PROTECTING OUR PLANET In 2007, we called on climate-conscious celebrities to join our Cool It! campaign, urging readers to make small changes in their everyday life – and to sign our petition to call on Prime Minister John Howard to drop plans to build nuclear power stations and invest in more clean, safe, renewable energy.
SUPPORTING SUN SAFETY We have consistently warned readers of the dangers of sun exposure. In 2009, a marie claire TV advert was nominated in an international dermatology contest for best video promoting sun safety.
CHANGING THE WORLD FOR MOTHERS Since our award-winning 2000 editorial initiative, Punished For Being Pregnant, and our first public protest rally in 2007, Push It!, the government finally passed legislation on Australia’s first national paid parental leave scheme.
STOPPING THE WAR ON WOMEN We’ve reported on some of the worst human rights abuses suffered by women across the globe. One story was Nigeria’s practice of death by stoning in our May 2002 issue. Five thousand of you wrote in to campaign for the release of Amina Lawal, and thanks to your voice and those of others, Amina was freed.
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EMPOWERING WOMEN Your voices launched our award-winning What Women Want initiative, where we invited high-profile women to discuss issues close to their hearts. In November 2009, we reported on our biggest-ever What Women Want survey, with more than 5000 women telling us what was important to them, from career to kids, sex and their bodies.
DESIGNING A DIFFERENCE Each year, we encourage our readers to embrace style with substance in our Fashion With Heart series. We also held our Fitted For Work campaign in October 2008, which encouraged readers to donate workwear to women struggling to re-enter the workforce.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN Thousands of readers signed our pledge to end the cycle of child abuse in our award-winning editorial initiative in 2003. Among other issues, we also examined the issues of silence and service shortages surrounding abuse in remote Indigenous communities.
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“GLOBALISATION” IS A WORD ON EVERYBODY’S LIPS, BUT CAN ANY OF US REALLY VISUALISE WHAT IT MEANS? DUTCH DESIGNER CHRISTIEN MEINDERTSMA HELPED US GET THE PICTURE WITH HER BOOK, PIG 05049, WHICH TRACES ONE ANIMAL FROM THE FARM TO THE 185 ITEMS IT BECOMES
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PART OF PIG: Protein from pig hair is used to soften dough. It is also known as L-cysteine.
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PART OF PIG: Gelatine. Acts as a clarifying agent. Reacts with bitter substances and tannins to absorb cloudy elements, leaving drinks clear.
PART OF PIG: Bone ash.
TRAVELLED FRICA THROUGH A BY MYSELF
I DID IT
Life’s a journey, but sometimes to get things done you’ve got to do it by yourself.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY SCOTT MCGALE; JULIAN KINGMA. HAIR AND MAKE-UP BY JULIE PROVIS/CREATIVE
BECAME A SINGLE MUM BY CHOICE
“I’M A SINGLE MUM – BY CHOICE” Stacey Small, 41, a beauty salon owner from Sydney, decided not to wait for Mr Right before having a baby. The sunny house overlooking Clovelly Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is filled with stylish women chatting and laughing over glasses of Möet. A man is shucking oysters in the corner, while caterers hand out delicate finger food. There are bouquets of flowers, colourful cupcakes and parcels wrapped in ribbon towering in a corner. At the centre of it all is Stacey Small. She used to dream about this moment when she was a little girl; her special day, her special party. Proudly showing off her bump, laughing and holding up baby clothes, she’s like any other expectant mum. But, when the 50 guests have left the lavish baby shower, there’s no partner to help her open and exclaim over the gifts, no-one to rub her belly or make a cup of tea. The father of Stacey’s baby lives thousands of kilometres away in the US. She has never met him. Her baby girl already has at least four half siblings in NSW and dozens more worldwide, but she won’t get to play with them. Her father is a sperm donor – just a number on a list provided by US-based company Xytex. As the child grows, the only picture she will have of “Dad” is the one Stacey has downloaded from the firm’s website. The details provided on the donors are obsessive, so she will know if her father had chest hair or dimples and even what his shoe size is, but she won’t know his name, and she’ll never get to hug him. Well, not until she is 18 and has waded through the red tape to find him. For single women who can’t find the right man, but have that biological clock clanging in their ears, this is single motherhood in the 21st century. Why
wait for Mr Right, when you can turn on the computer and find a guy with good DNA and fast swimmers? Clients can even pick which celebrity they want the father to look like – anyone from Tom Cruise to David Beckham. To critics this “baby on demand” philosophy is fraught with moral and practical dilemmas. But Stacey is proof some women were born to be mothers. Family and friends say she has a “special gift” with children and are adamant that to spend the rest of her days childless would have been a tragedy. Though she runs a successful beauty salon business, Stacey has never wanted to be anything other than a bride and a mum. “I am one of those traditional girls who wanted to meet the right guy, fall in
I am one of those traditional girls who wanted to meet the right guy and have the big white wedding love and have the big white wedding,” she says. “I’ve wanted to have kids since I was 21. It just didn’t happen,” she smiles, sadly. Then her brother intervened. “Justin just said to me, ‘You can’t go through life not having a child.’ He knew how much I yearned for that whole thing,” says Stacey, who spends all her spare time with her nine nieces and nephews. So, four years ago when she was 38, Stacey contacted Fertility First, a clinic in Sydney, who put her in touch with Xytex. “They have about 180 donors on their website to choose from,” she explains. Stacey knew basically what she wanted in the donor, “... blond hair, blue eyes, I wanted someone tall because I am
ALONE! Lollie Barr and Louisa Hatfield talk to three women doing it for themselves
FASHION | SHOPPING
best accessories the seasonâ€™s
Update your look with the latest shoes, bags, jewellery and more, plus our pick of the top buys under $150
Miu Miu, $1330
FASHION | SHOPPING
Dries van Noten at Belinda, $1645
Marc by Marc Jacobs at Myer, $490
Heels, $775, by Miu Miu at David Jones; bangles, $150 each, both by CC Skye at Eclektica; clutch, $6650, by Louis Vuitton.
