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On the cover 10 Back to Riverdale Our epic spesh will get you pumped for season two! 48 Win all the things! Makeup, skincare, movies… We treat you right ;) 56 So you finally kissed Here’s what to do now 70 The Mod(el) squad Meet our 2017 Model Search finalists! 88 “I’m actually a mermaid” You, after trying our DIY fancy hair guide
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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Smashing through the ice to rescue Cheryl Blossom. MOST LIKELY TO: Avenge the shooting attack on his dad, Fred. Dark Archie will rise – you heard it here first!
C H E R Y L B LO S S O M FORMER RIVER VIXEN
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Defying her mum at Jason’s memorial and making that brilliant speech. MOST LIKELY TO: Break free from her family and control her own life, but still be the sassy queen we know and love. And of course, she will rejoin the River Vixens.
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R I V E R V I X E N , E D ITO R OF THE BLUE AND GOLD MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Transforming from sweet Betty to Dark Betty. MOST LIKELY TO: Have her heart broken by Jughead, but stay true to him and convince him to come back to Riverdale High. She’ll also search for her brother.
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P U S S Y C AT MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Calling Archie Justin Gingerlake, and all her other killer comebacks. MOST LIKELY TO: Join the River Vixens, have a fling with Reggie and upset the Pussycats by going solo.
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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: When he put on the Serpents leather jacket. RIP us. MOST LIKELY TO: Join the Serpents, go off the rails, and then return to Riverdale High and his true friends.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Winning Archie’s heart. MOST LIKELY TO: Support Archie through his hard time, but also have to deal with her maj family dramas when her dad returns to Riverdale.
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Vanessa Morgan has been cast to play this classic Archie character and will be part of season two in a big way. The pink-haired beauty is a Serpent and student at Southside High, so she immediately befriends Jughead and becomes a confidante for him during his transition to his new life. And bad news #bughead shippers… Toni is here to mess things up and get between Jughead and Betty.
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VA R I E T Y S H O W H O S T MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: When he spotted Archie and his abs through Betty’s window, and exclaimed: “Archie got hot!” MOST LIKELY TO: Have a really rough time this season. He’s heartbroken, and will be feeling pretty lost and like he doesn’t fit in.
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B U L L D O G S VA R S I T Y C A P TA I N MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Competing with his arch nemesis Archie to be football captain. MOST LIKELY TO: Pursue Josie and eventually win her heart, and get over his dislike of Archie.
If you’re watching season two and are thinking Reggie has really changed... no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Ross Butler played the haughty football player in the first season, but was unable to sign on for season two because he was also in 13 Reasons Why and is busy filming their second season. His replacement is Charles Melton, who is a total babe just like Ross, and has appeared in Glee and American Horror Story.
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Jughead’s younger sister has been mentioned several times already, and the writers have hinted that she’ll make an appearance in season two!
SEVEN TIMES COLE SPROUSE WON TWITTER HE TOTALLY HAS JUGHEAD’S SARCASTIC SENSE OF HUMOUR.
Moose Mason’s long-time girlfriend, and friends with Betty and Veronica. Although we haven’t seen her on the show, she has been mentioned.
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Veronica’s cousin, who is a fashion designer. Harper had an accident as a young girl and gets around in her custom designed wheelchair.
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Betty and Polly’s older brother, who is definitely appearing this season. In the Archie world, he is described as a prankster and works as a secret agent.
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GET THE LOOK Let’s be honest, we watch the show for the fashion as much as the drama. Each character has their own individual ~lewk~ and they rock it. The woman responsible for transforming the cast into their characters is costume designer Rebekka Sorensen-Kjelstrup. Rebekka likes to take inspiration directly from the traditional Archie comics, but give it a fresh spin so it’s on trend rn.
Juggy’s hat is absolutely iconic from the Archie comics, and it’s so cool that Rebekka found a way to make it work. He’s got a quirky vibe and favours dark casual clothes. The Serpents leather jacket was completely different for Jughead and instantly transformed him.
The brunette beauty is more fashion forward than Betty and likes to look a million bucks. She wears black and dark jewel tones, and favours structured dresses and skirts over jeans. The cape she loves to wear gives her that bit of mystery, and the pearls are a tribute to Holly Golightly – who is her literary hero.
The pretty blonde wears lots of her signature colour – pink – just like in the comics. She has that wholesome, girl-nextdoor vibe with jeans, sweaters, collared tops and cardigans. She’s a pastel dream in dainty floral prints, which is what makes it so surprising when she transforms into Dark Betty. 15
Like Betty, he has the all-American thing going when it comes to his clothes. Usually seen in blue jeans, white tees or baseball tees and his letterman jacket, he looks like the hot jock every girl has a crush on.
Riverdale’s fierce mean girl is also a total bombshell and always looks flawless. She dresses to ensure all eyes are on her and her signature colour is red, like her hair. She often has a vintage element to her look and likes to wear items that have a costume feel, like lace gloves. Her spider brooches hint that she’s dangerous.
THE PEMBROOKE The Permanent Building
The hotel Veronica and Hermione live in is filmed in a grand historical building in downtown Vancouver called The Permanent Building. It’s been used for many films and can be hired out as an event space for fancy parties and weddings.
Archie’s home is a real house, not a set, and has become a popular spot for fans to stop for pics. If you’re planning on going, remember a real family lives there.
SISTERS OF QUIET MERCY: HOME FOR TROUBLED YOUTHS Riverview Hospital
One of the creepiest spots in the series is the home for troubled youths that Betty and Jughead visit to rescue Polly. It was filmed at the Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, which was once a mental asylum. It’s now an abandoned building and is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Canada.
ARCHIE'S HOUSE 2037 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver
While the US town of Riverdale is fictional, most of the locations they shoot the series at are real. Filming takes place in Vancouver, Canada, and if you’re ever in the area, you can check out these familiar landmarks.
POP'S CHOCK'LIT SHOPPE Rocko's Family Diner
TWILIGHT DRIVE-IN Twilight Drive-In
The drive-in and Jughead’s former home is actually a real, working drive-in with the same name as it appears in the show. It’s located in Langley and is very busy during the summer.
JOHN SWEETWATER RIVER Alouette Lake and Alice Lake
Probably the number-one spot you’d want to visit if you could go to Riverdale is Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe! It’s filmed at a real Canadian diner called Rocko’s Family Diner and is located in Mission. As you’d expect, it’s a very popular place to get a burger and shake these days.
The infamous river that kicked off all the drama in the very first episode isn’t even a river! It’s actually two different lakes. Jason Blossom’s death and the other Sweetwater River scenes were filmed at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge, and Alice Lake in Brackendale, British Columbia.
THORNHILL MANSION Copperstone Mansion
RIVERDALE HIGH Lord Byng High School
The Blossom family home is another one that is actually owned by a family. It’s called Copperstone Mansion IRL and is in South Langley. It’s set behind gates, so not so good for sightseeing. Even though the show makes it look scary and gloomy, it’s actually very pretty.
The exteriors of Riverdale High are Lord Byng High School, which you can find at West 16th Street in Vancouver. Imagine going to the school where Riverdale is filmed!
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FAVE: Betty Cooper, because under her butter-wouldn’t-melt exterior, she’s kind of a badass – she’s brave, knows what she wants and she’ll stop at nothing to get to the truth. WANTS: More backstory revealed around the parents of Riverdale. We all know *something* went down in their day, so what was it?!
FAVE: Archie Andrews, because look at his face. WANTS: To see a bit more from his character development this season, and I think with his dad being shot we’re gonna get ~Dark Archie~.
FAVE: Jughead Jones, because not only is he a babe, he’s also a writer so we have that in common! WANTS: To see more of the history between the Blossom and Cooper families. Now that we know they’re related, I’d love to see why they parted ways.
FAVE: Cheryl Blossom, because she’s a total knockout, super-feisty and gets the best quotes. WANTS: A relationship for Cheryl! And you know it’s gotta have drama, so I’m thinking Betty’s long-lost brother would be wild…
WHO SHOULD YOU DATE? CAN’T PICK BETWEEN RIVERDALE ’S HOTTEST GUYS… TAKE THIS QUIZ TO PICK ! A LANE ONCE AND FOR ALL
Chocolate or Vanilla? Sporty or Arty? Chatty or Brooding? Curious or Daring? Parties or Gatherings? Movies or Netflix? Burger or Hotdog? Reading or Running? Singing or Writing? Mornings or Nights? MOSTLY WHITE – ARCHIE ANDREWS The confident jock is the one for you! You like that he doesn’t take things too seriously and is always up for a good time. But you also like that he has a sensitive side.
MOSTLY BLUE – JUGHEAD JONES The quiet, serious, brooding babe is your dream guy. You like that he is always there for his friends and is a great listener. But you also appreciate that he stands up for himself and has a unique sense of humour.
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ERRYTHING YOU NEED TO GET YOUR LIFE ~SORTED~. IN THIS ISSUE: Fix your study sitch / Recover from a bad rep / Find out how to ask your â€™rents anything (and we mean anything).
Because freaking out definitely won’t help you
rust us when we tell you that we’d rather be lurking Larry theories on Tumblr than studying, but exam time is important for your future and we know you want to ace it. So we’ve figured out some ways to help make studying (almost) stress free.
organisation is key When you feel like the only thing more stressful than studying is securing tickets to Ed Sheeran’s concert, you need to make a plan. Your workload can pile up super quickly, and if you’re not on top of it, it will bury you. Create a to-do list that maps out everything, with due dates highlighted. Prioritise every item from ‘code red’ to ‘girl, you’ve still got time’. Keep in mind that if you have a huge assignment due, you might want to break it down into small parts and give yourself mini deadlines over the next few weeks, so you won’t have to write half a novel in one night. Once you have a clear schedule you can start going through the list. And we all know there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing something off.
attitude, darling When you’re just not feeling it, take a creative break. Find some inspiring, positive quotes that give you that ‘I got this’ moment and write or draw them on some paper to pin up above your study area. You could even frame them and place them around your room to help spread those positive vibes to motivate you to study. You could also write a list of awesome things you’re going to do when your exams are over, and look at that whenever you need to feel like there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
zen zone A super-quick way to reduce pre-study stress is to have a clean and organised workspace. Clean up your desk, throw away any unwanted papers or rubbish, and make a space for your notes, laptop and books. Arrange your study notes by subject and make sure that you have all the notes you need to prepare yourself for the assignment or exam. If you’ve missed a day at school and need to catch up, email your teacher or a classmate for notes. Do it ASAP so you’re not scrambling when exam time rolls around.
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do not disturb TBH, tearing yourself away from Instagram is probably going to be the most challenging part about sitting down and actually studying. But a self-imposed ban from that and your other socials will be worth it in the exam hall, we promise! The best way to do that is to switch your phone to ‘do not disturb’ mode. That way you’ll still get those all-important notifications and phone calls, like when In Stereo make one of their famous announcements.
breaking (isn’t) bad Breaks are important. We’re not talking about the kinda breaks where you accidentally binge watch Riverdale all over again, we’re talking about the kind that help you calm down, refocus and gain a fresh perspective. Be mindful of how you spend your time between study sessions. Try going for a walk or run. Studies show regular exercise helps us to think better and focus on what needs to be done. Meditate or do breathing exercises to help clear your mind of distractions and allow your brain to re-group. You aren’t going to feel great being slumped over a desk all day, so take breaks to stretch your muscles, shake off any negativity and get back to work.
avoid sugar! We love peanut butter M&M’s as much as the next person, but if you have hits of artificial sugar while you study you’ve already set yourself up to crash and burn. Yes, artificial sugar (think lollies, chips, sneaky spoonfuls of Nutella and all the delicious stuff) gives you bursts of energy and may allow you to focus, but it’s only for a very limited amount of time. You’ll then hit a slump once it wears off. Alternatively, if you fuel your body with good kinds of fats and natural sugars (avocados and bananas), they will give you that muchneeded energy boost and laser-like focus for much longer, helping you breeze through your study sesh.
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1. A PLANT Not only will it help purify
the air, it’ll also help to create a calming environment.
2. SPEAKERS So you can pop on your
~chill~ playlist to create a calm atmosphere.
ESSENTIAL OILS Certain fragrances help keep you calm in times of high stress. Try lavender or peppermint.
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CUTE STATIONERY Nothing makes you want to pick up a pen and start writing like fresh, colourful stationery.
A STRESS BALL Not only will this help relieve stress, it will also give your hands something to do while you are thinking, instead of reaching for your phone.
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anything We took your burning questions for the ’rents to teen wellness expert Kim Smith to help you get what you want.
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This is awkward, but I want to talk to my mum about periods because we learnt about them at school, and even though I don’t have mine yet, I’m worried about not being ready when it happens. Like not having the right things. My mum has never talked about it with me so I feel embarrassed to talk to her about it.
Kim says: This can be awkward,
especially if your mum doesn’t speak openly about periods. Some parents don’t want to make their daughters feel embarrassed so they don’t bring it up. It might be a nice surprise for your mum if you approach her to discuss it. Start the conversation by letting her know your school gave a talk about periods and you have some questions. Let her know your concerns and ask her if she can help you to be prepared for when they arrive. Be brave. Once you start the conversation, it won’t be as embarrassing as you might think and could even bring you and your mum closer together.
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My parents are really, really strict when it comes to dating. I have a boyfriend at school and I want to be able to do things like go to the movies with just him and for coffee dates, but I don’t know how to ask my parents. I don’t want to lie to them.
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Kim says: Congratulations for being
honest and wanting to go about this the right way. My first thought is do your parents know your boyfriend very well? If they don’t, my first tip would be to get them together as much as possible. Build up the trust your parents have in your boyfriend. No parent wants to leave their daughter alone with someone they don’t know or trust. Your job is to help your parents and your boyfriend build a relationship. This might sound annoying, or like hard work, but believe me it will pay off. Invite your boyfriend over to your house to spend some time with you and your family. There are three huge benefits to doing this: one, your parents will get to know him; two, you can see how dedicated he is to you (any boy who takes time for your family is a keeper); and three, it will show him your family values and how he is expected to treat you. Once your parents build up trust in you and your boyfriend, they will be more likely to say ‘yes’ to letting you spend time together alone. When parents are strict, you need to take things slow. Building trust is the key!
