ISSUE 158 - JUNE 2016
FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH
F R E E
Go Your Own Way
FJ CO NTENTS
Chill Factor PUBLISHER Furst Media Pty Ltd. 3 Newton Street, Richmond, VIC furstmedia.com.au fashionjournal.com.au EDITOR
Blue Moon page 32
Emma wears ALTEWAISAOME tunic $698 from MY CHAMELEON SARINA SURIANO earing $240 Franny wears CELESTE TESORIERO denim jacket $260
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Wearing slippers to work It’s cold. Real cold. So cold, in fact, that we’ve turned our office into some sort of pseudo-hibernation chamber. A quick look under our desks will reveal sub-par office attire, including blankets, explorer socks and best of all, slippers. Yep, slippers at work. Get around it. It’s honestly the best thing since sliced bread (or since our office realised the coffee machine was working again).
I love... filling out surveys.
When I grow up I want to be... on Grand Designs.
The most embarrassing thing I ever wore was... flared jeans and Ugg boots
paired with a lime green off-the-shoulder top and a Ripcurl visor.
Good hair days
My greatest strength is... my team
We’ll be the first to admit that day-to-day, we’re pretty lazy when it comes to our hair. Proof is in the fact that a messy bun is the office staple (and not the I’ve-done-this-for-hours-and-it’s-effortlesslycool type). Thankfully, REDKEN has been helping us pick up our hair game, sharing deets on how to get the best runway looks from MBFWA. There’s a bunch of easy tips in this issue and even more on fashionjournal.com.au/beauty @fashionjournalmagazine
My name is... Veronica Stanford.
Zoe Beer, Kendell Bardenhagen, Maddie Toohey, Tara Smith, Tabatha Turner, Amber De Luca-Tao, Eliza Sholly, Roula Abi Dib, Laura Kennewell
You know what really grinds my gears?... when your Sims family burns its house down.
My boyfriend says I… play too much Justin Bieber in the car.
My most prized possession is… the
Dyson handheld cordless vacuum cleaner.
ON THE COVER
Models Franny & Emma @ IMG
Photographer: Cybele Malinowski
Full shoot credits on page 32
06 THE SCOOP Fashion news
28 IN WAITING Men's editorial
08 FJ SALES GUIDE Best sales this month
32 BLUE MOON Editorial
10 GOODS Feeling blue
40 HAIR AND BEAUTY Silver lining
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24 MUSIC Kllo
46 DESIGNER PROFILES Coming up
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FJ N EWS
Soulland Soulland began as a small company specialising in graphic T-shirts. It’s since grown into an internationally-recognised label, interpreting classic menswear to something more contemporary. Designer, Silas Adler, brings fine Scandinavian craftsmanship to his work, spanning a timeless range of men’s suits and accessories. The label is now available online and from premium stockists, including North Collective. northcollective.com.au
Nique Nique’s W16 collection Reflector is inspired by reflection, both visually and mentally. Reflecting on the brand’s history, Nique reinterpreted its bestselling styles for the new season. The range as a whole is impressive but the jackets are what you’ll want to keep an eye on. The women’s offering is heavy and oversized, with intricate pocket details and asymmetrical stitching. As for the guys, there’s a little something for everyone. The men’s range is practical in both style and colour, with nifty little details like internal pockets and multi panel lining. nique.com.au
Bailey Nelson Bailey Nelson has long been renowned for its collection of cool handcrafted eyewear. The new range channels this vision through a set of portraits captured by fashion photographer, Rene Vaile. The shoot features the brand’s signature round styles alongside new additions and a range of polarised clip-on sun lenses. Paired with relaxed styling and block-coloured backdrops, the result is almost as cool as the brand itself. baileynelson.com.au
Dr. Martens If you caught Beyoncé’s Superbowl halftime show, you may be already familiar with the Dr. Martens heeled boot. Behind Queen B herself stood a bevy of back-up dancers sporting the shoe. Available in both black and grey, the boots feature a thick padded collar and a ridged air-cushioned sole. The black features a satin gloss exterior with a luxurious supple feel. The soft-grey counterpart is lightweight and finely textured, made of soft nappa leather. For stockists call 1800 655 154
Whitehouse Institute of Design Karen Walker Eyewear Karen Walker is celebrating her most famous styles with the Superstars collection. Cult favourites are being reinvented with an intergalactic twist, alongside fresh shapes One Orbit, Moon Disco, Cosmonaut and Star Sailor. This astronautinspired collection features a colour palette of classic black, crazy tort, and yellow and rose gold mirror with metal detail. They’re available now from all Karen Walker retailers. Out of this world. karenwalker.com
Vans x Nintendo Hold onto your rumble pack. Vans and Nintendo have collaborated to bring us a nostalgic collection of footwear and accessories. With graphics from Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda, it’s going to be great. The 8bit-inspired prints will be available in a range of products, spanning backpacks, tees, hats and of course, footwear. The kicks are bright, colourful and attention-grabbing, while the tees are an option better suited to less conspicuous fans; available in more neutral colours. It’s set to be released in August, in both adult and kids' sizes. For stockists call 1800 655 154
We’ve been spending some time hanging around the Whitehouse Institute of Design lately. It started when we went to shoot street style at their Melbourne campus. The students (who were very well-dressed, by the way) shared a little about their classes, confirming the school’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading privately owned design institutions. The school offers a collection of designbased qualifications, accredited certificates and short courses, spanning fashion, interior and creative direction and styling. Enrolment is now open for September 2016. whitehouse-design.edu.au
The Fifth Denim The Fifth Label has just launched its first core denim collection and there’s a few reasons why we’re excited. One: its philosophy revolves around the relentless search for the perfect pair of ‘it’ jeans. This means they understand exactly what we want in denim and that it’s near impossible to find. Two: they’ve found it. Three: the debut line spans flared, cropped and drop-crotch jeans, shorts, a jacket and a skirt. Four: the shorts aren’t butt-cheek short. Five: it’s all easy to wear, as denim should be. thefifthlabel.com
FJ SALES GUIDE We’ve rounded up the best sales happening this month. Because nothing beats a discount. BELMORE AUSTRALIA
Desert Boots Sale
Where: All Alannah Hill boutiques,
When: June 1-30
When: While stocks last
What: Over 100 items up to 50% off*
What: Up to 50% off selected items
What: Up to 40% off selected styles*
When: Starts June 11
Where: In-store and online
When: While stocks last
women’s Desert Boots in black,
David Jones and online
What: Take $50 off men’s and caramel and grey
Where: In-store and online pilgrimclothing.com.au
Where: In-store and online gormanshop.com.au
VERY SPECIAL KIDS
Half Yearly Online Sale
End of Season Sale
When: June 11-18
When: June 6-27
When: While stocks last
When: June 18, 9am - 3pm
(@brie_leon for details)
David Jones and online
What: New clothing, jewellery and
Where: 1B Rose Street, What: 15% off storewide amberchloe.com
Where: Online and studio open days What: 30% - 60% off selected stock including Lonely, Rolla's, Interval, Thursday Sunday and more
Where: All Jack London boutiques, What: Up to 50% off selected styles* shop.jacklondon.com.au
Where: Malvern Town Hall, VIC accessories at up to 90% off. All
proceeds will go to Very Special Kids vsk.org.au
For more sales goodness visit
*prices as marked, selected styles only, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
MELBOURNE I SYDNEY www.sunstudiosaustralia.com
model: Rhys Uhlich photographer: David Leyshon
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PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY We’ve got a new favourite colour and we bet you can guess it. We’re ditching dark winter tones in favour of pastel blues this season. Trust us, adding a splash of sky with a bag or pair of sneakers is the easiest way to breathe new life into a lacklustre winter wardrobe.
