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ready,

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Bronze up for summer with our complete guide to fake tanning – from professional treatments to the best DIY buys. Lucy Ovnerud shows you how to get a flawless tan without setting foot in the sun

tried and tested: spray tans For the most believable bronze, a professional treatment is a great idea. Here, marie claire staffers test four of the best

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Benefit Spray Tan, Full Body, $40* BEST FOR: Those wanting a flawless

result, but who can’t fit the 6–8 hour drying time into their busy schedule. THEY SAY: Provides a natural colour using a combination of up to three base shades to complement your skin tone. Can be washed off after two hours. WE SAY: “I loved the convenience of the two-hour tan. Being fair-skinned, I was concerned about looking unnatural, but it gave me a healthy, all-over radiance. The tan intensified after my shower and while it didn’t rub off on my sheets, the smell was still quite strong the next morning. With daily moisturising, I have been able to stretch it out over seven days.” TRY IT: Call (02) 9695 4800 for a salon near you.

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St. Tropez Original Tan Application, $100* BEST FOR: Those in need of some pam-

pering and a faultless finish. Perfect for brides, or if you’re attending a big event.

THEY SAY: Rather than a spray, a tanning

lotion is applied by an expert. A relaxing treatment that offers a complete exfoliation, giving you a longer-lasting tan. WE SAY: “It’s the best ‘tan’ I’ve ever had. The experience is much more like a beauty treatment than a regular spray tan. Often after self-tanning, my skin can become dry, but this left my body smooth and hydrated. The scent was minimal and it was a believable shade. I would definitely have it again, but, due to the cost, it would have to be for a special occasion.” TRY IT: Call 1800 358 999 for a salon near you.

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Naked Tan Rapid Spray Tan, $35* BEST FOR: An authentic glow using

gentle, natural ingredients. THEY SAY: Enriched with hydrating aloe vera, the odourless formula is free from parabens and alcohol. A 10-minute treatment gives you an instant glow, and it’s ready to wash off after two hours. WE SAY: “I was cautious about trying a new formula, but it was the perfect

shade for me. The application was efficient and it dried in minutes. There was no ‘fake tan’ smell; instead, a pleasant coconut and vanilla scent that didn’t irritate my allergy-prone skin. The tan lasted about five days and faded evenly. ” TRY IT: Call 1300 365 683 for a salon near you.

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VersaSpa by Magic Tan, $45* BEST FOR: Those after a private and fuss-

free option. Great for top-to-toe colour. THEY SAY: An automatic system that uses high-tech equipment to provide an instant, even, natural-looking tan. The entire process takes just 60 seconds and the colour will develop in six hours. WE SAY: “I am a regular booth user because I prefer the privacy. The machine was clean, spacious and easy to use. The colour was very natural and having a glow made me feel great. The scent was strong, even after a shower, but I would definitely go back.” TRY IT: Call 1800 008 260 for a salon near you.  www.marieclaire.com.au

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Remember, fake tans will not protect you from the sun, so be sure to apply sunscreen regularly, every day

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make-up masterclass

Accessorise your faux glow with a beach-ready beauty look. Michael Brown, Lancôme national make-up artist, explains how to re-create that “I’ve just been on holiday” radiance

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QUICK FIX Don’t get caught out at the last minute. These wash-off body bronzers will get you glowing with time to spare. SPRAY: Fake Bake Golden Bronze Faux Glo Wash-Off Instant Tan For Face & Body (1), $24.95. LOTION: Le Tan Body Bronzer Wash Off (2), $12.99. POWDER: Australis Jumbo Mineral Bronzing Powder with SPF in Bronze Ambition (3), $19.95.

Embrace bronzer. Brown explains that, if you’re fair, it can help minimise rosy undertones in your complexion, as long as you look for a gold-based formula and avoid orange options. However, if you’re more olive, bronzer will help to contour your face. Brown suggests yellow-based complexions can wear a variety of bronze shades, but should opt for brighter colours to avoid looking “muddy”. To apply, “use long, sweeping actions with a blush brush from the centre of your face, blending outwards to your hair and jawline”, he says.

EYES According to Brown, all eye colours are enhanced by burnished shadow tones. “Use a bronze shade as a wash over

your eye area, then use a lighter or more golden hue just on your lid, and add a little to the inner corner of each eye.” Get the look with Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Strata, $62. INSIDER TIP: For a subtle take on the trend, “trace your lash line with a bronze kohl pencil, then smudge with a fine brush”, says Brown.

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LIPS “Metallic colour on the entire lip area can be overkill,” warns Brown, who prefers to use a hint of bronze gloss at the centre of the mouth to create a plumped-up effect. For extra staying power, line and fill in your pout with a neutral-toned lip liner before applying your lacquer. Try Becca Nude Liner Plump and Define Lip Pencil in Nougat, $42. 

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self-tanning secrets Katrina Brown, from The Bronzing Boutique in Sydney’s Double Bay, shares her dos and don’ts for perfect professional results

DON’T: Choose an oil-based scrub. It will stop the tanning solution from penetrating your skin.

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DO: Make sure your therapist prepares your skin using a light moisturiser, paying attention to your knees, elbows, nail beds and heels. DON’T: Wear tight clothing after application. Opt for loose-fitting, dark clothing to prevent lines. DO: Give your tan time to dry and develop, and avoid excessive exercise until after your first shower.

DON’T: Swim in chlorinated water. It will dissolve your tan. DO: Book your appointment 24–48 hours before a big event. DON’T: Forget to lather on a rich body moisturiser daily to prolong your new colour. DO: Use a tan extender or a gradual tanner to make the results last.

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DO: Exfoliate before your appointment. Shave your legs and slough your body with a coarse scrub, such as Aviva Inspires Deep Clean Pecan Shell Exfoliant, $25, to prevent dry skin absorbing the colour unevenly.

