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Beauty reports Our office is by no means glam. More often than not you’ll find us with bags under our eyes, dry shampoo in our hair and quite regularly, makeup-free. We’ve been putting in a little more effort recently though, and documenting the process with FJ Beauty Reports. It’s how we rank the best of new and cult beauty products. You can see how they stack up at fashionjournal.com.au/beauty/reviews
Young people doing cool things We’ve been feeling inspired by the sheer number of young folk killing it in the creative industries. We caught up with 16-year-old Lianna Perdis. She's recently teamed up with her dad (industry legend, Napoleon Perdis) to launch a makeup range and has landed a spot on this month's cover. She’s not the only young gun of the month. We stole some time with Alice Kennedy, the 2016 winner of the VAMFF National Graduate Showcase. We also photographed five new faces from IMG Models. These girls are just taking their first steps in the modelling world, but they’re already doing big things.
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Acler Nothing gets us excited for hot weather quite like the release of Spring/Summer collections. So Australian label Acler is making us very happy right now. Staying true to the nature of the brand, the SS16 line focuses on the beauty of fabric, texture and colour. Formed with natural fibres – delicate silks, cottons, satins and linens – these meticulously-constructed pieces feel fresh and simple. The colour palette combines deep blues, bronzes and olives with more neutral tones, easing us into summer dressing. acler.com.au
Lucy Folk We always get a bit giddy when Lucy Folk drops a new collection. Shapeshifter is no different. The collection sees Folk reimagine traditional geometric shapes through a selection of fine and mainline jewels. Paired with her famed cocktail clutches and Italian-made eyewear, Shapeshifter veers from traditional design, favouring an artistic edge. Purchase these babies in store and online now. lucyfolk.com
Bailey Nelson Buying glasses should be one of life’s pleasures and Bailey Nelson makes it just that. These guys pride themselves on locally designed and handcrafted eyewear, with everything made from the best quality materials. We’ve been eyeing off the Classics range for quite some time. It’s made up of signature round styles, plus browline specs in tortoiseshell, black and transparent frames. All lenses are polarised and come standard with anti-scratch and anti-glare coating. It’s all delivered without the exxy price tag, which is part of the reason we love these guys so much. baileynelson.com.au
Everyone knows the quintessential Tommy Hilfiger look, so it’s kinda big news when the fashion powerhouse steps outside the box and does something a wee bit different. Tommy’s gone old school for its latest capsule collection. Taking inspo from the ’90s, this line is all about high-waisted essentials, oversized jackets and long-sleeved sweatshirts. The campaign features Hailey Baldwin and Lucky Blue Smith, both working their magic and making us reallyyyyy want some of those cut-off shorts. global.tommy.com/au
Australian National College of Beauty Calvin Klein If you haven’t appeared in a Calvin Klein campaign, you haven’t made it. At least that’s how we’re feeling after the global powerhouse dropped its Fall campaign. Officially the new measure of cool, the campaign features over 29 tastemakers across 80 film-shot images, including Frank Ocean, Grace Coddington, Bella Hadid, Cameron Dallas, Kate Moss and our very own Margot Robbie. The brand has also announced plans to roll out video and social content, behind-the-scenes interviews, special performances (!) and customised Spotify playlists. Watch this space. ck.com
The Australian National College of Beauty has just had a makeover, and upgraded its Diploma of Beauty Therapy. The course specialises in beauty treatments and services, created in consultation with industry experts. It will give you all the important skills – facial massage, body massage, hair and brow treatments, makeup, hair removal and aromatherapy – to make it big in the industry. Graduates also learn about nutrition to better understand its effects on skin. And once your diploma is complete, ANCB helps you get your foot in the door, providing work experience and employment opportunities through its network of ancb.edu.au
MSFW Ettitude Bed is life, bed is goals. Ettitude knows this and since we spend one third of our life in bed, the brand has decided to perfect bedding. It’s the first company in the world to use 100 per cent organic bamboo lyocell fabric, requiring far less water to produce than cotton. It’s also a socially responsible label, holding high ethical standards and partnering with local charities to give back to the community. And if the brand hadn’t already ticked all the boxes, everything available is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. Enter SLEEP15 at the checkout to receive 15% off (excluding sale items). Sweet dreams. ettitude.com.au
Winter’s departure for another year can only mean one thing: Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Taking place from August 26 to September 2, the festival program will be fronted by 2016 ambassador, Isabel Lucas, with one of our ANTM faves, Shanali, (pictured) a face of the campaign. For all of the news and updates on this year’s events, download MSFW’s mobile app which launches on August 1. Tickets are on sale now. See you there. melbourne.vic.gov.au/msfw
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Make a Mark In just a few just months, Alice Kennedy has gone from the classroom at RMIT to designing for one of Australia’s largest department stores. Yep, she’s achieved a lot in her short time as a designer. After presenting a cleverly textured collection on the runway at VAMMF, Alice was announced as the 2016 winner of the National Graduate Showcase. The talented grad is now undertaking Target’s mentoring program and will soon be launching her own collection for the retailer. With a strong design style and plans to head to New York in the next year, you’ll want to remember her name.
VAMFF 2017 will take place on March 1-19, 2017. vamff.com.au target.com.au
INTERVIEW BY VERONICA STANFORD PHOTOGRAPHY BY MADDIE ROUX How did you enjoy showcasing at VAMFF? Amazing, it was so much fun. I was really lucky, two of my friends from uni were in [the NGS], so it was fun to experience it with them. It makes you feel special (laughs). All the hard work everyone does in fourth year has paid off. Obviously we weren’t the only ones who worked hard – everyone worked so hard and we were just lucky to get in. Have you started on your Target capsule collection? I’m about two months in. I was expecting my first day to be like: ''this is where the coffee is, this is where you sit.'' Instead it was: ''here’s a pencil, a pad and off you go.'' The design process was very fast-paced, different to RMIT. [At school] we could chop and change elements as we went, as it was only ourselves involved in the process. But at Target, it obviously involves many other people, both in Australia and overseas. When you sign off on a design, that’s it, it’s out of your hands and it’s in production. It’s been very ‘go, go, go’ but the whole team is so lovely. They’re really warm and welcoming.
How has the process been so far? It’s been amazing. I’ve had total freedom to design how I like, however it’s very commercial, which is different to how I’ve worked in the past. Target already has an idea of who its woman is. But [the team] has been saying, ''design however/whatever you like and we will reel you back in if it’s too risky for the market.'' As my style is quite clean and minimal, I haven’t had any trouble with the design process at all. What can we expect from the collection? The collection is 12 pieces. It’s minimal with clean lines and includes garments [ranging] from a slip dress to wide-leg pants. It can cater for all outings, which is definitely something I’ve learnt at my time with Target. At RMIT you could evolve as your collection came to life. But with the Target collection, the brand already has a market that isn’t rapidly changing. What else have you learnt throughout this experience? Stay true to your designs and pick your battles. You aren’t going to win every battle and will have to sacrifice some things to get [others]. Relinquishing control is another. I’m so used to doing everything myself, but you need to step back and let others help.