Christian Louboutin at David Jones, $1395 UNDER $150
City Chic, $19.95 each UNDER $150
Georgini, $229 each
House of Baulch, $79
Peep Toe Shoes, $499
Alexander McQueen at Miss Louise, $1895
Chrissy L, $185 UNDER $150
Colette Accessories, $9.95
TAKE A SHINE
Steal the spotlight in glittering jewels and sparkling statement pieces UNDER $150
Christian Louboutin at Jean Brown, $950
Peter Lang, $325
Diva, $16.95 Steve Madden, $149
Gorman, $89 UNDER $150 UNDER $150 UNDER $150
Diva, $8.99 for a set of six
Colette Accessories, $39.95 UNDER $150
Top End, $119.95 TODD SUTHERLAND
FASHION | SHOPPING
Bag, $12,400, by HermĂ¨s; necklace, $1100, by Christian Dior; heels, $1280, by Prada.
Diana Ferrari, $59.95
Paris Mode, $79.95
Charles Rose, $13,500
Choose classic shapes set off with ladylike adornment for instant glamour Salvatore Ferragamo, $1195
Christian Dior, $1050
Christian Dior, $3000
Harlequin Market, $1400
Diavolina by Robert Robert, $119.95 UNDER $150
Karen Millen, $245 David Lawrence, $289
Max & Co, $180
Adorne, $89 UNDER $150
Georgini, $79 UNDER $150
Christian Louboutin at David Jones, $1250
Olga Berg, $79.95 Peter Alexander, $49.90
REALITY Be inspired by the catwalkâ€™s top-to-toe looks and pair pivotal pieces with easy separates for street-smart style
Jacket, approximately $2900, by Lanvin from a selection at Belinda; tank top, $89, by ck Calvin Klein; tweed pants, $726, by Ellery; shoes by Repetto; bag by Jamin Puech from a selection at Christine.
Jacket, approximately $2900, skirt, approximately $1000, and shoes all by Lanvin from a selection at Belinda.
Take on the urban jungle with chic yet functional pieces in a pared-back palette
Top, $139.60, by Above; bra, $140, by Zimmermann; trousers, $129, by Country Road; shoes, $159.95, by Aldo; bracelets, from $40 each, all by Cristiana; watch, $499, by TechnoMarine; bag, $59.95, by Colette Accessories.1 Shirt, $69.95, and skirt, $99.95 (price includes belt, not shown), both by Jacqui E; belt, $149, by Peter Lang; earrings, $100, by Elke. 2 Dress, $250, by S&B VIE by sass & bide; sunglasses, $339.95, by Ray-Ban; bracelet, $59.95, by Liberté; clutch, $529, by Belle Bijoux. 3 Jumpsuit, $189.95, by Witchery; shoes, $159, by Nine West; earrings, $120, by Elke; bag, $505, by Malene Birger at Christensen Copenhagen. 4 Jumpsuit, $149, by Country Road; scarf, $39.95, by Sportscraft; bag, $229.95, by JAG. 5 Vest, $229, by Frey; camisole, $129, by Country Road; skirt, $339, by Magdalena Velevska; shoes, $119.95, by Aldo; necklace, $150, by Hoss Intropia at Christensen Copenhagen; cuff, $16.99, by Diva. 6 Blouse, $139.95, by Secret Squirrel; shorts, $253, by Stolen Girlfriends Club; shoes, $169.95, by Wittner; bracelet, $59.95, by Liberté. 7 Dress with self-belt, $579, by Magdalena Velevska; sunglasses, $69.95, by Le Specs; necklace, $219, by Peter Lang.
Top, $59.95, and skirt, $99, both by Country Road; shoes, $89.95, by Freelance Shoes; bangles, $380 each, by MANIAMANIA; cuff, $16.99, by Diva. Opposite page: parka, $119.95, by Luna; tank top, $39.95, by Country Road; necklace, $338, by Schön; ring, $39.95, by Liberté.
Shirt-dress, $69.95, by Mink Pink; belt, $119, by Diesel. 1 Top, $149, by Frey; shorts, $148, by Leonard St; watch, $395, by Guess. 2 Shirt, $199, by Gorman Organic; trousers, $88, by Staple; shoes, $249.95, by French Connection; watch, $575, by Gc Watches; bracelet, $59.95, by Liberté; bag, $579, by Benah. 3 Silk blouse, $396, by Lover; shorts, $200, by Scanlan & Theodore; shoes, $209, by Nine West; sunglasses, $69.95, by Witchery; bracelet, $59.95, by Liberté. 4 Top with button detail, $209, and skirt, $190, both by Secret Squirrel; shoes, $169, by Nine West; ring, $39.95, by Liberté. 5 Top, $69.95, by Sportscraft; skirt, $275, by Kate Sylvester; belt, $92, by Karen Walker. 6 T-shirt, $119, by Leonard St; shorts, $155, by Wayne Cooper; watch, $499, by TechnoMarine. 7 Parka, $499, by Polo Jeans Co; singlet, $66, by myPetsQuare; jeans, $380, by Designer Collection at Christensen Copenhagen; bracelet, $149, by Cristiana; bag, $479, by Pink Corporation.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVEN CHEE/DLM. STYLED BY KATE HARROWSMITH. HAIR BY BRAD MULLINS/CREATIVE FOR LABEL.M. MAKE-UP BY KATRINA RAFTERY/CREATIVE FOR BECCA COSMETICS. MODELS: KIM/CHIC, EMA/CHIC
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON
Lose your heart to the polished elegance of the â€™50s in cinched waists, feminine prints and sophisticated jewellery
Dress, $4450, by Prada; earrings by Ellery; bracelet by Tiffany & Co.
