Lily Online Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015

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STYLE, LIFE & BUSINESS FOR REAL WOMEN

WE INTERVIEW THE INSPIRING OWNERS OF BARRINGTON RIVER ORGANIC FARM

AUTUMN

OUR FASHION FINDS

WE SHOW YOU HOW TO

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WITH NATURAL MAKEUP with SEASONAL

SKIN TONE ANALYSIS

& A LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE WITH A DIFFERENCE

LAURA ASHLEY SHARE THEIR TIMELESS HOME DECOR IDEAS


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EDITOR: Priscilla-Anne Green

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Who is Lily? She is the person we all aspire to be. Successful career, beautiful family, motivated, ethical, healthy, loving her lifestyle. This issue Nicole Jacobs explains how to Prepare your home for Auction. Laura Ashley shares their Classic Revival style. Incy Interiors inspire us to redecorate the kid’s bedrooms. Create your Ultimate Outdoor Room with ideas from The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. As part of our ongoing commitment to support Domestic Violence victims and survivors and as part of our Community Partnership with Empowered and Beautiful an online DV support network. We share a tragic and honest account of DV by Sarah Kelly an Aussie mum trying to rebuild her life after years of abuse culminating in an horrific permanent injury.

In Fashion we bring you some Autumn Winter inspiration, great new season shoes, gumboots for little ones and a beautiful coat selection. In Business, we interview the owners of Barrington River Organic Farm and NTP Health Products plus the Founder of Kosmea Australia Marie Jenkins. To spoil yourself... we have a beautiful Feature on natural and organic makeup with tips and links on how to do your own colour tone analysis to ensure you look and feel healthy and beautiful in makeup made with no nasties!

So sit back relax and ENJOY!

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CONTENTS

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business & career 38 Interview with Lesley and Jan, owners 46

of Barrington River Organic Farm and NTP Health Products Interview with Marie Jenkins, Founder of Kosmea Australia

38 We interview the owners of

health & life

Barrington River Organic Farm and NTP Health Products

50 Colour Analysis and Natural, 126

Organic and Botanical Makeup An Aussie Mum and Domestic Violence Survivor shares her story

70 Autumn/Winter Fashion

14 LLaura AAshley hl Classic Revival Style

46 We interview the Founder of Kosmea Australia Marie Jenkins

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interiors & design 10 How to Prepare Your Home for Auction 14 28

Nicole Jacobs Laura Ashley - Classic Revival Look Incy Interiors - Original Style for Little Ones Rooms

84 Autumn Shoes 28 Incy Interiors Original Style for Little Ones Rooms

fashion 70 84 86 90

Autumn Winter fashion Inspiration Autumn Shoes Coats to rug up in Skeanie Kids Gumboots

86 Coats to Rug Up in! 92 The Ultimate Garden Room 9 w the Melbourne International with Fl Flower and Garden Show


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Leonie is an experienced yoga instructor specialising in yoga and meditation in the workplace which are all skills which utilise the concept of flow. ‘Flowing Life’ works with people and organisations who are seeking to enhance their health and general wellbeing and recognise that the body and mind must be integrated and functioning in harmony. Visit www.flowinglife.com.au

Trudi is the Founder of The Dream Initiative. Trudi draws upon her own personal experiences and understanding of teen difficulties to create programs to educate teens, parents and teachers on strategies to inspire teens towards a successful future. Read more about Trudi at www.dreaminitiative.com.au

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HOW TO PREPARE

YOUR HOME FOR

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From a Buyer Advocates Perspective

By Nicole Jacobs from Jacobs Buyers Advocates Take time to prepare your home for the auction campaign to give yourself the best opportunity to maximise your sale price on auction day!

1. Create Competition with a Warm Environment In order to create competition for your home on auction day, potential buyers need to feel emotionally invested. You want them to ‘love it’ and feel at home. Create a warm environment that allows the buyers to envision themselves living in the space by decluttering and ‘de-personalising the home’. Removing family photographs or certificates, along with large posters in bedrooms. Using a company like SmartBox is an efficient and hassle-free storage solution that cuts out double handling often associated with moving, by combining moving and storage. It’s easy and takes the stress out of having to pack twice. When you want to jump back in your box, simply call them up and they’ll drive your unit back.

2. Floor Plan Flow Logical floor plans attract a broader depth of buyers because they flow. While you may not be able to change structural features such as a wall in time to sell your home you can enhance the floor plan by making sure all passage ways and entrances remain clear.


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Move pieces around until they allow for this flow. It may not be the way you like to sit to watch TV but it may enhance the space and allow for good flow of traffic.

3. Furniture and Styling Often furniture can hold sentimental value, but is either just too big for the space or it doesn’t necessarily suit the home. Consider storing, selling or giving away anything that is too big or just doesn’t suit. Add a few extra throws, pillows and plants to bring pops of colour, signature style and introduce a new sassiness to your space. If in doubt, engage a property stylist.

4. Paint Investing in getting your home painted is well worth it. A good paint job can add thousands of dollars at the other end. Neutral tones are safe, light and will help to open a space and will appeal to a broader market. A colour consultant will be able to advise on appropriate shades that are not genderbiased. Ask your paint supplier if they provide this service.

5. Clean Windows Yes! Cleaning your windows provides an easy, cost-effective opportunity for viewers to see the ‘outside world.’ Surprisingly it also makes the internal features look great too. It instantly opens the space and gives your home a fresh glow. Have these done before the photos are taken.

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6. Go Green in The Garden Clear out any dead plants, weed and add green foliage. This introduces life to your garden. Cover garden beds with mulch or bark to provide a low maintenance look. You can also enhance the look of the garden by painting the fences in dark fence paint. The darker colour brings out the green foliage or colours of the flowers. This simple, cost effective method makes almost every garden look amazing!

7. Focus on Features Prepare a list of features that have been performed recently on the home. These may include: recent rewiring or restumping; heating cooling or energy ratings; water tanks or reticulation systems; proximity to shops, beaches, CBD and transport. These features need to be printed out as a take-away for buyers that come to view your property. Don’t’ forget! These key features are often overlooked by the agent and immediately contribute to the value of your home, so take the time to write them down. Your agent will be very happy as it makes their job a lot easier!


