ISSUE 150 - SEPTEMBER 2015
FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH
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his month we turn 150. In the ever-changing world of fashion this is quite an achievement – if we do say so ourselves. Over the past decade (yup, we’re old), we’ve seen massive changes in the industry. Trends, brands and magazines have come and gone, but we’ve hung around through it all. All thanks to you guys of course. Instead of continuing on with a #humblebrag, we’ll let you get into the good stuff. Inside this issue we profile eight up-and-coming menswear brands that should be on your radar, show you how to save 20 bucks on brekkie, check out Rihanna’s latest collaboration with Stance socks, find you the perfect sunnies for your face shape and catch up with Peking Duk ahead of Stereosonic.
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10 THE SCOOP Fashion News
36 SHE'S ALL THAT Editorial
16 MAKING IT Morning Glory
44 SPOTLIGHT Sustainability
18 FEATURE A Tale of Modern Love
48 HAIR & BEAUTY Skin's In
20 GOODS Things we Love
52 DESIGNER PROFILES Coming Up
26 MUSIC Peking Duk
54 LOOK & LISTEN Reviews
28 ONES TO WATCH Men's Editorial
55 OUT & ABOUT Social Pics
Yifan @ Priscillas Model Management wears: MANNING CARTELL Odd Spot coat $649, MANNING CARTELL Odd Spot shorts $349 Photographer: Zoe Economides Full shoot credits on page 36
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1 WINNER IN EVERY TONI&GUY SALON For more competition details & your nearest salon location. Visit www.toniandguy.com.au ADELAIDE | BRISBANE | GOLD COAST | MELBOURNE | PERTH | SYDNEY
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The Scoop Clique Arcade
Calvin Klein Jeans
Clique Arcade is an online marketplace for Australian designers. Stocking everything from streetwear to jewellery to swimwear and more, Clique Arcade has got your threads covered for every season, timeof-day and activity. Curated collections from emerging and established designers gather at this hub of creative Australian fashion. The gang behind the scenes work hard to bring you exclusive and special short-run pieces from awesome local designers including Elle Louise, Palm Swimwear, Unreal Fur and Alison Hope Murray among others. cliquearcade.com.au
Calvin Klein Jeans have launched their Raw Texts, Real Stories campaign and it’s pretttyyy steamy. The campaign features babin’ models with screenshots of intimate text messages. It’s the brand’s take on modern relationships and sexual connection in a digital world and they’ve partnered with VICE and Tinder for the occasion. The messages are inspired by real stories of young adults in New York, London, Sao Paulo and Seoul and sheds light on how dating and sex has evolved over time. Raunchy.
Vans X Eley Kishimoto Eley Kishimoto, aka the fashion house living by the motto “Print The World” has teamed up with Vans to bring you a bright, bold and pattern-heavy men and women’s line. The five-piece men’s ready-towear collection has button-downs, tees, socks and backpacks, and the women’s collection focuses on simple, feminine silhouettes in dresses, totes, tees and jackets. The sneakers bring Eley Kishimoto’s signature graphic print aesthetic to the table, producing wearable art in a range of sweet styles. For stockists call 1800 655 154
Kester Black is introducing a soap-free hand and body wash. It will be available come November in two uniquely-scented fragrances dubbed Pardon and Lucky. Pardon produces a clarifying and refreshing scent including cedar and amber, while Lucky emulates warmth with smooth caramel and vanilla tones. The ethically-produced label guarantee that none of their products or ingredients have ever been tested on animals. The hand and body wash will be available for $32 online and in-store. kesterblack.com
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Diesel This looks pretty sick. Diesel has launched a new sneaker called the ZipRound. It’s a high-top style with a smooth glossy leather finish but it’s the zip detail that really catches your eye. The zip runs from one side of the foot, down underneath the sole and up around to the other side. The ZipRound comes in three colours including black, white and red and the sole reveals contrasting coloured studs. diesel.com
PUMA x ICNY What do you get when you cross footwear giant PUMA and Brooklyn-born alternative sportswear pioneers ICNY? Ice cream (obviously). The Ignite is one of PUMA’s most responsive running shoes ever released. ICNY was born from a need to add safety and reflective materials to sports accessories and activewear. The Ignite Ice Cream range is an intersection of the two brands, coming in two colourways inspired by ice cream flavours chocolate chip cookie dough and mint chocolate chip. The breathable mesh upper keeps the temperature down even during the hottest of summer days, meaning your shoes stay cool even if your ice cream melts. Available now at Above The Clouds and Subtype Store for $180
Elizabeth Formosa (pictured) is the founder of Fashion Equipped, a consulting agency that was formed to support emerging designers, fashion start-ups and established business owners. Support spans from business planning, product development, sourcing, branding, sales, marketing, public relations and finance. Fashion Equipped is prepped to help you accelerate your fashion business with their upcoming Fashion Business Masterclass. In addition to a one-on-one consultation with Elizabeth herself, join industry leaders at the Styling Suite at Westfield Doncaster as they get down to the business of fashion, focusing on brand building, sales and marketing. It’s all happening on October 10. Head to page 55 or jump online for more details.
label.m has been working hard to create a product specifically for brunettes. They’ve taken one of their bestsellers, the Texturising Volume Spray, and added brunette tones. Creative director, Sacha Mascolo-Taruck, understands that not all hues can be treated the same. She acknowledged the need to create a “new formulation, which blends invisibly into darker shades.” This product will abolish your bad hair days. Seriously. Bid farewell to dull and lifeless hair.