Clockwise from left: THE DAILY EDITED leather pouch $89.95 LUCY FOLK sunglasses $365 LIMEDROP nail polish $12 TWO SOURCED necklace $44 SUPERGA lace-up sneakers $89.95 DU ZEN! leather backpack $450 WINSTON WATCHES watch $199
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PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Winter’s well and truly here, and we’re just about ready to drop everything and head somewhere warm or somewhere with a cosy fire. We all know packing light can be tricky, so limiting it to the essentials is important. As for what should be on your list? Keep it simple and super sleek. Clockwise from left: KIKKI.K journal $24.95 BIOLOGY Pure Hydration shampoo No. 301 $14 STUSSY beanie $34.99 from GENERAL PANTS CO. POLAROID Cube video camera $169.95 STATUS ANXIETY iPhone 6 wallet cover $69 G SHOCK watch $289 from GLUE STORE POLAROID refurbished vintage ’80s instant camera $299.95 ELEVEN AUSTRALIA hand lotion $5.95 VANS sneakers $109.95 THE DAILY EDITED men’s wash bag $119.95
M USI C
Sister Act Like a recipe? I ask. “Yeah! Like a recipe. For a really sweet cake. But hidden inside the cake is something more… serious,” the girls laugh. I laugh. I’m laughing with Beyoncé’s protégés. Okay, no more Beyoncé. What’s even more topical is the music video that accompanies ‘Drop’, the first track on the EP. It’s got horses, a dancing guy with pink hair, rolling green pastures, a sparkling sunset and the girls rocking some seriously swanky threads. “The horses in the video were such angels,” exclaims Chloe, who had never ridden a horse prior. “My horse’s name was Flax, and apparently he’s just made his movie debut. I rode a famous horse,” she chuffs, proudly. I wonder if Flax knows he carried a famous girl. Often photographed connected by the ponytail, Chloe and Halle aren’t afraid to admit they’re inseparable. “My sister is my best friend,” says Halle, who politely prefaces her responses with: “now this is Halle speaking.” I guess it’s easy to get the girls’ voices confused, especially when they’re so good at finishing each other’s sentences.
Meet the soulful sisters dropping symphonies under the guidance of Queen Bey.
WORDS BY AMY CAMPBELL
Chloe and Halle Bailey are living, breathing (and singing) proof that persistence pays off. Nine years ago, the sisters launched their YouTube channel. Perched in front of a webcam in their Atlanta basement, they set to work recording renditions of Rihanna, Beyoncé and Lorde. Last year, their cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ caught the eye (and ear) of Queen Bey herself. And today, under the management of Beyoncé’s record label Parkwood Entertainment, the duo’s soulful, sassy sound has the music industry pricking its ears for more. OK, I guess this example is an outlier. Not every budding musician covering Beyoncé on YouTube is going to land a contract with The Queen. But when divine talent and persistence combine, the stars align. Or so they did for this sister act, who recently added a cameo in Bey’s Lemonade to their fastgrowing list of accolades. Under the moniker Chloe x Halle, they’ve officially been dubbed “Beyoncés protégés.”
Enough about Beyoncé. Seventeen and 16 respectively, after bursting on the scene via their YouTube channel, Chloe and Halle have made the journey from social media to professional recording studio. It's here they recently celebrated the release of their first EP, Sugar Symphony. “When my sister and I came up with the title, we just wanted a cool alliteration,” laughs Chloe, the chattier of the two. Throughout our short conversation, the girls talk a lot about complex songwriting conventions. They’re conscious of using metaphors, allegory, similes… a consciousness that indicates a musical maturity well beyond their years. In fairness, you can’t expect any less from two girls raised on a diet of Jazz and Southern Soul. Growing up, Halle’s favourite artist was Billie Holiday. “As the EP grew, the title took on more meaning. The Sugar is the harmony and the sweet, softer melodies. But the hard beats and the 808s that make your heart rumble… they’re the Symphony. Together, it’s Sugar Symphony!”
But when booming from the verses of tracks like ‘Thunder’ and ‘Lazy Love’, the girl’s crescendos are easier to tell apart. According to Chloe, they have their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to thank for such tremendous vocal chords. “It’s so humid in Atlanta, and the humidity and moisture is really great for your voice. You might notice some great singers are from Atlanta [Usher, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland call the city home]. It’s 'cause the climate helps cultivate such a strong voice.” Before our time is up, I can’t help but bring it back to Beyoncé. Chloe and Halle are part of the girl gang that strut their stuff through Lemonade. Was it hard for the sisters to keep the spectacle a secret? “Actually, not at all!” replies Chloe. “Me and my sister [sic] would just talk about it between ourselves all the time.” The fact Bey entrusted the girls with one of the greatest musical secrets of 2016 is also indicative of their maturity. And the fact they’ve just dropped an EP, but are already working on an album (and tour!) proves these divas are darn dedicated. For now, they’re off to band rehearsal. So while they’re tuning, we’re staying tuned. chloeandhalle.com
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PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY MBFWA is over and it’s given us a good chance to reflect on the season’s biggest trends. We’re happy to report that stripes are making a sartorial comeback. Giving the dullest of attire a nautical touch, seafaring stripes go with virtually everything and add a little direction to your day.
Clockwise from left: SUPERGA striped sneakers $99.95 SUBTITLED ’70s tee $49.95 from GENERAL PANTS CO. THE DAILY EDITED leather pouch $89.95 KIKKI.K luggage tag $24.95 UNCOMMON MATTERS large wave earring $425 from NORTHCOLLECTIVE.COM.AU HAPPY SOCKS socks $16.95 UNCOMMON MATTERS loup wave earring $490 from NORTHCOLLECTIVE.COM.AU
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COTTONS x DOODAD&FANDANGO
Well, look at this. Who knew tampons dangling from your ears could look so damn cute? Don’t go racing to your tampon stash, though. That would just be awks. Instead, let us introduce you to this super cute collab between Cottons and arty jewellery label, Doodad&Fandango. Together, they’re bringing fem hygienethemed jewellery to your ears. And there’s one bloody good reason why.