What’s next for you now that you’ve graduated? My plan is to do New York. I’m planning on moving over there with my friend, Bella. We’ll just see what happens. I feel like New York is the place to go if you want to see if you're really good or not. Quickfire questions Fashion is... for you to decipher. Creativity is... your form of expression. My favourite song is... ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac. The best place to shop is... in Australia? Sydney. Uni is... hard work and worth it. I never leave the house without... my little point-and-shoot. I’d most like to visit... Yosemite National Park. The designer I’d most like to meet is... Raf Simons. I’d ask him... for a job at Calvin Klein! The best book I’ve ever read is... my first year pattern-making booklet. My favourite place in the world is... I don’t really have one yet, Melbourne’s pretty great though. On a Friday night you’ll find me... at work. The National Graduate Showcase was... an amazing experience.
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You can catch George Maple on her Australian tour this month. georgemaple.com
It’s 7pm on a Thursday night and I’m placing a call to London. It’s not my usual Thursday night, but it’s not every night I call George Maple for a chat. It’s 10am in London. As she answers, I hear the faint clinking of coffee cups in the background. George’s day is just beginning. Her real name isn’t actually George, it’s Jess. George Maple is the exaggerated persona of Jess Higgs, an Australian songwriter from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. So who is George Maple? I ask. “It was a blank canvas for me… As it’s evolved it’s become an extension of myself, maybe a place where I put things that are a little more exaggerated. It’s an outlet that I can channel everything into. It has a particular vibe. Someone said it’s ‘dangerous pop music’ and that’s kind of what I’m doing at the moment. I like that expression a lot.” The last few years of George Maple’s career have been a whirlwind. Divine intervention led to her chance meeting with Hugo from Flight Facilities, when she was just 18. “I met Hugo from Flight Facilities after I was playing a gig in King’s Cross. He left his bag at the DJ booth and we happened to cross paths and we had a mutual friend… I sent him a demo that I’d done and the next week we wrote 'Foreign Language' together.” She’s also collaborated with Flume, Tkay Maidza, What So Not, Hayden James and Snakehips.
“There are no managers calling each other and saying ‘this person is the next hot thing. You should work with them!’ It’s never been like that. I really don’t vibe that. For me, you have relationships with people, you make music and that’s the best music you can make because it’s based off something that’s real.” At this point I’m starting to think that George Maple is part of Australia’s coolest gang. “Sometimes there will be an artist that I’ll just approach. Like Tkay [Maidza]…She came to my house in Sydney and stayed with us for like three days. She and I camped out with What So Not and we wrote a whole bunch of songs.” It was Emoh Instead (of What So Not) who worked on Maple’s latest single ‘Sticks and Horses’. It was also his idea to premiere the single in an American strip club. “If the girls can move to it, it means people will move to it on the dance floor,” Maple laughs. “It’s always been made for that realm.”
That realm has served as a point of inspiration for Maple’s music as well as style, she tells me. “When I was in Paris, I was going to a lot of Parisian sex shops and they are so incredible. The way they design all of the pieces, it’s just another level. I’ve never seen anything like it. “I’m into a lot of PVC, a lot of latex, a lot of dark lips…I just like drama. I like drama in everything at the moment.” In terms of her writing process, I ask Maple what inspires her. Does she draw from real-life events in her songs? “I like the idea that there’s different environments that inspire different kinds of songs. It might be a place I’m in, it might be a conversation I have,” she says. “I feel like the strongest songs are always something that I’ve personally been through.” With recurring themes of money, power and sex, it’s safe to assume she’s got a lot going on.
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Weighting on Fashion to Change
ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLAMAE
Fashion is increasingly championing diversity. So why is it still ignoring the plus-size customer?
BY AMY CAMPBELL There she goes, again. Another spunky, confident, well-dressed lady walking out of the store, empty handed. She loved the dress. She liked the colour, the cut and the style. Everything about it was perfect. It just didn’t quite fit. Did I mention she’s plus size? I shouldn’t have to. Not today. Not in 2016, where the average Australian woman wears a size 14. But after working retail for various local labels, I know this happens on the reg. While many brands overseas are willingly extending their size range (and no doubt, extending their revenue), for most high-end Aussie labels, plus size is still a taboo. Local retailers are struggling beneath the growing popularity of online shopping and fast fashion chains, so if the average Aussie lady is a plus size, why aren’t we making clothes for her? It’s like opening a bar and telling half the population they can’t drink there. Believe it or not, the term ‘plus size’ was actually rather practical when it was coined. In the 1920s, when mass manufacturing of fashion began, it referred to sizes outside what was then considered ‘average’. Back then, it was a label used to classify clothes, not the women wearing them. That was almost a century ago. Times have changed, people. Today, we have bullet trains, microwavable popcorn and artificial limbs. The average human body shape has changed, too. But illogically, the standard fashion size range has stayed the same.
I could write an article deploring this mindset, as many before me have done. But after discussing the issue with both designers and plus-size women, I’ve become aware there’s more to making larger sizes than it seems. Cost is the biggest barrier. Manufacturing on-shore is tough enough, but the cost of creating entirely new patterns and purchasing the required amount of fabric for larger sizes is virtually unaffordable. In the words of Australian writer and plussize activist, Ally Garrett, “a fashion designer complaining about making more patterns is like a banker complaining about having to count more money”. So while we witness local labels struggle against adversaries, we’re also watching them deny an influential customer patronage. It seems rather odd, right? Especially when you look to individuals and companies championing women with real waistlines, and the success and attention they’re receiving (Ashley Graham on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Paloma Elsesser for Lonely Lingerie, *sigh*). It’s difficult to see how the financial input wouldn’t pay for itself. Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to Melbourne-based plus-size model, Laura Vudé. Laura is represented by Folk Collective and despite wearing a size 18, she’s one of the agency’s most in-demand talents.
“I don’t think Australian designers realise plus-size women want to support them,” she told me, when I asked if she found it hard to shop locally. “So we buy fast fashion and we buy online. But what else are we meant to wear when local brands won’t cater to us?” Yes, there are some amazing local labels that cater purely to plus-size women. But based on my experience, like Laura, there is a customer out there that’s still not satisfied. She wants to sport the stuff she sees in Vogue, RUSSH and Elle. But sadly, it’s the very labels on these pages that still don’t consider her a player in the fashion stakes. Perhaps this plus-size venture isn’t one for an already established brand to tackle. Maybe it’s a market opportunity waiting for a next-gen designer to seize. With a gap in the market this profound, creating high-end clothes above a size 14 should be viewed as an opportunity to make change. To be an industry leader. To design the clothes few others have dared to design. But for now, the plus-size customer waits patiently. And in many cases, with cash to burn and a beautiful body to dress. One day soon, a contemporary creative will wake up and tap this untapped market. But the question remains: when?