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Graine Graine is a family-owned leather accessory label that operates out of Brunswick in Melbourne. They’ve just added a new product to their line-up and it’s perfect. It’s called the Fitzroy Folio and it comes in black and tan (pictured above). It’s a gorgeous soft piece of leather with barely-there antique brass hardware. The Folio fits all iPads, Surface Pros, 11” and 12” MacBooks and any A4 notebooks or documents you need to carry around. Graine use Australian leather and each piece has a completely unique hide. They’re designed and handmade in their factory-showroom hybrid and you can pop straight in at 4-6 Lincoln Street, Brunswick East VIC or shop online. Images via kirby.com graine.com.au
VAMFF The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival seems far away (it runs from February to March next year) but they’ve just opened up applications for their Cultural Program. They’re seeking submissions from individuals and organisations for their Fashion Film Series, Fashion Writing Series, Project Series and Offsite Runway Series. If you’re an emerging fashion designer, stylist, artist, performer, filmmaker or writer, this is a pretty valuable platform to get your stuff out there. Apply before word spreads. Fab opportunity. vamff.com.au
Napoleon Perdis When your skincare routine doesn’t cut it and your skin just looks dull, sometimes all you need is a flush of colour on the cheeks to bring back that radiance. Napoleon Perdis has introduced the Blush Bar to its make-up range, with four blush products that will make you look like you’ve been caught up in a romantic tryst. There’s the Miss Pink Mist Boudoir Blush, the Reflective Refiner Perfecting Blush Powder, the Dreamy Duchess Blush Cream and the Reflective Refiner Bright Light Highlight Powder. Seriously luminous cheekbones. napoleonperdis.com
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RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY TABATHA TURNER
Cafes are serving salads for breakfast these days. Spare yourself the twentydollar bill and create one at home.
INGREDIENTS: Serves 2 1 bunch of kale 1 bunch of broccolini (blanched) 1 avocado (perfect preferred) 1 lemon 3 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper 100 grams of almonds 100 grams sunflower seeds 2 tbsp dukkah White wine vinegar 2 eggs 1 loaf sourdough bread
METHOD: 01. In a bowl, break up kale and add broccolini. 05. Plate up greens and half an avocado on Rub greens with olive oil, lemon juice, and each plate (we are not stingy here), top salt and pepper. with poached egg and sprinkle with a large amount of dukkah mix. 02. In a frypan, roast off almonds and sunflower seeds until golden brown and 06. Serve with toasted sourdough bread. fragrant. Add dukkah spices and remove Also tastes great with fresh chilli and from heat. Cool. goats cheese. 03. Bash and break up dukkah mix. 04. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add white wine vinegar and break in both eggs. Cook for 3 minutes.
07. Enjoy post-yoga-pre-juice-cleanse in gym gear.
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A Tale of Modern Love That time I tried Tinder for 24 minutes
et’s get this straight off the bat here, lest my husband thinks I’m cheating on him via a really great cover up like, “Oh, I’m writing an article – that’s why I downloaded Tinder...” Yep, I’m married. I haven’t dated in a billion years. But when it got to the point where even Calvin Klein Jeans was tapping the app for their latest campaign, my interest was officially piqued...
A very, very small pool.
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I just bought an apartment and need a whole lot of cabinetry made... THINGS ARE LOOKING UP! Oh no. Wait. His description is "just a normal dude." Ha! I’ve watched wayyyy too many Lifetime movies to fall for that. Serial killer for sure.
So, in the pursuit of understanding my girl squad’s conversations about modern dating, I decided to download Tinder for fun. The first thing to *pop up* was not my first date (boom tish), but an alert. “Tinder would like to access your Facebook photos, likes, relationship interests and profile.” Geez man, take a girl to coffee first. I tried to set it up with a profile pic and all that, but got waylaid by the in-app vibrations. Hello lover. [15 minutes later...] Onward! My first ‘match’ was a 24-year-old boy – yes, boy – who had chosen a picture of himself fearfully patting a deer. His description was nothing but a chicken drumstick emoji, a cigarette emoji, and five loudspeaker emojis. I mean loud music is great and all, but not five times as good as chicken. Denied. Next up was a 23-year-old whose description was "looking for a lady to go on late night Maccas runs with." Right now, I’m scared about how much Facebook knows about me. Either I lied about my age somewhere (entirely possible), or they’re spot on about my secret life as a junk food loving cougar. Denied.
Fourth times the charm... and I get Hamish. He’s 25 (ok, maybe with make-up I could pass for his much older sister, I can deal with that). His profile picture is him holding a VB in work boots sawing a plank of wood.
"His description was nothing but a chicken drumstick emoji, a cigarette emoji, and five loudspeaker emojis."
One final red stamp swishes across my last hope, and Hamish’s VB-loving face is emblazoned with NOPE in caps (by the way Tinder, that’s way harsh) – and it reveals a guy named Stuart whose profile pic is just a huge bong.
Third victim. I mean, potential date. A 29 year old (finally, someone within a decade) who appears remotely normal. Nothing to see here.
