all it lasts all day long! look fuller, yet still natural. I use the pencil to draw in little hair-like strokes, then use the spoolie brush on the other end to blend the product through so it looks soft and natural.

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ith a natural ability to connect with her followers. Chloe Morello is without doubt Australia’s most celebrated beauty blogger. Combining beauty and brains – with a whole lot of personality – this hard-working professional has managed to create a life that many aspire to, travelling the world and picking up friends for life wherever she goes. Here are her top beauty tips and tricks.

What was the best piece of beauty advice passed down to you from your mother? I don’t think it came from her giving beauty advice but from a concern for my health: she always taught us to wear sunscreen!

What is your definition of beauty and when do you feel most beautiful? in myself when I eat well and take care of myself, stick to my skincare regimen and work out regularly. When I do all these of my tasks, and my skin is clear and glowing.

What is your favourite beauty trend at the moment? I love the creamy, dewy skin! Less contour and more strobing – it’s so fresh for summer.

What is a beauty trend you wish didn’t happen? I saw a lot of unique coloured lipsticks coming out last year: to add to your collection, although I’m happy the classic red lip is back. I may still use the black and greys for my tutorials for something fun, however!

What is your best-kept beauty secret? James Read Facial Tanner! I love to go bare skinned on my face to help keep it clear of congestion – since I am applying and removing makeup so often – and using a fake tan on my face gives it a glow and helps to create the appearance of a more even skin tone without having to apply foundation.

Image courtesy: Chloe Morello

Three products you couldn’t live without? My Face Halo’s to remove my makeup, Dr Spiller Skincare regime (their cream cleanser, toner and day/night cream), and maybe James Read facial tanner. The base is the most important part of your makeup, so all the products I’ve listed are to do with skin maintenance.

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boost their engagement. This can turn to around to bite you in the butt if you begin working with brands. I would advise against it and instead, focus on your content and creating what you love to share with your audience.

Top three tips to growing your platform? 1. Utilise tools like vidIQ, social blade and iconosquare to study your analytics and learn when is the best time to post, what your audience respond best to, and track your progress. 2. Spread word of your blog by being an active member of the community, comment on similar pages’ posts, have a Twitter, Instagram, Facebook page and YouTube channel and be very active across all of those. 3. Interact with your followers! I adore my followers and love to read and respond to their comments – it’s my favourite part of it all. Not only does it form a close what kinds of posts people are enjoying. Also, I’ve made so many friends from all over the world – some of them are coming to my wedding, from all over the world! For example, I once had a meet up in Brussels, Belgium, we went for dinner and drinks, and some of those girls I’m still in touch with and even stayed with one of them the following year, and we had a little reunion with many of the others who I had stayed in touch with. I have made friends for life, all over the world.

You are a most-sought after ambassador for brands, how do you decide who you’ll partner with?

How can we keep our skin looking fresh and healthy this party season? Drinking loads of water, I keep one of those water bottles with the sippy straws in them on me at all honestly, I am constantly sipping on water all day! I also believe regular facials help; you don’t really need to go to an expensive salon, you can buy mud masks at the chemist too. But I like to get herbal facial peels at a salon every two months. Invest in a good skin care system too, I recommend buying a system from the same brand, from the same range, so you can be sure that the products are designed to be used together. Sometimes the ingredients in our products can be quite harsh and can even react badly with other ingredients, so using a single line can ensure you won’t be, in fact, damaging your skin. Having a facial to diagnose your skin and prescribe a skin care regime can be a huge help. That’s what I did and how I ended up using Dr Spiller for the past three years.

Image courtesy: Chloe Morello

It’s extremely easy to decide who to partner with. If I like the product/brand, I may say yes. If I don’t, it’s an easy no. Sometimes I do like the product but don’t like what the brand is asking of me, so I say no. I have to admit that

was way bigger than normal, but couldn’t accept because the brand had wanted me to say certain talking points. Even though I liked the product, and I regularly use it, I don’t want to be scripted. My YouTube channel is my main job, so I make my base income because YouTube places ads that go next to my videos or before my videos play. Therefore, it would be counterproductive to annoy my audience by taking on brand deals that could make them distrust me and not want to subscribe to me.

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hat started as a passion for beauty and a desire to share her tips and tricks with others has now become one of the fastest growing channels on YouTube.

Tina Yong commenced her blog just four years ago and now travels the world immersing herself in culture and collaborating with international brands such as Sephora, Mecca, Myer, L’Oreal Paris, Lancôme and more. On top Tina has also recently launched her own false eyelash brand, Petite Cosmetics.

What is your favourite current beauty trend? My favourite beauty trend at the moment would have to be fuller thicker eyebrows. I think they really help shape the face and can make people look more youthful.

What is your best-kept beauty secret? lately have been using a lip sleeping mask before bed. My favourite one is the Laneige Berry Lip Sleeping Mask. It is enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants and locks

in the moisture really well. I would highly recommend this to anyone with chapped lips.

What is your definition of beauty? inside as well as outside and being comfortable in your own skin.

What do you predict will be trending this season? I think you will see more bolder and vibrant colours this season. There are lots of looks that you would traditionally only see on the fashion runways but are now being incorporated into everyday makeup routines. I feel like more people are becoming comfortable of expressing themselves.

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ax May is a visionary of unlimited talent when it comes to the art of makeup.

As one of Australia’s leading makeup artists, Max has worked with A-list celebrities, including Roxy Jacenko, Elle Ferguson and Elyse Taylor, as well as Australia’s leading fashion publications. Following in the footsteps of makeup legends such as Kevyn Aucoin, Max isn’t afraid to take risks, pushing the boundaries between art and beauty. Max has become instantly recognisable within the industry, continuing to build his empire and follow his dream to empower women by making them feel beautiful.

