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ARENA LIFESTYLE | CULTURE SIGHTS & SOUNDS

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On the cover Gabrielle wears Equipment Femme shirt from ZaraBryson.com.au $305, crop top from Lorna Jane at Wesley Quarter $62.99, Bec & Bridge shorts from Billie & Rose $140, necklace from Poppy Lissiman Addition @ Times Square Claremont $75, bum bag from Poppy Lissiman Addition @ Times Square Claremont $195, sneakers from Betts $89.99. On this page Gabrielle wears jacket $139 and running bra $59 from Lululemon @ enex100, Cameo shorts from Billie & Rose $90, necklace from Pigeonhole $85, Nancy-B sneakers from Betts $79.99.

ARENA Perth’s answer to the Opera House (aka a bizarrely shaped building that polarises the population) Perth Arena is open for business in all its blue, black and white geometric glory. An instant icon, the Arena provided the perfect backdrop for our sportswear inspired Summer shoot, which celebrates the athletic side of fashion. Alongside slimline styles for the warmer months, read on and you’ll discover features on summer style and beauty, plus interviews with New Zealand it-girl Kimbra, and the illusive Bee Rizzoli of cult salon Peggy Sue’s. Whether you plan to spend this summer beach side, in a post-Christmas pig out stupor or rocking out at the Arena, have fun, stay safe and be sun smart. We’ll see you again in Autumn. Emma Bergmeier X-Press Fashion Editor

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Style news Ten Outta Ten

TEN @ TIMES

Perth has a serious case of pop up fever. Here, there and everywhere pop-up shops are, well, popping up, offering unique retail experiences that are here for a good time, not a long one. The newest addition to Perth’s growing pop up community can be found at Times Square in Claremont, featuring 10 of Perth’s most vibrant fashion designers in one stylish boutique. Only open until Christmas, Ten @ Times is home to Spring and Summer collections by Jonte, Rosie & Broken, On A Whim, Wandering Girl, Siss on Bare, The Little White T Company, Zamora Shoes, Jessica Bratich, Wild Horses and Cebiche Swimwear. Located just off Stirling Highway in the heart of Claremont, Ten @ Times is a one-stop shopping destination for lovers of local labels, and anyone on the hunt for a head-totoe outfit for Christmas celebrations and summer festivities.

Universal Appeal A celebration of fashion, art and everything in between, the City Of Joondalup’s Urban Couture festival is set to return in March 2013, featuring more models, stylists, photographers and designers than you can poke a coat hanger at. Northern suburbs beauty and current Miss Universe Australia - Renae Ayris - has been named as the face of the festival, and says she’s looking forward to helping showcase the talent of fellow Western Australian fashion creatives. Though the full Urban Couture program is yet to be released, the City Of Joondalup has confirmed that a number of pop up runways will appear throughout the month of March, alongside photographic exhibitions, fashion documentary screenings, a local designer marketplace and more. Stay tuned for details.

EMBROIDERED SILK WEDDING DRESS BY CHRISTIAN LACROIX HAUTE COUTURE, PARIS, AUTUMN/WINTER 1993-4. PICTURE: GUY MARINEAU © 1993

Summer of Love

MISS UNIVERSE AUSTRALIA RENAE AYRIS IS THE FACE OF URBAN COUTURE 2013

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This Summer fashion fanatics and brides-to-be will flock to the WA Museum for Unveiled, an exhibition providing unprecedented access to 40 breathtaking wedding outfits from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Spanning 200 years of bridal couture, Unveiled showcases designs by modern style icons such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix, John Galliano and Vera Wang, alongside historical pieces and bridal accessories that provide an insight into the ever-changing world of wedding glamour. Entry is $17.50 for adults, $15 for concession card holders and $12 for children. Unveiled runs til Sunday, March 24. Find out more at museum.wa.gov.au.


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Kimbra STAG E A P P E A L

NEW ZEAND-BORN (AUSTRALIAN-ADOPTED) POP SONGSTRESS KIMBRA HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM THIS YEAR; TOURING WORLDWIDE, DOMINATING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POP CHARTS, AND SOMEHOW REMAINING COMPLETELY GROUNDED. THE SENSATIONALLY STYLISH MUSICIAN HAS A REPUTATION FOR GORGEOUS, OUTNDISH OUTFITS ONSTAGE AND OFF, AND BOASTS A UNIQUE, INCOMPARABLE FEMININE STYLE. THE LOVELY DY HAD A CHAT TO CHLOE PAPAS ABOUT HER STYLE, INSPIRATION, AND HOW TO TACKLE OP-SHOPPING.

