ISSUE 165 - FEBRUARY 2017
FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH
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My Own Way page 24
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It’s been a while. We’re super glad to be back and present you with our first issue of 2017. We’ve launched into the new year at top speed, only slightly slowed down by the Christmas pudding we’re still carrying.
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The FJ team is excited to announce that we’ve once again teamed up with Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as the supporting partner for the National Graduate Showcase. Presented by AMP Capital, the Showcase spotlights the cream of the crop from Australia’s top fashion design institutions. Join us on March 19 at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. For a preview of what’ll be on show and to find out how you can attend, flip to page 32.
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Anastasia McInerney, Eliza Sholly, Hannah Clifton, Nikki Escalante, Tara Smith, Zoe Beer
Like everyone, we’ve been spending our time outside the office trying to keep our New Year’s resolutions alive. If getting fit is one of yours, some fresh activewear will set you on your way. Jog on over to page 46 for your dose of #fitspo. If that doesn’t do it for you, new makeup might be the way to go. With summer’s end in sight, we’ve rounded up our favourite highlighting, illuminating and sculpting products to keep you glowing (page 48). ON THE COVER
That’s enough from us, see you next month.
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08 THE SCOOP Fashion News
20 MUSIC with The xx
12 FEATURE See the Light
24 EDITORIAL My Own Way
14 GOODS Forever Chuck
32 EDITORIAL Class of 2017
18 GOODS Get Your Kicks
48 HAIR & BEAUTY Glow Factor
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The Scoop Royal Croquet Club The Royal Croquet Club is continuing its tour around Australia and the next stop is Adelaide Fringe. It's back from February 16 to March 19 with a fresh set of acts and a new location. Set up on the riverbank at Pinky Flat, between the footbridge and Montefiore Road, the site will be home to a packed schedule. Expect 35 Fringe shows, an extensive late night music program, themed bars and food from Adelaide’s best restaurants. A spot of croquet is just the start. royalcroquetclub.com.au
Private Liaison You’ll want to go ahead and put Private Liaison on your radar. Come March 9, the luxury label will be celebrating its official debut in Melbourne. The event joins the VAMFF lineup and will see Private Liaison’s exclusive lingerie introduced to the public in an ‘intimate’ affair. Capturing luxury, femininity and beauty, the collection is created from the finest French Leavers lace and silks sourced from around the world. privateliaison.com
Vans Park Series After the success of its opening year in 2016, Vans has announced the return of its Pro Skate Park Series. Kicking off at Manly Beach on March 4, the event will bring together skateboarding’s pros for a series of global qualifier events. The series then heads to Brazil, Sweden, Canada and culminates at the World Championships in the US. Prior to the professional event, the Vans Park Series Oceania Skateboard Championships will take place in February. The event provides amateur male and female skaters the chance to gain entry into the Vans Park Series Global Qualifier event. 2017 will also see the addition of the Vans BMX PRO CUP, a four-stop global park terrain competition. vansparkseries.com
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Model-turned-designer, Ines de la Fressange, has teamed up with UNIQLO once again. Now in its seventh season, the collaborative line By Ines De La Fressange draws inspiration from the port city of Marseille for its latest drop. Satin stadium jackets, blouson shirts and macramé mesh knits make up the Spring/Summer collection, with an indigo palette and floral prints taking the lead. The range is available now at UNIQLO’s Emporium, Chadstone, Midcity and Queen Street stores, and online. uniqlo.com/au
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Brauz Online shopping is no longer reserved for, well, online. At least not according to Brauz. The new app is merging brick-and-mortar with the digital space, enabling you to access local product suggestions, store discounts and more, all based on your location. It’s a pretty neat concept. To celebrate the launch, Brauz has teamed up with the Council of Textile & Fashion for a curated shopping experience. Taking place at VAMFF, CTF Curated will bring together some of our best emerging fashion talent, including LIMB, Citizen Wolf, Lois Hazel, Chorus and Elvie & Leo (pictured). You’ll also have the chance to play with Brauz while you shop. It’s all happening March 9 to 12 in a secret CBD location. Follow @BrauzApp or @ctf_curated for the reveal. Happy Brauzing. brauz.com ctfcurated.com
Tommy Hilfiger After the buzz generated by their first collaboration, Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid are back for another round. The second TommyXGigi drop puts a West Coast twist on the brand’s East Coast heritage, this time paying homage to California. Playful touches such as badges, patches and rugby stripes feature across relaxed silhouettes, while signature Tommy colours are a nod to the brand’s history. tommy.com
Dr. Martens FOOL
Roses are red, violets are blue, Dr. Martens has created a Valentine’s Day collection, especially for you. The February release sees the original 8-eye 1460 boot and the 4-eye English brogue shoe get a tough love update. Both the Joyce HRT and Bentley II HRT feature a smooth grain Venice leather upper in white, a black sole and red lining. But, it’s the toe detailing that really brings the romance. For stockists call 1800 655 154
If you’re looking to play at VAMFF this year, you might want to head down to FOOL. The Greville Street boutique is irreverent when it comes to colour, and will be running a styling workshop as part of the Festival. FOOL designer, Rowena Doolan, will teach participants to express their individuality through colour and shape, in line with the label’s ethos that fashion is too important to be taken seriously. FOOL will also be joining the Fashion Advocate Runway on March 11, celebrating ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s giving new meaning to the phrase 'dress like a fool'. foolclothing.com.au IMAGE MATT WARE
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See the Light GIULIA BRUGLIERA WAS A GUEST OF UNIQLO FOR ITS SPRING/SUMMER 17 PRESS TOUR IN JAPAN.
