Page 1

ISSUE 171 - AUGUST 2017

FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK PROGRAM INSIDE

MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH

All Heart


FJ

CO NTENTS

New Era PUBLISHER Furst Media Pty Ltd. 3 Newton Street, Richmond, VIC furstmedia.com.au fashionjournal.com.au

EDITOR Leah White leah@furstmedia.com.au

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Veronica Stanford veronica@furstmedia.com.au

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Tara Smith tara@furstmedia.com.au

ADVERTISING MICHAEL LO SORDO V NECK SEQUIN DRESS $1499 MICHAEL LO SORDO LONG SLEEVE BODY SUIT $159 RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120

Leah White (03) 8414 9734 leah@furstmedia.com.au Veronica Stanford (03) 8414 9733 veronica@furstmedia.com.au

ART DIRECTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN Ruby Furst ruby@furstmedia.com.au

FULL SHOOT CREDITS PAGE 38 DISTRIBUTION

H

Adam Dynon distribution@furstmedia.com.au

ey friends,

EDITORIAL INTERNS

Can you believe we’ve hit August? The days are getting longer, the weather’s been bearable and we’re coming very close to one of our favourite annual events.

Ashlyn Veale, Bailey Jones, George Tzintzis Kaitlyn Wilson, Nikki Escalante

We’ve once again joined forces with the City of Melbourne as a media partner for Melbourne Fashion Week. This year sees the event adopt a fresh new look and name (ICYMI, they’ve dropped the ‘Spring’). Inside this issue, you’ll get a look at some of our favourite outfits that’ll be hitting the runways come September. With Father’s Day fast approaching, we’ve packed these pages full of gift ideas and quizzed our dads on their fashion heydays (page 21). But it’s not all about the guys, we also hung out with Vera Blue (page 32) and Izzi Manfredi of The Preatures (page 37). Happy reading, The FJ team x

W

fashionjournal.com.au

ON THE COVER Nicola at Chic Model Management wears

@fashionjournalmagazine

/FashionJournalMag

06 THE SCOOP Fashion News

32 MUSIC with Vera Blue

12 WALK THIS WAY with Vans UltraRange

38 EDITORIAL Mercury Rising

16 GOODS Kick Back

48 EDITORIAL Walking on Air

21 FASHION HEYDAY Daddy Cool

60 GIFT GUIDE All About Dad

24 EDITORIAL Diversion

62 HAIR & BEAUTY Lash Out

04

ARNSDORF LILA TOP $190 ARNSDORF GINGHAM SUIT TROUSERS $260
 RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120
 NAKED VICE THE 90210 BAG (GOLD STRAP SOLD SEPARATELY) $169.95 Photographer: Amelia J Dowd Full shoot credits on page 38

© 2017 FURST MEDIA PTY LTD. No part may be reproduced without the consent of the copyright holder.


N OF DE SIG

WHITE

HOUS

E INS TI

TUTE

WH WHITEHOUSE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

APPLY NOW 12 September 2017

BACHELOR OF DESIGN Creative Direction & Styling Fashion Design Interior Design

Photography & Styling by Creative Direction Students Dylan Gration & Caitlin Ward Fashion Design by Bachelor of Design Graduate Serenity Holmes

Sydney | 2 Short St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 | +61 (02) 9267 8799 | www.whitehouse-design.edu.au Melbourne | 696 Bourke St, Victoria 3000 | +61 (03) 9600 3625 | RTO Provider Code 91319 TESQA Provider Number 12065 | CRICOS Provider Code 02863C | FEE-HELP Available for eligible students


FJ

N EWS

The Scoop

Converse We thought it wasn’t possible to fall any harder for the One Star. Then Converse goes ahead and taps Tyler, The Creator for a new take on the silhouette. Dubbed the One Star x Golf Le Fleur, the sneaker’s been updated with tonal laces, contrasting stitching and four new dreamy colourways. Each shoe features an embroidered bee motif on the heel and Golf le Fleur illustrations on the sock liner. To finish things off nicely, the shoe’s inner and outer sole feature a message from Tyler reading: ‘Don’t let ‘em kill your flowers, water your garden and stunt’. converse.com.au

Kowtow Kowtow has just released its new collection, Pace Forward, but that’s not the brand's only piece of news. The collection marks the New Zealand label’s entry into the denim market, giving us much to be excited about. A lot of time has been spent developing the denim range, ensuring it’s of the highest quality and both ethicallysourced and organic. The rest of the collection centres around 16 new jersey styles, acting as the building blocks for an ethical wardrobe. You can shop Pace Forward now on Kowtow’s shiny new Australian website. kowtowclothing.com

06

Status Anxiety Status Anxiety has released its Spring Summer 17 collection, Love and Lies, and it continues the brand’s established aesthetic across modern leather basics. The new range brings together premium leather selections, fresh colourways and quality hardware detailing. Think full-grain, soft Italian pebble leather in colours like tan, light grey, black, pink and more. When it comes to basics, no one does it quite like Status Anxiety. statusanxiety.com.au


M USI C

FJ

DIOR. BARS. TALKS. DINING. LIVE MUSIC. SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13

LUPA J KATE MILLER-HEIDKE CLAUDIO SHONEN KNIFE GL ALTA ELECTRIC FIELDS

OCT 20 NITE JEWEL OCT 27 JOY. NOV 3 AIRLING PLUS

SAT NOV 4 LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE

BOOK NOW. NGV.MELBOURNE EVENT PARTNER

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) | Raf Simons (designer) Look 37, evening dress and Look 38, evening dress autumn-winter 2013–14 haute couture collection Photo © Patrick Demarchelier/Licensed by Art+Commerce | Models: Anastasia Ivanova, Premier Model Management and Marte Mei van Haaster, Viva Paris

07


FJ

N EWS

Assembly Label Assembly Label is taking swimwear back to basics with the release of its second swim collection. Inspired by Australia’s coastal lifestyle, the edit has been designed with wearability in mind and includes both bikini and full-piece styles. It’s all made from luxe Italian Lycra, and each piece comes in muted tones of cloud, navy, rose, amber, black and white. You can shop part one of the drop now, before the rest hits shelves in October. assemblylabel.com

Colette by Colette Hayman

Lee Denim is a universal staple, and one you shouldn’t compromise on. Lee’s new range offers up your favourite denim styles with durable fabrications to go the distance. Denim Made Tough delivers three new denim washes across skinny and boyfriend jeans, denim jackets, skirts and more. Pieces in Panther Black have a stretch fit and come clean, ripped or trashed. Lee’s new blue washes – dubbed Vapour Blue and Baja Blue – are a testament to the ’90s, with both coming in strong, heavyweighted denim. leejeans.com.au

Colette by Colette Hayman’s new collection has us ready to drop everything and jet off on a beachside holiday. Drawing inspiration from a tropical paradise, the brand’s Spring Summer 17 drop offers both bold statement pieces and more subtle everyday accessories. There’s a focus on accentuated hardware, geometric shapes and bright colours for the warmer seasons. It goes without saying that you can expect tropical motifs across the designs, including summer fruits and palm leaves. colettehayman.com.au

bookerandco.com.au

08


M USI C

FJ

09


FJ

N EWS

Hot or Not WITH BIANCA O’NEILL

ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLAMAE

The Queen’s Cocktail Calendar She’s 91 freaking years old, and loving life with four cocktails, on a regimented delivery schedule, every day. I mean, life goals, tbh. HOT

Beats x Balmain It’s my favourite tech/fashion collab since Hermès released an Apple Watch. Let’s be honest, for most of us it’s about as close as we’ll get to owning Balmain… HOT

Overly Styled Travel Instagrams National Gallery of Victoria NGV has set the bar pretty high with its past exhibitions and Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is sure to continue the trend. From August 27 to November 7, NGV is playing host to the largest collection of Dior designs ever showcased outside of France. There’ll be 140 pieces on show, starting with Christian Dior’s Spring 1947 collection. You’ll also be able to feast your eyes on a selection of accessories, sketches, photographs and multimedia material. Tickets are available now. ngv.vic.gov.au

Linen House Linen House has launched a new collection, and it’s ideal for those who love a bit of indoor greenery. This season’s all about bringing the outdoors in, with the brand taking influence from calming colour palettes, warm light and plant life. Geometric designs, florals and Australianinspired botanicals appear across duvets and cushions, with the best part being that you don’t need a green thumb to enjoy it. linenhouse.com.au

10

With European summer in full swing, we've been inundated with elaborate photo shoots on the rooftops of Positano and Santorini. That's cool but... is anyone else tired of the staged candour and contorted bikini shots, and desperate for some more #realness? MEH