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The end of financial year is here and that means one thing: tax returns. We’ve pulled together some fancy accessories to help get your numbers sorted. And once you’ve submitted that return, hopefully you can splash that bonus cash and treat yourself to some goodies.
Clockwise from bottom left KMART Perforated magazine holder $6 HAPPY SOCKS ’80s socks $16.95 MUJI calculator $33.95 TARGET quote pencils $3 (set) KIKKI.K budget book $16.95 BAILEY NELSON Harrison wire glasses $155 ELK Abake pouch $85 BEAU COOPS Edie flanel leather lace-ups $359 PARED Cat and Mouse glasses $250
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01 Verity Wood
Local, ethical, feminist. We’re pretty passionate about brands that take on those values and Verity Wood does just that. Made in Melbourne, the one-year-old label prides itself on achieving luxury quality while remaining ethically conscious. To ensure this, Verity Wood only uses fabrics sourced from accredited manufacturers. Pretty impressive, huh? Aptly named Modern Feministe, the brand’s new collection reflects Verity Wood’s #girlpower through clothing that’s feminine and provocative. The meticulous construction of each piece demonstrates the brand’s obsession with fine detail. The entire range encapsulates contemporary feminism, from silk camis to pink leather minis and classic fur coats – all faux, of course. veritywood.com.au
02 Vilund Design
Vilund is a label that goes beyond what you’d expect of jewellery. Brains behind the brand, Katja Vilund, is a Finnish-born, Sydney-based creator who favours a clean-lined approach to design. It’s unsurprising, given her background, with collections fusing Nordic influences and contemporary Australian elements. The result is refreshingly unpretentious jewellery. Playing with minimalism and geometric shapes, Vilund’s work exudes a near-artistic quality. She also understands the importance of detail, hiding almost missable finishes in every piece. While the small things can often be left unnoticed, Vilund wants you to appreciate the finer details. vilunddesign.com
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04 Bok by Narella
05 By Charlotte
Attitude.L is an emerging label focusing on simple, everyday wear. The debut collection, Attitude Determines Altitude, features raw cuts and asymmetrical hems across a range of versatile staples. Baby pink, dusty blue and stone grey make up the minimal colour palette and soften the label’s military-style silhouettes. For the guys, think cropped woollen trousers and structured jackets, while bell sleeves and midi skirts form the women’s collection. Attitude.L also makes a range of cute matching couples’ sweatshirts. And to seal the romantic deal, there’s free shipping Australia-wide when you purchase two or more items. attitude-l.com
What do Megan Gale, Mischa Barton and Georgia May Jagger all have in common? Apart from being really, really ridiculously good looking, they all wear the designs of jewellery label, By Charlotte. Launched in 2012, By Charlotte is the brainchild of Australian makeup artist, Charlotte Blakeney. The label actually began as a side project for Charlotte, while she worked as a makeup artist for some big names (think Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar). She now sells super-luxe pieces globally under her namesake label, with designs inspired by tropical island locations. We hear even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan. bycharlotte.com.au
If you’re looking to replace your everyday bag, our tip is to invest in something durable, that’s a little slicker than your average. That’s where Bok by Narella comes in. The Melbourne-based label designs and gathers a selection of handbags, duffle bags, backpacks and clutches made from springbok. There are pieces for your home too. Think cozy-looking couch pillows, rugs and springbok and leather floor cushions. Bringing a little luxury to our shores, all hides are sourced sustainably from various regions in South Africa and handmade in Bok’s workshops in Cape Town. This means not only do Bok’s products look nice, they’re environmentally sensitive too. bokbynarella.com
Ah, the inimitable search for the perfect leather jacket. To the untrained eye, they can all look the same. But those who have ever shopped for a leather jacket will know how hard it is to find the right one. At least Captaine is bringing you one step closer. Specialising in leather pieces for women (and soon men), Captaine takes a seasonless approach to the off-duty modern wardrobe. The label fuses the past and present to develop a new narrative for Australian fashion – one that involves leather pants, skirts, coats and hopefully, your new leather jacket. captaine.com.au
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07 One Palm
Before you check in at the travel desk, do yourself a favour and check out One Palm. The fashion design studio brings together everything you could possibly need in preparation for a 'round-the-world trip. The label’s founder, Tegan Arnold, wanted to create a line with the versatility to move from airport, to beach, to street. One Palm brings together a mix of in-house designs and iconic labels like Springcourt, Rains and Le Salty. The result is a collection of ready-to-wear fashion, luggage and leather brands in one place, ready to fill both your wardrobe and suitcase. onepalmstudio.com
08 The Fable
A good quality silk shirt is hard to find and rarely affordable. Until now. The Fable specialises in shirts handmade from a soft, thick silk sourced from India. It’s 100 per cent hand washable, meaning no expensive trips to the dry cleaners. And at $125 a shirt, it’s a worthwhile investment. The silk is hand weaved and dyed in barrels by skilled artisans, which makes us pretty confident in its quality. If you want to try before you buy, The Fable will even send you out a little fabric swatch free of charge. How did such a perfect silk shirt come to be? It’s a story in itself. thefable.com.au
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12 Jewellery by Others
Carabez is known for its uncompromising standard of excellence, in both jewellery design and manufacturing. It’s forged a tradition of creating collections and signature pieces that are designed and handmade by master craftsmen. Carabez utilises traditional techniques, while sourcing the finest diamonds, pearls and gemstones. Each piece is made in consultation with the client, ensuring that your individual creation will last for generations. The label has also just launched its men’s jewellery range, incorporating wrap bracelets, necklaces and rings. Carabez really does have something for everyone. carabez.com.au
RMIT design alumni, Hannah McMullin, is shaking up the local fashion scene with her creative baby Hid the Label. It’s evident within the label’s two-part debut collection that producing sustainable, ethical and local garments is a top priority for McMullin. Hid the Label’s A is for collection delivers a selection of classic basics – think soft jersey dresses, singlets and culottes. B is for is McMullin’s statement AW collection and features versatile striped prints and playful logo sweaters matched with free-flowing coats, capes and pants. Both Melbourne-made collections are now available online so get in fast, before the rest of us do. hidthelabel.com
