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FASHION OBSERVER MAGAZINE Catwalk Collections Mar 2013

The Fit Kit

Small changes... Big difference

Chocolate Goddess

Featuring a recipe from Model chocolate

lady

Facebook

Randi Zuckerberg talks Facebook, family & the future.


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FASHION OBSERVER MAGAZINE Cover Girl Caitlyn Patterson Photographer Maleika Halpin Hair and make up Angela Walsh Styling Candice Naughtin Caitlin is wearing Ash To Gold bodysuit & Seafolly visor

Contributors Publisher

Peter Campbell | My Entertainment Pty Ltd www.thatsmyentertainment.com Editor

Grace Cobb | www.harperduke.com Art Direction & Design

Ruby 6 | www.ruby6.com.au

Writers

Photographers

Make Up Artists

Maggie Whish Amber Greasley Ella Rose Corby Abigail O’Neil Alana Mevissen Amy-Jean Linnehan Oscar Cullinan

Dan Malloy Jessica Marshall of Jeskaa Designs Freya Bland Beth Lane www.artofthelens.com

Satya Schmitz Kate Caddle (Mckenna) Jessica Reilly Stylists Ashleigh Kelly Begitta Stolk

With thanks to Chic Model Management,

Viviens Model Management and Division Model Management for the use of their beautiful faces.


CONTENTs Tap on the plus symbols and the headings below to jump to this Edition’s feature articles.

Some Like it Hot

Ella Rose

Oscar Cullinan

Bright Side

Watch Caitlyn Behind the Scenes

Lady Facebook Over the Hedge

The softer side of sport

Myer ...Back with a bang!

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sPORT HAUTE Seasons 2012 - 2013

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Letter from the Editor Catwalk to closet Some like it hot Caitlyn Paterson Up close & personal Off & racing Over the hedge Chic. Sea. Sun Ella Rose World wanders ...India The softer side of sport All that glitters is gold Under the neon lights Brightside What your eyebrows need now Model spotlight Oscar Cullinan Australia’s chocolate goddess Model fitness Gypsy Queen home wares The fit kit Blogger love Lady Facebook West Coast style Myer ...Back with a Bang! Fashion Week


EDITOR’s NOTE

Welcome to the first issue of FOM, I am completely obsessed by this magazine’s possibilities, what we can bring to you and how we can do it. I could take this opportunity to tell you what is in the magazine but I want you to discover FOM for yourself. When Peter Campbell came to me and said he wanted to create a magazine from scratch I was slightly crazed and over excited by everything I wanted to include, that the only way I could set a precedence for the magazine was to make sure that whatever I created it was 100% for the reader, and we had to decide who that person would be. Thankyou to my Mum, my best friends, my training partner & all the women in their lives who I harassed over coffee, over the phone, via email on the treadmill and randomly on the street. This is how I determined what we would create, and will continue to build, it was by first discovering You…

You are building an empire of your choosing You love your Lorna Jane and your Louboutins And you paid for them yourself You love tradition, but embrace technology Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter have their place So do framed photos and hand written letters You Love food You love exercise too You recognise that it’s all about balance You have found something to love more than love Something you pursue with passion and perseverance You are willing to wait for the one We would love to hear what you think about the magazine, what you would like us to include, and anything you are curious about.

grace

You are both idealistic and realistic Ambitious as you are sexy Strong willed as you are kind You are a mother, or maybe you’re not Your friends are your family You are exactly where you are meant to be right now.

FOM is for you, no matter your stage in life, no matter your dreams or ambitions.

While nothing is sure, everything is possible.


cATWALK

to Closet

As winter begins to fade Australia’s best and brightest designers are ushering in a whole new error of cool just in time for the warmer months.


SEEN AT: Tot Et Moi, Talulah, Ksubi, Manning Cartell, Watson X Watson and Tovah. How to wear it: ›› Formal Tracksuits (Must have a tapered ankle paired with a heel) ›› Sports blazers ›› Preppy and layered ›› Visors and Watches (It‘s spring Summer Looks all in the detail with this look less is more – you are not actually off to play tennis).

Sports Luxe


SEEN AT: Tot Et Moi, Talulah, Ksubi, Manning Cartell, Watson X Watson and Tovah. How to wear it: ›› Formal Tracksuits (Must have a tapered ankle paired with a heel) ›› Sports blazers ›› Preppy and layered ›› Visors and Watches (It‘s spring Summer Looks all in the detail with this look less is more – you are not actually off to play tennis).

Sports Luxe


Botanist

SEEN AT: Suboo, Talulah, Lisa Ho, White Sands, Ksubi, Bec And Bridge. How to wear it: ›› Tropical Prints – one piece swimwear on petite frames ›› Printed Maxis for maximum effect and comfort. ›› Attention grabbing pants in a skinny leg to flatter paired with a block colour basic tee.


Botanist

SEEN AT: Suboo, Talulah, Lisa Ho, White Sands, Ksubi, Bec And Bridge. How to wear it: ›› Tropical Prints – one piece swimwear on petite frames ›› Printed Maxis for maximum effect and comfort. ›› Attention grabbing pants in a skinny leg to flatter paired with a block colour basic tee.


Botanist

SEEN AT: Suboo, Talulah, Lisa Ho, White Sands, Ksubi, Bec And Bridge. How to wear it: ›› Tropical Prints – one piece swimwear on petite frames ›› Printed Maxis for maximum effect and comfort. ›› Attention grabbing pants in a skinny leg to flatter paired with a block colour basic tee.


