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Publisher & Director | Stacey O'Keeffe

Magazine Editor| Jessica Lunan

Fashion Contributor | Hanna Sloan

Senior Editor | Allen Hoang


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FRONT COVER CREDITS Model: Melissa Tkautz Photographer: Daniele Sangermani Stylist: Stacey O'Keeffe Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Brown Assistants: Jessica Lunan and Grace Holgate Location: Emporium Hotel, Brisbane


MESOP coat, $349

JAY LANE earrings, $180 Pierre Winter Fine Jewels: (02) 9331 2760

NAT SUI ring, $50


FROM THE Reality TV Star, Melissa Tkautz from the Real Housewives of Sydney has graced our cover with her beauty and style. In a quick 24 hour whirlwind of excitement, we flew her to Brisbane to shoot at the lush Emporium Hotel. Throughout the day, Tkautz reinforced our belief that any artistic adventure is only as successful as the sum of its parts. (see page 30) As we plunge into the new season, we are celebrating our Australian fashion and beauty industry. From local designers, beauty leaders and creative talents - we are shining the spotlight on the movers and shakers who are making history and paving their own journey.

FROM THE It's not often that Autumn is associated with freshness, yet that's exactly how we feel every time the cooler seasons roll around. Mostly because it's finally time to start experimenting with the trends we've been anticipating for months!

DIRECTOR We've also handpicked a selection of favourite shopping destinations who are offering exclusive discounts so you can update your essential favourites and splurge on the must haves. We're excited to celebrate Autumn with you. ENJOY this special edition of Fashion Weekly.

Director & Publisher Stacey O'Keeffe


interview with Australia's favourite author and mother of possibly the cutest toddler, This issue is all about celebrating decadence. From Zoe Foster-Blake. our trend reports on page 18 you'll see a renewed So sit back, relax with a hot cuppa or glass of red lavishness striding into our wardrobes. (we won't judge). Welcome to our Autumn Issue! Turn to page 43 to start trialling the latest beauty trends, and on page 56 we have our exclusive

Online Editor Jessica Lunan

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MY NAME IS... Emma Duffy

MY NAME IS... Hanna Sloan

MY NAME IS... Thomas Bleach

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... writing really fun, relatable articles for other twenty somethings like me trying to adult!

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... writing, fashion and dance performance the three areas I'd love a career in!

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... music and terrible date stories.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... that I once walked up an escalator the wrong way. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... books. And fruitcake. And tea. God I sound like such a nana! I'VE NEVER... had a hangover. Not sure if I should be happy or sad about that.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... I sometimes cancel plans to nap. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... mascara! I feel so put-together and confident when my lashes are on point. I'VE NEVER... lived overseas, although it is a goal of mine.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... I thought Toowoomba and Townsville were the same place and if that isn't bad enough, I also thought Italy and France were the same. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... Twitter, I use it for everything and I don't think I've legitimately watched the news since 2010? I'VE NEVER... been able to answer that question.

MY NAME IS... Dr. Vesna Grubacevic

MY NAME IS... Dee McMahon

MY NAME IS... Elizabeth Best (but friends call me Liz)

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... helping people have confident and successful relationships.

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... makeup, health, animals and life.

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT... makeup. Passionately obsessed. OK, just obsessed.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... I bought a peach dress (on the recommendation of a sales assistant) years ago which I never wore. I gave it away with the original tag still on!

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... I am vegan and there are some days that I don't even eat a vegetable or fruit!

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... movies and my DVD collection.

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... family, health, positive vibes, the beach, lip gloss, music and laughter

I'VE NEVER... been drunk, despite many indulgences in the past.

I'VE NEVER... regretted waking up to see the sun rise.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT... I pretend calories don't count if I eat them straight from the fridge. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT... a relaxing end-of-day bath. I'VE NEVER... met a hightlighting palette I didn't like.



Bernard and Andrew Gueit are the masterminds behind Melbourne's renowned Bernard Gueit Studios. Fusing together Bernard's excellence in photography, fashion, music and lighting with Andrew's love for graphics, illustration and digital arts; the talented brothers specialise in creating captivating works of art. This raw vision has been noticed by some of Australia's leading brands within the fashion and beauty industry, with Bernard Gueit Studios producing advertising campaign shoots, look books and collections for the likes of L'OrĂŠal Professional and MODELROCK.

