ISSUE 163 - NOVEMBER 2016
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It’s time to celebrate as the graduating students of The Karl von Busse Institute of Design, present their final works at The Institute’s annual Design Exhibition, held at the Ambush Gallery in Sydney’s Central Park Mall. It will be a night to celebrate the student’s achievements and officially introduce them as professional designers to Australia’s creative industry. Students across The Institute’s Graphic, Interior and Fashion Design disciplines will have their work on display through interactive design installations and a runway show. Sydney’s creative community is invited to join them for a night of celebration as we welcome a new generation of Australian designers.
Internationally trained and industry ready. If you are interested in attending the KvB Design Exhibition and viewing the student’s work, please visit the link below and be sure to book a seat! karlvonbusse.com/exhibition
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Dancing to live music On any given Saturday night, you can find us head bopping along to our city’s best music talents. But this month, we’re breaking out of routine and heading out every night of the week. Melbourne Music Week is here, so this issue we caught up with some of the performers on the bill of the Closing Party. See what they have to say on page 20. Lifting the sheets Swapping those flannelette sheets for cotton is a ritual that marks the beginning of summer. One of life’s little pleasures, it’s hard to beat the comfort of sleeping on crisp, clean sheets. Up that thread count to 1000 and you’ll surely have the greatest night of your life. Flip to page 18 for a couple of our favourite bedtime brands.
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SHEDD IT Anything less than perfection? SHEDD it. Fashion icons like Poppy Lissiman only do unique. And if it’s not pulling its weight in the closet, it’s snapped and snapped up. SHEDD is the ultimate app for selling your new and pre-loved style to the fashion savvy around you. Let your look evolve as your wardrobe revolves – buy it, wear it, SHEDD it!
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Napoleon Perdis Introducing makeup’s newest triple threat: blush, bronzer and highlighter all in one palette. Genius. Napoleon Perdis has just dropped this little beauty and it’s the perfect way to add the finishing touches to any makeup look. Achieve a rosey tint with the three blendable shades of blush, a sunkissed complexion with the selection of bronzers or a luminous glow with the highlighting shades. Or give them a spin all at once. No rules apply. The Napoleon Perdis Blush, Bronze and Highlight Delight Palette is now available for $89. napoleonperdis.com
Kester Black Kester Black is undeniably awesome. Not least because it’s the first cosmetics company in the whole world to receive B Corp Certification. Translation: it’s a global leader in areas of social and environmental performance. Combine this news with the release of part two of Kester Black’s Colour Collection 2016 and you’re left with no choice but to restock your polish stash. kesterblack.com
Almost Peggy Until this point, the closest we’d come to ‘face honey’ was from smearing too much on our toast. As it turns out, we may have been onto a good thing. Honey is a natural source of antioxidant, anti-bacterial and moisture-balancing properties and ALMOST PEGGY is making it suitable for your face. The all-natural brand has just entered the beauty market with its face honey, working to clear acne and give skin a smoother feel and softer appearance. And all without throwing your skin’s oil balance out of whack. The blend features 70 per cent raw Australian honey, with a humectant that attracts moisture while regulating oil. It’s mixed with grapeseed oil, agar agar and bi-carbonate soda for gentle exfoliation. In layman’s terms, it means clear skin. And at $26.95 a pop, we’re buzzing. almostpeggy.com
Karl von Busse Institute of Design Calling all aspiring designers, creatives and people who can appreciate quality design. Karl von Busse is once again holding its student exhibition. Come December, Sydney’s Ambush Gallery will showcase the many works of the school’s talented students, with specialties ranging from fashion and textiles to interior design. If you feel like getting inspired, or just need a little push to take on a creative course, this will do the trick. Tickets are available now via the Karl von Busse website. karlvonbusse.com/exhibition
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I Love Ugly New Zealand’s coolest export, I Love Ugly, has released its second collab with JanSport. The backpack capsule collection stays true to I Love Ugly’s roots, combining minimal design with functionality. Each bag is made from high quality wool felt, picked for its durability, and finished with jet black hardware. An inbuilt laptop sleeve, iPhone pocket and coin pocket mean you’ll never lose anything in the depths of your bag again. iloveugly.com
Muji Oh. My. Muji. Our favourite Japanese lifestyle retailer has just launched its newly-expanded flagship store and it is huge. The Emporium Melbourne store has undergone a 500sqm expansion, allowing for a stronger focus on household items and furniture. It’s now stocking a selection of products previously unavailable in Aus, as well as housing the Found collection and other key Muji pieces. You’ll literally have to drag us out of here. muji.com/au
Shedd Zénith Australia
We know the feeling. You’ve spent all your cash on overpriced brunches and your bank balance is looking dismal. Your wardrobe is overflowing, but you still have nothing to wear. Almost like it’s read our minds (or bank balances), new app Shedd has launched in Australia. It’s a fashion marketplace that’s setting out to change the way we consume fashion. Sell (AKA shedd) your old items, then buy new gems to refresh your look. There’s already a group of influencers using Shedd, so you can even shop the closets of your Instagram faves. sheddapp.com
Zénith Australia has just moved into Melbourne’s Tivoli Arcade, bringing a curated selection of high-end designer labels together under the one roof. Think Moschino, Givenchy, Yeezy, Vetements, Saint Laurent, Kenzo and more. The retailer is also the exclusive Australian stockist of South Korean eyewear label, Gentle Monster. Known for its innovative and experimental sunnies, the brand has firmly cemented its cool status, thanks to collaborations with Opening Ceremony and Tome. zenithau.com.au
Status Anxiety Hide your credit card or get someone to change your PIN. Status Anxiety has just re-released its coveted Antiheroine clutch, this time in croc-embossed leather. The drop is just one part of Status Anxiety’s new collection, which is all about simple lines, premium leather and quality hardware. The Antiheroine clutch is $99 and available now. statusanxiety.com.au
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PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY If you can think of a better feeling than lacing up a new pair of kicks, please write to us and let us know. In the meantime, enjoy our new-season wish list. Fresh white and carbon blacks are easy additions to any wardrobe, but it’s also time to consider stepping into teal. It’s nearly summer, after all.