This last glimpse at the dating pool of Aussie men in Melbourne makes me think that a lot more time and investment than I’m willing to give is needed to climb the Tinder mountain. Kind of like dating IRL. Or shopping for vintage clothing.
That is, until I see his description: “Nothing motivates me more than seeing an inspirational quote on a girl’s Tinder profile”. OH GOD INTERNET, YOU DON’T KNOW ME AT ALL. Denied.
I delete the app considering all the frogs I kissed before I found my prince... and all the vintage dresses I bought that I thought made me look like Bianca Jagger, but in fact made me look like a reject from Burning Man.
Ok, Tinder, you have one more chance. Don’t fail me now – I need some remotely possible fantasy outcome that confirms that there is at least a small pool of normal men out there to pick from when my husband leaves me following this article.
Twenty-four minutes of Tinder and my advice is: Stick with it ladies. It takes a while to find your cabinet-making dream man. And then you can keep him forever... or until he finishes your cabinets, at least.
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B**** BETTER HAVE MY SOCKS
PHOTOGRAPHY LIANE HURVITZ STYLING TABATHA TURNER
Y’all should know her well enough. Rihanna and Stance collaborated on a sock collection and they’re ballin’ bigger than LeBron. The range is comprised of 15 styles in a pastel colour palette. It’s a baby goth punk theme with crew, thigh-high and toe socks. Pay her what you owe her and don’t act like you forgot because she calls the shots, shots, shots. Like brap, brap, brap. The Stance X Rihanna collection is available exclusively at Platypus Shoes, socks are $35 each. platypusshoes.com.au
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PHOTOGRAPHERS DESIGNERS RETOUCHERS DUE TO RA P I D E X PAN S I O N FUL L-TIME AND PART-T I M E OPPORTU N ITIES AVAILAB LE FIND OU T M O R E AT VE RVE P ORTRAITS .CO M .AU AP PLY TODAY
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Shady Lady Spring is here (finally). It’s time to ditch the beanie, ditch the scarf and pull out your best warm-weather accessories. Your shades say a lot about you. Not only do they act as a fantastic barrier between your precious eyes and the sun’s harsh rays but they work as a statement of your personality and style. Getting the right pair of shades can sometimes be a bit of a task, so we’ve put together a comprehensive guide for you shady ladies, to make sure you are geared up for when the sun finally peeks out.
Round Think psychedelic art, late ’60s counterculture and ’70s pop music. The teashade instantly gives its wearer a relaxed aura and hippy rocker style. Claim to fame: Who else but John Lennon? Perfect for: Those with a square-shaped face. The soft round shapes will work to make angular features softer. We recommend: Karen Walker Orbit Filigree $329
PHOTOGRAPHER LIANE HURVITZ STYLIST TABATHA TURNER WORDS VERONICA STANFORD
Wayfarer Arguably the most classic and recognisable unisex style, the wayfarer was born in the ’50s and reappeared during the ’80s thanks to popular films and catchy pop tunes. Claim to fame: Tom Cruise in Risky Business Perfect for: All face shapes. Man, woman or child can pull off this style, so get “your hair slicked back and those wayfarers on, baby.” We recommend: Kaibosh Biblio Windscreen sunglasses $179
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Square When mod styles and pop art collided, the square shade was born. The square takes streamlined minimalism and pairs it with an oversized frame to make a statement. Claim to fame: French beauty, FranĂ§oise Hardy Perfect for: Round-shaped faces. These beauties will work to elongate your features. We recommend: ASOS chunky CP sunglasses $38
Cat Eye Totally timeless and known for being the choice eyewear of retro beauties and pin-up girls, the cat-eye tells the world that you exude â€™50s glam. Claim to fame: Audrey Hepburn Perfect for: Heart-shaped faces. We recommend: Gatto POMS x Pared Pink & Pink frames $280
Oversized The oversized shade is known for its Hollywood glamour. Not only does this style exude sultry mystique, it also works as a great cover-up after a big night out. Claim to fame: The most stylish first lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Perfect for: Those with a heart-shaped face. The larger frames will allude to a wider jawline and make your features look nice and balanced. We recommend: Karen Walker One Splash $349
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PHOTOGRAPHY LIANE HURVITZ STYLING TABATHA TURNER
We think it’s about time (pun intended) that you stop fishing around your handbag to find the time on your phone and adorn your wrist with something cute and practical. Now you’ll know when it’s teatime. (from top to bottom) TSOVET Champagne Rouille $289 from SOMEPLACE THE FIFTH WATCHES Brooklyn with black interchangeable band $199.95 COLOUR WATCH unisex grey $165 from NAPOLEON PERDIS LIFE.STYLE THE FIFTH WATCHES Soho with peach interchangeable band $199.95 TSOVET Matte Black Rouille $289 from SOMEPLACE
MELBOURNE I SYDNEY www.sunstudiosaustralia.com
model: @pacman_thepug_andfriends photographer: David Leyshon
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Highest Peak Why is the ‘Duk’ missing a ‘c’? I don’t know actually. I think I was writing it on this piece of paper like graffiti and I left out the ‘c’ because it looked nicer. We never really used it but that stuck as well. Worked out really well for Google searches. What’s your favourite hangover food? Some days it’s pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, some days it’s just straight-up burgers and fried chicken, other days I have a real weird hangover where I just feel like kicking my mind back into gear with a little jog on the treadmill and a salad. Tell us about your upcoming debut album.
