Style | June 2022

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JUNE 2022

BEAUTY ISSUE

FASHION, FOOD

PUCKER UP BABES!

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Our 2022 beauty bible revealed

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Biànca Marchi, BNE’s woman to watch

THERE’S A PILL FOR THAT?

HOT BUT NOT HEAVY

THE NEXT TREATMENT FOR YOUR FACE

Barely-there winter fashion

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BOLDLY

Let your dream home come to life

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CONTENTS WIN 9 Pack your bags! A trip to Noosa worth $6k is on the cards.

COVER STORY 10 Welcome to your dream home with Bold Living.

MADE IN BRISBANE 13 From the suburbs to the stage: meet Courtney Monsma.

FASHION 18 We’re crushing on this designer from across the ditch.

BEAUTY 26 Style’s Little Black Beauty Book. 37 The beauty secrets from a Brisbane icon. HUSK Antalya Batwing Sweater $469, Husk Munthe Carson Skirt $449, Jewellery exclusively by Claude & Me Jewellery POA.

ON THE COVER: Isabella Longginou Double Puff Tonic Top $275, Isabella Longginou Palazzo Pant $265, Jewellery exclusively by Claude & Me Jewellery POA. Talent: MJ Vivien’s Model Management and ‘Teddy’ The Golden Retriever Shoot Manager: Fiona Williams Photography: Sharleen Christie Photography Assistant: Boston Parker Stylist: Bethan Warrior HMUA: Ginelle Dale Location: ‘The Aspen’ Display Home by Bold Living.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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ello! Here we are slap bang in the middle of another year already. Welcome gang, to our Beauty Issue – full of beauty tricks and treatments to have you looking polished, dewy, and ready to face the winter months. And, speaking of seasons, the sun sets this month with the departure of our Deputy Editor Fiona, as she heads off on maternity leave to prepare for her bubba’s arrival. We’ll miss you Fi, and wish you and Pat a safe and joyful arrival of Baby Williams. We are also so pleased to welcome new client, Bold Living, to the Style fam – we loved shooting our cover story in their gorgeous Hendra showhome, The Aspen. Doesn’t it perfectly epitomise our relaxed Brisbane lifestyle?! And last but not least, we’re extremely chuffed to announce the arrival of our own lil’ baby this month –­ our new quarterly magazine, Noosa Style. Pick it up when you’re in Noosa, or read it online at stylemagazines.com.au. Enjoy!

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ou beauty! What an edition to end on this month with my Style fam and clients. As I’ll be welcoming a baby girl soon, I can’t help but think of not only the type of role model I’ll be moving forward, but the women she will be surrounded by. And boy is there a collection of cool careers in this issue! We have interviewed some pretty inspiring one’s for you to delve into from the part-owner of James Street’s delicious Biànca Restaurant, to a world-renowned local jeweller, to women of the theatre. Yeah the girls! Catch you all next year.

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From the city to the beach

INTRODUCING NOOSA STYLE noosa

FOOD + DRINK ISSUE

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THE ULTIMATE NOOSA SPENDING SPREE

LOCAL SUCCESS STORIES YOU’LL LOVE

Bon appétit THE RISE OF THE AT-HOME CHEF SERVICE

SPARKLE & SHINE SECRETS SHHH ARE THE HOMEGROWN BRAND MAKING A DAZZLING STATEMENT

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You’re stranded on an island and can only take 3 beauty items with you... MANAGEMENT General Manager Paul Johnston Razor, shave cream, scalp moisturiser. Editor Tracy Sinclair Chapstick, sunblock, deodorant. Operations Manager Rebecca Cattell Nail file, hair dryer, moisturiser. Content Manager Courtney Frank Brow gel, jojoba oil, lip mask. Digital Marketing Manager Riria Taukamo Cleanser, dry shampoo, sunscreen. CONTENT MARKETING Journalist Polly Gardner Dry shampoo, sunscreen, face mask. Journalist Madeleine Dowling SPF 50+, cleanser, fragrance. Content Coordinator Bethan Warrior Dry shampoo, body wash, gua sha. Content Assistant Teagan Witherow Pawpaw balm, tanning oil, shampoo. DIGITAL Senior Digital Journalist Astrid Taemets SPF 50+, toothbrush, lip balm. Digital Journalist Dinushka Gunasekara Lanolips, nail file, face mask. Digital Campaign Manager Max Heaton Hair tie, sunscreen, pawpaw. Social Media Coordinator Olivia Ashworth Moisturiser, lip balm, a claw clip. Social Media Assistant Yolanda Moore SPF 50, eyebrow spoolie, perfume. @STYLEMAGAZINES

EDITORIAL Deputy Editor Fiona Williams SPF, Bondi Sands, Sexy Bouquet deo. Deputy Editor Noosa Carly Vidal-Wallace 50+ BB cream, lip gloss, mascara. PRODUCTION Senior Designer Bridget Whiteway Lip balm, brow pen, hand cream. Graphic Designer Emily Hill Mascara, brow palette, lip oil. Graphic Designer Charlotte Gardner Brow gel, tanning oil, toothbrush. Photographer Sharleen Christie Lip balm, deodorant, moisturiser. Photographer Carlo O’Brien Soap, toothpaste, Head & Shoulders. Photographer Boston Parker Deodorant, body cleanser, sunscreen. ADVERTISING Senior Account Manager Lizzy Edwards Jojoba oil, conditioner, BB cream. Senior Account Manager Lisa Cameron SPF 50, coconut oil, hairbrush. Senior Account Manager Valentina Trifunov Facewash, body wash, perfume. Senior Account Manager Kelly Beasley Hair tie, shampoo, lip balm. Sales Admin Rhonda Baker Moisturiser, Vaseline, moisturiser. Distribution Alex Howard Mankini, Evian mist, chapstick.


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WIN The ultimate Noosa staycation worth over $6k

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here is no denying that Noosa is one of the most desirable beach cities to visit, holiday, and live in. So, to celebrate our great Sunshine Coast region alongside the first new look edition of Noosa Style, we are giving you the opportunity to experience the very best of our Noosa vendors with an eat, stay, play prize package valued at over $6,000. Whether you are a passionate Noosa local or a visitor to our sun-soaked beachside locale, this is the vacation you need. Starting with three nights’ accommodation in a gorgeous twobedroom suite, (yes that’s right bring your bestie,

or bring the kids), with four pools, heated spas, sauna, and tennis courts, South Pacific Resort & Spa is set amongst five acres of lush tropical gardens and is walking distance to some of Noosa’s best restaurants. For fashion, enjoy a full wardrobe makeover for her and for him thanks to Zephyr and Mensroom, and for the foodies, enjoy a seafood extravaganza package from Noosaville Fish Market and a host of mouth-watering dinners from Noosa Italian. Get ready to fall in love all over again with our beautiful Noosa. We are waiting to spoil you.

• 3 x night stay at South Pacific Resort & Spa for four valued at $900 • 1 x seafood extravaganza package from Noosa Fish Market Seafood valued at $1,450 • 1 x voucher from Noosa Italian valued at $1,450 • 1 x wardrobe makeover from Zephyr valued at $1,660 • 1 x wardrobe makeover from Mensroom valued at $720

TOTAL VALUE: OVER $6,180

TO ENTER COMPETITIONS: Visit stylemagazines.com.au, click on the WIN tab, choose the prize you want to win and enter your details. JUNE 2022

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THE BOLD difference Take a moment, close your eyes, and picture your dream home. What does it look like? What features do you see? What unique details would you want to add to your sanctuary? One thing is for sure, your vision is unique, and it’s something you might not likely find available on the market. To truly see your dream home become a reality, nothing compares to building a custom home with Bold Living.

