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autumn/winter 2020 #15
Fall head over heels for autumnâ€™s best shoes, bags, dresses & coats
19 SHOPPING The must-haves for your wardrobe
as the weather cools down.
Taking power shoulders to a new level for the modern age. 28 INNER WORLD
The designers of Bec + Bridge and their complementary relationship.
30 MAKE IT WORK
Designer Toni Maticevski on travel, art and being switched on. 32 #ASSEENATDJS
David Jones staffers share their transeasonal dressing tips. 35 RADAR
Everything you need to know now. 38 NEW, NOW, NEXT FASHION
A cult-classic bag, luxe streetwear and an instant outfit refresh. 84 BEST FOOT FORWARD
British designer Paul Andrew’s journey to Salvatore Ferragamo.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Events and openings to put in the diary. STATE OF THE ARTS
What to see, do, read and discover this autumn.
45 POWER AND THE PASSION
Four trailblazing women share their journeys to success. 52 GONE GIRL
Moving on after the heartache of lost friendship.
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Cameron wears CARLA ZAMPATTI trench coat, $1099, and sneakers, $999, and bag, $2199. AJE earrings, $95.
pants, $549. CHLOÉ
Cover Photography Darren McDonald Styling Karla Clarke Hair Owen Gould Make-up Sam Addington Model Barbara Palvin Barbara wears CAROLINA HERRERA shirt, $2199. LEVANTE stockings, $22.95. OROTON earrings, $69.95.
PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGES ANTONI
56 SHE’S THE ONE
Supermodel Barbara Palvin in dramatic shapes for the new season. 68 LOVE WILL BRING YOU BACK Step into the outback in feminine,
76 ON THE MOVE Model on the rise Cameron
Stephens in statement-making looks.
The heroes you’ll want in your bathroom cabinet right now.
119 LIGHT TOUCH
French beauty house Sisley’s newest science-based lightening serum.
120 NEW, NOW, NEXT BEAUTY The latest beauty buys deliver what your
skin needs for the cooler weather.
129 TWO’S COMPANY Celebrate Valentine’s Day with
a romantic dinner à deux.
136 TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Beat next summer’s heat with an earth-friendly overseas winter escape.
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112 NEXT BIG THINGS
WELCOME MY AUTUMN HIT LIST
“I love these new organic-shaped earrings – not too fussy to wear every day.”
GANNI skirt, $349.
AJE earrings, $175.
Has there ever been a more important time to talk about love? The bushfires that have raged across Australia these past few months have been unfathomable, but the way people have come together to support each other, to raise funds and rebuild our country (and broken hearts) is inspiring – a testament to the power of love. When Oprah’s favourite self-help guru Marianne Williamson entered the US presidential race last year, she became an instant late night talk show punchline. And mostly for good reason. Yet, the core truth of her message – one of healing through love – is one more politicians (and all of us) would be wise to remember as we begin what might not officially be the start of a new decade, but feels like a portentous year nonetheless. The Tumultuous Teens, as we suspect the decade will be called years into the future, saw change coming thick and fast. We’ve been anxious, we’ve been angry. And frankly, we’re all exhausted. Pivoting to coming from a place of love instead of a place of fear almost feels like the only answer we have left. The challenge is how we do that when the world still faces all the same challenges. The answer, I think, is to start small. Be kinder to each other. Be kinder to ourselves. Be especially kind to the earth. Do something good each day. This season at David Jones is dedicated to the L-word. From romantic love (see: the way cover star Barbara Palvin talks about her boyfriend Dylan Sprouse) to self-love, a love for what we do to a love for the planet, we’ll all be better off with a little more of it.
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WHAT YOU MISSED
FEBRUARY / MARCH
March 8 This year’s International Women’s Day focuses on achieving equality for women and girls worldwide.
David Jones’ Elizabeth Street flagship has been busy. The new-look Ground Floor launched, introducing the home of designer accessories and luxury beauty to 500 guests, including international celebrities, designers, David Jones’ ambassadors Victoria Lee and Adam Goodes, Client Liaison and the face of menswear, Tom Derickx.
March 10 The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) will kick off with the Gala Runway presented by David Jones. This year’s gala is a showcase of curated A/W20 trends from leading Australian and international designers against the backdrop of Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building.
March 10 The A/W issue of Mr. Jones arrives just in time for cooler temps. Expect interviews with model Lucky Blue Smith and actor Josh Lawson, newseason designer brands, the latest tech gear and must-have grooming heroes.
Australian icon Elle Macpherson visited the Elizabeth Street store to chat with JONES editor-in-chief Justine Cullen about WelleCo, Macpherson’s supplement brand. The store also hosted Tommy Hilfiger for an exclusive In Conversation with Cullen, while Sarah Jessica Parker dropped in to sign shoes from her collection.
LITTLE WONDERS February 17 David Jones launches JONES Junior instore. Head in for a curated selection of the new season’s best buys.
TAKE THE FLOOR With the revamped women’s floors at David Jones Elizabeth Street now complete, you’ll be amazed at the transformation of Sydney’s premier shopping destination. This March it’s all about the boys as Menswear moves across the road to the newly transformed levels 5 and 6.
GROUND A WORLD OF LUXURY
A distinguished selection of luxury beauty and designer accessories.
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THE BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES EDIT
Iconic brands and niche discoveries in beauty, accessories and fine jewellery.
WOMEN’S CONTEMPORARY FASHION & DENIM
A dynamic edit of must-know and cult labels.
THE PREMIER DESIGNER COLLECTION
A curated collection of luxury womenswear.
A diverse range of swimwear, intimates and classic fashion.
Style essentials for the modern man.
A luxury edit of men’s fashion, shoes and accessories.
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Throw it on with woolly trackpants and sneakers, or pair with silky black trousers for evening. Â BASSIKE jacket, $795.
Look for supersized lapels that sit off the shoulder for an after-hours take on tailoring.
AWAKE jacket, $1699.
Shoulder pads and a shapeless style are the new fit details to note. LOVER jacket, $495.
THE EYES HAVE IT
OFF-SHOULDER BUTTON UP
The it-frame in sunglasses? A not-quite cat-eye in black or dark brown. This shape is the ultimate season crossover, adding slick to sundresses and houndstooth coats alike. KAREN WALKER jacket, $925. LACAUSA top, $99. DIOR sunglasses, $690.
BACK IN BLACK
If your faithful black jacket is in need of a refresh, may we suggest one of these updated classics?
The autumn UPDATE
Hero buys and styling tips to give your whole look a new-season lift. DAV I DJON E S .C OM
Consider the new edit of handbags a lesson in geometry. Hexagons, heptagons, rhombuses â€¦ Just add a handle and wear with everything. 1. CULT GAIA tote, $499.95. 2. DANSE LENTE tote, $719. 3. THE WOLF GANG bag, $269.
Right: COUNTRY ROAD dress, $199. OROTON bag, $499.
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IN THE MIX
1. GANNI shirt dress, $899. 2. TONY BIANCO shoes, $219.95. 3. VIKTORIA & WOODS pants, $350. 4. BALENCIAGA shoes, $1299.
SHOPPING The ultimate transeasonal outfit involves three pieces: a coloured leather shirt, tonal trousers and a pair of heeled thongs. Givenchy’s latest collection makes a convincing case.
Novelty motifs and oversized prints transform knits into joy-sparking pieces. 1. POLO RALPH LAUREN knit, $249. 2. KATE SYLVESTER knit, $319. 3. ALICE MCCALL knit, $345. DAV I DJON E S .C OM
Whether you like knee-high, snake-skin or western boots, they all feel fresh with a pointed toe. 1. WITTNER boots, $260. 2. ISABEL MARANT boots, $949. 3. STEVE MADDEN boots, $249.95.
Swap your black dress for a sweet number in dusty blue, our take on the Pantone colour of the year. Tan boots and an oversized trench are the perfect extras when the weather turns. 1.
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AJE dress, $595. 2. Â PASDUCHAS dress, $329. 3. BEC + BRIDGE dress, $250.
WEST IS BEST
THE GREAT UNTUCK In a palette of black, silver and charcoal, the western trend is all grown up. Add a kerchief and stud details for a subtle ode to Dolly.
1. ISABEL MARANT boots, $1649. 2. STEELE dress, $249. 3. NUDIE JEANS black jeans, $129.95.
Throw on a shirt and blazer and allow your shirt collar to sit over your lapels; the newseason silhouette is as simple as that. Opt for complementary tones and boxy shapes for a look that’s polished rather than Presley. CAMILLA AND MARC shirt, $420. GINGER & SMART blazer, $669.
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Seen on every runway from Celine to Chloé, no cool-girl uniform is complete without a lariat. Add jewels, pearls or charms as you please. JAC+ JACK top, $260. MIMCO lariat, $199.
WORDS AND STYLING CLAUDIA JUKIC PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES AND MASON STEVENSON (MAIN IMAGE, PAGE 19; MAIN IMAGE, PAGE 20; AND MAIN IMAGE, PAGE 24) STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI MODEL ANASTASIIA MATVIIENKO AT CHIC MODEL MANAGEMENT
POWER SHOULDERS Whatever shape you choose – pointy, puff y or tailored – shoulders should be supersized and statement-making.
“I love a shoulder pad in a feminine blouse to give it structure. I think it’s nice to play with proportions and go for an A-line skirt or skinny pant on the bottom to balance out the heavier top.” – RACHEL MCRAE, buyer for womens Australian designer at David Jones
BALANCING ACT LEE MATHEWS top, $369.
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“When you wear a power shoulder, everything becomes more rounded and wider; to elongate the look, cinch at the waist and add a heel.” – ELINOR JOSLIN, designer at Joslin
WATCH AND LEARN “Balmain, Versace and Bottega Veneta are all re-imagining the 1980s’ classic look in a contemporary way. But Lady Gaga in slouchy Marc Jacobs is still one of my all-time favourite looks.” – EMILY CAMPBELL, assistant buyer for womens Australian designer at David Jones
TRENDS BEC + BRIDGE dress, $280.