I’ve done ballet since I was five and I’ve decided I don’t really like it any more (I’m 14 now). My mum is obsessed with me doing ballet and I don’t know how to tell her I don’t enjoy it any more. I feel like it’s too much pressure. I feel bad, though, because I know my parents have also spent lots of money on classes and costumes and stuff.
Some of my friends get pocket money from their parents and I want to ask my parents for some. I’m only 13 so I can’t get a job yet, but when I’m old enough I plan to.
Kim says: This can be difficult,
Kim says: This is a great question
especially when you know your mum and dad have invested so much into your ballet classes. It’s never fun feeling like you’re letting people down, especially if you’re already feeling like you have a lot of pressure on you. My advice is to tell your parents how you really feel. Instead of saying you don’t like your ballet any more, explain why. Tell them the pressures you’re feeling and the impact it’s having on your thoughts, emotions and life. Your parents sound very supportive of what’s important to you, so I’m sure they have your best interests at heart. You never know – after some good time away from ballet, you might find you miss it and want to go back! Things change, interests change and your parents will understand this, even if it takes some time.
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and good on you for being proactive with wanting to make money! This can be a difficult conversation to have with your parents, especially if there are any financial difficulties in your family. Many parents would love to give their children pocket money, but might not be able to afford it, so I’ll answer this in two parts. When asking for pocket money, you need to go in with a plan. What are you willing to do for the pocket money? What would help your parents most? The worst thing you can say is you’ll clean your room (you should already be doing this). What do your parents hate doing? Vacuuming? Cleaning the car? This is what you need to offer them. If you know your parents can’t really afford regular pocket money, perhaps you could do some one-off jobs around the house. Once a month you could ask to do something and get paid for it – this way your parents won’t be locked in if money is tight. Remember, money can be tough sometimes for parents, so never try to make them feel guilty if they can’t afford it.
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I’m 16 years old, my sister is 12 and my brother’s 10. My mum still treats me like a kid and I don’t think it’s fair because I’m so much older, but I’m not allowed to do all the things my friends are allowed to. All my friends are planning on going to a music festival and I really want to go. How can I make my mum see I’m old enough?
Kim says: It can be tough when you’re the eldest. Your parents may still see you in the same way they see your younger siblings and may not realise you’re more mature. So, here’s the best way to handle this. Start small and start talking. Start with little requests – asking if you can stay out a bit later, or go somewhere new on your own. When you find something they say yes to, do it right, follow their rules and prove you are reliable. When you get home, share your experience. The more you communicate with your parents, the more they will see your maturity. This builds their trust and faith in you. The worst thing you can do is ask a big request that’s way too scary for your parents. Starting small will help them get used to you doing new things. Also remember, fighting with them won’t help. Show them you’re not a kid any more. If they are stuck on saying ‘no’, make a smaller request. It’s about negotiating! 31
REP UTA TIO N So you’ve mucked up big time, and now the whole world knows. Or someone’s spread a rumour and it’s lit – in a bad way. If your rep’s in the gutter it doesn’t have to stay there. Here’s how to make an all-time comeback.
eople can say that reps don’t matter and, yeah, they kinda don’t (more on that in a sec). But man, when people are talking behind your back 24/7 and everyone treats you like you’re personally responsible for breaking up One Direction, it sure feels like the end of the world. The good news is, most of the time you can turn the nasty around and climb back on top.
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If things have juuust gone down and rumours are flying, the best thing to do for now is lay low. Not that you can’t go hang with your friends, or hit that cool party, but don’t try to talk about the rumours with anyone. Just act like they aren’t doing the rounds. This is super hard to do, especially when people are treating you weirdly and you see others talking about you. But getting wound up can just fuel the ~drama~. You want the noise to die down before you start work on that rep – and 100 per cent, it will. You’ve just gotta give the rumour mill time to get bored. 32
Build it up Whether the people you’ve hurt will give you the time of day or not, building people’s trust again is way important in getting a solid rep back. Look for opportunities to prove you’re not the person people think you are. If your rep is being a bad friend, look out for times you can support the pals you still have, and even other people. Maybe that girl who spends lunch alone would love a buddy, or team up in PE with someone who tends to get left out.
If the sitch is that someone’s spread a nasty rumour about you that’s either untrue or was private stuff, the best thing you can do is to live life with your head held high, hanging with the pals who love and accept you, and forget the haters. Whenever anyone comes to ask you if the rumours are true, just calmly say no. If they are true and it was just private stuff that shouldn’t have been made public, it’s better to just say the rumours are dumb and you’re not even bothering to talk about them. It makes it seem like they’re not true, without you having to lie! Yasss.
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Is it too late now to say sorry? Coming back from a bad rep that you – eek – kinda created yourself is different from one where someone’s out to ruin you for no reason. If you did something kinda shady, like kiss your best mate’s boyfriend at a party or spread lies about someone and got found out, the next step to fixing your rep is owning your mistakes. Apologise to the people you need to apologise to – ideally in person but, if that’s not possible, a written letter or email is a good way to express your feels. Make it honest and heartfelt. They may not forgive you, but recognising you were in the wrong and reaching out shows you’re serious about doing better.
Like, whatever At the end of the day, a reputation is nothing. Like, literally! It’s nothing! It’s what other people think you are vs who you actually are. Living your life as the A+ legend you are is the best thing you can do – for you and for fixing the bad rep. But if the rumours just won’t shake, remember that once school’s over, your rep is over too. Just throw on T-Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ each morning, so the chorus gets stuck in your head. Eventually, all that positivity will have you giving zero effs about what anyone’s saying or thinking about you.
Flip It & Reverse It These celebs turned their bad reps around by being way bigger than the ~drama~.
TAYLOR SWIFT Tay’s beef with Kanye (um, that phone call) and Katy Perry could’ve shut her career down. But she said her piece, ignored all the extra drama and kept being the boss she is. She’s mastered that whole “when they go low, you go high” thing.
JUSTIN BIEBER It was pretty hard to be a Belieber around 2013-2014. We love him hard but we have to admit… he was an A-grade jerk back then. Drinkdriving charges, abandoning his pet monkey (where R U now OG Mally?), breaking Queen Selena’s heart… we could get mad all over again just thinking about it. But, hey, he apologised and has been working hard to do better. You’re forgiven and we heart you, JB.
ARIANA GRANDE Remember that time someone filmed Ari saying she “hated” Americans? She made a statement apologising for it, then kept rolling out the hits, as well as proving she’s a ledge by organising charity events like the Manchester One Love concert. Everyone makes mistakes.
But you don't “ LOOK SICK “
Just because someone doesn’t visibly appear ill, doesn’t mean they aren’t. Invisible illnesses are far more common than we realise.
hen Selena Gomez cut short her Stars Dance tour and checked into a rehab facility back in January 2014, the tabloids wrongly speculated that she was having problems with drugs or alcohol. When she finally admitted it was to help cope with the effects of an autoimmune disease called lupus, which causes fatigue, joint pain and depression, everyone was stunned. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about,” she confessed to Billboard magazine. “I wanted so badly to say: ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ But I was angry I even felt the need to say that.” The problem – aside from the lupus itself – is that Selena doesn’t look how a sick person is ‘supposed’ to look. She’s young, vibrant and healthy-looking, with great hair and clear skin. And Selena’s not the only one. Bella Hadid, 20, has Lyme disease, which causes pain and exhaustion. Miley Cyrus has hypoglycemia, which affects her blood sugar levels and she gets sick if she doesn’t eat well. Sarah Hyland has kidney dysplasia and needed a kidney transplant. But if these celebs didn’t speak out about their conditions, we would never even know they were sick. Invisible illnesses are far more common than we realise – simply because we can’t see them. In fact, one in five Australians has a disability, and a massive 90 per cent of those are unseen. You may not know it from looking at them, but it’s very likely a few of your classmates and friends are struggling with an invisible illness.
They may be dealing with problems like crippling pain, seizures, anxiety and exhaustion, but to make it worse, they often also have to cope with people who don’t believe they’re ill. Just like Selena, one of the hardest things for people who have chronic, unseen conditions is hearing: “But you don’t LOOK sick!”
know more about their condition and how to support them. If you’re dealing with a chronic condition, don’t feel embarrassed to talk about it if you want to. Friends, teachers or bosses may struggle to understand, but it can help if you’re willing to talk about it. You may find people are curious about your condition and want to know how to help, or you may find other people are going through similar things. It’s also important to surround yourself with friends who are supportive, even when your condition interrupts plans. Remember, you’re not boring or unreliable, you’re unwell, so don’t worry about people who only want your friendship when it’s convenient. And look out for support organisations like Livewire, an online community for teens living with illness. We connected with three girls through this community, who shared their stories to help us understand what it’s all about...
lians One in five Austraand has a disability, cent a massive 90 perseen. of those are un We know you want to be a good friend, so if someone you know has an invisible illness, be patient and don’t judge them – even if you don’t really get what they’re going through. If they’re willing to talk about their condition, ask them questions to help you understand better, or do your own research so you
MARTINA, 19, has cystic fibrosis, which affects your lungs. I was six weeks old when I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and four when I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I’ve since developed diabetes, gastroparesis, eye problems, kidney stones, chronic pain syndrome, severe reflux, osteoporosis, and pancreatic insufficiency. CF means I feel like I’m always breathing through a straw, and that affects my ability to walk long distances, shower, climb stairs and play sports. I do three hours of treatments and
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take 50-odd medications every day. I’ve had good teachers and I’ve got good friends, but it’s hard to find a job because I spend a lot of time in hospital and have to take lots of sick days. I’ve been lucky with medical help, but people don’t realise how serious CF is – they think a lung transplant will ‘cure’ me. My advice to friends of people suffering is to stay strong – it’s hard to see the light when you’re so ill. I hope CF will one day stand for ‘Cure Found’.
SOPHIE, 13, has an arachnoid cyst, a fluid-filled sac on her brain. When I was 10, I had an MRI and they found an arachnoid cyst right in the middle of my brain. At that stage, I didn’t have any symptoms, but in 2016, I started to get headaches, dizzy spells and I even fainted. It was really scary. I learnt as much as I could online, but sometimes it was overwhelming. Around this time, I joined Livewire, which helped invisible illness, people usually do me realise I wasn’t alone and helped me one of two things: doubt them be more comfortable with educating or try too hard to help them. In others. School was hard, as people said my experience, the best way to I was making it up because they help is to talk about how their couldn’t see anything physically wrong illness affects them and how with me. My headaches got worse they’d like to be treated. It and I was having them constantly, took a long time, and a lot so my neurosurgeon decided of doctors, to get an I should have surgery to drain explanation for why If you want to the cyst, and I went on the I was having all my learn more about waiting list. It was hard on issues. Doubt from invisible illnesses my family, as we couldn’t doctors, because if and conditions, visit make plans for months. I’d a teenage girl has livewire.org.au. just started high school, so symptoms it must be this meant another group of “all in her head”, was people would doubt I was sick. It downright traumatising. made me feel low, but my friends Livewire helps me stay were great. Don’t take negative connected to people my age, words personally. I did at the start, but which is hard when you’ve missed I just shake it off now. I also talk openly a lot of school and lost touch about my condition with teachers, with peers due to your illness. friends and family – it helps!
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LILY, 18, has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which causes loose joints, stretchy skin and fragile body tissue. Each day with EDS is different. I don’t get to choose which days my pain and fatigue allow me to go out and enjoy life, so sometimes I miss things I’ve looked forward to for months. Some days I cope with symptoms easily and accept when I need to take a break. Other days are more frustrating and the randomest things make me cry or get angry. My illness is genetic, I’ve had it my whole life, but I was only diagnosed at 16. As people haven’t heard of EDS and they can’t see it, they don’t understand how it affects me. Even well-meaning statements like “but you don’t look sick” or “we all get tired sometimes” can be frustrating, invalidating and hurtful. When someone has an
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in Australia? Seriously though, it’s a fair question. More than 62% of Australians believe same-sex couples should be allowed to get married, yet the people who run our country still aren’t here for it.
id you know we’re the only English-speaking democracy that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to get married? Yep, it’s true! In fact, 23 countries across the world have passed a marriage equality bill – but Australia? No. And the current government doesn’t really seem to be doing anything constructive to make it happen. Got a zillion questions? Yep, so do we…
party. Critics accuse him of making a show of supporting gay rights, but being weak when it comes to taking action.
Why is this issue taking so damn long to sort?
The current government’s stance on the matter is to allow the public to cast their vote and the MPs could then choose to go with the results or ignore them, a policy known as a plebiscite. But unfortunately, the notion didn’t pass the Senate in 2016, bringing everything to a screeching halt.
What’s our PM’s stance on this sitch? Malcolm Turnbull is in a bit of an awks position. In the past, he has shown his support for gay rights (he even attends the annual Sydney Mardi Gras), but when he took over as PM after Tony Abbott, he agreed to the plebiscite. Meaning that if he decides he’s all for a vote for same-sex marriage without the plebiscite, he risks losing the support of the conservative side of his
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So what about Australia’s Opposition Leader?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced that he’s all for a vote for same-sex marriage as well. “If we get the chance to vote up marriage equality and have a vote on it in the Parliament, a fair dinkum vote, we are absolutely up for that,” Mr Shorten told ABC’s 7.30 program. But will the bill be brought forward? Well, that requires four Liberal MPs to cross the floor. So here’s looking at you, MPs!
What was the point of that emergency meeting held in August?
You might have heard about the PM calling a meeting to discuss the Liberal government’s plans regarding same-sex marriage. The result was to staunchly commit to the plebiscite plan, which seems doomed to fail.