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ON THE COVER 34 CRIME REPORT NOTES ON A SCANDAL The murder rocking the music world
54 AUSTRALIAN REPORT How a $37 million
sexual harassment lawsuit has divided women
77 SEX LIVES WHY DO MEN PAY FOR SEX? Call girls interview their clients
132 INTERVIEW KRISTEN STEWART Life outside the Twilight zone
154 SEXY SPRING LOOKS From runway to real way: we show you how
201 THE SEASON’S BEST SHOES & BAGS Plus 80 top picks for under $150
312 WIN! $25,000 BEAUTY GIVEAWAY Your
chance to win one of 50 Avon beauty packs
FEATURES 26 REPORTAGE THE VISIONARIES
We go front row at some of autumn/winter 2011’s most opulent couture shows
44 FIRST PERSON MIND YOUR NANNAS Life lessons from some canny grannies
62 THE FACTS HOW ONE PIG TURNED INTO … We trace one animal from the farmyard to some of the 185 items it becomes
70 SOCIETY THE MOST DANGEROUS FASHION SHOW ON EARTH The people risking their
lives to liberate women living in fear of terrorists
84 US REPORT HER SCHOOL CANCELLED THE PROM The gay student who became
a hero to millions in her quest for equality
92 CELEBRITY REPORT STOP! DON’T SHOOT Hollywood’s A-list wedding planners reveal how far they’ll go to keep a secret 100 REAL PEOPLE I DID IT ALONE! Three women who are doing it for themselves
FASHION PROFILE EARTH ANGEL
What spurred Stella McCartney to create an eco- and animal-friendly fashion empire
112 EMOTIONAL “HOW FACEBOOK HELPED ME FIGHT CANCER” Keeping her friends updated became one woman’s lifeline
COMMUNITY YOU SEE A T-SHIRT, THEY SEE A LIFELINE How Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony campaign saves precious lives
127 VOX POP “I’D RATHER BE IN …” Wannabe
travellers pick the places that top their wish list
327 LIFE STORIES ALBY MANGELS With his
tanned torso and sexy sidekicks, the World Safari star rewrote the documentary rule book
REVIEWS 141 DIARY 143 FILMS
145 MUSIC 146 BOOKS
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242 SHOW PONIES Transform
154 RUNWAY TO REALITY 166 BRIGHT FUTURE 174 STYLE HUNTER 184 101 IDEAS Take on the urban
247 WHAT’S NEW 250 10 BEST Candy-coloured treats
jungle with chic, functional pieces
191 NEWS 192 STYLE PRINCIPLES
Earth-friendly initiatives from brands big and small
194 MARIE CLAIRE LOVES
Designer eyewear hitting our shores and supermodel style 196 GLOBAL ROAMING Style secrets of Strangetrader’s Andrea Duff 198 EDITORS’ CHOICE Save the earth without sacrificing style 201 SHOPPING Update your look with the season’s best accessories. Plus 80 picks under $150
BEAUTY 226 YOUR BEAUTY QUESTIONS ANSWERED Experts reply to your most pressing hair, skin and make-up queries
234 NATURE’S BOUNTY
Scientists are discovering nature’s best kept beauty secrets
Kristen Stewart by Carter Smith/Art + Commerce/Snapper Media. Re-create Kristen’s look with make-up by Elizabeth Arden. On face: Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Medium. On cheeks: Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar. On eyes: Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Clover; Color Intrigue Eye Pencil in Onyx; Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara in Black. On lips: High Shine Lip Gloss in Rosegold.
the trusted ponytail from simple to sophisticated in seconds
to brighten up your beauty bag 252 LASH OUT The latest mascaras that give dramatic results 254 BLEMISH SOLUTIONS Ways to protect skin from breakouts 256 IN THE PINK Buys that support the breast cancer cause
ECO NEWS How you can
make a difference to the planet
272 ENTERTAINING Inside stylist
Robert Carmack’s Sydney home
291 ALL ABOUT YOU 315 BODY Three occasions when
you should drop the “diet” food
316 CAREER How to finetune your crucial career-climbing skills
318 HEALTH Keep your man cancerfree. Plus, happiness boosters
320 LOVE LIFE Ways to break out of a relationship rut
O FFERS & PROMOTIONS 98 AGENDA 258 HERE & NOW 296 AGENDA 326 SUBSCRIPTION OFFER
280 FOOD Fusion-style recipes provide an opulent feast
284 101 IDEAS Create a home office that combines fun and function 291 TRAVEL Fiji’s locals help make the island a tropical paradise
303 NEWS 304 NEWS EXTRA 306 TRAVEL NEWS 308 CITY GUIDE Hong Kong is more than just a shopping stopover
310 TRAVEL EXTRA Girls’ weekends
that will provide an instant cure-all
NG SHOPPIIA C SPE ESSOL RIES.