Botanist

SEEN AT: Suboo, Talulah, Lisa Ho, White Sands, Ksubi, Bec And Bridge. How to wear it: ›› Tropical Prints – one piece swimwear on petite frames ›› Printed Maxis for maximum effect and comfort. ›› Attention grabbing pants in a skinny leg to flatter paired with a block colour basic tee.


editor’spick

Back to basics

SEEN AT: Alice Mccall, Bowie. Jayson Brunsdon, Life With Bird, Christopher Esber, Magdalena Velevska, Carla Zampatti. How to wear it: ›› White on White ›› Add a touch of romance with blush, rose and lace. ›› L  ACE LACE LACE. (you can never go wrong with Lover)


editor’spick

Back to basics

SEEN AT: Alice Mccall, Bowie. Jayson Brunsdon, Life With Bird, Christopher Esber, Magdalena Velevska, Carla Zampatti. How to wear it: ›› White on White ›› Add a touch of romance with blush, rose and lace. ›› L  ACE LACE LACE. (you can never go wrong with Lover)


editor’spick

Back to basics

SEEN AT: Alice Mccall, Bowie. Jayson Brunsdon, Life With Bird, Christopher Esber, Magdalena Velevska, Carla Zampatti. How to wear it: ›› White on White ›› Add a touch of romance with blush, rose and lace. ›› L  ACE LACE LACE. (you can never go wrong with Lover)


editor’spick

Back to basics

SEEN AT: Alice Mccall, Bowie. Jayson Brunsdon, Life With Bird, Christopher Esber, Magdalena Velevska, Carla Zampatti. How to wear it: ›› White on White ›› Add a touch of romance with blush, rose and lace. ›› L  ACE LACE LACE. (you can never go wrong with Lover)


editor’spick

Back to basics

SEEN AT: Alice Mccall, Bowie. Jayson Brunsdon, Life With Bird, Christopher Esber, Magdalena Velevska, Carla Zampatti. How to wear it: ›› White on White ›› Add a touch of romance with blush, rose and lace. ›› L  ACE LACE LACE. (you can never go wrong with Lover)


Bright and Neon

SEEN AT: Romance was Born, Ginger and Smart, Kirrilly Johnston, White Sands, Magdalena Velevska. How to wear it: ›› Block Neon-paired with black ›› Neon accessories to pack a punch.


Bright and Neon

SEEN AT: Romance was Born, Ginger and Smart, Kirrilly Johnston, White Sands, Magdalena Velevska. How to wear it: ›› Block Neon-paired with black ›› Neon accessories to pack a punch.


Bright and Neon

SEEN AT: Romance was Born, Ginger and Smart, Kirrilly Johnston, White Sands, Magdalena Velevska. How to wear it: ›› Block Neon-paired with black ›› Neon accessories to pack a punch.


Bright and Neon

SEEN AT: Romance was Born, Ginger and Smart, Kirrilly Johnston, White Sands, Magdalena Velevska. How to wear it: ›› Block Neon-paired with black ›› Neon accessories to pack a punch.


Bright and Neon

SEEN AT: Romance was Born, Ginger and Smart, Kirrilly Johnston, White Sands, Magdalena Velevska. How to wear it: ›› Block Neon-paired with black ›› Neon accessories to pack a punch.


LIKe IT HOT Where fashion meets fitness

Photographer: Jess Marshall of Jeskaa designs Make Up Artist: Kate Mckenna Stylist: Grace May Assistant Stylist: Michelle Graham Models: Christine Palmer and Emily Whitlock


LIKe IT HOT Where fashion meets fitness

Photographer: Jess Marshall of Jeskaa designs Make Up Artist: Kate Mckenna Stylist: Grace May Assistant Stylist: Michelle Graham Models: Christine Palmer and Emily Whitlock


Stylists custom bikini top paired with Alope Neoprene brief


Left Mijonou bikini top and Mijonou brief RIGHT Stylists custom bikini top paired with Alope Neoprene brief


Lorna Jane wetsuit crop paired with Mijonou bikini brief and Finnis Swim Fins


White Sands Pastel Neon bikini Top and brief paired with Vintage mesh top and engine goggles


Engine goggles


Black White Sands Bikini top and breifs and Stylists own pink mesh jacket


Lorna Jane Active jumper paired with Alope animal print neoprene brief


Alope one piece swimsuit


Alope Floral long sleeve wetsuit


Alope Floral long sleeve wetsuit


Maru One Piece


Alope one piece swimsuit


Caitlyn PATERSON


Caitlyn PATERSON


Caitlyn PATERSON


Caitlyn PATERSON


Caitlyn PATERSON

In the 90’s Supermodels were scouted in milk bars and skating rinks, our Covergirl Caitlyn Paterson is one of Australia’s most recognisable faces having landed Lorna Jane, Black Milk, Sabo Skirt and Universal Campaigns. Yet unlike Cindy and Claudia Caitlyn was found by her agent on Instagram.


“No I am single and I’m loving it, which is a perfect for me to focus on my career.”