AS TOLD TO CLAUDIA JUKIC PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI
“A printed puff-sleeve mini dress is playful and surprisingly versatile. My new styling trick is wearing a dramatic dress over straight-leg blue jeans, à la Khaite S/S20, for weekend dinners.” – CLAUDIA JUKIC, style editor at JONES CAMILLA AND MARC jacket, $850.
C/MEO COLLECTIVE blazer, $229.
TOP IT OFF
“Start with a sharp-shouldered blazer; strong tailoring is flattering on every body and you can layer a blazer over everything. Go up a size and pair with well-fitted high-waisted trousers for a femme silhouette.” – WYNN HAMLYN, designer at Wynn Hamlyn
TO THE POINT
“Thanks to Balenciaga’s S/S20 it’s easy to see why this look is here to stay. For accessories, add gold hoops, blacked-out glasses and square-toed ankle boots.” – MELANIE JORDAN, buying assistant for international designer at David Jones
PUT IT IN NEUTRAL DAILY GRIND
“You can wear this trend anywhere. I recommend a pointed shoulder for nine-to-five and a puff shoulder and sneaker combo when off the clock.” – EMILY CLARKE, junior buyer for young fashion at David Jones
“To make this trend as flattering as possible, I like to invest in pieces that are tan, cream, khaki and brown, so I can easily mix and match.” – DANNIELLE CARTISANO, fashion editor at JONES DAV I DJON E S .C OM
“Since the day we met, we’ve always felt that we complement one another. We prefer designing together – actually, all aspects of the business are collaborative.”
Friends turned business partners, BECKY COOPER and BRIDGET YORSTON prove they’re two halves of a whole.
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“Juggling young children and work can be challenging. We try and be present during family time which allows us to bring our best selves to the office.”
CULT GAIA bag, $499.95.
INSPIRE “Our talented friend and architect George Livissianis created our workspace and all of our boutiques. The walls are painted in our signature Himalayan Salt Pink.”
AS TOLD TO CLAUDIA JUKIC PHOTOGRAPHY BRYCE THOMAS STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI
“The design room is organised chaos. We have a wall where inspiration, fabrics, colours and sketches are pinned and sorted into the drop dates.”
AMBER SCEATS earrings, $229.
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TONI’S STYLE ESSENTIALS
SCOTCH & SODA jacket, $429.95.
COMMON PROJECTS sneakers, $490. Toni wears his own clothes.
TONI MATICEVSKI The celebrated designer likes to operate under the radar. Here he talks Australian art, concentration hacks and making travel a blissed-out experience. HOW I START MY DAY: I’m up at around 5.30am and I get straight into the shower. There’s no thought to my outfit, as long as I don’t look like I slept in the studio; usually it involves a blazer or a coat. I get up to speed on emails, and get myself and the studio ready for the day before the team arrive at 9am. Quite a few coffees are consumed in this time; instant, pod, cafe – I’m no coffee snob. I try and limit all meetings and appointments to one or two days a week so as not to break my concentration. WHAT KEEPS ME SANE: I’m pretty switched on most of the time. My brain is like wire connectors, constantly in motion and buzzing. I’m currently working on painting and photography side projects for myself. It keeps me stimulated and distracts me from my work when I need it. At present I feel like I’m reaching a balance. My private life is very private and I surround myself with friends who know and understand that I am not always available.
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SCOTCH & SODA knit, $159.95.
HOW I TRAVEL: I like being anonymous when I travel. My cabin bag is just a few toiletries – I like Sodashi moisturiser and Penhaligon’s lip balm, a change of clothes, a notebook and pens. I collect and have hundreds of perfumes, but for travel Bvlgari do a soft fragrance called Au Thé Blanc that is really fresh and lightens the air in the plane. I mentally prepare myself for jet lag and time my flight with a mix of films and sleep. I can never remember the films I watch ... there must be something in the altitude that makes me forget. WHAT I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW: Australian artists are my latest investment. I love being able to support and nurture local artists and creatives like Andrew Hazewinkel, Julia deVille and photographer Hayley Millar-Baker. And of course [former collaborator] Bill Henson. When I’m not working, I’m usually thinking about things I would like to explore. My brain and imagination are so active, they’re constantly throwing things at me. I just try to keep up with it all. J
AS TOLD TO CLAUDIA JUKIC PHOTOGRAPHY AMELIA DOWD STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI
MAKE IT WORK
LOUISE, sales manager Parramatta
GILLIAN, sales manager
“Croc-textured knee-high boots go with everything, from a slinky silk slip dress to jeans and a blazer. Brown and black are a super sleek colour match.”
“In a colour like cool grey, an oversized blazer works with summer floral dresses and creamy winter whites alike. Look out for modern details like padded shoulders, a longer line hem and a boxy shape.”
MARLE dress, $420. STEVE MADDEN boots, $209.95. LUV AJ necklace, $140.
PARIS GEORGIA jacket, similar styles available at David Jones. REBECCA VALLANCE turtleneck, $329. ACLER pants, $320. JAN LOGAN necklace, $985.
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ASALA, sales associate Barangaroo “Double denim is my failsafe look, no matter the weather. I also like to layer a turtleneck knit underneath the shirt and pair with trousers when it gets really cold.” AJE shirt, $255, and pants, $295. TONY BIANCO heels, $189.95. AMBER SCEATS ‘Alessandra’ earrings, $229, ‘Adalyn’ bracelet, $159, and ‘Emery’ bracelet, $169.
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PHOTOGRAPHY CLAUDIA SMITH STYLING CLAUDIA JUKIC HAIR JOEL FORMAN MAKE-UP TENEILLE SORGIOVANNI
Want to beat the in-between weather struggle? Three David Jones staffers share their transeasonal favourites.
SJP shoes, $499.
The JONES edit of everything worth knowing this season.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Glitter boots, silk points or embellished Mary Janes, Sarah Jessica Parker knows how to put the fun in footwear. We caught up with the actress and designer at an SJP shoe signing at David Jones in Sydney. Sarah Jessica Parker is already planning her next trip to Australia. “I’d love to come back with my children. I’ve been so excited to visit since we first launched [shoe label SJP]”. For this trip, Parker spent face time with her shoppers. “The best part is meeting the customer; any success we have had is in large part due to the relationship we have been able to cultivate with her. She is incredibly important [and] is also part of the design process.” What’s in Parker’s dream shoe? The key things are comfort, quality and festivity. “We want them to feel comfortable but still want to give you a party for your foot,” says Parker. Our pick? The glitter court shoes that add eclectic Carrie charm to any look. DAV I DJON E S .C OM
WHAT TO BUY NEXT Three new brands bring a fresh approach to creative classics.
PARIS GEORGIA Puff sleeves and supersized coats make up this New Zealand label’s DNA, with pieces that work well for day and night. The silk set is high on our wish list.
London based, Korean born Pyo is all about feminine pieces with structure. Think big-sleeved blouses and retro-style suiting juxtaposed with sculptural croc-effect handbags.
REJINA PYO top, $649.
HELPING HANDS Luxury house Bally is on the frontline of climate action as the brand sets its sights on cleaning up Mount Everest. Following last year’s climbing season, Bally launched Peak Outlook, its initiative to sponsor a critical clean-up expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. More than two tonnes of waste were removed in the mission led by Dawa Steven Sherpa to help restore the pristine landscape between Everest Base Camp (5380m) and its iconic peak (8848m). “With its Swiss heritage, the mountain lifestyle is core to Bally [and] an integral code in the road map for its future,” says Nicolas Girotto, Bally CEO. “I am proud that Bally’s Peak Outlook initiative is just one element of a larger commitment to sustainability.” This inaugural Everest clean-up expedition marks a long-term commitment by Bally.
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Sharp tailoring and quirky details like pointed lapels and surprise cutouts are staples for this London label, designed by a fashion editor turned designer.
new, now, next FASHION
IN THE BAG
Want to see what all the fuss is about behind new look Bottega Veneta? Under the creative direction of Daniel Lee, formerly at Celine, the cult-classic pouches, woven mules and handbags are on display on Level 1 of the Elizabeth Street store.
POLO RALPH LAUREN cap, $69.
When in need of an instant outfit refresh, add a blockcoloured baseball cap (logo optional) to slouchy tailoring or slinky slip dresses.
P.E Nation, masters of luxe athletic and streetwear, has released Baseline, a series of staples aimed to complement and elevate anything in your gym-gear drawer. Think leggings with subtle stripes, monochromatic logos and sleek crop tops.
P.E NATION sweatshirt, $139.
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Nudie Jeans and Waverley Mills have teamed up to create a recycled blanket that’s cosy and cool. In shades of blue and orange stitching, it’s made from upcycled Nudie jeans and mixed with recycled wool – it’s a good excuse for staying in.
WORDS CLAUDIA JUKIC PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI
BOTTEGA VENETA pouch, $3730.
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State of the arts
Cancel your plans. Do this instead. FEBRUARY 14 Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA
From a high-tech art gallery to music memoirs, this is what’s happening in culture.