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KATE HARROWSMITH FASHION EDITOR
I lower my carbon footprint by riding my bike to and from work and looking for labels with eco credentials, such as carbon-neutral stores or the use of sustainable materials
I shop smart and help the environment by buying collections that have a strong eco philosophy, such as reducing emissions and manufacturing locally
JANE ROARTY EXECUTIVE FASHION EDITOR
Skin and Threads, $145
editors’ choice Our fashion team shows you how to help save the earth without sacrificing style lemlem at Robby Ingham, $175
AMANDA WOODWARD-BROWN JUNIOR FASHION EDITOR
Fair trade is important to me. Whether it’s providing local craftspeople with employment or sourcing products ethically, I try to invest in labels that give back
apple & bee, $39.95
Angel Jackson at HoneyHoney, $817
I always carry a cotton tote to the shops to avoid plastic, and I like to buy brands that re-use and recycle materials
Billy & Lola, $220
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JAMELA EJJAMAI FASHION OFFICE MANAGER
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY The late Italian-born, Melbourne-based photographer Bruno Benini created stunning images taking to the streets with his glamorous stylist wife, Hazel, and a troupe of models. The photographs, on display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum until September 12, capture the wit and beauty of fashion from the ’50s until 2000.
After 23 years, Peter Alexander is still the label we want to lounge around with, and now the brand is becoming known for its stylish accessories, like these fun coin purses.
marie claire loves … On our list this month are designer eyewear and supermodel style
THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
Creating headlines walking for Louis Vuitton’s autumn/ winter 2010 collection, Elle Macpherson’s off-runway attire is just as influential. The model mogul is the epitome of ageless style in everything from a tailored blazer to leather trousers.
FRAMEWORK No longer a long-distance affair, Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses have finally landed on our shores. Setting hearts aflutter are these seductively sweet new-season styles.
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BAGS OF STYLE
No one-hit wonder, Kate Moss’s second collection for Longchamp is every bit as desirable as the model’s debut line. The pared-back bags are perfectly in sync with this season’s streamlined look, and are inspired by classic British style.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SNAPPER MEDIA; GETTY IMAGES; PHILIP LE MASURIER. TEXT BY AMANDA WOODWARD-BROWN
FASHION | FAVOURITES
FASHION | SPECIAL
BACK TO NATURE
Step into spring with this gorgeous garland. Made from a combination of old coffee-bean bags, kangaroo leather and salvaged metal, it’s from lifestyle label Polli’s new eco-jewellery line. Visit www.polli.com.au.
WITH PRINTS TAKEN FROM TRADITIONAL WAX CLOTH FABRICS, THESE BRIGHT PIECES ARE FROM SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SWIMWEAR LINE BANTU. PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AFRICA, THE BRAND PROVIDES MUCH-NEEDED JOBS AND RUNS A PROGRAM THAT ORGANISES BEACH CLEAN-UPS AND TEACHES KIDS TO SURF. VISIT WWW. NET-A-PORTER.COM.
Indulge at luxury label Gucci, guilt-free. The brand is going green, with all packaging now 100 per cent recyclable and environmentally friendly. Plus, as part of an ongoing partnership with UNICEF, the label has launched this Sukey bag, with 25 per cent of the retail price going to UNICEF’s “Schools in Africa” campaign.
MAXIMISE ON MINIMALIS M WITH THIS CHIC SILVER RING BY BVLGARI. THE LABEL WILL ALSO DO NATE $100 OF THE PURCHASE PRICE TO THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND
sustainable, these covetable clutches by Lydra are refashioned from old dresses, curtains and even pillowcases. Each one-of-a kind piece comes with its own name tag and a description of the fabric’s origin.
WHAT GOES AROUND ... Proving style can be
Keeping it close to home, Australian labels Karla Špetic and Gary Bigeni are helping out local industry and cutting carbon emissions by manufacturing all or a significant share of their collections in Australia.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP LE MASURIER. TEXT BY AMANDA WOODWARD-BROWN
Shop smart and make a difference thanks to new initiatives from brands big and small
BEAUTY | SPOTLIGHT
LONG LASTING Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof High Precision Panoramic Mascara, $49.
PRIME Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, $43.
DEFINE Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara in Very Black, $19.50.
STRENGTHEN L’Oréal Paris Renewal Lash Serum, $25.45.
Invest in one of these latest-technology mascaras for dramatic results
NP Set Glamorista Mascara, $25.
bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, $44.
VOLUMISE Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara, $18.95.
CONDITION Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells Mascara, $52.
MULTIPURPOSE Rimmel 1-2-3 Looks Adjustable Volume Mascara, $18.95.
LENGTHEN Natio Super Long Lash Mascara, $16.95.
DOS AND DON’TS DO: Use an eyelash curler before coating your lashes. DON’T: “Pump” the wand in and out of the barrel to coat the brush. This traps air inside the tube and dries out your mascara. DO: Remember to paint the tops of your lashes, especially if they are fair. DON’T: Forget to allow your first coat to dry completely before applying a second. DO: Remember that a clear gel is perfect for a minimal make-up look and can double as a styling agent for your brows. DON’T: Coat your bottom lash line; instead, concentrate on your top lashes to avoid “panda eyes”. DO: Experiment with jewel tones for a dramatic effect. DON’T: Keep mascara for longer than three to six months. DO: Try the new generation of growthstimulator serums, which have been designed to create a fuller flutter.
SEE DIRECTORY FOR STOCKIST DETAILS. PHOTOGRAPHED BY EDWARD URRUTIA. TEXT BY LUCY OVNERUD
BEAUTY | MASTERCLASS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
HYDRATE: Shu Uemura puRENovate Clarifying Balancing Moisturizer, $70.
Protect your skin from spots with these simple steps
WASH: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, $6.99.
CONCEAL: Kiehl’s Concealing Stick For Blemishes, $38.