Twenty per cent of all profits from the collab will go directly to Share The Dignity. It’s an organisation doing great work, providing sanitary products to homeless and at-risk women. We applaud Cottons for their great work, but it’s not the first time. The brand was also the first to introduce 100 per cent cotton tampons to the Australian market in the early ’90s. Today, Cottons continues to deliver an all-natural product and furthers its work in ensuring feminine hygiene products are available to all (yay!).
As for the earrings, they’re pretty bloody great. Each pair is made from glitter and gloss perspex, with a gold laminate backing and Swarovski crystals for a fancy touch. But our fave aspect is the faces. The heads of the tampons feature one happy and one angry face, to maximise cuteness and represent how most of us feel when Aunt Flo comes to visit. Cottons x Doodad&Fandango is available now through the Cottons website. cottonsshop.com
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#RedkenReady MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA RESORT 2016/17
Fashion Week is done and dusted for another year and it’s not just the fashion that had us feeling inspired. This year, the official Hair Partner, REDKEN 5th AVENUE NYC, was responsible for creating the hottest hair looks seen on the most photographed runways including Bec & Bridge, Dion Lee and Zhivago. It was all about textured locks: think loose braids, glitter-covered ponytails and frayed up-dos. We had priority backstage access to bring you the highlight looks. Visit REDKEN'S new webstore for 24/7 access to all the trends, expert tips and products you need to recreate the season's most enviable looks. shop.redken.com.au
Dramatic Texture ZHIVAGO
Get the look: 1. For coarse hair, apply a few drops of DIAMOND OIL Shatterproof Shine $49.95. For finer hair, apply ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray $32.95. For dry hair, layer both products. 2. Blow-dry hair on a high heat setting with a medium-sized, round boar-bristle brush until completely dry. 3. Create movement and bend the hair with a medium-sized curling wand. 4. Create extra texture with PILLOW PROOF Two Day Extender $32.95 and then cinch the hair at the nape with thread. 5. Finish with new TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray $29.50.
“The compelling look I created for the ZHIVAGO Show is laced with nocturnal glamour. DIAMOND OIL provided the subtle shine and PILLOW PROOF Two Day Extender created undone texture. I used a curling wand to create extra movement and the hair was cinched into shape with thread to create theatre.” - REDKEN Hair Director Richard Kavanagh
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Surf-Chic Braids BONDI BATHER Get the look: “The laid-back hair look I created for the Bondi Bather show was designed to move from the surf into a hot summer night... the mood is athletic but still stylish.” - REDKEN Hair Director
Philip Barwick @ Muse Hair
1. On clean, air-dried hair, apply PILLOW PROOF Blow Dry Primer $32.95 and ROOTFUL 06 $32.95. Then blow-dry directionally up at the sides and back from the face. 2. Part the hair down the middle into two separate sections from the front hairline to the nape. 3. Apply BRAID AID 03 Defining Lotion $29.50 to enable manageability and grip. Create two threestrand braids that sit high along the crest of the head. The braids should begin above the corner of the eyes. 4. Continue to braid until you reach the ends and then spray with new TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme HighHold Hairspray $29.50. Fix the ends with the heat from a flat iron to create a seamless look. 5. To complete the look, pinch and fray small amounts of hair to create undone, beachy texture and spray with WIND BLOWN 05 Dry Finishing Spray $32.95. 6. When the desired texture is achieved, finish with TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray $29.50.
The Rope Braid CYNTHIA ROWLEY
“The look I created for the Cynthia Rowley show exudes the collection’s diversity and international resort mood. GUTS 10 Volume Spray Foam created flexible control, and POWDER GRIP 03 Texturizing Hair Powder was used to create the matte, undone texture.” - REDKEN Hair Director Richard Kavanagh
Get the look: 1. On clean, damp hair, layer GUTS 10 Volume Spray Foam $32.95 and blast until completely dry. Add a uniform sprinkle of POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Hair Powder $29.50. 2. Split hair into two sections at the back and sweep around to one side. Twist both sections in an anti-clockwise direction. Then cross them over each other in a clockwise direction... twist and cross repeatedly until you reach the ends and have created a two-strand rope braid. 3. Finish the look with a delicate mist of TRIPLETAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray $29.50.
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Modern Chignon JENNIFER KATE
“The sleek chignon I created for the Jennifer Kate show provided the perfect juxtaposition to the collection’s soft and feminine mood, conveyed by the hand-painted cherry blossoms. DIAMOND OIL Shatterproof Shine was used to nourish the hair and create multi-faceted shine.” - REDKEN Hair Director Richard Kavanagh
Get the look: 1. Start with slightly damp hair, part in the middle. Secure two pigtails at the nape and apply SHORT SCULPT 19 High-Hold Texturizing Gel $29.50 to create high shine and control. 2. Apply a few drops of DIAMOND OIL Shatterproof Shine $49.95 to the mid-lengths and ends and use a flat iron to straighten. 3. Working with elastics, fold and secure the hair into a ball before pinning with one bobby pin to the back of the head. 4. Finish the look with a combination of FASHION WORK 12 Versatile Working Hairspray $29.50 and TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray $29.50 to create a high-shine finish.
Ethereal Up-Do OSCAR DE LA RENTA
“The ethereal chignon I created for the Oscar de la Renta show showcases a fusion of classic elegance and modern edge. WIND BLOWN 05 Dry Finishing Spray created weightless texture and workable control.” - REDKEN Hair Director
John Pulitano @ Headcase Hair
Get the look: 1. Gently mist ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray $32.95 onto the hair and finger dry creating a natural workable texture. 2. Spray WIND BLOWN 05 Dry Finishing Spray $32.95 through hair and blow-dry. Create a loose centre part and create two side sections, giving you three sections in total: left side, right side and back. 3. Tie the back section into a ponytail at the crown of the head using your hands, to give the base natural movement. Then arrange the front two sections back into the same ponytail. 4. Pull out the bottom of the ponytail near the nape to create subtle movement. 5. Wrap the ponytail hair in a long hair net and pin up into a chignon. 6. Sprinkle POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Powder $29.50 into the hair framing the face and pull out a few fly-aways. 7. Tidy and polish the chignon using FASHION WORK 12 Versatile Working Hairspray $29.50.