It’s not too hard to elevate your outfit, if you know where to look. And dog&boy is a good place to start. The label delivers a luxe collection of cotton silk blend scarves, splashed with original and vibrant designs. Designer Sonya Michele launched the premium label earlier this year, unhappy with the lack of quality and variety on the market. Her oversized designs are inspired by the simple beauty of every day; bold in colour and pattern but sophisticated so as to tie any outfit together. dog&boy is more than just a scarf. It’s a simple way to add something beautiful to your everyday wardrobe. dogandboy.com
You’ve probably realised we have a penchant for minimal jewellery. And we’ll always have room in our jewellery box for Jewellery by Others. The independent, Melbourne-based label crafts architectural creations, influenced by life experiences and travel. With over 10 years' experience in the industry, designer Camille ensures her label offers sophisticated and timeless pieces. Crafted from only the finest globally-sourced materials, these rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings come in soft rose gold, gold and silver. The limited edition pieces are available online, via The Iconic and selected stockists. jewellerybyothers.com.au
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13 Mhoo Mhoo
14 Miss Bettina
15 Palmaira Sandals Australia
Mother-daughter duo, Helen and Alice Scotts, is redefining the term ‘power couple.’ It's thanks to the success of their Melbourne start-up label. Mhoo Mhoo combines sleek and minimal elements, across an array of contemporary ensembles for the everyday woman. Mhoo Mhoo’s current collection, Evoke, features tailored silhouettes, fitted pants and monochrome leather panels, forming timeless pieces that are easy to wear. Created with merino wool and leather, Mhoo Mhoo’s pieces flaunt high quality finishes and carefully-considered cuts. There’s something wonderful about seeing two generation’s worth of influences collide – the outcome is a perfect clash of classic and cool. mhoomhoo.com.au
The perfect pair of sandals mixes comfortable style with innovative design. Enter Jenn and Gems, the two sisters behind Palmaira Australia. The ethically-honest brand brings the goodness of the traditional Menorcan Sandal to our shores. Jenn and Gems work to combine the sandal’s rich history with their own unique designs. Handcrafted in Menorca, with the Menorcan Government’s seal of approval, the everexpanding range includes platform, wedge, metallic and traditional leather styles. You’ll also find new additions like silver and black glitter and twotone styles with changeable ankle straps. There’s something for every taste. palmairasandalsaustralia.com
Miss Bettina is the boutique bedding brand of textile designer, Christina Inserra. Based in Melbourne, the label is made for lovers, dreamers and free spirits. The range launched with four unique collections, showcasing hand-drawn florals and painted textural prints. Each quilt cover, pillowcase and cushion has been made with 100 per cent cotton sateen, so they’re extra soft with a sleek finish. Miss Bettina invites you to create a personal sanctuary, by pairing matching sets or mixing and matching. As if we couldn’t love our bed any more. missbettina.com.au
Revelry knows no outfit is complete without the inclusion of a staple bag or clutch to keep your belongings safe. The Australian label produces brag-worthy accessories to the highest-quality standards. Every piece is made from full-grain leather, is internally lined and features 22k gold-plated hardware (superrr posh). The original designs are classic and simple, favouring clean lines, a vintage colour palette and a modern finish. These handbags and small leather goods are versatile, functional and designed to add a little bit of colour to your world (yes pls). revelry-rvly.com
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Byron Bay Skincare
There’s a plethora of teeth whitening products on the market, most of which involve swishing some sort of chemical around your mouth – not exactly appealing.That’s why we think the comeback of oil pulling is pretty cool. Keeko Oil specialises in this ancient technique. Designed to be used like a mouthwash, the whitening solution comes in three tasty tropical blends. Each is infused with organic cold-pressed coconut, chamomile, lemon and myrrh oils, which naturally aid in the teeth-whitening process and detox your mouth. Sounds pretty good, hey? Best of all, Keeko Oil is entirely vegan, organic, Australian made and cruelty-free. www.keekooil.com
Most of us are guilty of using beauty products with absolutely no idea of what’s actually in them. That’s not the case with Byron Bay Skincare. The brand is completely transparent, producing a range of 100 per cent naturally derived and cruelty free skincare products. There’s no harsh chemicals, only quality botanical and plant-derived ingredients. If that’s not enough to make you jump online, the brand is also committed to the environment. Made in Australia, all packaging is recyclable and BPA free, plus for every product sold, Byron Bay Skincare will plant one tree. If that’s not brand goals, we don’t know what is. byronbayskincare.com.au
Lauren & Angie
Paint Nail Lacquer
Lauren & Angie is all about carefree, eco-friendly fashion. The brand was born in 2013 after a passion for sustainable fashion design was ignited in founder, Lauren Trickey. Since then, Trickey’s simple designs have been seamlessly transitioning into wardrobes around the world. Pieces are made from a combination of organic hemp, cotton, linen and other eco-friendly fabrics, with the brand aiming to bring a handmade touch back to clothes. Each piece has been ethically made in Geelong, with no factory or mass production whatsoever. You can catch Lauren & Angie in markets and online. laurenandangie.com
If you, like us, love taking time out to paint your nails, you’ll like Paint Nail Lacquer. And when you hear its collection of polishes are Australian made, cruelty-free and vegan, you’ll love this brand even more. The ethical and eco-friendly nail polish is created by interior designer, Amy Pierce. The result is quality nail polish that reflects interior trends to form a collection of easy-to-wear, staple colours. Pain Nail Lacquer’s formula is also void of some really nasty chemicals – like formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene and camphor – making these polishes all the more dreamy. paintnaillacquer.com.au
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Advanced natural alchemy and cosmetic science. It sounds intimidating, but Grown Alchemist is making it simple. The company uses the latest in scientific research and development to create all-natural cosmeceutical skincare, haircare and bodycare products. Our bodies will naturally fight anything foreign or toxic, so Grown Alchemist only uses ingredients that are compatible with human biology. Many work on a cellular level and contain regenerative properties that promote cell renewal and repair, cleanse and detox, and promote skin vibrancy. In laymanâ€™s terms, they work magic. Whatâ€™s more, Grown Alchemist has products that are Australian Certified Organic with nothing tested on animals. This is a new generation of healthy skincare.