I went to Japan and now I finally ‘get’ UNIQLO
BY GIUL IA BRUGL IER A
UNIQLO is pretty weird, huh. I get it. You walk into store, only to find a million coloured versions of the same quilted jacket, cashmere jumper and those legging-pant things. (Those legging-pant things rule, btw). I know what it’s like, because I was once like you. Where all the other global chain stores made sense, UNIQLO was the anomaly; the foreign second cousin that try as it might, just would not fit in with its retail giant counterparts. But turns out it’s actually the bomb. It took a trip to Japan for me to finally ‘get’ UNIQLO but now that I do, I can’t imagine my life without it. Much like Nutella, or when I discovered ‘rosebud’ on The Sims. So for those still confused by the relevance of Heattech, let me explain.
It’s not ‘fashion’ per se The first step on your way to UNIQLO enlightenment, is to understand how to wear it. Once I’d seen UNIQLO in context (i.e. Japan), the brand made a whole lot more sense. I like to analogise it with normcore. When we first discovered normcore it was as boring as it was puzzling. But once we’d seen enough fashion bloggers pull it off, our city embraced it with an unbridled enthusiasm: one that delivered an overabundance of boxy silhouettes and mom jeans. Much like normcore, once you understand UNIQLO, it’s easy to embrace. Also much like normcore, UNIQLO’s key focus is on minimal, wearable staples that are easy to ‘build up’. But fortunately, unlike normcore, there’s much more versatility here. It’s the antithesis of fast fashion This is kind of hard to swallow given that we tend to bundle UNIQLO with the other chain store giants. But think of it as a wholesome apple where the other brands are McDonald’s – it’s pretty much the total exact opposite. UNIQLO rejects the fast fashion model entirely, refusing to manufacture any style it considers to be a passing trend.
Take skinny jeans, for example. It took years before the brand started manufacturing them. At the time, everyone considered our love affair with skinny jeans to be somewhat ephemeral. Obviously that was not the case and today, UNIQLO delivers skinny jeans accordingly. You will literally always have something to wear More visits to UNIQLO = less morning freakouts because yes, you will always have something to wear. Most of what’s in-store is designed to fit in seamlessly with your existing wardrobe. Top for those culottes? Tick. Jacket for that top? Tick. Coat that doesn’t interfere with that culottes/top/jacket sitch? Tick. You get the idea. It’s essentially magic You know when you’ve heard people raving out how ah-mazing their new UNIQLO piece is and you’ve never really understood why? This is why. Essentially, they’re talking about the technical aspect of the product – what makes it durable, washable, flexible, etc. UNIQLO has dedicated an undeniably massive portion of its business to fabric innovation (such as Heattech and Airism), so that it becomes more comfortable and practical for everyday wear. So far they’ve invented puffer jackets that fit in your clutch and singlets that quite literally absorb your body heat. It’s kind of like dressing in the future. uniqlo.com/au
Give yourself an industry active education Just 1 year out of high school and only 8 months into her training, Chloe Goldsmith is head strong and has her mind focused on her future. Styling for Channel 9’s TV show, ‘Beauty and the Geek Australia’, interning with internationally recognised designer Jacinta James, Merchandising for the retail giant Topshop, and still making time to travel to China, filling up her contact book with industry connections.