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1 St. Tropez Radiance Mousse, $59.95. 2 Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in Amber Bronze Medium, $68. 3 Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes in Chocolate Lustre, $32. 4 Lancôme Star Bronzer Glossy Lip Nectar in Or Rosé, $48. 5 Mecca Cosmetica Powder Brush, $75. 6 Face of Australia Pressed Powder in Bronze, $11.95. 7 Lancôme Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Smooth Hold in Strass Bronzer, $43. 8 Skin 02 Medical Makeup Mineral Blush in Glo, $34. 9 Natio Full Colour Mineral Lipgloss in True, $14.50. 10 Yves Saint Laurent 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Tawny, $99.


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go for gold Prefer to do it yourself? Banish baking and get glowing with one of these easy-to-use formulas BEST FOR

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Those with medium to olive skin who are looking to enhance their natural colour. Also great if you’re prone to oiliness.

To avoid streaks, apply in long, even strokes, concentrating on one area of the body at a time. And don’t massage into your skin too vigorously.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer VelvetTouch Bronzing Gel (1), $13.95; L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze SelfTanning Smoothing Gel (2), $23.45.

Delivering an airbrushed effect. It’s also ideal for reaching tricky areas, like your back.

Tinted sprays can be messy to use, as stray particles will settle on bathroom surfaces, so make sure you apply it somewhere contained, like your shower.

Natio Self Tan Spray (3), $18.95; Face of Australia Bronzer Rapid Spray Streak Free Tinted Tanning Spray (4), $11.95.

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When you’re short on time. The light texture dries faster than creamy formulas and the in-built tint allows you to see where you’ve applied.

Create an even result and prevent orange palms when using mousse by using an application mitt or disposable gloves.

Puretan PureBronze Instant Tanning Foam, $34.95, and Pro Self Applicator Mitt (5), $11.95; ModelCo Tan Mousse, $35, and Blend Buffing Mitt (6), $11.95.

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Normal to dry skin types, and fair to medium complexions.

Worried about mistakes? Start slowly by diluting your tanner with a body moisturiser for a softer result, then build up to your desired shade.

Fake Bake Original Self-Tan Lotion (7), $45.95; Dr. LeWinn’s Sunless Self Tanning Lotion (8), $29.95.

Self-tanning firsttimers or those after a hint of colour. These creams combine daily moisturising and allow you to control your shade.

Don’t forget to exfoliate regularly when using a gradual tanner – although it’s a hydrating choice, you’ll need to remove any dry skin to keep your colour even.

Clinique Self Sun Body Daily Moisturizer in Light/ Medium (9), $39; Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion Gradual Tanning Moisturizer (10), $8.95.

Adding a little colour to your complexion without exposing delicate skin to the sun. Also great for holidays if you want to skip make-up.

Start from the centre of your face and work the solution outwards to your hairline and down your neck. Avoid your brows, especially if they’re fair.

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Night Sun Melting Overnight SelfTanner (11), $59; Dove Summer Glow Daily Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 (12), $11.99. 

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even A younger-looking appearance starts with a clearer complexion. Take on dark spots and boost radiance with ease thanks to Alex Noonan’s insider tips

When it comes to skin ageing, crow’s-feet and wrinkles get a lot of attention. We’re shocked to see our first lines, but barely notice uneven pigmentation. But, according to Dr Neal Hamilton of Concept Cosmetic Medicine, Sydney, uneven tone – which can include freckles, premature age spots and general dullness – is one of the first signs of skin ageing. This is particularly prevalent in Australia, thanks to our harsh climate and love of the outdoors. Associate Professor Greg Goodman of the Dermatology Institute of Victoria cites recent research, which shows an even skin tone is very strongly linked with how somebody’s health, attractiveness and age is perceived. “In a most interesting study, an image of a patient was digitally manipulated and onlookers were asked to guess their age,” he explains. “The first manipulation was to remove the wrinkles, but this only made a visible difference of one

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year in the perceived age. When the colour was evened out, it made a difference of five years, and when both the wrinkles were removed and the colour was evened out, a difference of 15 years was noted.”

the causes “Every type of skin is prone to pigment spots – they can develop in all ethnicities,” reveals Dr Raymond Boissy of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the US. Pigmentation occurs because the body either produces too much or too little melanin, the natural pigment that colours our skin. Here are some of the factors that can trigger an uneven complexion ... n LONG-TERM SUN EXPOSURE: “One of the major stimulators of pigmentation is sunlight. When outdoors, the skin produces melanin [our body’s natural sunscreen] to protect itself from UV light,”

explains Dr Boissy. Over time, accumulative sun exposure can cause damage to the pigment cells, leading to sunspots. n HORMONES: “Uneven skin pigmentation in younger people is most often hormonal and is called melasma or chloasma,” says Dr Goodman. “This is a mixture of female hormones and sunshine acting in tandem, and can be severe during pregnancy and in those on the oral contraceptive pill.” n ACNE AND SCARS: When a blemish or abrasion starts to heal, your skin produces melanin to help protect the delicate area. According to Dr Boissy, sometimes this defence mechanism doesn’t switch off once the wound has healed, leading to a lasting brown mark. n MEDICATION: Some prescription drugs can also lead to increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. Common medications include the pill and acne treatments, and your doctor should warn you of the side effects. 

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the truth about tone


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daily care BEST FOR: Reversing the earliest signs of ageing by giving your complexion a brightening boost every day. WHY: Adopt a radiance-enhancing skincare routine for a clearer complexion. “Results should be seen within the first few months, but there’s no reason why this sort of regimen shouldn’t be long-term,” says Dr Goodman. HOW: Speed up skin cell turnover and facilitate the removal of surface pigment by using a gentle resurfacing cleanser, such as Innoxa Renew Triple Action Gel Wash (1), $17.95. Then, scrub twice a week with Clarins White Plus Gentle Brightening Exfoliator (2), $70, or, for a gentle exfoliating alternative, use Shu Uemura Whitefficient Intense Whitening Essence (3), $115, after washing your face each day. Next, apply a serum and

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lightening lotions safe?