Australia’s largest arts festival is a month-long extravaganza of music, comedy, theatre, film and more. This year’s program features acrobatic burlesque act Blanc de Blanc Encore and activist-slash-musician Amanda Palmer. adelaidefringe.com.au
FEBRUARY 29 Sydney Mardi Gras Party, NSW
It’s the biggest LGBTQI party in the Southern Hemisphere and 2020’s post-parade celebrations are a glittering array of DJs and performers, including headliner Dua Lipa and pop sensation Kesha. Head-to-toe sequins are encouraged. mardigras.org.au
MARCH 13 Flinders Island Wild Weekend, TAS
This getaway to the island state may change your definition of a wild weekend. Expect hiking, flower arranging, gin, whisky and vodka tastings at the new island distillery, and bespoke dining experiences highlighting local produce. discovertasmania.com.au
MARCH 22 Light Up Melbourne Festival, VIC
On the north bank of the Yarra River, Light Up Melbourne Festival offers a full weekend of entertainment, including nine major lantern installations, plus stalls showcasing Asian cultures, traditions and cuisines. lightupmelbourne.com.au Sydney Mardi Gras Party, 2019
SMELL THE FLOWERS
A new gallery in Melbourne is set to offer unique art experiences to delight all the senses. Ever wondered what Van Gogh’s Sunflowers would smell like? Here’s your chance to find out. Slated to open this autumn, Melbourne’s new $15 million gallery, The Lume, is set to shake up the way Australians interact with art. This world-class gallery is the brainchild of Grande Exhibitions, an Australianbased company known for re-imagining the world’s great artworks via multisensory technology. The Lume will eschew
frames in favour of splashing works onto walls and other surfaces with the help of 150 state-of-the-art projectors, and will engage guests through evocative soundtracks, moving imagery and scents. (FYI, Sunflowers is accompanied by the aroma of citrus-spiked lavender, reminiscent of the South of France.) The full Van Gogh experience takes 90 minutes so set aside an afternoon. For updates, visit thelume.com.au. DAV I DJON E S .C OM
CULTURE Bri Lee
ONES TO WATCH
The Australians we’re keeping an eye on this year and beyond.
Lee’s words are powerful, personal and tackle subjects within modern Australia that are both challenging and in urgent need of a spotlight. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Eggshell Skull, which won the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, confronts sexual assault and the inner workings of the legal system, and her follow-up book, 2019’s Beauty, discusses unattainable standards of female perfection. Lee is also a regular columnist for national publications The Saturday Paper and The Guardian, placing her at the forefront of contemporary voices in Australia.
Rather than resting on his laurels, the 18 year old formerly known as Egg Boy has gone from heroic national antiracism meme to powerful advocate for global change, channelling his enormous newfound social following for good. He’s collected $100,000 for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings, advocated
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Since the release of her debut play, The Almighty Sometimes – a story of mental illness and behavioural medication – Feaver has been on a swift rise. The work won her the Judges’ Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Best New Play at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards and a raft of prestigious literary awards, and she’s toured it the world over. More recently, she’s adapted the Miles Franklin classic, My Brilliant Career, for the stage and written a new play, Wherever She Wanders, about the conflicting voices of feminism and activism in the smartphone age.
LA-based, Brisbane-born Elordi has made a rapid ascension in Hollywood thanks to back-to-back screen hits – the wildly successful 2018 Netflix romcom The Kissing Booth, followed by the grittier HBO series Euphoria where he plays jock Nate Jacobs, who has the weight of the modern world on his shoulders. In different ways, both shine a light on the fast-changing face of teenhood today.
Reach for the stars. FACE IT by Debbie Harry
THE BEAUTIFUL ONES
ME by Elton John
(RRP* $45) A compendium of rock ’n’ roll stories that has to be read to be believed. The book follows Harry from her childhood to the seedy underground of New York in the late 60s. A rollercoaster read for groupies and music rookies alike.
(RRP* $49.99) This scrapbook of private photos, lyric sheets and the memoir Prince began writing before his death is equal parts inspiring and heartbreaking. A must-read for aspiring musicians.
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for better mental health for schoolchildren and raised essential funds for better conditions for children in refugee camps. Now he’s teamed up with Magda Szubanski to raise money to provide long-term mental health support for people affected by the Australian bushfire crisis.
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Focus, drive and dedication are what set these high-achieving Australian women on their personal paths to success, writes Lisa Patulny.
Photography by HOLLY WARD Styling by CLAUDIA JUKIC Carla wears her own clothing.
t takes guts and gumption to stay at the top of Australian fashion for 55 years. Carla Zampatti would know; she may be the only person who’s ever done it. “It has been an at-times stressful but rewarding journey,” she says. Challenges have included the end of her first marriage. “Deciding I should move on even though I had a nine-month-old son and my husband co-owned my business gave me a taste of how much of a survivor I am.” Then, 20 years later, a foreclosure in the middle of a recession. “I trusted in my ability to find a solution,” she says. Zampatti’s passion for style bloomed early. As a child, her mother took her to visit a dressmaker. “I was already obsessed with fashion magazines. I told her that day, ‘This is what I want to do’.” Two decades later, she’d moved to Sydney and was working on a debut collection. “I was excited then, as now, to produce beautiful designs that allow women to feel confident and glamorous.” She opened her first boutique in Sydney in 1972 followed by three more that year. (There are now more than 30 Carla Zampatti stores and concessions nationwide.) She expanded into swimwear in the 70s, collaborated on sunglasses with Polaroid in the 80s and launched into David Jones in 1990. Over the years, Zampatti has designed perfumes, cars – even Australia Post uniforms. “I am fortunate to have found joy in my work. I love it as much as I did when I began.” Among her honours she counts an Australian Fashion Laureate, an Order of Australia and the Companion of the Order of Australia, the highest honour a citizen can receive. She is on the board of the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the European Australian Business Council, and is devoted to the arts. “Among my greatest achievements is having been a trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Trust. I love art and I love to encourage creative talent.”
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Cyan wears LEE MATHEWS dress, $549. SHASHI earrings, $79.95.
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young Cyan Ta’eed was told by her dad that discovering her passion was the key to a fulfilling career. She just didn’t know what it was. “I studied to be an opera singer throughout my childhood, I wanted to be a fashion designer because my mum was one, and I also wanted to be a chef. I was never 100 per cent certain.” After school she trained as a graphic designer and it wasn’t until much later the now serial entrepreneur realised that what lit her up was problem solving. “That’s been an ongoing theme for me; here is a dilemma, now how can I fix it?” It makes sense that Envato, the online marketplace for web designers that Ta’eed co-founded with her husband Collis, was born from problems they encountered buying and selling digital assets like illustrations. Despite its success (the start-up reported a $57.5 million dividend in 2018), Ta’eed wondered what she could do to better the world. Then she was diagnosed with an aggressive bacterial ulcer on her cornea and had to lie in a dark room for a month. “It brought home to me how fragile life is. I knew I could and should create a social enterprise.” Cue Hey Tiger. Ta’eed’s do-good chocolate brand has quickly built a loyal following around its creative flavours, Instagrammable packaging and mission to make a positive change in the global cocoa industry. “Chocolate is a business with some major ethical imbalances baked into it,” says Ta’eed. There are currently two million kids in child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa, where the average farmer earns less than a dollar a day. “This incredibly profitable industry that brings us so much pleasure is responsible for the livelihoods of millions, and the circumstances of their lives often are not reflective of that success.” Running Hey Tiger means that work is now personally fulfilling. “Some people think being optimistic about the future is naive but I disagree. We’re bombarded with what’s going wrong but there are people trying to make the world better. In a small way, I hope I’ve improved things.”
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Elle wears MARLE dress, $330, OROTON earring (right ear), $69.95 for pair. Elle’s own earring, left ear.
“I wanted to take everything I’d learnt and apply it to a very difficult set of circumstances.”
lle Roseby fell in love with retail at 19. “My first day in a buying office I looked around the room and saw all of these incredible women. There was this electric energy; I was enamoured.” Certain she’d found her calling, Roseby went to work for a department store where she received a thorough education in retail. “I was excitedly learning all of these different parts of the business at a young age.” A decade in, Roseby was making a name for herself as a whip-smart innovator. At 30, she was scouted by Sportsgirl to lead its buying team and was soon promoted to general manager. Under her leadership, the brand launched an e-store, trialled digital initiatives and announced philanthropic partnerships.
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Embarking on maternity leave with her first child, Roseby was made CEO. All told, she worked for the brand for 15 years. In 2014, Supré asked Roseby to come on board as general manager. The business had been acquired by the Cotton On Group and was losing money. Where others would hesitate, Roseby leant into the challenge. “I wanted to take everything I’d learnt and apply it to a very difficult set of circumstances.” She transformed the brand into a positive place for teen girls, addressing their big issues via The Supré Foundation and engaging them through social media. She was in her element. Roseby was then offered the role of managing director of Country Road. “I saw it as an opportunity to take everything I had
learnt and was passionate about sharing and use it to elevate this already iconic Australian business.” She’s as enthusiastic now about retail as ever. “I love what I do,” she says. “I think I’m blessed.” It’s the human side of retail that brings Roseby joy. “To be an enabler of our teams achieving results is something I deeply enjoy.” Her focus now is largely on environmental responsibility, with the lofty mission of designing every single product with a sustainable attribute. The brand has also partnered with Glamcorner to offer clothing for hire to help reduce waste. Roseby cites family as the most important thing to her. “For me, love lights up my life; it’s the joy and laughter I need.”
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hen Jess Scully signed up to study law and journalism she never dreamed she’d detour into politics and end up running on Clover Moore’s ticket in the 2016 City of Sydney council elections. “It’s been a zigzag journey,” she says. She’s not wrong. The effervescent creative powerhouse has a resume so varied it’s hard to believe it belongs to one person. She’s worked as a magazine editor (Yen, SummerWinter and Empty), curator of
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TEDxSydney, director of the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards and policy advisor to the NSW Minister for the Arts. She was formerly the festival director of Vivid Ideas and founding artistic director of Vivid Creative Sydney. In 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald named Scully as one of the city’s most influential people. She was 31. Scully says the common thread that winds through her diverse job history is a passion for creativity. “I believe it’s both inherently political and a populace’s greatest resource. New ideas can disrupt social inequality.” This ethos is one she fully embodies as Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, a role she’s held since 2019. “I’m in a position to meet people who are having a transformative impact, whether that’s in designing a city or delivering care for seniors. But what’s most inspiring for me is having the opportunity to amplify individual voices and stories.” Stories are something Scully has been captivated by since childhood. “I would read to other kids at school and I entered writing competitions. But I realise now that openly sharing narratives that felt inclusive is what I was truly enthralled by.” That fervour hasn’t wavered. Scully says diverse stories are crucial to building the solutions we need in the world. “That’s the missing element. It’s not that we don’t have solutions, it’s that we don’t hear about them. And it would be tragic if we didn’t get a better world because of a lack of imagination.” J
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“It would be tragic if we didn’t get a better world because of a lack of imagination.”
