ISSUE 145 - APRIL 2015
FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH
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(L-R) Shooting with the team from TONI&GUY and Napoleon Perdis (p. 44), We teamed up with Fossil to create our own #fossilflatlay (p. 51), Behind the scenes of this month's cover shoot with Samantha Harris (p. 34). Tag us at @fashionjournalmagazine to be featured.
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Last month was crazy busy. We’ve finally recovered from VAMFF (it’s hard work being fashionable) and now we’re getting ready to take on MBFWA. In between all the outfit changes, canapés and cocktails, we also worked pretty hard to put our April issue together for you guys. Inside this month’s pages we journey back to the ’70s with editorial shoots inspired by one of fashion’s most influential decades. Menswear went a bit bohemian with a folk inspired road trip and this month’s womenswear took on a ’70s inspired roller disco vibe (sans roller skates). Head to fashionjournal.com.au/fj-tv for a behind the scenes video, featuring ALPINE's new single ‘Foolish’ from their upcoming album Yuck.
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Arianna Lucente, Boris Hall, Savannah Anand-Sobti, Veronica Stanford, Tabatha Turner, Lana Peggie, Vivian Lin, Carla Brugliera and Anna Shang
We also caught up with some pretty talented peeps. We love nothing more than when worlds collide, so for this month’s music feature we were stoked to chat to model-turned-singer Rachel Rutt about her new collaboration Heart People. Catching up with the head designer of Kaibosh, Helge Flo, confirmed what we already knew – Scandinavians are so much cooler than we’ll ever be. Also inside, we walk you through how to get into a career in fashion, give you a peek at our fave homewares and let you in on the secret to beautiful skin. Leah & Giulia xx
ON THE COVER:
THE SCOOP Fashion news
26 LOOK AND LISTEN Reviews
12 GOODS Things we love
28 THE WANDERER Editorial
16 PEOPLE Kaibosh
34 HEART OF GLASS Editorial
20 MUSIC Heart People
42 DESIGNER PROFILES Coming up
22 EDUCATION Learn
44 HAIR AND BEAUTY Get the look
Samantha Harris @ Chic Management wears: Wrangler shirt $89.95 Stylist’s own shorts ADIDAS ORIGINALS Superstar shoes $180 Topshop socks $8 Photographer: Cybele Malinowski Full shoot credits on page 34 © 2015 FURST MEDIA PTY LTD.
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The Scoop Diesel We love tight-fitting jeans, however we’re the first to admit they’re not always the most practical, especially if you need to do anything remotely active. Thankfully Diesel has answered our prayers, creating Jogg Jeans, the new hybrid denim. You get all the mobility of jersey with the look of denim, and no one will even know. Grab them now at Diesel flagship stores in NSW and VIC. diesel.com
design that aren’t just attributed to clothing – hence the ‘collective’. Often, we use elements of modern life such as architecture, fine art and literature as an inspiration and we want to push ourselves further and free ourselves from limitations. What is your vision for C/MEO COLLECTIVE moving forward? I want to keep the experimental and sophisticated elements that Cameo is known for but push them into a more premium market, without compromising too far on price. Expect more options in luxe fabrics for a high-end experience.
C/MEO COLLECTIVE In its short, five year history, Cameo the Label has grown to be synonymous with style, experimental designs and wearable innovation. Last month, Cameo the Label welcomed new head designer, Siham Elmawey and with this latest appointment, the label re-launched as C/MEO COLLECTIVE. We caught up with Siham to find out what she has planned for the label. What sparked the change from Cameo the Label to C/MEO COLLECTIVE? Every new head designer has a particular vision for their label and what direction they would like to take it in. Cameo the Label has had an incredible impact on an international scale and I want to be able to take that to the next level by incorporating elements of
What will you be personally bringing to the label? I think it’s important when designing to make sure that every piece you put to market is something you are proud to put your name to. Not a single C/MEO COLLECTIVE piece will go into stores without me personally wanting to wear it and vouching for it. Having that confidence in your brand and designs is something so important. Cameo the Label has always been at the forefront of trends, how will this new direction translate to the label’s aesthetic? C/MEO COLLECTIVE will still very much be watching the runways and doing our research to predict when trends are coming and then manipulate them in a way that is uniquely our own – it’s all about experimenting and pushing boundaries.