Bernard Gueit

Andrew Gueit


Here, the duo shares what being a photographer and graphic artist truly entails.

BERNARD: I feel I create an alternate viewpoint to an unassuming point in time. A beautiful mixer of real life moments and posed. I love a narrative behind an image along with the fashion narrative and a timeless feel. HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE MODELS TO EMBRACE THEIR OWN SENSE OF FREEDOM AND SHOW OFF HOW COMFORTABLE THEY ARE IN THEIR OWN BODY? BERNARD: It's imperative to create a connection with the model. No matter what type of shoot it is, I must connect and sync with the talent to create the feel. I give them my brief of their role and character they need to play. It almost feels like I'm dancing with the model. It's two or more artists acting and moving together.

WHAT'S THE MOST SHOCKING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ON SET? BERNARD: I didn't have a backup laptop to shoot/tether to and the one we were using died on location with the client (laughs). Luckily I had plenty of cards to continue the shoot. HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO HANDLE A MELTDOWN OR DIVA MOMENT? BERNARD: All the time but that's really a normal part of the shooting day. The ability to adapt and problem solve as no two shoots or two days are the same, is a must in any creative adventure. AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND GRAPHIC ARTIST, DO YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE BOTH CONSTANTLY ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERING? BERNARD: I always remind myself that 'you will always be learning your craft.' You evolve as an artist and through that process the journey is happening and can take you anywhere.

WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE WORKING TOGETHER AS SIBLINGS? WHAT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE? ANDREW: We are the same but different as brothers... I am the Yin to Bernard's Yang. From the start our vision is to be the best we could and can be and strive to be that extra better. As brothers, we've worked side by side for the majority of our career. We have a history in publishing, print, photography and digital arts. This will be our third business transition. Bernard Gueit Studios is a call to our roots and we're bringing the focus back to what we enjoy creating. HOW DOES ART INFLUENCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY? BERNARD: Fashion photography to me is like shooting with art. I love seeing all the creative energy from so many different avenues fusing together - fashion designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, stylists, directors, etc. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE LIVING YOUR DREAM? IF SO, HOW AND WHY? BERNARD: We really did jump into the deep end to make this dream a reality. Andrew and I quit our jobs and put all of our money, effort and passion into what we loved 10 years ago, which is now the culmination of Bernard Gueit Studios…We will continue to throw ourselves into it and love what we do every day.

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David Jones Autumn Winter 2017 Collections Launch Runway. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for David Jones)

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David Jones Autumn Winter 2017 Collections Launch Runway. (Photo by Mark Nolan/ Getty Images for David Jones)


MAX MARA Blouse, $730

ROSIE ASSOULIN Pants, $2538 GIORGIO ARMANI Jacket, $8171

MARNI Dress, $3042

RAPARO Boots, $868



Dominant FACTOR It's been our hue of choice for months, so don't expect the muchcoveted blushing tones to step away anytime soon. Now branching into rich magentas with decadent sequins and textures mixed throughout, this is taking pretty in pink to a whole new level.

TED BAKER Dress, $369

TOME Shirt, $1014


MISS ROSA Dress, $79

LANVIN Trousers, $1686

TED BAKER Necklace, $259

TED BAKER Shoes, $329

DOLCE GABBANA Clutch, $5750

H&M Dress, Available April 20 TED BAKER Coat, $569 (Left) RACHEL GILBERT, Dress, $799 (Right) LOVER Dress, $499

LA PELLE Clutch, $349

UPPERMODA Earrings, $45

PARED EYEWEAR Sunglasses, $280 15.DOLCE GABBANA Belt, $745

17.Nยบ21 Shoes, $678 Alex Perry Pre-Fall Collection 2017


PINK PLAY Meet the latest trend to lend effortless elegance to your wardrobe world. Watch your pink palette take things up a notch with an element of surprise. Play with shades and hues from the same family for a complete style enlightenment.


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COLETTE BY COLETTE HAYMAN Ring, $12.99 MIMCO Bangle, $89.95

WITTNER Shoes, $189.95

CREDITS Westfield Stylist, Annabel Falco Photography by Grace Holgate Available at Westfield Carindale


DRESS AGENDA A striking balance takes centre stage as delicate lace meets bold hardware. Explore your flirty feminine side with playful pinks and ladylike influences.

