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Photography: David McKelvey. Hair and makeup: Jasmine Lo
This issue, some of the ELLE team travelled to Los Angeles
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When the temperature drops, the FLOWER CHILD Anouki Areshidze makes a case for modern femme
model-off-duty MVPs come out to play – and right now, the over-theknee boot is in favour. Team with skinny denim and a jumbo jacket.
ANOUKI ARESHIDZE Jumper, $799, Jac+ Jack, jacandjack.com
Three fashion collaborations with major feel-good factor
Heels, $1,108, Aquazzura, aquazzura.com
JAC+ JACK X VIRGINIA WILSON An inability to throw anything out led Sydney-based art consultant Virginia Wilson to start darning her wellworn knits. Now, Jac+ Jack is launching a capsule collection with Wilson called The Darning Project, with sales helping to support the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, the Alice Springs-based group inspiring her colourful knitting style.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN X TALLER MAYA Utilising the skills of Mayan women, Christian Louboutin has collaborated on the Mexicaba bag with Taller Maya, a part of Fundación Haciendas Del Mundo Maya. Ten per cent of sales will go to the foundation, which aids communities s ca nins
Bag, $1,895, Christian Loubou (02) 8355 5282
» HOME TOWN: Tbilisi, Georgia. » SIGNATURE LOOK: Pink, sparkly and feminine. » DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: Making every woman feel special; to make clothes that let women shine. » INSPIRATION: For the moment, I’m drawn to flowers – they’ve inspired my latest collection [see left]. Besides embroideries, it features flower names written in my native language. » POWER PIECE: A masculine blazer with a feminine touch. » WARDROBE MVP: Beautiful shoes and outerwear. » BUSINESS KNOW-HOW: Always rely on your intuition – it’s the best advice you can have!
Words: Genevra Leek. Photography: Sevak Babakhani (still-life); Jason Lloyd-Evans; Instagram: @anoukigold; @anouki
AQUAZZURA X HAPPY HEARTS FUND Aquazzura and model/philanthropist Petra Nemcova have joined forces for the Happy Hearts Sandal, a red stiletto adorned by handmade hearts. A quarter of sales will aid Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund, which rebuilds schools in areas affected by natural disasters.
ince establishing her clothing brand Anouki in 2013, Anouki £ Ĵ Georgian fashion on the map – thanks in part to her own Insta-friendly ¢ Ĵ¢ sharp tailoring and luxury accessories, in a look sure to appeal to women wanting femininity without the fuss.
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“The Max Mara jumpsuit – especially with those killer shoes.”
Top, $252, Abysse, ¢Ĝǯ
The Tahitian-born It-girl on what she’s buying, listening to... and eating
HANALEI’S OFF-DUTY STYLE
Top, $35.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600
Jeans, $190, Ksubi, generalpants.com.au
Trainers, $120, Vans, vans.net.au
“ Miu Miu cat-eyes.”
Sunglasses, $640, Miu Miu, sunglasshut.com/au
HOMETOWN HOTSPOT: The island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia is Ĵ ǯ £ beaches, mountains to hike and the clearest lagoon you’ll ever see. FAVOURITE AW17-18 SHOW: I’m a Chloé girl at heart. I love its elegance and sometimes tomboy-ish nature. I also loved Alexander Wang. ON REPEAT: The Bunny The Bear and Joni Mitchell. RESTAURANT: Brick in San ǰ ǯ ¢ Ȭ ££ǯ MUST-VISIT IN SYDNEY: The Boathouse Shelly Beach. Everything on the menu is £ ¢ for a dip right after. DATE NIGHT: in Sydney is extraordinary. You Ĵ arrosto [suckling pig]. SKIN SAVIOUR: Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream. HAIR MVP: Kérastase masks, conditioners and oils are the only products I use on my hair.
“I’ve created Abysse swimwear – everything is handmade from recycled, eco-friendly neoprene.”
Bikini briefs, $130, pants, $162, both Abysse, ¢Ĝǯ
“Beachy with a French twist. Amazing shoes and a luxury bag will take you anywhere.” Shirt, $240, Jac+ Jack, ǯ Shorts, $79.95, Levi’s, levis.com.au
“Simon Miller’s Bonsai bag – I’m obsessed with the cute shape.” Bag, $520, Simon Miller, mychameleon.com.au
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS ISSUE TALK PASSION AND POWER NATHAN JOHNSON K N O W N FO R : The super-cool art prints (see some of them in “Viva La Revolution” on p96) and luxury stationery he designs as creative director of Sydney studio Blacklist. I ’ M PASSIO N ATE A B O UT… “Life! There’s no excuse to be doing something you don’t like for a living. There are so many opportunities at this point in time to take your passion and turn it into a job.” F E M I N I S M TO M E M E A N S … “Equality.”
GENEVRA LEEK K N O W N FO R : ELLE ’s associate editor knows fashion, fierce women and can work a tailored shirt like nobody’s business. She talks kick-ass style in “Long Live The Resistance” on p38 and curates “Join The Uprising” on p70. I ’ M PAS S I O N AT E A B O U T… “Knowledge. Acquiring it and applying it can be truly empowering.” F E M I N I S M TO M E M E A N S … “Having to come to terms with the word ‘pussy’ entering my vocabulary.”
JENNIFER STENGLEIN K N O W N FO R : The beach-loving photographer has worked all over the world, from Paris to Morocco to Iceland. She makes her debut in ELLE, shooting “Viva La Revolution” on p96. I ’ M PAS S I O N AT E A B O U T… “Human connection.” F E M I N I S M TO M E M E AN S … “Not being defined by your gender, more by the style with which you live. Don’t get me wrong, I still like having my car door opened by a man, but I probably own the car.”
Compiled by: Samantha Wong; Laura Culbert. Photography: Sevak Babakhani (still-life); Jason Lloyd-Evans; Instagram: @hanaleireponty
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Raising a child can be one of lifeâ€™s most rewarding experiences as well as present some of lifeâ€™s biggest challenges. Three women weigh in on motherhood and the issues they face in Australia today
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countries are leaving us behind. Swedish parents are entitled to 480 days of PPL, and of those, 90 days are reserved for the dad. We canâ€™t catch up if weâ€™re going backwards.
â€œWe canâ€™t catch up if weâ€™re going backwardsâ€?
Any day now, Iâ€™ll give birth to my second child. Honestly, I feel like she could pop out any minute. Â‘ÂŠÂ—Â”Â?ÂžÂ•Â•Â˘Ç° Č‚Â&#x;ÂŽ Â“ÂžÂœÂ? Ä™Â—Â’ÂœÂ‘ÂŽÂ? Â Â˜Â›Â” ÂŠÂ—Â? Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ›Â?ÂŽÂ? my parental leave. My workplace is among the 50 per cent of Australian workplaces that provide paid parental leave (PPL). Together with around 80,000 new parents across Australia, Iâ€™m combining the governmentâ€™s 18 weeks of PPL with my employer PPL to maximise the time Iâ€™m able to spend at home with my new baby. Australiaâ€™s PPL system â€“ still young at just six years old â€“ is one of the stingiest systems in the developed Â Â˜Â›Â•Â?ÇŻ Â˜ÂœÂ? Â?ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ•Â˜Â™ÂŽÂ? ÂŒÂ˜ÂžÂ—Â?Â›Â’ÂŽÂœ Â˜Ä›ÂŽÂ› ÂœÂ˜Â–ÂŽÂ?Â‘Â’Â—Â? ÂŒÂ•Â˜ÂœÂŽÂ› to a full year of paid leave. The World Health O n rrecommends a minimum of six months. Organisation ÂœÂ?Â›ÂŠÂ•Â’ÂŠ Â˜Ä›ÂŽÂ›Âœ ÂŠ Â•Â˜Â? Â•ÂŽÂœÂœ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? ČŽ Ĺ—Ĺž ÂžÂœÂ? weeeks at minimum wage with no per, but you can combine it with sup ything your employer might any also provide. The Australian government T ants to gut our PPL system, wa guing that if you get paid arg arental leave from your pa mployer you shouldnâ€™t have em to the governmentâ€™s acccess 18 weeks. This completely undermines Australiaâ€™s PPL system which was designed to have l government and employers work together to provide new mums maximum time with their babies. Other
â€œAustraliaâ€™s paid parental leave system is one of the stingiest in the worldâ€?
co-founder of Parents Of Gender Diverse Children pgdc.org.au
When I was eight, it was revealed to me that my Â?ÂŠÂ?Â‘ÂŽÂ›Čą Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą ÂŒÂ˜Â–Â–Â’Ä´ÂŽÂ?Čą ÂœÂžÂ’ÂŒÂ’Â?ÂŽČą Â‹ÂŽÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂŽČą Â‘ÂŽČą Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ—Čą publicly exposed as being transgender. Until then, I had grown up believing my father had been killed by a drunk driver when I was two. It was the early â€™90s, and two things stand out clearly to me now ÂŠÂ‹Â˜ÂžÂ?Čą Â‘Â˜Â Čą Â?Â’Ä›ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ—Â?Čą Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą Â?Â’Â–ÂŽČą Â ÂŠÂœÇąČą Â?Â‘ÂŽČą Â•ÂŠÂ—Â?ÂžÂŠÂ?ÂŽČą Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą Â ÂŠÂœČą ÂžÂœÂŽÂ?Čą ÂŠÂ—Â?Čą Â?Â‘ÂŽČą ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â—Â˜Â?ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÂœČą ÂŠÄ´ÂŠÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ?Čą Â?Â˜Čą being transgender. I grew up believing that being transgender was something to be embarrassed about and that was practised in secret. Fast-forward to my late twenties and I was the parent of two girls and pregnant with my third child. We were completely ecstatic to discover we were Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;Â’Â—Â?Čą ÂŠČą Â•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽČą Â‹Â˜Â˘ÇŻČą ÂŽČą Â‹Â˜ÂžÂ?Â‘Â?Čą Â’Â—Â?Â˜Čą ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘Čą Â?Â›ÂŽÂŠÂ–Čą ÂŠÂ—Â?Čą expectation having a son could mean to us. My husband looked forward to the time when he could Â?ÂŠÂ”ÂŽČąÂ‘Â’Â–ČąÂ?Â˜ČąÂ‘Â’ÂœČąÄ™Â›ÂœÂ?ČąÂœÂ˜ÂŒÂŒÂŽÂ›ČąÂ?ÂŠÂ–ÂŽÇŻ As the years went by, we couldnâ€™t help but notice Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?ČąÂ˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂŒÂ‘Â’Â•Â?ČąÂ‹ÂŽÂ‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ?ČąÂ?Â’Ä›ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ—Â?Â•Â˘ČąÂ?Â˜ČąÂ˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ČąÂ‹Â˜Â˘ÂœÇŻČąÂ˘ČąÂŠÂ?ÂŽČą Â?Â Â˜Ç°ČąÂ ÂŽČąÂ ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČąÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?Â›Â˜Â—Â?ÂŽÂ?ČąÂ Â’Â?Â‘ČąÂŠČąÂœÂ?Â›Â˜Â—Â?ČŹÂ Â’Â•Â•ÂŽÂ?ČąÂ•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽČąÂ”Â’Â?Čą who detested anything even remotely considered
Compiled by: Genevra Leek. If you or someone you know is struggling, visit beyondblue.org.au. For information and guidance on gender dysphoria, visit rch.org.au
ȱȃ¢ȱȄǯȱ¢ȱǰȱ ȱ ȱ¢ȱȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȬȱȱȱ¢ǯȱȱ¢ȱ ȱȱ ȱȱ¢ȱǻ ȱȱȱȱȬ neutral pronouns) had older sisters, so decided it was ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ę¡ȱ ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ěȱ ȱ coming up with ways to man up our child. It was a fraught and desperate time for us all. ȱ ȱ ȱ ǲȱ ȱ ¢ȱ outgoing kid started hiding who they were, turning inward and retreating from us. Feeling safe at ȱ ȱ ¡ȱ ¢ǰȱ ¢ȱ ęȱ ȱ ȱ teachers that Mum must not know they had played in ȱȱǰȱ ȱȬȱȱ¢ȱ ȱȱ – something they were being forced to hide at home. ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ¢ȱ ȱ and I really started to struggle with the constant distress our child was feeling, and the stress and arguments it was causing. I had friends say, “They’re probably just gay” or even transgender. Gay was something I understood, transgender was not. From an early age, I’d formed the belief that being transgender was a choice. ȱ ȱȱȱȱęȱ ȱȱȱ¢ǯȱ My moment of clarity came one afternoon when I was ȱȱęȱ¢ȱȱ ȱȱȱ ȱȱ their head pretending to be a girl. It was then they ȱȱǰȱȃ¢ȱȂȱ¢ȱȱȂȱěǷȄ I knew then what I had been avoiding all along – it was me who needed to change. My child was perfect just the way they were. So out came the computer. Googling “transgender” and “children” puts you a click away from some of the most confronting information you will ever see as a parent – the words ǰȱ Ȭǰȱ ȱ ȱ ǯȱ It took me searching across the globe to ęȱ ǲȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ like there was nothing online based in Australia. ȱȱȱȱȬǰȱȱȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȭ conforming child and it was likely they were transgender. I read or heard that in Melbourne there was a Gender Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital. We learned so ȱ ȱ ȱ ęȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȬǯȱȱȱ Ȃȱȱȱȱ support for parents. I needed to be able to talk to others who just got it. In Australia, a Facebook chat group had just started ȱȱȱ ȱȱȱĴȱȱȱȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȭǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ęȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ support their children, so a core group of us started ȱȱ ȱȱȱǻ Ǽǰȱ ȱȱ ¢ȱȱȱęȱȱ ¢ȱȱȱȱǯ
“My moment of clarity came when they screamed, ‘Why can’t you accept I’m diﬀerent!’”
In just six months, PGDC has supported more than 120 families directly, and the wider work we do supports many more. We’re passionate that no family will feel as lost and confused as we did at the start of our journey. What’s needed is friendship, support and education.
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Like many parents of small children, my husband and ȱȱȱęȱȱȱȱȱȱǯȱ It’s frustrating and expensive, but I’m grateful we can send our sons to a quality centre where they have access to a diverse range of passionate carers and teachers. I’m also grateful that being able to access such care gives us the opportunity to earn an income. For many parents – mothers in particular – the cost of childcare is simply too high to make returning to work worthwhile. This isn’t just a problem for the careers and earning abilities of women, but also for our economy. Currently, ȱȱȱȱęȱȱȱ ȱȱ Ȃȱ ȱ Ĵǰȱ ȱ ŝŗȱ ȱ Ȃȱ Ȭ force participation, according to the World Economic Forum. That’s a lot of wasted potential because ȱ Ȃȱ ęȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱěȱ¢ȱȱǯȱȱ childcare system is broken, possibly beyond repair. While planned reforms ȱěȱȱǰȱȂȱȱȱȱ ȱȱę¢ȱȱȱȱ on women’s workforce participation. This year’s International Women’s Day dared us to “be bold for change”, and childcare is one issue where being bold on overhauling the system may be our last opportunity to get it right. What can we learn from other countries that are making progress, such as Germany, which in 2013 guaranteed a subsidised childcare place for every child from the age of one? How can we reframe how we treat childcare ȱĴȱȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ development? Childcare is not a women’s issue, it’s an ȱȱȱěȱȱȱǯȱȱȱȱȱ ȱȱěǰȱ¢ȱǰȱ ȱȱȱ our workforce and get closer to gender parity.
“Our childcare system is broken”
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forward. It’s particularly interesting the way we did this season – we worked on ě ǯ” The ę ¢ away, the next falling into stores worldwide on May 5 As the global retail landscape gets increasingly cramped, Topshop is cutting and June 9. “We’ ¢ through – and revolutionising how works for us... The way it’s Australian women shop in the process ¡ runway, it feels quite seasonless – how real people wear clothes.” It’ buy clothes. show in London ¢ was As part of Topshop’s approach to “experiential ǯ ’s face it, ¡Ȭ ę ǰ retail” – ěǰ Ȭ ¡ Dua Lipa, Yara Shahidi and Justine Skye in for – the Ȭ ǰ ¢ “party ǰ ǯǯǰ ǰ ¡ ǻ on” – world crisis, Ƿ , specially curated) product ranges and lower which opened with a ’şŖ ǯ “ £ “Happy Wkndr ” and ǰ Ȭ¢ ě closed with a Ȭ , ¢¢ǯ at a generation that won’t ¢ Ȭ ȬandȬcollect right politics or hate culture. “It’s part of our DNA,” ǰ ǰ” says says Topshop’s design consultant ǯ Corinne Suchy, Topshop’s g digital “We like adapting and responding and reacting.” director ¢ As the sole designer for the inaugural Kate Moss Ĵ ǯ Topshop ǻ And for those who still like ££ stratospheric when it dropped in May 2007) and Ȭ ¡ǰ ’ ¢ ǰ ę ě ǯ ¢ Ȭ £ǰ head of eȬc at Topshop ŘŖŖśǰ ǰ ¢ ¢ ŗŞ, ǯ ŗŝȬŗ set to “synchronise the physical and digital worlds”, with it now ¡ Ȭskirtts an ǯ and cargo pants, gargantuan shearling coatss, ¢ £Ȭ ’30s Ě , ¢ǰ , it’ ęǯ ǰ “see now, ¢ now” portion of ¢ ǯ śŖ ǰ – a ǯ ¢ǯ ¢ Markhǰ it’ Ĵ M “ ¢ ǰ” says ǰ Ȭ ǯ nges ǰ es chan “Itt’ ,” she says. “This it hits the runway. “What feels quite quick now and there’ so q for ¢ – they’ ¢ ¢ǯ ¢ ǯ There’s in an instant. The only way ¢ , you’ ¢ y Ĵ ěǯ”
Words: Genevra Leek. Photography: Courtesy of Topshop; Imaxtree
What do you get when you bring
two American luxury brands from opposite sides of the country together? A rockstar project that redeďŹ nes romantic cool
Bag, approx $1,495, Coach & Rodarte, 1800 262 246
n case you were wondering, yes, this is a Coach Â‹ÂŠÂ?ÇŻ Â•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽ Â–Â˜Â›ÂŽ ČƒÂ?Â’ÂœÂŒÂ˜Č„ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ ÂžÂœÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜ from the all-American brand, right? Thatâ€™s because the do-no-wrong creative director of the label, Stuart Vevers, has very cleverly teamed up with the Mulleavy sisters to bring some of their Rodarte West Coast magic to the New York-based leathergoods house. A chance scheduling of their shows on the same day at fashion week plus a joint passion for heritage and craftsmanship, Americana, Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ?Â‘ ÂŒÂžÂ•Â?ÂžÂ›ÂŽÇ° ÂŠÂ›Â? ÂŠÂ—Â? Ä™Â•Â– ÇťDays Of Heaven is a shared top pick) saw the three designers Â‹ÂŽÂŒÂ˜Â–ÂŽ Â?ÂŠÂœÂ? Â?Â›Â’ÂŽÂ—Â?ÂœÇŻ Â›ÂŽÄ´Â˘ ÂœÂ˜Â˜Â—Ç° ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›Âœ Â ÂŠÂœ Â‘Â’Ä´Â’Â—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‘Â’Â?Â‘Â ÂŠÂ˘ Â?Â˜ Â?Â˜ Â‘ÂŠÂ—Â? Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â?ÂŠÂœÂ‘Â’Â˜Â—Č‚Âœ
T-shirt, approx $275, Coach & Rodarte, 1800 262 246
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS The new collab by Stuart Vevers and Kate and Laura Mulleavy (left) brings Rodarteâ€™s femininity to Coachâ€™s cool, modern styles
Jacket, approx $6,250, Coach & Rodarte, 1800 262 246
Words: Genevra Leek
Â?ÂŠÂ&#x;Â˜ÂžÂ›Â’Â?ÂŽ ÂŠÂ•Â’ Â?Â’Â›Â•ÂœÇŻ ČƒÂ‘ÂŽÂ˘ Â?Â˜Â˜Â” Â–ÂŽ â€œKate and Laura around LA and theyâ€™re really good looked at Coach Â?Â˜ÂžÂ› Â?ÂžÂ’Â?ÂŽÂœÇˇČ„ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇ° Â Â‘Â˜ ÂŒÂ›ÂŽÂ?Â’Â?Âœ ÂŠÂžÂ›ÂŠ ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â›ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÄ™Â—Â’Â—Â? with fresh eyes femininity for a new generation. and helped me A plan for how Rodarteâ€™s couture see its heritage Â?ÂŽÂŒÂ‘Â—Â’ÂšÂžÂŽÂœ Â Â˜ÂžÂ•Â? Ä™Â? Â’Â— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â˜ÂŠÂŒÂ‘ world was inevitably hatched â€“ in new waysâ€? a 39-piece limited-edition capsule collection that melds Rodarteâ€™s irreverent way with texture and colour with Coachâ€™s Â–Â˜Â?ÂŽÂ›Â— ÂŒÂ˜Â?ÂŽÂœ Â˜Â? Â–ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â•ÂžÂĄÂžÂ›Â˘ÇŻ ČƒÂ‘Â’Â•ÂŽ Â ÂŽ worked on our ideas and created the collection, Â ÂŽ Â ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽ Â?Â˜ Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜ Â”Â—Â˜Â ÂŽÂŠÂŒÂ‘ Â˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ› Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ›Ç°Č„ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇŻ ČƒÂŽ Â Â˜Â›Â”ÂŽÂ? Â‘ÂŠÂ›Â? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â ÂŽ Â?Â˜ÂžÂ—Â? Â?Â’Â–ÂŽ to enjoy ourselves along the way, too. It was a genuinely fun, creative process. Kate and Laura looked at Coach with fresh eyes and helped me ÂœÂŽÂŽ Â’Â?Âœ Â‘ÂŽÂ›Â’Â?ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ Â’Â— Â—ÂŽÂ Â ÂŠÂ˘ÂœÇŻČ„ That new vision included stamping T-shirts and totes with vintage â€™70s Coach ads featuring Â’ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â’ÂŒ Â?ÂŽÂœÂ’Â?Â—Âœ ÂŠÂ‹Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â Â˜Â›Â?ÂœÇ° ČƒÂ‘Â’Âœ Â’Âœ ÂŠ Â˜ÂŠÂŒÂ‘ Â‹ÂŠÂ?Č„ ÇťÂœÂŽÂŽÇ° Â ÂŽ Â?Â˜Â•Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžÇźÇ° ÂŠÂ—Â? Â–ÂžÂ•Â?Â’ÂŒÂ˜Â•Â˜ÂžÂ›ÂŽÂ? leather sequinned or pearl-studded moto jackets, mini-dresses and saddlebags that somehow manage to strike the balance between precious Bag, approx $1,795, Coach and remember-nothing-the-next-morning party. & Rodarte, For Vevers, a Brit expat responsible for 1800 262 246 transforming Coach in his three years with the brand, the collaboration was a chance to work with two American designers heâ€™s long admired while using the opportunity to expand his point of view. But heâ€™s leaving the last word to the ÂžÂ•Â•ÂŽÂŠÂ&#x;Â˘ ÂœÂ’ÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇą ČƒÂŽ Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â—Â˜ Â’Â?ÂŽÂŠ Â Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â’Â? Â Â˜ÂžÂ•Â? Â‹ÂŽ Â•Â’Â”ÂŽÇ° ÂŽÂĄÂŒÂŽÂ™Â? Â ÂŽ Â”Â—ÂŽÂ Â ÂŽ Â Â˜ÂžÂ•Â? Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?ÂžÂ—ÇˇČ„ Â‰
CHAIN GANG Jewellery with strength, style and skills. Talk about a revolution
Words: Claudia Jukic. Photography: Jennifer Stenglein. Styling: Rachel Wayman. Hair: Richard Kavanagh at DLM. Makeup: Molly Warkentin at Company 1. Model: Emmy Rappe at IMG. T-shirt, $490, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600
ny woman worth her wedges knows that the key to rebel chic lies in the cool-classic equation. That is, one part tough plus one part glamour equals heavy-duty ¢ǯ ě¢ ǭ Ȃ from the new HardWear collection. The timeless sheen of gold coupled with the ȂȬȬ Ȭ Ȭ bearings gives this jewellery the ability to mould to the personal tastes of ¢ ǯ point: the set of ELLEȂ (which you can catch from p96), where road-tests were mandatory for models in torn denim, a silk slip-clad makeup artist, our photographer Jennifer, who sported a slogan tee and blazer, and even our male hairstylist (the collection was inspired by a unisex bracelet from 1971, after all). The pieces suited all of them, in a freakish Sisterhood Of ȱ ȱ ¢ǯȱ Revolutionary, indeed.