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met Jess on my first day at university. She was platinum blonde, blue-eyed and impossibly elegant. All Wheels & Dollbaby, winged liner and obscure French perfume. By contrast, I was mousy-brown, ChapStick-ed and wore the same jeans day in, day out. Among her first words to me were, “You’ve got the look of ‘good friend’ about you.” I was awed by her easy charm and wondered what she liked about me. She was Regina George, but nice, and I was … nobody. We spent months bonding over a shared love for Noel Fielding and expensive trout dip. We’d sit on her balcony for hours, discussing uni, clothes, whatever. We attended music festivals and went out dancing, and our friendship grew. One evening, as we were leaving each other, she tearfully shared a painful secret. It was the kind of thing you might never tell anyone. At that moment, I realised how close we’d become. Yet, for all that intimacy, it didn’t take much for our relationship to implode. Three years in, Jess moved to London. She was no longer nearby, which revealed weaknesses in our communication as a physical separation is wont to do. I went to visit and found a person I no longer recognised. We fought – and then we never spoke again. The break-up wrecked me in a way that losing a lover never had. I was shocked by the sharpness of the heartache. I mourned for us. I think I still do. As relationships expert Megan Luscombe can attest, losing a good friend can be more heartbreaking than letting go of a romantic partner. “We tell ourselves that not having to forfeit sexual intimacy should make parting ways with a friend less painful, but in reality we’re still dealing with many of the same feelings: anger, sadness, loneliness,
“The break-up wrecked me in a way that losing a lover never had. I was shocked by the sharpness of the heartache.”
rejection.” It’s often much more confusing, too. “Where culturally we acknowledge that not all amorous pairings will last forever, there is an expectation that friendships will.” Sex and the City taught us that; while lovers come and go, friends stick by us forever. As Carrie Bradshaw once pondered, “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” Further complicating things is that close friendships most often exist within a much larger network of mutual acquaintances, which can make severing ties difficult for everyone involved. And while there are thousands of songs about break-ups and plenty of books and films that tackle lost romantic love, stories about failed friendships are rare. It seems we don’t have the language to adequately describe the pain the loss of platonic love can cause. Perhaps this is why the kind of sympathy so common in the wake of a break-up is nowhere to be found when we lose a friend – people simply don’t know how to respond.
Thankfully, more realistic depictions of female friendships have begun to enter the conversation. Take 2019’s TV series Dollface, which was written with the intention of being a friendship love story. While Dollface doesn’t focus on a friend break-up per se, it does look at the fulfillment and heartbreak that is part of real-life female friendships. In the show, after breaking up with her boyfriend, main character Jules attempts to win back a group of girlfriends she has ignored for five years in favour of her ex-beau. Instead of focusing on the ex, the storyline explores themes of betrayal, loyalty and forgiveness among her revived friendship group. It leaves out the usual gendered depictions of cool-girl cliques (Clueless), one-friendonly BFFs (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion) and frenemies (Mean Girls). Luscombe says that depicting female friendships as complex is important because “we don’t usually explore them in this sense; we’re brought up with a mentality of ‘be better than that girl’ as opposed to ‘grow with that girl who is also your ally’.” Seeing realistic friendships on-screen can help us realise that platonic relationships require the same amount of effort to thrive as romantic ones, Luscombe believes. “We grow up thinking friendships don’t need nurturing but that is far from the truth; they demand the same amount of effort as romantic relationships do to flourish.” After Jess and I parted ways, I dealt with my heartache the same way I have done after romantic break-ups: with talking, time and Tim Tams. Eventually, I was liberated by the realisation that, just as with the longterm boyfriend I dated around the same time, our end didn’t erase the importance of what we shared. J DAV I DJON E S .C OM
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SHAPES, COSY KNITS & SUITING THATâ€™S LARGER THAN LIFE.
Photography by DARREN MCDONALD Styling by KARLA CLARKE
she's the one In the seasonâ€™s most beautiful silhouettes, Hungarian supermodel Barbara Palvin shares what love means to her.
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I’VE BEEN TRAVELLING THE WORLD SINCE I WAS 13
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... but I was born and raised in Hungary and I miss so much about it: the countryside, fishing with my dad, bike riding with my friends, visiting my grandmother. It’s not always easy, but every time I get a chance to fly home, I do. My family is the best. They are raw and real, honest and genuine people. My parents are still together and they love each other so much. I’ve never questioned that. They taught me to be open and honest in a relationship. Always talk and communicate, that’s the key. I’ve always been a tomboy and liked to be friends with boys a bit more [than girls]. I have a lot of great friends back in Hungary from when I was a kid. Our lifestyles are a bit different, everybody’s busy with life and work, but we always make time to see each other or talk on the phone. It’s important to keep your friendships alive. The year I turned 16 was the game-changer. I booked my first exclusive show for Prada in Milan and everything changed from that moment on. My career started to rise really fast. I almost couldn’t wrap my head around it. I don’t really know what I’ve done to deserve the amazing career that I’ve had so far, but I’m forever grateful. I can see that the world and fashion industry are changing. I’m seeing more curvy girls, different shapes and sizes, different characters, different colours, different ethnicities and different sexualities having their own platforms and making change happen. People are more open and free, and it’s so refreshing. I’m proud of anyone who pushes out of their comfort zone and shows their real self. Self-love, body image and self-acceptance are important. It’s a sensitive topic, not just for me, but for most women and men. I’m constantly working on myself. I work out a lot, I eat healthily, I sleep as much as I can and I’m with my loved ones most of the time. I try hard every day to be the best version of myself, for myself. I try to be positive and happy. But there are times when I’m not feeling my best. When I’m feeling down, I try to remind myself that I have everything that I need in life. I have food to eat, a bed to sleep in, a roof over my head and people who love me. But I also take the time to feel those feelings. I know that it will pass since nothing stays the same. Then I let the bad feelings go so I can start fresh the next day. When I have a day off, I like to wake up a bit later, relax and watch some SpongeBob. I live with my boyfriend [actor/entrepreneur Dylan Sprouse] so when we’re both at home, we like to have breakfast together. I make the food and he makes the coffee, that’s the rule.
I love to take big walks around the city and see my friends if they are in town. In the evenings Dylan and I like to watch movies or animé together, play video games, prepare dinner and just hang out. I hadn’t been in a relationship before Dylan for a very long time. I was really focused on myself and my career. I met a lot of interesting men but nobody had really caught my attention. But there was a time [in 2017] when I felt something was missing in my life; I knew it was time to open up to love. Then I met Dylan in New York at an event. We exchanged numbers but didn’t talk for about six months. After a while, we started talking and just clicked. We have similar senses of humour [and] laugh a lot. Our life can be very public, but when we’re out together we just have to look at each other and we’re good to go. Being in love is a deep feeling and connection that I can’t even describe. I love being in love with Dylan. I love that he makes me feel beautiful and happy, and people notice that. I’m grateful for him and I don’t take our relationship for granted. I’m very much in love, and his love and support for me is just something special. He’s showed me a different side of love. I’m happy. J
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LOVE WILL BRING YOU BACK Celebrate the land of spirit and resilience. Tonal staples and dreamlike dresses mark a new dawn. Photography by SYLVE COLLESS Styling by DANNIELLE CARTISANO
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REJINA PYO shirt, $499. JW ANDERSON pants, $1049. ACE OF SOMETHING hat, $79.95. POLO RALPH LAUREN belt, $249. CHLOÉ bag, $1349. HAIR Rory Rice at Lion Artist Management MAKE-UP Sarah Tammer at Vivien’s Creative MODEL Mildred Gustafsson at Chic Management
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THE MOVE Statement shapes project power, positivity and self-love; model on the rise Cameron Stephens paves the way. Photography by GEORGES ANTONI Styling by DANNIELLE CARTISANO
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Best foot forward How British designer Paul Andrew, the celebrated creative director of Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo, built his career from the ground up.
s the son of an upholsterer to Queen Elizabeth II, Paul Andrew grew up around sumptuous textiles and lavish trims. “My father taught me the value of workmanship and the skill of the hand,” says Andrew. “His work made me excited about the possibilities ... and showed me that there is a great nobility in craftsmanship.” It was Andrew’s grandmother who inspired him to unleash the talent that would see the British-born designer become the creative director of Italian luxury house Salvatore Ferragamo. “My grandmother lent me a sewing machine after I started reading fashion magazines and tearing out the pages for inspiration,” says Andrew. Growing up in Berkshire in rural England, he pinned pages from those magazines to his bedroom wall and pored over copies of Vogue Patterns before running up his own designs. As a teenager he began accompanying his father to London, and while Andrew senior visited the Royal Family at Windsor, Andrew junior browsed the rails of Christian Lacroix and other luxury boutiques with his mother. “I would go up to London with my parents and trawl the stores,” he says. “Eventually, with the encouragement and support of my family, I ended up enrolling in fashion school.”