C

aitlyn Paterson our inaugural cover girl has just given hope to her hundreds of thousands of admirers.

it has led me to work with incredible fashion labels, which has given me an amazing following of supportive people who also believe in me.“

Caitlyn is the quintessential Australian beach babe; tanned limbs, golden hair, mega watt smile and a killer body that she credits to running, yoga and pilates. The quality however that sets Caitlyn apart from other five foot ten Glamazons is not aesthetic, its her infectious “niceness”. Its not just her taste in men that her Instagram The kind of niceness that a ten hour photo shoot followers have a keen interest in it is also where truly tests. After posing and reciting the same she is, what she is doing, and who she is doing script for an entire day she still looks amazing, it with. When I ask Caitlyn what affect the social she is still smiling, and so is the entire team. networking app has had on her life she replies. Its no wonder that designers and companies are clamoring to secure her for their brand. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without it, Caitlyn has been romantically linked to Celebrity Apprentice favourite Didier Cohen. A friendship which their Instagram followers became very emotionally invested in, but that Caitlin assures me is merely a good friendship.


The quality however, that sets Caitlyn apart from other five foot ten Glamazons is not aesthetic, its her infectious “niceness”. Caitlyn was born and raised in Queensland, which has probably contributed to her easy going nature. “ I loved growing up there, its such a great place to raise families, surrounded by loving and down to earth people.” The Sunshine State has well and truly embraced Caitlyn but for now at least she will call Sydney home. “I just moved to Sydney so I would have to say that is definitely one of the biggest highlights for me, getting to start the year in a brand new city with new exciting opportunities” While loving modelling Caitlyn’s true passion and something even the most dedicated of followers may not yet know of is acting. “Acting has been the biggest dream of mine! I just love being able to delve into different characters and express my emotions in different ways. Its always challenging so therefore I am constantly learning and that’s why I love it. “ With her sights set on a Seafolly Campaign, acting and ultimately LA and working alongside the actors that inspired her in the first place, 2013 is sure to be a landmark year for this Aussie Beauty. “Hopefully one day I can do that for people, inspire others to follow there dreams and make a difference.” FOLLOW CAITLIN HERE


Off and

RAcING With the Spring Racing Carnival fast approaching, it can be difficult to find the perfect outfit and still abide by all the racing rules and regulations. Thinking of entering Fashions on the Filed? Heading to a marquee and want to look like a racing celebrity?

tips

Here are Fashion Heiress Maggie Whish’s Top 5 Tips for coming out a winner!

Bring on the neon dresses and shoes this season, but be careful not to miss the mark and end up in fluro colours cira 2006. If you’re in doubt have a look at Ginger & Smart or Country Road who are right on trend this season.


tips

Here are Fashion Heiress Maggie Whish’s Top 5 Tips for coming out a winner!

Remember the old adage “less is more”. The key to elegant racewear is keeping it simple.


tips

Here are Fashion Heiress Maggie Whish’s Top 5 Tips for coming out a winner!

Break the rules – you should be aware of the ‘rules’ of racewear but don’t ever feel restricted by what you can wear. Kate Waterhouse and Lara Bingle frequently bend the rules and still maintain the elegance of racewear.


tips

Spring

Here are Fashion Heiress Maggie Whish’s Top 5 Tips for coming out a winner!

Spray tans can be a taboo around the racetrack – but I will say this – if you are going to get a spray tan opt for a green based tan in order to look as natural as possible.


tips

Here are Fashion Heiress Maggie Whish’s Top 5 Tips for coming out a winner!

Millinery is a must. It is important to embrace this racewear tradition if you want your look to be complete. Remember: Spring is straw and taffeta headpieces, so put those felt fedoras away until next winter.

Spring


Over The HEdgE A season inspired by life, lace and love and brought to you by emerging designer standouts Begitta and Ash To Gold.

Designer: Begitta and Ash To Gold Photographer: Dan Molloy Stylist: Begitta Stolk Hair and Make Up artist: Satya Schmitz Models: Tahnee Pinches and Gabrielle Epstein from Division Models


Chic sEA

sun

Stylish Fashion Friends Reveal their favourite summer escapes and must pack items. Sydney’s Spray Tan Queen, from Bondi to Bali Fabiola Gomez always keeps her cool, and no one knows swim wear quite like Olympic swimmer and Pantene Pro V ambassador Emily Seebohm.


Seebohm eMILY Y

our Favourite summer pieces... For summer I am very much a basic girl I don’t really like to wear a lot “I really just live in summer I really just live in my bikinis! I in my bikinis!” wear lots of shorts and singlets and live in sandals but I do love tigerlily bikinis! Your Favourite Holiday Spot... My favourite holiday spot is somewhere hot and with the beach out the front! I love Noosa for that reason it is very relaxed and has such a great vibe about it. I would love to go to Bora Bora and stay in a overwater villa because that looks amazing! Favourite Summer accessories... A Floppy hat I have a mimco one and it has saved my face from getting burnt many times! A Pair of summer sandals that are comfortable and cute I brought a cute pair back from the US and can’t wait for it to get warm again! Summer must have... I am big on a spf foundation as I get burnt very easy! I like to use Pantene Intense Moisture Renewal as it keeps my hair healthy when I’m in the pool and in the ocean! Favourite summer drink is Pina Colada not that I drink it a lot but perfect by the pool in the sun!