Announcing That Body Parts are Fashionable C’mon guys, let’s stick to fashion being about clothes, shoes and bags. The idea that ‘boobs are back in’ is ridiculous. You can’t swap them in and out like a pair of convertible cargo pants. NOT

The Continued Discussion About Legalising Gay Marriage Love is love. Equality is king. Let’s just do it already. NOT

Coffee That’s Not Coffee Mushroom lattes, blue algae lattes, turmeric lattes… can a coffee not just be a coffee anymore? Or does everything in our lives need to be ‘Insta-worthy’ these days? NOT


FJ

11


FJ

U LTR AR AN G E

Walk This Way PHOTOGRAPHER JESS BROHIER | STYLIST JADE LEUNG AT VIVIEN'S CREATIVE HAIR AND MAKEUP LEAH ROSE MODELS NYAJUOK AND TOM AT DUVAL AGENCY

I AM GIA EDIE JACKET $199.95, ABRAND OVERALLS $139.95, HOSBERG MESH TOP $95, VANS ULTRARANGE IN WHITE $149.95

12


U LTR AR AN G E

FJ

LEFT I AM GIA MILLER PANT $89.95 HOSBERG CORDUROY TRENCH $220 VANS COACH JACKET $99.95 VANS ULTRARANGE IN PEARL $149.95 BELOW TOM WEARS P.A.M. TECTONIC TOP $275 POLO SHIRT $70 FROM RECYCLE BOUTIQUE  ABRAND JEANS $99.95 VANS ULTRARANGE IN BLACK/WHITE $149.95 NYAJUOK WEARS HOSBERG HANADA LEATHER JACKET $635, ABRAND JEANS $99.95 VANS ULTRARANGE IN BLACK/WHITE $149.95

To put your best foot forward, you need to start from the ground up. Whether it’s city streets, boardwalks or mountain paths, the right pair of shoes will get you from where you’re going, to where you need to be. Vans has always championed the forward-thinkers, and its new UltraRange advocates for a life of exploration. Marking a major milestone in Vans’ footwear design history, the silhouette offers an innovative twist on its much-loved skate shoe. The aim is to enable creative pursuits from all over the globe, starting at your feet.

The brand’s most technical shoe yet, the range was designed with collaborative insight from Vans Pro Surfer Pat Gudauskas. Built with extreme comfort and mobility in mind, it features a slim profile and low-top design, combined with the classic Vans side stripe.

13


HOSBERG HANADA LEATHER JACKET $635, ABRAND JEANS $99.95, VANS ULTRARANGE IN BLACK/WHITE $149.95

14

U LTR AR AN G E

FJ


U LTR AR AN G E

FJ

ABOVE P.A.M. GRANDE VELHO CORDS $297 VANS SWEATSHIRT $79.95, UNIQLO DOWN VEST $79.90 STANCE SOCKS $20 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES VANS ULTRARANGE IN MADDER BROWN $149.95 RIGHT P.A.M. SUMERIAN PANT $297 POLO SHIRT $70 FROM RECYCLE BOUTIQUEÂ VANS ULTRARANGE IN WHITE $149.95

The UltraRange is available from Vans concept stores and selected Platypus Shoes and Hype DC stores for $149.95

W

vans.com.au facebook.com/vansaustralia instagram.com/vansaustralia

15


FJ

G O O DS

KICK BACK

PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY We’ve become pretty obsessed with the Converse One Star. Since its recent return, the popular ’90s silhouette has already received numerous updates, including one from Tyler, The Creator. Now, we turn your attention to these pretty pastel suedes, because we’re almost through winter and they’re giving us an extra spring in our step. Clockwise from top ONE STAR CF SUEDE IN MINT FOAM, ONE STAR CF SUEDE IN DUSK PINK, ONE STAR PLUSH SUEDE IN BARELY FUCHSIA ONE STAR CF SUEDE IN EGRET, ONE STAR PLUSH SUEDE IN BLUE TINT THE ONE STAR RETAILS FOR $130 CONVERSE.COM.AU

16


M USI C

FJ

17


FJ

G O O DS

DEAR DAD

PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Buying a Father’s Day present doesn’t have to be a chore. We thought you might be stuck for ideas, so we’ve pulled together some great gift options for dear old dad. The best part? There’s not a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug in sight. Clockwise from top left HAPPILY HANDCRAFTED LASER ENGRAVED HAMMER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE $28, CMFY SOCKS ABOUT NOTHING $10 TRIUMPH & DISASTER FIBRE ROYALE $36, THE 5TH BILBAO ONYX WATCH $179, BON MAXIE DIY WOODEN CUFFLINK BOX $30 TAROCASH CLASSIC CUFFLINKS $19.99, RARE RABBIT SQUARE BOND WOOD SUNGLASSES $119.95 ALCHEMY PRODUX DARK PILLAR UNSCENTED CANDLE $65, PEGGY AND FINN LUCAS WOODEN BOW TIE IN TASMANIAN OAK $79.95 SALT BY HENDRIX MISTER COOL NO.10 CANDLE $29.95

18


M USI C

FJ

@LaudTimepieces

S H O P N O W//AfterPay Available www.LAUDTIMEPIECES.com

Enter Discount Code

FJ15OFF FOR 15% OFF Valid Until 15 September 2017

19


FJ

G O O DS

FROM THE GROUND UP

PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY This month, we’re stepping out of our comfort zones. To get us going, we’re looking to the Vans UltraRange, because there’s nothing like a good pair of shoes to give you that extra push. Clockwise from top left MADDER BROWN (AVAILABLE IN MEN’S SIZES), PEARL (AVAILABLE IN WOMEN’S SIZES), WHITE (AVAILABLE IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIZES) BLACK/WHITE (AVAILABLE IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIZES), GREY (AVAILABLE IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIZES) THE ULTRARANGE RETAILS FOR $149.95 VANS.COM.AU

20


FASH I O N H EYDAY

FJ

Daddy Cool This month we’re celebrating dads the best way we know how – by raiding old family photo albums and asking our fathers to recount their favourite (and most horrendous) fashion moments.

01

My name is… Ken Stanford I’m… Veronica’s dad

My favourite decade of fashion was… I think the ’70s. We looked so cool in our Staggers flares (they were so tight I’m surprised I could produce children). Best outfit I’ve ever worn… I wore a light blue suit with black edging in a wedding party. I looked gooood! The most practical fashion item is… in the late ’70s I had a burgundy man bag. It was great for all your bits (we needed them as we couldn’t fit anything in our pockets because our Staggers jeans were so tight!). Describe your style… it used to be cool, suave and sophisticated. Nowadays it’s old man style. My favourite brand is…Yakka. Their overalls are so comfortable. Favourite shopping destination… I shop in all the fashion cities around the world… Milan, London, Paris, Westfield Knox City. Most expensive item of clothing I’ve bought was… a tan leather bomber jacket. I thought I looked so good in it I bought another in light blue. I’ll never understand… platform shoes for guys. Yes I was a slave to fashion and had a couple of pairs. I stopped wearing them when I fell and sprained my ankle. Still, I did look sooo tall!

03

My name is… Greg White I’m… Leah’s dad

My favourite decade of fashion was… the ’70s and ’80s because of the bright and flowery prints. And of course flared pants. My biggest outfit regret is… Wearing a purple suit with green treads in the ’70s. I wore this outfit on my first date with my now-wife. I picked her up from her parents’ place, and to this day they still remind me of how bad this outfit was. For those below the age of 50, treads were shoes that were popular in the ’70s. They had leather uppers and soles made of recycled car tyres. Unsurprisingly, it’s a trend that’s never made a comeback. My favourite brand is… Country Road. Best outfit I’ve ever worn… Whatever my wife or children select for me generally looks best (i.e. someone with taste). And I have a soft spot for a Hawaiian shirt. You can never have too many Hawaiian shirts. Describe your style… bright, patterned and a little daggy. My wife thinks my style is… pretty bad. Favourite shopping destination… Myer or David Jones, so I can buy everything I need in one go without having to go into lots of shops. I’ll never understand… why you can’t wear socks with sandals.