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LAURA ASHLEY

CREATE THE CLASSIC REVIVAL LOOK WITH AN ICONIC BRAND

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Since 1971 Australian’s have known Laura Ashley to be synonymous with elegance, class and quality. This iconic brand has stood the test of time and in 2015 they demonstrate how you can combine traditional and modern pieces to create a contemporary yet timeless home.


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Mirrored Aperture Photo Frame $149.00, Venezia Console Table $821.25, 12� Drum Shade Seaspray $99.95, Carson Lamp Base $369.00, Palladian Wooden Wall Panel $229.00.


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Garrat Chestnut Coffee Table $1,495.00, Gatsby Rectangle Mirror $749.25, Venezia Side Table $596.25. A range of lighting and chairs also available.


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Mix and match your own choice of sofa and chair styles with a range of fabric choices to create a look uniquely your own.

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LAURA ASHLEY THE BOUDOIR

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Nigella Velvet Bolster $49.95, Arianne Mirror $449.25, Baroque Duck Egg Cushion $69.95, Nigella Velvet Duck Egg $99.95, Wallpaper Almeida Seaspray $48.95, Venezia Side Table $596.25, Fraser Rectangle Complete Lamp $239.40. A selection of custom furniture available in store and on the website.


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Isabelle Glass Tealight Holder $69.95, Wallpaper Mr Jones Dove Grey $48.95, Wallpaper Palladian White/ Grey $48.95, Visit in store or online for a range of tableware and mirrors.


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Almeida Seaspray Cushion $129.00, Nigella Velvet Bolster $49.95, Venezia Side Table $596.25, Wallpaper Palladian White/Grey $48.95. Visit the website or in store for a full range of cushions , lighting and sofa options.


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Wallpaper Eaton Stripe Dove Grey $48.95, Cranbrook Square Pendant $999.00.


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Garrat Chestnut Coffee Table $1,495.00, Gatsby Rectangle Mirror $749.25, Venezia Side Table $596.25. A range of lighting and chairs also available.


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Almeida Set Of 2 Storage boxes $55.95 , Garrat Chestnut Console $1,196.00. Create this look with the Addison Chair $1,676.00 or the Castleton Chair $1,396.00


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Reuben Large 4 Aperture Frame $135.20, Almeida Set Of 2 Storage boxes $55.95. Get this look with a Franklin Office Chair $1,836.00, Wallpaper Mr Jones Dove Grey $48.95


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ORIGINAL

STYLE 4 LITTLE ONES Kristy Withers, Founder and CEO of Incy Interiors shows us her gorgeous new range of furniture for babies and children that will inspire you to break out the paint brushes!

Polly bed. These simple sturdy metal designs can be given a girly or superman twist simply by selecting the right shade, from $549.00.


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Kristy shows us that you can create three completely different looks using the same cot.

Teeny by Incy Interiors change table $399.00 and the Teeny Cot in Crisp White $799.00 We love how this demonstrates how you can reuse these beautiful quality pieces of furniture with each of your children giving them their own unique style. Products from Incy Interiors.Visit our stockists page. Prices are a guide only.


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TIMELESS The range of Penny beds by Incy Interiors are statement pieces that give a truly authentic, timeless look.

STYLE

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FAIRY TALE

LOOKS

Opposite: Penny bed is available in a range of Dulux colours that can help you create your own little fairy tale bedroom from $999.00 at Incy Interiors.


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INCY INTERIORS Incy also have created a range of side tables and Bookcases to finish your timeless look. From $349.00. Visit our stockists page. Prices are a guide only.


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This range come with a cot, side table, bookcase and bed so you can transition from baby to toddler to little girls room with ease.

Above : The Jude bookcase with the spindle design completes the fairytale look from $299.00.

Your styling ideas are almost limitless with the range of colours to create the perfect bedroom. Products from Incy Interiors.Visit our stockists page. Prices are a guide only.


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INCY INTERIORS A classical and timeless single bed. Oscar comes in a gorgeous dark brown colour. From $549.00. Visit our stockists page. Prices are a guide only.


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A playful and durable look for any little man!

The Oscar bed can easily transition into a teenage retreat for young ladies or little gentlemen.

The simplicity in the design means it fits well with modern minimalist styling or retro and industrial looks.

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INCY INTERIORS Incy have a range of bed linen that includes items from Kip & Co, Kate & Kate, Aura and La De Dah Kids. Visit our stockists page. Prices are a guide only.


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The Baxter cot, $899.00 combined with the Leo change table/dresser, $799.00 gives you a flexible traditional/ industrial theme that will mature with your child. Furniture in the nursery doesn’t need to have a tradtional ‘infant’ bedroom look. Choosing a style with a more rustic feel easily transitions to a big boy room. To create a new look you can combine the metal cot or bed from the Incy range with the Jake Bookcase, $499.00. Products from Incy Interiors.

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BARRINGTON RIVER

ORGANIC FARM & NTP HEALTH PRODUCTS WWW.BARRINGTONRIVERORGANICFARM.COM.AU WWW.NTPHEALTHPRODUCTS.COM

WE INTERVIEW A COUPLE WHO RUN A FAMILY BUSINESS DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIVES AND BUSINESS REFLECT THEIR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING THE EARTH, FROM THEIR NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCT IMPORTING BUSINESS, TO THEIR SUSTAINABLE HOME AND ORGANIC PRODUCTIVE FARM.

Above: Barrington River Organic Farm. Below: A view of the sustainable house.


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Views over the gardens of the Barrington River Organic Farm’s sustainable house.


