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may 2017

p82. no more

THE ACCESSORIES YOUR WARDROBE WAR NEEDS NOW

monday blues Expert tips to make you never dread your job again (starting with: work smarter, not harder).

Our guide to th his season’s best bags, shoess and jewels.

55 p145. THE NEW GUAR p145 RD Forget everything you know about fragrance – the latest releases are thrrowing out the rule book.

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Jessica Alba

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From screen star to successful entrepreneur, Jessica Alba is no ordinary actress. She reveals her secrets for ŽĴ’— ˜ ‘Ž ˜™ ˜ ‘Ž› Š–Ž Ȯ Š—ȱœŠ¢’—ȱ‘Ž›Žǯ

JOIN THE

REVOLUTION STAND UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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The future is female, and there’s never ‹ŽŽ—ȱŠȱ‹ŽĴŽ›ȱ’–Žȱ˜ȱꛎȱž™ȱŠ—ȱ–Š”Žȱ ourselves heard. Here’s where to start.

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Rosenthal at Tack Artist Group STYLING Rachel Wayman HAIR Jennifer Yepez at The Wall Group MAKEUP Daniel Martin at The Wall Group using Honest Beauty MANICURE ŽĴ’ŽȱŠŸ’œȱŠȱ‘ŽȱŠ••ȱ ›˜ž™ȱȱJESSICA ALBA WEARS: dress, $5,350, Gucci, gucci.com/au; earrings, $1,900, necklace, $3,650, T bracelet, $11,600, cut-out bangle, $7,450, ring, $8,250, all ’슗¢ȱǭȱ˜ǰȱ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž


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p40. from the top

In the greyest of political climates, Topshop Unique turns to bold brights. -----p42. culture clash

What do you get when you mix Coach and Rodarte? This season’s ‘˜ĴŽœȱ—Ž ȱŒ˜••Š‹ǯ -----p43. chain gang

Embrace your inner rebel ’‘ȱ’슗¢ȱǭȱ˜Ȃœȱ tough-luxe new collection. g -----p44.. super normal

Christy Turlington Burns reveeals the tricks to nailin ng g her classic style. y

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p p49. aloha state

of mind

From poké to haupia, this is why Hawaiian food is suddenly taking over your Instagram feed. -----p50. gimme a hand

Your hands are one of ‘Ž ꛜ ‘’—œ ˜ œ‘˜ your age. Keep people guessing with these easy hacks. ------

FEATURES

FASHION

Revive the subversive spirit of the ’70s in ‹˜• Š’•˜›’— –’¡Ž ’‘ ˜ž‘ ̘›Š•œǰ then shift things into neutral with the best of the high street. Plus! Burberry’s Christopher Bailey talks to ELLE about how the iconic brand is leading the way in marrying fashion and technology.

BEAUTY

p162. smash hit

This month’s must-have beauty buys... and why you’ve been washing your hair wrong all this time.

Tennis champ Serena Williams reveals her top tips for how to ace it on the court (and in real life).

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p136. the beauty edit

138 p66. mother, dearest

Growing up teaches you a lot of things – including a new-found respect for your mother. ------

p138. my weekend

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p140. tête-à-tête

44 p78. the art of listening

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p46. the shape of things

Inside a new exhibition celebrating Balenciaga.

You may have heard what your friend/mum/ colleague said, but how much did you really take in?

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Charlie Hunnam swaps a motorcycle gang for a medieval empire.

The tech trailblazer talks grief and ŽĴ’— Š‘ŽŠǯ

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p47. king of the road

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Tory Burch’s latest fragrance has sentimental appeal.

LIFESTYLE

p164. blanc canvas

A chic renovation has turned this beachside family home into an entertainer’s dream. -----p168. postcards

from the edge

For some of the world’s best views, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your hotel.

-----p160. what lies beneath

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The invisible health enemy ‘Š –Š¢ ‹Ž ŠěŽŒ’— ¢˜ž› weight, sleep and sex life.

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to shoot the cover with Jessica Alba. It’s a place we’ve been lucky enough to travel to together for work many times before – kind of like a vacay with your Â™Â›ÂŽÄ´Â˘ČąÂ–ÂžÂŒÂ‘ČąÂŽÂ&#x;Ž›¢ȹÂ?Â˜ÂœÂœÂ’Â™ČąÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽČąon the entire girlfriends but with hundreds of thousands internet. Then there was the time we ˜Â? Â?˜••Š›œ ˜Â? Â?Žœ’Â?—Ž› œŠ–™•Žœ ÂœÂ?žěŽÂ? travelled with a luxury fashion brand and somehow ended up in Jumbo’s Clown into your suitcases, a celebrity to coordinate Room, the legendary Hollywood Š—Â?Ç° Â˘Â˜Âž ”—˜ ǰ ’—ę—’Â?Ž•¢ –˜›Ž THE MEALS burlesque-meets-strip bar, where pressure. But I do love it there. I ALWAYS GO it’s rumoured Courtney Love I used to hold LA up to New BACK TO worked in the early ’90s. That’s ˜›” Š—Â? ę—Â? Â’Â?  Š—Â?’—Â?Ç° ‹žÂ? —˜  Lobster roll at one kind of team bonding. But our I’ve learned you just can’t compare Pearl Oyster Bar, preferred LA tradition is to Â?‘Ž Â? ˜ Œ’Â?Â’ÂŽÂœ ČŽ Â?‘Ž¢Ȃ›Ž Â?’쎛Ž—Â? NEW YORK Any Maine lobster roll is celebrate a job well done at my planets, each with its own going to make your eyes favourite bar in the world, Good qualities that make it like nowhere roll back in your head, Times At Davey Wayne’s, where else on earth. And the joy of LA is but this one’s the best. I pull rank and force the team and that, even when you’re there for Bacon naan roll at work, and despite all the hustle any associated photographers, Dishoom, LONDON The breakfast of going on around you, it always hair and makeup artists and talent dreams, and not found feels like you’re on a holiday (or to drink snow cones and dance to anywhere else. a movie set) and you never know ’70s rock classics around a room Dover sole at that looks like your parents’ what random adventure is going Diep, PARIS lounge room before you were to be around any corner. When you just can’t face another fashion week born. I do a great Gypsy. Our shoots there have been no party, the only thing to One of the things that gives me exception. There was the time we do is order the best-ever great joy in this job is the travel. were stuck at a location in the Chinese food to your hotel and eat it in bed. And not just to the new places, middle of nowhere that turned Tomato and Š•Â?‘˜žÂ?‘ȹ Â?ŽĴ’—Â?Čą ™Š’Â?Čą Â?Â˜Čą Â&#x;’œ’Â?Čą out to be not far from Disneyland, mozzarella panzerotti somewhere new feels a lot like so we spent the afternoon before at Luini, MILAN  ’——’—Â?Čą Â?‘Žȹ Â•Â˜Ä´Â˜ÇŻČą žÂ?Čą Â’Â?Č‚ÂœČą ÂŠÂ•ÂœÂ˜Čą a cover shoot on Splash Mountain Like a pizza doughnut a privilege to go back to the same and crying real, actual grown-up and worth every second of the (long) queue. lady tears when snow came falling places time and time again – LA, Truffle-honey fried out of the California sky to yes, but also New York, Paris, chicken at Craig’s, LA the tune of “Let It Goâ€? during the London, Milan – so much so that If I need to explain this, they become like second homes, ꛎ ˜›”œ œ‘˜  ǝ ‘ŠÂ? ŒŠ— ÂœÂŠÂ˘? It you’re not my people. where you feel the same easy had been a very stressful shoot to familiarity, recognise all the usual faces and pull together). There was the time we were know almost as many tastes, shortcuts hunted on set all day by the paparazzi and and insider tricks as a genuine local. For me, discovered the next day that we could be œŽŽ— ÂœÂ?žĜ—Â? ˜ž› Â?ŠŒŽœ  ’Â?‘ Â?˜˜Â? ’— Â?‘Ž the fun isn’t in going to the newest, coolest background of the shots that appeared on places (although I’m always up for that, too) but the old faithfuls. Arriving at each of them feels as easy as slipping on your favourite leather jacket, and I’m always happy to return.

Enjoy the issue, TALK TO ME‌

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Photography: David McKelvey. Hair and makeup: Jasmine Lo

This issue, some of the ELLE team travelled to Los Angeles


THIS MONTH

STREET THE OTKB

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

SHOP

Three fashion collaborations with major feel-good factor

Heels, $1,108, Aquazzura, aquazzura.com

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THE FACTS

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

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» 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!

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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.

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ince establishing her clothing brand Anouki in 2013, Anouki ›Žœ‘’£Ž ’œ Šœ ™žĴ’— Georgian fashion on the map – thanks in part to her own Insta-friendly œ¢•Ž ‘Š œŽŽœ ™›ŽĴ¢ ž••Ž ŽŠ–Ž ’‘ sharp tailoring and luxury accessories, in a look sure to appeal to women wanting femininity without the fuss.


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MIX. REMIX. CREATE YOUR LOOK.

NEW

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STEAL FROM THE SHOOT

“The Max Mara jumpsuit – especially with those killer shoes.”

@hanaleireponty

Top, $252, Abysse, Š‹¢œœŽ˜ĜŒ’Š•ǯŒ˜–

MODEL CITIZEN

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CHLOÉ

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

MUST-HAVE SHADES

“ Miu Miu cat-eyes.”

Sunglasses, $640, Miu Miu, sunglasshut.com/au

HOMETOWN HOTSPOT: The island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia is Š •’Ĵ•Ž “Ž Ž•ǯ ‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž Š–Š£’— 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 •Ž–Ž—Žǰ Š•’˜›—’Šǯ Š• Š¢œ ˜›Ž› ‘Ž ˜ž›ȬŒ‘ŽŽœŽ ™’££Šǯ MUST-VISIT IN SYDNEY: The Boathouse Shelly Beach. Everything on the menu is Š–Š£’— Š— ¢˜ž ŒŠ— ˜ for a dip right after. DATE NIGHT: ’•ž Š ›Žœ‘ ŠŽ› in Sydney is extraordinary. You ‘ŠŸŽ ˜ ˜›Ž› ‘Ž ™˜›ŒŽĴ˜ 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.

SIDE HUSTLE

“I’ve created Abysse swimwear – everything is handmade from recycled, eco-friendly neoprene.”

Bikini briefs, $130, pants, $162, both Abysse, Š‹¢œœŽ˜ĜŒ’Š•ǯŒ˜–

MY LOOK

“Beachy with a French twist. Amazing shoes and a luxury bag will take you anywhere.” Shirt, $240, Jac+ Jack, “ŠŒŠ—“ŠŒ”ǯŒ˜– Shorts, $79.95, Levi’s, levis.com.au

NEXT PURCHASE

“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.”

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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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MOTHERS

Raising a child can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences as well as present some of life’s biggest challenges. Three women weigh in on motherhood and the issues they face in Australia today

JO BRISKEY

executive director of The Parenthood

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 can’t catch up if we’re going backwards.

“We can’t catch up if we’re going backwards�

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Any day now, I’ll give birth to my second child. Honestly, I feel like she could pop out any minute. ‘Š—”Â?ž••¢ǰ Č‚Â&#x;ÂŽ “žœÂ? ꗒœ‘ŽÂ?  ˜›” Š—Â? ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ÂœÂ?Š›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, I’m combining the government’s 18 weeks of PPL with my employer PPL to maximise the time I’m able to spend at home with my new baby. Australia’s PPL system – still young at just six years old – is one of the stingiest systems in the developed  ˜›•Â?ÇŻ ˜œÂ? Â?ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž•˜™ŽÂ? Œ˜ž—Â?›’Žœ ˜ěŽ› œ˜–ŽÂ?‘’—Â? Œ•˜œŽ› to a full year of paid leave. The World Health O n rrecommends a minimum of six months. Organisation ÂœÂ?›Š•’Š ˜ěŽ›œ Š •˜Â? •Žœœ Â?‘Š— Â?‘ŠÂ? ČŽ Ĺ—Ĺž žœÂ? 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 shouldn’t have em to the government’s acccess 18 weeks. This completely undermines Australia’s PPL system which was designed to have l government and employers work together to provide new mums maximum time with their babies. Other

“Australia’s paid parental leave system is one of the stingiest in the world�

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MEAGAN MACDONALD

co-founder of Parents Of Gender Diverse Children pgdc.org.au

When I was eight, it was revealed to me that my Â?ŠÂ?‘Ž›ȹ ‘ŠÂ?Čą Œ˜––’ĴŽÂ?Čą œž’Œ’Â?ÂŽČą Â‹ÂŽÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂŽČą ‘Žȹ ‘ŠÂ?Čą ‹ŽŽ—ȹ 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 ’90s, and two things stand out clearly to me now Š‹˜žÂ?Čą Â‘Â˜Â Čą Â?’쎛Ž—Â?Čą Â?‘ŠÂ?Čą Â?’–Žȹ Â ÂŠÂœÇąČą Â?‘Žȹ •Š—Â?žŠÂ?ÂŽČą Â?‘ŠÂ?Čą Â ÂŠÂœČą žœŽÂ?Čą Š—Â?Čą Â?‘Žȹ Œ˜——˜Â?ŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÂœČą ŠĴŠŒ‘ŽÂ?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 ‘ŠÂ&#x;’—Â?Čą Šȹ •’Ĵ•Žȹ Â‹Â˜Â˘ÇŻČą ÂŽČą ‹˜žÂ?‘Â?Čą ’—Â?Â˜Čą ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž›¢ȹ Â?›ŽŠ–ȹ Š—Â?Čą expectation having a son could mean to us. My husband looked forward to the time when he could Â?Š”Žȹ‘’–ȹÂ?Â˜ČąÂ‘Â’ÂœČąÄ™Â›ÂœÂ?ČąÂœÂ˜ÂŒÂŒÂŽÂ›ČąÂ?Š–Žǯ As the years went by, we couldn’t help but notice Â?‘ŠÂ?ČąÂ˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂŒÂ‘Â’Â•Â?ȹ‹Ž‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ?ČąÂ?’쎛Ž—Â?•¢ȹÂ?Â˜ČąÂ˜Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ČąÂ‹Â˜Â˘ÂœÇŻČą¢ȹŠÂ?ÂŽČą Â?Â Â˜Ç°ČąÂ ÂŽČąÂ ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČąÂŒÂ˜Â—Â?›˜—Â?ÂŽÂ?ȹ ’Â?Â‘ČąÂŠČąÂœÂ?›˜—Â?ȏ ’••ŽÂ?ȹ•’Ĵ•Žȹ”’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

Šȱȃ‹˜¢ȱ‘’—Ȅǯȱ¢ȱ‘›ŽŽǰȱ Žȱ Ž›Žȱ›¢’—ȱ’—ȱŸŠ’—ȱ˜ȱ’—˜›Žȱ ‘Žȱ–Ž›–Š’ȱ›ŽœœȬž™œȱŠ—ȱŠ›‹’Žȱ™•Š¢’–Žœǯȱ ȱ—Š’ŸŽ•¢ȱ ‘˜ž‘ȱ’ȱ Šœȱ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ‘Ž¢ȱǻ Žȱ™›ŽŽ›ȱ˜ȱžœŽȱŽ—Ž›Ȭ neutral pronouns) had older sisters, so decided it was ž™ȱ ˜ȱ žœȱ ˜ȱ ę¡ȱ ’ǯȱ Žȱ ™žȱ Šȱ ›ŽŠȱ ŽŠ•ȱ ˜ȱ Žě˜›ȱ ’—˜ȱ coming up with ways to man up our child. It was a fraught and desperate time for us all. ž›ȱ ‹ŽŠž’ž•ȱ Œ‘’•ȱ Œ‘Š—ŽDzȱ ‘’œȱ ™›ŽŸ’˜žœ•¢ȱ outgoing kid started hiding who they were, turning inward and retreating from us. Feeling safe at ”’—Ž›Š›Ž—ȱ ˜ȱ Ž¡™›Žœœȱ ›ŽŽ•¢ǰȱ ‘Ž¢ȱ Œ˜—ꍮȱ ’—ȱ ‘Ž’›ȱ teachers that Mum must not know they had played in ‘Žȱ‘˜–ŽȱŒ˜›—Ž›ǰȱ ˜›Žȱ›ŽœœȬž™œȱ˜›ȱ™•Š¢Žȱ ’‘ȱ˜••œȱ – something they were being forced to hide at home. ¢ȱ ‘Žȱ ’–Žȱ ‘Ž¢ȱ ›ŽŠŒ‘Žȱ œŒ‘˜˜•ȱ ŠŽǰȱ –¢ȱ ‘žœ‹Š—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 ŠœȱŠȱŒ‘Š˜’Œȱ’–ŽȱꕕŽȱ ’‘ȱŽŠ›ȱŠ—ȱž—ŒŽ›Š’—¢ǯȱ My moment of clarity came one afternoon when I was ž›’˜žœȱ˜ȱꗍȱ–¢ȱŒ‘’•ȱ ’‘ȱŠȱ‹•Š—”Žȱ ›Š™™ŽȱŠ›˜ž—ȱ their head pretending to be a girl. It was then they œŒ›ŽŠ–ŽȱŠȱ–Žǰȱȃ‘¢ȱŒŠ—Ȃȱ¢˜žȱŠŒŒŽ™ȱ Ȃ–ȱ’쎛Ž—ǷȄ 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 œž’Œ’Žǰȱ œŽ•Ȭ‘Š›–ǰȱ Š’Œ’˜—ȱ Š—ȱ ‘˜–Ž•Žœœ—Žœœǯȱ It took me searching across the globe to ꗍȱ ’—˜›–Š’˜—Dzȱ Šȱ ‘Žȱ ’–Žȱ ’ȱ œŽŽ–Žȱ like there was nothing online based in Australia. Ž›ȱŠȱ•˜ȱ˜ȱœŽ•ȬŽžŒŠ’˜—ǰȱ ȱŽ•ȱ ŒŽ›Š’—ȱ ȱ ‘Šȱ Šȱ Ž—Ž›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 –žŒ‘ȱ ’—ȱ ‘Šȱ ꛜȱ Š™™˜’—–Ž—ȱ Š—ȱ ’ȱ  Šœȱ•’ŽȬŒ‘Š—’—ǯȱžȱ‘Ž›Žȱ Šœ—ȂȱŠȱ•˜ȱ˜ȱ 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 Š—ȱŠŽ›ȱŠȱŽ ȱ–˜—‘œȱ˜ȱŒ‘ŠĴ’—ȱ˜ȱ˜‘Ž›ȱ™Š›Ž—œȱ Žȱ ˜›Š—’œŽȱ Šȱ ŒŠŒ‘Ȭž™ǯȱ ‘Ž—ȱ ™Š›Ž—œȱ Š›Žȱ œž™™˜›Žȱ ‘Ž¢ȱ ꗍȱ ‘Žȱ œ›Ž—‘ȱ Š—ȱ ›Žœ’•’Ž—ŒŽȱ ‘Ž¢ȱ —ŽŽȱ ˜ȱ support their children, so a core group of us started Š›Ž—œȱȱ Ž—Ž›ȱ’ŸŽ›œŽȱ‘’•›Ž—ȱǻ Ǽǰȱ ’‘ȱ‘Žȱ ”Ž¢ȱ˜Š•ȱ˜ȱꗍ’—ȱŠȱ Š¢ȱ˜ȱ›ŽŠŒ‘ȱ–˜›ŽȱŠ–’•’Žœǯ

“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.

ANGELA PRIESTLEY

publisher of Women’s Agenda womensagenda.com.au

Like many parents of small children, my husband and ȱœ™Ž—ȱŠȱœ’—’ęŒŠ—ȱ™˜›’˜—ȱ˜ȱ˜ž›ȱ’—Œ˜–Žȱ˜—ȱŒ‘’•ŒŠ›Žǯȱ 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, žœ›Š•’Šȱ’œȱ›Š—”ŽȱŽšžŠ•ȱꛜȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ ˜›•ȱ˜›ȱ ˜–Ž—Ȃœȱ ŽžŒŠ’˜—Š•ȱ ŠĴŠ’—–Ž—ǰȱ ‹žȱ ŝŗœȱ ˜›ȱ  ˜–Ž—Ȃœȱ •Š‹˜ž›Ȭ force participation, according to the World Economic Forum. That’s a lot of wasted potential because  Žȱ ŒŠ—Ȃȱ ꐞ›Žȱ ˜žȱ ‘˜ ȱ ˜ȱ ™›˜Ÿ’Žȱ Š—ȱ ŠŒŒŽœœ’‹•ŽǰȱŠě˜›Š‹•Žȱœ¢œŽ–ȱ˜ȱŒŠ›Žǯȱž›ȱ childcare system is broken, possibly beyond repair. While planned reforms  ’••ȱ˜ěŽ›ȱœ˜–Žȱ›Ž•’Žǰȱ’Ȃœȱ—˜ȱŽ—˜ž‘ȱ˜ȱ œŽŽȱžœ›Š•’Šȱœ’—’ęŒŠ—•¢ȱ•’ȱ’œȱŠ–Žȱ 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 ˜ȱ‹ŽĴŽ›ȱž—Ž›œŠ—ȱ’œȱ™•ŠŒŽȱ’—ȱŸ’Š•ȱŽŠ›•¢ȱ•ŽŠ›—’—ȱŠ—ȱ development? Childcare is not a women’s issue, it’s an ŽŒ˜—˜–’Œȱ’œœžŽȱ‘ŠȱŠěŽŒœȱŠ••ȱ˜ȱžœǯȱžȱ’ȱ–˜›Žȱ–˜‘Ž›œȱ Œ˜ž•ȱŠŒŒŽœœȱŠě˜›Š‹•ŽǰȱšžŠ•’¢ȱŒŠ›Žǰȱ ŽȱŒ˜ž•ȱ›Š—œ˜›–ȱ our workforce and get closer to gender parity. ‰

“Our childcare system is broken”

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sisterhood and her architectural pieces (complete with strap-on pocket bags,  ›Š™œ Š—Â? Â?Â’ÂŽÂœÇźÇ° ’—Â?Ž›œ™Ž›œŽÂ?  ’Â?‘ ™›ŽĴ¢ prints and decorative detail, were the epitome of feminine strength. It’s that complex combination of soft and ÂœÂ?›˜—Â? Â?‘ŠÂ? Â’Âœ ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž›¢ Â Â˜Â–ÂŠÂ—ÇŻ ‘’—” ŒŠ›•ŽĴ ˜‘Š—œœ˜— ’— Š ‹•ŠŒ” ˜—Œ•Ž› ™Š›”Š Š—Â? ÄšÂ˜Â›ÂŠÂ•ČŹÂ™Â›Â’Â—Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?›ŠŒÂ?Â˜Â›ČŹÂ?›ŽŠÂ? Š‹’Â?‘Š ’––˜—œ ‹˜˜Â?Âœ ŠÂ? Â?‘Ž Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ—Č‚Âœ Š›Œ‘ — Šœ‘’—Â?Â?˜— ’— Š—žŠ›¢ Š—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ ÂœÂ?˜–™’—Â? ’— Â?‘Ž ›’Â?‘Â? Â?’›ŽŒÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ Elsewhere, the message was just as potent. Sleeves pushed up and waists ‹Ž•Â?ÂŽÂ? ŠÂ? ’Œ‘ŠŽ• ˜›œ ˜••ŽŒÂ?’˜— ǝŠ—Â? a sweater brandished with “Loveâ€? for good measure), crisp khakis at Valentino, ˜Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›ÂœÂ’ÂŁÂŽÂ? ™˜Œ”ŽÂ?Âœ ŠÂ? ˜—œŽǰ ž™Â?›ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? –’•’Â?Š›¢ “ŠŒ”ŽÂ?Âœ ŠÂ? ˜Ž Ž Š—Â? £’™ȏŠ—Â?ČŹÂ?˜ “ž–™œž’Â?Âœ ŠÂ? œŠ‹Ž• Š›Š—Â? Š—Â? ÂŽÂ›ÂœÂŠÂŒÂŽÇŻ And while most looks were teamed with pavement-pounding shoes, others  Ž›Ž Ž•ŽÂ&#x;ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? ˜— •ŽÂ?‘Š••¢ ™˜’—Â?ÂŽÂ? ‘ŽŽ•œ ČŽ –˜œÂ? Â?Žę—’Â?Ž•¢ œž’Â?Š‹•Ž Â?˜› –Š”’—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› ™˜’—Â? ŠÂ? Š Œ˜›™˜›ŠÂ?ÂŽ •ŽÂ&#x;Ž•ǯ ‘Ž Â?˜˜Â? —Ž œ ’œǰ Â?‘Ž –˜Â&#x;Ž–Ž—Â? Â’Âœ Š•›ŽŠÂ?¢ ‘’Ĵ’—Â? Â?‘Ž ÂœÂ?›ŽŽÂ?ÂœÇŻ ˜–Ž— Š›Ž œž’Â?’—Â? ž™ ’— Š›–¢ “ŠŒ”ŽÂ?Âœ ÇťÂ–Â˜Â›ÂŽ ˜Â?Â?Ž— Â?‘Š— —˜Â? œ•ž—Â? ˜Â&#x;Ž› Š ™’Â?‘¢ œ•˜Â?Š— Â?ŽŽǟǰ purposeful trench coats and next-gen cargo pants. And for the bold, there’s Š ̊œ‘ ˜Â? ‹›’••’Š—Â? ÂŒÂ˜Â•Â˜ÂžÂ›ÇŻ ŽŒŠžœŽ ’— Â?’–Žœ ˜Â? Œ˜—Ě’ŒÂ?Ç°  ‘Ž— Â?‘Ž Â?žÂ?ž›Ž Â’Âœ Â?’ĜŒž•Â? Â?˜ make out and our freedoms are at risk, sometimes a shocking statement is the Â˜Â—Â•Â˘ ˜™Â?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ ˜ šž˜Â?ÂŽ Š—˜Â?‘Ž› Â?ŽŠ›•¢ Â?Ž™Š›Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?Šœ‘’˜— œŠÂ?ÂŽÇ° Â?Žœ’Â?—Ž› ’•• Â•ÂŠÂœÂœÇą Čƒ‘Ž— ’— Â?˜ž‹Â?Ç°  ŽŠ› ›ŽÂ?ÇŻČ„ ‰