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Words by GEORGINA SAFE While other designers at the Berkshire College of Art and Design focused on clothes, Andrew was obsessed with footwear. “It was always shoes for me.” “My father’s craft, upholstery, is to engineer a beautiful structure to support the body, and maybe shoe making is the fashion equivalent of that. I also used to analyse my mother’s shoe collection – she has excellent taste – and travel up to London with her to Harvey Nichols, where I would be strongly drawn to the new season shoes.” His teachers at fashion school encouraged Andrew to explore his passion, leading to the creation of the collection he presented at London Graduate Fashion Week in 1999. It caught the eye of Australian fashion buyer Yasmin Sewell, who purchased the entire Paul Poiret-inspired collection and took Andrew under her wing. “That collection led to my first big break and Yasmin was instrumental,” says Andrew. “She championed me by introducing me to her friends and peer group. She is a fashion force for whom I have immense respect and gratitude.” One of those introductions led to an apprenticeship with style savant Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen. It was an unpaid job and living in London was expensive so Sewell, who had her own Soho boutique called Yasmin Cho, invited Andrew to
commissioned a study of 500 women from around the world to establish the perfect fit for the contemporary foot. With the results he created a memory-foam pad that is inserted into all of his shoes and now into those he designs for Ferragamo, in line with his mantra of fusing form and function. “My designs are made with two equally important criteria: they have to be comfortable and they have to look great,” says Andrew. “That might sound simplistic, but so often these two key elements are not there when you try on your shoes. My approach is very technical and craft-based in that I love spending time in the factory and refining the manufacturing process to ensure the finished product is a dream to wear, but when I’m sketching I really let my mind play and propose some things that look crazy on paper.” They didn’t look crazy to the Ferragamo family, who appointed Andrew design director of women’s footwear in 2016. In 2017 came a promotion to women’s creative director, then in 2019 he was appointed creative director of the brand, a role that has him overseeing all design responsibilities at the Florence-based house. As one of the leaders of the global luxury industry, Ferragamo’s products include shoes, clothing, accessories, women’s and men’s fragrances, eyewear and watches. Founded in 1927, and with more than 4000 employees and 670 standalone stores today, the Italian powerhouse is focused on blending style and creativity with innovation to ensure the made-in-Italy tradition of craftsmanship remains relevant not only for today’s generation but also the next – and beyond. “Salvatore Ferragamo was the Leonardo da Vinci of 20th century footwear,” says Andrew. “He was from the poorest of backgrounds but never let that define his future or limit his ambitions.” Born in 1898, Salvatore Ferragamo made his first pair of shoes at the age of nine, then began an apprenticeship with a local shoemaker in his village of Bonito before he turned 10. In 1914, Ferragamo emigrated to the US, first Boston then California, and when he founded the Hollywood Boot Shop in 1923, he focused on stars of the screen, including Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, who all became loyal clients.
“I learned to embrace a spirit of fearlessness, to always interrogate your work ... raise it to the next level.” stay in her home. “Her generosity of spirit set me on my way; Yasmin is the fashion fairy godmother,” says the designer. Working for McQueen allowed Andrew to develop his creativity unhindered by rules bar the pursuit of the extraordinary. “Lee was a whirlwind and an instinctive virtuoso of a designer,” says Andrew. “He was a fashion outsider who remade the rules. Some of the key lessons I learned there were to embrace a spirit of fearlessness, to always interrogate your work and to think of how to raise it to the next level. I also learned how to incorporate heritage and history [into my work], without ever being restricted by it, and these lessons have influenced me throughout my career.” The next stage of that career was a stint in New York with Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. While working for McQueen taught Andrew to embrace the avant garde, in America he learned the ropes of the economic side of the business, giving him a solid foundation from which to build his own successful fashion line. “Working in New York taught me about the fine line between fashion artistry and commercial viability,” says Andrew. “I learned the nuts and bolts of merchandising and the mechanics of production and supply lines. Being in New York taught me to work hard, to work fast and to work with total commitment.” In 2012, Andrew launched his own range of finely crafted and vibrant 70s-influenced shoes. “I felt the prevailing winds of taste were shifting and that many companies hadn’t read the weather,” says Andrew. “The market was dominated by heavy platform silhouettes and, with very few exceptions, there was nobody offering delicate, playful, elegant pieces. I saw a niche and I went for it.” From the very start Andrew’s designs united fantasy with practicality, combining luxurious materials and handmade craftsmanship with the latest technologies and rigorous research. Shortly after founding his brand the designer
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Renowned for his innovation, Ferragamo registered more than 350 patents: he invented the cork wedge and took stilettos to new heights, employing a vibrant palette and luxurious Salvatore Ferragamo S/S20 materials in his pursuit of the perfect marriage of comfort and collection at Milan quality. “He was boundlessly experimental and used Florentine Fashion Week. lace, paper, tree bark, raffia, hemp, fish skin, cellophane and nylon in his designs,” says Andrew. Business was booming so in 1927 he moved his company to Florence where there were trained artisans who could help him keep up with demand. “Salvatore Ferragamo was known as the Shoemaker of Dreams and his clients included not just film stars but contessas,, princesses and the very best dressed women of their day, who travelled from all over the world to be fitted by him,” says Andrew. The result of his efforts is an archive in Florence of some 15,000 vintage pumps, sandals and wedges, from which Andrew draws inspiration each season. “This is our heritage and the springboard from which I try to forward the story of Ferragamo each season,” he says. The oldest shoe in the archive is from 1927 and upholstered in a Cubist-inspired design. Another made in 1966 for an Australian client was cast in gold with the help of a local goldsmith on the Ponte Vecchio. “Each shoe has its own story and every time I discover a new one it inspires me to dream and to create,” says Andrew. While his design remit today spans a wide array become my vocation in the best possible environment, and of categories from ready-to-wear to accessories, have the archive of a genius to inspire me. Plus I get to live in each collection still begins with the footwear. “I call one of the most beautiful cities imaginable, and to work with it toe-to-head dressing,” he says. “Shoes are the exceptionally skilled artisans, leather smiths and craftsmen foundation of what Ferragamo does so we will start who have realised the designs of Ferragamo for generations.” by considering the direction of the season through A key design from the collection now instore at David Jones shoes and then evolve the accessories, womenswear is the Viva, which makes reference to the grosgrain bow that and menswear upwards from that point. It’s almost has graced the iconic Vara shoe since 1978, but which reinvents an architectural way of working in that you start by the heel shape, fit and fabrication to create a distinctly considering your foundation before sketching the contemporary impression. structure above.” Andrew’s overarching vision for Ferragamo is to remain true Now based in Florence, Andrew is living his to its enduring spirit of luxurious ease while continuing to childhood dream. “I love that I’m an adopted son of propel it forward. “I see it as my mission to push the boundaries the greatest family shoe brand in the world,” he of possibility in design and construction, using state-of-the-art says. “I get to indulge a childhood passion that has technology alongside the specialist know-how handed down over the years,” he says. “I think the best way to honour the spirit of Ferragamo is to work in the same spirit he did: fearlessly and with invention.” J
ALL ABOUT THAT BASE Perfect your complexion with Giorgio Armaniâ€™s cult classic foundation. The award-winning Luminous Silk Foundation has been a beauty-kit staple for 20 years, beloved by make-up artists, celebrities and beauty lovers alike. The magic is in its micro-fill technology, which suspends colour-rich pigments in a luxurious base to create feather-light, buildable coverage for a lit-from-within glow. With 10 new shades launching this March, find your perfect shade of Luminous Silk Foundation with your complimentary 10-day trial when you visit your nearest David Jones counter.* SUBHEAD XXXXX X
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Top to bottom: GIORGIO ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation in 15, 11, 3, 6.5, 13.5, 5.25, 8, 7 and 4 30ml, $100 each.
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DOWN TO THE DETAILS
Start with a neutral base then add the season’s best handbags, headbands and jewels. Meet the cream of the crop.
Modern elements like a jumbo clasp add interest to basic black. STEVE MADDEN ‘Zora’ boots, $229.95, and ‘Bremmie’ handbag, $119.95. SHONA JOY balloon sleeve jumpsuit, $340.
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Keep prints from stealing the show by opting for soft grey. DEADLY PONIES ‘Mr Mini Robin’ bag, $749. REBECCA VALLANCE ‘Estate’ knit, $329. ROLLAS ‘Old Mate’ jeans, $149.95.
A simple felt boater feels fancy tricked up with ribbon and fringe. BRIXTON ‘Phoenix’ hat, $129.95. KAREN WALKER ‘Athena’ cropped cardigan, $305. SHASHI ‘Bella’ pearl earrings, $69.95, and ‘Jasmin’ pearl earrings, $79.95.
Upgrade a white shirt for after-work drinks with gilded jewels. Exclusive AJE ‘Overture’ button-down shirt, $225, ‘The Breeze’ studs, $175, and ‘The Grand Chain’ choker, $175.
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A roomy shopper makes toting work laptops and gym gear decidedly chic. DYLAN KAIN ‘The Grace’ tote, $620. STEELE ‘Mabel’ knit, $199. C&M ‘Bobbie’ skirt, $299.
Choose hair accessories in luxe velvet for an all-grown-up take. GREGORY LADNER Knot headband, $29.95. SHONA JOY ‘Launter’ dress, $340.
There isn’t a hue in your closet this two-tone bag won’t work with. DANSE LENTE ‘Baguette’ bag, $719. VIKTORIA & WOODS ‘Retrograde’ trench, $750.
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A square shape in ultra-thin gold is just right for now. DIOR ‘DiorbyDior3F’ sunglasses, $690.
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The quickest way to dress up a shorter hemline? Just add below the knee boots. EDWARD MELLER ‘Viven90’ boots, $455. SHONA JOY ‘Savoye’ dress, $340.
Occabore, solor siti cum excea sum as reptatae latate molorep eriorit latium, ut molore cusaperro beratesciis sunt eturiamus aspedit ‘Estelle’ crystal champagne flutes, wine glasses, coupes and tumblers, all $49.95
Match jewellery to your handbag’s hardware for extra polish.
Diamante doorknockers give drama and sparkle. Exclusive RELIQUIA ‘Met Gala’ earrings, $138. ELKA COLLECTIVE ‘Raina’ knit, $229.
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SANS BEAST ‘Reader’ satchel, $199. LOVER ‘Daydream’ midi dress, $695. SHASHI ‘Lauren’ chain cuff, $79.95, and ‘Ava’ cuff, $79.95.
AUTUMN 20 COLLECTION NOW AVAIL ABLE AT NO OTHER DEPARTMENT STORE
BACK OF HOUSE Behind the scenes with our edit of the best Australian designer fashion, exclusive to David Jones.
MATICEVSKI From left: ‘Avow’ gown, $2649, and ‘Captivate’ gown, $3399.
CAMILLA AND MARC ‘Robyn’ jacket, $799, and trousers, $550. ‘Ziggy’ knit top, $399, and ‘Claire’ boots, $650.