Clockwise from top left NIKE Air MAX 1 Ultra $170 from PLATYPUS SHOES, ADIDAS ORIGINALS Tubular Radial $170 from PLATYPUS SHOES LACOSTE Explorateur Mid Sport $189.95, DIESEL S-Naptik $190, VANS Old Skool $119.95
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Fiddle Leaf Figs This is the one you’ve seen standing alone in sparse corners of ridiculous homes on Grand Designs. It’s a statement plant, suited to those who care as much about the plant as a killer plant stand. Its capacity to grow might mean you'll invest in several pots over its lifetime, so be ready to have some fun buying equally beautiful pots for your Fiddle Leaf Fig to thrive in.
Succulents and Cacti
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In terms of plant chill, there are none more relaxed than those in the succulent and cactus family. Our friends at Cool Cactus have also confirmed what we long suspected – cacti are hard to kill. “So long as you do not overwater, the cactus is very easy to keep alive. It will thrive in a sunny position!”
Nurturing a plant and encouraging it to thrive is one of the most badass moves you can make as a grown-up. It proves that you’re a responsible human, capable of one day caring for a tiny person’s life. And while a big, green outdoor garden is the ultimate proof that you can adult, a few well-placed indoor plants are a more immediately achievable goal. The fruitful rewards of indoor plants are plentiful. They’re the most effective way to purify the air inside your home, plus they’ll make any room instantly more inviting. So if you’re a novice to the indoor greenery game and want to invest in some leafy friends, consider this guide your who’s who of the plant A-list. BY ANNIE CARROLL
Peace Lily Varieties
The Peace Lily is the Paul Rudd of plants: inoffensive and apparently immune to ageing. A good gateway plant for practising your affections, Peace Lily varieties don’t require much watering or attention. Just make sure they have indirect light and a bit of water every now and then.
This diva of a houseplant needs constant moisture and gentle, indirect light. It’s basically the fern equivalent of a drunk movie star who has to wear sunglasses at all times, even when inside. But despite its demanding attitude, a Maidenhair Fern has the potential to be a soft, lush and beautiful addition to your home.
If you manage to keep the Peace Lily alive, then you’re ready to upgrade to something more fickle, like a fern. But if you’re still in doubt on plant care 101, our friends at Ivy Muse have some choice words: “Research your plants and their needs. Make sure they're getting enough light and water, and keep checking in on them. If you're on top of what's happening with them, you can catch any problems before they really arise. Plus, getting to know your plants is good for the soul!”
It’s best suited to a naturally damp part of the house, like your bathroom. But if it looks like your fern has seen better days, Ivy Muse says to keep at it. “Don't give up just yet! It can take a little while [up to 18 months] to grow back, but this tip may work: keep your plant in its pot and trim the fronds all the way back to the soil. Then place the fern outside in a shaded position. If you remember to keep watering it regularly, you might just save it.”
Great news. And if succulents are more your speed, Cool Cactus suggests going for the sedum variety, otherwise known as the Jelly Bean Plant. “(We) love its spreading habit, its bright colours and the fact that it really looks a bit like jelly beans. Who doesn’t love jelly beans?!”