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BARRINGTON RIVER

ORGANIC FARM & NTP HEALTH PRODUCTS

WE INTERVIEW LESLEY AND JAN GORONCY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR JOURNEY AND PRODUCTS. ILY Online Magazine loves organic Lentrepreneurial products and we’d love you to share your journey with our readers. Tell us about your dedication to ethical products and farming with both your businesses NTP Health Products and Barrington River Organic Farm? ‘NTP Health Products commenced business in 1991 and has grown in line with the natural products industry. We import and market quality natural and organic health and beauty products and distribute them around Australia. We have distributors in each state who supply health food stores, pharmacies, and hair salons. We also sell online through our web sites.’ unique about your products and the process you go through to create them? What’s ‘NTP Health Products is an Australian importer and distributor of various health and beauty product lines. We source products that are unique and ethically produced. Our mission is to provide a range of quality and innovative

products that will assist in the well-being and health of all Australians and their pet animals. Our farm ‘Barrington River Organic Farm’ grows a yearly crop of Italian Pink garlic as well as medicinal quality Turmeric and in the future ginger. Vegetables are grown for all staff to access free of charge. ‘ you start your career in this field, if not Didwhere did you start out and why the change? ‘Jan had a background in sales and marketing in the musical instrument arena. We were looking for a new business venture together and then Jan read the book “Fats That Heal, Fats that Kill” by Udo Erasmus and this triggered an interest in natural health. NTP started importing the book and then brought Udo Erasmus out for a Cancer Congress in Sydney in the early 1990s. We connected, and Udo offered us the distribution for Australia of a new health product line he had developed, The Missing Link, a range of superfood supplements. This then lead to the introduction of Udo’s 3 6 9 Oil Blend in 1994.’


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Over the pristine organic grounds of the farm.

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BARRINGTON RIVER

ORGANIC FARM & NTP HEALTH PRODUCTS

‘We purchased a farm near Gloucester NSW, Barrington River Organic Farm, in 1999 and moved our business to Tea Gardens in 2002 to be closer to the farm. Our Certified Biodynamic farm is 250 acres of lush pasture and fertile soil beside the Barrington River. With Devon cattle, olive trees, garlic, turmeric, black walnut trees and a small orchard, we are proud to supply discerning “foodies” with quality produce for good health. We fell in love with the property because of the beautiful Barrington River, the views over the Barrington Valley to the Bucketts and the fact that it had not seen any pesticides or herbicides. We also liked the fact that there was no home on it, as we wanted to build one using our design ideas and we wanted to be self-sufficient. Right from the beginning it was decided that the farm would be organic. We were fortunate to be granted our Biodynamic status in 2006, after 2 years in conversion.’

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hat are some of the pits and peaks of your experience?

‘It is very rewarding to see a product that you have introduced into the Australian marketplace become accepted and successful. One low was in the 1980s when the Australian dollar fell to the 50 cent level against the US dollar. At the time most of our products were sourced from the USA. We now import products from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand, and Europe. We have learnt over the years that it is not all smooth sailing importing health products into Australia. We are fortunate to have the services of an excellent Customs Agent and Regulatory Consultant.’

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hat are your goals for your business? What direction do you envisage your business going? ‘Providing quality produce and products to the Australian marketplace. We are constantly evaluating products suitable for introduction to the organic health food market.’


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Solar panels collect energy overlooking the Barrington River

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BARRINGTON RIVER

ORGANIC FARM & NTP HEALTH PRODUCTS

are your top 5 tips for creating a What business like yours? -Passion -Sourcing of unique product lines -Hard work -Good staff -Customer service For more on the Barrington River Organic Farm range of organic garlic, olive leaves, black garlic etc. Find them at: www.barringtonriverorganicfarm.com.au

hat advice would you give anyone thinking W of starting a business with an ethical model like yours? ‘Have a vision and support it with hard work and passion. At the time we commenced our business, 23 years ago, there were many opportunities to develop a health-related company in Australia. We find that by visiting a large natural products show each year in the USA we are able to keep up to date with trends in the industry. We also connect with most of our suppliers at that time. We have gone with our gut feel, believe strongly in the benefits of the products we distribute, and have not compromised on our beliefs. Our endeavour is to give the best customer service possible and to provide a positive experience with our company and our products. We believe in a healthy body and a healthy environment.’

Plus you can shop the NTP Health Products range of products including: Surya Color Fixation range Beverages - Herbal Tea & Coffee Body Care Cosmetics Natural & Organic Hair Colour Handmade Glassware & Porcelain Health Books Health Equipment and Instruments Health Foods Health Supplements Natural Skin Care Pet Care Vegan Products Visit them at: www.ntphealthproducts.com


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A beautiful example of a productive commercial organic farm

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ENTREPRENEUR WE INTERVIEW MARIE JENKINS, FOUNDER OF KOSMEA AUSTRALIA The Australian, family-owned company began in 1993 when founder Marie Jenkins was experimenting with rose hips in a facial mask. She was blown away by the results this ingredient demonstrated. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the product pushed her to showcase rose hip oil as a powerful ingredient in her own skincare line. “I believed in my idea of taking rose hip oil to the Australian market; when no one else was selling rose hip oil in Australia. I had three small children and no spare money. I wanted to buy one drum of rose hip oil and 4000 bottles (the minimum order) to fill with the oil. Much to the dismay of my husband and children, I sold the family car to raise the capital I needed,” said Marie. Marie founded Kosmea, personally bottled the rose hip oil and began taking them around to sell to health food stores in South Australia. Marie’s

“ I BELIEVED IN MY IDEA OF TAKING ROSE HIP OIL TO THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET; WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS SELLING ROSE HIP OIL IN AUSTRALIA.”

product was instantly a winner. She sold her goal of 4000 bottles in six months and proved that her dream could become a reality – she hasn’t looked back. We talk to Marie about her journey.

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ere at LILY Online Magazine we love organic products, your business has a great ethical philosophy, can you tell us about that and the products? Natural, to me, means as nature intended, and this means we use top-grade certified organic ingredients that contain no mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, sodium lauryl sulphate or animal ingredients – and our products are not tested on animals. Wherever possible, we use natural preservatives, such as grapefruit seed extract, and any nonnatural preservatives we use have a proven safety track record. Kosmea stands out from its competitors in the unique way our rose hips are sourced, grown, picked and extracted. As I’ve already mentioned, they grow wild and are handpicked by members of the local community. There are no industries in Lesotho – there is widespread poverty there. We’re helping to support that community by providing them with a sustainable income. And because the rose hips grow wild, no one even


LILY Online Magazine has to do any planting – the villagers just walk around and pick them and sell them to us at a rate per kilo. Our rose hips are also hand-dried, and the oil is extracted using supercritical extraction, an innovative and environmentally friendly method that’s both heat and solvent-free. Supercritical extraction utilises CO2, a natural gas that shoots through the material at cool temperatures to ensure that no heat comes into contact with the oil. Heat is the enemy of rose hip oil, or any vegetable oil – it destroys the integrity and the value of its components.