C/MEO COLLECTIVE is available to purchase from fashionbunker.com
Dr. Martens The latest kicks on the block to steal our attention are the new Dr. Martens women's 1460. Colourful mash-ups, we can't take our eyes off these vibrant, retro-punk beauties. Japanese design influences of clouds, Koi fish and graceful storks give this classic style a unique edge. We are head over heels (or perhaps boots) in love. For stockists call 1800 655 154
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Asics x Platypus Shoes The Asics Gel-Lyte III is now 25 years old, but that doesn't mean it's over the hill by any means. The shoe was created by Shigeyuki Mitsui, in answer to performance running wear lacking style. Since then, the Gel-Lyte III has made its way into the hearts of the industry and become a time-honoured piece which is as at home on the street as it is on the track. To celebrate its quarter century, Asics have re-vamped the classic style in three colours. You can get the entire 25th Anniversary Pack exclusively online and in store at Platypus Shoes. platypusshoes.com.au
If you’re on the hunt for a winter jacket, Nique has got you covered. This season, Nique has introduced waterresistant tech fabrics to its outerwear. Think nylon utilitarian jackets and oversized cocoon shapes. The W15 collection, Second Sight, is inspired by storm formations, meteorology and glacial landscapes, with all prints designed in-house. This Melbourne label is known for its luxe fabrication, so expect soft cashmere, lambswool and cotton knits in an icy colour palette.
Maintaining perfect locks can be an expensive business. Regular cuts, six-weekly colour touch-ups, treatments...it’s all worth it, but ouch, it really can hurt the hip pocket. With this financial pressure in mind, TONI&GUY has launched a prepayment plan for their hairdressing services. It’s kind of like lay-by, but for your hair. The initiative aims to broaden access to their premium services, as well as make financial management a bit more flexible. From $20 a week, new and existing clients can pre-pay and space out the cost of their hair services. The TONI&GUY Future Hair Fund is available now through all TONI&GUY salons.
ELEVEN Australia Winter is coming. Cue flyaways, frizz and brittle hair. ELEVEN Australia understands your frustration, and has introduced the new Give Me Hold Strong Hairspray, packing maximum hold for any structured look while protecting your locks from the harsh elements. The flake-free formula is easy to brush out, but “there’s no look this hairspray can’t hold,” says ELEVEN Australia Creative Director Joey Scandizzo. Sounds like our new must-have product for keeping buns in place and ponies polished this winter. elevenaustralia.com
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HOME SWEET HOME
PH O TO GR A PH Y BY RI CH ARD I B RAH I M STYLING BY B ON N I E KAY
There’s something about buying homewares that makes you feel good inside. Maybe it’s got to do with feng shui or about the rules of colour psychology, but spending money on pretty things makes us feel, well, calmer. So to help bring about that feeling of zen, we gathered a few of our favourite pieces for you to place around your home. Because inner piece = inner peace. Or something like that. Clockwise from top left: TYPO lightbox $69.95 | TYPO chopping board $29.95 | MOZI tea light lantern $19.95 SAISON octagon candle $49.95 | KIP & CO tea towel $35 | EMILY GREEN pendant light $249 KLEIN REID Madeleine Bud candlestick $150 from NAPOLEON PERDIS LIFE.STYLE | TYPO glass pitcher set $24.95
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IN THE BAG
PH O TO GR A PH Y BY RI CH ARD I B RAH I M STYLING BY B ON N I E KAY
No longer reserved for the Sensitive New Age Guys out there, man bags are officially a staple. But for those who are accustomed to the minimal KPW (Keys, Phone, Wallet), they can also pose a challenge. Namely, a whole lot of extra space. So we gathered a bunch of our most wanted non-essentials, to help fill up your man bag, the manly way. Rookies, take note. Clockwise from top left: MUJI notebook $9.95 | CAPSULE parfum $55 from NAPOLEON PERDIS LIFE.STYLE | MUJI wallet $25 G-STAR RAW Coban bow tie $50 | IZOLA Shoe Brush Shine from SOMEPLACE $40 | ELECTRIC Huxley Lennon sunnies $180 TYPO headphones $19.95 | ROYAL REPUBLIQ Conductor day bag from SOMEPLACE $319 BETON CIRE Miki hat from SOMEPLACE $119
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Made in the Shade
the base collection was a contemporary Scandinavian re-interpretation of classic styles. Other collections are inspired by conversations with a particular individual or with another brand we are good friends with. And then of course we like to make our own Kaibosh interpretation of new trends and what is generally going on around us. What’s in your mind when designing a new pair of Kaibosh frames? Who is going to wear this and how do we want to make them feel. Your all-time favourite style of eyewear? We think it’s more about how the eyewear is worn and incorporated into your wardrobe. Eyewear is a meal served best with your own personal style! Who is your ultimate eyewear icon? A particular customer in our flagship store in Bergen who buys a new pair of frames every month and builds her outfits around them. What sort of person do you envision wearing Kaibosh eyewear? Independent, open-minded and fun loving individuals who know that what you wear on your nose can be used to your advantage. What should we look for when buying frames? Think about what would look best with that new blue dress or that suit you’re going to get married in – NOT what will go with everything. We’re coming up to winter here, do you have any tips for wearing sunglasses when it’s less, well, sunny? Bearing in mind that your winter is probably sunnier than our summer, we say never be caught without a pair of Kaibosh!