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MIMCO Bracelet, $69.95

NINE WEST Shoes, $149.95

CREDITS Westfield Stylist, Annabel Falco Photography by Grace Holgate Available at Westfield Carindale TALULAH Dress, $260


RED Encounter Press refresh and reset your look to speak volumes about your style game.

GIVE 'EM SHADE by wearing reflective frames that hide tired eyes and immediately add mystery and sass.

PUCKER UP and swipe on a glossy nude lip for a pretty, perfect pout.

FEARLESSLY CLASH prints, fabrics and textures for the ultimate star statement.

DON’T FORGET to inject a red number into your wardrobe this season. You won't regret it!

Image: Ellie Goulding at FENDI SS17 Women's Fashion Show

DON’T LEAVE without a black clutch to house your daily essentials.

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HIGH SOCIETY R A D I A N T , R I C H A N D V E RY R E A L Melissa Tkautz: Model, Mogul and Mother. She has fun, lives lavishly, works incredibly hard and continues to fuel her ongoing passion for acting and music.



t's the morning after a whirlwind flight and Melissa Tkautz is explaining to me that she believes in staying true to herself. Rewind the clock by 24 hours and she had just landed in Brisbane from Sydney for our cover shoot at the luxuriously decadent, Emporium Hotel.

Whisked away from her hometown, the powerhouse juggles family priorities, redecorating her home, recording studio dates and an in-flight movie list whilst between hair and makeup. Three decades in and Tkautz's ambitions have not shifted and it's without question she has a firm handle on her hectic schedule. "Let's face it, I am super busy but I am with [my kids] more than not. I always try to orchestrate meetings and interviews and auditions whenever I can when they're either at school, daycare or when they're asleep. It's not like I'm away for weeks at a time," she says passionately. Today, Melissa Tkautz is a renowned household name. The Aussie talent is an entertainment icon who took her first steps in the industry at only 4 years of age. She then rose to fame as a teenager on the soapie juggernaut 'E-Street' playing Nikki Spencer. During her time on the show she progressed into music and landed an AMA and ARIA award for the era defining track, 'Read My Lips'. Now, she continues to be a pop sensation, leading actress, wife and mother-of-two with her latest role on the Real Housewives of Sydney claiming her to reality television. Having enjoyed a lifelong career in showbiz, the starlet has no sense of slowing down anytime soon. "I'm going to record and hopefully do a film clip. I'm still auditioning ... and I have the film BOAR, coming out at the end of the year. So [music] clip, recording and then we'll start filming again for the Real Housewives of Sydney."

POSEUR dress $270 LELE SADOUGHI earrings $339 Pierre Winter Fine Jewels: (02) 9331 2760


ntil now, Tkautz preferred to share snippets of her life through interviews and social media. But recently the tables have turned and all eyes are on her as Australia is awaiting the unveiling. "I love the Real Housewives so I thought if I'm going to do a reality TV show maybe I'll do the one that I've been watching for the last 10 years," she says. Previously as an actor, Tkautz had only prepared for and played roles on film. As she embarks on her journey into 'reality' the thought of exposing herself was quite confronting. The well-trod road of fame didn't equip her for this career change as she reveals there were a few tears after she signed the contract. "I did cry ... I've opened the curtains, I'm letting people into my real life. This isn't a stage, this is real and I think when I thought about it that way, I was freaking out. But then as soon as I started work [on the show] it put my mind at ease," she says. "In 14 weeks there were only 2 incidents where I really thought, 'Oh my god why am I doing this show'. And all the other occasions where amazing." The relief about Tkautz is that there is no need to tiptioe around things. Her confidence and familiarity with this sort of normal makes for an intriguing interview, particularly when we touch on style rules. "Look, I'm not a big fan of horizontal stripes. Particularly on camera it's no good. ... And then my number one rule is if you put your breasts out, cover your legs. If you have your legs out, cover your breasts."

THE DOLL HOUSE dress $999 BILLINI heels $89.95 YSL clutch available for hire from Style Secret NAT SUI earrings $60 JAY LANE cuff $345 Pierre Winter Fine Jewels: (02) 9331 2760

POSEUR dress $1,100 STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY earrings $16,640 / bracelet $19,000 / ring $7,585 / ring $7,585


n the day of our photoshoot, the fashion devotee was adamant about proportions and how she looked in front of the camera. Whether she was sitting cross legged on the piano in the lush cocktail bar, posing by the rooftop pool or smiling at passersby in the lobby of the Emporium Hotel, she continued to move with confidence and grace.