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id you start your career in this industry? Tell us a bit about your career journey to starting Kosmea? I was a stay-at-home mum with three young children when I first got the idea, back in 1993, to launch my own skin care business. I’ve always had a passion for natural skin care and mixing up my own concoctions using ingredients like avocado, yoghurt and herbs – being of Greek origin, my mother had always taught us the natural way whether it was with food, medicine or skin care. One day, I was mixing up a mask recipe that called for rose hips, so I headed to a local rose farm in Willunga, SA, and asked them if I could pick some of their rose hips. They gladly obliged and handed me an article about the healing and nourishing qualities of rose hips and rose hip oil - how it was being used in hospitals for healing burns and scar tissue.

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I drove right home and started to research how I could get hold of some rose hip oil to bottle and sell. I found a supplier in Chile and sold the family car to buy my first drum of rose hip oil. And that’s how Kosmea was born. My family and I spent long days and nights around the kitchen table, filling and labelling 4,000 bottles with the oil and over the next few weeks I visited every health food store in South Australia – about 80 stores in all. Rose hip oil wasn’t even heard of in Australia at this time. I gave each store owner a bottle to try, knowing that once they used it they’d be hooked. Sure enough, within six month’s I’d sold all 4,000 bottles. After that I secured a bank loan to buy more drums of rose hip oil and began to develop more skin care products for the range and, within a few years, we began exporting to Hong Kong, the UK, Canada and New Zealand.

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In the early days I had to work very hard to get Kosmea off the ground. As a mum with 3 children, I found it difficult to maintain a solid work life balance; more often than not one took more priority than the other – that was hard. I had to show determination and focus on my ultimate goals to push myself through tough times and to ensure I was working towards something great. As it was early days a lot of my time was spent growing the brand and ensuring strong relationships and foundations where built. This was all done through sheer determination and persistence. A lot of companies and stores were not convinced that a natural product would work on the skin and would provide such outstanding results. I was tenacious and persistent in convincing them that our skin needs natural products to remain balanced. Finding a new supply of rose hips in Lesotho in 2002 was a highlight. It fit perfectly with our ethics and our beliefs in giving back to the community and providing the highest quality of rose hips in the world.

Visit Kosmea Australia www.kosmea.com.au

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I also want to educate the world on natural skincare and holistic living. It is important that we recognised our skin and bodies function at an optimum level when products from the Watch out world! It is a challenge to remain true environment fuel them. I think everyone on this to your brands integrity, even now there are earth needs to understand and appreciate this. many brands out there that claim to be ‘natural’ You could say I do want world rose hip domination! when really they are not. These brands damage our reputation and other all natural brands reputation and integrity. For Kosmea is means hat advice would you give anyone thinking products using ingredients in their natural form of starting a business with an ethical model in order to work synergistically with our skin as like yours? our skin is from nature. I try to do everything in life as nature intended and keep things simple, Keep it simple, work hard, always keep the therefore always using fresh organic ingredients passion alive, and always have good intentions. when preparing meals. Maintain harmony and balance in everything– from the ingredients to manufacturing methods 10 years is a long time but I still see the company to business practices. going strong and working towards a common goal. Many individuals and distributors are recognising our brand across the world already hat are your top 5 tips for creating a business including Canada and Hong Kong. In 10 years, I like yours? can see us being internationally recognised and available worldwide. I want to open retail outlets Number one, have passion and drive for what or counters in every country and every airport – you believe in. hat are your goals for your business? What direction do you envisage your business going?

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Follow your gut feeling as this is usually the best guide and now has been scientifically proven. Keep it simple, life, relationships business etc. Always stay positive even when negativity tries to take over. Take time for yourself and follow your dreams.

“I ALSO WANT TO EDUCATE THE WORLD ON NATURAL “I try to do SKINCARE AND HOLISTIC everything LIVING. IT IS IMPORTANT in life as nature THAT WE RECOGNISED OUR intended” SKIN AND BODIES FUNCTION AT AN OPTIMUM LEVEL WHEN PRODUCTS FROM THE ENVIRONMENT FUEL THEM.”


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SELECTING THE RIGHT COLOURS FOR YOUR SKIN TONE CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOOKING FRESH AND WELL OR UNHEALTHY. SELECTING BOTANICAL BASED, NATURAL AND ORGANIC MAKEUP MEANS A HEALTHIER YOU!

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natural makeup brand options

A simple way to determine your skin undertone is to try a pink based cream foundation and dab it on a cheek then spread it evenly in a thin layer, then do the same with a yellow based cream foundation on the other cheek. Then determine which of these blends in with your skin tone as opposed to which one looks like paint on your face. The foundation with a colour undertone ‘pink’ or ‘yellow’ that blends in is your match to your undertone colour.

If you have a COOL undertone the pink based foundation worked. If you have a WARM undertone the yellow based foundation worked. We recommend you visit the websites of these natural and organic cosmetic companies after you have completed some of the colour analysis techniques on the websites on the following pages.


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Products Shown - Opposite page, Top, left to right: Zuii Flora Liquid Foundation (Natural Fair), Dirty Hippie Foundation Cream (Sunkissed), Honwy Bee Gardens Presses Mineral Powder (Malibu)m 100 Percent Pure All Over Gow (Lightly Sun Kissed), La Mac Mineral Founadtion (medium), Dr Hauschka Transulcent Make-up (01), Zuii Organic Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush (Mango), 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigment Water Foundation ( Golden Peach), also try 100 Percent

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Pure Cream Foundation, Fruit Pigment Blush and Foundation Powder. Above: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigment Water Foundation, 100 Percent Pure All Over Glow (Deeply Sun Kissed), Zuii Organic Flora Foundation (Almond), also try 100 Percent Pure Cream Foundation, Fruit Pigment Blush and Foundation Powder. Links to all of these stockist are available on our STOCKISTS PAGE.