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NEED TO KNOW PARTY GIRLS In the face of a grey political outlook, Topshop Unique’s ŗŝȬŗŞȱŒ˜••ŽŒ’˜—ȱ ™ž–™Žȱž™ȱ‘ŽȱŒ˜•˜ž›

FROM THE TOP

forward. It’s particularly interesting the way we did this season – we worked on ‘›ŽŽ ’쎛Ž— ›˜™œǯ” The ꛜ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Ž ˜ ‹ž¢ œ›Š’‘ 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’ŸŽ ˜ ˜ ™•Š¢ Š›˜ž— ’‘ ‘˜  ‹Žœ ’ through – and revolutionising how works for us... The way it’s Australian women shop in the process ‹ŽŽ— –’¡Ž ˜Ž‘Ž› ˜— ‘Ž runway, it feels quite seasonless – how real people wear clothes.” ‘Ž ž™‹ŽŠ –ŽœœŠŽ Š ‘Ž ˜™œ‘˜™ —’šžŽ It’œ Š•œ˜ Š‹˜ž ‘˜  ›ŽŠ•  ˜–Ž— buy clothes. show in London ‘’œ ™Šœ Ž‹›žŠ›¢ was As part of Topshop’s approach to “experiential ˜—Ž ˜ Œ˜•˜ž› Š— ˜™’–’œ–ǯ Ž’s face it,  ’‘ —Ž¡ȬŽ— Œ˜˜• ’›•œ •’”Ž ˜ęŠ ’Œ‘’Žǰ retail” – Š— Žě˜›•Žœœǰ ˜–—’ȬŒ‘Š——Ž• Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽ Dua Lipa, Yara Shahidi and Justine Skye in for Œžœ˜–Ž›œ – the ›’’œ‘Ȭ‹ŠœŽ ‹›Š— ‘Šœ “žœ ‘Ž ›˜— ›˜ ǰ ‘Ž›Ž  Šœ Š• Š¢œ ˜’— ˜ ‹Ž Š “party ž—ŸŽ’•Ž Š Ž’ŒŠŽ  Ž‹œ’Žǰ Šžǯ˜™œ‘˜™ǯŒ˜–ǰ –ŽŠ—’— šž’Œ”Ž› Š— ŽŠœ’Ž› ŠŒŒŽœœǰ Ž¡™Š—Ž ǻŠ— on” Ÿ’‹Ž – world crisis, ‹Ž Š–—ŽǷ ‘Ž Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜—, specially curated) product ranges and lower which opened with a ’şŖœ ›ŠŸŽ› œ ŽŠœ‘’› ™›’Œ’— ˜› žœ›Š•’Š— Œžœ˜–Ž›œǯ “‘’™™’—  ’•• ‹Ž Ž–‹•Š£˜—Ž  ’‘ “Happy Wkndr ˜›ŽŸŽ›” and ŠœŽ›ǰ  ’‘ œŠ–ŽȬŠ¢ Ž•’ŸŽ›’Žœ ˜ěŽ›Ž ˜ ‘˜œŽ closed with a œ™Š›”•’— ‹’ŠœȬŒž ›Žœœ,  Šœ Š’–Ž •’Ÿ’— ’— ¢—Ž¢ǯ ‘Ž  Ž‹œ’Ž •Šž—Œ‘  ’•• Š••˜  at a generation that won’t ‹Ž ”˜ ˜ Ž ‹¢ Š›Ȭ Œžœ˜–Ž›œ ˜ Š”Ž ŠŸŠ—ŠŽ ˜ Œ•’Œ”ȬandȬcollect right politics or hate culture. “It’s part of our DNA,” œŽ›Ÿ’ŒŽœǰ Šœ  Ž•• Šœ ›ŽŽ ›Žž›—œ ˜ œ˜›Žœǰ” says says Topshop’s design consultant ŠŒšž’ Š›”‘Š–ǯ Corinne Suchy, Topshop’s g•˜‹Š• digital “We like adapting and responding and reacting.” director Š— ˜—Ž ˜ ‘Ž –Š“˜›’¢ Ž–Š•Ž –Ž–‹Ž›œ As the sole designer for the inaugural Kate Moss œ’Ĵ’— ˜— ‘Ž ˜™œ‘˜™ ‹˜Š›ǯ Topshop ŒŠ™œž•Ž ǻ‘Ž œŠ•Žœ ˜  ‘’Œ‘  Ž— And for those who still like ‘Ž ‹ž££ ˜ Š— stratospheric when it dropped in May 2007) and ’—Ȭœ˜›Ž Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽǰ ‘Ž›Ž’œ ‹Žœ™˜”Ž œ¢•’— ˜— ’—Ž›Š• ˜ ‘Ž •Šž—Œ‘ ˜ —’šžŽǰ ‘Ž ꛜ ‹›Š— ˜ěŽ› Ÿ’Š Š ™Ž›œ˜—Š• œ‘˜™™’— Œ˜—œž•Š—ǯ Ž‹˜›Š‘ Žœ’—Ž ‹¢ Š ‘’‘Ȭœ›ŽŽ ›ŽŠ’•Ž› ˜ ‹Ž  Ž•Œ˜–Ž Š™Š£˜•žǰ head of eȬc˜––Ž›ŒŽ at Topshop ˜ ‘Ž ˜—˜— Šœ‘’˜— ŽŽ” œŒ‘Žž•Ž ‹ŠŒ” ’— ŘŖŖśǰ ˜™–Š— žœ›Š•’Šǰ œŠ¢œ ‘Ž Œ˜–™•’–Ž—Š›¢ Š›”‘Š– ’œ ’— ‘Ž ‹žœ’—Žœœ ˜ ”—˜ ’—  ‘Š  Ž ™ ŗŞ,  Š— ‹Ž˜›Ž  Ž ”—˜   Ž  Š— ’ǯ ˜› ŗŝȬŗ œŽ››Ÿ’ŒŽ ’œ set to “synchronise the physical and digital worlds”, with it now ŠŒŒŽœœ’‹•Ž Ÿ’Š ‘’œ –ŽŠ— Š— ŽŒ•ŽŒ’Œ –’¡ ˜ Œ˜•˜ž›ž• –’—’Ȭskirtts an ˜—•’—Ž ‹˜˜”’— Ž—’—Žǯ and cargo pants, gargantuan shearling coatss, œ™˜›¢ £’™Ȭ—ŽŒ” œ ŽŠŽ›œ Š— ’30s ̘›Š• ›ŽœœŽœ, •’–ŠŽ•¢ǰ ˜› ˜™œ‘˜™, it’œ Š‹˜ž —˜ ˜ –Ž—’˜— ’—œŠ— ›Š’ęŒŠ’˜—ǯ ˜™œ‘˜™ Ž•’ŸŽ›’— ‘Ž –˜œ Žœ’›Š‹•Žǰ  ŽŠ›Š‹•Ž ›Š–™Ž ž™ ‘Ž “see now, ‹ž¢ now” portion of Šœ‘’˜— ’— ‘Ž •ŽŠœ ›žœ›Š’—  Š¢ ™˜œœ’‹•Žǯ — –žŒ‘ ’œ Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜— ˜ śŖ ™Ž› ŒŽ—ǰ –ŽŠ—’— ‘ – a Œ˜—ŒŽ™  Ž ŒŠ— Ž ‹Ž‘’—ǯ ˜›  Š¢ǯ ˜ ’  Šœ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Ž ˜ ‹ž¢ œ›Š’‘ Š  MarkhŠ–ǰ it’œ Š‹˜ž ŽĴ’— ‹ŠŒ” ˜ ‘Ž M “‘Ž ‘¢‹›’ –˜Ž•  ˜›”œ ˜› žœǰ” says ˜››’’—Š•ǰ ˜› Š›Ȭ‘’—”’— ›˜˜œ ˜ ‘Ž ‹›Š—ǯ nges Š›”‘Š–ǰ  ‘˜œŽ ŽŠ– –Š”es chan “Itt’œ œ˜ Œ˜–™Ž’’ŸŽ ˜ž ‘Ž›Ž,” she says. “This žŽ ˜ ‘Ž Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜— ›’‘ ž™ ž—’• ‘Ž –’—ž ™Ž’Ž ˜› —Ž —Žœœ ›˜– ‘Ž Œ˜—œž–Ž› ’œ “žœ ŠŠ™™ it hits the runway. “What feels quite quick now and there’œ “žœ œ˜ –žŒ‘ Œ‘˜’ŒŽ so q —Šž›Š• ˜› ˜™œ‘˜™ ’œ ‹Ž’— Š‹•Ž ˜ for ŽŸŽ›¢˜—Ž – they’›Ž ŸŽ›¢ œŠŸŸ¢ǯ ‘Ž¢ ŒŠ— ‘ŠŸŽ ‘Ž ‹Žœ ˜ ‹˜‘  ˜›•œǯ There’s –Š”Ž ŽŒ’œ’˜—œ in an instant. The only way – Š— Ž•Ž–Ž— ˜ ‹ž¢ ‘Ž— Š— ‘Ž›ŽŽ, you’›Ž ˜’— ˜ œŠ— ˜ž ›˜– ‘Ž Œ›˜  ’œ ‹¢ y  ‹ž  Ž Š•œ˜ •’”Ž ‘Ž ’ŽŠ ˜ •˜˜”’— ˜’— ‘’—œ Š •’Ĵ•Ž ‹’ ’쎛Ž—ǯ” ‰ 

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COLLABORATION

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

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n case you were wondering, yes, this is a Coach ‹ŠÂ?ÇŻ  •’Ĵ•Ž –˜›Ž ČƒÂ?Â’ÂœÂŒÂ˜Č„ Â?‘Š— Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ žœŽÂ? Â?˜ from the all-American brand, right? That’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?‘ Œž•Â?ž›Žǰ Š›Â? Š—Â? ꕖ ÇťDays Of Heaven is a shared top pick) saw the three designers ‹ŽŒ˜–Ž Â?ŠœÂ? Â?›’Ž—Â?ÂœÇŻ ›ŽĴ¢ œ˜˜—ǰ ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž›œ  Šœ ‘’Ĵ’—Â? Â?‘Ž ‘’Â?‘ Š¢ Â?˜  Â?˜ ‘Š—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 Rodarte’s femininity to Coach’s cool, modern styles

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Jacket, approx $6,250, Coach & Rodarte, 1800 262 246

Words: Genevra Leek

CULTURE CLASH

Â?ŠÂ&#x;˜ž›’Â?ÂŽ Š•’ Â?Â’Â›Â•ÂœÇŻ Čƒ‘Ž¢ Â?˜˜” –Ž “Kate and Laura around LA and they’re really good looked at Coach Â?˜ž› Â?ž’Â?ÂŽÂœÇˇČ„ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž›œǰ  ‘˜ Œ›ŽÂ?Â’Â?Âœ Šž›Š Š—Â? ŠÂ?ÂŽ  ’Â?‘ ›ŽÂ?Žę—’—Â? with fresh eyes femininity for a new generation. and helped me A plan for how Rodarte’s couture see its heritage Â?ŽŒ‘—’šžŽœ  ˜ž•Â? Ä™Â? ’— Â?‘Ž ˜ŠŒ‘ world was inevitably hatched – in new waysâ€? a 39-piece limited-edition capsule collection that melds Rodarte’s irreverent way with texture and colour with Coach’s –˜Â?Ž›— Œ˜Â?ÂŽÂœ ˜Â? –Ž›’ŒŠ— •ž¥ž›¢ǯ Čƒ‘’•Ž  Ž worked on our ideas and created the collection,  Ž  Ž›Ž Š‹•Ž Â?˜ Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?˜ ”—˜  ŽŠŒ‘ ˜Â?‘Ž› ‹ŽĴŽ›ǰȄ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇŻ ČƒÂŽ  ˜›”ŽÂ? ‘Š›Â? Š—Â?  Ž Â?˜ž—Â? Â?’–Ž 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 œŽŽ Â’Â?Âœ ‘Ž›’Â?ŠÂ?ÂŽ ’— —Ž  Â ÂŠÂ˘ÂœÇŻČ„ That new vision included stamping T-shirts and totes with vintage ’70s Coach ads featuring ’Œ˜—’Œ Â?Žœ’Â?—œ Š‹˜Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?‘Ž  ˜›Â?œǰ Čƒ‘’œ Â’Âœ Š ˜ŠŒ‘ ‹ŠÂ?Č„ ÇťÂœÂŽÂŽÇ°  Ž Â?˜•Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžÇźÇ° Š—Â? –ž•Â?’Œ˜•˜ž›ŽÂ? 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 he’s long admired while using the opportunity to expand his point of view. But he’s leaving the last word to the ž••ŽŠÂ&#x;¢ œ’œÂ?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇą ČƒÂŽ ‘ŠÂ? —˜ Â’Â?ŽŠ  ‘ŠÂ? Â’Â?  ˜ž•Â? ‹Ž •’”Žǰ ÂŽÂĄÂŒÂŽÂ™Â?  Ž ”—Ž   Ž  ˜ž•Â? ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?ž—ǡȄ ‰


THE PIECE

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

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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 œ¢•Žǯ Š”Ž ’슗¢ ǭ ˜Ȃœ Œ‘Š’— —ŽŒ”•ŠŒŽœ from the new HardWear collection. The timeless sheen of gold coupled with the ˜—ȂȬ–ŽœœȬ ’‘Ȭ–Ž •’—”œ Š— ‹Š••Ȭ bearings gives this jewellery the ability to mould to the personal tastes of Š•–˜œ Š—¢  ˜–Š—  ŽŠ›’— ’ǯ ŠœŽ ’— point: the set of ELLEȂœ Šœ‘’˜— œ‘˜˜ (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 ‘Ž ›ŠŸŽ••’— ‘˜”Ž› ”’—ȱ ˜ȱ  Š¢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

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Necklace, $588, Ariana Rabbani X Every Mother Counts, arianarabbani.com

Jeans, $248, Citizens Of Humanity, Œ’’£Ž—œ˜Ģumanity.com

CALVIN KLEIN 2013 CAMPAIGN

FASHION FILE

Pyjama set, $160, Jasmine & Will, jasmineandwill.com

career highlight

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.

wardrobe raid

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION

My [13-year-old] daughter Grace can have anything of mine – I’m not precious. She’s just started to borrow my sweaters ‹ž ‘Ž› ŽŽ ˜—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.

SUPER NORMAL

RAG & BONE

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Bracelet, $3,150, ’슗¢ȱǭȱ˜, ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž

morning routine

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 Š Œ‘’•ǰ ‘Ž ‹ŽĴŽ›ǯ

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

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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 ꕖ–Š”Ž›œǯ

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 ™žĴ’— on a bit of cream. Once they’re in school, I’ll put on concealer, mascara Eternity Intense, and lip balm.

beauty mvp

$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 ˜ȱŠĴ›ŠŒȱœ˜–Ž˜—Žǯ 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 ŽĴ’—ȱ’—Ÿ˜•ŸŽȱ’—ȱ 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 ŠĜ•’Š’˜—ǯ ‘Ž Š•Ÿ’— 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 Šœȱ Šȱ ”Ž¢ȱ ’—ĚžŽ—ŒŽȱ ˜—ȱ his AW16-17 collection – his ꛜȱ ›ŽŠ¢Ȭ˜Ȭ ŽŠ›ȱ Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜—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 Žœ’—Ž›œǰȱ˜ȱ›ŠŒŽȱŠ•Ž—Œ’ŠŠȂœȱ’—ĚžŽ—ŒŽȱ˜—ȱŠœ‘’˜—ȱž™ȱž—’•ȱ˜Š¢ǯȱ‰ Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion opens May 27; vam.ac.uk

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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 ”—˜ĴŽȱ Š‹˜ŸŽȱ ‘Žȱ ”—ŽŽǰȱ ˜ȱ •’ȱ Š—ȱ ‹Š••˜˜—ȱ ‘Žȱ ‘Ž–ǯȱ ˜›ȱ ‘Žȱ ꛜȱ time, we’re displaying the dress as Cristóbal Balenciaga originally meant for it to be seen, with ‘’œȱ œŽŒ›Žȱ ’Žœȱ ”—˜ĴŽǰȱ œ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ œ”’›ȱ ‹Š••˜˜—œȱ ˜ȱ ž••ȱ ŽěŽŒǯȱ Žȱ ‘ŠŸŽȱ X-rayed the dress to reveal the construction details invisible to the naked eye, giving new insight into Balenciaga’s unique approach to design.

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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 ‹ŽŽ—ȱŠ–Š£’—ȱ˜ȱ‹ŽȱŠȱĚ¢ȱ˜—ȱ‘Žȱ Š••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 Žę—’’˜—ȱ˜ȱŠȱŠ—œŽ›ǯ 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 ’œȱœŽžŒŽȱ‹¢ȱ‘Žȱꕖȱ‹žœ’—Žœœǰȱ ‘Ž‘Ž›ȱ‘Ž¢Ȃ›Žȱ˜ž‘ǰȱ salty Newcastle dudes or young dudes or whatever. ELLE: You’re often shirtless in movies. Do you ever ŽŽ•ȱ˜‹“ŽŒ’ꮍǵ 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 Œ˜––’ĴŽȱ ›Ž•Š’˜—œ‘’™ǰȱ Š—ȱ Ȃ–ȱ Š•œ˜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 ‘Šȱ ’Ȃœȱ “žœȱ ˜›ȱ ‘Žȱ ꕖǯȱ Ȃœȱ —˜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, œ™ŽŒ’ęŒŠ••¢ȱŠ›˜ž—ȱ˜œǰȱ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱŠȱŽ ȱ kids went ‹•’—ǯȱ ‘Šȱ ‘˜››’ꮍȱ –Žǯȱ 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

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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. ‘Žȱ ꕖȱ –Š¢ȱ ‹Žȱ ¢Žȱ Š—˜‘Ž›ȱ Š—Šœ’ŒŠ•ȱ ›ŽŽ••’—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 ꗍȱ ˜›”ǰȱ ˜ȱ ’Ÿ˜›ŒŽǰȱ ‘Ž—ȱ ˜ž—ȱ Š–Žȱ ’—ȱ Š—ȱ ž—•’”Ž•¢ȱ ™•ŠŒŽDZȱ ˜—ȱ ‘Žȱ ›’Ĵ¢ȱ ȱ œŽ›’Žœȱ Sons Of Anarchy. The show was positively Shakespearean in ’œȱ ›Š–Šǰȱ —˜ȱ ž—•’”Žȱ ž——Š–Ȃœȱ •’Žȱ ˜ěȬœŒ›ŽŽ—DZȱ 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.

Žȱ Œ’Žœȱ Šȱ œŒ‘Žž•’—ȱ Œ˜—Ě’Œȱ Ȯȱ ‹žȱ Šȱ ŒŽ›Š’—ȱ ™‘˜‹’Šȱ revealed in our conversation here makes us think there could have been another reason...

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seem to like Sons Of Anarchy. When the show was on, Č‚Â?ȹ›’Â?Žȹ–¢ȹ‹’”ŽȹÂ?Â˜ČąÂ Â˜Â›Â”ČąÂŠČąÂ•Â’Ä´Â•ÂŽČąÂ?ŠœÂ?Ž›ȹÂ?‘Š—ȹŠ•’Â?Â˜Â›Â—Â’ÂŠČą law would allow. And I got pulled over my fair share. It didn’t always work, but maybe two or three times I didn’t get a ticket. It was very handy. ELLE: You were cast in Fifty Shades Of Grey but backed ˜žÂ?ČąÂ‹ÂŽÂŒÂŠÂžÂœÂŽČąÂ˜Â?ČąÂœÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ?ž•’—Â?ČąÂŒÂ˜Â—ÄšÂ’ÂŒÂ?ÂœÇŻČą ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžČą ÂœÂŽÂŽÂ—ČąÂ?‘Žȹꕖs? CH: I haven’t. I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn’t want to open that wound. ELLE: King Arthur is a story about destiny. Do you believe in fate? CH: ÂŽÂœÇŻČą ČąÂ?Â‘Â’Â—Â”ČąÂ ÂŽČąÂŒÂŠÂ—ČąÂŠÄ›ÂŽÂŒÂ?ČąÂ˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂ˜Â Â—ČąÂ?ŠÂ?ÂŽÂœÇ°ČąÂ‹ÂžÂ?ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚ÂœČą also a powerful energy that’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 I’ll tell you what Henry David Thoreau œŠ’Â?ǹȹ Čƒ Â?Čą Â˜Â—ÂŽČą ŠÂ?Â&#x;ÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽÂœČą Œ˜—ęÂ?Ž—Â?•¢ȹ ’—ȹ Â?‘Žȹ Â?’›ŽŒÂ?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 ’——Ž›ȹ ÂŽÂœÂœÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÇŻČą ‘ŠÂ?Č‚ÂœČą Â?’ĜŒž•Â? in life is the economic and social requirements that distract us from bringing forth our true passion. ELLE: Economic requirements! Don’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, “What the fuck am I doing?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 Writers’ Festival, artistic director Michaela McGuire shares the reads she holds dearest

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As a kid, I was an obsessive bookworm and although I read and re-read all of Enid Blyton’s books, it was my aunt’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 don’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 CINQUE’S CONSOLATION by Helen Garner

This book completely changed the way I thought about journalism, and the power of —Š››ŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽČą Â—Â˜Â—ČŹÄ™ÂŒÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻČą Š›—Ž›ȹ 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  ’�‘ �›ŠŒŽǰ ꎛŒŽ ’—�Ž••’�Ž—ŒŽ Š—� 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 he’s also very playful. This collection of short stories features all the classic Saunders antiheroes – 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? ̊œ‘Žœ ˜Â? ›ŽŒ˜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

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WHAT NOT TO MISS AT THE SYDNEY WRITERS’ 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, but the literary world’s acclaim for American author George Saunders seems virtually universal. This is the genius’ first Australian appearance. I N C O N VE RSATION WIT H RU PI

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Kaur and Bird are two of the most exciting poets in the world, with reputations built on their fearless flouting of sanitised femininity. I L OVE D I C K Controversial author Chris Kraus talks to Krissy Kneen about her 1997 cult hit novel I Love Dick, which has just been adapted for TV by Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

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Stand-out millennial writer Durga Chew-Bose chats with Maria Tumarkin about her insightful debut collection of essays Too Much And Not The Mood, exploring life as a young creative woman. MOOD

Book of the Month Two years after it was published in her native France, Delphine de Vigan’s ŠœŽÂ?Čą —ȹ Čą ›žŽȹ Â?Â˜Â›Â˘ has ꗊ••¢ȹ ‹ŽŽ—ȹ Â?›Š—œ•ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ?Čą ’—Â?Â˜Čą —Â?Â•Â’ÂœÂ‘Čą and, trust us, you’ll be behind the eight ball if you don’t start reading it now. The psychological thriller is not your standard-fare Â˜Â—ÂŽČą ’›• wannabe, but instead tells of how the writer’s new friendship with the enigmatic “Lâ€? quickly descends into a case of blurred lines and insidious identity theft. Unsurprisingly, the Roman Â˜Â•ÂŠÂ—ÂœÂ”Â’ČŹÂ?’›ŽŒÂ?ÂŽÂ? ꕖȹ ŠÂ?Š™Â?ŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—Ç°Čą  ’Â?‘ Â&#x;Š ›ŽŽ— Šœ Ç°Čą Â’ÂœČą Š•›ŽŠÂ?¢ȹ ’—ȹ t d ti $24.99, Bloomsbury ‰ post-production. $ This is the latest instalment of the ELLE Book Club, a place where each month we recommend a read we know you’ll love and want to discuss endlessly. To win a copy of this one, head to ELLE.com.au/win

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ranslated simply as “to cutâ€? or “sectionâ€?, pokĂŠ (pronounced poh-kay) is a traditional Hawaiian Â?Â’ÂœÂ‘Čą ˜Â?Čą ›Š ȹ Ä™ÂœÂ‘Ç°Čą Â›Â’ÂŒÂŽÇ°Čą salad, toppings and seasoning. Its current status as your lunch ÂœÂ?Š™•Žȹ ÂŒÂŠÂ—Čą ‹Žȹ ŠĴ›’‹žÂ?ÂŽÂ?Čą Â?Â˜Čą Â?‘Žȹ fact that it’s good-looking Š—Â? good for you, with plenty of hole-in-the-wall restaurants and kiosks nowČą ˜ěŽ›ing modern interpretations of the centuriesold dish where mixing and matching is de rigueur. Hate Ä™ÂœÂ‘ÇľČą Â˜ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąÂŠÂ&#x;˜ŒŠÂ?Â˜ČąÂŠÂ—Â?ČąÂœÂ ÂŽÂŽÂ?Čą ™˜Â?ŠÂ?Â˜ÇŻČąÂŽÂ›Â˜ČąÂ’Â—Â?Ž›ŽœÂ?ČąÂ’Â—ČąÂœÂŽÂŠÂ ÂŽÂŽÂ?Ǿȹ Try some pickled watermelon. But it’s not the only Hawaiian speciality worthy of a shout-out on your social media. First, there’s Spam musubi, a popular snack sold at convenience stores that’s really just a slice of grilled Spam layered on white rice and wrapped in nori. Also in the

not-so-photogenic-but-still-tasty category is loco moco – white rice, a ‘Š–‹ž›�Ž›ȹ ™ŠĴ¢ǰȹ �›’Ž� egg and gravy on top (it’s popular with surfers who want a protein hit post-paddle) – and poi – a thick purple paste made from boiled taro root that’s then mashed with water for a pudding-like consistency. Often served after dinner, or as part of a well-thought-out spread, haupia is a coconut milk dessert with a gelatinous texture that’s usually served in bite-size cubes. And then there’s the most Instagrammable of all: shave ice. Unlike a snow cone made from crushed ice, shave ice allows syrups to absorb (rather than surround) the ice and sometimes comes with vanilla ice-cream or azuki bean paste. ‰

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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, Œ˜œœ˜›ŽœǯŒ˜–Dz ̊˜›–œǰ $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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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

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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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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

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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.