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Loose Locks NEXT GENERATION
“The glamorous style I created for the Next Generation show was inspired by simple beauty... ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray and POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Hair Powder were used to create uncontrived volume and subtle texture.” - REDKEN Hair Director
Dmitri Papas @ Papas + Pace
Get the look: 1. Prep hair with ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray $32.95 and blow-dry the hair to emphasise height on the crown and a sleeker mood on the sides. 2. Take out a horseshoe shaped section on top. 3. Backcomb the hair in front of the ears slightly on both sides, then smooth back, combing all hair toward the centre back. 4. Drop the top section down and brush back towards the nape of the neck. 5. Sprinkle POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Hair Powder $29.50 lightly into the roots to enhance the blow-dry. 6. Shape and style up all the hair to create an effortless windswept look. 7. Spray a small amount of CERAFILL Dense Fx Hair Thickening Treatment Spray $44.95 into your fingertips and work through to create textured fullness. 8. Finish with a light mist of new TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray $29.50.
Braided Pony YUXIN
“The braided ponytail I created for the YUXIN show is both directional and feminine. ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray provided control and touchable fullness.” - REDKEN Hair Director
John Pulitano @ Headcase Hair
Get the look: 1. On dry hair, saturate the roots with ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray $32.95 and blow-dry. 2. Take a long rectangular section starting just before the temple area and through to the occipital bone. Split into two down the centre of the head. 3. Braid each section using an inside-out braid technique. 4. Spray remaining sections of hair with WAX BLAST 10 $32.95. Then, using your hands, pull it back into a ponytail at a high height to ensure it covers the ends of the braids. 5. Pull the braid out a little to make it softer. 6. Finish with FASHION WORK 12 Versatile Working Hairspray $29.50.
PHOTOGRAPHY BEN VELLA SHOOTEVERYTHING.COM.AU
Youâ€™re about to hear a lot more from Melbourne duo Kllo. Cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lim are set to release their second EP, have just come off an East Coast tour and are gearing up to play Splendour in the Grass. Known for their catchy beats and dreamy vocals, the pair is one of the most promising up-and-coming acts on the scene right now.
Simon wears THIRD FORM sweater $259, DICKIES pants $79.99, Simon's own shoes
Chloe wears H&M shirt $59.95, ACNE STUDIOS pants (stylist's own), Chloe's own shoes
The Next Chapter
We caught up with Chloe and Simon before one of their Sydney shows to chat awkward family gatherings, fave touring essentials and what we can expect from their upcoming EP Well Worn.
INTERVIEW BY VERONICA STANFORD
PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES J ROBINSON @ AEVOE STYLIST YI NG HAIR AND MAKEUP VIC ANDERSON @ DEBUT MANAGEMENT
Tell us about the process behind Well Worn. The EP was written in Simon’s bungalow/studio, with the main single having 28 different versions. It was a long process that we learnt a lot from. It’s mostly about growing up and out of things, and moving on. You’ve described the first single ‘Bolide’ as the dance track of the release. What can we expect from the others? Some pop with UK garage influences, but mostly RnB. You guys had a heap of interest in your debut EP, did you feel any pressure to match that with Well Worn? Most definitely. We were still figuring out our sound during this EP, as well as wanting to do better than our previous work. We had expectations, so that was a main reason we put pressure on ourselves when writing Well Worn. How did you guys originally start writing together? Were you always this close? No, we weren’t always close. Our mums had this idea that we should do some recording together, so we did it for them. We were those awkward cousins that only saw each other at family get-togethers but music brought us a lot closer. We realised how much we had in common once we spent some quality time together.
Does being family make it easier to share your opinions with one another? Particularly if someone suggests something musically the other doesn’t like?
Do you have a favourite piece of clothing?
At first we didn’t really voice our opinions, we just wrote whatever together because we’re both people who don’t really like conflict. Now that we’re closer and have progressed as musicians, we’re more opinionated. We generally write well together, even though it can get tense at times. We take it more seriously now.
Simon, how do you balance your time between your other musical projects (I’lls etc)?
You guys will be hitting up Splendour soon, what can punters expect from your set? New songs that won’t be out for a very, very long time. If Kllo’s music could be the soundtrack to any movie, what would it be? Interstellar. What are your touring essentials?
Powerade and coffee.
At the moment the UNIQLO Heattech range. It keeps us warm in our heater-less studio.
Google calendar and no weekends. Is there anything in particular you want to achieve as Kllo? We want to get to a point where we’re happy with how far we’ve come and what we have been able to give to others. We still feel like there’s a long way to go for us, before we are satisfied with what we’ve written. What’s set for the rest of the year? Writing an album and plenty of touring.
Quick fire questions:
Chloe wears MARQUES ALMEIDA denim top $421 from BLONDE VENUS KINGKANG CHEN pants POA, Chloe's own shoes Simon wears H&M top $59.95, KENNETH PA shirt POA, SUPREME X COMME DES GARÇONS jacket (stylist's own), Simon's own shoes.
Apologise or ask permission... ask permission. The naughtiest thing I’ve ever done is... Maxibon thickshake. No one knows that... Simon does a fabulous Maggie Smith impersonation. I can’t live without... my 1994 Honda Civic. My friends say I... need to get a real job. The best book I ever read was... the Ableton Live 9.6 user manual. My favourite age is.. 12. Festivals are... our office. The best ’90s song is... TLC ‘Waterfalls’. My least favourite trend is… space leggings. Fashion is... Fashion Journal. The best chocolate bar is... Kit Kat Chunky. Kllo is... a mess.