What advice would you give readers if they wanted to get into beauty blogging? Do it because you love beauty, do it because you love to write and produce content to inspire and educate those who choose to follow you.

What is your definition of beauty? Being comfortable in one’s own skin.

What do you predict will be trending this season?

What was the best beauty advice passed down to you from your mother?

Pinks, reds, oranges and greens when it comes to colours. Liquid to matte lip colours continue to thrive, only now with new and improved texture and wear.

Less is more.

Three products you can’t live without and why?

In terms of style, who do you draw your inspiration from and why?

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and the new Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Palette.

My personal style is a mix of classic and sportswear. I like double denim, double pleat-style Armani-style trousers and tracksuits and trainers. My makeup style is about skin! I use skin-tone colours and shape them to the face. I guess you would say there is a sexiness to my style. My objective is to make my clients feel beautiful and empowered!

Who do you idolise in the beauty industry and why?

What is your beauty philosophy? Less is more.

What made you want to become a beauty blogger? First and foremost I’m a makeup artist. It’s funny, I don’t really consider myself to be a blogger, rather an artist who chooses to share my knowledge and it’s that reason that got me into writing about my art.

How did you grow your empire? of makeup and always will be. I admire artists like Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath, not only for phenomenal artistry, but turning themselves into a brand!

What is your favourite beauty trend at the moment? Pink! I don’t know if it’s a trend per se but it’s what I’m loving and using a lot of. Eyeshadow, blush, lipsticks... you name it, I’m using it – and in all sorts of shades, depths and textures. It’s one of those colours that sometimes can be a little unexpected, particularly around the eyes, but in the right shade can really enhance your skin tone and make your eyes really pop!

A lot of hard work. Not being afraid of doing something the others.

What are your best beauty tips for the summer holidays? Sunscreen. I know it’s an old one and one we hear all the time but the sun is the biggest ager of skin. One you cannot turn back. Find a lip colour that stands out. Light, dark, bright, whatever it is, choose a colour that gives you an edge.

What’s in your beach bag this summer? Dermalogica Solar Defense 50+, La Mer After Sun and my Bose headphones.

What is your best-kept beauty secret?

What is your go-to party look?

Now if I told you then it wouldn’t be a secret and I’d

It’s not just about the one look for me. It’s about personalising your look and expressing your personality. Find colours and textures that highlight and bring out your features. Some of my personal favourite products to experiment with this summer include Liquid to Matte NARS Lip Colours, Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara,

investment. You only get one chance, so make it count.

What is a beauty trend that you wish didn’t happen? Every trend is deserved and has its place.

Contour Wands, Anastasia Beverly Dipbrows!

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f you radiate kindness and warmth you’ll instantly appear more beautiful to everyone you meet,” Stephanie Lange.

Stephanie is somewhat of a contradiction. A badass rocker who draws inspiration from the likes of Axl Rose and Bill who loves animals, history and reading. In the saturated world of beauty blogging, Aussie beach babe Stephanie, who now lives in Ireland, is unapologetically herself and her army of loyal followers love her for it.

What is your best-kept beauty secret? I don’t know if it is a secret as such – but oil! Oil is an Pop a bit of coconut or olive oil in the bath, and it will hydrate your skin. Warm a bit up in your hands and then massage it into your skin to help remove makeup. Apply a small amount through the ends of your hair to

Image Courtesy: Stephanie Lange

a godsend.

What was the best beauty advice passed down to you from your mother? Less is more! My mum has never worn a lot of makeup. A bit of lipstick, tinted moisturiser and brow pencil completes her makeup routine. Oh, and don’t over pluck your eyebrows! Of course, I ignored her advice and I am left with super sparse brows. Always listen to

What exciting collaborations do you have coming up in 2018? My goal is to have my own vegan and cruelty-free beauty range by the end of 2018, so I’ll be working hard between now and then, but I’m

What is your go-to party look? It would have to be a warm brown smokey eye, blinding highlight and a neutral rose lip. Pair that with loose tousled waves in your hair and you have a low-maintenance party look that looks even better as the night goes on. Wins every time!

What’s in your beach bag this summer? A good book, a bottle of water, sun cream and lip balm. Nothing beats

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Photographer: Steven Popovich

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espite a huge following, Bonnie Gillies never really considered herself a beauty blogger.

In terms of style, who do you draw your inspiration from and why? As a makeup artist my style is always evolving but I like

As an acclaimed makeup artist, Bonnie has worked on most glossy mastheads and was even appointed beauty advisor to the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, Pippa Dutton of Buckingham Palace.

fashion style I look to Pinterest for my inspo!

With an obvious talent and a genuine passion for her craft, Bonnie developed an organic following that somewhat took her by surprise and lead her to the world of beauty blogging.

Who do you idolise in the industry and why?

She now posts regular tips and editorials on her website

to watch.

demand artist on editorial shoots and has also been named a Priceline expert ambassador.

What was the best beauty advice passed down to you from your mother? How to apply blush. I think blush is non negotiable. It gives the face shape warmth and colour. Without it the

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accomplished makeup artist but also very good at

What is your favourite beauty trend at the moment? always end up shooting at least one glossy skinned tutorials I always do looks that I would actually wear and not something ridiculous like clown contouring. My audience look to me for practical everyday advice.


On left : Keira Rumble. On right : Bonnie Gillies What is your best-kept beauty secret?