Shelf Dwellers Or plants that look good in shelfies, if you will. Our top picks are the Chain of Hearts and Piles Peperomioides. Arguably the ‘it’ plant of 2016, Piles Peperomioides is a jaunty little guy with large circular green leaves at the end of its bare stems. It loves indirect light and, like all plants with large flat leaves, you’ll need to occasionally wipe off any accumulated dust with a soft cloth. The adorable Chain of Hearts works well as a hanging plant, but will really come into its own on the edge of a shelf. It’s here that it can let its delicate vines cascade down into long, droopy tendrils. If you’ve got an extra shelf to spare, try the Devil’s Ivy – a misleading name for what Ivy Muse pits as “one of the best for cleaning the air.” COOL CACTUS 6A BARKLY AVENUE, ARMADALE VIC COOLCACTUS.COM.AU IVY MUSE 1250 HIGH STREET, ARMADALE VIC IVYMUSE.COM.AU
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Bedroom lacking a little oomph? Same. Fictional Objects is here to help, offering a more playful range of bed linen. Its latest release, Second Skin, works with geometric shapes across a seasonal palette of mushroom, navy, inky blue and mustard. The best bit here is the fabric. Fictional Objects uses a dense cotton weave made from the highest quality yarn. The result is durable linen in a silky soft finish that we’re just about ready to cuddle up in. On that note, bed time? fictionalobjects.com
Anyone with a slight penchant for homewares will know the name Linen House. The Australian company has long been synonymous with all things home. Despite the name, Linen House does a lot more than just linen. The brand has recently expanded its dining range and just looking at the pictures is enough reason to call a dinner party. Nine new dinner sets have been added to the range. While we love them all, we really can’t go past the Malo Pink (pictured). It’s the perfect excuse to dine in. Now to just find someone to cook. linenhouse.com.au
This is how the story goes. Two friends wanted to bring back the intimacy and personal touch to gift-giving. So they decided to start Short Story, a brand that breathes life back into homewares and accessories. Stocking everything from award-winning sushi socks to scented soy candles and paper craft, Short Story is the place to find a unique gift. Once you fill your basket, you can score 10 per cent off the purchase price. Just use the code FJSS10 online or mention this article in-store to get a nice little discount. shortstory.com.au
I N T H E S A C / 100% pure linen Bathe range of bathrobes and towels. Made in a unique textured Jacquard with supreme absorbency and feel that only linen can offer, Bathe is grown, woven and sewn in Europe, exclusively for In The Sac. I N T H E S AC . C O M . AU
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Sound of the City Lighting up laneways and filling some of the city’s most iconic venues, this year’s Melbourne Music Week is nothing but goodness. Over nine days, 240 artists will perform at a huge 110 live music and art events. This year’s Closing Party will take place at MMW’s Hub at the State Library, with Good Manners putting on a showcase. The lineup features Seekae, Rainbow Chan, Dro Carey, HABITS, Marcus Whale, Planète, CORIN and more. Before they hit the stage, you may want to get to know them a little better.
You describe your music as “sad goth party jams.” Where’d this term come from? A friend of ours said she liked HABITS because it was 'sad goth but also party jams’. We just thought it had a cute ring to it. It’s been haunting us ever since.
What’s the best thing about Melbourne’s music scene? The diversity, camaraderie, guidance and calibre of the scene. No matter [a person’s] style or sub-genre, everyone loves a chat and throwing back a beer (or latte).
What’s the ideal environment for your tracks to be played? Sad sex. Goodbye sex. Being a teen emo at Christmas. Stealing away for a well-deserved maz after dropping the kids off at school.
Where do you hope music will take you? Hopefully to a place where I can get a real nice and fresh spaghetti marinara in my rider, with a Campari. I hope all these .mp3s work out for me.
What do you appreciate most about each other? Great hair, great fashion on a tight budget and body-ody-ody.
What’s your favourite track to play live? Usually the stuff I’ve never put out. It has a newness that excites the audience, the kind of feeling when you smell olive oil on freshly-cooked spaghetti.
The best place to play in Melbourne? The stage at Howler is big and really nice to mince around on. The Gaso has the best green room – it has a très swish balcony with a très metropolitan view of Alexandra Parade and a shower to rinse the stink off. It's worth starting a band just to get access to it, tbh.
Are there any artists you aspire to be like? Anyone getting a good spaghetti marinara in their rider – probably Jon Hopkins in that case. I've seen his Instagram!
Describe your live set in three words. Bitchy, sooky, drunk.
When do you feel most inspired? After I have a generous serving of Mum's osso buco. That will turn anyone's life around! Even you, Jon Hopkins...
Talk us through your fascination with the relationship between human and machine. Lately, I’ve been getting into sci-fi films. In particular, cyberpunk classics such as Ghost in the Shell. Throughout the film, [character] Motoko questions her previous existence as a human and the authenticity of her memories. I’m fascinated by the blurring of her identity as human and machine. How does this influence your sound? I think soundtracks from movies which explore these themes (such as Ghost in the Shell, Ex Machina) influence the palette of sounds I choose to use. There’s a rich history of synth-based music throughout the history of sci-fi films. What does your live show involve? I try to create a blur between live and non-live instrumentation, through the use of my sampler and keyboards. I’m interested in the synchronicity between humans and technology, so I set up a lot of delays on my keyboard that have to be triggered at the right moment. What artists do you draw inspiration from? Ryuichi Sakamoto has been a huge inspiration to me, in terms of his productions and live performances as a keyboardist. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Elysia Crampton and Visionist lately.