It’s no secret that Scandinavia is leading the world in pretty much everything, so it’s no surprise that Kaibosh is at the forefront of the eyewear game. The Norwegian eyewear label pairs functionality with distinct Scandi style, to deliver a seriously good range of frames, shades and specs. We had a peek behind designer Helge Flo's lenses, to get the lowdown on Kaibosh.
Why eyewear? We saw a gap in the eyewear market for a brand which operated more like a fashion or lifestyle brand, rather than a traditional optician. Most prescription eyewear is sold by opticians who buy their frames from other brands and then take care of the customer’s eye tests and put lenses in the frames. We are a design-led organisation, so we take care of the whole process ourselves from designing the frames to delivering the finished pair of glasses to the customer. You create some of the most innovative and on trend eyewear in the world. Where does the inspiration process begin? Our range is split into several sub-collections, each of which has a different starting point. The idea behind
What’s the next big trend in eyewear? New brands like Kaibosh coming onto the market will revolutionise the way people think about prescription eyewear. People will have different frames for different occasions and will become more adventurous in their choices. What does the future hold for Kaibosh? The future looks rose tinted from where we’re standing! We will continue to build our online and bricks and mortar presence to become the world’s first truly fashion eyewear retail brand.
Kaibosh is available through Some Agency at someagency.com.au and at someplace.com.au
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If thereâ€™s one brand you need in your life right now, itâ€™s MUJI. Born in Japan and migrating worldwide, this retailer is one to obsess over. Why? Because they stock everything. Apparel, footwear, sleepwear, skincare, stationery, furniture, kitchenwear, interiors, tech, accessories and pretty much everything else you need to get your life in order. Before you settle in to hibernate (or pack up and chase the sun), go check 'em out at Emporium and Chadstone or hold your breath for their new Sydney store at The Galeries, 500 George Street Sydney. Opening May 14.
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From the Heart IN T E RVI EW BY ARIANNA LUCENTE
Modelling is taking a backseat. Rachel Rutt is diving into the music industry with Heart People, a two-piece with Ryan Grieve from Canyons. They’ve just released the music video for their debut single, ‘Blue Star’ and it’s a stunning celebration of nature. She’s 25, but speaks with wisdom about beauty, the spiritual, identity and power.
Has music always been part of your life? Music is part of everyone’s life. That’s something I’m realising through Heart People – how valid it is and how much it can reach. Singing is not something I thought I’d ever do but Ryan really encouraged me. It’s made me explore the message of music. What is the “message of music” for Heart People? Celebrating the power of the earth, the divinity of nature and feeling connected to its glory. Is ‘Blue Star’ spiritual? Definitely. Ryan and I appreciate the connection between the spiritual and the natural… and therefore, the supernatural. Music is a magical medium. We have an opportunity to contribute to the world. Why not make it about things we find beautiful?