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COVER STORY

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ounded by CEO Brett Boulton, Bold Living is a name synonymous with style and satisfaction. The team of over 85 from administrators to construction supervisors, estimators, draftspeople, and interior designers have been helping local Queenslanders for over a decade to build their dream home. Their secret? Flexibility and understanding. “It’s what makes us different to our competitors. We have been able to train many long-standing team members right from the beginning of their careers, as well as appoint very experienced professionals who have been in the industry for 20 plus years to ensure that we have the experience and knowledge to be flexible in our offerings,” says Brett. When it comes to the home design phase, Brett, his wife Arlia, and his award-winning team (prized with the HIA Professional Medium Builder award three years in a row from 2015 to 2017 and then the HIA National Professional Medium Builder Award in 2018) know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. With each client being so unique in their vision, this is where the bold difference makes building beautiful homes a breeze. “We are flexible across all areas of our process from the actual home design phase, interior design, and customer service,” says COO of Bold Living, Arlia Boulton. Building right across South East Queensland, Bold Living has also branched out to Toowoomba in the most recent two and a half years offering solutions and options to first home buyers, growing families, corporate couples and families looking to upsize, people looking to downsize, clients looking to knock down and rebuild and of course, clients who

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would like to create a complete custom home that Bold Living helps them design from scratch. “While we cater to all of these types of clients, we also cater for all types of blocks of land – whether that be a narrow lot, acreage, existing lots, estate lots and sites that need a little more attention such as sloping lots,” says Arlia. Priding themselves on understanding that building a home is so much more than just bricks and mortar, Bold Living understand that having a unique and beautifully built place to call home is a dream for so many Queenslanders. “It’s very time-consuming and also overwhelming if you aren’t provided with the right advice or guidance. Our experienced and professional team understand what needs to happen to ensure that client’s homes are built correctly and efficiently. The benefit of this is that clients don’t need to be engaging numerous different companies and organise them all separately – we will organise everything so that the process is seamless and stress-free,” says Brett. It’s no secret that with this CEO at the helm of home building, bringing a vision to life is more than just a dream. Brett has made this a reality for countless Queenslanders and with property and construction accolades such as Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the year for three years in a row (from 2017 to 2019) as well as Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 by Business News, only make this team stronger within the industry. “Your home is such a big part of your life, so we are an important partner in making what people want actually happen. It’s an amazing feeling, knowing that you have contributed to someone’s life and happiness,” says Brett.

“WE ORGANISE EVERYTHING SO THAT THE PROCESS IS SEAMLESS AND STRESS FREE.” - BRETT BOULTON

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MADE IN BRISBANE

Courtney Monsma You may recognise her as Anna from Disney’s Frozen The Musical, but get to know the woman behind the performance – a shining light in Brisbane’s musical theatre scene. PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID BOON HMUA: ANDREA BLACK

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rowing up in the Sunshine State, Courtney Monsma recently caught our attention with her hilariously heart-warming performance as Anna in Disney’s Frozen The Musical at QPAC. A proclivity for music was inherent to Courtney as a child and while watching her older sister in a high school production of Annie, a cord was struck. It was from this moment, that treading the boards not only became her afterschool passion, but a determined career path. Before her starring role as Anna, Courtney earned a Bachelor of Musical Theatre from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, right here in our River City. She then went on to star as Katherine Howard in

SIX The Musical at Sydney Opera House. Prior to this, she performed in the Australasian tour of Disney’s Aladdin while understudying the role of Princess Jasmine and in the Australian tour of MAMMA MIA! as well as understudying the role of Sophie. As possibly one of the most loveable characters – adored by children and adults alike – the local theatre princess takes pride in relating to Anna. “It is an honour to play such a well-loved character. Anna inspires me in many ways, especially when it comes to her undying positivity and courage.” When it comes to working in Brisbane, Courtney jokes that there is nothing not to love! “For me it’s the perfect combination of JUNE 2022

life and work. There’s so much variety from the city to exploring nature. I also think Queensland audiences really appreciate theatre which is lovely to perform to,” she says. Courtney has also recently released her debut studio album, In The Light. A collection of theatre classics as well as her original track ‘The Light That You Are’, the album is a lifelong dream achieved for Courtney. “The last few years have been very difficult for everyone to navigate, including me as a performer. Writing the album has exposed me to the areas of myself that I don’t believe in and encouraged me to look inward and understand why,” she says.

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HATCH Could a pill replace your next facial? By FIONA WILLIAMS

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FEATURE STORY

“WHAT ONE PERSON LACKS, ANOTHER MAY HAVE IN ABUNDANCE, AND SO IT’S NEVER GOING TO BE ONESIZE-FITS-ALL.”

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ands up if you believe skincare is confusing. Oh, come on, admit it! Ok well, I will then. When it comes to using beauty products and layering your skincare, when did it all become so complicated? Not sure about you, but after years of what I like to call ‘beauty editor skin’ – where I have tried every product under the sun – it’s all become a little too much. Nowadays, I like to keep this area simple. When I heard about ‘the facial pill’ concept – essentially a onestep solution to better skin – I was intrigued. Could we potentially fix

our skin woes with just supplements Do you think that supplements only and the like? When we’re not eating as are a sure-fire way to be on the road to well as we should (hello events, birthday great skin? cakes, and my unhealthy obsession No, and I think a claim like that is a red with almond croissants) I bet both you flag. Skin conditions have environmental and I can think of all the times it has and genetic components, and a shown up full frontal. From vitamins supplement can’t account for that. For A and E to antioxidants, green algae, someone with eczema, for herbs, and the everexample, the skin’s barrier “SKIN CONDITIONS popular collagen, can isn’t as robust as someone HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL all these ingredients without it. The impaired AND GENETIC claim to give us the barrier leads to water loss, ‘glow from within’ COMPONENTS, AND A dryness, and irritation, which look we have always SUPPLEMENT CAN’T then leads to immune system dreamed of? Targeting ACCOUNT FOR THAT.” involvement and more dull, lacklustre skin, as chronic inflammation, causing well as brittle nails, dry hair, and signs rashes. Whilst a good-quality omega of ageing, it’s hard not to think: is a supplement like fish oil might help with facial pill for me? Channelling my inner the inflammation, it’s not the first thing Carrie Bradshaw, I got to wondering, a doctor would suggest – that might be and enlisted the expert advice of regular moisturising to replenish the Hannah English – beauty writer and skin’s barrier, switching to a gentler pharmaceutical scientist. cleanser or body wash, medicated creams or even tablets. Thanks for making this article easier to swallow, Hannah! Do you think the What are your non-negotiables when it facial pill concept is a healthy way to comes to healthy skin? approach skincare with supplements Sunscreen, always, because UV radiation such as vitamin A, D, antioxidants, contributes to inflammation and warps coq10, and omega fatty acids? our DNA, leading the skin to behave in Whilst consuming omegas and ingesting ways it shouldn’t. Gentle cleansing is adequate amounts of our vitamins is also important – harsh soaps can disrupt important, making these changes won’t your skin’s barrier and lead to dryness or resolve a skin condition like acne, exacerbate skin conditions. Whether that’s eczema, or rosacea. If only! Those something lightweight or a thicker cream are medical conditions that should be is up to you, your skin’s needs, and your addressed under a doctor’s supervision, personal preferences, but supporting your whereas antioxidants, vitamins, and skin’s barrier and ability to retain water is omegas are more of a ‘nice to have’. It’s the key to skin health and function. also very individual. What one person WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HANNAH’S lacks, another may have in abundance, SIMPLIFIED BEAUTY BABBLE. FOR MORE ON and so it’s never going to be one-sizeHER BEAUTY ADVICE, FLIP TO PAGE 39 TO fits-all. FIND OUT HOW TO GET BACK TO BASICS.