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Jennifer Lopez

If you suit Autumn tones your colouring is soft and rich, warm and blended. The Autumn shades can be dull on many people, but on you they look classic, rich and luxurious. If your colour characteristics are warm deep and soft then these are the colours for you. Your hair is likely to be auburn through to a rich warm deep chestnut, sometimes even deeper. Your eyes may be warm probably a golden amber, soft and glowing green or if your hair is very dark they may be deeper brown, but always with a golden warmth. Your skin tone may be warm with a golden undertone that creates a distinct contrast with your eyebrows and hair tone. Autumn’s suit yellow, golden warm undertones, shades from nature like deep golds and oranges, rich reds and greens, blue mountains and deep teals. Pure white may not suit your golden tones so try creamy ivory. When it comes to neutrals try camel, coffee brown, rusty shades and deep chocolate. You’ll also look great in navy or olive green with your neutrals. Avoid too bright or too pale as this does not have the depth you need.


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Some of our favourite sites that explain the process of analysing your skin tone are located here. Although we recommend you have your colour analysis done professionally. Whilst you do have to pay for it. The money you’ll save by not wasting money on makeup and clothes that don’t suit you will outway any expense in the long run. In fact the time it saves you is worth it alone. Imagine being able to walk straight into any store and purchase anything confidently knowing it will suit you!

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Opposite Page Top Left to Right: 100 Percent Pure Creamy Nail Polish, 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigment Lip and Cheek Tint (Peach Glow), Pacifica Natural Mineral Eye Shadows, Zuii Organic Eye Shadows (Vibe) Honeybee Gardens Luscious Lip Gloss (Viper), 100 Percent Pure Creamy Nail Polish (Truffle), Pacifica Natural Minerals Natural Lipstick (Devocean), 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigment Satin Eye Shadow, 100 Percent Pure Fruit

Pigment Blush, Ere Perez Cheek and Lip Balm (Holy) , 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush (Berry), Honeybee Gardens Eye Shadow (Cairo). Shades and tones may vary due to photography and computer graphic differences. Some colours are not detailed as we recommend viewing the stockists websites. CLICK TO GO TO OUR STOCKIST PAGE.


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Nicole Kidman

If you have Spring tones, you have a beautiful bright fresh colour palette. You may have 3 distinct colour characteristics warm, light and bright. Each of the beautiful shades in the Spring colour palette has the same color characteristics as your own, to complement your natural colouring harmoniously. Your hair may be light or darker with a definite golden warm tone and elements of red or auburn, from golden or strawberry blonde through to a rich auburn or light chestnut. You will usually have been a golden haired child and even with grey hair, you can still have a ‘golden glow’. Your eyes may be bright and the clarity of your eye colour is one of the most obvious characteristics of a Spring.


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Clear blue or turquoise, sometimes green and often flecked with yellow and there may be a darker rim around the iris. Your skin tone may be fair through to a golden beige often with a sprinkling of freckles but always with golden/ yellow warm undertones. When choosing colours try warm, light and clear (bright). Light and bright ivory is better than pure white for you, clear shades of peach and apricot and light blue, bright aqua

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and clear bright red. These will enhance your bright eyes. The best Neutrals for you are light warm beige, light camel, golden tan, medium gold brown is your deepest neutral. Try to avoid cool colours with a blue undertone like icy pinks, blues, fuchsia and magenta, along with deep colours that don’t harmonise with your golden tone as they will make you grey. Also avoid dusky or muted shades.


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Opposite Page Top Left to Right: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigment Blush (Pretty Naked), Pacifica Natural Minerals Eye Shadows, Pacifica Natural Lipstick (Devocean), Zuii Organic Eye shadow (Vibe), 100 Percent Pure Creamy Nail Polish (Casaba Melon), 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipstick (Fruit Punch, Peach Bellini), 100 Percent Pure 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush (Berry), 100 Percent Pure Creamy Nail Polish (Tart), Ere

Perez Cheek and Lip Balm (Holy), Zuii Organic Lip Liner, Honeybee Gardens Eye Shadow (Daredevil, Canterbury), Zuii Organic Lipstick (Daisy). Shades and tones may vary due to photography and computer graphic dierences. Some colours are not detailed as we recommend viewing the stockists websites. CLICK TO GO TO OUR STOCKIST PAGE.


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WINTER

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Megan Fox

A ‘Winter’ has a stunning seasonal colour palette. The colours are clear and bold. Your colour characteristics may be deep, cool and bright. Your hair may be deep brown to black with well defined eyebrows providing strong contrast with your skin. Your skin is cool and fair porcelain with blue undertones giving a pink tinge. Your eyes are bright and usually the first thing that’s noticed about you. They may be bright clear blue, light turquoise blue, green, even violet usually with a cool darker rim around the iris.


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This colour palette has blue undertones and clear hues. Whilst the colours are cool, they are the deep cool tones with sharp and icy shades. Winters look great in black and white which is so fashionable. You’ll also look great in clear strong pure colour like royal blue, emerald green, rich red, hot pink, hot turquoise. Also match these with icy shades of the winter landscape like snow white, icy pink, blue, turquoise

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and aqua. Neutrals that will suit you are black, charcoal and cool silver greys. However you should avoid warm golden tones, yellows and oranges, tan and mustard, light pastel colours and warm shades like salmon or coral or soft and dusky pastels or earthy tones. Anything with yellow undertones particularly gingery browns and oranges will not suit your skin.


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Opposite Page Top Left to Right: Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara (Black), 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Stick (Caberet, Peach Bellini, Fruit Punch) Honeybee Gardens (Queen Bee), RGB Nail Polish (scarlet), Zuii Organic Lip Gloss (Dream), 100 Percent Pure Lip Tint ( Cherry), 100 Percent Pure Creamy Long Last Liner (Blackest, Gleaming Pewter), Zuii Organic Eyeliner Pencil (Black), Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, 100 Percent Pure

Fruit Pigmented Creamy Eye Liner Liquid (Dark Chocolate), Dirty Hippie Eyeliner and Mascara Cake, 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip and Cheek Tint (Cranberry), Dr. Hauschka Lipstick (12). Shades and tones may vary due to photography and computer graphic dierences. Some colours are not detailed as we recommend viewing the stockists websites. CLICK TO GO TO OUR STOCKIST PAGE.