Tell me about filming the music video. It was filmed in the Painted Desert in South Australia with the crew from Joy Collective. We got into this beautiful rhythm with the desert because you can’t do anything during the day - it’s too hot. When it gets dark, suddenly you’re in tune with the landscape. Some might call this the witching hour [laughs]. It was all in harmony. You came to Australia when you were 15. How do you define your identity? I actually really struggled with my sense of identity. I was born in Hong Kong but I spent 12 years in Japan. My mother’s from Singapore and my dad’s English. I lived in countries that neither of my parents are from and I had a British passport. About five years ago, I travelled to Europe for a few months. When I came back to Sydney airport, the smell of eucalyptus overpowered me. I’d never had that sense of homecoming. After that moment, Australia’s been home. How do you and Ryan collaborate? Ryan does all the music but we write the lyrics together, based on poetry I’ve written. I’m also making a lot of the costumes by hand. What’s Heart People’s visual aesthetic? Mystery, magic and power. As a model, you’re a mercenary, you’re a gun for hire. You become someone else’s idea of beauty. You’re a translator. And it’s a wonderful skill, but I’ve seen how powerful the fashion industry is in its ability to stimulate girls through images. Girls are imitating all the time but they’re not originating. That’s fine because they’re young and need to be inspired. They don’t know who they are yet. I don’t want to give women an aesthetic
to copy. I want to inspire women to be original in the way I present myself with Heart People. What does Heart People mean? I don’t want to be a head person. I want to be a heart person. I want to live and act by my heart. It’s peeling away that material level and reconnecting to what’s inside. That’s the most important choice Ryan and I can make. Will you continue modelling? I’ve been modelling for five years but I’ve learnt it’s a job of transition. Unless you’re Gisele Bündchen, you can’t do it forever. I appreciate what it has given me and I respect it because it’s a blessing. At the moment, I’m finding a balance between my textile art practice and music. I’m also doing a series of paintings at the moment. There’s a lot of media criticism against models that move into acting or singing. For example, Cara Delevingne received a lot of flak after announcing she wanted to act. How do you feel about that? The flak is probably from girls not pulling through or just relying on their outward appearance. That’s the downfall. We make money off our physical appearance and being a model opens you up to criticism. I assume people think, “You’re hoping for another easy ride,” and fair enough. It’s a funny saying but the proof will be in the pudding. The criticism is probably a good challenge. Heart People’s debut single ‘Blue Star’ is out now and is available to download at
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The Fashion Journal Guide to Studying Fashion, Design and Beauty. There’s a common assumption that if you want to work in fashion, then you need be a model or designer. But in reality, there are many more roles making the industry go ’round. There is a wealth of different pathways for upcoming fashionistas, and the choice of courses and career paths into the industry are almost overwhelming. So let’s break it down for you.
The Fashion Institute (TFI) offers students a Diploma of Business specialising in the business side of the fashion industry. TFI believes in real world experience, giving students the opportunity to take part in their International Workplace Training Program. For the second consecutive year, TFI students have the unique opportunity to work at New York Fashion Week, as well as the chance to intern at NYC-based PR agencies, magazines and with international designers. Assistant stylist at THE ICONIC and TFI graduate Samantha Smith spilt the beans on her course.
Why did you choose to study at The Fashion Institute? I was living on the Gold Coast working at Billabong in the production team (quality check/suppliers), which had led to an interest towards the business side of the fashion industry. Knowing that there was no growth in the fashion industry on the Gold Coast, I decided to quit my role and move to Sydney, where I started to do research on a number of fashion colleges. I chose TFI based on their reputation and their social media, which showcases day-today life at TFI and students' success stories. What was your International Workplace Training Program experience like? Teaming up with the likes of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, IMG International, Samantha Wills, TOME, Fashion Palette and Mode PR, the experience truly gave me a strong insight into what the world’s fashion capital really has to offer. The highlight of my trip was networking with a number of high profile celebrities – brushing shoulders with the likes of Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo was something I had only dreamed about. How important was real-world experience in helping your career path? TFI has an incredible workplace training program that provided me with amazing experiences with Dolly and Cleo, as well as interning with the styling team at THE ICONIC. Through this internship, I secured myself a role as the assistant online stylist with THE ICONIC. I'm now a styling assistant, working on campaigns, social media activity and website product shots.
he Fashion Institute Location: Surry Hills, NSW Qualification: Diploma of Business BSB50207 Duration: One year (full time) 1.5 years (part time) thefashioninstitute.com.au
hitehouse Institute of Design Location: Sydney, Melbourne Qualification: Bachelor Of Design in Fashion Design/Interior Design/Styling & Creative Direction Duration: Two years whitehouse-design.edu.au
Whitehouse strives to create a positive learning culture for its students by supporting innovation and creativity. Fashion Journal spoke to 2014 Whitehouse Graduate and winner of the Olympus x GQ Generation of Talent award, Ross McCullum, to get the lowdown.
olmesglen Institute Location: Melbourne Qualification: Bachelor of Fashion (Apparel Engineering & Design)/ Certificate II & IV in Applied Fashion Design & Technology Duration: Six months – three years holmesglen.edu.au
Holmesglen aims to tie knowledge and experience together. The school focuses on both manual and electronic design, aiming to equip graduates with skills to enter the industry. Their Bachelor of Fashion course educates students in all aspects of the clothing supply chain: from design, to manufacturing and production. The course also includes business training for a smooth transition into the work force.