Wrap necklace, $19,000, bracelet (worn as a necklace), $10,700, large-link necklace, $15,700, all Tiﬀany & Co, tiﬀany.com.au ELLE.COM.AU / @ELLEAUS
Necklace, $588, Ariana Rabbani X Every Mother Counts, arianarabbani.com
Jeans, $248, Citizens Of Humanity, £Ģumanity.com
CALVIN KLEIN 2013 CAMPAIGN
Pyjama set, $160, Jasmine & Will, jasmineandwill.com
daily get-up I wear a lot of Frame, Rag & Bone or Citizens Of Humanity jeans with sweaters from Calvin. Oh, and I have a lot of great chunky Céline knits.
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My [13-year-old] daughter Grace can have anything of mine – I’m not precious. She’s just started to borrow my sweaters Ȃ ę my shoes... yet.
class pass I have a yoga room in my house but I rarely use it – I actually like to get into another space where there are other people practising.
RAG & BONE
Bracelet, $3,150, ě¢ȱǭȱ, ě¢ǯǯ
Great news! Christy Turlington Burns isn’t a morning person either. But once she’s up, the supermodel, mother and philanthropist is unstoppable – we ask her how she does it super regimented, so if it’s not possible when I’m travelling, I won’t force myself or feel guilty about it at all.
mood booster A good night of uninterrupted sleep.
advice to your 13-year-old self Have fun with your friends, sleep in, wait to work. For my daughter, the longer she can stay ǰ Ĵǯ
last thing you watched
on the playlist Recently, it’s Kings Of Leon. I saw them live and have been playing their latest record Walls. I also love Band Of Horses – I’m a mellow, old country, kind of rock’n’roll person.
The documentary 13th. It’s disturbing, but I recommend it. Another one was Cameraperson, made
ﬁtness on the go When I travel, it’s a lot easier for me to run or go on a hike. I’m not
by my friend Kirsten Johnson. I love and try to support female ęǯ
ne, Knit, $2,095, Célin parlourx.com
Hiking boots, $280, Teva,, au.teva.com
We’re not morning people in my house. To get my kids to school on time requires hustle – not a lot happens other than washing my face and Ĵ on a bit of cream. Once they’re in school, I’ll put on concealer, mascara Eternity Intense, and lip balm.
$59 for 100ml, Calvin Klein, 1800 812 663
I love Biotherm. I reall ally like its serum – it’s light and hydrating.
fragrance notes I think about how a scent makes me feel rather than tryin ng ȱĴȱǯ Calvin Klein Eternity is moody, sensual and very feminine.
make a diﬀerence The website for my foundation Every Mother Counts is a great resource for Ĵȱȱȱ a charity. You can make a donation, or there’s a shop page with some g great collaboratio ons. Lash Senssational Luscious mascara, $$21.95, Maybelline New York k, 1300 369 327
Compiled by: Claudia Jukic. Photography: Sevak Babakhani (still-life); Jason Lloyd-Evans; Instagram: @cturlington
The Calvin Klein campaigns are the most classic and timeless images I’ve done, and that feels good. I’m proud of the Eternity fragrance Ĝǯ Klein woman is modern and iconic.
SEE Cristóbal Balenciaga at work PARIS, 1968
BY CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA, PARIS, 1955
At the helm of Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia is leading the charge into
a brave new world of fashion
A MODEL WEARING BALENCIAGA IN PARIS, 1954
– but it’s not the first time gamechanging designs have been dreamt up by a creative director of the iconic French house. As London’s Victoria And Albert Museum gears up for its next blockbuster opening, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, curator Cassie Davies-Strodder shares her exhibition highlights
Wool and silk skirt suit BY DEMNA GVASALIA FOR BALENCIAGA, PARIS, AW16-17 READY-TO-WEAR In 2015, Demna Gvasalia took over as creative director of Balenciaga. He shares the independent spirit of the house founder and cited his 360-degree approach to looking at the ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ Ěȱ ȱ his AW16-17 collection – his ęȱ ¢ȬȬ ȱ ȱ for the brand. Here, the cut of this statement suit jacket subverts classic tailoring, making the body appear as if it’s striding forward.
Crepe de Chine, lace and satin baby-doll cocktail dress BY CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA, PARIS, 1958 In the ’50s and ’60s, Balenciaga introduced revolutionary shapes – the tunic, sack, shift and baby-doll dresses – which remain style staples. Designer Molly Goddard has reimagined the baby-doll shape. We’re showing her work, and that of other contemporary ǰȱȱȱȂȱĚȱȱȱȱȱ¢ǯȱ Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion opens May 27; vam.ac.uk
As told to: Laura Collins. Photography: © Catwalking; Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos; Mark Shaw/mptvimages.com; Nick Veasey; Victoria And Albert Museum, London
THE SHAPE OF THINGS
While preparing this exquisite evening dress, we found a set of mystery ties in the inside hem. After much research, we discovered the dress was designed to be Ĵȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ęȱ time, we’re displaying the dress as Cristóbal Balenciaga originally meant for it to be seen, with ȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ěǯȱ ȱ ȱ X-rayed the dress to reveal the construction details invisible to the naked eye, giving new insight into Balenciaga’s unique approach to design.
Silk taﬀeta evening dress
I love this behind-the-scenes image showing an industrious Balenciaga at work in his studio. He’s pictured making alterations himself – an unusual level of involvement for a couturier to have – to a prototype garment on the model who will show the piece. André Courrèges, who trained with Balenciaga in the ’50s and ’60s, described his workrooms as “pure white, unornamented and intensely silent”. It would have ȱ£ȱȱȱȱĚ¢ȱȱȱ ǯȱ
MAN A few stories we’ve read described your dad as a “gangster”. True? CHARLIE HUNNAM: No, he was a scrap-metal man. If, say, a coal mine or a shipyard goes down, there’s an opportunity to go and strip scrap metal and melt it down. It’s incredibly valuable, completely untraceable and very desirable to steal. Everybody understands that if you fuck around, there will be serious consequences. That’s where his reputation came into play. He was very well-known, even feared. But he wasn’t into making money illegally, which is my ęȱȱȱǯ ELLE: How did your home town react when you became the face of a Calvin Klein cologne? CH: I don’t know, because I left there when I was 12. I go back occasionally to see my dad. I think everybody ȱȱ¢ȱȱęȱǰȱ ȱ¢Ȃȱǰȱ salty Newcastle dudes or young dudes or whatever. ELLE: You’re often shirtless in movies. Do you ever ȱęǵ CH: Not at all. I don’t view myself that way. I obviously am cognisant of the fact that being handsome gives me a greater breadth of opportunity. But I would hope that what I bring to the table far surpasses just being handsome. ELLE: Actors often describe sex scenes as awkward. What’s the truth? CH: I try to be sensitive to the fact that we’re doing something intimate, but also keep a clear boundary, because I’m in a very SHADES OF Ĵȱ ǰȱ ȱ Ȃȱ ȱ CHARLIE cognisant that it’s not my girlfriend’s favourite part of my job. It’s a delicate balance – to be emotionally open enough to have an experience that feels honest between two people but also maintain ȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ęǯȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ¢ȱ As the crown prince of favourite thing. I’m also a germophobe. a motorcycle gang on seven seasons of Sons Of Anarchy. ELLE: Wait, seriously? CH: Yeah. I’ve been profoundly germophobic since I was a young child. I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life. ELLE: Do you remember how it started? As a scheming street rat CH: When I was eight or nine, there was in King Arthur: Legend a parasite from dogs in the north of Of The Sword. England that could turn you blind. We had a thing in schools to educate the kids about the importance of hygiene, ę¢ȱȱǰȱȱȱ ȱ kids went ǯȱ ȱ ęȱ ǯȱ Everyone thinks it’s great to be an actor As a British explorer and to get to kiss a bunch of beautiful in The Lost City Of Z actresses, but I actually hate it. @ (out August 17). ELLE:
KING OF THE ROAD Whether running a motorcycle gang or ruling medieval empires, Charlie Hunnam does it all with rugged swagger – and poetry at the ready
Words: Mickey Rapkin. Photography: Brian Bowen Smith
n this month’s slick, Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, Charlie Hunnam plays the titular character, whose circumstances are upended when he pulls a sword from a stone. ȱ ęȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ of the classic legend, but the story resonates with the 37-year-old, who was raised in rough-and-tumble Newcastle, England. His parents split when he was young and Hunnam, who was discovered in a shoe store, moved to the US at age 18, married a woman he met at an audition for Dawson’s Creek, struggled to ęȱ ǰȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ Ǳȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ Sons Of Anarchy. The show was positively Shakespearean in ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ěȬǱȱ last year, the actor was forced to make a public plea for fans to stop harassing his long-time girlfriend, jewellery designer Morgana McNelis. Imagine how intense things could have become if he hadn’t backed out of starring in 2015’s Fifty Shades Of Grey.
ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ěȱ Ȯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ revealed in our conversation here makes us think there could have been another reason...
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MAN ELLE: Have you ever used your fame to get out of trouble? CH: Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚ÂœČąÂ?ÂŽÄ™Â—Â’Â?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ČąÂŠČąÂ‘ÂžÂ?ÂŽČąÂ—ÂžÂ–Â‹ÂŽÂ›ČąÂ˜Â?ČąČąÂ™Â˜Â•Â’ÂŒÂŽČąÂ Â‘Â˜Čą
seem to like Sons Of Anarchy. When the show was on, Č‚Â?ČąÂ›Â’Â?ÂŽČąÂ–Â˘ČąÂ‹Â’Â”ÂŽČąÂ?Â˜ČąÂ Â˜Â›Â”ČąÂŠČąÂ•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽČąÂ?ÂŠÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ›ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŠÂ—ČąÂŠÂ•Â’Â?Â˜Â›Â—Â’ÂŠČą law would allow. And I got pulled over my fair share. It didnâ€™t always work, but maybe two or three times I didnâ€™t get a ticket. It was very handy. ELLE: You were cast in Fifty Shades Of Grey but backed Â˜ÂžÂ?ČąÂ‹ÂŽÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂŽČąÂ˜Â?ČąÂœÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ?ÂžÂ•Â’Â—Â?ČąÂŒÂ˜Â—ÄšÂ’ÂŒÂ?ÂœÇŻČą ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžČą ÂœÂŽÂŽÂ—ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽČąÄ™Â•Â–s? CH: I havenâ€™t. I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didnâ€™t want to open that wound. ELLE: King Arthur is a story about destiny. Do you believe in fate? CH: ÂŽÂœÇŻČąČąÂ?Â‘Â’Â—Â”ČąÂ ÂŽČąÂŒÂŠÂ—ČąÂŠÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?ČąÂ˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂ˜Â Â—ČąÂ?ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂœÇ°ČąÂ‹ÂžÂ?ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚ÂœČą also a powerful energy thatâ€™s the universe or God or whatever your unconscious recognises that helps you along the way.
Is there a story from your own life that informed that view? CH: No, but Iâ€™ll tell you what Henry David Thoreau ÂœÂŠÂ’Â?ÇąČą ČƒÂ?Čą Â˜Â—ÂŽČą ÂŠÂ?Â&#x;ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽÂœČą ÂŒÂ˜Â—Ä™Â?ÂŽÂ—Â?Â•Â˘Čą Â’Â—Čą Â?Â‘ÂŽČą Â?Â’Â›ÂŽÂŒÂ?Â’Â˜Â—Čą of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.â€? When you live your destiny, you allow yourself to get in touch with your Â’Â—Â—ÂŽÂ›Čą ÂŽÂœÂœÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÇŻČą Â‘ÂŠÂ?Č‚ÂœČą Â?Â’ÄœÂŒÂžÂ•Â? in life is the economic and social requirements that distract us from bringing forth our true passion. ELLE: Economic requirements! Donâ€™t you have, like, 80 pairs of sneakers? CH: I did at a period in my life. Not anymore. ELLE: What changed? CH: I grew up. I spent an enormous amount of time sourcing the good shit. I needed limited-edition, blah blah blah. Then I thought, â€œWhat the fuck am I doing?â€? Â‰ King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is out May 11 ELLE:
READ by Enid Blyton
MY LIFE IN BOOKS
As the exciting new force behind the Sydney Writersâ€™ Festival, artistic director Michaela McGuire shares the reads she holds dearest
As a kid, I was an obsessive bookworm and although I read and re-read all of Enid Blytonâ€™s books, it was my auntâ€™s hand-me-down Famous Five series that I returned to most often. I was a tomboy, just like George, and she inspired me to have my hair cut like a boy when I was eight. I donâ€™t remember the hairdresser using an actual bowl to do this, but they may as well have. The Famous Five were my only friends for the few years it took my hair to grow back.
JOE CINQUEâ€™S CONSOLATION by Helen Garner
This book completely changed the way I thought about journalism, and the power of Â—ÂŠÂ›Â›ÂŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽČą Â—Â˜Â—ČŹÄ™ÂŒÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻČą ÂŠÂ›Â—ÂŽÂ›Čą follows the bizarre true-crime story of a young law student who revealed her plot to murder her boyfriend during a dinner party. Days later, Joe Cinque died in his
own bed, after a massive overdose of rohypnol and heroin. Garner navigates the complicated territory that lies between ethics and the law Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â?Â›ÂŠÂŒÂŽÇ° Ä™ÂŽÂ›ÂŒÂŽ Â’Â—Â?ÂŽÂ•Â•Â’Â?ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽ ÂŠÂ—Â? lucid anger. This is a meditation on female friendship, human responsibility and grief, told precisely and honestly.
TENTH OF DECEMBER by George Saunders
Saunders is an incredibly deep and humanistic writer, but heâ€™s also very playful. This collection of short stories features all the classic Saunders antiheroes â€“ lonely people, sad men and women with soul-killing jobs, obsessed with climbing the social ladder. Saunders can kill you with compassion, and to read his work is to experience Â?Â˜ÂŁÂŽÂ—Âœ Â˜Â? ÄšÂŠÂœÂ‘ÂŽÂœ Â˜Â? Â›ÂŽÂŒÂ˜Â?Â—Â’Â?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ In his best work, Saunders will tenderly open you up like a goodnatured butcher, smiling as he reaches into your guts and shows you something you never knew was there.
Words: Laura Collins. Photography: Adrian Cook
FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND
CBF DOING IT YOURSELF? TRY THESE HOTSPOTSâ€Ś Salmon & Bear, Sydney, salmonandbear.com.au; PokĂŠd, Melbourne, poked.com.au; Beach Bum Hawaiian Kiosk, Adelaide, beachbum.net.au; IpokĂŠ Bar, Perth, @ipokebar
WHAT NOT TO MISS AT THE SYDNEY WRITERSâ€™ FESTIVAL May 22-28; swf.org.au G EO RG E SAU N D ERS : L I N C O L N I N TH E BARD O Writers can be a jealous lot, butÂ the literary worldâ€™s acclaim forÂ American author George Saunders seems virtually universal.Â This is the geniusâ€™ first Australian appearance. I N C O N VE RSATION WIT H RU PI
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Just one glance at Giorgio Armani’s delectable inky-blue bag on the runway was all it took to trigger our sartorial craving for satin, croc embossing and, yes, even curtain tassels... all at once. It surprised no-one more than us, but that’s the beauty of Ȯ ¢ ě part of your brain. The part that can curate the perfect Spotify playlist, convinces you to stay another round and always, always buy the shoes. Thankfully, the other, more pragmatic part of your brain never really gets too upset when you invest in accessories because they do serve a purpose (need shoes for walking, need bags for commuting, need jewellery for... adorning). Perhaps they don’t have to be so tassel-y or so satin-y, but the best thing about the accessories on ě Ȃ of cravability to suit everyone. To ę ¢ ¢ ǰ our handy guide on the next page. @
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W H AT BAG SHOULD I BUY NEXT? 1. Bag, $85, Topshop, (02) 8072 9300 2. Bag, $7,370, Gucci, gucci.com/au 3. Bag, $14,315, HermÃ¨s, (02) 9287 3200 4. Bag, $22,380, Chanel, 1300 242 635 5. Bag, $115, COS, cosstores.com 6. Bag, $782, Alexander Wang, shopbop.com 7. Bag, $1,850, Mulberry, mulberry.com/au 8. Bag, $4,980, Miu Miu, (02) 9223 1688 9. Bag, $345, Oroton, oroton.com.au 10. Bag, $4,400, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600
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TEAMING SHOES WITH SOCKS
Take summer’s best shoes, introduce them to some warm socks and unleash this new pairing into the winter world. Here’s how to do it without fear of looking like your sweet, elderly neighbour on their weekly pilgrimage to the mailbox
YOU’VE GOT: CLOSED-IN KITTEN HEELS Pointed kitten heels can feel prim, so pop-colour athletic socks will give them a playful edge. Peach works well as it’s not jarring with neutrals.
YOU’VE GOT: FLATFORM SANDALS Casual cotton socks lend a relaxed feel to flatforms. Just be sure to scrunch (not fold) – a subtle tug of the sock at your ankle is how to do it.
YOU’VE GOT: SUMMER SLIDES The slides you lived in all summer can practically transform into boots with complementing dark-coloured socks.
YOU’VE GOT: SILK MULES Welcome to the big league. Silk bow mules and logo track socks is the combo that shouldn’t work, but the high-low mix is just right.
Socks, $73, Raey, matchesfashion.com; heels, $199, Senso, senso.com.au
Socks, $9, Asos, asos.com/au; heels, $1,200, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600
Socks, $11, COS, ǯǲ Ěǰ $55, Asos, asos.com/au
Socks, $7.95, Topshop, (02) 8072 9300; slides, $849, Boss, (03) 9474 6355
Socks, $20 for three-pack, adidas, adidas.com.au; heels, $693, NȤ21, matchesfashion.com
“I love pieces that feel like they have a story. Dan Kyle masters this in his artworks, and the accessories from Dior SS17 also have that modern-day heirloom vibe.” @ – Rachel Wayman, fashion director
THE BALLY SUZY BAG
In Tumblr pink or classic black, with a unique ribbon clasp, Prada’s SS17 release is future-proof.
It's the handbag with a hashtag, #haveyoumetsuzy, and an endless mix of colour combinations.
THE GIVENCHY HORIZON BAG Spotted on Emma Watson (a telltale sign of It-status), the structured mini tote is lust-worthy (especially in cotton-candy pink).
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Ring, $390, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600
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YOU’VE GOT: SIMPLE TWOSTRAP HEELS If this trend seems terrifying, start with a sexy heel and mesh sock. The heel height will boost confidence and the mesh is an entry-level texture.
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Heels, $2,565, Gucci, gucci.com/au
Heels, $77.95, Missguided, missguidedau.com
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Heels, $1,270, Miu Miu, (02) 9223 1688
6 REASONS TO MAKE platforms your next heel purchase Rooted in a past of '70s disco and Spice Girls, the timeline of the stacked heel is, like the shoe itself, substantial. Whether you're avoiding muddy ground or adding rock’n’roll sex appeal, invest in any of these and you’ll own a solid piece of history.
Heels, $130, Windsor Smith, windsorsmith.com.au
Heels, $159, Zara, (02) 9376 7600
M AT C H I N G IS THE NEW M I X I N G FOR SEASONS IT'S BEEN ALL ABOUT “CLEVER CLASHING” THAT’S EASY TO SPOT BUT DAMN HARD TO ACHIEVE. WELL, NOW WE'RE MAKING IT EASY AGAIN: PERFECTLY IN-SYNC SHOES AND BAGS ARE TRENDING. PINK, WHITE, SILVER, WHATEVER – JUST BE A MATCHMAKER.
Bag, $3,800, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600; shoes, $49.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600
Bag, $502, Manu Atelier, net-a-porter.com; heels, $215, COS, cosstores.com
Bag, $1,525, Tod’s, (02) 8203 0901; heels, $69.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600
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Heels, $275, Senso, senso.com.au
A SILVER HAIR CLIP SPRUCE UP JEANS AND A TEE WITH A PARISIAN HALF-UP 'DO AND A HAIR PIN.
A SILVER CUFF ADD IT TO A MONOCHROME OUTFIT FOR EXTRA POLISH.
Hair pin, $290, Natalie Marie Jewellery, nataliemariejewellery.com
ě, $59, COS, cosstores.com
A MAROON SILK SCARF TWIST AND WRAP IT AROUND YOUR WRIST, LEAVING THE ENDS PEEKING OUT FROM UNDER YOUR JACKET. Scarf, $16.95, Sportsgirl, sportsgirl.com.au
FLASHY GOLD EARRINGS TRANSFORM GYM GEAR INTO ATHLEISURE WITH A SWIFT SHINY GOLD ADDITION. Earrings, $119, Peter Lang, peterlang.com.au
A WHITE WOVEN BELT CINCH IT AT YOUR WAIST OVER A STRUCTURED NINE-TO-FIVE BLAZER. Belt, $380, Max Mara, maxmara.com
IRIDESCENT MULES PAIR THEM WITH A POWER SUIT FOR CONTRAST. Heels, $59.99, H&M, hm.com/au
THE POWER OF ONE HOT PINK SNAKESKIN ANYTHING YOU’LL BE SURPRISED HOW WELL THE TEXTURE WORKS WITH A NEUTRAL PALETTE. Bag, $4,950, Bulgari, (02) 9233 3611
Can an outfit go from simple to statement with the addition of one accessory? Yes! Here’s the proof...
A BABY PINK BUCKET TO REPLACE YOUR SERIOUS BLACK VERSION (EVERYTHING IS COOLER IN MILLENNIAL PINK). @ Bag, $449, Furla, furla.com/au
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Jewellery and accessories can feel super personal. You like it because you like it – no explanation needed. But there are some key trends that we’d bet our Gucci loafers on for their ability to be both of-the-moment and a timeless investment. ELLE’s fashion director Rachel Wayman breaks down the accessories trends a you should be buying into yesterday.