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B IS FOR BIÀNCA

She’s one slice of the awesome foursome pie who’ve delivered us Agnes, hôntô, sAme sAme, LOS Bar, and (her namesake), Biànca Restaurant, but that’s not all Biànca Marchi is good for. With an inimitable style that transcends her years, meet the woman behind your favourite eateries. By ASTRID TAEMETS

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Hi Biànca, thanks for chatting with us! Firstly, how would you describe your style? It has certainly changed over time. When I lived in Italy, it was a style synonymous with the streets of Milan – classic, minimal, and mostly black. However, after being in Australia for 10 years, it’s been influenced by environment – both the sub-tropical climate and the industry in which I work. In the summer, it’s about feeling comfortable and cool, but polished. I favour lines that are simple and clean, and most often in a neutral and lighter colour palette. I purchase items I know I will wear often and have been made well – the same goes for the items in our home.

three years due to the pandemic – those first hugs were everything! I packed items I could layer and mix together. MVPs were an oversized cashmere knit from Khaite and Totême high waisted black wool trousers – I wore these on repeat. My long-belted coat from P.Johnson kept the winter chill at bay. What does fashion mean to you? For me, it’s about feeling comfortable and making considered choices. If you’re certain about how you appear, that exudes a confidence no professional stylist can capture.

Walk us through a day-in-the-life: I love routine and moving my body first What are your current top five thing in the morning. Ty (Simon) and I fashion brands? will go for a walk with our dog Roy and This will be six, but I love Lucy Folk, Art get a coffee. We carve out that time, so Club by Heidi Middleton, Scanlan Theodore, no matter how the day unfolds, we have Albus Lumen, as well as Camargue – a done something positive for ourselves and beautiful, independently owned boutique have done it together, which is important right near three of our venues, which carries to us both. If I can fit it in, I love Matteau and Totême – both perfect to take a reformer Pilates class with for the basis of a classic wardrobe. Watson at TotalFusion or box If you’re certain Sarah What is the most prized item in with my trainer. By 10am I’m in about how you the office and the meetings begin. your wardrobe? My engagement ring which was We read the reports from the night appear, that designed by my friend Natasha before, action anything urgent, EXUDES a Schweitzer and a Cartier watch that and plan initiatives for the coming my dad gifted me for my graduation. confidence no days, weeks, and months across professional our portfolio. In the evening, I’m What is currently on your wish-list? often in the venues working. If not, A Lucy Folk tribute ring. stylist can Ty and I will have dinner with our capture.” What is your daily go-to uniform? friends, either cooking at home or For me, it’s all about what is heading out for a bite. comfortable, feels good, allows me to move Tell us the story from the beginning, on the floor, and jump into a meeting if before you transformed Fortitude needed. I love a good slide in summer and Valley’s dining scene: a sturdy boot in winter. You can’t really That is very kind to say, but we definitely embrace heels in this industry. do not think we have transformed it, You recently visited Italy. What staples did and I would hate for people to think we you pack? think we do! There are so many fantastic I went back to Italy for nearly six weeks. offerings both in our neighbourhood and I had not been with my family for almost the city. Many of which existed before JUNE 2022

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we came along – just look to the teams at Harvey’s and Cru Bar + Cellar – they really anchored James Street. The ideas for each of our venues came from identifying opportunities and creating offerings we hoped our loved ones would enjoy. In terms of learning, that comes from each and every service, adapting where we need to. The learning never stops. Our restaurants are authentic and respect tradition, but they also look forward. Where does your love of food come from? From a love of the connection it yields – sitting down and sharing a meal with those you care about and who care about you has the power to reset and reframe an intense day, especially when life is moving at a fast pace. What is next in store for you? I can’t believe we are nearly halfway through the year! We have a few more trips planned, both here in Australia and to Europe to see my family again.

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“The Wynn Hamlyn wearer is a design maven, pre-occupied with the finer details and finishing touches. They search for forever pieces that fuse easy wearability with expertly crafted quality. They’re seeking something with a point of difference.”

“This collection continues to narrate my interest in the ‘work of the hand’, and all manner of ‘making’. Each collection speaks to the past while manifesting the future with a signature aesthetic that fuses craft with technology. My relationship with materials is intuitive and I like to explore this in experimental ways. I’m very passionate about being heavily invested in the making process.”

SENSE OF CRAFT He’s the Auckland-based designer that’s stealing the hearts and minds of fashion mavens across the globe. After a wildly successful debut runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Style Magazine sat down with the master craftsman that is Wynn Crawshaw of Wynn Hamlyn. By BETHAN WARRIOR

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Vest $380 Wynn Hamlyn Argyle

“For Pre-Fall 2022 due to arrive in stores this month, I love the knitwear. Our Linda styles are true to the Wynn Hamlyn DNA. It’s knitwear with a point of difference. I like how subtly alluring these pieces are – juxtaposed with accessibility. The tie neckline allows the style to fit multiple body types by being adjustable with a point of difference.”

“Presenting at AAFW was a fantastic experience and Australia has really become our second home and a place we hold close to our hearts. The support from our community including consumers and media has been unwavering. Our decision to participate at AAFW felt 100% organic and it has provided the label with an opportunity to solidify and celebrate its valued presence within the Australian market.”

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“I’m constantly collecting new ideas – usually from outside of the fashion industry. In my spare time, I’m known for my love of DIY and within this space is where I do my best thinking. The collection starts with a colour palette and a few stories of silhouettes that have been ruminating in my head. It really develops and comes to life when we source fabrications. Special craft elements usually come to life through a series of failed ideas – when we workshop these with other makers and collaborators – that’s where the magic happens.”

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“THE WYNN HAMLYN BRAND IS INNOVATIVE, CRAFT-INSPIRED, AND ULTIMATELY FUN.”

“My personal style is also very routine and practical as my day can be quite physical and involved with pattern making, cutting fabric, and playing around with samples. I often find myself in a good pair of jeans and a t-shirt. When it’s colder I’ll throw on a knit or one of our fleece sweaters. Menswear has been a great development for us, it’s a collection of clothes I want to wear made up of things I wear every day, and things I’d like to aspirationally wear if I wasn’t so practical!” JUNE 2022

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LOVE ON TOP

After three mid-pandemic attempts to make it down the aisle, Rachael and Simon finally sealed their love in a styled-toperfection ceremony with 74 of their closest loved ones. Where and when did you both meet? We met in 2015 at the Brisbane institution that is Friday’s Riverside! I was out with my roommate who was quickly dismissed from wingman duties after about 30 minutes of chatting to Simon. How did he propose? We were on holiday in the Bahamas, and he had arranged a private dinner on the beach. Grand gestures weren’t out of the ordinary, so even though I hoped it was happening, I was trying not to get too excited. He was clearly nervous because there was no kneeling or question, he simply slid the ring across the table and said, “I got you something.” Where were the ceremony and reception? Redleaf Wollombi in the Hunter Valley. Describe the location and why you chose it... We originally planned a destination wedding in New Zealand at a winery that had a European feel. When we gave up on international travel, I suppose the venue appealed most because it felt like a world away from Australia. The property is so beautifully designed with ivy-covered walls, a pale pink façade, and manicured gardens complete with a lavender field. Favourite moment? We shied away from a few wedding traditions, and they were my favourite moments. We woke up together and exchanged wedding day gifts over breakfast in bed, but the most special moment was seeing each other for the first time for our ‘first look’ photos pre- ceremony.

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wedding but now that borders are open, we have booked a European summer as a belated honeymoon – one silver lining to the postponements! How did you celebrate your hens? My beautiful bridesmaids planned a long lunch on The Calile Hotel rooftop with my 20 closest friends and it was perfect! They were briefed on absolutely no hen’s paraphernalia and compensated with a live musician, florals, and gorgeous table styling. I switched dresses about four times and ended up wearing a colourful mini dress by Turkish designer, Raisa Vanessa, before changing into the iconic Cult Gaia white feather dress for the evening’s antics.

Favourite details? Custom plates made by In The Round House with a design by Melbourne artist, Samantha Lentini. These were our gifts to guests at the end of the night.

THE DETAILS Suit by… Wil Valor Dresses by… Pallas Couture

What was the most important aspect of the day? When our wedding planners asked us the same thing, I replied with, “guest experience.” I thought of any little detail that would make the day comfortable, fun, and exciting for our guests.

