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What’s your pump up song? MANAGEMENT GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston Nessun Dorma by Pavarotti.

PRODUCTION SENIOR DESIGNER Sophie Benstead I Got U by Duke Durmont.

EDITOR Tracy Sinclair Just Fine by Mary J Blige.

SENIOR DESIGNER Katrina James Act A Fool by Ludacris.

OPERATIONS MANAGER Rebecca Heaton We Are The Champions by Queen.


EDITORIAL ASSISTANT TO EDITOR + BRAND EXECUTIVE Kiri Johnston Surf by Vince Staples. JOURNALIST Laura Frendon Because We Can by Fatboy Slim. DIGITAL JOURNALIST Gracie Clough Mr Brightside by The Killers. DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR Tai Johnston King’s Dead by Kendrick Lamar.


DIGITAL CONTENT ASSISTANT Melissa Myrteza Operator (DJ Koze’s Disco Edit) by Låpsley.

8 Failing fabulously The confessions of a 20 something train wreck. CEOs taking the stage for charity.

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Max Heaton Levels by Avicii. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Bethan Warrior Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. ADVERTISING KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER Madeline Smith 0432 829 230 Can’t Lose by Young Buck. KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER Emily Attridge 0432 745 428

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Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor.

Your Winter Racing Carnival with BRC.

44 Rethinking skin Plant-based products with radical results.

The ultimate raceday experience.

JOURNALIST Jasmine Rolfe Notorious B.I.G by Hypnotize.


13 Giddy up

5 Best on track

CONTENT MARKETING TEAM LEADER + JOURNALIST Courtney Frank Lose Yourself by Eminem.

Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.

12 Happy feet


PHOTOGRAPHER Corrina Louise Not Afraid by Eminem.

All fashion available at Westfield Chermside Sheike Lala Top $89.95, Sheike Lala Pleated Skirt $149.95, Colette by Colette Hayman Red Bella Sunglasses $24.99, Sheike Pearl Belt $24.99, Martina McGrath Millinery Black Fur Felt Fedora $420 , Mimco Arbor Earrings $99.95, Jo Mercer Tate Boot $279.95


SALES ADMIN Rhonda Baker Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum. OPERATIONS DISTRIBUTION Bruce Thurtell Streets with no name by U2.

ON THE COVER Photography: Kerri McAuley; Styling: Annabel Falco from Westfield Chermside, Hair and Makeup: Kelly Vaughan from Stefan Squad; Location: Brisbane Racing Club, Eagle Farm Racecourse; Cover talent: Sammie O’Brien. All fashion available at Westfield Chermside: Sheike Gemma Pant $129.95, Sheike Gemma Jacket $169.95, Felicity Boevink Red Fur Felt Fedora $420, Colette by Colette Hayman Trend Gold 9pk Multi Ring Set (worn throughout) $16.99, Mimco Bloom Drop Earrings $129, Tony Bianco Fayme Heel $189.95

JUNE DEADLINE Monday 20 May 2019 CONTACT US: P 3356 4100 E PO Box 31, Wilston 4051 Publisher’s Indemnity: Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to Style Magazines undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the Trade Practices Act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the above mentioned, these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements. Stock images used are from Stock Photo Secrets.


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All fashion available at Westfield Chermside Myer Sass & Bide Delirious Top $350, Myer Sass & Bide Delirious Skirt $490, Sass & Bide The New Order Belt $180, Colette by Colette Hayman Antique Gold Round Disc Headband $14.99, Jo Mercer Tate Boot $279.95

Best on track Win a deluxe raceday experience with Brisbane Racing Club.



he month of May sees the beginning of the Winter Racing calendar which means it’s time to start planning your outfits and winning bets for this year’s Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB. To celebrate another year of this magnificent carnival, Style has collaborated with Brisbane Racing Club and Westfield Chermside to give one reader the ultimate winter racing experience. The lucky winner will receive a $300 voucher to spend at Westfield Chermside to help them put together their winning outfit for the Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day. It’s all about timeless pieces with a feminine and floral flair for this raceday, so Westfield Chermside is the perfect shopping destination to find something you’ll love. The winner will also be treated to a two-night stay at one of Brisbane’s most

prestigious hotels, the beautiful Treasury Brisbane, receiving complimentary breakfast and valet parking, as well as dinner for two at Black Hide by Gambaro. On Saturday 1 June, you and your guest will head to Doomben Racecourse for exclusive entry into The Aviary, kicking off your day at the races in the best way possible, enjoying every minute of the action on and off the track. Think amazing views, delicious bites to eat, ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. Once your feet become too sore and you’ve made the most of your raceday, head back to Treasury Brisbane to relax and unwind, knowing your day at the races couldn’t have gone any better. For your chance to win this jam-packed weekend of Brisbane Racing action, enter now. This year’s Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB runs from 11 May to 8 June 2019.

PRIZE BREAKDOWN: • 2 X Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day Aviary tickets valued at $730 • 1 X Two (2) nights accommodation in a Deluxe King Parlour room at Treasury Brisbane (valet parking and breakfast at The Lab included) valued at $1500 • Dinner for two at Black Hide by Gambaro, valued at $200 • 1 X $300 voucher to spend at Westfield Chermside TOTAL VALUE: $2,730 One entry per person. Non transferable. Not redeemable for cash. Entrants agree to be contacted by Style and their specific competition partners. Entrants must be Brisbane residents unless otherwise stipulated. The promoter’s choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is valid subject to availability. For further T’s and C’s visit

TO ENTER COMPETITIONS: Visit, click on the WIN tab, choose the prize you want to win and enter your details. STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU


All fashion available at Westfield Chermside


Alice McCall Favour Feather Cami $345, Alice McCall Surrender Skirt $325, Cue Pearl & Chain Ear Cuff $80, Colette by Colette Hayman SM Text Hair Clip Pack $12.99, Sabo Skirt Avant Sunglasses $38, Sabo Skirt Bamboo Handle Bag $52, Jo Mercer Eliza Pump $189.95

Wow, where did April go? With all of the public holidays recently I’m sure there are many Brisbanites feeling a little dusty after a series of glorious long weekends. I certainly feel that I’ve had my fair share of fun, catching up with friends and getting out and about. However, the parties are far, far from over! May is going to be just as busy, as Brisbane ups the ante with so many exceptional events, carnivals and more. In this month’s issue we kick off the fun with our Channel 7 Winter Racing Carnival cover and fashion spread, shot on location at the newly reopened Eagle Farm - welcome back! Featuring the gorgeous (and super funny) Sammie O’Brien, this year’s Channel 7 Winter Racing Carnival Ambassador, this gal sure rocks a racing outfit, nailing every look (styled by Westfield Chermside stylist and ex-Style staffer, Annabel Falco). If you’re looking for outfit inspiration, turn to page 16 for the lowdown of each race day dress code. Yass! Or is that Yassou!?! Our all-time favourite Greek honey puffs are back again this month at Paniyiri Greek Festival - one of the happiest days on Brisbane’s event calendar. After a day of dancing, feasting and entertainment, why not check out our West End feature (pg 30) for places to kick on with friends. Believe me, Ouzo has a way of bringing old and new friends together. Opa! Fish Lane Festival, The Dancing CEO’s, the Brisbane Art and Design Festival (BAD) … it’s all happening. So book a babysitter, splash out on a new outfit, get the crew together and let’s go have some fun Brissy!


For even more raceday inspiration, grab a copy of To The Races magazine when you’re next at Westfield Chermside.


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You wouldn’t wear a designer dress with flip flops, so why buy the car of your dreams only to keep its original plates? Complete your look with a set of personalised plates from PPQ.


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Gucci Double G with pearls key ring


Investment pieces Hermes Silk Scarf CarrÇ ‘Les Flots Du Cheval

Share your message Chanel Les Pinceaux YSL Envelope large bag In grain de poudre embossed leather

YSL Opyum sandals in patent leather Fendi FN000331 Sunglasses


Versace Greek Key & Medusa belt



Fabulously If you’ve ever run out of fuel on the highway or reversed into a Range Rover, then you’re in good company with Brisbane babe Phoebe Parsons. The difference? She’s turned her misfortunes into a hugely successful podcast, Confessions Of A Twenty Something Train Wreck.



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June 2017 and have been signed with Nova ever since and here we are in season 8, 70 episodes later (with more in the pipeline). I still pinch myself and find it hard to believe some of the things it’s achieved in under two years. I’ve cracked #1 on iTunes (soz Oprah), been nominated for awards, done live shows and written columns. Can you describe a moment recently when you lived up to your podcast title? Take your pick. The day I was leaving to pick up my new car and reversed into a Ranger. I’d agreed to trade-in my car for $2,000 but wrote it off in the reverse and ended up only getting $100, which to be honest, I think was just a sympathy cheque. $1 for every tear I cried that day? Or the day I got a flat tyre on the motorway in peak hour traffic. My spare tyre was also flat, so I called my housemate, dropped her a pin on the side of the motorway and she delivered me hers. Why do you think twenty-somethings relate to you so much? I believe that authenticity creates community, and that’s something I’ve made a conscious decision to stay true to since day one. When I was younger, my expectations of my twenties were completely warped based on what was being portrayed by the women I looked up to on social media. We live in a world that’s so heavily filtered, and I wish I had someone back then who told me that life isn’t always what you see on Instagram. Our society is obsessed with the idea of perfection, but the sooner you realise that perfection doesn’t exist, the sooner you’ll stop trying to achieve it and actually start to enjoy life.  What exciting things are on the agenda for the next five years? Ripley’s Believe it or not, I actually just did a live show at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, so hopefully it got enough lols to secure me some more live shows this year. I’m also on the hunt for a stronger USB so I can finish what I started. Train Wreck for the New York Times Best Seller list 2020?