“If it looks like a postmodernism masterpiece, invest. Cool curved edges and clean round details are the focal point here, so stick with a neutral palette of navy, black and wine. I’d pair this style of accessory with crisp white shirting and voluminous wide-leg trousers.” 5
“Think painterly details, lace and oversized gems. The best part about pretty pieces like these is the way they can be juxtaposed with clean-line, structured pieces or paired with floaty, ethereal silhouettes. If you’re in doubt, wear anything tthat looks like it could be found in the costume department of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.” M
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1. Boots, $1,695, Burberry, au.burberry.com 2. Bangle, $169 for set, Peter Lang, peterlang.com.au 3. Belt, $230, Frame, shopbop.com 4. Bag, $2,563, Roksanda, matchesfashion.com 5. Earrings, $700, Louis Ĵǰ ǯĴǯ
Sunglasses, $500, Céline, (02) 9540 0500
Sunglasses, $360, Giorgio Armani, sunglasshut.com/au
Sunglasses, $500, Acne Studios, (02) 9360 0294
When Céline, Acne Studios and Dries Van Noten all release the same shape of sunglasses, you can be sure it’ll be a cult buy: enter circle-lines – named after the circular lenses and straight beam that joins them together. If round specs don’t suit your face shape, the bar across the top lends an aviator vibe that's flattering on everyone.
“I’ll be channelling ’80s disco nights with these mules, teamed with jeans or slip dresses.” – Dannielle Cartisano, bookings and style y editor
Sunglasses, $250, Emporio Armani, sunglasshut.com/au Mules, $2,150, Givenchy, (02) 8197 0420
Sunglasses, $230, Epokhe, epokhe.co
W H AT ’ S M Y NEW-SEASON SNEAKER IDENTIT Y? Pairing sneakers with everything is still big news. But the exact pair to buy? Take our quiz to find out the new
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MOSTLY A You should be buying: marbled fashion sneakers Update your fresh all-whites with a cute patterned pair. Perfect with a dress.
Trainers, $190, COS, cosstores.com
SNEAKERS I OWN THE MOST OF: A) Converse All Stars B) Nike runners C) Yeezys
MOSTLY C You should be buying: the sock-sneaker A legit sneaker head, you’re already onto the next big thing, which is
MY STYLE ICON IS: A) Poppy Delevingne B) Rihanna C) Yeezy MY MOST-PLAYED SPOTIFY PLAYLIST IS: A) The latest Glossier mixtape B) R&B Feels C) This Is: Kanye West I LAST WORE MY SNEAKERS WITH: A) A full-length denim jumpsuit B) A tee and a leather skirt C) An oversized sweater dress
MOSTLY B You should be buying: the newest performance trainer You want your sneakers to work hard: comfort, cool and cred. The new adidas are where it’s at.
Trainers, $157, adidas Originals, net-a-porter.com
Trainers, $2,090, Salvatore Ferragamo, 1300 095 224 ELL
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1/ Bold, gold drop-earrings paired with a slick topknot. 2/ Roxanne Assoulin-inspired arts and crafts bracelets that look like they were borrowed from your niece.
3 / A kerchief worn around the neck, pointed down. 4/ A teeny bag with an arty handle. 5/ A printed belt bag worn high across the body. 6/ Sports socks with everything (even brocade boots). 7/ White pumps, with stirrups adding extra '80s vibes.
Words: Claudia Jukic. Photography: Sevak Babakhani and Pete Daly (still-life); Getty Images; Jason Lloyd-Evans; Instagram: @dan_kyle; @christianespangsberg. Styling: Dannielle Cartisano
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In news that will excite Francophiles, ballet enthusiasts and the everywoman concerned that boots are her only winter footwear option: ballet flats are back. In the latest incarnation, they come adorned with ribbons, studs and panelling in shades of nude, caramel and black.
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My mum fought hard to keep me here is a young woman Stand-up comedian and actress in: she hid clothes and double opposite me on the train. Sara Pascoe on the woman ǰ ę She is drunkenly lolling, who helped her survive, shoes and dinner money. But she skirt riding up, head in more ways than one had to sleep sometimes and, when leaning on the glass behind she did, out I’d run. Climbing down her. Her wedges are rain-splashed, drain pipes and squeezing through windows, retrieving on her leg a streak of crusted mud. She’s got green in copied keys and wearing my sister’s too-small her hair, braces on her top teeth. She might be 14, she ǯ ¢ Ĵ ǰ ŘŖǯ Ȃ ę ǰ stealing my own freedom. being nearly as drunk as she is, and I stay on past my Through screaming rows, as my mum begged, cried stop to guard her like an egg. I didn’t sit on her – I’m not and despaired of me, I fought back as though she were a weirdo. I’m just a normal 35-year-old woman staring my kidnapper or some hyper-emotional prison warden. creepily at a sleeping stranger, ready to snarl if any I thought she hated me and was jealous. Why else predators move too close. But the egg hatched without would she want to stop my fun? “Just you wait,” she ě ǰ yelled once as I fell noisily into the bathroom at 4am, in the wrong direction, wondering if she lived near the ¢ ȬȬ ę ǰ station and hoping she got home okay. “until you have kids.” How am I me and not her anymore? When I was 14, It’s the sort of thing all parents say to their thoughtless 15, 16, I lived for clubbing. I grew up in East London, ěǰ ǰ ȃ ¢ Ȅǻ a 20-minute ramble from Hollywood nightclub that be true? She was so old now) and “Don’t treat this (famous because Martine McCutcheon might have place like a hotel” (I’d never been to a hotel but I knew been in there once), Pulse (where the bouncers had they didn’t lock you in and hide your shoes). “When no lower age limits – seriously, a teenager could I have kids, I’ll go out clubbing with them,” I protested bring her baby), and Time and Envy (two clubs for stroppily. “And I’ll buy them drinks and dresses the price of one, with a staircase that everyone fell because I’ll never forget how it feels to be a teenager. down on the way out). I never had any money but But I’ll never even have kids because it clearly makes I knew how to get drinks (ask men in suits), how to people so uptight and miserable!” Sorry, Mum. hitch a lift (ask men in cars), and I took shortcuts I’m now the same age she was then, and I appreciate through parks (how was I not murdered?). And before ě¢ǰ you assume my rancid social life was the result of lax than as a caregiver alone. A woman who gossips about parenting or neglect, I didn’t have permission to go.
soap opera characters as if she knows them, whoâ€™ll put She inspired my ambitions, not by telling me that on a ballgown to vacuum (â€œIâ€™ve got nowhere else to I could do anything, but by showing me. If I love wear itâ€?), a woman who hasnâ€™t knowingly eaten carbs Â›ÂŽÂŠÂ?Â’Â—Â? Â—Â˜Â ÇťÂŠÂ—Â? Â?Â˜ÇźÇ° Â’Â? Â ÂŠÂœÂ—Č‚Â? Â—ÂžÂ›Â?ÂžÂ›ÂŽÂ? Â’Â— Â•ÂŠÂ™ČŹÂœÂ’Ä´Â’Â—Â? since 2002. I feel guilty about the years I treated her as storytime, but because my mum demonstrated how a chef (much criticised) and taxi driver (one star: too knowledge is strength and a weapon. Knowing more much nagging and Michael Bolton), as a cleaner than your work colleagues is a strategy for success, ÇťČƒÂ‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â’Âœ Â–Â˘ Â˜ÂžÂ?Ä™Â?Çľ Â•ÂŽÂ?Â? Â’Â? ÂœÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â˜Â— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‹ÂŠÂ?Â‘Â›Â˜Â˜Â– Â?ÂŠÂ’Â—Â’Â—Â? ÂšÂžÂŠÂ•Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—Âœ Â’Âœ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â˜Â—Â•Â˘ Â ÂŠÂ˘ Â˜ÂžÂ? Â˜Â? Â™Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â?Â˘ ÄšÂ˜Â˜Â›Č„Çź ÂŠÂ—Â? Â™ÂŽÂ›ÂœÂ˜Â—ÂŠÂ• ÂœÂ‘Â˜Â™Â™ÂŽÂ› ÇťČƒČ‚Â– Â—Â˜Â? Â ÂŽÂŠÂ›Â’Â—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?Č„ÇźÇŻ ÇťÂžÂ—Â•ÂŽÂœÂœ Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ ÂŠ ÂŒÂ‘ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂŒÂ?ÂŽÂ› Â’Â— ÂŠ Ä™Â•Â–Ç° Â’Â— Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘ ÂŒÂŠÂœÂŽ Her life, her personality, her needs and her wants were some guy with a square jaw will be along in a second to all obscured by my own. That is, until I turned 18: the save you). The more you learn, the more becomes age she was when she became pregnant with me. possible in life. When I was 18, I moved out of home. I decided to try But what I feel guiltiest about â€“ where I judged my Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŽ ÂŠÂ— ÂŠÂŒÂ?Â˜Â›Ç° ÂœÂ˜ Â?Â˜Â˜Â” Â–Â˘ÂœÂŽÂ•Â? Â˜Ä› Â?Â˜ ÂœÂ•ÂžÂ– Â’Â? Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â—Â’Â—ÂŽ mother most harshly â€“ was her relationships. I berated humans and a million mice in a red East London house. her for having no friends, all the while not realising she I was broke and emotional, I was ambitious with no simply didnâ€™t have the time. I hated her boyfriends and self-belief. I could barely function as an adult; I slept Â‘ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? Â‘ÂŽÂ› Â?Â˜Â› Â’Â—ÄšÂ’ÂŒÂ?Â’Â—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ– ÂžÂ™Â˜Â— Â–ÂŽÇŻ ÂœÂ Â˜Â›ÂŽ ÂŠÂ? through alarm clocks and lost train tickets mid-journey. them, spat in their teacups and hid their car keys. The Â?Â’ÂœÂŒÂ˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ? ÄšÂŠÂ?Â–ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ— Â•ÂŽÂœÂœ ÂžÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ—Â?Â’Â—Â?Čą perfect karmic punishment for my teenage rebellions about red wine puke in the kitchen ÂŠÂ?ÂŠÂ’Â—ÂœÂ? Â’Â–Ç° Â˜Â˘Ç° ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŽÂ˜Â? sink than relatives. I could barely (I donâ€™t know why she only fancied â€œI FEEL GUILTY ABOUT keep myself alive. How had my guys with dogsâ€™ names) was that THE YEARS I TREATED mum managed all this with a baby I Â‹ÂŽÂŒÂŠÂ–ÂŽ Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÇŻ Â? ÂŒÂ˜ÂžÂ›ÂœÂŽ Â?Â’Â?Çą Â—Â˜Â HER AS A CHEF (MUCH ÂŠÂœ Â ÂŽÂ•Â•Çľ Âœ Â?Â˜Â? Â˜Â•Â?ÂŽÂ›Ç° ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?Â’Â—ÂžÂŽÂ? it is me who defends the cruelty of CRITICISED), TAXI DRIVER to contrast my life with hers. The emotionally unstable men because (ONE STAR: TOO MUCH holidays she hadnâ€™t been on, the I love them (all of them, bring them nights out sheâ€™d been denied. By to me). Now it is Mum telling me MICHAEL BOLTON) AND the age of 25, my mum was Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ›Ç° Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â?ÂŽÂœÂŽÂ›Â&#x;ÂŽ CLEANER (â€˜WHERE IS bringing up three girls by herself more. So Iâ€™m trying to be stronger, MY OUTFIT? I LEFT Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â—Â˜ Ä™Â—ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ• ÂœÂžÂ™Â™Â˜Â›Â? ÇťÂŠÂ? Iâ€™m trying to be okay on my own. IT SAFELY ON THE moved out to be a jazz musician
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â€œI am not interested in the old stereotypes, of what a feminist looks like or doesnâ€™t look like. I donâ€™t think there is one way to be a feminist.â€? â€“ MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI
he likelihood that youâ€™ve felt boiling-point angry about something youâ€™ve seen or read of late is incredibly high to certain. Maybe youâ€™ve railed against anti-abortion rhetoric, clenched Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› Ä™ÂœÂ?Âœ Â Â‘ÂŽÂ— ÂŠ Â“ÂžÂ?Â?ÂŽ ÂŒÂ‘ÂŠÂ•Â”ÂŽÂ? Â‘Â’Âœ Â–Â’ÂœÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?ÂžÂŒÂ? Â?Â˜Â ÂŠÂ›Â?Âœ ÂŠ Â?ÂŽÂ–ÂŠÂ•ÂŽ Â›ÂŠÂ™ÂŽ Â&#x;Â’ÂŒÂ?Â’Â– ÂžÂ™ Â?Â˜ ÂŠ ČƒÂ”Â—Â˜Â Â•ÂŽÂ?Â?ÂŽ Â?ÂŽÄ™ÂŒÂ’Â?Č„ Â˜Â› Â ÂŠÂ?ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ? Â•Â’Â&#x;Â’Â? ÂŠÂœ ÂŠÂ—Â˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ› ÂŒÂŠÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽ Â Â˜Â–ÂŠÂ— got passed over for a promotion in place Â˜Â? ÂŠ Â•ÂŽÂœÂœČŹÂšÂžÂŠÂ•Â’Ä™ÂŽÂ? Â–ÂŠÂ—ÇŻ Â‘ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽÂœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽÇ° youâ€™re not staying quiet about it. Â—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ Â—Â˜Â? ÂŠÂ•Â˜Â—ÂŽÇŻ Ĺ˜Ĺ–Ĺ—Ĺ? Â Â’Â•Â• Â‹ÂŽ Â›ÂŽÂ–ÂŽÂ–Â‹ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ? ÂŠÂœ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â˘ÂŽÂŠÂ› Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â?Â˜ÂžÂ—Â? feminism again. Weâ€™ve stripped back Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â?Â•Â˜ÂœÂœÂ˘ Â?Â‘Â’Â›Â?ČŹÂ ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â’Â?ÂŽÂŠ Â˜Â? Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ– thatâ€™s all about celebrating our ÂŽÂ–Â™Â˜Â ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ?Ç° Â?ÂŠÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ?ÂžÂ•Â•Â˘ ÂŽÂĄÂ™Â˜ÂœÂŽÂ?Ç° Â–Â’Â?Â?Â•ÂŽČŹ ÂŒÂ•ÂŠÂœÂœ Â‹Â›ÂŽÂŠÂœÂ?Âœ ÇťÂŠÂ•Â?Â‘Â˜ÂžÂ?Â‘ Â ÂŽČ‚Â›ÂŽ Â›Â’Â?Â‘Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â˘Â˜ÂžÇ° Â–Â–ÂŠ ÂŠÂ?ÂœÂ˜Â—ÇźÇ° ÂŠÂ—Â? Â›ÂŽÂ–ÂŽÂ–Â‹ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ? Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ– Â’Âœ ÂŠ ÂœÂ˜ÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ•ČŹÂ“ÂžÂœÂ?Â’ÂŒÂŽ issue. While it may have taken the election Â˜Â? Â›ÂžÂ–Â™ ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŠ Â&#x;Â˜Â?ÂŽ Â?Â˜Â› Â›ÂŽÂĄÂ’Â? Â?Â˜ Â ÂŠÂ”ÂŽ ÂžÂœ ÂžÂ™Ç° Â?Â˜ÂžÂ›Â?Â‘ČŹÂ ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ– Â’Âœ Â›Â˜ÂŠÂ›Â’Â—Â?ÇŻ ÂžÂ? Â?Â˜ ÂžÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ—Â? Â Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â ÂŽČ‚Â›ÂŽ ÂŠÂ? Â—Â˜Â Ç° Â ÂŽ Â—ÂŽÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜ Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŠÂŒÂ” Â?Â˜ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘ Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â’Â—Â—Â’Â—Â?ÇŻ ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ– ÂŠÂœ Â ÂŽ Â”Â—Â˜Â Â’Â? today began at the turn of the 20th ÂŒÂŽÂ—Â?ÂžÂ›Â˘ Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂœÂžÄ›Â›ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ, spearheaded Â‹Â˘ Â—Â?Â•Â’ÂœÂ‘ ÂŠÂŒÂ?Â’Â&#x;Â’ÂœÂ? Â˘Â•Â&#x;Â’ÂŠ ÂŠÂ—Â”Â‘ÂžÂ›ÂœÂ? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â›ÂŽÂ‹ÂŽÂ• Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â Â‘Â˜ Â•Â˜ÂœÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ’Â› Â•Â’Â&#x;ÂŽÂœ for the right to vote â€“ the campaigning Â˜Â? Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘ Â ÂŠÂœ Â™ÂŠÂ›Â? Â˜Â? ÂŠ Â‹Â›Â˜ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ› Â–Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ–ÂŽÂ—Â? Â?Â˜Â› Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŽ ÂœÂŽÂŽÂ— ÂŠÂœ something other than a manâ€™s property. Â— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;Â?Â‘ ÂŒÂŽÂ—Â?ÂžÂ›Â˘Ç° Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ ÂŽÂ’Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ› legally considered their husbandâ€™s or their fatherâ€™s possession. They had no Â•ÂŽÂ?ÂŠÂ• Â˜Â› Ä™Â—ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ• Â•Â’Â&#x;ÂŽÂœ Â Â’Â?Â‘Â˜ÂžÂ? ÂŠ Â–ÂŠÂ— Â?Â˜ Â›ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â˜Â—ÇŻ Â‘Â’Â?ÂŽ Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â?Â›ÂŠÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â›Â’Â?Â‘Â? Â?Â˜ Â&#x;Â˜Â?ÂŽ Â’Â— ÂžÂœÂ?Â›ÂŠÂ•Â’ÂŠ Â’Â— Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;Ĺ–Ĺ˜ÇŻ Â’ÂĄÂ?Â˘ Â˘ÂŽÂŠÂ›Âœ Â•ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ›Ç° Â—Â?Â’Â?ÂŽÂ—Â˜ÂžÂœ Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— Â ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ granted the right alongside them. Â‘Â’Â•ÂŽ Ä™Â›ÂœÂ?ČŹÂ ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ– ÂœÂŠÂ Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ— become legally independent, ÂŠ ÂŒÂ‘Â’ÂŽÂ? ÂŒÂ›Â’Â?Â’ÂŒÂ’ÂœÂ– Â ÂŠÂœ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â’Â? Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â•ÂŠÂ›Â?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ— ÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂŒÂŽÂ›Â—ÂŽÂ? Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â Â‘Â’Â?ÂŽ Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ—Č‚Âœ Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻ Â‘ÂŽ ÂœÂŽÂŒÂ˜Â—Â? Â ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â˜Â? Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ–Ç° ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ›Â?Â’Â—Â?ČąÂ’Â—ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽČąČ‚ĹœĹ–ÂœÇ°ČąÂ ÂŠÂœČąÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂŒÂŽÂ›Â—ÂŽÂ?ČąÂ Â’Â?Â‘Čą
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“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – GD ANDERSON
INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM: THE WHO, WHAT, WHY
two friends and recreational Ĵ less than men. Women do the vast in the US, to feminist activist artists majority of unpaid domestic labour the Guerrilla Girls, who spread their ǰ ę¢ anti-discrimination message globally ę via street projects, posters, stickers senior positions in the workforce. and stealth projections, women are Australian taxpayers have spent inserting their experiences into public ě culture in ways that claim focus and centres in which reported cases of Ĵǯ abuse and sexual assault go Feminism, whether you identify with largely unaddressed. Together, women the term or not, is back in its truest form. have realised that the madness has It’s been stirring in all of us – our mothers, gone too far. our daughters, our sisters – for some Already this year, we’ve found our time. The rise of Trump, the reality of collective identity, taken to the streets Brexit, the far-reaching consequences and learned to roar again. The sign of of both for women throughout the world a developed society is its capacity to are just the icing on the cake of care for its most vulnerable, and the contemporary fascism and the trigger we feminist rising of 2017 is a cry for those needed to stand up in solidarity and, in who are being left behind, trampled and the words of Gloria Steinem, “Put our Ĵ bodies where our beliefs are.” Because, success. And we’re not about to be to evoke a well-worn Clintonism, silenced by society’s disparagement of “Human rights are women’s rights, the “angry woman”. Actress Ĵ and women’s rights are human rights.” put it best when she observed: “When Shout it from the rooftops. a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” Not ANGRY BIRDS much has changed. So often as Five ways to channel healthier anger by Deborah Cox, women we’re conditioned to trauma psychologist and the co-author of Women’s Anger feel that expressing our opinion 1. NOTICE IT Accept whatever feeling you have in the is an aggressive act. But you moment. Just let it be. Know your anger is not permanent. only have to google Ashley Many people make the mistake of trying to reason away Judd on stage at the Women’s their anger. This backfires by creating internal stress, March On Washington reciting whether you realise it at the time or not. You need anger because it distinguishes “you” from all others around you. an anti-Trump poem Ĵ It defines your boundaries and your selfhood. by teenager 2. AFFIRM IT Use a statement like, “Even though titled “I Am A Nasty Woman” I’m uncomfortable right now, I know it’s okay for me ¡ ě to feel this anger.” Take a walk and repeat this phrase speaking out against the several times. Walking provides bilateral stimulation, a component of eye movement desensitisation and patriarchal system can have. reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which calms the ǰ ě nervous system and promotes clearer thinking. a way of communicating across 3. SPEAK IT Regularly talk to someone about ěǯ anger. Women often need affirmation from trusted ě others that what we experience is real and not “just in our heads”. Study influential women, such as Joan class and cultural backgrounds of Arc, Rosa Parks or Gloria Steinem. Notice how they can be brought together by an use anger to create change. image, an object, assembled as 4. OWN IT Speak your anger aloud to the person an audience around artworks who triggers it. Say, “I feel angry when you...” Allow shared across screens and your interlocutor whatever reaction they have without criticising or blaming them. streamed across continents. Art 5. PUNCH IT Find a physical activity to release is a core method for feminist anger from long-term storage in the body. Talk while communication in this fourth taking a boxing class or locking yourself in a room and wave. From the Pussyhat throwing things. Yell all the things you would like to Project, a worldwide movement say to an old bully or perpetrator. Hurl obscenities for 30 seconds, then stop and breathe. of pink beanies ě ¢ȱ
“I'm a feminist who wants not only to hear the term intersectionality, but actually feel it, and see the evolution of what intersectional feminism can actually achieve.” That was Solange Knowles speaking out about what feminism means to her for a recent cover story for Bust (the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests”). The 30-year-old singer, who has previously brought attention to sexism in the music industry and stood up for her beliefs (and her big sis) by calling out a lack of diversity at the Grammys, identifies as a “proud black feminist and womanist”, and calls for women’s rights to be “equally honoured, uplifted and heard”. She also echoes a growing holler for the “fight” to include all women of diverse backgrounds, ability and sexuality. While the past few years have seen more and more high-profile women like Knowles highlighting intersectionality, the term isn’t new. It was coined by American professor and civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw at the end of the ’80s when she put a name to the concept (first developed in the ’50s) that recognises that women experience oppression in different ways and to different degrees. Rather than a one-size-fits-all brand of feminism, intersectional feminism takes into account the intersecting identities of gender, race, social class, religion, age and mental health (to name a few), and how these create unique experiences of discrimination. Essentially it’s about appreciating, supporting, championing and campaigning for women from all walks of life so that we can move together towards true justice and equality for all. Knowles couldn’t have put it better when she said: “I want to see us fighting the fight for all women.”