Peking Duk have had an insane year. Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have been living out of a suitcase doing the festival rounds in Australia and the States. They’ve come a long way from Canberra to Sydney, living broke and fighting over Mi Goreng packets with their charttopping singles ‘High’, ‘Take Me Over’ and ‘Say My Name’. We caught Adam in the midst of it all.
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It’s been really exciting. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised with some of the music they hear. We’ve written straight-up rap beats, rock, psychedelic, pop and dance so there are a lot of different flavours. We plan to finish it by the end of this year but the release will be next year. Some of your festival shows attract the rowdiest crowds. Why do you think that is? The shows have been getting rowdier and rowdier. We played Lollapalooza in Chicago and there was the biggest mosh pit death circle thing. It looked like people were punching each other in the face but they were really happy and having a good time. We don’t embrace violence one bit though. Maybe my stage raging is channelling across a bit more. Sometimes I’ll head-bang until my neck feels like it’s about to snap. Apart from music, what else are you passionate about?
What’s your funniest tour story?
Why are you called Peking Duk?
On our last headline tour, we were playing at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne. One dude took all of his clothes off including his underwear. The crowd lifted him up and started crowd-surfing him. All you could see was his tiny dick floating around in the air. On the microphone we said, “Hey dude, stick around after the show and we’ll give you some clothes.” He stuck around, we gave him a bunch of clothes and a beer, he said, “Oh my God you guys are the best!” and then he ran away. It was pretty funny.
It has nothing to do with the dish but Chinese food is very delicious. It’s a reference to when we were younger. We used to drink a lot of beers (if we want to use that word) and sometimes when you have one too many beers, you begin to start peaking, which can lead to you looking like a duck especially when you do the duck face gurn. We used to use that word as a joke like, “Look at Reubo, he’s peaking duck.” The night where we had to come up with a name, I looked at Reuben and he looked like a duck ’cause he was peaking. Peking Duk. There it is. It just sort of stuck.
I’ve been talking to a childhood friend from Canberra, Cian Lyons, and he’s got these beautiful crazy-as-fuck clothing designs. We’ve been sitting down a lot lately over the last year brainstorming and we’re planning on launching some clothing in a year because there are so many clothing labels these days that make fuckboy stuff. Cian is trying to be as unique as he can. I’m also trying to get back into skateboarding.
Peking Duk are playing Stereosonic in December this year.
Ones to Watch
We’ve rounded up eight up-and-coming men’s designers that are worth watching. Easy on the eyes.
Photographer Nadeemy Betros Stylist Carlos Mangubat @ Unsigned Management Stylist's Assistant Kristie Argy Grooming Maria Gullace using Tom Ford make-up and Bumble and Bumble Models David @ Chadwick Models, Tom @ Scene Models, Dougal @ Vivien’s Model Management
YESTERDAYS VIRGINS TOM WEARS LL.CR//4 Crop top $99 LL.C//1 Metallic coat $449 LL.S//3 Metallic shorts $179
BLAIR ARCHIBALD DAVID WEARS Protective sleeves $210 Shield shirt $360 Pressure Jerkin vest $420
AMXANDER DOUGAL WEARS Wrapped Emblem denim shirt $250 Blue Bezel mid-sleeve tee $260 Box pinstripe pleated shorts $220
TOM WEARS belted ponti shorts POA, floral mac coat POA, Sleeveless Grandad shirt POA, Stylist's own hat
SCOTT BENEDICTINE DOUGAL WEARS Woodland shirt $249.99 SB OS tee $59.99 Heavy weight cotton coal shorts $149.99 Pure Wool Point coat $374.99 Dr MARTENS Classic 3 Hole shoes $199
ALEXANDRA PETERS TOM WEARS Smart Casual skivvy P.O.A. Hits jacket P.O.A.
CHRIS RAN LIN DAVID WEARS Mulberry blazer $1100 Mulberry pant $350 Mandarin collar shirt $350 Stylist's own hat Dr MARTENS Classic 3 Hole shoes $199
DOUGAL WEARS ech SWT shirt $295, Scoop trouser 0.75 $350
ARTICLE BY COURTNEY HOLM
ROKSANDA ILINCIC peplum top $1495 from BELINDA, ROKSANDA ILINCIC pencil skirt $1765 from BELINDA, SPORTMAX Sampang shoes $1120
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PHOTOGRAPHER ZOE ECONOMIDES @ NETWORK AGENCY STYLIST JANAI ANSELMI HAIR AND MAKE-UP KRISTYAN LOW @ WORK AGENCY using MAC Cosmetics and O&M PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS NICK SHAW and KELLY FRIZELLE STYLING ASSISTANT ELIZABETH KAVANAGH MODEL YIFAN @ PRISCILLAS
ZHIVAGO The Parting dress $595 LUCY FOLK Poison Ivy chain necklaces $145 each LUCY FOLK Deadly Sins clutch $325
MANNING CARTELL Adventure Club polo $249, MANNING CARTELL Green Peace strapless dress $549, BEC & BRIDGE high tie heels $320
SPORTMAX Calotta sweater $910, MAX MARA K 2 Piece Formica skirt $1515, DEADLY PONIES Mr Neo rucksack $559, MARNI jewelled sandals $745 from MARNI STORE
SPORTMAX kaki sweater $1060, SPORTMAX K Skirt Egeo $530, MARNI resin earrings $595 from MARNI STORE, MARNI resin & leather bracelet in ink $595 from MARNI STORE, ASOS Hypnotic flatform sandals $81
COCURATA jacquard top $349.95, EQUIPMENT Riley check print tee $277 from ORDER OF STYLE, COACH colourblock shoulder bag $665, DRESS UP linen knit pants $420, HABBOT Flea silver glitter sandals $325
LIFEwithBIRD Maison top $320 LIFEwithBIRD Privately shorts $295 MARNI resin & leather bracelet $595 MARNI jewelled sandals $745
BY JOHNNY glitter ring dress $400 FURLA Perla cross body bag $399
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Sustainably Sourced It’s time to get sustainable. With so many Australian labels committed to the environment, ethical practices and beautiful materials, it’s easy to lead a sustainable lifestyle. With emphasis on style.