There’s a common misconception that cosmetics developed to even skin tone do so by bleaching. Dr Goodman explains that these products don’t actually take away pigment, but rather work to decrease melanin production and stop the transfer of pigment to the skin’s surface. Another recent issue is the safety of hydroquinone, a common active ingredient in brightening lotions. While banned in some countries, it has been used in cosmetics for more than 30 years, and

extensive research indicates it’s safe to use at less than two per cent volume in overthe-counter products, or four per cent in prescription-only treatments. “Conclusive safety data against its use is lacking, and it is one of the most effective [pigment inhibiting] agents,” states Dr Goodman. However, if you’re concerned, “technology has progressed and so we have equally as effective replacements for it, [such as] Pitera, nicotinamide and vitamin C”, explains Dr Boissy.

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Incidental sun exposure, from daily activities, such as driving the car, can mean that the backs of your hands are one of the first places for age spots to appear. Keep a tube of Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Hand Cream SPF 15 (8), $34.99, in your glove box or handbag. It not only nourishes skin, but works to prevent and fade pigmentation, too.

moisturiser that contain active brightening ingredients, such as niacinamide and vitamin C, to help even out your complexion. We like Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Enlighten Facial Lotion (4), $160, and Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Night Treatment with Vitabright KX (5), $70. Finally, always apply sunblock before heading outdoors. “A broadspectrum sunscreen is imperative in preventing the development of pigmentation,” advises Dr Goodman. This is very important when using brightening or resurfacing products. Try Neutrogena Healthy Defence Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ (7), $17.95, or look for a two-in-one skin-brightening moisturiser with sunscreen, such as Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 30 (6), $124.

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BEST FOR: Zoning in on stubborn or prominent pigmentation spots. WHY: According to Dr Boissy, the latest scientific research into pigmentation shows that for every dark spot you can see on your face, there are five times as many developing underneath. He insists that the secret to achieving and maintaining a clearer complexion, now and in future years, is to work on eliminating the development of these pigment spots before they can move to the surface of your skin. HOW: Step up your daily skincare routine by applying a concentrated product, such as SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist (9), $175, which not only treats the visible spots but also those that are making their

way towards the surface of your skin. Dr Goodman also suggests investing in a serum that contains ingredients like niacinamide, azelaic acid, licorice extract or low concentrations of hydroquinone and kojic acid. “These are all relatively potent in either stopping the production of pigment or its transfer [to the exterior of your skin],” he says. Try Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser Whiteness Activating Spot Eraser (10), $118, and SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator (11), $149, which both claim to break up surface pigmentation, while working to inhibit melanin production as well. You’ll need diligence and patience, though, as it may take a few months of regular application to see results. 

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intensive exfoliation BEST FOR: Reversing dullness and removing built-up layers of sun-damaged skin. WHY: “Exfoliation is good for a multitude of reasons,” claims Dr Boissy, who explains it speeds up cell turnover in mature complexions, while preventing the build-up of melanin by removing it early without damaging the skin. HOW: Avoid scrubs that contain crushed nuts and seeds, as these can be overly abrasive. Instead, look for options that contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs), as these will gently deal with dead cells without weakening skin. To help tackle

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sun damage, replace your regular cleanser with Dermalogica Tri-Active Cleanse (1), $80. It contains lactic acid to help remove old cells, plus trusted skin brighteners, like niacinamide and vitamin C, to further help break down pigmentation. Next, choose a treatment lotion, such as SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator Serum (2), $110.65, and apply each day to help speed up cell turnover. Alternatively, get faster results at home with intensive weekly peels. We like the Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel and Calming Cream System (3), $110.

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INSTANT RADIANCE BOOSTERS Get an ethereal glow with products that contain very fine, illuminating particles, which will help to create the appearance of a more even skin tone. BEST BUYS: Biotherm Flash Recharge Ginseng Glucose Radiance Concentrate (4), $65; Rodial Glamtox Eye Light Pen Eye Brightening Concealer (5), $60; Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 in Cream Chamois (6), $49; Chanel Base Lumière (8), $72; Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation in Warm Beige (9), $80; NARS Illuminator in Copacabana (7) and Orgasm (10), $69 each; Issada Mineral Baked Velvet in Opal (11), $69. 

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BEST FOR: Treating uneven skin tone from years spent in the sun, or to remove stubborn pigmentation patches. WHY: While Botox is often credited as the anti-ageing secret of celebrities, this muchhyped product only treats wrinkles, and not the skin’s tone and texture. Lasers and light therapy are the real powerhouses behind the crystal-clear complexions on the red carpet. HOW: According to Dr Hamilton, you have two options: laser resurfacing, or nonresurfacing treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) and light therapies like Omnilux. “In general, a laser will outperform IPL, but for mild to moderate problems, IPL provides a very adequate alternative,” he explains. “If skin quality is the issue, laser resurfacing is the most superior treatment. It requires three to 10 days of downtime and a budget of $1200 to $5500 depending on severity [of skin damage].” Non-resurfacing options have no downtime and are less painful and costly (expect to pay between $200 and $1000). Do seek advice from a trusted medical practitioner, though, as laser technicians are not regulated across Australia.


RACING | BEAUTY

ladies’day

A trip to the races – or to your annual Melbourne Cup lunch – calls for understated, yet elegant, hair and make-up. Emily Taylor shows you how to achieve a picture-perfect look

good grooming When it comes to your race-day look, there are a few things to keep in mind complexion counts

As you’ll be out in the spring sunshine, rather than muted evening light, your skin will be on show. Protect it with sunscreen, and then consider a primer that will glide over any imperfections. We like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (2), $66. Don’t be tempted to layer on a heavy base, though – a light texture will be much more comfortable. Try Bourjois Paris Bio Détox Organic Foundation (1), $36.