“I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard... We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – MALALA YOUSAFZAI
Is it enough to share a Facebook post or utilise a hashtag without actually donating your time or money to a cause you believe in? The current trend of “slacktivism” begs the question…
ne of the most successful examples of “slacktivism” – the philanthropic trend where actions performed via the internet in support Ĵ or involvement – was the ALS ice-bucket challenge, which reached viral status in July 2014. Facebook feeds and news channels were awash ǻ¢Ǽ Ĵ buckets of ice water dumped on their heads, before they’d breathlessly nominate a couple of friends to carry ȬĴȬ¢ ǯ America’s ALS Association, a nonę organisation that promotes awareness of the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, says the campaign brought in $151 million of donations to them alone. Successful? You could say that. But a 2016 study found that the people on your social feed who brag the most about supporting charities are in fact the least likely to hand over their hardearned cash. Researchers analysed 3,500 pledges made Ĵ! app, which facilitates donations and gives users the option to share news of their Ĵ ęǰ word of their benevolence were also the most likely to back out when it actually came time to donate. Yes, there are plenty of nice things to say about slacktivism – it sparks conversation, brings otherwise Ĵȱȱ ǰ
the impression of strength in numbers and is a vital ę Ȭ¢ action – but the harsh reality is this: a “like” on Instagram can’ ę Salvos’ money collection canǰ Ĵ “Ĵ” on a Facebook event doesn’t guarantee people will actually front up (see: Trump’s inauguration). Tyson Koh, campaign manager of anti-lockout advocacy group Keep Sydney Open, sees both perspectives. “I get slacktivism,” he says. “It’s becoming harder to live comfortably in big cities and people are preoccupied with trying to survive. Team that with everything going on in the world, how can anyone help but feel paralysed?” Keep Sydney Open has more than 60,000 likes on Facebook, and the group’s online petition has garnered almost 55,000 signatures. But even Koh agrees it’s not enough to simply get involved while you’re waiting in ¢ ěǯ ȃShowing online support is incredibly important. It’s where the ideas around issues are shaped and a mood for change becomes palpable. [But] physical protests are important, too. At the end of the day, politicians respond to a threat to their jobs. That’s why slacktivists, if they really care, ¡ Ĵ and support their chosen cause at IRL protests.” Having seen the recent rallying power of protests, it’s clear there’s a new era of activism upon us. It’s no longer enough to sit down and share quietly.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – MADELEINE ALBRIGHT REAL WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU COULD:
Sign a petition
Donate money to a cause
BUT YOU CAN ALSO:
BUT YOU CAN ALSO:
Write a letter or, better still, arrange a meeting with your local MP to explain your feelings on the issue and ask them to put pressure on the government (then send a thankyou note afterwards reminding them of what they agreed to).
Donate your time. Many grassroots organisations need hands-on help. You may just be stuffing envelopes, making phone calls or painting T-shirts, but it’s those jobs that can make all the difference.
YOU COULD: YOU COULD:
Commiserate with female colleagues
Sign up to a campaign
Post a picture to social media
BUT YOU CAN ALSO: BUT YOU CAN ALSO:
Mentor a female staff member. A little support and guidance can go a long way in helping other women navigate their way through the workplace and build the confidence they need to go on to greatness.
Educate yourself about the issue. Knowledge is power, and to speak passionately on any subject you need all the facts from both sides so you can have an informed opinion. Then go forth and educate others.
BUT YOU CAN ALSO:
Invite five friends to join you at that women’s rights rally on Saturday. Fronting up to show your support and bolster numbers sends a powerful message of solidarity to those in positions of influence. Then go Insta-crazy. @ ELLE.COM.AU / @ELLEAUS
â€œI am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if Iâ€™m beautiful. I say if Iâ€™m strong. You will not determine my story â€“ I will.â€? â€“ AMY SCHUMER
HANDS UP Ashley Judd at the Womenâ€™s March
In times of subjugation or uncertainty, the power of the spoken word canâ€™t be overrated. ArielleÂ Cottingham, the 24-year-old winner of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam, explainsÂ whyÂ theÂ art form is more influential than ever ELLE : What
can one expect at a poetry slam? Poetry slams are competitions that are judged by audience members chosen at random â€“ any kind of poetry can be read. Political pieces do tend to dominate the arena, since a competition so heavily centred around connecting to an audience on an emotional level tends to encourage themes that will elicit deeply emotional responses, but Iâ€™ve seen hilarious poems with fruit puns and gorgeous, intimately detailed love poems beat out more serious political pieces on slam stages. ELLE : Whatâ€™s the biggest misconception? AC: That pÂ˜ÂŽÂ?Â›Â˘ ÂœÂ•ÂŠÂ–Âœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ ÂœÂ˜Â–ÂŽ ÂœÂ?ÂžÄ›Â˘Ç° Â‘Â˜Â’Â?Â˘ČŹÂ?Â˜Â’Â?Â˘ thing for hipsters and snooty intellectuals. The whole point of choosing random audience members as judges is to encourage regular people to engage with an art form that was, until recently, fading from the public consciousness. You donâ€™t have to be an academic to have an opinion about poetry. You just have to show up and listen. ELLE : Thereâ€™s an inherent power in this kind of performance. Why do you believe that is? AC: I think the immediacy of a slam, with a poet standing right in front of you, competing with other poets to have the best connection they can with you, gives it a sense of urgency thatâ€™s unique to live performance. In a world where people are increasingly connected by phone or computer screens, watching something live and truly listening can be a powerful experience that stays with you long after the poet has left the stage. ELLE : Ashley Judd performing the poem â€œI Am A Nasty Womanâ€? at the Womenâ€™s March On Washington felt like a turning point. ARIELLE COTTINGHAM:
Poetry performances at protests and political marches speak to that sense of urgency, and often the audiences at protests and marches will be open to the message the poets are trying to get across. My mother was (and still is) fond of telling me that people rarely remember what you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel. The emotional Â›ÂŽÂœÂ™Â˜Â—ÂœÂŽ Â?Â˜ ÂŠ Â›ÂŽÂ•ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â ÂŽÂ•Â•ČŹÂ™ÂŽÂ›Â?Â˜Â›Â–ÂŽÂ? Â™Â˜ÂŽÂ– ÂŠÂ? a protest will persist even through the fatigue of Ä™Â?Â‘Â?Â’Â—Â? Â Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â˜Â?Â?ÂŽÂ— Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ•Âœ Â•Â’Â”ÂŽ ÂŠÂ— ÂŽÂ—Â?Â•ÂŽÂœÂœÇ° Â•Â˜ÂœÂ’Â—Â? Â‹ÂŠÄ´Â•ÂŽÇŻ ELLE : As someone who is more deeply connected to this community, was Juddâ€™s performance the Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â’Â—Â—Â’Â—Â? Â˜Â? ÂœÂ˜Â–ÂŽÂ?Â‘Â’Â—Â? Â˜Â› Â“ÂžÂœÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Ä™Â›ÂœÂ? Â?Â’Â–ÂŽ the general public took notice? AC: Performance poetry has had a recent surge in popularity again, and I think it can act as a particularly useful social barometer. I watched one of my favourite poets in Australia walk away from a regional Australian Poetry Slam heat last year with the lowest score of the evening after doing a piece about how Muslim women donâ€™t need to be saved by white feminism (ie, feminism that doesnâ€™t recognise intersectionality). Two months later, she won the biggest slam in Melbourne by a landslide. As an outspoken feminist who wears a hijab in a society thatâ€™s distinctly hostile to women ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂžÂœÂ•Â’Â–ÂœÇ° Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â–ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ ÂŠÂŒÂ? Â˜Â? Â?ÂŽÄ´Â’Â—Â? Â˜Â—ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÇ° Â–ÂžÂŒÂ‘ less making her voice and her opinions heard, is ÂŠ Â™Â˜Â•Â’Â?Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ• Â˜Â—ÂŽ ČŽ ÂŠÂ—Â? Â’Â? Â Â’Â•Â• Â‹ÂŽ Â›ÂŽÂŒÂŽÂ’Â&#x;ÂŽÂ? Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘ Â?Â’Ä›ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ—Â?Â•Â˘ Â‹Â˘ Â?Â’Ä›ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ—Â? ÂŠÂžÂ?Â’ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÂœÇŻ ÂŽÂ˜Â™Â•ÂŽ Â˜Â?Â?ÂŽÂ— ÂœÂŠÂ˘ ÂœÂ•ÂŠÂ–s arenâ€™t fair, and itâ€™s true â€“ the most memorable poem of the night wonâ€™t always determine the winner. The audience does, and how the audience leans is often an indicator of the wider society of which they are a part. AC:
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like to think of my earrings as conversation starters,” says Kristy Dickinson, designer and founder of Australian jewellery brand Haus Of Dizzy. “I think the more we express ourselves through fashion, the more we’re going to talk about issues that we all have to go through on a daily basis.” Thanks to her cult (and growing) designs featuring slogans like “Pussy Power”, “Girl Gang” and “Boss Bitch”, Dickinson’s business has grown out of her one-bedroom apartment into a brand aimed at empowering women to be “bold and ęȱȱȱȱ¢Ȅǯ Completely self-taught, Dickinson designs, laser cuts, hand-paints and assembles all her pieces, and while every one is made with love, some are more personal than others. “I’m very proud of being [an] Indigenous Australian woman, so the Deadly range includes some
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“A woman with a voice is, by deﬁnition, a strong woman.” – MELINDA GATES
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achelle Hruska MacPherson’s line of handembroidered cashmere, Lingua Franca, had simple beginnings, with the US entrepreneur tracing hip-hop lyrics onto knits for friends. She now employs more than 40 part-time embroiders – women of diverse backgrounds, including immigrants, students and a refugee – to help create her “resistance sweaters”. Stitched with slogans like “Rise up” and “Power to the people”, each jumper is unique. For every one bought over email (firstname.lastname@example.org), half of the purchase is donated to charity.
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IN OUR OFFICES THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION, EVERYONE WAS QUIET AND SERIOUS. You could feel the ǯ ę , I was truly able to feel and understand political dissonance. The lives of the people I cared about, women I saw daily, were hanging in the balance. We started slowly Ĵ s for my friends and I to wear out. Then, Trump tried to pass the most outrageous travel ban and people were huddled in Ĝǯ go full-on into speaking out against this administration. We started sewing away and we haven’t stopped.
I BELIEVE WOMEN ARE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS
I also believe all people are entitled to freedom and liberty and that discrimination should not be made based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, culture or lifestyle. So yes, I’m a feminist. I try to express these beliefs in any way possible.
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For me, that’s being vocal on social media, in real life and in my business. For others, it may mean something else. The point is, we should all be doing what we can. EACH WEEK, I FAVOUR A NEW SAYING. Lately, I’ve been wearing “Where’s the outrage?”. But I’ll always be partial to the ę stitched, which was “Booyah”. I love the blunt nature of the word that seems to almost be a curse word but is entirely harmless. INJUSTICES.
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I felt hip-hop really was the lingua franca of our times in that a woman living on the Upper East Side of MĴ ¢ a Drake song as a child in a Third World country. It’s important to focus on what connects us and makes us all human. WOMEN ARE STRONG, THEY ARE RESILIENT AND THEY ARE RUNNING THE WORLD.
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THE ART OF LISTENING You front up to meetings, keep coffee dates with friends and call your mum at least once a week – but how much of the conversation are you really taking in? Meg Mason stays focused long enough to uncover why conscious listening could be the key to strengthening your relationships and getting ahead
e’re in a cafe. I’m describing a work issue involving company tax, internal auditors, something. You’re tired, and at the table next to us is a pair of loud talkers, one of whom has the cross-body bag you’ve been thinking ǯ Ȃ Ě ¢ MatchesFashion.com it’s $800. Feel like another piccolo? You probably shouldn’t because of that headache you’ve had for days and, oh, that’s right, you were going to make a doctor’s appointment. Anyway, shit, what was I saying? “So then, I realised the spreadsheet just couldn’t be showing the right totals...” “That reminds me, I still have that headache I was telling you about, remember?” Um. No. Because I wasn’t listening and neither were you. We might be hearing, we might even be giving each other sweet, sweet eye contact, but admit it – you barely caught a word of my killer accounting story and I have no record of said headache. Still, we shouldn’t feel bad. Neither my monologuing or your wandering mind is to blame
for the quality of listening that, according to extensive research by the University of Minnesota, will have us catch and retain about half of what has been said. Within eight hours, weâ€™ll be able to recall less than a third of the content, and in two months weâ€™re down to a quarter, meaning our memory of the event will be skewed or a patchy construct, but either way wholly unreliable. Considering the mad array of obstacles to listening well, itâ€™s surprising we Â›ÂŽÂ–ÂŽÂ–Â‹ÂŽÂ› ÂŠÂ—Â˘Â?Â‘Â’Â—Â? ÂŠÂ? ÂŠÂ•Â•Ç° Â˜Â› ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ— Â?Â›Â˘ Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŽ ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ—Â?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â Â‘ÂŽÂ— Â’Â?Č‚Âœ ÂœÂ˜ Â?Â›ÂžÂ•Â˘ Â?Â’ÄœÂŒÂžÂ•Â? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â—Â˜Â?Ç° ÂŠÂœ Â˘Â˜Âž Â–Â’Â?Â‘Â? ÂŠÂœÂœÂžÂ–ÂŽÇ° ÂœÂŽÂŒÂ˜Â—Â? Â—ÂŠÂ?ÂžÂ›ÂŽ ÂŠÂ? ÂŠÂ•Â•ÇŻ ČƒÂ’ÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ—Â’Â—Â? Â’Âœ Â?ÂŽÄ™Â—Â’Â?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ ÂœÂ˜Â–ÂŽÂ?Â‘Â’Â—Â? Â ÂŽ need to cultivate,â€? says clinical psychologist Dr Samantha Clarke. â€œIn a basic, evolutionary sense, itâ€™s not easy for us. Good listening requires a version of mindfulness and that is not something that comes naturally to most people.â€? Think of even a few of the impediments to tuning in: environmental distractions, for one. Although not necessarily a new problem â€“ surely cavepeople got distracted by the threat of imminent starvation/death â€“ we now live with a level of white noise ÂŽÂ—Â?Â’Â›ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â—ÂŽÂ Â’Â— Â‘ÂžÂ–ÂŠÂ— ÂŽÂĄÂ™ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÇŻ ÂžÂœÂ‘ Â—Â˜Â?Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÂœÇ° ÂŽÂ–ÂŠÂ’Â• ÂŠÂ•ÂŽÂ›Â?ÂœÇ° ÂœÂŒÂ›ÂŽÂŽÂ—Âœ ÂŠÂ•Â ÂŠÂ˘Âœ Â’Â— our peripheral vision, a to-do list that scrolls through our minds like movie credits. If our concentration span is really shrinking, as some experts argue, periods of deep listening seem done for. â€œOur minds have never really been able to concentrate on any one thing for prolonged periods,â€? explains Dr Tim Sharp of The Happiness Institute. â€œExperts ÂœÂžÂ?Â?ÂŽÂœÂ? ÂŠÂ— Â‘Â˜ÂžÂ›Ç° Â˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›Âœ ÂŠÂœ Â•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽ ÂŠÂœ Ĺ—Ĺ› Â–Â’Â—ÂžÂ?ÂŽÂœÇ° Â‹ÂžÂ? in reality our mind wanders every 15 to 20 seconds. Whether thatâ€™s a new phenomenon or not, modern listening with a â€œdoing mindsetâ€? as opposed to a â€œthinking living certainly isnâ€™t improving it.â€? mindsetâ€?. Which is to say, rather than remaining open and In a single second, our brains are required to curious to the speaker, their subconscious intent is to Ä™Â•Â?ÂŽÂ› Â–Â’Â•Â•Â’Â˜Â—Âœ Â˜Â? Â™Â’ÂŽÂŒÂŽÂœ Â˜Â? Â’Â—Â?Â˜Â›Â–ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â— Â?Â˜Â Â— Â?Â˜ Â?Â‘ÂŽ evaluate, assess, judge and search out evidence that does or roughly seven it can actually deal with at once, doesnâ€™t chime with their own beliefs. according to the groundbreaking psychologist Â—Â? Â˜ÂžÂ?Â?Â˜Â’Â—Â? Â˜Â› Â›ÂŽÂœÂŽÂ›Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?Ç° ÂŠÂ•Â• Â˜Â? ÂžÂœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ Â”ÂŽÂŽÂ—Â•Â˘ ÂŠÄ´ÂžÂ—ÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜ Â’Â‘ÂŠÂ•Â˘ ÂœÂ’Â”ÂœÂŁÂŽÂ—Â?Â–Â’Â‘ÂŠÂ•Â˘Â’Ç° Â˜Â—ÂŽ Â˜Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Ä™Â›ÂœÂ? Â?Â˜ Â Â›Â’Â?ÂŽ an internal narrative. Me FM. The observing mind, the inner ÂŽÂĄÂ?ÂŽÂ—ÂœÂ’Â&#x;ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â˜Â— Â‘Â˜Â ÂŠÂŒÂ‘Â’ÂŽÂ&#x;Â’Â—Â? ÂŠ ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ Â˜Â? ČƒÄšÂ˜Â Č„ ÂŒÂ›Â’Â?Â’ÂŒ ČŽ Â&#x;ÂŠÂ›Â’Â˜ÂžÂœ Â ÂŠÂ˘Âœ Â?ÂŽÂœÂŒÂ›Â’Â‹ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â–ÂŽÂ?ÂŠČŹÂŒÂ‘ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â’Â—Âœ ÂŠÂ? through active engagement with other people some point in childhood, when external narration makes enhances our own wellbeing. To make the cut, ÂŠ Â?Â›ÂŠÂ?ÂžÂŠÂ• ÂœÂ Â’Â?ÂŒÂ‘ Â?Â˜ Â’Â—Â?ÂŽÂ›Â—ÂŠÂ•ÇŻ Â—Â? Â—Â˜ Â–ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?ÂŽÂ—Â?Ç° Â’Â? information coming in has to be a threat to our impacts our ability to listen for one reason. You can think so safety, meaningful to us, unusual or humorous. much faster than I can talk. Four strikes against my spreadsheet story, then. Most of us speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, Personality has an impact, too. While extroverts according to two separate studies reported in the Harvard may look as though theyâ€™re deeply engaged in Business Review, but with our thoughts powered by 13 the exchange, itâ€™s likely theyâ€™re really just billion or so brain cells, words and language course through waiting for their turn to talk, a measure of mental our minds at a far greater speed. You donâ€™t need to hang on focus on what theyâ€™ll say next. Leading to, of my every word because youâ€™re well able to scan ahead, course, the conversational hate crime that is predict where Iâ€™m going and keep a hold of the main thread continuous interruption. all at once. Consciously slowing down our thinking is Even those naturally inclined to say less, and almost impossible, so while I move glacially towards my therefore hear more, could be more susceptible to main point, youâ€™ve got what the Harvard team call â€œspare thinking timeâ€?. Why not take a nice mental detour? Debate the cross-body bag! Only know that, the longer you stay away, the harder it will be to get back in, and since working to catch up is more mentally demanding than returning to your own private ruminations, guess which one youâ€™ll usually do? But again, thatâ€™s not our fault. Thereâ€™s an evolutionary purpose to half-hearing. As well as sieving external stimuli, our minds are constantly trawling for emotional triggers. Skip the ra-ra-ra, hunt for threats, prevent being overwhelmed. â€œThe mindâ€™s main job is to keep us safe by @
â€œIN REALITY OUR MIND WANDERS EVERY 15 TO 20 SECONDSâ€?
â€œGOOD LISTENING IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES NATURALLYâ€?
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ow was your day? If it wasnâ€™t that great, donâ€™t despair that you need to pack it all in and start again. Based on the women we spoke to, those who dominate their careers from boardroom to army base, the formula for happiness depends a lot more on what you Â?Â˜ Â˜ÂžÂ?ÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â˜ÄœÂŒÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— Â’Â— Â’Â?ÇŻ Â˜Â› Â™ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂ–ÂŽÂ?Â’ÂŒ Tracey-Lee Beswick, who encounters serious injuries and death on a regular basis working in an ambulance, switching Â˜Ä› Â?Â›Â˜Â– Â Â˜Â›Â” Â‹Â˘ Â?Â›ÂŠÂ Â’Â—Â? ÂŠ Â‘Â˜Â? Â‹ÂŠÂ?Â‘ or watching a movie is fundamental. ÂŽÂŠÂ—Â Â‘Â’Â•ÂŽÇ° ÂŠÂ›Â–Â˘ ÂœÂ?ÂŠÄ› ÂœÂŽÂ›Â?ÂŽÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŠÂ›ÂŠ Canning feels like she can achieve anything at work by starting her day early with ÂŽÂĄÂŽÂ›ÂŒÂ’ÂœÂŽÇ° Â—Â˜ Â–ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â‘Â˜Â ÂœÂ–ÂŠÂ•Â•ÇŻ It goes without saying that enjoying the job itself is key. But if you want to start Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ•Â’Â—Â? Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ› ÂŠÂ‹Â˜ÂžÂ? Â˜Â—Â?ÂŠÂ˘ Â–Â˜Â›Â—Â’Â—Â?s, whatâ€™s clear is that preparing well both mentally and physically for your day ahead, and then allowing yourself time to kick back after Â˘Â˜Âž Ä™Â—Â’ÂœÂ‘Ç° Â•ÂŽÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂœ Â˘Â˜Âž Â’Â— ÂŠ Â?ÂŠÂ› Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ› position to confront work challenges. Whether this inspires you to change your career altogether or just set your alarm ÂŠÂ— Â‘Â˜ÂžÂ› ÂŽÂŠÂ›Â•Â’ÂŽÂ›Ç° Ä™Â—Â?Â’Â—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› Â˜Â Â— formula for happiness and success comes down to two things: self-knowledge, and trial and error.