What do you predict will be trending this season?

Exfoliating treatments. Peels, fraxel, microdermabrasion all make your skin glow and your makeup look great!

Lipgloss. It’s back.

Three products you cant live without and why? Lanolips lip balm, my GHD, and eyelash extensions.

What is a beauty trend that you wish didn’t happen? Some of these weird eyebrow trends are getting a bit ridiculous – squiggly eyebrow shapes, eyebrows that look like braids, eyebrows that look like feathers... really?!

What advice would you give readers if they wanted to get into beauty blogging?

What are your best beauty tips for the summer holidays? Illuminating body creams. There are so many good ones on the market at the moment and they make your skin look great! Also Invest in a good anti-shine powder – I too shiny and helps your makeup stay on. I just dust it down the centre of my face.

What’s in your beach bag this summer? around now so you really need to stand out.

Ultraceuticals SPF 50 sunscreen and the Bioderma BB

What is your go-to party look? What is your definition of beauty?

Either a soft neutral eye with a red lip OR a statement eye with a nude lip, and i always team the look up with some

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COSMETIC BEAUTY TRENDS

This eyeliner is made for precise application. The formula has an ultra smooth, soft, creamy texture that allows you to draw long $36, shuuemura.com.au

A new season means new beauty. While clean skin with a healthy glow was the base of our favourite spring/summer 2018 shows, the stand-out looks were brighter and bolder than ever. Pops of colour were seen throughout from Marni to Valentino giving the shows a bright welcome. And if you’re looking to incorporate some of these looks, keep reading, because we have the ultimate beauty trends for spring/summer 2018.

For a weightless an ink-like colour and a suedeGivenchy Superstar Liner, $43, available at David Jones

This dual-ended, waterproof eyeliner can be used to create three

depending on the cat eye you’re looking to create. Estée Lauder Little Black Eyeliner, $48, Estéelauder.com.au

Estée Lauder X Victoria BeckhamEye Metals Eyeshadow is an eye shadow that delivers a The densely pigmented, ultra creamy formula can be worn alone or layered over Victoria Beckham Eye Ink for a highEstée Lauder Victoria Beckham Eye Metals Eyeshadow, $68, Estéelauder.com.au

This fun palette contains six shades in a beige, satin), Soleil, So Lovely (dirty grey Carnal Charm (bright burnt orange red, matte), Fuchsia Fury (bright blue pink, satin) and Cocktail Black (deep brown grey with pearl, satina). M.A.C Fruity Juicy Fruit a la la Eye Shadow, $67, maccosmetics.com.au

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Long-lasting and waterproof this eyeliner delivers skincare ingredients like green tea, white lily and camelia. The twist design allows for ease of use as there is no need to sharpen the pencil. Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist, $55, sisley.com.au


For the ultimate coverage this concealer kit includes yellow-based Creamy Concealer on top and Sheer Finish Loose Powder on the bottom to set the concealer for long-lasting wear. For smooth, even application, start by moisturising the undereye area with Hydrating Eye Cream. Then, apply Creamy Concealer up to the lashline and into the inner corner of the eye using the Concealer Brush. Smooth and blend by gently patting with the

with yellow-based Creamy Concealer shade. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, $58, bobbibrown.com.au

Givenchy Teint Couture Balm is a foundation balm that fades and fuses with the skin to form a light veil, close to the natural skin tone. Features are softened, while the complexion is fresh, radiant and sculpted with light. The formula contains SPF 15 to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Givenchy Teint Couture Balm, $59, available at David Jones and Myer

Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte is a liquid creamy as a gloss and as intense as a lipstick. With a high concentration

This Oil-in-Gel gives the skin intense nourishment and a natural glow while ensuring a luminous makeup application. Armani Prima Nourishing Glow Enhancer Oil in Gel, $138, available at David Jones and Myer

wear. Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte, $48, guerlain.com

This lipgloss is shiny gloss colours with a 3D botanical active ingredients leaving the lip area smooth and softened with a plumping Sisley Phyto-Lip Gloss, $65, sisley.com.au

This lipstick glides on lips leaving a luminous veil of couture colours with the subtle shimmer of gold. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre, $50, available at David Jones

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St. Tropez Self Tan Sensitive Bronzing Mousse, $49.95, 200ml, sttropeztan.com.au tanning mousse that has been formulated to be gentle on skin using naturally derived tanning ingredients, delicate fragrance and added moisturisers. meaning there is no leftover residue on towels, sheets or clothing. It has been formulated to provide a sun-kissed colour that matches the natural skin tone, while grape, mango and avocado The product features a slight hint of colour for easy application. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.

SISLEY PARIS, Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care $150, 60ml, sisley.com.au Sisley Paris Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care is a self-tanning facial moisturiser that provides a natural looking tan whilst keeping the skin moisturised. The brightening light formula features plant-based ingredients to moisturise the skin as well as reinforce the skin’s natural defences against free radicals.

LE TAN Uber Dark Marula Oil, $24.95, 200ml, letan.com.au Le Tan Uber Dark Marula Oil is a great value tanning foam for all skin tones that provides a moisturising tan. The salon quality dark tan is formulated with highly concentrated tanning actives, and provides the darkest tan match each skin tone. Marula oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and is non-oily, light in texture and fast-absorbing leaving the skin feeling incredibly smooth and hydrated. Along with concentrated actives, Uber Dark is a fragrance-free formula enriched with odour neutralisers to ensure a no fake tan smell. PRO TIP: Exfoliate your skin before you apply and moisturise daily to ensure your tan lasts.