Well Worn is out on August 5. facebook.com/klomusic
PHOTOGRAPHER RAY RANOA STYLIST JAM BAYLON HAIR XENEB ALLEN MAKEUP ZOE KARLIS MODEL MINGYUAN @ DEBUT MANAGEMENT
AMXANDER PILOT DENIM CONTRAST COAT POA HANDSOM BAMBOO SUPER SHIRT $140
HANDSOM ZIP RAIN MAC $280 ASOS SMART PANT WITH BELT $98 AUTONOMY RAW EDGE TANK $59
JAC + JACK ASHFORD JACKET $899 AUTONOMY HERMAN SHIRT $129 HARDY AMIES SUEDE BELT $69.95 AMXANDER CLARK WIDE LEG CHECKED TROUSER POA
BOOHOOMAN 3/4 BLAZER $64 ASOS CHINO $44 HANDSOM PAISLEY STRIPE SHIRT $130 CROFT AARON BOOT $190 FROM AUTONOMY
FRANNY WEARS LEAH WILLIAMS LAYERED PIN STIPE BLOUSE $380 SARINA SURIANO LUNA EARRINGS $190
FREDERICK JENKYN BLACK MOULDED BACKPACK $1200 TOME KNIT SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK $600
KAREN WALKER MACKIE WRAP DRESS $425 THIRD FORM LUCID CAMI DRESS $259 (WORN UNDERNEATH)
FREDERICK JENKYN CRACK FINISH MOULDED BACKPACK $1200 SARINA SURIANO ORBITA EARRINGS $240
JASON HEWITT SLASHER TEE $200 AND GONZO LEATHER BMX PANTS $1000 POA AMERICAN APPAREL SOCKS $18
PHOTOGRAPHER CYBELE MALINOWSKI @ NETWORK AGENCY STYLIST NICOLE ADLER HAIR DOLLY @ UNION MANAGEMENT MAKEUP CONSTANCE BOWLES MODELS FRANNY AND EMMA @ IMG
EMMA WEARS ASOS THE ONLY TEE $35 BEC & BRIDGE FROLICKER TOP $150 LUCILLA GRAY SHIBUI SHORTS POA SARINA SURIANO CELESTE RING $180
LEAH WILLIAMS CROPPED FLARED PANTS $280 THIRD FORM X AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY DAY SHOES $395
AMERICAN APPAREL SOCKS $18 THIRD FORM X AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY DAY SHOES $395
FRANNY WEARS LEAH WILLIAMS LAYERED PIN STIPE BLOUSE $380 AND CROPPED FLARED PANTS $280
EMMA WEARS ASOS THE ONLY TEE $35 BEC & BRIDGE FROLICKER TOP $150 LUCILLA GRAY SHIBUI SHORTS POA SARINA SURIANO CELESTE RING $180 FRANNY WEARS CELESTE TESORIERO X JOSHUA ELLARD SEX IN THE DARK T SHIRT POA JASON HEWITT LYSERGIC SLIP DRESS $490 HOLLY RYAN X HARRIET SUTHERLAND WAVEE LEATHER CHOKER $180 BY MALENE BIRGER BANGLES $310
FRANNY WEARS KATE SYLVESTER LENO JACKET $829 ASOS LACE TRIM SILK SHORT $35 AMERICAN APPAREL SOCKS $18 PENNY SAGE MARLA SLINGBACKS $455
EMMA WEARS ALTEWAISAOME ETHEL SPLIT SHIRT $415 FROM MY CHAMELEON BEC & BRIDGE WINKWORTH TOP $140 JASON HEWITT DUKE PANT $420 THIRD FORM X AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY DAY SHOES $395 NICOLE JAYMES SNAKESKIN CHAIN BAG $480
EMMA WEARS TOME KNIT SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK $600 KAREN WALKER MACKIE WRAP DRESS $425 THIRD FORM LUCID CAMI DRESS $259 (WORN UNDERNEATH) FREDERICK JENKYN CRACK FINISH MOULDED BACKPACK $1200 HOLLY RYAN GOLD WAVEE CUFF $420
EMMA WEARS HIGH TURTLENECK $475 STANDARD ISSUE COTTON TULLE SINGLET $85 FREDERICK JENKYN GREY FRINGE SKIRT $1100 AMERICAN APPAREL SOCKS $18 THIRD FORM X AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY DAY SHOES $395 SARINA SURIANO ORBITA EARRING $240 FRANNY WEARS AMERICAN APPAREL SOCKS $18 THIRD FORM X AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY DAY SHOES $395
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Emma wears JASON HEWITT jacket $550 HOLLY RYAN earrings $360
PHOTOGRAPHER CYBELE MALINOWSKI @ NETWORK AGENCY STYLIST NICOLE ADLER HAIR DOLLY @ UNION MANAGEMENT MAKEUP CONSTANCE BOWLES MODEL EMMA @ IMG
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Beauty Buys New this month.
Strengthening Shampoo 0.2 $39.95
Napoleon Perdis Napoleon Perdis always produces the goods. And the goods just got better with his Personal Trainer Serum Foundation and Serum Elixir. The Personal Trainer is a serum-slashfoundation offering the facial equivalent of a morning kick on le derrière. Ionised water assists in delivering plumpness and moisture, while the lightweight and sheer coverage offers a soft, pearly glow. Equally amazing is the Serum Elixir. This magic potion acts against premature ageing and sun damage. It’s paraben-free, vegan, oil-free and is SPF 15. The ultra-fluid formula is super silky, illuminating and evens out skin tone with iridescent microparticles. napoleonperdis.com
REDKEN has expanded its iconic Pillow Proof collection. Say hello to the Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer. Created specifically for coarse or dry hair, this nourishing cream melts into the hair to enable a faster blow-dry time. And faster blow-dry time means you can spend that little bit longer in bed each morning (priorities). The multi-skilled formula fortifies, protects and beautifies, with up to 230C of heat protection. shop.redken.com.au
Personal Trainer Serum Elixir $59
Biology Smart Skincare Every now and then, you’re bound to get dry skin. Unless the gods have genetically blessed you and you’re some form of Beyoncé super-freak, it’s a way of life. Luckily, the good ol’ folk at Biology Smart Skincare have the answers for your skinrelated worries. The No. 353 Ultra Hydrate Body Butter is Biology’s answer to the smooth, supple skin we dream of. It’s suitable for all skin types and includes avocado oil, shea butter, sunflower oil and other active ingredients. To top it off, Biology is socially responsible, meaning looking after your skin can help the environment too. biologyskin.com
Treatment Primer Cream $32.95
Mane Stain $40
When winter comes along, dry and frizzy hair seems to follow. That’s why Grown Alchemist has created a professional haircare range to help combat unruly hair. A team of cosmetic chemists based in London, Paris and Australia have dedicated over 10 years of research to the new range, so expect results. Specialising in organic skincare and new hair technology, Grown Alchemist is getting to the root of the problem (pun intended). The new line includes products that detox, strengthen, protect, volumise and provide anti-frizz solutions. grownalchemist.com
Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express
No. 353 Ultra Hydrate Body Butter $40
Nothing beats big, bold, perfectlyshaped brows. Admittedly, doing it yourself can be a struggle. But Poni Cosmetics’ new product, Mane Stain, is making it easier. It’s a waterproof brow crème that stains the skin and colours the hair. Designed to look natural and flawless, this product is making Cara Delevingne-worthy brows a reality. Mane Stain comes in four shades and is available online. ponicosmetics.com.au
Groom Service Fellas, sigh a breath of relief. Gone are the days when purchasing moisturiser meant hiding your head in shame. Gone are the days you had to lie to your girlfriend about why your hands are so soft. Gone are the days when growing a beard meant it was unkempt, un-smooth and unappealing. It’s officially OK to take your grooming next level.