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Proof Eyewear has got the vision, plus the goods to back it up. The brand prides itself on a socially conscious business model, involving itself in a number of global projects. Not only does Proof donate a significant amount of profit to missions around the world, but it’s also opened two eye clinics in India. As for the shades themselves, the frames are made from sustainable wood, repurposed skate decks and cotton-based acetate. Sound good? Great. Because there’s a winter sale on selected styles right now. Proof Eyewear is helping you see the bigger picture and look good while doing it. iwantproof.com.au
Not so fun fact: everything you use on your body is absorbed into your skin and bloodstream. It’s time to start being more conscious of what you’re putting on your skin. Australian start-up, Lux Aestiva, knows what’s good, creating botanical, handmade hair and skincare, with ingredients listed on the bottle. Think Omega fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, proteins and minerals. Vegan babes needn’t worry either, as Lux Aestiva only tests on its makers. Though the company is brand new, it’s already gained a large social following with the release of its debut products. There’s more on the way this month too, with a bath range dropping soon. luxaestiva.com
Van der Faun You care about organic when it comes to your clothes, your food, your skincare. But what about your perfume? Odds are you’ve probably never considered the benefits of using an organic perfume. You probably didn’t even realise your current fragrance might not be organic. You’re probably now wondering where to find an organic perfume. And you’re going to listen when we recommend Van der Faun. Delivering two natural (certified organic) fragrances. Van der Faun is also 100% natural, crueltyfree, vegan, handcrafted and Australian made. The brand understands that smelling good is your number one priority, so it’s got you there too. vanderfaun.com
FJ TI M E TELLERS
PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Everything about The Horse is clean and contemporary. These timepieces keep things simple, magnifying the essential elements to form the perfect watch for daily wear. If you’re looking for something classic, The Horse’s dark leather straps and gold faces make for a traditional winter combination. For those who opt for more neutral accessories, the label’s range of dusty pink and pale peach straps team nicely with rose gold detailing. Or you could just lay them across your succulents at home. It’s all good. Clockwise from left The Horse Original polished steel/white face with rose gold indexing watch $139 The Horse Original brushed gold/navy watch $149 The Horse Original rose gold/black face/black leather watch $139 The Horse Original polished rose gold/blush leather watch $149 @the_horse
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Junior Watches Ask Junior Watches to describe their product and they’ll come back with three words: Damn Good Watches. It’s not hard to see why. Aside from nailing the balance between traditional and contemporary elements, Junior Watches also know it should be quality over quantity. Accordingly, each style is limited in run, with watches individually numbered on the back of the face. Which is big, by the way. Faces span a diameter of 48mm, far bigger than the standard 40mm. And if you’re not totally happy with your purchase (why?) Junior Watches will also offer a full refund. Not that you’ll need it. juniorwatches.com
Fossil Watches Fossil has just released its latest range of watches, meaning it really is time to get a watch. Stainless steel and high quality leathers are used, with colours contrasting in all the right places. Rose gold frames are paired with slate grey bands, while matte white dials and hints of red inform traditional American designs. If customising is your thing, visit Fossil’s in-store watch bar or click through the online shop to make something that’s allllll you. There’s thick, thin, vintage and boyfriend (yep, we’re still talking about watches). fossil.com/au/
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Simple Watch Co.
WeWood makes watches that are as natural and kind as the wrist that wears them. The brand uses state-of-the-art technology to create wooden timepieces that are handsome, earth-friendly and splash-proof. They also leave a positive environmental footprint. For each watch purchased, a tree is planted, and all styles are free from any artificial or toxic materials. Instead, they’re crafted from recycled and reclaimed timber sourced from offcuts from furniture factories. Now experimenting with new styles and materials, WeWood has just released a brand new collection. Sign up to their mailing list, to score VIP access to limited releases. we-wood.com.au
Simple Watch Co. understands the role of a watch is not only to be functional, but also to be an expression of your unique style. Like a timeless jacket or iconic pair of jeans, your watch is a subtle gesture that says a lot about you. Simple Watch Co. takes these philosophies and turns them into beautiful design, premium materials and precise workmanship. Once these elements are integrated, a practical and unique timepiece is born. Each watch is unisex, and there’s a new collection out September 16. It’s the perfect time to grab one. Pun intended. simplewatch.co
Melbourne Watch Company Melbourne Watch Company has one goal: to create premium-quality timepieces for all. Drawing influences from our home city, it takes a modern approach to classic styles. With names like Hawthorn, Parkville and Flinders, these watches reflect all aspects of Melbourne culture, from the busy billing district to the vibrant laneways. Each piece is handcrafted with quality materials like surgical-grade stainless steel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, ceramic dials, high grade leather and precision Japanese movements. Melbourne Watch Company considers its timepieces ‘attainable luxury,’ meaning you won’t need to stretch the budget to get one. melbournewatch.com.au
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Marc Bale A watch is an investment piece, so when you buy one for yourself, you want it to pair with current trends, yet still be timeless. Marc Bale is all about creating quality modern, stylish and versatile timepieces that will add that extra layer of sophistication to your outfit. Sister brand of Melbourne based retailer, ThePeachBox, Marc Bale’s watches come in both classic and contemporary styles. Highlights of the offering include the modern crystal mesh watch, which is available in rose gold and the new addition of silver. For those looking for something a little more traditional, the black and gold face with a black leather band will definitely take your fancy. marcbale.com
JDRT The story of JDRT begins with two mates from Sydney. Joel Davis and Rhys Thomas decided to embark on a watch-making journey after leaving unfulfilling corporate careers. Taking inspiration from their hometown’s environment, the boys formed JDRT. These watches feature sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant faces, high-grade stainless steel, Japanese movements and are 100m water resistant. You’ll also get two bands with every watch because, you know, fashion. Aside from aesthetics, these boys know what’s important, so every material used in product or packaging is 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or biodegradable. jdrt.com
DANIEL AVAKIAN CHANELLE GOWN $475, KATE SYLVESTER TOP $229
We love championing up-and-coming talent. This month we photographed a group of fresh-faced models, who are just beginning to make their way in the industry. And because we think youâ€™ll be seeing a lot more of these girls, we decided to get to know them too.
PHOTOGRAPHER KAY SUKUMAR STYLIST JANAI ANSELMI MAKEUP CAT SMITH @ UNION MANAGEMENT USING MAC COSMETICS HAIR DALE DELAPORTE FOR PREMA USING TIGI MODELS ANOUK DADDO, ALEX WOLL, JASMINE ROGERS, CASSANDRA KEOGH, OLIVIA PARSONS @ IMG
OLIVIA PARSONS I have been modelling for... less than a year. I was scouted in January. I was discovered... in a food court in the city by my manager, Simone Hellicar. My favourite job so far... this shoot, as I also got to meet other girls in IMG Development. Most people don’t know I... have a phobia of sharks. In my spare time I like to... I’m a people person, so I love spending time with my friends and family. My secret talent is… I can outlast everyone at sleepovers. If I could change one thing about the world it would be... more love, less hate. Hatred is the cause of many of our world’s problems.
KATE SYLVESTER FLORAL LACE TOP $329 DANIEL AVAKIAN HELLEN SILK PANT $260
The best advice I’ve ever received is... to look after my skin. My favourite city is... London!!! I lived there for two years and would go back in a heartbeat. My favourite song is... either ‘Too Good’ by Drake ft. Rihanna or ‘M.E.N’ by Tink. My style icon is... Gizele Oliveira and also my sister. I would never tell her, but who knows what I’d be wearing without her. If I could have dinner with anyone it would be... the cast of Harry Potter. My mum always tells me… DON’T TOUCH YOUR EYEBROWS.