What did you study at Whitehouse? Bachelor of Design in Styling and Creative Direction Why did you choose to study at Whitehouse? At the time I had just finished a Diploma of Specialist Makeup and as much as I had loved doing makeup, I knew it wasn’t going to be enough for me. I realised I really loved what the stylist did on shoots and I wanted to further my education with a degree. I found the Whitehouse course and it seemed to be the best for what I wanted – a combination of different styling aspects (visual merchandising, fashion, interior, lifestyle and events styling), while still having subjects in business, marketing and design history. How did you go about applying for the Olympus x GQ Generation of Talent award? My friend tagged me in a post on the Facebook page. I knew it was something that I had to enter, as there aren’t as many competitions for stylists coming out of uni. As part of the competition I had to send in a resume and one page that best showcased my work. I sent in examples of my work that I thought best represented GQ and my style, then I didn’t hear anything until December when they called me up saying that I had made it to the final. From there I had a phone interview with Richard Clue, the Deputy Editor, and Barnaby Ash, the Fashion Editor. What did you get out of the GQ experience? The overall experience confirmed that I want to work in magazines. It gave me the motivation to keep working towards becoming a fashion editor at a men’s fashion magazine. I also gained a better understanding of the way a fashion magazine works, and the level of preparation and thought that goes into its production.
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As the world’s leading educator in the creative media industry, SAE Institute Australia is offering aspiring designers a Bachelor of Design specialising in Graphic Design. Through exploring typography, pre-press, print media, digital plus and more, SAE focuses on developing a broad understanding of all aspects of design industry. The course incorporates anatomical studies and perspective techniques for environment and character construction, as well as concepts and methodologies of drawing using different media. By bringing together like-minded individuals to collaborate on professional projects, SAE is providing a hands-on learning environment and preparing its students for the workplace.
he Australasian College Broadway Location: Glebe, NSW Qualification: Diplomas in Salon Management, Specialist Make-up Services, and Beauty Therapy, Certificates in Hairdressing, and Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction tac.edu.au
Are you an aspiring makeup artist, hairstylist or beauty therapist? The Australasian College Broadway is a Sydney-based college which offers a broad range of nationally accredited courses designed to propel you into the makeup, hair and beauty field. Learn from accomplished industry professionals in a creative environment, working on innovative projects in fashion, film, television and events, with fantastic networking opportunities. With modern, fully-equipped simulated working environments in purpose built, contemporary facilities in Glebe, the Australasian College Broadway can provide you with all the skills and confidence to live your dream.
and face-to-face training to cater for every learning need. With focus on personal and professional growth through the psychology of ‘transformational styling’, Australian Style Institute’s unique approach to the method of styling puts emphasis on empowering the individual through critical principles of human behaviour that assists when working with individuals, organisations and teams.
AE Creative Media Institute Location: Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, online Qualification: Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design, Web Design), Diploma of Interactive Digital Media Duration: Seven months – two years sae.edu.au/courses/design/bachelorof-design
apoleon Perdis Makeup Acadamy Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth Qualification: Certificate in Fashion, Glamour and Bridal Makeup Artistry Duration: One day – fifteen weeks napoleonmakeupacademy.com.au
Education has always been a key focus for the Napoleon Perdis brand philosophy. While his creative teams have become backstage regulars at New York and Australian Fashion Weeks, The Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy is providing workshops and short courses to help women across Australia with the latest makeup techniques. The one-day workshop focuses on simple yet effective techniques for applying the perfect base and a signature lip, and help build confidence to go from natural to high glamour. Meanwhile the comprehensive, part-time, fifteen-week course is designed to teach you both the fundamentals and the intricacies of makeup artistry. The course will provide current industry skills and essential basic principles on colour theory, contouring, corrective techniques, achieving a flawless complexion for varied skin tones, eye design and a multitude of different makeup looks for all beauty occasions.
Australian Style Institute Location: Australia wide Qualitfication: Short courses, Certificate and Advanced Certificate of Professional Styling and Image Duration: Two days – 12 months australianstyleinstitute.com.au
Dreaming of a styling career? Imagine researching trends online in the morning, shopping for a client at lunch and working on an editorial photo shoot in the afternoon. Australia’s style and image industry is rapidly growing and full of opportunities for skilled professionals on the rise. Fashion styling is fast becoming a popular and lucrative career and Australian Style Institute is known for producing some of the country's best. Offering its students a Certificate and Advanced Certificate of Professional Styling and Image, the programs incorporate both online
BI Fashion College Location: Glebe, NSW Qualification: Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology Duration: 6 – 18 months fbifashioncollege.com.au
In keeping with the fast-paced nature of the fashion world, FBI Fashion College has continued to develop and evolve, ensuring its courses remain relevant in this dynamic and competitive industry. All courses are available in a flexible part-time structure and cover a range of disciplines including e-commerce, fashion photography and styling for TV. Most importantly, FBI offers students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. In 2015 guest lecturers included the head buyer of StyleRunner and the director of Chic Model Management. As the fashion college responsible for the launch of Australia’s first accredited Certificate IV and Diploma specific to fashion business, FBI has now placed over 1,270 students into jobs within the fashion industry over the last 20 years.