hen X-Press Fashion calls Kimbra, she is enjoying some wellearned downtime at a coffee shop in Melbourne. After three US tours and two of Europe and the UK following the release of her debut Vows overseas, not to mention touring and festivals at home in Australia and New Zealand, the 22 year old has, quite literally, not stopped all year. “It’s been great,” she laughs. “Each tour has been amazing, I think the best one was definitely the last one, it was all headline shows [in the US]… We took one of our favourite bands, The Stepkids, on tour and half the shows sold out before we even headed over there. I couldn’t have expected that kind of result! It was just so fun, it’s so nice when you kind of have that realisation that you’ve connected with people on the other side of the world.” Since the release of Vows (and, perhaps, the popularity of ‘that’ duet with Gotye) Kimbra has been very much lauded for her raw musical talent and sublime vocal skills at home in Australia, constantly selling out shows and becoming a firm festival staple. However, it’s not just the music industry that reveres Kimbra – those in the fashion world are taking notice of the pop sensation, coveting her fabulous, colourful style. Kimbra

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welcomes the attention, and says that she was interested in fashion from a young age. “Even through high school I was very interested in opshopping, you know, thrift stores, and I loved the challenge of having $10 on me and wanting to find a

aspect for me to think about ways to do that as well, and just to kind of keep me fresh on tour as well. You know, you’re doing three or four shows in a row, it’s great changing up the outfits.” The pocket rocket musician explains that much of

When a character comes to life on stage and you see images coming forth from the backdrops – all of that stuff helps to imprint a memory. And I think that just means a concert can stay with you longer and it just colours the music more. cool outfit, and mixing and matching patterns. I sewed when I was young as well – not very well, but I did sew (laughs) – but yeah, I think it was pretty cool, having that opportunity to play up fashion a bit more,” she surmises. “I love the theatrical elements of artists like Prince, or even Rufus Wainwright, you know – they really go to that extra level to kind of extend the message of their music, and make it a little bit more flirtatious, or fun, or beautiful, or magical. So yeah, it’s been a fun

what we see onstage is all part of the show. Though Kimbra enjoys dabbling in fashion and creating her own pieces offstage – and she can now sew a little better - her onstage fashion is attributed to whichever character she is portraying that night. She explains that her outfits are both an extension of her music, and of her personality. “None of it would exist without the songs. I mean, that’s what brings colour to everything – and you know, I’d be quite happy if everyone could keep

their eyes closed the whole show and just listen to the music,” she laughs. “It’s not about the clothes, it’s more about the fact that you’re there to have an experience, and you want to be taken somewhere, transported somewhere. And I think when a character comes to life on stage and you see images coming forth from the backdrops – all of that stuff helps to imprint a memory. And I think that just means a concert can stay with you longer and it just colours the music more.” Though Kimbra’s style is fairly distinct – outlandish colour schemes, big skirts, feminine focus – the songstress can’t cite any style icons in the fashion or film industries that she turns to for inspiration. “There isn’t really anyone I look to. There was a time when I looked at a lot of Japanese street style – I really love the street style in Tokyo, it’s really interesting, I love their clashing of colours and patterns. And you know, I love Disney and that idea of the very feminine kind of 50s dresses with the tight bodices and the big, elaborate skirts, and I find all that very fun as a style. But no, there’s not really one person that I look to, and to me style and clothes are about originality and creativity, and expressing yourself, rather than trying to emulate the style of another person.”


distance it’s really fun to see things kind of erupting, and moving and swaying from a distance. So I mostly choose pieces that have that, and texture you know – things that will respond to light. Ultimately it is a gut instinct thing, if I put something on and feel uncomfortable, or exposed or something, I just wouldn’t do it. Because then I wouldn’t be able to lose myself on stage and get into the music. But, if I put something on and it helps me feel like a character come to life, or more so expressing a facet of my personality and helping further convey the music, then I always know that’s a good sign that it’s right.”

it just looked like something from another world. I just said ‘gosh, I just have to wear that for something, it’s so psychedelic

KIMBRA BY THOM KERR Perhaps the most recognisable pieces from Kimbra’s extensive kaleidoscopic wardrobe are those by Jaime Lee Major, a young designer from Perth. Jaime Lee’s pieces are brazen and unique, exploding with colour and glitter. Major started out as a visual artist, working with watercolour paintings before making the transition to fashion. Kimbra explains how she first discovered Jaime Lee, and why she is so attracted to her pieces. “I was doing a shoot for – I can’t remember – it was a photo shoot, and one of the stylists brought along a whole lot of outfits for me to try. And there was this dress that I wore on the Parklife tour, it was kind of like a galaxy, it was super

multi-coloured and sparkly, and it was just one of those things that you looked at and it felt like you were just in this incredible animated film, it was like a princess dress – it just looked like something from another world. I just said ‘gosh, I just have to wear that for something, it’s so psychedelic’. Then I wanted to know who the designer was, it was Jamie Lee, and she was absolutely keen for me to wear the dress. Then we ended up collaborating further down the line – I wore a dress of hers to the Arias, and we’ve continued to work together on pieces for my tours, I wore some on my Australian tour this year. She is first and foremost an artist, and she’s gone into fashion and that’s something I really respect