The buzz and excitement on the Hotel's ground floor had staff and guests stopping to appreciate her glamour. Unphased, the successful star took it in stride. She has only ever been in the spotlight and being recognised is part of a typical day. But it's not all clothes, champagne and camera flashes. Not one to hold back, Tkautz fearlessly tells me about the concerns she has surrounding the new public attention and the impact it could have on her family. "I've told my mum to stay off social media when I'm on the show, and that's going to be hard. But I've told her to do that because my mum can't handle people saying nasty things about her girl - and I don't blame her." She says, "I've been doing this for such a long time now and I have developed a very thick skin." Shaking it off quickly, she pauses and continues, "You've got to take the good with the bad and you've just got to stay true to yourself and know who you are as a person."

POSEUR dress $369 STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY earrings $3,500 / ring $4,200 / $1,650


indly put, not every reality television show will propel you to the top. It has the potential to misguide or have you portrayed out of character. "[The drama] is very real but ... there are people who get along with other people better and there were other people who didn't get along [with] the others at all." She goes on to say, "With reality television you are forced to see each other - so there is conflict and there is continuous conflict. Even though the conversations are real - you are forced into situations that you might not have been in real life."

It crosses my mind that this is a career-defining moment for Tkautz. For a short moment her vulnerability is exposed and this strong woman persona steps out of the limelight. She starts to explain to me that she is nervous about having zero control over how she will be presented on the Real Houswives of Sydney. "You don't know how they're going to edit you. You sign that over to them." She takes a breath and says, "But I'll tell you one thing that I didn't do. I didn't do things out of my own character to get extra screen-time or to get a better story line. I just stayed very, very true to myself because that was my safest bet." “Some of these women, this is how they are. This is how they behave in their day to day life, and that's fine. But I just had to be me. I just wanted to be me. And whatever comes of that, comes of that. At least I know I've stayed true to myself." The Real Housewives of Sydney, Sundays at 8:30pm on Foxtel's Arena'

CREDITS Model: Melissa Tkautz

TANIA OLSEN dress $455

Photographer: Daniele Sangermani Stylist: Stacey O'Keeffe Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Brown Assistants: Jessica Lunan and Grace Holgate Location: Emporium Hotel Brisbane

MESOP coat $349 JAY LANE earrings $180 Pierre Winter Fine Jewels: (02) 9331 2760 NAT SUI ring $50

Game Changers

Conquer the moody opulent lip and delve into the most coveted beauty trends of the season. Credit: M.A.C Backstage at Rebecca Valance


Straight from the runway, we reveal the biggest hair and makeup trends setting the tone for this season. WORDS EMMA DUFFY

We Are Handsome Backstage MBFW16, Lisa Maree Williams

MOODY LIPS Take a trip to the dark side with a killer pout. Moody, seductive lips in tones of scarlet, crimson, plum and black will take centre stage.

M.A.C Oscar De La Renta Backstage

STATEMENT EYES When it comes to your peepers, graphic black eyes and statement liner are ruling the runways.

We Are Handsome Backstage MBFW16, Lisa Maree Williams

GOTHIC NAILS Nails have been given a gothic overhaul with dark shades of purple and grey.

Jennifer Kate Backstage MBFW16, Graham Denholm

SLEEK HAIR Make room for super smooth, sleek locks. To make a real statement, think the glossier your hair, the better.



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SOPHISTICATED Autumn is the season where we deserve to pamper our hair after days spent by the beach, pool and many nights out. Whether you're looking for a change or you simply want a new do, Showpony Professional is the go-to brand to switch up your look. Showpony Ambassador and multi-award winning stylist, Lizzie Liros, takes us through her top, on-trend look for 'new hair' this Autumn.

TIP: “To create the desired length and fullness, I recommend using Showpony Professional 100% Human Hair Tape Extensions to achieve this sleek and sophisticated look,� says Lizzie Liros.


STEP BY STEP: 1 Wash hair and apply a volumising mousse to damp hair at the crown only.

2 Part the fringe area in the centre, working the part backwards to around 10 centimeters.

Blow-wave the front side sections of the hair smooth using a round brush. Allow the hair to drop to the sides of the face.

4 Working ten centimeters back from the front hairline blow-wave the body and length of the hair up and directly back, letting all of the hair drop behind the shoulders. This way the hair is dried smooth with the slightest of curl at the very ends.