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Sunglasses, $250, Emporio Armani, sunglasshut.com/au Mules, $2,150, Givenchy, (02) 8197 0420

Sunglasses, $230, Epokhe, epokhe.co

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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. ‰

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soap opera characters as if she knows them, who’ll put She inspired my ambitions, not by telling me that on a ballgown to vacuum (“I’ve got nowhere else to I could do anything, but by showing me. If I love wear itâ€?), a woman who hasn’t knowingly eaten carbs ›ŽŠÂ?’—Â? Â—Â˜Â ÇťÂŠÂ—Â? Â?Â˜ÇźÇ° Â’Â? Â ÂŠÂœÂ—Č‚Â? —ž›Â?ž›ŽÂ? ’— 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, ÇťČƒ‘Ž›Ž Â’Âœ –¢ ˜žÂ?Ä™Â?Çľ •ŽÂ?Â? Â’Â? œŠÂ?Ž•¢ ˜— Â?‘Ž ‹ŠÂ?‘›˜˜– Â?Š’—’—Â? šžŠ•’ęŒŠÂ?’˜—œ Â’Âœ Â?‘Ž Â˜Â—Â•Â˘  Š¢ ˜žÂ? ˜Â? ™˜Â&#x;Ž›Â?¢ ÄšÂ˜Â˜Â›Č„Çź Š—Â? ™Ž›œ˜—Š• œ‘˜™™Ž› ÇťČƒ Ȃ– —˜Â?  ŽŠ›’—Â? Â?‘ŠÂ?Ȅǟǯ ÇťÂžÂ—Â•ÂŽÂœÂœ Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ Š Œ‘Š›ŠŒÂ?Ž› ’— Š ꕖǰ ’—  ‘’Œ‘ ŒŠœŽ 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 – where I judged my Â?˜ ‹Ž Š— ŠŒÂ?˜›ǰ œ˜ Â?˜˜” Â–Â˘ÂœÂŽÂ•Â? ˜ě Â?˜ œ•ž– Â’Â?  ’Â?‘ —’—Ž mother most harshly – 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 didn’t have the time. I hated her boyfriends and self-belief. I could barely function as an adult; I slept ‘ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? ‘Ž› Â?˜› ’—Ě’ŒÂ?’—Â? Â?‘Ž– ž™˜— –Žǯ œ ˜›Ž ŠÂ? through alarm clocks and lost train tickets mid-journey. them, spat in their teacups and hid their car keys. The Â?’œŒ˜Â&#x;Ž›ŽÂ? ̊Â?–ŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ Š›Ž ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž— •Žœœ ž—Â?Ž›œÂ?Š—Â?’—Â?Čą perfect karmic punishment for my teenage rebellions about red wine puke in the kitchen ŠÂ?Š’—œÂ? ’–ǰ Â˜Â˘Ç°  Š—Â? Ž˜Â? sink than relatives. I could barely (I don’t know why she only fancied “I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT keep myself alive. How had my guys with dogs’ names) was that THE YEARS I TREATED mum managed all this with a baby I ‹ŽŒŠ–Ž ‘Ž›ǯ Â? Œ˜ž›œŽ Â?Â’Â?Çą —˜  HER AS A CHEF (MUCH Šœ  Ž••Ǿ Âœ Â?˜Â? ˜•Â?Ž›ǰ Œ˜—Â?’—žŽÂ? 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 hadn’t been on, the I love them (all of them, bring them nights out she’d been denied. By to me). Now it is Mum telling me MICHAEL BOLTON) AND the age of 25, my mum was Â?‘ŠÂ? ŒŠ— Â?˜ ‹ŽĴŽ›ǰ Â?‘ŠÂ? Â?ŽœŽ›Â&#x;ÂŽ CLEANER (‘WHERE IS bringing up three girls by herself more. So I’m trying to be stronger, MY OUTFIT? I LEFT  ’Â?‘ —˜ ꗊ—Œ’Š• œž™™˜›Â? ÇťŠÂ? I’m trying to be okay on my own. IT SAFELY ON THE moved out to be a jazz musician

žœÂ? •’”Ž œ‘Ž  Šœǰ Š—Â? —˜  Â’ÂœÇŻ BATHROOM FLOOR’). HER and live with other ladies). When ˜–Ž— ’— ꕖœ –’Â?‘Â? —ŽŽÂ? Â?˜˜Â?ČŹ LIFE, HER PERSONALITY, looking men to save them, but we I was 25, I was still thinking long HER WANTS WERE ALL don’t. We can save ourselves. and hard about what I wanted to OBSCURED BY MY OWNâ€? There is a wonderful part in The be when I grew up. Luckily for me, Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, I had most of those thoughts while where she contemplates that all of us, every single œž—‹ŠÂ?‘’—Â? ˜— žœÂ?›Š•’Š— Â‹ÂŽÂŠÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂœÇŻ —•¢ —˜  Â?˜ person who survived childhood, did so because I appreciate the long hours my mum worked in a diligent caregiver made sure we didn’t choke on comparison to my own laziness. I have friends who are single mums and I see the support they need, the lifeŠ—¢Â?‘’—Â?ÇŻ ˜› ŽŠŒ‘ ˜Â? žœǰ œ˜–Ž˜—Ž ŒŠ›ŽÂ? Ž—˜žÂ?‘ Â?˜ ꜑ juggle necessary to get their kids to school, themselves things out of our mouths and save our lives daily. It’s to work and prevent anyone from starving to death. such an ordinary and profound thing to think about.  Šœ ‹ŠÄ?ÂŽÂ? ‹¢ –¢ Â–ÂžÂ–Č‚Âœ ÂŽÂĄÂŽÂ›ÂŒÂ’ÂœÂŽ ›’Â?žŠ•œ Šœ Being vulnerable before we knew it. My protestations of “I didn’t ask to be bornâ€? as a teenager were because Š Œ‘’•Â?ÇŻ ‘˜ Â?˜Žœ Â&#x;˜•ž—Â?Š›¢ Çľ ‘˜  ˜ž•Â? Œ‘˜˜œŽ Â?˜ I didn’t want to be grateful. My mum said, “You’ll Â?ÂŽÂ? ž™ ŽŠ›•¢ Š—Â? ›ž— Š›˜ž—Â? Š ꎕÂ? ’— Â?‘Ž Œ˜•Â?Çľ ‘˜ understand when you have kids,â€? but I haven’t (so, ha, says they’d go crazy without the release of a swim or ÂœÂ?’••  ’—ǟǯ ž› ›Ž•ŠÂ?’˜—œ‘’™ Â’Âœ Â?˜˜Â? —˜ ǰ Â?‘Ž ”’—Â? ˜Â? Š ÂœÂ?Ž™ ÂŒÂ•ÂŠÂœÂœÇľ ÂŽÇ° Ĺ—Ĺ– Â˘ÂŽÂŠÂ›Âœ •ŠÂ?Ž›ǰ Â?‘ŠÂ?Č‚Âœ Â Â‘Â˜ÇŻ Â?  Šœ Â?‘Ž healthy, unconditional friendship you can only have same with her studying. I hated school and didn’t with someone who has seen you at your worst and believe that a single thing the teachers said had any cleaned up the sick. relevance to me and my future pop career (a music I don’t have kids, but I know that you don’t have to career that is still in the future – I just haven’t picked an be a parent to feel maternal. Becoming an adult and ˜žÂ?Ä™Â? ¢ŽÂ?ǟǯ Š—¢ ˜Â? –¢ –Ž–˜›’Žœ ˜Â? –¢ –ž– Š›Ž ˜Â? living life ourselves teaches us what we owe them, her in the bath with a book, utilising her limited those parents we didn’t realise were people. ‰ spare time by simultaneously washing and studying. Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body ($21, Faber & Faber) ‘Ž •ŽÂ?Â? œŒ‘˜˜•  ’Â?‘ —˜ šžŠ•’ęŒŠÂ?’˜—œ Š—Â? —˜  ‘Šœ is out now Š ‘ÇŻČą Â?Čą Čą ÂœÂŽÂŽÂ–Čą •’”Žȹ Čą Š–ȹ ‹›ŠÂ?Â?’—Â?Čą Š‹˜žÂ?Čą Â?Â‘Â’ÂœÇ°Čą Čą Š–ǯȹ

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Women have spoken, and we’re pissed. In January, more than two million people across the world came together to raise their voices in support of equal rights for all. The anger expressed on that day, and the rousing solidarity that resulted, shows no signs of abating. There’s never been a better time to turn awareness into action, or more ways to harness your rage to make positive change. So we’ve gathered together the information that will motivate, galvanise and fire up every woman wanting to get involved. Let 2017 go down as the year we all stood up to make ourselves heard. The revolution starts here


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Channel it, chant it, scrawl it on a placard: feminism is back. University of Sydney associate professor Anna Hickey-Moody talks us through exactly where we’re at

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“I am not interested in the old stereotypes, of what a feminist looks like or doesn’t look like. I don’t think there is one way to be a feminist.� – MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI

he likelihood that you’ve felt boiling-point angry about something you’ve seen or read of late is incredibly high to certain. Maybe you’ve railed against anti-abortion rhetoric, clenched Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› ęœÂ?Âœ  ‘Ž— Š “žÂ?Â?ÂŽ Œ‘Š•”ŽÂ? ‘’œ –’œŒ˜—Â?žŒÂ? Â?˜ Š›Â?Âœ Š Â?Ž–Š•Ž ›Š™Ž Â&#x;Â’ÂŒÂ?’– ž™ Â?˜ Š ČƒÂ”Â—Â˜Â Â•ÂŽÂ?Â?ÂŽ Â?ŽęŒ’Â?Č„ ˜›  ŠÂ?Œ‘ŽÂ? •’Â&#x;Â’Â? Šœ Š—˜Â?‘Ž› ŒŠ™Š‹•Ž  ˜–Š— got passed over for a promotion in place ˜Â? Š Â•ÂŽÂœÂœČŹÂšÂžÂŠÂ•Â’Ä™ÂŽÂ? –Š—ǯ ‘Š—ŒŽœ Š›Žǰ you’re not staying quiet about it. —Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ —˜Â? ÂŠÂ•Â˜Â—ÂŽÇŻ Ĺ˜Ĺ–Ĺ—Ĺ?  ’•• ‹Ž ›Ž–Ž–‹Ž›ŽÂ? Šœ Â?‘Ž ¢ŽŠ›  ˜–Ž— Â?˜ž—Â? feminism again. We’ve stripped back Â?‘Ž Â?Â•Â˜ÂœÂœÂ˘ Â?‘’›Â?ȏ ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â’Â?ŽŠ ˜Â? Â?Ž–’—’œ– that’s all about celebrating our Ž–™˜ Ž›ŽÂ?Ç° Â?ŠœÂ?ÂŽÂ?ž••¢ ÂŽÂĄÂ™Â˜ÂœÂŽÂ?Ç° –’Â?Â?•Žȏ Œ•Šœœ ‹›ŽŠœÂ?Âœ ǝŠ•Â?‘˜žÂ?‘  ŽȂ›Ž ›’Â?‘Â? Â?‘Ž›Ž  ’Â?‘ Â˘Â˜ÂžÇ° ––Š ŠÂ?ÂœÂ˜Â—ÇźÇ° Š—Â? ›Ž–Ž–‹Ž›ŽÂ? Â?Ž–’—’œ– Â’Âœ Š ÂœÂ˜ÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ•ČŹÂ“ÂžÂœÂ?’ŒŽ issue. While it may have taken the election ˜Â? ›ž–™ Š—Â? Š Â&#x;˜Â?ÂŽ Â?˜› ›Ž¥’Â? Â?˜  Š”Ž žœ ž™ǰ Â?˜ž›Â?‘ȏ ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?Ž–’—’œ– Â’Âœ ›˜Š›’—Â?ÇŻ žÂ? Â?˜ ž—Â?Ž›œÂ?Š—Â?  ‘Ž›Ž  ŽȂ›Ž ŠÂ? —˜ ǰ  Ž —ŽŽÂ? Â?˜ Â?˜ ‹ŠŒ” Â?˜ Â?‘Ž Â&#x;Ž›¢ ‹ŽÂ?’——’—Â?ÇŻ Ž–’—’œ– Šœ  Ž ”—˜  Â’Â? today began at the turn of the 20th ŒŽ—Â?ž›¢  ’Â?‘ Â?‘Ž œžě›ŠÂ?ÂŽ, spearheaded ‹¢ —Â?•’œ‘ ŠŒÂ?Â’Â&#x;Â’ÂœÂ? ¢•Â&#x;’Š Š—”‘ž›œÂ? Š—Â? Â?‘Ž ›Ž‹Ž•  ˜–Ž—  ‘˜ •˜œÂ? Â?‘Ž’› •’Â&#x;ÂŽÂœ for the right to vote – the campaigning ˜Â?  ‘’Œ‘  Šœ ™Š›Â? ˜Â? Š ‹›˜ŠÂ?Ž› –˜Â&#x;Ž–Ž—Â? Â?˜›  ˜–Ž— Â?˜ ‹Ž œŽŽ— Šœ something other than a man’s property. — Â?‘Ž Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;Â?‘ ŒŽ—Â?ž›¢ǰ  ˜–Ž—  Ž›Ž ÂŽÂ’Â?‘Ž› legally considered their husband’s or their father’s possession. They had no •ŽÂ?Š• ˜› ꗊ—Œ’Š• •’Â&#x;ÂŽÂœ  ’Â?‘˜žÂ? Š –Š— Â?˜ ›Ž•¢ Â˜Â—ÇŻ ‘’Â?ÂŽ  ˜–Ž—  Ž›Ž Â?›Š—Â?ÂŽÂ? Â?‘Ž ›’Â?‘Â? Â?˜ Â&#x;˜Â?ÂŽ ’— žœÂ?›Š•’Š ’— Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;Ĺ–Ĺ˜ÇŻ Â’ÂĄÂ?¢ Â˘ÂŽÂŠÂ›Âœ •ŠÂ?Ž›ǰ —Â?Â’Â?Ž—˜žœ  ˜–Ž—  Ž›Ž granted the right alongside them. ‘’•Ž ꛜÂ?ȏ ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Â?Ž–’—’œ– œŠ   ˜–Ž— become legally independent, Š Œ‘’ŽÂ? Œ›’Â?’Œ’œ–  Šœ Â?‘ŠÂ? Â’Â? ‘ŠÂ? •Š›Â?Ž•¢ ‹ŽŽ— Œ˜—ŒŽ›—ŽÂ?  ’Â?‘  ‘’Â?ÂŽ Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ—Č‚Âœ Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻ ‘Ž œŽŒ˜—Â?  ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ˜Â? Â?Ž–’—’œ–ǰ ÂœÂ?Š›Â?’—Â?ȹ’—ȹÂ?Â‘ÂŽČąČ‚ĹœĹ–ÂœÇ°ČąÂ ÂŠÂœČąÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂŒÂŽÂ›Â—ÂŽÂ?ȹ ’Â?‘ȹ

˜™Ž—’—Â? ž™ Â?Ž–’—’œÂ? ŠÂ?Ž—Â?Šœ Â?˜ Ä™Â?‘Â? Â?˜› –’—˜›’Â?¢  ˜–Ž— ČŽ  ˜–Ž— ˜Â? Œ˜•˜ž›ǰ  ˜–Ž—  ’Â?‘ Š Â?’œŠ‹’•’Â?¢ǰ •Žœ‹’Š— Š—Â? Â‹Â’ÂœÂŽÂĄÂžÂŠÂ•  ˜–Ž— ČŽ Š—Â?  Šœ –Š›”ŽÂ? ‹¢ a need to respond to the myriad Â?’쎛Ž—ŒŽœ  ˜–Ž— •’Â&#x;ÂŽ  ’Â?‘ǰ Š—Â? Â?‘›˜žÂ?‘ǯ ‘Ž œŽŒ˜—Â?  ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Š•œ˜ Œ›ŽŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? –˜›Ž ™ž‹•’Œ œ™ŠŒŽ Â?˜› Â Â˜Â–ÂŽÂ—ÇŻ — žœÂ?›Š•’Š ’— Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;ĹœĹ›Ç°  ˜–Ž—  Ž›Ž ÂœÂ?’•• —˜Â? Š••˜ ŽÂ? Â?˜ Â?›’—” ’— ™ž‹œ ’— Â?‘Ž œŠ–Ž room as men. Women chained themselves to bars to make the point Â?‘ŠÂ? Â?‘Ž ČƒÂ™ÂžÂ‹Â•Â’ÂŒČ„ ’— ™ž‹•’Œ ‘˜žœŽ œ‘˜ž•Â? ’—Œ•žÂ?ÂŽ  ˜–Ž— ČŽ Š Â Â˜Â–ÂŠÂ—Č‚Âœ ™•ŠŒŽ  Šœ ’— œ˜Œ’ŽÂ?¢ǰ —˜Â? “žœÂ? ’— Â?‘Ž Â‘Â˜Â–ÂŽÇŻ ‘’œ Ä™Â?‘Â? Â?˜› ŽšžŠ•’Â?¢  ’Â?‘ –Ž— ‘ŠÂ? Â™Â›Â˜Â‹Â•ÂŽÂ–ÂœÇą  Ž Š›Ž —˜Â? –Ž—ǯ ÂŽ Š›Ž Â?’쎛Ž—Â? Â?›˜– –Ž— Š—Â? Â?‘’œ Â–ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇŻ Women should be valued for being unique, not the same as men. We can Â?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ ‹’›Â?‘ǰ  Ž  ˜›” Œ˜••Š‹˜›ŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;Ž•¢ǰ  Ž ‹›’—Â? Ž–™ŠÂ?‘¢ Š—Â? Ž–˜Â?’˜—Š• ’—Â?Ž••’Â?Ž—ŒŽ Â?˜ œ’Â?žŠÂ?’˜—œ ’— Â ÂŠÂ˘Âœ –Ž— ˜Â?Â?Ž— ŒŠ——˜Â?ÇŻ ‘¢ Â?‘Ž— Â?˜  Ž —ŽŽÂ? Â?˜ ‹ŽŒ˜–Ž •’”Ž Š –Š— Â?˜ ‹Ž  ˜›Â?‘¢ ˜Â? political or legal rights? Â’Â?‘ Â?‘Ž Â?‘’›Â?  ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ŒŠ–Ž Â?‘Ž •˜œœ ˜Â? Š •˜Â? ˜Â?  ‘ŠÂ? –ŠĴŽ›ŽÂ? Š‹˜žÂ? Â?ÂŽÂ–Â’Â—Â’ÂœÂ–ÇŻ BeyoncĂŠ may have thrust the issue into the spotlight, but the branding of celebrity Â’Â?Ž—Â?Â’Â?¢ Šœ Â?Ž–’—’œÂ? œŠ  ŒŠ™’Â?Š•’œ– Š—Â? feminism come together and leave those  ‘˜ —ŽŽÂ?ÂŽÂ? ™˜•’Â?’ŒŠ• ›Ž™›ŽœŽ—Â?ŠÂ?’˜— ‹¢ Â?‘Ž Â ÂŠÂ˘ÂœÂ’Â?ÂŽÇŻ ‘’•Ž ™˜™ž•Š› Â?Ž–’—’œ– œŠ  Girls take over TV screens and ’•Ž¢ Â˘Â›ÂžÂœ Œ‘Š–™’˜—ŽÂ? Â?˜› •Žœ‹’Š— Š—Â? Â?›Š—œ ’œœžŽœǰ  ˜–Ž—  ’Â?‘ Â?’œŠ‹’•’Â?Â’ÂŽÂœ •˜œÂ? ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž— –˜›Ž •ŽÂ?Š• ÂœÂ?Š—Â?’—Â?  ’Â?‘ Â?‘Ž introduction of the National Disability —œž›Š—ŒŽ Œ‘Ž–Žǰ ‹˜›’Â?’—Š•  ˜–Ž— continue to have one of the highest Â?ŽŠÂ?‘ ›ŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ ’— žœÂ?›Š•’Šǰ Š—Â?  ˜–Ž— ˜Â? colour remain grossly under-represented on the global political stage. ‘Ž –ŽœœŠÂ?ÂŽ Â—Â˜Â Çą Â?Ž–’—’œ– Â’Âœ –˜›Ž than a fashion accessory. There’s still Š •˜Â? ˜Â?  ˜›” Â?˜› Â?Ž–’—’œ– Â?˜ Â?Â˜ÇŻ žě›ŠÂ?ÂŽ –’Â?‘Â? ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ  ˜— žœ Â?‘Ž Â&#x;˜Â?ÂŽ ‹žÂ?  ˜–Ž— ’— ÂŽÂĄÂŽÂŒÂžÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ ™˜œ’Â?’˜—œ ’— žœÂ?›Š•’Š ÂœÂ?’•• earn, on average, $90K per annum @

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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 ”—’ĴŽ›œ 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 ’— žœ›Š•’Šǰ ŽŠ›— œ’—’ęŒŠ—•¢ •Žœœ anti-discrimination message globally ‘Š— –Ž— Š— ꗍ ’ ‘Š›Ž› ˜ Ž—Ž› via street projects, posters, stickers senior positions in the workforce. and stealth projections, women are Australian taxpayers have spent inserting their experiences into public ‹’••’˜—œ –Š’—Š’—’— ˜ěœ‘˜›Ž ŽŽ—’˜— culture in ways that claim focus and centres in which reported cases of Š•ŸŠ—’œŽ ™ž‹•’Œ ŠĴŽ—’˜—ǯ 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 ˜›˜ĴŽ— ’— ‘Ž ŒŠ™’Š•’œ Œ•Š–˜ž› ˜› 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 ŽĴŽ ŠŸ’œ 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 ›’ĴŽ— It defines your boundaries and your selfhood. by teenager ’—Š ˜—˜ŸŠ— 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 ˜ Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽ ‘Ž ›˜žœ’— ŽěŽŒ 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 —ŽŽǰ ‘Ž Š›œ ˜ěŽ›  ˜–Ž— nervous system and promotes clearer thinking. a way of communicating across 3. SPEAK IT Regularly talk to someone about Œž•ž›Š• ’쎛Ž—ŒŽœǯ ‘˜œŽ  ’‘ anger. Women often need affirmation from trusted ’쎛Ž— •Š—žŠŽœ Š— ’ŸŽ›œŽ 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 ”’Œ”Ž ˜ě ‹¢ȱ

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“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

GREY MATTER

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…

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ne of the most successful examples of “slacktivism” – the philanthropic trend where actions performed via the internet in support ˜ Š ™˜•’’ŒŠ• ˜› œ˜Œ’Š• ŒŠžœŽ ›Žšž’›Ž •’Ĵ•Ž ’–Ž or involvement – was the ALS ice-bucket challenge, which reached viral status in July 2014. Facebook feeds and news channels were awash ǻ•’Ž›Š••¢Ǽ ’‘ œ‘˜› Ÿ’Ž˜ Œ•’™œ ˜ ™Ž˜™•Ž ŽĴ’— buckets of ice water dumped on their heads, before they’d breathlessly nominate a couple of friends to carry ˜— ‘Ž Œ‘Š’—Ȭ•ŽĴŽ›Ȭœ¢•Ž –˜ŸŽ–Ž—ǯ America’s ALS Association, a non™›˜ę 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 žœ’— ‘Ž Ž•™ĴŠŒ”! app, which facilitates donations and gives users the option to share news of their Œ˜––’–Ž—  ’‘ ›’Ž—œ ˜— ‘Ž’› ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” Š—  ’ĴŽ› ™›˜ę•Žœǰ Š— ˜ž— ‘Š ‘Ž ™Ž˜™•Ž  ‘˜ Ž•ŽŒŽ ˜ œ‘Š›Ž 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 ˜›˜ĴŽ—ȱ˜›ȱ’—˜›Ž ’œœžŽœ ’—˜ ‘Ž œ™˜•’‘ǰ ŒŠ— ’ŸŽ

the impression of strength in numbers and is a vital ꛜ œŽ™ ’— ž›—’— •˜ Ȭ”Ž¢ ’—Ÿ˜•ŸŽ–Ž— ’—˜ Ž—ž’—Ž action – but the harsh reality is this: a “like” on Instagram can’ ˜ Šœ –žŒ‘ ˜˜ Šœ ›˜™™’— Š ꟎› ’—˜ ‘Ž Salvos’ money collection canǰ Š— ‘’Ĵ’— “ŠĴŽ—’—” 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 •’—Ž ˜› ¢˜ž› –˜›—’— Œ˜ěŽŽǯ 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, œ‘˜ž• Œ˜—œ’Ž› Š”’— œ˜–Ž Ž¡›Š ’–Ž ˜  ›’Ž •ŽĴŽ›œ 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:

YOU COULD:

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

YOU COULD:

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

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“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.� – AMY SCHUMER

HANDS UP Ashley Judd at the Women’s March

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In times of subjugation or uncertainty, the power of the spoken word can’t be overrated. Arielle Cottingham, the 24-year-old winner of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam, explains why the 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 – 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 I’ve seen hilarious poems with fruit puns and gorgeous, intimately detailed love poems beat out more serious political pieces on slam stages. ELLE : What’s the biggest misconception? AC: That p˜ŽÂ?ݢ œ•Š–œ Š›Ž œ˜–Ž ÂœÂ?žě¢ǰ ‘˜’Â?¢ȏÂ?˜’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 don’t have to be an academic to have an opinion about poetry. You just have to show up and listen. ELLE : There’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 that’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 “I Am A Nasty Womanâ€? at the Women’s March On Washington felt like a turning point. ARIELLE COTTINGHAM:

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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 ›Žœ™˜—œŽ Â?˜ Š ›Ž•ŽÂ&#x;Š—Â? Š—Â?  Ž••ȏ™Ž›Â?˜›–ŽÂ? ™˜Ž– ŠÂ? a protest will persist even through the fatigue of Ä™Â?‘Â?’—Â?  ‘ŠÂ? ˜Â?Â?Ž— Â?ŽŽ•œ •’”Ž Š— Ž—Â?•Žœœǰ •˜œ’—Â? ‹ŠĴ•Žǯ ELLE : As someone who is more deeply connected to this community, was Judd’s performance the ‹ŽÂ?’——’—Â? ˜Â? œ˜–ŽÂ?‘’—Â? ˜› “žœÂ? Â?‘Ž ꛜÂ? Â?’–Ž 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 don’t need to be saved by white feminism (ie, feminism that doesn’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 that’s distinctly hostile to women Š—Â? žœ•’–œǰ Â?‘Ž –Ž›Ž ŠŒÂ? ˜Â? Â?ŽĴ’—Â? ˜—œÂ?ŠÂ?ÂŽÇ° –žŒ‘ less making her voice and her opinions heard, is Š ™˜•’Â?’ŒŠ• ˜—Ž ČŽ Š—Â? Â’Â?  ’•• ‹Ž ›ŽŒŽ’Â&#x;ÂŽÂ? Â&#x;Ž›¢ Â?’쎛Ž—Â?•¢ ‹¢ Â?’쎛Ž—Â? ŠžÂ?Â’ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÂœÇŻ Ž˜™•Ž ˜Â?Â?Ž— ÂœÂŠÂ˘ œ•Š–s aren’t fair, and it’s true – the most memorable poem of the night won’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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SWING VOTE

The local jewellery label creating a lot of noise

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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 Œ˜—ꍮ—ȱŠ—ȱŠ‹˜ŸŽȱŠ••ȱœŠœœ¢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

of my favourite pieces at the moment,” she says of the typographic collection featuring gold hoops and heartshaped earrings in black, red and yellow. “Deadly is a word commonly used around my family and friends when something is described as awesome.” C˜•˜ž›ǰȱ •’ĴŽ›ȱ Š—ȱ ‹’ȱ œŠŽ–Ž—œȱ Žę—Žȱ Šžœȱ ȱ Dizzy’s playful styles, and as far as Dickinson is concerned, there can never be too much bling. These are strong designs for strong women. “I met the Sistagirls of the Tiwi Islands while they were here for the 2017 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras and I made them all ‘Sista Gals’ necklaces,” she says. “I want to celebrate women and encourage people to stand up for women’s rights. I love collaborating with other female artists and designers. I believe in supporting other women, sharing ideas and being bold for change.”