01 Wax Muse
In Greek mythology, the Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and each controlled a different art or science. Fast-forward a few centuries later and you have Wax Muse candles. Each candle is made from 100 per cent natural soy wax. The brand was founded in 2014 by Melburnians Chris and Christian, who were inspired by a passion for home decor, art and interior design. There are five Muses to choose from and each provides a different scent and mood for any space. Burn your Wax Muse candle guilt-free. It’s made without nasties and has Mother Nature’s tick of approval. waxmuse.com.au
#sleepwithettitude. It will change the way your sleep forever. Ettitude is the first in Australia to bring luxury to sustainable bedding by using 100 per cent organic bamboo lyocell fabric, rivalling 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton. The fabrics are ethically sourced from FSC-certified bamboo forests and manufactured with a close-looped system. Pretty neat. Not only is it good for your conscience but your skin and hair will also thank you for the silky smooth, hypoallergenic fabric and non-toxic dyes. They sell directly from the manufacturer to ditch the luxury price tag and they’ll even give you a 100-night trial. ettitude.com.au
03 Lauren & Angie
Lauren & Angie are here to prove that fashion can have a friendly impact on the environment. Hand-producing goods with love in Geelong, the label is all about using eco-friendly fabrics and dead stock (fabric no longer needed by other companies) to produce cozy basics and wearable goodies. Nothing goes to waste in this production line with owner and designer Lauren ensuring all fabric scraps are saved to produce jewellery and bags. Travelling from market to market around Victoria and with plans to go interstate, this little eco-friendly brand has big dreams and a bright future to come. laurenandangie.com
Ethically-driven label Patagonia is introducing a new denim collection that will continue to uphold its philosophy on sustainable fashion. The focus is on designing beautiful products that embody the qualities of durability, strength, versatility and simplicity. Opposing fast fashion, Patagonia emulates sustainable practices with its denim collection, using 100 per cent organic cotton grown without synthetic fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides. So basically, no nasties. The brand’s dyeing process reduceds water, energy and chemical use, aiming to maximise its contribution to sustainable fashion and minimise the environmental costs associated with the industry. Reflecting the philosophy that business can be one with the natural world, the denim collection will be available in stores from September 15. patagonia.com.au
05 Good On You
It’s hard to be aware of ethical fashion labels when the big boys clutter the scene. Issues like the environment, labour rights and animal protection are things we consider but struggle to actually identify in the brands we wear. Good On You is a genius little app that helps you shop by the issues you care about. They’ve rated more than 1000 clothing and cosmetics companies so you can find a brand that suits your personal style and ethical standards. Good On You helps you find nearby stockists and the best online shops, and you can leave feedback for companies. Time to make a difference. goodonyou.org.au
06 Thread Harvest
Thread Harvest is devoted to style, sustainability and social impact. The online boutique curates a selection of designers that create unique jewellery, footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women who care about the story behind the aesthetic. Dedicated to empowering women, employing the marginalised, supporting innovative projects and staying eco-friendly, Thread Harvest blends contemporary fashion and a world of creativity with their mission to use fashion for good. They’re educating consumers and encouraging players in the fashion industry supply chain to trade ethically. Beautiful. threadharvest.com.au
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An acronym for ‘All Light, All Shadow’, ALAS is an organic sleepwear label that you are going to love. The label prides itself on colourful prints and soft cotton fabric and endeavors to create socially and economically responsible garments. The aim is to benefit both the planet and everyone involved in the supply chain. All the garments are made in India where ALAS maintains high-quality organic textile standards, meaning the materials have been resourced without dangerous chemicals or pesticides. Consumers can have peace of mind knowing the brand respects the planet, while retaining integrity in fair labour and sweatshop-free factories. You’ll sleep extra cosy knowing the vibrant prints and dyes on your pyjamas were ethically produced with love by ALAS. alasthelabel.com
08 Bashful Garter
It’s not just labels that are having an impact on sustainable fashion. Online fashion boutique, Bashful Garter, is also taking a stand. The e-store was born from an ongoing love affair with textiles and a need to protect and celebrate local and ethical designs. Each label is carefully selected by owner Teresa Redrup to ensure the designers – and the hands that make each piece – are respected. It’s about reducing any negative impact that fashion manufacturing can have on our environment and community. Combining sustainability and the brands we love (read: Celeste Tesoriero, Romance Was Born, Tete A Tete, B Goods Label and more), it’s time to check in. bashfulgarter.com