Describe your childhood: When I grew up, I wanted to be the Tooth Fairy, but I must have mumbled what I was trying to manifest, because somehow, I ended up a train wreck instead. I’m a Brisbane girl born-and-bred and I grew up desperately wanting to be a writer/ performer. I was one of 25 accepted into the Australian Dance Performance Institute to study Musical Theatre when I was 17, but plot twist - ended up turning it down to complete a Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism instead. In your experience, what is the most interesting part of being in your twenties? For me, it was realising that the most successful role I’d ever play was myself. I think in your twenties you spend a lot of time searching for your ‘thing’ and trying to figure out what your purpose is and if you’re on the right path. I tried a lot of things and have worked in everything from TV presenting and magazine editing right through to public relations, and while I feel very lucky to have been given those opportunities, I was always speaking or writing in someone else’s voice despite having my own (and a very loud one at that). It wasn’t until I started Train Wreck, and I finally began speaking my truth that ironically, I ended up finding my biggest success and something that’s brought me the most fulfilment.  Can you describe the moment you decided to start Confessions Of A Twenty Something Train Wreck? The initial idea was actually to write a book about what a Train Wreck my life was, but in a case of art imitating life, the USB I’d started to write it on snapped clean in half. So it was back to the drawing board. I saw that Nova was advertising a competition called Podquest, aimed at unearthing up and coming podcasting talent. I had no podcasting experience, but I’m a doer, so I grabbed my friend’s ex-Tinder flame, a cheap bottle of red and recorded an episode in the basement of my 4-person share house. I ended up winning the competition in

PUMP UP SONG? Pineapple Skies – Miguel GUILTY PLEASURE? I don’t feel guilty about anything, which is probably my pleasure. ROSÉ OR RED? Rosé. FASHION STAPLE? Anything pink. FAVOURITE TOWN OR CITY? Japan. NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION? Europe. COULDN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT? My phone! NETFLIX SERIES? Anything crime – I’m sick. PODCAST (APART FROM YOURS HAHA)? Case File True Crime. BRISBANE WINING AND DINING HOT SPOT? Arc Bar at Howard Smith Wharves.




New Moon Ahh, fresh jeans - there’s nothing better and these babies will go with everything! The seasonal lunar embroidery adds a unique touch to this tapered boyfriend fit. TRACY SINCLAIR




Cya B&W! This season we’re rocking navy and white all the way... Think dark denims, stark whites, deep blue tones and trendy embroidery with nostalgic accessories. We’re pushing modern boundaries this season with bold stitching, bucket hats, reptile boots and microscopic handbags.




Reptile Affect From day to night, these boots will be your new bestie. Be prepared for copious amounts of compliments.



1. Scotch & Soda Bandit jean $259.95 2. Loeffler Randall Cooper snake-effect leather ankle boot POA 3. Nobody Denim Luxe rib long sleeve $149

Relax this Mother’s Day at HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN

Treat Mum to something special for Mother’s Day with a visit to Heavenly Spa by Westin. This May, unwind with a Mother’s Day package starting from $150 including Thanks Mum, Mother & Daughter Memories, and Just For Mum. Book your treatment at or by phoning 07 3557 8830

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Bucket List Our dreaded schoolyard hat has made a comeback and we’re psyched about it! Sun safety is the way to go and this bad boy is all you need in life! DENIMSMITH X VEGE THREADS



Romp Around Tread lightly this season with locally sourced and ethically made vintage pieces. We’re loving this organically dyed denim jumpsuit, handmade in Melbourne.


4. Lack of Color Wave bucket hat $79 5. Nobody Denim Studio shirt $189 6. Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag POA 7. Acler Golding denim skirt $270



Best foot forward We chat to two of the CEOs taking part in one of the biggest annual charity events to happen in Brisbane.



Why did you want to be involved with Dancing CEOs? I love to dance and it’s a great cause. I’ve been aware of Women’s Legal Services QLD for over three years now after I went to a Dancing CEOs event myself. I’ve always tossed up the idea of actually dancing, and this year I decided, why not!? What do you want to gain from this experience? I want to learn, give back and make people happy. As clichéd as it might sound, these are the things that really fuel me day to day. To be able to do this on a bigger scale with Dancing CEOs is an amazing opportunity that I am glad I took up.  What is your connection to Women’s Legal Services QLD and why do you want to support them? I’ve always made it a priority to stick up for the vulnerable. I think using physical violence against someone is wrong, especially if they’re weaker than you. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness around a real problem in Australian society, as there are many women in need of help. Dancing CEOs not only raises funds, but also awareness around the issue at stake.  Do you think you’ll continue to dance once this is over? I’m always the one up for a good dance on the dance floor… so of course!

Why did you want to be involved with Dancing CEOs? The story of how Women’s Legal Services began really inspired me. A group of women lawyers who saw unsafe outcomes occurring in court, and saw women experiencing violence who didn’t know their rights, started a phone line on the veranda of a women’s shelter in 1984. Since these humble beginnings, WLS has now helped over 80,000 women and their kids to safety over 35 years. Like many, I’ve seen the negative effects of domestic violence, and as a past teacher, I witnessed the effects on many innocent children. Now today as a business owner, I have assisted employees seeking help when they had nowhere to turn. Domestic and family violence does not discriminate and is everyone’s business. My mission is to help women and children escape domestic violence. What do you want to gain from this experience? I always try to challenge myself both personally and professionally and as a Dancing CEO this has certainly placed me in a state of discomfort. The opportunity to stand together with other dynamic fellow CEOs and make a stance on this pertinent issue really resonated with me. Not to


T mention being able to creatively challenge myself and have a lot of fun along the way. Do you think you’ll continue to dance once this is over? Absolutely! As an avid ex-ballerina from my younger years, I had forgotten how much fun it was to dance. Mad Dance House has reignited this for me, and I’ve really enjoyed the choreographic journey. I’m still working hard at it and pretending to “dance like no one is watching.” MAY 2019


TRA CK Make a statement in the latest trends from Westfield Chermside at The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB.

All fashion available at Westfield Chermside David Jones Bec + Bridge Caroline Long Sleeve Midi Dress $250, Mimco Eden Drop Earring $149, Mimco Eden Ring $129, Mimco Patina Headband $99.95, Forever New Lea Diamonte Pouch $49.95, Tony Bianco Harper Black Luna Heel $199.95



All fashion available at Westfield Chermside Alice McCall Moon Talk Dress $495, Sheike Hayley Earrings $34.95, Colette by Colette Hayman Gold Floral Pearl Headband $12.99, Colette by Colette Hayman Gold Floral Metal Fram Headband $14.99, Meg Rafter Gold Hydrangea Headband $340, Sabo Skirt Golden Cage Bag $68, Tony Bianco Elia Boot $229.95

“W estfield Chermside is your

go-to destination for raceday fashion.”


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FRONT RUNNER TAB DOOMBEN 10,000 DAY | 11 MAY Kick off the carnival with one of the world’s best weight-for-age races, as history is made with the Group 1 TAB Doomben 10,000. Off the track, there’ll be chances to rub shoulders with a number of celebrities, as well as an exclusive performance from Aussie icon Daryl Braithwaite.

HARDY BROTHERS DOOMBEN CUP DAY | 18 MAY All fashion available at Westfield Chermside Sheike Gemma Pant $129.95, Sheike Gemma Jacket $169.95, Felicity Boevink Red Fur Felt Fedora $420, Colette by Colette Hayman Trend Gold 9pk Multi Ring Set (worn throughout) $16.99, Mimco Bloom Drop Earrings $129, Tony Bianco Fayme Heel $189.95


he Winter Racing Carnival is almost here, with this year set to be more exhilarating and heart racing than ever before. This year’s Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB will commence at Brisbane Racing Club from 11 May, held across both Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses, with exciting events to be held both on and off the track. Even though we’re about to embark upon the cooler seasons, the weather in Brisbane is set to get even more beautiful, so the Winter Racing Carnival is the perfect time to make the most of our glorious Brissy winter. This year will see five thrilling race days filled with fast paced horse racing, impeccable fashion, delicious food, and the very best live entertainment. As the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland, there’s no place quite like Brisbane Racing Club to experience the magic that is the STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Be entertained by lively DJ sets and roving entertainers as you dine on seasonal food crafted by talented chefs. Spend your day mingling with ambassadors and dancing to live music, watching an unparalleled racing program along the Doomben straight.

KIRIN STAKES DAY | 25 MAY Winter Racing Carnival. Brisbane Racing Club’s 2019 ambassador, Sammie O’Brien, elegantly showcases the different trends set to be seen at this year’s carnival. From the vibrant and bold colours at TAB Doomben 10,000, to the feminine and floral tones at Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day, there’s a trend for everyone, and guests can even try their luck at Fashions On The Field. If you’re in need of an outfit or the perfect finishing touch, head to the stores of official fashion partner, Westfield Chermside, to get your look sorted. So what are you waiting for? Purchase your tickets now and start planning your outfit. The Winter Racing Carnival at Brisbane Racing Club is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and grab your friends to enjoy an epic day out of food, drinks, a cheeky punt and amazing entertainment.

Head to Eagle Farm for a live DJ and saxophone duo for the ultimate party vibes. The feature Group 1 TAB Kingsford Smith Cup race is offering $700,000 in prize money, ensuring the ultimate pedigreed contest.

TREASURY BRISBANE LADIES’ OAKS DAY | 1 JUNE One of the most renowned racedays on the Winter Carnival calendar will see tailored and timeless racewear flock to Doomben Racecourse. On the track, place your bets on the distinguished Group 1 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks.

TAB STRADBROKE DAY | 8 JUNE Watch Queensland’s most distinguished race, the 1400m TAB Stradbroke Handicap. Finish your day with a show-stopping performance from Australian singer/ songwriter, Guy Sebastian. PAGE 15







It’s easy to nail your race day look. Here’s the lowdown on dress codes for each day! 2.


Doomben Cup Day




Saturday 18 May Show off your most fashion forward look at Doomben Cup Day. Our picks are sumptuous velvet, a pop of animal print, and a stylish cap. 2.







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It’s all about bold colours and unique combinations at TAB 10,000 Day. Make a statement in this mustard ensemble from Zara, and adopt the seasons favourite hair trend, glamorous clips!

Touches of glitz and sparkle are key to Stakes Day fashion, with embellishments of all kinds encouraged. We love this dazzling top from Dodo Bar Or.

1. Stephanie Browne Busy Bee’s pin set $129.50 2. Reliquia Jewellery Melissa clip $69 3. Zara Double-breasted jacket $219 4. Zara Flare trouser $99 5. Oroton Shelby clutch $299 6. Jo Mercer Gasp high heel $189.95





1. Lack of Colour Mesa cap $179 2. Zara Animal print crossbody belt bag $39.95 3. Scanlan Theodore Velour draped skirt $360 4. Scanlan Theodore Animal print blouse $400 5. Zara Geometric heel leather slingback shoe $139

1. Morgan & Taylor Valeria headpiece $149.95 2. Dodo Bar Or Clara embellished tulle top $847.52 3. Romance Was Born Bloom pleated skirt $540 4. Oscar De la Renta Silver-tone crystal earrings $390.82 5. Aje valletta bag $495 6. Aquazzura Wish 115 pump $1,563

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Ladies Day



Saturday 1 June

Go feminine and floral for Ladies Day, with tones of pink, blush, gold and maroon. A modest length dress is always a winner, as well as closed-toe shoes and a dainty clutch.