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – MELINDA GATES

SOFT SELL

From side hustle to seismic shake-up, meet the knitwear brand making a difference

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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 (info@linguafranca.nyc), half of the purchase is donated to charity.

Words: Genevra Leek; Laura Collins. Photography: Sevak Babakhani (still-life); Getty Images; StockSnap; Instagram: @linguafrancanyc

IN OUR OFFICES THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION, EVERYONE WAS QUIET AND SERIOUS. You could feel the ‘ŽŠŸ’—Žœœǯ ˜› ‘Ž ꛜ ’–Ž, 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 ™žĴ’— ›Žœ’œŠ—ŒŽ ™‘›ŠœŽœ ˜— œ ŽŠŽ›s for my friends and I to wear out. Then, Trump tried to pass the most outrageous travel ban and people were huddled in ŽŠ›œ ’— ‘Ž ˜ĜŒŽǯ ŽŒ’Ž ’  Šœ ’–Ž ˜ 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 ꛜ œ ŽŠŽ› 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.

LINGUA FRANCA MEANS “THE COMMON LANGUAGE”.

I felt hip-hop really was the lingua franca of our times in that a woman living on the Upper East Side of MŠ—‘ŠĴŠ— ”—˜ œ ‘Ž œŠ–Ž •¢›’Œœ ˜ 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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future looks bright. ‰

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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

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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 Š‹˜žǯ Ž’› ‘Š œ‘ŽȂœ “žœ ž–™Ž ’ ˜— ‘Ž ̘˜› ‘Ž— ¢˜ž ”—˜  ›˜– 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

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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, we’ll be able to recall less than a third of the content, and in two months we’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, it’s surprising we ›Ž–Ž–‹Ž› Š—¢Â?‘’—Â? ŠÂ? Š••ǰ ˜› ÂŽÂ&#x;Ž— Â?ݢ Â?˜ ‹Ž ŠĴŽ—Â?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ  ‘Ž— Â’Â?Č‚Âœ œ˜ Â?›ž•¢ Â?’ĜŒž•Â? Š—Â? —˜Â?Ç° Šœ Â˘Â˜Âž –’Â?‘Â? Šœœž–Žǰ œŽŒ˜—Â? —ŠÂ?ž›Ž ŠÂ? Š••ǯ ČƒÂ’ÂœÂ?Ž—’—Â? Â’Âœ Â?Žę—’Â?Ž•¢ œ˜–ŽÂ?‘’—Â?  Ž need to cultivate,â€? says clinical psychologist Dr Samantha Clarke. “In a basic, evolutionary sense, it’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 – surely cavepeople got distracted by the threat of imminent starvation/death – we now live with a level of white noise Ž—Â?’›Ž•¢ —Ž  ’— ‘ž–Š— ÂŽÂĄÂ™ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽÇŻ žœ‘ —˜Â?’ęŒŠÂ?’˜—œǰ Ž–Š’• Š•Ž›Â?œǰ œŒ›ŽŽ—œ ÂŠÂ•Â ÂŠÂ˘Âœ ’— 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. “Our minds have never really been able to concentrate on any one thing for prolonged periods,â€? explains Dr Tim Sharp of The Happiness Institute. “Experts œžÂ?Â?ÂŽÂœÂ? Š— ‘˜ž›ǰ ˜Â?‘Ž›œ Šœ •’Ĵ•Ž Šœ Ĺ—Ĺ› –’—žÂ?Žœǰ ‹žÂ? in reality our mind wanders every 15 to 20 seconds. Whether that’s a new phenomenon or not, modern listening with a “doing mindsetâ€? as opposed to a “thinking living certainly isn’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 ę•Â?Ž› –’••’˜—œ ˜Â? ™’ŽŒŽœ ˜Â? ’—Â?˜›–ŠÂ?’˜— Â?˜ — Â?˜ Â?‘Ž evaluate, assess, judge and search out evidence that does or roughly seven it can actually deal with at once, doesn’t chime with their own beliefs. according to the groundbreaking psychologist —Â? ˜žÂ?Â?˜’—Â? ˜› ›ŽœŽ›Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?Ç° Š•• ˜Â? žœ Š›Ž ”ŽŽ—•¢ ŠĴž—ŽÂ? Â?˜ ’‘Š•¢ ÂœÂ’Â”ÂœÂŁÂŽÂ—Â?–’‘Š•¢’ǰ ˜—Ž ˜Â? Â?‘Ž ꛜÂ? Â?˜  ›’Â?ÂŽ an internal narrative. Me FM. The observing mind, the inner ÂŽÂĄÂ?Ž—œ’Â&#x;Ž•¢ ˜— ‘˜  ŠŒ‘’ŽÂ&#x;’—Â? Š ÂœÂ?ŠÂ?ÂŽ ˜Â? ČƒÄšÂ˜Â Č„ Œ›’Â?Â’ÂŒ ČŽ Â&#x;Š›’˜žœ Â ÂŠÂ˘Âœ Â?ŽœŒ›’‹Ž Â?‘Ž –ŽÂ?ÂŠČŹÂŒÂ‘ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ› Â?‘ŠÂ? ‹ŽÂ?’—œ ŠÂ? through active engagement with other people some point in childhood, when external narration makes enhances our own wellbeing. To make the cut, Š Â?›ŠÂ?žŠ• œ ’Â?Œ‘ Â?˜ ’—Â?Ž›—Š•ǯ —Â? —˜ –ŠĴŽ› Â?‘Ž Œ˜—Â?Ž—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 they’re deeply engaged in Business Review, but with our thoughts powered by 13 the exchange, it’s likely they’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 don’t need to hang on focus on what they’ll say next. Leading to, of my every word because you’re well able to scan ahead, course, the conversational hate crime that is predict where I’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, you’ve got what the Harvard team call “spare 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 you’ll usually do? But again, that’s not our fault. There’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. “The mind’s main job is to keep us safe by @

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aving worked in companies of all sizes, I’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 we’re small, but have the media conglomerate NBCUniversal behind us. While our parent company has great initiatives like monthly yoga and the opportunity to “give backâ€? to various causes, Matchbox allows team members to  ˜›” ̎¥’‹•¢ Š—Â? Â?˜œÂ?Ž›œ Š— Ž—Â&#x;’›˜—–Ž—Â?  ‘Ž›Ž everyone is responsible for, and takes ownership of, their own work. That’s refreshing. There’s a lot of detail-oriented work in my job, and it’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 I’m usually stuck doing), but that detail work still has to get done – I have to discipline myself to get through it. When I lived overseas, I was inclined to end a hard Â?Š¢  ’Â?‘ Š ÂœÂ?Â’Ä› Â?›’—”ǰ ‹žÂ? ’— ¢Â?—Ž¢ Ȃ– –˜›Ž •’”Ž•¢ 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?‘ ’—ę—’Â?Ž•¢ change. Risk means challenge, which means more nourishing than a glass growth, and that’s how we of chardonnay. I’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 AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

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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 people’s work for them and still haven’t had that promotion? It’s time for a new approach – one where happiness is your boss. Work smarter, not harder. Sleep, exercise and socialise more. Before you know it, you’ll be looking forward to Monday morning. These

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FA K E I T ’ T I L YO U M A K E I T. No-one 100 per cent knows what they’re doing, but if you have energy and confidence, most of the time you’ll have people fooled that you know exactly what you’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 don’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 “me�. DON’T BE AFRAID OF C R I T I C I S M . It’s never easy hearing you didn’t do something as well as someone expected, but this feedback is gold if you want to keep improving.

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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. ꗍ ’ –˜›Ž ŽěŽŒ’ŸŽ ˜ ‹Ž calm, quiet and clear on what I expect. Some people say women aren’t as strong as men, ‹ž ˜ž• Š›žŽ ‘Š œ›Ž—‘ isn’t just physical. I’ve known œ˜–Ž ’—Œ›Ž’‹•¢ ™‘¢œ’ŒŠ••¢ œ›˜—  ˜–Ž— ’— ‘Ž Š›–¢  ‘˜œŽ Œ‘Š›ŠŒŽ›œ Š— –Ž—Š• ŠĴ’žŽœ ‘ŠŸŽ ‹ŽŽ— just as inspiring. ˜—›Š›¢ ˜ ™˜™ž•Š› ‹Ž•’Žǰ ‘Ž›ŽȂœ —˜ œ‘Š–Ž Š›˜ž— Œ›¢’—ǯ ŽȂŸŽ ‹ŽŽ— ‘›˜ž‘ Ž¡›Š˜›’—Š›¢ ‘’—œ 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 ‘Ž›ŽȂœ Š ™˜œœ’‹’•’¢ ˜ ‹Ž’— ’— 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  ˜ž• ›ŽŠŒ ž—Ž› ꛎǯ ‘Ž  ‘˜•Ž Š›–¢ Ž‘˜œ ’œ Š‹˜ž 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. •˜ŸŽ ”—˜ ’— Ȃ•• ™›˜‹Š‹•¢ ‹Ž 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 ‘›’ŸŽ ˜— ‹Ž’— ŠŒ’ŸŽ Š— 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. ‘Ž ˜ǯ ŽŽ• Žœ”Ȭ‹˜ž— S TA R T YO U R DAY W I T H A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE. œ’—ŒŽ ‹Ž’— ™›˜–˜Ž ˜ œŠě 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 Š• Š¢œ ę ‹ž •˜ŸŽ ›ž——’— 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. ‹Ž˜›ŽȬŠĴŽ–™Ž Ž¡™Ž’’˜— ˜ Antarctica with an all-female group of soldiers. If I make the cut, we’ll go to the South ˜•Ž ž—Šœœ’œŽ Ȯ Š –˜—ž–Ž—Š• Šœ” Š— ˜—Ž ȂŸŽ ‹ŽŽ—  ˜›”’— ˜ Š›œ Š•˜—œ’Ž –¢ ›Žž•Š› “˜‹ǯ ‹Ž•’ŽŸŽ ’— ”ŽŽ™’—ȱ‘’—œȱŒ‘Š••Ž—’—ǰȱ˜‘Ž› ’œŽȱ ȱ‹ŽŒ˜–Žȱ‹˜›Žǯ

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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 Šȱ ›ŠĜŒȱ ŠŒŒ’Ž—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 Ž¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ ’ĜŒž•ȱ Š— 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 Š’•¢ȱ“žœȱŽĴ’—ȱ˜ȱŠ—ȱ›˜–ȱ ˜›”ȱŠ—ȱ ȱžœŽȱ‘Šȱ’–Žȱ as an opportunity to get in and out of the “work mindset”. When I’m home, I always get straight out of –¢ȱž—’˜›–ȱŠ—ȱ›ž—ȱŠȱ‘˜ȱ‹Š‘Dzȱ ȱꗍȱ ȱ˜Ž—ȱ Š—ȱ˜ȱ œ ’Œ‘ȱ ˜ěȱ  ’‘ȱ Šȱ –˜Ÿ’Žȱ Š—ȱ Šȱ Œž™ȱ ˜ȱ ŽŠȱ ǻ˜›ȱ •Šœœȱ ˜ȱ wine) after a long day of talking to patients. ‰

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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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‘˜žœŠ—œ ˜ ž—”—˜ —œ Š–’›Ž ’ Š— ̘Œ” ˜ Œ˜—Ž›Ž—ŒŽœ •’”Ž ›˜Œ” ›˜ž™’Žœǯ ’—Ȭ‹˜•’—•¢ ’—ĚžŽ—’Š•ǰ ‘Ž ȃœ˜Œ’Š• —Ž ˜›”Ȅ ǻ˜—Ž ‹’••’˜— ȃ›’Ž—œȄ ŠŒ’ŸŽ ’— ‘Ž  ˜›• Š— –˜›Ž ‘Š— ŗŝǰŖŖŖ Ž–™•˜¢ŽŽœ Š Š— ’—Ž›—Š’˜—Š• •ŽŸŽ•Ǽ ’œ ›Žž•Š›•¢ ŠĴŠŒ”Ž ˜— ’œœžŽœ ˜ ™›’ŸŠŒ¢ǰ ™Ž›œ˜—Š• ŠŠ Š— ‘ŠŽž• Œ˜—Ž—ǯ Š—‹Ž› ˜ŒŒž™’Žœ ‘Ž ›˜— ˜ ‘Ž œŒŽ—Ž ŽŸŽ—  ‘Ž— ‘Ž Ž››Š’— ’œ œ•’™™Ž›¢ǯ ‘Ž  Šœ Š™™›˜ŠŒ‘Ž ˜ ˜••˜ 

’••Š›¢ •’—˜— ’—˜ ‘Ž ‘’Ž ˜žœŽǰ Š— ’ Šœ œ‘Žǰ ’— ‘Ž Š‹œŽ—ŒŽ ˜ ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” ˜ž—Ž› Š›” žŒ”Ž›‹Ž›ǰ  ‘˜  Šœ œŽ— ˜ –ŽŽ ˜—Š• ›ž–™ Š•˜—œ’Ž Š•• ‘Ž ‹˜œœŽœ ˜ ’•’Œ˜— Š••Ž¢ǯ —Ž›’— ž’•’— ŘŖǰ ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”Ȃœ ‘ŽŠšžŠ›Ž›œ Žœ’—Ž ‹¢ Š Š›Ȭ ’——’— Š›Œ‘’ŽŒ ›Š—” Ž‘›¢ ’— ŘŖŗśǰ ¢˜ž Ž¡™ŽŒ ˜ –ŽŽ ˜—Ž› ˜–Š—ǯ  ™Ž›ŽŒ  ˜–Š— ’— Š ™’Œž›ŽȬ™Ž›ŽŒ •˜ŒŠ’˜—ǯ ž ’—œŽŠǰ Š—‹Ž› ’œ œ’Ĵ’— ‹Ž‘’— Š ›Š‘Ž› ˜›’—Š›¢ Žœ” ’— ‘Ž ˜™Ž— œ™ŠŒŽ ˜ Š ŚŖǰŖŖŖœš– ˜ĜŒŽǰ ‹Ž ŽŽ— Š ‘˜˜Ž ŽŽ” Š— Š ™˜œŽ› ‘Š ’—Ÿ’Žœ ›ŽŠŽ›œ ˜ ȃ‘ŠŒ” ‘Ž œ¢œŽ–Ȅǯ ‘Ž ‘Š—œ‘Š”Ž ’œ ›Š—” ‹ž ‘Ž Ÿ˜’ŒŽ œ˜ǯ ˜› Š•• ‘Ž —˜’œŽ ‘Š ’—ŽŸ’Š‹•¢ œž››˜ž—œ ‘Ž›ǰ Š—‹Ž› has remained human. ‘ŽȂœ Š— ŽěŽŒ’ŸŽ ‹žœ’—Žœœ ˜–Š—  ‘˜ ‘Šœ ž—Ž—’Š‹•¢ ‘Ž•™Ž –Š”Ž ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” ™›˜ęŠ‹•Ž – no easy Šœ” Ȯ ‹ž œ‘Ž  Šœ Š•œ˜ ‘Ž ꛜ ˜ œŠ¢ǰ ‹Ž ¢˜ž›œŽ• Š  ˜›”ǰ Œ›¢ Š ‘Ž ˜ĜŒŽǯ Š›Š‘ ’—˜ǰ Ÿ’ŒŽȬ™›Žœ’Ž— ˜ ™ŽŒ›ž–ȱ šž’¢ǰȱ Š—ȱ ’—ŸŽœ–Ž—ȱ Œ˜–™Š—¢ȱ ’—ȱ Š—ȱ


Francisco, praises her for saying that women must ꐑ  ’ŒŽ Šœ –žŒ‘ Šœ –Ž— 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 Š‹˜žDZ ‘Ž ’ĜŒž•¢ ˜ 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 ꐞ›Žœǰ ž—˜›ž—ŠŽ•¢ǰ ‘’—œ ‘ŠŸŽ —˜ ŠŸŠ—ŒŽ –žŒ‘ǯ —•¢ ꟎ ™Ž› ŒŽ— 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•Ž ™›ŽœŽ— ’— ™˜œ’’˜—œ ˜ 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—’œ‘Ž žœ’—Žœœ, 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 Œ˜—’—žŽ ˜ Ž•• ˜–Ž— ‘Š  Ž –žœ ꐑ ˜› ŽšžŠ• ™Š¢ǯ — ‘Ž —’Ž ŠŽœǰ ‘Ž ’쎛Ž—’Š• ’œ ŘŖ ™Ž› 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 ‘Ž ‹˜Š› ˜ ’›ŽŒ˜›œǯ  ’œ ’—œžĜŒ’Ž—ǯ ž  ŽȂ›Ž 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,  Ž ˜ěŽ› ‘Ž– ›Š’—’— ˜ ŠœœŽ› ‘Ž’› •ŽŠŽ›œ‘’™ Š—  Ž ˜ěŽ›  ˜–Ž— Š— –Ž— ˜ž› –˜—‘œȂ •ŽŠŸŽ ŠŽ› 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, Ž¡™•Š’— ‘˜  ˜ Ž ‘Ž’› ꛜ “˜‹ǰ ˜ —Ž˜’ŠŽ ‘Ž’› ꛜ œŠ•Š›¢ǯ Ȃœ —ŽŸŽ› too early to be aware of what lies ahead in the labour market. ELLE : ‘˜ Š›Ž ‘Ž Ž–Š•Ž ꐞ›Žœ 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? @

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The death of –¢ ‘žœ‹Š— Šœ Š Ž››’‹•Žǰ ŽŸŠœŠ’— Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽǯ Ž• ŸŽ›¢ Š•˜—Žǰ ’œ˜•ŠŽ ’— –¢ ›’Žǯ œŠ  how people were – ‘Ž¢ ’—Ȃ ”—˜   ‘Š ˜ Ž•• –Žǰ ‘˜  ˜ Œ˜–˜› –Žǯ ˜ ǽ™˜œŽ ˜—Ǿ ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǰ ˜— ž—Ž řǰ ŘŖŗśǰ –¢ ›’Ž Š— –¢ ‘˜™Žœ ˜ ›ŽŽ –¢œŽ•ǰ “žœ ˜ Ž¡™•Š’— ˜ ‘Ž ™Ž˜™•Ž Š›˜ž— –Žǰ ˜ ‘˜œŽ  ‘˜  ˜›”  ’‘ –Žǰ  ‘Š Ž•ǯ ‘Ž’› ›ŽŠŒ’˜—œ  Ž›Ž Š—Šœ’Œǰ  Š›–ǰ –˜Ÿ’—ǯ ˜–Ž ›’Ž—œ Š—œ Ž›Ž –Žǰ ˜ Œ˜ž›œŽǰ ‹ž Š•œ˜ œ›Š—Ž›œ  ‘˜ ˜™Ž—Ž ‘Ž’› ‘ŽŠ›œ ˜ –Žǰ Š•”’— ˜ –Ž Š‹˜ž ŸŽ›¢ ’—’–ŠŽ ‘’—œǰ ŸŽ›¢ ‘Š› ‘’—œǯ   ˜–Š— ‘Š •˜œ Š Œ‘’•ǰ Š –Š— œžěŽ›Ž ›˜– ŒŠ—ŒŽ›ǰ Š—˜‘Ž› ‘Š “žœ •˜œ ‘’œ  ’Ž ’— Š— ŠŒŒ’Ž—ǯǯǯ ŽŸŽ›¢˜—Ž œ‘Š›Ž ‘Ž’› ›˜ž‹•Žœǰ  Šœ —˜ •˜—Ž› Š•˜—Žǯ  Š—Ž ˜ Œ˜—’—žŽ ‘’œ ™Š‘ ˜ ›Žœ’•’Ž—ŒŽ ‹¢  ›’’— Š ‹˜˜”ǯ ˜ ꗍ –ŽŠ—’—ǯ ‘’œ ‹˜˜” Š•”œ Š‹˜ž ’ǰ –¢ Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽ ˜ –˜ž›—’— Š— ‘Ž  Š¢ ’—  ‘’Œ‘ǰ •’Ĵ•Ž ‹¢ •’Ĵ•Žǰ ‘ŠŸŽ ˜ž— ‘Ž ™Š‘ ˜ “˜¢ǰ Š—ȱ  ‘Š ‘ŠŸŽ •ŽŠ›—Ž Š‹˜ž –¢œŽ•ǯ ELLE : ‘Š ’ ¢˜ž •ŽŠ›—ǵ SS: Š—¢ ‘’—œǯ —˜  Š™™›ŽŒ’ŠŽ ŽŸŽ›¢ –˜–Ž— Š •’Ĵ•Ž –˜›Ž ’—Ž—œŽ•¢ǯ ǰ  ‘˜ ’ —˜ ŒŽ•Ž‹›ŠŽ –¢ ‹’›‘Š¢ǰ ŒŽ•Ž‹›ŠŽ ’  ’‘ –˜›Ž ŠĴŽ—’˜—ǯ œŠ¢ ˜ –¢œŽ• ŽŸŽ›¢ Š¢ǰ ȃ Š– Š•’ŸŽǯȄ Š•œ˜ ›ŽŠ•’œŽ  ‘Š ’ ’œ ˜ ‹Ž Š –˜‘Ž›  ‘˜ ›Š’œŽœ ‘Ž› Œ‘’•›Ž— Š•˜—Žǯ Ȃœ ‘Š›ǰ ŽŸŽ— ‘˜ž‘ Ȃ– ŸŽ›¢ ™›’Ÿ’•ŽŽǯ ›ŽŒ˜—’œŽ ‘Š ‘Š—Ȃ Š•”Ž Ž—˜ž‘ Š‹˜ž œ’—•Ž –˜‘Ž›œ ’— Lean Inǯ ELLE : ˜  ˜ ¢˜ž ›ŽŒ˜—Œ’•Ž ¢˜ž›  ˜›” Š— ¢˜ž› ™Ž›œ˜—Š• •’Ž ˜Š¢ǵ SS: •’ŸŽ Š‹˜ž ŗŖ –’—žŽœ ›˜– ‘Ž ˜ĜŒŽǯ ›ŠŸŽ• •’Ĵ•Ž œ˜ Šœ —˜ ˜ •ŽŠŸŽ –¢ Œ‘’•›Ž— ˜˜ ˜Ž—ǯ ŸŽ›¢ –˜›—’— Š”Ž ‘Ž– ˜ œŒ‘˜˜• Š— •ŽŠŸŽ ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” ‘ŽŠšžŠ›Ž›œ Š śǯřŖ™– ˜ œ™Ž— ’–Ž  ’‘ ‘Ž–ǯ Ž Ž•• ŽŠŒ‘ ˜‘Ž› ˜ž› Š¢ǯ ŽȂ›Ž  ŠŒ‘’— Š –˜Ÿ’Žǯ ¢ ŗŗȬ¢ŽŠ›Ȭ˜• œ˜— ‘Šœ Š ™‘˜—Žǰ ‹ž ‘Ž ›ž•Žœ Š›Ž œ›’ŒDZ ’ ž›—œ ˜ě Š Ş™–Ƿ ELLE : ‘Ž Œ‘Š••Ž—Ž ˜› ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” ’œ Š•œ˜ ˜ ꐑ ŠŠ’—œ Š•œŽ ’—˜›–Š’˜— Š— Œ˜—Ž— ’—Œ’’— ‘Š›Žǰ ›ŠŒ’œ–ȱ Š— ŽŸŽ— Ž››˜›’œ–ǯ ‘Š ŠŒ’˜—œ ‘ŠŸŽ ‹ŽŽ— Š”Ž—ǵ SS:

SS: ’•• ‹Ž ŸŽ›¢ Œ•ŽŠ›DZ ‘Ž›Ž ’œ —˜ ›˜˜– ˜› ‘ŠŽ ˜› Ž››˜›’œ– ˜— ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǯ  ¢˜ž ™˜œ Œ˜—Ž— ˜ Š Ž››˜›’œ —Šž›Žǰ  Ž  ’•• —˜ ˜—•¢ ›Ž–˜ŸŽ ’ǰ ‹ž  Ž  ’•• Š•œ˜ Œ‘ŽŒ” Š•• ¢˜ž› Œ˜—ŠŒœǯ ž ˜— ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǰ Š•œ˜ œŽŽ Š•• ‘Ž ŒŠ••œ ˜› ™ŽŠŒŽǰ •˜ŸŽ –ŽœœŠŽœǰ ™˜œ’’ŸŽ ’–™ž•œŽœǯ Ȃ– —˜ œŠ¢’— ‘Š  Ž Š›Ž ›Žœ™˜—’— ˜ Ž››˜›’œ– ’— ‘Ž •’”Žœǰ ‹ž ‘Ž ‹Žœ ›Žœ™˜—œŽ ˜ ‘Š›Ž ’œ –ŽœœŠŽœ HER SOCIAL NETWORK ŠŠ’—œ ‘Š›Žǯ ˜› Sandberg with fellow people Ž¡Š–™•Žǰ ˜— ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǯ ˜ ’—ĚžŽ—ŒŽ ǻŒ•˜Œ” ’œŽ ›˜– ˜™Ǽǰ ŠŒ’Ÿ’œ › Š—Ž ˜˜Š••ǰ ‘Ž› •ŠŽ Œ˜–Ȧ™ŽŠŒŽǰ  Ž Œ˜ž— ‘žœ‹Š— ŠŸŽ ˜•‹Ž› Š— –Š—¢ ž—Ž¡™ŽŒŽ ‘Ž› ‹˜œœ Š›” žŒ”Ž›‹Ž› Œ˜——ŽŒ’˜—œDZ  Ž ‘ŠŸŽ –’••’˜—œ ˜ ȃ›’Ž—œȄ Œ˜——ŽŒŽ ‹Ž ŽŽ— Š”’œŠ— Š— —’Šǯ  Šœ œ‘˜Œ”Ž ‹¢ —˜’—Ž Ž’›’œǰ  ‘˜ •˜œ ‘’œ Œ˜–™Š—’˜— ž›’— ‘Ž ŠŠŒ•Š— ŠĴŠŒ” Š—  ‘˜ ™˜œŽ ˜— ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǰ ˜— ˜ŸŽ–‹Ž› ŗŜǰ ŘŖŗśDZ ȃ˜ž  ’•• —˜ ‘ŠŸŽ –¢ ‘Š›ŽǯȄ   Šœ œ›˜—ǰ ™›˜˜ž— Š— ž—’ŸŽ›œŠ•ǯ ELLE : ‘Š ˜ ¢˜ž •’”Ž ˜ ˜  ‘Ž— ¢˜žȂ›Ž —˜  ˜›”’—ǵ SS: ‹’”Ž ’— Š ¢–ǰ œ’— Š— Š—ŒŽ  ’‘ –¢ —’—ŽȬ¢ŽŠ›Ȭ˜• Šž‘Ž›ǰ  ‘˜ ’œ –˜›Ž Š•Ž—Ž ‘Š— –Žǰ Š— ŠŒŒ˜–™Š—¢ ‘Ž› ‹¢ ™•Š¢’— ǻŸŽ›¢ ‹Š•¢Ǽ ‘Ž ™’Š—˜ǯ Š•œ˜  ŠŒ‘ œ’••¢ ™›˜›Š–œ ˜— Ž•ŽŸ’œ’˜—ǰ ˜› œŽ›’Žœ – Ȃ–ȱ œ’•• ˜— œŽŠœ˜—  ˜ ˜ House Of Cards! ELLE : Š— ¢˜ž œ ’Œ‘ ˜ě ¢˜ž› œ–Š› ™‘˜—Žǵ SS:  ›’Ž— ŠŸŽ –Ž Š •’Ĵ•Ž ȃ‹ŽȄ ˜› –¢ œ–Š› ™‘˜—Žǯǯǯȱ ™ž ’ ’— Š ŗŗ™–ǰ Š— œ˜™  ˜›”’—ǯ ELLE : ‘Ž›Ž ˜ ¢˜ž œŽŽ ¢˜ž›œŽ• ’— ŗŖ ¢ŽŠ›œǵ SS: œ” –Ž  ‘Ž›Ž œŽŽ –¢œŽ• ’— ŗŖ –’—žŽœǷ ˜ž— –¢ ™•ŠŒŽǰ Ȃ– ŸŽ›¢ ‘Š™™¢  ’‘ ŠŒŽ‹˜˜”ǯ ˜›– Š Š—Šœ’Œ Š—Ž–  ’‘ Š›” žŒ”Ž›‹Ž›ǯ  ˜ž• •˜ŸŽ ˜ œŠ¢ ‘Ž›Žǰ Œ˜——ŽŒ ™Ž˜™•Žǰ ‘Ž•™ ‘Ž– ꗍ ‘Ž’›  Š¢ ˜— œ˜Œ’Š• —Ž ˜›”œǰ ‘Ž•™ ¢˜ž—  ˜–Ž—  ’‘ œŠ›Ȭž™œǯǯǯ ELLE : ˜ ¢˜ž ›Ž›Ž ‘Š ’••Š›¢ •’—˜— ’—Ȃ ‹ŽŒ˜–Ž ™›Žœ’Ž— ˜ ‘Ž —’Ž ŠŽœǵ SS: Žœǯ œž™™˜›Ž ’ ™ž‹•’Œ•¢ Š— ŠŒ’ŸŽ•¢ǯ ‘Ž—ŽŸŽ›  Ž Ž•ŽŒ Š –Š— ’— ™•ŠŒŽ ˜ Š  ˜–Š—ǰ  Ž –’œœ ‘Ž ˜™™˜›ž—’¢ ˜ ŠŸŠ—ŒŽ ‘Ž ŒŠžœŽ ˜  ˜–Ž—ǯ ELLE : — ‘’œ Š›Ž Ž•• œ™ŽŽŒ‘ǰ Š›ŠŒ” ‹Š–Š œŠ’ ‘Ž  Šœ –˜›Ž ˜™’–’œ’Œ ‘Š—  ‘Ž— ‘Ž ˜˜” ˜ĜŒŽ ’— ŘŖŖşǯ — ¢˜žǵ SS: ŽȂ›Ž ˜’— ‘›˜ž‘ ŸŽ›¢ ’ĜŒž• ’–Žœǰ ’ ’œȱ ž—Ž—’Š‹•Žǰ ‹ž ¢Žœǰ ›Ž–Š’— ŽŽ™•¢ ˜™’–’œ’Œǯ ‰ 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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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, ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž Jeet (centre) wears Jumpsuit, $4,150, top, $610, both ž›‹Ž››¢ǰ Šžǯ‹ž›‹Ž››¢ǯŒ˜–Dz necklace, $19,000, ’슗¢ ǭ ˜, ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž ǻ ˜›— ‘›˜ž‘˜žǼ Hanalei wears Jumpsuit, $1,745, Max Mara, maxmara.com; top, $670, ••Ž›¢ǰ Ž••Ž›¢ǯŒ˜– Opposite page: Emmy (left) wears Jacket, $5,615, pants, $3,320, hand Œžě ǻ ˜›— ‘›˜ž‘˜žǼǰ ǞśřŖǰ Š•• Gucci, gucci.com/au Mariina wears Coat, $5,350, pants, $2,350, shoes, $POA, necklace, $1,050, all ’ŸŽ—Œ‘¢, (02) 8197 0420; hand Œžěǰ 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 model’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


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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, ’슗¢ & Coǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžDz œž Š— œ•ŽŽ™Ž› ŽŠ››’—œǰ –˜Ž•Ȃœ ˜ — Hanalei wears Dress, $699, Trelise Cooper, trelisecooperonline.com Emmy wears Jumpsuit, $1,350, Ellery, ellery.com; shirt, $1,660, Gucci, gucci.com/au


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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, model’s own

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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; ˜— –˜Ž•Ȃœ •Ž ‘Š—DZ Œžěǰ $530, Gucci, gucci.com/au (worn throughout); on model’s right hand: (from left) ring, $1,900, ring, $2,950, both ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž Emmy wears Jacket, $2,350, pants, $1,450, loafers, $895, all Bally, 1800 781 851

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For effortless, ’70s-style texture, sprinkle volumising powder from roots to lengths before scrunching with your fingers. Try Resurrection Style Dust, $53.50, Label M, labelm.com/au

Victoria wears Dress, $2,613, Nevenka, nevenka.com.au; bag, $1,495, Marni, (02) 9327 3809 Hanalei wears Jacket, $69.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600; top, $190, Alice McCall, alicemccall.com; pants, $1,521, Nevenka, nevenka.com.au

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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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GEAR Take the wheel and steer your wardrobe right on into winter with sophisticated shapes straight from the high street teamed with the season’s most luxurious accessories /

Photographs by Pierre Toussaint Styling by Emma Kalfus


Dress, $115, pants, $215, both COS, cosstores.com; heels, $1,520, Prada, (02) 9223 1688; earrings, $885, Marni, (02) 9327 3809; bag, $675, Coach, coachaustralia.com Opposite page: coat, $579, pants, $249, both Cue, cue.cc; earrings, $625, Loewe, (03) 8614 1190; bag, $5,600, Chanel, 1300 242 635


Jacket, $139, pants, $59.99, both H&M, hm.com/au; boots, $1,695, Burberry, au.burberry.com; short necklace, $160, pendant necklace, $130, both Reliquia, reliquiajewellery.com; watch, $7,500, ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž (worn throughout) Opposite page: dress, $89.95, Zara, (02) 9376 7600; bag, $2,490, Ž—’, fendi.com

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Jacket, $140, pants, $44.95, both Topshop, (02) 8072 9300; heels, $1,200, Christian Dior, (02) 9229 4600; necklace, $15,700, bracelet, $9,900, both ’슗¢ & Coǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžDz ‹Šǰ $2,810, Miu Miu, (02) 9223 1688 ™™˜œ’Ž ™ŠŽDZ Œ˜Šǰ ǞřŖŖǰ top, $150, both Seed, œŽŽ‘Ž›’ŠŽǯŒ˜–Dz ‹Šǰ ǞřǰŚşśǰ ž›‹Ž››¢ǰȱŠžǯ‹ž›‹Ž››¢ǯŒ˜–

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Robe, $349, pants, $229, both Country Road, countryroad.com.au; ̊Â?Â?˜›–œǰ ÇžĹ?Ĺ—Ĺ–Ç° Rag & Bone, ǝŖřǟ Ĺ&#x;ĹœĹ™Ĺ&#x; Ĺ˜Ĺ˜Ĺ™Ĺ˜Ç˛ ‹ŠÂ?Ç° ÇžĹ˜Ç°Ĺ–Ĺ–Ĺ™Ç° BalenciagaÇ° –ŠÂ?Œ‘ŽœÂ?ÂŠÂœÂ‘Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â– ™™˜œ’Â?ÂŽ ™ŠÂ?ÂŽÇą Â?›Žœœǰ ÇžĹ˜Ĺ–Ĺ–Ç° WitcheryÇ° Â?ŠÂ&#x;Â’Â?Â“Â˜Â—ÂŽÂœÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂžÇ˛ ŽŠ››’—Â?œǰ ÇžĹšĹœĹ–Ç° Pierre Winter, ™’Ž››Ž ’—Â?ÂŽÂ›Ä™Â—ÂŽÂ“ÂŽÂ ÂŽÂ•ÂœÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â– Photography: ’Ž››Ž ˜žœœŠ’—Â? ŠÂ? Â’Â&#x;Â’ÂŽÂ—Č‚Âœ ›ŽŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽÇŻ Hair: Š›Ž— ˜›Â?‘ ’Œ” ŠÂ? ‘Ž ›Â?Â’ÂœÂ? Â›Â˜ÂžÂ™ÇŻ Makeup: Peter Beard ŠÂ? ‘Ž ›Â?Â’ÂœÂ? Â›Â˜ÂžÂ™ÇŻ Model: Emma ›Š—Â?ÂœÂ?›ž™ ŠÂ? ‘Ž Â?–Â?ÇŻ Ĺ—Ĺ&#x;ĹœĹ? Š£Â?Š ˜œ–˜ ™˜›Â?ČąÂŒÂ˜ÂžÂ›Â?ÂŽÂœÂ˘ČąÂ˜Â?ČąŠ£Â?Š

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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 ’슗¢ ǭ ˜, ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžDz ǻ›˜– •ŽǼ ›’—ǰ ǞŞǰŘśŖǰ ›’—ǰ $3,650, both ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžȱ (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” •‹Š Šœ”œ ˜—˜› Ÿ’Š ŠŒŽ’–Ž ’ œ‘ŽȂœ œ’•• ŽŽ•’— œ’Œ” and the eight-year-old answers, “Yes, I am,” throwing in a dramatic but not-very-gastro-related faux cough for ŽěŽŒǯǼ Ȃœ —Šžž›Š’˜— Š¢ǰ Š—  ‘’•Ž ‘Ž ›Žœ ˜ ‘Ž Œ›Ž  are in denial trying to ignore the political shitstorm erupting Š›˜ž— ‘Ž–ǰ •‹Š œ™Ž—œ ‘Ž ‹ŽĴŽ› ™Š› ˜ ‘Ž –˜›—’— ’— the makeup chair watching the proceedings on an iPad. She was up late last night editing how-to beauty videos for The

˜—Žœ ˜–™Š—¢ǰ ‘Ž ‹žœ’—Žœœ œŽ••’— Š–’•¢ ŽœœŽ—’Š•œ ‘Š œ‘Ž Œ˜Ȭ˜ž—Ž ’— ŘŖŗŗǰ Š— œ‘ŽȂœ ’›Žǰ ‹ž •‹ŠȂœ —˜ ˜—Ž to cower away from life – even when it gets as real as this. This is no ordinary cover shoot anyway. In business terms, ‘Ž ˜—Žœ ˜–™Š—¢ ’œ Œ˜—œ’Ž›Ž Š ȃž—’Œ˜›—Ȅ ǻ’Žǰ Š œŠ›Ȭž™ ŸŠ•žŽ Š –˜›Ž ‘Š— Š ‹’••’˜— ˜••Š›œ ˜›ǰ ’— ‘Ž ˜—Žœ ˜–™Š—¢Ȃœ ŒŠœŽǰ Š Œ˜ž™•Ž ˜ ‹’••’˜— ˜••Š›œǼ Š—ǰ •’”Ž Š—¢ Ž—›Ž™›Ž—Žž›ǰ •‹Š —ŽŽœ ˜ œ™Ž— Š— ’—˜›’—ŠŽ Š–˜ž— ˜ ’–Ž ‹Ž ŽŽ— ŽĴ’— ‘Ž› ‘Š’› Š— –Š”Žž™ ˜—Ž Š— ‹Ž’— styled by the ELLE fashion team running her company via her phone, doing what has become – more than acting – her Š¢ “˜‹ǯ —¢˜—Ž Ž•œŽǰ  ’‘ Š•• ‘Š ˜’— ˜—ǰ  ˜ž• ‘ŠŸŽ ‹žŒ”•Ž ž—Ž› ‘Ž œ›Š’—ǯ ž —˜ •‹Šǯ ŸŽ—  ’‘ ‘Ž ˜œ against us, she’s the consummate professional, shivering and sipping her herbal concoction between shots, and, when we ꗊ••¢ ’ŸŽ ‘Ž› Š ‹›ŽŠ”ǰ Š”’— ’–Ž ˜ž ˜ Œž›• ž™ ˜— Š œ˜Š 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 ‘’—” “ž•Ž Š—¢ ˜ ’ ŸŽ›¢  Ž••ǰ ˜ ‹Ž

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 ‘Š œžě ǽ˜˜Ǿǯ Ȃœ “žœ ’–Ž –Š—ŠŽ–Ž—ǯ ˜  ˜ Š¢œ Š›Ž ‘Ž œŠ–Ž Š—ǰ ¢˜ž ”—˜ ǰ ¢˜ž “žœ ‘ŠŸŽ ˜ 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: ž ‘’—” ŽŸŽ— œŠ¢ȬŠȬ‘˜–Ž –ž–œ ‘ŠŸŽ Š ‘Š› ’–Ž ꐞ›’— ˜ž ‘˜ ˜

™›’˜›’’œŽ ’–Žǯ –ŽŠ—ǰ ’–Ž –Š—ŠŽ–Ž— ’œ Š ‹’Œ‘ —˜ –ŠĴŽ› ‘˜ ¢˜ž Š›Žǰ ¢˜ž ”—˜ ǰ and I think actually staying at home, taking care of the house, raising the kids, all the ŠŽ›ȬœŒ‘˜˜• ŠŒ’Ÿ’’Žœǰ –ŽŠ—ǰ ‘ŠȂœ Š ž••Ȭ’–Ž “˜‹ǯ — ‘Ž— ‹¢ ‘Ž ’–Ž ¢˜ž ‘ŠŸŽ 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, ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ ȱ‘’—”ȱ‘ŠȂœȱ—ŽŸŽ›ȬŽ—’—ǯǯǯȱ Ȃœȱ›ŽŠȱ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ¢˜žȱ˜ȱŽȱ˜ȱœŽŽȱŽŸŽ›¢ȱ•’Ĵ•Žǰ @

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Dress, $4,450, Fendi, (02) 9231 3756; earrings, $3,550, necklace (worn throughout), $3,650, both ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžDz ˜— Žœœ’ŒŠȂœ •Ž ‘Š—DZ ¢Ž••˜ Ȭ˜• ‹Š—•Žǰ ǞŝǰŚśŖǰ ›˜œŽȬ˜• ‹Š—•Žǰ $3,050, ring (worn throughout), $11,400, all ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžDz ˜— Žœœ’ŒŠȂœ ›’‘ ‘Š—DZ bangle, $11,600, ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž

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›Žœœǰ ǞŗŘǰŖŖŖǰ Valentino, ǻŖřǼ şśŜŞ ŝśśşDz ŽŠ››’—œǰ ǞŗǰşŖŖǰ ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰ ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž ǻ ˜›— ‘›˜ž‘˜žǼDz ˜— Žœœ’ŒŠȂœ ›’‘ ‘Š—DZ ‹›ŠŒŽ•Žǰ ǞŚǰŜśŖǰ ’슗¢ ǭ ˜ǰȱ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž

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 •’Ž Š— ’œ ›¢’— ˜ ꐞ›Ž ˜ž ‘˜ –žŒ‘ ˜ ¢˜ž›œŽ• ¢˜ž  Š— ˜ ’ŸŽ ˜ ˜‘Ž› ™Ž˜™•Žǰȱ ‘˜ ȱ –žŒ‘ȱ ¢˜ž 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: ˜ž ”—˜ ǰ Ž—Ž›Š’—–Ž— ’œ ’—Œ›Ž’‹•¢

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: žœ ‹Ž’— Œ˜–˜›Š‹•Ž ’— –¢ ˜ — œ”’—ǰ Š— ”—˜ ’—

’ Šœ –Ž ™žĴ’— ’— ‘Ž ‘˜ž›œǰ ‘Ž ‘Š›  ˜›”ǰ •ŽŠ›—’— Š‹˜ž  ‘Š ’ Š— ’—Ȃ ”—˜ ǰ ˜’— ŽŽ™ ’ŸŽœ ’— ›ŽœŽŠ›Œ‘ Š— œž››˜ž—’— –¢œŽ•  ’‘ Ž¡™Ž›œǰ ™Ž˜™•Ž  ‘˜  Ž›Ž smarter than me, and not being afraid to ask questions or for ‘Ž•™ǰ ‹ž Š ‘Ž œŠ–Ž ’–Ž ˜ —’— ‘Ž ŠŒ ‘Š ’  Šœ –¢ ’ŽŠǰ ž•’–ŠŽ•¢ǯ ’—Ȃ ‘ŠŸŽ Š ¢™’ŒŠ• ŒŠ›ŽŽ› ›Š“ŽŒ˜›¢ ’— ‹žœ’—Žœœǰ ŒŠ–Ž ›˜– Š Œ˜–™•ŽŽ•¢ ˜‘Ž› ‹žœ’—Žœœǰ Š— ‘Š ˜ •ŽŠ›— ˜ Ž–‹›ŠŒŽ ‘Š ’—œŽŠ ˜ ‹Ž’— Ž–‹Š››ŠœœŽ Š‹˜ž ’ǰ ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ ’Ȃœ ™˜ Ž›ž• ˜ ‘ŠŸŽ ‘Ž ‹ŠŒ”›˜ž— ˜  ˜›”’— •˜— ‘˜ž›œ ’— Š ™›˜Žœœ’˜—Š• œŽĴ’— œ’—ŒŽ  Šœ ŗŘǰ  ’‘ Š•• Šž•œ Š— Š•• ‘Ž ’쎛Ž— ¢—Š–’Œœ ‘Š ˜ Š•˜—  ’‘ ‘Šǯ “žœ ›¢ ˜ ‹Ž ™›˜žŒ’ŸŽ Š— Š• Š¢œȱœŠ¢ȱ ˜™Ž— Š— Œž›’˜žœǰ Š— Š• Š¢œ ›¢ ˜ ‹ŽĴŽ› –¢œŽ•ǯ

Œ˜••Š‹˜›Š’ŸŽǯ ‘Ž›ŽȂœ Š •˜ ˜ ™›Ž™Š›Š’˜— ‘Š ˜Žœ JUSTINE: HOW MUCH OF IT WAS COMPLETELY NEW TO YOU? ’—˜ ¢˜ž› ˜›” ‹Ž˜›Ž ¢˜ž Ž— ž™ ꕖ’— Š—¢‘’—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? ŒŠ— Š”Ž ›’œ”œ Š— ‹Ž ŽŠ›•Žœœǰ ›¢ ‘’—œ ˜žǰ ‘ŠŸŽ JESSICA: Yeah, I learned all of it as I went, and I partnered ž— Š—ǰ ’ŽŠ••¢ǰ —˜ ‹Ž œ’ě Š— —˜ ‘ŠŸŽ Š Š›Ž—Žœœ with someone who is a serial entrepreneur, so by being in ˜ŸŽ› ‘Ž ™Ž›˜›–Š—ŒŽ ‹ž “žœ ‹Ž Œ˜–™•ŽŽ•¢ ™›ŽœŽ— business, I got to learn a lot about business. It’s like if you Š— ’— ‘Ž –˜–Ž—ǯ ‘ŠȂœ Š ˜Š••¢ ’쎛Ž—  Š— ˜ ‹Ž Š— ŠŒ˜› ˜› Š ’›ŽŒ˜› ˜› Š ™›˜žŒŽ› ˜› Š  ›’Ž›ǰ @ Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ œ’Ž ˜ –¢œŽ•ǯ ž——’— Š ‹žœ’—Žœœ ’œ ŸŽ›¢ ’쎛Ž— ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ ’Ȃœ Š‹˜žǰ –˜›Ž ‘Š— Š—¢‘’—ǰ the people – who your employees are and their ŒŠ›ŽŽ› ›Š“ŽŒ˜›’Žœ Š— ‘Ž’› ‘˜™Žœ Š— ›ŽŠ–œǰ 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 œžŒ‘ Š •Žœœ˜— ˜› –Ž ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ —˜›–Š••¢ “ž–™ ›˜– ˜—Ž Ž—Ÿ’›˜—–Ž— ˜ ‘Ž —Ž¡ Šœ Š— ŠŒ›Žœœǰ ‹ž ‘Ž›Žǰ ¢˜ž ”—˜ ǰȱ Ȃ–ȱ  ’‘ȱ ‘Žȱ œŠ–Žȱ ™Ž˜™•Žȱ ŽŸŽ›¢ȱ Š¢ȱ ˜› ꟎ȱ 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: Ȃœ Š”Ž— ’–Ž ˜› –Ž ˜ ꐞ›Ž ˜ž ‘Ž ¢™Ž ˜ •ŽŠŽ› Š–ǰ Š— ŽŸŽ— ‹Ž’—

Œ˜–˜›Š‹•Ž ’‘ ‘Š —˜’˜— ˜ ‹Ž’— Š •ŽŠŽ›ǰ Š— ˜ —’— –¢ ™˜ Ž› Šœ Š  ˜–Š— Š— Šœ Š •ŽŠŽ›ǯ Ȃœ Žę—’Ž•¢ œ˜–Ž‘’— ‘Š ˜ •ŽŠ›—ǯ  Šœ—Ȃ Œ˜–˜›Š‹•Ž  ’‘ ’ ˜› Š Ž  ¢ŽŠ›œǰ Š— ŽŽ• •’”Ž •Šœ ¢ŽŠ›  Šœ Š ‹’ •Žœœ˜— ˜› –Ž ’— Ž–‹›ŠŒ’— ’ Š— ˜ —’— ’ ’— Š ’쎛Ž—  Š¢ ‹¢ “žœ œ™Ž—’— ’–Ž  ’‘ –¢ ›’Ž—œ  ‘˜ ‘ŠŸŽ Š•• œŠ›ŽȱŒ˜–™Š—’ŽœȱŠ—ȱŠ›ŽȱŽ—›Ž™›Ž—Žž›œǰȱŠ—ȱŠ•œ˜ȱ‹Ž’—ȱŠ‹•Žȱ˜ȱ’—Ž›ŠŒȱ ’‘ȱ ˜–Ž—ȱ

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›Žœœǰ ǞśǰřśŖǰ Gucciǰ žŒŒ’ǯŒ˜–ȦŠžDz ‘ŽŽ•œǰ Ǟşŝśǰ ChloéǰȱŒ‘•˜ŽǯŒ˜–