“Being able to study full time while also gaining invaluable industry experience has been so rewarding for me” Chloe hasn’t wasted a moment of 2016 and we can’t wait to see what boxes she ticks off in 2017! To find out more about Chloe’s journey, please visit, info.karlvonbusse.com/blog
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Forever Chuck CONVERSE ESSENTIALS SPORTSWEAR T-SHIRT $40 RAIINE PRESTON LEATHER SKIRT $417 FROM NORTH COLLECTIVE
The Chuck Taylor’s influence spans generations and genres. Since its beginnings as a basketball shoe in 1917, it has gone on to stamp its influence across music, fashion, art and skate culture. As relevant now as it was 100 years ago, here’s a look through the Converse archives and a glimpse of what’s to come for the Chuck family in 2017.
Photographer Jordan Drysdale Stylist Carlos Mangubat Hair and makeup Maria Gullace Model Lili Steele
THE BEGINNING Chuck Taylor All Star This is the shoe that started it all and created a movement. Born in 1917, The Chuck Taylor All Star was the original basketball shoe. First introduced as simply the ‘All Star’, it was later improved and refined by basketball player and salesman, Chuck Taylor.
UNIQLO EXTRA FINE MERINO TURTLENECK $39.90 ALEXANDRA PETERS FRINGED PANT POA
THE THROWBACK Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 The Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 is a recrafted throwback that pays homage to the original All Star from the 1970s. Vintage details have been combined with modern additions – such as extra cushioning and a thicker rubber sole – to bring this classic silhouette comfortably into the present.
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CONVERSE ESSENTIALS SPORTSWEAR PANT $90
THE SEQUEL Chuck Taylor All Star II The Chuck Taylor All Star II is the 21st Century sequel to the 1917 classic. Redesigned with wearability in mind, the addition of cutting-edge sports technology (Nike Lunarlon cushioning) equals extra support, comfort and ease of movement.
THE EVOLUTION Chuck Taylor All Star Modern Lux This style is a look to the future, while still nodding to the All Star heritage. Lightweight and sleek, it features a supple leather upper, a monochromatic palette and a full-length Phylon outsole. H&M SHIRT $49.99 H&M DRESS $34.99
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GET YOUR KICKS
PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Our sneaker addiction is getting slightly out of control but can you blame us? This month we’ve been favouring maroon and navy lace-ups, though we’re always partial to another pair of fresh white trainers. Clockwise from top left ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX IN MAROON $120 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES ADIDAS ORIGINALS GAZELLE IN NAVY $130 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES CONVERSE ONE STAR ’74 $140 ADIDAS ORIGINALS COURT VANTAGE $90 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES VANS AUTHENTIC IN TRUE WHITE $99.95
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From the Shadows What were you listening to while writing I See You? Romy: It’s hard to say anything specific, just because it’s three different people with different tastes. Not Jamie’s solo album, In Colour? Jamie: No (laughs). I have definitely heard that too much. At one stage we did a road trip from Seattle to LA and we made playlists that had everything on there from jazz, to techno, to electro, to rock. Even the radio… Romy: That was kind of counterproductive because a lot of Jamie’s solo stuff was being played on the radio at the time. Did you find it hard to balance that solo project while writing for this album? Jamie: Well, my tour definitely went on a little longer than expected. Too much fun in Wollongong?
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I met Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith in their high-rise Melbourne hotel room. With the weather 30 degrees and sunny, Melbourne was showing off. But it seemed I was the only one feeling the heat.
What ensued was a string of extremely successful albums: xx, Coexist and now five years later, I See You.
“Apologies for my sweaty appearance,” I joked. “We haven’t had a day over 20 degrees in ages.”
Jamie: I actually spent New Year’s here last year, touring my solo project for a festival. I spent a fair bit of time in Wollongong last January, which always brings up a few fun memories.
My comments were received with wry smiles that meant either: a) they had not in fact heard my hilarious attempt to lighten the mood, or b) their reputation of hating interviews was entirely correct. With zero sense of shame, I quizzed them about it. “Well, it’s not that we hate interviews, we’re just quite private people,” said Romy. “I think that we’re definitely getting better though.” I hoped so, they’ve been doing this a while. After forming as a duo at the age of 15, Romy and bandmate Oliver Sim met Jamie while studying at Elliott School in Putney, England. Like that, The xx was born.
Following an awkward first encounter, I sat with Romy and Jamie to chat road trips, solo projects and one of Australia’s most underrated party cities. Welcome back to Australia! When were you here last?