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This season, summery tones such as lilac and apricot are big news for daytime and make the perfect pairing for a girlie dress come race day. Get the look with Maybelline New York EyeStudio Baked Duo in Lawless Lavender (3), $13.95.

choose textures carefully

Steer clear of high-shine products and select matt finishes that work best for day. While a glossy sheen is fine for lips, it can look over the top on eyes and cheeks in harsh sunlight. Choose powder-based buys that will enhance your features. We like Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed (4), $48.

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tread carefully with tan

Spring racing season is prime selftanning time, but there’s a fine line between a radiant glow and a fakelooking orange appearance. If you’re fair, consider a colour-building moisturiser for the week leading up for a softer take. And if you do opt for a spray tan, book your appointment a few days out rather than the day before. 

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BE PREPARED Follow these few steps the day before you hit the track to ensure a perfectly polished look. In the shower, use a body scrub to slough away rough skin. Then, apply your fake tan so you’ll wake up glowing. If you need to groom your brows, remove any stray hairs before race day so any redness has time to subside. And treat your complexion to a brightening mask so it will be in top condition for make-up come morning. SK-II Signs Eye Masks (5), $125 for 14 masks; Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mousse (6), $45; Shu Uemura Slant Tweezers (7), $48; Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub (8), $76; Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask (9), $130.

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No matter the headwear you choose, be smart with your style and look elegant from the first race until well into the evening Keep it simple when it comes to your hair. If your headwear is an attention-grabbing or embellished number, select a smooth chignon, tucked elegantly into the nape of your neck or behind one ear. Or, if you’ve opted for a style that sits to one side, balance the look by sweeping your strands to the opposite side and secure in either a sleek or tousled bun, depending on how formal the hat. If you’d prefer to wear your hair down, consider a small or narrow-shaped hat, then add a loose wave to your lengths with a hot tong for a full, feminine finish. Create a razor-sharp part with Elite Professionnel Tail Comb (2), $5.65, and smooth strands with Acca Kappa Oval Hair Brush (1), $59.95. Hold the look with help from Lady Jayne Bobby Pins (7), $2.29 for a pack of 18, and Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray (3), $25.95.

if you’re sporting a headpiece:

Tailor your ’do to match the shape. An over-the-top curl of straw or spray of feathers requires a smooth canvas, so slick back your strands to temper the look. However, less structured headwear looks gorgeous when paired with a volume-packed blow-dry. Book into your hairdresser and ask for lots of fullness, or get the look yourself by applying a body-building product, such as Pureology Pure Volume BlowDry Amplifier (6), $42, to damp hair before blow-drying. Next, set your strands in velcro rollers – we like Hair FX Self Gripping Rollers (8), from $5.95 for a pack of six 234

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– and leave them in until you’re ready to leave. Remove, rake through with your fingers and slip on your headpiece.

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A preppy ponytail is a good plan. Prepare your lengths with a styling spray, such as KMS California HairStay Style Boost (5), $28.50, then gather them high on your crown for a chic look. Fix with a snag-free hair elastic, like Scünci Beautiful Blends No Damage Brunette Hair Elastics (9), $7.99 for a pack of 18, and wrap a small piece of hair around the band to conceal. Add an embellished headband for extra glamour, or tie with a bow for a girlie take. Alternatively, a low side pony is the perfect partner for a bold bloom pinned behind one ear. Finish with a spritz of shine spray – we like L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Sparkling Mist (4), $32, for a glamorous gloss. And remember: there’s no need to blow your budget – a few soft silk flowers or an artfully placed Alice band can look just as chic as a high-end hat. 

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WEATHER REPORT Spring can be unpredictable – either hot and humid or windy and cold. Both extremes can wreak havoc on your hairstyle. Prepare your lengths for any possibility by cleansing with a smoothing shampoo, and enlisting a deep treatment to ease manageability. Try L’Oréal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Protecting Masque (left), $11.45.

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Mini hair products are perfect for race day. If you’re wearing your hair up, carry a purse-sized hairspray to keep your strands in check. Try RPR Hold Me Forever Super Hold Mist for Extra Lift, Body and Shine 50ml (10), $6.95. For free-flowing lengths, refresh your style and boost volume with James Brown London Mini Hair Reviving Dry Shampoo (11), $5.95. And don’t forget a small styler, such as DuBoa Mini Brush (12), from $22.50, to groom your mane on the go.

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THE TRICKS: Start with a primer to even out your skin tone and create a base for your foundation to adhere to. Next, enlist a long-lasting liquid foundation for light yet effective coverage, and apply with a brush for professional results. Set with a dusting of powder before applying your blush. Remember: don’t apply powder blush directly onto liquid foundation as blending will be difficult. THE TOOLS: M.A.C Studio Fix in C4 (7), $48; L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Nude Brown (6), $25.45.

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POLISH UP Don’t forget your fingers and toes; you want your nails to look glossy and groomed. Select pale, sorbet tones with opaque textures for a modern take on the classic nude manicure and pedicure. We love Orly Nail Lacquer in Lift the Veil (10), $18.95, and Essie Nail Polish in Tart Deco (11), $18.95.

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Create a chic make-up look that will play up your features and last the distance PERFECT YOUR BASE A smooth, shine-free complexion is key

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ENHANCE YOUR EYES Go for classic colours and dramatic definition

THE TRICKS: Select long-lasting eyeshadows that will stay put all day – now is not the time for creamy formulas or high-shine textures. Dab on your chosen shade with a brush, rather than using a sweeping motion, for extra staying power. For sharp style, line your upper lids with liquid eyeliner, or

tone it down with a pencil, smudged for a softer effect. Finish with two coats of black mascara to anchor your look. THE TOOLS: Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Sterling Rose (1), $25.95; Max Factor Kohl Pencil in Brown (8), $20.95; Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in Black (3), $50.