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aving worked in companies of all sizes, Iâ€™ve come to realise big ones have the framework for additional support and perks, but small ones have an intimacy and energy about them. Matchbox is unique as weâ€™re small, but have the media conglomerate NBCUniversal behind us. While our parent company has great initiatives like monthly yoga and the opportunity to â€œgive backâ€? to various causes, Matchbox allows team members to Â Â˜Â›Â” ÄšÂŽÂĄÂ’Â‹Â•Â˘ ÂŠÂ—Â? Â?Â˜ÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ›Âœ ÂŠÂ— ÂŽÂ—Â&#x;Â’Â›Â˜Â—Â–ÂŽÂ—Â? Â Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ everyone is responsible for, and takes ownership of, their own work. Thatâ€™s refreshing. Thereâ€™s a lot of detail-oriented work in my job, and itâ€™s easy to get distracted or pulled into the latest issue on a production that often requires creative on-the-spot problem solving (a lot more fun than what Iâ€™m usually stuck doing), but that detail work still has to get done â€“ I have to discipline myself to get through it. When I lived overseas, I was inclined to end a hard Â?ÂŠÂ˘ Â Â’Â?Â‘ ÂŠ ÂœÂ?Â’Ä› Â?Â›Â’Â—Â”Ç° Â‹ÂžÂ? Â’Â— Â˘Â?Â—ÂŽÂ˘ Č‚Â– Â–Â˜Â›ÂŽ Â•Â’Â”ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â?Â˜ B E P R E PA R E D TO TA K E head to a yoga class with my R I S K S . Even ones as partner or a swim at Clovelly monumental as a career Beach â€“ Â‹Â˜Â?Â‘ Â’Â—Ä™Â—Â’Â?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ change. Risk means challenge, which means more nourishing than a glass growth, and thatâ€™s how we of chardonnay. Iâ€™ve tried all learn about ourselves dance classes at Bondi a few and what makes us tick. times, too. @ F I N D YO U R P E O P L E . WORKED AS A LITIGATOR R E P O RT I N G TO M O S T LY MEN, THEN, DISILLUSIONED, RAN THE NSW LEGAL NET WORK FOR AMNEST Y INTERNATIONAL AND STUDIED A DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM PART-TIME. MOVING TO THE UK, SHE COMBINED HER PASSIONS AND ENDED UP AT UNIVERSAL PICTURES IN CONTENT ACQUISITIONS, EVENTUALLY RETURNING TO SYDNEY TO JOIN PRODUCTION COMPANY MATCHBOX PICTURES IN BUSINESS ANDÂ LEGAL AFFAIRS.
What do you mean you get to work at 7am, are the last one to leave, bring in cookies every Friday, offer to finish other peopleâ€™s work for them and still havenâ€™t had that promotion? Itâ€™s time for a new approach â€“ one where happiness is your boss. Work smarter, not harder. Sleep, exercise and socialise more. Before you know it, youâ€™ll be looking forward to Monday morning. These
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FA K E I T â€™ T I L YO U M A K E I T. No-one 100 per cent knows what theyâ€™re doing, but if you have energy and confidence, most of the time youâ€™ll have people fooled that you know exactly what youâ€™re doing and then one day you actually will.
It was important to find a place to work where I could not only be myself but was appreciated for it, too. People donâ€™t tend to see me as a typical lawyer, so being surrounded by creatives gave me a space to practise my profession in an environment that felt more â€œmeâ€?. DONâ€™T BE AFRAID OF C R I T I C I S M . Itâ€™s never easy hearing you didnâ€™t do something as well as someone expected, but this feedback is gold if you want to keep improving.
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Ĵ ¢ vital for my happiness, as is disconnecting from work. I’m very ǰ Ȃ a tough time with work-life ǰ Ȃ ¢¢ that I then commit to making happen, such as going to Ȃ a holiday. I’m more resilient now after facing some ǰ Ĵ ¢ǯ ¢ǰ ¢ ¢ ǰ media provides an easy platform. I used to personalise everything and get very upset if something went ǰȱȱȱ ¢ ǯ WOR Ȃ ǯ k I I spent a lot of time ¢ JO’S PATH ǯ TO CAREER in Africa as I saw the ENLIGHTENMENT ¢ ǯ Ȃ ¢ H AV E A F U C K - O F F F U N D . If you end up and hate networking, so in an awful job, savings would instead ask everyone give you the time to ě think about what discover what resonated you want. ǯ D O N ’ T W O R R Y TO O MUCH ABOUT A PLAN. ¢ Make decisions based on up when a friend contacted whether you’ll enjoy the me via LinkedIn. I had challenge, not if they’ll never heard of the look good on your CV. ¢ǰ ARRANGE SOCIAL EVENTS AFTER WORK. matched my skills and it I don’t like letting people seemed like a dynamic down, so saying I’ll meet ǰ ǯ a friend at 7.30pm means I ask my team to rate I can’t work late. their happiness at work S E E K A D V I C E . I wouldn’t find my job description out of 10 so I can get as exciting as the role a clear picture. I’m an actually is, so talk to eight out of 10 (I’m British someone doing the ¢ǰ ȱŗŖȱȱ type of job you’re ȱǼǯ interested in
IS REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER OF UK, IREL AND AND THE NORDICS AT UBER. AFTER STUDYING PHYSICS AT CAMBRID GE AND GETTING HER MBA IN FRANCE, SHE SPENT FOUR YEARS WORKING IN BUSINESS CONSULTANCY IN SOUTH AFRICA BEFORE JOINING UBER IN 2013.
never think of myself as a woman leading men. We’re soldiers – we wear the same uniform, carry the same weights and go through the same training. I don’t shout. ę ě calm, quiet and clear on what I expect. Some people say women aren’t as strong as men, isn’t just physical. I’ve known ¢ ¢¢ ¢ Ĵ just as inspiring. ¢ ǰ Ȃ ¢ǯ Ȃ ¡¢ together and it’s important to expect and accept emotions – it’s seen as a strength not weakness to let them out. All soldiers know T W Ȃ ¢ K I O R danger on the frontline and we’re trained for it. I’ve never had to test out my killer instinct SARA’S GUIDE so I don’t know for sure how TO A FULFILLING WORK DAY ęǯ ¢ I R O N YO U R W O R K working together and my “ U N I FO R M ” E V E R Y M O R N I N G . Discipline colleagues are my family; builds confidence. Ȃ ¢ By taking pride in your working with the same people appearance, you take more pride in your actions, too. for the rest of my life. E AT A P R OT E I N - R I C H B R E A K FA S T. I have up to start my day with exercise, four boiled eggs to fuel me through the morning. If you whether it’s a full-on physical don’t eat, you’ll be hungry training session or just walking and miserable at work. ǯ Ȭ S TA R T YO U R DAY W I T H A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE. ě Going on a 12-kilometre sergeant, so I get up twice march with weights a day to train or walk over strapped to my back makes me feel like I can to the helicopter hangers to do anything. inspect the equipment. I wasn’t R E F R A M E H O W YO U ¢ ę V I E W O B S TA C L E S . I see everything as a blessing. and compete in cross-country I believe if you work hard, and triathlons. Last year you’ll eventually see I applied to go on a neverthe rewards. ȬĴ ¡ Antarctica with an all-female group of soldiers. If I make the cut, we’ll go to the South Ȯ Ȃ ¢ ǯ ȱȱǰȱ ȱȱȱǯ
JO BERTRAM, 34
WORKS AS AN AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST IN THE 1 ARMY AIR CORPS, AND HAS SERVED IN AUSTRALIA AND NORTHERN IREL AND. THE DAUGHTER OF A SOLDIER, SHE JOINED THE ARMY AT 18 AND CURRENTLY LIVES IN MILITARY QUARTERS IN ENGL AND WITH HER 10-YEAR-OLD SON.
W As told to: Tamsin Crimmens. Additional words: Laura Collins. Photography: Alamy; Getty Images
IS A PARAMEDIC always knew I’d work in the WORKING FOR THE kind of role that helped LOND ON AMBUL ANCE others, but I didn’t decide to SERVICE. ASSISTING THE be a paramedic until I found VICTIMS OF A TRAFFIC myself assisting the victims ACCIDENT INSPIRED HER ȱ ȱ Ĝȱ ȱ Ȃ TO STUDY PARAMEDICINE witnessed – that was the AT THE AUSTRALIAN light-bulb moment. The most CATHOLIC UNIVERSIT Y challenging part of my job is IN MELB OURNE. AFTER dealing with other people’s WORKING FOR THE emotions; death, major trauma QUEENSL AND AMBUL ANCE SERVICE, and mental health are a very SHE MOVED TO LOND ON normal part of my day, but for L AST AUGUST TO HELP patients, their family and WITH THE NATION AL friends, those things can be HEALTH SERVICE’S ¡¢ȱ Ĝȱ PARAMEDIC SHORTAGE. distressing. This job is a never-ending lesson in the power of positivity. A patient once said to me, “I am lucky in my bad luck” and I’ve always kept that close to my heart – I always think about the good in every bad situation. My work is physically intense; I lug around a lot of heavy equipment, and more than once I’ve found myself carrying a patient out of their house and into the ambulance. Ever since I moved to London, walking has been a big part of life here – a lot of my exercise is incidental. I clock up another hour’s worth of walking ¢ȱȱĴȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱ as an opportunity to get in and out of the “work mindset”. When I’m home, I always get straight out of ¢ȱȱȱȱȱȱǲȱȱęȱȱȱ ȱȱ ȱ ěȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǻȱ ȱ ȱ wine) after a long day of talking to patients.
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eople think designer clothes, travel and fashion shows are what make me happy, but I would give them all up for my team. My happiest moments aren’t being snapped by photographers, which is quite stressful, but during our monthly company breakfasts when we eat together. We’ve grown to 40 people in the six years since I started Avenue 32. The average age of people who work for me is under 30, so I feel like I’m mother to a second family. ȱ ęȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȬȱĜ is go around and chat with everyone, maybe ask how a business trip went or check on the interns who sit next to the directors. I know that even if I’m having a hard time in my personal life, the positivity of my team will cheer me up. I have workaholic tendencies SPENT HER EARLY CAREER and used to wake up in the IN FINANCE. AT 26 SHE night to check emails. I have to QUIT TO INTERN FOR ȱȱȱěȱȱ INDEPENDENT DESIGNER SALONI AND STARTED time for myself. I don’t get up AVENUE 32, A LUXURY at 5.30am anymore but I still E-COMMERCE WEBSITE OF like to exercise, have a bath or EMERGING DESIGNERS AND ȱ ȱ Ĵȱ ȱ ȱ ESTABLISHED BRANDS. news. I take my mornings slowly so that when I arrive at WOR K ȱ Ĝȱ ȱ şǯřŖȱ Ȃ happy and balanced. I knew nothing about ROBERTA’S e-commerce when I started PHILOSOPHY FOR ENJOYING Avenue 32. My naivety was EACH DAY a blessing; had I known how much money and work it K E E P YO U R T E A M would take, I would have been H A P P Y. Everyone ęǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ŗŖŖ contributes to our internal newsletter ȱȱ¢Ȭęǰȱ – even if only to is a double-edged sword; I’m mention their new lucky to have their mentoring haircut, birthday but it’s a lot of responsibility. party or holiday. We relaunched the website IT’S JUST A JOB. While this is my recently and faced some big dream job, I don’t challenges. It has made the let work make team stronger though – we all me unhappy. pulled together and introduced C R ISIS IS new reporting structures as NECESSARY. Overcoming a result. Back when I was challenges makes ę work fun. If you don’t n’t do paid but isolated; I wouldn have any problems, it it again for the world. can become routine.
TRACEY-LEE’S SECRETS TO SUCCESS BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT YO U R C H O I C E S . Don’t do things just for the sake of it, do them because they benefit you and push you furthher. It’s okay to say no sometimes.
M A K E T I M E FO R NON-WORK FRIENDS. It’s great to have people who understand the complexities of your job, but you also need people who can’t relate to it, because it forces you to not talk about work. BRUSH OFF THE BAD DAY S . It’s important to take a step back and think about why you love your job after “one of those days” (because we all have them).
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In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg encouraged an entire generation of women to “lean in” with the publication of her manifesto, firing up the conversation around modern women in the workplace and urging us to embraceourambition, take our seat at the table and speak our truth. At the time, Facebook’s COO couldn’t have known the personal tragedy that would rock her world two years later. Now, in an intimate new book, Sandberg is sharing howshelearnt
tofaceadversityanddealwith grief after the sudden death of
her husband. In Sandberg’s Silicon Valley office, ELLE blocks out some of her invaluable time to discuss why now, more than ever, she’s
encouraging women to take power
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Francisco, praises her for saying that women must ę in the very macho tech environment. “Sheryl took the risk of using her notoriety to speak of what many of us were living,” says Pinto. “It’s not just beautiful speeches – she proposes concrete solutions. She lives what she talks Ǳ Ĝ¢ reconciling family life and professional life.” Now, her new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy, is evoking a more intimate subject: the accidental death of her husband and father of her two children, David Goldberg. Here, she talks about her slow rebuilding after this tragedy, and once again provides a route to help those who are going through hardships – a voluntarist to the end. ELLE : Lean In, your bestselling book that encouraged women to break the glass ceiling, was released in 2013. Have you noticed an improvement since? SHERYL SANDBERG: Looking at the ęǰ ¢ǰ ǯ ¢ ę of CEOs are women in the United States. They’re the ones who continue to take care of the majority of household chores, they’re still too Ĵ responsibility, especially in technical domains... Nevertheless, I feel that women take their destiny in their hands. Thanks to my LeanIn.org foundation, 31,000 Lean In women’s networks have been created all over the world. And we know that 80 per cent of the women who participate in these circles take action within six months: they ask for a [pay] increase, change jobs, embark on a new project... The idea of “leaning in” is that women become directors of their professional life.
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Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of ę , argues that “women still can’t have it all”. SS: It seems to mean that it’s impossible to have everything, that is, children and a job. But today’s women are already working while raising their children! This is the social, economic reality of many countries. Everything is not rosy, that is precisely why ę ¢ǯ ǰ ě ŘŖ cent between women and men [in Australia, the pay gap hovers around 16 per cent] – it’s intolerable. ELLE : Companies in Silicon Valley employ few women – what about Facebook? SS: At Facebook, at the level of senior management, we have only 27 per cent women, and together with [CEO] Susan Desmond-Hellmann of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are the only women on ǯ Ĝǯ Ȃ doing a lot to change these numbers: by encouraging high-school students to go to computer schools, funding Code.org, an association that provides free computer courses. As soon as they’re in the company, ě ě Ȃ the birth of their child. They can take it [at any time up to a year after the birth], at the time they want it, which for American standards is unique. ELLE : What advice do you give young women who want to break into Silicon Valley? SS: I would ask them, as always, “What would you do if you were not afraid?” This is the sentence I posted near my desk. Always believe in oneself, in your ideas, do not hesitate to “sit at the table” of the decision makers, do not be afraid to speak, to say what one thinks. I even wrote a Lean In for young women [Lean In: For Graduates]. In this version for students, ¡ ę ǰ ę ¢ǯ Ȃ too early to be aware of what lies ahead in the labour market. ELLE : ę who have helped you advance in your career? SS: My mother, a professor of French, let go of everything to raise us. And yet she is a role model for me! ELLE : You have just published Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, about mourning and resilience after the death of your husband. Why did you decide to write so personal a book? @
“ALWAYS BELIEVE IN ONESELF, IN YOUR IDEAS... DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SPEAK, TO SAY WHAT ONE THINKS”
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SS: ¢ Ǳ ǯ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǯ ǰ ǰ ǰ ǯ Ȃ ¢ ǰ HER SOCIAL NETWORK ǯ Sandberg with fellow people ¡ǰ ǯ Ě ǻ Ǽǰ ǰ Ȧǰ ¢ ¡ Ǳ ȃȄ ǯ ¢ ǰ Ĵ ǰ ŗŜǰ ŘŖŗśǱ ȃ ¢ ǯȄ ǰ ǯ ELLE : ¢ ¢Ȃ ǵ SS: ¢ǰ ¢ Ȭ¢Ȭ ǰ ǰ ¢ ¢ ¢ ǻ¢ ¢Ǽ ǯ ¢ ǰ – Ȃȱ House Of Cards! ELLE : ¢ ě ¢ ǵ SS: Ĵ ȃȄ ¢ ǯǯǯȱ ŗŗǰ ǯ ELLE : ¢ ¢ ŗŖ ¢ǵ SS: ¢ ŗŖ Ƿ ¢ ǰ Ȃ ¢ ¢ ǯ ǯ ¢ ǰ ǰ ę ¢ ǰ ¢ Ȭǯǯǯ ELLE : ¢ ¢ Ȃ ǵ SS: ǯ ¢ ¢ǯ ǰ ¢ ǯ ELLE : ǰ Ĝ ŘŖŖşǯ ¢ǵ SS: Ȃ ¢ Ĝ ǰ ȱ ǰ ¢ǰ ¢ ǯ Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant ($29.99, WH Allen) is out May 1
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Photography: Jennifer Stenglein. Styling: Rachel Wayman. Hair: Richard Kavanagh at DLM. Makeup: Molly Warkentin at Company 1. Model: Emmy Rappe at IMG
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VIVA LA REVOLUTION Revive the protest spirit of the ’70s in a powerful mix of easy tailoring, soft florals and a well-placed slogan tee. Because the future is female, and we’re dancing in the streets /
Photographs by Jennifer Stenglein Styling by Rachel Wayman
Victoria (left) wears Jumpsuit, $569, Frame, edwardsimports.com; top, $39.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600; shoes, $279, Dr Martens, 1800 655 154 (worn throughout); ring, $1,900, ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯ Jeet (centre) wears Jumpsuit, $4,150, top, $610, both ¢ǰ ǯ¢ǯǲ necklace, $19,000, ě¢ ǭ , ě¢ǯǯ ǻ Ǽ Hanalei wears Jumpsuit, $1,745, Max Mara, maxmara.com; top, $670, ¢ǰ ¢ǯ Opposite page: Emmy (left) wears Jacket, $5,615, pants, $3,320, hand ě ǻ Ǽǰ ǞśřŖǰ Gucci, gucci.com/au Mariina wears Coat, $5,350, pants, $2,350, shoes, $POA, necklace, $1,050, all ¢, (02) 8197 0420; hand ěǰ ǞŚŜśǰ Gucci, gucci.com/au (worn throughout)
Jacket, $4,399, Saint Laurent, davidjones.com.au; shirt, $2,695, Burberry, au.burberry.com; pants, $299, Cooper, trelisecooper.com; shoes, $279, Dr Martens, 1800 655 154; hat, $220, Nerida Winter, neridawinter.com; bag, $4,860, Prada, (02) 9223 1688; on modelâ€™s left hand: ring, $230, Company Of Strangers, companyofstrangers.co.nz Opposite page: Jacket, $4,950, Prada, (02) 9223 1688; sunglasses, $39, Esther, esther.com.au
From left: Mariina wears Shirt, $947, Nevenka, nevenka.com.au; pants, $870, Ellery, ellery.com Jeet wears Top, $39.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600; pants, $269, Veronika Maine, veronikamaine.com.au; beret, $240, Helen Kaminski, helenkaminski.com.au Victoria wears Top, $1,250, Zimmermann, zimmermannwear. com; pants, $1,450, necklace, $1,150, both Bally, 1800 781 851; link earring, $6,600 for pair, ě¢ & Coǰ ě¢ǯǯǲ ǰ Ȃ Hanalei wears Dress, $699, Trelise Cooper, trelisecooperonline.com Emmy wears Jumpsuit, $1,350, Ellery, ellery.com; shirt, $1,660, Gucci, gucci.com/au
Blouse, $895, Zimmermann, zimmermannwear.com; shorts, $149, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, spelldesigns.com.au (worn throughout); ring, $230, Company Of Strangers, companyofstrangers.co.nz Opposite page: Emmy wears Jacket, $5,100, T-shirt, $940, skirt, $5,000, all Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600; earring, $350 for pair, pearl necklace, $295, circle necklace, $550, all Salvatore Ferragamo, 1300 095 224 (all worn throughout) Hanalei wears Coat, $4,599, Dolce & Gabbana, davidjones.com.au; beret, $240, Helen Kaminski, helenkaminski.com.au; ring, modelâ€™s own
Shirt, $750, Miu Miu, (02) 9223 1688; hat, $110, Fallen Broken Street, fallenbrokenstreet.com Opposite page: Hanalei wears Dress, $3,650, boots, $1,650, both Céline, (03) 9530 4300; necklace, $1,150, Bally, 1800 781 851; Ȃ Ǳ ěǰ $530, Gucci, gucci.com/au (worn throughout); on model’s right hand: (from left) ring, $1,900, ring, $2,950, both ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯ Emmy wears Jacket, $2,350, pants, $1,450, loafers, $895, all Bally, 1800 781 851
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Boots, $249, Dr Martens, 1800 655 154 Opposite page: Hanalei wears Top, $319, EugĂŠnie, eugeniestore.com; shorts, $1,140, Miu Miu, (02) 9223 1688 Mariina wears Top, $139, Trelise Cooper, trelisecooperonline.com; necklace, $1,150, Bally, 1800 781 851 Emmy wears Top, $315, EugĂŠnie, eugeniestore.com; shorts, $149, Hansen & Gretel, hansenandgretel.com Hair: Richard Kavanagh at DLM. Makeup: Molly Warkentin at Company 1. Models: Emmy Rappe and Hanalei Reponty-Gudauskas at IMG; Jeet Pavlovic at Priscillas; Mariina Keskitalo and Victoria Plum at Chic Management
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Photographs by Pierre Toussaint Styling by Emma Kalfus
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Actress. Mother. Entrepreneur. Jessica Alba is a woman redefining having it all / Photographs by Mike Rosenthal Styling by Rachel Wayman Interview by Justine Cullen
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Dress, $3,695, shearling collar, $6,595, boots, $1,695, all Burberry, au.burberry.com; briefs, $60, Lonely, lonelylabel.com (worn throughout); (from top) bracelet, $32,200, bracelet (worn throughout), $28,100, bracelet (worn throughout), $8,600, bracelet (worn throughout), $11,600, all ě¢ ǭ , ě¢ǯǯǲ ǻ Ǽ ǰ ǞŞǰŘśŖǰ ǰ $3,650, both ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯȱ (both worn throughout)
“My kids are my priority AND I DO FEEL LIKE HAVING HAPPY KIDS ALLOWS ME TO be present IN OTHER PARTS OF MY LIFE” Ȃ and the eight-year-old answers, “Yes, I am,” throwing in a dramatic but not-very-gastro-related faux cough for ěǯǼ Ȃ ¢ǰ are in denial trying to ignore the political shitstorm erupting ǰ Ĵ the makeup chair watching the proceedings on an iPad. She was up late last night editing how-to beauty videos for The
¢ǰ ¢ Ȭ ŘŖŗŗǰ Ȃ ǰ Ȃ to cower away from life – even when it gets as real as this. This is no ordinary cover shoot anyway. In business terms, ¢ ȃȄ ǻǰ Ȭ ǰ ¢Ȃ ǰ Ǽ ǰ ¢ ǰ Ĵ styled by the ELLE fashion team running her company via her phone, doing what has become – more than acting – her ¢ ǯ ¢ ǰ ǰ ǯ ǯ against us, she’s the consummate professional, shivering and sipping her herbal concoction between shots, and, when we ę¢ ǰ with ELLE to talk business, motherhood and the notalways-glamorous realities of having it all. JUSTINE: THE HONEST COMPANY IS DOING SO WELL. HOW DO YOU JUGGLE BEING BOTH AN ACTRESS AND A BUSINESSWOMAN, AS WELL AS YOUR ROLE AS A MOTHER TO HONOR AND FIVE-YEAR-OLD HAVEN? JESSICA: Ȃ ¢ ¢ ǰ
honest. I always feel like something’s being compromised. But my kids are my priority and I do feel like having happy kids allows me to be present in other parts of my life. If they weren’t happy and healthy, then I don’t think I’d have the
capacity to do anything else. That really opens me up so I can have my company and focus on that when I’m there, and when I do get the opportunity to do something in entertainment I can be open to ě ǽǾǯ Ȃ ǯ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǰ ¢ try to prioritise, as much as possible, the family time.