SPRAY TAN REVIEW

A healthy glow doesn’t need to come from hours spent in harmful UV rays. Here are our top 10 picks for the perfect natural fake tan that will nourish your skin from top to bottom while leaving you perfectly bronzed!

St. Tropez Gradual Tan PLUS Firming, $49.95, 150ml, sttropeztan.com.au Firming is an easy-to-use, subtle multi-purpose body moisturises the skin while adding a healthy, radiant glow. The body lotion is a selftanner that delivers expert to a naturally glamorous tan. It combines vegetan premium DHA to contain allo-melanin, designed to mimic the skin’s natural melanin for a natural

Bronze by La Mav® Beautifully Bronze Kit, $89.95, lamav.com

to moisturise and protect while

that contains everything needed to prep, tan and glow. Includes the Summer Skin Salt Scrub for pre-tan skin preparation, the Self Tan Dry Oil for a sunless tan, and Tan Extender to hydrate skin and extend the life

It is also infused with aloe vera to soothe and moisturise the skin.

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and infused with magnesium.


Lancôme, Self-Tanning Face Gel 50ml, available at Myer and David Jones

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mist – Dark $19.95, 250ml bondisands.com.au

The facial selftanning results you dream of. An even tan, that looks natural and intense, and leaves your face looking radiant within a few hours. A fresh gliding texture that can be applied in the blink of an eye and dries quickly.

This product is lightweight and delivers a naturallooking, salon-quality tan in seconds. Infused with vitamin E to moisturise and nourish skin it also features a pleasant coconut scent. For best results, use in a well-ventilated area on clean, exfoliated skin that is free from moisturisers and with the Bondi Sands mitt. Shake the can well and spray the mist directly onto skin from a distance of 30cm. Leave to develop for one to six hours (depending on the depth of colour desired) before showering. PRO TIP: For a deeper tan, spray on another coat 30 minutes after the initial application.

Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk – Face $19.95, 75ml bondisands.com.au This tanning milk is a dual-action facial moisturiser that hydrates and nourishes skin while delivering a natural, golden tan. It is enriched with antioxidants, cocoa butter, aloe vera and vitamin E for healthylooking skin. PRO TIP: Use a tanning mitt when applying and remember a little goes a long way.

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MODELCO Tan Airbrush In A Can ModelCo TAN AIRBRUSH IN A CAN is a spray tan that has a rich blue-green base and DHA to deliver a lasting, naturallooking colour that deepens over four hours. Nourishing aloe vera keeps your skin soft and moisturised it comes with a soft scent of cocoa butter. Pro tip: Apply this tan in a space where you don’t mind getting fake tan on. It does it can be tricky to apply.

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JOICO, Hair Beach Shake, $31.95, joico.com.au Joico Hair Beach Shake is a texturiser that creates windswept texture on long, layered and wavy hair. The formula is enriched with powder, silicone, featherweight oil and resins.

TONI&GUY HAIR CARE, Sea Salt Texturising Spray, $15.99 available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and Big W This is the perfect texturising spray that won’t break the bank. It’s suitable for all hair types and creates texture with a light beach waves without a crunchy feel. To apply simply spray evenly from root to tip, on damp or dry hair and work through to create tousled curls with natural movement.

THE NEW SUMMER WAVE the perfect mess of beautiful easy bends. And right here we have the products, and tools you need for the perfect summer waves.

KERATIN COMPLEX Sweet Definition Texturizing Sugar Mist, 31.95, kerastase.com.au Texturizing Sugar Mist (an alternative to salt texture spray) that delivers tousled waves. Packed with moisturising sugar cane extract and curl-enhancing marine ingredients.

KÉRASTASE PARIS, Couture Styling V.I.P. Volume in Powder, $38, kerastase.com.au Kérastase Paris Couture Styling V.I.P. Volume in Powder is a powder spray that helps to add volume and texture to hair.

residue. The formula combines the texturising trace elements for the perfect tousled beach wave with lasting hold.

VS SASSOON, Diamond Waves, $59.95, vssassoon.com.au For our ladies who prefer a hair curler VS Sassoon Diamond Waves is a spiral-barrelled waver that creates glamorous on-trend loose waves. The ceramic body provides fast and constant heat to make styling easier, while the spiral-shaped body creates big waves. It is formulated with Diamond Radiance Technology that makes the curler 50 per cent The curler comes with a heat mat, built-in stand and a protective glove as well as a three-year warranty.

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GHD IV styler, $240, ghdhair.com GHD IV styler is a versatile styling tool. With a curved barrel it curls hair as

for 30 minutes, worldwide voltage, innovative digital temperature control and advanced ceramic heaters for a static-free sheen.

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S, Beach Babe Texturizing Cream, $16.95, 120ml, i-glamour.com Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Cream creates extra tousled waves with a matte extract for a beachy, windswept look when scrunched through damp hair. This formula will give you all the piecey, yet sexy twists you expect after a day out in the wind and the waves. love, Beach Babe™ Texturizing Sea

Moroccan Oil, Beach Wave Mousse, $28, moroccanoil.com Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse is a styling spray tousled texture without dehydrating strands. The salt-free formula helps

holds similar to a gel-based product, but it's lighter weight, so you'll get a less stretched-out curl pattern. To use this product all you need to do is rake a golf-ballsized amount through damp hair and style as usual. For even more volume simply twist and section your hair securing it with bobby pins while letting it air dry.

Morrocanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $37.95 each The best way to achieve the perfect beach wave is to avoid shampoos and conditioners containing any heavy oils. Instead invest in products that will add volume without weighing your hair down, like Morrocanoil’s extra volume shampoo and conditioner. hair from the inside out. The gentle cleansing formula in the shampoo is keratin-enriched and nourishes the hair while the conditioner de-tangles and hydrates the hair, adding shine and manageability without weighing hair down. The conditioner is also free of sulphates, phosphates and parabens and is not tested on animals.

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MELT PROOF MAKEUP Beat the summer heat with Façon’s favourite smudge-proof picks.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Eyeliner, $48, 1.6g available at Myer and David Jones

Benefit Benefit Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette, $35, zoevacosmetics.com/australia1/ Sisley Paris Instant Eclat Primer, $105, sisley.com.au Givenchy Prisme Blush, $69, 6.5g, available at David Jones, Sephora and Myer Lancôme Hypnôse Star Waterproof Mascara, $54, 6.5g available at David Jones, Sephora and Myer Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twist, $55, 1.5g, sisley.com.au MAC Blot Powder, $38, 12g, maccosmetics.com.au


PERFECT COVER Get summer ready with the best foundations that will have you covered from morning to night.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick,

$58, 14ml, Estéelauder.com.au

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Tinted Moisturiser,

$260, 30ml, laprairie.com.au

Dr. Hauschka Foundation,

$69, 30ml, drhauschka.com.au

Givenchy Matissime Velvet Foundation,

$80, 30ml, available at David Jones and Sephora, davidjones.com.au, sephora.com.au

Clinique Even Better Glow

$55, Clinique, clinique.com.au Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation,

$95, 30ml, 1300 651 991

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SUMMER SKIN

It’s time to swap your winter skincare with these lush products that will help keep you hydrated, glowing and shine free.

Clinique 2 in 1 Micella Cleansing Gel + Light Makeup Remover,

$38, 150ml, clinique.com.au

Ella Baché Tomate Granule Free Micro Exfoliant,

$72, 75ml, ellabache.com.au/

L’Occitane Immortelle Essential Water,

$44, 200ml, au.loccitane.com

Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque,

$67, 100ml, kiehls.com.au Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins,

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil,

$160, 50ml, sisley.com.au

$140, 30ml, guerlain.com Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol

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Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener, $79, 50ml available at David Jones

Clinique Super City Block SPF 30+, $40, 40ml, clinique.com.au Medik8 Physical Sunscreen, $74, 90ml, medik8.com.au Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30, 22ml, $73.95, dermalogica.com.au

Estée Lauder DayWear Multiprotection Anti-Oxidant Sheer

Stay sunproof this summer with the perfect SPF weapon. Photographer Beauty Editor

Geoff Boccalatte Cheryl Tan

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Photography: Venus and David www.hunterplasticsurgery.com.au | (02) 4920 7700


ASK AN EXPERT

DR NICHOLAS MONCRIEFF MBBS (Hons), BSC (Med), FRACS (Plast Surg) Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon is passionate about making women look and feel great. He is one of only a handful of Plastic Surgeons across Australia

Plastic Surgery, with his wife Amber in 2009. He has performed more than 20,000 surgeries in Newcastle.

Has your body changed after children or weight loss and no amount of exercise or diet can change it ? women in the past decade, may be the answer. A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to reduce a protruding abdomen through a full re-draping of the abdominal skin as well as tightening of the muscles of the entire abdominal wall.

Common questions:

Q How much does it cost?

From $12,500 total out of pocket cost including surgical fee, anaesthetic, fully accredited Newcastle hospital and after care.

What is the recovery like? a supportive garment for six weeks and it is common to have bruising and swelling for a month or longer for larger procedures.

pain and incontinence. Reduction of skin rashes and increased ability to exercise is also reported by many patients.


since 2009. 3D simulator, Vectra, to get an idea of what your options are based on your own body. Manager, Jessica Laing.

Q

Common questions: How much does it cost? From $10,500 total cost including surgical fee, anesthetic, fully accredited Newcastle hospital and after care.

How long is recovery?

AUGMENTATION

Have your breasts changed over time and after children ? Perhaps they just never developed how you might have wished ?

Will I still be able to breast feed? In many cases, yes.

REDUCTION

Are your large breasts causing you embarrassment, breathing problems, neck pain and back pain ? During breast reduction plastic surgery, fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts and the smaller breast is sculpted to give a natural, lifted shape.

Common questions:

Q

How much does it cost? From $10,500 total out of pocket cost including surgical fee, anesthetic, fully accredited hospital and after care.

How long is the recovery? for six weeks. Bruising and swelling is normal for at least two weeks.

Is this the same as a lift? rebate for a lift alone, so the costs are from $15,000. A lift can also be combined with a breast implant.


Photography : Venus and David

www.hunterplasticsurgery.com.au | (02) 4920 7700



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Paspaley Maxima Earrings Cerrone pendant,necklace & ring Argentovivo Lingerie Kate Sylvester Marcellus Jacket


Cerrone 18ct Claw Set Small

Hoop Earrings (Left)Cerrone 18ct White Gold Diamond Arrow Shape Bangle Cerrone 18ct White Gold Diamond Set Cross Charm Bracelet (Right)Cerrone 18ct White Gold Claw Set Diamond Bangle Paspaley Rockpool Pendant in 750 White Gold with Mother Of Pearl and 91 White Diamonds Paspaley Classic Trace Chain in 750 White Gold with six White Diamonds

One Fell Swoop

Monica Maxi Slip Dress

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Paspaley Maxima Earrings in 750 White Gold with Mother Of Pearl and 16 White Diamonds Paspaley Rockpool Pendant in 750 White Gold with Mother Of Pearl and 91 White Diamonds Paspaley Classic Trace Chain in 750 White Gold with 6 White Diamonds Cerrone 18ct White Gold Diamond Set Circle Pendant on 18ct White Gold Chain Anna Quan Dylan shirt