– people who have that approach to fashion being a piece of art.” When movie stars and fashion industry elite hit the red carpet or awards ceremony, they’re simply required to do one thing – look pretty and smile for the cameras. When a musician hits the stage, particularly a musician with the energy and passion of Kimbra, they’re required to sing, entertain and look pretty. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing a Kimbra live show, the lady loves to dance, prance, and work the crowd – something that can get a little tricky if the perfect outfit isn’t worn. So, how does Kimbra choose the right outfits when on tour? “I think on stage – I really love movement, I think from a

Kimbra mentions opshopping frequently throughout our chat, so X-Press finishes up by asking her for some op-shopping tips for those that are a little overwhelmed when tackling muddled thrift stores – and she’s more than happy to offer up some of her secrets. “It’s just about fabrics. Don’t look at shape, and don’t look at something and go ‘god, that wouldn’t suit my body’ or something. Things can always be tailored, things can always be taken in and out, but the greatest thing about op-shopping is that you can just find these patterns or textures or these kinds of fabrics that you won’t find anywhere else, and I think picking something that you just love in terms of the prints and the textures, and finding someone that can maybe make it fit to your body, that’s the best thing.”

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curiosities B R I G H T L I K E N EO N LOV E

KAREN WALKER HARVEST SUNGSSES FROM zarabryson.com.au $329

BETTS JELLYBEAN SANDALS FROM betts.com.au $29.99

NOIR CRYSTAL CHANDELIER EARRINGS FROM zarabryson.com.au $110

CORAL NAIL POLISH FROM mimco @ enex100 $15.95

NICHOS CAP SLEEVE DRESS FROM billie & rose $655

TRAVEL WALLET FROM lorna jane @ wesley quarter $49.99

MEZI BANGLE FROM blackberet.com.au $169

MAY 28TH LEMON WATCH FROM asos.com $42.50

LEYA BELT FROM oxford @ wesley quarter $29.50

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Treading a fine line: Missoni for Havianas

Only when in sight of water: THE DOS AND DON’TS OF SUMMER STYLE

They say that fashion is about breaking the rules, which may well apply to the movers and shakers and haute couture makers, but style is actually about following them. Long ago, in a land before neon being on-trend and overnight-express-delivery (I know, positively stone age) someone had excellent taste and everybody noticed. From that point onwards we’ve had a reference point, a guideline - an image to draw comparison with and work out how awfully wrong we’ve gotten it this time (and what we can do to improve our sartorial standing). Fashionability aside, these rules

help us look like it all just comes naturally, like we don’t spend hours agonising in front of the mirror, like we’ve got our shit together. These rules make us better at life. While summer is a time for fun and frivolity in fashion one cannot ignore these rules, so, in an effort to let us all have a more pleasant, less offensive aesthetic experience this season, here is a relevant selection of time-honoured commandments (plus a few that, whilst not strictly set in the stone, will keep you from looking like a chump).

On thongs:

On short shorts:

While yours truly doesn’t really understand the need for them at all, one is willing to admit that the problem is too wide-spread to eradicate, so let’s make a few things clear. Daytime footwear? Yes. Afternoon-to-casual-evening footwear? If you must. Nighton-the-town footwear? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Yes, it’s Perth, it’s summer, it’s hot, but no one wants to see the entirety of your foot during dinner, even if it’s expertly posed on a bar stool at El Publico. Particularly if you have the grooming habits of a Hobbit. Extreme pedicures not necessary (unless you want to, by all means go right ahead) but the if-in-doubt-clean-and-trimmed rule definitely applies to males AND females.

While we’re absolutely all for body confidence and wearing whatever makes you happy, short shorts fall into the same category as skin tight jeans – mainly the domain of teenagers (and even then lots of them shouldn’t). There’s a simple way to check if they’re too short– pretend you’ve dropped your mirrored Wayfarers on the floor. Bend over to pick them up. If you feel even remotely like you’re flashing your bits, you probably are. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

On sun protection: If you haven’t yet got the memo something is seriously amiss. Sun protection is cool, skin cancer is not (also, a bright red base really limits your outfit options). Wear a hat. Hats are cool. Hedi Slimane said so and what Hedi says goes. Everyone secretly loves the insouciant hipster in the hat – that could be you! Just not one of those nasty, all-too-often-pin-striped, pressed plastic fedoras. Then you’ll be the creepo that noone loves, not even secretly.