02

My name is… Rob Furst I’m… Ruby’s dad

My favourite decade of fashion was… the ’80s – shoulder pads, frills, purple boots, big hair, earring hoops and some eyeliner. My biggest outfit regret is… a cowboy pink satin shirt. Best outfit I’ve ever worn… a black and white zigzag shirt from House of Merivale with baggy pleated pants. The most practical fashion item is… my Crumpler man bag, essential as I lose things. A trend I hope makes a comeback… I miss the power dressing of the ’80s. Where did all this casual come from? My wife thinks my style is… her main job. My favourite brand is… I like to keep it simple, white shirts and tees with Uniqlo jeans, suit jackets, Ray Bans and Converse. Most expensive item of clothing I’ve bought was… my Ermenegildo Zegna wedding suit circa 1987. I’ll never leave the house without… my hair in place.

04

01

02

My name is… Shane Smith I’m… Tara’s dad

My favourite decade of fashion was… The ’70s because there were no decisions to be made about what to wear. Conformity was king, you just stepped into your Levi’s 505s (denim only) put on your Miller shirt (tucked in) and off you went to any occasion. Luckily, Miller shirts came in three colours, so as long as you had no more than two friends you were OK. My biggest outfit regret is… In the noughties I bought what I thought was an ‘out there’ blue casual shirt with a flap covering the buttons down the front. Never worn again. Best outfit I’ve ever worn… I remember feeling like a movie star going to my big sister’s wedding in the early ’70s, I was about 12. A striped tri-colored shirt (can’t remember the colours, but bright!) with a stretchy ‘Al Grassby’ nylon tie, brown flares and brown ‘click clack’ buckle up shoes. All topped with a chunky brown cord jacket. Best jacket I ever had, wish I still had it! The most practical fashion item is… R.M. Williams Craftsman Boots. They go with anything from jeans to a dinner suit. Describe your style… Conservative, rural, try to be one step up for the occasion. My favourite brand is… R.M. Williams. Favourite shopping destination… R.M. Williams in Melbourne Central – relaxed, smells great and no crowds. Most expensive item of clothing I’ve bought was… A Zegna Worsted sports jacket ($2,500 in a moment of madness). It goes with everything and I wear it to death. I’ll never leave the house without… My R.M. Williams.

03

04

21


FJ

LO O K IN G BACK

Thirty Years of Rock BY VERONICA STANFORD

This year, Wheels & Dollbaby is celebrating 30 years of iconic Australian fashion. Since opening up shop in the ’80s, founder Melanie Greensmith has grown her business from a small Surry Hills shopfront into a globally renowned label. Today, Wheels & Dollbaby boasts a cult following internationally, a myriad of celebrity fans and a luxe boutique in Sydney. When asked if she ever expected the label to do this well, Melanie is quick to reply. “Oh god, no! I was just a kid. I was 20 and Surry Hills was not at all what it’s like now. I just found a really old, rundown shop and scraped all my pennies together. I’d been living in London and had some great ideas about what I wanted to do, but not really a clue how to do it.” Despite her minimal business experience, Melanie found her feet and success came quickly. The day before the shop’s opening, a jacket in the window caught the eye of Michael Jackson. “We had just painted the store and were putting out all the stock,” she remembers. “We didn’t have much stuff but we did have this great leather jacket in the window – all studded and just amazing, like an old vintage rocker one. It was just in the window to tell people that we were opening. Suddenly I got a knock on the glass doors and there were three guys and I thought ‘Oh, god. That guy looks like Michael Jackson.’ And one of the guys said ‘Michael would like to come in.’ It was amazing, I mean he spent a fortune, bought the jacket in the window and helped me pay the rent for the next month. Because that’s all you really thought about back then (laughs).” It didn’t take long for word to spread and within a few years, Melanie had a clientele of celebrities that included Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, The Divinyls and INXS. “We used to screenprint the T-shirts ourselves out the back and I used to sew mini skirts at night. It was such hard work but so exciting, that it didn’t matter.” Wheels & Dollbaby’s first big hurdle came in 1992, as the grunge movement hit Australia and with it, a culture of dressing down. The time was pivotal for Melanie, as she tried to navigate the new trend. “You went from people buying cowboy boots and leather jackets and pants, and then suddenly, overnight, Nirvana came out. And all anyone wanted to wear

22

was op-shop pieces and flannies. It was anti-fashion, you couldn’t be seen to be fashionable. So we started making flannelette shirts with big prints on the back. And somehow, we got through it.” Around this time, Courtney Love was spotted wearing Wheels & Dollbaby. Her influence propelled Melanie’s brand onto the international market. Then came the early 2000s, which saw the brand receive huge, unparalleled success in England. Over the next five years, Wheels & Dollbaby became the biggest Australian fashion house in the UK, with Melanie paving the way for Australian fashion on a global scale. “I didn’t really have a strategy, I just went to the buyers at Harvey Nichols at the same time as Sass & Bide and I think it gave them an interest in Australian fashion. I thought, ‘I’ll start at the top and if I don’t get in there, I’ll try some other places.’ But I got in and it was huge. I think we had 30 concessions throughout England – in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. It was great to do that in England because to me, making it there is really hard.” Throughout the decade, Wheels & Dollbaby was famously spotted on Kate Moss at Glastonbury,

as well as Daisy Lowe, Kelly Osbourne, Scarlett Johansson and Katy Perry. Melanie also made a friend in Dita Von Teese, which saw the pair collaborate on an embroidered cardigan that today spans over 22 colourways (and counting). In 2008, Melanie decided to redirect her focus back to the Australian market and opened a luxe boutique in Perth. “I’ve been very lucky in the fact that I own my company and can choose how I want to do it. I’ve always kept it that way, so if ever I feel like I’m doing too much, I don’t have to.” Moving forward, Melanie has her sights set on the US market. In the meantime, she’s set to celebrate 30 years of Wheels & Dollbaby with a concert and fashion show at the Crown Pyramid in Perth. I ask her where she hopes the brand will be in another 10 years and her response is simple. “Hopefully just as relevant,” she says. “Nowadays, I get people’s daughters coming in, whose mothers used to shop with us. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?” wheelsanddollbaby.com


M USI C

FJ

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

BODY TYPE AND

REEF PRINCE

WITH GUESTS

POLISH CLUB HAIR DIE

(SYD + MEL ONLY)

+

BOAT SHOW RIN MCARDLE (PERTH ONLY)

(ADE ONLY)

MELBOURNE • FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER • FORUM THEATRE SYDNEY • SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER • ENMORE THEATRE (ALL AGES) BRISBANE • THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER • BRISBANE FESTIVAL (NO SUPPORT / ALL AGES) ADELAIDE • FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER • HQ (ALL AGES) PERTH • SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER • CAPITOL ALSO APPEARING AT YOURS & OWLS FESTIVAL AND RED DEER MUSIC FESTIVAL

ON S A L E NOW

C HUGGEN T ER TA INMEN T.C OM

NE W A L BUM ‘GIRL HOOD’ OU T NOW

FRI 15 SEPTEMBER SAT 16 SEPTEMBER T OUSEPTEMBER SOLD21 THU FRI 22 SEPTEMBER SAT 23 SEPTEMBER SUN 24 SEPTEMBER

THE GOV ADELAIDE, SA FREMANTLE PRISON FREMANTLE WA CORNER HOTEL MELBOURNE VIC CORNER HOTEL MELBOURNE VIC ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY NSW THE TRIFFID BRISBANE QLD

TICKETS ON SALE NOW LANEWAYPRESENTS.COM

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER AAMI PARK MELBOURNE SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER ALLIANZ STADIUM SYDNEY

BRISBANE . TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER . THE TIVOLI MELBOURNE . FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER . FORUM THEATRE SYDNEY . SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER . SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Tickets On Sale Now! CHUGGENTERTAINMENT.COM LISTENTOFEIST.COM

CHUGGENTERTAINMENT.COM

23


DIVERSION Photographer JESPER HEDE at Cubed Studio | Stylist JAM BAYLON Grooming DENISE DOLAN at Kings Domain Barber Shop Model MAX at Duval Agency

This year, Melbourne Fashion Week’s menswear Garage Runway is swapping the traditional runway setting for a concealed carpark. But that’s still a few weeks away yet. In the meantime, we decided to hold our own carpark showcase, to preview new season styles from the designer lineup. melbourne.vic.gov.au/mfw

24


THIS PAGE AUTONOMY COLUMBUS SHIRT $89, CHRIS RAN LIN LONG SLEEVE MESH TOP $180, AUTONOMY MADSEN PANTS $139 REEBOK EX-O-FIT HI WHITE SNEAKERS $130 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES

OPPOSITE PAGE CHRIS RAN LIN LEATHER STRIP JACKET $980, AUTONOMY FUNNEL TEE $69, AMXANDER MARTEN WIDE TROUSERS $220


OPPOSITE PAGE AMXANDER RENNER DRAPE COAT $440, CHRIS RAN LIN KNIT

THIS PAGE CALIBRE TOPSTITCH CHECK POLO SHIRT $169, CHRIS RAN LIN PANELS

CUFF SHIRT $320, AUTONOMY MASCOT PANT GRAIN $139, REEBOK EX-O-FIT HI

PANT $350, CALIBRE ROSE CLUSTER FLOWER PIN $109, NEW BALANCE 574S

WHITE SNEAKERS $130 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES

SNEAKERS $150 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES


THIS PAGE JACK LONDON JACKET $379, AUTONOMY FUNNEL TEE $69

OPPOSITE PAGE AMXANDER MARTEN BLOUSON $345

JACK LONDON PANTS $169, REEBOK EX-O-FIT HI WHITE SNEAKERS $130

AUTONOMY PEDRO SHIRT $129, JACK LONDON BAMBOO PANT $159

FROM PLATYPUS SHOES


THIS PAGE AMXANDER SPARROW DENIM JACKET $480

OPPOSITE PAGE CHRIS RAN LIN KNIT CUFF SHIRT $320

DOM BAGNATO GREEN VENETO SHIRT $139

Photography assistant JAYDEN REYNOLDS | Styling assistant CALLUM STARR


FJ

M USI C

Coming of Age BY LEAH WHITE

Perennial is the debut record from Vera Blue. And behind the moniker, is Celia Pavey. In her early career, Celia was heavily influenced by her country upbringing and cut her teeth as a folk singer. The new release, however, signals a true coming of age, and one that merges her folk past with an electronic pop future. We caught up with Celia and chatted heartbreak, gardening, Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance and career highlights. How long have you been working on Perennial? I think it’s been two years. As soon as we released the last record, we went straight into writing again. I work with a producer called Andy Mak, and his younger brother Tom co-writes with me. And they have an engineer named Jackson – they’re Vera Blue with me. Did they help you make the transition from folk music to electronic pop? I fell in love with electronic music a while ago, but the folky side of things always pulled me back – because that’s what I grew up listening to and playing. I was influenced by stuff like Alt-J, and FKA Twigs… really emotional electronic music. I didn’t know how to approach it myself though, because I don’t have much experience in self-production, I just write. Since working with Andy, I’ve picked up on a lot of stuff. Now when we work together as a team, we all take turns in adding to the production – we’ll all play on the same pad, or synths, or hit drums altogether... it’s so good. Tell us about the inspiration behind the album. When we first started writing Perennial, I just thought in my head; it’s just going to be a bunch of songs, just a bunch of songs that we’re going to write over the next two years. The album was born from the ashes of a relationship that had just come to an end, and we structured it into three different chapters. Tom, my co-writer, actually did that when we finished the whole record – broke it up into the different phases that I went through to overcome heartbreak. From the rawness of heartbreak, to a place of renewed strength. And I heard your Dad actually came up with the album title? Yeah, when Dad and I were listening to the album together, we knew what it all felt like, but we couldn’t put it into a word. My Dad’s a horticulturist, and I’m obsessed with flowers and plants. So he suggested Perennial because it refers to plants and

32

flowers that grow back year after year, season after season. It really related to what the album is about, sort of constantly coming back. This record as a whole is a recovery, a repairing album. Why did you decide to give Vera Blue a project name? I met Gosling at a writing camp and she actually put the idea in my head. I thought the project deserved its own name, as it was so different to my old music, it wasn’t just ‘folky’. Vera Blue was so fresh, so different… nothing I’d ever heard before. And how did you settle on a name? I was laying in my room one day, thinking about titles and the things that mean a lot to me, things that I grew up with. My first perfume was Vera Wang Princess. I remember drenching myself in it before I’d go to bed, like I was Sleeping Beauty or something (laughs). So that’s where Vera comes from. And in terms of Blue, my mum used to get called Blue or Bluey when she was younger, because of her red hair.

You’re about to head on tour, how do you decide what you’re going to wear on stage? That’s one of the most exciting things for me, I love fashion. For a festival, I’ll wear something a little more accentuated and outrageous, because there are people quite far away that need to see. With the Perennial tour, I might start wearing more florals. This record has such a growing strength about it and once you get halfway through, there’s a real kind of boldness that I discovered in myself. So there’s a chance on this tour to have a costume change halfway through to symbolise the album’s different stages. What’s been your career highlight to date? One career highlight… there’s been a few, but one that always sticks in my head is performing ‘Never Be Like You’ with Flume at Splendour. That is something that’ll stay with me forever, and I can’t believe it’s already been a year since that happened. Also performing with Illy at the ARIAs. I just can’t pick one. Perennial is out now via Universal Music verablue.com


MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK 1 – 8 SEPT MELBOURNE.VIC.GOV.AU/MFW #MELBOURNEFASHIONWEEK #MFW

PRESENTED BY

33


MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK 1 – 8 SEPT 2017 Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) kicks off 1 September with a week-long celebration of the best in Melbourne fashion. Featuring a huge designer line-up and exciting new additions, MFW 2017 presents over 150 events across the city – including runways with the country’s leading designers, industry workshops, exhibitions, parties, films, music, and free fashion experiences.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW MELBOURNE.VIC.GOV.AU/MFW

THE HEART OF MFW 1 – 8 SEPT Melbourne Town Hall will be a hub of activity throughout MFW. As well as the runways, the historic space will feature live music and DJ sets, KEVIN.MURPHY and MECCA pop-ups, photo activations, fashion showcases with Global Indigenous Management and Ethical Clothing Australia on the iconic steps, the CTF designer market and the MFW Bar and Lounge. 5 – 10PM FREE

34

MFW MUSIC STAGE PRESENTED BY i-D 1 – 8 SEPT MFW has teamed up with i-D to provide the soundtrack to your fashion week experience. Get along to the Town Hall forecourt, pre- or post-show – or to just hang out – and enjoy performances from the city’s rising musicians. Featuring Maya Hirasedo, Sui Zhen, HABITS, Jennifer Loveless, Brooke Powers, Laila Sakini, Chiara Kickdrum and more. 5 – 10PM FREE

FASHION IN ALL FORMS 1 – 8 SEPT MFW celebrates fashion in all its forms with events happening across the city the entire week. Highlights include: Dries, an intimate documentary on the revered Belgian designer Dries Van Noten at ACMI; Strike a Pose!, a retrospective of Melbourne icon Rennie Ellis at State Library Victoria; and the House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the NGV.

FREE AND TICKETED


1 SEPT

1 – 8 SEPT

2 SEPT

CITY-WIDE MFW OPENING NIGHT

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL CREATIVE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL GALA DINNER FEATURING MARTIN GRANT

Presented by Creative Victoria, this immersive, ever-changing exhibition celebrates the merging creative disciplines within Melbourne's fashion scene. Featuring artists across design, jewellery, performance, sound and more.

In an Australian exclusive, Melbourne-born, Paris-based designer Martin Grant stages a solo runway show for this fine-dining experience, which pays homage to the changing seasons and features an inspired menu created by renowned Melbourne chef Ian Curley. Supported by Christine boutique.

FREE

FREE

TICKETED

3 SEPT

4 SEPT

4 – 8 SEPT

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL GARAGE RUNWAYS

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL INDUSTRY – STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH PRESENTED BY CREATIVE VICTORIA

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL PREMIUM RUNWAYS

MFW kicks off with a full night of fashion, shopping and entertainment. Start the night at Little Bourke Street for Emporium Melbourne’s open-air runway, then take advantage of exclusive offers at the city’s leading retailers as part of Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out. 5 – 10PM

Staged in a concealed Melbourne Town Hall carpark, the Garage Runways bring together some of the city’s most exciting talent, including VERNER, Dress Up, Kloke, PAGEANT, AMXANDER, Autonomy, Chris Ran Lin and more.