King Brown Pomade King Brown is all about quality barber-style products. Like this Matte Pomade (pictured). It’s made for use on natural and textured cuts, with a light-to-medium dry hold. This means it’s heavy duty enough to last all day but won’t weigh your hair down. It also contains natural waxes for an extra smooth consistency, making it easy to style and restyle at any time with just your fingers or a comb. King Brown also sells a range of premium, hand-stitched leather holsters to keep everything handy while you’re on the go. Now you can live like a king and look like one too. kingbrownpomade.com
Melbourne Beard Oil
Simple name, simple concept. Melbourne Beard Oil was born out of necessity for those who suffer the devastating effects of dry beards. Itchy skin and beardruff (yes, it's an actual, real thing) are discomforts no bearded person should have to suffer. So the brand uses four different base oils to make you a little less Hagrid, a little more suave. Macadamia, almond, coconut and emu oil are mixed with scents like absinthe, bourbon, vanilla and coffee. You can even get a little $8 sample bottle if you fear commitment. For a cheeky 15% off, just use the code FJMAG. melbournebeardoil.com.au
Known for its well-curated selection of grooming products, Men’s Biz is going one better. The retailer is stocking one of Australia’s most extensive ranges of niche and independent men’s fragrances. The handpicked offering includes cult favourites from Penhaligon’s, Tauer, Acqua di Parma, Etat Libre d’Orange, Nasomatto, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Frapin and Amouage. And if you feel like it’s time you adopted your own signature scent, Men’s Biz would love to hook you up. Simply email or drop by their Sydney or Melbourne stores and you’ll leave with a few samples to test drive. mensbiz.com.au
You know you’re onto a good thing when your grooming products are almost good enough to eat. VITAMAN specialises in premium men’s grooming products that are all au naturel. The entire product range is chemical-free, never tested on animals and all packaging is fully recyclable. So you'll look and feel good. Created with native Australian botanicals, VITAMAN ensures each product is of the highest purity and quality. And if that’s not enough, VITAMAN sets itself apart using an organic white tea base in each product instead of water, to promote healthy (and happy) skin. www.vitaman.com.au
Let us tell you a story about Burly Fellow. Like all great ideas, it was a concept born in the back of a Melbourne pub. Its founders wanted to create beard care products and male grooming kits that focus on quality ingredients. We’re talking shampoos that don’t make your hair too fuzzy, beard oils in hip flask packaging and tobaccoscented beard balms. From argan oil to jojoba, there’s a real focus on all-natural ingredients to keep you looking handsome. These guys are also proud supporters of BeyondBlue, meaning a share of profits are donated with each purchase. Feel good, look good. burlyfellow.com
Admittedly, most ‘I woke up like this’ looks actually start at 5am and require a good hour in front of the mirror. But for those trying to perfect that carefree ’do, there’s a pretty easy solution (and it doesn’t require getting up before the sun rises). Fatboy is a haircare brand that started on a Manhattan apartment stovetop. It’s grown a little since then and is now a front runner in hair styling – creating putty, waxes and creams for achieving that second-day-hair look. And with products like the Boss Dog styling cream, you’ll be lifting your hair game in no time. fatboyhair.com
In a world where beard oil exists, there can be no denying we all like taking care of ourselves, even the boys. RY.com.au understands the importance of male grooming, which is why it stocks a specially curated line of men's products. Good move. Brands like American Crew, Redken and Uppercut are among the brands chosen by style blogger Marco Volpato for the website, who evidently knows his stuff. Cleansers, moisturisers, cologne, shaving kits and everything else you can think of have been carefully selected for the guys to up their grooming game. They’ve even got beard oil. Treat yourself boys. ry.com.au
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Flowers make any occasion better and flower queen, Mary Mary, is out to prove it. This little Melbourne florist prides itself on making statement blooms for any occasion you can think of, with arrangements available in bouquets, headpieces, posies and more. Mary Mary also offers posy making and flower arranging workshops. And if you’re just looking to brighten up your kitchen table, Mary Mary can help out there too. Each creation aims to reflect your personal taste, which knowing you guys, is probably pretty great. We know you’ll love Mary Mary as much as we do. marymary.com.au
When you can count Toni Maticevski as a client, you know you’re doing well. Studio Silva is a design studio specialising in graphic design, wedding and event stationery. And yep, this little company was responsible for Maticevski’s invitations for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Founded by Jessica Da Silva, the Melbourne-based company offers a range of stationery services from invites to wedding menus, place cards, signage, business stationery and more. With a selection of stunning finishes including foiling, embossing, letterpress and hand lettering, Studio Silva makes preparing for an event easy. studiosilva.com.au
Sometimes the fabulous vision we have of our parties isn’t always feasible. However Lenzo wants to get us one step closer. The party planning platform is one giant inventory of event styling stock and services, pulled from both individual users and established event companies. It enables you to buy party items from whoever’s got the goods or sell your unwanted product to a person who needs it. The platform is designed to get the creative juices flowing, with #partyinspo integrated throughout the shoppable network. So when trying to execute your fabulous party vision, there really is no place comparable. lenzo.com.au
Nectar and Stone is the genius work of Melbourne-based dessert designer, artist and photographer, Caroline Khoo. Whether you’re throwing a birthday bash or planning your wedding, it’s not a party without cake. Nectar and Stone has you sorted for just about everything delicious from cakes, doughnuts and queen-sized macarons to mini chocolate favours. The soft, feminine aesthetic of these treats will keep your guests (and photographer) very happy. But if you’re just looking to spoil someone special, a box of 12 pyramid chocolates will do the trick. nectarandstone.com
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01 Little Tienda
Little Tienda is dedicated to bringing a little bit of Mexico to Australia. Since its inception, the brand has incorporated traditional mexican techniques in all its designs. Now the label is bringing everything home, with its new collection, el Cielo. The range is easyfitting and dappled in shades of bright blue, canary yellow and lush red. Prints for the range were designed by Australian artist, Maria Flores, with all production 100 per cent Australian based. The label has also been sure to team up with ethical Australian partners every step of the way. littletienda.com.au
02 Enem Design
In an era dominated by machine production, Enem Design sets itself apart. The mother-daughter label creates statement jewellery from a mix of 3D-printing and traditional handmade techniques. Silver, gold and precious stones are combined with non-precious materials like resin, copper and glass, to reflect the individuality of the wearer. Natural landscapes and sculptural influences are drawn from the creative duoâ€™s background in architecture, goldsmithing and conceptual art. The brand also makes a concerted effort to employ environmentally sustainable practices in its capsule collections, using recycled materials where possible. As such, each Enem piece reflects unique design and thoughtful craftsmanship. enemdesign.com.au