Same-sex marriage across the world Here are the countries and US states that are way ahead of us and have already legalised marriage equality.
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Where are we now?
Knowing that, Mr Turnbull has announced a voluntary postal vote that could commence as soon as September 12, with the votes due back by November 7. The result will be issued on November 25. The Prime Minister has said he wants this resolved by Christmas, but Parliament shuts down on December 8, which only gives a very brief amount of time in which to resolve it. It’s a lengthy process that will cost more than $120 million and the government is not obligated to honour the majority vote, which is why everyone is so frustrated. Therefore, the government holds all the cards and the issue very well may not be resolved in 2017.
What can you do?
The Girlfriend team are 3000% in support of samesex marriage, and when the bill is ~finally~ passed, you can bet there’ll be a glitter-filled celebration in the GF office. At the time of reporting, everything you’ve read here was up to date. If the leaders of our country passed the bill before this mag got to your hot lil hands, then we couldn’t be more thrilled! If not, we promise to keep you informed about the campaign for equal rights in Australia. Coz love always wins.
At this point, you’re probz thinking, ‘I’m not even old enough to vote yet. There’s nothing I can do!’ But that’s SO not true! Show your support on social media by using the
hashtags #TeamEquality, #LoveWins and #MarriageEquality. Also, head to the marriage equality website (australianmarriageequality.org) and: • Type in your postcode and, if your Federal Member is opposed, write them a powerful email urging them to support a free vote. • Sign the equality campaign petition to support same-sex marriage. • Suss out the fact sheets and statistics to be armed with knowledge when speaking with anti-marriage equality peeps.
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and hat whole ‘too cool’ thing ain’t for you. You’re all about the high drama and major moments and, babe, you sure know how to make an entrance. You’re never going to be one of those go-with-the-flow kinda people and it’s time you took pride in your extraness. If you can relate to at least six of these, then you’re extra AF. Take a bow, princess, it’s your world… everyone else is just living in it. Your first question when invited anywhere (from a casual coffee to a fancy ball) is, ‘What’s the theme?’
Your mum says, ‘You’re talking so loud,’ approximately 284 times a week. You’ve matched your nail colour to your smoothie for the perf Insta pic more times than you care to admit. It takes you 27 texts to tell a simple story because you send them one excited sentence after another. You have a Pinterest planning every single occasion for the rest of your life. When describing something, you either violently hate it or passionately love it. There is no in-between.
When you’re feeling sad, you play sad music on purpose to really embrace the feeling.
You’ve trained your sibling to take at least a hundred #candid photos of you upon request.
You line up 12 hours before a concert, buy loads of merch, have a handwritten sign and hang by the stage door for an autograph.
You spend your precious time looking on Tumblr for pictures that reflect your current aesthetic to post on your Instagram. You NEVER prepare a bath without taking a Boomerang capturing the moment your bath bomb hits the water. Damn straight you have full-on birthday parties for your dog, and god help the friend who tells you it’s ridiculous. A printed silk robe and fluffy slippers are high-priority items on your wish list RN. You’re constantly late to things because your coffee order of a double shot caramel macchiato with a dash of cold milk, no whip, choc sprinkles is a daily struggle for your barista. You have a playlist ready to go for those moments when you’re walking down the street with your headphones in, pretending you’re in the opening scene of a Netflix Original about your life.
People have finally stopped asking, ‘Why are you so dressed up?’ when you show up to casual events looking fire because they have come to expect it.
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Is everyone constantly telling you that you’re ‘ being dramatic’? Well, it’s time to own it, because it’s not a bad thing!
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YOUR MUSE: MOSTLY SKULLS: Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale You’re headstrong AF, like the fierce and fabulous Cheryl. But everybody knows you’ve got a heart of gold on the inside (and a creepy grandma in the attic). We recommend a quality red wig, black leather skirt and scarlet lip (and don’t forget the spider brooch) for a costume that’ll bring the house down coz you = fiyah.
WHY ARE YOU DRESSED SO SCARY?
Let’s be real, sexy cats ain’t spooking anyone this year. Take our quiz to see which freaky babe you should channel to really slay on Halloween. 1 What class do you
look forward to most? English History Music Is lunchtime a class? PE
2 What’s your guilty
pleasure? Pancakes with maple syrup Hitting snooze Lurking hot guys on Insta Splashing your cash Taking long baths with Netflix and chocolate
3 Which song
is your jam? ‘Attention’, Charlie Puth ‘Break Free’, Ariana Grande ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, Little Mix ‘Fancy’, Iggy Azalea ‘Cold Water’, Justin Bieber
4 Which animal
is the least scary? Spider Snake Leopard Tiger Shark
5 What’s your fave
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beauty product? Lipstick Eyeliner Mascara Blush Highlighter
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6 What colour is your dream car? Red Grey Black Pink Blue
7 Best place to hang with your BFF? Your room The library The locker room The shops The beach
8 What’s your dream travel destination? Paris London New York LA Fiji
9 What sport
do you rule at? Cheerleading Athletics Horse riding I don’t do sport Swimming
MOSTLY COFFINS: Ancient queen from The Mummy People call you an old soul, and you’re often found with your head in a history book or posting throwback photos on Facebook. That’s when you’re not napping for what feels like a thousand years. If someone awakens you from a good snooze, your temper tantrums are out of this world. Rather than wrapping yourself in toilet paper for the mummy effect, try a Cleopatrastyle get-up with zombie makeup. MOSTLY BLACK CATS: Taylor in the Blank Space video You may *seem* nice as pie, but if someone takes more than an hour to text back, your rage is next-level. You also have a thing for cats and leopard coats, which kinda goes with the territory. If you wanna channel scary Swiftie as a scorned (Starbucks) lover, pop on your preppiest outfit and get your crazy eyes on. Golf club optional. MOSTLY DAGGERS: Chanel from Scream Queens Scheming is your fave pastime and you tend to get everything you want in life (even if your loyal squad has to do the dirty work for you). Like you always say, when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping and leave the minions to fix it. Whether you go for her season one or season two look, Chanel is the perfect costume choice because she’s a classic and so are you. MOSTLY FANGS: Mera from Aquaman You adore the mermaid trend and plan on spending your spring in and around large bodies of water. Sure, the movie hasn’t come out yet, but the glimpses we’ve seen of Amber Heard as Aquaman’s bae online are all the #costumegoals. They sell green body paint at novelty shops, right?
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Presley & Ka ia = fashion royalty 4 Which creature is blurred out on Selena’s jumper in this pic? A: A snake B: A lizard C: A dragon D: A dinosaur 5 What does H&M stand for? A: Hannes & Maude B: Hennes & Mauritz C: Hermen & Maurice D: Harmony & Melody
What’s on Sel’s sweater?
1 Which singer wore a diamante Gucci balaclava to Coachella this year? A: Rihanna B: Beyonce C: Katy Perry D: Miley Cyrus 2 Presley and Kaia are the children of this ’90s supermodel… A: Kate Moss B: Cindy Crawford C: Naomi Campbell D: Claudia Schiffer
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3 Hailey Baldwin appeared in a denim campaign for this brand… A: Missguided B: H&M C: Topshop D: General Pants Co.
Got more style cred than Gigi? Low-key stalk all the VS models on Insta AND know the names of their dogs? We’ll put your knowledge to the test… girlfriend. com. a u
6 What is the name of the Insta account dedicated to Emma Watson’s publicity outfits? A: The Outfit Files B: The Press Tour C: Her Wardrobe D: What Emma Wore
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Who made Bella’s bod stocking?
Inka Williams 14 Where did model Inka Williams grow up? A: Tahiti B: Byron Bay C: Bali D: Dubai
ANSWERS: 1. A, 2. B, 3. B, 4. D, 5. B, 6. B, 7. A, 8. D, 9. C, 10. B, 11. B, 12. D, 13. B, 14. C, 15. A, 16. A, 17. A, 18. C.
What’s cooking , Ka rlie? 7 What kind of necklace did Audrey Hepburn wear in the iconic opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany’s? A: Pearl B: Diamond C: Sapphire D: Gold chain 8 Miranda Kerr’s man Evan Spiegel founded this social media platform… A: Instagram B: Facebook C: Twitter D: Snapchat 9 What is Zendaya’s clothing line called? A: Z By Zendaya B: Zendaya Couture C: Daya By Zendaya D: Zen 10 Where do Dr. Martens originate? A: Sweden B: England C: Scotland D: Denmark
11 What variety of baked goods did Karlie Kloss once sell at fashion week? A: Muffins B: Cookies C: Doughnuts D: Pies
15 What year did Aussie model Shanina Shaik walk her first Victoria’s Secret runway? A: 2011 B: 2012 C: 2013 D: 2014
12 ‘Three stripes’ are a trademark of which streetwear label? A: Nike B: Supreme C: Stussy D: Adidas
16 Which design house made the body stocking Bella Hadid wore to the the 2017 Met Gala? A: Alexander Wang B: Givenchy C: Balmain D: Balenciaga
13 What brand designed a Beauty And The Beastthemed collection ahead of the film’s release? A: Sabo Skirt B: Minkpink C: Princess Polly D: Beginning Boutique
17 Kendall Jenner’s 21st outfit threw back to this 2000s style icon… A: Paris Hilton B: Mary-Kate Olsen C: Mischa Barton D: Nicole Richie 18 Stylists the Bartoli sisters have dressed this hottie for the red carpet… A: Liam Hemsworth B: Cole Sprouse C: Jared Leto D: Robert Pattinson
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STYLE ROOKIE You’re more into high street than high fashion, and Harry Styles’ hot pink suit barely hit your radar. You might lack supreme knowledge in the wardrobe department, but let’s face it, there are more important things in life. Like Harry Styles’ face.
FASHION FORWARD You’ve got at least one cult sneaker in your shoe closet and you style-stalk Hailey B as much as the next girl, but it doesn’t rule your existence – although you do secretly love it when your friends call on you for shopping advice.
PRACTICALLY KENDALL Fashion is what gets you up in the morning. Ninety-nine per cent of your Insta feed is made up of models and celebrity stylists, and you’re srsly considering a career in the industry. Your deepest fear is wasting a good outfit on a bad day… worst!
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Ever wondered what it takes to be an x-treme sports athlete at the top of your game? We met snowboarder Zahra Kell and skateboarder Poppy Starr to get the lowdown.
Zahra Kell, 14, S n ow bo a rd e r WHAT’S AN AVERAGE DAY LIKE FOR YOU? I wake up at 6am and go to the gym. After that I head up to the hill to snowboard. Some days I have trampolining or school work after that, but the days I don’t I just hang out with my friends. WHEN DID YOU START SNOWBOARDING? I started when I was four years old, when Mum and Dad took me on a family snow trip. WHEN DID YOU REALISE THIS WAS SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO DO PROFESSIONALLY? A couple of years ago I found that I was always wanting to be on the snow, and I also just really enjoyed competition days. WHO IS YOUR PRO HERO? I’ve always loved Torah Bright. She is such an inspiration and a nice person.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR COMPETITIONS? I try to ride the same park as the competition is on for as many days as I can leading in, to get really comfortable with the rails and jumps that are in the comp. I try to only practise the tricks I’m going to throw in the competition. WHAT’S THE COOLEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? Travelling is definitely the coolest experience you get when you snowboard professionally. I have been lucky to travel to, and ride at, some of the most beautiful places. WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART? Training in tough conditions. Also, injuries are tough to overcome because you have to get all your tricks back after having a long break. WHAT’S YOUR PROUDEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR? In my first competition against international professional riders, I ended up in the top eight and I definitely wasn’t expecting that. Also, the Burton Australian Junior Series, when I won the slopestyle and halfpipe. WHAT IS THE TOP GOAL YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE? I would like to be an Olympic gold medallist in slopestyle. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN WHEN YOU’RE NOT COMPETING OR TRAINING? I wakeboard, but when I’m not doing board sports I’m playing other sports such as soccer and oztag. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO GF READERS WHO ASPIRE TO HAVE A CAREER LIKE YOURS? Never give up and have as much fun as possible on the way!
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GF features Check out these other kick-ass chicks smashing it at board and ski sports.
Isabella Nichols – Surfer This 19-year-old surfer was the 2016 Ericeira World Junior Champion and played Blake Lively’s body double in The Shallows. Britt Cox – Skier This 22-year-old ski champ has already represented Australia at the Winter Olympics and was the youngest to compete at Tokyo. Josie Prendergast – Surfer This 18-year-old Byron Bay babe is a pro surfer for Billabong and has caught the attention of surfing legend Bob McTavish.
Poppy Starr, 17, S ka te bo a rd e r WHAT’S AN AVERAGE DAY LIKE FOR YOU? I start by going to the beach and then I go out to the skate park and just swim, skate and surf all day.
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WHEN DID YOU START SKATING? When I was eight, that’s when I picked up my first skateboard. A family friend gave me a try of his old skateboard, and he saw that I liked it so much he gave it to me. WHEN DID YOU REALISE THIS WAS SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO DO PROFESSIONALLY? Probably when I was like 12, when I went in my first ever World Cup and I just saw so many other girls. I realised I don’t just love skateboarding, I love everything that comes with it. That’s when I started wanting to be a professional, so I could do it more. WHO IS YOUR PRO HERO? I love Mimi Knoop. I always looked up to her. I remember the first time seeing her, I was so excited. She’s really nice and she supports all the girls.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR COMPETITIONS? I don’t do too much, actually. I usually try to go to bed fairly early and have a good breakfast and do lots of stretches before I skate. WHAT’S THE COOLEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I think travelling, and just skating with all my friends and having so much fun in competitions. WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART? Probably frustration in competitions when I don’t do so well. Often in the lead up, you can land all these tricks that you do every time, and then sometimes you just fall off something that you can do every try in practice.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE YOUR PROUDEST CAREER MOMENT? Winning the Vans Combi Bowl Classic in 2016. It was my first time competing in the pro division. WHAT IS THE TOP GOAL YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE? To represent Australia at the Olympics. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN WHEN YOU’RE NOT COMPETING OR TRAINING? A lot of swimming, going on adventures and jumping off rocks! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO GF READERS WHO ASPIRE TO HAVE A CAREER LIKE YOURS? Put the effort in. I take a lot longer than other girls to learn tricks, but if you put the time and effort into it and really know what you want to achieve, then you will.
embarrassing Horrendous. Horrific. Hilarious.