Seasoned race-goer and Fashions on the Field maven Milano Imai explains how easy it is to nail your outfit this winter racing carnival. DOS AND DON’TS Abide by the seasonal rules and wear felt, leather, wool or trans seasonal millinery. Wear closed toe shoes, and ensure you dress for the day and the weather. Don’t wear sinamay or straw, avoid thin straps or overexposed shoulders, and don’t forget to have fun! STYLING ADVICE Never underestimate what a fabulous piece of millinery can do; invest in your millinery and make sure it complements your overall look and doesn’t overpower it. Consider your accessories – they can really give your outfit an on-trend vibe.


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1. Lack of Colour Fluer $99.95 2. Thurley Wild Flower Midi Dress $649 3. Ted Baker Mini Drop Flower Earring $99.95 4. Gianvito Rossi 70 Suede Pumps $920 5. Mimco Catalana Hardcase Clutch $249


FASHIONS ON THE FIELD Enjoy the process of planning and creating your outfit. When you get on stage, have fun and be proud of what you’ve put together. Take your time on the catwalk so the judges can see all the elements of your outfit, always remember to smile. Go with friends so you can enjoy the day, give others compliments, take a photo of your outfit (so I can repost it later) and if the judges don’t choose you, don’t let it ruin your day! FOR THE MEN Don’t wear pants that are too tight, and aim to match your colours – don’t have a brown belt and black shoes. It’s also just as important for you to consider your accessories; would a pocket square, lapel flower, tie pin, or a hat suit your outfit?



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One of the most stylish days on the Winter Racing calendar calls for a strict uniform of black and white with a touch of red. Opt for something a little more edgy, with a cool pair of shades and a neck scarf.



1. Lack of Color The Ritz hat $149.95 2. Sass & Bide Grand Prix top $290 3. Saint Laurent New wave SL 277 sunglasses $440 4. Sass & Bide Grand Prix skirt $350 5. Dylan Kain Heart break silk scarf $120 6. Tony Bianco Gessy como ankle boot $229.95



TURNING HEADS Queen of millinery, Viktoria Novak, chats to us about the upcoming Winter Racing Carnival, and what inspires her to continually create stunning headwear. Tell us about your history with millinery: I became a milliner by pure accident. After graduating from college, I pursued a career in Interior Design and worked in the Interior world for a little while, but then I decided to study Fashion Design. It was my intent to become a costume designer, but during my studies I was placed into a millinery class simply because I forgot to select my own elective. It turns out that fate had its way and I was able to discover my gift for creating headpieces and crowns. What made you fall in love with creating your own pieces? I fell in love with millinery because it enables the wearer to show true personality through the form of the creation, style, design and theme that is a talking point at major race days. Having the ability to help style and be a part of someone’s special day is my favourite part of the job. I am a sentimental designer and really connect with my clients who also have the same philosophy. This year I will celebrate 13 years in business. What inspires you to create a new collection? I tend to draw inspiration from things like the natural shapes formed by nature and materials such as leather, metals, velvets, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls and jewels. What is one element of your job that people are surprised to discover? People tend to be surprised when they hear that I make everything by hand. I haven’t changed my production process for 13 years. I believe in quality work over quantity and for now, I have no interest in mass producing my label. With the Winter Carnival just around the corner, what styles are you excited to launch? I’ve just released my new Audrey PAGE 18

collection. I’m loving this collection because it’s a beautiful combination of crowns featuring bows, jewels and pearls, that are all handmade from velvets. It’s the perfect winter headpiece to add a beautiful finish to your outfit. Tell us about the regal and opulent style your designs are so known for. I definitely look for inspiration through old paintings, especially 18th Century art. I love to design and create my works in a way that pays homage to the yesteryear and vintage styles. I’m very much about the finer details and I am definitely a more-is-more designer. Who is one Australian icon that always nails trackside fashion? Kate Waterhouse, always so classic, elegant and stylish. She is the epitome of racing style. If you could design a piece for anyone in the world, who would it be? Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Gaga and Iris Apfel. Each of these would be a challenge, which I would love to accept as they are all such different style icons. Which do you enjoy more – the summer or winter carnival? I personally prefer winter over summer purely for the fashion, as everyone looks so elegant and classy. You can layer and have more fun with your outfit and add rich tones to your look, whereas spring/ summer is all about lighter fabrics, pastel tones and floral prints. Tell us one millinery or race wear trend you’re obsessed with, and one you wish would die out. I’m obsessed with crowns because they make the race-goer feel powerful and regal. I would prefer not to see turbans and top knots at the race track. Also, a scarf tied up in a pony is not considered to be millinery.



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Faithfull The Brand Marcie tie top $139

Kirstin Ash Palm coin earring set $138

Faithfull The Brand Scelsi pant $209

Brie Leon The Camille bag $189

OFF DUTY Peek inside the wardrobe of these three Stylers, to find out what they wear as their go-to weekend uniform.

James Smith The Sicily Slide $249

KIRI Assistant To Editor + Brand Executive “You’ll find me in slip dresses or linen about 90% of the time ideal for both the cool and warm weather and super comfy. I live in slides most of the time and a pair of classic sunnies. I’m always wearing my silver rings, a necklace or two and earrings – the more jewels the better!” STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU


Le Specs Echo sunglasses $89.95

COURTNEY Custom Team Leader & Journalist “I’m known for having a pretty relaxed, tomboystyle attitude towards fashion, and my weekend look doesn’t actually differ too much from my everyday style. I can pretty much always be found in a pair of sneakers and a shift dress!

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Studio Tyyli tortoise shell hair barrette clip $22

Steviie Jewellery Phoenix Earring $42

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FallenBROKENstreet The Ratatat hat $99.95

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Dylan Kain The Melrose Bag with Silk Strap $399

Lanolips Tinted Balm $14.95

Ganni Clark Mini Dress $225

“I add personality

Ray-Ban Double Bridge Sunglasses $215

with my accessories, such as a silk-strap bag, aviator sunnies and a pair of gold drop earrings.”

Veja V10 Sneaker $195

Dolce and Gabbana DG2161 $370

Aje Eva singlet $125 Louis Vuitton Run Away Sneaker $POA

Adonis.Gear Ying 7/8 scrunch tights $64.95

Ksubi Classic Distressed Denim Jacket $200

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de de parfum 100ml $470

MADDIE Key Account Manager “Weekends for me usually involve running around doing errands and discovering the outdoors, so I always opt for athleisure, comfy but dapper runners, a denim jacket (it’s cold in the grocery store!) and statement sunglasses .” PAGE 19

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LILYA Based in both the Sunshine Coast and Bali, as you can imagine, LILYA’s collections are inspired by her worldy travels and beauty found in nature. Lisa Chedanne and her team create comfortable and easy-to-wear clothing to embrace your natural, confident self. Although having quite a coastal vibe, their latest collection GOLDEN has a range of coats, jackets and vests to keep your soul warm throughout the cooler months. As seen on celebs all over the world such as Gisele Bündchen, Margot Robbie and Lana Del Ray, LILYA has been an ultimate ‘it girl’ brand for the past twelve years. Be sure to check out their store opening mid this year in Berawa Beach in Bali when you’re over there next!

JAMES SMITH Famous for their Café Society woven mules seen all over the ‘gram, the Perth based label is inspired by the European lifestyle. Designers and Directors Breeana Smith and Matthew Kenevin have always loved spending summers in Europe so it’s only natural that JAMES SMITH has a distinct @JAMESSMITH_THELABEL European influence. Their WHOISJAMESSMITH.COM chic vibe makes for an all round favourite for many. It’s all happening for this footwear brand that recently shot their new campaign in Nice, France with Steph Claire Smith! Dream of an endless Euro summer in their slides, heels and mules no matter where in the world you are! PAGE 20

Founded by Jasmine Linsday, the Sydney sleepwear label was born after Jasmine saw a gap in the market for timeless, quality and affordable sleepwear. JASMINE & WILL has been worn by some of our fave Aussies including Elle Macpherson, Lara Worthington, Victoria Lee and Jess Gomes. No matter your shape, style, fabric preference or gender, their garments are sure to make you feel the best version of yourself every time. The brand was one of the first to release their bespoke customised and monogramming services before it was one of the biggest trends. We encourage you to wear these stylish pieces both in the comfort of your own home, but also out and about too! You can’t go past a two-piece full length set with a pair of heels and a luxe handbag.

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Knits, colours, prints and whimsical beachwear is what makes up this groovy label that was born in Bondi back in 2008. Renowned for their Australian-made swimwear, Brazilian knits, intricate details and luxe fabrics, and recognised for their contemporary collections, which transcend the beach and embrace all facets of life for the modern woman. SUBOO celebrates a devout following of celebs and influencers including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Dev @SUBOOSTYLE Windsor, Nic Trunfio, Pip Edwards and SUBOO.COM.AU Desi Perkins. As of July this year, SUBOO will be available to purchase in David Jones and has some very exciting collaborations coming up with @belenhostalet and @jimsandkittys.

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LJC Designs

Behind LJC DESIGNS is the lovely Lucy Ferraro (nee Cottee) who established her label back in 2012, along with a fabulous team which includes her mum, as well as both Brisbane and Bali staff who help run the label. Inspired by the sun, surf and sand, these wearable linen pieces are designed to take you from beach to bar! The fashion and accessories label that is designed in

Brisbane and handmade in Bali is truly made with love with a hint of Balinese luxe for each person to carry through all their adventures. Their beloved luxe linen range and classic staples, which has captured the hearts of many, can be found in their store in California Lane in Fortitude Valley and online. Embracing your inner-bohemian has never been easier with these thoughtful styles. We heard through the grapevine that Lucy and her team are working on winter accessories at the moment, so be sure to stay tuned!