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YVES SAINT LAURENT’S STUDIO -
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA and LUKE FORESTER
SYDNEY STREET STYLE
Ok, so being a Melbourne girl, it’s pretty tempting to rag on a book called Sydney Street Style. Words that immediately spring to mind include “not as cool as Melbourne," however admittedly, this book was alright. It takes a look way back at the history of Australian fashion and explores the impacts of colonisation, WWII allies and social development on the way we dress today. Pretty neat huh? One criticism is that it could have snapped a few more people (there were a few repeat cameos), but overall, we likey. Oh and with the historical references, it makes sense to base this one in Sydney. Otherwise Melbourne totally would have won, right?
Nautical may not be your first fashion choice, but there’s no denying it. is. everywhere. Heck, you probably own a striped tee or v-neck sweater ascribing to this undying trend. So it’s about time someone released an ode to nautical style, celebrating all its champions. A self-proclaimed “definitive history of nautical fashion”, Nautical Chic analyses the history of its trends and delves into the stylistic impact of five iconic maritime figures: The Officer, The Sailor, The Fisherman, The Sportsman and The Pirate. Despite its informative value, it’s also accessible and super easy to read, with 240 illustrations appearing throughout. Winner, winner, fish dinner.
MIRRORS AND SECRETS Be it via biography, memoir or documentary, insight into the old days of luxury fashion is so hot right now. And with two biopics released last year – not to mention the controversial dropping of ‘Yves’ – it seems the house of Saint Laurent is attracting a whole lot of attention. Cue Mirrors and Secrets, a well-timed and focused insight into Yves’ own studio and its inner workings. Despite its brevity and pocket size, the book offers an in-depth look at the famed studio, complete with unpublished photographs, sketches and personal quotes from the designer. It seems it really ain’t Laurent without Yves.
ALBUM REVIEWS DANCE 4 A DOLLAR
MNDR & Sweet Valley
Despite having a Google alert for "music I can dance to in my underwear", I still almost missed this amazing collaboration between MNDR and beat-making brother duo, Sweet Valley. Running across a short but sweet five tracks, this EP is a master class on how to fit as many sounds into a single track without making your head explode. There's even a Sega MegaDrive sample chucked in. Each track is meticulously layered with skittering synths and rhythms that seem to change bar to bar. It could all be a bit much really, but MNDR's vocals and melodies ground each track firmly into pop territory. Lyrically there's not much going on here – but the lyrics are admittedly not the star of the show. Instead enjoy the bonkers production and try not to get overwhelmed while you dance.
Our Love was easily one of my favourite releases from last year, perfectly combining a multitude of genres and sounds into a cohesive and polished record. Coming off an amazing show at Laneway Festival, Caribou has re-issued last year's record with a slew of newly commissioned remixes added into the package. The album itself tones down Caribou's usual bombastic percussion for something far more nuanced. Elements of house and ’90s dub music sneak into tracks like a surprise rave party. The mid-song break down on the title track is still one of my favourite musical moments from recent memory. The additional remixes don't bring anything particularly exciting to the table, tending to be more of the ‘slightly different 10 minute dance mix’ variety than anything else. In any case, this is an album that deserves to be part of everyone's collection.
I always thought it was kind of daggy to describe music as "feel good." I mean, what does that even mean? But after listening to Passion Pit's third studio album, Kindred, the first thing that popped into my head was "oh, this is what feel good music is." Kindred is packed with breezy, sing-songy tunes. Stand out track ‘Until We Can't’ is a stadium sized indie anthem, that wouldn't be out of place on the usual insane pop albums I listen to. Album closer 'Ten Feet Tall' features Kayne levels of auto-tune and is all kinds of perfect. You really only need to listen to lead single ‘Lifted Up’ to decide whether this is the album is for you. It evokes the great stomping, jangly pop of the ’80s at their peak and is a great antidote to the approaching winter blues.