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SUMMER

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Jennifer Hawkins

‘Summer’s’ colours are soft and dreamy with a hazy quality. You will have light, cool and soft colouring. Your hair may be ash blonde through to fair, or light brown. As a child you may have been white blonde, fair or light brown. It is likely that it has darkened but overall ashy. There maybe a very slight red tinge to your hair but it is best to play this down otherwise it can make your skin look sallow. Sometimes hair darkens so choose ash blonde highlights. Your eyes may be light blue, blue grey, green grey, slate blue with a darker rim around the iris indicating cool tones.


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Your skin tone is fair to porcelain, ivory through to a medium beige, with a blue undertone which gives a pink tinge. You will not suit beige foundation, instead use a slight pink. ‘Summers’ may be light, cool or soft and your blue undertone means most blue shades from pastel through to navy blue is for you. Also try pinks, soft berry, fuchsia, green and light red. Pure white is too

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harsh so try a soft white near to your face. The best neutrals for you are rose beige, cocoa, rose brown, light blue grey to grey navy, keep the shades soft and dusty. You’ll also look great in country garden mauves, blues, violets, pinks. You should avoid warm golden tones, yellows, oranges, tan and mustard, bright sharp greens and warm salmon or coral pinks. Black is too heavy for you instead try navy blue.


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Opposite Page Top Left to Right: Zuii Organic Eye Shadow (Summer), Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer (Taupe), RGB Nail Polish (Minty), Ere Perez Cheek and Lip Balm (Holy), Dirty Hippie Alkanet Root Lip and Cheek Tint, Zuii Organic Lip Gloss (Dream), 100 Percent Pure Lip Tint (Cherry), Dr. Hauschka Lipstick (12), Honeybee Gardens Eye Shadow (Daredevil

and Cranberry), 100 Percent Pure Lip and Cheek Tint (Cherry). Shades and tones may vary due to photography and computer graphic dierences. Some colours are not detailed as we recommend viewing the stockists websites. CLICK TO GO TO OUR STOCKIST PAGE.


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AUTUMN winter

FREYA STATEMENT COIN TRIBAL NECKLACE $30.00 boohoo.com

Team some Boho layers with a pop of Autumn scarlet in a fringed bag toa If you have e modest cupsize capture A-C, these pieces this are ideal. Best on seasons someone athletic and toned, with a colour defined waist trends

FAYE TASSEL DETAIL CROSS BODY BAG $32.00 BOOHOO.COM


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This season ruby and scarlet hues will be mixed with traditional autumn tones. Add a muted version with this knit top. Then create a bold statement with a unique necklace and a warm layer in a waterfall vest

BOHO This season boots in natural tones with a warm MEETS european style winter look COOL will be your fav! Add some ‘cool’ with these wet look trousers Clockwise: LOUISE SLUB KNIT LONG SLEEVE OVERSIZE TOP $30.00, SHARON BONDED BORG WATERFALL GILET $50.00, WAIST TROUSERS 56.00 FROM boohoo.com Prices are a guide only.

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SOPHIA FOLK PRINT BELL SLEEVE SHIFT DRESS $30.00 INSET: BOUTIQUE IVY TASSEL WATERFALL BONDED SUEDETTE JACKET $80.00 BOOHOO.COM

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Create a comfortable and fun Autumn/Winter look by pairing sheep skin ankle booties with a Boho dress. HARRIET FLORAL PRINT SMOCK DRESS $36.00 BOOHOO.COM BROWN EXPOSURE BODY BAG $66.10 CHOIES, BOUTIQUE IVY TASSEL WATERFALL BONDED SUEDETTE JACKET, $80.00 BOOHOO.COM EVA WEDGE BOOTIE $245.00 UGG CONNECTION

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MUTED NATURAL ONE PIECE TONES WITH ATTITUDE

Left: Three Quarter Sleeve V-Neck Easy Sweater $1,271.00, Pant With Rib Waist And Rib Cuffs $1,132.00, Middle: Long Sleeve Leather Asymmetric Zip Jacket $4,980.00, Pant With Rib Waist with Rib Cuffs $992.00, Elbow Sleeve Draped Asymmetric Poncho Top $1,132.00, Dip Dye Wide Leg Drawstring Pant with Jersey Waistband $1,132.00. All from Donna Karan

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Natural and camel tones have always been a hit in Autumn. This season you can add a feeling of style and luxury with these!

No matter what your style aesthetic is you can pull off this look.

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AUTUMN CAMEL TONES WRAP UP

A tied waste can give a sense of effortless style

Top Left: Camel Long Sleeve Fur Lapel Oblique Z Zip Coat $46.19, Top Right: G Grey Batwing Long Sleeve C Contrast Fur Knit Cardigan $3 $32.56, Bottom Left: : Camel Long Sleeve Drawstring Waist Asymmetrical Coat $94.47, All from Sheinside, Bottom Right: Marlee Heel Boots $225.00 Ugg Connection


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Clockwise: Camellia Suedette Waterfall Jacket $40.00 Boohoo. com, Nautical navy/ stucco womens Walu canvas loafer $79.99, Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweatshirt Dress Cozina $260.00 Bloomingdales, The Jetset Marine Blue/Blush Fishtail $128.00 Stella & Dot, Camellia Suedette Waterfall Jacket $40.00 Boohoo.com

Navy is the perfect transition tone to take you from the warmer months to the cooler seasons.

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BLUE HUES

Helen Raw Edge Trench ch $60.00 Boohoo.com, Boutique Amanda Floral ral Print Kimono Jacket $40.00 Boohoo.com Dark Blue Snake Bag $67.47 Styletread

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Prints, animal textures and raw edges are trends we will see this Autumn/Winter

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Sophie Grid Check Cape $36.00 Boohoo. com, Catrin Tassel Duffle Bag $40.00 Boohoo.com, Women’s Adela Suede Moccasin $89.99 Crocs™

CLASSIC SUEDE LOOKS

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To keep your Autumn look light and fresh mix tradition nautical stripes and cable knits with suede.