Deiji Studios

For the last two years, Byron Bay born and bred label, DEIJI STUDIOS has been delivering high comfort and high quality linen bedding and loungewear to support your best sleep yet. Run by Juliette Harkness and Emma Nelson who founded Deiji together, they also have two other lovely ladies in their team to assist with customer service and wholesale. Their ever-evolving loungewear collection and their exclusive range of linen bedding colours is what this label is renowned for. Carefully sourced from France, the current selection is made from the natural fibres of the flax plant, and then woven in China. The duo has always been ethically minded since they started their label and work very closely with


their friends overseas. Stonewashed for extra softness, hypoallergenic, highly breathable and environmentally friendly - now you can wear your jarmies both in bed and out and about! PAGE 21


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CATWALK SABA Creative Director Elisha Hopkinson shares her style tips for nailing corporate fashion. Confidence is key - if you are feeling great, it will shine through. ELISHA HOPKINSON

What are some staple pieces we should always have in our wardrobe? Every wardrobe needs a basic white tee, a white collared shirt, jeans and a great blazer or jacket. A flattering midi skirt and little black dress are a must as well. It’s also important to buy quality staples that you can mix and match, and always check fabrication to ensure it will last. Which items should you let yourself splurge on, and which ones can you save on? The key item to invest in is a tailored, classic suit. Look for quality and ensure it fits you perfectly - worn together or as separates, it will be one of the most versatile investments in your wardrobe and will see you through season after season. Dress down your suit blazer by pairing it back with a basic tee, jeans and sneakers,

or opt for a dressier look with your tailored suit pants worn with a dressy cami and heels. Go with a brand you know you can rely on, as there’s nothing worse than a jacket that isn’t cut correctly. Don’t invest too much in tops, especially if they are just simple layering pieces. There are some great basics out there that won’t break the bank. Is it acceptable to wear open toed shoes? Yes - just as long as you have a good pedicure! Are there any accessories you recommend to give personality to an outfit? Statement earrings. It’s such an easy way to add a touch of colour to your outfit, especially if you’re not as daring when it comes to wearing bold colours or prints. What key colours should we stick to? Black is a must-have staple of course, but neutral tones such as camel or soft grey are


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always great as a base too. Especially coming into the cooler months, having neutral staples adds some light and warmth to your wardrobe, rather than just all black. Navy is also a good foundation, but personally, I’m moving away from navy in favour of neutrals. If you build your wardrobe around a few core colours, then you can add in a pop of colour or key trend piece quite easily. I’m loving all the animal print coming through this season. Any bonus tips for hair and makeup? Keep it simple, natural and polished and you can’t go wrong. My favourite product at the moment is the Kevyn Aucoin Mascara – your lashes will stay put all day without smudging. Any other style advice, tips or tricks? Confidence is key – if you are feeling great, the confidence will shine through no matter what you’re wearing!





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CRYSTAL SISTERS Brisbane sisters, Peta and Shari of Unearthed Crystals have been selling crystals of all shapes and sizes for the past three years, after a light bulb moment at 2am.


Attracting love: Rose Quartz Clearing the mind: Selenite + Iolite Energy boost: Carnelian


Sourcing their crystals from family-owned companies in India and other parts of the world, Peta and Shari are passionate about making sure the people who mine their crystals have fair wages and safe conditions. They prefer to pick their pieces from family-owned mines and like-minded dealers based on their story, quality and vibe. Having grown up surrounded by crystals, it’s only been within the last five years that they’ve been consciously using them, now truly believing they have the power to heal you, completely change your mood and energy, and positively influence


“It’s all about the vibe! Follow your intuition. If you feel drawn to a specific crystal then go with it. Carry it around, meditate with it and learn what that particular crystal can bring to your life... Follow the path.”

your life. Their day-to-day life is a beautiful chaos; fuelled by their small and loyal team of absolute maniacs, because the crystals dictate their days! Add in husbands, some kids, fur kids and a few dozen coffee runs as well. Continuing to support and promote ethical mining is a given for the future of Unearthed Crystals, as well as to keep growing and educating, continuing to invest in quality and connecting with people. Unearthed HQ is currently expanding to bring more of the beauties Mother Nature has blessed us with to their audience the sky really is the limit!


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To celebrate the change of season, Homemaker The Valley is hosting a day of activities, food trucks, workshops, giveaways and a styling session from celebrity guest Carlene Duffy.

Budding creatives will come from all over Australia to collaborate on art pieces of all forms across our urban city at this outdoor festival.


10-18 MAY

Expressions Dance Company is bringing one of their most acclaimed shows back to QPAC. Choreographed by Natalie Weir, The Dinner Party showcases gripping contemporary dance theatre. @edcaus

18-19 MAY

FISH LANE FESTIVAL Get ready for a day full of eating, drinking, dancing, and live music. The laneway will be pumping from midday through to the evening, with venues such as The Fox and Gelato Messina getting on board. @fishlanefestival

11 MAY



Everyone’s favourite cultural celebration is returning to West End, sharing the ins and outs of Greek traditions, food, dance and music. Now in its 43rd year, Australia’s biggest Greek festival is only getting better with age.

Sip on tea, taste delicious food and enjoy a stunning fashion show presented by Brisbane Arcade, all to support Brisbane families as they rebuild their lives after domestic and family violence.

19 MAY


HAMILTON REACH WINTER BEACH PARTY Enjoy food trucks, chilled wine, sand and on-water activities, live music and more at an outdoor relaxing picnic party atmosphere in Northshore Beach, Hamilton Reach.



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Run to paradise In case you haven’t heard, we’re giving one of our readers the trip of a lifetime to the beautiful beaches of Waikiki. We’re teaming up with Hawaiian Airlines and Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, to giveaway 2 x return flights from Brisbane, as well as four nights’ accommodation in an oceanfront room. If that’s not enough motivation to enter, we’ve also put together some of the best things to do in beautiful Waikiki – enter now for your chance to win!

PRIZE BREAKDOWN: • Return economy air transportation for two (2) people from Brisbane to Honolulu, Hawaii with Hawaiian Airlines valued at $2,100AUD, in the form of 160,000 HawaiianMiles. • Four nights at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in an oceanfront room in Allii Tower.

RELAX AT WAIKIKI BEACH What is more iconic than the beautiful Waikiki Beach? The picturesque scenery, spectacular white sands and turquoise waters have to be seen to be believed. Spend your day soaking up the sun, cooling off in the ocean with some swimming or snorkelling, catching some world famous waves, or taking a leisurely sunset stroll down the two-mile stretch of beach, marvelling at the fairy floss skies. When night time rolls around, the fun doesn’t stop, as you can dance your way into the evening with Waikiki’s bustling nightlife just a few steps away. HIKE UP DIAMOND HEAD As one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks, Diamond Head is part of a dormant volcano that is over 500,000 years old. While you can see this spectacular landmark from the beach, the best way to experience its true beauty is by hiking to the top. The 45 minute walk will lead you to breathtaking and panoramic views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, as well as an amazing view inside the U.S. National Natural Monument. SHOP ON KALAKAUA AVENUE In the heart of Waikiki is the extravagant Kalakaua Avenue. Indulge in some serious retail therapy with stores including Prada, Cartier and Chanel, grab some traditional and handmade souvenirs from one of the many boutiques the street has to offer, or get involved in Hawaiian quilting, or weaving courses and hula dancing.

TOTAL VALUE: $5,000 • Miles will be valid for 18 months once deposited into the winner’s account • Taxes will be at the winner’s expense • The prize is based on availability and blackout dates apply • Expiration, June 30, 2020. • T&Cs apply

EXPLORE THE KAPIOLANI PARK AND GARDENS Kapiolani Park is the perfect place to explore Waikiki’s natural beauty. With something for the whole family, the gardens are home to the Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Zoo, tennis courts, an archery range, soccer fields, and jogging track. Other things to do include checking out the spectacular native Lokelani rose gardens, relaxing with a picnic amongst the trees, spotting some native wildlife or catching a concert or art show on the grass.

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FOODIES PARADISE Lover of all things food and wine? Be sure to hit up this year’s Noosa Food and Wine Festival.

SAY ALOHA! Grab your swimmers, we are giving away a free trip of a lifetime to the beautiful Hawaii.





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ONE MARTINI, PLEASE Get into the swing of things with some jazz, piano and martinis at Brisbane’s elegant Emporium Hotel.

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A family affair This Mother’s Day, we hear from Lannah Dunn as she celebrates 34 years and four generations of Lannah Dunn Fine Jewellery. From strength to strength, the tale of Lannah Dunn Fine Jewellery is a story that will leave you in awe. With a rich history of curating jewellery collections both new and old, the family behind Lannah Dunn Fine Jewellery has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost antique jewellery authorities. Established in 1985, the business remains true to its South East Queensland heritage with the original flagship store in Toowoomba and a second in Brisbane CBD. It is clear upon visiting the stores why they are destinations for lovers of fine jewellery - a mission Lannah herself has sought to uphold since its establishment. “Supported by a team of expert artisans, diamond graders and gemmologists, we put

our name behind every piece on offer with many of our antique pieces being curated from rare European collections,” says Lannah. From stories of Lannah and her mother embarking on their first buying trip in the late 1970’s, delving into the whimsical world of royal jewels across Europe, to welcoming the fourth generation into the fold, Mother’s Day holds a special place in Lannah’s heart. “The business is a family affair, from design in our specialist workshop to sourcing the antiques and managing the operations. It’s rare for an entire family to be so heavily

involved, and for this I feel incredibly blessed,” says Lannah. Offering exceptionally designed Australian South Sea Pearl and Fine White Diamond jewellery, as well as museum quality antique pieces, you are guaranteed to find something special for Mum this Mother’s Day at Lannah Dunn Fine Jewellery. “We settle for nothing less than the best, and take great pleasure offering our collections to customers.” LANNAH DUNN FINE JEWELLERY SHOP 7B 215 QUEEN ST, CBD P 3221 1588 LANNAHDUNN.COM




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The vows – they were just the right amount of sad, sweet and funny. THE HONEYMOON

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@makeupbytihanna THE CATERING

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END A close knit community bursting with life; this southern suburb has it all. If you’re attending the vibrant Paniyiri Greek Festival this May, make sure you take some time to check out the amazing retailers, services and living precincts West End has to offer.

PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL Held in May each year, Paniyiri is the iconic West End festival that celebrates everything Greek, inviting all Brisbanites to experience the beautiful Greek culture. Coming to Musgrave Park and The Greek Club this May 18 and 19, you can expect to taste honey puffs, haloumi, and Greek coffee, and be entertained by spectacular displays of high kicks, Zorba, plate smashing and grape stomping. Famed Greek chefs David Tsirekas, George Diakomichalis and Dimitris Katrivesis will also be attending, as well as a few special guests from the hit television show, Home and Away. MUSGRAVE PARK & THE GREEK CLUB, EDMONDSTONE ST, SOUTH BRISBANE P 3844 1166 PANIYIRI.COM

MICHAEL HATZIFOTIS, PLACE ESTATE AGENTS Michael Hatzifotis is proud to be a part of an agency that has a vision to become Brisbane’s best residential real estate agency. While it can be difficult to find an agent with not just industry experience, but a genuine love and care for helping people find a forever home, Michael is certainly an exception. With a strong focus on providing a high quality service, Michael aims for consistent excellence, and to always remain connected with the wider and surrounding communities. He is an innovative and diverse agent, with an extensive background in sales. After moving into the real estate industry four years ago, he’s well and truly found his feet, providing every client with the best quality marketing materials available, which is imperative in today’s market. Michael was born and raised in the 4101 area, and loves being able to raise his twin daughters in the same beautiful suburb. Michael believes West End is the perfect place to call home, as it’s a thriving hub with an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, parks and community events. PLACE KANGAROO POINT, 291 SHAFSTON AV, KANGAROO POINT 3153 1457 EPLACE.COM.AU


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Architecturally designed with a striking lattice facade, warehouse interior and an expansive uninterrupted event space, The Joinery is one of Brisbane’s most flexible and versatile function venues. With contemporary design accents juxtaposed against an industrial-style backdrop, the space can be transformed to dazzling effect for all manner of private celebrations and corporate functions. Catering is supplied by their experienced on-site caterer with menus tailored to suit a client’s individual taste, style and budget. No matter the occasion, The Joinery provides the ultimate blank canvas to inspire the event of your dreams. 244 MONTAGUE RD, WEST END P 3844 2244 THEJOINERYWESTEND.COM.AU

AQUARIUS HEALTH & MEDISPA Recently named the 2018 winner of the World Luxury Medispa award, this gorgeous day spa offers the most magnificent treatments that will leave you feeling pampered, rejuvenated and revitalised. Their West End location encompasses both Aquarius Health & Medispa and Cosmetic Image Clinics, offering relaxing treatments such as facials and massages, beauty treatments like waxing, spray tans and makeup application, body treatments featuring the latest exfoliation and body rituals, and cosmetic treatments including injectables, surgical, and non-surgical procedures. Led by Dr Ingrid Tall, an experienced doctor with a strong interest in cosmetic medicine and skin rejuvenation, the team at Aquarius can help you look and feel your best, from the inside, out. SHOP 1 220 MELBOURNE ST, WEST END P 3846 7229 AQUARIUSHEALTHMEDISPA.COM.AU

AGLO BEAUTY Covering all your beauty needs from spray tans, facials, and body waxing, to brow styling, manicures and pedicures, Aglo is proud to help you enhance your natural beauty with an affordable price tag. The boutique beauty salon wants every client to feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as they walk through the door, knowing they’re in the hands of friendly and passionate staff. Their attention to detail throughout all services, as well as their dedication to utilizing local brands and products, is what sets them apart in the Brisbane beauty industry. SHOP 6/321 MONTAGUE RD, WEST END P 0400 437 595 AGLOBEAUTY.COM.AU


COVENT GARDEN Our favourite modern gin house has recently launched their brand new menu, which is completely coeliac friendly. They’re changing the game when it comes to eating out, with the ability to cater any item on their menu to the needs of almost any dietary requirement. The menu features dishes to share, cheese and mezze boards, large plates, side dishes, sweet treats and so much more, and even includes a late night menu, for those midnight cravings during a big night out. Leave your menu envy worries at home – Covent Garden has you covered. 142 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3844 0142 COVENTGARDEN.COM.AU


DAVID MURRY SALON The team of experts at David Murry Salon will have you leaving your appointment looking good and feeling enthusiastic about the future plan they have in place for your hair. The core team at DMS have been working with each other for over four years, and enjoy offering a premium service that is focused on building an authentic relationship with every client. Each appointment begins with an in depth consultation to ensure your hair goals are not only achievable, but suit the level of maintenance in which you are prepared for. Colour duo Scott and Emma are all about condition before colour. Maintaining the health of their guests’ hair is no doubt the reason why they have such a loyal base of clientele who choose to return again and again.

F45 WEST END Known for the high intensity training and circuit style classes, F45 Training is fast becoming the workout of choice for many exercise enthusiasts. F45 West End was the first to open in Brisbane in 2015, and to this day is still owner operated, meaning members will never be just a number. Their next eight week challenge has just begun, and is something you don’t want to miss out on. The challenge is designed to help you achieve life changing results, with ongoing support and engagement, goal tracking, meal plans, blogs, and video content readily available to help you achieve your fitness goals. 5/249 MONTAGUE RD, WEST END P 0435 737 765 @F45_TRAINING_WESTEND


JACARANDA COFFEE LANE This fully licensed café is the perfect little brunch spot for both your morning coffee run and a late breaky catch up. With a menu featuring a mix of Asian and Western cuisines, and dishes such as crab omelets, slow roasted field mushrooms and lemon ricotta pancakes, there’s something for absolutely anyone to enjoy. And each dish is immaculately presented like a work of art. If coffee isn’t your thing, make sure you try one of their specialty beverages, such as the Matcha, Chai, or Taro lattés. SHOP 3, 173 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3844 4509 @JACARANDACOFFEELANE

CHOP CHOP CHANGS Located in the heart of West End’s dining precinct, Chop Chop Changs is the perfect place to experience the exotic flavours of Asia in Brisbane. Featuring an impressive pan-Asian menu, each dish is reminiscent of street food found in temple stalls and hawker markets throughout Asia. Proudly made with fresh local produce, Chop Chop Changs also includes an extensive range of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options, allowing everyone to be immersed in the glorious tastes on offer. Whether you’re after a light meal, looking to kick back with a cold beverage, or are ready to indulge in a complete banquet experience, Chop Chop Chang’s is sure to delight. 185 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 3846 7746 CHOPCHOPCHANGS.COM.AU


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Core9 is based on High Intensity Functional Training, with workouts lasting for just 31 minutes and incorporating kickboxing fundamentals, military training techniques and gymnastic exercises. No session is the same as the last and there’s no need to book into a specific time slot. Turn up and train whenever it suits you, never again having an excuse for missing your workout. Your session starts when you arrive, and there’s always a personal trainer to guide you through your workout, and to make sure you’re making the most of every session. Core9 West End employs personal trainers with extensive backgrounds in the fitness industry, and is proud to have their members’ best interests at the heart of what they do. Your fitness journey awaits. 28 FERRY RD, WEST END P 3255 1558 CORE9.COM.AU

HOPE STREET CAFE This not-for-profit social enterprise is so much more than a café providing healthy and easy breakfast and lunch options. Hope Street Café offers job opportunities to people who are facing various employment challenges, helping them learn new skills and gain experience in the hospitality industry. Their menu changes seasonally, but always has fresh daily salads on offer, and daily soup specials as we come into winter. The cafe is surrounded by an edible garden, so many of the herbs and greens are grown on site. Muffins, cakes, biscuits and slices are also always on offer, and Friday nights will see $10 pasta, a family friendly environment, and live music. GROUND FLOOR, 162 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 0409 905 258 HOPESTREETCAFE.COM.AU

WEST VILLAGE While West Village is known for its gorgeous new residential buildings, the development also features a stunning dining precinct, known as The Garden Pantry. The precinct features delicious Northern Italian cuisine from Salt Meats Cheese, fresh seafood poke bowls, tacos, and Asian fusion delights from Cheeky Poke, and fresh, flavoursome bao buns from the tasty menu at Mr Bunz. The Garden Pantry is situated inside The Common, a garden oasis filled with magical fairy lights and lush manicured lawns and greenery. You can enjoy your delicious bites on the indoor dining verandah, al fresco under the striped umbrellas, relaxed on a blanket on the grass, or as a take away option for dinner on the run. 97 BOUNDARY ST, WEST END P 1300 985 465 WESTVILLAGE.COM.AU










INTO THE WEST The $1 billion heritage living village created by Sekisui House Australia.



est Village will be much more than a collection of residential apartments. It will be parklands, an art gallery, restaurants, specialty stores, a gym and cafés – a community. Just one kilometre from the Brisbane CBD, West Village covers 2.6 hectares of land and, upon completion, will comprise of eight contemporary apartment buildings alongside entertainment and retail hubs. Stage One was completed late last year, with The Common the first public space to open - a mixture of laneways, open green spaces and a parkside dining precinct. Two residential buildings were also launched in Stage One, featuring over 300 apartments. Arcadia Residences, pictured, is stage two of the project, scheduled for completion late this year and will be made up of 53 exclusive residences. In response to the demand for larger style apartments to accommodate families wanting the comforts and amenities of apartment living, without cramped spaces and additional debt, Arcadia Residences will predominantly feature three and four bedroom apartments, as well as smaller one and two bedroom apartments. The larger residences have been specifically designed to accommodate families, boasting three metre stone bench tops, double ovens and Miele appliances, a butler’s pantry, and baths in the master suites. Both stages incorporate the collaboration of talented Australian artists, as a part of West Village’s commitment to bringing art onto the site and investing in the local community. Arcadia Residences sees renowned Japanese-Australian fashion designer Akira Isogawa as the design consultant. As one of Australia’s most celebrated and successful fashion designers, his aesthetic draws heavily on traditional Japanese designs and techniques, making the spaces he’s designed emotionally and spiritually connected to people, allowing residents to feel comfortable and as if they’re surrounded by beauty. Arcadia Residences is scheduled for completion this year. PAGE 35



If it’s a new restaurant, bar or venue in Brisbane, you’ll see it here. Emporium Piano Bar For a sophisticated night out of wining and dining, head to Emporium South Bank’s newly opening Piano Bar. Listen to a live pianist every afternoon, while sipping on a curated drinks menu of barrel aged spirits, local and international wines, and handcrafted cocktails, or listen to live jazz of a weekend every evening, while tasting the gorgeous menu created by Executive Chef Chris Norman.

Polpetta With the launch of Art Series Hotels’ Fantauzzo, comes the opening of adjoining restaurant, Polpetta. The Italian kitchen and bar will serve rustic, traditional, and hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and welcomes one and all to enjoy a laid back dining experience. @POLPETTABRISBANE


Pilpel Paper Daisy

The much loved Redcliffe restaurant now has a new location, but will still be serving traditional Middle Eastern cuisine that diners know and love. The new bar exudes casual and relaxed vibes, perfect for weekend catchups, and the menu will feature all of your favourites, including kebabs, falafels, and delicious desserts.