The Wanderer Photographer: Thor Elias @ Illuminate Management Styling: Carlos Mangubat @ Unsigned Management Grooming: Shella Martin @ Salon XVI using Kevin Murphy Model: Cameron Gordon @ Scene Models
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JACK LONDON VEST $299 DIESEL THAVAR-NE SWEAT JEANS $349 JACK LONDON TAILOR FIT MARTIN SHIRT $129 AMERICAN RAG FEDERICO PIO SHIRT $49 COMME DES GARĂ‡ONS SCARF FROM ARCHIVE MELBOURNE $120 FALLEN BROKEN STREET THE RATTED HAT FROM SOMEPLACE $100 JACK LONDON EAST WOOD PONCHO $189
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FALLEN BROKEN STREET HAT FROM SOMEPLACE $100 TANNER & TEAUGE AZTEC TWIST TOP $140 DIESEL THAVAR-NE SWEAT JEANS $359 STYLISTâ€™S OWN PONCHO
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AMERICAN RAG COAT $280 JACK LONDON CLASSIC FIT MARSH SHIRT $109 JACK LONDON GREGORY ROLLNECK $109 JACK LONDON TAILORED FIT ROBIN PANT $129 JACK LONDON SLIM FIT LEATHER WAISTCOAT $299
Photographer: Cybele Malinowski @ Network Agency Stylist: Monique Moynihan @ Union Management Make-up: Ania MilczarczykÂ @ DLM Hair: Iggy using KĂŠrastase Photography assistant: Amelia Dowd Model: Samantha Harris @ Chic Management
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Vintage blouse from josiestardust. com.au $49 WRANGLER jacket $129.95 Stylistâ€™s own earrings (worn throughout)
DA N I E L AVA K I A N t o p $ 1 8 0 NEUW DENIM skirt $129.95 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Superstar shoes $160
Vintage blouse from josiestardust. com.au $49 Z H I VAG O t o p $ 3 6 5 WRANGLER denim shorts $99.95 Vintage belt from ZOO EMPORIUM $35
LEFT: WRANGLER tee $59.95 MARC BY MARC JACOBS jacket from archives WRANGLER denim shorts $99.95 AMERICAN APPAREL socks $21 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Superstar shoes $180
DI$COUNT UNIVER$E top POA Z H I VAG O p a n t s $ 3 9 5 Vintage leather jacket from MISS BROWN POA POMS earrings $80 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Superstar shoes $160
LEFT: Vintage jumpsuit from josiestardust. com.au $179 WRANGLER denim jacket $129.95 K AT E S Y LV E S T E R scarf $135
GARY BIGENI skivvy $220 BLESSE'D ARE THE MEEK skivvy (worn on shoulders) $119.95 RACHELALEX scarf $140 ELKE KRAMER tassel pendant $139 HOUSE OF CARDS skirt $129 AMERICAN APPAREL socks $21
FJ D ESIG N ER PRO FILES
01 At Thursday
Are you ready to embark on your next gypsy adventure? If the answer is yes, At Thursday is here to help. This Melbourne-based jewellery label handcrafts a lovely collection of rings, bracelets, statement cuffs and pendants made with embossed silver, vivid turquoise and other semiprecious and precious stones. At Thursday doesn't want you to consider them a retail brand. Just a bunch of young creatives who love nature, summer, the beach, and pretty lil’ pieces. They’ve also got a range of free-flowing, boho dresses if you need to up the gypsy factor. atthursday.com.au
KISAH means 'story' in Bahasa Indonesia. Melbourne brand KISAH has taken this meaning and created pieces of jewellery that are all about storytelling. Product designer Gilda Adam was first inspired to make jewellery after seeing oddly shaped wooden offcuts in a furniture maker's shed. Since its first design, KISAH has been inspired by the designer’s family and friends and named accordingly. The jewellery is colourful and quirky, yet thanks to the addition of geometric recycled wood, it still captures a minimalist feel. The wide range of materials used adds texture and personality to each piece, making it the perfect way to subtly brighten any outfit. kisahstore.com
03 Uncle Jack
Versatile, minimalist, sophisticated and inexpensive. For those who want it all, Uncle Jack offers a range of classic unisex timepieces for an affordable $120 each. But this doesn’t mean they cut down on quality. Each watch is designed locally in Melbourne and made from genuine (and super soft) cow’s leather, while each case is built from ultra-sturdy stainless steel. With five different styles to choose from and even more coloured straps available for purchase, Uncle Jack is guaranteed to effortlessly adapt to your unique and individual style. unclejack.com.au
By combining industrial minimalism with contemporary art, new fashion jewellery label re:jewellery is making waves with its unique cuffs, bracelets, chokers, necklaces and crowns. Drawing inspiration from elements of design, fashion and the natural environment, designer Ruth Evenhuis began re:jewellery with the dream of creating distinctive, unique and fashionable jewellery with an eco conscience. The label's debut collection illustrates an Australian suburban dreamscape by merging the natural and architectural worlds. Made from powder-coated stainless steel and recycled silver, re:jewellery brings you contemporary statement pieces that become the focal point of any outfit. re-jeweller y.com
HA I R & B E A U T Y
PH OTOGRAPH ER ED D IE NEW STYL I ST ELLA MURP HY M AKEUP KATE SQUIRES, G LOBAL MAKEUP ARTIST F ROM THE N APOL EON PERDI S NATIONAL CREATIVE TEAM H AI R RICHI G RISILLO FOR TON I & GUY USING L AB EL .M M ODEL ELOUISE MORRIS @ CHIC MANAG EMENT PH OTOGRAPH Y ASSI STAN T NICK RYALL DESERT DESI GN S JUMP ER P OA
HAIR & BEAUTY
This month’s pages are inspired by beautiful skin. We catch up with beauty guru Napoleon Perdis who gives us his secrets to a flawless complexion and we ask resident DIY expert Tabatha Turner to whip up some beauty remedies which can be made from ingredients already in your pantry.