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The Melbourne Music Week Closing Party will take place on Saturday November 19. Tickets are on sale now. melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw
Dro Carey Describe your sound in three words. Eerie. Energetic. Flexible. Aside from music, you’re also known for your visuals... It started out as just something to do for my own tracks. I was attracted to YouTube as a place to upload my music. I figured I should have something accompanying the sound and that was the start of it. Initially I just used iMovie but since then I've expanded to more sophisticated apps. How do you balance your time between your own projects and the visual projects you do for other artists? That can definitely be difficult, especially because video and rendering can be very time consuming. I've just done one video this year for Alba and Oscar Key Sung's track, ‘So Easily’. I did also do my own live visuals for the Dark Zoo EP tour. I've had to turn a couple of video projects down this year, due to more Dro Carey stuff going on. What can punters expect from your MMW performance? I've been working on a lot of new tracks and thinking more and more about sound design and writing to suit the live environment. That includes composing opener tracks unique to the venue and show. I try to have a really logical arc of intensity when I play and I hope that comes through.
Rainbow Chan How did you first get into music? My two older sisters played piano, so music was always around the house. Even as a toddler, I had a voracious appetite for Cantopop. I took up music lessons in primary school and wanted to reverse engineer songs on the radio. You’re classically trained, so when did you decide to experiment with electronic sounds? I felt classical music was most exciting when composers played with extended techniques, pushing instruments beyond their intended capabilities. I had an interest in the blurring of organic and electronic sounds. During uni, I took a basic class in digital production and was able to realise several composition ideas in my head. Describe your music in three words. Slow burning cinders. What’s your favourite track to play live? ‘Pillow Talk’. What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to? Joanna Newsom in 2007. I bought a discounted ticket and had the worst seat in the house. Leaning over a railing the entire time, I was completely mesmerised by her intelligent lyrics and modal melodies.
Marcus Whale What inspired your new album Inland Sea? Making the album was a response to ambivalent feelings of place on this continent – negotiating around masculine power and desire, and the history of dispossession and genocide that comes with Australia's colonial basis. What’s one thing you’ve learnt about yourself because of music? This is kind of a tough question for me, because I've made music my entire life and identified with it, even as a child. I suppose on that level, making music is something I'm dependent on, that I would be kind of lost without. Maybe I've learnt that I'm more fragile than I feel, since I live life assuming music will always be in it, which isn't a given. What’s been the most exciting musical moment for you? The obvious answer would be singing the Collarbones song ‘Turning’ with Flume, during his set at FYF Fest in LA, to what must have been 10,000 people. On a purely musical level though, it's hard to go past finishing Inland Sea. What will you be doing in five years? I have NFI to be honest. I'll probably be unemployed.
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01 THE LABEL
You know what’s better than fashion that makes you look good? Fashion that makes you feel good, too. THE LABEL is all about creating ethical garments that are wearable, innovative and refined. A purchase from the brand means you’re investing in locally crafted pieces, made from sustainably-sourced fabrics including recycled cotton and plastic water bottles. Aside from getting a thumbs up on the environmental side of things, THE LABEL makes statement styles worth adding to your wardrobe. The brand’s newest collection, Greater than> <Less than, incorporates loose-fitting silhouettes and cutout detailing in a muted palette. You’ll look nice and feel even better. thelabel.com.au
02 Letitia Green
Wearable art. Two words that capture the essence of Letitia Green’s silk scarves. The designer’s current collection – which just showed at New York Fashion Week – celebrates nature and the conflicting notions of calm and chaos. Somehow it all works in unison, creating harmonious designs that are both considered and spontaneous. Bringing together traditional hand-illustrated artwork, painting, collage and digital design, the pieces are made in small quantities with the highest quality silk and world-leading printing technology. True investment pieces, all of Letitia’s timeless designs are ethically crafted in Australia and designed to last a lifetime. letitiagreen.com
Connection lies at the heart and soul of the Aletheia & Phos brand ethos. Founder Alicia Millan’s designs tell stories about her own personal connections. About the people and places she loves, as well as treasured moments and feelings. The label is a culmination of a childhood obsession with crystals and a decade of fashion industry experience. Importantly, all a&p’s materials are certified as being ethically, socially and environmentally responsible. The 360 Collection includes four capsules representing different moods and the realisation that home is within us. See the range in person at Aletheia & Phos’ popup shop at Australian Style Institute in Fitzroy on December 2 and 3. aletheiaphos.com