TICKETED

This half-day industry event explores strategies for designers and retailers to grow their brands and get ready for export. Featuring a keynote address from Marita Burke, Creative Director of MECCA Brands, with the opportunity for networking over canapés and drinks. TICKETED

Be the first to see spring/summer '17 looks at MFW's Premium Runways. Set in the historic Melbourne Town Hall, the space provides a spectacular backdrop to innovative, inspiring design from the country’s leading labels. Featuring Akira, Carla Zampatti, Dion Lee, gorman, Manning Cartell, Romance Was Born, Scanlan Theodore, Thurley, plus many more. TICKETED

7 SEPT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL STUDENT RUNWAYS Creative, daring and technically impressive, the two runways feature looks by students from RMIT University, Box Hill Institute, FashionMasters, Holmesglen Institute, Kangan Institute and Whitehouse Institute of Design. TICKETED

TO EXPLORE THE FULL PROGRAM AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS GO TO MELBOURNE.VIC.GOV.AU/MFW

PRESENTED BY

35


PRESENTED BY

MAJOR PARTNER

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK 1 – 8 SEPT

MEDIA PARTNERS

TICKETS ON SALE NOW EVENT PARTNERS

FOR MORE PROGRAM INFORMATION AND TO BUY TICKETS GO TO MELBOURNE.VIC.GOV.AU/MFW FOLLOW #MELBOURNEFASHIONWEEK AND STAY UP TO DATE

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

@MELBFASHIONWEEK

@MELBFASHIONWEEK

@MELBFASHIONWEEK

@MELBFASHIONWEEK

OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

PRESENTED BY

36


M USI C

FJ

How to Feel BY BIANCA O’NEILL

The Preatures’ new album, Girlhood, explores just that. Written from the perspective of their elusive and muchfollowed frontwoman, Isabella ‘Izzi’ Manfredi, it speaks of the confusions and contradictions of being a modern woman. Well, at least according to the press release, anyway. But what is it to be a ‘modern woman’ in 2017? Thankfully, even the often-Chanel-clad Manfredi doesn’t have it all worked out yet. “There are a lot of things that go on for women at all sorts of levels… the last thing that women want is for someone else to be telling them what it ‘means’ to be a woman.” “What makes me a modern woman? A lot of the record is about the fact that I’m a hypocrite – I have certain values that I would like to uphold but fall short most of the time. I still have an inner misogynist, I still have an inner sexist – and that’s the thing that I need to confront.” It’s interesting to hear a woman in the music industry speak of her inner misogyny, considering the endless headlines and rallying cries of how hard it is out there for girls in music. “When you start to bring ideas of sexism and gender bias into it, we make a lot of assumptions about behaviour and meaning, when a lot of the time it’s just because the music industry sucks,” she laughs. “At the heart of making something – the spirit is genderless. The creative spirit, the musical spirit, doesn’t have a gender.” It’s an inspiring idea – but possibly one that is a little harder to prove in practice. When I ask about how that idea could work alongside media’s gendered focus on herself, a frontwoman (as opposed to a frontman), she sighs. “This is the tricky thing,” she tells me. “There can be jealousy, and there can be times in the band where the boys feel like they’re being completely ignored – and you don’t know whether that’s because I’m a woman and everyone’s focussing on me, or whether that’s just because I’m the frontperson.” It calls to mind, for me at least, another famous Aussie female rocker. There’s a bit of The Divinyls on this record – especially on songs like ‘The First Night’. It’s an interesting parallel, as we’re sitting here, talking about womanhood.

Chrissy’s struggle with the public perception of her famous school uniform - and the inevitable connection with sex – was well documented. Regardless of what it actually meant to her, it meant something else to a lot of men. “I can relate to her not wanting that kind of symbolism she dipped into with the school uniform. It’s fucking with authority… you just do things as a performer, you don’t really think about them. And then other people take meaning from it.” “None of us want to be misunderstood… you don’t have complete control over how people perceive what you’ve made. And often you don’t really understand it yourself.” Gendered or genderless, the reductive idea on the presser that this entire album is about the pitfalls and pinpricks of being a ‘girl’ doesn’t really give it the credit it deserves. The lesser-explored depths are possibly more important than that – from the universal pain of the comingof-age experience, through to a unique collaboration with Aboriginal elder Aunty Jacinta Tobin, in her Indigenous Sydney Dharug language. “Writing with [ Jacinta] was the easiest part… It was a completely different experience and a completely unexpected result for me. It was a huge gift to receive [native] language in the way that I did.”

By now Manfredi is breathless – she’s been lugging her suitcase all the way up Liverpool Street while speaking to me on the phone. It’s not quite what you’d expect if you follow her journey on Instagram. Life, as seems to be the way on social media these days, appears like a glamorous party for Manfredi, punctuated by her ongoing Chanel collaboration. Kitted out in the French house’s latest runway looks on stage seems so organic. “It’s been very, very natural – and that’s the best part about it. They support me as an artist, I love the history of the house, I love that Gabrielle was such a patron of the arts…” “I love the theatre of the [runway] shows, the sense of drama and spectacle,” she enthuses. “As a performer, it’s a real privilege to be at those shows.” So this is Manfredi: sitting on a park bench, tired after schlepping a suitcase up Liverpool Street, and talking nonchalantly about the rarefied air of a Chanel runway. Perhaps life is really just about these moments of contradiction. And maybe that’s exactly what being ‘a modern woman in 2017’ is all about. For national tour dates visit thepreatures.com

37


Mercury Rising

Photographer AMELIA J DOWD at Sync Production | Stylist SARAH BANGER at Coco Productions | Hair and makeup BRADWYN JONES at Union Management using MECCA | Model NICOLA at Chic Model Management We’re counting down the days ’til September, when Melbourne Fashion Week will kick off. To give you a little taste of what’s to come, we played dress up with some of this year’s runway looks. melbourne.vic.gov.au/mfw 38


THIS PAGE ARNSDORF LILA TOP $190, ARNSDORF GINGHAM SUIT TROUSERS $260, RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120
 OPPOSITE PAGE PAGEANT ROAD TAPE JEANS JACKET $440, PAGEANT WOBBLE TOP $195, PAGEANT ROAD TAPE JEANS $330, NAKED VICE THE SHANGHAI MULE $249.95, RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120

39


MANNING CARTELL WASHER ROSE MINI DRESS $549, MANNING CARTELL PEARL CULTURE TIE NECKLACE $129

40


BIANCA SPENDER LAVENDER CREPE PROMENADE COAT $995, BIANCA SPENDER LAVENDER CREPE SAUNTER PANT $465, SARA ROBERTSSON ENFOLD EARRING (SINGLE) $430 FROM THE UNDONE, X NIHILO EIGHT MINI SILVER BAG $534

41


KALAURIE CATHERINE SHIRT POA, KALAURIE DESOLATION SKIRT POA, OSCAR WYLEE DEUS GLASSES $149, CINQUANTE WARM RAINS EARRINGS $139

42


43

MICHAEL LO SORDO V NECK SEQUIN DRESS $1499, MICHAEL LO SORDO LONG SLEEVE BODY SUIT $159, RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120


DION LEE MILITARY BLOUSON MINI DRESS $990, NATASHA SCHWEITZER REY EARRINGS FROM THE UNDONE $440

44


45

ROMANCE WAS BORN SOLAR MOON FRILL TOP $490, ROMANCE WAS BORN AFTERLIFE PLEATED PANT $550, CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II SNEAKERS $140 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES, CINQUANTE WARM RAINS EARRINGS $139


KATE SYLVESTER ELDORA V NECK DRESS $599, KATE SYLVESTER FELICE CROPPED JACKET $549, WITTNER DAHLIA PUMP $189.99, RELIQUIA SPIRAL HOOPS $120

46


47

MACGRAW DUCHESS DRESS $1595, OSCAR WYLEE DEUS GLASSES $149, ACCESSORIES BY. G PLUTO EARRINGS $155


Walking on

Photographer KERRY AND ROZENN Stylist DANIELLE SOGLIMBENE Hair WATARU SUZUKI | Makeup VERONIKA MOREIRA Model STEPHANIE JOY FIELD at Chic Model Management

48


THIS PAGE ASOS VINYL BRALET $63, OSKAR SURRENDER YOURSELF SPAGHETTI STRAP DRESS $199.99, BY NYE APHRODITE EARRINGS $300 OPPOSITE PAGE WITCHERY SMOCKED HIGH NECK BLOUSE $119.95, KALIVER SUNRISE PALAZZO PANT $456 HOLLY RYAN SILVER SQUIGGLE EARRINGS $180, BY NYE ATHENA BANGLES $285-$315


WYNN HAMLYN CROP JACKET $360, WYNN HAMLYN FITTED TROUSER $280 SKIN FOOTWEAR REGAL BLACK LEATHER SHOES $169.95, RELIQUIA CHAIN GAME NECKLACE $159


ZAMBESI BOX SHIFT DRESS $320, JY JEWELS CAPELLA NECKLACE $295, STYLIST’S OWN STOCKINGS


ZAMBESI TRENCH JACKET $880, GINGER & SMART MIDSUMMER SKIRT $399, STYLIST’S OWN STOCKINGS, JY JEWELS CAPELLA NECKLACE $295


