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Marie Claire Australia February 2019

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editor’s letter

I am a sucker for a stat. Facts, figures, percentages – I’ll store and regurgitate them like a robo-nerd. If you’re similar, consider this issue your next source of brain food as it’s brimming with startling truths from start to finish, some that will surely shock you into action. Facts like these: in 80 years, the Great Barrier Reef will be dead; 500 million kilograms of textiles are dumped in landfill in Australia each year; the fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world (behind oil); and the average woman applies 515 chemicals onto her skin every day, with 60 per cent absorbed straight into the bloodstream. Scary, right? I admit it – I’m hardly a diehard eco-warrior who reuses my cling wrap or lathers my face in homemade…

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the lust list

1 PICNIC CHIC Keep calm and carry on – the basket bag trend endures. This season it’s all about sweet structured cases and top-handle totes rendered in raffia and rattan. Packed lunch, optional. 2 FRESH PRINTS Monochrome may have been Coco Chanel’s metier, but Karl Lagerfeld is currently crushing on blue. These graphic azure pieces hit all the right notes. 3 SUN SMART The time is now for statement headwear – take your pick from broad-brimmed boaters, new-school visors and supersized straw. 4 FLORAL FANCY What do you get when you cross Gucci glamour with Romance Was Born eccentricity? Pattern panache. It’s a lesson in mixing prints, whatever your aesthetic or budget. 5 HAUTE HIPPIE We’re calling it: the cover-up is summer’s most functional find. A super-luxe caftan or shirt – a la this Hermès number – nails the…

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ocean blue

“TIFFANY & CO. HAS ALWAYS CHAMPIONED SUSTAINABLE LUXURY”- Anisa Kamadoli Costa, sustainability officer The sun is beating down on the ocean, a vast stretch of impossibly blue water disappearing into the horizon. On a colour spectrum, the dazzling hue would sit somewhere between turquoise and teal. Specifically, it’s Tiffany blue. It’s a colour that’s long been synonymous with the finer things in life: the little blue box tied with a white bow; the Fifth Avenue boutique where Holly Golightly would linger, chewing on her croissant and gazing languidly at the diamonds in the window. Yet behind the glamour and glitz, Tiffany & Co. – the New York jeweller founded in 1837 – is getting down to earth. “Our designs have been inspired by nature for generations,” says the brand’s chief sustainability officer Anisa…

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JAPAN COMING OF AGE A dazzling mix of old and new defines this Japanese rite of passage Hundreds of thousands of Japanese girls have spent the morning in the salon getting their hair coiffed and curled. They’ve wrapped themselves in silky furisodes – a long-sleeved kimono reserved for single women – and accessorised with fluffy fur collars to beat the biting winter chill. Each year on this day, the second Monday in January, Japanese youth who’ve turned 20 in the past year bid goodbye to their childhood. They gather in city halls and sports grounds for a civic ceremony, followed by festivities with friends. Now a national holiday, Seijin no Hi was created after World War II to encourage 20 year olds to help rebuild the country. Today it marks their legal rights…

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the kids on nauru

I gave birth to my first son Ethan on my living room floor when I was 24. It remains the most profound experience of my life. I discovered what a woman’s body – my body – was capable of doing and, once I was able to look at Ethan in my arms, I felt a completely foreign feeling: unconditional love. I knew in that moment I would do anything to keep him safe from harm no matter the cost. But this feeling didn’t stop at my own child. I began to actively search for child-centric organisations to offer my support, because I believe that every child deserves the right to be protected, no matter what their circumstance. As a result, I have travelled internationally with aid organisations, visiting countries suffering from…

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blue crush

Clovelly Beach The largest naturally occurring swimming pool on the NSW coast has a unique concrete beach, originally poured by the Randwick Council during the Great Depression to create jobs for local men and easier access to swimming. On a scorcher, the scene feels reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, with hundreds of people sprawled on colourful towels or jumping joyfully from the banks into the water below. El Questro Gorge Possibly the best shower in the state of WA, the El Questro Gorge – located in the famed cattle-station-cum-wilderness-resort – is more of a swimming adventure that unfolds over several hours of discovery. Driving, walking, rock-hopping and scrambling is required, but once completed, the cave-like swimming hole with filtered angelic light is the stuff of liquid dreams. Whitehaven Beach The third most photographed place in…