Fabiola GoMEZ Y

our favourite summer pieces... I love swanning from the beach to the bar in a Camilla Kaftan. Your Favourite Holiday Spot... is Byron Bay NSW, it is my home away from home during the summer months and a great place to relax near nature. Favourite Summer accessories... has to be my gratification journal. I carry it around to record my feelings during the summer months. It inspires me during winter and keeps me focus on creating for “I love swanning ASYANA. Summer from the beach must have... ASYANA spray tan with a to the bar in a no. 8 cocktail in hand Camilla Kaftan� at North Bondi Italian.


ella

RosE

When you speak to this extraordinarily beautiful model it’s hard to fathom that experience has endeared her with so much wisdom so early in life, yet it’s no wonder really when you take into account high profile campaigns, editorials, competitions, implied nudity at 16, overseas contracts, body image issues, plus size at size 10, media, pressure and homesickness.


Dear

14 year old ella, L

ike everything in life, you have to work hard to achieve anything. Modelling is the same. It is going to get tough and be hard at times but hang in there. It will all work out in the end. Modelling isn’t going to be easy. People are going to tell you time after time you’re not good enough. Don’t let the girls at school bring you down. Actually don’t let anyone bring you down! You have such a positive attitude towards life, keep it that way!

plus size, you my dear are a normal, healthy, happy size 10. Stay that way. Don’t change because people tell you that you need to look a certain way. You are beautiful just the way you are. It is going to take you a little while to feel comfortable with this new concept. But it will be the best thing for your career.

“A whole world is going to open up for you. A world you never knew existed.”

I feel as though I should warn you about the stab saga that will be coming your way. I wouldn’t say stay away from stab. I would just warn you that if you ever feel uncomfortable about anything just say something. Stick up for yourself. Protect your privacy and don’t feel obliged to do anything!

Something I should warn you about is your body. You’re built to be a lean, athletic, sporty woman who loves her food! You are not meant to be a coat-hanger, stick thin, bones-sticking out model. You have curves! Embrace and love every square inch of your body because you are unique and are much happier when you feel good about your body.

As I write this to you I am 19, living in London with the love of my life, happier than I have ever been. Not only with life but with my body as well. I know that when I eat healthily and stay away from the things I know that don’t agree with my body and when I exercise every day I feel bright and positive and so much better about myself!!

So on that note, stay true to who you are, not what you think you are meant to be. Yours forever,

ella

P.s: Don’t give up. Ever! There are going to be times where you just want to escape and give It’s all going to change when you find Bella. everything up, but don’t. Stay strong and level A whole world is going to open up for you. A world you never knew existed. It’s called plus headed..and don’t give your mum a hard time! She is your biggest fan, your best friend and size. But get the word plus out of your head! an amazing woman... keep her close. I know what you are thinking... You are not


WORLD

Wanders ‌india Miss World Australia 2011 Amber Greasley is quite the traveller, competing for the international title in London last year and traveling for title commitments since. Upon handing over her crown last month Amber’s first port of call was India with Belluccio director Haroon Sufi, Amber shares with us her fashionable journey to this greatly underestimated country.


W

ith scenes from “Eat Pray Love” acting as my only point of reference for Indian culture, it’s safe to say that as the plane descended onto the runway, my expression (or lack thereof) can only be described as speechless. I was in New Delhi, India as the international brand ambassador for dress label Belluccio, the official designers for Miss World Australia. They had decided to act on their plans for world fashion domination and first we would take on the Indian market, but I soon learnt they had one other intention: To give me an incredible taste of the country, the culture and of course, the curry.

“An-bah” and repeatedly ordered the crowd to “Rock your bodies!” was cause for multiple laughs, incredible photographs and hilarious memories. As a girl who loves to cook, trialling Indian cuisine was high on my to-do list. As Belluccio have their own property in the suburb of Nizamuddin, approximately 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city, I was fortunate enough to eat truly authentic Indian food made by their chef, who was a mere 13 years old. I can safely say I consumed my weight in butter chicken and Naan bread and repaid the favour by teaching my Indian chef the concept of a salad. I was actually the first person to show him what a lettuce was. “It’s just like a green ball?” he said.

Whilst still attempting to tackle the terrors of jet lag, official duties beaconed and work began. I was at Pragati Maidan for Tex Trends I had visited Humayun’s tomb in the heart 2012, a trade show to exhibit Indian textiles of Delhi, where a snake charmer played his and apparel. Belluccio flute and lured not one, was showcasing their but two cobra snakes out collection and garment of a basket. (Note: I have manufacturing to the a horrific, yes horrific, international market for phobia of snakes. So the first time and dressed this activity resulted in red carpet ready in a a screaming, sprinting Belluccio gown, I attended westerner, much to the events, worked with the amusement of the locals.) media and walked my first I had been instructed international catwalk to though, that I was not promote the brand. permitted to leave India But as soon as work without seeing the Taj was over, the fun really Mahal and I was more began. A meeting than happy to oblige. with an esteemed Indian astrologer, who The Taj Mahal is found in the city of Agra, also happened to own the infamous F Bar approximately four hours from Delhi by car. franchise in India, led to Taking an incredible 20 years to build, the my first taste of the nightlife. The music white marble mausoleum was an absolutely was loud, the drinks flowed freely and whilst breathtaking sight and certainly deserves the dancing style was... a little different, its award as one of the seven wonders of fine tuning my DJing abilities with the the world. house DJ who pronounced my name

“India was an incredible experience, but having only seen one city, another visit is definitely necessary and I cannot wait to go back!”