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Bridesmaids dresses by… Lucia Josephine Rings by… AG Designer Jewellery Photographer… ERIN&TARA Flowers by… My Violet Wedding stylist… Alannah from

Words of advice to brides to be? Allocate an extra half an hour of chill time with your bridesmaids before you need to get dressed. I wish I had this little moment to ground myself before it all got crazy. Also, scrap any little wedding traditions that you don’t feel suit you as a couple; we didn’t separate the night before, didn’t have a cake, first dance, or a group photo. Make it your own day!

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Hair by… Veronika Moreira Makeup by… Kat Burtaev Catering by… Fennel & Co. Catering Music by… Tyler Chapman and Pianist, plus Sam Hearn (DJ), and Dave Jackson (Sax)

Song you walked down the aisle to… Crazy In Love by Beyoncé (inspired by the Daniela Andrade cover)

Where did you honeymoon? We spent five nights in Byron after the JUNE 2022

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A FASHIONABLE AFFAIR Lights. Camera. Action. Cue the return of Brisbane Fashion Festival. Plunging necklines, sheer sleeves, and thighhigh slits are sure to be hitting the catwalk this August. You guessed it — Brisbane Fashion Festival is back and bigger than ever! Featuring sought-after designers and hundreds of fresh new season looks that are sure to impress even the most prestigious fashion connoisseurs. In the heart of Brisbane, King George Square will be filled to the brim with frocks and frills and models draped in spring summer styles will line the streets from Monday 22 to Friday 26 August. This year’s program features a spectacular line-up with more than 50 designers – from the hottest labels to the brightest emerging design talent! A celebration of all things beautiful is in

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order. Expect to see looks from Calibre, Ginger & Smart, David Jones, Camargue, Morrison, and more. Alas, the style celebration continues off the runway with a series of special events — World of Wonder: Margot McKinney High Tea, Fashion Friday workshops, and the chance to get your hands on some fabulous prizes. Let’s not forget about the alluring after party set to be held at the Treasury Brisbane – we are stoked to say the least! ARE YOU WANTING TO TURN UP THE GLAMOUR WITH FORWARD-THINKING DESIGNERS TAKING THE FASHION INDUSTRY BY STORM? SET YOUR ALARMS FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 TO SECURE YOUR TICKETS. BRISBANE FASHION FESTIVAL BRISBANEFASHIONFESTIVAL.COM

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Inspired by the recent launch of Rodd & Gunn’s The Lodge Bar & Dining in James Street and her home town of Auckland, Tracy Sinclair’s love of iconic Rangitoto Island sets the scene for natural fabrics and neutral tones in these wintry offerings. 1. Rodd & Gunn The Lodge Bar & Dining James Street 2. Christopher Esber Multi Neckline Layered Dress $890 3. The Feelter Replica LIttle Petra Lounge Chair Long Hair Version $989 4. Converse Chuck Taylor Unisex All Star Renew Redux High Top Sneaker $120 5. Rira Objects Addled Wine Glass $226 6. St Agni Shearling Clutch $429 7. Rangitoto Book by Maria Gill 8. Net-A-Porter Rag & Bone Bomber Jacket $901.88

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BLACK BEAUTY BOOK Our go-to guide of trusted beauty services, products, and experiences in Brisbane. We pride ourselves on working with some of the best in the business and when it comes to beauty, you should never settle for second best. Each business in Style’s Little Black Beauty Book has been meticulously chosen to be featured in this month’s issue. From skin services to hair, body and injectable experiences, feel confident in booking any of these dreamy destinations.

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FRUITION HAIR Love is in the hair — crafted with precision and personalised with a tailored finish, Fruition is the quintessential hair fashion destination.

There is simply nothing worse than having a bad hair day, right? Let those days be a thing of the past! From sleek ponytails to beachy waves, the award-winning team of 18 hairstylists at Fruition Hair always chop it like it’s hot. Located just three kilometres from Brisbane CBD in the leafy suburb of Wilston, Fruition Hair has rapidly developed into a real lifestyle hub for urban dwellers — boasting a substantial 115sqm slick interior, fifteen styling stations, and four-seater basin area. Fruition Hair

is your new favourite hair salon if you seek an aspirational style statement. They’re committed to discovering your individual taste and complementing your lifestyle choices, after all, who doesn’t love the feeling of fresh hair! It’s not just a haircut and colour, it’s an experience! Among the fantastic team at Fruition Hair is resident hairstylist Damian Gray, a.k.a Queensland Hairdresser of the Year. There’s no doubt this cool cutter is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. “Fruition is where it’s at, and it’s where I’m at!”, he says. According to Damian, the three hottest cuts for 2022 are the 90s-inspired swept pixie cut, 90s supermodel hair, and, surprisingly, the mullet. They say hairstylists should instil confidence in their clients, which is exactly what the team at Fruition Hair are all about. They create hair that defines the person you want to be. Offering services from cutting and styling to colouring and treatments. The secret to silky smooth hair and shiny locks? An appointment at Fruition Hair — book online at fruitionstyleambition.com.au. FRUITION HAIR 2 HEATHER STREET, WILSTON P 3356 3311 FRUITIONSTYLEAMBITION.COM.AU

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Togninis Led by the iconic hair industry family, Benni, Tracey, Jules and Kristian Tognini. It’s a cult favourite and for good reason. Togninis has been creating effortlessly beautiful hair that is iconically you for over 30 years. The leading and award-winning team (taking out AHIA Business Salon Team of the Year 2021 most recently) is all about hair. From fashion hairstyling to contemporary cuts, they also focus on the classic showstopping blondes and balayage styles. Positioned in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s James Street precinct, the moment you walk into the Wandoo Street salon you’ll be sipping on neighbourhood coffee or bubbles and making some serious magic with these hair masters. TOGNINIS 8 WANDOO ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 3852 6801 TOGNINISHAIR.COM

Cobelle Creative Get to know this multi-awardwinning group of colourists and stylists, with Australian Salon Team Of The Year in 2020 being their biggest highlight. Cobelle starts to work its magic the moment you walk through the door. With an interior inspired by Palm Springs and a touch of Morocco, it’s the place to get the star treatment you’ve been dreaming of. Slide into the plush, comfy seats and choose from barista coffees, signature cocktails, chocolate, or cheese and crackers, then sit back and chill while their award-winning colourists give you the perfect shade. COBELLE CREATIVE 1/62 HIGH ST, TOOWONG P 0452 098 563 COBELLECREATIVE.COM.AU

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STUDIO ECLETTICO HAIR & CO. Your luxury one-stop-shop for hair, beauty, makeup, nails, brows, and lashes! How often do you find a beauty hub that has absolutely everything you need to be pampered and prepared for any occasion? We certainly don’t come across it every day. Luckily, along our travels of sniffing out the best when it comes to everything beauty, we found this golden nugget at Sanctuary Cove. Tucked away amongst the Marine Village of this water- side location, Studio Eclettico Hair & Co. sits pretty and polished with its plush chairs, specialist staff, and endless offerings for whatever you have ahead of you! The light-filled spacious corner location can do it all. From fabulous hair styling, cutting, and blow-drying, they also specialise in hair extensions using professionally applied human hair extensions blended and styled to seamlessly match your hair. But why go elsewhere when it comes to the rest of your beauty routine? Stay a little while longer! Studio Eclettico Hair & Co. also offer brow and lash treatments (think extensions, sculpting, and tinting), body treatments such as massage, exfoliation, and contouring sonophoresis, plus indulgent nail treatments. Feel like a celebrity while they give you a lick of polish mid-blow dry! But it doesn’t stop there, with mineral makeup application and lashes to give you the final touches. With founding principal director, Zavier, at the forefront of everything Studio Eclettico Hair & Co. lives and breathes, the exceptionally passionate and large team of stylists and beauty therapists have the creative skills to give you an experience that is second to none! Sit back and relax during your appointment with drinks and nibbles from an array of cocktail bars surrounding the space (such as Destino Wine Bar, a must-try while at Sanctuary Cove) while you get ready, especially with your friends. The size of the salon offers large groups to get ready together and they also have the opportunity for large photoshoots should it be on the cards! STUDIO ECLETTICO HAIR & CO. 38A MASTHEAD WAY, SANCTUARY COVE P 5514 0899 STUDIOECLETTICO.NET