HYDRA TREAT: DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, $54.95.
Dr Adrian See, Neutrogena dermatologist, shares his clear-skin secrets
READERS’ CHOICE* The five spot treatments you find most effective
1 Skin Naturals PureActive 2 Garnier Pimple Relief Cooling Roll-On, $12.55. Special 3 Dermalogica Clearing Booster, $72. LeWinn’s Medic Spot-Clear 4 Dr. Gel, $19.95. Visage Young Bye-Bye Spot! 5 Nivea SOS-Stick, $8.95. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Eliminating Gel, $13.99.
Have your say each month by voting for your favourite beauty products. Visit www. . com.au for the latest polls.
Q: Why do blemishes occur? A: “They are caused by a number of
factors – diet, stress, dead skin cells, and hormones. But, most commonly, by an increase in sebum production from the sebaceous glands in the pores.”
Q: What is the best skincare regimen to follow to avoid breakouts? A: “Thorough cleansing morning and
night using products with ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or gentle exfoliating beads. These will help slough away dead skin cells, prevent pores from becoming blocked and remove all traces of oil, dirt and make-up.”
Q: If you are prone to breakouts, what products should you avoid? A: “Stay away from harsh cleansers and
scrubs, and be cautious with oily creams
and make-up products; these can clog the pores and over-dry the skin. Instead, opt for light moisturisers and foundations that are labelled non-comedogenic, which won’t clog your pores.”
Q: What’s the most common mistake made when treating spots? A: “Combination to oily skin types still
require hydration. Lightweight lotions and creams will boost moisture levels without blocking pores or leaving the skin greasy or shiny.”
Q: Is squeezing really a big no-no? A: “It’s always better not to. Yet, if you
must, thoroughly cleanse the face first using warm water to help open the pores and cover your index fingers with a tissue. Dab a spot treatment on the area afterwards to prevent infection and scarring.”
SEE DIRECTORY FOR STOCKIST DETAILS. PHOTOGRAPHED BY EDWARD URRUTIA. TEXT BY LUCY OVNERUD. *MARIE CLAIRE ONLINE SURVEY, JUNE 8–JULY 8, 2010
EXFOLIATE: Garnier Skin Naturals PureActive ExfoBrusher, $11.95.
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Beauty buys blush this month to support the fight against breast cancer 3
SEVEN DAYS OF HOPE For a week in September, the beauty industry will rally together to support Look Good…Feel Better – a confidence-boosting organisation formed to assist patients with the side effects of cancer treatment. From September 13, both David Jones and Myer will donate $1 from the sale of every lipstick and lip gloss to the program. Visit www.lgfb.org.au.
1 THE BUY: KMS California Hairstay Sculpting Lotion, $24.50. THE BENEFIT: In October, every sale of the Hairstay range in salons will see $1 donated to the McGrath Foundation. 2 THE BUY: Dove LimitedEdition Pink Beauty Body Wash, $6.99. THE BENEFIT: As a platinum partner, Dove will donate a percentage from the sales of its pink products to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). In addition, it will make a minimum contribution of $100,000 to breast cancer research. 3 THE BUY: Tweezerman Precision in Pink Limited-Edition Slant Tweezer, from $49.95. THE BENEFIT: Support the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) with this purchase – $1 per sale will help fund medical research and developments. 4 THE BUY: Aveda Hand Relief, $44.95. THE BENEFIT: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will receive $4 from each tube sold throughout October. 5 THE BUY: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E, $9.95. THE BENEFIT: Help fund the NBCF’s cancer research when you purchase Palmer’s pink products in October – 30 cents per purchase will benefit the foundation. 6 THE BUY: Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Pin, $3.99. THE BENEFIT: Avon is raising awareness with this eye-catching pin by donating 100 per cent of the proceeds towards research and support for women with breast cancer. 7 THE BUY: ConairPRO Limited-Edition Ceramic Dryer, $99.95. THE BENEFIT: With the sale of any Think Pink styling tool, the BCIA will receive $1. 8 THE BUY: O.P.I Limited-Edition Nail Lacquer in Pink of Hearts, $19.95. THE BENEFIT: O.P.I is raising awareness with this pretty shade and will donate 100 per cent of profits to the NBCF. 9 THE BUY: Gillette Venus Embrace, $14.99. THE BENEFIT: Gillette will donate 50 cents from every razor sold during October and November to the NBCF. 10 THE BUY: ghd Pink Limited-Edition Box Set, $299. THE BENEFIT: With each of these styler sets sold, ghd will donate $30 to the NBCF. 11 THE BUY: Clinique Limited-Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with charms 200ml, $110. THE BENEFIT: When you buy this limited-edition lotion in October, $20 from every bottle will go towards finding a cure through NBCF. 12 THE BUY: Cedel Extra Firm Hairspray, $4.99. THE BENEFIT: As a silver sponsor, Cedel will make a minimum contribution of $41,000 and give away more than 120,000 products to the NBCF.
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LIFESTYLE | NEWS EXTRA
E WORLD’S MOST EASILY MADE FROM BAMBOO, TH E ADORABLE CLOCKS, RENEWABLE PLANT, THES SE GATHER, WILL ADD A DO FROM $59, FROM HUNT & R. TO YOUR INTERIOR DECO OF SUSTAINABLE STYLE
CARAVAN OF LOVE
Upcycling, recycling, fair trade, organic … the lingo surrounding sustainability seems to constantly expand, but according to Jen Djula of new website www.bluecaravan.net, the bottom line is that “ethical and fair trade products have a quality like no other”. The good news for shoppers is that style and substance are no longer distant friends. “It was time for ethical products to meet expectations,” says Djula. A range of categories, a handy resource page, and a link to Djula’s blog make this website worth a visit.