If you’re ever lucky enough to visit (and I recommend you do), try and find a good bargain in a tour guide. Our’s was fantastic and whilst I have to shamefully admit I didn’t listen to everything he said due to my apparent inability to concentrate in 45 degree heat, they provide a spectacular insight into the history and story behind its construction. They also clear the crowds so you can get a photo on the same seat that Princess Diana did! I received mixed reviews of India prior to my departure, many even told me not to bother going, but I am so grateful I did. Culture and cuisine aside, my favourite part of the entire experience would be the people.

The hospitality I received is something I cannot compare. Everywhere I visited I was greeted with flowers and kisses, songs and stories and of course, an array of questions about Australia and if I was used to the humidity yet, at which point they would immediately switch on their air conditioners. India was an incredible experience, but having only seen one city, another visit is definitely necessary and I cannot wait to go back! However I think I’ll be laying off the butter chicken for the meantime, for the sake of my waist line.

Amber g x


Softter the

sIDE OF sPORT Its not only the traditional sports that are making their way into this seasons collections, wether it barre, yoga or ballet the soft spring notes echo of the dance studio.

Photographer: Beth Lane Model: Eliza Hall Stylist: Ashleigh Kelly Make-up: Jessica Reilly


all that glitters is


Carl Kapp


Johanna Johnson


Tot Et Moi


Bowie


Maticevski


Bless'ed are the Meek


Under

THE neon lightS a summer makeup story W

ithout knowing what was about to begin, Summer had agreed to go out. She was going to dress up and look amazing for no one but herself. It was the season named Summer and this was her time, her night. She was going to the newest, hottest club with her girls, and she was going to drink tequila sunrises and dance like she had never danced before. Listening to the cool sounds of Mat McHugh whilst sipping on a crisp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc; the warm Summer afternoon breeze began to make it’s way across the living room to her. Being sick of her old makeup routine and lack of colour, Summer was ready to experiment - neon pinks, purples, oranges and yellows. She couldn’t believe how these colours changed her. They made her feel alive, electrified, confident and happy. “Why have I waited so long?” she thought to herself. Summer had just been through a terrible breakup, was feeling “beige” and needed a serious lift. It was the beginning of summer (the season that is!) and the perfect time to experiment with colour and something fresh and new.

“They made her feel alive, electrified, confident and happy.”

Why only use colour in your outfit? Summer put on a gorgeous gunmetal grey figure hugging dress and some killer high heels.

She accessorised simply. “It’s time” she thought. Summer started with the perfect base. She used a beautiful light, matt foundation, concealed under her eyes and then lightly powdered to set. She used neon purple on her eyes lids in hope of making her beautiful brown eyes pop. It worked and looked amazing. Summer then thought of adding a pop of a different colour in the very centre of her lid. She used neon pink, blended it all over and then finished off the eyes with black eyeliner. She used a waterproof black liner on the top lid closest to the lashes and on the bottom water line. She then added a little neon purple underneath the eye, close to bottom lashes using a small, fine angled brush. Summer finished off the eyes with lashings of sexy, black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.


Bright sIDE


Bright sIDE Photographer: Freya Bland Make Up Artist: Alana Mevissen Model: Kelly Hockey


Bright sIDE Photographer: Freya Bland Make Up Artist: Alana Mevissen Model: Kelly Hockey


what your

eYEBROWs

NEED NOW

They frame your face and emphasise your beauty... Eye stylist to the stars Amy Jean Linnehan shows you how to make the most from your beautiful brows.


Amy Jean tips To wax or tweeze... Both! Waxing is important for de-fluffing your brows and creating a smooth, fuzz-free line. Tweezing is for a tweak here, a pluck there...putting the fin shing touches to your immaculate arches. You should book an appointment with a brow specialist because...Even if you’re loving the look of your brows and expert opinion and some guidance from a professional can’t hurt (and it’s amazing how much more fantastic your brows can end up looking)

“...choose your brow guru wisely!”


No two brows are alike... it’s fine to bring some inspiration to your brow artist but at the end of the day you have to be able to rely on their skill and experience to create a brow that suits your features. So choose your brow guru wisely! Right now the fashionable brow is... full, fluffy and lighter. Exaggerated arches have given way to flatter, straighter brows that create an elongated frame for the eyes. Brow lightening is popular because... lighter brows appear less harsh against most skin tones and have a naturally fuller, more lush appearance. Keep sharp objects away from your brows... Never use scissors to trim your arches. Trimming creates a blunt, coarse appearance and, as they regrow, individual hairs can start to coil and protrude against the line of the brow. Not a good look! Train your brows into the desired shape... Now you’ve stepped away from the scissors use a clear brow gel or putty to guide them into position. They’ll soon get the message. The next frontier for brow artistry is... ‘Feather-Touch’ eyebrow tattooing or embroidery. It’s the perfect technique or salvaging over-plucked or sparse eyebrows. The individual etched hair strokes give the eyebrow and realistic appearance that has changed some of my clients’ lives.


model spotlight T

he models showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week were the best Australia has to offer, reflective of the bright, romantic designs that were shown on the catwalk the models were extraordinarily fit, toned, and enigmatic.


Casy Newport CHIC


Julia KOENIG

DIVISION


Kendal Lee

SHULAR IMG


Louise Van Der Vors Chic


Lydia Hunt

BUSY MODELS


Samantha HARRIS CHIC


Oscar cULLINAN Director of Oscar Oscar Salons shares his summer hair care tips!