BASSIKE Travel trench, $750, pants, $450, and wide-strapped sandals, $620. MORGAN & TAYLOR cord bucket hat, $49.95. DYLAN KAIN ‘Mathilde’ bag, $420. RELIQUIA ‘Enveloping’ hoops, $139.
LEE MATHEWS ‘Rommie’ puff sleeve shirt, $339, and rib wide-leg pants, $399. DANSE LENTE ‘Jorja’ bag, $509. MIMCO ‘Dec-o Stud’ earrings, $99.95.
Braid LS dress, $1090. R.M. WILLIAMS ‘Urban Adelaide’ boots, $595. AJE Double hoop earrings, $105.
‘Prima’ doublebreasted blazer, $495, and buttoned trousers, $325, and ‘Silvatica’ sandals, $195.
VIKTORIA & WOODS From left: ‘Retrograde’ trench, $750, ‘Armstrong’ blazer, $550, ‘Gateway’ ‘Utopia’ top in black, pants, $350, and $290. Shoes and accessories: BY FAR ‘Kaia’ heels, similar styles available at David Jones. OROTON ‘Yvette’ frame clutch, $499, and ‘Poppy’ drop earrings, $89.95.
BY JOHNNY Feather mini dress, $400. BY FAR ‘Diana’ heels, similar styles available at David Jones. DANSE LENTE ‘XS Johnny’ handbag, $519. OROTON ‘Harper’ earrings, $69.95.
‘Ghetty’ plunged ruched mini dress, $360. GREGORY LADNER Shaped beret, $39.95. AMBER SCEATS ‘Kamilla’ earrings, $229.
BEC + BRIDGE From left: ‘Josephine’ midi dress, $350, ‘Colette’ shirt, $240, and pleated midi skirt, $280. From left (accessories): RELIQUIA ‘Maribel’ earrings, $129. MIMCO ‘Wilding’ bracelet, $99.95. DANSE LENTE ‘XS Josh’ bag, $529. OROTON ‘Harper’ earrings, $69.95. AMBER SCEATS ‘Emery’ bracelet, $169.
CARLA ZAMPATTI ‘Champagne and Caviar’ mini dress, $849. LEVANTE ‘Alaria’ tights, $19.95. SENSO ‘Genevieve IV’ boots, $295. AJE ‘The Trio’ hoops, $95. Exclusive
ACLER From left: ‘Gallion’ dress, $470, ‘Elba’ blazer, $495, and ‘Veletta’ pants, $350. From left (shoes and accessories): SENSO ‘Ninah I’ heels, $249. TONY BIANCO ‘Beema’ mules, $ 219.95. DANSE LENTE ‘XS Johnny’ bag, $519. OROTON ‘Poppy’ studs, $69.95. RELIQUIA ‘Phoenix’ necklace, $279. SARAH & SEBASTIAN ‘Imprint’ necklace, $1200.
Tailored mid-length jacket, $999, basic drop crotch pants, $799, and ‘Flight of Heel’ sandals, $499.
Catch these designers on the David Jones runway at VAMFF on March 10.
PUPPY LOVE A dog may be a woman’s best friend, but these new-season separates come a close second.
KATE SYLVESTER Pair waist-cinching blazers with pussy-bow printed blouses. It’s new-age retro. ‘Arthur’ jacket, $599, ‘Penrose’ trousers, $419, and ‘Lucy’ blouse, $349. BY FAR ‘Charlie’ sandals, $569. STRATHBERRY ‘East/ West’ bag, $910. RELIQUIA ‘Grace’ earrings, $129.
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A classic check print gets 2020 fresh with a scoop neck and split sleeves. ‘Linear’ dress, $795. DLYP ‘Tops Off’ mini bag, $469. AMBER SCEATS ‘Grande Reese’ earrings, $239.
REBECCA VALLANCE Tuck your turtleneck into a high-waisted printed skirt and you’ve got your autumn look sorted. ‘Estate’ knit, $329, and ‘Acacia’ skirt, $499. COMMON PROJECTS ‘BBall’ low super sole sneakers, $629. AMBER SCEATS ‘Andrea’ earrings, $179.
MANNING CARTELL Trade in your black suit for one in sage. Padded shoulders recommended. ‘His & Hers’ blazer, pants, $399, $699, and and ‘Courting Romance’ blouse, $399. OROTON ‘Aria’ earrings, $69.96.
Light, airy separates are all the more versatile in classic black and white. ‘Jade’ top, $250, and ‘Tommy’ skirt, $280. OROTON ‘Camille’ bag, $369. AMBER SCEATS ‘Nova’ earrings, $229.
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MORRISON An elastic top and matching skirt mean you can wear this set many ways. Who’s a good outfit? ‘Valentine’ shirt, $249, and skirt, $289. BY FAR ‘Charlie’ sandals, $569. BOYY ‘Bobby 23’ bag, $1924. MIMCO ‘Frame’ hoop earrings, $99.95.
GUCCI ‘Ultrapace’ sneakers, $1175. KATE SYLVESTER ‘Belle’ dress, $619.
THE EXTRA MILE Dad sneakers, athletic kicks and sleek white slip ons; these are the lace-up silhouettes to know, love and wear with everything now.
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BRANDBLACK ‘Aura Proto Spectre’ sneakers, $399. Stylist’s own socks.
Left: SUPERGA ‘Nappaleau’ sneakers, $149.95. REBECCA VALLANCE ‘Ryder’ pants, $399. RELIQUIA ‘Phoenix’ necklace (worn as anklet), $279.
AXEL ARIGATO ‘Detailed Clean 90’ sneakers, $320.
VEJA ‘Venturi’ sneakers, $225. ACLER ‘Cecil’ pants, $320.
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HEIDI KLUM INTIMATES ‘Sofia’ underwire bra, $74.95, and SARAH & culotte briefs, $39.95. SEBASTIAN ‘Bait’ earrings, $420, and ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220. JAN LOGAN ‘Onyx Tango’ ring, $985.
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THE SWEETEST THING Long, slow mornings are all the more luxurious in lace, silk and sheer sets. 108
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HOMEBODII ‘Astrid’ slip, $79.95. SHASHI hoop earrings, $74.95. SARAH & SEBASTIAN ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220. LUV AJ ‘The Evil Eye’ coin necklace, $140 in set of two.
‘Camelia’ underwire bra, $144.95, and high-waisted briefs, SHASHI hoop earrings, $74.95. $79.95. LUV AJ ‘The Evil Eye’ coin necklace, $140 in set of two.
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‘Spring rose’ unlined balconette, $119.95, and briefs, $59.95. RELIQUIA ‘Maribel’ earrings, $129. SARAH & SEBASTIAN ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220.
‘Love Lace’ bralette, $119.95, and
‘Frances’ briefs, $59.95.
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BLUEBELLA ‘Alexandra’ bra, $89.95. LUV AJ ‘Huggies’ chain-link earrings in silver, SARAH & $85. SEBASTIAN ‘Twine’ hoops, $220, and ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220.
Silk cami, $119.95, and silk shorts, $109.95. SHASHI hoop earrings, SARAH & $74.95. SEBASTIAN ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220. LUV AJ ‘The Evil Eye’ coin necklace, $140 in set of two.
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‘Eden’ soft cup bra, $89.95, and ‘Eden Tanga’ briefs, $54.95. SARAH & SEBASTIAN ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220. JAN LOGAN ‘Astra’ ring, $595.
‘Mystic’ wirefree bra, $99.95, SARAH and briefs, $49.95. & SEBASTIAN ‘Chain No. 3’ necklace, $220, and ‘Rope’ pendant necklace, $720.
‘Bonnie’ underwire bra, $110, and briefs, $60. SARAH & SEBASTIAN ‘Bound’ ring, $395.
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Photography by MASON STEVENSON Styling by CLAUDIA JUKIC
Next big things Future-proof your beauty regimen by making space in your cabinet for the latest and greatest. Words by AMY STARR
Make-up Last year’s obsession with matte nudes reached fever pitch and now the pendulum has swung again. Nudes still have their place, but for a decidedly autumn 2020 take, try this modern riff on red. It’s got a more serious, deeper tone to it and, applied imperfectly with blurred and feathered outer edges, feels thoroughly now. It’s far less maintenance than polished and perfect colour, and gives the kind of subtle dimension that flatters lips of all degrees of plumpness.
Nails Fresh takes on the French manicure have dotted the runways for the last few seasons, but the one worthy of repeating at home is the micro-French. It gives the clean, finger-lengthening flattery of a skin-toned lacquer, with a perfect dash of fashion edge. Use tape or a very steady hand to add the finest of white lines. Try OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow. Opposite page: CAMILLA AND MARC knit, $420. MIMCO necklace, $169.
From top: CLARINS Joli Rouge Velvet in Deep Red, $40. GUERLAIN KissKiss Lipstick in Red Jewel, $53. GUCCI Rouge à Lèvres Mat in Myra Crimson, $57. SISLEY Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick in Rouge Rio, $70. TOM FORD Lip Color in Love Crime, $72. LANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream in 481 Pigeon Blood Ruby, $55. YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture Slim Sheer Matte in Raw Rosewood, $62. BOBBI BROWN Luxe Lip Color in Red Berry, $56.
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BEAUTY Clockwise from top: RATIONALE DNA Personal Prescription 60ml, $1275. TOM FORD Research Crème 50ml, $430. JURLIQUE Nutri-Define Superior Restorative Rich Cream 50ml, $145. CHANEL Le Lift Crème Riche 50g, $205. DIOR Capture Totale Cell Energy 50ml, $235. GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Eye Cream 15ml, $160.
Skin care The latest pots of wonder creams to hit counters are perfect examples of ‘moisturiser but more’. Chanel and Jurlique’s newest firming creams come in extra-rich formulations so feel incredible on the skin, especially as the temperature falls. Dior’s reformulated Capture Totale collection includes a buttery smoothing and firming cream to make you glow. For a luxury experience, Rationale will custom blend your skin care with the ingredients your face needs from its own library of high-performance peptides. The future, it seems, has arrived.