Hatted restaurant Paper Daisy has launched an entirely new menu with fresh and exciting starters, entrees, mains and desserts. Crafted by Executive Chef Jason Barratt, the fresh new menu features a variety of seafood twists with modern infusions, as well as a separate menu dedicated entirely to veganfriendly dishes. PAPERDAISY.COM.AU


Death & Taxes Yet another epic spot opening up on Burnett Lane is this super slick bar. Inspired by the underground bars of London and Paris and boasting an extensive cocktail list, 40 wines and 500 whiskeys, the talented bartenders at Death & Taxes can easily whip you up the perfect after-work concoction. @DEATHANDTAXESBRISBANE

El Matador Burnett Lane is heating things up in the CBD this month, becoming the home of a stylish tapas, wine and lounge bar. Taking influence from the energetic bars of Madrid, and incorporating Spanish produce, techniques and traditions, diners can expect both sweet and savoury eats, sangria jugs, Spanish beers, and the finest meats and cheeses from artisan food producers. ELMATADOR.COM.AU


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Lollies, chocolates, international treats, balloons, garlands, installations - all your party needs start right here! Jody and John started Sweets Shoppe first as a side project for their family to have as their holiday fund or new car fund. Nine weeks in and the couple decided to quit their everyday jobs as a registered nurse and conveyancer in law, and go candy full time! The couple decided to take on another project at the beginning of this year by taking over The Little Balloon Shop to extend their business and add a new aspect to their services. Based in North Lakes, a majority of their customers are Brisbane-based businesses and Australian based customers, however their international orders are beginning to take off! With their candy sourced from all over the world, you can enjoy all the sweet goodness from NZ, USA, UK and beyond!

Working for Perfect for baby themselves and building showers, kids birthdays the brand up and having full control over and events of all kinds! everything, are the most exciting parts for Jody and John. They enjoy spending time with each other and having the flexibility with their family. A day in the life of this power couple looks a little like this… Family duties in the morning, whilst we do emails, payments, stock control/ordering, packing orders, courier pickups and clean up! Sweets Shoppe love to set themselves apart. “We never look at our competitors websites and I think that’s really helped us continually come up with new content and different ideas” says Jody.

Favourite sweet treat? Chocolate, for sure. Drink of choice Lemon, lime & bitters or a bubbly moscato! Fave Brisbane cafe/ restaurant? We love Eat Street & enjoy supporting the locals! What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Taking the kids out! We are hardcore Costco lovers too! What’s your karaoke song? Torn - Natalie Imbruglia Watching on Netflix? Beyoncé’s film - Homecoming Recommended can’t-put-down read? Anything Matthew Reilly! What motivates you or keeps you focused? You can’t help but be motivated by candy! 


Day on a plate We follow dietitian Claudia Cramer around for the day, to see what she gets up to and how she fuels her body. 6AM: Training at Fitstop Windsor I like to start my day positively by exercising in a group-style training session. 6.45AM: Post workout soy piccolo I aim to only have one or two coffees a day, and try to have them before lunch so it doesn’t disrupt my production of melatonin, the hormone which regulates sleep towards the end of the day. 7.30AM: Multi-grain bread topped with avocado, egg, pesto, and sauerkraut Having a good quality source of carbohydrates is beneficial post-workout, as it optimizes your training session. I add an egg for a source of protein, pesto for a healthy fat, and sauerkraut for some extra gut love. 10AM: Protein pudding, dried apples and apricots I aim to predominantly eat snacks with higher STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

protein and fat levels to keep me full between meals. My protein pudding consists of protein powder, water, coconut yoghurt, seeds, and nut butter, and I like to have dried fruit as they’re a great natural sugar that can be an alternative to highly processed sweets. 12 NOON: Homemade tofu curry with vegetables and coconut rice I always try to have a nutrient dense meal with a good source of carbohydrate, like rice, and vegetables to ensure I’m getting plenty of fibre and micronutrients. The tofu is great for getting in my protein and healthy fats. 3PM: Stewed apples with cinnamon and coconut yoghurt, two coconut rolled dates, a few squares of dark chocolate, and rice crackers with peanut butter I have these because they are naturally sweetened, minimally processed, nutrient dense, and satisfy any sweet cravings.

7PM: Gut bowl This is a mix of stir fried vegetables like red and green cabbage, silver beet or kale, onion, spices, ghee, pan-fried tofu, pesto, hummus, sauerkraut and seeds. It’s a nutrient dense dish with a good source of protein, healthy fats, spices, and fermented products for gut health. It’s also high in fibre, which is great for overall health of the digestive system. PAGE 37



STYLING TIPS with Mark Ferguson


Motherly love in a  cup

Winter Racing Carnival

It is time to reconnect

As the masterminds behind the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate exclusive to Dandelion & Driftwood Cafe, the team at Wolff Coffee Roasters will be serving this famous beverage at Big Bad Wolff Espresso Bar from 1 May, in celebration of Mother’s Day. The beverage is made from the finest selection of Ghana Cocoa, which has been produced with a long fermentation process to produce a sweet, light chocolate with berry and vanilla notes. The cocoa is complimented further with the addition of artisan ingredients to replicate that red velvet cupcake experience. Featuring your favourite milk, a gorgeous red colour, a creamy and fluffy texture popping with flavour, and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting - it’s a must-try this May. Wolff Coffee Roasters will be sharing the motherly love to all, with $2 from every Red Velvet Hot Chocolate sold going to Women’s Legal Service QLD.

With the BRC Winter Racing Carnival upon us, it’s time to consider what’s stylish this year. While it’s not normally suggested to follow the trends, you should be aware of them and try to adapt them to your own personal style. Green suits are cool at the moment, with popular shades including olive and forest green. But be careful, as not every shade is for every skin tone. Sports jackets are also an on-trend choice, as the traditional suit is no longer an absolute necessity. Separates are incredibly popular, and sports jackets are great for their versatility. A three piece suit is a great option for raceday if you’re going for something more sophisticated. Try to mix things up and make it a little more interesting with an odd vest or one in a complimenting colour. Texture is also something we can’t get enough of. Combine texture within your outfit for a standout look, or embrace the rust colour trend for an adventurous look.

Take some time out this week for a date night, just the two of you. Call the sitter, throw on something nice, and go out for a memorable evening where you can have some time away from everything to just reconnect. Life can get so busy nowadays, and it can often feel like you no longer have the time to do the things you enjoy, especially going out for a date. But, we often don’t realise how starved we are for that connection and intimacy until much later, so it’s important to take some time to ground yourself, check in on each other, get to know what thoughts are occupying each other’s minds and really listen to everything you both have to say. You might learn something new, or just solidify what you already know and love about each other. Step back into the honeymoon phase and leave all the mess behind – even if it’s just for a couple of hours one evening this week.





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VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp

PLASTIC SURGERY with Dr Raymond Goh

Can we prevent crooked teeth?

It might be all in your genes

Office procedures

It was once thought that crooked teeth were solely a genetic trait, and it was your parents who were to blame for a crowded mouth. However, recent research now shows us that this isn’t necessarily the case. Our faces and jaws are genetically programmed to grow large enough to allow our 32 adult teeth to fit without crowding. So, why do so many people have misaligned teeth? Our environment affects the expression of our genes, so if children are mouth breathers or eat a soft diet, their jaws may not grow to their full genetic potential. Therefore, when adult teeth erupt into the mouth, there’s less room and crowding can occur. When it comes to preventing crooked teeth, we must start at birth by encouraging breastfeeding, limiting dummy/bottle use, ensuring our children are nasal breathing, and are eating a semi-hard to hard diet from the get go. This will give our children the best chance of preventing crooked teeth.

The development of varicose veins is all about your genes - that’s DNA genes, not the blue ones!    Varicose veins develop due to vein incompetence, which is largely caused by leaky valves in the vein. This is the part you can blame your grandparents for, if you have leaky valves, chances are you inherited them from your parents and grandparents.  If both of your parents have varicose veins, you have a 90% chance of developing them. However, lifestyle choices can help slow down venous disease, like moderate exercise, a healthy weight and wearing compression stockings.  Developing varicose veins might be impossible to avoid, but there are now more treatment options available to help get rid of them. With EndoVenous Laser Ablation, Vein Glue and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, even the most severe varicose veins can be treated in a minimally invasive fashion.  

While larger plastic surgery procedures that require a full anaesthetic must be performed in an accredited hospital setting, there are a number of minor cosmetic procedures that can be safely and effectively done within the office setting under a local anaesthesia alone, including upper eyelid reductions, direct brow lifts, lip lifts, and minor nose and ear corrections. Patients who have local anaesthesia procedures in the office are much less anxious about their surgery, and feel much more in control being awake and in a familiar setting. Office based procedures are time saving, and cost effective as there are no additional hospital and anaesthetist costs involved, and patients can recover quicker as they are not subject to the side effects of anaesthetic drugs. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.








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As we ease into colder weather and one of the busiest times of the year, don’t forget to take some time out for yourself to relax and unwind. As winners of the World Luxury Medispa award in 2018, Aquarius Health & Medispa and Cosmetic Image Clinics know how to treat their clients to some much needed R&R. As we bustle into mid-year, we become more and more consumed with work and life, often forgetting to take some time out for ourselves for a mid-week treat, or a few hours of relaxation over the weekend. On Tuesdays, Aquarius Health & Medispa offers 20% off facials and body rituals – the perfect way to rejuvenate your body and help you to take charge of the rest of the week. The Linda Meredith Facial To The Stars, known as the ‘Queen of Facials’, is an indulgent treatment offered at this world class medispa. This iconic facial is loved by celebrities including the likes of Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell and Gwyneth Paltrow – proving they’re worth every cent.