Oscar cULLINAN Coloured hair at the beach

The best way to keep your hair looking glamorous while on a beach holiday is to find your inner girl-scout and be prepared! Hair-care products that lock in colour are essential, such as Kerastase’s Reflection range, which locks in the colour pigment and reduces the colour fading as you swim and play in the sun.


Oscar cULLINAN Easy luxe resort hair style tips

While on holiday it’s great to give your hair a break from over-styling and instead embrace the natural body and texture of your hair. To achieve this try allowing your hair to air-dry, which will give your hair a natural bounce and then only straighten your mid-lengths and ends lightly with your GHD straightening iron. Finish your hair by adding a great glossing product for a luxurious shine and to tame any fly-away’s for a quick and easy care-free look perfect for lazy beach days, we love the Kerastase Elixir range for its lightweight shine!


Oscar cULLINAN Hair sunscreen — Why is it important?

Australians are now more sun smart with their skin than ever and the old saying of slip, slop, and slap is finally being listened to! However, people don’t realise that it is also important to protect your hair from UV rays. You can spend so much money on the perfect cut, colour and styling products but if you don’t protect your hair from harmful UV rays you will end up with dry, damaged hair, as well as colour fading.


Oscar cULLINAN

There are some great products on the market now

To protect your hair from UV rays, salt, and chlorine, so the next step in your sun care regime now needs to include your hair. Kerastase has just launched Soleil Huile Lactee, which is an easy to use lightweight, UV-defence spray hair veil that provides invisible protection from sun exposure, plus it helps minimise colour fading, damage and dryness, perfect for a day at the beach! Just remember to reapply protective hair products after swimming and just like any sunscreen we should start to add this to our daily sun care regime!


Oscar cULLINAN


Oscar cULLINAN


australia’s chocolate goddess

too. You will feel so much more positive about life if you eat a lot of raw fruits &


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recipes are superfood chocolate recipes that are mostly raw, sugar free, gluten and dairy free and amazing for your skin and body! This book is more of what Abigail refers to as a Raw Chocolate Bible, not only is it filled with everything from breakfasts to desserts there even beauty Abigail’s voyage to attain recipes included, I chocolate divinity began “I must say though can’t wait to try the with a journey into the I’m not all vegan, or all ‘restoration butter bath’ wonderful world of all amazing for revitalising raw but yes I do eat things raw and vegan, the whole body and simply because she could a lot of (my) chocolate!” Abigail’s personal recognise the immediate beauty secret a cacao change in the way she felt mask which she lives in most days which in eating this way. keeps her skin looking plump & nourished. “I must say though I’m not all vegan, The proof is in the pudding. Literally. Abigail or all raw but yes I do eat a lot of (my) is astonishingly beautiful, and genuinely chocolate!” AO. glows (I like to attribute her glow to the With celebrities such as Demi Moore, fact she lives on chocolate). There could be Alicia Silverstone, Ginnifer Goodwin, no better ambassador of living a chocolate Oprah Winfrey and Tony Robbins heralding filled lifestyle than Abigail, her family and the raw revolution the general population the models who can often be seen backstage is generally cottoning on to the benefits of chowing down on Abigail’s delectable eating a diet based more around raw foods, Chocolate treats. as close to nature as possible, when I asked Abigail why she believed the raw way of eating is so popular. ou often hear of models branching out in their careers; some become TV presenters, bloggers, designers, Australian model Abigail O’Neil has been busy creating every woman’s fantasy, a GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE BOOK!!!

“I believe that eating raw foods are vital to life! They are living foods with all the energy of mother nature still intact. They have the glow of the sun & the vibrancy of life ready to jump right into me & into you too. You will feel so much more positive about life if you eat a lot of raw fruits & vegetables, especially green vegie’s mmm.” Included in the Chocolate book are recipes for chocolaty breakfasts, brownies (included), and Abigail’s current favourite a raw tiramisu, which is based on walnuts, organic coffee, and cacao. These are not traditionally recipes that would be considered nutritious yet all Abigail’s

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Chocolate brownies


to make

1.5 cups organic raw walnuts 1.5 cups organic fresh medjool dates, pitted 3/4 cup raw cacao powder 1 teaspoon natural vanilla Pinch himalayan pink salt or 3 squirts ‘Cea’ spray (as I did!) Pure raw cacao nibs for sprinkling! Simply whiz your walnuts in a food-processor until fine (about 1 minute) add pitted dates, salt & vanilla, whizzzz again until quite fine & starting to bind. Add cacao powder, one more whiz & you’re done! You want it the mixture to be slightly dough-like but still crumbly. Press into a glass storage dish & refrigerate! That’s it. If you’d like a chewier texture you can pop them into the freezer for a while before serving. Another nice touch would be to melt a little ‘creamed coconut’ & make white crosses on them especially for Easter, or even some desiccated coconut would do it. These delish raw brownies have the texture of a rich buttery brownie you’d expect to be very unhealthy only… IT’s SUPERFOOD! Love to hear how you go making this. Take I-phone pics & feel welcome to share them to my Chocolate Book Page : ) This recipe is just for you FASHION ONE READERS so you won’t find it in the book. Just an extra one I had lying around!

love and chocolate xox abigail

Recipe

Abigail’s

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fitness A successful swimwear designer and PETA advocate, face of Bra’s N Things, with a body envied and worshipped by her tens of thousands of social media followers, we sat down with Sheridyn Fischer to find out how she manages to look the way she does, you may just be surprised by her answers.