SYLVESTER BIKER DRESS $269


SWEE T D RE A M S

Ettitude You know the feeling when you find your favourite sheets ever, and contemplate wrapping yourself up in a burrito and heading off to work? Well, after hearing the people’s cries, Ettitude has come up with the next best thing. The brand has released sleepwear made from its signature organic bamboo lyocell bedding fabric. The silky separates come in classic pyjama styles with colours such as Blue Nights, Cloud Pink, Pepper, Dove Grey and White Feather. As with all Ettitude products, they’re hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and thermo-regulating, making for a better sleep. ettitude.com.au

54

Marco Polo by WH Amad

Chalmers Pyjamas

Marco Polo by WH Amad has been an institution since 1910, producing quality bed linen from its North Coburg warehouse. A true family business, the focus is on keeping production local and maintaining a high standard of quality. The warehouse also has a shopfront so you can see where your bed sheets come from, in case you’ve ever wondered. In addition to bringing a luxe feel to your home, the team manufactures bed linen for hotels and designers, bringing you five-star bedding wherever you choose to lie. Touch base with the team at customerservice@whamad.com.au or find them on Instagram. whamad.com.au

Chalmers Pyjamas is here to help you feel good about spending the day in your PJs. Created by Burleigh Heads-based artist Nick Chalmers, the label is all about embracing an indoor lifestyle as much as the outdoors, treasuring the home as your sanctuary. Available at David Jones, The Iconic and other select retailers, the collection of printed pyjamas merges fun and comfort, with styles blurring the line between sleepwear and daywear. It’s all carefully constructed for relaxation and switching off from our plugged-in lives. Time to embrace the great indoors. chalmerspyjamas.com


SWEE T D RE A M S

The Jersey Company

Kesem Boy

The hunt for comfortable, good-looking bedding can be a long one. For Eve Quigley, the process took over a decade before she finally took matters into her own hands. In 2015, The Jersey Company launched with T-Sheets, a line of bedding made from 100 per cent cotton jersey. The natural fabric lets skin breathe and moves with your body as you sleep, perfect for sensitive skin. Jump online to select from a series of neutral tones or choose from existing ‘Shop the Look’ bundles. Shipping is free on orders over $100, and the team will also help with style advice. thejerseycompany.com

We’ve already introduced you to Kesem Boy, so it’s time we got down to the nitty gritty. The linen label sources the highest quality European fabrics, dressing all cosy areas of your home with vibrant bedding, towels, throws and cushions. The aim is to make your living space both creative and inviting. All Kesem Boy bedding is made from 100 per cent cotton and is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified, meaning no nasty chemicals or dyes are used. Plus, it’s all machine washable, so you can expect a very good night’s sleep. kesemboy.com

Deiji Studios The Deiji Studios philosophy is simple: create pieces which fuse comfort and quality for your best sleep yet. Launched last year, the Byron Baybased label offers a selection of bedding and loungewear created from French linen. The fabric is made from the natural fibres of the flax plant and is stone washed for a soft feel. Flax linen is 30 per cent stronger than cotton, hypoallergenic, highly breathable and environmentally friendly, as it uses less water and chemicals to cultivate. Plus it looks beautiful in the bedroom. deijistudios.com.au

55


SWEE T D RE A M S

pjMe pjMe knows how to break the rules when it comes to sleepwear. Melbourne sisters Veena and Mithra launched the label earlier this year, wanting to create pyjamas that don’t need covering up. With almost every item doubling as daywear, the range is especially handy for travel. Using 100 per cent natural fabrics like lightweight cotton and charmeuse silk, every garment allows freedom of movement while you sleep and great ventilation. Modern silhouettes and bold prints are simply the cherries on top. pjMe’s debut collection is available to explore online now. pjme.co

Quiet When an artist starts a lifestyle brand to deliver creative, considered PJs, you know it’s going to be good. Quiet is all about getting away from busy lifestyles and living slow, conscious and creative lives. The loungewear is designed by Sydney artist Kareena Zerefos and acts as a counterpoint to the culture of fast, disposable fashion. It’s all made locally in Sydney, using natural and sustainable materials. The pieces are cosy enough to sleep in, yet nice enough to wear out of the house, too. It even has a dedicated vegan range, so you can sleep well and help the planet.  quietsydney.com

56


FASHION RESULT MODELS

PUTTING MODELS IN THE PICTURE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY Kylie Southwood STYLED BY Dan Ryan - Models IN Just Jeans HAIR BY Joey Scandizzo MAKEUP Kate Radford

#SCOUTMEFRM FRM.COM.AU @frmmodels

57


D ESI G N ER PRO FILES

01 Badaam

Badaam takes an ethical approach to luxury garments. It works with the handloom industry in India, alongside ateliers in Sydney to produce made-to-order garments with minimal waste. The label believes in the benefits of slow fashion, using handwoven techniques and natural fibres like raw silk. Badaam’s playful aesthetic draws on a mix of mid-century Indo-Western styles, architecture and expressionist art. With an accessories collection on the way and a website launching soon, mark this brand down as one to watch. instagram.com/___badaam

02 d+k

Australian brand d+k isn’t your average activewear label. The range is designed and made locally in Brisbane, resulting in high performances pieces with a small carbon footprint. The brand sources high-quality Italian fabric, along with recycled materials for a sustainable approach to manufacturing. Plus, it's also accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia. The collection caters to both men and women and spans bombers, crops, swimwear and accessories (including gym bags and yoga mats). Enabling ease of movement is key for the brand, so there’s a strong focus on ensuring the fit of each garment is precise. dplusk.com.au

58

03 Molli Voyage

When you can deliver a product that doubles as a pillow, you know you’ve got our tick of approval. Molli Voyage is in our good books, with the label responsible for functional leisure cases that yep, convert to headrests. Created with high-tech fabrics for sport, recreation or travel, each handheld attaché is designed to combine functionality and elegance. The brand’s signature design features two compartments, with a side pocket for smaller delicates and a primary area for larger items or clothing. When duty calls, simply fill your Molli, flip it to an even surface and voilà. Nap time. mollivoyage.com


D ESI G N ER PRO FILES

04 Clan Collective

In the summer of 2015, Claire Quirk and Daniel van Schaik launched Clan Collective. With their combined background in fashion design and architecture, they’ve built a multidisciplinary design studio, specialising in carefully crafted objects produced in limited runs. They range from handmade resin bangles, bowls and vases, to a more textilefocused line featuring silk scarves and linen tote bags. Their slow, handmade manufacturing methods mean each piece is one of a kind. After multiple exhibitions, including one at last year’s Melbourne Fashion Week, Clan Collective will be opening a permanent gallery in Preston next year. In the meantime, find them on Etsy. clancollective.etsy.com

05 Pastiche

Based out of Sydney’s northern beaches, Pastiche designs creative jewellery for those with a penchant for unique pieces. Established 30 years ago, Pastiche has long been forging a reputation for innovation and superior quality. A committed team of designers works to realise the Pastiche vision, crafting jewellery for the empowered woman. Every part of the design process – from drawing to samples – is meticulously detailed, ensuring the final pieces are of the highest standard. The resulting offering is expansive, with a wide range of sterling silver and stainless steel bangles, necklaces, rings and charms. pastiche.com.au

06 Isadora Nim

Ill-fitting clothes are something that we all deal with, but shouldn’t have to. Finding your perfect fit can be a challenge, and that’s where Isadora Nim comes in. A brand dedicated to well-tailored lifestyle clothing for women, the label offers custom corporate wear, bridal suits and tuxes for black tie events. There’s even travelling tailors who will come to you, during or after office hours, and offer complimentary alterations. With stylists to guide you through the process of customising and fitting, you’re bound to leave with a suit you’ll have for life. isadoranim.com

59


FJ

FATH ER'S DAY Simple Watch Co Explore Watch $399 simplewatch.co

Venque Hamptons Grey BE $219.99 venque.com.au

Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs $50 calvinklein.com/au

Status Anxiety Felix Wallet $69.95 statusanxiety.com.au

Vans UltraRange Sneakers $149.95 vans.com.au

L’ASCARI Solid Cologne Blend 158 Virtuoso $25 lascari.com.au

Erroyl Regent Aurum Watch $595 erroyl.com

WeWood Horizon Nut Gun Oak Watch $179 we-wood.com.au

Ettitude Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Set in Dove Grey from $200 ettitude.com.au

Timberland Killington Chukka Boots $249.95 timberland.com.au

All About Dad We know dads are notoriously hard to buy for and with Father’s Day fast approaching, you’re running out of time to find your old man a quality gift. Once again, we have your back (what are friends for?). Here’s our 2017 round up of the best Father’s Day gifts around.