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We love to get a little personal, so KAFFEIN has caught our eye. The leather label is a maker of high quality accessories, which are able to be personalised with your name or initials. The current offering spans pieces for both men and women, in muted tan, jet black and burgundy. FJ favourites include the Bee bucket bag and the Rocko cardholder (pictured), both perfect Chrissie gifts for that someone who already has everything. KAFFEIN also loves a party, with offerings suitable for weddings as well as corporate events. Can you think of a cooler party favour? We think not. kaffein.com.au
06 Harlequin Belle
Harlequin Belle makes really nice shoes. And bags. And jewellery. Self-described as a label with a conscience, Harlequin Belle offers beautifully minimal leather pieces with a sustainable and ethical approach. Designer Kellie Sands ensures her range is made with the utmost respect for the environment, makers and customers. The brand uses the finest raw materials, with products crafted in small runs and multiple muted tones. Our pick of the bunch has to be the limited edition Elements bag in duck egg and tan, though weâ€™d happily settle for anything and everything in the collection. harlequinbelle.com
In an independent design studio in Sydney, youâ€™ll find Leah Sawyer working on her range of eco-jewellery. Her label, Pimelia, boasts a collection of earrings and necklaces in geometric and Eastern-inspired designs. To create the range, Leah sources sustainably harvested birch plywood that is laser-cut using 100 per cent green power. As far as the smaller details go (necklace chains and earring hooks), Pimelia uses raw brass because of its environmentally-friendly and recyclable properties. These little pieces are ideal for feel-good birthday gifts or stocking fillers this Chrissy. pimelia.bigcartel.com
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07 Ayana Jewellery
Minimal jewellery is our kryptonite. Stacked or worn alone, we can’t get enough. So when we we discover a new label that nails the dainty aesthetic, it makes us really happy. Ayana Jewellery ticks all our boxes: locally made, sustainable, affordable and top notch in the quality department. Handcrafted with love in a small studio in Sydney, each sterling silver piece is slightly different to the one before. The brand is also committed to environmental responsibility, recycling all waste and ditching harsh chemicals in favour of eco-friendly products. From triangle studs for $20, to fine statement necklaces starting at $38, we’ve found our new obsession. ayanajewellery.com
Graziela understands true luxury and craftsmanship. To achieve this, it calls for quality. Not just in the production of its garments, but also in the lives of workers. The brand works closely with independent ateliers in Bali, whose employees are treated fairly. Fabrics are sourced from suppliers surrounding these ateliers, helping to minimise material transportation and reducing fuel emissions. But it doesn’t stop there. Furthering its conscious approach to fashion, Graziela’s styles are designed for wardrobe longevity. The Summer ’16 collection L’amour n’est pas mort is about romanticism, with exposed shoulders, tailored pants and voluminous silhouettes balancing a pretty aesthetic. graziela.com.au
Versatility is key when it comes to jewellery design. Can you layer that piece up? Will it work on its own? For jewellery that can do both, we suggest checking out CAVARRA. The Melbourne-based label draws inspiration from travel, music and art to create pieces with a distinctly bohemian feel. Designer Jenna Cavarra sources recycled materials from Afghanistan, Iran, India and Pakistan. It’s a process that brings together vintage brass, coins, silver, semi-precious stones and tassels to form true statement pieces. With stints at London’s famed markets, as well as the Finders Keepers and Rose Street Markets back home, it’s easy to see how the label’s eclectic aesthetic has emerged. @cavarrajewellery
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Soxy Beast is making it easy to up your sock game. Operating as a subscription service, the brand delivers a bold new pair of socks to your door each month. ‘Bold’ is the operative word here. For every drop, Soxy Beast commissions a local artist to design a new, unique pattern. You’ll also get happy feelings knowing you’re helping others, with a portion of profits donated to various Australian charities. Each delivery includes info on the artist that designed your new pair, as well as the charity supported. Socks and subscriptions are now available online. This is the definition of ‘happy feet’. soxybeast.com.au
Wanderings & Co. is out to prove that not all those who wander are lost. Inspired by the famous J. R. R. Tolkien quote, the lifestyle brand aims to get you out to the great outdoors. Its offering of apparel, homewares and accessories covers everything from woollen rugs to enamel crockery, beanies and long sleeved tees. It’s about less work and more play. For those who need a little push to escape the daily grind, the brand’s website provides the perfect inspiration. Sharing stories and photos from travellers and photographers, you’ll be ready to get your wander on. wanderingsandco.com
Pickings and Parry A brand that promises timeless style? You’ve got our attention. Pickings and Parry is inspired by a time when products were purchased to withstand the years, not just the season. The Melbourne retailer’s core focus is on classic, enduring styles and supreme quality garments. With additions like custom made leather jackets, Japanese denim, loop wheeled jersey and rugged twills, the entire range is a nod to well-made men’s fashion. Based on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Pickings and Parry also has a barber shop in-store, with traditional grooming services on offer. Prepare to rock your Alex Turner aesthetic from head to toe. pickingsandparry.com