Lets start with what everyone wants to know, how do you get a body like yours? What does a general weeks training look like for you? Monday: Bike Ride and Kickboxing training and finishing with some tabata, Tuesday: Kickboxing/fight training. Wednesday: Soccer game. Thursday: Kickboxing or TRX or Crossfit or a run. Off Saturday: Something light like a bike ride of run or swim. Sunday: Soccer game. I always mix things up. I just like to move my body! I am doing more acting now and lots of my own stunts and fight work so I love training for that. You spend a lot of time in lingerie and swimwear do you diet at all? No. I just eat healthily. I live a vegan lifestyle so I eat lots of greens and cook lots of healthy meals. I don’t like eating processed food, instead I keep it very natural. I love lentils and grains and salads and veggies. I eat lots of little meals and just try to be healthy. I do however have a naughty day each week. You are very passionate about being vegan why is this? I have been a vegetarian for a long time but made the choice to become vegan as I am very passionate about animals and there welfare. I love animals and I don’t want to eat them or see them hurt or killed because of me. Instead I try to encourage others to buy nonfactory farmed products and just be aware of how there food gets to there plate. It is a very scary process and one that breaks my heart.

The health benefits of being a vegetarian or vegan are always wonderful! My skin, hair and body just feels and looks better and I feel all-round better mentally and physically. Veganism is increasing in popularity for both health and conscientious reasons what are some of your favorite vegan meals? I adore rye toast with Avocado and squeezed lemon in the morning with some fresh tomato slices! I also love making veggie stiry frys with tofu and fresh juice. My partner Kyle makes the most delicious Pizza breads too! With chopped garlic and fresh basil, zucchini, onion, tomato and put it under the grill then sliced avocado on top! I also adore LENTIL SOUP! My mother in


law makes the best lentil soup and I am always getting her to make it for me. You have worked for some amazing labels, in the future if you could choose any brand to work with who would it be? I would love to work with sports brands like Nike and Adidas and fashion giant Myer, I also love Lorna Jane, True religion and Guess. What are three things you couldn’t live without? My Fiancé’ Kyle, or animals (Dogs Kendra and Predator, Ferret Tinkerbell, Bunny Schwarzenegger and bird Butch) and my family! You have incredible ambition and balance which is rare do you have a personal saying or mantra? Live and Love. Live life to the fullest and love everyone and everything. Put your energies to living your best life whilst helping others and focus on love not hate. You have such a beautiful positive disposition what do you credit your positive outlook too? My childhood and teenage years were very hard. I grew up without a father and I left home at 14 years old. I don’t have any relationship with my mother and my step father is my only family. My grandparents (who I adored more than anything) past away and it was very difficult for me. I miss them every day. I also had a horrible teenage relationship with an abusive partner and suffered depression for many years. It felt that there was no light at the end of the tunnel and that no matter what I did to try and change what was happening around me I couldn’t. I decided that it was up to me to change how I react to what is happening and start making positive changes in my life. I did not want to be depressed, I wanted to experience life and love.


I made a HUGE change and committed myself to becoming the person I wanted to be. I focused on the people I loved and who loved me, focused on the beauty that is life, and worked hard every day towards my dreams. I guess growing up nothing was ever given to me and having to grow up at such a young age has taught me to work hard, that nothing comes easy and that you really need to WORK towards your goals. “It is amazing what you can do with the power of YOU� is my favourite saying, because it is up to you. My amazing partner Kyle has really helped me too and I just feel like a different person. I think all the negative has really helped me become positive and just to be so thankful and appreciate everything. I did not see it then but I do see it now and I believe everything happens for a reason.

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nspired by the Camilla, Akira and Bec and Bridge Catwalk collections is the latest trend in home wares; think spice-inspired colours ranging from cardamom to paprika, tribal prints and bohemian chic. With Camilla releasing a home wares collection all of her own, a collection of magnificently printed cushions reflecting her brand aesthetic. The trend has translated beyond soft furnishings with even the candle Superstars at glasshouse taking inspiration from the world wandering trends with a new Range of candles including, Positano, Bora Bora and Rio de Janeiro. (Glasshouse candles even featured at the Aurelio Costarella showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012.)

Glasshouse candles can be found online at glasshousefragrances.com.au and in store at all Glasshouse and Peter Alexander stores. Large glasshouse candles retail for $39.95.


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3. heaRT RaTe moniToR > PoLAR CoST: Starting at $99 (featured) and increasing with added features. heart Rate Monitors = Accountability. Michelle Bridges insists that anyone undertaking her challenge invests in one. they track heart rate, maximum heart rate, calories, time and save the data in a graph on the device. the data can also be uploaded to your compute and social media.

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n sitting down to dinner with Randi Zuckerberg I wasn’t sure what to expect. About Randi I knew only two things; Firstly she was the elder sister of the now infamous Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and secondly that she had been integral in the beginning and continued success of the social network that has changed everything. It’s fair to say I was blown away in meeting Randi. Despite spending the last decade in Silicon Valley surrounded by coders and engineers Randi is every inch the modern women in a floor length maxi dress, wanting to know where I had bought the blazer I was wearing and tell me all about her 18 month old son, a far cry from Mark who’s private life is relatively off limits and who recently admitted to owning up to 20 crew-neck shirts in the same grey colour. A bounding mass of brunette curls, and a beaming smile regardless of jetlag and unfamiliar surrounds. Entrepreneurism, family, friends, Facebook, Fame, politics nothing was off limits. Randi graduated from Harvard University in 2003, starting out in marketing in New York at a time where television campaigns were popular and she was placed in the rather less glamorous sector of internet marketing, something she now describes as “a blessing in disguise” at this time her brother Mark and his friends were starting Facebook out of their Harvard dorms, a project Randi would later work on for over six years.