Jamie: That was literally it, too much fun. The balance shifted from being what I thought was manageable, to us spending too much time apart. Romy and Oliver were finding it hard because it was very on/off on/off. We finally managed to get a lot of time together in London to finish the record. I remember feeling very out of it in 2012 because I didn’t have the Coexist album cover as my iPhone lock screen. How did you come up with it? Romy: I think that in the beginning we chose the name because we liked Xs. It sounds trivial, but it was a very simple decision at the time – Oliver and I were just naming a Myspace when we were 16.
Jamie: You can’t make this stuff up.
When we were working to design the artwork at the beginning, we collaborated with a graphic designer who we thought really got us. But the stuff he showed us was a bit too complicated. I said: “I think it should just be an X?”
You had a big break between albums. When it’s one like Coexist that was so wellreceived, do you feel a lot of pressure to release something similar in terms of the sound?
The first single off the new album, 'On Hold', is definitely a little more pop-y. Is that something you take into account when figuring out the first release? That you want it to be more commercially appealing?
Romy: I think on Coexist we worried a lot more than we may have let on, particularly when it came to writing things that we thought people wanted to hear. I think we just worried what people thought of us. But on this album, we made it over a long period of time, questioning what do we love and what feels right for us, rather than sticking to the rules about what makes an xx song.
Jamie: Obviously we have a lot of input, but I think it’s difficult to have perspective when you’ve been working on something for so long. We listened to the record with a lot of people and tried to gain perspective that way, which really helped. It also helps when you have people around you that you trust.
I See You is out now. thexx.info
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Found & Hound
It’s a simple enough concept: you wouldn’t eat the same thing every day, so why should your dog? Pawleo is a Melbourne-based business creating handmade, raw dog food, pawfect for those wanting to feed their puppers natural and nutritious food. Pawleo changes its ingredients every week, in order to give your dog a wide and varied diet. Just order online and it’ll be delivered to your door. How easy’s that? Your pooch will only be eating human-quality food like meat, fish, bones, eggs, fruit and veggies, with everything grain-free and fresh. For free shipping on your first order, use the code FASHIONJOURNAL. pawleo.com.au
When it comes to cute, dogs in bandannas takes the cake. Found & Hound launched at Dogapalooza in 2016, with a collection of carefully handmade bandannas, bowties and collars (we’re talking actual business shirt collars, FYI). Crafted from vintage textiles in Melbourne, F&H can tailor its designs to fit the biggest Great Dane to the smallest Chihuahua. You’re also doing a good deed when you purchase an F&H piece. A portion of every Found & Hound sale is donated to Pets Of The Homeless Australia, to raise awareness and provide help to pets of people experiencing or facing homelessness. foundandhound.com.au
Big & Little Dogs
Harnesses are an ideal way to make sure your furry pals are comfortable and safe when they walk. Brisbane-based business, Big & Little Dogs, began with a struggle to find harnesses that would fit different-sized dogs properly. The solution came in the form of cute-to-boot printed harnesses that are reversible and adjustable. If you feel like decking out your pup a little more, there’s also an offering of collars, leashes and bowties in an array of patterns and colours. Everything has been designed for maximum comfort to keep your pooch happy. bigandlittledogs.com
Sure, monogramming your wallet and phone case is nice, but how about your pet accessories? The team behind BOco are dedicated pooch owners and believe a pet’s accessories should be just as unique as their personalities. Each collar and lead in BOco’s collection is created from premium pebbled leather and is available in a range of vibrant colours – think aqua, rose quartz and royal blue. You’ll also have the option to select from gold or silver hardware. And yes, the BOco team will soon be adding monogramming to the range, making for a more pawsonal touch. boco.com.au
HOLLY RYAN GOLD WAVEE EARRING (WORN THROUGHOUT) $250 IRO REZA JACKET $1849
My Own Way
Photographer Michelle Beatty @ Vivienâ€™s Creative Stylist Margot Robinson @ Infidels Creative Hair Dolly Ward @ Union Management Makeup Cat Smith @ Union Management Model Frankie @ IMG Models
ANNA QUAN ALLEGRA SHIRT $550
AEâ€™LKEMI SNAKESKIN A-LINE SKIRT $1498
KAREN WALKER SALVADOR SUNGLASSES $369
BEC & BRIDGE NATURES ELEMENT SKIRT $180