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Cerrone 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Bezel Set Drop Earrings

Cerrone 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond Cross Pendant features 11 round brilliant Cut Diamonds on 18ct Fine Trace Chain Paspaley Rockpool Pendant in 750 yellow Gold with Mother Of Pearl and 91 White Diamonds Paspaley Classic Trace Chain in 750 Yellow Gold with six White Diamonds Cerrone 18 ct White Gold Lemon Quartz and Diamond Ring features 2.29 Oval Lemon Quartz and Round Cut Diamonds Claw Set into Shoulders Cerrone 18ct Yellow Gold Plain Mesh Ring

By Malene Birger

Gold Shirt Blouse Malizia by La Perla Moulded Bra available at IM Lingerie

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Photographer: Jeremy Choh @ DLM Model: Bet Calliere @ IMG Fashion Editor: Cheryl Tan Makeup: Diana Djurdjevski @ Talentland

Cerrone 18ct Rose Gold Single Cut Set Fine Pear Shape Hoop Earrings Cerrone 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond Cross Pendant features 11 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds on 18ct Fine Trace Chain Paspaley Touchstone Necklace in 750 Yellow Gold with 13mm Triangle Australian South Sea Pearl, 25 Rubies and 52 White Diamonds Left hand Paspaley 18ct yellow Gold Diamond Claw Set Wedding Ring Right hand Paspaley Maxima Ring in 750 Yellow Gold with Mother Of Pearl and 2 White Diamonds La Perla Studio Enjoy Bodysuit available at IM Lingerie

HAIR ORIBE HAIR CARE Prepped Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray Styled Oribe Superfine Hairspray Oribe Anti Humidity Spray Oribe Styling Wax MAKEUP Prepped Bioderma Sensibio H20 Miclellar Water Moisturise Bioderma Sensibio Soothing Cream Hydrate Jurlique Rose Mist Foundation Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere Light Conceal Chanel Corrector Perfection Long Lasting Concealer Contour Anastasia Contour Palette Blush MAC Cream Blush in Tint Brows Kevyn Aucoin Brow Pencil in Brunette Eyes Tom Ford Eye colour Quad 4 Honey Moon Palette Curl lashes Shu Umera Lash Curler Lip Chanel in Carmen

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HERK Bluetooth Traveller Speaker – $29.95 Candywirez 'Mother of Pearl' Snap Phone Case – $30.00 Freshfiber Geo Phone Case in Red – $39.95


HERK Haversack Bag with internal USB adapter – $60.00

Adidas Originals Booklet Case – $59.95


Ghostek soDrop 2 Bluetooth Headphones in Rose Gold – $119.96


Personalised HERK Premium Leather

MightyPurse Spark Flap Purse in Silver – $120.00

Candywirez 1m Stainless Steel Lightning Cable – $34.95


Ghostek SoDrop 2 Bluetooth headphones in black – $119.95 HERK Bluetooth Trooper Speaker – $49.95 Personalised HERK *Personalisation is an additional cost


Monster Roc Sport Freedom Wireless On-Ear Headphones $299.00

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EFFORTLESSLY MIX FORMAL ATTIRE WITH MINIMALIST PIECES FOR A LOOK THAT SUGGESTS A NONCHALANT ATTITUDE THAT ONLY A CERTAIN TYPE OF MAN CAN PULL OFF WITH CONVICTION.

Lagerfeld Printed Shirt Dolce and Gabbana Cotton Pants Breitling Superocean Héritage Chronographe 46 on a Rubber Strap with Steel Buckle

Jimmy Choo Sloane Loafers

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MJ Bale Linen Shirt

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Emporio Armani Blouson with Knit

Collar and Full Zip Fastening

Emporio Armani Shirt with Nehru Collar

Dolce and Gabbana Cotton Pants Bally Welky Shoe

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Venroy Grandad Collar Shirt

Photographer: Steven Popovich Photograph Assistant: Ryan Flanagan Digital Operator: Ben McPhee Model: Tom Farrelly from Chic Management Fashion Editor: Cheryl Tan Grooming: Yolanda Lukowski

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Bassike 240 Long Sleeve T-shirt Venroy Lounge Short

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Dolce and Gabbana Twill Heraldic Printed Jacket and Pants

Dolce and Gabbana Gold Fit Shirt in White

M O T L L E R R A F

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La Perla Bra from IM Lingerie Christian Dior Shorts Christian Dior Skirt Christian Dior Heels

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Photographer: Paul Dear Model: Amy H from Models & Actors Creative Director: Lara Lupish Junior Fashion Editor: Dylan Greig Hair: Alanna Johansson Makeup: Di Grover

Special thanks to: Ros & Angelo Sklavos for allowing us to shoot on location at their beautiful home ‘Shalimar’

Patrice Designs Earrings & Ring

Bronx and Banco Dress

Sal vatore Ferragamo with Gold Studs

Giuseppe Zanotti

‘Cruel’ Sandal with Crystals available from Xile Boutique Sydney

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Patrice Designs Earrings & Bracelet Jean Bas Design Jacket Staple the Label Skirt available from Abicus on Darby Street

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Patrice Designs Earrings & Necklace La Perla ‘Plumentil’ Bustier available from IM Lingerie

Stanzee Skirt Tod’s Loafers

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HAIR Kevin Murphy products Primed ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY layering into hair. Texture BEDROOM.HAIR Mist SHIMMER.ME.BLONDE