POLISH YOUR POUT Juicy hues make the perfect pick for luscious lips

THE TRICKS: Select a pretty, neutral

pink lipstick for an easy-to-wear look. For precision, consider lining then filling in your lips first with a lip-toned pencil before painting on the colour. If you prefer gloss, try a coral-toned lacquer to add a splash of sheer colour. Finish your entire look with fixing spray to help your make-up last longer. THE TOOLS: NP Set Lipliner in Bali (9), $22; Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in Cath’s Crush (5), $35; Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Lip Gloss in Coral Fantasy (4), $42; Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz (2), $14.95. 

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Along with your lipstick, pop these products in your purse to refresh your look throughout the day. BLOTTING TISSUES: They’ll stop shine without the need for layering on more powder. Try The Body Shop Facial Blotting Tisues (12), $5.95. MINI MAKE-UP PALETTE: Save space with an option that contains shades for lips, eyes and cheeks. Try Pop Beauty Goddess Clutch (13), $59.95. PETITE PERFUME: A pint-sized scent will leave you smelling sweet. Try Annick Goutal Mini Petite Cherie 10ml (13), $45. 12

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BEAUTY | BEST BUYS

BRIGHTEN UP

Reverse the signs of sun damage with Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector, $98. A potent cocktail of whey protein, vitamins A, C and E and anti-oxidants work to smooth, firm and even out your skin tone.

INSTANT GLAMOUR

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Give your complexion a more youthful and cushioned appearance with the natural botanical boost in Sisley Sisleÿa Global Firming Serum, $550.

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Offering the sophistication of a lipstick with the comfort of a balm, we love Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15, $50. Choose from 18 saturated shades, including Rose Bergamasque (above right) and Beige Tribute (above left).

PUMP UP THE VOLUME

Fake a fuller flutter with high-impact mascara. NURTURE: Revlon Grow Luscious By Fabulash Mascara & Lash Enhancer (top), $21.95. AMPLIFY: L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes (centre), $27.95. CURL: Rimmel Volume Flash The Max Bold Curves (above), $15.50.

ETHEREAL GLOW

For flawless-looking skin, try these radiance-boosting foundations. Shown above: Lancôme Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator – Bare Skin Perfection SPF 15*, $68; Guerlain Lingerie De Peau SPF 20, $85, and Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genius Foundation, $69.

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BEAUTY | BEST BUYS

RETRO REVIVAL

In the days of disco and Studio 54, celebrities and socialites flocked to fashion label Halston for its slinky style. Inspired by the house’s original signature scent, Woman EDP 100ml, $185, is a flirty floral in a stunning bottle designed by Elsa Peretti.

PERFECT MATCH

German-born starlet Diane Kruger (pictured) has been appointed the face of Calvin Klein Beauty EDP, $120*. Just like the actress, the scent is feminine, timeless and confident.

fragrance news FASHION SCENTS

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Update your fragrance wardrobe with a stylish designer buy that’s evocative of each brand’s runway looks

A sophisticated, fruity fragrance will see you through the season. Tom Ford Azure Lime EDP, $290**, uplifts with a mix of citrus and juniper berries. Or, for something sweet yet elegant, try Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne 100ml, $170.

ECO CHIC

Thierry Mugler Womanity EDP, $108, mixes sweet fig with salty caviar for a uniquely sexy result. And we also love the refillable bottle that not only cares for the planet, but your budget, too.

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FEMININE & FLIRTY Love, Chloé EDP, $130.

CHIC & EDGY Fan di Fendi EDP, $130

SEXY & INDULGENT Gucci Guilty EDT, $114.

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RIKING RED HOUSED IN A ST H LE TOPPED WIT LACQUER BOTT FANS OF MARC BLACK PETALS, ILL ADORE THE JACOBS DAISY W 40. N EDP 100ML, $1 POP ART EDITIO


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After seasons of bright eyes and lips, make-up artists have opted for a more feminine, natural look thanks to a subtle wash of blush or bronzer. Add warmth to your cheeks with a rosy tone, or experiment with sun-kissed shades to create a contoured effect. BEST BUYS: Dior Limited-Edition Diorskin Nude

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Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Sunset (1), $77; JK Jemma Kidd In Vogue Perfect Blush in 5th Avenue (2), $27.95; Benefit Cha Cha Tint (3), $55; Chanel Limited-Edition 4 Facettes Bronzing Powder in Bronze RosĂŠ (4), $90; Chantecaille Poudre de Perle in Perle Biwa (5), $85; Eles Limited-Edition Mineral Gemstone Finishing Powder (6), $99; Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder for Face & Body (7), $99.

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BEAUTY | MASTERCLASS

sunscreen IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Get smart and make sun protection your beauty must-have

GENTLE: Natural Instinct Micro-Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+ UVA – UVB, $21.95.

HYDRATING: Ella Baché Great 30+ Dailybloc SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, $48.

SPRAY: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 30+, $17.99.

FUSS-FREE: Dermalogica Solar Defense Wipes SPF 15, $32.50.

FACE-FRIENDLY: Kit Cosmetics SPF 30+ Face Sunscreen, $31.95.

EXPERT OPINION

Q: How does the sun damage skin? A: “Exposure to ultraviolet (UV)

radiation results in both short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) effects. Acute damage includes sunburn and depleted skin immunity, while chronic damage is responsible for the development of skin cancers, wrinkles, pigmentation and photo-ageing.”

Q: What is the difference between UVA, UVB and UVC rays? A: “UV radiation emitted by the sun is

part of an electromagnetic spectrum, divided into UVA, UVB and UVC. About 95 per cent of the UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface is UVA, and practically all of the UVC and most of the UVB are absorbed in the atmosphere. Yet, UVA and UVB rays both contribute to acute and chronic damage to your skin.” Q: How do sunscreens work? A: “They form a coating on the skin’s

surface. They act in two ways, either by reflecting or absorbing UV light.”