60


FATH ER'S DAY

FJ

Kimshu Royal Green Leather Tie $149 kimshu.com.au

Alldock 6 Device Charging Furniture in Bamboo and White Combination $219 alldock.com.au

AÃRK Collective Eon Silver Watch $290 aarkcollective.com

AM Cleansound Record Cleaner Box Set $60 cleansound.com.au

Kollab Cooler Bag $29.95 kollab.com.au

Sample Brew 3/4 IPA $24 (six pack) or $75 (case) samplebrew.com.au

Von-Röutte Backpack Sousse Grey $300 vonroutte.com

Stance Icon Socks $20 platypusshoes.com.au

made by Fressko Rush Flask in Bamboo 300ml $39.95 madebyfressko.com

Mavericks Laces Colourful Laces Gift Box $29.95 maverickslaces.com.au

Bare Bones Moments TM-03 Watch $149 barebones.cc

Pony Rider The Wood Chop Merino Wool Blanket $569 ponyrider.com.au

61


HAIR & BE AUT Y

FJ

Lash Out A sweep of mascara is the quickest (and most subtle) way to take your face from ‘I woke up like this’ to ‘I’ve got my shit together’. We put a few popular products to the test, to see which make the grade.

Brand Giorgio Armani Name Eyes To Kill Mascara From call 1300 651 991 for stockists Price $57 If super long lashes without clumps is your end goal, this mascara is your Holy Grail. It instantly elongates lashes and has no fallout after 12 hours of wear. Plus, the applicator is a simple straight shape, which means it’s easy to apply and you won’t risk poking your eyes out. That’s worth spending the big bucks on. Rating Brand YSL Name Mascara Effet Faux Cils The Shock From call 1300 651 991 for stockists Price $57 YSL's The Shock glides freely onto lashes providing a light, comfortable feel for a bold and glamorous look. Combining an hourglass-shaped brush with a unique volumising formula, it effortlessly coats your lashes in just one smooth stroke. Just a single application is required, making morning time as simple as it should be. Rating

Brand Tarte Name Tartiest Mascara From sephora.com.au Price $32 If you’re looking for the perfect everyday mascara, then you’re in the right place. This light formula leaves lashes inky black and the short bristles grab onto every lash – even the tiniest ones – creating a natural, flirty look. No clumps, no flakes, no smudging and buildable enough for night or daytime looks. Vegan and crueltyfree is an added bonus. Rating

03268 Fashion Journal Eleven Quarter Strip AD.indd 1

62

Brand Lancôme Name Monsieur Big Mascara From call 1300 651 991 for stockists As it turns out, size does matter. Monsieur Big has a large brush that allows for easy application with one quick swipe, while still providing a lot of separation. It visibly lengthened my lashes and stayed on all day without a smudge. Would recommend, especially to those Sex In The City fans out there given its name. Carrie Bradshaw would have definitely found a winner here. Rating

Brand Napoleon Perdis Name Peep Show Madame Curl Curl From napoleonperdis.com Price $39 Napolean's jet-black brush is utterly clump-free. And when I say clump-free, I'm not joking around. I used it for a Twiggy look on my bottom lashes and it elongated them beyond, without a spider-y clump in sight. Phenomenal. Rating Brand MECCA MAX Name Eye Max Power Couple Mascara From mecca.com.au Price $38 This mascara is the Barack and Michelle of the beauty world – the ultimate power couple. The skinny brush separates lashes, then the fat brush adds curve and volume. I was impressed with this product’s staying power. And the small brush is great for getting into the inner corners and lower lash line. Rating

11/8/17 2:03 pm


HAIR & BE AUT Y

FJ

Blaq pack even comes with its own unique code, so you can check out which meteorite your dust came from. It’s all 100 per cent safe and will leave your skin feeling supple, smooth and iridescent. Bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘meteor shower’. meteor.blaq.co

METEOR SHOWER SCRUB $24.95

We’ve added coffee scrubs, shimmer scrubs and sugar scrubs to our shower routine, but we’ve never thought to use a scrub formulated with meteorite dust. Yep, Blaq has released a shower scrub containing tiny fragments of matter from the cosmos, along with activated charcoal and other natural goodies. Each

Australian beauty brand Sand & Sky is the latest venture from the team behind Bellabox. After launching just 13 weeks ago, the botanical skincare label has already delivered a sell-out face mask and earnt itself a waitlist. The Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask uses the best of Australian ingredients,

BRILLIANT SUN PURIFYING PINK CLAY MASK $69.90

Sand & Sky like Kakadu Plum and pink clay. It works to detoxify and brighten the skin, absorbing dirt and impurities and shrinking pores. Bonus points awarded as it’s also vegan, cruelty and paraben-free. sandandsky.com

If the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, Eau d’Italie creates artisan fragrances inspired by Italy. Its latest scent, Rosa Greta, pays tribute to Hollywood actress Greta Garbo, who followed her love to Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. Top notes of litchi and white tea are

EAU D’ITALIE ROSA GRETA EDP 100ML $193

Eau d’Italie blended with rosebud and damascus rose infusion for a classically feminine scent. It’s underpinned with a base of cedarwood and ambrox, meaning this whimsical fragrance is more romantic than a seaside sunset. mecca.com.au

The golden boy of tanning products, James Read, is serving up the Rolls-Royce of fake tans. Coconut Melting Tan Balm is infused with 100 per cent organic coconut oil and melts on contact with your skin, creating a natural golden glow. This colourless,

COCONUT MELTING TAN BALM 200ML $50

James Read odourless and stain-free formula nourishes, hydrates and softens your skin. Suitable for all skin types and super-fast drying, perfecting that summer tan has never been so good for you. mecca.com.au

We’re talking spinach extract for antioxidants, parsley to revitalise and ceramides to moisturise. This smooth operator also contains a blend of avocado, jojoba and olive oils, as well as sunflower and black wattle flower wax for a luxe formula that melts right into the skin. napoleonperdis.com

ELEVENAUSTRALIA.COM

With warmer weather in sight, now’s the perfect time to reinvigorate your skin. Napoleon Perdis’ Turn On Sublime Nutrition Face Balm is designed to nourish and re-texturise skin to create a radiant summerready complexion. It harnesses the power of natural ingredients to give your skin a much-needed boost.

TURN ON SUBLIME NUTRITION FACE BALM $95

Napoleon Perdis

HAIRCARE DOESN’T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED, IT JUST NEEDS TO WORK. 03268 Fashion Journal Eleven Quarter Strip AD.indd 2

11/8/17 2:03 pm

63


NATU RE'S OWN

Petal Petal Products is a Melbourne-made botanical skincare line, with a focus on delivering products that are gentle on your skin, and the environment. Formulated with sensitive skin types in mind, the range is organic and free from sulphates, parabens and chemicals. And as animal lovers, the team ensures all products are vegan and cruelty-free – tested on humans only. Petal stocks a variety of natural goodies like rose facial oil, lemongrass and lemon myrtle body cream, botanical-based soaps and loose-leaf teas. Good for your skin and affordable, it gets a tick from us. petalproducts.com.au

64

The Little Island Grove

Byron Bay Tan

Naturally high in vitamin E, olive oil restores skin and protects from UV rays. But we’re not suggesting you rush off to the kitchen for a DIY facial. The Little Island Grove creates a range of nourishing skincare from extra virgin olive oil. Owners Meagan and Mathew make all their products from scratch, growing olives on their family farm in North Tasmania. The oil is also high in oleocanthal, which calms irritated and inflamed skin. Jump online to find face creams, body lotions, lip balms and an all-active body balm, perfect for skin that needs a little extra TLC. thelittleislandgrove.com

Move over sun, there’s a new all-natural kid in town that will give you a glow minus the risk. Byron Bay Tan is 100 per cent Australian made and uses all natural and organic ingredients. It’s completely free of nasties, with none of the parabens or formaldehyde you might find in your average spray tan. The self-tanning foam can also be paired with Byron Bay Tan’s coffee scrub. This preps and moisturises your skin for an even finish, giving you the key to a healthy sun-free tan year ’round. byronbaytan.com


NATU RE'S OWN

Freya’s Nourishment

Ziani Beauty

Freya’s Nourishment isn’t just about offering natural beauty products. It’s a brand designed to help you treat yourself every day. Owner, Kristie Murphy, takes a holistic approach to pampering and only produces products which are preservative and cruelty-free. She makes her entire range by hand, using traditional family recipes as the basis for her line. You’ll find everything from soy candles to coffee coconut body scrubs online, each made with simple formulas and organic ingredients where possible. freyasnourishment.com.au