On sunglasses etiquette: We live in glare city so sunnies are absolutely warranted a lot of the time, but the bottom line is it’s pretty rude to go about your business all day without taking them off. Yes, ok, you’re not exactly having a heart-to-heart with the checkout girl so she doesn’t need to look deeply into your eyes, but if you’re enshaded more than 3m from the outside world you look like a shifty bugger. Case by case basis, but if you’re going to be inside for more than 30 seconds be polite and put them on your head.

On swimwear: On sheerness: Textile variation is delightful, and one can certainly get away with lighter weights of fabric as the celcius rises, but do remember that sheer things tend to get a lot more sheer with the light behind them. And in summer there’s lots of light. And at some point it’ll be behind you.

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Wear whatever you damn well please to the beach (as long as it covers the important parts, thanks very much), but swimwear, without question, should only be on display when you’re within sight of water. Even on Australia Day, I hear you ask? Oh, my friends. ESPECIALLY on Australia Day. By Claire Mueller


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ARENA Photography by Cameron Etchells Styling by Emma Bergmeier Beauty by Sam Enticknap Assistant Stylist: Carly Filbey Models: Gabrielle S @ Chadwick’s & Alexei @ Vivien’s Shot on location at Perth Arena Gabrielle wears Motel Rocks dress from Pigeonhole $109.95, vest from Lorna Jane at Wesley Quarter $89.99, Madison watch from ZaraBryson.com.au $59, studded belt from Generics @ 140 William $60, studded hat from Generics @ 140 William $90, Pedro Lourenco heels from Melissa @ enex100 $165.

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Gabrielle wears Carly Hunter blouse from ZaraBryson.com.au $275, necklace from Generics @ 140 William $65, Bec & Bridge shorts from ZaraBryson.com.au $130, heels from Melissa @ enex100 $130.

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Alexei wears blazer $329, shorts $99, shirt $89 and belt $79 from Jack London @ enex100, glasses from Blink138.com.au, sneakers from Betts.com.au.

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Gabrielle wears Bec & Bridge blazer from ZaraBryson.com.au $320, crop top from Lorna Jane @ Wesley Quarter $65.99, Clover Canyon skirt from ZaraBryson.com.au $240, Milan-B heels from Betts.com.au $69.99, Noir necklace from ZaraBryson.com.au $299.

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Gabrielle wears Nicholas dress f ro m B i l l i e & R o s e $ 4 8 5 , necklace from Pigeonhole @ 140 William, Manchester-B wedges from Betts.com.au $119.99.

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Gabrielle wears Limedrop tee from Pigeonhole @ 140 William $165, ATG bather top from ZaraBryson.com.au $160, Zanthus skirt from Generics @ 140 William $140, Perspex bag from Poppy Lissiman Addition @ Times Square Claremont $95, necklace from Generics @ 140 William $65, necklace from Generics @ 140 William (worn as bracelet) $65.

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Alexei wears Fred Perry polo from Pigeonhole @ 140 William $99.95, Handsom shorts from Pigeonhole @ 140 William $90, boaties from Betts.com.au $59.99.

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Gabrielle wears Bec & Bridge blazer from ZaraBryson.com.au $320, crop top from Lorna Jane @ Wesley Quarter $65.99, Noir necklace from ZaraBryson.com.au $299.

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Gabrielle wears Equipment Femme shirt from ZaraBryson.com.au $305, crop top from Lorna Jane at Wesley Quarter $62.99, Bec & Bridge shorts from Billie & Rose $140, necklace from Poppy Lissiman Addition @ Times Square Claremont $75, bum bag from Poppy Lissiman Addition @ Times Square Claremont $195, sneakers from Betts $89.99.