5 With a tail comb smooth the front section of hair down to each side and tuck it behind the ears. This keeps the front of the hair simple and elegant.

6 Spray the hair lightly with a shine spray to add a gorgeous glossy finish.

7 Finish the look with a firm hold hairspray around the hairline to hold the look in place.



From rose to fuchsia, indulge in a feminine flush with these vanity must haves. WORDS JESSICA LUNAN GOODNESS Every Morning Moisturiser, $16.99

JUNE JACOBS Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque, $96

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JUNE JACOBS Creamy Cranberry Cleanser, $70

REAL TECHNIQUES Retractable Kabuki, $29.99 OGX Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Conditioner, $17.99 OGX Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Shampoo, $17.99

REAL TECHNIQUES Retractable Lip Brush, $8

BAREMINERALS Lovescape Blush Stolen Heart, $35

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Beach Tint Soufflé, $48

KESTER BLACK 'Raspberry' Nail Polish, $20

BY TERRY Rêve Opulent Terry De Gunzburg EDP, $144

MECCA COSMTICA Aromatic Fig 365 Hydrating Hand Lotion, $25 STILA Stay All Day Lip Liner, $28.80

URBAN DECAY Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Anarchy, $28 SARAH JEAN SJ004, $17



Dark lips are back in a big way this season. Wearing a dark lipstick can feel intimidating at first, but you'll never know how flattering a dark hue can be until you try it! WORDS DEE MCMAHON

1 Grab an exfoliant (sugar or lip specific product) and give your lips a quick scrub to remove any dry skin. Apply balm to ensure that lips are smooth and ready for application.

2 Right before you apply colour, line the outer edge of your lips with a lip liner. This creates a barrier and prevents the lipstick from bleeding. You can use either a lip liner that matches the colour of your lipstick or a nude liner. TIP: A matte brow highlighter works well as a lip liner too!

3 Glide your favourite lipstick on and finish by pursing your lips together. For a less intense shade, apply lipstick with your ring finger. Be wise in your choice of lipstick type. Semi-matte formulas will last longer and wont dry out your lips.

4 Blot! This will help press the colour into your lips and seal it in. Take a piece of tissue and gently press it against your lips without smearing or rubbing. Once you've done this, put on one more layer of lipstick so that your colour will last as long as possible. TIP: For a glossy look, apply lip gloss to the centre of the lips. This will prevent your matte shade looking messy and bleeding.

5 In addition to carrying your lipstick with you for touch ups, always do a mirror check before posing for your close-up. A dark lip is an empowering statement, so wear it with confidence!



Zoe Foster-Blake's no-nonsense, all-fun approach to beauty is on everyone's lips. Chances are if you've read a magazine in the past 10 years, you know who Zoe Foster-Blake is. She's a former beauty editor in magazine land, turned author, turned wife of comedy king Hamish Blake and mother to one of the cutest little tykes this side of anywhere. She's a quirky queen, the ultimate girl next door, and if you're not wanting to be her BFF well, there's something wrong with you. On top of all that, she's found time to launch her own beauty empire, Go-To Skincare, for women who are bamboozled by all the sciencey mumbo jumbo of so many top brands. “I had so much feedback from Australian women after being a beauty editor for ten years that they were confused by skin care,” Zoe says. “They didn't know what to use, they didn't know when to use it and they didn't know why they were using it. So I saw that there was a gap for a skin care line that would be easy to understand and to use, that was effective, that was pure and that would have a little bit of a sense of mischief and fun.” Each product has a to-the-point adorable name (Very Useful Face Cream, and Exceptionoil) and the packaging has quirky descriptions of what's inside. One box declares: “Did you know two out of three women say our Exfoliating Swipeys are the best thing they've ever used on their skin? No? Damn. Maybe we made that up. We're forever doing that. Sorry!”

The ingredients are full of beauty goodness that do magical things to your complexion. “What I wanted to create was something that, selfishly, I wanted to use every single day and I just needed those absolute essentials that I could rely on,” Zoe explains. “Beauty should be fun, and it should be simple, and you definitely should be enjoying yourself!" She continues: “As a beauty editor, you get to learn which ingredients work, rather than which products. What I did was take the ingredients that I knew to be genuinely effective and I put them into the range. When you read the back of our products, you will understand all of the words, there's nothing tricky or sciency in there. We also made sure that there was nothing in Go-To that would piss your skin off. I wanted the products to be pure and free of irritants, so that anybody could use them." “Go-To are meant to be your go-to products, they're the ones that you pick up and you rely on on and they're foolproof, they're easy to use and they work.” And we love them, Zoe. Can we all be your best friend now?


a v i D Delve into the world of the lavish with opulent shades, textures and patterns.