JUSTINE: THE STRUGGLE FOR ANY WORKING PARENT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE ABOUT BEING PRESENT IN WHICHEVER PART OF YOUR LIFE YOU’RE IN, AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. JESSICA: ¢ȬȬ ę
ǯ ǰ Ĵ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǰ and I think actually staying at home, taking care of the house, raising the kids, all the Ȭ ǰ ǰ Ȃ Ȭ ǯ ¢ ¢ any “me” time, you’re sleeping, and then you wake up and it’s all that all over again. I commend mums who stay home and take care of the house and take care of the kids, ȱȱȱȂȱȬǯǯǯȱȂȱȱȱ¢ȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱĴǰ @
Dress, $4,450, Fendi, (02) 9231 3756; earrings, $3,550, necklace (worn throughout), $3,650, both ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯǲ Ȃ Ǳ ¢ Ȭ ǰ ǞŝǰŚśŖǰ Ȭ ǰ $3,050, ring (worn throughout), $11,400, all ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯǲ Ȃ Ǳ bangle, $11,600, ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯ
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ǰ ǞŗŘǰŖŖŖǰ Valentino, ǻŖřǼ şśŜŞ ŝśśşǲ ǰ ǞŗǰşŖŖǰ ě¢ ǭ ǰ ě¢ǯǯ ǻ Ǽǲ Ȃ Ǳ ǰ ǞŚǰŜśŖǰ ě¢ ǭ ǰȱě¢ǯǯ
tiny moment, but at the same time... I don’t think it’s just working mums who struggle with time management, I think it’s anyone who has a personal ¢ ę ¢ ¢ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ need for your own sanity. JUSTINE: AT THE HONEST COMPANY, YOU EMPLOY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO THE MORE SOLO JOB OF ACTING? JESSICA: ǰ ¢
like Sheryl Sandberg and Mary Dillon [CEO of Ulta Beauty, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the US]. Spending time with those types of women made me feel like I deserved to have a seat at the table. JUSTINE: WHAT ELSE HAS HELPED YOU DEVELOP THAT SENSE OF WORTH AS A WOMAN IN BUSINESS? JESSICA: ¢ ǰ
Ĵ ǰ ǰ Ȃ ǰ ¢ ¡ǰ smarter than me, and not being afraid to ask questions or for ǰ ¢ ǰ ¢ǯ Ȃ ¢ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǰ ǰ Ȃ Ĵ ŗŘǰ ě ¢ ǯ ¢ ¢ȱ¢ȱ ǰ ¢ ¢ Ĵ ¢ǯ
ǯ Ȃ JUSTINE: HOW MUCH OF IT WAS COMPLETELY NEW TO YOU? ¢ ¢ ę ¢ǰ READING SPREADSHEETS, DOING BUSINESS PLANS – IS THAT and all the preparation is to set yourself up so you SOMETHING YOU JUST LEARNED AS YOU WENT? ǰ ¢ ǰ JESSICA: Yeah, I learned all of it as I went, and I partnered ǰ ¢ǰ ě with someone who is a serial entrepreneur, so by being in ¢ business, I got to learn a lot about business. It’s like if you ǯ Ȃ ¢ ě ǰ @ ¢ǯ ¢ ě Ȃ ǰ ¢ǰ the people – who your employees are and their ǰ keeping them happy and motivated, and being able to lead them in a thoughtful way so they have a North Star to look to but also have their feet on the ground to get the day-to-day done. It’s been ¢ ¡ ǰ ǰ ¢ ǰȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¢ȱ ęȱ years, a lot of the same people.
“IT’S TAKEN TIME FOR ME TO own my power AS A WOMAN AND AS A LEADER. IT’S SOMETHING I had to learn”
JUSTINE: DID YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE STEPPING INTO A LEADERSHIP ROLE? JESSICA: Ȃ ę ¢ ǰ
ǰ ¢ ǯ Ȃ ę¢ ǯ Ȃ ¢ǰ ¢ ě ¢ ¢ ¢ ȱȱȱȱǰȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ ȱ ȱ
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ǰ ǞśǰřśŖǰ Gucciǰ ǯȦǲ ǰ Ǟşŝśǰ Chloéǰȱǯ
“I BECAME AN ACTRESS BECAUSE I didn’t feel
sometimes you’ve just got to do it. You ę ǰ Ȃ ¢ ǰ Ȃ ǰ ¢ ǰ ěǯ ¢ ǰ Ȃ ¢ ¢ ǯ ¢ ¡ ǰ ǰ ǰ ǯǯǯ ¢ ǰ ¢ǯ ¢ ¢ǰ ǰ ¢Ȃ ǰ ȃǵ ǵȄ
comfortable in my own skin
AND I FELT BEST WHEN I COULD BE somebody else”
JUSTINE: DO YOU FEEL MORE AT HOME IN BUSINESS NOW THAN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? JESSICA: ǰ ¢ ǰ
¢ǰ ǯ ¢ ǯ ¢ ¢ǰ ǰ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǯ JUSTINE: DO YOU MEAN IN THE SENSE THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT? JESSICA: ǰ ¢ǯ Ȃ ¢ ǰ
¢ ǯ Ȃ Ĵǰ ¢ Ȃ ¢ ¢ Ȯ ǯ ŗŞǰ ¢ ǰ ǰ ¢ ȱȱȱȱ ¢ȱȱ ȱȱ ȱȱȱǯ @
Top, $840, turtleneck, $990, shorts, $1,060, all Prada, (02) 9223 1688; necklace, $3,650, ě¢ ǭ , ě¢ǯǯȱǻ ȱǼ
JUSTINE: IN THE TV SERIES DARK ANGEL, YOU GOT TO PLAY SUCH A STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER AT A YOUNG AGE. AS A MOTHER, ESPECIALLY OF GIRLS, WHAT SORT OF ROLE MODELS DO YOU HOPE YOUR CHILDREN ASPIRE TO? JESSICA: I just want them to focus on whatâ€™s important, like
using their brains and having humility, being grateful, having compassion and empathy... I think those are the most important things that I try to instil in them... [Dark Angel] opened so many doors and certainly opened my mind and my heart up to what was possible. I thank Jim [James] Cameron every day for Â™ÂžÄ´Â’Â—Â? Â–ÂŽ Â’Â— Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â™Â˜ÂœÂ’Â?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ JUSTINE: AS A FAMILY, HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION? JESSICA: Itâ€™s been interesting to have that
â€œI DIDNâ€™T REBEL AGAINST BEING IN THE LIMELIGHT. I knew I was fortunate AND I DIDNâ€™T EVER BELIEVE THE HYPEâ€?
conversation. You just have to let them know that itâ€™s temporary and hopefully no permanent damage is done, you know? But it hasnâ€™t broken their spirit in thinking about whatâ€™s possible for women. They still very much believe that women can run the country and run the world and they believe in equality and they believe in human rights and ethics. Even if someone like the leader of our country doesnâ€™t stand by the same moral codes we do as a family, that doesnâ€™t dissuade them from their own values. JUSTINE: DO YOU HAVE ANY DOWNTIME? HOW DO YOU RELAX? JESSICA: I hang out with friends, I go to the movies, I go to
restaurants... I donâ€™t have a lot of downtime, but itâ€™s usually ÂŠÂ? Â—Â’Â?Â‘Â?ÇŻ Â˘ Â?ÂŠÂ˘Âœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ Â™Â›ÂŽÄ´Â˘ Â™ÂŠÂŒÂ”ÂŽÂ?ÇŻ JUSTINE: DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS TO GET YOU THROUGH YOUR DAY? JESSICA: Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘Â?Â‘Â’Â—Â? Â’Âœ Â›ÂžÂœÂ‘ÂŽÂ?ÇŻ Â? Â™Â›Â˜Â‹ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â˘ Â Â˜ÂžÂ•Â? Â‹ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â’Â?
I did have rituals. I keep trying to enforce structure but it all just kind of falls apart because everyone around me gets overwhelmed and they, you know, you need to have people who are structured and into rituals around you, and I donâ€™t have too many people like that in my life, so itâ€™s tough.
there. I like to take baths whenever I can, and whenever Iâ€™m not too tired Cash [Warren, her husband] and I will watch a show, but every night Â’Âœ Â?Â’Ä›ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂ—Â?ÇŻ Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ÂŠ Â?Â˜ÂžÂ?Â‘ Â?Â’Â–ÂŽ Ä™Ä´Â’Â—Â? Â’Â? ÂŠÂ•Â• Â’Â—Ç° Â?Â˜ Â‹ÂŽ honest. Usually my days are, like, every half an hour is taken and I have to eat in meetings, if I even remember to get lunch... And then itâ€™s 7pm and youâ€™re, like, â€œI need to be home right now,â€? and then you get home and itâ€™s a cuddle with the kids and wash your face and put on your pyjamas and then, â€œWait, I have to eat dinner.â€? Last night, I didnâ€™t eat dinner. I just went to bed, because it all just ran so late and I had to be up early, so... JUSTINE: WAS WORKING FROM SUCH A YOUNG AGE PART OF WHY YOUâ€™RE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVER? JESSICA: ÂŽÂŠÂ‘Ç° Â?Â’ÂœÂŒÂ’Â™Â•Â’Â—ÂŽ ÂŠÂ—Â? Â?ÂŽÄ™Â—Â’Â?ÂŽÂ•Â˘ Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ÂŠ Â Â˜Â›Â”Čą
ethic that my father instilled in me, 100 per cent. JUSTINE: AND YOU NEVER WENT DOWN THE WHOLE TEEN STAR ROUTE OF FALLING DRUNK OUT OF CABSâ€Ś JESSICA: I was engaged to someone who was 12 years
JUSTINE: IN MY HOUSE, EVERYTHING LASTS FIVE DAYS. Iâ€™M LIKE, â€œWEâ€™RE DOING A GRATITUDE JOURNAL EVERY NIGHT!â€? AND THEN FIVE DAYS LATER WE NEVER THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN. JESSICA: Yeah, nothing lasts, but you know, the intentions are
Belted dress, $2,990, top, $570, both Â˜Ä´ÂŽÂ?ÂŠ ÂŽÂ—ÂŽÂ?ÂŠ, (02) 9239 0188; on Jessicaâ€™s right hand: chain bracelet, $9,250, Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ Ç Â˜Ç° Â?Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂžÇ˛ Â˜Â— Jessicaâ€™s left hand: leaf ring, $1,150, Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ Ç Â˜Ç° Â?Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂž Â‘Â˜Â?Â˜Â?Â›ÂŠÂ™Â‘Â˘Çą Mike Rosenthal at Tack Artist Group. ÂŠÂ’Â›Çą Jennifer Yepez at The Wall Group. ÂŠÂ”ÂŽÂžÂ™Çą Daniel Martin at The Wall Group using Honest Beauty. ÂŠÂ—Â’ÂŒÂžÂ›ÂŽÇą ÂŽÄ´Â’ÂŽ Davis at The Wall Group
older than me [Dark Angel co-star Michael Weatherly] â€“ he was a grown-up with a kid. Then I was single for eight months before I met my husband, so I didnâ€™t have a lot of time to screw around, and I was careful about my image, you know, I was always cognisant of it. I didnâ€™t rebel against being in the limelight. I knew I was fortunate and I didnâ€™t ever believe the hype. I never thought, like, â€œOh my God, Iâ€™m this famous person.â€? I was always like, â€œTomorrow, this is all going to go away and I need to make the most of it while Iâ€™m here and not screw it up.â€? JUSTINE: WITH THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BRAND, DO YOU HAVE MANY PINCH-YOURSELF MOMENTS? JESSICA: Itâ€™s weird, I donâ€™t. I feel like Iâ€™m so in the weeds and Iâ€™m such a grinder and so
in the moment of the day-to-day â€“ I donâ€™t spend a lot of time removed from it and seeing the birdâ€™s-eye view. But I do pinch myself when I look at my kids and I see who they are as people and the way they think about the world and themselves and Â‘Â˜Â Ç° Â“ÂžÂœÂ?Ç° ÂœÂ ÂŽÂŽÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ˘ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽÇ° ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂœÂ–ÂŠÂ›Â? ÂŠÂœ Â ÂŽÂ•Â•Ç° ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŒÂ˜Â—Ä™Â?ÂŽÂ—Â? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â Â’Â?Â‘ÇŻÇŻÇŻČąÂ—Â˜ČąÂŽÂ?Â˜ÂœÇ°ČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžČą know? They really are good girls, so they make me feel proud. Â‰
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Words and styling: Claudia Jukic. Photography: Jennifer Stenglein; Pierre Toussaint at Vivien’s Creative; Jason Lloyd-Evans; Rodney Macuja and Pablo Martin (still-life)
Dress, $349, Cue, cue.cc
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Fearless adaptor Christopher Bailey l has kept Britainâ€™s most iconic label on the cusp with digital innovation. His latest obsession? Gorgeously old-school craftsmanship
STYLE RENEGADE Christopher Bailey is taking fashion into the future
ince 2001, Christopher Bailey, the famously nice designer with the stillboyish looks and rolling English accent, has rebooted Burberry as a brand ęǯ ǰ ę Ȭ ȬěȬȬ ¢ Ȭ ǻŘŖŖşǼǯ ¡¢ ȃȬ Ȅ ǻŘŖŗŚǼǯ ǰ ǰ ę ¡¢ ȃ ǰ ¢ Ȅ ¢ǯ ¢ǰ ŚŜǰ ę ě ¢ ǯ ¢ ǰ a (beautiful) new focus on slow, considered ǰ ¢ ǯ ¢ says, “It feels like the right moment for something that’s all about authenticity – in ǰ ǰ ǰ ¢ǰ ¡ ǰȄ ¢ ǯ ¢Ȃ ¢ Ȭ ¢ǯ ¢ Ĝ ǰ Ȃ business sides – a period that coincided with a slowdown in the Chinese retail boom that has ¢ ¡¢ Ȯ ¢ ¢ at the helm by former Céline chairman and Ĵǯ ǰ Ĵ ¢ ¢ ǻ Bailey will be renamed president and chief ĜǼǰ ¢ ǰ ȃ ¢ ¢ ¢ ǯǯǯ ¢ and where my strengths are not and where ǯȄ ¢ǰ ǰ ǯ ¢ morning at Horseferry House, Burberry’s ǰ ¢ a small courtyard that was temporarily home to ȱ ȱ ŘǯśȬ £ Ǳ ǰ ǞŜǰŗşśǰ Ȭǰ ǞŗǰŜśŖǰ ǰ ǞřǰŚşśǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŜşśǲ ǰ Ǟŝǰŗşśǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŜşśǲ ǰ ǞŘǰŜşśǰ ǰ ǞŜŗŖǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŖŘśǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŜşśǲ ǰ ǞŘǰŖśŖǰ ǰ ǞŜŗŖǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŜşśǲ ǰ ǞŘǰśşśǰ ǰ ǞřǰŚşśǰ ǰ ǞŗǰŜşśǲ Burberryǰȱǯ¢ǯ
ȃ Ǳ ǻŗşŞřȬŞŚǼȄ ¢ ¢ ǰ ¢Ȃ ¢ ǯ Ȃ intricately tiered sheer lace dresses, while the artist’s swirling pencil and charcoal sketches of ǰ ǯ Ȭ Ĵ ǰ ǰ Ȃ ǰ ę¢ wearable – a uniform that’s both formal and workaday, poetic and practical – yet with ǯ ǰ yet again, the designer’s instinct for consumer Ǳ Ȭ ǰ ¢ hosted Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process, ¡ displayed alongside more than 40 of Moore’s works, with a series of workshops and acoustic ǯ ¢ ¢ ǻ ǰ Ȯ ¢ Ȯ Ǽ ǯ Ȃ part of Bailey’s mission to immerse consumers in Ȯ ǰ ¢ǰ them to broadcast, blog and Snapchat his work, spreading the word further and faster than a few ǯ Ȃ to the current mood at Burberry? CHRISTOPHER BAILEY: He was born in a town ¢ Ȯ ¢ ǯ ǰ ¢ ǽ ¢Ǿ ¢ ǯ ǰ ¢ ǯ ¢ ǵ Ȃ ¢ ȬȬ Ȃ ǯ Ȃ ǰ ȱȱ ȱȱȱȱǯ @ ELLE:
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As opposed to connected in the sense that we use the word now? CB: Technology has become so intrinsic... I’m not so sure it needs as much discussion today. The mood that we’re going into feels more about proper physical experiences: touching, feeling, seeing, creating in a physical world, having an emotional response to something that you’re experiencing in a live way. ELLE: One of the responses to your latest collections is they feel more “designer” – that there’s a directional shift in your work. CB: Ȃ ę¢ Ĵ craft of design, the processes. This is no longer a moment where you can be a generalist. It’s “Where do you put your heart?”. Your heart has to sit somewhere. I’ve always loved creative research and development. And we’re entering a period where that’s actually really important. ELLE: ę time you showed menswear and womenswear ǯ Ě¢ǰ ǰ course, is very relevant today. CB: Historically, as a brand, we’ve always been ę ǯ coat: completely unisex. With this collection, I wanted to do it intentionally and talk about it. ę¢ by men and women. Going back to Moore’s “Mother And Child: Block Seat” – it’s incredibly ¢ Ȭęǯ ¢ǰ when you look, it’s not so obvious. That blurring ě ¡ǰ ě ǰ ě ¡ǰȱ ȱ ¢ȱ something I’m interested in. ELLE:
UPDATED CLASSICS Shape shifting at Burberry’s February collection
LIFE IMITATING ART Henry Moore – the inspiration for the recent collection – at home in 1967 (below); inside the artist’s studio (above)
GRAND FINALE Reproductions of Moore’s works; (below) the couture capes that closed the February show
This shift away from the Burberry tropes – regimental jackets, etc – do you see it as a new chapter? CB: ę¢ǯ ¢ ě ¢ ę ¢ǰ Ȃ ǯ Ȃ ę ǰ Ȃ ǯ ŗś years ago, we were predominantly a licensed ¢ ǯ ¢ back ownership of the company and taking back ǯ ¢ ¢ǯ ǰ ǯ Ȃ ǯ Ȃ ¢ ě ǯ ǰ ¢Ȃ ¡ǰ ¡ Ȯ ¢ǰ ¢ ǯ ǰ ¢ ǰ Ȃ ¢ ǯ ¢ ǰ ǯ ǯ ELLE: Do you think Burberry became too ǵ ě ¢ suggestion that “see now, buy now” would cause ¢ ¢ ǯ CB: Ȃ ǯ Ȃ ¢ǯ ¢ ¢ Ȯ Ȯ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¡¢ȱ Ȭȱ
Photography: Courtesy of Burberry; John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore archive; Imaxtree; Jason Lloyd-Evans. Styling: Karen Clarkson. Hair: Larry King at Streeters. Makeup: Naoko Scintu at The Wall Group. Manicure: Ama Quashie at CLM. Production: Sam Rudd at Pure Creative Management. Fashion assistants: Jonathan Johnson; Zenobia Voegele-Downing
¢ǰ Ȃ ǰ ¢ǯ Řŗǰ ŘŘ ¢ ǰ ǰ ¢ ǯ ¢ ¢ǰ ¡ ǯ Ȃ way anymore, with so many social platforms, ¢ǯ Ȃ ¢ where you tear it out, put it on your fridge and ¢ǰ ȃȂ ¢ ¡ ǯȄ ǰ ǯ Ȃ ¢ ¢ǯ Ȯ ¢ ǰ not an artist – to create something that has an emotional resonance and impact, but also, just ¢ ¢ ¢ Ĵ ¢ ¢ǰ ǯ ǰ ę ǯ Ĵ¢ ȱȱ idea that changing your timetable ¢ ǯ ǯ ELLE: Ȃ ¢ ¢ Ȃ see anticipation as being inherent ¡¢ǵ ǰ ȃ ¢ǰ Ȃ ¡¢ǯȄ CB: Ȃ ¢ ¢ ¢ǰ ȃ Ȃ ǲ ǯ Ȃ ǯȄ ELLE: Going back to the beginning, ¢ Ĵ ¢ awakening to? CB: ¢ understanding of fashion growing ǯ ¢ ǰ Ȭ ǰ ¢ ¡ ǰ ǰ ǯ ę ¢ ¢ ǯ Ȃ ¢ been interested, subconsciously, in design and ęǯǯǯ ǯ ¢Ȃ ǽǾ ǰ ¢ ¢ ǯ ¢ǰ Ȃ ěǯ ¢ to buy trench coats, weirdly – men’s tailoring, ǯ ǰ ȱ ȱ ȱȱ ȱȱȱȱǯ
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ON THE BOTTLE “It’s like we’ve taken the original Flowerbomb grenade and squeezed it so it has become more elongated,” explains Horsting. “It’s like it’s blooming.”
ON THE SCENT “It was the desire to create a little sister for Flowerbomb, something more airy and light, and we quite liked the idea of pomegranate – it smells really good,” Snoeren says.
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1. Find similarities in scents ifÂ you want them to be complementary. IÂ like similar earthy baseÂ notes. The base gives theÂ lasting impression.
avoid combining fragrances from opposite ends of the spectrum. Pick a group and playÂ with the notes in it.
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IN THE AIR
Viktor & Rolfâ€™s latest fragrance utilises an innovative ingredient to put a fresh spin on a beloved favourite
“Flowerbomb Bloom was developed from our desire to create an airy fragrance – one that was synonymous with the burst of fresh ﬂowers and the bloom of spring” VIKTOR HORSTING AND ROLF SNOEREN
he Dutch design duo behind Viktor & Rolf, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, are known for their incomparable creativity and for pushing the limits of fashion. So it’s no surprise they’ve managed to come up with one of the most innovative notes the fragrance industry has seen in years for their latest scent: air. Flowerbomb Bloom, an updated take on the much-loved Flowerbomb fragrance that’s been a bestseller since it was launched in 2005, has a distinctive fresh new tone thanks to the presence of a groundbreaking molecule called “Liquid Living Air” – a re-creation of the scent captured at the top of the mountain ranges in the Paciﬁc Northwest in the US. Combined with notes of pomegranate, mandarin, vanilla and patchouli, the result maintains Flowerbomb’s iconic bouquet of fresh ﬂowers but with a breezy and invigorating yet sensual new feel. “We wanted to create a fresher version of Flowerbomb, one that maintained the essence of the original, but is more airy and with an added infusion of ﬂowers,” Horsting and Snoeren explain. “The addition of pomegranate adds a sparkle.” The new scent also called for a new bottle. Flowerbomb Bloom sees the original Flowerbomb diamond grenade reinterpreted as a more slender, feminine ﬂacon, elongated towards the sky as if it’s blossomed. It’s all part of the overall feel of the fragrance that symbolises growth and renewal – one that’s guaranteed to bring the invigorating feel of spring to even the coldest of winter days.