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Q: What ingredients give protection? A: “Formulas that reflect UV rays are

called ‘physical’ sunscreens. The two main ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Products that absorb light are ‘chemical’ sunscreens. They contain benzophenones and salicylates, which form a transparent film without residue.”

Q: How much should we apply? A: “The recommended quantity for an

adult to cover their body is approximately two tablespoons.” Q: What product is best if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin?

A: “Everyone should look for a broadspectrum sunscreen. If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance-free products. If you have acne-prone skin, consider oilfree or gel options.”

Q: Are make-up products with an in-built SPF a substitute for sunscreen? A: “No. They’re a useful addition. The

best way to protect yourself is to cover up, and stay out of the sun from 11am to 3pm.”

READERS’ CHOICE* Your five favourite face-specific sunscreens

Complete Defence Daily UV 1 Olay Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+, $14.69. Sun Light Feel Daily 2 Nivea Face Veil SPF 30, $10.99. City Block Sheer Oil-Free 3 Clinique Daily Face Protector SPF 25, $36. Zinc Environmental Skin 4 Invisible Protector SPF 30+ UVA–UVB, $35. Paris Dermo-Expertise 5 L’Oréal UV Perfect SPF 30+, $24.95. Have your say each month by voting for your favourite beauty products. Visit www. . com.au for the latest polls.

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Dr Katherine Armour, L’Oréal Paris consulting dermatologist, answers your burning questions


BEAUTY | WHAT WE WANT 2 Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Mini Brush Set, $145, offers four professional brushes in a convenient purse-friendly pouch.

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1 Add a delicate shimmer to your décolletage with Guerlain Or Impérial Sublime Radiant Powder Face & Body, $138.

3 Make a statement and take your scent anywhere with the vintage-inspired Marc Jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Ring, $65.

4 For a shimmering stare, sweep M.A.C Tartan Tale Eye Shadow in Golden Crown, $40, across your lids.

10 Clarins Barocco Eye Colour Trio, $66, is all you need for a sophisticated smoky eye.

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6 Two coats of Orly Foil FX Nail Lacquer in Luxe, $18.95, will add a touch of festive sparkle to any look.

9 Infused with shimmering crushed pearls, La Mer Skincolor de la Mer Illuminating Powder, $210, will highlight your cheekbones and impart a healthy glow.

8 Chloé Eau de Parfum Limited-Edition Collect’or 50ml, $140, is a must-have collectable for devotees of the fragrance.

5 Juicy Couture Couture Couture Limited Edition EDP 100ml, $160, offers a chic twist on the original bottle.

7 You’ll be the envy of the powder room with the Dior Minaudière Compact in Grey Golds, $130. It’s the perfect party palette with three eyeshadows and two glosses enclosed in a stylish clutch.

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Luxe limited-edition buys to add to your Christmas wish list


TODD BARRY


THE DROPPED WAIST

SIlk dress, $670, by Therese Rawsthorne; leather/chain necklaces by 2 by Lyn & Tony; tassel necklace by Elke.

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HAPE OF THINGS Embrace this season’s silhouettes with key pieces that will define your wardrobe

THE BERMUDA SHORTS

Tweed top, $560, and shorts, $560, both by camilla and marc; shoes by Donna Karan at Paradis; sunglasses by Isson.


high glamour Lift your look with statement pieces in confident colours that offer a new take on elegance

Silk jumpsuit, $1960, by Gucci; hat by Nerida Winter.


modern classics

The blazer, the trousers, the T-shirt, the A-line skirt – these pieces are key to trans-seasonal style. Add a Panama hat for the ultimate in laid-back luxury

Trench coat, $795, by Designers Remix Collection at Christensen Copenhagen; shirt, $249, by Hugo Boss; pants, $369, by Lisa Ho; shoes by Dries Van Noten at Poepke; hat and necklaces all by Mimco.


pure & simple Take a fresh approach to everyday dressing with free-and-easy pieces in a chic, neutral palette

Jacket, $399, by Morrison; shirt, $495, by Ellery; hat by Sonia Rykiel at Christine.


turn up the

heat

Add warmth to your wardrobe with sexy, ’70s-inspired separates in cosy, neutral tones

She wears (left): faux-fur jacket, $1800, and silk faille shirt, $390, both by camilla and marc; wool shorts, $129.95, by Witchery; shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo; belt by Cartier; bag by Mulberry. She wears (right): wool trench coat, $1250, by camilla and marc; shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo; scarf by Witchery. Opposite page: caramel silk trench dress, $890, by Zimmermann.


a life exotic

A sultry evening, a dreamlike destination and a colourful wardrobe of dramatic styles that are cut to make an impact

Silk dress, $1100, by Carl Kapp. Opposite page: beige silk-crepe de chine dress with tie detail, $2640, by Ellery.


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Giorgio Armani, $2900

PROJECT POISE

Now is not the time for body-conscious dressing. Veer away from anything overly short or sexy, and channel a ladylike look for timeless elegance.

Giorgio Armani, $1200

rules of racewear

FOLLOW SUIT

CHANEL

Trousers may be worn on Stakes Day, however this is the exception to the rule. If you prefer something tailored, show off your form in a fitted skirt suit.

Take your style cues from the new season for a modern take on trackside etiquette

FENDI

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Demure doesn’t have to mean dull. Give a sweet dress an unexpected edge by pairing a printed shirt under a feminine frock.

Keep your accessories polished and practical. A short strap and streamlined style makes the new boxy bag a perfect race-day piece.

Hermès, $10,125

Suzy O’Rourke, $1190

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HOLD EVERYTHING

TOP IT OFF

It’s not often you can don a hat, so make your headwear a talking point. Fun and frivolous styles are perfect for Cup Day. 