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The Daily Edited
The Daily Edited is appealing to the gentleman in you. Known for its personalised leather accessories, the label also boasts a selection of men’s products that are sleek, practical and befitting of any gentleman. The range currently spans products for all facets of your life, including compendiums, wash bags, phone cases, travel accessories and card holders. Like all The Daily Edited’s products, each piece can be monogrammed or personalised even further, with up to 10 characters. There’s also a spectrum of colours available for each style, such as royal blue, taupe and chestnut. Boys, you deserve to feel fancy. thedailyedited.com
The weather's heating up, so it’s time to get your legs out. Aquila has long been synonymous with well-dressed men, most notably because of its suave footwear. But the brand also produces a selection of men’s apparel, making it a goodie for those in need of a new summer getup. Having just dropped a range of new season styles, Aquila is turning its focus to shorts. We suggest the Dune short if you’re looking for a wardrobe staple. Made from Italian stretch cotton, it’s versatile enough to dress up with a loafer and blazer, or pare back with a cool linen shirt. aquila.com.au
Did you know the classic Dr. Martens boot scored a makeover a few months back? Meet the DM’s Lite range. It gives your favourite Docs a contemporary update, without skimping on the iconic finishes (read: yellow stitching). These boots feature a lightweight and flexible rubber outsole and memory foam insole. Sounds comfy, because it is. The latest addition to the collection goes even further. The Rigal silhouette offers a pair of boots with sneaker-like elements. Think foam tongue and mesh detailing. With comfort in mind, they’ll be your best friend when camping this NYE. For stockists call 1800 655 154
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS JACKET $299
PHOTOGRAPHER AMELIA DOWD @ SYNC PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT STYLIST JADE LEUNG @ VIVIENâ€™S CREATIVE HAIR BARNEY GLEESON @ SALON BABY HAIR USING ILES FORMULA MAKEUP SHELLA MARTIN @ SALON XVI USING RATIONALE AND MAC COSMETICS MODELS EMILY JAGO @ LONDONMGT AND EVAN @ CHADWICK MODELS
NICE MARTIN RAVEN OVERALLS $139.95 TOPSHOP WHITE DENIM JACKET DRESS $129.95 TONY BIANCO SLIDES $129.95
LACOSTE MESH TEE $229
OSKAR BLACK TWISTED SHIRT $189.99 ONCEWAS CANGO STRIPE WATERFALL FLARED SKIRT $219.95
MONSTER ALPHABET HOLIDAY SHORTS $275 LIMEDROP SKIRT $120 (WORN AS TOP) TOPSHOP DOUBLE BREASTED SILK BLAZER $129.95
TOPMAN TAN SHIRT $89.95 STRATEAS CARLUCCI LEATHER JACKET POA
RAF SIMONS FOR FRED PERRY POLO FROM PRIME ATHLETIC $240 ZARA PANTS $79 AMERICAN RAG VINTAGE BELT $35
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PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE SANDMAN POPOV STYLIST CARLOS MANGUBAT @ ARTMIX MODEL ELI @ IMG MODELS
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JACK LONDON CAD MOD JACKET $379 JACK LONDON CAD MOD PANT $169 LACOSTE POLO $249
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MNDATORY CHARCOAL TWEED BLAZER $690 LACOSTE MESH TEE $199 JACK LONDON BLACK MOD TIE $59 MNDATORY CHARCOAL TWEED TROUSER $240
ANTHONY SQUIRES SHIRT $159 REISS PANTS $250 REISS BLAZER $650 STYLIST'S OWN MESH TOP
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Rise and Grind
PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Be honest, does your collection of grooming products resemble a supermarket shelf from 2009? We’re betting you’re well overdue for an overhaul. From stainless steel razors to keep your growth in check, to moisturiser to get your game face on, here’s our pick for the bathroom cabinet. Clockwise from bottom left SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR Master Wax high control workable cream $47 HUNTER LAB anti-ageing elixir 50ml $54 GEO.F. TRUMPER Limes shaving cream bowl $38.95 from MEN’S BIZ ONE THOUSAND & NINETY TWO synthetic shave brush $79 from MEN’S BIZ MERKUR SOLINGEN Barber Pole razor chrome (38C) $74.95 from MEN’S BIZ TRIUMPH & DISASTER Gameface moisturiser $49.95 RITUALS Samurai after shave gel $37
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Napoleon Says... Anyone who ever said beauty is only for gals never met Napoleon Perdis. When it comes to male skincare and grooming, his word is pretty much gospel. MAKEUP BY NAPOLEON PERDIS FOR MYER, HAIR BY KEVIN MURPHY
What’s your number one tip when it comes to men’s skincare? Wash your face every night. It’s a simple step that has huge benefits. It helps keep the skin clean, smooth and feeling amazing. For men who don’t have a skincare regime, what’s the easiest way to start? To look after the skin in under five minutes, you only need a few products: Cleanser Most guys wash their face in the shower but might be opting for the classic soap option, which can really dry out the skin. Try using cleansers like a balm to remove dirt, grime, sweat and oil. Sunscreen We’re all exposed to harmful UV rays and this can age, damage and burn the skin. To avoid this, simply apply an SPF 50+ all over the face after showering and you’re good to go. Lip balm A clear lip balm is the most undetectable way to keep your lips hydrated. It’s perfect for guys who spend a lot of time outdoors or playing sport. What about keeping facial hair in order? The area around beard and moustache is often sensitive, and to make matters worse, shaving can really dry out the skin. Neglecting this area can result in an uncomfortable shave, irritation and ingrown hairs. The solution is a beard balm or oil. They’re really quick and easy to apply, and help to keep the skin calm, soothed and hydrated. What’s one makeup product men should try? A creamy concealer is a secret makeup trick used by some of the