“I BECAME AN ACTRESS BECAUSE I didn’t feel

sometimes you’ve just got to do it. You ŒŠ— ˜ ˜ ꕖ œŒ‘˜˜•ǰ Š— ‘’—” ‘ŠȂœ ˜Š••¢ ŸŠ•žŠ‹•Žǰ ‹ž ‘Ž›ŽȂœ Š•œ˜ œ˜–Ž‘’— ˜ ‹Ž œŠ’ ˜› “žœ ™’Œ”’— ž™ Š ŒŠ–Ž›Šǰ ˜› ¢˜ž› ™‘˜—Žǰ Š— –Š”’— œžěǯ ˜ž •ŽŠ›— Šœ ¢˜ž ˜ǰ Š— ‘ŠȂœ ”’— ˜ ‹ŽŽ— –¢ Š¢ ˜ ŽžŒŠ’˜—ǯ •ŽŠ›—Ž ‹žœ’—Žœœ ‹¢ ˜’— ’ Š— ™Š›—Ž›’—  ’‘ ™Ž˜™•Ž  ‘˜ Š›Ž Ž¡™Ž›œ Š— •ŽŠ›—’— ›˜– ‘Ž–ǰ ‘Ž— ‹›ŽŠ”’— ˜ — ‘˜  ˜ ›ŽŠ Š œ™›ŽŠœ‘ŽŽǰ ˜› ‹žœ’—Žœœ –˜Ž•ǰ ˜›  ‘Š Š—  ’œǯǯǯ ¢˜ž ”—˜ ǰ Š•• ‘Ž ‹žœ’—Žœœ ŠŒ›˜—¢–œǯ œ™ŽŒ’Š••¢ ’— ŽŒ‘—˜•˜¢ǰ ‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž ‹’••’˜—œ ˜ Ž›–œǰ Š— ¢˜žȂ›Ž “žœ •’”Žǰ ȃ‘Šǵ ‘Š ˜Žœ ‘Š œŠ— ˜›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 ŽŸŽ— Š Œ˜ž™•Ž ˜ ¢ŽŠ›œ Š˜ǰ ™Ž˜™•Ž œ’•• Ÿ’Ž Ž –Ž Šœ Š— ŠŒ›Žœœ ˜›

Š ŒŽ•Ž‹›’¢ǰ ‹ž ŽŽ• •’”Ž —˜ –˜›Ž Š— –˜›Ž ™Ž˜™•Ž Ÿ’Ž  –Ž Šœ Š ‹žœ’—Žœœ ˜–Š—ǯ ¢ ‹›Š’— ’œ ‹žœ’—Žœœǯ Š• Š¢œ ‘ŠŸŽ ‘˜ž‘ ‘Š  Š¢ǰ ŽŸŽ—  ‘Ž—  Šœ ’— Ž—Ž›Š’—–Ž—ǰ ‹ž —˜  ‘ŠŸŽȱ Š—ȱ ŠŒžŠ•ȱ ‹žœ’—Žœœȱ ˜ȱ Š™™•¢ȱ ‘Žȱ  Š¢ȱ ȱ ‘’—”ȱ Š—ȱ ‹›ŽŠ” ˜ — ’—˜›–Š’˜—ǯ JUSTINE: DO YOU MEAN IN THE SENSE THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT? JESSICA:  ‹žœ’—Žœœ –’—œŽǰ ¢ŽŠ‘ǯ Ȃ– ŸŽ›¢ •˜’ŒŠ• Š— ™›Š–Š’Œǰ ž’•’Š›’Š— ’— ‘Ž

Š¢ ‘’—”ǯ ’—Ȃ ‹ŽŒ˜–Ž Š— ŠŒ›Žœœ ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ •’”Ž ˜ ‹Ž ‘Ž ŒŽ—›Ž ˜ ŠĴŽ—’˜—ǰ ‹ŽŒŠ–Ž Š— ŠŒ›Žœœ ˜›’’—Š••¢ ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ ’—Ȃ ŽŽ• Œ˜–˜›Š‹•Ž ’— –¢ ˜ — œ”’— Š— •˜ŸŽ ˜ Ž•• œ˜›’Žœ Š— Ž• ‹Žœ  ‘Ž— Œ˜ž• ‹Ž œ˜–Ž‹˜¢ Ž•œŽ Ȯ Š— ‘Ž— ‘Š Œ˜ž• –Š”Ž Š •’Ÿ’— ˜’— ‘Š  Šœ “žœ œžŒ‘ Š ‹•Žœœ’—ǯ ‘Ž— ˜—ŒŽ  Šœ Š›˜ž— ŗŞǰ œŠ  Š ›ŽŠ• ˜™™˜›ž—’¢ ˜›  ˜–Ž— ˜ Œ˜•˜ž› Š—  ˜–Ž— ’— Ž—Ž›Š• ˜ ‹Ž –˜›Ž ’— Š ™˜œ’’˜— ˜ ™˜ Ž›ǰ Š— ’—œŽŠ ˜ “žœ ‹Ž’— ‘Ž ’›• ˜› Š Š–œŽ• ’— ’œ›Žœœǰ ˜ ŠŒžŠ••¢ ‹Ž ‘Ž ‘Ž›˜ȱŠ—ȱ‘Žȱ›ŽŠœ˜—ȱ ‘¢ȱ™Ž˜™•Žȱ Ž›ŽȱŽŸŽ—ȱ œ‘˜ ’— ž™ Š— ˜’—ȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ–˜Ÿ’Žœǯ @

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Top, $840, turtleneck, $990, shorts, $1,060, all Prada, (02) 9223 1688; necklace, $3,650, ’슗¢ ǭ ˜, ’슗¢ǯŒ˜–ǯŠžȱǻ ˜›—ȱ‘›˜ž‘˜žǼ


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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 what’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 ™žĴ’—Â? –Ž ’— Â?‘ŠÂ? ™˜œ’Â?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ JUSTINE: AS A FAMILY, HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION? JESSICA: It’s been interesting to have that

“I DIDN’T REBEL AGAINST BEING IN THE LIMELIGHT. I knew I was fortunate AND I DIDN’T EVER BELIEVE THE HYPE�

conversation. You just have to let them know that it’s temporary and hopefully no permanent damage is done, you know? But it hasn’t broken their spirit in thinking about what’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 doesn’t stand by the same moral codes we do as a family, that doesn’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 don’t have a lot of downtime, but it’s usually ŠÂ? —’Â?‘Â?ÇŻ ¢ Â?ÂŠÂ˘Âœ Š›Ž ™›ŽĴ¢ ™ŠŒ”ŽÂ?ÇŻ JUSTINE: DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS TO GET YOU THROUGH YOUR DAY? JESSICA: Â&#x;Ž›¢Â?‘’—Â? Â’Âœ ›žœ‘ŽÂ?ÇŻ Â? Â™Â›Â˜Â‹ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â˘  ˜ž•Â? ‹Ž ‹ŽĴŽ› 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 don’t have too many people like that in my life, so it’s tough.

there. I like to take baths whenever I can, and whenever I’m not too tired Cash [Warren, her husband] and I will watch a show, but every night Â’Âœ Â?’쎛Ž—Â?ÇŻ ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Š Â?˜žÂ?‘ Â?’–Ž ęĴ’—Â? Â’Â? Š•• ’—ǰ Â?˜ ‹Ž 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 it’s 7pm and you’re, like, “I need to be home right now,â€? and then you get home and it’s a cuddle with the kids and wash your face and put on your pyjamas and then, “Wait, I have to eat dinner.â€? Last night, I didn’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 YOU’RE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVER? JESSICA: ŽŠ‘ǰ Â?’œŒ’™•’—Ž Š—Â? Â?Žę—’Â?Ž•¢ ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ Š 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 CABS‌ JESSICA: I was engaged to someone who was 12 years

JUSTINE: IN MY HOUSE, EVERYTHING LASTS FIVE DAYS. I’M LIKE, “WE’RE DOING A GRATITUDE JOURNAL EVERY NIGHT!� 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 ˜ĴŽÂ?Š Ž—ŽÂ?Š, (02) 9239 0188; on Jessica’s right hand: chain bracelet, $9,250, ’슗¢ Ç­ ˜ǰ Â?Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂžÇ˛ ˜— Jessica’s left hand: leaf ring, $1,150, ’슗¢ Ç­ ˜ǰ Â?Â’Ä›ÂŠÂ—Â˘ÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂž ‘˜Â?˜Â?›Š™‘¢ǹ Mike Rosenthal at Tack Artist Group. Š’›ǹ Jennifer Yepez at The Wall Group. Š”Žž™ǹ 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] – he was a grown-up with a kid. Then I was single for eight months before I met my husband, so I didn’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 didn’t rebel against being in the limelight. I knew I was fortunate and I didn’t ever believe the hype. I never thought, like, “Oh my God, I’m this famous person.� I was always like, “Tomorrow, this is all going to go away and I need to make the most of it while I’m here and not screw it up.� JUSTINE: WITH THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BRAND, DO YOU HAVE MANY PINCH-YOURSELF MOMENTS? JESSICA: It’s weird, I don’t. I feel like I’m so in the weeds and I’m such a grinder and so

in the moment of the day-to-day – I don’t spend a lot of time removed from it and seeing the bird’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 ‘˜ ǰ “žœÂ?Ç° œ ŽŽÂ? Â?‘Ž¢ Š›Žǰ Š—Â? œ–Š›Â? Šœ  Ž••ǰ Š—Â? Œ˜—ęÂ?Ž—Â? Š—Â?  ’Â?Â‘ÇŻÇŻÇŻČąÂ—Â˜ČąÂŽÂ?Â˜ÂœÇ°ČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžČą know? They really are good girls, so they make me feel proud. ‰

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TULLE Put the femme in ffeminism with a hardworking slogan tee paired with playful tulle. Consider it your uprising uniform.

Jacket, $114, Asos, Šœ˜œǯŒ˜–ȦŠž

Skirt, $79.99, H&M, ‘–ǯŒ˜–ȦŠž

LEAN IN W H AT E V E R Y O U R C A U S E , A M I S H M A S H O F F L O R A L , M I L I TA R Y A N D T W E E D W I L L H AV E Y O U R E A D Y F O R T H E R A L LY Y. Skirt, $69.95, Zara, ǻŖŘǼȱşřŝŜȱŝŜŖŖ

›ŠŒŽ•ŽǰȱǞŘŗşǰȱ Amber Sceats, ambersceats.com

Dress, $299, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, ȱœ™Ž••Žœ’—œǯŒ˜–ǯŠž

Choker, $149, Amber Sceats, ambersceats.com

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Dress, $160, Finders Keepers The Label, ꗍŽ›œ”ŽŽ™Ž›œ‘Ž•Š‹Ž•ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž

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Dress, $69.99, H&Mǰ ‘–ǯŒ˜–ȦŠž

Skirt, $189, Hansen & Gretel, ‘Š—œŽ—Š—›ŽŽ•ǯŒ˜–

Boots, $279, Dr Martens, 1800 655 154

Jacket, $119, H&M, ‘–ǯŒ˜–ȦŠž

ALL IN ONE These jumpsuits are made for ladies on the go. Throw on combat boots, tighten your laces and get cracking.


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Trench, $349, Country Road, countryroad.com.au

Pants, $229, Country Road, countryroad.com.au

Top, $59.99, H&M, hm.com/au

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

CHECK MATE Herringbone is the new pattern du jour. Try it in unconventional structures like a double-breasted jacket, roundshouldered shift dress or flared pants.

Shirt, $2 for set (with shorts), mine & Will, eandwill.com

Corset, $29.95, blazer, $119, both Zara, (02) 9376 7600

nts, $69.95, Zara, 2) 9376 7600

Heels, $119, Zara, (02) 9376 7600

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Fearless adaptor Christopher Bailey l has kept Britain’s most iconic label on the cusp with digital innovation. His latest obsession? Gorgeously old-school craftsmanship

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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 ”—˜ — ˜› ꛜœǯ œ ’—ǰ ꛜ ˜ •’ŸŽȬ œ›ŽŠ– œ‘˜ œ Š— Ž‹ž ›’‘Ȭ˜ěȬ‘ŽȬ›ž— Š¢ ™›ŽȬ˜›Ž›’— ǻŘŖŖşǼǯ ’›œ •˜‹Š• •ž¡ž›¢ ‹›Š— ˜ ŽŠž›Ž ȃ’—Ȭ ŽŽȄ ™ž›Œ‘Šœ’— ǻŘŖŗŚǼǯ —ǰ •Šœ Ž™Ž–‹Ž›ǰ ꛜ •ž¡ž›¢ ‘˜žœŽ ˜ Ž–‹›ŠŒŽ ‘Ž —Ž  ȃœŽŽ —˜ ǰ ‹ž¢ —˜ Ȅ œ‘˜  œ›ŠŽ¢ǯ Š’•Ž¢ǰ —˜  ŚŜǰ  Šœ Š–˜— ‘Ž ꛜ Žœ’—Ž›œ ˜ œ—’ě ˜ž ‘Ž —ŽŒŽœœ’¢ ˜ –˜Ÿ’— Š— ‘’—”’— •’”Ž Š ’’Š• —Š’ŸŽǯ ˜ ‘Ž œ‘’ ’— ‘’œ Žœ’— œŽ—œ’‹’•’¢ ˜ŸŽ› ‘Ž ™Šœ  ˜ œŽŠœ˜—œǰ  ’‘ a (beautiful) new focus on slow, considered Œ›Šœ–Š—œ‘’™ Š— ™›˜ŸŽ—Š—ŒŽǰ œŽŽ–œ •’”Ž Š—¢‘’— ‹ž Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ ŒŠ™›’ŒŽǯ ‘Ž— Š’•Ž¢ says, “It feels like the right moment for something that’s all about authenticity – in Ž›–œ ˜  ˜›”ǰ Œ›Šǰ ™›˜ŒŽœœǰ ‘’œ˜›¢ǰ Ž¡™›Žœœ’— œ˜–Ž‘’—ǰȄ ¢˜ž ”—˜  Œ‘Š—Ž ’œ Š˜˜ǯ Š’•Ž¢Ȃœ Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ œ‘’ ’œ ˜—•¢ ˜—Ž ˜ ‘Ž ›ŽŒŽ— œ‘Š”ŽȬž™œ Š ž›‹Ž››¢ǯ Ž› ‘›ŽŽ ¢ŽŠ›œ ’— ‘Ž ž—™›ŽŒŽŽ—Ž žŠ• ›˜•Ž ˜ Œ‘’Ž Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ ˜ĜŒŽ› Š— ǰ ›ž——’— ‹˜‘ ‘Ž ‹›Š—Ȃœ Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ Š— business sides – a period that coincided with a slowdown in the Chinese retail boom that has Š”Ž— Š ˜•• ˜— Š•–˜œ ŽŸŽ›¢ –Š“˜› •ž¡ž›¢ Šœ‘’˜— •Š‹Ž• Ȯ Š’•Ž¢ ‘Šœ ›ŽŒŽ—•¢ ‹ŽŽ— “˜’—Ž at the helm by former Céline chairman and  Š›Œ˜ ˜‹‹ŽĴ’ǯ ‘Ž Žœ’—Ž›ǰ  ‘˜  ’•• Œ˜—’—žŽ ˜ ‘˜• ‘’œ žŠ• ’•Ž ž—’• ˜‹‹ŽĴ’ Š”Žœ ˜ŸŽ› Šœ  ’— ŽŠ›•¢ ž•¢ ǻŠ  ‘’Œ‘ ™˜’— Bailey will be renamed president and chief Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ ˜ĜŒŽ›Ǽǰ ›ŽŒŽ—•¢ ˜• ‘Ž žœ’—Žœœ  Šœ‘’˜—ǰ ȃ ‘’—” ‘Ž ›˜•Ž ˜ Š—¢ •ŽŠŽ› ’œ ˜ Š”Ž ‘Ž–œŽ•ŸŽœ ˜ž ˜ ‘Ž œ’žŠ’˜— Š— ˜ œŠ¢  ‘Š ’œ ›’‘ ˜› ‘Ž Œ˜–™Š—¢ ˜’— ˜› Š›ǯǯǯ ˜ ’Ž—’¢  ‘Ž›Ž Š ‘Ž –˜œ ŸŠ•žŽ and where my strengths are not and where  Ž —ŽŽ ˜ Š ‘˜œŽ œ›Ž—‘œǯȄ ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ•¢ǰ Š •ŽŠœǰ ‘Ž ›Ž˜›Š—’œŠ’˜— Š™™ŽŠ›œ ˜ ‘ŠŸŽ ‹ŽŽ— Š ‹˜˜—ǯ — Š ›ŽŒŽ— ›Š’—¢ morning at Horseferry House, Burberry’s œ™›Š •’— ˜—˜— ǰ Š’•Ž¢ œŠ ˜ŸŽ›•˜˜”’— a small courtyard that was temporarily home to ‘Žȱ ž—ž•Š’—ȱ ŘǯśȬ–Ž›Ž Š‹œ›ŠŒ ‹›˜—£Ž ›˜– •ŽDZ œ‘ŽŠ›•’— “ŠŒ”Žǰ ǞŜǰŗşśǰ œ‘’›Ȭ›Žœœǰ ǞŗǰŜśŖǰ ›Žœœǰ ǞřǰŚşśǰ ‹˜˜œǰ ǞŗǰŜşśDz ›Žœœǰ Ǟŝǰŗşśǰ ‹˜˜œǰ ǞŗǰŜşśDz œ‘’›ǰ ǞŘǰŜşśǰ œ›’™Ž ˜™ǰ ǞŜŗŖǰ ™Š—œǰ ǞŗǰŖŘśǰ ‹˜˜œǰ ǞŗǰŜşśDz œ ŽŠœ‘’› ›Žœœǰ ǞŘǰŖśŖǰ ˜™ǰ ǞŜŗŖǰ ‹˜˜œǰ ǞŗǰŜşśDz Œ˜Šǰ ǞŘǰśşśǰ ›Žœœǰ ǞřǰŚşśǰ ‹˜˜œǰ ǞŗǰŜşśDz Š•• BurberryǰȱŠžǯ‹ž›‹Ž››¢ǯŒ˜–

ȃ˜‘Ž› — ‘’•DZ •˜Œ” ŽŠ ǻŗşŞřȬŞŚǼȄ ‹¢ ›’’œ‘ Š›’œ Ž—›¢ ˜˜›Žǰ ‘˜œŽ ˜ŽžŸ›Ž ’—œ™’›Ž Š’•Ž¢Ȃœ Ž‹›žŠ›¢ Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜—ǯ ‘Ž ’—Ž›’˜›œ ˜ ˜˜›ŽȂœ œŒž•™ž›Žœ ŠŸŽ ›’œŽ ˜ intricately tiered sheer lace dresses, while the artist’s swirling pencil and charcoal sketches of œ‘ŽŽ™ •Ž— ‘Ž–œŽ•ŸŽœ ˜ Š›Œ‘’ŽŒž›Š• ŒŠ‹•Ž ”—’œ Š— Š Œ›˜™™Žǰ ŒŠ™Ž œ‘ŽŠ›•’— “ŠŒ”Žǯ — Š ™Š›ŽȬ˜ — ™Š•ŽĴŽ ˜  ‘’Žǰ Œ›ŽŠ–ǰ ‹•ŠŒ” Š—  ˜›”–Š—Ȃœ ‹•žŽǰ ‘Ž Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜— Ž• ’—ę—’Ž•¢ wearable – a uniform that’s both formal and workaday, poetic and practical – yet with Œ˜—œ›žŒ’˜— ‘Š ›’ŸŠ•œ ‘Š ˜ Š›’œ’Š— –Š’œ˜—œǯ ›˜˜ ‘Š ‘’œ ŠŽœ‘Ž’Œ ™’Ÿ˜ Ž–˜—œ›ŠŽœǰ yet again, the designer’s instinct for consumer ‹Ž‘ŠŸ’˜ž›DZ ˜› ˜—Ž  ŽŽ” ™˜œȬœ‘˜ ǰ ž›‹Ž››¢ hosted Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process, Š ™ž‹•’Œ Ž¡‘’‹’ ’—  ‘’Œ‘ ‘Ž Œ•˜‘Žœ  Ž›Ž displayed alongside more than 40 of Moore’s works, with a series of workshops and acoustic ™Ž›˜›–Š—ŒŽœǯ Ž¢ ž›‹Ž››¢ ™’ŽŒŽœ  Ž›Ž Š•œ˜ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Ž ˜ ™ž›Œ‘ŠœŽ ǻ’— œ˜›Žǰ ˜—•’—Ž ˜› Ȯ œ‘˜ž• ¢˜ž ‹Ž œ˜ ’—Œ•’—Ž Ȯ Ÿ’Š ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” ŽœœŽ—Ž›Ǽ ›˜– ‘Ž –˜–Ž— ‘Ž œ‘˜  Œ˜––Ž—ŒŽǯ Ȃœ Š•• part of Bailey’s mission to immerse consumers in ‘’œ Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽ ™›˜ŒŽœœ  Ȯ ‹ž Š•œ˜ǰ Œ›žŒ’Š••¢ǰ ˜› them to broadcast, blog and Snapchat his work, spreading the word further and faster than a few ‘ž—›Ž ™›’Ÿ’•ŽŽ Ž’˜›œ Œ˜ž•ǯ ‘Š Š‹˜ž ˜˜›ŽȂœ  ˜›” ŽŽ•œ ›Ž•ŽŸŠ— to the current mood at Burberry? CHRISTOPHER BAILEY: He was born in a town ŸŽ›¢ Œ•˜œŽ ˜  ‘Ž›Ž ›Ž  ž™ Ȯ ‘Ž ˜ —  ‘Ž›Ž ˜ž› ›Ž—Œ‘ Œ˜Š ŠŒ˜›¢ ’œǯ ›Ž  ž™ —ŽŠ› ‘Ž ˜›”œ‘’›Ž Œž•™ž›Ž Š›”ǰ  ‘’Œ‘ ‘Šœ –Š—¢ ǽ ˜›”œ ‹¢Ǿ Ž—›¢ ˜˜›Žǯ œ Š ŽŽ—ŠŽ›ǰ ‘Š  Šœ ”’— ˜ –¢ ŠŸ˜ž›’Ž ‘Šž—ǯ ‘¢ —˜ ǵ ‘Ž›ŽȂœ œ˜–Ž‘’— ŸŽ›¢ ˜ —Ȭ˜ȬŽŠ›‘ Š‹˜ž ˜˜›ŽȂœ ™’ŽŒŽœǯ ŽȂ›Ž ˜’— ‘›˜ž‘ œ˜ –žŒ‘ Œ‘Š—Ž ’— ‘Ž  ˜›•ǰ Š— ’ “žœ Ž• •’”Ž œ˜–Ž‘’—ȱ‘Šȱ ŠœȱŒ˜——ŽŒŽȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ›˜ž—ǯ @ 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– Žę—’Ž•¢ ™žĴ’— Š ‘žŽ ˜Œžœ ˜— ‘Ž 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: ‘Ž Ž™Ž–‹Ž› Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜— Šœ Š•œ˜ ‘Ž ꛜ time you showed menswear and womenswear ˜Ž‘Ž›ǯ ‘Ž›Ž  Šœ Š Ž—Ž› ̞’’¢ǰ  ‘’Œ‘ǰ ˜ course, is very relevant today. CB: Historically, as a brand, we’ve always been •Žœœ œžŒ” ˜— Š œ™ŽŒ’ęŒ Ž—Ž›ǯ Š”Ž ‘Ž ›Ž—Œ‘ coat: completely unisex. With this collection, I wanted to do it intentionally and talk about it. ‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž ™’ŽŒŽœ œ™ŽŒ’ęŒŠ••¢ Žœ’—Ž ˜ ‹Ž  ˜›— by men and women. Going back to Moore’s “Mother And Child: Block Seat” – it’s incredibly œŽ—œžŠ• Š— Œ•ŽŠ›•¢ Ž—Ž›Ȭœ™ŽŒ’ęŒǯ ž ŠŒžŠ••¢ǰ when you look, it’s not so obvious. That blurring ˜ Ž—Ž› Š— ˜ Œ•˜‘Žœ ˜› ’쎛Ž— œŽ¡Žœǰ ’쎛Ž—  ˜›•œǰ ’쎛Ž— Œ˜—Ž¡œǰȱ ’œȱ ›ŽŠ••¢ȱ something I’m interested in. ELLE:

UPDATED CLASSICS Shape shifting at Burberry’s February collection

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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: Žę—’Ž•¢ǯ ‘’—” ˜ž› Œ˜–™Š—¢ ˜Žœ ‘›˜ž‘ ’쎛Ž— ™‘ŠœŽœ ŽŸŽ›¢ ꟎ ˜ œŽŸŽ— ¢ŽŠ›œǰ Š— ŽȂ›Ž ˜’— ’—˜ Š—˜‘Ž› —˜ ǯ ˜—Ȃ ”—˜  ‘˜  œ™ŽŒ’ęŒ ‘Š ’œ ˜ žœǰ ˜› ’ ’Ȃœ —Šž›Š•ǯ žœ ŗś years ago, we were predominantly a licensed Œ˜–™Š—¢  ˜›• ’Žǯ Ž œ™Ž— ¢ŽŠ›œ Š”’— back ownership of the company and taking back ‘Ž •’ŒŽ—ŒŽœǯ Ž ‘Ž— ‹ŽŒŠ–Ž Š ™›Ž˜–’—Š—•¢  ‘˜•ŽœŠ•Ž Œ˜–™Š—¢ǯ œ  Ž  Ž›Ž ‹ž’•’— ‘Šǰ  Ž  Ž›Ž Š•œ˜ œŠ›’— ˜ ‹ž’• Š ›ŽŠ’• ˜˜™›’—ǯ ŽȂŸŽ —˜  ˜ ›ŽŠ’• Š›˜ž— ‘Ž  ˜›•ǯ ˜  ŽȂ›Ž “žœ —Šž›Š••¢ ’— Š ’쎛Ž— ™•ŠŒŽǯ — ˜™ ˜ ‘Šǰ ¢˜žȂŸŽ —˜  ˜ Š Œžœ˜–Ž›  ‘˜ ’œ Ž¡™•˜›’—ǰ Ž¡™Ž›’Ž—Œ’— Ȯ œ‘˜™™’— Š—¢’–Žǰ Š—¢ ‘Ž›Ž ’— ‘Ž  ˜›• Ÿ’Š –˜‹’•Ž ŽŸ’ŒŽœ Š— Žœ”˜™œǯ ˜ǰ ¢˜ž ”—˜ ǰ ȂŸŽ —ŽŸŽ› ›ŽŠ••¢ œŽ™Š›ŠŽ ‘Ž Œ˜––Ž›Œ’Š• Š— ‘Ž Œ›ŽŠ’ŸŽǯ ‘Ž ˜Œžœ ‘Šœ Š• Š¢œ ‹ŽŽ— ˜— ‘ŠŸ’— Š ™˜’— ˜ Ÿ’Ž ǰ Š œ›˜— ŠŽœ‘Ž’Œǯ ‘Ž Œ˜––Ž›Œ’Š• ’œ Š ›Žœž• ˜ ‘Šǯ ELLE: Do you think Burberry became too ŠŒŒŽœœ’‹•Žǵ ˜ž  Ž›Ž šž’Ž ˜ěŽ—Ž ‹¢ ‘Ž suggestion that “see now, buy now” would cause ¢˜ž ˜ ™›˜žŒŽ ™’ŽŒŽœ ¢˜ž ”—˜   ’•• œŽ••ǯ CB: ‘’—” Ȃ– Š ™›Š–Š’Œ ›ŽŠ–Ž›ǯ ˜—Ȃ œŽŽ ‘’—œ ’— œžŒ‘ œ’–™•’œ’Œ  Š¢œǯ ¢ ŽŒ’œ’˜— ˜ –Š”Ž ‘Ž Œ˜••ŽŒ’˜—œ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Ž ˜ ‹ž¢ ›’‘  ‘Ž—  Ž ˜ ‘Ž œ‘˜   Šœ ‹ŽŒŠžœŽ Ž• Ȯ Š— ŽŽ• Ȯ ‘Šȱ ˜›ȱ Š—ȱ Ž¡›Š˜›’—Š›’•¢ȱ ˜› Š›Ȭ‘’—”’—ȱ

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

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SOMETHING

IN THE AIR

Viktor & Rolf’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

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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

’ŸŽ›ǰȱǞŝşǯşşȱ˜› 60ml, Š—ȱŽ›ȱŠž—, ŸŠ—Ž›Šž—ǯŒ˜–

–‹›˜œ’Šǰǰ $130 for 50ml,, ž’˜ȱŽ—Žž›œ,, œž’˜œŽ—Žž›œǯŒ˜– –

Symphony, $85 for 30ml, —Ž ŽŽ, ˜—ŽœŽŽ™Ž›ž–ŽœǯŒ˜– –

d, White Sandalwood $229 for 100mll, ˜•ęŽ•ȱǭȱŠ—”œœ, – ˜•ęŽ•Š—‹Š—”œǯŒ˜–

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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

•¢–™·Š —Ž—œŽǰ $155 for 80ml, ŠŒ˜ȱŠ‹Š——Ž, –¢Ž›ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž Sweet (with vanilla), but with an edge (that’s the salt)ǯ

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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, Š•Ÿ’—ȱ •Ž’—, 1800 812 663 The salty note is designed to mimic skin. Wear at own risk.