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Therese Rawsthorne, $440

GIANFRANCO FERRÉ

BUY INTO BEIGE

Oaks Day is the time to flirt with your feminine side. If florals and pastel hues are too saccharine for your liking, invest in the new shades of nude.

COVER UP

For cooler days, consider a cropped jacket as a chic way to ward off the chill. Keep it tonal for an understated and flattering finish.

Hugo Boss, $429

ck Calvin Klein, $429

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RACING | DIRECTIONS

David Lawrence, $199 Day Birger et Mikkelsen, $485

Strummer, $449

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FALL FOR FABULOUS FRAMES

Dsquared2, from $700

Study the form guide in style. Quirky eyewear has fashion-forward flair, so add an eclectic accent to your look with statement spectacles or sunglasses. PRADA

Gucci, $285

Lace is eternally elegant, and is one of the season’s definitive trends. Let it lend a ladylike feel to the black and white Derby Day dress code. Twenty Seven Names, $423

Manning Cartell, $499

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ROLAND MOURET

Marcs, $39 Rachael Ruddick, $375

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VALENTINO

CINCH IT

Curves are back, so invest in a skinny belt to accentuate your shape. Wrap it around a sophisticated dress for the ultimate finishing touch.


FASHION | NEWS

ANISH ENT WITH D M E T A T S A E MAK GGAARD’S AND OLE LYN R B Y R E L L E E WITH JEW EEP IT SIMPL K – S E C IE P ELEGANT SEVERAL D OR LAYER N A R T S E L G A SIN FECT. OPULENT EF FOR A MORE

LUXURY BOUND The history of French fashion house Kenzo is commemorated in this colourful new publication (Hardie Grant, $120). Featuring whimsical sketches, prints and past ad campaigns, it’s the first book dedicated to the label, which was created by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada 40 years ago.

A NEW FOCUS

TIME SHIFT

Count down to the new year in spectacular style with this gorgeous limitededition Dior Christal “8” watch. Made from motherof-pearl and gold, it’s the perfect party piece. MIU MIU

LOOK AHEAD AND INVEST IN A PAIR OF ROUND-FRAMED SUNGLASSES – THE QUIRKY STYLE IS SET TO BE THE EYEWEAR TO SPORT THIS SUMMER. WE LOVE THESE OFFERINGS FROM ITALIAN LABEL SUPER.

STYLE REWIND Designers were swinging back to the ’70s for their resort 2011 collections, with flared trousers, slim, calf-length skirts and vibrant accessories signalling the return of the decade that brought us disco.

EMILIO PUCCI

TEXT BY AMANDA WOODWARD-BROWN

SPARKLE WITH SOLE

Cult shoe label Jimmy Choo is celebrating 15 years this season and marking the milestone with a special crystal anniversary line. Inspired by founder Tamara Mellon’s personal collection of vintage jewels, the range includes sky-high lucite platforms and glittering silver flats.

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FENDI BAGUETTE

MULBERRY BAYSWATER

TIMELESS TOTES LAURENT YVES SAINT DOWNTOWN

Outlasting the overexposure of the It bag, these styles have become cult classics. Reworked in different leathers each season, they’re just as covetable now as they were the first time around.

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TILDA SWINTON

Bringing an avant-garde edge to the red carpet, the actress is fearless in her fashion choices, favouring directional designers such as Haider Ackermann and Céline.

marie claire loves … FIBRE OPTICS

Featuring spots and stripes in unexpected hues, local label Benah’s printed silk scarves offer an inspired play on light and shade. Knot them around your neck or tie them to your handbag for a fun twist.

SOLE CONSOLATION

Comfort is a word rarely heard when it comes to fashionable footwear, yet that’s exactly what Salvatore Ferragamo’s new collection, My Ferragamo, $425, embraces. The versatile line is designed for ease as well as style.

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FUTURE CLASSICS

To mark 40 years as a fashion leader, the iconic Browns boutique has launched Future Collectables, a limited-edition range of pieces from 40 designers, including this fluoro bandage dress (left), approximately $1650, by Christopher Kane and shiny gold pumps by Christian Louboutin.

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On our hit list this month are shopping shrines, scarves and bags with enduring appeal


Gonzalez admires the style of her adopted homeland, citing British labels Burberry and Mulberry as two of her favourites.

BURBERRY PRORSUM

FASHION | CLOSE-UP

Gala Gonzalez says of her style blog: “I simply try to show ” how I wear the trends.

Mulberry, $1600

PROFILE:

The Spanish-born trendsetter has turned snaps of her covetable outfits into a cult fashion blog

“If someone had told me five years ago this was going to happen, I could never have imagined it,” says Gonzalez.

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licking through a rack of clothes, 24-year-old Gala Gonzalez muses on her style. “It’s a bit eclectic,” she says in a lilting Spanish accent. “One week I’ll be dressing up in outfits influenced by the ’60s and then it will be all about the ’70s.” The London-based fashion student is the personality behind Inside Am-Lul’s Closet*, an online style diary that documents her outfits and travels around the world. Since she started the blog in 2006, Gonzalez has developed a cult following for her idiosyncratic look, which is a clever mix of high-street pieces, vintage

finds and designer accessories. “I always invest in shoes and bags,” she confesses. “I like it when things age over time.” And her popularity extends beyond the blogosphere – Gonzalez’s knack for turning tricky trends into wearable looks have won over the fashion industry as well. But despite being a front-row regular at runway shows around the globe, Gonzalez stays true to the reason she began her blog. “I do it to share and help – I simply try to show how I wear the trends. When people say I’ve shown them a new way to wear something, that’s the best feedback.”