MAKEUP Eyes Lid: MAC eyeshadow in warm breeze Crease: MAC eyeshadow in cork Liquid liner: MAC roller wheel liquid liner Mascara: MAC false lash waterproof Lashes: Model Rock Demi whispies Skin Prep: MAC strobe cream Foundation: MAC studio sculpt foundation Powder: MAC blot powder Cheeks: MAC extra dimension skinfinish in Showgold Lips: MAC lipstick in Fabby

Escada Scarf and Dress Patrice Designs Ring & Earrings

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Dolce & Gabbana Dress available from Xile Boutique Sydney Willow & Zac Clutch Christian Louboutin Heels Patrice Designs Jewellery

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The beautiful and the corrupt, they’re members of their own club and they ride alone. Play up your dark side and smoulder in metallics, sequins and biker chic leather paired with a ‘you can’t touch me’ attitude.

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Gemma:

Salvatore Ferragamo Jacket & Pant Bally Phylis Slipper in gold Vintage Chanel Bag Salvatore Ferragamo Earrings Michelle:

Notes Du Nord Jacket Notes Du Nord Skirt La Fille D’O Chime Fest Bra available at Baby Likes To Pony Vintage Givenchy Boots Vintage Givenchy Scarf Book 4

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Gemma:

By Malene Birger Fur Coat Notes Du Nord Lurex Jumpsuit Salvatore Ferragamo Heels Vintage Escada Belt Michelle: By Malene Birger Lurex Dress By Malene Birger Jacket Vintage Giuseppe Zanotti Boots Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Earrings

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Gemma:

Hartford Blazer Sass & Bide The Twilight Dance Bra

available from Lillie’s at the Junction

Otto D’Ame Skirt available from Scentsation the Junction Saint Laurent Shoes available from Cosmopolitan Shoes Double Bay Michelle:

Bally Rouched Pussy Bow Blouse Otto D’Ame Leather Pants

available from Scentsation the Junction

Bally Janelle Patent Leather Slippers Vintage Prada Earrings Vintage Céline Chain Belt

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Gemma:

Asilio Star Struck Crop

available at Lillie’s at the Junction

Notes Du Nord Pant Saint Laurent Heels

available at Cosmopolitan Shoes Double Bay Vintage Céline Earrings Michelle:

Free People Champagne Dreams Tee available at Lillie’s at the Junction

Hartford Skirt Bally Jaclyn Patent Leather Pump Vintage Chanel Earrings

Photographer: Easton Chang Model: Gemma Sanderson & Michelle Creative Director: Lara Lupish Junior Fashion Editor: Dylan Greig Hair: Mitch Wynn Makeup: Dean Blaq

Lobb

Special Thanks to: John Turton from Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co. for the loan of their Nemesis Classic www.solinvictus.com.au

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Gemma: Céline Sunglasses available from Lillie’s at the Junction Curate Zip Trip Top available from Scentsation the Junction Salvatore Ferragamo Boots

Michelle: By Malene Birger Lurex Top Bally Metallic Nappa Leather Skirt Vintage Givenchy Boots

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HAIR

MAKEUP

ALL KMS STYLING Michelle Free Shape 2 in 1 Styling Spray Hair Stay Anti Humidity Seal Shine Spray Gemma Free Shape 2 in 1 Styling Spray Add Volume Liquid Dust Serum Hair Play Playable Texture Hair Stay Hard Wax

MAC COSMETICS on both models Skin Prep + Prime Essential Oils Strobe Cream Foundation Studio Fix Fluid Studio Finish Concealer Studio Fix Powder Cheeks ‘Harmony’ Blush for Contour ‘Warm Soul’ Mineralize Blush ‘Vanilla’ Pigment as Highlight Eyes ‘Blackground’ Prolongwear Paint Pot ‘Feline’ Eye Kohl

‘Black Tied’ Eyeshadow ‘Wedge’ Eyeshadow through crease of the eye ‘Nylon’ Eyeshadow to highlight inner corners of eyes and brow bone Individual lashes in short, medium and long ‘Extreme Dimension’ Mascara Brows Lingering and Fling Eye Brow Crayon with Clear Brow Set Lips Clear Lipglass

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EDITORIAL Escada Jacket Escada Nalaces Cami F+H Freedom Cross Earring

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Acler Vale Blouse F+H Bad Pearl + Onyx Hoop Earring By Malene Birger Kahill Pants available at Christensen Copenhagen

HAIR

Prepped Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme with water. Dry with gentle Styled Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun finish spray

MAKEUP Using MAC Cosmetics Skin Prep Cleanse Off Oil/Tranquil and Lightful C Marine Bright formula softening lotion spray Foundation & Contour Face and Body Concealer Studio Finish Eyes Pro Longwear Paint Pot Groundwork & MAC Trend Forecast Palette Eye fall 16 my soft spot Cheeks Casual Colour Keep it Loose Mascara False Lashes Brows Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set Brown Ebony Liner MAC Carbon Eyeshadow Lips Cremesheen Lipstick Pure Zen, Lip Pencil Boldly Bare & Clear Lipglass

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Intropia Pants and Jacket available at Christensen Copenhagen Anna Quan Anne Shirt Bally Janelle Shoes F+H Bad Pearl + Onyx Hoop Earring

Photographer: Amelia J Dowd @Sync Production and Management Fashion Editor: Cheryl Tan Hair: Wataru Suzuki Makeup: Maree Spangol using MAC cosmetics