PEPPER

SALT

Clémentine California, $180 for 100ml, Ž•’Ž›ȱ˜•˜—Ž, (02) 8002 4488 Pepper and star anise give this a little kick kick.

Š•Ž—Œ’ŠŠȱŠ›’œǰȱ $150 for 50ml, Š•Ž—Œ’ŠŠ, 1800 812 663 It’s floral but earthy, like blooms gone wild on the forest floor. floor

•ŠŒ”ȱŽ™™Ž›ǰȱ $128 for 50ml, ˜––ŽȱŽœȱ Š›³˜—œ, –ŽŒŒŠǯŒ˜–ǯŠž 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

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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

ĝ˜›ȏŽœŒŽǰǰȱ $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. @

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1889: ‘Žȱ ’쎕ȱ ˜ Ž›ȱ  Šœȱ ’—Šžž›ŠŽǰȱ ‘Š›•’Žȱ ‘Š™•’—ȱ Š—ȱ˜•ȱ ’•Ž›ȱ  Ž›Žȱ ‹˜›—ǰȱ ’—ŒŽ—ȱŸŠ—ȱ ˜‘ȱ™Š’—Žȱȃ‘ŽȱŠ››¢ȱ’‘Ȅȱ Š—ȱ –Ž›’ŒŠ—ȱ “˜ž›—Š•’œȱ Ž••’Žȱ •¢ȱ Œ’›Œž–—ŠŸ’ŠŽȱ‘Žȱ ˜›•ȱ’—ȱŠȱ›ŽŒ˜›ȱŝŘȱŠ¢œǯȱ ‘Š—Žȱ Šœȱ’—ȱ‘ŽȱŠ’›ǯȱ‘Žȱ¢ŽŠ›ȱŠ•œ˜ȱ–Š›”Žȱ ‘ŽȱŽ‹žȱ˜ȱ žŽ›•Š’—Ȃœȱ ’Œ”¢ǰȱ‘Žȱꛜȱ™Ž›ž–Žȱ ˜ȱŒ˜–‹’—Žȱ‹˜‘ȱœ¢—‘Ž’ŒȱŠ—ȱ—Šž›Š•ȱ—˜Žœȱ˜ȱ Œ›ŽŠŽȱ Š—ȱ Š‹œ›ŠŒȱ ˜•ŠŒ˜›¢ȱ ŽěŽŒȱ ‘Šȱ  Šœȱ œ’–ž•Š—Ž˜žœ•¢ȱ œ™’Œ¢ǰȱ œ›Š—Žȱ Š—ȱ œ›’”’—ǯȱ Ž˜›Žȱ ‘’œǰȱ ’ȱ ¢˜žȱ ‘Šȱ ™›ŽœœŽȱ ¢˜ž›ȱ —˜œŽȱ ˜ȱ Šȱ ˜–Š—Ȃœȱ ›’œȱ˜›ȱŠȱ–Š—Ȃœȱ•Š™Ž•ǰȱ¢˜žȱ ˜ž•ȱ ‘ŠŸŽȱœ–Ž••Žȱ˜—•¢ȱ̘ Ž›œǯ

’Œ”¢ȱ Œ˜—Š’—Žȱ  ˜ȱ ›Ž•Š’ŸŽ•¢ȱ ’—Ž¡™Ž—œ’ŸŽȱ Š—ȱ ŸŽ›œŠ’•Žȱ œ¢—‘Ž’Œœȱ –ȱ Œ˜ž–Š›’—ǰȱ Šȱœž‹œŠ—ŒŽȱ˜ž—ȱ’—ȱ˜—”Šȱ‹ŽŠ—œȱ‘Šȱœ–Ž••œȱ ˜ȱ ›Žœ‘•¢ȱ –˜ —ȱ ‘Š¢ǰȱ Š—ȱ ŸŠ—’••’—ǰȱ Šȱ ŸŠ—’••ŠȬ œŒŽ—Žȱ –˜•ŽŒž•Žȱ Ž›’ŸŽȱ ›˜–ȱ ™’—Žȱ ‹Š›”ȱ –ȱ Š—ȱ  Šœȱ Œ˜—œ’Ž›Žȱ ‘Žȱ ꛜȱ ›ž•¢ȱ –˜Ž›—ȱ ›Š›Š—ŒŽǯȱ ȱ žœ‘Ž›Žȱ ’—ȱ Š—ȱ Ž›Šȱ ’—ȱ  ‘’Œ‘ȱ ™Ž›ž–Ž›œȱ Ž›Žȱ—˜ȱ•˜—Ž›ȱŒ˜–™Ž••Žȱ˜ȱ ˜›”ȱ ˜—•¢ȱ  ’‘ȱ ›Š’’˜—Š••¢ȱ Ž¡›ŠŒŽȱ ‹˜Š—’ŒŠ•œȱ Š—ȱž—œŠŸ˜ž›¢ȱŠ—’–Š•ȱŽ¡Œ›Ž’˜—œǯȱ›˜ž—ȱ‘Žȱ ž›—ȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ ŒŽ—ž›¢ǰȱ Šȱ ̞››¢ȱ ˜ȱ ’——˜ŸŠ’ŸŽȱ ˜•ŠŒ˜›¢ȱŒ‘Ž–’ŒŠ•œȱ‘’ȱ‘Žȱ–Š›”Žȱ–ȱ’—Œ•ž’—ȱ ’˜—˜—Žœǰȱ  ‘’Œ‘ȱ œ’–ž•ŠŽȱ ‘Žȱ œ˜ȱ œŒŽ—ȱ ˜ȱ Ÿ’˜•Žœǰȱ Œ›ŽŠ–¢Ȭœ–Ž••’—ȱ •ŠŒ˜—Žœȱ Š—ȱ œ¢—‘Ž’Œȱ –žœ”ǰȱ  ‘’Œ‘ȱ  Šœȱ ’œŒ˜ŸŽ›Žȱ ŠŒŒ’Ž—Š••¢ȱ ‹¢ȱ Šȱ Œ‘Ž–’œȱ ›¢’—ȱ ˜ȱ –Š”Žȱ Ž¡™•˜œ’ŸŽœǯȱ ’‘ȱ ‘ŽœŽȱ –Š—žŠŒž›Žȱ –˜•ŽŒž•Žœȱ œžŽ—•¢ȱ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Žȱ ’—ȱ ™Ž›ž–Ž›œȂȱ ˜˜•ȱ ”’œǰȱ ›Š›Š—ŒŽœȱ ŽœœŽ—’Š••¢ȱ  Ž—ȱ ›˜–ȱ ‹•ŠŒ”ȱŠ—ȱ ‘’Žȱ˜ȱŒ˜•˜ž›ǯ ȃ¢—‘Ž’Œœȱ Š›Žȱ  ‘Šȱ –ŠŽȱ –˜Ž›—ȱ ™Ž›ž–Ž›¢ȱ ™˜œœ’‹•ŽǰȄȱ œŠ¢œȱ œŒŽ—ȱ –Š”Ž›ȱ ˜›’˜ȱ •˜›ŽœȬ˜ž¡ǰȱ  ‘˜ȱ ‘Šœȱ Œ›ŽŠŽȱ ›Š›Š—ŒŽœȱ ˜›ȱ Š•Ÿ’—ȱ •Ž’—ǰȱ ˜–ȱ ˜›ȱ Š—ȱ —’Œ‘Žȱ ‹›Š—ȱ ›šž’œŽǰȱ Š–˜—ȱ –Š—¢ȱ ˜‘Ž›œǯȱ ȃ ’œ˜›’ŒŠ••¢ǰȱ ’Ȃœȱ ‹ŽŽ—ȱ ‘Žȱ Š™™•’ŒŠ’˜—ȱ ˜ȱ œ˜–Ž‘’—ȱ —ŽŸŽ›ȱ žœŽȱ ‹Ž˜›Žȱ ˜›ȱ Š—ȱ ˜ŸŽ›˜œŽȱ ˜ Š— ’—›Ž’Ž— ‘Š ‘Šœ –ŠŽ Š ™Ž›ž–Ž œŠ— ‘Ž Žœ ˜ ’–Žǰ Š— ’— Š•–˜œ ŽŸŽ›¢ ŒŠœŽǰ •’”Ž ‘Ž Š–˜žœ Š•Ž‘¢Žœ ’— ‘Š—Ž• ǚśǰ ’  Šœ Š œ¢—‘Ž’Œ –ŠŽ›’Š• ‘Š ’ ‘’œǯȄ

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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.

ǚśȱȂŠžǰȱǞŗŜŚȱ ˜›ȱśŖ–•ǰȱChanelǰȱ ŗřŖŖȱŘŚŘȱŜřś

—ȱ‘Žȱ›Š›Š—ŒŽȱ ˜›•ǰȱŽ—’›ŽȱŽ›Šœȱ‘ŠŸŽȱ‹ŽŽ—ȱ Žę—Žȱ ‹¢ȱ ‘Žȱ ’œŒ˜ŸŽ›¢ȱ ˜ȱ —Ž ȱ –˜•ŽŒž•Žœǯȱ Ž—ȂœȱŒ˜•˜—Žœȱ Ž›Žȱ˜›ŽŸŽ›ȱŒ‘Š—ŽȱŠŽ›ȱ‘Žȱ ꛜȱžœŽȱ˜ȱ‘Ž’˜—Žȱ –ȱŠȱ•ž–’—˜žœǰȱ“Šœ–’—ŽȬ•’”Žȱ —˜Žǰȱ •ŠŽ›ȱ ™›˜ŸŽ—ȱ ˜ȱ ŠŒ’ŸŠŽȱ ™‘Ž›˜–˜—Žȱ ›ŽŒŽ™˜›œȱ ’—ȱ  ˜–Ž—Ȃœȱ ‹›Š’—œȱ –ȱ ’—ȱ ‘›’œ’Š—ȱ ’˜›ȂœȱŠžȱŠžŸŠŽȱ’—ȱŗşŜŜǯȱ‘’Ž››¢ȱž•Ž›Ȃœȱ ‘ŽŠ¢ȱ —Ž•ǰȱ  ‘’Œ‘ȱ ˜ Žœȱ ’œȱ œ ŽŽ—Žœœȱ ˜ȱ Ž‘¢•ȱ–Š•˜•ǰȱŒ›ŽŠŽȱŠȱ—Ž ȱ›Š›Š—ŒŽȱŒŠŽ˜›¢ǰȱ ‘Žȱȃ˜›’Ž—Š•ȱ˜ž›–Š—Ȅǰȱ ‘Ž—ȱ’ȱ•Šž—Œ‘Žȱ’—ȱ ŗşşŘǯȱ —ȱ ‘Žȱ Œ•ŽŠ—ȱ œŒŽ—œȱ ‘Šȱ ˜–’—ŠŽȱ ‘Žȱ •ŠŽȱ ȂşŖœȱ  Ž›Žȱ Š••ȱ ‹ŠœŽȱ ˜—ȱ ‘Žȱ  ŠŽ›¢ǰȱ –Ž•˜—¢ȱ –˜•ŽŒž•Žȱ ŒŠ•˜—Žǰȱ Šȱ œ’—Šž›Žȱ —˜Žȱ ’—ȱ œœŽ¢ȱ’¢Š”ŽȂœȱ’Œ˜—’ŒȱȂŠžȱȂ œœŽ¢ǯ


BEAUTY “People 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, “but 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 œ’Â?Â—Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ—ÂŒÂŽČą Š—Â?Čą ž‹’šž’Â?¢ǰȹ Â?‘Žȹ ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ–Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•ÂœČą Â?‘ŠÂ?Čą shape our beloved scents have long been shrouded in mystery – and even regarded with a degree of suspicion: are they necessary? Only recently – somewhat ironically, in these green-minded times – 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 d’être. “We’ve been using synthetics for 150 years, and for 150 years no-one has talked about it,â€? says Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent. Čƒ Čą ę—Â?Čą Â?‘ŠÂ?Čą Â?Â˜Čą ‹Žȹ ÂœÂžÂŒÂ‘Čą Šȹ Â•ÂŠÂŒÂ”Čą ˜Â?Čą Œ˜ž›ŠÂ?ÂŽÇŻČ„Čą Contrary to popular belief, says Arquiste founder Carlos Huber, engineered ingredients are not inherently inferior to botanical extracts. “Quality is quality. There are bad synthetics and there are good synthetics, just as there are good naturals and bad naturals. It’s all about how they’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 Šȹ ‹ŠĴŽ›¢ȹ ˜Â?Čą ‘ȏ ’Ž•Â?’—Â?Čą scientists whose job it is to disassemble and reassemble chemical bonds and reconstruct Â?‘Ž–ȹ ’—ȹ —Ž ȹ Œ˜—ęÂ?ž›ŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÂœÇŻČą ˜–ŽÂ?Â’Â–ÂŽÂœČą Â?‘Ž¢ȹ know precisely what they’re looking for – a more radiant citrus, for example – but in many instances they’re simply experimenting to see what lucky results may occur. “Columbus 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). “A 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 ‘Žȹ ꛜÂ?Čą Š›Žȹ —ŠÂ?ž›Žȏ’Â?Ž—Â?Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•Ç°Čą Â Â‘Â’ÂŒÂ‘Čą means they’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 “green� scents. TOM FORD Vert D’Encens is greener than a Christmas tree farm, but there is synthetic smoke and leather added, which makes it sophisticated.

Vert D’Encens, $340 for 50ml, Tom Ford, davidjones.com.au

“Iso E Super is one of the most used ingredients worldwide because it makes every fragrance better, whether it’s for floor cleaner, soap, dishwashing liquid or body lotion,� German perfumer Geza Schoen says. ESCENTRIC MOLECULES’ 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?‘Ž Â?‘’›Â? Š›Ž –Š—ȏ–ŠÂ?ÂŽ Â?›˜– ÂœÂ?Š›Â? Â?˜ Ä™Â—Â’ÂœÂ‘ÇŻ When a fragrance house devises a new molecule, it becomes what is called a “captiveâ€?, 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, œŽ—’˜› Â&#x;Â’ÂŒÂŽČŹÂ™Â›ÂŽÂœÂ’Â?Ž—Â? ꗎ Â?›ŠÂ?›Š—ŒŽ ™Ž›Â?ž–Ž› Yves Cassar ushers me into the fragrance •Š‹ǰ  ‘Ž›Ž ‘ž—Â?›ŽÂ?Âœ ˜Â? œ–Š•• ‹˜Ĵ•Žœ Œ›˜ Â? Â?•Šœœ œ‘Ž•Â&#x;ÂŽÂœÇŻ ÂŽ  ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽÂœ Š œŽ›’Žœ ˜Â? ‹•˜ĴŽ›œ under my nose: cashmeran, which gives Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist its seductive smoothness, is woody, soft, almost undetectable; galaxolide, a synthetic musk created by IFF chemists in 1965 that became ™˜™ž•Š› ŠÂ?Â?Ž› Â’Â?Âœ žœŽ ’— çÂ&#x;Š— žœ” ˜› Ž— ’— 1973, is so velvety and animalic it’s like smelling warm fur; the individual aldehydes ’— ‘Š—Ž• ǚś ‹ž›œÂ? ˜ě Â?‘Ž ™Š™Ž›  ’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? ŠĴœǰ Â?˜ž—Â?Ž› ˜Â? Â?‘Ž ž›Š ÂŽ Parfum line of perfumes, says lab-made notes allow him to bring “textureâ€? to his creations. “If 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;Ž— ‹Ž žœŽÂ? Â?˜ ‘Ž’Â?‘Â?Ž— Â?‘Ž ŽěŽŒÂ?Âœ ˜Â? œ˜–Ž naturals, making them smell more, well, natural. Rose oil, for example, doesn’t really smell like roses – Â’Â? Œ˜—Â&#x;ÂŽÂ˘Âœ ‹’ĴŽ› ŽŠ›Â?‘’—Žœœ 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?Š• ŽěŽŒÂ?Ç° Š ™Ž›Â?ž–Ž› ˜Â?Â?Ž— ‘Šœ Â?˜ ÂŽÂ–Â™Â•Â˜Â˘ Š •’Ĵ•Ž œ•Ž’Â?‘Â? ˜Â? ‘Š—Â?ÇŻ Čƒ ™›ŽÂ?Ž› Â?˜  ˜›”  ’Â?‘ ̘ Ž›œ ›ŽŒ˜—œÂ?Â’Â?žÂ?ÂŽ myself,â€? Laurent says. “It’s not being a perfumer to make jasmine with jasmine absolute. I think it’s more interesting to create gardenia without gardenia. It’s like the impressionists, who wanted to paint the emotion of being in nature. It’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 they’re cheap, and therefore more likely to be used in great quantities in, ÂœÂŠÂ˘Ç° Š ‹žÂ?Â?ÂŽÂ? ÂœÂ™Â›Â’Äľ Â?‘Š— ’— Š ˜– ˜›Â? ŽŠžǯ This isn’t necessarily the case, says @

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YVES SAINT LAURENT used the lab to capture the essence of the datura or angel’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—

HERMĂˆS’ Galop d’Hermès, a commingling of rose and leather, was built around the warm, spicy safraleine molecule.

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For Modern Muse Nuit, ESTÉE LAUDER employed an artificial version of patchouli, called clearwood, which helps the note have clarity.

Modern Muse Nuit, $145 for 50ml, EstĂŠe Lauder, ŗŞŖŖ Ĺ–ĹœĹ— Ĺ™Ĺ˜Ĺœ

anal glands of an exotic cat), and endangered crops, such as rosewood, can be protected by using molecular facsimiles. “Synthetic raw –ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂŠÂ•ÂœČąÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽČąÂžÂœČąÂŒÂ˜Â—Ä™Â?ÂŽÂ—ÂŒÂŽČąÂ’Â—ČąÂœÂžÂœÂ?Š’—Š‹’•’Â?¢ȹ – knowing where and how they were made and what exactly is in them,â€? Flores-Roux says. “Your 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€? “I think sustainability is really important in a discussion of synthetics,â€? Huber says. “It’s where the future will be. A lot of naturals ÂŒÂ˜Â–ÂŽČą Â?Â›Â˜Â–Čą Œ˜—Ě’ŒÂ?ȏ›’Â?Â?Ž—ȹ ÂŠÂ›ÂŽÂŠÂœČą Â˜Â›Čą Š›Žȹ irresponsibly sourced.â€? Pop, Stella McCartney’s most recent juice, utilised a simulated tuberose —˜Â?ÂŽČą ›ŠÂ?‘Ž›ȹ Â?‘Š—ȹ ÂœÂŠÂŒÂ›Â’Ä™ÂŒÂŽČą Â?‘Žȹ 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?‘ŠÂ?ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘ČąĹ˜Ç°Ĺ›Ĺ–Ĺ–ČąÂ‹Â˜Ä´Â•ÂŽÂœČąÂ˜Â?ČąÂ?›ŠÂ?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 – including Dior’s Fahrenheit and LancĂ´me’s TrĂŠsor – featured extremely high doses of a cedary, musky molecule called Iso E Super, which is used in some proportion in virtually every commercial scent. “It kind of amalgamates everything together and adds that sparkling woody thing that you can’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 – the “tobacco-y, amber-y, mineralâ€? ambroxan – Š—Â?ČąÂ˜Â•ÂŽÂŒÂžÂ•ÂŽČąĹ–Ĺ™Čąâ€“ the “almost grapefruit-likeâ€? vetiveryl acetate. “I thought Molecule 01 would be for extreme creative types,â€? Schoen says, “but now it’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 century’s groundbreaking aroma ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂ–Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•ÂœČąÂ Â’Â?‘ȹ’Â?ÂœČąÄ™Â›ÂœÂ?ČąÂ?Â˜ÂžÂ›ČąÂœÂŒÂŽÂ—Â?ÂœČą – the white musk Helvetolide, the hedione-like Paradisone, the woody Iso E Super-type molecule @


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•ŠŒ” ™’ž–ǰ ǞŗŜś ˜› śŖ–•ǰȱ 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.

˜œŽ ˜•ŽŠǰ ǞŘŖř ˜› şŖ–•ǰ Bulgariǰ –¢Ž›ǯŒ˜–ǯŠž 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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Š›Œ’œ˜ ˜ž›·Žǰ ǞŗŜŖ ˜› şŖ–•ǰ Narciso Rodriguez, ŠŸ’“˜—ŽœǯŒ˜–ǯŠž It’s a musky, gentler sister to the balls-to-the-wall sexiness of the original Narciso scent, and it’s beloved even more.