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Fragrance After years of same-old scents, fragrances bursting with personality are having their moment in the sun. Unusual edges that have appeared in niche scents for years are going mainstream. Calvin Klein’s latest – the bold, genderless CK Everyone – is a daring blend of orange, green tea and cedarwood. A soupedup version of Juliette Has A Gun’s Not A Perfume is a more potent formula of the original woody, musky eau, and Van Cleef & Arpels’ unisex Santal Blanc is a clever mix of mandarin, fig, sandalwood and musk.
STYLING CLAUDIA JUKIC HAIR KEIREN STREET MAKE-UP TENIELLE SORGIOVANNI MODEL ANASTASIIA MATVIIENK AT CHIC MODEL MANAGEMENT STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI
Opposite page: COUNTRY ROAD blouse, $179.
JULIETTE HAS A GUN Not A Perfume Superdose 100ml, $219. GUCCI Guilty Love Edition Pour Femme 50ml, $145. CALVIN KLEIN CK Everyone 100ml, $79. JO MALONE Lavender & Coriander Cologne 30ml, $99. BURBERRY Her Intense 100ml, $195. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Extraordinaire Collection Santal Blanc EDP 75ml, $215.
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GALA RUNWAY presented by David Jones supported by Vogue Australia
WORDS JUSTINE CULLEN PHOTOGRAPHY JASON LLOYD-EVANS STILL-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY ANNA POGOSSOVA
cientist Jose Ginestar started off in pharmaceuticals but the idea of waiting years, even decades, between breakthroughs and new launches frustrated him. He turned to cosmetics instead and, after a career at some of the world’s biggest beauty companies, ended up at French skincare house Sisley where he’s been head of research and development for 10 years. For a researcher, it’s a dream fit. Still privately owned by a family considered to be cosmetics royalty – Sisley founder Hubert d’Ornano’s father Guillaume created Lancôme – the company has the luxury of developing new products not on the schedule of a marketing department but on significant plant-based dermatological discoveries as and when they happen. “We are in contact with researchers all around the world,” says Ginestar. “And when we feel that something has happened that’s really important, we go [and] work with them.” The d’Ornano family tasked Ginestar and his team with using the best possible ingredients and taking the time to create not only the most effective products, but ones that are also luxurious, well-tolerated and beautiful to use. “It’s a very good thing; you have time, you have budget so you have a responsibility to put out a very good product,” he says. “But that also means that if the product is not good, you don’t have a lot of excuses!” No such excuses are necessary with Sisley’s latest breakthrough launch, Phyto-Blanc Le Concentré. The whitening and brightening serum serves as a perfect example of the company’s way of working, stemming as it did from the discoveries of a Japanese research team working on hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating). The scientists had accidentally isolated a dermal protein, DKK1, a natural melanin production inhibitor that’s responsible for the parts of our bodies, like the palms of our hands, that are naturally less pigmented. After six years in the Sisley labs, DKK1 eventually became the hero of Phyto-Blanc Le Concentré. While for many companies a breakthrough like SISLEY Phytothis would be enough, Sisley went a step Blanc Le Concentré further and enhanced its new product 20ml, $520. with multiple methods of inhibiting melanin, fading dark spots and giving skin more radiance and glow, making Phyto-Blanc Le Concentré a veritable skin-brightening super product. “The approach of Sisley is a global one,” says Ginestar. “Every problem – whether that’s anti ageing, hydration or, in this case, whitening – we fight it with all different mechanisms to get the best results.” J
LIGHT TOUCH A new super product promises to fade dark spots using breakthrough technology.
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new, now, next BEAUTY
BETTER-THAN-EVER BASES FOR ALL SEASONS Prep for the changing weather with ingestibles that work from the inside out. The Beauty Chef’s latest is an edible oil that prevents dry skin or try Grown Alchemist’s clever blend of liver-support herbs to aid detox. GROWN ALCHEMIST Detox Complex, $70. THE BEAUTY CHEF Omega Elixir, $59.
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HBO series Euphoria makes a solid case for out-of-this-world make-up, as does Lutz Huelle’s S/S20 show. For a beginner’s take, a swipe of glitter liner works for every day. Try M.A.C Dazzleliner in Statuesque, $39.
LUXURY ALL OVER
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME Tom Ford’s latest seductive scent, Rose Prick, is a voluptuous blend of Bulgarian, Turkish and Rose de Mai roses. Creamy musk will make you think of bare skin. Spritz accordingly. TOM FORD Rose Prick EDP 50ml, $470.
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Legend has it Jennifer Lopez’s radiant limbs are thanks (mostly) to La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream. It might be time she upgraded to this balm-to-oil formula, which smothers skin in reparative and hydrating ingredients and leaves behind a J.Lo glow. LA MER The Renewal Body Oil Balm 200ml , $250.
WORDS LISA PATULNY AND AMY STARR PHOTOGRAPHY SEVAK BABAKHANI AND JASON LLOYD-EVANS
Estée Lauder’s most luxe foundation formula now boasts SPF20 alongside long-lasting colour. Clinique’s latest offers hydration, plus a sheer, glowy tint that morphs to suit your skin tone. ESTÉE LAUDER Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Liquid Makeup SPF20, $145. CLINIQUE Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel, $45.
SMART SKIN Upgrade your at-home skincare regimen with clever new ingredients.
Enriched by years of research and Guerlainâ€™s signature BlackBee Repair Technology, the new Abeille Royale Multi-Wrinkle Eye Correction Cream provides reparative benefits using select ingredients, including a Guerlain-exclusive royal jelly, to combat against the signs of ageing.
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Abeille Royale MultiWrinkle Eye Correction Cream 15ml, $160 each.
Ella Baché’s Neobright Correcting Day Cream is rich in brightening and smoothing extracts like liquorice root, while polysaccharides assist in protecting against environmental damage. Its partner, Neobright Correcting Night Cream, has glow-inducing white tomato extract and AHAs to assist with smoothing the surface of the skin. Purchase any two Ella Baché skincare products from David Jones and receive a complimentary Revealing Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant (75g), valued at $70.*
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Neobright Correcting Day Cream 50ml, $135, and Neobright Correcting Night Cream 50ml, $140.
BioLumin-C Eye Serum 15ml, $115 each.
Give your eyes a boost and outsmart skin damage with Dermalogica’s new BioLumin-C Eye Serum, which infuses a high level of vitamin C into the skin to firm and brighten. Lactic acid helps boost cell turnover while chia seed oil deeply hydrates and wards off free radicals. Visit a Dermalogica counter in David Jones for a complimentary sample of BioLumin-C Eye Serum.^ DAV I DJON E S .C OM
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Make Up For Ever’s made-for-screen foundation transforms skin.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation in Ivory Beige 30ml, $67.
In 2008, Make Up For Ever introduced its first high-definition foundation. Created to counteract the harsh effects high-definition film lenses were having on actors’ skin, it launched a completely new category. But as technology continued to advance, Make Up For Ever’s formulators went back to the drawing board. The new challenge? To develop a foundation that’d stand the test under the industry’s super-advanced 4K resolution, which could magnify every line, blemish and patch of discolouration. That’s how the brand’s bestselling Ultra HD Foundation was born. Launched in 2015, it was quickly embraced by make-up lovers en masse, enthralled by its ability to deliver an
airbrushed finish so good it was pretty much imperceptible to the naked eye. Five years on and Ultra HD Foundation (which caters to a huge range of skin tones with 50 hues on the market) remains a go-to for anyone on the hunt for a base that conceals all, while still providing a beautifully natural finish. The genius of the formula lies in the combination of light-reflecting pigments – they help to visually blur imperfections – and adaptive pigments that help the foundation to blend seamlessly with skin. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid, which boosts moisture and glow with every swipe. Purchase the Ultra HD Foundation at David Jones and receive a bonus Mist & Setting Spray 30ml.* DAV I DJON E S .C OM
THE NEW GUARD Grown Alchemist’s latest range delivers protection against pollution.
It’s not just poor air quality that can speed up the visible signs of ageing. Even the blue light emitting from our beloved tech devices plays a role in issues like pigmentation and fine lines. It makes sense, then, that any solid anti-ageing routine should seek to combat these effects with the right ingredients. Enter Grown Alchemist’s Anti-Pollution Primer and Anti-Pollution Mist. Used together, they help to ward off pollutants and deliver hydration. The innovative Anti-Pollution Shield Complex, a feature of both products, is packed with powerful botanical extracts, including Indian ginseng root, buddleia flower and echinacea, to increase resilience at the cellular level. Designed to form a protective layer over primary skincare, the Anti-Pollution Primer is your first defence against the outside world. The silicone-free formula contains an advanced prebiotic peptide which locks moisture in by preventing damage to the skin barrier. The plantderived Phyto Peptide 1 then targets fine lines and wrinkles by boosting the skin’s ability to regenerate cells. It’s enhanced with a triple-strength hydrating complex, too. Translation? A smoother, plumped-up complexion that’s the perfect base for make-up (the formulation’s subtle blur effect even minimises the look of pores and imperfections). Its partner in protection, the AntiPollution Mist, offers the same potent ingredients in a convenient on-the-go spritz. Each application infuses skin with antioxidants and peptides, neutralising everything from artificial light emissions to poor air quality – keep one in your desk drawer and another in your purse. Together, they promise to safeguard your skin, leaving it brighter and stronger.
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GROWN ALCHEMIST Anti-Pollution Primer: PrebioticPeptide, Anti-Pollution Shield Complex, Ganoderma Extract 50ml, $49, and Anti-Pollution Mist: Anti-Pollution Shield Complex, Phyto-Peptide-1, Tri-Hyaluronan Complex 30ml, $40.
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DOUBLE TALK Have it your way with Burberry.
Glossy or matte? Make it both. Reach for Kisses Lip Lacquer when you want luxe high-shine and Liquid Lip Velvet when youâ€™re after a bold velvety finish.