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Delphine is inspired by local street style and global trends, bringing a fresh approach to your wardrobe. Creating pieces with the utmost attention to detail, the Melbourne-based label takes a versatile approach to fashion with styles reflecting the ambitions of the wearer. You wouldn’t know Delphine is in its infancy, with the label offering carefully considered pieces that can be dressed up or down. The winter collection, Façade, is refined and contemporary. It balances moody tones with opulent prints across structured silhouettes and loose-flowing fabrics. You can shop Delphine at The Iconic or in-store from a range of stockists Australia-wide. delphinethelabel.com
04 En Style Boutique
En Style Boutique offers a host of affordable Aussie labels and delivers them to your doorstep. The online retailer stocks brands whose double focus is sophistication and elegance. Think Talulah, Mossman and Imoni, and you’ve got En Style Boutique’s jam. All orders are posted within 24 hours of placement, with free standard postage offered to Australia and New Zealandbased customers. So rather than acquiescing to overpriced postage fees (we’ve all done it), you’ll be sighing in relief and waiting eagerly for the postman to deliver your goodies free of charge. enstyleboutique.com.au
05 Hills and West
Hills and West is here to declutter your life and add a touch of luxury to your every day. The lifestyle accessory label has crafted a collection of locally handmade, quality leather accessories for the modern man or woman. From cardholders to business folios, clutches and backpacks, these cleverlydesigned minimal pieces will keep all your belongings safe without a hefty price tag. Sealing the deal is Hills and West’s commitment to making a difference. Each year, Hills and West donates 10 per cent of its profits to helping children in need. hillsandwest.com
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It takes guts to pursue your passion, but that’s what the couple behind Blue&Grae has done. Creating custom leather goods, the label specialises in a variety of full-grain Australian leather, canvas and denim products. Think aprons, totes and messenger bags. Combining high-quality materials with customisable design gives Blue&Grae’s wares a sentimental and personal feel. Plus, all their leather is tanned in Australia from Australian animals, especially for the brand. Everything is crafted in the duo’s Brisbane studio using age-old techniques and time-honoured sewing machines. These are pieces made to last a lifetime. blueandgrae.com.au
07 Zaiba Khan
There’s nothing we love more than a #girlboss. Meet Zaiba Khan, a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. Influenced by her Fijian-Indian Islamic upbringing, Zaiba’s practice explores the narratives of migration and religion. By working across media such as printmaking and gold and silversmithing, she translates the oral histories of her ancestors into collections of artwork and jewellery. As an artist, Zaiba creates works that favour minimalism, both questioning and celebrating her own rich cultural heritage. Her current offering is crafted from wax-cast impressions of precious heirlooms, plants and flowers. Elemental yet balanced, the collection explores the relationship between naturally-occurring details and manmade forms. zaibakhan.com
08 Two Worlds Collide
Two Worlds Collide is the Melbourne-born label dreamt up by textile designer Tia Evans. The brand champions the use of natural fibres and process-driven design, creating unique, expressive and one-of-a-kind pieces. The label’s debut collection features experimentally-dyed Australian Merino scarves and throws, for both yourself and your home. By using Australian landscape dyes, each item is reminiscent of our native flora and fauna. When you’re looking to rug up this winter, think Two Worlds Collide. Each creation has its own identity, sentiment and story to tell. twoworldscollide.melbourne
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09 Eva's Sunday
We’re all about transeasonal fashion. Who wants to buy something they can only wear for a few months? Eva’s Sunday agrees with this sentiment, swapping the strict seasonal fashion calendar for an all-year-’round approach. Drawing inspiration from Parisian style and reflecting Japanese minimalism, the Victoria-based label offers easy to wear, timeless pieces in a natural palette. Each garment reflects the natural beauty of the fabric it is made from, with linen, cotton or wool at the cornerstone of each. The label has just opened a stunning retail space at 181 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC or you can shop online. evassunday.com.au
10 Siyona Artisan Couture
In this era of fast fashion, one label is slowing it down. Siyona Artisan Couture is creating true investment pieces to be treasured by the wearer. And the local label knows what you want. With careful attention to detail, it favours hand embroidery, sewing, beading and cutting across all garments. You know, those beautiful, finer details that make you want to hold onto a piece forever. Each item is made in India by specialised artisans who have learnt their craft over generations. Siyona is now available online, with additional boutique stockists to be announced soon. Get excited. siyona.com.au
11 Eliise Maar
Eliise Maar creates jewellery we know you’re going to love. Made in Melbourne by the designer of the same name, Eliise Maar’s pieces are handmade from the finest precious metals. The collection includes necklaces and stackable rings, made from gold, sterling silver and even platinum. She can also add an array of precious stones, giving pieces a unique flair. Because Eliise Maar handmakes her creations, each is unique to you. A piece of jewellery made just for us? This is something we can definitely get on board with. eliisemaar.com
FJ PRE- LOVED
Love me Twice We’re all for saying sayonara to fast fashion and hello to pre-loved goodies. Pre-loved shopping is like doing your bank account a solid, while giving the environment a big metaphorical hug and keeping your wardrobe stocked with rare pieces all at once. Sounds pretty good, hey?
Luxe.It.Fwd Hefty prices on designer handbags have been crushing the hearts (and bank accounts) of gals for too long. Miranda Gillespie knows this all too well. Fed up with the lack of value and availability on the market, Miranda started Luxe.It.Fwd. The online consignment store sells authentic pre-owned designer handbags for up to 60 per cent off the retail price. You’ll find only the most sought after labels in store, like Chanel, Hermès, YSL and more. Each bag follows a rigorous authentication process and condition check, ensuring authenticity can be 100 per cent guaranteed. Topping things off, Luxe.It.Fwd offers free shipping and 14 day returns. luxeitfwd.com.au
LABELRevival What do you do when there’s nowhere you want to shop? Start up your own store, of course. That’s exactly what French entrepreneur, Flo Pilorge, did after noticing a lack of secondhand designer online stores in Australia. LABELRevival collects premium pre-loved goods supplied by Australia’s most fashionable women. So, if you’ve been looking for that perfect preloved pair of Manolos or just looking to clean out your closet (and make some money in the process), you know where to go. You don’t have to do a thing either. LABELRevival’s premium valet service manages the entire process from photographing to listing, selling and shipping your pieces. labelrevival.com.au
Josie Stardust If you love vintage clothing, keep reading. Josie Stardust is an online vintage closet, carefully curated by freelance stylist Josie McManus. For over 10 years, Josie has been collecting one-of-a-kind garments, building a vintage offering that spans the 1920s to 1990s. Sourced from the USA, Europe and Australia, Josie spends her time searching for rare pieces to add to her collection. With a love of sequins and the desire to always find something new, Josie has got vintage finds to suit every taste, mood and budget. And if you’re more of a try and buy person, Josie Stardust is exclusively stocked at Vintage Garage in Collingwood, Melbourne. josiestardust.com.au
Eurotrash is all about luxury, hard-to-find designer items. Handpicked by a select team, the products on offer are unique and of covetable status. Think authentic luxury goods from the likes of Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy. Pre-loved and brand new items are both available, with everything in near-perfect condition. And while the quality is high and most products are rare, don’t expect to pay big bucks. Prices fall significantly below the RRP. Located on Chapel Street in Melbourne, Eurotrash also offers a selection of products through its online store. So there really is no excuse. eurotrash.com.au