There's no better time to be decadent, so go all out or risk falling behind.

Dress: Studio Cabal

Dress: Studio Cabal

Dress: Studio Cabal

Denim Shirt: WaG.No Pants: Blu Royal Bag: Cathias Edeline Pendant: Sevda Diamonds

Coat: Timiani Dress: Lumina Earrings: Sevda Diamonds

Dress: Manuri Faux fur: Zara Earrings: Sevda Diamonds

Dress slip: Gio Blouse: Manuri Shoes: Gemelli Socks: Calzedonia Jewellery: Sevda Diamonds Bag: Cathias Edeline

CREDITS Photographer: Bogdan Teodorov Instagram: @fashionbooksphoto Fashion stylist: Andra Teodorov Instagram: @andra_teodorov Hair stylist: Camelia Tugearu Instagram: @cameliatugearu Makeup artist: Corina Tudor Instagram: @corina_tudor Model: Irina Batrac – MRA Models Instagram: @irinab25 Photo editing: Fashion Retouch Instagram: @fashion_retouch


My objective in this collection is to re configure folk traditions in the style of contemporary haute couture, particularly the 2016 European spring summer collections. My work uses elements of traditional folk hair styling – braiding, weaving, rolls and chignons to create bold, contemporary hair design. The look is both feminine and powerful, romantic and innovative, natural and dynamic.


In this look I am evoking the Ottoman heritage of Bosnia. The rich indigo fabric, the net veil and the Turkish coffee set captures a sensuous aesthetic that is still part of everyday life.

This look draws inspiration from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The dramatic coastline is dotted with islands and bays where fishing boats float on crystal blue-green water, moored to white beaches with heavy knotted ropes.

Here I am recreating a romantic image common to Macedonian folk tales. A pretty country girl is waiting for her love behind the wooden fence of her village home.

This look is inspired by the majestic landscape of Montenegro where valleys of golden wheat fields weave through rugged mountains that reach as high as the eye can see.

This design evokes the passion and energy of the gypsy influence in Serbian folk music represented by the piano accordion. I have also incorporated the Serbian national colours of red, blue and white in the styling.

This look is reminiscent of the traditional folk costumes from Kosovo where men and women wear white caps and scarves. The effect is strong and clean which contrasts with the intricate patterning of their costumes.

CREDITS Photographer: Jason Lau Hair: Tarik Jasarevic Hair Assistant: Phoenix Ly Makeup: Sylvia Ura Styling: Leroy Lorenzo Flowers: Nici Thompson MODELS Casey Vissenjoux | Vivien's Model Management Laney Callahan | Chadwick Models Eleanor Dart | Giant Management Steph Dixon | Brazen Models Steffie Othmer | Chadwick Models Frankie Evans | Chadwick Models

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GLAD Warm hues will be trickling into your interiors, livening up your space for the cooler months. Pay close attention to deep crimson, orange and gold tones and balance these out with crisp whites and blushing pinks. The goal is to a create homely sanctuary that you'll never want to leave, so get that Feng Shui happening.

NEUE BLVD Flowers, $35 WEST ELM Cushion, $39

FREEDOM Cushion, $39.95

FREEDOM Cushion, $49.95

THE DON Pinot Noir, $30

FREEDOM Chair, $899

NEUE BLVD Glasses, $78 (set of 2)

Image Credit: WEST ELM

POTTERY BARN Lantern, $159

NEUE BLVD Cheers, $450

ADAIRS Table, $249.95



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After being categorised as a “plus-size model� at a healthy weight for her height, Kate H. Willcox has made it her mission to eliminate body image issues and improve self-esteem within our perfection obsessed society. Comprised of inspiring stories and feel good tips, this is a guaranteed read to help you celebrate the skin you're in.

By Carrie Green

STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY By Kate T. Parker A celebration of women, Strong Is The New Pretty is a beautiful photobook that shows young girls doing what they love best and ultimately, what makes them strong. Whether that's confident, wild, kind, determined or creative; this book highlights that beauty isn't what's on the surface but what's on the inside.