BEC & BRIDGE NATURES ELEMENT CROP TOP $110
IRO LOTTE JACKET $1579
IRO MAKENZIE LEATHER SKIRT $1299
IRO LOTTE JACKET $1579 IRO MEGANY PANT $1579 STYLISTâ€™S OWN POLO
OSKAR THE SIXTH AFFLICTION SLEEVELESS LINEN TUNIC $169.99 OSKAR WAY OF THE ROSES HIGH WAISTED SHORTS $139.99
SANDRO DANDY JACKET $620 EUGENIE CLASSIC TROUSER $438 KAREN WALKER SALVADOR SUNGLASSES $369
BEC & BRIDGE NATURES ELEMENT CROP TOP $110 BEC & BRIDGE NATURES ELEMENT SKIRT $180 KAREN WALKER SALVADOR SUNGLASSES $369
AEâ€™LKEMI SEQUIN DECO PLUNGE GOWN $1100
IRO REZA JACKET $1849
ANNA QUAN ALLEGRA SHIRT $550 AEâ€™LKEMI SNAKESKIN A-LINE SKIRT $1498
IRO LOTTE JACKET $1579 STYLISTâ€™S OWN POLO
LONELY ALICE WRAP DRESS $229 STYLISTâ€™S OWN VINTAGE BOOTS
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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is so close we can smell it. Our favourite part? Discovering the next generation of Australian designers. Presented by AMP Capital and supported by Fashion Journal, the National Graduate Showcase will bring together the best talent from the countryâ€™s top tertiary institutions. Please say hello to this yearâ€™s line-up.
The National Graduate Showcase will take place on March 19 at the Royal Exhibition Building. Tickets are on sale now. vamff.com.au
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Photographer Jordan Drysdale Stylist Jade Leung @ Vivienâ€™s Creative Hair Barney Gleeson @ Salon Baby Makeup Maria Gullace Set design Lucian Clifforth Models Bela @ IMG Models, Jesse @ Chadwick Models
WILLIAM THI RMIT
VICTORIA BLISS RMIT
TONY LEE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
ROCHELLE BRAMICH WHITEHOUSE
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TARA MIRANNE BAILEY
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01 Aletheia & Phos
02 Bared Footwear
Bared Footwear does things a little differently than most. Created by podiatrist Anna Baird, the brand works to design shoes that care for your body from the ground up. Each pair is engineered with a biomechanic footbed, bringing sneaker comfort to shoes that look anything but. Like these very nice monk straps (pictured), for example. The label also offers multiple fitting options, reaching up to size 43 in women’s and size 48 in men’s. It’s all about creating footwear that lets you ‘live every step’. This goes so far beyond great looking shoes. bared.com.au
Showing your love shouldn’t just be reserved for Valentine’s Day. Aletheia & Phos shares this sentiment, with the theme of connection lying at the heart of the brand. Inspired by wandering the world, founder Alicia Millan wanted to create a way for wearers to stay connected to home. Accordingly, the label uses crystals and gemstones across its delicate jewellery range. This year, Alicia is staying true to the brand’s ethos, taking Aletheia & Phos to New York for Capsule, a premier fashion and lifestyle event that gathers the best of international brands. With all jewellery certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, there’s a lot to love. aletheiaphos.com
Just as important as the garment itself, is its origin. This is the ethos at the heart of Sydney label, Snowe. Each design combines 100 per cent European cotton fabric and trims with local manufacturing and handfinishing. The process minimises environmental impact and ensures the highest levels of quality are maintained in the construction of each piece. Also key to the Snowe philosophy is the fusion of the softness and directional nature of womenswear, with functional design approaches and tailoring that are often reserved for menswear. The result is a range of shirts and tunics in minimal, modern styles that will slide into any wardrobe with ease. snowe.com.au
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04 Things Terrific
Functionality is key when it comes to bags and wallets, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look good too. The team behind Things Terrific shares this thinking. A family-run business, the brand offers a range of refined leather accessories designed for those who value quality and craftsmanship. The collection is expansive, with the usual suspects (handbags, purses, wallets), appearing alongside wash bags, travellers, business sleeves, folios and backpacks in varying colours. Each piece is crafted from top quality, full-grain leather, used for both its individual character and smooth finish. thingsterrific.com.au
05 Meraki Collections
We all know how damaging fast fashion is but how many of us can say we’ve done something about it? Valuing the slow fashion movement, designer Dayana Adones decided to take matters into her own hands and started Meraki Collections. The name means ‘to do something with soul, creativity or love,’ and that’s just what the label does. Founded on values of equality and respect for people and the Earth, Meraki’s pieces are produced in Melbourne, by local manufacturers. The label has a strong focus on craftsmanship, with the small-run collections constructed from high-quality textiles. Topping things off, Meraki donates 10 per cent of all sales to beyondblue. merakicollections.com.au