Lingerie fail I was bra shopping with my mum, when I spotted a large
group of boys from my class (including my crush) crossing the floor I was on to get to the level above. None of them had seen me yet, so I decided to freeze, face the other way and hope they would walk past without seeing me. Just at that moment, Mum yelled out really loudly: “Sweetie, time to buy your bras so we can leave.” And all the boys turned around! To make matters worse, one of the boys posted a photo on Snapchat of me with two frilly bras under my arms!
I was at a school camp and we were doing tubing, and me and my friend were wearing the same tie-up togs. We both got onto the tube, having a great time, when next minute my bikini bottom flew off and I was on the tube naked while the whole grade was on the beach witnessing it! I jumped into the water to discover my bottoms were gone, and I had to go into the boat and back to shore naked while my friend couldn’t stop laughing. Note to self – make sure you tie the knots tight!
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Pushing the friendship There’s this guy at school that I’m really good friends with and he has another guy that looks just like him in the grade below us. One day, I was walking down some stairs and I thought that my friend was in front of me, so I gave him a friendly push. It turns out that it wasn’t my friend, it was his lookalike! To make things worse, I said that someone behind me had pushed me into him, but when I looked behind me there was no-one there!
Point made One night during a debate, my
Chatup line I had a crush on this boy, and my friends kept telling me to ask him out. So one night I decided I would ask him the next day at school. I told my friends on what I thought was our Instagram group chat, but instead it was the hangouts group chat, which he was on... And he was the first to reply with, “Okay”. I will never live that down!
teammates and I were quietly discussing rebuttal points while the opposition were speaking. Suddenly, I’d come up with some fantastic points and I shouted: “YES, YES, YES!” I then highfived my teammates, soon to notice that the person speaking at the time had gone quiet and everyone was looking at me, including the adjudicator. Obviously I apologised later, but I was so, so utterly embarrassed.
I was at the school pool with all my friends and we were jumping off the three-metre diving board. I did a dive, even though everyone else was too scared (including my crush). I dove and as I swam up and out of the water, I noticed my crush by the edge of the pool looking at me funny. I looked down and realised that when I dove, my bathers had twisted sideways and my boob was showing! I quickly fixed it, but I was so embarrassed!
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Prank gone wrong I was at my friend’s party and my best friend told me she was going to the bathroom. Just as she left, I gathered the other girls and said we were all going to prank her by twerking when she opened the door. They didn’t know what twerking was, so I was explaining it to them like: “You bounce your bum up and down!” We heard the door open, so I started twerking. But my friends didn’t, so I yelled: “Come on! Bounce that booty!” They told me to turn around. It was my bestie’s mum about to tell us to go to sleep! Most embarrassing sleepover ever!!
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GF f e e l s SEX, BODY, LIFE: SORTED! In this issue: The complete lowdown on your vagina. Yep, all the bits you’ve been curious about… explained!
THINK BEFORE YOU READ: THE CONTENT IN THIS SECTION IS SENSITIVE AND MAY OFFEND
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My best friend and I were really close, but then one of our friends starting pulling her away… I’m 13 and I was secretly dating a guy who is 21…
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My boyfriend and I have started having sex. He is really enjoying it, and I pretend to, but I’m not. We’re using condoms, but it kind of hurts and rubs a lot when he thrusts, and each time I’ve been sore after (we've done it three times). What should I do? I’m worried it's not normal to feel this way. Will it always hurt like this? Sore I’m really pleased you are using protection, and you'll be pleased to know that what you ALL QUESTIONS describe is most likely not abnormal, and ARE ANSWERED fixable! This sounds like a case of too much BY DR SALLY friction, and it’s not going to get better by COCKBURN, pretending to enjoy sex. Sexual arousal usually GF’S RESIDENT triggers production of natural lubrication DOCTOR. fluid but, when you start to anticipate sex is going to hurt, that response can be closed down. First thing is to talk about it with your boyfriend (better still – Recently, I have noticed that sometimes after going to the show him this page!). toilet, there is this clear gloopy stuff that comes out of my Reassure him it’s not his vagina. Sometimes it's in my undies. But it's not the 'normal' fault, but it would help stuff that should come out, it's like that stuff, but extra. to take it gently for a bit I'm really worried that it's an infection or something, but and use pre-lubed I haven't done anything to get one. I do masturbate condoms, or buy some sometimes, but I don't think it's from that. But today when water-based lube I masturbated, a couple of hours after I went to the toilet until you find it more and the gloopy stuff was in my undies. Please help! comfortable and Freaked out nature kicks in. Be careful From what you describe, the two most likely causes of this to only buy lube that discharge are reassuringly both completely normal. If this is is compatible with happening two weeks before a period, then it is probably condoms because ovulation mucus, meaning an egg has been released. some may cause Typically this discharge is clear, and when you put some breakages – and you between the tips of your thumb and index finger and pull don’t want that! If the them apart, the stuff is seriously stretchy. The other likely pain doesn’t settle, cause is the slippery fluid produced when you get sexually you might be allergic aroused, whether during masturbation or sex. A healthy to latex, so try using young body responds by producing natural lubrication fluid in polyurethane condoms. the vagina to make sex easier. This fluid can pool inside and If it’s still not right, chat come out later just like you describe. Either way, it sounds fine. with your doctor.
I’m having some problems with my acne. It's really sore and red, and I can't use cream to make it go down. My skin is also sensitive and has eczema. I haven't got the money to do anything on my own and I don't know if I’ve infected it. Fed up The combination of eczema and acne can require different treatment to acne alone, as some acne treatments may irritate sensitive skin. The best thing is to see a GP. It may be time for oral antibiotics, and these require a prescription. I hear your concerns about money, but do you have a trusted adult who can help you access a doctor that will bulk bill? If so, the advice won't cost you, but you will need your Medicare number – and prescription medication will cost money. Every family is issued two cards with the whole family listed on it, so please talk to Mum or Dad if you can. If you are over 15, you can apply for your own card via Medicare, but that’s only if you can’t access the family card.
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Seen too much
My dad has been watching porn videos and pictures. I know this because it is in his phone's Google history. My mum doesn't know. I don't feel like telling anyone and I don't know what to do. Help! Yikes We are impressed, you have shown great courage to write to GF. Adults occasionally do things in private that would surprise or shock young people. Assuming this is not child pornography (which is illegal), you have three choices. First, go with your first instinct and do nothing. Second, find a quiet moment and tell him exactly what you found and how it’s left you feeling. Third, if this continues to worry you, you don’t have to deal with it alone – you can anonymously ring Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 and talk it over, or use their online web chat counselling service at kidshelpline.com.au/teens/ get-help/webchat-counselling/
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Lately, I've been having a really hard time at school. My best friend and I were really close, but then one of our friends started pulling her away from me and I had a big fight with her because I felt left out and upset. She didn't show any respect, just defended our friend. We haven't been talking because I don't want to fight or cause more drama. All my friends have a bestie, but I don't have a close friend at the moment and mostly sit alone at school. How do I deal with this situation? Lonely
My bestie has been dating this guy for about 10 months and we are all really close and talk out of school on Snapchat. Recently, while talking to her boyfriend, he asked me for nudes. After finally giving in, I sent him a picture of my breasts. We now talk every day, sending each other pictures, and talk about sex with each other. Other than our Snapchat relationship, nothing physical is happening and my best friend is completely clueless as to what we are doing. Is this a bad thing? Sneaky Yes, this is a bad thing, on two levels. On no planet that I know of is it OK for you to be sending nude selfies to your bestie’s boyfriend. How would you feel if she did this to you? Putting aside the morality of going behind your bestie’s back, both of you are actually in breach of the law. He has solicited child pornography and you have manufactured and distributed it. Apart from the reputational damage, you could be facing heavy penalties. This is not harmless fun, you could end up stuffing up your futures.
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Relationships at your age can be very unstable, causing the sort of heartbreak you have described. I think that you have two options here. The first one is to initiate a conversation with your friend and see if you can resolve the conflict. Everyone makes mistakes, so if she owns up to this – good job. However, if you don’t have the energy to do this, walk away for now and make some new friends. Join a club inside and/or outside school – it could be art, music, dance, drama or sport. Then, spend time with the other members and gradually you’ll get a new group of friends that you can hang out with.
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I am 13 and I was secretly dating a guy who is 21, but was 20 at the time. I didn’t love him at first, but now I really miss him. Once my mum saw us, my parents told him that if he communicates with me they will call the police on him. I really love him and would do anything to get him back. How can I get him back – or can I? Longing This is tough, but your parents are right. You shouldn’t get him back. If he loves you and has your best interests at heart, he will wait until you are legally old enough to make adult decisions. Despite what you think or feel, legally you are a minor. The law says feeling mature is not good enough. You have to be mature in reality. Caring for him means having nothing to do with him until you are of age. He needs to stay away. If he doesn’t, he could end up in prison.
asks you that? Back away from your phone. In Australia, if you’re under the age of 18, the soliciting or exchange of nude photographs or videos is illegal. If found guilty, you risk charges of child abuse and could be added to a sex offender register. Heavy, we know, but the laws are in place to protect you. If someone is pressuring you, tell a trusted adult. For more information, visit esafety.gov.au and check out the section on sexting.
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Get caught up on what’s down there.
hether you’re an experienced explorer or it’s unchartered territory, we’ve all got one. Yep, the vagina is what unites all us gals, and while everyone’s may look a little different, they serve the same very important purposes. So it’s high time you got to know yours!
All the bells and whistles
The vagina is made up of several parts. If you’re game enough, grab a small mirror and take a squiz! Promise it’s not weird – this is actually a great way to become familiar with all your bits and pieces.
These are the outer lips – the fleshier ones that your pubic hair grows on.
The inner lips are smaller, pink skin folds that act like a second layer of protection for your vaginal openings. They contain oil glands that create lubrication, or that “wet” feeling you get down below. Sometimes they might be different sizes or even come out past the outer lips – this is totally normal. Don’t freak out if yours isn’t all symmetrical!
Situated at the top of your vagina, where the lips or your labia minora meet, this area is a pleasure centre for us girls, as it contains about 8000 nerve endings and is highly sensitive. Stimulating this area can lead to an orgasm for many women. If you’ve got your mirror out, you’ll see a little hood hanging over the clitoris to protect it from irritation.
This is the name given to the inner and outer lips of the vagina, so basically what you see at first glance.
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Ew, what just came out of me? Vaginal discharge is a really normal, and sometimes gross, part of being a girl. As if we didn’t have enough to deal with already! The fluid that comes out of your vagina changes throughout your cycle, so here’s what to keep an eye out for.
Thick and white: this creamy
Te n d in g y o u r lady garden Treat your vagina kindly. If you shave or wax, do so carefully – the skin around the area is really sensitive and hair follicles can easily become inflamed or infected. Exfoliate gently if you need to, but remember those products are only suitable for external use, so less is more. Soap can irritate the vagina and upset its delicate pH balance, and medical professionals recommend you wash yourself with good oldfashioned water! Among other clever features of the vagina, it’s self-cleaning, so you don’t need to lather up with fancy products.
fluid can appear at the start and end of your cycle.
Clear and stretchy: this “egg white”-like discharge occurs around ovulation (the release of your egg from the fallopian tube), usually around the middle of your cycle. Watery: this can occur at any point within your cycle and might increase after exercise.
Red or brown: sometimes around
ovulation you might have spotting, or just after your period you might see a bit of “old blood” coming out.
You may have learned at school that girls have “three holes”. One of them is your bum (or “anus” if you’re being all scientific), and this tiny hole, located under the clitoris, is another. It’s where urine comes out.
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This is our third “hole”, but don’t think you’re just walking around with an open tube between your legs! The walls of this passage are made up of muscles that contract, or close up, when at rest. The vaginal passage is a multi-tasker: it’s where our period blood flows through on its way out of the uterus; it’s where we put tampons in to catch that blood; it’s where vaginal intercourse occurs; and it’s also called the birth canal because it’s where babies come out of. Yep, the walls can stretch THAT far. Which is amazing and kinda crazy at the same time!
Downstairs warning signs Even if you’re not sexually active, your vagina can still develop different infections or conditions, so it’s important to keep an eye on it to spot anything abnormal. If you notice any of the below symptoms, especially if they’re not going away, have a chat to your GP. Don’t be shy… they’ve heard it all before!
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• Swelling of the inner or outer lips • Itching of the labia or vaginal passage • Redness of the inner or outer lips • Pain while peeing • Bleeding when you’re not on your period • Foul-smelling discharge • Discharge that’s an unusual colour • Excessive discharge (more than about a teaspoon) • Any weird lumps, bumps or growths on the inside or outside of your vagina, whether painful or not
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ccording to science, trading saliva is one way to figure out if someone is a good fit for you. It’s pretty weird when you really think about it, but there’s no denying that a good kiss is pure magic. There’s so much focus and pressure on the first kiss that it’s normal to have no idea what’s actually going on after it happens. Sometimes you can get caught up in all the anticipation and imagining what it will be like that you aren’t prepared for what comes next.
We kissed… does this mean we’re dating?
Not exactly. It could mean that, but until you have the chat that makes it offish, it’s just a kiss. If you want to take it to that next level, make sure they know you’re keen. They kissed you too, so unless the sparks didn’t fly for them, there’s a huge chance they’re into you.
We kissed and I haven’t heard from them since.
Have you messaged or tried calling them? If not, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t have the confidence to hit them up with a cute text. If so, then babe, you’ve dodged a bullet. If someone had their tongue down your throat one night and then ignores you the next, they don’t deserve your attention.