Harlequin Belle is an Australian label you want to know. Devoted to taking a sustainable and ethical approach to high-end fashion and accessories, each piece is a unique offering of timeless versatility that you won't find anywhere else. Harlequin Belle merges style and functionality, working soft leathers and natural tones to create shoes, wallets, handbags and jewellery pieces. The brand takes pride in the lasting quality of its raw materials and superior craftsmanship, aiming to create ‘forever fashion’ pieces that will take you from season to season. Visit their website for stockists and to shop online. harlequinbelle.com
10 Nanna Woo Handmade
When your jewellery looks like a work of art, you know you’ve made it. Nanna Woo is the fully sustainable and earth-friendly business of Hanna Woolley. Made in her Tasmanian home, she employs sustainable practices in all her production, from the thoughtful collection of local flora to recycling used equipment. She’s the first in Australia to use Entropy bio-resin throughout her jewellery and homewares. Hanna also creates polymer clay earrings by casting her own moulds and uses recycled sterling silver in a bespoke precious metal range. Putting it all together, it means that each Nanna Woo piece not only cares for the environment, but is also one of a kind. nannawoohandmade.com
HAIR & BEAUTY
PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE CORBETT STYLING JAMIE-MAREE SHIPTON MODEL MAD SMITH @ MAVERICK MODELS HAIR BARNEY GLEESON MAKE-UP BELINDA ZOLLO using NARS View the full series at fashionjournal.com.au/shoots
HAIR & BEAUTY
Skin's in To celebrate the start of spring, we’ve rounded up five of our fave Aussie make-up artists. Champions of skin, these guys know less is more and might just help you unlock the secret to a perfect, glowing complexion. Chuck them a follow, get inspired.
KYLIE O’TOOLE @kylieotoole AHFA make-up artist of the year for 2015, Kylie’s award-winning work features signature glowing and natural skin. Her Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration.
VICTORIA MARTIN @victoriamartinmakeup Victoria is one of our fave Melbourne-based make-up artists. Her work is meticulous and she provides product notes and pro tips on her account. Winning.
ANIA MILCZARCZYK @aniamilczarczyk She’s been called the highlight queen. With 100k followers, make-up aficionados can’t get enough of Ania’s signature ‘glow’.
KATE SQUIRES @makemeupkate Kate travels the world as the Global Make-up Artist for Napoleon Perdis. She works with some of the world’s best-known faces and knows how to nail a fresh, dewy finish.
KRISTYAN LOW @kristyanlow Kristyan knows a thing or two about fresh, beautiful skin. Check out his handiwork on page 36 of this issue.
FJ SK IN CARE
e’re witnessing the rise of the well-pampered man, so for premium super natural skincare, may you look no further than Hunter Lab. In line with the ethos that ‘confidence flows where attention goes’, Hunter Lab’s skincare tools provide the foundation for an effortless daily grooming ritual. Their skincare is based on harnessing the very best of Mother Nature’s most effective ingredients. Green chemistry is all the rage, and because of their shared biocompatibility with the plant world and the fact that no nasties are used, Hunter Lab have nailed it in their four dailyuse products. If you’re interested in healthy living and have been looking for a skincare brand that knows the modern man, Hunter Lab is the answer. hunterlab.com.au
adies and gents, meet Mud. Mud is a mud bath you can make at home. It’s also a vegan, all-Australian product with all-natural goodness designed to improve your skin, detox your body and relax your mind. Mud is made from a selection of special ingredients, all packaged together in a convenient pouch and shipped directly to you. Simply add the mix with water, jump in the bath and let it do all the dirty work for you. The formula helps to smooth and rejuvenate skin, while targeting toxins and chemicals that may have been built up in your pores over the years. It’s pretty much magic. mudmudmud.com
uying skincare products can be a little daunting. Before you know it, the sales assistant has talked you into buying a cream, to put on top of the serum, that compliments the toner, which opens the gateways to Narnia... or something. But with FacialCo you can shop online with confidence, as they provide luxury necessities for you to put your best face forward. With skin-specific search tools on their website FacialCo have the key to unlock your skincare happiness. You can also treat yourself to the lowest prices of some leading skincare brands at Australia’s largest beauty store RY.com.au, including Dermalogica, Alpha-H, asap and Coast to Coast. Love yourself some luxury skincare. facialco.com.au
SK IN CARE
OH GOODNESS ME
WILLOW TREE LANE
BAMBI & SAMMI
oodness me indeed. This online shop curates ethical beauty products from around Australia. Their range includes skincare, make-up, bath and body, lifestyle goodies like candles, chocolate and tea, a men’s selection and gift sets. Oh Goodness Me is based in Adelaide and was founded by Kim Batley this year. She sources natural, cruelty-free, organic, vegan and ethically-made products for the store. These products will make you feel good about what you put on your face, will help you conserve the environment and actually make a positive contribution to your local economy. Plus they look gorgeous on your bathroom sink. ohgoodnessme.com.au
illow Tree Lane is a natural boutique skincare company created by Ali, a mum of three. Located in the beautiful Margaret River area, Willow Tree Lane creates products that are handmade and designed to soothe, cleanse and hydrate the skin without any of the nasties.That means you’ll find all the good stuff like oils, extracts, butters and waxes which are naturally derived and sustainable. It’s all free from parabens, petroleum or fillers and nothing gets tested on our furry friends. All products come in custom-made recycled card boxes, making them the perfect gift for friends and family or even a treat for you. willowtreeskincare.com