JASMINE ROGERS I have been modelling... for about two years. I was discovered... when my sister and I were at The Easter Show and were making our way down to the rides area. My favourite job so far... I recently did a job for Dolly which was incredibly cool. Everybody there was so nice and friendly, which made a super rad environment to work in. Plus, the fact I got to work for a magazine that I grew up reading was really awesome. Most people don’t know I... am actually a twin! In my spare time I like to…. go to the movies, but when I’m at home I love to read or play video games. My secret talent is… I’m pretty good at drawing! Although that’s not really much of a secret talent, I talk about it all the time. The best advice I’ve ever received is… try not to overthink the little stuff. Sometimes I get caught up in the details, so it’s good to remember to take a deep breath and look at the big picture. My style icon is… Karlie Kloss always looks effortlessly beautiful. I admire how her clothes are always so simple and practical, yet still fashionable. NICE MARTIN PORTER KNIT DRESS $89.95
If I could have dinner with anyone it would be... J.K. Rowling, I am the biggest fan of the Harry Potter series and think she would be the coolest person to meet. Plus, she seems so nice! Did you know she was taken off the Forbes Billionaire List because she has donated so much money to various charities?
NICE MARTIN SARAH CAMI $89.95, DANIEL AVAKIAN KATHERINE PANT $290, SYLVESTER SHOES $259
CASSANDRA KEOGH I have been modelling... for two years. I was discovered... on Facebook. My favourite job so far... has been walking for Dion Lee at the Melbourne Fashion Festival. Most people don’t know I... have rad skills that only come out on the dance floor. In my spare time I like to... meditate and read. My secret talent is… I can move my ears. If I could change one thing about the world it would be... world hunger. The best advice I’ve ever received is... you only live once, so make sure you're happy and regret nothing. My favourite city is... Townsville.
My favourite song is... ‘It's my Life’ by Bon Jovi. My mum always tells me... to clean my room. Girls my age need to stop worrying about... the future. Everything happens for a reason and God will make sure they end up where they are destined to be.
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS GARY FRIEDLAND AND ALICIA HETHERINGTON MAKEUP ASSISTANT MONIQUE JONES HAIR ASSISTANT FLORENCE OKA FOR PREMA DANIEL AVAKIAN RENEE TOP $195, NEUW DENIM PANTS $199.95, MODEL’S OWN SHOES
ANOUK DADDO I have been modelling... this is my first year. I was discovered... at the Australian Open of Surfing in Manly. I got a tap on the shoulder from Claire Dickens from IMG. Most people don’t know I... can recite Harry Potter. In my spare time I like to... I live by the beach, so I spend a lot of my spare time in and around the water. Surfing, swimming and snorkelling. My secret talent is... I can wiggle both my eyebrows, plus I do a great Dr. Evil. If I could change one think about the world it would be... I don’t know. World Peace? Brexit? Donald Trump? Poverty? The ice epidemic?
My favourite song is... ‘Tiny Dancer’ by Elton John – soundtrack of my childhood. My style icon is... Bella Hadid, Margaret Zhang, Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss. If I could have dinner with anyone it would be... Gene Kelly, Frida Kahlo, J.K. Rowling.
The best advice I have ever received is... a smile is the best makeup and do unto others...
My mum always tells me... you’re beautiful, you’re special, now tidy your room.
My favourite city is... Sydney, home never ceases to amaze. Paris is quite nice also, although I was only five at the time.
Girls my age need to stop worrying about... what people think about them. What matters is what you think about yourself.
ALEX WOLL I have been modelling... since February 2015. I was discovered... at the Katy Perry concert in Sydney in 2014.
In my spare time I like to... relax after a busy week or hang out with friends and dance. If I could change one thing about the world it would be... eradicate terrorism and [have] everyone live together peacefully. The best advice I’ve ever received is... I know its clichéd but NEVER give up. Prove people wrong. There are so many famous and successful people in the world who were told they wouldn’t make it, but they did because they were determined. My favourite city is... New York. My favourite song is... at the moment ‘Wild Things’ by Alessia Cara. My style icon is... there isn’t one specific person I create my style around but I really like a lot of what Madison Beer wears. If I could have dinner with anyone it would be... Anna Wintour. Also Queen Elizabeth. My mum always tells me… simply just do what makes me happy and if I don’t enjoy something, then don’t do it. She’ll always support me no matter what. Girls my age need to stop worrying about... how they look. If they are happy with who they are then it really doesn’t matter what others think.
OSKAR RAPID LIFE HAND-KNIT JUMPER $249.99, RAEY PLEAT FRONT SLOUCH TROUSER $720 FROM MATCHESFASHION.COM, MODEL’S OWN CONVERSE
Most people don’t know I... love tennis.
JACK LONDON MOD SHIRT $99, PROPER GANG SEERSUCKER ZIP PLACKET SHIRT $221 FROM OPENING CEREMONY
YEAH, NAH PHOTOGRAPHER ROXANNE HARTRIDGE STYLIST CARLOS MANGUBAT @ ARTMIX GROOMING KIYONORI SUDO MODEL ALEX @ D1 MODELS NYC STYLIST'S ASSISTANT RACHEL TEPERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT ALEX WILLIAMS
JACK LONDON MOD SHIRT $99 PROPER GANG SEERSUCKER ZIP PLACKET SHIRT $221 FROM OPENING CEREMONY $239 VINTAGE JACKET FROM HAMLET'S VINTAGE JOSE DURAN RED PLEATED PANTS $643
LAUREN DEWITT JACKET POA KINROSS CASHMERE CLASSIC 1/4 ZIP TURTLENECK $435 RIDEAU PANTS $603 JACK LONDON LOAFERS $199
J.W.ANDERSON INSIDE OUT LOGO SWEATER $347 FROM OPENING CEREMONY VINTAGE PANTS $92 FROM HAMLET’S VINTAGE JOSE DURAN DRAPED FAUX FUR WOOL TRENCH $857
PACO ROCA TWO PIECE SUIT $333 FROM HAMLET’S VINTAGE BILL BLASTS SHIRT $87 FROM HAMLET’S VINTAGE ACK JEWELRY RING $271
LARUICCI AURORA NECKLACE $328, ACK JEWELRY RINGS $271 EACH
CULT OF INDIVIDUALITY JACKET $369 AND JEANS $320, KINROSS CASHMERE SUEDE TRIM 1/4 ZIP TURTLENECK $400
CULT OF INDIVIDUALITY JACKET $369 AND JEANS $320 KINROSS CASHMERE SUEDE TRIM 1/4 ZIP TURTLENECK $400 LARUICCI AURORA NECKLACE $328 ACK JEWELRY RINGS $271 EACH
JOSE DURAN CAMEL HAIR CROPPED PANTS $348, ZANDER ZHOU STRIPED POLO $214 FROM OPENING CEREMONY, LARUICCI PYTHON VICIOUS CHOKER $128
ELLERY TOP $840, VETEMENTS DRESS (LIANNAâ€™S OWN)
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PHOTOGRAPHER JASON HENLEY STYLIST JANA BARTOLO @ NETWORK AGENCY HAIR KYYE REED MAKEUP KATE SQUIRES, VICE PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE FOR NAPOLEON PERDIS MODEL LIANNA PERDIS
MATIN SHIRT $290 FROM MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU, CALVIN KLEIN WHITE LABEL SUEDE SKIRT $109.95
VETEMENTS BOOTS (LIANNA’S OWN)
Her father may be one of Australia’s most recognisable faces in beauty, but that isn't stopping Lianna Perdis from making her own way in the world. Not only has the 16-year-old daughter of makeup king, Napoleon Perdis, recently launched a makeup line, Lianna’s also turning her hand to modelling. All while she finishes high school. Amid her travels between Athens and Australia, we managed to catch some time with Lianna to chat Total Bae and what’s next for her rapidly expanding resumé.