We kissed, so does this mean we have to go further?
Absolutely not. You don’t have to do anything you’re not comfortable with. You also don’t have to kiss again until you feel like it, or at all. Your mouth – your body – your decision. The same goes for them, so if they don’t want to take it further, you need to respect that.
We kissed because it was a dare, but I want to kiss them again.
So many people have their first ever kiss thanks to spin the bottle and truth or dare! If that’s what happened to you and you enjoyed it, and you feel like your partner did as well, then there is no harm in sending a cheeky text telling them you had a good time. See what happens from there!
We kissed and he’s really into me, but I just ain’t feeling it.
Kissing can be the most amazing thing ever, or it can totally turn you off someone. If you’ve spent countless hours imagining what it would be like to kiss Cole Sprouse (isn’t that how we all spend our spare time?) and then it happens and it’s not what you imagined, your feelings can disappear instantly. Although tbh, as if Cole would be a bad kisser!
We kissed and it was bad… is this really what kissing is like?
People have different styles of kissing and may not be great at first, but will get better with practice. If you don’t want to kiss that person again, then you also probably aren’t into them. There will come a time and a person that you enjoy kissing.
We kissed, everyone is talking about it and I’m embarrassed.
Don’t be! Kissing is very normal, and if people are talking about it, it’s because it’s juicy gossip. They’re probably jealous! Own it and remember that next week everyone will be gossiping about something else.
DID YOU KNOW Kissing releases endorphins and oxytocin, which makes you feel happy and less stressed! French kissing uses all 34 of the muscles in your face. The French didn’t invent kissing – British soldiers called
it ‘French kissing’ after seeing how passionately the French people would kiss. Cows, puffins, squirrels and even snails also kiss, but it looks more like awkward face touching. Chimpanzees are the only animals
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whose kiss resembles a human kiss. The kiss symbol ‘X’ is from the Middle Ages when many people couldn’t read or write. Peasants would write ‘X’ instead of a signature and then they would kiss the document.
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You and your crush finally made it happen! Hooray! But, uhhh, where do we go from here?
GF feels Making out:
The most common and non-weird way of saying it.
Smooching: A cutesy way of saying it.
French kissing: Weird because it’s the offish name, but you’d never say, ‘and then we were French kissing’.
What they called it when your parents were young.
the K I SS I N G G LOSSA RY First base:
What they say in every teen movie ever.
Not here for it. Weird Dementor vibes.
Lol, gross. What your parents and grandparents call it.
What Aussies call it.
Swapping spit: What everyone calls it when they see a couple going for it in public.
Something adults say to teenagers when they’re trying to sound cool. Pls stop, Dad.
What the British call it.
Body hang ups We’ve all got them
y hips are too big”, “I wish I had a flat stomach”, “I just don’t feel confident with my body right now”… sound familiar? Like something you and your friends say all the time? What if we told you these quotes were from guys? Regular guys like the ones you go to school with. You might think only girls get fixated on one part of their body or aren’t comfortable in their own skin, but that’s totally not true! We spoke to five guys who prove that the opposite sex isn’t so different after all…
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GF feels Scrappy
“I’ve been self-conscious about being scrawny since I was a kid and my uncle gave me the nickname ‘Scrappy’ after the character from Scooby-Doo. I’ve always been tall and skinny, and no matter what I eat or how much sport I play, I still have the same body. If I wear tighter clothing, then I look ridiculous, but baggy clothing accentuates it as well. Summer is the worst because guys are all wearing sleeveless tees and I try to wear long-sleeve tees, or like a thin bomber jacket, so my arms aren’t showing. Everyone’s always saying, ‘Aren’t you hot in that?’ It’s the worst. Jackets are the only thing I feel alright in. I’m also heaps self-conscious at the beach and at pool parties. I’ve always felt like everyone is looking at me thinking about how scrawny I am. I don’t care about strangers, but I mean my friends and people I know. Although something happened quite recently that really surprised me. A whole bunch of us were playing soccer and, when any of the guys scored a goal, he would lift up his shirt and run around celebrating. I knew I’d just draw attention to myself even more if I didn’t do it, so I just did it really quickly. Then one of the girls who was watching told me I had good abs. I was on top of the world. No-one has ever said something nice about my body. It felt really good.” – Ryan, 16.
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“I’m only 170 centimetres, which is really short for a guy. I’m basically the shortest guy in my grade and even half the girls tower above me. I feel like I look like their younger brother when I stand next to them. Also, when you ask every girl what sort of guy they like, they always say ‘tall’. I’d seriously give anything to be tall. And the worst part is there’s nothing I can do about
Celebs get real about body image Even the people you think have all the confidence in the world still have insecurities.
“I only ever wear tight black jeans, and I’ve been wearing the same pair for three years. It’s coz I’m really self-conscious of my thighs because they’re pretty thick. I also have wide hips and I hate them. I wear long shirts and am forever pulling them down to make sure my hips are covered. I feel like whenever I wear other jeans or pants it shows how thick my thighs are. I actually think
My ‘little’ guy
“I’ve always been a bigger guy from when I was a kid. When I was in primary school, my mum would say it was puppy fat and I’d grow out of it, but that didn’t happen. I’m heaps tall as well, so people comment on me being ‘big’, like just out in public and stuff. I have heaps of mates and they say things about me being fat. They call me ‘Biggie’ like the rapper. I hate it, but feel like I have to go along with it. When guys tease each other, it can get savage. You can’t say anything coz it’s just ‘banter’ and they do it to everyone. It really can get to you though.” – Aaron, 17. it. I was always hoping I’d have a massive growth spurt, but my dad is also really short, so I sort of knew that was unlikely. I feel like people don’t take me seriously because of my height. You’ve heard of ‘small man syndrome’, right? Well it’s definitely a thing. I’m always trying to prove that I’m tough at rugby and I’ve also recently started boxing as well. That’s given me a little bit more confidence because being short is OK for boxing.” – Usman, 18.
Robert Pattinson: “I don’t have
Chris Pratt: “I do know what it feels like to eat emotionally, and to be sad and make yourself happy with food. And then to be almost immediately sad again and now ashamed and then to try to hide those feelings with more food.” 59
“I can speak from experience when I tell you that there is nothing more humiliating for a guy than having a small penis. I first realised mine is small when I was in the change rooms after footy in Year 8 and noticed all the other guys were bigger than me. I immediately felt ashamed and like there was something wrong with me. I thought maybe I hadn’t hit puberty or something and hoped it would happen for me soon. I did get a little bit bigger, but so did everyone else. Now I’m 20, and it’s still very much on the smaller scale. I’ve spent most of my life getting changed really quickly so no-one would see, and I actually get too nervous to pee when there are other guys in a public toilet. I have to go into the cubicle. I know my friends think it’s weird. I recently lost my virginity and was very anxious about it. For me, having sex wasn’t something I was excited to do. I wanted to, but I have to admit I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it properly. I’m relieved that I can, but I can’t say I enjoyed it, because I was stressing the entire time.” – Jamie, 20.
Daniel Radcliffe: “I used to be very self-conscious about my height, but then I thought, ‘f*** that, I’m Harry Potter.’”
a six pack and I hate going to the gym. I’ve been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off.”
about it every time I have to go anywhere. I had my formal last year and didn’t feel comfortable in suit pants, so I ended up wearing my jeans with a shirt and a suit jacket, even though my mum complained about it. She doesn’t get it though and I don’t want to admit I’m selfconscious about my hips and thighs because it doesn’t seem like a very manly thing to do.” – Cameron, 16.
Liam Payne: “I’m not afraid to say I went through a pretty bad stage. I began to get a bit tubbier. In fact, because of that, I was getting fat jibes all the time, which hurt me.”
DANCE LIKE nobody’s watching Professional dancer Jacqui Heeney’s fave songs to dance around her bedroom to:
‘Feels’ Calvin Harris, ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean. ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ Shawn Mendes. ‘Shape Of You’ Ed Sheeran.
Check out Jacqui on Insta @jacquiheeney
Body-positive influencers Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley’s top tips for boosting confidence!
Comparisons are the thief of joy
Do you scroll Instagram and compare yourself to another? No matter how hard you try, you’ll never look like that person because you’re an individual. Don’t strive for the unachievable, be the best version of yourself.
BITES Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw whipped up their fave smoothie just for us! It’s no secret we love smoothies. Not only are they a great way to cram in heaps of nutrients and vitamins, but they’re super quick and easy to make.
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It’s packed with antioxidants thanks to the blueberries. * 180ml coconut water * 2 tblsps rolled oats * Handful blueberries * 2 pitted dates * ½ tblsp chia seeds * 30g protein powder * 1 banana Just throw these ingredients into your blender with some ice and you’re good to go!
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Never do that annoying handhitting-the-cords-andphone-goes-flying-thing on the treadmill again.
For me, running is about bla a whole bunch of new songssting running to the beat. – Taylo and r Swift
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Be your own cheer squad
Positive affirmations are so important. Try three a day when you wake up and when you go to sleep, such as three things you love about yourself or that make you feel good. Our personal faves are: “I am more than my appearance, I am beautiful inside and out, I am strong.”
Compliment a friend or encourage relatives – by lifting others, we lift ourselves and the domino effect goes on! Tell a friend what’s beautiful about them every so often – it’ll make you both feel great.
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Feel good inside and out.
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SERVES 4-6 PREP 20 MINS
Choc Honeycomb Bark * 2 x 200g blocks dark cooking chocolate, chopped * Â˝ cup dry roasted almonds, chopped * 2 x 50g Crunchie chocolate bars, coarsely chopped * Âź tsp sea salt * 40g white cooking chocolate, chopped
Grease a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and long sides of pan with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above pan edges. Place dark chocolate in a large heatproof bowl sitting over a large saucepan of simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Pour melted chocolate into the prepared pan. Spread to cover base. Sprinkle with almonds, chocolate bars and salt. Place white chocolate in a small heatproof bowl sitting over a small saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle white chocolate over bark. Refrigerate for about 3 hours, or until set. To serve, break bark into large shards.
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GF food Malteser Ice Cream Slice * 250g Arnottâ€™s Butternut Snap Cookies * 600ml tub thickened cream * 395g can sweetened condensed milk * 250g packet Maltesers, coarsely chopped
Lightly grease a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above pan edges. Place cookies into a large snap-lock bag. Seal. Gently beat with a rolling pin until coarsely crushed. Spread evenly over base of prepared pan. Beat cream in a large bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add condensed milk. Beat for about 5 minutes, or until firm peaks form. Reserve Â˝ cup of the Maltesers. Add remaining Maltesers to cream mixture. Stir until combined. Pour over the biscuit base. Smooth over the top. Scatter reserved Maltesers over the top. Press gently into cream mixture. Cover. Freeze for 4 hours, or overnight until firm. To serve, lift slice out of pan. Cut into squares. TIP Try replacing Maltesers with your favourite chocolate bar, such as Crunchie or Cherry Ripe. This slice can be frozen for up to two weeks
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cool jo b s YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED It’s a huge deal to choose what you wanna be when you grow up, but did you ever consider that the most interesting jobs might be ones you’ve never heard of?
RIDE STYLIST, WALT DISNEY THEME PARKS What if your job was to create the sick rides at Disneyland? If you literally got to dream up roller-coasters themed to your favourite Disney films? Well that’s exactly what Stef Harbuck gets to do.
“My job is an ‘Imagineer’ or producer for Walt Disney Imagineering. I help bring theme park attractions and experiences to life. I studied at college in the areas of interactive design and production, computer animation production, theatre production, studio art, art history and computer science. Walt Disney Imagineering is one of the few places where I can use all of those things! Every day is different – depending on the phase of the project, a typical day might be working with writers, artists, technical directors, engineers, editors and designers, talking through ideas and problems to solve on a project or putting together a concept for a brand new project. It might be going to one of the theme parks for an overnight test in the wee hours of the morning and then heading to the Disney Studios for a creative review with filmmakers. It might be running a playtest, collecting feedback
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from first-time guests, giving presentations, and riding a ride up to 20 times in a day! There are so many things I love about my job. I’ve been fortunate enough to live for short periods of time in Tokyo and Germany, I crossed the Atlantic on a new cruise ship and lived on it while it was still under construction. I love that I get to walk through Disneyland at sunrise when it’s completely still and quiet. Recently, I was working with the cast and crew of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta to shoot footage to bring our attraction to life. It was so rewarding to ride our ride with the film director James Gunn, the cast and crew, and to hear them scream, clap and cheer and say how awesome our attraction is going to be. It’s very special to watch a family who seem hot, tired and grumpy become transformed into smiling, energetic, child-like guests after riding through the attraction I helped build.”
my headphones and get lost in a world of discovery – scanning new releases, artists and brainstorming playlist ideas. My path to this job started with studying Audio Engineering. From there I worked across print, radio and TV, which gave me in-depth music industry experience and entrenched me in the local music scene. Spotify is a seriously cool place to work. There are so many awesome things that I’ve experienced in my time here, but the one that stands out the most was the time Justin Timberlake played at our Spotify party in Sweden! I pull from an incredibly diverse and vibrant musical landscape, from indie, hip-hop and electronic to pop and singer-songwriter. I am obsessed with Lorde’s new music right now. We have a large global network of more than 80 editors in over 25 regions across the globe. It is pretty exciting and inspiring to be able to share songs and new artists with one another. I love that I can play a part in supporting and nurturing local artists, and help connect those artists to their fans through our playlist portfolio.”