06 Odessa Mykytowycz
You know you’ve got talent when you can make the humble line look this good. Odessa Mykytowycz, with her hypnotic style, definitely has it. Stemming from a creative obsession with lines, Odessa searched for different avenues to best display her work. Starting with prints, she has now expanded into earrings, personalised portraits and bright clutches. Made with custom-printed leather, the clutches are also available in smaller, cardholder-sized pouches. The glowing, pulsing effect in her pieces is born from blending and contrasting lines of colour. Proudly constructing every piece by hand, Odessa also takes commissions. odessamyky.bigcartel.com
Yogi Peace Club
Melbourne cafes were onto something when they started stocking The Wild. Offering a range of breakfast blends that are glutenfree, organic, vegan and free of refined sugar, the brand makes healthy morning food that *actually* tastes good. We promise. Delivered by a tight-knit duo (who may or may not be sisters), each combination of porridge, bircher, muesli, crumble and granola has less sugar per serve than an apple. Plus, you’ve got the added bonus of paleo, no added sugar, raw and low GI options. For an extra treat, FJ readers can score 25% off using the code FJ25. the-wild.co
Some days we struggle with motivation to head to the gym, but we always have a reason to do yoga. A combined love of the practice and the beach was the inspiration for Yogi Peace Club. Based in Torquay, the label delivers a vibrant selection of yoga wear and accessories with a distinctly tropical theme. Palms and pineapples span the range, while tees bear slogans like ‘Aloha Namaste’. But it’s the yoga mats that really set this brand apart. Expect colourful mandalas splashed across 100 per cent biodegradable tree rubber. Namaste. yogipeaceclub.com
While we’re increasingly conscious shoppers when it comes to everyday dressing, it’s easy to overlook our choice of activewear. So here’s a timely reminder. At the forefront of the ethical movement is ALAS, a sustainable label working to encourage conscious choices beyond just daywear. Last year saw the label expand from sleepwear into activewear, with the new range focusing on athletic cuts and wearability. The line is made using entirely sustainable materials including an organic stretch cotton and a recycled PET fabric, woven with 17 per cent elastane for flexibility and support. The result is functional and beautiful activewear, but not as you know it. alasthelabel.com
Cashmere may not traditionally be your first choice of activewear, but Birdie Cashmere might just change that. Made from a technical cotton/cashmere blend, the label’s pieces are ultralight, breathable and surprisingly gym-appropriate. Birdie has tapped a unique ratio of natural fibres, pioneered by the label to keep you cool during your sweat sesh and warm once you’re done. Unsurprisingly, the focus here is on comfort and wearable design. Styles are versatile, with the range covering staples like white tees, lightweight hoodies and breton stripes. Ideal for gym and brunch after. Or alternatively, just brunch. Use the code Fashionj to save 15%. birdiecashmere.com
Bravura Sydney New activewear is one way to get yourself motivated. And Bravuraâ€™s sportswear line is likely to make you feel good, too. Designed with extra support and curvier figures in mind, the collection is a fusion of sleek cuts, athletic designs and bold prints. Itâ€™s also an ideal alternative to mass-produced sportswear, with the brand committed to producing all pieces in Australia with ethical manufacturing processes. As for fabrication, Bravura favours locally-sourced materials such as Supplex Lycra and Combed Cotton Lycra. Combined benefits include limiting shrinkage and fading, plus increased breathability and durability. bravura.sydney
doyoueven Sporting a pair of statement leggings can be the easiest way to elevate your gym outfit. Cue doyoueven, the Melbourne fitness fashion label that brings street influence straight to the treadmill. Through bold and eccentric designs, its range is designed to empower and make an impression. The latest drop sees two new legging sets in various colourways. The Jungle Collection showcases a tropical-inspired theme splashed across three designs. Meanwhile, the CompFit Supernovas are comfy compression tights with handy reflective panels. Treat yourself to 10% off by using FJ10 at checkout. Word on the street is a new release is coming, keep an eye out. doyoueven.com
HAIR & BEAUTY
Glow Factor Fast track your way to a healthy glow with a little guidance from the Fashion Journal team.