Tell us about Total Bae. How did it come about and what was the process? Growing up in LA, I noticed Napoleon Perdis cosmetics were being [increasingly] stocked at luxury retailers. But there wasn’t makeup available for the younger generation or products I’d be able to afford if my parents didn’t buy them for me. I discussed this with Dad and he thought we could call an upcoming range ‘Total Babe’. I told him ‘babe’ is old school and has now been replaced by ‘bae’ all over social media. So, Total Bae it was. The range is amazing, in price and quality. It’s all about having fun with makeup and creating looks to love. Was this the first time you’ve been able to really work on the business side of things?
ELLERY TOP $990 FROM MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU CHRISTOPHER ESBER SKIRT POA FROM MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU
I’ve grown up around makeup, so it’s always played a big role in my life. As I’ve grown older, Dad is asking for my input when it comes to product formulas, shades, packaging, artwork, etc. I love attending weekly product development meetings with the team and sharing my point of view. You’re starting to make your way in the modelling world. Is this something you’ve always wanted to do? I wouldn’t say it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, more so something that’s just evolved over the last year. I’m enjoying every minute of it and learning so much about the business side of things. I’m excited for what the future holds, whatever that may be. I have the love and support of my family and that's what counts.
VANISHING ELEPHANT TEE $110 ELLERY PANTS $1250 CONVERSE CHUCK II ALL STAR KNIT HIGH TOPS $100
Do you have any advice for girls still figuring out their ‘look’? Remember to always be yourself. Don’t feel like you need to follow the trends and be a clone of everybody else. Use makeup to enhance your look, not mask who you really are. What’s the key to nailing a perfect face of makeup? Primer. Not to prime is a crime! Applying primer before your makeup will not only prepare your skin for the perfect landing, but assist your foundation in lasting from day to night (and beyond).
Quickfire Questions I currently live... in Athens, Greece. But I would love to visit... Brazil. My favourite place to holiday is... Australia Because it’s... home. I’m pretty good at... applying my lipstick without a mirror. If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s... I’m obsessed with skincare and cleansing! When I’m not studying I’m... taking a nap. On the weekend... you’ll find me in my local square catching up with friends. My family is...everything. Dad always tells me... I’m beautiful, smart and can achieve whatever I put my mind to. The best piece of advice he’s ever given me is... to always be confident within yourself and do everything with love, grace and to remain humble. I think girls my age need to stop worrying about... their insecurities and focus on all the positive things in their lives (health, family, friends, goals). If there is one trend I could get rid of, it would be... the heavy makeup trend we’re seeing so much of on social media. And I’d love to see more... natural beauty – [people] enhancing their features with makeup, not masking them. My favourite makeup product of all time is... Total Bae Own it! Mascara in Jet. I’m most comfortable when... I’m surrounded by people that love and care for me. RAINE OZARK BROCADE DRESS $509
The greatest lesson I’ve learnt is... you’re not going to be everybody’s cup of tea and that’s okay. I would describe my style as...edgy. The one piece of clothing you’ll always find in my suitcase is... a cool pair of sneakers. I love to shop... in little laneways and boutiques in Melbourne and Kolonaki in Athens. My favourite piece of clothing is... my John Richmond green bomber jacket. My biggest style influences are... from street brands like Supreme, Diamond...I like mixing street with chic.
MATIN SHIRT $290 FROM MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU
VANISHING ELEPHANT TEE $110, ELLERY PANTS $1250, CONVERSE CHUCK II ALL STAR KNIT HIGH TOPS $100
APIECE APART TOP $222 FROM MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU
RAINE CARTER PJ TOP $339 RAINE CANNON PJ PANTS $389
HAIR & BEAUTY
Get the Look
Vice President of Creative for Napoleon Perdis, Kate Squires, shows us how to get this month's cover look. Skin •Use Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil to soften and re-texturise your skin. •Follow with Skin Elixir Serum to give the skin a polished look and add to a dewy finish. •Perfect your complexion with Personal Trainer Serum Foundation. •If your skin needs a further touching up, conceal blemishes or dark circles with Total Bae Hide It! Concealer. Lips •For an effortless finish to the look, apply Luminous Lip Veil Café Au Lait to your lips then tap away excess with your fingertip. Cheeks •Use your fingertips to tap Total Bae Use It! Lip and Cheek Tint onto the apples of your cheeks.
Brows and mascara •Subtly define your brows and hold in place with Wand-er Brow. •Open and define the eyes with Total Bae Own It! Mascara Jet. Eyes •Apply China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Tao with a brush, then use your finger to smudge out the liner for a not-so-precise finish. •Lay down a base of China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Double Happiness then layer with Loose Eye Dust in Copper Element. Start on the upper lid then fuse and fade away through the socket line. •To really open the eyes, apply a second coat of Total Bae Own It! Mascara Jet. *All products available at napoleonperdis.com
HAIR & BEAUTY
Beauty Buys New this month. Too Faced
Mascara Melt Off $25
Napoleon Perdis is nailing both makeup and skincare products. This trend continues with the launch of its new Multi-Hydration Gel Cream. It refreshes, protects and replenishes, while enriching with skin conditioning ingredients. The formula is packed with moisture, helping your skin become supple with fine lines and wrinkles appearing visibly softer. The high-elastic water gel is transparent in texture, delivering a cool burst of moisture that maintains the highest level of skin hydration. Developed in Korea, the Multi-Hydration Gel Cream is a beforeprimer essential. It really is the gift that keeps on giving. napoleonperdis.com
Multi-Hydration Gel Crem $59
If near-magical makeup remover doesn’t take your fancy, Too Faced might just win you over with its Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Sparkling Bellini. It blends three different pigments together, designed to look natural and to flatter all skin tones. Bellissimo. mecca.com.au
Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $44
Waterproof mascara is life. You’re watching a sad film (you’re safe), get caught in the rain (you’re safe), an emotional night out (you’re safe). The one problem we all face, however, is when it comes to removing the stuff. So Too Faced has created a solution to our mascara hurdles, introducing a new product, Mascara Melt Off. It looks like a mascara wand, but instead, it coats your lashes with a conditioning, oil-based formula that removes even the most stubborn of mascaras. It’s brilliant.