The famous celebrity facial works powerfully to enrich and support the skin, inclusive of essential oils, vitamins and active ingredients. Some of its benefits include intense hydration, anti-ageing and the reduction of breakouts. If you’re in need of something a little stronger that can achieve ongoing results, book in for the collagen stimulating Vampire Facial for just $300. Or if you’re needing some time to reconnect with your significant other, a 60 minute couples massage may be just what you need. Just $149 and complete with a complementary glass of bubbles, it’s the perfect way to end your working week on a Friday afternoon, or a great way to begin your weekend on a Saturday morning. READ MORE ONLINE AQUARIUS HEALTH & MEDISPA LEVEL 2, 70D MARY ST, CBD P 3009 5111 AQUARIUSHEALTHMEDISPA.COM.AU


New technology Dr Matthew Peters from Valley Plastic Surgery explains the technical advancements now being seen in breast augmentation surgery. Dr Matthew Peters has just returned from a meeting in California, where 24 plastic surgeons from across the globe discussed and assessed emerging technologies and prototypes that are now available for breast augmentation surgery, and what they will mean for patients. Dr Peters understands there’s a vast range of knowledge amongst patients when it comes to breast augmentation techniques. While many patients are focused on the technique alone, there’s now a shift occurring, with more interest being paid to the type of implants used and their safety. Recent research has determined that certain types of breast implants are linked to a rare form of cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Another concern present in today’s literature is Breast Implant Illness, a STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

symptom complex described in relation to the presence of breast implants. When coupled with our increasing awareness of our own role in maintaining health and wellness, it’s no surprise that the technological details of products such as breast implants in use are being questioned. There now exists multiple breast implant surfaces, gel types and behaviours, and of course, shapes. A detailed consultation and assessment with a FRACS specialist plastic surgeon will provide you with your available implant options and the associated risks. The look you desire, how your body and the implant will interact, and the degree of physical activity that you undertake will all be considered in determining what might suit. Be open and honest, and ask as many questions as you need to. It is elective surgery and you have to be

confident with your decision. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. READ MORE ONLINE VALLEY PLASTIC SURGERY 51 BALLOW ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3488 8118 VALLEYPLASTICSURGERY.COM.AU


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The perfect concoction Brooklyn Beauty Bar is taking the next step when it comes to customised beauty, now creating Dermal Cocktails to cater to everyone’s skin needs. Is there anything more lovely than perfect skin? It’s what we all aspire to, but few are lucky enough to have a flawless complexion. For most of us age, environment, sun, stress, blemishes, scarring, pigmentation and wear and tear play havoc on our skin on a day to day basis. However, aspirations for beautiful skin can be realised. Brooklyn Beauty Bar has developed a range of bespoke dermal treatment therapies to improve your skin, so much so you may consider wearing BB Cream as a thing of the past. Brooke and her team have developed a menu of high result dermal treatments called “Dermal Cocktails” that are designed to target specific skin problems. Depending on your skin, after three or four procedures they can provide results that can last up to a year, with PAGE 42

each treatment taking approximately 40-60 minutes. The favourite among the Brooklyn Beauty Bar staff and clients is the BB Peptide Infusion. This treatment gives your skin the effect of wearing BB Cream even when you’re not. Throw the foundation away and bask in the glow of your own even toned skin, with the best results seen after six treatments. For whitening, brightening and evening out skin tones there is the BB Pearl lightening infusion, or for scarring and ageing there’s the Stemcell Infusion. For those a little bit older, you can choose from the anti-wrinkle or Vitamin C infusions, which are ideal for treating deeper wrinkles. For an all over glow, choose the Hyaluron Infusion, as it gets rid of dead skin cells and smooths the complexion.

The complex infusions penetrate the skin using skin-needling, a non-invasive procedure with no down time. This technique uses a monitored, safe levelled dermapen that gently penetrates deep into the epidermal layers, allowing for long lasting results. Call now to book in your assessment, to determine the best dermal cocktail for you. BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY 61 PETRIE TCE, THE BARRACKS P 0421 202 447 BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU

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Man’s Best Friend Clinical psychologist Dr John Barletta explains the therapeutic benefits of having a pet Growing up on a farm, a dog was for security and the cat was for vermin. Oh, how things have changed. Pets, or companion animals, now provide a range of health and psychological benefits to people and families, both young and old. Interacting with pets boosts our internal ‘feel-good’ chemicals, which in turn enhances our social skills and relationships. Additionally, pets can potentially decrease our blood pressure and heart rate, boost our immune system, and raise our tolerance for pain. Pets can also help to lower our stress and anger levels, and improve your mood. Our pets easily become a part of our everyday lives, and can also be particularly helpful to children, those with special needs, people who have been traumatised, older folks, and those living by themselves. Adding to this, our success in taking responsibility in caring for our pets can contribute to our

own self-esteem and positive, emotional wellbeing. When considering a pet for companionship, wellbeing, or therapy, you must consider your physical living situation, your lifestyle, and the inevitable costs associated with pet-food, toys, equipment and health and veterinary expenses. Asking your friends who already have pets about their experiences is a great way to start, as well as talking with a veterinarian or reputable breeder to learn about the particular characteristics of different animals or breeds. Whether the goal is to improve the social, emotional, physical, or cognitive functioning of yourself or those you love, a well-considered, appropriately-chosen companion animal can bring a vast array of benefits for many years to come.



Born beautiful Experienced dentist Dr Anne-Maree Cole explains how it’s not just our genetics that affect our facial outcome. We are all born with the genetic capability of developing a beautiful face. While symmetry, balance and proportion help to increase facial attractiveness, we usually only focus on the outside areas of our face like the skin and lips, and forget about the underlying bony structure and muscles. How our face develops can often rely on a balance between our genes and our environment. To develop our face to its genetic potential, we need to ensure that we are maintaining four key steps. The first is to ensure we’re keeping our lips together and our tongue up in the roof of our mouths when we are not talking or eating. The second and third are to breathe through the nose and aim to swallow correctly, and the fourth is to STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

chew well, and eat a semi-hard diet. These crucial functions help to create correct jaw development, and with that comes optimum facial development. When you’re breathing and functioning physiologically, the upper jaw grows broad and forward. The lower jaw responds similarly, growing plenty of room for all of your teeth. Mouth breathing is the most important factor to consider during facial development, as when the messages genes receive change from what is expected, so does the outcome, so when you’re not breathing right, your jaw will not grow correctly.

If our faces have developed well, not only do all of our 32 adult teeth fit in a straight line, but our faces are more likely to be symmetrical, proportioned, more attractive and most importantly, healthier! AESTHETIC EXCELLENCE 151 ROBERTSON ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3257 1577 JAMESSTREETDENTSITS.COM.AU



THE FUTURE OF SKINCARE Born in Byron Bay, Biologi is the world’s first 100% active single-ingredient skincare range that is revolutionising the industry. But, Biologi isn’t just another ‘green brand.’ WORDS BY GRACIE CLOUGH The range was founded by renowned skincare chemist, Ross Macdougald who is on a mission to prove that through science, natural and organic products are effective. We sat down with Biologi’s Managing Director, Lucy Kuper, to learn more about the brand. ROSS MACDOUGALD


For those who are unfamiliar with Biologi, tell us a bit about the brand. Biologi is an Australian skincare brand that offers the only 100% active, water-soluble plant extract range in the world. Each of the Biologi serums are extracted from a single native plant; finger lime, Davidson plum and Kakadu plum. Using a revolutionary extraction system; Biologi mimics the plant’s internal closed process to extract serums that work in the bottle as they do in their unique cellular environment. These active-ingredient serums have a profound effect on the skin, changing it on a cellular level and delivering on the promise that the product truly works. Where is Biologi made? Biologi is proud to be made in Australia, ethically sourcing ingredients from the Byron Bay and NSW regions of Australia. Biologi source all of their ingredients locally and sustainably and control their whole production process from plant to bottle.  Can you tell us about the studies showing Biologi’s effectiveness? Biologi taps into the theory of Epigenetics by changing skin on a cellular level, permitting us to ‘turn back on’ skin cells and allow them to work at their most effective level. Through Epigenetics, we now have the ability to understand a human’s genetic makeup and create groundbreaking skincare formulas that impact cellular health and we can look at helping change gene expression patterns over time. The Biologi line currently consists of three serums; do you have any plans to release more products in the future? Yes we do! We’re excited to announce that we’re about to launch our new Bqk Radiance Serum, that specifically targets pigmentation. Maintaining our single plant ingredient

roots, Biologi’s new Bqk Serum is a morning and night ritual combination that includes two separate serums to help improve the appearance of skin pigmentation. If someone could only pick one product from your range, what would it be and why? The Biologi Bf Serum is a hero product in our range because it works on all skin types and can be used on all areas of the body and face for hydration (even on your lips and hair!) The Biologi Bf Serum is produced from the extract of Australian finger lime. What is a fact about the skin and/or skincare that people would be surprised to know about? A big one that stands out in my mind is the term ‘naturally derived’ seen on a lot of skincare products. The term ‘naturally derived’ was created by some clever marketing folk who understand the power of clean and green beauty. In a basic sense, ‘naturally derived’ usually refers to ingredients that have been sourced from nature, but have gone through a process which means they can no longer claim that it is natural. The ingredient has usually gone through a chemically enhanced process to deliver an unnatural form of the natural ingredient. What would you say to someone who is sceptical about single-ingredient skincare? Try to forget any assumptions you might have and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed. Our serums offer a radically different approach to skincare, and when you realise that Biologi replaces your moisturiser, night cream, day cream and eye cream, you can simplify your skincare routine. Cleanse, exfoliate, BIOLOGI. MAY 2019


Kirsty Atkins, Mary-Anne Pagliaro and Olivia Gough

Carla Haddan, Tracey Watkins and Kath Rose

Jacinta Hearne and Priscilla Everson

Craig Petersen and Angela Hawthorn


Katrina Christ and Tania Whelan

Chris Rice and Tim Williams

Hosted by Carla Haddan, this year’s event was a huge success, raising over $71,000 for Mummy’s Wish. To top things off, a major prize winner donated back her Gucci bag to be re-auctioned, which will raise an expected extra $5000 for the amazing charity.

Charles Occhino, Amanda Beutel and Rhys Livsey

Sarah Broad and Diana Neilson

Suzanne Mantis and Marisa Vechhio

Connie Lumer, Larissa McLachlan, Meghan McVeigh, Alison Turner and Jamie Hatch


One of The Regatta Hotel’s most loved events has been and gone for another year, hosting a number of Brisbanites for an evening of food, drinks, and plenty of socialising. Sponsor Chambord made sure no one spent the night thirsty, while guests relaxed under the fairy lights, welcoming in another glorious Brisbane weekend. Bridget O’Connell


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HOUSE to HOME Whether it’s a brand new build or a complete renovation, Rachael Turner from Front Porch Renovations can do it all. We chat to her about the journey so far, and how she continues to stay innovative, from design to completion.