Napoleon Says What products are essential for good skin? Great makeup starts with flawless skin! Keep skin looking and feeling fresh, toned and hydrated with my new Cleanser Barre Collection. Fight pollution and ageing with a cleansing and skin prep routine and always cleanse morning and night. Double cleansing the skin will remove the dirt and oil and condition the skin so makeup doesn't have to work so hard – it's also the secret to fresh, dewy skin! To improve the skin's texture, always use a serum and primer. Remember, "Not to Prime is a Crime!" What are the key steps in any cleansing routine? My wife Soula-Marie has a great cleansing routine. Every morning she treats herself to a complete facial massage using Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup Remover. She loves how the balm soothes, freshens and nourishes her skin before applying makeup. After cleansing with the balm, Soula-Marie uses Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser to soften dehydration and to create a luxurious base before makeup application. She applies the cleanser like a mask and leaves it on for 2-5 minutes before tissuing off the excess product. Rinse with water or wipe with a damp muslin cloth if needed, but we both love how the cleanser feels on the skin so we leave it on. At the end of the day, always remove every trace of makeup. My wife and I have created Re-Birth Of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil, a lightweight Japanese Oil that sweeps away traces of makeup but also rejuvenates the skin. It's enriched with Marine Placenta that helps to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and pores and to also soften and smooth the complexion. Massage the cleanser into dry skin in soft, circular motions and use a damp muslin cloth to massage the face further and to give your skin a deep cleanse. napoleonperdis.com
DIY Skin Solutions BY TABAT H A TURN ER
PROT E I N H A I R T R E ATM E N T
-1 tbsp shea butter -1/2 cup full-fat Greek yoghurt (natural flavour) -1 egg Melt shea butter in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. Over a sink, massage into your scalp, working through the hair until reaching the ends. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.
A L L N AT U R A L E X FO L I ATO R
- 1 tbsp natural honey - 2 tbsp melted coconut oil - 2 tbsp raw sugar Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Working in small circles, massage the sugar particles into your face, from the temples inwards. Rinse off with warm water, cleanse with a natural cleanser, and pat dry with a face washer. FE A S T YO U R S K I N M A S K
-1 tbsp brown rice flour -1/2 avocado -1 tbsp freshly squeezed apple juice Mix all ingredients together and place on clean skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water and patting dry.
HANSEN & G RETEL B RA N D Y C RO P JUMP E R $ 1 8 9
U N I F OR M S TU DI O S HAW-L IN TOP $310
UNIFORM STUD IOS HAW-L IN T O P $310
H OU S E OF C A R DS HTM L JUM PER $99 C AM I L L A AND M A R C PA NTS POA AD I D AS S TEL L A S PO RT YV OR I S NEA KERS $120 F ROM TH E I C ON I C S AM P S ONI T E L UGGA GE S TR A P (WOR N A S BELT) $ 1 4
Out & About Fashion Journal x Fossil Fashion Journal and Fossil are giving shoppers the chance to get creative and pull off a professional flat lay. Last month, visitors to Melbourne’s Emporium had the chance to work with Fashion Journal stylist, Bonnie Kay, to create their own professional quality flat lays. You can catch Fashion Journal and the Fossil team at other flat lay stations around Australia this month. Check our website for details. We’ll see you there! fossil.com.au
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