air mega-label, ELEVEN Australia, are taking our beauty regimes to a new level with the launch of Wash Me All Over Hand & Body Wash. It’s a sodium lauryl sulphate-free formula that’s infused with natural oils. It also works with the pH levels of your skin. Wash Me All Over promises dewy moisturised summer limbs to lust over. Instilled with papaya extract and almond oil to exfoliate and clean; orange, lavender and coconut oils to richly hydrate and repair; and jojoba oil to protect your skin against environmental damage, this body wash suits all skin types and will deliver the healthy glow you need. Wash Me All Over is available from selected salons and online. elevenaustralia.com
here are a number of reasons to love Bambi & Sammi. Firstly, their range of hair and body care products are 100 per cent Australian made and owned, meaning you are taking an extra step to support our economy and its workers. Secondly, the products are jam-packed full of unprocessed and natural ingredients that haven’t been tested on animals. But in case you need another reason, a donation from every purchase will go towards supporting The Reach Foundation, an organisation that aims to improve the wellbeing of Australia’s youth. Nice to find a brand that treats the body and soul. Bambiandsammi.com
FJ SK IN CARE BIOLOGY SKINCARE Biology Smart Skincare believes in utilising sustainably-sourced ingredients from the Australian ecosystem to develop its superior range of skincare, haircare, spa and lifestyle products. The brand combines advanced pHbalanced formulas with active plant DNA and steam-distilled essential oils. All ingredients are free from parabens, harsh sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and colours. Their Equilibrium Body Duo Pack is a frontrunner. It comes with the Moisture Therapy Body Wash No. 303, which gently cleanses without stripping or dehydrating the skin, and the Moisture Therapy Body Lotion No. 304, which delivers lightweight deep hydration. Discovered in nature, proven by science. Available exclusively at biologyskin.com
Fashion Business Masterclass
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D ESI GN ER PRO FILE
01 Dept. of Finery
02 Archaic Volumes
03 Brother Billy
04 3SOME Apparel
Hello gorgeous shoes. Can we please take you home? If you’re after beautifully crafted footwear, Dept. of Finery should be on your radar. The label was founded by Melissa Butera who saw a gap in the market. She wanted to strike a balance between the old, new, raw and refined classics unlike commercial brands that sacrifice quality for value and brands whose quality in unobtainable. Dept. of Finery shoes have a bit of an eclectic touch. Melissa is inspired by world travels, culture and wonderful people. Things like strappy-heeled sandals, colour-blocked mules, shredded oxfords and summery slides are part of their romantic spring line-up. All shoes are made from premium Italian leather. We love. deptfinery.com
Whoever said jewellery was only for special occasions, hasn't had the pleasure of knowing Brother Billy. Focusing on delicate daytime jewellery at an affordable pricepoint, the brand proves simple never goes out of style. The Melbourne-based label is all handmade and designed by Bella Derham and long time friend and silver smith Billy. The duo ventured into this dainty world when struggling to find jewellery that could be flashed during the day. With prices ranging from $25-$60, Brother Billy's collection of rings and necklaces won't break the bank and won't cramp your style. Win win. brotherbilly.bigcartel.com
Archaic Volumes explores the strange resonance between the distant past and impending future. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, ancient rituals, geological processes and '80s science fiction novels, designer Francesca Sanguinetti considers each piece in terms of its link to human existence. With minimalistic style, the label creates clean-cut earrings, hoops, rings, and bangles for both men and women that ooze contemporary class. They’re simple pieces but they make a statement. Just a scroll through their oh-so-aesthetically-pleasing Instagram account will present out-of-this-world creative concepts in raw silvers, crystal, and brass. It’s jewellery outside of time and space. instagram.com/archaicvolumes
What do you get when you combine a fashion designer, a visual artist and a graphic designer? A visually pleasing, bold and bright fashion label. 3SOME Apparel was born in Melbourne, with plans to take fun, fresh and versatile designs and splash them across transeasonal apparel for ladies and men. Each piece features unique prints designed in-house and combines them with bold colours and classic streetwear styles. 3SOME is truly collaborative, with the aim of making fashion for real people. It’s innovative aesthetic results in quality pieces that are made to stand the test of time. 3someapparel.com
Look & Listen
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA AND LUKE FORESTER
THE DO-IT-YOURSELFIE GUIDE
AUDREY HEPBURN: POTRAITS OF AN ICON
MITFORD AT THE FASHION ZOO
There’s an art to taking selfies. Don’t believe me? Compare Kylie Jenner’s Insta feed to your mum’s holiday photos. Mmmhmmm. It’s also an art that I’m unashamedly poor at, so when I crossed paths with The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide, I figured why not? At worst it would be a laugh. At best, my Instagram might blow up with people confusing me for Kim Kardashian. Or something like that. Author Willem Popelier studied the selfies of celebs like Beyonce and Michelle Obama to write this book and it’s filled with quality tips. Rules cover the best light for taking a selfie (lunchtime sun is a no no) and guidance on the universal good selfie angle. So brb. Selfie-ing.