Ziani Beauty is an online retailer of natural and organic health and beauty products. All items are tried and tested to make sure they deliver what they promise without any added toxins. The range of products on site is full of body-loving goodness like nut body scrubs, freeze-dried dragon fruit powder and makeup wipes made with coconut oil. Everything is handpicked by a naturopath and dietician to ensure only the best of the best is available. To send a little love your way, FJ readers can score 20% off. Simply enter FASHIONJOURNAL at the checkout (expires 31/10/17). zianibeauty.com.au

Lenzo+Merchant

Gemma Vendetta

Lenzo and Merchant began with a love of unique fragrances from niche perfume houses. The brand’s bath oils and body washes were originally created for personal use, but the duo behind the brand realised they were onto something good. Now, Lenzo and Merchant is available to the public, stocking a sophisticated range of bath products with fragrances like damask rose, bitter orange and sandalwood and vanilla. They’re all made from plant-based ingredients and even have top, middle and base notes like perfumes do. Now your skin can feel good and smell even better. lenzoandmerchant.com.au

Gemma Vendetta is a professional makeup artist and hairdresser who turned away from using big brand cosmetics after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. A growing consciousness of nasty chemicals in beauty led Gemma to launch her eponymous cosmetics brand. The line of natural products works harmoniously with the body and nature, using mineralbased ingredients to perform at a professional level. Made in Australia, Gemma’s range is cruelty-free and sans palm and mineral oil, parabens, synthetic fragrances and nanoparticles. gemmavendetta.com.au

65


FJ

REVIEWS

Look & Listen

WITH TARA SMITH AND BIANCA O'NEILL

BOOK REVIEWS

POCKET COCO CHANEL WISDOM

HOME

KAWAII CAKES

Hardie Grant Books

Emma Blomfield

Juliet Sear

Coco Chanel was an influential woman. She introduced the world to the little black dress, revolutionised perfume with Chanel No. 5 and built a fashion empire. Pocket Coco Chanel Wisdom is a handy little collection of quotes from the designer’s best moments, all broken up into five useful sections of Style, Women, Herself, Life and Success. Comprising of little pearls like “arrogance is in everything I do,” and “in 1919, I woke up famous,” you’ll be chuckling through 95 pages of sarcasm and wit. Granted, you may not agree with all of Chanel’s musings, but it’s an entertaining insight into the inner workings of a true fashion legend.

Whether you’re renovating, moving, updating or just decluttering, think of Emma Blomfield’s Home as your décor bible. It’s kind of like a home styling guide for dummies, or those who might need a helping hand getting started. Home is full of helpful tips on how to make the most of your space. There are guidelines on how far your couch should be from the wall, what light globes you should be using and how to effectively arrange your pillows. Much better than a ‘buy the first thing you see’ approach, Blomfield’s book instructs readers to thoughtfully plan each room of the house, breaking it down room by room. The result is an essential styling tool that can be used by anyone, from the design-ignorant to the most seasoned decorators.

I’m not much of a baker but this charming book appealed to my inner Betty Crocker. Kawaii Cakes is an adorable recipes collection of Japanese-inspired cakes, cookies, cupcakes and treats. It’s easily the cutest recipe book I’ve ever seen. And while I haven’t read a whole lot of recipe books in my time, you can’t ignore sweets like ‘Unicorn Poop Iced Gem Cookies,’ ‘Lambykins Cookies’ and ‘Sweetheart Cupcakes’. With step-by-step instructions on piping, filling, icing and decorating, it’s a fun (and full on) introduction into the world of edible art. While I skimmed past the pages marked ‘difficult’, Kawaii Cakes has enough recipes to warm even the coldest of hearts, like it did mine.

ALBUM REVIEWS MUTEMATH

LANA DEL REY

ARCADE FIRE

Play Dead

Lust For Life

Everything Now

Mutemath is back, and it looks like this New Orleans band has finally hit its stride. Opening with the recently previewed track, ‘Hit Parade’, frontman Paul Meany tells us it’s “the first song we’ve ever recorded that sounds like what Mutemath set out to sound like from the very beginning.” Admittedly, it’s been a confused ride. From 2011’s bluesy Odd Soul album, to a complete 180-degree flip on the electronica-driven Vitals, they’ve asked fans to stick with them on the journey. If anything, this album brings it all together in one clear vision – and although I’m an Odd Soul-lover, this latest is looking up.

66

An album with features from Stevie Nicks and A$AP Rocky side by side? It shouldn’t work but it kind of does… It’s all due to LDR’s unique ability to fuse dreamy melancholic pop with a simultaneously modern and retro aesthetic. The only issue with Lust For Life is the age-old question: where are all the hits? The downtempo nature of the album means the listening experience can get a little dreary at times. LDR is best when she’s delivering the kind of fringedwelling, ultra-girly pop on songs like ‘National Anthem’ and ‘Off to the Races’. Thankfully A$AP saves the day, bring some much-needed energy on ‘Groupie Love’ and ‘Summer Bummer’.

Musically, Everything Now sees Arcade Fire revisit their festival-friendly heyday of The Suburbs. It’s the fun, jaunty-pop we’ve come to know them for. But the problem with this album, at least according to most reviewers, is in the lyrics. The album, again similar to The Suburbs, attempts to shine a light on consumerism and vapid social media use through lyrical observation. Unlike The Suburbs, it emerges via trite, obvious clichés. Case in point, the title track: ‘Every time you smile it’s a fake / Daddy how come you’re never around?’. Can it get worse? Yes. It can be punctuated by pan flute riffs.


SCEN ERY

FJ

Out & About LEO & LIN An intimate evening at St Kilda’s George Ballroom set the scene for the launch of luxury women’s label LEO & LIN. The Melbourne-based brand treated guests to dinner and a runway show introducing its Spring Summer 2017 collection Alice.Alice (inspired by Alice in Wonderland). LEO & LIN also just launched its website, featuring a preview of the first collection, which will all be available for purchase in early September. leoandlin.com

STOCKISTS ABRAND ALCHEMY PRODUX  AMXANDER ARNSDORF ASOS AUTONOMY BIANCA SPENDER BON MAXIE  BY NYE CALIBRE CHRIS RAN LIN CINQUANTE CMFY  CONVERSE DION LEE DOM BAGNATO GINGER & SMART HAPPILY HANDCRAFTED HOLLY RYAN

abrandjeans.com alchemyprodux.com amxander.com arnsdorf.com.au asos.com/au autonomyonline.com.au biancaspender.com bonmaxie.com.au bynye.com calibre.com.au chrisranlin.com cinquante.com.au getcmfy.com converse.com.au dionlee.com dombagnato.com.au gingerandsmart.com happilyhandcrafted.com.au hollyryan.com.au

HOSBERG I AM GIA  JACK LONDON JY JEWELS KALAURIE KATE SYLVESTER MACGRAW MANNING CARTELL MARIAM SEDDIQ MICHAEL LO SORDO NAKED VICE NICE MARTIN OSCAR WYLEE OSKAR P.A.M.  PAGEANT PEGGY AND FINN PLATYPUS SHOES RARE RABBIT 

northcollective.com.au iamgia.com jacklondon.com.au jyjewels.com kalaurie.com.au katesylvester.com macgraw.com.au manningcartell.com.au mariamseddiq.com michaellosordo.com nakedvice.com.au nicemartin.com oscarwylee.com.au oskarthelabel.com perksandmini.com wearepageant.com peggyandfinn.com.au platypusshoes.com.au rarerabbit.com

RECYCLE BOUTIQUE RELIQUIA ROMANCE WAS BORN RUBI SHOES SALT BY HENDRIX  SANDRO PARIS SKIN FOOTWEAR THE UNDONE TRIUMPH & DISASTER UNIQLO VANS VOODOO HOSIERY WITCHERY WITTNER WYNN HAMLYN X NIHILO ZAMBESI

recycleboutique.com.au reliquiajewellery.com romancewasborn.com cottonon.com saltbyhendrix.com sandro-paris.com skin-footwear.com theundone.com triumphanddisaster.com.au uniqlo.com vans.com.au voodoohosiery.com.au witchery.com.au wittner.com.au wynnhamlyn.com xnihilo.com.au zambesistore.com

67


LIANNA PERDIS

MAKEUPYOURCAREER 1300 MAKEUP

PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED FAMILY BUSINESS. DESIGNED FOR AUSTRALIA.

Fashion Journal 171  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you