How did you become interested in construction and home design? To be honest, it's something I've been interested in since I was a little girl. I can remember always sitting at my desk at home sketching floor plans and home elevations from a very young age. However, I also loved the piano, and after high school, I studied Classical Piano at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, completing a degree in Classical Piano Performance in 2005. I then ran a music school for almost 10 years, which I loved, but as I approached 30 years of age, I decided I wanted to become a licensed builder! How did Front Porch Properties come about? I started in the industry by buying, renovating and selling houses. After that, people asked me to be involved in the construction of their own family home, and it was shortly after that I went back to studying construction, started on the journey to get my builder's license and Front Porch Properties was born.  What makes Front Porch Properties so unique? I think we are unique for two main reasons. Our style is a combination of both modern and classic design. “Modern homes with storybook charm" is how I describe it. We specialise in modern farmhouses, classic American homes, Cape Cod, cottages, barn-style homes, etc. We also offer a complete start-to-finish service. Often a builder will become involved in the process after the client has had plans drawn up by an architect. At Front Porch, I am personally involved in the process from the initial meeting, design of the home, arranging all the various consultants (engineers, town planners, certifiers) right through to the end of construction. If people wish, I can also help with the full styling and furnishing of the home. Having this startto-furnish service irons out a lot of problems for home owners.  What do you enjoy working on more, renovations or new homes? New builds are definitely a lot easier and almost always cheaper per square meter; you are working with a blank canvas. However, I personally love the challenge of a renovation and the thrill of bringing a derelict home back to life.  PAGE 46

What is your favourite style of home? It probably goes in seasons, but right now, I'm definitely loving and building a lot of Modern Farmhouse style homes. Hamptons style homes are becoming increasingly overdone, so I love offering something a bit different to the market. What advice do you have for anyone who is looking to renovate or build their dream home? Ensure you select a builder who you implicitly trust and somebody who understands your vision. Also, be sure to select someone who specialises in your preferred style of home. It’s also a lot easier if you can find a builder who is involved from the design phase, so that they can control budget and build-ability. It’s a common problem for home owners to have plans drawn up by an architect to a certain budget, only to move to the next stage where they discover the build cost is beyond initial expectations.  MAY 2019





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GRANITE REGION From tipples to tastes, Styler Melissa Myrteza spent a weekend exploring the beautiful wineries of Stanthorpe.


would bet big bucks that a winery tour is on everyone’s bucket list. It is easily pushed aside as an impossible feat when working out the logistics of alcohol consumption and transportation across beautiful South East Queensland. So, as I looked into organising a vino tour to celebrate my 23rd birthday, I was pleasantly surprised to find Brisbane businesses having filled this hole in the market. With a range of tours to choose from that would transport us from a Brisbane location to our selected wineries and back home, I happily settled on Granite Highlands Maxi-Tours. What could be more appropriate than celebrating my 23rd birthday with 23 of my nearest and dearest vino-lovers? All 23 of us boarded the bus with high expectations and a thirst for local, Australian-grown grapes. Stanthorpe’s location in the Granite Belt was a scenic two-hour road trip from Brisbane City. Our boisterous bus driver and owner of the company, Allan, laughed when he PAGE 48

saw us, saying he usually took 30-year-old party groups not twenty-somethings! But we were determined to explore the Stanthorpe vineyards and disrupt a few cellar doors. Besides, we would like to think that our tastebuds were mature beyond our years. The Spotify playlist was chosen, and we began the two-and-a-bit hour journey South. The Queensland countryside was picturesque as we drove past rolling hills covered in a striking thick carpet of grass from recent rainfall. What a welcome to the stunning Granite Belt region. Spirits were high and we were on our way to our first stop. Ridgemill Estate was a large open vineyard boasting cabin accommodation and curious pet goats. This award-winning boutique winery was the first tasting experience for many of us. Sniffing and swirling, we were taught the art of tasting, unaware that there was so much more to wine than we thought. As we sipped on around ten different wines, free of charge, it was a chance to test our tastebuds, pushing our comfort

zones with different combinations and bold flavours. Knowing full well it was the first of five wineries, I cut down my purchase list from four bottles to one and we headed on our way with a delightful peach and ginger flavoured white Sav in the bottom of the bus. BALLANDEAN ESTATE

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“S niffing and swirling, we were taught the art of tasting, unaware there was so much more to wine than we thought.”




The next stop was the rustic Ballandean Estate. Open and operating since 1932, this family-owned cellar door delighted us with rare alternative wines. Our group was hung-up over their adventurous fortified Rumball liqueur, bursting with the delicious taste of chocolate and rum. With the $5 tasting reimbursed with any purchase, we were busy sampling whatever wine we chose off the menu, as well as purchasing glass fineries and mouth-watering dried meats. It was our first encounter with wine barrels, and we were shocked at the sheer volume they held. A tipple here and a tipple there, the samplers quickly added up. It was time for lunch, so we made our way over to Masons Winery for a scenic, wine-filled meal. After delighting in gorgeous stuffed mushrooms and a hearty lasagne – washed down with a bottle of wine, of course – we ventured outside to explore the impressive vineyard. Rows upon rows of grape vines were the perfect spot for photos. Our Instagrams were all filled with blue skies and green vines as we documented our day so far on the ride to Bent Road Winery. As we reached Bent Road, our karaoke had gained significant volume. We were an orchestra travelling down the wide streets of Stanthorpe, eager as ever for another tasting. This bubbly team of four fellas were so passionate about their wine, and we got to follow the production process in detail,

learning the techniques and seeing the equipment used in modern winemaking. After nibbling on cheese and devouring more wine, we were in the highest of spirits. Skipping down the rows of vines we were basking in the sunshine and each other’s company. Somehow, we were still kicking after ticking off four wineries. Balancing Rock was our final destination as the bus rolled up the dusty driveway. We quickly saw the inspiration behind the name, with two balancing rocks featured on the property alongside a lake and yet another charming vineyard. The final drops of wine from the Granite Region did not disappoint, quenching the last of our thirst and preparing us for the long journey home. As the organiser for such a jam-packed day, I was surprised to leave so incredibly relaxed. Allan took the reins and made our vino journey seamless. From Merlots to Muscats, the bus cabin was filled with everyone’s purchases, proud to be supporting our local cellar doors. We soon bid adieu to Stanthorpe with an unforgettable pink sunset, testing the limits of our voices with yet more karaoke as we ventured back to beautiful Brisbane with our new wines and developed palates. MASONS WINERY




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LAUCALA ISLAND | OCEANIA Tucked away in the South Pacific Ocean lies the Fijian island, Laucala. This tropical refuge features 25 Fijian villas that lie amongst coconut plantations, volcanic mountains and coral reefs. Once you arrive via private plane transfer, you can indulge in their floating infinity pool while dining on custom made menus from their very own sustainable farm.

TITANIC MARDAN PALACE | EUROPE The Turkish Riviera in the stunning Mediterranean is the location of Titanic Mardan Palace. An accurate reflection of the grand architecture on display in Istanbul, exceptional is the norm at this Turkish Palace. Dine at eleven worldclass restaurants with Hermès crockery, bask in their spa retreat, personal aquarium, zoo and private beach with sand imported from the deserts of Egypt.


s your deluxe compass pointing north? We’ve searched high and low, seeking the most luxurious accommodation from around the globe. From America to Europe, each location may converse differently, but luxury is never lost in translation. There is a taste of extravagance and indulgence touching every corner of the globe, with each of these five locations offering unique environments and diverse ecosystems. Welcome to our luxury compass. THE BOULDERS RESORT & SPA | NORTH AMERICA With a forecast of blue skies and breathtaking scenery, The Boulders Resort and Spa has long been known as the American escape, a tranquil spot devoid of interruption in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Boasting epic rock formations and several golf courses, tennis courts and pools alike, this is one getaway to sit back and revel in.


EMIRATES PALACE | ASIA Fit for royalty, this palace retains the title of one of the world’s best hotels. Dripping in extravagance with Swarovski crystal chandeliers, hundreds of lavish suites, a private beach and marina, two helipads and a personal butler service, you can experience this unrivalled Arabian fantasy in Abu Dhabi.

NORTH ISLAND LODGE, SEYCHELLES | AFRICA Africa is renowned for striking landscapes and native wildlife, both of which are offered at this private island hotel. Eleven handcrafted villas make up the North Island Lodge, each room at the doorstep of untouched beaches and translucent water. With complimentary in-room treatments, private plunge pools with underwater speakers and countless activities and experiences calling, you will explore the island like a true local.

MAY 2019


Ellen Reed Paco Rabanne Olympea eau de parfum 50mL $126

Nak Colour masque $29.95

A reality TV star turned professional singer, sharing messages of love and positivity, proving the haters wrong. @ellenreedmusic

Occupation Singer

How did you come to be at your current job? Through hard work and sheer determination. I’ve had singing lessons and have been training in the entertainment industry since I was six years old, but have only considered myself a professional singer for the last four to five years. 

Describe your personal style  I wear what feels good to me. I genuinely love dressing up and being a bit extra on stage, but I also love getting around in my t-shirts and Vans. Being a curvy gal, sometimes clothes are hard to find, so I tend to stick to styles that I know will suit me. 

My Matrix Red Violet hair colour to give me my signature red locks, but also my Nak Hair Red Conditioner to keep the red vibrant.

What’s the key to your success and happiness? I think happiness lies in trying to be kind to everyone you meet. You never know what’s going on in other people’s lives, so I try to be as kind as possible in my interactions with other people. I think the key to success is working harder than you ever have before and never taking no for an answer! I love the quote from the Queen Momager Kris Jenner that says, “If you’re getting a no; you’re talking to the wrong person!”  

One piece of advice that has worked well

Song on high rotation

“What have you done today to get you to where you want to be?” I find this saying really helps keep me motivated to achieving small goals every day.

I always have Fleetwood Mac at the top of my playlists and Billie Eilish’s new album has been getting a few spins too.

One fashion brand to wear for the rest of your life

What motivates you and keeps you going?

Sheike - I love nearly everything that they release and I love that their clothes have the ability to be dressed up or down.

Proving the haters wrong! STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

Sheike Venom blouse $109.95

A product you can’t live without

Describe a turning point in your life When I was 19 years old, I went through quite a traumatic event in the industry, but a wise man encouraged me to keep going and learn how to write my own songs. I started writing and I wrote some terrible songs in the beginning, but I was determined to learn everything I could, so I learnt from my peers and I read everything I could find. I’ve worked hard to develop my sound, who I am as an artist and what I want to say. 

Signature scent Paco Rabanne Olympea.

Next holiday destination? America.


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STYLE | May 2019  

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STYLE | May 2019  

Style Magazines. Style is a vibrant, monthly magazine capturing the essence of the metropolitan lifestyle in Brisbane.