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Christmas Gift Guide T H E R E ’S N O T I M E L I K E T H E P R E S E N T TO G E T YO U R C H R I S S I E S H O P P I N G STA RT E D

STRIPE TEE FROM Calibre @ enex100 $119

DIAMOND FOLD CERAMIC VASE FROM Oxfam Australia oxfamshop.org.au $39.95

VANISHING ELEPHANT BOARD SHORTS FROM Pigeonhole @ 140 William $90

CIATE PAINT POT IN CUTY PIE FROM Kit Cosmetics @ enex100 $20

BIG FAIR BAG FROM Oxfam Australia oxfamshop.org.au $8.95

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GLOW DIANA CAMERA FROM Brownies, Claremont $140

FOODIES GIFT PACK FROM kikki k @ enex100 $64.95


IBARKS PENNY FARTHING COVER FROM Brownies, Claremont $69.99

COSMETICS BAG FROM Alannah Hill @ Wesley Quarter $59

FIREFLY JELLY SANDALS FROM fiebigershoes.com $29.95

PADDED CAMERA PROTECTOR FROM Crumpler @ Wesley Quarter $59

LIGHTLY TIA BOWL FROM Pigeonhole @ 140 William $140

NEON PERSPEX CLUTCH FROM Witchery @ Forrest Chase $129.95

BEACHFUN PORTABLE SPEAKER FROM Bed, Bath n’ Table @ Forrest Chase $49.95

BOTTLE MOUSTACHE FROM UrbanAttitude.com.au $12.95

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS NEON WALLETS FROM Generics @ 140 William $25 each

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MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF FASHION POSTCARDS FROM Rummage @ 140 William $9.95

ANTIQUE RING FROM Pigeonhole @ 140 William $25

RACHEL RUDDICK PRISM CLUTCH FROM ZaraBryson.com.au $230

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JURLIQUE HYDRATING ESSENTIALS KIT FROM Jurlique @ Wesley Quarter $129

CLUBMASTER SUNGSSES FROM ASOS.com $25.50

OWL OF EDEN BRAZILIANA STATEMENT NECKCE FROM ZaraBryson.com.au $329

CRUMPLER ‘PROUD STASH’ BACKPACK FROM Crumpler @ Wesley Quarter $70

BALLPOINT PENS FROM kikki.k @ enex100 $6.95


shop front D,LUX

ARTWEAR PARADE AT NANNUP MUSIC FESTIVAL An annual highlight of the Nannup Music Festival, the ArtWear Parade blends the worlds of fashion and art in a spectacular showcase limited only by the contestants’ imagination. The folks at Nannup Music Festival want to showcase your create endeavours and are calling on entrants to get involved in the 2013 parade which is set to take place on Saturday, March 2. The festival will showcase creations at The Amphitheatre, to a panel of judges, and a festival audience. This year’s theme is festive, recycled and Earth friendly and judges will score on materials used, theme acknowledgement and artistic creativity. Entries close on December 15 and successful applicants will be notified by December 21. The winner receives $500 cash. Contact: Nannupmusicfestival.org | (08) 9756 1511

D,lux is an independently owned Perth label that produces high quality men’s and women’s designer street wear. We make original, endearing and enduring threads and never settle for the ordinary! We do not settle for the ordinary… we are always pushing the limits and making a statement just like the people who wear our clothing. As a result we have become synonymous with the fashion conscious men and women of Australia who dare to be different in every way. Contact: dluxclothing.com.au | facebook.com/brandlux

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Peggy Sue’s

PHOTOS BY ALEXANDRA COHEN

A CU T A B OV E he salon du-jour for Perth’s taste makers and movers and shakers, Peggy Sue’s has more character and charisma than practically every other salon in Perth combined; providing a much-needed alternative to the plethora of cookie cutter shampoo shacks that seem to occupy every high street in town. At its helm is the fabulous and incomparable Bee Rizzoli, a passionate, twenty-something hair stylist who loves letting her imagination and hair styling skills run wild. A collector of fashion magazines, music, pop culture, bric-abrac and knick knacks from eras past, Bee has curated a cacophony of sights and sounds in her cute and cosy Edward Street salon, covering every nook and cranny with pictures and objects that represent the people, places, sights and sounds that she loves. “I hate boring, by-thebook hairdressing,” Bee muses when asked about her craft. Inspired by hair stylists who push the boundaries and have fun with what they do, in particular cult favourite Renya Xydis, Bee began learning her trade back in her early teens, and hasn’t looked back since. “My mum’s a beautician and a makeup artist and gave me a Saturday job at our family salon when I was 12. Back then I was making sure lipstick wasn’t left on mugs, plus sweeping and washing hair. At the end of year nine mum said ‘If you don’t find an apprenticeship before year 10 starts then you’re going back to school’, and I managed to find an apprenticeship before the end of the summer holidays ended. I started my apprenticeship when I was 14, finished it when I was 18, and I’ve been a senior stylist ever since.”