IN B LO O M Groundbreaking new notes are at the heart of Viktor & Rolf ’s Flowerbomb Bloom FROM THE TOP: Notes of pomegranate, bergamot and mandarin give the fragrance a juicy and sparkling opening. HEA RT A N D SO UL : Like a breath of fresh mountain air, a pure air molecule creates a refreshing, uplifting tone, elevating the scent’s thousand-ﬂower heart and pushing the boundaries of traditional fragrance as only the Viktor & Rolf brand knows how. TO UC H BASE: Hints of musk, vanilla and patchouli round out the fragrance, making it strong and memorable. From $85 for 30ml; available at davidjones.com.au and myer.com.au
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FRANCE IS THE HOME OF CLASSIC FRAGRANCE, BUT INNOVATION IS POPPING UP EVERYWHERE FROM THE BIG APPLE TO OUR OWN BACKYARD
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Given the expansive geography and diverse flora of this Great Southern Land, it might be surprising to know that perfumery in Australia is only just now hitting its hot button. Thanks to a few clever minds (and noses), we’re going from the sunburnt country to the smells-great country. Dimitri Weber created Goldfield & Banks as a tribute to his adopted home. “I’ve always been intrigued that Australia has no fragrances despite the fact that it produces all the essences you can dream off. There’s aromatic lavender and bboronia to be found in Tasmania, pepper, gardenia, woods, pods and incredible vanilla in Queensland – my aim is to tell that story to the world,” he says. Weber worked with a group of French expats liv iving Down Under to create a concise collection of scents, each anchored by a local hero ingredient. He even cites the region that the ingredient comes from on each bottle, like Desert Rosewood from the Central Highlands of Victoria or Blue Cypress from Kakadu. Founder of South Australianborn One Seed, Liz Cook, agrees that the uniqueness of our landscape has an effect on what we’re bottling. “Being in Australia allows me to be open to many
different experiences in weather, climate, culture and seasons. We have the privilege of knowing what it smells like to be in snow, in the desert, on the beach, in the forest and in the tropics. We have the pleasure of experiencing so many different cultures with the sights, sounds and aromas all
affecting the senses,” she says. Studio Senteurs and Van Der Faun are other boutique Australian fragrance houses crafting addictive scents from natural ingredients. Like fashion, fragrance here is getting sophisticated. There’s more to us than the “Aussie” and the “Oi”. What a relief.
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DON’T KNOW WHICH NEW EAU TO GO FOR? DECIDE IF YOU WANT A LITTLE SALT OR A LITTLE SPICE. THESE FRAGRANCES ARE A STUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE
¢· ǰ $155 for 80ml, ȱ, ¢ǯǯ Sweet (with vanilla), but with an edge (that’s the salt)ǯ
J’adore In Joy, $135 for 50ml, , (02) 9295 9022 The hint of salt makes the floral scent feel more modern.
Reveal, $90 for 50ml, ȱ , 1800 812 663 The salty note is designed to mimic skin. Wear at own risk.
Clémentine California, $180 for 100ml, ȱ, (02) 8002 4488 Pepper and star anise give this a little kick kick.
ȱǰȱ $150 for 50ml, , 1800 812 663 It’s floral but earthy, like blooms gone wild on the forest floor. floor
ȱǰȱ $128 for 50ml, ȱȱ ³, ǯǯ An ext nza of ds and ice.
Fragrance houses hailing from Italy aren’t a novel concept – Acqua Di Parma has been around for more than 100 years – but the land of chic women and steaming bowls of pasta is having something of a renaissance in modern perfumery, with a slew of fresh picks. Altaia’s first fragrance line, Eau d’Italie, was created as an homage to co-founder Marina Sersale’s childhood on the Amalfi Coast. “The terrace of the Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano had green hand-painted tiles, which had a subtle mineral smell when they warmed up under the summer sun. So we made that heated terracotta the heart of the
BEAUTY fragrance, then added a whiff of frankincense from the church and wildflowers from the nearby mountains,” she explains. The brand’s latest is Ombú, a spicy combo of pepper, cedar and amber. Acca Kappa’s newbie, Idillio, is a complex concentration of rose, sage, cedar and sandalwood. Italian fragrances, much like the country’s most famous beauties Monica Bellucci and Carla Bruni, have a grown-up sexiness and sophistication to them. They’re about full-force femininity without any apologies, tinged by sweetness. Girl power? Try woman power.
The pulsating energy of the world’s most vivacious city has long been fashion fodder, but it serves up plenty of sparks that can be bottled, too. With a long history of international immigration, ethnic diversity and considerable density (there are currently 8.5 million residents), you can rely on NYC to be predictably unpredictable when it comes to fragrance creation. New line Nomenclature is a modern kind of fragrance house. “Nomenclature is all about New York,” says co-founder Carlos Quintero. “When you live in such a cosmopolitan city, you get to sample the whole world in about 300 square miles. That offers not only an infinite source of inspiration but also a clear understanding of personal space. So our approach is to be innovative and mindful of each other’s olfactive space.” Rather than romantic musings on raw ingredients from far-flung places, the brand celebrates the best notes
ĝȏǰǰȱ $240 for 100ml, Nomenclature, mecca.com.au
Composition No.6, $121 for 75ml, Joya, net-a-porter.com
Idillio, $130 for 50ml, Acca Kappa, saison.com.au
Ombú, $277 for 100ml, Altaia, mecca.com.au
Peonia Nobile Limited Edition, $240 for 100ml, Acqua Di Parma, davidjones.com.au
crafted in the laboratory, and houses each scent in a bottle shaped like a flask straight out of chemistry class. “We celebrate the synthetic molecules that changed modern perfumery with their transparency, luminosity and iridescence. These were the molecules that made possible ‘skin’ fragrances: those beautiful scents that stay close to your skin, gliding slowly around you, for your own pleasure and those with special access to your personal space,” Quintero says. Brooklyn-born (and made) fragrance house Joya bottles its sweet eaus with no glass or spray. The concentrated oils are encased in porcelain and designed to be dabbed onto pulse points from a pointed stopper, and the effect is somehow so old-fashioned that it’s new again. Commodity Goods, from its HQ in NYC, produces scents designed to be combined and cocktailed, for you to find your own. Its latest standout is Vetiver, made with organically farmed, fair trade vetiver oil from Haiti. @
Vetiver, $180 for 100ml, Commodity Goods, sephora.com.au ELLE.COM.AU / @ELLEAUS
C H E M I C A L A T T R A C T I O N IN AN ERA OF NATURAL AND RAW EVERYTHING, THE PERFUME BUSINESS IS STAGING A LUXURIOUS REBELLION: SHOWCASING SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS IN ALL THEIR MAGICAL GLORY. APRIL LONG INVESTIGATES
1889: ȱ ěȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱȱ ȱȱȃȱ¢ȱȄȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱȱ ȱȱȱȱŝŘȱ¢ǯȱ ȱ ȱȱȱǯȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ ȱȱȱ Ȃȱ ¢ǰȱȱęȱȱ ȱȱȱ¢ȱȱȱȱȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ěȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¢ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ǯȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȃȱ ȱȱȱȂȱǰȱ¢ȱ ȱ ȱȱ¢ȱĚ ǯ
¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¡ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ –ȱ ǰȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ¢ǰȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ Ȭ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ –ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ęȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¡ȱ ȱ ȱ¢ȱȱ¡ǯȱȱȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ǰȱ ȱ Ě¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱȱȱȱȱ–ȱȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ¢Ȭȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¡ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱ ȱȱǯ ȃ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ǰȄȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȭ¡ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ǯȱ ȃ ¢ǰȱ Ȃȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰ ¢ ǰ ¢ ǚśǰ ¢ ǯȄ
ORIGINAL SYNTH For CHANEL N°5 L’Eau, the reimagining of Coco’s classic, perfumer Olivier Polge enhanced the orange-peel effect of the scent’s famously fresh aldehydes. “Each natural oil and synthetic molecule has a different aesthetic,” he says.
ǚśȱȂǰȱǞŗŜŚȱ ȱśŖǰȱChanelǰȱ ŗřŖŖȱŘŚŘȱŜřś
ȱȱȱ ǰȱȱȱȱȱ ęȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ǯȱ Ȃȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱ ęȱȱȱȱ –ȱȱǰȱȬȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȃȱ ȱ –ȱ ȱ ȱ ȂȱȱȱȱŗşŜŜǯȱ¢ȱȂȱ ¢ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱǰȱȱȱ ȱȱ¢ǰȱ ȱȃȱȄǰȱ ȱȱȱȱ ŗşşŘǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȂşŖȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ǰȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ¢ȂȱȱȂȱȂ¢ǯ
BEAUTY â€œPeople tend to think that perfumes are made from three or four things, like rose, patchouli and sandalwood, because those are the main notes,â€? Flores-Roux says, â€œbut a perfume on average has between 40 and 60 ingredients. And, generally speaking, synthetics are present at about 70 per cent and naturals at 30 per cent.â€? Despite their ÂœÂ’Â?Â—Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽČą ÂŠÂ—Â?Čą ÂžÂ‹Â’ÂšÂžÂ’Â?Â˘Ç°Čą Â?Â‘ÂŽČą ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ–Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•ÂœČą Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą shape our beloved scents have long been shrouded in mystery â€“ and even regarded with a degree of suspicion: are they necessary? Only recently â€“ somewhat ironically, in these green-minded times â€“ a new generation of perfumers have become outspoken about their use of and appreciation for synthetics, just as fragrance brands have begun to emerge that proudly broadcast lab-concocted notes as their raison dâ€™ĂŞtre. â€œWeâ€™ve been using synthetics for 150 years, and for 150 years no-one has talked about it,â€? says Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent. ČƒČą Ä™Â—Â?Čą Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ?Čą Â?Â˜Čą Â‹ÂŽČą ÂœÂžÂŒÂ‘Čą ÂŠČą Â•ÂŠÂŒÂ”Čą Â˜Â?Čą ÂŒÂ˜ÂžÂ›ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÇŻČ„Čą Contrary to popular belief, says Arquiste founder Carlos Huber, engineered ingredients are not inherently inferior to botanical extracts. â€œQuality is quality. There are bad synthetics and there are good synthetics, just as there are good naturals and bad naturals. Itâ€™s all about how theyâ€™re used.â€? Synthetic aroma molecules are mostly ginned up in the top-secret labs of the handful of corporations responsible for manufacturing the majority of perfumes sold today, each of Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘Čą ÂŽÂ–Â™Â•Â˜Â˘ÂœČą ÂŠČą Â‹ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ›Â˘Čą Â˜Â?Čą Â‘ČŹÂ Â’ÂŽÂ•Â?Â’Â—Â?Čą scientists whose job it is to disassemble and reassemble chemical bonds and reconstruct Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ–Čą Â’Â—Čą Â—ÂŽÂ Čą ÂŒÂ˜Â—Ä™Â?ÂžÂ›ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÂœÇŻČą Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ?Â’Â–ÂŽÂœČą Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ˘Čą know precisely what theyâ€™re looking for â€“ a more radiant citrus, for example â€“ but in many instances theyâ€™re simply experimenting to see what lucky results may occur. â€œColumbus left to discover a route to India but ended up in America,â€? says Anubhav Narula, research director for fragrance ingredients at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). â€œA scientist may design a molecule to make a rose but end up with a jasmine.â€? In general, these lab creations take three Â?Â˜Â›Â–ÂœÇŻČą Â‘ÂŽČą Ä™Â›ÂœÂ?Čą ÂŠÂ›ÂŽČą Â—ÂŠÂ?ÂžÂ›ÂŽČŹÂ’Â?ÂŽÂ—Â?Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•Ç°Čą Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘Čą means theyâ€™re engineered versions of the exact same molecules that exist in nature. The second begin with a natural raw material that is in some way manipulated into something else (vetiveryl acetate, a chemically
Last year, Mr Ford expanded his unisex offering with a collection of â€œgreenâ€? scents. TOM FORD Vert Dâ€™Encens is greener than a Christmas tree farm, but there is synthetic smoke and leather added, which makes it sophisticated.
Vert Dâ€™Encens, $340 for 50ml, Tom Ford, davidjones.com.au
â€œIso E Super is one of the most used ingredients worldwide because it makes every fragrance better, whether itâ€™s for floor cleaner, soap, dishwashing liquid or body lotion,â€? German perfumer Geza Schoen says. ESCENTRIC MOLECULESâ€™ groundbreaking Molecule 01, comprised entirely of Iso E Super, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Molecule 01, $118 for 100ml, Escentric Molecules, mecca.com.au
transformed vetiver that smells sweeter than the actual plant, is a common example). And Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â?Â‘Â’Â›Â? ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ Â–ÂŠÂ—ČŹÂ–ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ Â?Â›Â˜Â– ÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ›Â? Â?Â˜ Ä™Â—Â’ÂœÂ‘ÇŻ When a fragrance house devises a new molecule, it becomes what is called a â€œcaptiveâ€?, a proprietary ingredient that can only be used by perfumers who work for that company until the patent expires. These exclusive creations are valuable assets, providing an edge over other perfumers. When I visit the NYC headquarters of IFF, ÂœÂŽÂ—Â’Â˜Â› Â&#x;Â’ÂŒÂŽČŹÂ™Â›ÂŽÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÂ—Â? Ä™Â—ÂŽ Â?Â›ÂŠÂ?Â›ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽ Â™ÂŽÂ›Â?ÂžÂ–ÂŽÂ› Yves Cassar ushers me into the fragrance Â•ÂŠÂ‹Ç° Â Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â‘ÂžÂ—Â?Â›ÂŽÂ?Âœ Â˜Â? ÂœÂ–ÂŠÂ•Â• Â‹Â˜Ä´Â•ÂŽÂœ ÂŒÂ›Â˜Â Â? Â?Â•ÂŠÂœÂœ ÂœÂ‘ÂŽÂ•Â&#x;ÂŽÂœÇŻ ÂŽ Â ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂœ ÂŠ ÂœÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŽÂœ Â˜Â? Â‹Â•Â˜Ä´ÂŽÂ›Âœ under my nose: cashmeran, which gives Donna Karanâ€™s Cashmere Mist its seductive smoothness, is woody, soft, almost undetectable; galaxolide, a synthetic musk created by IFF chemists in 1965 that became Â™Â˜Â™ÂžÂ•ÂŠÂ› ÂŠÂ?Â?ÂŽÂ› Â’Â?Âœ ÂžÂœÂŽ Â’Â— Ă§Â&#x;ÂŠÂ— ÂžÂœÂ” Â˜Â› ÂŽÂ— Â’Â— 1973, is so velvety and animalic itâ€™s like smelling warm fur; the individual aldehydes Â’Â— Â‘ÂŠÂ—ÂŽÂ• ÇšĹ› Â‹ÂžÂ›ÂœÂ? Â˜Ä› Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â™ÂŠÂ™ÂŽÂ› Â Â’Â?Â‘ a sparkling vivacity that, if rendered in cartoon form, would be depicted by a surge of stars or tiny suns shooting up my nostrils. ÂŠÂ˘Â–Â˜Â—Â? ÂŠÄ´ÂœÇ° Â?Â˜ÂžÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ› Â˜Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂžÂ›ÂŠ ÂŽ Parfum line of perfumes, says lab-made notes allow him to bring â€œtextureâ€? to his creations. â€œIf I want to convey sensuality, the feeling of skin or a soft caress that gives you goosebumps, how do I do that? I use synthetics.â€? They can ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ— Â‹ÂŽ ÂžÂœÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜ Â‘ÂŽÂ’Â?Â‘Â?ÂŽÂ— Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂŽÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?Âœ Â˜Â? ÂœÂ˜Â–ÂŽ naturals, making them smell more, well, natural. Rose oil, for example, doesnâ€™t really smell like roses â€“ Â’Â? ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â&#x;ÂŽÂ˘Âœ Â‹Â’Ä´ÂŽÂ› ÂŽÂŠÂ›Â?Â‘Â’Â—ÂŽÂœÂœ rather than the luscious scent we get when we smell the bloom in the air. To re-create a true Â—Â˜ÂœÂŽČŹÂ?Â˜ČŹÂ™ÂŽÂ?ÂŠÂ• ÂŽÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?Ç° ÂŠ Â™ÂŽÂ›Â?ÂžÂ–ÂŽÂ› Â˜Â?Â?ÂŽÂ— Â‘ÂŠÂœ Â?Â˜ ÂŽÂ–Â™Â•Â˜Â˘ ÂŠ Â•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽ ÂœÂ•ÂŽÂ’Â?Â‘Â? Â˜Â? Â‘ÂŠÂ—Â?ÇŻ Čƒ Â™Â›ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÂ› Â?Â˜ Â Â˜Â›Â” Â Â’Â?Â‘ ÄšÂ˜Â ÂŽÂ›Âœ Â›ÂŽÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂœÂ?Â’Â?ÂžÂ?ÂŽ myself,â€? Laurent says. â€œItâ€™s not being a perfumer to make jasmine with jasmine absolute. I think itâ€™s more interesting to create gardenia without gardenia. Itâ€™s like the impressionists, who wanted to paint the emotion of being in nature. Itâ€™s the job of the perfumer to give the feeling of nature without the presence of nature.â€? One misconception about manufactured notes is that theyâ€™re cheap, and therefore more likely to be used in great quantities in, ÂœÂŠÂ˘Ç° ÂŠ Â‹ÂžÂ?Â?ÂŽÂ? ÂœÂ™Â›Â’Äľ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— Â’Â— ÂŠ Â˜Â– Â˜Â›Â? ÂŽÂŠÂžÇŻ This isnâ€™t necessarily the case, says @
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BEAUTY Firmenich senior perfumer Frank Voelkl, who has created scents for Le Labo and Nomenclature as well as Avon and Paris Hilton. â€œOf course, there are natural ingredients that are extremely expensive, so the use of molecules can be very helpful when you work in a low-cost range,â€? he says. â€œBut itâ€™s also true that some molecules can be extremely expensive. We have woody molecules that cost more than cedar or patchouli oil. The reality is that whether youâ€™re working in high-end premium fragrances, niche or mass market, youâ€™re using a combination because you need both.â€? But perhaps the biggest criticism of lab-concocted molecules comes from a suspicion that theyâ€™re in some way unsafe to inhale or use on the skin â€“ and a general distrust of products with lengthy, multisyllabic ingredient lists. However, commercially sold fragrances are now more highly monitored than ever before. In fact, several ingredients Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ— Â™ÂžÂ•Â•ÂŽÂ? Â?Â›Â˜Â– Â™ÂŽÂ›Â?ÂžÂ–ÂŽÂ›ÂœČ‚ Â™ÂŠÂ•ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂœ Â’Â— recent years, including both naturals (notably, and controversially, oakmoss, which required the reformulation of such classics as Chanel NÂ°5) and synthetics. Now, new molecules are subject to such rigorous testing for toxicity and biodegradability that it can take years to obtain approval for their use. ČƒÂ˘Â—Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ?Â’ÂŒÂœ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ ÂœÂ’Â–Â™Â•Â’Ä™ÂŽÂ? Â–Â˜Â•ÂŽÂŒÂžÂ•ÂŽÂœÇ°Č„ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ Carlos Quintero, co-founder of chemicalbased fragrance line Nomenclature. â€œ[Perfumers] can purify them until they get a well-tested, non-allergenic molecule. With naturals, there are many more elements that can cause allergies because they are more ÂŒÂ˜Â–Â™Â•ÂŽÂĄÇŻ ÂœÂ˘Â—Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ?Â’ÂŒ Â–ÂŠÂ˘ Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Ä™Â&#x;ÂŽ possibilities, but a natural may have 1,000.â€? â€œThere are 26 potential allergens that we have to list on the back of our boxes, and 18 of Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ– ÂŠÂ›ÂŽ Â—ÂŠÂ?ÂžÂ›ÂŠÂ•Ç°Č„ ÂŠÄ´Âœ ÂœÂŠÂ˘ÂœÇŻ ČƒÂ?Č‚Âœ Â—Â˜Â? Â•Â’Â”ÂŽ Â˜Â—ÂŽ Â’Âœ Â‹ÂŽÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÇŻ Â‘ÂŽÂœÂŽ ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ–Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•Âœ go through a lot of testing. We wouldnâ€™t be using them if they werenâ€™t safe. I think one of our biggest problems as an industry is that we havenâ€™t educated the consumer about what they really are.â€? One step in that direction: perfume brands are beginning to make the case that some synthetics are actually more eco-friendly than naturals. Natural musk, which once had to be extracted â€“ with fatal consequences â€“ from the unfortunate musk deer, is now illegal, as is civet (thankfully, no longer derived from the
YVES SAINT LAURENT used the lab to capture the essence of the datura or angelâ€™s trumpet flower, renowned for its hallucinogenic effect and propensity to release the scent only at night.
Mon Paris, $150 for 50ml, Yves Saint Laurent, Ĺ—Ĺ™Ĺ–Ĺ–ČąĹœĹ›Ĺ—ČąĹ&#x;Ĺ&#x;Ĺ—
HERMĂˆSâ€™ Galop dâ€™HermĂ¨s, aÂ commingling of rose and leather, was built around the warm, spicy safraleine molecule.
Galop dâ€™HermĂ¨s, ÇžĹ™Ĺ—Ĺ›ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąĹ›Ĺ–Â–Â•Ç°Čą HermĂ¨s, hermes.com
For Modern Muse Nuit, ESTĂ‰E LAUDER employed an artificial version of patchouli, called clearwood, which helps the note have clarity.
