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ELLE Australia April 2019

ELLE Australia is the ultimate destination for the sexy, spirited and stylish woman. Immerse yourself in gorgeous images, chic ideas, moving writing and thought-provoking features, with unparalleled access to the coolest celebrities and most fascinating people, the essential heads-up on pop culture, and the very best beauty and lifestyle in the country.

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
“the future is yours”

I ONLY MET KARL LAGERFELD ONCE. It was fleeting. He had just shown his spring 2011 couture collection for Chanel and I’d joined the throng of fashion media and VIP guests jostling to congratulate him on another extraordinary presentation. The most sanctified of fashion seasons, haute couture, traditionally elevates design well beyond the reach of the street. Lagerfeld, however, had worked with the master craftspeople of his ateliers to team his neat tweed suits and beaded confections with jeans. Skinny jeans. In the palest pastels and rock-ready sequins. And then he added flats. A consummate rule breaker, he knew that to move fashion forward, you had to first give it a shake-up. As I write this on my way to Paris to view his final collection for the house, the moments…

3 min.

KATE STEIN @kaaatessstein The NYC-based set designer (who side hustles as a deep house/tech house DJ) had her visions come to life for our “Purple Haze” shoot (p98). On my playlist: Anything by Jennifer Cardini, Simple Symmetry, Red Axes and DJ Tennis. On my reading list: I just finished Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut. On my to-do list: I’ve been DJing a lot in the last year, so the next step is music production. And in a more mundane sense, clearing out my costume and props storage space in NYC – I have WAY too many random clothes and accessories! On my wish list: I’d love to DJ at Garbicz Festival in Poland. On my bucket list: I’m planning to base myself in Europe this year and I’m currently applying for a German work and travel visa.…

2 min.
hot list

THAT’S A WRAP Guaranteed to bring you joy is “furoshiki” – the sustainable Japanese art of using fabric to wrap gifts and tote your stuff around. This bag from Anouk Gania will help you achieve the look without having to sacrifice your favourite scarf. TO ME, FROM ME Not that you needed arm-twisting, but with a fresh Sydney store about to open its doors, and a renewed dedication to responsible diamond sourcing (now disclosing where its diamonds originated and steering clear of those that can’t be vouched for), a Tiffany-shaped gift-to-self could be in order. OUT OF OFFICE No annual leave? No worries. The current “perma-holiday” trend’s biggest It-pieces (think tie-dye shirts and shell accessories) can easily be DIYed. Channel Marni, R13 and Carolina Herrera and consider your Sundays sorted. IGGY WITH IT Godfather of punk rock…

1 min.
double or nothing

Gone are the days when you needed to take sides with either the playful sensibility of a coloured crochet tote or the streamlined elegance of a quilted leather handbag. “Why not have both?” says Chanel, whose models marched barefoot down a beach inside Paris’s Grand Palais, wearing double-up handbags for spring/ summer 19. It instantly flips from a novelty item into infinitely wearable (and convenient) when slung over khaki outerwear. Chic – à deux. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADRIAN PRICE Styling: Caroline Tran. Hair: Madison Voloshin at Vivien’sCreative. Makeup: Claire Thompson at Company 1. Model: Isa Coco at Priscilla’s…

1 min.
a good yarn

CROCHET HAS GOTTEN A BAD RAP OF LATE – conjuring up images of regrettable teenage ensembles or too-much-flesh festival wear. But we’re going to ask you to abandon those connotations and embrace the sleek and chic revamp that dominated the spring/summer 19 shows. Dozens of designers, from Christian Dior to Victoria Beckham, sent crochet down the runway – with interpretations ranging from sumptuous and intricate evening gowns, to beach-appropriate throw-overs and bohemian-inspired trousers, realised in midnight black or traditional cream, updated with acid-bright underthings. Altuzarra accessorised their dresses with seashell belts in the vein of beach-strewn fishing nets, while the quintessential Chloé girl at Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s show wore full-length dresses with floral detailing, paired with crafty rope belts and chunky buckled sandals. Your natural local go-tos for this trend? She Made Me,…

1 min.
sheer frontier

Balance a statement bra and sheer shirt with utilitarian accessories and the strong proportions of wide-leg trousers. Refresh basic banker’s stripes by layering a sheer tank under your usual button-down-and-blazer combo. See-through sleeves take a micro-short playsuit transseasonal – pants optional. Unexpected layers make a compelling sartorial statement: pop a lacy bralette over a white tee, then add demure pleats. Dial down the formality of eveningwear by adding fishnet. Hair: Keiren Street at Vivien’sCreative. Makeup: GillianCampbell at Artist Group.Model: Bella Thomas at Kult…