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ACCESSORIES SPECIAL

TODD SUTHERLAND

We’ve scoured the stores to bring you the perfect finishing touches to update your wardrobe

Shoes, $1020, and clutch, $5700, both by Louis Vuitton www.louisvuitton.com


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Christian Louboutin, $1545 www.christianlouboutin.com

Louis Vuitton, $5700 www.louisvuitton.com

Hermès, $550 australia. hermes.com

Easton Pearson, $180 each www.eastonpearson.com

JK for iboutique, $199 www.iboutique.com.au

Lolla Palooza, $550

Erickson Beamon at Christine, $650

Maloles, $325 www.maloles.com

Christian Dior, $1500 www.dior.com

Thomas Sabo ring, $239 www.thomassabo.com

Belle Bijoux, $439 www.bellebijouxaustralia.com

bright spot

Illuminate your look with a dash of high-voltage colour Karen Walker, $347 www.karenwalker.com

Diana Ferrari, $119.95 www.dianaferrari.com.au

Oroton, $295 www.oroton.com

Frey Wille (large), $1340, and (small), $865 www.frey-wille.com Burberry, $395 www.burberry.com

Shoes, $1020, and clutch, $890, both by Prada www.prada.com Bracelets, $75 each, by Dinosaur Designs www.dinosaur designs.com.au.

TODD SUTHERLAND

Harlequin Market, $220 www.harlequinmarket.com Mawi at Trilby Phoenix, $580 www.trilbyphoenix.com.au

Prada, $1960 www.prada.com

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Go for sleek, sporty chic with clean lines, simple pieces and a classic palette offset by pops of colour

Jacket, $139, by American Vintage; bodysuit, $159, by Alice McCall; belt, $79, by Jigsaw; headphones, $29.95, by Sportsgirl. 1 Drape jacket, $297, by Gary Bigeni; bra, $95, by Scanlan & Theodore; skirt, $60, by Nathan Smith; sunglasses, $229.95, by Ray-Ban; watch, $24.95, by PlastiChic. 2 Jersey dress, $349, by ck Calvin Klein. 3 Dress, $199, by Tali Roth; bag, $200, by Adidas by Stella McCartney. 4 Layered bodysuit, $130, by Zimmermann; skirt, $189, by Talulah; sandals, $49.99, by Betts. 5 Top, $160, by Edit; bra, $160, by Dion Lee; shorts, $129.99, by Arnsdorf; shoes, $129.99, by ZU; watch, $69.90, by Peter Alexander. 6 Dress, $520, by Francis Leon. 7 Tank top, $110, by Fernando Frisoni; trousers, $260, by Jac+Jack; shoes, $179.95, by Provensen.

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101 IDEAS Top, $199, by Carla Zampatti; trousers, $179.95, by Laurence Pasquier; sandals, $139, by Nine West; glasses, $230, by Colab; bag, $220, by Adidas by Stella McCartney. Opposite page: dress, $150, by camilla and marc; ring, $79, by Mezi.


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Dress, $529, by Magdalena Velevska; shoes, $189, by Wittner; bag, $149.95, by Tigerlily. 1 Dress, $129, by Country Road; sandals, $49.99, by Betts. 2 Silk jacket, $295, by Jac+Jack; top, $121, by Karen Walker; shorts, $129, by Country Road. 3 Hooded jacket, $320, by Adidas by Stella McCartney; singlet, $49.95, and skirt, $129, both by Country Road. 4 Jumpsuit, $329, by Alice McCall; bra, $98, by Kirrily Johnston; sneakers, $90, by Converse; bag, $199, by DKNY Jeans. 5 Silk jumpsuit, $445, by Laurence Pasquier; clutch, $99, by Peep Toe Shoes. 6 Top, $261, by Karla Špetic; skirt, $154, by Gary Bigeni; shoes, $275, by Peep Toe Shoes. 7 Bodysuit, $39.95, by Bonds; skirt, $349, by Farage; cuff, $300, by Maniamania.


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IS FOR ALL WHITE

Cut a dash in crisp separates that offer easy, breezy appeal from top to toe

of A-Z SPRING Valentino at Miss Louise, $995

Marcs, $159

Frey, $269

White Suede, $460

Morrison, $599

SHOPPING We show you what to buy now with our wrap-up of the hottest trends and must-have pieces for the new season

Kyla Crozier, $540

PHILIP LE MASURIER

Sara Phillips, $565

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Dress Up, $374

Soles, $89.95

Dolce & Gabbana at OPSM, $329

IS FOR BOTANICAL

Pick prints of plants and flowers for a girly look that’s blooming lovely

Valentino at Miss Louise, $1295 Insight, $119.95

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IS FOR HAPPY HANDBAGS

Banish black and grab hold of a cheerful tote that will brighten your day – prints with punch preferred

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IS FOR ICE-CREAM TONES

Sorbet shades of mint, lemon, strawberry and vanilla will lend a subtle sweetness to your look Hermès, $1125 each

Oroton, $395 each

Clockwise from top left: Rachael Ruddick, $400; Benah, $119; Louis Vuitton, $2020; Rachael Ruddick, $490.

Alice McCall, $399

Frey, $189

Zimmermann, $850

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Secret Squirrel, $330 Alice McCall, $329

Marcs, $179

Strummer, $549

IS FOR JUMPSUITS

Forget prolonged outfit planning and make spring dressing a breeze with a statement all-in-one

KARLA ŠPETIC

PHILIP LE MASURIER; EDDY MING

Sylvester by Kate Sylvester, $399

Sara Phillips, $525

Cue, $339

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Beau Coops, $398.75 Dion Lee, $990

camilla and marc, $880

IS FOR MINIMALISM

Understated separates hold timeless appeal, but keep them current with graphic lines and sharp edges

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Magdalena Velevska, $525

IS FOR NEON

Highlight your look with super-bright shades that aren’t for the faint-hearted Megan Park, $399

Equipment, $209

Shoes, $750 each, by Céline at David Jones; clutches, $660 each, by camilla and marc.

Christopher Kane at Belinda, $1759

Peter Lang, $115

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Belanci, $240 An Ode To No One, $462


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