Do you love making playlists? Can you imagine if someone paid you to sit around all day doing just that? Meet Alicia Sbrugnera, a music mastermind who literally gets to curate banging playlists for a living. “I am the Senior Editor for Spotify Australia & New Zealand. We have over 30 million songs on Spotify, and it’s my job to help our audience discover new artists through creating playlists for various genres, activities and moods. My days are pretty dynamic – it all depends on what’s coming down the pipeline and if there’s a major new release. Friday is always a good day. I grab a soy flattie, throw on
CRUISE DIRECTOR, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES
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Wouldn’t it be nice if your job was like being on a permanent holiday? Where your main task was to make sure everyone was having fun? Well that’s what Rob McNally does aboard one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships. “My official title is Cruise Director aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer Of The Seas cruise ship. In this job, I have been lucky enough to travel the world to amazing destinations all over Australia, Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico, as well as the gorgeous islands of the South Pacific. I’m responsible for arranging a huge variety of entertainment for our guests, such as ice show spectaculars in our iceskating rink, musicals and stand-up comedy in the theatre, dress-up parties, theme nights, trivia, ballroom dancing lessons, pool competitions, craft classes, game shows, karaoke and sport events – it’s pretty much round the clock, non-stop fun!
One of the cool things about this job is that each day is different. I host a wide range of activities and events, mingle with our lovely guests and I host shows in our beautiful Palace Theatre, which features spectacular Broadwaystyle shows each night. I do love performing and making people laugh. I know I’ve done a great job when the whole audience has the giggles. I also dream up future cruises and creative events with the rest of the team – which can lead to some pretty crazy ideas! To get into this industry, I started out working in a holiday camp in England, where I hosted a variety of trivia, game shows and events as the Entertainment Manager. I then decided to try the same job on a cruise ship and now here I am, a Cruise Director for Royal Caribbean – one of the coolest jobs in the world! The most rewarding part for me is getting involved in a variety of fun events and putting smiles on people’s faces, all while travelling the world and meeting people from loads of different countries.”
NAIL POLISH NAMER, OPI
Have you ever looked at the bottom of your nail polish, LOL’ed and thought, ‘Who the heck comes up with these sassy names?’ Well at OPI, the main person responsible is actually the co-founder, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “I create all of the shades first and then hues are named twice a year, during an all-day meeting at OPI’s North Hollywood headquarters. Six of us come up with the clever names. It takes up to eight hours to name 12 different shades. We start with the geographic location the collection is inspired by and then play on that region. We invite people from marketing, advertising, and we always invite a guest at the company to join us. We eat the authentic food from the area. Usually it’s something unhealthy – it really gets our ideas flowing! Some of the names from our Polish collection are a play on food. ‘Suzi Is Hungary Again’ is one of the most popular. The idea for this name was me around 3pm, asking around the office if anyone had a good snack. Many of the names come from our life experiences. I love polishes with names that tell a story. In 2006, we had a colour called ‘My Chihuahua Bites!’ – a bright orange polish that earned its name because the weekend before I was bit by a Chihuahua! While we don’t take suggestions outside the boardroom, I’ve found over the years that our staff guests have some of the best ideas! The overall process is democratic – we all need to agree on the final name, but we also have fun with it. You can only imagine the names that do not make the cut! We’ve had many good laughs, believe me.”
Meet Caroline Khoo, the dessert designer (yes, that’s a thing!) at Nectar And Stone, who has created desserts for Tiffany & Co., Dior and Christian Louboutin. I don’t really have a lunch routine. I frequently snack during the day instead.
Dessert Designer, author and owner of Nectar And Stone nectarandstone.com Instagram @nectarandstone
Organisation, time management, customer service, initiative, creativity and learning.
Bachelor of Arts – I majored in International Relations.
I worked in the fashion industry and the medical industry before this. Both roles required lots of people skills and problemsolving skills.
Being committed, and fulfilling a task. I am very good at multi-tasking, and I love dealing with people too.
I can be a bit of a people pleaser, which I think can be a problem. You won’t always be able to satisfy and please everyone.
I definitely think releasing my first book, I’m Just Here For Dessert. So many people are creating and learning from this book, which makes me happy.
Fruits, smoked salmon on crackers, avocado on a piece of toast.
I am lucky to know so many amazing businesses like Blushing Confetti, Miss Poppy Design and kikki.K, who all provide me with the most beautiful stationery products.
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I love music. It depends on my mood, so it varies from ballads to R&B to classical!
I am not a very practical person when it comes to attire. Having worked in the fashion industry, I always like to look good. I go by that motto: “Look good, feel good.”
My team is small. I am not a super-large company and like to work with people I know really well.
Fairly minimal. I like to have some nice flowers, a few books, laptop and some good pens by my side.
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A vintage Celine handbag.
Give yourself time to build on your skills – step by step. Explore your surroundings by visiting flower shops, museums, reading books – all these small things help to build your experiences, which you can apply in telling a story with desserts.
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fresh Meet the six finalists of the 2017 Girlfriend Priceline Pharmacy Model Search.
Photography Paul Suesse Styling Nicole Lucas Makeup Georgia Hull @ Reload Hair Steph Lai @ Reload
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✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? I was really surprised! I was just so happy I got through. ✖ What would be your modelling dream? I would love to be in the Victoria’s Secret show. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? Miranda Kerr. She’s a great model and she’s also really pretty! ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? Rimmel concealer. ✖ Share your best beauty tip. Be yourself and don’t try to be someone you’re not. ✖ What’s your fave food? Pizza! ✖ Tell us about your style. I like to dress up, but I’m also into jeans and a nice top. ✖ Describe your perfect day. Just spending time with my friends. ✖ Which YouTuber is #beautygoals for you? ‘It’s Ailish’. She isn’t super famous, but I love how she does her makeup. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I was born in Scotland, but moved to Tasmania where I lived for five years! Sabo Skirt playsuit, $78. Adidas shoes, $70.
✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? Sprinted home to tell my family. I was in dance and literally couldn’t wait to get home! ✖ What would be your modelling dream? Walking the runways of Paris and Milan. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? Zendaya, because she is such a good influence on young girls. She inspires me to follow my modeling dreams like she did with her acting. ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? Eyebrow pomade. ✖ What is your best beauty tip? Wash your face daily, so it’s nice and clear. ✖ What’s your fave food? Burgers, because each one is different! ✖ Tell us about your style. I’d say it’s model-off-duty with a bit of edge. ✖ Describe your perfect day. A day out in the city with my friends, ending with a sleepover and Netflix. ✖ Which celeb is #beautygoals for you? Emily Ratajkowski. Her makeup and style is always on point. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I did gymnastics for five years through primary school.
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sla een Qu ✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? At first I thought my parents were kidding, but then I jumped up and down! ✖ What would be your modelling dream? To travel the world modeling. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? Bella Hadid. Her style is super-cool and she’s different to other models. ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? Eyeshadow. ✖ Share your best beauty tip. Don’t wear too much makeup and just be yourself. ✖ What’s your fave food? Sushi or pasta. ✖ Tell us about your style. It’s a bit old fashioned. Like nineties grunge mixed with current trends. ✖ Describe your perfect day. Hanging out with my friends, having heaps of fun. ✖ Which YouTuber is #beautygoals for you? Zoella. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I’ve been to six different countries around the world. Asos jacket, $109. Mink Pink top, $59.95. Showpo skirt, $54.95.
✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? I ran to my mum, screaming.
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✖ What would be your modelling dream? To travel and do photoshoots. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? Probably my parents, because they are so strong and caring. ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? Highlighter. ✖ Share your best beauty tip. Always moisturise for glowing skin. ✖ What’s your fave food? Mango. ✖ Tell us about your style. I love an alternative look. ✖ Describe your perfect day. Spending it at the beach with my friends. ✖ Which celeb is #beautygoals for you? Gigi Hadid. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I love all sports with a ball. Sabo Skirt dress, $58. Sabo Skirt jacket, $72. Colette chokers, $14.95. Senso shoes, $229.
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✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? I hugged my mum! I couldn’t stop smiling. ✖ What would be your modelling dream? Doing photoshoots for big brands, and to be part of fashion week. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? Naomi Campbell. I love that she is really confident and sassy. ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? E.L.F Eyebrow Kit. ✖ Share your best beauty tip. Put concealer under your brows to give them more definition. ✖ What’s your fave food? Mexican food and ice-cream. ✖ Tell us about your style. I’m into street style with a lot of baggy, loose clothing. ✖ Describe your perfect day. I’d do something adventurous, like hiking, and then finish it off with some nice food. ✖ Which YouTuber is #beautygoals for you? Shani Grimmond. I love her makeup looks and she’s really funny. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I really like space and science. I’m into sci-fi movies. Asos dress, $80. Kmart earrings, $5.
✖ What would be your modelling dream? To either work with Vogue or Victoria’s Secret. ✖ Who is your biggest role model or inspiration? My mum, because she inspires me to be loving, hardworking and determined. ✖ What is your favourite makeup item? Mascara. ✖ Share your best beauty tip. Always curl your eyelashes before applying mascara. ✖ What’s your fave food? Adobo (a Filipino food). ✖ Tell us about your style. It’s versatile and always changing. ✖ Describe your perfect day. Going to a carnival with my friends and eating fairy floss. ✖ Which celeb is #beautygoals for you? Rihanna. ✖ What is something we might be surprised to know about you? I have three-hour-long, non-stop dance parties in my room! Chaser top, $110. Fame And Partners pants, $259. Missguided shoes, $56.95. Colette choker, $9.95.
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✖ What is the first thing you did when you found out you were a finalist? I questioned it – I never would have thought I’d be here!
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From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, realitybending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love—one debilitating phobia at a time. RRP $19.99
Zoella’s newest beauty range
The indulgent Jelly & Gelato range by Zoella combines elderflower and double cream for that must-have summertime fragrance. Serve your skin a treat with these deliciously scented bath, shower and body products, guaranteed to sweeten up your day. Available at Target, selected pharmacies and www.zoella.com.au. Shower Sauce RRP $8.99, Shower Shake RRP $11.99, Body Mist RRP $19.99, Bath Wafers RRP $9.99
Two hot-to-trot eye palettes for every skin, eye and hair colour by Napoleon Perdis. Featuring a trio of hypnotic, dual-use wet and dry shades that are pigment-rich, for a subtle or smoky effect with extreme staying power. Get it, flip it, work it! In store 3 October. RRP $35.
Game on! Teenage hacker Emika is in trouble. To make some quick cash, she hacks the Warcross Championships—only to accidentally appear inside the game and become an overnight sensation. Can she survive the world of billionaires and criminals? penguin.com.au RRP $24.99
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We don’t have to tell you the sun’s rays can be harsh (like, way harsh, Tai). Protect your skin and smell like a tropical holiday by throwing these in your beach bag. Future you will be forever grateful.
We got mail Well, ain’t this the best news you’ve heard since Harry announced his arena tour… Mecca has brought out an affordable beauty range called Mecca Max. Prices start at $5. Srsly. 1 Mecca Max Shimmer Shot, $18. 2 Mecca Max Double Vision, $16. 3 Mecca Max Hot Tips, $16 4 Mecca Max Chic Cheek, $22, all @ Mecca.
1 We Are Feel Good Inc. Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion, $27.95, wearefeelgoodinc.com.au. 2 Carmex Click Sticks, $6.99 for pack of two, @ Priceline Pharmacy. 3 Swisse BB Cream, $24.99, @ Priceline Pharmacy. 4 Sun Bum Cool Down, $13.99, @ Priceline Pharmacy.
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at Th p a T Double el hair rapunz Remember when every celeb chopped off their hair to cute lil lobs? Nope, us neither. Coz it’s all about those long locks now. Everyone from Hailee to Zendaya are clipping in the hair extensions and getting all glam with hair down to their butts. We’re feeling those Tangled vibes.
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Oh Cheryl Blossom, how you so pretty? We’re so obsessed with your long red locks, pillowy lips and flawless skin that we almost forget how mean you are to Betty. Disney, plz make our Little Mermaid dreams come true and cast Madelaine as Ariel. You know she’d be perf.
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Obviously we have to have this pretty little dryer (lol). Curious Grace Ionic Dryer, $99.95, @ Hairhouse Warehouse.
ghd Limited Edition Pink Blush Platinum Styler, $325 ($20 donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation), ghdhair.com/au
Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer, $35, and Eye Quad Palette, $64, @ Sephora.
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Gotta get that glow. BYS Island Bronze Face & Body Bronzer, $9.95, @ Kmart.
Shake off winter with these prods. Hooray for skirt season! Gillette Venus Swirl Razor, $19.99, @ Priceline Pharmacy.
Scrubs your skin and leaves a shimmer. So much yes. Frank Body Shimmer Scrub, $19.95, @ Mecca. Silky smooth skin that smells like summer. Sephora Collection Whipped Cream Body Moisturizer, $33, @ Sephora.
gimme gimme Smith & Cult is the newest brand at Sephora and we are utterly obsessed. Not only do the prods look super ~fancy~, they are also amazing quality. The eye quad palette can be applied wet or dry and has long-lasting technologies to make sure your peepers will be popping all night long. We also heart the lip lacquers, because they give you the most perfect ultra-glossy pout and plump up your lips.
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GF’s guide to getting the magical mane of your dreams, minus the commitment.
ands up if you totally wished you were Ariel when you were a little girl? OK, keep your hand up if you still wish you were a mermaid, like, right now. Yasss! Read on, goddess. With Bella Thorne, Dove Cameron, Sophie Turner and more woke beauty babes rocking coloured locks lately, we feel ~entitled~ to work an extra ’do too. And it’s never been easier to get lit af hair with low-commitment prods hitting the shelves – like one-day, spray-in colours and glitter gels that wash right out. No need to wait for Halloween, this weekend is your time to shine! And the best part? You can take it in turns switching up your colour and style with your girl gang. Blue today, pink tomorrow, and sparkly parts for errrrrbody!
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Schwarzkopf Live Colour Metallic Semi-Permanent in Rose Gold, $5.49, @ Priceline Pharmacy.
Fudge Pa Turquoise intbox in Days, $1 8.99.
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L’Oréal Colorista Washout in Peach, $16.45.