Brand: Mecca Cosmetica Name: Enlightened Illuminating Balm Available from: mecca.com.au Price: $32 Type: balm Despite the bronze-y colour this one works with even the palest skin tones. It offers a dewy glow that’s subtle enough to use down the nose and on the Cupid’s bow. Illumination factor: medium Rating:
Brand: Chosungah22 Name: 24h Raybeam Cream Available from: mecca.com.au Price: $40 Type: cream If you like the smell of baby powder, you're off to a good start. This cream offers a super subtle, dewy glow for those wanting the lightest level of illumination. Illumination factor: soft Rating:
Brand: Dior Name: Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder Available from: Myer, David Jones Price: $95 Type: pressed powder One word: luxe. This powder delivers a soft shimmer and is as light as a breeze. It also comes with a mini kabuki brush (finally, a product that comes with a good quality applicator). Your complexion, but better. Illumination factor: soft - medium Rating:
Brand: Napoleon Perdis Name: Total Bae Tone It! Face + Body Reflective Contour in Gold Seeker Available from: napoleonperdis.com Price: $39 Type: pressed powder Napoleon’s latest offering provides a warm, pigmented glow that adds a subtle sheen at a really wallet-friendly price point. The texture is smooth and it’s buildable if you want to add extra definition to your features. Illumination factor: medium Rating:
Brand: Bobbi Brown Name: Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow Available from: bobbibrown.com.au Price: $80 Type: pressed powder This one’s a cult favourite and it’s not hard to see why. With a clear base and pearl pigments, it gives a radiant, from-within glow. Opt for Bronze Glow if you’re looking for natural illumination that’s easily buildable. Illumination factor: soft Rating:
Brand: Winky Lux Name: Lightbox Cream Illuminator in Bronze Bombshell Available from: mecca.com.au Price: $31 Type: cream Super creamy and easy to apply, this one only requires a few dabs where necessary. Bonus points for the price but it loses a few because of the colour – it’s slightly too plum-toned. Illumination factor: high Rating:
HAIR & BEAUTY
Beauty Buys New this month.
If there’s one makeup trend we can’t get enough of, it’s nude lips. And it seems the team at Napoleon Perdis has been thinking the same thing. The brand has just added three new neutral shades to its collection of Luminous Lip Veils. The range is made in Italy and formulated with vitamin E to nourish your skin, while delivering a lush sheen. napoleonperdis.com
TO SAVE FACE SPF 30
Mecca Cosmetica Mecca Cosmetica’s eponymous line is pretty much heaven-sent. The newest addition to the skincare range is the To Save Face SPF 30 Mineral Gel Cream. Ideal for sensitive skin, this fragrance, paraben and sulphate-free mixture has been enriched with colloidal oatmeal to soothe and restore the skin’s balance. Formulated with a slight peach tint, it blends seamlessly without leaving a pesky white film. mecca.com.au
MINERAL GEL CREAM $38
LUMINOUS LIP VEILS $32
Hourglass GIRL LIP STYLO $46
You probably wouldn’t believe us if we told you the newest product from Hourglass is a fusion of a lip balm, liner and lipstick. But you should trust us, we’ve tried it. The GIRL Lip Stylo is here to replace all your lip products. The silky, weightless formula is blended with shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed, to nourish your lips and keep them hydrated. You can pick it up from Mecca in your choice of 20 shades. mecca.com.au
Is there anything more annoying than sprucing up your hair and then ruining it with too much hairspray? ELEVEN Australia’s newest product offers a solution, in the form of a pliable medium hold cream, that also nourishes the hair. Created by hairdressing legend, Joey Scandizzo, the Medium Hold Styling Cream is packed with carnauba wax and lanolin oil for a natural shine. Time to put down the hairspray. elevenaustralia.com
MEDIUM HOLD STYLING
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER $19.99
Keeko Oil Keeko’s Activated Charcoal Powder is set to be best on ground for your beauty routine. Joining the brand’s natural teeth-whitening range, the powder gets a tick of approval for its versatility. Let’s discuss. Activated charcoal has long been used for everything from teeth whitening to detoxing. Keeko’s blend is created using pharmaceutical and food-grade coconut charcoal, working to whiten teeth while you brush as usual. The powder can also be used as a detoxifying face mask or as spot treatment when mixed with a little water. keekooil.com
Look & Listen
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA and BIANCA O'NEILL
PANA CHOCOLATE, THE RECIPES
HOW TO BE COOL
BUDDHISM FOR BREAK-UPS
Thomas W. Hodgkinson
With all the hype surrounding Pana Chocolate, it was only a matter of time before they released a book. Pana Chocolate, The Recipes is a beautiful hardback, featuring the techniques and recipes for 50-something raw desserts, breakfasts and snacks. An admittedly sceptical Pana fan myself, I was surprised at how healthy most these recipes actually are. I was also pleased with the seemingly minimal preparation time. Did I attempt any of the recipes in the book? No. Will I ever? Probably not. Unless you have a penchant for buying unnecessarily overpriced abstract health foods, neither will you. But, did I enjoy spending an hour of my day looking at different pictures of chocolate? You bet I did.