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F+H Kiss Onyx and Pearl Earring Sass and Bide Highlands Top L’Agence Shoshanna Moto Jacket available at Edwards Imports Jason Wu Burgundy Skirt

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EDITORIAL Notes Du Nord Jumpsuit available at Christensen Copenhagen Acler Blouse F+H Bad Pearl + Onyx Hoop Earring

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IRO Awati Dress worn as a Top Alice McCall Show Me Shorts Left hand Au Revoir Les Filles Eternal Signet Rng Au Revoir Les Filles Madly Wildly Ring Right hand Au Revoir Les Filles Celestial Ring

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F+H Tainted Love Cross and Heart Earring Bally Pussy Bow Blouse in Cotton Poplin Emporio Armani Bustier Dress with Slim Straps, in Multicoloured and Black Sequins Embroidered Organza

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Sass & Bide Twisted Talents Top

It is the season for evening occasions, from office Christmas parties to unforgettable New Year's Eve soirées, ending the year always calls for the ultimate outfit and this season is no different. Hot summer nights call for skin baring looks and shimmering fabrics. Office functions keep it smart and tailored with a sequin blazer and a wide leg pant, while New Year's Eve calls for sensual slip dresses that show off your glowing tan. Make a statement with your accessories, metallic bags with heavy chains exude a rebellious edge, while the evening shoe of the season has your ankles strapped in as you dance your way into the new year.

Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps

COOP by Trelise Cooper One Slip Dress

by DYLAN GREIG

TREND REPORT

Sass & Bide Nowhere to Hide Shorts

COOPER by Trelise Cooper Lickety Split Skirt

Mela Purdie Retreat Coastal Stripe Pant

Automatic IWC

Sass & Bide Paradiso Mule

Missguided Black

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Christian Dior Pump in Black Suede

Trelise Cooper, COOP by Trelise Cooper, COOPER by Trelise Cooper and Sass & Bide available at Lillie’s at the Junction, Mela Purdie available at Scentsation The Junction


Missguided Silver Sequin Playsuit

Trelise Cooper Much Tu Tu About Nothing Skirt

Missguided White Striped Wrap Front Blouse

TREND REPORT

Missguided Peace + Love Pink Sequin Trench Coat

by DYLAN GREIG

Holder on Chain

Sass & Bide Liquid Metal Dress

Slingback Pump

in Deep Orange

Salvatore Ferragamo Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo Wedge Pumps Sass & Bide and Trelise Cooper available at Lillie’s at the Junction

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COOP by Trelise Cooper Frill of the Night Top

Salvatore Ferragamo Cat Eye Sunglasses

Seafolly Inka Rib ’80s Tank One Piece

Automatic IWC

Seafolly Modern Love Wrap Bandeau

by DYLAN GREIG

TREND REPORT

Emporio Armani Jacket

Sass & Bide Eye to Eye Top Mela Purdie Tie Pant

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps

Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo Platform Sandals

Sass & Bide The Last Tango Sandal

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Sass & Bide available at Lillie’s at the Junction Mela Purdie available at Scentsation The Junction


Emporio Armani Dress

Step off the plane and onto the yacht in style, this season is bold, bright and abundantly beautiful.

Salvatore Ferragamo Wedge Pumps

If you’re in the South of France or on the glittering Gold Coast, resort wear will have you gliding from day to night in free flowing silhouettes and bright summer hues. Incorporate tones of the coastline into your resort wardrobe, turquoise seas and golden sunsets make for the perfect colour palette. Feminine pastels introduce a sense of romance, while touches of silver and gold hardware sparkle just enough under the summer sun. Whether you stay at the finest hotel or the comfort of your own home, make sure your summer looks are 5 star. Sass & Bide Colour Theory Pants

by DYLAN GREIG

TREND REPORT

Tod’s Double T Slippers

Christian Dior Thong in Ocher Sude & Feathers

Seafolly Palm Beach Sarong

Studded Denim Canvas

Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps

Sass & Bide available at Lillie’s at the Junction

Real’ California Edition Sunglasses

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Pastiche Jewellery Into The Forest Rose Gold Bangle Pastiche Jewellery Paint the Sky Rose Gold Necklace

Square in Silk Twill

Christian Dior Straw Hat Handpainted

Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote Bag

Christian Dior “Dio(r)evolution”

Salvatore Ferragamo Cat Eye Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Earrings

Salvatore Ferragamo Round Frame Sunglasses Seafolly Towel

by DYLAN GREIG

TREND REPORT

Sass & Bide Rhythm of the Night Earrings

No day or night look is complete this season without an array of sizzling accessories. Bags, sunglasses, scarves and jewellery are key to polishing your summer ensemble. Bright hues and touches of gold and silver will have you basking in tropical style. Wide brim hats offer shade and a sense of drama, while rounder frames are popular in sunglasses. Bags can vary from a soft material that you take down to the beach, to a more structured accessory designed for shopping or lunch. Jewellery calls for fine necklaces, wide set cuffs and statement earrings. Accessories can make or break a look, so be sure to experiment with your pieces before heading down to your cabana. IWC

Asymmetrical Hoop Earrings

Bolon Scope Sunglasses

Seafolly ShadyLady Wide Brim Hat

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Seafolly Carried Away Beach Bag



FASHION

Available at IM Lingerie +61 2 8338 0277

Abicus abicus.com.au +61 2 4023 2165

Constantina & Louise constantinadanis.com.au +61 (0) 4 0602 8818

Acler acler.com.au Available at Wolfe and Ordnance +61 484 133 310

COOP by Trelise Cooper trelisecooper.com/ collections/coop

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