“The best way to keep yourself on track is to not give yourself any other option!� says Aaron McAllister and Georgio Batsinillas when we ask how to stay motivated on our fitness journeys.

This attitude is why we love FitazFK, the former athletes' Insta-business. In 2015 the duo brought us Fitaz, a program consisting of a 28-minute workout for 28 days. Now, to help you get back into fitness mode and blitz your 2017 goals, they have launched FitazFK. This is an eightweek guide complete with diet plans, nutrition information and workouts to tackle health and fitness from every angle. One of these angles is keeping motivated. This can become especially tough in the colder months, as we turn to comfort food on the couch instead of a sweat session. For this reason, FitazFK informs customers of healthy versions of their favourite guilty pleasure foods, such as potato bake and mac and cheese. If that's not reason enough to jump on board, what is? And as for how to get moving on a chilly afternoon when you've had a long day at the office, McAllister and Batsinillas suggest keeping in mind how you'll feel once you've reached your fitness aim.

“On the days you really just don't feel like training,

revise your goals and remember why you train. What is the end goal? How will you feel when you achieve your goal? Visualise what it will look like and how you will feel. If all else fails, try having a green tea or a coffee and get out there! Like Nike says, just do it!” says McAllister and Batsinillas. If you've ever been guilty of using your busy life as an excuse to neglect your fitness, FitazFK will solve that problem too. The eight-week guide still uses the 28minute workouts popularised by the 28-day guide. All you need to do is dedicate less than thirty minutes per day to a solid, sweat-inducing exercise session. That's pretty achievable, even for the busiest amongst us! What better way to make it through the cold months than nourishing your body with delicious, healthy meals and warming up with a great workout? Kick your fitness goals, stay healthy during flu season, and as McAllister and Batsinillas say, “Make fitness a lifestyle without any obstacles.”

The new FitazFK 8 Week Guide is available online for $44 USD (approx. $57 AUD) for a limited time only. The guide is currently being used by global influencers such as Bianca Booth, Sabo Skirt founders Thessy & Yiota, and The Bachelor's Noni Janur.


NAG How you communicate with your partner will either enhance or hamper your relationship. Often it is not what you ask him to do, it is how you do it. Here is how to be more influential, without nagging him. WORDS DR. VESNA GRUBACEVIC

HAVE RAPPORT With rapport your requests will be met with a warm reception. Without rapport, your requests will be met with resistance. Use the following tips to strengthen the rapport with your man.

GENTLY DOES IT When you speak in an angry or frustrating tone, your partner focuses on the tone of voice rather than what you say. This results in your message often being ignored. Instead, use a neutral or pleasant tone of voice.

STRIKE A POSE Your posture can send subconscious messages to your man, often negative, even without you saying a word. Notice the gestures, facial expressions and posture he responds to well and use those when making a request.



Really listen and hear his reasons for not wanting to do what you request. Offer a positive perspective instead so that he can see another viewpoint. This may be just enough to get him to do what you ask.

Think about and observe his preferred style of communicating – does he speak in pictures, sounds, feelings or detail? When you match his style you will be able to assist him to easily respond to your requests.



Listen to the words he uses when he speaks about doing things he enjoys – is he motivated by avoiding problems, finding solutions or gaining benefits? Then use the same words to ask him for what you want.

If he is being unresponsive to your requests, be flexible and use a different approach. Notice which of the above tips your partner responds to the best, then keep using it.



These are the tunes you need on repeat as we wave goodbye to summer. WORDS THOMAS BLEACH

1. Urban Cone - Old School On their new single “Old School”, Urban Cone steers towards a more mainstream sound offering a bigger hook while still remaining to hold onto their groovy roots with a funky baseline. Their smooth harmonies and infectious all round sound will quickly get stuck in your head and will undoubtedly explode in their live show. BANGER/10.

2. Bebe Rexha - I Got You This song has been a slow burner on the charts but it is the perfect autumn song. The groovy “I Got You” experiments with a tropical beat and a rhythmic bass line. The chorus is super catchy, repetitive and her raspy vocals will have you captivated and pressing replay instantaneously.

3. Zara Larsson - So Good She is one of the biggest newcomers in the pop circuit and so far we have heard a string of club ready pop/dance tracks but on “So Good”, we hear the songstress strip it down with a RNB slow jam that is ready to snatch weaves.