Despite reaching her prime over six decades ago, the late Audrey Hepburn is still as relevant as ever. So relevant, in fact, that there’s a major Hepburn exhibition happening at London’s National Portrait Gallery as you read this. So naturally there’s a book to accompany. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon is a largely informative and completely beautiful hardback book that chronicles Hepburn’s career in, you guessed it, portraits. It follows her early years as a chorus girls right through to her humanitarian work in later years, with a mix of fashion shoots, publicity snaps and family photos. This is one for the coffee table. Because really, who doesn’t like looking at Hepburn?
Oh my goodness. If there is a child in your life, go gift this to them stat. Mitford at the Fashion Zoo is the best. It’s a kids’ book set in the Vogue office during New York Fashion Week, where they all say phrases like ‘it’s BEYOND’ and everyone is an animal. There’s Shark Jacobs and Mikael Boars and a panda with a Wintour-like bob that wears ‘Super Silly Inside Glasses.’ YES. Mitford gets the job because she sniffs at an editorial and has ‘legs for days.’ She also coaches Mikael Boars through a crisis in which ‘he lay down on his runway and wanted to die.’ Quality reading.
ALBUM REVIEWS M3LL155X
EVERY OPEN EYE
M3LL155X isn’t exactly an easy listen. The EP finds FKA twigs stripping back the sound that made last year’s LP1 so successful. It's down to a bare minimum and heading into darker, more abstract territory. The five tracks are all covered in brittle, skittering beats that seems to change pattern with every verse. A sense of menace creeps underneath each song through deep bass rumbles that clash with twigs’ familiar airy delivery. It can be a bit of a daunting ride, especially when coupled with the 18-minute movie which depicts twigs giving birth to a rainbowcoloured dance troupe. Although initially appearing impenetrable, over a few listens the melodies start to reveal themselves. There’s a lot of intricate detail to the production here and M3LL155X shows that twigs isn’t about to rest on her laurels anytime soon.
There was always one kid who would come back from school holidays with a sweet haircut or trendy new clothes to make you feel like they must’ve had the coolest summer break ever. That’s kind of like CHVRCHES with their new album. The Scottish trio returns with a slick new sound and a clearer pop focus. Every Open Eye is heavily inspired by ’80s synth pop acts but with a decidedly modern sheen. A lot of the album would sound right at home in a John Hughes film, stirring up images of neon-colour prom nights. Fans of their previous work may be disappointed by the slight shift towards the mainstream with this record. But get past the kinetic lead singles and there are some surprisingly dark and experimental sounds here. Every Open Eye is a definite growth for a band that was always just short of greatness before.
DO I MAKE YOU NERVOUS? Banoffee
A few months back I had no idea what a Banoffee was. I thought it was a little strange that our office seemed to be smitten with a type of English pie. Turns out I was actually missing out on one of Melbourne’s biggest new talents, whose latest EP set to further her reign. Do I Make You Nervous? finds Banoffee refining her sound since last year’s debut and is a super slick production all 'round. Wonky synths bubble around the five tracks, often dropping back to let old school RnB piano chords breathe. Her trademark vocals are chopped and multi-layered, which is always my favourite little production trick. In a genre predominantly filled with Tumblr kids that are too cool for school, Banoffee exudes a real enthusiasm for what she’s releasing and music that surprises with each listen. Pretty soon no one will be mistaking her for a pie.
Out & About Linen House Launch
Linen House sure knows how to throw a launch party. Atop the roof of Melbourne Central, right on the Melbourne city skyline, St Jerome’s – The Hotel played host to Linen House’s SS16 showcase. The evening saw each of St Jerome’s glamping tents transformed into little bedrooms, showcasing the best of Linen House’s latest cosy wares. Guests were treated to paella, tacos and cocktails while musicians Jaime Reyne & Carey Watkins set the tone of the night with a retro light-up dance floor. linenhouse.com.au
Vans x Eley Kishmoto
Tuesday September 8 saw Chapel Street’s Platypus store transform into a hub for all things print and pattern, to celebrate Vans’ collaboration with English design house Eley Kishimoto. The ‘Living Art’ launch team appointed DJ’s Mimi and Jade Zoe to set the mood, while guests sipped on cider and beer, as they snuck a preview of the new collection. The collaboration sees Vans tap two of Eley Kishimoto’s favourite archived designs, as well as three original prints designed exclusively for Vans. platypusshoes.com.au
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MAXMARA world.maxmara.com NAPOLEON PERDIS lifestyle.napoleonperdis.com ORDER OF STYLE orderofstyle.com POMS pomspoms.com.au SCOTT BENEDICTINE scottbenedictine.bigcartel.com SPORTMAX sportmax.com STANCE platypusshoes.com.au SOMEPLACE someplace.com.au THE FIFTH WATCHES thefifthwatches.com YESTERDAYS VIRGINS yesterdaysvirgins.com ZHIVAGO houseofzhivago.com