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Since opening Peggy Sue’s a year and a half ago, the success of the salon has exceeded all of Bee’s expectations, with clients practically lining up around the block to get a highly coveted appointment. “I love my job so much! As busy as I am, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being creative and doing different things with each client. On a busy day I see around 13 clients. Around Christmas time it’s around 13 clients a day during a 12 hour day. I can’t take on any new clients at the moment because we’ve gotten so big, so quick! “I only opened a year and a half ago really and it’s exploded since then. I’ve wanted to stop and do a business course but I haven’t had time, so I’ve had to teach myself along the way about tax and owning your own studio. From the lease to the products I have to have in stock to teabags... it’s a varied role. It’s a learning curve and I’ve made so many mistakes and I’ve learnt from them.” Step into Peggy Sue’s any day of the week and you’ll likely be greeted by the sounds of Led Zepplin, Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks as Bee twirls in a vintage frock while cutting, dying or blow drying her way to perfection. “I think people like having their hair done by me because it’s a one-on-one experience and it’s not like going to a regular salon, it’s like going to a friend’s house and hanging out. There’s lots to look at here. I don’t want to say the salon is vintage or retro... I really don’t even know. It’s my own little inspiration room or shrine to myself.” Peggy Sue’s is located at 76 Edward St, East Perth. Find out more at: facebook.com/PEGGY-SUES-HAIR By Emma Bergmeier


sun sense

P R O D U CTS TO S E E YO U T H R O U G H S U M M E R

isele Bundchen copped a good deal of bad press when she declared how much she hated sunscreen, and while I’m hesitant to admit it, I see her point. The sad truth about sunscreen is that while we must use it (in Australia more than anywhere else) the search for one that sits comfortably on the skin without irritating, clogging pores or interfering with cosmetics is fraught with peril. And for those women with oilier skin, this search is more or less endless. Sunscreens can be broken into two rough groups – physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens are the most common, consisting of primarily zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and chemical sunscreens are made up of a more complex arrangement of chemical compounds that absorb UV light, instead of reflecting it like the physical sunscreens do. For normal to dry-skinned ladies, this choice is substantially easier – zinc oxide is moisturising (it’s the primary ingredient in eczema creams) and dry skin tends not to sweat as much under sunscreen as oily skin. But for those of us not as lucky, summer swiftly becomes the least liked (and least photogenic) of the seasons. Chemical sunscreens are kinder on oily skin, so for those involved in the everlasting struggle, these products are well worth your consideration.

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1. NARS Pro-Prime multi-protect primer – RRP $52.00, Mecca Cosmetica The only primer in this list, and it’s a powerhouse. It sits wonderfully well under makeup, and creates a silicone-like slip on the skin that makes application of foundation epically easy. It’s pricey, but it is good.

2. Biore UV Perfect Face Milk – RRP N/A This will likely involve some online trawling, since it hasn’t hit Australian shores as yet – but it’s feather light and feels completely different from any other sunscreen you’re likely to use. It’s a liquid and not a cream, and seems to evaporate as soon as it hits your face. The oiliest of oily ladies should give this one a try.

3. Dermalogica Oil Free Matte – RRP $68.50, dermalogica.com.au

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A fabulous product formulated specifically for oily or congestion-prone skin that is packaged in an infuriatingly small and rigid squeezebottle. It’s a mere 50mls worth, and it will make you work for every single drop. Which is tragic, because if the packaging were reconsidered, this one would likely be miles ahead of the others in terms of quality and effectiveness.

4. You, Me & Every Body Shady Lady daily face milk – RRP $9.99, bellabox.com.au Marginally richer than the Biore and thicker and more lotion-like in substance, this is a more familiar sunscreen that settles into the skin fast, has an easy-use tube and generous 75ml size. This one wins in terms of value for money, and is at its best without make up over it, making it an easy win for exercising or beaching.

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f course sunscreen is one of many things O to factor into your beauty routine at this time of the year (though the most important) – juggling your makeup to compete with the heat and sweat is an art all of its own. The key is ultimately to tone it back as much as humanely possible – the less on your skin, the better. Heat blasts open the pores on your face, and when there’s a layer of make up on top of that, you are asking for trouble. BB Creams have been the buzzword for almost a year now, and with good reason – proper BB creams are worth their weight in gold, negating the need for primer, moisturiser, foundation and often sunscreen. The one hurdle is this – BB Creams are originally a product

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of Asia, and I have not yet met an Australian/ European/American BB cream that has held a candle to the Asian ones. Some big chains are putting forward products that are little more than tinted moisturisers or repackaged foundations and calling them BB Creams, which is misleading and ultimately plain wrong. Perth is sadly lacking in Asian cosmetics suppliers, but a consistently strong producer of Asian cosmetics is The Face Shop in Piccadilly Arcade, which has many Asian import BB Creams that are really wonderful and worth a look. Likewise one of the best things you can do for your skin during summer is to stop using liquid foundation entirely and start looking at mineral make up. BareMinerals do some