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SCinjectables Plump, smooth, and fresh! The quality and comforting place for your next injectable appointment. When it comes to injectables, you may think that it’s a clinical in-out-out affair, but not at this calming and comfortable Kangaroo Point location. Su-en Chow of SCinjectables has been a client of Style for many years, and for good reason! With her warm approach and bespoke consultations, this beauty boss focuses on listening to clients’ requests and concerns before developing a tailored and individualised treatment plan, which no two are the same! Known for her two locations around Brisbane, Su-en has recently consolidated these to focus on one clinic in Kangaroo Point. Centrally located and easy for clients to get to

(with dedicated off-street parking) it’s now even easier to get the perfect treatment for your skin. From cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers, lip fillers, anti-wrinkle and PDO Mono Threads (for the ultimate revitalisation) there is something for every request. Along with the move, there is now a new range of coveted skincare products available at SCinjectables. Choose from an exclusive line of medical-grade skincare from Revision that can only be found at medical clinics like Su-en’s to keep you achieving beautiful, naturallooking, and realistic results. SCINJECTABLES 33 CAIRNS ST, KANGAROO POINT P 0490 810 943 SCINJECTABLES.COM.AU

KMK Aesthetics Your go-to space for full-face rejuvenation. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so why should the layers of your skin be any different? Every day our outer layer deals with the elements, and it’s up to us to ensure it’s strong and functioning at its best. This is where KMK Aesthetics work their magic! With Dr Karina Patel at the helm, you’re in the safest of hands when it comes to bespoke treatment plans. To incorporate building a strong foundation, KMK Aesthetics use dermal fillers to improve the structure, then work on the skin with platelet-rich plasma treatments – triggering regeneration and also one of their secrets when it comes to hair loss treatment. Alongside this they then focus on mesotherapy with vitamins and minerals, and finally, medicalgrade facials. The result? Firmer, plumper looking skin thanks to the gradual increase in collagen and elastin. Each of these treatments from KMK Aesthetics is done in stages so that it is safe, better for clients in the long run, and will yield the best results. After all, longevity and skin health go hand in hand. We highly recommend a chat with Dr Karina Patel next time you’re considering a little TLC for your face and beyond. KMK AESTHETICS 151 ROBERTSON ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY P 0467 941 979 KMKAESTHETICS.COM.AU

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INDIGO AESTHETICS COSMETIC INJECTABLES The boutique anti-ageing and rejuvenation clinic taking Brisbane by storm. It’s time to chat injectables! Restoring youth in the face of ageing can be a daunting task, but don’t let your preconceptions steer you away from achieving happy, healthy, and glowing skin. Who wouldn’t want to flaunt a killer cheekbone or minimise a wrinkle or two? The secret is out. Indigo Aesthetics Cosmetic Injectables is the place to go when in need of a little TLC. A nurturing and discrete studio, it’s the perfect place for your cosmetic enhancement journey to begin. Owner Louise is the brains behind the gorgeous clinic located in Ashgrove with Maya working alongside her for many years. Their speciality? Cosmetic injectables. With over 16 years of combined injecting experience and advanced training, Louise and Maya have mastered the art of facial aesthetics and know precisely how to achieve natural-looking results. They are there to help you achieve your dream look — let them give you a brighter, more youthful-looking you! When you’re running on empty, give your face a boost with their collagen induction treatments or opt for a plateletrich plasma treatment. Don’t let the names fool you, they most certainly aren’t as scary as Kim Kardashian’s famous vampire facelifts. Instead, let the team talk you through all the details before relaxing into the plush salon bed. In the blink of an eye, your skin will look and feel its best! For those after a more natural approach, be sure to try the Alocuro PRO-PRP therapy for the ultimate biological treatment to maximise rejuvenation — non-surgical yet effective! So, how to choose the right injectable or treatment? Let’s start with a consultation. Book in with convenience at indigoaesthetics.com.au. INDIGO AESTHETICS COSMETIC INJECTABLES 60 FRASERS ROAD, ASHGROVE P 0413 642 689 INDIGOAESTHETICS.COM.AU

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ASCENSION COSMETIC MEDICINE Ready. Set. Glow. It’s time to renew your skin at Ascension. You’d be forgiven for confusing Ascension Cosmetic Medicine with a six-star luxury hotel. Designed with luxury trimmings and comfort, the atmosphere evokes a sense of tranquillity and warmth from the moment you enter. From a custom-designed scent that envelops you, to the light-filled spaces and bespoke furnishings, every detail is carefully considered to invite you to fully enter the present moment and focus on yourself, and we simply can’t get enough of it. Be honest. Are there things about your face or body you’d like to change? Beauty is a very personal thing, and we all think about it. You can’t help it – it’s human nature. Sometimes 32

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knowledge in all things aesthetics, Dr Scott works alongside a team of highly qualified therapists and nurses – and Ascension has become a onestop shop for dermal therapy, laser therapy, body contouring, injectables, and has a dedicated recovery space. The clinic is committed to providing everything clients need to put time back into themselves. We see you. We hear you. Your face and body refresh awaits. Meet the experts and start your journey of glow-inducing, skin-dewing and facial enhancing treatments. Book in to see why everyone is talking about Ascension. ASCENSION COSMETIC MEDICINE 170 MERTHYR RD, NEW FARM P 1300 214 971 ASCENSION.COM.AU


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THE SKIN LAB Let The Skin Lab’s experts get you glowing again. You don’t want to trust your face and body with just anyone, right? You want to know it’s in expert hands like The Skin Lab’s four doctors and a team of dermal therapists! And they don’t stop there, they even have a pharmacist on-site to make sure you get the best products for aftercare – a big passion for this beauty haven. Founder and CEO Dr Heather Jenkins compares The Skin Lab approach to repairing a well-loved couch. “First, you boost the underlying structure by replacing the stuffing so it’s plump and inviting again,” she says. “Next you repair the upholstery, erasing all those years of wear and tear, and finally you apply protectant to keep the elements at bay. Each step is important, and it takes all three to get that couch looking its best again.” So, when it comes to repairing your skin, The Skin Lab’s specialists support the underlying structure with fillers, threads, or a combination of both, depending on what suits you best. Next, their expert laser therapy thoroughly and safely rejuvenates your skin’s surface to keep it looking fresh. Finally, their skin therapists select the very best products to lock in the results and provide ultimate protection from our intense Queensland elements. Breaking it down further, this use of fillers and thread lifts provide a boost in volume, structure, and support that mimic a surgical facelift without the downtime or associated risks. Laser therapy treats the surface for fine lines, wrinkles, scarring (including acne scars), age spots, redness, spider veins, uneven pigmentation, and enlarged pores. And the right products protect your skin from further environmental damage. Our advice? Make sure you get the right guidance for your face. You can book in for a free 25-minute cosmetic or skincare assessment to discuss your concerns today, or book an initial consult with one of The Skin Lab’s medical experts, with the cost redeemable against your next treatment at theskinlab.com.au. THE SKIN LAB LVL 12, MORRIS TOWERS 149 WICKHAM TCE, SPRING HILL P 3832 4370 THESKINLAB.COM.AU

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Helices Skincare Did you know those silvery slime trails that snails leave behind are pure skincare gold? Snail mucin is packed with a potent combination of elastin, proteins, antimicrobials, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid to protect the little creatures from cuts, bacteria, and even UV rays. If you want to get your hands on one of the hottest trending natural beauty products around right now, we can’t get enough of this local brand’s regenerating face mask and protective hand cream.

The Verve Lounge No matter what age you are, The Verve Lounge is where you can work on the best skin health of your life. Living by the phrase, “age is timeless when you love the skin you’re in”, Feriel and her team use a collection of science, quality products with active ingredients, and precision to give you glowing visible results. With every treatment considered for your unique skin type, each appointment by The Verve Lounge team revolves around lifting, firming, and giving you that enviable glow.