MIX SUEDE WITH CLASSIC PIECES Clockwise: Dark Blue Stripe Heart Embroidery Sweater $18.99 Maykool, White Batwing Sleeve Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater $29.48 Sheinside, Lace Up Braided Stretch Waist Belt Brown $3.00 Moddeals, Coee Lapel Long Sleeve Belted Suede Coat $64.02 Sheinside, Natalie oversized sunglasses $16.00 Boohoo.com

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Clockwise: Duet People Print Short Sleeves Tee $14.00 Oasap, Women’s Stretch Sole Skimmer in Pool/ light grey $99.00, Turquoise Collarless Dipped Hem Long Sleeve Blouse with Front Pocket $18.47 Sheinside, Candy Colour PU Leather Shoulder Bag $32.76 Oasap Louisa high rise leather look trousers $56.00 Boohoo.com

Carry the warmer months look into Autumn with accents of turquoise and aqua. It’s an uplifting happy colour to keep your spiritis up during colder days!

turquoise AQUA

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AQUA with ATTITUDE

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Top Left: Lovely Graphic Blue Tee with Short Sleeves $12.60, Right: Blue Short Sleeve Bubblegum Beauty Print T-Shirt $17.15 Sheinside, Bottom Left: Blue Long Sleeve Moonlight Tree Print Sweatshirt $32.56 Sheinside


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Get outdoors and into the garden. It’s a great way to enjoy your day, so why not do it in STYLE!

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Gardening and growing veggies is COOL! Everone’s doing it and Autumn is the prime time for planting!

Clockwise: Square Basket Mes Homewares $53.95 Wayfair, Anne Aztec Ribbon Trim Straw Hat $20.00 Boohoo. com, Stylish Round Neck Heart Pattern Pullover Sweater $21.99 Maykool, Classic Middle-Waist Skinny Pants $27.72 Oasap, RainFloe boot red $99.99, Crocs™.


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Have fun with your outdoors look. Add some youthful elements for a playful look.

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CASUAL LOOK Clockwise: Watermelon Twist Knit Pullover Sweater $28.99 Maykool, Straw Fedora $12.00 Boohoo.com, Aqua Foliage Print Loose Shirt $17.00 Oasap, Blue Strap Buttons Pockets Denim Jumpsuit $31.68 Sheinside, Yellow Long Sleeve Snoopy Sweater $27.94 Sheinside, Blue Strap Pockets Denim Dress AU$22.44 Sheinside

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AUTUMN SHOES

COLOUR & STYLE

Top Left: Nautical navu/stucco womens Walu canvas loafer $79.99, Above: Women’s Stretch Sole Skimmer in Pool/light grey $99.00, Left: RainFloe boot red $99.99: This page all from Crocs™. Prices are a guide only. Stock availability may vary. GO TO STOCKISTS


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Top: Eva Wedge Boots $245.00 Ugg Connection, Above: Women’s Adela Suede Moccasin $89.99 Crocs™ Right: Marlee

Heel Boots $225.00 Ugg Connection. Prices are a guide only. Stock availability may vary. GO TO STOCKISTS

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During the cooler months Coats can be as much a part of your style as any other item. So we’ve found our favourite statement coats, that wont break the bank. So you can invest in a few!

Lily’s Picks

This page: Peacock Feather Inspired Faux Fur Coat $47.99, Opposite Page, from Top Left: Zipper Up Hooded Two Pockets Stylish Coat $51.99, Apricot Lapel Neck Double Breasted Stylish Coat $65.99, Red Lapel Long Sleeve Buttons Stylish Coat $29.99, Gray Double Breasted Two Piece Coat $41.99, Dark Blue Lapel Long Sleeve Stylish Trench Coat $41.99, Apricot Lapel Long Sleeve Stylish Trench Coat $41.99, Black Faux Leather Zipper Front Quilted Jacket $38.99, White Faux Fur Lapel Double Breasted Belt Coat $59.99, Lapel Neck Button Decor Knitted Coat $23.99. All Jackets from Maykool.

COATS TO RUG UP IN!

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Let the kids make a SPLASH!


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Featuring flex grooves designed to support natural foot movement with heal cushioning

Time to hit the puddles!

Kids (aged 2-10 years) can Splish, Splash and Splosh this Autumn & Winter in SKEANIE’s innovative winter line of Wellingtons (RRP $29.95) which have made a colourful splash this season! Clockwise Top Left: Gumboots Tutti Frutti, Gumboots Pink Stripe, Wellington Boots Red, Wellington Boots Magenta, Gumboots Navy Stripe, Wellington Boots Navy.

SKEANIE’s gumbees will ensure maximum flexibility and comfort

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THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ROOM GUIDE

THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

Landscape exhibit by CYCAS Landscape Design and Lisa Ellis Gardens. City of Melbourne Best in Show winner


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WE’VE COMPILED SOME OF THE BEST OF THE 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW TO INSPIRE YOU TO GET OUTSIDE AND GET GRUBBY!

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URBAN GARDEN IDEAS

FROM THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

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Opposite page: A stunning outback inspired landscape design by Tourism NT showcasing their unique flora. Above: An example of how you can create a natural waterhole look or a tropical oasis (insert)


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The Landscape Design Group who won the 2015 Warners Nurseries People’s Choice Award shows us how to create the ultimate Asian influenced garden.

FROM THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW


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SOPHISTICATION OUTDOORS

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Opposite and above: Nathan Burkett Designs


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FREE FORM SCULPTURE

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Opposite page and Above: Ian Barker Gardens


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URBAN COUNTRY

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RECYCLING

IN SMALL SPACES

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TROPICAL SHOW

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URBAN BUSH OASIS

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A PLACE TO ESCAPE

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CONTAINER GARDENING JUST GOT

INTERESTING

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INDUSTRIAL BUSH

SETTING

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MINIMALIST ALFRESCO

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DINE AMONGST THE VEGGIES

FROM THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

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This page: Design by Amanda King from Holmesglen Opposite page: Phillip Withers


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A READING NOOK IN AN EDIBLE GARDEN

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A GARDEN KITCHEN

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This quirky and fun garden is created by Phillip Withers a Melbourne based landscape design team. Look closely and you’ll see these benches double as chicken coops.