5. QV Face day cream – RRP $14.50, most chemists and pharmacies Anyone with congestion-prone skin should be spending some quality time in front of the QV section at their chemist, especially since they’ve recently rejuvenated their Face line with some really wonderful products. The day cream is on the more moisturising end of the scale, so normal-skinned to combination skin should consider this one. And with a chunk of titanium dioxide in it, it’s the only physical sunscreen on this list.

wonderful mineral powders that survive sweat and heat, and have a specific oil-balancing powder for oilier skins. Have a play with them at Kit Cosmetics, the ladies there can spot your skin tone at twenty yards. Another pleasant surprise is Nude By Nature’s mineral makeup – produced in huge tubs, more finely milled than any other loose powder you’ll find, and very affordable. It has only three shades, and as such it’s a surprise that it’s so adaptable to skin shades and can be worn lightly or really built up for more solid coverage. Nude By Nature is stocked at Priceline and can be found online at nudebynature.com.au. By Suzanne Rofe

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festival beauty S U R V I VA L G U I D E

Think a beauty babe and a festival fan can’t be one and the same? Think again. Invest in these beauty essentials and don’t let the mud and mayhem cause havoc to your maintenance. By Jennifer Peterson Ward

MEGAN WASHINGTON BY CALLUM PONTON

Makeup Begone

Band Together

Powder Power

Mac’s Gently Off

Kitsch Tie-Die Hairbands

Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Mineral Powder

No matter how exhausted you are at the end of the night, avoid a weekend of clogged pores and stained pillowcases by thoroughly removing all traces of makeup (along with sweat, grime and god knows what else) with a gentle makeup remover. Mac’s Gently Off makeup remover’s cucumber and Damascus rose flower formula sweeps off even tenacious waterproof mascara and lip colour and is suitable for every skin type, plus the lightweight formula does all the work with no need to rinse.

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The most obvious solutions are usually the most overlooked. Instead of trying whichever miracle hair product your tent-mate attributes her flawless festival locks to; why not just tie up your totally unsalvageable locks into a cute top-knot or high ponytail? For on-trend hair ties in a range of sizes, prints and fabrics, check out the Kitsch range, available from kitschhairties.com and in selected department stores including Myer. They’re soft and elastic meaning no bent indentations in your hair after pulling one out - plus they wrap easily around your wrists and double as cute bracelets.

Re-applying sunscreen is as important, if not more important, than applying it in the first place but it’s easy to want to skip it out of fear of ruining the carefully applied makeup you have on already. Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Mineral Powder is a transparent powder that not only gives you a smooth, matte complexion but also offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, so there’s no excuses for ending up looking like a cooked lobster.


Smells like festival spirit

Light up your life

Nobody wants to be carting about a big bottle of expensive fragrance at a festival, but when it comes to smaller travel-tailored options there’s not a lot out there beyond those cheap, funkysmelling knockoffs found in supermarkets and pharmacies. If you can’t handle those options, Marc Jacobs have the perfect antedote with their Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume which comes in a cute, smaller size. Best of all it comes packaged in a hardy rubber flower, meaning you won’t have to worry about it breaking in your bag. Sweet.

Cheat hangovers and the effects of sleep deprivation with a good illuminating day cream. Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightener is an oil-free formula that also provides your skin with SPF 25 protection. The cream has buildable coverage from light to medium to create a natural complexion and even claims to boost the skin’s cellular respiration and prevent the signs of ageing. Plus it’s available in nine different shades to suit each and every complexion.

Daisy Eau So Fresh On The Go

Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightener

Dry it off

Prep yourself

Giving no excuse for greasy locks, dry shampoo freshens hair with one quick spritz. Ensure second and third day faux freshness with Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair, a dry cleaner for the hair that gives body and texture, removes odors, excess oil, and all your sins from the night before.

Save space in your makeup bag and time getting ready by getting your eyelashes and brows tinted before you head to the festival. If you’re willing to invest the moolah head to a professional salon, or if you’ve got the patience (and a steady hand) there are many do-it-yourself kits on the market. One of the most popular products on the market is the1000Hour collection which promises a beautiful, professional, waterproof result is a fraction of the cost of a beauty salon eyelash and brow tint.

Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair

1000Hour Eyelash & Brow Kit in Charcoal

Be wise sanitise

No white marks

Already dreading the dodgy toilets and scummy showers? Jurlique’s Moisturising Hand Sanitiser will satiate even the most anal of germ-phobes. Not only does it eliminate 99.9 per cent of germs seconds after application, but leaves hands moisturised and silky smooth and is a completely natural alternative to harsh chemical hand sanitisers.