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Melbourne shop So Ethic is calling itself Australia’s first fair trade store – we’re fans of the Como No boots, $159, bag, $99, and pouch, $59, made by Argentinean cooperatives. Call (03) 9827 6062.
BEST GREEN BLOGS AND WEBSITES www.ecorazzi.com A combination of eco news and celebrity gossip. A perfect mix. www.treehugger.com Your one-stop shop for cutting-edge environmental updates. www.re-nest.com Design ideas for green homes. www.littlegreenstilettos.com A gorgeously girlie way to tiptoe into a greener world.
collection in 2007, it introduced new practices to an industry not usually associated with sustainability. Gorman’s spring/summer 2010/11 collection continues to raise the bar by increasing the number of organic garments in the range to 20 per cent. Pushing the idea of shopping locally, thinking globally, her Love My Village initiative sees a collaboration with designer Beci Orpin to create bags celebrating local businesses (below). The duo has also paired up on the Green & Serene T-shirt project, with $5 from each sale going to Friends of the Earth.
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LIFESTYLE | CITY GUIDE
Hong Kong blends history with high-tech. Right: Louis Vuitton Maison at The Landmark. Below right: the jade market in Yau Ma Tei is bursting at the seams with treasures and trinkets.
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drinks. For some of the best dumplings in town, head to Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok. It’s a Michelin star restaurant so you can expect to queue for hours for their barbecue pork buns and rice-flour rolls. For dim sum, try the City Hall Restaurant in the City Hall building in Central.
For shopping centres to get lost in, try IFC (International Finance Centre) and The Landmark in Central, Times Square and Lee Gardens in Causeway Bay and Harbour City in Kowloon. If bartering is more your style, Ladies Market in Mongkok has an array of items from clothing to kids’ bits and bobs, while jade market in Yau Ma Tei is best for jewellery. Insider tip: Head to the Soho precinct, home to fabulous boutiques and homewares shops. Also, try Sun Street in Wanchai for trendy boutiques.
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Worthy of much more than just a shopping stopover, this Asian epicentre is a cultural hot spot WHY GO?
Hong Kong is a thriving city that blends a rich history with the very best of modernity. A shopping mecca, a natural wonder and a foodie’s heaven, it ticks all the boxes for a great stopover or a holiday.
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Sevva is a swish venue located on the top floor of Prince’s Building, boasting a large terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour. Outdoor couches with comfy pillows make it a hot spot for dinner or
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A $70 million makeover has transformed the 492-room Mira Hong Kong overlooking Kowloon Park. All rooms feature a Sony entertainment centre and the hotel “My Mobile” phones can be used around the city. Hullett House oozes colonial charm, its 10 themed suites the height of opulence. Furniture buffs will Left: Hong Kong be glued to their Louis Ghost is a shopping chairs at the Philippe Starckmecca. Below: the cutting-edge Jia designed Jia Boutique Hotel in Boutique Hotel Causeway Bay – a visual feast was designed by of luxury trappings. Philippe Starck.
Night-time horseracing at the famous Happy Valley racecourse; Hong Kong Summer Spectacular from mid June to August 31, the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival from October 28-31 (this year accompanied by Halloween celebrations and the Bledisloe Cup match between the Wallabies and All Blacks), and the 2011 Chinese New Year, February 3–5.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cathay Pacific has more than 70 flights per week between mainland Australian capitals and Hong Kong, offering connections to the airline’s worldwide destinations and Dragonair’s China network. Visit www.cathaypacific.com.au.
WANT MORE INFO?
Visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website at www.discoverhongkong.com/ australia; HK Magazine at www.hkmagazine.com, and Time Out Hong Kong at www.timeout.com.hk. 308
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LIFESTYLE | TRAVEL EXTRA
Nothing lifts the spirits like nabbing a vintage one-off. Melbourne is renowned for its retro boutiques, but you need to know how to find them. A Vintage Outing will take up to seven girlfriends to the city’s top stores. The tour comes complete with hosts, a chauffeurdriven ’60s Fiat, and costs from $245 per person. Visit www.avintageouting.com.
With feminine furnishings and gallery-worthy art by John Olsen, Melbourne’s The Olsen Hotel makes for a fabulous stay. The Norbu Urban Retreat and Spa offers personalised pampering and the Creature Comforts package includes valet parking, breakfast and a massage, from $369 a night for two. Visit www. artserieshotels.com.au.
There’s a new buzzword in the world of travel – voluntourism – and a new wave of travellers who give rather than take. From helping Aboriginal communities to lending a hand at special events, the options cover most of the country. So, you and your girlfriends can make your next break one to be proud of. Visit www.volunteering.org.au.