Age-Repair Hand Cream $34.95
Hand cream is surprisingly divisive. You either use it or you don’t. For those who fall into the latter category, let us introduce you to a product you might like. Yes, it’s a hand cream, but it does more than just moisturise your mits. It uses a potent formulation that targets skin texture, noticeably smooths fine lines and wrinkles, corrects sun damage and visibly redensifies skin. Added bonus, it contains organic ingredients and smells like sage. grownalchemist.com
Total Bae Hide It! Concealer $29
Shu Uemura’s Art of Hair campaign celebrates the link between art and beauty. As part of its Limited Edition Art Series 2.0 collaboration, the beauty brand has partnered with three Australian artists to created packaging designs for Shu Uemura’s Silk Bloom, Colour Lustre and Muroto Volume conditioners. 2.0 sees bold creations by Poppy Lissiman, Anya Brock and Billie Justice Thomson. This arty collab will be stocked exclusively in Shu Uemura Art of Hair salons from August. shuuemura.com.au
Limited Edition Art Series 2.0 conditioners $58
Concealer can be a real hassle, it’s often oily, clogs your pores and can make your skin feel dirty. But Napoleon Perdis has created a concealer that's matte, soft with a lightweight finish, enriched with vitamins E and C, and actually good for your skin. And of course, Total Bae Hide It! Concealer also does its job amazingly, covering up those pesky blemishes and dark under-eye circles (hashtag no filter needed). napoleonperdis.com
Look & Listen
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA AND LUKE FORESTER
SO SAD TODAY
You may or may not be familiar with Melissa Broder’s twitter account, @sosadtoday. It started as an anonymous account through which Broder shared daily, melancholy observations. As people related to her words, Broder’s account grew. Now we have a book. So Sad Today is a series of short personal essays, shedding light on the darkest corners of Broder’s life. Multiple addictions, sexual fetishes, eating disorders and a permanently ill husband are just some of what’s discussed throughout. But for all its sadness, this is not a depressing book. Instead it’s strangely comforting to have someone write openly and with acceptance about their anxieties, doubts and insecurities.
To anyone who’s ever been catcalled, followed, flashed or made to feel unsafe (oh haiii sister!), this one’s for you. Written by acclaimed feminist, Jessica Valenti, this is raw, confronting and powerful look at what it is to be a woman. Yet it’s no more than a true account of Valenti’s relatively normal life. While it’s tempting to commend her bravery, Valenti is doing nothing special here, just telling it like it is. Her experiences are probably similar to your own. Pass this one on to your sister, your mother, your best friend or that girl you see on the tram every morning. No doubt she could use it too.
I’m reluctant to call anything a ‘beauty bible.’ Hell, I’m even reluctant to write ‘beauty bible’ without the safety of inverted commas. Especially when said ‘bible’ is written by a person selling their own beauty line. Surely Amazinger Face is just one giant advertisement of Zoë Foster-Blake’s skincare range, right? Wrong. It’s more like an informative compilation of every beauty article you’ve ever read (without the marginal ‘how to wear glitter face gel to work’-type articles). It’s more like a manual, starting at square one and sharing easy-to-follow tips on everything beautyrelated. It’s more like, dare I say it, a ‘beauty bible’.
ALBUM REVIEWS THE BRIDE
STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS
Bat for Lashes
Who doesn’t love a little heartbreak? Bat for Lashes’ latest album tells the story of a bride whose fiancé is killed en route to the chapel. So it’s obviously a little theatrical and dramatic. There’s also some Patrick Swayze-esque ghost romance here too. But most of all, it’s dreamy and Bat for Lashes’ best yet. Sonically, the album is her most restrained. A constant, heartbeat-like beat pulses throughout the entire record. It’s also very heavily inspired by the Lynchian, think Twin Peaks, with tons of reverb that washes over you like a wave. While there aren’t any upbeat tracks like her previous albums, The Bride creates a melancholy mood unlike any other record I’ve heard this year. It’s the type of album you can dive into. Spoiler alert, there’s even a happy ending.
It’s comforting to know an album like Strange Little Birds can exist in 2016. This is the classic Garbage sound I grew up with. A few of these songs wouldn’t even sound out of place on 1998’s Version 2.0 (which was my teenage jam), in the best possible way. It won’t win Garbage any new fans, but ’90s kids like me will instantly recognise the grungy guitars and industrial electronics. It’s admirable the band has stuck to its guns, although I wouldn’t argue if someone found the album itself a little dated. At its best, the album is a massive dose of late ’90s nostalgia. Lyrically, it does stumble, but we’ve all been ignoring Garbage’s lyrics for a while now. I’d rather just dig out those old plastic chokers, get the heavy black eyeliner on and get back into our long-lost grunge phase.
More people need to be listening to Brendan Maclean. Not just because he’s one of the few openly queer Australian musicians. And not just because one of the tracks references amyl. People should be listening because there's almost back to back bangers on funbang1, which is not an easy task to achieve.‘Tectonic’ and ‘Never Enough’ most closely recall a Robyn-esque ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’ sound and are immediate highlights. It’s a pop injustice that ‘Tectonic’ didn’t receive the level of exposure it deserved, as it’s one of the finest pop songs Australia’s ever produced. It’s refreshing, especially to hear a male artist embrace pop for what it is. It’s tiring to hide behind the façade of pop only being worthwhile if it’s done ‘ironically’, tongue planted in cheek. Instead, funbang1 is colourful, unapologetically queer and could basically be subtitled “soundtrack to a weekend of my gay life.”
Out & About The Upside x R U OK? launch, Sydney We love collabs, especially those that make a positive difference. Jodhi Meares’ activewear label, The Upside, has teamed up with R U OK? to launch a range of singlets to raise awareness and encourage a dialogue around suicide. The launch, on June 22, saw guests flock to Bondi for a mouth-watering brunch and surprise whale watching. The designer singlets are available in stores and online with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to R U OK? theupsidesport.com ruok.org.au
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