Rock a head full of glitter and watch the likes roll in on your sparkly selfies! Missguided jumpsuit
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Take it back to the â€™90s with some Spice Girls buns and a star-spangled part. Sabo Skirt jumpsuit
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L U S C I O U S locks Frizz on fleek? Hair oils can fix that. These guy s feed your strands in the heat and keep them super silky . (And no, they won’t leave you greasy… promise!)
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Dem brows. Those lips. Natural beauty Lily always looks amaze. Inspired by the iconic Audrey Hepburn, she keeps it chic in rosy shades and lashings of mascara.
set, spill! They’re influencers , models and brand-building boss babes. Three of our fave slashies step into the GF beauty confessional.
We could watch bae’s tutorials and scroll her Insta allll day. What’s your makeup MVP? Definitely concealer! I could never go a day without it. It’s perfect just to hide a little blemish or my super-dark under eyes.
Natalie Roser The gorge model has her own clothing brand, Roser the Label. If you could raid a celeb’s makeup bag, it would be… Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley. Her little Instagram story makeup tutorials have me wanting everything in her kit. What’s the best beauty advice you ever received? Hydration is key! Drinking plenty of water and a good moisturiser will make a world of difference to your skin.
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Your never-fail Insta filter? A touch of Aden and the sharpen tool. Is there a beauty look you tried in the past that makes you cringe these days? I used to pull my hair back into a ponytail and then pull out two thick strands at the front that just hung around my face randomly... don’t know why that beauty look was so popular!
Top beauty trend for formal season? Fresh, dewy skin! Don’t go too crazy on the foundation. It looks so beautiful when there is a light base and it’s super fresh – it makes you look so healthy.
Makeup trend you’re ready to see die? Makeup is just fun, there is no wrong or right! Do what looks best for you, but personally, I’m not a fan of super-intense powdery highlight. Top tip for aspiring vloggers? Get an incredible vlogging camera because it’ll make your vlogs look amazing. I use the Sony A5100 and it’s my little baby... it also takes amazing Insta pics.
Samantha Harris Sam’s been kicking beauty goals since she was discovered in the Girlfriend Model Search at 13! Top tip for glowing skin? Lots of sleep, water during the day and always make sure you remove all traces of makeup before going to bed. It’s important you stick to a daily routine and never stray from it. What’s your makeup MVP? I love a highlighter – at the moment I am using a Nude By Nature highlighter stick in rose gold. I can’t live without it. Who’s got the strongest beauty game right now? Emma Watson. She’s a classic beauty who keeps it very natural. What’s the best beauty advice you ever received? Less is more in the makeup department – let your natural beauty shine through.
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I don’t give a damn about my reputation It’s been a long wait for Swifties but our patience has been rewarded. The queen of album promo took extra to a new level when she wiped her online presence clean, causing the internet to melt down. This ain’t the heartbreak pop star of the Red and 1989 era. The new Taylor is embracing the snake and owning her reputation. Mark November 10th in your calendar: Dark Taylor is rising. girlfriend.com.a u
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Shawn’s got the perfect mix of his old and new bops.
The BTS guide to queen Ari’s glorious gigs!
The pint-sized pop star with a huge voice plays 23 hits! “Be Alright” “Everyday” “Bad Decisions” “Let Me Love You” “Knew Better” “Forever Boy” “One Last Time” “Touch It” “Leave Me Lonely” “Side To Side” “Bang Bang” “Greedy” “Focus” “I Don’t Care” “Moonlight” “Love Me Harder” “Break Free” “Sometimes” “Thinking Bout You” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” “Problem” “Into You” Encore: “Dangerous Woman”
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Bb never lets us down in the wardrobe department.
Look out for Julia Michaels, the breakout singer-songwriter behind the catchy AF hit ‘Issues’. We predict next-big-thing status.
Shawn’s most embarrassing moment on tour was when he called out the wrong city. Whoops! Talk about an epic fail. Although to be fair, with 61 shows in less than a year, you can’t blame him for getting confused about where he was!
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There’s been no partying after shows for Ari, girlfriend has been working round the clock! In her time off stage she’s been recording her fourth album, and Pharrell, who has been working on it with her, has confirmed it’s a banger. So, Arianators, it won’t be long until we have new music from our girl!
Welcome back to Oz, boy are we glad to have you!
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” “Lights On” “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” “Aftertaste” “Kid In Love” “The Weight” “A Little Too Much” “Stitches” “Bad Reputation” “Ruin” “Life Of The Party” “Three Empty Words” “Patience” “Roses” “No Promises” “Understand” “Don’t Be A Fool” “Mercy” “Never Be Alone” “Treat You Better”
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We cannot wait to hear them do their Ed Sheeran cover. “Wake Up” “Wild Heart” “Somebody To You” “Hands” “Paper Hearts” “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)” “Shades On” “Shape Of You” (Ed Sheeran cover) “Time Is Not On Our Side” “Middle Of The Night” “Risk It All” “Can We Dance” “Last Night” “All Night” “Rest Your Love”
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Connor, Tristan, James and Brad are bringing their Middle Of The Night tour round Australia.
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The Vamps are bringing with them another baben’ British boy band called New Hope Club. They sure know how to make hot boy bands over there!
The one and only Mr Styles is heading our way for his small shows before he loops back around next year for his arena tour.
The boys have a rep for partying when they’re on tour, and this one has been no different. Those cheeky boys went out one night in Peru when they weren’t meant to and actually got lost!
Harry has quite the sweet tooth and requests that there is a packet of Oreos backstage to munch on.
Check out our exclusive interview with The Vamps on page 102.
He keeps mixing in surprise One Direction covers! “Ever Since New York” “Carolina” “Meet Me In The Hallway” “Woman” “Sweet Creature” “Only Angel” “Ultralight Beam” (Kanye West cover) ~One Direction song~ “Two Ghosts” “Kiwi” “From The Dining Table” “Sign Of The Times”
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Harold basically invented men’s fashion. Here’s some of the lewks we’ve been blessed with so far.
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THE SHADOWHUNTERS MEGA BABE TALKED TO US ABOUT SEASON THREE, ON SCREEN ~ROMANCE~ AND TEXTING TAYLOR SWIFT. GF: Your show’s been confirmed for a third season. Can you tell us some spoilers? I know absolutely nothing! I just have inklings based on where we leave things at the end of season two, and a fairly rough guide from the books as well. But really, I have no idea what’s in store for season three. The only thing I’ve heard is that I’m going to be working with some of the other actors and some of the newer actors a lot more. GF: What’s going on with Jace and Clary? Surely a relationship is coming… right? Not in the conventional sense, no. Clary and Jace definitely have some hardships to work through and their feelings are more exposed than ever before. They’re both now aware of their affection for each other. Jace’s feelings always have been there, but Clary’s are as well now and she has to come to terms with them. We’ll see bits of romance. Bits, but that’s all we’re going to get for now.
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Season two arrives just in time for Halloween, and holy demogorgons are we excited! Netflix is being pretty tight-lipped about what’s in store, but it’s been revealed that Will Byers will be the main character this time around. The creators have also promised it will be bigger and darker than the first series and that our fave Millie Bobby Brown will be back to play Eleven. Here for it. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 27 ON NETFLIX.
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GF: We first saw you in Taylor Swift’s ‘Style’ video. How did that happen? I was just sitting in my apartment and Taylor texted me – we’d been friends for a few years – and she said: ‘Hey, would you ever be interested in doing a music video?’ And I said: ‘Yeah, well maybe – it depends who it would be for.’ When she said it was for her, I was so excited, I messaged back immediately: ‘When can I be there? I’ll be there now if you want me there now!’ GF: What was the video shoot like? It was incredible. It was like being a spy – I had to do everything in secret and I wasn’t allowed to tell people what I was doing or where I was going, or the name of it. The credit goes to Taylor for just thinking of all this stuff. Where does she come up with it all? She’s just an amazingly talented woman, and I feel very blessed to have been a part of it. SHADOWHUNTERS IS ON NETFLIX.
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HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC
J. K. ROWLING This book is a collaboration between J. K. Rowling and the British Library, who have a Harry Potter exhibition on until February 2018. It will take readers through the subjects studied at Hogwarts, from Alchemy and Potions through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 20.
KEVIN DICKSON & JACK KETSOYAN If you’re celeb and Hollywood-obsessed, then this is the book for you. The two authors know things, like seriously know things about celebs that we never get to find out IRL. Kevin worked for 25 years at tabloid mags and knows which celebs plant rumours and stories about themselves. Jack was a Hollywood publicist, who spent all his time working with the A-List and covering up their scandals. This book spills some serious tea about real things that have happened in Hollywood… without naming names. The fun part is we get to guess. AVAILABLE NOW.
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THREE MORE POTTER BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR HOGWARTS LIBRARY. HERMIONE WOULD BE PLEASED.
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This book is also thanks to the exhibition and promises to take readers on a historical journey through the Harry Potter world. It delves into the stories behind spells, magical creatures, and famous wizards and witches. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 20.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM J. K. ROWLING
Potterheads will want to get their hands on this stunning full colour illustrated edition. The cover features the Occamy, a two-legged winged creature that lays eggs of the purest, softest silver, and the book has illustrations of every beast from Acromantula to Yeti. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 7.
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
JOHN GREEN Well, look who finally wrote another book. We have a good mind to make him wait the same amount of time he took to write it for us to buy it. Except we can’t do that, because it’s been five years since his last book, which was The Fault In Our Stars, and we need to get our new fix of John Green! Turtles All the Way Down is about 16-year-old high school student Aza Holmes, who navigates her way through this crazy world we live in with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The storyline kicks off with Aza’s search for a fugitive billionaire. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 10.
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WE CAUGHT UP WITH OVERNIGHT SENSATION AND ABSOLUTE SWEETHEART, MAGGIE LINDEMANN.
HOW WERE YOU DISCOVERED? Through social media! I uploaded a video of myself on Keek and then my now manager contacted me. Next minute, I was flying out to LA. WHAT DOES YOUR HIT SONG PRETTY GIRL MEAN TO YOU? It means that I’m more than what people see on the outside and I’m more than my Instagram. It’s my way of telling people that you don’t know me based on what you just see. TELL US SOMEONE YOU HAVE BEEN STARSTRUCK BY Definitely Rihanna. I have never been so in awe of someone. She was just so beautiful, so flawless. WHO ELSE DO YOU LOOK UP TO? I am obsessed with Lana Del Ray. I haven’t stopped listening to her new album.
LAST YEAR, YOU BRAVELY CAME OUT AS BISEXUAL ON PERISCOPE. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? It was a very weird feeling. I was crying, but I wasn’t sad. I wasn’t happy either. A lot of people have said that I was faking my reaction and I was too over the top, but that’s not true. I was just so overwhelmed by feelings. But I also had a super-positive reaction from my fans and my friends. Also, my family is very religious, so that was scary for me. I didn’t know if I was going to lose people over it. But the overwhelming response was so positive and accepting and I’m glad that I did it. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I’ve been in the studio a lot lately, just working a lot. There’s more coming soon!
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LIFE ITSELF AND WE LOVE OURSELVES A BOYBAND MORE THAN PRETTYMUCH. FROM S BABE THE OF GH ENOU WE CAN’T GET ABOUT THEM. KNOW HERE’S FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO
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The five members are: Brandon Arreaga, 17, from Texas, Nick Mara, 19, from New Jersey, Zion Kuwonu, 18, from Canada, Austin Porter, 20, from North Carolina, and Edwin Honoret, 18, from New York.
These boys don’t just sing, they also play instruments and dance! Could they get any more talented?
Their second song was written by none other than Mr Ed Sheeran. You know you’re going to have a sure hit when Ed pens your lyrics.
Simon Cowell put them together. Considering he was the mastermind behind the greatest boyband of all time, One Direction, this is sure to be another huge success.
The guys live together in a house in LA that Simon Cowell set up for them. Can we please come over to party?
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WHATS UP FOR GRABS: 1 x double pass for the Brisbane show on November 29, 2017 1 x double pass for the Sydney show on December 1, 2017 1 x double pass for the Melbourne show on December 3, 2017 1 x double pass for the Perth show on December 6, 2017
SHAWN MENDES! Want to attend the much-awaited Illuminate World Tour in your state? Yeah you do! So we’re giving you the chance to win 1 of 4 double passes to a Shawn Mendes concert in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth from November 29 to December 6. Hosted by Frontier Touring, and with 2017’s biggest global breakthrough artist Julia Michaels as special guest, you’re not going to want to miss this!
Simply tell us in 25 words or less why you want to go to Shawn Mendes to enter! Visit www.girlfriend.com.au to enter & for full terms & conditions. Entrants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission to enter. Competition opens 11/09/17 09:00 AEST & closes 12/11/17 17:00 AEDT. Winner judged at Promoter’s premises 14/11/17 11:00 AEDT. Winner notified via email and published at www.girlfriend. com.au on 17/11/17. Total prize pool value (up to) $1,199.20. The Promoter is Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd 8 Central Ave, Eveleigh NSW 2015 (ABN 16 097 410 896).
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Part two of your album Night & Day is out V soon. Are your songs written from personal experience? Definitely! A lot has happened in our lives in terms of relationships with girls and family issues, and we’ve also had some great nights out all over the world, so we’ve put that energy and those emotions into our songs.
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What was it like to tour with Sabrina Carpenter? She was awesome! We met her ages ago and then she started blowing up, so we asked her to come on tour with us. She’s really fun; we had her birthday on tour so we celebrated together and she puts on a great live show.
What’s your most embarro on-stage experience? Fortunately I’ve never tripped, touch wood, but Connor fell over while we were playing for Taylor Swift in front of 20,000 people; it was very embarrassing for him.
What are your pre-show rituals? We rub our chins together to get some friction going on. It looks like we’re making out but we’re not… yet!
If you guys had gone to high school together, do you reckon you would’ve been mates? Definitely! James probably wouldn’t have liked me, though, because he’s very focused on his studies and I was not. But me, Brad and Connor would’ve been friends and James would’ve hated all of us [laughs].