most influential men around the world. It disguises dark circles, spots or signs of tiredness in a matter of seconds. Simply dab a small amount onto your fingertip and tap onto the skin where needed. Any advice you can give for guys who want to start experimenting with makeup? The key to perfecting male grooming with an undetectable finish is to keep the choice of texture matte and lightweight, and your application minimal. Start by applying sunscreen to the skin and a touch of lip balm. Keep unruly brows in place with a clear brow mascara. Hide and counteract any redness, dark circles or discolorations with a touch of concealer. Finally, for a subtle boost of warmth to the skin, sweep a small amount of a matte bronzer onto the face using a big fluffy brush. Blending and fusion is key – be sure to mould everything into your skin, so it syncs with it, as opposed to sitting on top. napoleonperdis.com evo hair Evo takes a more upfront approach to haircare than most. Its motto reads: “saving ordinary humans from themselves,” or perhaps more accurately, from their terrible grooming habits. The Aussie brand has long recognised that some men need an extra push when stocking up on haircare, so it has released the not a man bag. A little incentive to clean up your act, the (non)man bag comes free with every purchase of evo’s überwurst shaving crème and box o' bollox texture paste. For a tidy $63.90, it’s not a bad call as we head into Christmas. Do you even gift bro? evohair.com
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Barber Shop If your beard seems to resemble that of Tom Hanks in Castaway and your hair's a little more Jack Sparrow than you’d like, it’s time to pick up your grooming game. These brands are the best of the best when it comes to keeping tidy.
evo hair No matter what sort of crop you’re growing, evo is making products for you. Born in Australia, the brand knows what Aussie men (and women) want. It adopts an honest approach to haircare. No fancy names, no gimmicks and no bullshit. Instead, you can expect professional results for a portion of the price – think a pot and parma at your local. Our picks for guys wanting a no-fuss approach to haircare? The salty dog salt spray and the crop strutters construction cream. The entire evo range is also free from sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol. This is straight-up haircare for real people. evohair.com
Fatboy Fatboy’s ethos is all about getting down to business. The brand takes a no-nonsense approach to styling, resulting in quality products that work on all hair types. What began as a quest to make the perfect hair putty has evolved into a considered range of key products. Choose from one putty, one wax, one styling cream and one soap. That’s minimal effort required; the end goal for all of us, right? The latest edition to Fatboy’s offering is the Boss Dog styling cream. A versatile product, the cream is perfect for providing subtle texture, with just the right amount of hold. beardandblade.com/au
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Milkman Grooming Co.
The boys at Milkman Grooming Co. have been getting a lot of attention following the launch of their 'Question Mark' beard oil. They believe a fragrance has the unique ability to capture a person’s imagination in different ways. That’s why they’ve left the product nameless. At least for now. Their 'Sniff it! Name it! Win it!' competition will see bearded men invited to name the oil, according to what best captures the essence of the fragrance. And the prize? The glory of having your name immortalised on a new run of the beard oil, plus a $1,000 prize. Jump online to enter. milkmanaustralia.com
ELEVEN Australia has just launched three Summer Essentials trio packs to create the ultimate holiday hair. The range is inspired by iconic Aussie vaycay destinations, Cable Beach, Byron Bay and Fraser Island. Our pick of the bunch is The Cable Beach trio. It provides hair with unbeatable texture via the I Want Body Volume shampoo, conditioner and spray. The spray is a new addition to the ELEVEN product offering, and is a unique powder-to-liquid formula. With one shake, the powder and liquid combine to create a texturising spray that’ll give your hair volume, root lift and dry texture. The Summer Essentials trios retail for $46.90. elevenaustralia.com
Men+Co The old school barber shop has long been having a resurgence and one store is doing it better than most. Men+Co is setting out to be the classiest barber chain in Melbourne. With three swanky spaces in the CBD and St Kilda, it provides everything from skin fade cuts to hot towel shaves, with a complimentary whisky to boot. Single service appointments are designed to fit a busy schedule, while those of you who more resemble a grizzly bear can book in for The Works. There’s also an in-house shoe shine service. Prepare to leave looking sharp. menandco.com.au
Look & Listen
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA and BIANCA O'NEILL
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SNAKE
MEN OF STYLE
THE NEW GARCONNE: HOW TO BE A MODERN GENTLEWOMAN
Once upon a time, a leather goods company commissioned an artist to create its promotional images. Its business was in tanning reptile leathers for use in the fashion industry. The artist? Andy Warhol. Warhol created Noa the Boa for the leather goods company, a snake who dressed celebrities from Jacqueline Kennedy to Diana Vreeland. His images were to be turned into a promotional video, however the film never made it into production. Instead, over 50 years later, the works have been turned into a picture book. It’s a story that’s open to interpretation, with Noa either a fashion-loving snake with lots of celebrity friends, or a social climber, changing form to mingle with the upper class. Slippery stuff.