4. The XX - Say Something Loving To appeal to your emotional side, The XX are back at it again with the airy “Say Something Loving”. Lead by a drifting vocal delivery that bounces between soft and powerful, they will captivate you while questioning if the infatuation they are feeling for someone is genuine or not.

DECADE THROWBACK 2007 5. JoJo - Too Little Too Late Autumn 2007 was a killer season in music but JoJo may have just had the ultimate song. “Too Little Too Late” was an empowering anthem and even at only sixteen years of age did she had a killer vocal range. As for the big chorus, it will have you wanting to lip sync for your life along with saying goodbye to a lingering ex. I'm going to go as far as saying it's a timeless pop track that you may call trashy, but I call it a masterpiece.


Your new favourite obsessions for the season.

ESTHER BOUTIQUE Ladies, you can't deny that we're always after a versatile number. Featuring a side split and cross-over neckline, this flattering style will effortlessly take you from brunch to date night.



Just because summer is over doesn't mean your swimwear collection should plummet. With its plunging neckline, floral details and low back you'll keep the temperature rising all year.

Share the splendour of your favourite flower with these stunning earrings. Adorn your lobes with this unique pairing of genuine, crystallized rose buds integrated with light jewels.

Daisy Daffodil Fuller available in Sky or Onyx, $99

Tea Rose Earrings – available in Tea Rose or Fuchsia, $112

SARAH CONNERS A truly individual leather pouch with hand painted signature Sarah Conners tassels. Made in their Melbourne studio from soft cream leather, this is the perfect addition for your collection.

Nikki Midi Dress – Stripe, $54.95

Studio Tassel Pouch in Rose, $320



Introducing a kiss, smear, smudge and waterproof lipstick. Sounds too good to be true, right. LipSense does exactly that! Plus, you can layer their stunning shades to create your own unique look.

Designed with an extra wide, power mesh lined waistband for coverage and support around your core, these tights are made from moisture-wicking, high performance fabrics for ultimate comfort as you bend, stretch and move.

Blu Red LipSense Collection, $34 and Gloss, $26 LipSense Distributor, Sharryn Rasmussen. Ph: 0447 592 742

Amethyst Sea Higher Rise 7/8 Tight, $85

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TATYANA DESIGNS Made of the softest silk, georgette and elegant lace with an intricate design of roses in its embroidery. The result is a nightgown to make you feel sensational and truly feminine. Ziva Nightgown, $499




Get ready to sip with the A-listers with this designer cocktail recipe. Inspired by Givenchy's star fragrances, Mixologist, Matteo Belkeziz of Sydney's Bar Machiavelli, has created a delicious range of cocktails deserving of the front row.

The Givenchy inspired cocktails are available for $19 at Bar Machiavelli throughout 2017.

Pour the following ingredients into a cocktail shaker: - 40 ml of Absolut Elix vodka.

Instructions 1. Compile all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

- 20 ml of Sandalwood infused Absolut Elix vodka.

2. Shake hard with ice and strain in a bespoke white martini coupe.

- 20 ml of Camomile & Jasmine syrup.

3. Garnish with Champagne foam.

- 10 ml of Violette liqueur.

4. For added texture add gold praline for a crunchy yet sweet taste.

- 30 ml of lemon juice.




Unlock your unapologetic sexiness and devastating charm with Dior's Poison Girl. A medley of juicy citruses, velvety florals, Tonka Bean and Vanilla notes- this scent will leave them desperately hanging. Let its bittersweet florals lure you away from the light fragrances of summer. It's a moody, sensual trap that we guarantee you'll fall for.

MISS DIOR Poison Girl EDT 30ml Spray, $89 Stockist: 02 9295 9036




Put a ring on it and inject a subtle touch of elegance with this mesmerising Linneys ring. With a cluster of rare diamonds on a rose gold band, you'll elevate the everyday with this stunner.

LINNEYS 18CT Rose Gold, Pink and White Diamond Ring, $21,000

ISSUE 49 AUTUMN 2017 S T Y L E . C U LT U R E . L I V I N G .


Fashion Weekly Issue #49 Autumn Heir  

Reality TV Star, Melissa Tkautz from the Real Housewives of Sydney has graced our cover with her beauty and style. Step inside for your excl...

Fashion Weekly Issue #49 Autumn Heir  

Reality TV Star, Melissa Tkautz from the Real Housewives of Sydney has graced our cover with her beauty and style. Step inside for your excl...