Let me start by saying that while this is a great book, please don’t ever read it in public. You don’t want that on your rep. Next, let’s just consider what level of selfassurance it takes to author something like this (a lot). Accordingly, How to be Cool is a witty, biting and boldly authoritative guide to cool. It identifies ‘Nine Defining Qualities of Cool’ and educates on a cumulative 150 idols, ideals and concepts to improve your coolness. Hodgkinson has literally covered the field of cool, touching on everything from ‘jazz cool’ (Miles Davis) to ‘geek cool’ (Steve Jobs). He also gets pretty meta at a point, asking ‘is cool cool?’ Fortunately, he seems sufficiently self-aware of how non-cool it is to study to be cool. But he doesn’t care, which is cool in itself, no?
Meshel Laurie is one of those polarising people. I adore her, so perhaps take this review with a grain of salt. However, I think the fact I really, genuinely, thoroughly enjoyed Buddhism for Break-ups has got to speak for something, given I am not going (nor have I ever gone) through a serious breakup. Perhaps it means I have no idea what I’m talking about. Or perhaps it means the principles of Buddhism discussed are universally relevant and that Meshel’s words are honest, comforting, hilarious and encouraging. (It might also mean both. They’re not mutually exclusive). Regardless, for anyone going through a break-up right now, why not try it? You’ve got nothing to lose except $29.99.
ALBUM REVIEWS I SEE YOU
RUN THE JEWELS 3
Run The Jewels
With this title, The xx emerge from the dark, exposing themselves for the first time to a broader audience. It's not so much that they've suddenly turned 'commercial', but perhaps that they’ve relented to the idea of the Top 40 embracing more eclectic styles. It’s through this The xx have finally struck the delicate balance between embracing their success and delivering conceptual art. The opener, for example, is an unapologetic party song – ghostly and ambient, sure, but it opens with horns. Horns! Despite all this, it does venture inwards at times, so as not to lose their most loyal fans. But count I See You as their coming out party: proud, re-energised and as creative as ever.
It's about now, less than a month into President Trump's questionable service, that the US needs artists like Run The Jewels. Killer Mike and El-P return to spit rhymes to the converted, about the evil of the elite, public disobedience and violence. “With a gun and a knife in our waistband / Went to war with the Devil and Shaytan / He wore a bad toupee and a spray tan...my job is to fight for survival,” we hear on ‘Talk To Me’. If that’s not an effective call to arms right now, then nothing is. This is what hip hop is for. And RTJ3 is, in a way, a return to the old school roots of hip hop as protest art. Apart from the politics? It’s a really fucking great record.
THE KIDS WILL KNOW IT'S BULLSHIT Dune Rats If stoner-Aussie-surf-rock is your thing, then this is the album for your summer. And if it’s not, well, why not? It’s the quintessential antidote to the seriousness of Tame Impala. This is the kind of album that was also made in a garage, but with a sense of humour that winks at Straya, rather than erring into joke territory. At first glance it’s a fairly simple, fun rock album. But when you dive deeper into the lyrics, like “I got a nice dream / Not so bad to get through / Not too late / Where do we go from here?” you start to realise that this is an album about the uncertain future that Gen Z faces. Perhaps the angst is the same as our own, or perhaps everything is worse these days. But at least the kids will know it’s all bullshit... right?
Out & About Napoleon Perdis Total Bae Brunch, Sydney Time to get your hands on the next line of Napoleon Perdis’ Total Bae products. To celebrate the release, Lianna Perdis hosted VIP guests at an intimate brunch at her family’s Double Bay residence. Visitors were treated to a selection of breakfast goodies, a peek at the new products and had the chance to spend some time with the king of makeup himself, Napoleon Perdis. napoleonperdis.com
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