Whatever works for you! How do you guys keep fit on tour? We bring our own gym equipment so we’ll have a dressing room called ‘muscle beach’ and we’ll work out in there.
What do you love about Australia? It’s one of my favourite places, not even joking! I love the sun and everyone’s happy and they speak the same as us English people, like they get sarcasm and they say ‘mate’. It’s really cool and we love it.
What are your essentials? I bring my production gear. Brad always has his Tom Ford aftershave, which is handy. James always has everything ready coz he’s organised and Connor always has hairspray.
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Who inspires you creatively? Arctic Monkeys, Taylor Swift and a lot of country music like Rascal Flatts. Very weird mix!
How has your relationship with the guys evolved over the years? It’s more personal now; we’re literally like brothers. We know each other very, very well. We know when we need our personal time and we know when we need to make each other laugh, which we do quite a lot.
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Ahead of The Vamps’ Oz tour, GF’s Matthew Galea chats to drummer Tristan about music, mates and girls!
She’s a boss bish who totally reps way. #girlpower, and she’s coming our
he may have burst onto the scene with partypop anthems ‘Fancy’ (with Iggy Azaela) and ‘I Love it’ (with Icona Pop), but don’t mistake Charli XCX for your average cookie-cutter pop princess, coz this Brit babe is so much more. Following the goth-pop stylings of albums True Romance and Sucker, Charli rocked the music world earlier this year when she dropped a totally different sound in Number 1 Angel – a rebellious mixtape that proved she can nail any genre she takes on. Now, in what’s set to be the girl gang tour of 2017, the 24-year-old will join Sia’s Nostalgic For The Present line-up alongside MØ and Amy Shark, which will see the squad play two major shows in Oz. And what a straightfire gig that’s gonna be – all the tickets pls! We sat down with the starlet to chat about all things music, life advice and uh, ghosts…
Hey Charli! We’re so excited you’re coming out for these shows. It’s like the ultimate girl power line-up! How did that come about? Sia basically asked me if I wanted to open the shows for her, and obviously I said yes. She’s such an amazing artist! I also know MØ, so it was basically my dream line-up!
So, tell us – what we can expect from your performances? A bunch of new songs! It’s been a while since I’ve been in Australia too, so I wanna do something special – I like to have a party when I play! Your third studio album is on its way. What’s been inspiring you? I get inspired by the people I’m around – it triggers me to be creative. Like right now, we’re out in the middle of nowhere writing songs in the UK countryside and it feels pretty good! Apparently this house is haunted too…
Creepy! Have you had any ghostly encounters? My friend who’s staying here had a dream on the first night that she was shot and fell through a window and was covered in glass. Anyway, the next day the owner told us that years ago a man had tried to shoot his wife here – and he was a window cleaner!
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What tune do you have on repeat RN? ‘Crying in the Club’ by Camila Cabello, or ‘Touch’ by Little Mix – obsessed!
What are your top three emojis? The double hearts, the palm tree and the sparkle.
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You’re so confident with your identity and a big advocate for female empowerment. What advice would you give GF readers figuring all that out? You have so much time to live your life – don’t focus on mean things people might say. Surround yourself with people who love you, and if you have faults or flaws, embrace it! Perfect is crazy, imperfect is amazing.
If you could only eat one food forever, what would it be? Ooh! Sushi or pizza, but I’m feeling pizza today!
If you could only take one thing on tour, what would it be? My disposable camera, so I could remember the
beautiful places I went. It makes me feel like I’m on holidays.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m half Indian! My mum’s whole family is Indian – no-one ever knows that.
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How excited are you to work with the iconic duo that is Sia and Maddie Ziegler? Sia’s music videos with her are just next level! In a time where everyone showcases every aspect of their lives, Sia’s the opposite, which I think is really cool.
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Bree’s three pugs, Rocky, Wendall and Bella, have all appeared in fancy magazine shoots.
Can you believe the 1D boys couldn’t stand each other back in their X-Factor days? Lucky for us they got over their differences, yay!
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Playing siblings onscreen, Ash confessed the duo hated each other during HSM1. They’ve now admitted they always had love for each other tho <3
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Behold, Bianca’s adorbs toy poodle Ruby. Squee!
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SELENA & DEMI
When Demi unfollowed Sel on Twitter, we thought it was the end of our fave brunette buds. They’re said to be making baby steps to rekindling their BFF status…
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Dreamy Ryan and co-star Rach couldn’t stand each other during the making of The Notebook. But opposites attract, because they went on to date for four years #couplegoals
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Things were not chill between these two at the start of Hannah Montana. But the feud was short-lived and they’re now like sisters
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HAVING A BLAST WITH YOU GUYS AT OUR MODEL SEARCH ROADSHOWS
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And we danced all night to the best songs ever
Get lit, stay woke:
GF’S AFTER PARTY GUIDE
Ain’t nobody got time for setbacks at your afters! Here’s how to ditch the dramz and focus on the fun. Party poison
Let’s be real, whether you’re under or over the legal drinking age (which is 18 BTW), it’s possible that someone may bring alcohol to the party. But just coz other peeps are drinking doesn’t mean you’re obligated to join in! Trust us, you do not want to make a total fool out of yourself and be captured on everyone’s Snapchats. Our suggestion? Grab a cup of your go-to fizzy drink and dance the night away.
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After the after party
How will you get home when you’re partied out? If you’re thinking, ‘eh, I’ll just wing it’, then think again! Before the night, arrange for either yours or a friend’s parents to pick you up, or consider getting a taxi/uber. Never, ever get in the car with anyone who’s even had one drink. Not only are you seriously risking your own life, but you’re also risking other lives as well. Make a smart plan ahead of time so you don’t need to stress later.
One One less less problem problem What to do when things aren’t going right.
DRAMZ #1: Your friend wants to get drunk and you don’t. You can’t force your friend to do anything, but it’s important to tell her how you feel. Sit her down prior to the party and say you’re not comfortable with her drinking. If she pushes you to drink too, it’s worth considering whether this is someone you want to be hanging out with. DRAMZ #2: Your friend drank too much and is throwing up. So even though you warned her not to, she drank anyway and now she’s sick. Even if you’re mad as hell, it’s important that you look after your friend! Get her some water, take her to the bathroom and make sure she isn’t left alone, then call her parents to come and pick her up. Don’t feel like you’re being a buzzkill, it’s for her safety!
‘Break The Rules’ Charli XCX ‘New Romantics’ Taylor Swift ‘Bad For Me’ In Stereo ‘Back To You’ Louis Tomlinson ft. Bebe Rexha ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ Demi Lovato ‘Homemade Dynamite’ Lorde ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Sigrid ‘New Rules’ Dua Lipa ‘No More Sad Songs’ Little Mix ‘Kiwi’ Harry Styles
DRAMZ #3: A guy wants to hook up with you, but you’re not into it. Ugh! Awks city, population: you (and the guy, obvs). Just coz other people are making out doesn’t mean that you have to. Tell him you just want to spend the night with your squad, then tell your friends to make sure they’re by your side all night. If he keeps pestering you and you feel uncomfortable, let an adult know. That kind of pressure is never okay! DRAMZ #4: There’s no adult supervision. You promised your ‘rents there’d be adults watching over errything, but it’s just people your age. As lame as it sounds, it’s important to have an adult for safety reasons in case someone gets hurt or the police rock up coz the music’s too loud (not to mention you’ll need someone to take the squad pics!). Text your parents – they may be able to come and watch over things (from afar!) or take you to another party that’s supervised.
Asking a girl to
OK, so you’re no t into guys. But the same rules apply (and it’s just as nerveracking, soz). Remember they’re also supe r-excited for the night. It’ s totally roman tic to be asked to formal by the person yo u like, so if you want THAT girl to be your da te, you’ll probably make her year by doing so.
the foodie guy
Food is the international language of love for, well, everyone… so why not use its deliciousness for your own advantage? Ask them with a cute message on the inside of a pizza box. Or better yet, chicken nuggies. How could they say no?
the sporty guy
Ask your crush to formal, coz it’s 2017 and girls run the world.
ormal is just around the corner, and you may have everything meticulously planned down to the exact minute you will apply your false lashes… but one detail that is usually left in the hands of boys is who your date is. Gals, you know who you want to go with. You’ve known for months. So instead of leaving it in the disorganised hands of your crush, it’s time for you to turn up the confidence and ask him to formal. Trust us, he’s going to love the fact that you were a confident
queen, and you’re going to feel like an absolute BOSS for doing it! It’s defs tricky putting yourself out there and admitting that you have the #feels for somebody, but we’re here to help fam (coz we’ve been there.) Here are some fun and totally chill ways to ask your crush to formal...
the romantic guy
If you’re crushing hard on a Jughead type (and let’s be honest, aren’t we all) nothing says romance more than a handwritten letter. It’s also a much easier way to express yourself without all those pesky nerves getting in the way. It doesn’t have to be a 10-page confession of your love, but if you’re more confident putting words onto paper, then write a cute note. Tip: sign it off with a reallife kiss by smooching the paper after applying your fave lippy! Or just give it a spritz with your perfume.
the musical guy
Musicians are creative, so they’ll appreciate any form of originality. You could make them a personalised playlist with formal-related songs that basically ask the question for you! If you know their favourite band or type of music, try keeping it in that genre and they’ll appreciate it even more.
IF THEY SAY NO… Not ideal is putting it mildly. Obviously you will be
crushed, but the best part about formal is hanging out with your squad. Having the perfect date may seem like the most important thing rn, but going with your friends can seriously result in the best night of your life. Spending the night dancing and taking selfies with your tribe will make for the best mems ever. Also, Archie totally turned down Betty and she ain’t mad about it now.
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If your crush is into athletics, then use this as an opportunity to be creative with their passions. Football fan? Get a ball and write on it something like: “Let’s tackle formal together.” Throw it their way, and we guarantee they’ll be equally impressed with your skillz and that you’ve taken an interest in their hobbies. #Goals much?
Space cadet Who says formal beauty has to be conventional? Make a statement with a metallic eye and fun topknot for a look thatâ€™s outta this world.
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Low-key glam Do the beachy thing with toned down bronzed makeup, amping it up with a flash of highlighter. Sea salt scrunched hair gives that just-been-to-Bali vibe. White Fox Boutique dress
Bombshell babe Go classic with a red lip and winged liner (Tay-Tay knows it never goes out of style). Glossy brushed-out waves channel a silver screen siren. Sabo skirt dress
So fancy Keep up with Kylie with a slick pony and her fave eye look â€“ the cut crease. Itâ€™s all about blending shadow across the middle of your lids for added drama. Guess dress
Four major beauty trends to try for belle of the ball status.
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Anna: Showpo dress, $69. Colette choker, $9.95. Olivia: Georgia May dress, $70. Colette earrings, $14.99.
Olivia: Asos dress, $75. Colette choker, $14.99. Anna: Asos dress, $92.
Olivia: Showpo dress, $84. Mimco clutch, $229. Mimco earrings, $149. Anna: Showpo dress, $84.95. Next clutch, $30. Colette choker, $9.95.
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screen Dress up and rule your formal like Home And Away stars Anna Cocquerel and Olivia Deeble.
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Anna: Pretty Little Thing dress, $80. Princess Polly corset, $60. Olivia: Fame and Partners dress, $379.
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“I went to mine with my girlfriend at the time, who promptly broke up with me right after that. It was terrible. I must have been a really bad date. Then I had one for the end of school – that one was fun. I just partied the night away and it was great because I went with my mates and we had the best time.”
“My boyfriend and I broke up before prom. I hadn’t met anyone else I really wanted to go with, so I went with my friends. I got a million photos with them!”
“I went to two proms. For one of them, I was in the party bus and I stepped on my dress and my top came down. Luckily, I only think my one friend across from me saw it!”
They’ve been there
“I was excited, I was really excited. You always watch a prom in movies growing up and then it’s like: ‘Oh, wow, I’m at prom!’ It was a cool experience.”
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“In eighth grade, my BFF and I pinky swore we would go to prom together instead of going with boys. We were like: ‘Forget boys! We won’t end up with a guy we go to prom with, but we’ll always be best friends.’”
Celebs dish on their proms Emma Roberts “I went to prom once. I got a really bad spray tan and wore a navy silk dress. I never went to high school, and one of my first boyfriends asked me to go, so I was really excited, and mortified.”
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ormal, pfft. Just the most important social event of the year, no biggie... Right now your head’s probably swimming with questions about what colour eyeshadow to wear with your dress that you haven’t bought yet and if that cute guy in science is going to pluck up the courage to ask you (seriously, what is he waiting for?). But don’t stress! We’ve pulled together this one-stop formal guide to help you out in the dress department, give you major makeup inspo AND make sure you slay every second of your night of nights – from finding a date, right through to handling any drama at the afters. But first, because preparation is key and you know I love a good list, here’s a little head’s up about five things that will most likely go down at your formal:
TFW you’re dancing with bae to the perfect song
There will be one of those fugly marble backdrops set up in the entranceway for you and your plus-one/besties to take profesh looking photos. If it’s not marble it might be a photo of a red curtain, or even better, a fake night sky with a fake drawbridge #magicalmoments. There will be an awkward teacher presiding over the snack table looking suuuper uncomfortable. Pro tip: have a chat to them as you scoff down the mini burgers – they’ll probably love you for being cool and not avoiding them. Brownie points! A random will be wearing the same dress as someone in your squad and there will be a minor freakout before they get over it and decide to take an all-time twinning selfie. There will be a time near the end of the night when everyone’s dancing to Despacito (lol) and all the groups come together – and it’s actually so fun. A bunch of people will leave really early for the afters and booooo, farewell them. More space on the dancefloor for you.
Have the best time ever!
Major beauty goals ahead
In this spesh Fashion Dress it up with your bestie like Olivia Deeble and Anna Cocquerel Beauty Fancy hair and makeup you can master IRL Advice How to get the date you want, plus our fail-safe guide to the after party
AFTER PARTY GUIDE
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