A weekend with your girlfriends is like an instant cure-all, and whether you love the outdoors or a glass of wine, there’s a getaway for every gang
included, with personalised coaching here are a number of key catering to all skill levels. ingredients that go into the Also thrown into the deal are three mix of the perfect getaway hours of spa treatments and daily yoga – a magical location, great classes, plus all meals were designed by company, good food and Samantha Gowing, a therapeutic chef a sense of adventure, to mention and nutritionist, so organic produce is just a few – and when you get them all a big part of the menu. We’re loving the at once it’s like winning the holiday sound of spicy fish satay, and citrus lottery. You’ll need to get yourself a passport and set aside a week for the truly indulgent Surf Haven Bali, but once there, you and your friends will feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. Included in this package is accommodation for up to eight guests in two luxury four-bedroom villas in Seminyak, complete with butler, all the mod cons, including large flat-screen televisions and iPod speakers, and ensuites featuring furnishings at their glamorous Roughing it is not polenta pancakes best (think recycled with honey saffron Javanese teak and part of our program, stunning granite). it’s luxury all the way yoghurt! And, perhaps “It’s a gorgeous, best of all, five per cent of the company’s relaxing space to take time out and profits goes to two charities – The Bali meet other like-minded women,” Orphanage and the Bali Animal Welfare explains Janine Hall, founder of Association (BAWA) – so not only will the boutique women’s surf retreat. you feel good, but you’ll be doing good. “Roughing it is not part of our program, Guests also have the opportunity to it’s luxury all the way.” visit and volunteer at the charities. But it’s not all king-size beds and Prices for a seven-day retreat start at spa baths, this is a surf holiday after all! $2000. Visit www.surfhavenbali.com. Up to 15 hours of surf lessons are
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Women and wine are a heavenly match, so why not bond with buddies while wine-tasting in Mudgee. Just four hours drive from Sydney, it offers cosy bars and B&Bs. We like The Tannery, $300 per night for two. Visit www. thetannerymudgee.com. au. You can hit town now for the September Wine Festival, visit www.visit mudgeeregion.com.au.
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Going blue for the boys, plus how to bump up your bliss factor
WAYS TO KEEP THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE CANCER-FREE
Scary, but true: men are twice as likely as women to die from cancer. The good news is that one in three cases are preventable, which is why we’re getting behind Blue September, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the types of cancers that affect men. To find out how you can get involved, visit au.blueseptember.org. Also, here’s what you can do to help him improve the odds.
Book him in for a check-up when you go for yours. Men visit their GPs less than women, often missing vital health checks that can pick up the early signs of serious diseases.
BUY HIM A COOL HAT
Men are more likely to develop skin cancer, as they spend more time outdoors and wear less protective clothing.
MAKE A VEG-HEAVY MEAL
A healthy diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables has been linked to cancer prevention, but 88 per cent of men eat less than the recommended daily intake of vegetables.
GO FOR A WALK
Extra kilograms have been linked to some cancers, and guys are more likely to be overweight than women.
SECOND Flip through old photos: It beats chocolate as a CRAVING CHOCOLATE? TURN OF F THE COMPUTER. A RECENT mood lifter, researchers at the STUDY FOUND COMPUTER WO UK’s Open University found. RK PLAYS HAVOC WITH Munch on some walnuts: BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AND FUE LS HUNGER HORMONES, They’re packed with omega-3 CAUSING YOU TO EAT AN EXTRA fatty acids, which can make 966KJ OF SWEET TREATS.* you less likely to get depressed
ASK AN EXPERT
Are vitamin and mineral supplements worth taking? Sarah, 32, SA The short answer is no. Vitamins and minerals are essential, but they’re best obtained from foods.
If you’re eating a well-balanced diet, you should be receiving everything your body needs at the right level and balance. Many vitamins can’t even be stored in the body, so often they just pass right through (making for expensive urine). The only time you need to think about taking them are
when you’re planning to get pregnant, as folate supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects (like spina bifida) in babies. If you drink a lot, you may be deficient in some nutrients, but the answer is to cut back on the booze! Dr Kate Molinari is a Canberra GP. Email her for advice at askanexpert @marieclaire.com.au.
and more likeable in general, according to a University of Pittsburgh study†. Let there be light: Women who get more light from opening their curtains in the morning or eating breakfast near a window are happier and sleep better.** Make a cuppa: Holding on to something warm encourages emotional warmth, a 2008 study showed.‡
PHOTOGRAPHED BY GETTY IMAGES; ANTHONY ADAMSON. TEXT BY NAOMI JAUL. *STUDY BY UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN PRESENTED AT THE XI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON OBESITY IN STOCKHOLM, JULY 2010. †SCIENCEDAILY, MARCH 4, 2006. **DR ANTHONY LEVITT, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. ‡SCIENCE VOL. 322, NO. 5901, 606–607 (OCTOBER 24, 2008)
Proud Blue September ambassadors Mark Holden and former Soccceroo John Aloisi (below right).
TAKE HIM TO THE DOCTOR
reviews Find your fashion tribe at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Wander the hidden laneways showcasing international couture from the catwalk to street styles. Try your hand at one of the millinery workshops, indulge in cocktail parties and fashion films, or learn more at the educational fashion seminars in the lead-up to the Spring Racing Carnival. From August 30 to September 5. Visit www.msfw.com.au.
★ Music ★ Theatre ★ Dance ★ Festivals SunDay
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Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter (1943-1970)
Take your book club to the Brisbane Writers Festival to engage in some literary debate or relax over the series of readings on offer. Visit www.brisbane writersfestival. com.au.
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Delight in the first featurelength adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz – shot in 1925, 14 years before Judy Garland’s version – at the Sydney Opera House. Visit www.sydney operahouse.com.
Check out Melbourne’s hugely popular Fringe Festival. More than 4000 artists will feature in hundreds of live shows and art exhibitions. Visit www. melbourne fringe.com.au.
Get swept up in the STC’s production of Franz Kafka’s The Trial – the tale of a bank clerk who is accused of committing a crime, but no-one will tell him what. Visit www.sydney theatre.com.au.
Enjoy a high tea and fabulous fashion, in support of the McGrath Foundation, at Adelaide’s High Tea Party. Visit www. thehigh teaparty. com.au for tickets.