“These guys were so creative, so passionate about what they were building, I completely fell for it” Facebook and the entrepreneurial atmosphere it provided were enough to hook Randi upon her visiting Silicon Valley. “These guys were so creative, so passionate about what they were building, I completely fell for it” says Randi.


At the time of her visit Facebook were looking for an internet marketer, she negotiated on the spot with her brother and began what she describes as “the crazy, incredible journey that was starting and working at Facebook”. Randi went on to work in Facebook’s Creative & Buzz Marketing, Political, and Social Change departments. It obvious that her experiences at Facebook along with the changes ushered in by social media and new technologies greatly influenced Randi’s path in life, both the good and the bad. In her reminiscing about the earlier days of Facebook Randi reflected upon when they first introduced the “newsfeed”. What the Facebook team assumed would be a “game changing” innovation that in reality users resisted and protested, both outside the Facebook offices and through Facebook itself. “We had created a site so viral that people were literally using it to protest us.” RZ In terms of revolutions you don’t find many organizations as ever evolving as Facebook, apparently this is the Facebook MO “Never just sit back and rest on the accomplishments of what you have done. Always be moving forward.” When asked whether an entrepreneurial gene runs in the family she replied, “ I think at least innovation always ran in our family because our father really valued that, I think maybe you have to have a crazy gene, more than an entrepreneur gene it’s more like an insanity maybe.” Evidently passionate about the digital revolution and is possibilities, Randi is equally passionate about protecting the future generations against cyber bullying, especially as it is now a generation her son will be a part of, her answer to dealing with the ‘trolls’ is absolving anonymity. “People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors.”

With Australia currently searching for the best way to deal with the severe cases of online trolling and bullying throughout society, but notably aimed at our celebrities such as Charlotte Dawson and Robbie Farah perhaps Zuckerberg is on to something, with anonymity allowing the vicious hate campaigns of late to grow at speed with little consequence for the perpetrators. This is what makes Randi so unique she has the entrepreneurial Zuckerberg genius in a more relatable package, she is a mother, a business women and friend. With speaking commitments, a new company Zuckerberg Media and a reality TV show “Silicon Valley” to air on Bravo in America later in the year Randi Zuckerberg is officially blazing a trail entirely of her own.

“We had created a site so viral that people were literally using it to protest us.” RZ


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estern Australian design sensation Kristy Lawrence of Flannel sat down with us on the night of her sensational showcase at Perth Fashion Festival to talk fashion, food and taking on America.


Recipe

The Kirsty Lawrence

sUPER GREENs JUICE

to make Ingredients serves 2

1 cup of tightly packed kale (or spinach if you can’t source kale) 3 stalks of celery

1 1/2 pears or green apple for sweetness 1 lebanese cucumber 1 cm of fresh ginger 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed

Wash ingredients thoroughly and juice (put kale, lemon and ginger through the juicer first). Stir and serve!

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BAcK WITH A BANg! 2012 is landmark year for Myer this year the beloved Australian department store celebrates 50 years of it’s highly coveted Fashions On The Field, which has become a huge part of Australian racing culture.

All photos courtesy of Lucus Dawson


sass and Bide The ever evolving Ladies in Layers remain designer stand outs not only for Myer but also Australia year in, year out.


Heidi Middleton and Sarah Jane Clark


Jennifer Hawkins in sass and Bide


THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT Returning Olympic Superstar Alicia Coutts was a red carpet favourite for the Myer Collection Launch.


Alicia Coutts


Alicia Coutts featured here with Lauren Phillips and Jesinta Campbell


THE COLOURS OF SUMMER Myers Spring Summer collection for 2012/13 Inspired by and shot in the beautiful South African Desert.


Jennifer Hawkins leading the way in Toni Maticevski


MYERs SECRET WEAPON Undoubtedly one of the nicest, brightest, best dressed of the Australian celebrity Fash pack.


Laura Dundovic


THE MYER LOOKs Make Up by Yves Saint Laurent Hair by Kevin Murphy.


THE RETURN OF THE GENTLEMEN


Dom Bagnato


THE AFTER PARTY PEOPLE


Aurelio Costarella and Jennifer Hawkins


Sunrises Mel and Kochie


Aurelio Costarella


Jayson BrunSdon


Jayson Brunsdon Backstage


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THE MYER MEGA STAR HERSELF 2012 has been a landmark year for Hawkins continuing work with Myer, Bioglan, Redwin, Mount Franklin, yet another year for her Cozi swimwear range and stepping out on her own with JLH, her first independently produced shoe collection.


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Jennifer Hawkins


Review


Photographer Maleika Halpin

Fiji

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Photographer Carlos Arevalo

Perth

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Photographer Johannes Westen

MERCEDES BENZ fashion FEsTIVAL

Sydney


Photographer Johannes Westen Belina Cleary

MERCEDES BENZ fashion WEEK

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Photographer Tori Demi Camdridge

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