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Clinic 54 Refresh, rejunvenate, restore: Clinic 54 knows your unique skin needs a unique solution. Clinic 54‘s owners, Dr Andrew and Alison Haig are passionate about recognising your individuality. Having clear, bright, healthy skin has a positive impact on everything you do. Laser therapies are the focus of their business, designing treatment plans to cater for your specific skin issues. Clinic 54 uses the best technology coupled with the knowledge of how to layer laser treatments to manage the full range of skin concerns including sun damage, pigment, melasma, facial veins, under eye bags, diffuse redness, facial flushing, rosacea, thinning skin, fine and deep wrinkles, and general anti-ageing 34

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as well as laser hair removal. Whether you are looking to rewind or press pause on the signs of ageing in your skin, Clinic 54 has you covered. Clinic 54 also offers a range of laser medical treatments including reducing snoring and some gynaecological conditions such as urinary incontinence. The most important part of what Alison and Dr Andrew do is help you determine the best treatment for what you want to achieve. If you are new to Clinic 54 then we highly recommend you book in for an initial consultation. CLINIC 54 COLWILL PLACE 9A/180 ALBION RD WINDSOR P 0407 778 686 CLINIC54.COM.AU


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Artisan Aesthetic Clinics Get the glow-up you deserve in a luxe and caring environment. We didn’t have to think twice about putting our best beauty foot forward with this exceptional team from Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, as we’ve seen firsthand the magic they work to reveal a fresh-faced woman. One look at stylemagazines.com.au and you’ll see for yourself why we’re obsessed with their artistlike techniques. It doesn’t matter if you’re a busy mum, a reformed sunbather or you’re just in need of a facial pick-me-up, Artisan Aesthetic Clinics knows how to make you feel nurtured and improved inside and out, safely guiding you to uncover your natural glow from start to finish. Far from a cookie-cutter approach, Artisan Aesthetic Clinics designs each treatment program to draw out and celebrate your individual beauty by aiming for the most natural-looking results possible. Because let’s

face it, you still want to look like you, just better! The team’s years of experience with the best cosmetic injectables means they know exactly how to smooth wrinkles and unwanted lines, sculpt and enhance your best features, and restore lost volume to bring out the freshest, brightest version of you. Maybe you want a high-impact oneoff treatment such as the HydraFacial with a light-based therapy to achieve an instant skin makeover for a big event, or maybe you’re ready to embark on a long journey with your dermal therapist and see an even bigger transformation. Either way, you have our utmost recommendation to surrender your skin to the expert hands at Artisan Aesthetic Clinics. ARTISAN AESTHETIC CLINICS VARIOUS LOCATIONS ARTISANCLINICS.COM/BOOK-NOW

Skin Beautiful With 33 years of experience behind her, Kandis Gowans knows what it takes to build great skin. Living by the adage “skincare is a process, not a race”, the boutique Skin Beautiful salon has proven itself time after time to give clients truly enviable skin thanks to medicalgrade technology including the Omnilux Dr Des Fernandez skin machine, hyperbaric oxygen facials, ultrasounds and more! Making sure they can cater to every skin type, Skin Beautiful use the highest quality products such as Environ, Dr Spiller, Intraceuticals, and Hydro Peptide – just a few of our favourites for that rich and refreshed skin feeling. Plan the future of your skin today with this award-winning salon behind you. SKIN BEAUTIFUL SHOP 2, GALLERY LEVEL, BRISBANE ARCADE, 160 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3221 8189 SKINBEAUTIFULBRISBANE.COM.AU

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Emma Lewisham A verified hydration fix, Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Brighten Your Day Crème is a hands-down hardworking hero that’s practically supercharged to give your skin its daily dose of glow. Luxurious to the touch, it’s nourishing without leaving your skin feeling blocked and a fave amongst the Style beauty team.

Youth-in-a-bottle anyone? Yes, please. Growing old is inevitable. Looking old is optional with Bakuchiol nature’s retinol alternative. Beautifully combined with antioxidants and essential fatty acids from carrot, kangaroo paw, and quandong. This nongreasy, fast-absorbing serum will have you kicking fine lines and wrinkles out the door! PB SKIN PBSKN.COM

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Skin Beautiful The Skin Lab If there’s anyone to preach the great value in a daily skincare regime, it’s our beauty friends at The Skin Lab. Their very own in-house range of products ensures that skin is repaired and protected using ingredients in the right concentration with correct formulas. From glycolic and lactic acid for exfoliation to zinc oxide organic sunblock, the TSL collection is a no-brainer when it comes to your trusted beauty cabinet. THE SKIN LAB LVL 12, MORRIS TOWERS 149 WICKHAM TCE, SPRING HILL P 3832 4370 THESKINLAB.COM.AU

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The Verve Lounge One week in and your skin will be saying thank you! For healthy skin, take a cue from The Verve Lounge, recommending BABOR Ampoule Pioneers — formulated with only the cleanest active ingredients. If you think the grass is greener on the other side, it probably isn’t. But if you think your skin feels smoother after using BABOR Ampoules, oh, it does. THE VERVE LOUNGE LVL 1, SHOP 6 118 RACECOURSE ROAD ASCOT P 0414 344 786 THEVERVELOUNGE.COM.AU

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Hello, dewy. Don’t you look fine? Super-charge your skincare routine with products that restore and energise from Dr Spiller — known for formulations that perfectly mimic the natural mechanisms of the skin. It’s not complicated. Your skin deserves hydration. Get it on your face. SKIN BEAUTIFUL SHOP 2 GALLERY LEVEL BRISBANE ARCADE 160 QUEEN STREET BRISBANE CITY P 3221 8189 SKINBEAUTIFULBRISBANE.COM.AU


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What does your beauty diary look like? I enjoy an occasional facial and massage but perhaps more importantly for me is a regular spa pedicure and manicure – I love the organic nail treatment at Dr Nails. I also walk daily in fresh air and have a posture and deportment exercise routine which is from when I first went to June Dally Watkins as a teenager in the 1960s. Fun fact, I am still a consultant lecturer at JDW 55 years on!

Hi Dianne, thank you for chatting with us about all things beauty! Tell us, what does beauty mean to you? Beauty means a number of things to me. Firstly, I know that beauty is more than skin deep – it’s a balance of inner beauty and outer beauty which makes a person truly beautiful. One’s nature, personality, character, and interest in others shines through from inner beauty, to out.

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Beauty products you can’t live without: I love Lancôme, in particular their Advanced Génefique Serum, Absolue Soft Cream (my one indulgence!), plus a light coverage foundation like their Rénergie Lift Makeup Foundation. Other brands I love are MAC for blush, bronzer, and lipstick and Chanel for eyeshadow.

Your proudest beauty feature? My skin. I was fortunate enough to get my dad’s olive skin and even though I loved the sun and the beach even as a young girl, I always protected my face and neck from getting too tanned. Best beauty advice you’ve ever received? I was always told as a young girl “you need your beauty sleep, wear sunglasses outdoors in the sunlight, and never go to sleep with the days make up still on!”.