Festivals can sure get sweaty – all that dancing, all those people! – but that doesn’t mean you should let a smelly case of BO get in the way of having the time of your life! Keep your underarms feeling (and smelling) fresh throughout the day with a deodorant that offers anti-perspirant protection and a fresh scent like Clean’s top-selling Moisture-Absorbent deodorant. This breakthrough product is formulated with CottonVantage – a smart, naturally-derived technology based on cotton extracts and proteins – that helps absorb wetness to keep you dry all day. Even better, this aluminum-free formula is safe to use and protects clothes from the yellow staining that other underarm products can cause.

Jurlique Moisturising Hand Sanitiser

No cake for you If you want your make-up to last those long festival days – without becoming shiny or cakey – it’s vital that you prep your skin correctly. Using a mattifying primer before you apply your foundation will not only ensure that your foundation application looks smoother and lasts a lot longer, but it will also help to minimise any oil build-up throughout the night. And who doesn’t want to look fresh-faced when everyone around you looks like they’re fading? Try Smashbox’s award-winning Photo Finish Foundation Primer to prime, protect and correct in just one step!

Clean Moisture-Absorbent Deodorant

Glimmer gal

Festivals are your chance to get playful with shimmer, so grab a colourful eye shadow and pile your glitter on top. A little Vaseline will help keep it in place. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s use of “Diamond Dust,” Nars’ Debbie Harry palette’s colours sparkle with glitter and diamond powder made of real micronized diamonds. Nars’ Andy Warhol Debbie Harry Eye & Cheek Palette

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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Pucker Up

Wig out

A festival is the perfect occasion to try out a new lippy hue. Don’t shy away from a dramatic look as brightly-coloured glosses, stains and lipsticks will allow you to add a pop of colour to your festival ensemble. For the most vibrant, intense results check out Lime Crime’s series of statement shades which range from classic cherry reds to opaque blue-blacks with every colour of the rainbow inbetween!

Festivals tend to bring out the crazy even in the most normal of people, who don’t hesitate to don their morphsuits, onesies and other (sometimes unimaginable) costumes to get into the party mode. If you’re keen to play dress-ups but still keep a certain level of style, think about investing in a well-made statement-making wig. You’re going to have to look beyond Red Dot and Spotlight for something flattering - and you may have to fork out some dosh to do so - but the result is an instant style upgrade. UK company Annabelle’s Wigs have an awesome range of professional quality wigs inspired by this season’s catwalk looks allowing you to try out fashion’s latest beauty trends in an instant. Annabelle’s Wigs’ Mint Cropped Wig

Don’t delay - spray! Lime Crime Golden Ticket Lip Gloss

Chances are high that it’s going to be quite warm weather when you’re at a festival, so it’s a good idea to have a refreshing mist on hand that will keep your face hydrated without ruining your make-up. Soap & Glory’s Mist You Madly’s beautiful blend of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, fressia, vanilla and musk will definitely do the trick to give you that pick-me-up you need after a few hours.

Lime Crime Mint To Be Lipstick

Top coats

OPI in Did It On ‘Em

OPI in Go On Green

OPI in Pink Friday

Hide the horror of grimy nails by coating them before you go in one of this season’s crayola colour varnishes. For a long-wearing, easy to apply, chipresistant, non-streaky, and fast drying coat, you can’t go past OPI’s stunning spectrum of fashion-inspired shades.

Soap & Glory’s Mist You Madly Fragrant Body Spray

The write stuff Fight shine on the run with blotting papers. NYX’s range of blotting papers have been designed to absorb oil and minimise shine without displacing make-up or clogging pores. There are four pocket-friendly packs to choose from - Tea Tree, Green Tree, Fresh Face (for blemish control) and Matte - which each come with 100 sheets of pure pulp paper which will keep faces shine free. NYX Green Tea Blotting Paper

Wipe out River Island Jewel Print Headband

Dress those tresses Hide less-than-clean hair and look festival chic with the right hair accessories. It’s a win win situation as this style look best when your locks are a bit greasy plus it will prevent them getting more so! Opt for a stretchy fabric style for ultimate comfort and optimum moshing ability.

Johnnie Loves Rosie Rope Print Headband

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Following a festival-packed weekend, the only thing that’s going to keep you looking vaguely alive by Monday morning is a fresh face. That’s why it pays to wipe the day’s grime and grit away before bed with gentle face wipes. Continuing pomegranate extract, and rich in antioxidants, to tighten the pores, tone and refresh the skin, Korres’ Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes are a luxurious option. Korres’ Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes


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