Celebrate Parklife’s 10th anniversary with five-time Grammy winner Missy Elliott, as well as Groove Armada, Cut Copy, Chiddy Bang and many more. Visit www. parklife.com.au for dates and tickets.
REVIEWS Justin Long and Drew Barrymore can’t resist locking lips in front of an audience.
drew and justin: the sequel It’s a story as old as Hollywood itself. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy did it. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall did it best. And now Drew Barrymore and co-star Justin Long are the latest on-off couple who can’t resist each other when the camera rolls. In a case of art-imitates-lifeimitates-art, their new film, Going The Distance, follows Erin (Barrymore) and Garrett (Long) as a fun fling grows into something more serious and a long-distance love blooms. The pair met filming He’s Just Not That Into You in 2007 (Drew was executive producer), but split a year later. However, it seems being together on set again was enough to do the trick. The on-screen chemistry is sizzling – and off-screen, they’re still together. Aww. Going The Distance is in cinemas August 26.
THIS MONTH’S BEST DVDS ★ Laugh-out-loud comedy Date Night, starring Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. ★ The smartest spin yet on the superhero blockbuster, the darkly hilarious Kick-Ass is no kids’ movie. ★ Micmacs, a quirky French satire about the world arms trade, from the director of Amelie.
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A comedy about a bunch of suicide bombers sounds like an oxymoron, but UK satirist Chris Morris (who boasts a cult following for TV shows Brass Eye and The Day Today) finds humour in the unlikeliest of places. Even more surprising is the pathos he elicits from the young men’s plight. Morris has an eye for the absurd and a nose for provocative situations, but this is underpinned by a keen understanding of human frailty. ★★★★
A GROWN-UP LOVE STORY
The Egyptian mega-city works its magic on a well-heeled New York magazine editor (Patricia Clarkson), while she awaits the belated arrival of her husband. When his friend, Tareq (Alexander Siddig) offers to be her tour guide, both are caught off-guard by the naturalness of their attraction and, despite their reluctance, find themselves having an affair. The most satisfying holiday romance since 2004’s Before Sunset. ★★★★
A POLITICAL THRILLER
The Ghost Writer
Whatever your take on his personal life, Roman Polanski affirms his professional reputation with this taut, atmospheric thriller about a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). Ewan McGregor is impeccably cast as the hack who gets more than he bargained for when he reluctantly agrees to “ghost” the great man’s autobiography. A buttoned-down Kim Cattrall is barely recognisable as a formidable political aide. ★★★★
REVIEWS BY VICKY ROACH. ADDITIONAL TEXT BY NAOMI JAUL
★ The Photographs Of Baldwin Spencer Edited by Philip Batty et al (MUP, $69.95) In 1894, anthropologist Baldwin Spencer documented the Aborigines of central Australia. This book reproduces his photographs with impressive clarity, providing a fascinating insight into a unique way of life. ★ The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Text Publishing, $25) A wonderful journey of love, lust, tragedy and betrayal set in Franco’s Spain. ★ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Picador, $19.95) This is the story of Liesel, growing up in Nazi Germany under the watchful eyes of foster parents. Originally a book for teenagers, this beautifully written novel is loved by all ages. ★ The Turning by Tim Winton (Picador, $24.95) Connected by the theme of leaving or returning to country towns, this collection of short stories is about the real Australia – tales set in a harsh landscape, sensitively and evocatively told.
★ Your Skirt’s Too Short by Emily
Di Morrissey’s latest novel is The Silent Country (Pan Australia, $22.99)
Maguire (Text Publishing, $24.95) and Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy (Schwartz Publishing, $27.95) These two books revitalised debates about feminism. They differ in their arguments, but agree that sexuality is still a battleground. ★ IKEA Catalogue Not a real book, but boy has it changed people’s lives. The sacred volume of IKEA’s catalogue has shaped millions of homes to make them either more beautiful or more boring, depending how you think. ★ Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (Text Publishing, $26.95) Long before Obama changed history by becoming America’s first black president, he wrote a wonderfully engaging memoir of a life already less ordinary. Kate Holden’s upcoming memoir, The Romantic (Text Publishing, $34.95), is out in September.
TOMES THAT HAVE SHAPED THE PAST
COMPILED BY JOHN ROPER
Four authors scour their bookshelves to find their favourite inspirational reads
★ The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (Text Publishing, $26.95) Since 1975’s Animal Liberation, Peter Singer has been making a difference to the way people think. This latest book is a clarion call to end world poverty. ★ Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (Bloomsbury, $15.95) The first in a series of novels initially for children that rode the zeitgeist into the 21st century. Each book was anticipated with the eagerness that greeted the works of Charles Dickens in the 19th century. ★ The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander (Penguin, $130) The Cook’s Companion went straight to the heart of Australian kitchens, heralding a new fascination with the joys of eating.
★ The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Picador, $22.99) I waited years to read this, afraid that it would be too bleak for my fragile little mind. When I finally picked it up, I read it in just a few nights and still feel deeply affected. In fact, I’m planning to build a shelter and fill it with tinned food. Not for myself, but for the father and son who will discover it in 50 years time after an environmental catastrophe. ★ Naked by David Sedaris (Abacus, $24.99) My sure-fire cure for depression. Naked was my first Sedaris book and I raced out to get everything else he’s written. Read it to cheer yourself up after The Road. ★ Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Orbit, $16.95) What? Don’t give me that look. You read it, too. This sweet little piece of book-candy was so delicious that women everywhere were outing themselves as still having the emotional maturity of 13 year olds.
Carmel Bird’s latest novel is Child Of The Twilight (4th Estate, $27.99)
Claire Hooper’s first book, Love Bites (ABC Books, $19.99), is available now.