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the perfect experience and service to deliver it. Using high-end products such as Paul Mitchell Milkshake OriLab K18 integrity range is just another way your hair will be begging you to come back for more. Come and see for yourself why this Northside hairdresser keeps getting better and better, just like a perfectly toned, natural-looking shade of colour. CAMEO ROSE HAIR BOUTIQUE SHOP 3/264 RODE ROAD , WAVELL HEIGHTS P 3266 5988 CAMEOROSEHAIRBOUTIQUE.COM.AU

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eed help finding your glow? We’re here for you, or should we say, Hannah English is here for you. Skincare labels can be overwhelming to decipher with their endless cosmetical lingo to wade through. We know it’s important, but how can we make sense of it? The time has come to be better equipped to assess if a product will do what it promises. Let’s start with the basics — the ingredients list! What can you tell from it? If it contains specific ingredients known to do what the product claims to do, it’s probably a keeper. Be sure to scan the active ingredients when investigating a product. For example, if a product claims to ‘brighten’ skin, you might expect to see vitamin C. What you can’t tell from the ingredients list is that it’s similar to cake. You can look at the ingredients all you like, but you won’t know how it tastes until you try it. The same goes for the effects of skincare products. It’s like one

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big, dewy complexion cake! Now for the guidelines. Yes, that’s right, beauty buys have guidelines! They must all be named according to the INCI (say what!) and even follow an algorithm. Let’s break this down, INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) is an international standard that ensures ingredients are called the same thing worldwide. As for the algorithm, everything must be listed in order of quantity. If it’s first on the ingredient list, it is the most abundant ingredient. The top five ingredients make up the majority of the mixture, so you can sometimes get a feel for the product’s texture with only this information. Many ingredients are effective at very low concentrations, so more does not always mean better. Once you get down to 1% or less, ingredients can be listed in any order, so brands will sometimes list the most exciting ingredients first. Once you’re across this information, it’s about recognising which ingredients do what, and that takes time and practice. Let’s face it, soon you’ll have a PhD in skincare. This is an edited extract from Your Best Skin by Hannah English published by Hardie Grant Books out on 15 June 2022.

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One laser is good but two (or more) may be better! Many skin concerns such as pigmentation, loss of volume, redness, fine lines, spider veins, uneven texture or acne scarring are tricky to treat with skincare products alone, but in-clinic treatments such as lasers can target them on exactly the right level below the skin’s surface. There are countless varieties of laser technologies, all with different wavelengths and varying power densities. Although many lasers can treat a variety of concerns, I find that stacking our lasers gives our patients the best results and delivers a beautiful luminous glow with fewer visits. For example, I use one kind of laser to target rosacea and broken capillaries that can be particularly bothersome around the nose and midface and follow up with a different kind specifically tailored to brighten and tighten your skin and gives effective results with less downtime. THE SKIN LAB LVL 12, MORRIS TOWERS 149 WICKHAM TCE, SPRING HILL P 3832 4370 THESKINLAB.COM.AU

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I don’t know about you, but I love indulgent spa and wellness experiences during my getaways. After recent events, it’s a must-do. Lifestyle-inspired travel is more than the destination and activities, it’s a respite from the everyday. From baths in ancient Rome and pilgrimages to the Dead Sea, travellers have long sought health remedies, serenity, and tranquillity. There’s something so primal about sand between your toes at a barefoot hideaway in the Maldives or decompressing under a rustling rainforest canopy enjoying an Indigenousinspired spa treatment using Australian native botanicals. My favourite is a mindful photography retreat in the Tuscany hills strolling through the vineyards, indulging in vino and regional farm-table cooking classes. Time to book a holiday? Contact me to discover more about wellness holidays – all itineraries intentionally personalised, of course! TRAVEL MANAGERS ROSE FEBO P 0401 221 737 ROSE.FEBO@TRAVELMANAGERS.COM.AU

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CAREER COACHING with Elizabeth Kemanetzis

FINE JEWELS with Troy McKenzie

The Good Life

A private affair

We can all become more intentional in the way we live. Our pursuit of happiness can lose focus as we navigate the white noise of social media and that dreaded FOMO feeling, but you really can create your own version of The Good Life! It starts with being intentional in the way we respond to feelings and actions, making decisions on what’s important, embracing gratitude, and thinking about the following:

How will you create your beautiful life?

PSA: Leonard Joel’s highly anticipated fine jewels auction is this month. With such an exciting opportunity to showcase our very carefully curated collection to friends in the Brisbane market, it’s time to mark June 11 and 12 in your calendar to discover the ultimate Leonard Joel experience. Leading into an auction of such stature, we highly advise you to attend a viewing first with our team. This is your opportunity to become familiar with this spectacular collection (I do love the ability to share the history of each piece privately!) and identify any pieces you’d like to make your own. As always, we are flexible when it comes to treasured pieces, so you are welcome to call to arrange a private viewing if auction dates clash. And, of course, since we are always consigning pieces, you are always welcome to call for a confidential conversation.

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1. What do you want to achieve? Be clear on the result you want. This will help you create an environment in which to thrive. 2. How do you use time? Be aware of how you spend your time on your priorities. This includes tasks and relationships. 3. Do you prioritise selfreflection? This allows you the opportunity for gratitude.

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BUSINESS AND MINDSET with Brad Wegner

CORPORATE PSYCHOLOGY with Dr John Barletta

Killer of joy

Regrets, I’ve had a few

These words are not just for the business owners and professionals I coach. Everyone needs to be aware of this: comparison is the killer of joy. We are all guilty of this and the only person we hurt is ourselves. We compare our success in our life journey to others, which inevitably makes us feel less worthy. Picture this: you finally have your dream car, and you just had a hugely successful year financially, then someone in your circle betters you – goodbye joy! It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have, there will always be someone else with more than you. Change your inner programming around this and instead of that heavy feeling in your belly when you compare, show true happiness and joy towards the other person’s success. This reduces your tendency to compare, makes them feel appreciated, and permits you to continue to feel victorious with your own wins.

Regret, often associated with guilt and shame, is a feeling experienced when we believe our past actions if changed, may have achieved better outcomes. It is a common, healthy emotion, and exploring your regrets can be empowering for your future. Reviewing regrets with the intention of sharpening a life focus can lead to practical plans for reimagining a richer, more meaningful, engaged life. Regrets take various forms about choices we’ve made; that have led to a less-stable base; not having taken a chance in life, becoming disconnected from friends, or unethical choices. The transforming power of regret, a most misunderstood, yet potentially most valuable emotion, can be realised when we express what we lament, are self-compassionate, and commit to smarter decisions. Looking backward can help move us forward!

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VARICOSE VEINS with Dr Nicholas Kemp

STYLING TIPS with Mark Ferguson

Looking pretty!

Know your colours

Have you been considering treatment for your spider veins? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know before you start. If you have any symptoms like pain or a family history of varicose veins, have an ultrasound examination to ensure there are no underlying larger veins that are insufficient. Failure to treat these correctly from the outset can lead to “matting”, a complication of new, very fine veins forming. Compression stockings should always be worn for at least seven days and nights post-treatment. Also, it is important to bear in mind that the cosmetic treatment of spider veins is never completely permanent. Over time, new veins might develop and so you may need a maintenance session in a few years to keep those legs looking tip-top.

It is a common misconception that the fit is the most important element of one’s suit. Whereas in fact, it comes down to colour! You can be wearing the most perfect fitting suit, but in the wrong colour, it can make you look all shades of gauche. Pairing a good fitting suit in the right colours for your complexion lifts your energy and creates the best-looking version of you. It is best to get your colour analysis done professionally with a team like Wil Valor behind you, but if you can’t wait, start with this: take a piece of pure white paper and hold it up to your face. If your skin happens to have a hue that leans towards a greenish, light brown or yellow undertones, then you are considered warm. If pink, rosy or blue, you are considered, cool. If more grey tones, you are neutral. Make your undertones shine!

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UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

REAL ESTATE with Craig Lea

COFFEE MASTERCLASS with Penny Wolff

Home beautiful

Great taste

There’s no doubt that your home’s façade establishes its presence in the street. Powerful, beautiful, traditional, modern, or understated, there are so many ways to describe a home’s appeal. Enhancing your façade and appeal is personal, it reflects what you want to see every day but also what you want to showcase to everyone else. For sellers, improving your street appeal can pay dividends, so stand back and look for opportunities. Take stock of surrounding homes so you can differentiate if need be and chat to your local agent for suggestions. Typically, these include painting, landscaping, and lighting as a starting point. Great street appeal sets the tone with buyers, it shows effort and affirms you are serious and won’t compromise on your sale price.