Modern Muse Nuit, $145 for 50ml, EstĂŠe Lauder, Ĺ—ĹžĹ–Ĺ– Ĺ–ĹœĹ— Ĺ™Ĺ˜Ĺœ
anal glands of an exotic cat), and endangered crops, such as rosewood, can be protected by using molecular facsimiles. â€œSynthetic raw Â–ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŠÂ•ÂœČąÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽČąÂžÂœČąÂŒÂ˜Â—Ä™Â?ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽČąÂ’Â—ČąÂœÂžÂœÂ?ÂŠÂ’Â—ÂŠÂ‹Â’Â•Â’Â?Â˘Čą â€“ knowing where and how they were made and what exactly is in them,â€? Flores-Roux says. â€œYour essence of orange or sandalwood may be adulterated or not the best quality. It might not even be the plant it claims to be.â€? â€œI think sustainability is really important in a discussion of synthetics,â€? Huber says. â€œItâ€™s where the future will be. A lot of naturals ÂŒÂ˜Â–ÂŽČą Â?Â›Â˜Â–Čą ÂŒÂ˜Â—ÄšÂ’ÂŒÂ?ČŹÂ›Â’Â?Â?ÂŽÂ—Čą ÂŠÂ›ÂŽÂŠÂœČą Â˜Â›Čą ÂŠÂ›ÂŽČą irresponsibly sourced.â€? Pop, Stella McCartneyâ€™s most recent juice, utilised a simulated tuberose Â—Â˜Â?ÂŽČą Â›ÂŠÂ?Â‘ÂŽÂ›Čą Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ—Čą ÂœÂŠÂŒÂ›Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŽČą Â?Â‘ÂŽČą Ĺ™Ç°ĹœĹ–Ĺ–Čą ÄšÂ˜Â ÂŽÂ›ÂœČą Â’Â?Čą would take to produce a single gram of the natural absolute. The company was also able Â?Â˜ČąÂŒÂ•ÂŠÂ’Â–ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŠÂ?ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘ČąĹ˜Ç°Ĺ›Ĺ–Ĺ–ČąÂ‹Â˜Ä´Â•ÂŽÂœČąÂ˜Â?ČąÂ?Â›ÂŠÂ?Â›ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽČą produced, one sandalwood tree was saved thanks to the use of a synthetic substitute. After having been, for so long, the unappreciated chorus of perfumery, synthetics are beginning to take the starring role. This began with Escentric Molecules, a brand founded in 2006 by German perfumer Geza Schoen, who realised that many of his favourite fragrances â€“ including Diorâ€™s Fahrenheit and LancĂ´meâ€™s TrĂŠsor â€“ featured extremely high doses of a cedary, musky molecule called Iso E Super, which is used in some proportion in virtually every commercial scent. â€œIt kind of amalgamates everything together and adds that sparkling woody thing that you canâ€™t get with any other ingredient,â€? Quintero says. Schoen decided to try the synthetic on its own, and the result, Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, an eau comprised entirely of Iso E Super, became a runaway hit. He followed this with Molecule 02 â€“ the â€œtobacco-y, amber-y, mineralâ€? ambroxan â€“ ÂŠÂ—Â?ČąÂ˜Â•ÂŽÂŒÂžÂ•ÂŽČąĹ–Ĺ™Čąâ€“ the â€œalmost grapefruit-likeâ€? vetiveryl acetate. â€œI thought Molecule 01 would be for extreme creative types,â€? Schoen says, â€œbut now itâ€™s everywhere. Women, men, old people, young people. Someone even keeps sending me pictures of a dog that goes nuts when he smells it.â€? Nomenclature, the molecule-centric line launched in 2015, turned the spotlight on four of the 20th centuryâ€™s groundbreaking aroma ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ–Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•ÂœČąÂ Â’Â?Â‘ČąÂ’Â?ÂœČąÄ™Â›ÂœÂ?ČąÂ?Â˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂœÂŒÂŽÂ—Â?ÂœČą â€“ the white musk Helvetolide, the hedione-like Paradisone, the woody Iso E Super-type molecule @
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C O M I N G IF YOU LIKE THE NEW STUFF BETTER THAN THE OLD STUFF, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. THESE NEXT-GEN SCENTS TURNED OUT TO BE MORE POPULAR THAN THE ORIGINALS THEY’RE BASED ON
ǰ ǞŗŘŘ śŖǰ Salvatore Ferragamoǰ ŗŞŖŖ ŘŚŗ ŖşŘ Sweeter than a blackberry pie on your birthday, this dark, mysterious version of Ferragamo’s Signorina scent was three times as popular as the original.
ǰ ǞŗŜś śŖǰȱ Yves Saint Laurent, ŗřŖŖ Ŝśŗ şşŗ This modern take on the spicy ’70s hit, Opium, was 2016’s sixth most popular perfume in the country.
ǰ ǞŘŖř şŖǰ Bulgariǰ ¢ǯǯ With the popularity of rose-gold accessories comes the rise of the feminine rosy-musk scent – it nearly doubled the sales of the original Goldea scent on which it’s based.
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·ǰ ǞŗŜŖ şŖǰ Narciso Rodriguez, ǯǯ It’s a musky, gentler sister to the balls-to-the-wall sexiness of the original Narciso scent, and it’s beloved even more.
ǰ ǞŗŖŗ śŖǰ Lancôme, ŗřŖŖ Ŝśŗ şşŗ The new, more floral edition of Lancôme’s famous La Vie Est Belle scent (this one has added freesia, mimosa and violet) outranks its popular predecessor.
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Because often parents are forgotten - and minds are lost - in the new-baby craziness, this feature allows you to schedule your own personal parent reminders. From breast pumping to doctor’s appointments, sleep schedules and more, it does the reminding so you don’t have to.
Mum’s health has not been forgotten with the Mum + Bub smartband. Just like regular ﬁtness trackers, it shows steps, distance and calories, while also tracking your weight, exercise and hydration, making it even easier to look after yourself when you need it the most.
Mum + Bub Smartband Exclusive to Harvey Norman This is the kind of technology that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it. A clever collaboration between Striiv and Project Nursery, they’ve really thought of everything. It tracks every stage, from pregnancy - where it monitors the baby’s movements, plus reminds you of doctor’s appointments (a god send for baby brain!), to after birth – where it gives weight monitoring, feeding reminders, plus you can even set alerts for everything from nappy changes to baby sleep schedules.
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BENEATH Could your chronic health woes be put down to a case of an intestinal parasite? There’s a good chance the answer is yes
here are certain ailments guaranteed to bring out the heebie-jeebies. Nits and ticks, for example, are sure to send a shiver down your spine as you imagine the crawling microcreatures sucking your blood and laying eggs while nestled in your hair or burrowed into your skin. But these creepy intruders are at least on the outside, visible and treatable. It’s easy to forget our bodies play host to countless internal living microorganisms, including something you may never suspect: parasites.
FIT CLUB ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂœÂ•ÂŽÂŽÂ™Çź Â’Âœ ÂœÂ™ÂŽÂŒÂ’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ•Â•Â˘ ÂœÂŽÂ—ÂœÂ’Â?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?Â˜ ÂŠÂ—Â˘ ÂŒÂ˜Â–Â™Â›Â˜Â–Â’ÂœÂŽ Â?Â˜ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â?Â’Â?ÂŽÂœÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ ÂœÂ˘ÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ–Ç° Â Â‘Â’Â•ÂŽ Â’Â—ÄšÂŠÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â— Â’Â— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â?ÂžÂ? ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â•ÂŽÂŠÂ? Â?Â˜ Â’Â—ÄšÂŠÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â— ÂŽÂ•ÂœÂŽÂ Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÇ° Â?Â›Â˜Â– Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂœÂ”Â’Â— ÇťÂ?Â˜Â? ÂŠÂ— ÂŽÂŒÂŁÂŽÂ–ÂŠ Â˜Â› Â™ÂœÂ˜Â›Â’ÂŠÂœÂ’Âœ ÄšÂŠÂ›ÂŽČŹÂžÂ™ÇľÇź Â?Â˜ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‹Â›ÂŠÂ’Â—Ç° ÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂ’Â—Â? mental distress, depression, anxiety and cognitive Â?Â’ÂœÂ˜Â›Â?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇŻ Â‘ÂŠÂ? ÂŒÂ‘Â›Â˜Â—Â’ÂŒ Â?ÂŠÂ?Â’Â?ÂžÂŽ Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â&#x;ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ— Â‹ÂŠÄ´Â•Â’Â—Â?Çľ Â˜Â—ÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÂ› Â?ÂŽÄ´Â’Â—Â? ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂŒÂ”ÂŽÂ? Â?Â˜Â› ÂŠ Â™ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÇŻ Â™Â›Â˜Â™ÂŽÂ› Â?Â’ÂŠÂ?Â—Â˜ÂœÂ’Âœ Â?Â‘Â›Â˜ÂžÂ?Â‘ ÂŠ ÇťÂŠÂ—Â? Â˘ÂŽÂœÇ° Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â•Â• have to provide a poo sample) will likely lead to Sure, hygiene standards may be high in Australia, ÂŠ Â›Â˜ÂžÂ—Â? Â˜Â? ÂœÂ?Â›Â˜Â—Â? 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(found in tiny snails in lakes and brackish water) and foods such as yoghurt, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, spirochetes (bacteria that causes syphilis and Lyme Â”ÂŽÄ™Â› ÂŠÂ—Â? Â”Â˜Â–Â‹ÂžÂŒÂ‘ÂŠ ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â‘ÂŽÂ•Â™ Â‹Â˜Â˜ÂœÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂ—ÂŽÄ™ÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ• disease that are so tiny they canâ€™t be seen with the bacteria in your gut, keeping the digestive system Â—ÂŠÂ”ÂŽÂ? ÂŽÂ˘ÂŽÇźÇŻ Â˜Â–ÂŽ ÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂœÂžÂ–ÂŽ Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› Â—ÂžÂ?Â›Â’ÂŽÂ—Â?ÂœČą Â•ÂŽÂŠÂ&#x;Â’Â—Â?Čą healthy and boosting immunity, you unable to put on weight, which is especially important feeling lethargic and always following an infection,â€? says Â‘ÂžÂ—Â?Â›Â˘Ç° Â Â‘Â’Â•ÂŽ Â˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›Âœ Â Â’Â•Â• Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ? Â˜Ä› â€œTHINK OF naturopath and Swisse expert your blood cells, leading to anaemia, PARASITES Â‘ÂŽÂ›Â˘Â• Â˜Â˜Â?Â–ÂŠÂ—ÇŻ ČƒÂŠÂ?Â’Â—Â? Â?Â˜Â˜Â?Âœ and others still will lay eggs, AS LIKE containing prebiotics â€“ such as ÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂ’Â—Â? Â’Â?ÂŒÂ‘Â’Â—ÂŽÂœÂœ ÂŠÂ—Â? Â’Â—ÂœÂ˜Â–Â—Â’ÂŠÇŻ onions, garlic and artichokes â€“ can ČƒÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÂœ ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â•Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â’Â— Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽ ÂŽÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ ÂŠÂœ Â ÂŽÂ•Â•Ç° ÂŠÂœ Â?Â‘ÂŽÂœÂŽ Â?Â˜Â˜Â?Âœ intestines for years without causing Â‘ÂŽÂ•Â™ Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Č Â?Â˜Â˜Â?Č‚ Â‹ÂŠÂŒÂ?ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŠÇŻČ„ symptoms, making it hard to , Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚Âœ ÂŠÂ•ÂœÂ˜ ÂŠ Â‘Â˜Â•Â’ÂœÂ?Â’ÂŒ Â?Â›ÂŽÂŠÂ?Â–ÂŽÂ—Â? pinpoint exactly when and how the BUT ON YOUR for parasites thatâ€™s been devised infection took place,â€? says Robbie INSIDES. Clark, dietitian and co-founder Â‹Â˘ Â› Â’Â—Â?ÂŠ ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŠÂœÂ?ÂŽÂ›Ç° ÂŠÂ— American naturopathic physician Â˜Â? Â‘ÂŽ ÂŽÂŠÂ•Â?Â‘Â•Â’Â—Â’ÂŒÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂžÇŻ ČƒÂ•ÂžÂœÇ° â€? ÂŠÂ—Â? Â‘Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ˜Â™ÂŠÂ?Â‘ÇŻ ÂŠÂœÂŽÂ? Â˜Â— ÂŠÂ— even when symptoms are ancient treatment for worms that present, a parasite can often be involved submerging a patient in misdiagnosed as signs are diverse milk, Lancaster developed a goat-milk cleanse that is ÂŠÂ—Â? Â?Â›ÂŽÂšÂžÂŽÂ—Â?Â•Â˘ Â–Â’Â–Â’ÂŒ ÂŒÂ˜Â–Â–Â˜Â— Â?ÂŠÂœÂ?Â›Â˜ Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻČ„ accompanied by a vermifuge of anti-parasitic herbs, ÂœÂ?ÂžÂ?Â˘ ÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?ÂžÂŒÂ?ÂŽÂ? Â‹Â˘ Â?Â‘ÂŽ ÂŽÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ›Âœ Â˜Â› Â’ÂœÂŽÂŠÂœÂŽ Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘ ÂœÂ‘ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂ•Â’ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂœ ÂŽÂ›ÂŠÂ?Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â™ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÇŻ Â‘ÂŽ Â?Â˜ÂŠÂ? Â˜Â—Â?Â›Â˜Â• Â—Â? Â›ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ—Â?Â’Â˜Â— Â?Â˜ÂžÂ—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ? Â–Â˜Â›ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŠÂ— milk lures the parasite out of the gut lining (they 60 million Americans were unknowingly infected with Â•Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?ÂŠÂ’Â›Â˘ÇźÇ° ÂŠÂ•Â•Â˜Â Â’Â—Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‘ÂŽÂ›Â‹Âœ Â?Â˜ Â?ÂŠÂ”ÂŽ ÂŽÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?ÇŻ Â‘Â’Â•ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽ the Toxoplasma gondii parasite alone â€“ thatâ€™s 20 per cent cleanse isnâ€™t standard practice, itâ€™s still a promising Â˜Â? Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â™Â˜Â™ÂžÂ•ÂŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ Â—Â ÂŠÂœÂ‘ÂŽÂ? Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÂ?ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽÂœÇ° ÂžÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ›ÂŒÂ˜Â˜Â”ÂŽÂ? ÂŠÂ•Â?ÂŽÂ›Â—ÂŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?Â˜ ÂŠÂ—Â?Â’Â‹Â’Â˜Â?Â’ÂŒÂœÇŻ meat, a dirty bathroom or an infected pet â€“ there are Â›ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ—Â?Â’Â˜Â— Â’ÂœÇ° Â˜Â? ÂŒÂ˜ÂžÂ›ÂœÂŽÇ° Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂœÂ? Â–ÂŽÂŠÂœÂžÂ›ÂŽÇŻ Â?Â’ÂŒÂ”Â’Â—Â? a variety of ways parasites can enter the body and Â?Â˜ Â‹Â˜Ä´Â•ÂŽÂ? Â ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ› Â Â‘ÂŽÂ— Â?Â›ÂŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ•Â•Â’Â—Â?Ç° Â?ÂŠÂ”Â’Â—Â? Â™ÂŠÂ›Â?Â’ÂŒÂžÂ•ÂŠÂ› ÂŒÂŠÂ›ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ— Â Â›ÂŽÂŠÂ” Â‘ÂŠÂ&#x;Â˜ÂŒÇŻ Â‘ÂŽ Ä™Â›ÂœÂ? ÂœÂ’Â?Â— Â’Âœ ÂŒÂ‘Â›Â˜Â—Â’ÂŒ Â?Â’Â?ÂŽÂœÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â Â’Â?Â‘ Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÂ?ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽÂœÇ° Â–ÂŽÂŠÂ?Ç° Ä™ÂœÂ‘ ÂŠÂ—Â? Â™Â˜ÂžÂ•Â?Â›Â˘Ç° ÂŠÂ—Â? ÂŽÂ—ÂœÂžÂ›Â’Â—Â? Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻ Â‘Â’Âœ Â’Âœ ÂŽÂŠÂœÂ˘ Â?Â˜ Â–Â’ÂœÂ?Â’ÂŠÂ?Â—Â˜ÂœÂŽ ÂŠÂœ Â’Â›Â›Â’Â?ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽ Â‹Â˜Â ÂŽÂ• everything is well-washed and well-cooked will syndrome or leaky gut syndrome, but if a parasite ÂŽÂ•Â’Â–Â’Â—ÂŠÂ?ÂŽ ÂŠ Â™ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽ Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â˜Â›ÂŽ Â’Â? ÂŒÂŠÂ— Â‹ÂŽ ÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂœÂžÂ–ÂŽÂ?ÇŻ Â—Â? Â‘ÂŠÂœ Â’Â— Â?ÂŠÂŒÂ? ÂœÂŽÄ´Â•ÂŽÂ? Â’Â—Ç° Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽ Â Â’Â•Â• Â‹ÂŽ Â•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽ Â’Â–Â™Â›Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ–ÂŽÂ—Â? donâ€™t disregard the value of old-fashioned Â˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ› Â?Â’Â–ÂŽÇŻ Â— ÂœÂ™Â’Â?ÂŽ Â˜Â? ÂŠÂ—Â˘ Â?Â›ÂŽÂŠÂ?Â–ÂŽÂ—Â?Ç° ÂŠÂ— Â’Â›Â›Â’Â?ÂŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? Â‘ÂŠÂ—Â?Â ÂŠÂœÂ‘Â’Â—Â?ÇŻ Â’Â”ÂŽ Â?Â‘ÂŽ Â”Â’Â—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ ÂŠÂ‹Â˜ÂžÂ? 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aside, how do you work out? It depends how I feel, but I run or I dance. I love the freedom to move. In ǰ ¢ ě – you wake up sore in areas you’ve never felt. It’s hard! I used to think tennis was a workout, then I tried dance. Now I do it not just for ęǰ ǯ Ȃ a great way to just let go of everything. ELLE : What’s on your workout playlist? SW: Obviously Beyoncé. And I’m listening to a tonne of hip-hop right now. I use music when I’m running sprints to think, “Okay, I know this part of the song, I will sing it, then I’ll be done.” ELLE : What’s your favourite healthy meal? SW: I have a serious problem when it comes to tacos. I do a corn tortilla taco, but if you want it to be healthy, you c Ĵ SERENA WILLIAMS:
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instead. I used to cook a lot more. Now, I just make tacos. Honestly, it’s become weird. ELLE: How much has your training regimen changed over your career? SW: A lot. As you get older, you’re more aware of injury-prevention exercises. Now we know so much more about injury and fatigue – you have to take all that knowledge and put it into practice. ELLE : Has your body image changed with time? SW: Ȃ ę ¢ ¢ǯ I think now more than ever women deserve a positive role model. I’m never going to be a size 2 [Australian size 6] and there are a lot of women who look like me – it’s normal to look like this. ELLE : What are your pre-tournament rituals? SW: The only way to survive a long tournament is with preparation. It’s all done in the weeks and months before the game. But I don’t have any superstitions. I purposely changed that. I decided they had nothing to do with the match. ELLE : Why do you love playing in Australia? SW: The Australian Open really caters to the player. It’s my favourite stop on the tour. But there’s no preparing for JUST DANCE the climate. You just have to If you want to pray to God that you don’t have take your morning barre class up a level, then to play on a 40-degree day. plié in a piece from ELLE : Which part of your on-court THE AUSTRALIAN ę ǵ BALLET’S NEW COLLABORATION SW: If the bra is okay, everything WITH SPORTS-LUXE else will fall into place. I want to LABEL HUNTRLND. be in control of what is bouncing. Our pick? This pretty pink jumper with I love the support in Berlei’s bras. a sweet-as-a-nut bow I like that they make sports on the back. bras that don’t necessarily look Jumper, $85, sporty. The designs are cool but The Australian Ballet By Huntrlnd, they’re functional, too. In my job, australianballet australianball let.com.au com au I don’t have time to think about if my sports bra is doing its job. I just need to think about my opponent.
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What does May have in store for your career, love life and friendships? Astrologer Ashley Otero reveals all
APR 21 – MAY 21
Early May will shake up your inner world, bringing things to your awareness in sudden spurts. Your mind is in overdrive, but don’t think constant busy-ness is productive. Take time to breathe and process new developments, especially around the full moon in Scorpio on May 10, which will highlight tension within close partnerships. You’ll need to work out financial issues with people in your network, and while you’ll be more communicative once Mercury enters your sign on May 12, money and your sense of self-worth will continue to be major themes all month. Be mindful of your relationship to the material world as the new moon arrives on May 25.
Big surprises regarding your hopes and dreams are due to arrive this month, which may require you to be more flexible with your vision of the way you want things to be. You’ve been busy with professional matters since last month, but the full moon on May 10 will prompt you to wind down. You may have to set boundaries with friends, but don’t hesitate to rest and reflect – the next few weeks will be busy as you plan your next big moves. Make sure you’re extra prepared with checklists and double check your itinerary if you’re going abroad, particularly between May 9 and 10.
While much of the month revolves around partnerships, the full moon in Scorpio on May 10 will make you focus on your own physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You’ll be extremely busy at the start of the month, but don’t forget to listen to your body – if you feel you’re giving too much to someone, try setting clearer boundaries. The opportunity to bring closure to a lingering issue between you and a partner through calm, deliberate communication also presents itself, but making peace will require much more of an effort on both your parts.
You’ll be on fire with brilliant ideas this month. Whether you’re motivated by political movements, philosophical impressions or your own long-term agenda, you can expect a mental light bulb to go “ding”. Keep in mind you may also come across as a bit pushy and you’ll have to be flexible with your schedule, especially around May 9. The full moon on May 10 will put you in the spotlight, calling attention to your reputation. Creative projects or romantic feelings could also have you trying to read between the lines, even when there’s nothing to see.
May will be an active month for Geminis. Your ruling planet Mercury is busy as it turns direct, aligns to Uranus, then enters Taurus. You could make major progress on a collaborative effort, but you’ll also want to make time for mental clearing, through yoga or meditation. While you can expect plenty of energy with Mars in your sign, watch out for misunderstandings around May 11. The sun enters Gemini late in the month, making it all about you. Celebrate a fresh start when the new moon arrives on May 25 – it’s a time of transformation, so set your intentions accordingly.
Complicated issues involving what’s “yours” and “mine” will start to clear up as your ruling planet Mercury turns direct on May 3. Perhaps you’ll manage to pay someone back or get something returned that you’ve been waiting for. But things could get heated around shared resources when Mercury joins Uranus on May 9. Uranus is unpredictable, so you could score a major favour or run into a deal-breaker. By mid-month, Mercury will move into Taurus, steering you towards a more philosophical outlook. A new moon on May 25 will nudge you to become clear on your career goals.
Changes in your relationships are the focus of your month. A full moon on May 10 will encourage you to enjoy some alone time and catch up on rest, but your concerns about your partnership could make it challenging to relax. A conflict between your career and a relationship could feel like you’re being pulled in different directions – keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how much you try to prevent change, it’ll still happen. The new moon on May 25 offers a fresh start for a relationship, possibly a new romance. Enjoy yourself, but think twice before rushing into anything too soon.
This month’s focus is on home and family. Discord around your living situation could have you wanting to escape it all by May 11, but you won’t get far if you try to run now. Communication, empathy and honesty are vital, because misunderstandings may get ugly if you don’t make an effort to work out the truth. You’ll also want to be aware of your spending habits this month, particularly on May 9 and 19. It’s easy to overestimate how much you have in your account or go over your credit card budget. Do yourself a favour and steer clear of online shopping until the itch to buy calms down.
In the early part of May, your career goals will get kicked up a notch, thanks to Mercury turning direct in Aries then swinging into a radically oriented Uranus. All eyes will be on you, so don’t do or say anything you don’t want to go public. Although your reputation is on an upswing this month, you could find tension arising with family around May 19 and conflict within a partnership during the new moon on May 25. Hear out those who are dear to you and if things that don’t normally bother you start to get to you, it’s a sign to slow down and appreciate how far you’ve already come.
Communication between you and a partner will be a major theme this month as Mercury turns direct – watch out for hot tempers before Mercury aligns with Uranus on May 9. Uranus is quite the wild card, so you could get surprising news. There may also be a lot of tug-of-war within personal interactions as your ruling planet Venus clashes with Jupiter and Pluto – finding the middle ground could be tough, even for someone as diplomatic as you. A new moon on May 25 will bring refreshing visions for your long-term plans, but you’ll need to face any fears you have around change.
A dilemma involving family or your living situation may need to be resolved. Don’t be surprised if drastic changes occur overnight, and stay open to whatever hand life may deal you. Perhaps you’ll move somewhere new, need to make some home repairs or maybe even welcome a new family member. Late May introduces some astrological weather that could further push you out of your comfort zone as you’re challenged to find balance in your private and public life. While the new moon on May 25 brings your attention to work goals, you won’t be able to ignore the itch for more “me” time.
It seems you have a lot to say this month, Aries! People will hear you loud and clear, but make sure you think before you speak (or press send on that email) – especially between May 9 and 11 – otherwise you risk sticking your foot in your mouth. Relationships may get pretty hot around May 19, but remember passion swings both ways. A new moon in Gemini floats in on May 25, nudging you to organise your schedule to fit your personal goals. If you feel like something’s been holding you back in your professional path, now’s the time to do something about it.
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