Š ’Ž œ Ž••Ž •˜›Š•Žǰ ǞŗŖŗ ˜› śŖ–•ǰ 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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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 Š—Â? ÂœÂ•ÂŽÂŽÂ™Çź Â’Âœ ÂœÂ™ÂŽÂŒÂ’Ä™ÂŒÂŠÂ•Â•Â˘ œŽ—œ’Â?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?˜ Š—¢ Œ˜–™›˜–’œŽ Â?˜ Â?‘Ž Â?Â’Â?ÂŽÂœÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ ÂœÂ˘ÂœÂ?Ž–ǰ  ‘’•Ž ’—ĚŠ––ŠÂ?’˜— ’— Â?‘Ž Â?žÂ? ŒŠ— •ŽŠÂ? Â?˜ ’—ĚŠ––ŠÂ?’˜— Ž•œŽ ‘Ž›Žǰ Â?›˜– Â?‘Ž œ”’— ÇťÂ?˜Â? Š— ÂŽÂŒÂŁÂŽÂ–ÂŠ ˜› ™œ˜›’Šœ’œ ̊›Žȏž™Ǿǟ Â?˜ Â?‘Ž ‹›Š’—ǰ ŒŠžœ’—Â? mental distress, depression, anxiety and cognitive Â?’œ˜›Â?ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇŻ ‘ŠÂ? Œ‘›˜—’Œ Â?ŠÂ?Â’Â?žŽ Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â&#x;ÂŽ ‹ŽŽ— ‹ŠĴ•’—Â?Çľ ˜—œ’Â?Ž› Â?ŽĴ’—Â? Œ‘ŽŒ”ŽÂ? Â?˜› Š ™Š›Šœ’Â?ÂŽÇŻ  ™›˜™Ž› Â?’ŠÂ?—˜œ’œ Â?‘›˜žÂ?‘ Š  ǝŠ—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, Š ›˜ž—Â? ˜Â? ÂœÂ?›˜—Â? Š—Â?’‹’˜Â?Â’ÂŒÂœÇŻ Čƒ‘Ž¢Ȃ›Ž Â?Ž—Ž›Š••¢ but that doesn’t mean we’re not at risk of parasites: successful in removing parasites, however, high-dose an organism that lives on or in another species and Š—Â?’‹’˜Â?’Œœ ŒŠ— ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ œ’Â?ÂŽ ŽěŽŒÂ?œǰ  ‘’Œ‘ Â?ž›Â?‘Ž› ŠÂ?Â? Â?˜ Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ?Âœ ˜ě Â’Â?ÇŻ ‘’—” ˜Â? Â’Â? •’”Ž Š ‹Š›—ŠŒ•Ž ŠĴŠŒ‘ŽÂ? Â?˜ Â?žÂ? Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇ°Č„ ÂœÂŠÂ˘Âœ •Š›”ǯ Čƒ Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ ™›ŽœŒ›’‹ŽÂ? Š Œ˜ž›œŽǰ Š  ‘Š•Žǰ ‹žÂ? ˜— Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› ’—œ’Â?ÂŽÂœÇŻ ŽŽ•’—Â? ÂšÂžÂŽÂŠÂœÂ˘ ¢ŽÂ?Çľ it’s very important to repair the gastrointestinal Common forms include roundworms, tapeworms, Â?Š–ŠÂ?ÂŽ ŒŠžœŽÂ? ‹¢ Â?‘Ž ™ŠÂ?‘˜Â?Ž—œ Š—Â? Š—Â?’‹’˜Â?Â’ÂŒÂœÇŻČ„  ‘’™ ˜›–œǰ œ˜ –Š—¢ Â Â˜Â›Â–ÂœÇŻÇŻÇŻ •žœǰ Š–˜Ž‹Šœǰ ̞”Žœ Â’ÂŽÂ? Â’Âœ Š Â?›ŽŠÂ? ™•ŠŒŽ Â?˜ ÂœÂ?Š›Â?ÇŻ Čƒ˜—œž–’—Â? Â?Ž›–Ž—Â?ÂŽÂ? (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 ”Žę› Š—Â? ”˜–‹žŒ‘Š ŒŠ— ‘Ž•™ ‹˜˜œÂ? Â?‘Ž ‹Ž—ŽęŒ’Š• disease that are so tiny they can’t be seen with the bacteria in your gut, keeping the digestive system —Š”ŽÂ? Ž¢Žǟǯ ˜–Ž Œ˜—œž–Ž Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› —žÂ?›’Ž—Â?ÂœČą •ŽŠÂ&#x;’—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 ‘ž—Â?›¢ǰ  ‘’•Ž ˜Â?‘Ž›œ  ’•• Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ? ˜ě “THINK OF naturopath and Swisse expert your blood cells, leading to anaemia, PARASITES ‘Ž›¢• ˜˜Â?–Š—ǯ ČƒŠÂ?’—Â? Â?˜˜Â?Âœ and others still will lay eggs, AS LIKE containing prebiotics – such as ŒŠžœ’—Â? Â’Â?Œ‘’—Žœœ Š—Â? Â’Â—ÂœÂ˜Â–Â—Â’ÂŠÇŻ onions, garlic and artichokes – can ČƒŠ›Šœ’Â?ÂŽÂœ ŒŠ— •’Â&#x;ÂŽ ’— Â?‘Ž ‹Ž ŽěŽŒÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Šœ  Ž••ǰ Šœ Â?‘ŽœŽ Â?˜˜Â?Âœ intestines for years without causing ‘Ž•™ Â?ÂŽÂŽÂ? Â?‘Ž Č Â?˜˜Â?Č‚ ‹ŠŒÂ?Ž›’ŠǯȄ symptoms, making it hard to , Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚Âœ Š•œ˜ Š ‘˜•’œÂ?Â’ÂŒ Â?›ŽŠÂ?–Ž—Â? pinpoint exactly when and how the BUT ON YOUR for parasites that’s been devised infection took place,â€? says Robbie INSIDES. Clark, dietitian and co-founder ‹¢ › ’—Â?Š Š—ŒŠœÂ?Ž›ǰ Š— American naturopathic physician ˜Â? ‘Ž ŽŠ•Â?‘Â•Â’Â—Â’ÂŒÇŻÂŒÂ˜Â–ÇŻÂŠÂžÇŻ Čƒ•žœǰ â€? Š—Â? ‘˜–Ž˜™ŠÂ?‘ǯ ŠœŽÂ? ˜— Š— 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 Š—Â? Â?›ŽšžŽ—Â?•¢ –’–’Œ Œ˜––˜— Â?ŠœÂ?›˜ Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻČ„ accompanied by a vermifuge of anti-parasitic herbs,  ÂœÂ?žÂ?¢ Œ˜—Â?žŒÂ?ÂŽÂ? ‹¢ Â?‘Ž  Ž—Â?Ž›œ ˜› ’œŽŠœŽ  ‘’Œ‘ œ‘Ž ‹Ž•’ŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂœ Ž›ŠÂ?’ŒŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ Â?‘Ž ™Š›Šœ’Â?ÂŽÇŻ ‘Ž Â?˜ŠÂ? ˜—Â?›˜• —Â? ›ŽÂ&#x;Ž—Â?’˜— Â?˜ž—Â? Â?‘ŠÂ? –˜›Ž Â?‘Š— milk lures the parasite out of the gut lining (they 60 million Americans were unknowingly infected with •˜Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?Š’›¢ǟǰ Š••˜ ’—Â? Â?‘Ž ‘Ž›‹œ Â?˜ Â?Š”Ž ŽěŽŒÂ?ÇŻ ‘’•Ž Â?‘Ž the Toxoplasma gondii parasite alone – that’s 20 per cent cleanse isn’t standard practice, it’s still a promising ˜Â? Â?‘Ž ™˜™ž•ŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻ — Šœ‘ŽÂ? Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÂ?Š‹•Žœǰ ž—Â?Ž›Œ˜˜”ŽÂ? Š•Â?Ž›—ŠÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ Â?˜ Š—Â?’‹’˜Â?Â’ÂŒÂœÇŻ meat, a dirty bathroom or an infected pet – there are ›ŽÂ&#x;Ž—Â?’˜— ’œǰ ˜Â? Œ˜ž›œŽǰ Â?‘Ž ‹ŽœÂ? Â–ÂŽÂŠÂœÂžÂ›ÂŽÇŻ Â?’Œ”’—Â? a variety of ways parasites can enter the body and Â?˜ ‹˜Ĵ•ŽÂ?  ŠÂ?Ž›  ‘Ž— Â?›ŠÂ&#x;Ž••’—Â?Ç° Â?Š”’—Â? ™Š›Â?’Œž•Š› ŒŠ›Ž Â?‘Ž—  ›ŽŠ” ‘ŠÂ&#x;Â˜ÂŒÇŻ ‘Ž ꛜÂ? œ’Â?— Â’Âœ Œ‘›˜—’Œ Â?Â’Â?ÂŽÂœÂ?Â’Â&#x;ÂŽ  ’Â?‘ Â&#x;ÂŽÂ?ÂŽÂ?Š‹•Žœǰ –ŽŠÂ?Ç° ꜑ Š—Â? ™˜ž•Â?›¢ǰ Š—Â? Ž—œž›’—Â? Â’ÂœÂœÂžÂŽÂœÇŻ ‘’œ Â’Âœ ÂŽÂŠÂœÂ˘ Â?˜ –’œÂ?’ŠÂ?—˜œŽ Šœ ’››’Â?Š‹•Ž ‹˜ Ž• everything is well-washed and well-cooked will syndrome or leaky gut syndrome, but if a parasite Ž•’–’—ŠÂ?ÂŽ Š ™Š›Šœ’Â?ÂŽ ‹ŽÂ?˜›Ž Â’Â? ŒŠ— ‹Ž Œ˜—œž–ŽÂ?ÇŻ —Â? ‘Šœ ’— Â?ŠŒÂ? œŽĴ•ŽÂ? ’—ǰ Â?‘Ž›Ž  ’•• ‹Ž •’Ĵ•Ž ’–™›˜Â&#x;Ž–Ž—Â? don’t disregard the value of old-fashioned ˜Â&#x;Ž› Â?’–Žǯ — œ™’Â?ÂŽ ˜Â? Š—¢ Â?›ŽŠÂ?–Ž—Â?Ç° Š— ’››’Â?ŠÂ?ÂŽÂ? ‘Š—Â? Šœ‘’—Â?ÇŻ ’”Ž Â?‘Ž ”’—Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ Š‹˜žÂ? 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’””’ œŠ¢œǯ ȃŽ ‘Š ˜ Œ‘Š—Ž Š •˜ ˜ ›Š–Žœ ˜ ęȱ ’‘ ‘Ž —Ž  ™Š•ŽĴŽǯ ˜ ŽŸŽ›¢ ™’ŽŒŽ ‘Š ‘Šœ ‹ŽŽ—ȱ ›Ž‘ž— –ŽŠ—œ  Ž ›ŽŠ••¢ •˜ŸŽ ’ Š— ‘Ž œ˜›¢ ’ȱ has to tell. They’re meaningful, as many of them ‘ŠŸŽ ‹ŽŽ— ˜—Ž ‹¢ ›’Ž—œǯȄ ‘Ž’› •˜ŸŽ ˜ Š›’œ’Œȱ Ž—ŽŠŸ˜ž›œ ˜Žœ—Ȃ “žœ ’ŒŠŽ  ‘Š ˜Žœ ˜— ‘Žȱ  Š••œǰ ‹ž ‘Ž ˜‹“ŽŒœ ꕕ’— ‘Ž œ‘Ž•ŸŽœ Š—ȱ Š‹•Ž˜™œǰ ˜˜ǯ ȃ¢ ŠŸ˜ž›’Ž ’œ ‘Ž ȁ™’›’ Œž•™ž›ŽȂȱ ‹¢ ’œŠ Š™˜’—Žǯ ŸŽ›¢ ’–Ž •˜˜” Š ’ǰ œ–’•Žǯ ‘Žȱ Œ›ŽŠŽ ’ Žœ™ŽŒ’Š••¢ ˜› žœ  ’‘˜ž ŽŸŽ› œŽŽ’— ‘Žȱ ‘˜žœŽ Ȯ ŒŠ—Ȃ ‹Ž•’ŽŸŽ ‘˜  ™Ž›ŽŒ•¢ ’ ꝜǯȄ ‘˜ž‘ ‘Ž ꗊ• ›Žœž• ŒŠ™ž›Žœ ‘’œ Œ•ŽŸŽ›ȱ couple and their family life so perfectly, they did ‘ŠŸŽ Š ™›˜ ˜— ‘Š— ˜ ž’Ž ‘Ž ›Ž—˜ŸŠ’˜—ǯȱ ȃŽ •˜ŸŽ ‘Ž  ˜›” ˜ ˜ž› ›’Ž— Š— ’—Ž›’˜›ȱ Žœ’—Ž› ’—Š Š¢Šǯ ‘Ž ”—Ž  žœ  Ž••ǰ œ‘Ž ”—Ž ȱ how the house worked and how it would work ‹ŽĴŽ›ǰȄ œŠ¢œ ’””’ǰ  ‘˜œŽ ŠŸ˜ž›’Ž ™•ŠŒŽœ ˜ȱ œ‘˜™ Š›Ž •˜ŒŠ• ‹˜ž’šžŽœ •’”Ž Š–Š™Š™Šǰ ‘Žȱ Boathouse Home and Bow-Wow. ‘’•Ž ŽŸŽ›¢ Œ˜›—Ž› ˜ěŽ›œ œ˜–Ž‘’— œ™ŽŒ’Š•ǰȱ the real heart of the home, as is often the case, ’œ ‘Ž ”’Œ‘Ž—ǯ ȃ •˜ŸŽ œ’Ĵ’— Š ‘Ž ”’Œ‘Ž— ‹Ž—Œ‘ǯȱ Adam is an amazing cook, so while he is cooking, œ’ ‘Ž›Ž Š— Œ‘ŠǰȄ ’””’ œŠ¢œǯ ȃ Ȃœ ‘Ž ‘˜œ™˜ȱ  ‘Ž— ™Ž˜™•Ž Œ˜–Ž ˜ŸŽ› ˜› ’——Ž›ǰ ˜˜ǯȄ


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espite its proximity to Š—˜›’—’Ȃœ ŒŽ—›Š•ǰ ˜ŸŽ›œžěŽ hub Fira (it’s an easy 20-minute walk along the scenic footpath, although it becomes Š ŽŒ’Ž•¢ –˜›Ž ŠŽ›˜‹’Œ Ž¡Ž›Œ’œŽ ˜— the way back, when you’ve got one of Lucky’s souvlakis in your stomach), the village of Imerovigli feels quiet Š— œŽŒ•žŽǯ Ȃœ ‘Ž›Ž ¢˜žȂ•• ꗍ œ˜–Ž ˜ ‘Ž ’œ•Š—Ȃœ ‹ŽĴŽ› Ȯ ›ŽŠDZ •Žœœ ˜ž›’œ¢ Ȯ ™•ŠŒŽœ ˜ ŽŠǰ œ•ŽŽ™ Š— Š”Ž ’— ‘Ž Ÿ’Ž ǯ ˜™ ˜ ‘Ž •’œ ’œ ‘›˜–ŠŠ ™Ȭ¢•Ž ˜Ž•ǰ Š— ˜ěœ‘˜˜ of the honeymoon hotspot Katikies ž›‘Ž› ž™ ‘Ž Œ˜Šœ Š— Š –Ž–‹Ž› ˜ ‘Ž ŽŠ’— ˜Ž•œ  ‘Ž ˜›• Œ•ž‹ǯ Seek out the barely there entrance, ŽœŒŽ— ‘Ž œŠ’›œ Š— ¢˜žȂ•• ‹Ž ›ŽŽŽ  ’‘ Š Ÿ’œŠ ˜ Ž—•Žœœ ‹•žŽ œŽŠǯ — ‘˜–ŠŽ ˜ ›Š’’˜—Š• Santorini architecture, the cave-style œž’Žœ Š›Ž ™Ž›Œ‘Ž ˜— ‘Ž œ’Ž ˜ Š Œ•’ě Š— Š›Ž –’—’–Š•’œ ’— Žœ’— Ȯ ‘’—”  ‘’Ž ˜—  ‘’Ž ˜—  ‘’Žǯ ‘Ž honeymoon suites are particularly

Whether high above the shoreline or beneath the world’s tallest buildings, these chic stays boast

some of the most incredible views (often without even leaving the tub) STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST OF ALL, GYROS IS PRONOUNCED “YEE-ROS”. NOW, THE DIFFERENCE

fabulous; each features a hot tub that •˜˜”œ ˜ž ˜—˜ ‘Ž Š—˜›’—’ ŒŠ•Ž›Š ǻŠ Ÿ˜•ŒŠ—’Œ Œ›ŠŽ›Ǽǯ Ȃœ ‘Ž ‹Žœ ™•ŠŒŽ to watch that famous sunset, a glass ˜ ‘Ž •˜ŒŠ• Šœœ¢›’”˜ ’—Ž ’— ‘Š—ǯ ‘’•Ž ‘˜•’Š¢œ Š›Ž ˜› œ•ŽŽ™’— ’— Š— ˜›Ž›’— ›˜˜– œŽ›Ÿ’ŒŽǰ ‘’ ‘Ž ›Žœ˜›Ȃœ ›ŽœŠž›Š— ‹Ž˜›Ž ŗŗŠ– Š— ¢˜žȂ•• ‹Ž ›ŽŽŽ  ’‘  ‘Š –Š¢ ‹Ž ‘Ž ‹Žœ ‹›ŽŠ”Šœ œ™›ŽŠ ˜ Š—¢ hotel, ever (l˜ž”˜ž–ŠŽœ for brekkie? ‘–’˜ǰ ¢ŽœǼǯ ‘Ž›ŽȂœ —˜ ˜—Ȭœ’Ž œ™Šǰ but you can make a booking through ‘Ž ›ŽŒŽ™’˜— Š— ‘Ž¢Ȃ•• Š››Š—Ž Š ›Š—œŽ› ˜ ǯ™Š Š irini Suites & Spa, another hotel from Katikiesǯ œŽ ‘Ž ›’™ ˜  Š—Ž› Š›˜ž— ’Šǰ ‘Ž ’œ•Š—Ȃœ ˜‘Ž› –Š’— ˜ —ǰ  ‘Ž›Ž –Š—¢ ˜ ‘Ž ’Œ˜—’Œ ‹•žŽ ˜–Ž Œ‘ž›Œ‘Žœ ŒŠ— ‹Ž ˜ž—ǯǯǯ Š— ™‘˜˜›Š™‘Žǯ ‘Ž— ŠŠ’—ǰ ’Ȃœ ‘Š› ˜ ꗍ Š— ž—Ȭ™‘˜˜Ž—’Œȱœ™˜ȱ’—ȱ‘ŽœŽȱ™Š›œǯ lhw.com

BETWEEN A GYROS AND A SOUVLAKI IS JUST THAT GYROS MEAT IS COOKED ON A ROTATING SPIT, AND SOUVLAKI MEAT IS COOKED ON A SKEWER. WHICHEVER ONE YOU OPT FOR, REST ASSURED IT’S GOING TO TASTE PHENOMENAL.


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STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW ‹›ŽŠ” Š •Š–™  ‘Ž— Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ “ž–™’—Â? on the bed (not that you’d ever do that), replacing it isn’t as easy as popping down to the shops. ’”Ž Š•• —Žǭ—•¢ ™›˜™Ž›Â?’Žœǰ Royal Mirage goes above and beyond  ’Â?‘ Â’Â?Âœ œŽ›Â&#x;Â’ÂŒÂŽÇŻ ‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž Â?‘›ŽŽ ÂœÂ?Šě members to every guest, meaning Â?‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž Š›˜ž—Â? ŗǰřŖŖ ÂœÂ?ŠěŽ›œ ˜— ÂŒÂŠÂ•Â•ÇŻ ˜•’Â?ÂŠÂ˘ČŹÂ–ÂŠÂ”ÂŽÂ›Âœ •˜Â&#x;ÂŽ Â’Â? œ˜ –žŒ‘ the Residence property has up to 70 ™Ž› ŒŽ—Â? ›Ž™ŽŠÂ? Â?žŽœÂ?Âœ Â?ž›’—Â? ™ŽŠ” ÂœÂŽÂŠÂœÂ˜Â—ÇŻ Â? Â˘Â˜ÂžČ‚Â›ÂŽ Â•ÂžÂŒÂ”Â˘ Ž—˜žÂ?‘ Â?˜ score a room at the Residence, you’ll ‘ŠÂ&#x;ÂŽ ÂŽÂĄÂŒÂ•ÂžÂœÂ’Â&#x;ÂŽ ŠŒŒŽœœ Â?˜ ‘Ž ’—’—Â? ˜˜–ǰ  ‘Ž›Ž Â?‘Ž Œ‘ŽÂ?Č‚Âœ –Ž—ž Œ‘Š—Â?ÂŽÂœ regularly. They also pride themselves on their menu on demand, and can ™›Ž™Š›Ž Š—¢Â?‘’—Â? Â˘Â˜Âž •’”Ž ČŽ œžŒ‘ Šœ ŒŠÂ&#x;’Š› ˜› •˜‹œÂ?Ž› ČŽ ŠÂ? Š—¢ Â?’–Ž ˜Â? Â?Š¢ǯ Â? Œ˜ž›œŽǰ Â?‘Ž›Ž Š›Ž œŽÂ&#x;Ž— ˜Â?‘Ž› restaurants, plus six bars and lounges on-site, so it’s a good idea to leave Â˘Â˜ÂžÂ› Â˜Â—Â•Â˘ČŹÂ?Â˜Â›ČŹÂœÂ’Ä´Â’Â—Â?ČŹÂ˜Â›ČŹÂ ÂŠÂ•Â”Â’Â—Â?ČŹ short-distances heels in your luggage. Â˜ÂžČ‚Â•Â• —ŽŽÂ? Â?˜ ‘˜™ Â?›˜– ˜—Ž Â&#x;Ž—žŽ Â?˜ Â?‘Ž ˜Â?‘Ž› Šœ ˜Â?Â?Ž— Šœ ™˜œœ’‹•Žǰ •ŽœÂ? Â˘Â˜Âž miss out on all that indulgence. @ oneandonlyresorts.com

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˜ Â?˜ ÂœÂ?˜™ ˜‹œŽœœ’—Â?Çľ –Š”Ž Â?‘Ž– ‘Š™™¢ǯ “žœÂ?  ’œ‘ Œ˜ž•Â? ‹Ž –˜›Ž Â?›Š — Â?˜ Â?‘Ž – Seeking Your Spiritual Guidance  ‘˜•Ž ČƒÂ‹Â›Â’Â?ÂŽČ„ Â?‘’—Â? ČŽ ‹žÂ? Â?‘Ž –˜›Ž  ŽÂ?Â?’—Â?Âœ ŠĴŽ—Â?Ç° SEEKING, MY SHALLOT ˜ ‹›ŽŠ” Š ÂœÂ?Š•”’—Â? ‘Š‹’Â?Ç° Â?‘Ž ꛜÂ? Â?‘Ž –˜›Ž Â?Â’ÂœÂ?Š—Â? Â?ŽŽ• Â?›˜– Â?‘˜œŽ  ˜–Ž— ’— ‹’Â?  ‘’Â?ÂŽ Â?‘›ŽŽ ›ž•Žœ ÂŽÂ&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘Â‹Â˜Â?¢ Ž•œŽ  ’•• Â?Ž•• Â˘Â˜Âž Â?˜ Â?ݢ Š›Žǹ Â?Â›ÂŽÂœÂœÂŽÂœÇŻ ˜  Â?˜ I ”ŽŽ™ my sanity? 1. Â?Š¢ ˜ě œ˜Œ’Š• –ŽÂ?’Šǯ 2. —Â?˜••˜  ‘Ž› ˜— ŠŒŽ‹˜˜” Š—Â? —œÂ?ŠÂ?›Š–ǯ – Must I Be “Given Awayâ€?? 3. Ž•ŽÂ?ÂŽ Š•• Š™™œ •’”Ž —Š™Œ‘ŠÂ?Ç° ˜žž‹Žǰ ’—”ŽÂ? —ǰ GIVEN, MY GLADIOLUS  Œ‘ž›Œ‘  ŽÂ?Â?’—Â?ǡ ˜  Â?Â’Â&#x;’—Žǡ žÂ? ž–‹•›ǰ ÂŽÂ?Â?Â’Â?Ç° ’—Â?Ž›ŽœÂ?Ç° ÂŽÂ?ÂŒÇŻ Â Â‘ÂŽÂ›ÂŽČ‚Âœ Â?‘Ž œŠŒ›ŽÂ? ›ž•Ž Â?‘ŠÂ? ÂœÂ?ŠÂ?ÂŽÂœ Â˘Â˜Âž –žœÂ? ‹Ž ČƒÂ?Â’Â&#x;Ž— ›ŽĴ¢ Â?˜˜Â? ›ž•Žœǰ ›’Â?‘Â?Çľ žÂ? Â?Â˜Â—Č‚Â? Â?‘’—” ÂŠÂ—Â˘Â˜Â—ÂŽ Š Š¢ȄǾ ˜Â?Ç° Ž›œŽ•Â?Ç° Â’Âœ ˜‹Â&#x;Â’Â˜ÂžÂœÂ•Â˘ ‹˜›ŽÂ?  ’Â?‘ Â’Â?Ç° œ˜  ‘Ž—  ‘˜ Â‘ÂŠÂœÂ—Č‚Â? ‘ŠÂ? 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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.

LEO

SCORPIO

AQUARIUS

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.

GEMINI

VIRGO

SAGITTARIUS

PISCES

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.

CANCER

LIBRA

CAPRICORN

ARIES

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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On our radar: a vibrant lip colour, a cute carryall and a seductive new scent

ELIE SAAB

NESPRESSO

REVLON

KATE SPADE

Elie Saab Le Parfum makes you feel like you’re slipping into one of the designer’s luxurious dresses, enveloping you in its feminine feel and magical touch. With notes of orange blossom, jasmine and a cedarwood-honey rose base, it’ll leave a sexy trail wherever you go. $138 for 50ml; myer.com.au

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Hydrating, d i high-def hi h d f and oh-so handy: the new Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors from Revlon will make you rethink your current lippie. The gel formula delivers vibrant colour in just one swipe, while the precision tip allows you to sculpt the lips, for a perfect pout every time. $24.95; revlonanz.com

The Hayes Street Small Isobel bag by Kate Spade combines the best of both worlds. Its structured ÂœÂ’Â•Â‘Â˜ÂžÂŽÄ´ÂŽČąÇťÂŒÂ˜Â–Â™Â•ÂŽÂ?Žȹ ’Â?‘ȹ adjustable cross-body strap) is brought to life thanks to rich hues and a playful tassel-ended Â‹Â˜Â ÇŻČą›ŽĴ¢ȹŠ—Â?ČąÂ™Â›ÂŠÂŒÂ?Â’ÂŒÂŠÂ•Čą – just the way we like it. $539; (02) 9231 4353

EVANS & TATE

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Embodying everything we love about the Margaret River – sunny outlook, chilled atmosphere – the Evans & Tate Classic range is a must for your next dinner party. From a crisp semillon sauvignon blanc to a silky shiraz, there’s a tipple to suit even the fussiest drinkers. $16.99; evansandtate.com.au

Stuck for a Mother’s Day Â?Â’Â?Â?Ǿȹ”’™ Â?‘Ž ÄšÂ˜Â ÂŽÂ›ÂœČą and opt for this chic silver Pandora bracelet instead. It’s embellished with sparkling cubic zirconia and white crystal pearls, for a piece that’s as dazzling as she is. Bracelet, $109, charms, clips and safety chain, from $59 each; pandora.net

Three reasons to drink Ocean Spray Cranberry Light Fruit Drink: it’s full of nutrients to cleanse your body. With only 84kJ per 240ml serve, it’s Â?›’Ž—Â?•¢ȹÂ?Â˜ČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžÂ›ČąÄ™Â?ž›Žǯȹ It also makes a mean cocktail – and, be honest, that’s all the reason you probably need. $5.69; oceanspray.com.au

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Say goodbye to bad hair days – Toni & Guy has launched a new Dry Styling Menu. Allowing you to select from a range of bespoke styling looks that can be created in ÂŠČąÂ–ÂŠÄ´ÂŽÂ›ČąÂ˜Â?ȹ–’—žÂ?ÂŽÂœÇ°ČąÂ?‘Žȹ menu is suitable for all hair types and lengths as well as all occasions. From $55; toniandguy.com.au


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