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1. BURBERRY Kisses Lip Lacquer in Rosewood, $52. 2. BURBERRY Kisses Lip Lacquer in Military Red, $52. 3. BURBERRY Kisses Lip Lacquer in Magenta, $52. 4. BURBERRY Liquid Lip Velvet in Military Red, $52. 5. BURBERRY Liquid Lip Velvet in Magenta, $52. 6. BURBERRY Liquid Lip Velvet in Oxblood, $52.
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Two’s company Set the scene for a candlelit dinner because when it comes to fusing food and romance, some things just belong together.
REGAL ROGUE Wild Rosé Vermouth, $39.95. LILLET Servir Très Frais, $36.95. MOËT & CHANDON Rosé Impérial Champagne, $94.95. RIEDEL ‘Nick & Nora’ glasses, $79.95 for two.
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For a light aperitif that holds its own against indulgence, shake two parts Lillet, two parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and one part gin in a cocktail mixer with ice. Strain, pour and garnish with grapefruit zest and thyme. For less fuss, try Regal Rogue Wild Rosé Vermouth on ice or Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne.
DAVID JONES oysters, market price (available at David Jones Food Bondi Junction and Market Street).
Bloody Mary oysters PREP TIME 10 MINS SERVES 2 Finely dice 100g cherry tomatoes, ½ a small celery stalk and 1 small eschallot. Combine in a bowl with ¼ cup (60ml) tomato juice, 2 tbsp vodka, 1 tbsp David Jones Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and a dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Season to taste. Arrange a dozen shucked David Jones oysters on a bed of crushed ice, spoon over Bloody Mary salsa to taste and serve immediately.
Rib-eye steak with herb butter PREP TIME 20 MINS COOK TIME 20 MINS SERVES 2
The styling GEORG JENSEN candlesticks, $215 for two. Everything’s better by candlelight.
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PUT ROMANCE CENTRE STAGE WITH REFINED, UNDERSTATED TOUCHES.
VILLEROY & BOCH oval platter, $169. Special steak deserves a special dish.
WATERFORD CRYSTAL coupes, $99.95 for two. Made for toasting.
Beat 250g softened butter with 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, 2 tbsp finely chopped tarragon, 2 tbsp finely chopped chives, the finely grated rind of ½ lemon, 1 finely chopped garlic clove and 1 tsp David Jones Smoked Paprika to combine. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside. Bring a 500g David Jones rib-eye steak to room temperature, drizzle with David Jones Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and season generously. Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add rib eye and sear, turning occasionally, until well browned on all sides – 10 minutes for medium-rare. Add a knob or two of herb butter in the last 2 minutes of cooking, spooning the butter over the steak as it melts. Transfer to a baking tray, top with another knob of herb butter, cover loosely with foil and rest for 10 minutes. Serve with blanched asparagus, a butter lettuce and radish salad, and crisp fries.
IF THE WAY TO THE HEART IS THROUGH THE STOMACH ... then consider this menu a fast track to love, whether old, new or rediscovered. Beyond Valentineâ€™s Day, the classic steak and oysters mix is special enough to keep the magic alive on any night.
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DAVID JONES rib-eye steak, market price.
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To end the meal, put a twist on the classic coffee and chocolate and keep the night going. MR BLACK Coffee Amaro 700ml, $79.95. DAVID JONES Milk Chocolate Popcorn 140g, $3.95, and Dark Chocolate Almonds 120g, $4.95.
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DAVID JONES Chocolate Truffle Selection 110g, $19.95, Milk Chocolate Selection 170g, $24.95, and Belgian Chocolate Bars 80g, $9.95 each.
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Less time cooking means more moments to cherish with family. David Jones Food makes it easy to enjoy quality time over dinner.
DAVID JONES Greek Salad 310g, $9.95. Fresh and easy goodness for the table.
DAVID JONES Butternut Pumpkin Bake 695g, $12.95. A delicious new take on a dinnertime staple.
DAVID JONES Cottage Pie 1kg, $19.95. Made with Australian beef.
DAVID JONES Roast Potatoes 700g, $12.95. A no-fuss family favourite.
DAVID JONES Butterflied Rosemary & Honey Chicken 900g, $19.95. Flavourful RSPCA Approved free range chicken. Available at your nearest David Jones Food location. Visit davidjones.com/food to ďŹ nd yours.
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There’s a lot to love about winter. Ditch next summer’s tourist trail for an (almost) off-the-grid getaway.
Words by LISA PATULNY and JOHN AGNEW
THE ARRABELLE AT VAIL SQUARE, COLORADO Home to the largest ski field in Colorado, Vail has been making alpine living look good since 1962. The once nameless mountain was owned by the US government until two plucky ski patrollers set out to transform it into the next great American snow spot, complete with a
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Swiss Alps-inspired town. Almost six decades later, palatial hotel The Arrabelle is the jewel in the village’s crown, boasting 62 luxuriously appointed rooms with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding national forest, including 5289 skiable acres on the mountain. Each hotel room is a study in comfort, featuring fireplaces and heated bathroom floors, deep tubs kitted out with luxe bath salts and amenities, supplies for coffee, and hot chocolate and a complimentary dessert platter upon arrival. There’s no better way to do après-ski. Though skiing and snowboarding are the main reasons Vail has become a winter hotspot (with 1.5 million visitors annually, it’s easily the most popular snow destination in North America), outdoorsy types can also get their kicks snowshoeing, skating outdoors in Vail Square, dogsledding or enjoying Rocky Mountain views. More inclined to sip cocoa than schuss down the slopes? While away an afternoon at The Arrabelle’s eco-friendly RockResorts spa. There are plenty of treatments to indulge in, though whichever you choose, the complimentary post-treatment citrus sorbet is the proverbial cherry on top.
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola ride (a staggering 3127 metres from the ground), Bistro Fourteen is where those in the know park their skis to lunch. The casual restaurant serves up modern American fare (think moreish New England-style lobster rolls and local wild game chili) along with a view so
WHAT TO PACK A classic puffer and super bright extras look chic for après-ski. spine-tingling you might forget to ’gram it. Best of all, staff provides slippers and a locker room so guests can slip off their boots and extra layers to enjoy their meal between runs. Because when in Vail ...
C&M puffer jacket, $550.
MARVIS Amarelli Licorice toothpaste, $13.95.
If you’re serious about skiing, opt for an (aptly named) Epic Pass. It’ll grant you access to 69 iconic ski resorts worldwide, including Vail, Whistler, Hakubu Valley and Victoria’s own Falls Creek and Hotham. In Vail, avoid waiting in the lift line and ask for help from EMMA, the town’s very own chat bot. Dubbed ‘Siri for skiers’, it provides convenient up-to-the-minute information on weather conditions and lift line wait times.
PARED x P.E NATION sunglasses, $250.
Make your way to Remedy Bar at The Four Seasons Vail for happy hour set against a spectacular panorama. Snuggle up on the balcony next to a fire pit, then order a drink from the prohibition-themed menu (the Peanut Brittle Old Fashioned is a triumph). Another must-try is the award-winning Haute Chocolate dessert made with Swiss chocolate, marshmallow and Chantilly cream, spiked with your choice of Baileys, whiskey or Wondermint. If there’s a better cure for aching muscles after a long day on the slopes, we don’t know it.
ZIMMERMAN top, $260.
TOM FORD Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil, $140.
CHANEL sneakers, $1500.
GREGORY LADNER GLOVES, $39.95.
T2 Chai 100g, $15.95.
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THYME, THE COTSWOLDS Set on a working farm in Southrop (best known as the sleepy village in which Kate Moss was married), this family-run retreat is what happens when bucolic English countryside meets top-tier hospitality. Comprised of a ramble of thoughtfully restored buildings, the estate includes a manor, a series of cottages to rent and a 19th-century rectory that’s straight out of a Jane Austen novel. There’s also a swimming pool, tennis court, restaurant, bar and spa on site, and the town’s pub, The Swan, a few steps from the gate. There are 31 rooms and cottages furnished with vintage wallpaper and clawfoot tubs, and some even have four-poster beds.
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If you can motivate yourself to venture out, wholesome activities await: boating on the river, a private lesson at Thyme’s Cookery School or a brisk country walk through the gardens. However you spend the day, finish with a visit to the honesty bar which is well stocked with botanicalinfused gins, homemade cordials and a selection of cocktail garnishes.
HOSHINOYA, MT FUJI Looking to discover yourself in Japanese wilderness? Consider the glampinginspired outpost of boutique hotel chain Hoshinoya. Overlooking Mount Fuji and only a short drive or train ride from Tokyo, you’ll choose your own rucksack – complete with torch, reusable canteen and binoculars – upon arrival at base camp, which is neatly tucked along the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. Next, you’re whisked away by luxury Jeep into the alpine tree-lined canopy where the main resort is designed to complement, not compete with, the surrounding terrain. Spend your
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days exploring the landscape, feasting on fresh, local and seasonal fare. Staying in spring? Expect sakura, or cherry blossom, on the menu. Got a taste for something meatier? One of the local mountain hunters might have sent down the meat from a wild boar, which the Hoshinoya team then whip up into a mouth-watering ragu. And to really test your mettle? Horse tartare. Experience the Japanese-perfected art of camping through the on-site ‘glamping experts’. They’ll teach you how to kayak, chop wood and even smoke your own wild trout for brunch. For those who prefer to keep things glamorous, kick back among the trees on the aptly-named Cloud Terrace, sipping on Japanese whisky and soaking up the vibe. When you’ve had your camping fill, retreat to your one of 40 designer rooms (a far cry from a fourperson tent), complete with outdoor fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that command your gaze towards the monolithic mountain in the distance.
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TRAVEL VEJA sneakers, $200.
JASMINE AND WILL pyjamas, $149.
DIOR necklace, $1150.
MINK PINK knit, $79.95.
WHAT TO PACK Warm, hard-working pieces that can be worn to long lunch or by the campsite.
KEEPCUP coffee cup, $28.95.
CHLOÉ sneakers, $999.
SHONA JOY skirt, $220.
WITCHERY top, $99.95.
BRIXTON bucket hat, $54.95.
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