While it's easy to pinpoint key women of style, the jury's still out with men. So you’d be forgiven for expecting this to be a compendium of three-piece suits, pocket squares and loafers. But Men of Style steps beyond the obvious characterisation of masculine style as a wellcoordinated suit. Instead it adopts a more accurate definition: a stylish man dresses in his own way, not the way of everyone else. Those profiled here are a little unexpected. There are, of course, inclusions like James Dean and Miles Davis, but these sit alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso and Bob Marley. You can expect a newfound knowledge of these men’s style, right down to the finest quirks. For example, did you know Fred Astaire wore his belt buckle to the side?
Gentlewoman is a pretty excellent word. It implies style, grace and courteousness, while also according a certain power. How this translates to fashion is what The New Garconne is about. Beginning as a Pinterest board for outfit inspiration, the book summarises key wardrobe components for dressing with power, style and grace. The trouser suit gets an obvious mention (of course), but so too do intimates, dresses and jewellery. Wardrobe aside, the book’s strong suit (see what I did there?) is a series of eight interviews with stylish and powerful women. Each is taking strides in her respective field, with subjects including artists, perfumers, designers and directors. The book also features a global shop directory, spotlighting key retailers worldwide. It is a fashion book, after all.
ALBUM REVIEWS 12 NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS R. Kelly Everyone’s favourite star of multiple underage sex scandals – who also delivered sexy, sexy RnB jams like ‘Bump N’ Grind’ and ‘Your Body’s Callin’' – has now released a family Christmas album, just in time for the holidays. And your annual ‘no means no’ chat with your teenage kid. Look, it’s actually pretty good. It’s sitting somewhere between Mariah’s iconic Merry Christmas album, and David Hasselhoff ’s vocal carcrash, The Night Before Christmas. I know that’s a large range, but it’s hard to rate an album containing some genuinely great RnB Chrissie jams in between songs where he warbles lines like “Come on and open your gift, Mrs Santa. I just wanna unwrap you, baby.” So yeah…
From the opening strains of Here, you can hear Keys’ emotionally charged energy, her urgency to get a message out. It’s a message about life, politics and her new sound. Opener ‘The Gospel’ and tracks like ‘Pawn It All’, nod to southern roots – strange, considering she’s all NYC, all the time. The most interesting thing about this album, however, is how cool it is. Perhaps it’s the collab with A$AP Rocky. Perhaps it’s the production team of Mark Batson and Swizz Beatz. Perhaps it’s the obvious influence of Beyoncé’s latest. Either way, it’s music to my ears after some questionable releases recently. Thank god there’s no more ‘Girl On Fire’, because this is, instead, pure #fiyah.
What’s the difference between a mixtape and an album for a rapper these days? In Meek Mill’s case, not a whole lot. After dropping the latest in a series, people have questioned whether Meek Mill has evolved. Is it still relevant to rap about gangsta shit? Drugs? Hoes? There’s no doubt here that he’s a talented rapper, delivering a mixtape that I’d happily pop on repeat. But he’s yet to show his range. Reported girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, appears on ‘Froze’ (a song that, interestingly, seems to rip a lot of its style from Drake) and she dominates. But then again, she owned Jay-Z, Kanye and Rick Ross on ‘Monster’, so perhaps that’s a moot point.
Out & About Ksubi SS16 launch, Sydney When Ksubi has a party, you know it’s going to be good. For its SS16 launch, Rock ’n Roll Ruined Everything, Ksubi brought us to a Sydney speakeasy for a live window installation, showcasing the new collection. Guests were treated to nachos and mini macaroni cheese (the best kind of canapés) as well as a performance by The Jezabels. Evidently, it was a pretty good time. ksubi.com
Mecca x Pip & Pop Holiday Collection launch, Melbourne Mecca has joined with Pip & Pop for its limited-edition Holiday Collection. The artist’s kaleidoscopic artwork will be gracing the new collection for the duration of the silly season. To celebrate, Mecca threw a party. Fittingly held at the National Gallery of Victoria, the bash also saw a whimsical Pip & Pop installation added to the NGV’s permanent collection. mecca.com.au
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