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A PLACE TO EAT & PLAY

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Kids love mysterious gardens. What better than to hide a few play areas and a slide in amongst the fruit and veggies? Garden by Phillip Withers.


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AN AUSSIE SURVIVOR SARAH KELLY SHARES A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RIGHT HERE IN SUBURBAN AUSTRALIAN, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS MANY WOMAN ARE EXPERIENCING A LIVING HELL. WE SPEAK TO A SURVIVOR. brave Aussie domestic violence survivor shares A her story. A chilling recount of how she lost her eye and had her confidence shattered. Sarah a beautiful, loving, dedicated mum to her two little boys now lives daily recovering from physical and emotional abuse. Her story serves as an example of how sentencing of violent abusers needs to be toughened up, how privacy laws need to be more strict pertaining to abuse victims (after she had to move when her location was accidently supplied to her perpetrator by a utility company) and most of all how we need recovery services and support for victims including medical and reconstructive surgery. his is her very personal account of events.... TI met my husband at age 21 with not much

7 months pregnant..... I felt trapped. s the years went by and I had one more child to A him, the hitting and put downs became more frequent. I did not cook dinner well enough, clean the house well enough, do the grocery shopping well enough. So on top of his long hours he started taking control of it all. He would tell me that I was useless. The hitting became more and more frequent. By 2013 all I had to do was ask one question and he would hit me. He would question what I was wearing out, he spied on my Facebook messages and looked through my internet history.

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e hit me in front of friends last year. That’s when confidence. He was 8 years older and knew it all. I knew things were getting worse but I still could He had a good job in engineering and was always never have predicted what he would do to me. I was organised. I had our first son when I was only 23 walking on eggshells around him all the time. years of age. He threw a bottle at my legs when I was


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aware of how I looked until I was rushed to have now had a fake eye made that goes over Iandwasn’t the Emergency Department at my local hospital I the top of my damaged eye. I do not like it but I the nurse told me not to look at myself. I knew have to accept it and move forward. It does not look

something was not right due to people’s reactions. I was rushed there with my 5 year old. You see, I had been enjoying a sunny day in Rottnest WA, with my husband, son and some friends. On our way back to Perth, my husband lost his temper so badly he beat me up with his fists, fracturing my eye socket, my cheekbone, my jaw, breaking a bone in my nose, ruptured my eyeball and I sustained head injuries. There were police at the hospital. Two witnesses at the scene had called the police and ambulance.

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did not realise how much my life would change. I was rushed to another emergency hospital better equipped to deal with my injuries. They told me they wanted to remove my eye as it was so badly ruptured it could not be saved. I was devastated. There were maxilla plastic surgeons wanting to wire my jaw up and all these surgeons arguing. It was time I went for an MRI to check all my injuries. I lay in bed being wheeled down to the MRI department, people would stop in their tracks, they would point, whisper and stare. I remember thinking this isn’t me. What you are looking at is my injured shell; I am usually a normal looking girl, not a deformed person. I am normal like everyone else; but in reality, for now, I was far from normal. e got to the MRI floor and they rolled my W bed up into the waiting room, I lay there for everyone to gawk at and discuss. My sorrow was others entertainment. One elder lady turned to me and said ‘What happened to your face?’. This was something I came to experience a lot over the next few months. This is when I began to realise for some people, other people’s sorrows and strife are their entertainment. I found that people can ask me what happened, what is wrong with me?.... but then they can go home and forget about me, my story has interested someone for all of a few moments and I am left to live this...

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he surgeon stitched my eyeball up over a 5 hour surgery. I spent the next week and half in hospital in shock that they wanted to remove my eye. My face looked worse during the week as it was so bruised and swollen, I had to wear a protective shield over my eye and my jaw was sticking out. I did not recognise myself. I refused to have my eye removed even though it was 100% blind, it was my body part and I did not want a fake eye. One year later I still have my eye but it is disfigured. The courts, the police and the specialists say my eye is now a deformity. It has shrunk, sunk back into the eye socket and everything has drooped, like my eyebrow and lid. I have scarring from tears around the eye area. I have lost volume on my right side due to volume missing from the eye socket. In May this year I had another surgery to put an implant in my eye socket to stop everything sinking into it.

like my natural eye should but the hardest thing is it has extremely limited movement. It does not move much. People stare at me when I’m out and that makes it hard for me. If I look back at them they continue staring. I now make limited eye contact with people. y eye injury and the way I feel about my M appearance has changed me from feeling confident out in situations to now becoming a recluse, a nervous wreck when I am out just in case my hair moves off my eye, or I have to remove my sunglasses. Of course people will stare at an eye that does not move while your other eye moves. That does not mean I am ok with it. have spent the past year regretting going out THAT DAY, hating myself, staying at home, cancelling on Ifriends so they don’t see me. trial was in November 2014 and he pleaded guilty. He deserves to go to prison for what The henot has done to me especially my eye injury but at the same I will not get child maintenance so he has made my life and that of my children’s harder. In January 2015 he was sentenced to just 18 months jail (eligible for parole after just nine months) after the District Court of Western Australia convicted him of endangering my life, health and safety. y advice to any person in a Domestic Violence M situation is to get out. It does not matter if he hits or not. Eventually one day, like me they will. The loss of control, living in fear and dependence on another person is not good. Getting out safely is more important. or me now....where do you draw the line at selfFresentful, pity? We are all allowed to feel sad at times, even but where do we draw the line? Self-pity gets you absolutely nowhere, but for some, it is a dark place they cannot escape, and yet it destroys your self-esteem, your strength and motivation deteriorates. This is how I have spent most of the past year. Wanting to hide away and at times not be here anymore. To lose an eye through violence is awful. I have learnt no matter how you end up with an appearance difference in life, through disease, birth or trauma. We all have our own feelings and how we got there. The bottom line is, we are only human, we aren’t built of stone, we are allowed to feel resentment towards things and down, but we mustn’t lose perspective of the whole picture.... ritten by Sarah Kelly -Survivor!

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