Buyin’, sellin’ and swappin’ is all the rage right now and One Wardrobe is making the process that much easier. The online store and app allows members to buy, sell and rent out their pre-loved designer pieces. It’s an easy way to make money from your existing wardrobe (yes please) and membership is totally free. Yep. Free. A growing community, One Wardrobe offers the practicality of online clothes sharing, without the clutter of eBay, Gumtree and Facey pages. It’s like a designer wardrobe in your pocket that only gets bigger and better as the community grows. onewardrobe.com.au
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Her Pony is a label for those who love to mix modern and vintage. The small yet infinitely creative brand makes limited edition, handmade clothing for those who seek contemporary pieces reflective of past decades. Reworked-vintage and new vintage-inspired garments are released seasonally in small runs. Think ’90s floral two-piece sets and one-of-a-kind mixed fabric bralettes, as well as a range of pre-loved denim jackets and overalls. You can shop these festival-ready goodies online or visit the working studio shop in Collingwood, Melbourne. herpony.com
Restyle Closet lets you clean out your wardrobe without lifting a finger. The designer consignment community allows members to buy and sell coveted goods at the click of a mouse (literally). After selecting the designer piece you want to sell, you can list it online yourself. Alternatively, Restyle Closet will pick it up, take high quality pictures, list it and take care of shipping for you. Restyle charges lower fees too, so once your item is purchased, you get to keep a large portion of the profit. You’ll have more cash to splash, and with up to 80% off the retail price of Zimmermann, Sass & Bide and more, you’ll need it. restylecloset.com.au
Forge Vintage Clothing If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect vintage designer jacket to top off your look, you might want to pay Forge Vintage a visit. Completing street style wardrobes everywhere, the Sydney-based online vintage store focuses solely on bringing the best of the ’80s and ’90s to your door. Forge specialises in one-off pieces for both him and her, as well as a range of highly sought after designer fashion – think vintage Tommy Hilfiger, Harley Davidson, Disney, Wrangler, Levi’s, Nike and more. With a selection spanning tees, jackets, sweaters and denim, your new blogger-worthy outfit is only a few clicks away. forgevintage.com
FJ CAREERS Weâ€™ve just launched FJ Careers New fashion jobs and internships added daily fashionjournal.com.au/careers
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with GIULIA BRUGLIERA AND LUKE FORESTER
THE CAREER CODE
WITH YOUR LIFE [YOU ARE RAOUL MOAT]
AVAILABLE: A MEMOIR OF HEARTBREAK, HOOKUPS, LOVE, AND BRUNCH
Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power
Let’s begin with some background: Raoul Moat was an ex-bodybuilder who, upon his release from jail, killed his ex’s new boyfriend; shot his ex; fired a gun into a policeman’s eye; then ran and hid in the woods for a week before killing himself. Unsurprisingly, Moat was demonised by the media. But one journalist, Andrew Hankinson, trawled through court documents, transcripts, diaries and recordings to deliver a factual and empathetic account of Moat’s story. Written in the second person (yes, you are Raoul Moat), it positions you to think: ‘hey, if I was semi-unhinged, the system failed me and everything I loved was taken from me, perhaps I would do that too.’ Or not...
This book can best be summarised by its dedication. It starts: “For my wife, who somehow managed to be nothing but supportive of a book about all the women I slept with before her.” And that’s kind of how the book rolls on. Refreshingly honest, it’s full of warmth and gives rise to multiple lols. You know, the kind of lols that cause you to laugh, pause, then read out whole passages to whoever will listen? Like a glorious Girls x Entourage mashup, it sheds light on the most cringeworthy aspects of dating, in a comforting (hilarious) way that makes you think ‘me too!’ Because we’ve all been there, and it’s nice to know you’re not alone.
This one is brought to you by the creators of WhoWhatWear, so you know it’s going to be good. An aesthetically-pleasing hardback (would you expect anything less?), The Career Code shares practical advice and life hacks more relevant than any self-help book you may have read. It also comes in the beautifully easy-to-digest format of lists. Lists! Dishing advice for all stages of your career, it starts early at finding what you want from work, and kicks all the way up to management. With enough pearls of wisdom to string Daisy Buchanan’s wedding necklace (that’s a Baz Luhrmann reference FYI), this is one to keep on your desk and flick through on the reg.
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ALBUM REVIEWS THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING James Blake Can we take bets on who's going to drop the next surprise album? As a reviewer, it's starting to get a little tiring. That said, opening track 'Radio Silence' is possibly my favourite thing James Blake has ever released. It's a perfect example of the soulful, electronic melancholy that’s become synonymous with Blake's work. But after three full length albums, it would be nice to shake things up a bit. There's synths, piano and vocal distortion; it's definitely a James Blake album. The Colour in Anything is a little looser than his previous records with its production, but I feel like the best material here is when he adheres to more traditional song structures. Otherwise, it all tends to blur into the background a little too much. Bon Iver cameo track ‘I Need A Forest Fire’ is another standout that highlights this. James, it might be time to go pop!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
It feels like J-Pop has been tipped as the next big thing for a very long time now. It’s sugary sweet, insanely catchy and quirky in that inimitable Japanese style. But is the culture gap here just a little too wide? Kyary has always been one of the more approachable J-Pop artists and KPP Best collects the singles from her mainly Japan-only releases into one giant, hypercoloured collection. Debut single ‘Ponponpon’ is legitimately amazing. It’s totally insane. You can sing along despite it being in Japanese and the video features skeletons, breakdancing drag and fart jokes. At 24 tracks long, new listeners to the world of J-Pop might find KPP Best overwhelming. Just like overdosing on an entire packet of lollies, too much J-Pop can leave you feeling a little giddy. Skim through the collection, pick out your favourites and make sure to watch the videos – the fashion alone is out of this world.
Hey look, it’s another surprise album release! This time Australian wonder boy, Flume premiered Skin via a Facebook stream, with an all-star cast of guests. Mixing a number of radio-friendly vocal tracks with experimental instrumentals, Skin finds Flume really solidifying his sound and his standing in the electronic music world. It’s a surprisingly epic album that, thanks to the many guest singers, still maintains a level of relatable humanity. Closing track ‘Tiny Cities’, with Beck on vocal duties, is a gorgeous midtempo ballad and has a level of restraint that proves not every track requires an epic bass drop. There still could’ve been a bit of streamlining done here, with a few instrumentals looping a little too long, but when you’re “aiming to tear the universe apart” with your work, sometimes you have to take a little longer than your average Garageband beat maker.
Out & About Puma Forever Faster Flagship Launch A Wednesday night in May saw the launch of Puma's first Forever Faster flagship store at Melbourne Central. Attended by some of Melbourneâ€™s biggest names, the launch saw several live installations, one of which included a powerlacing station. DJ YO! MAFIA and DJ LARRIE also hit the decks to entertain the VIP crowd. There were plenty of happy campers at this event, as everyone left with a gift bag full of treats, including a new pair of Puma kicks. That is living. au.puma.com
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