Options abound when it comes to enjoying a beautiful cup of specialty coffee at your local. Discerning customers of today can enjoy coffee in numerous brew styles, milk choices, and a selection of beans from house blends to single origins. Wolff Coffee Roasters is delighted to offer an array of options crafted to showcase founder Peter Wolff’s unique roasting style, transparency of the cup, flavour notes, and stories. For the coffee connoisseur why not try either the espresso flight or piccolo flight on Wolff’s two unique Haus Blends: Big Dog and Lil Red! Alternatively, for those wanting a taste of something a little different, ask our baristas about our new seasonal blend, Wintertime, it will warm your heart and your hands. Get your tastebuds warmed up this winter and extend your coffee palate!

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STAGING HER RETURN Courtney Stewart saw her first-ever play at La Boite Theatre. Years later she dreamed of becoming its artistic director. Now? She’s come full circle! We got the low-down on the new direction for this confessed dramaturge. Hi Courtney! Congratulations on being named the new artistic director for La Boite. How do you feel? I’m thrilled to be moving back home to take up this position. It was here that I saw my first play back in high school. When I was performing in Single Asian Female at the Roundhouse years later, I remember saying as I was waiting between scenes that I would love to run this company one day. What’s the most rewarding part of your job? I have worked predominantly on new Australian work, and the most rewarding part of ushering new stories to the stage is working so closely with a team of collaborators on something that hasn’t existed before.

First thing you’ll do in your new role? To meet every artist living and working in Meanjin! I’ve been away for eight years and the industry in Brisbane has evolved and changed a lot in that time. Biggest learnings in your career thus far? That situations or opportunities that seem the most difficult are often the ones in which you learn and stretch the most. I’ve learned to lean into these moments. I expect it to be bumpy and am comfortable with being uncomfortable. I actually hate big scary rides at amusement parks but tend to seek out and dive into situations or opportunities in my career that I find terrifying. CHECK OUT THE ROUNDHOUSE THEATRE VIA LABOITE.COM.AU

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One to watch:

Sharleen Christie

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From receiving her first film camera at the age of six to shooting at New York Fashion Week, meet Style’s newest in-house photographer, Sharleen Christie.

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here’s a new kid on the block – and by block, we mean the Style Magazine office! Meet the latest recruit to our team of creative powerhouses, Sharleen Christie. An Australian-Filipino photographer, who kick-started her impressive career by studying at Griffith University where she majored in creative advertising before finding her niche in photography. In her first year of study, her lecturer told the class that only a handful of them would still be working in the industry in five years’ time — this was a huge driving force for Sharleen and seven years later, she’s found herself a valued member of the Style team. During her studies Sharleen would often attend local runway shows and soon fell in love with the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry. In just her second year of university she travelled to the bright lights of New York City – with no formal invitation in hand – all with the hope of shooting the impressive street style of New York Fashion Week. With no contacts, and no real plan, she networked her way into an all-access pass. Since then, she has gone on to work for an array of runways and fashion brands including Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Brisbane Fashion Festival, Women in Fashion Brisbane, and even Dior. Now, her incredible shots grace the covers and glossy pages of the very magazine you’re reading now. Most recently she journeyed to the beach to capture a suite of incredible images for our brand new magazine, Noosa Style. Pictured here, you can see

the beauty and elegance which portrayed the client, Secrets Shhh, in all its glory. Nailed the brief? You betcha! It’s no secret her artistic style is what really sets her apart from the rest — from lyrical aesthetics and dramatic lighting to versatile monochromes and bold framing, her eye for detail is impeccable. We are so thrilled to welcome Sharleen into the Style family! Did you know that our creative agency, Style Media, offers everything from fullscale photoshoot production and talent management to fashion styling and Reels? No job is too big or small, so be sure to get in touch for a chat. INFO@STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU @SHARLEEN_CHRISTIE

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facilities for every lifestyle,” he says. Everton Park offers buyers the opportunity to live in an increasingly sought-after neighbourhood with access to exceptional retail, dining, and entertainment typically only found in inner-city suburbs. Drawing from this vibrant DNA, Fable offers incredible value for money for growing families, first home buyers, downsizers, and interstate migrators looking for the perfect blend of inner-city lifestyle and suburban surrounds only eight kilometres from the CBD. TOWN AND TERRACE HOMES AT FABLE RANGE FROM 186SQM TO 216SQM. TO LEARN MORE OR ENQUIRE NOW VISIT FABLEEVERTONPARK.COM.AU FABLE BY ROGERSCORP 31 WOOLWORTHS STREET, EVERTON PARK P 1300 802 000 FABLEEVERTONPARK.COM.AU


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BITES Dig into the new kids on the block of the Brisbane and beyond foodie scene. IF YOU HAVE A DELICIOUS VENTURE IN THE WORKS, TELL US ALL ABOUT IT AT DINUSHKA@STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU

PABLITO’S MEXICAN CUISINE AND TEQUILARIA

MINA A slice of the European coastline can be found in this Italian restaurant and bar, from the team behind Lina Rooftop and Eterna. With Joel Walker (the chef behind The Calile Hotel’s successful opening) at the helm of the kitchen, expect authentic bites like Venetian cicchetti, risottos, and handmade pizzas, alongside new age distillations and cocktails.

By cacti and terracotta tables, Sanctuary Cove’s latest restaurant serves authentic and quality Mexican that’s fresh, colourful, and full of flavour. From fish and prawn tacos to red snapper ceviche, each bite perfects the savoury and sweet balance. Pair that with the 50 tequilas and mezcals which lend themselves to mouth-watering margaritas and you’ll be saying olé in no time.

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Lovers of fine dining have much to celebrate, with the opulent Bacchus officially back in business. As the award-winning home of divine degustation, exquisite high tea, and an a la carte menu that’s sure to leave you yearning for more, it marks a return to timeless dining with seasonal and responsibly sourced produce, as well as the finest signature products from around the globe.

The third best bar in the world, Bar Paradiso, is bringing its cosmic-inspired Universo cocktail menu from Barcelona to W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar. From glow-in-the-dark sips to explosive flavours (literally), ten of the famed tipples will be joining the Living Room Bar’s offering, with all the theatrics and out-of-thisworld mixtures the locale is renowned for.

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A life’s work Featuring never-before-seen items from intimate family archives and some of the world’s rarest gems, the latest exhibition from Margot McKinney, World of Wonder, is so spectacular it will take your breath away. Hi Margot! We’re so thrilled to chat with you about your upcoming exhibition at MoB. How are you feeling about it? I am very excited about the upcoming World of Wonder Exhibition. The Museum of Brisbane and our team have been working on the finer details for almost two years and now we are only weeks away which is so surreal. I cannot wait to reveal it to the Brisbane community. Take us back to where your love for jewellery, design, and colour stems from: My love of jewellery and design is in my DNA. My great grandfather started our family business back in 1884 and was documented even then as visiting Broome to acquire natural pearls. As a family, we’ve taken great pride in travelling the world to source the finest of everything we carry in our stores. In particular, we take great pride in our important relationships with our precious gem cutters and pearl farmers. The chance to design one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces from extraordinary gems is a great love of mine and brings me a great sense of joy and pride. Describe the Margot McKinney woman? That is easy! The women who love my jewellery are all fabulously chic and completely confident of their own individual style. They know straight up what they are attracted to and what makes their heart sing.

You incorporate the Australian landscape into many of your designs, why is this important to you? We are extraordinarily fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. From the city of Brisbane to the incredible beaches and out to the Scenic Rim, I am constantly inspired by our Queensland surroundings. Blue and green and exotic ochre colours are all around us – it’s this natural beauty that inspires me when I work with gems, almost by osmosis.

Do you have a favourite collection? I can’t really say that I have a favourite. There is something wondrous about all the amazing gems with which I have the privilege of working. Sometimes when I travel to the USA and see a particular jewel I may not have seen for some time, I fall in love with it all over again and marvel at the wonder of Mother Nature and its beauty.

Describe the feeling of a client falling in love with a piece you have created? Pure joy! When I create a piece of jewellery and then have the rare privilege of sharing the story of its creation with a collector as they acquire the piece, that is the fulfilment of my career. It’s the very reason I adore what I do every single day. JUNE 2022

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