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ELLE Australia November 2018

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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all good things…

I was 14 years old the day I first walked into the ELLE magazine offices, in the same building I write this from now. It was a daunting place, full of beautiful, glamorous, purposeful women. I was fresh from the ‘burbs and the only time I’d ever known women to look so beautiful, glamorous and purposeful was on TV – Maddie on Moonlighting, Angela in Who’s The Boss? – but even they weren’t nearly as cool as this. The editor was terrifying. I hadn’t caught my breath before she sent me on a mission to take some Chanel bags to a shoot across town. “Guard them with your life,” she warned, without a hint of warmth or irony in her tone. Petrified, I got in a cab – my first…

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MARINA AFONINA @mafoninastylist The in-demand Sydney stylist (and minimalist mastermind behind cult fashion label Albus Lumen) embraces European vibes in “Summer Hours” on p110. On my playlist: The Call Me By Your Name soundtrack. I’m obsessed. On my reading list: Anything about Egypt, mythology or ancient history. On my to-do list: Take a pottery class. On my wish list: A Bulgari serpenti ring in yellow gold with a diamond face. It reminds me of my recent trip to Italy. On my bucket list: I would love to go to Egypt and see the pyramids of Giza. On my blacklist: Our lack of a cure for cancer. JODIE LANGFORD @bodeburnout The Aussie illustrator, known for her sarcastic yet relatable sketches, dreamt up a custom creation for this month’s issue – check it out on p178. On my playlist: I can’t stop listening to…

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10 things

#1 EMILI SINDLEV The unapologetic trend-tryer is 2018’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw. Go forth and be inspired. #2 CLOSE SHAVE The boldest thing to do with your hair as the weather warms up? Channel the spirit of It-girls Dree Hemingway and Say Lou Lou’s Miranda Anna Kilbey-Jansson and begone with it. #3 BYRNE-ING DOWN THE HOUSE Everything Talking Heads frontman David Byrne touches turns cult-cool, and his solo tour will be no different. Get a ticket or get left behind. davidbyrne.com #4 WE WANT CANDY How to spot an ELLE editor right now? The telltale stack of Anni Lu bracelets on her wrist. Pearls, beads and stones that look DIY without the Y. annilu.dk #5 GREAT DANE The world is bananas for Ganni but there’s another Danish brand that should be on your radar: Cecilie Bahnsen. We’re buying up…

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new wave

The resort season has always made for a fun injection of post-winter clothing, and this year’s collections are free and easy, throwing caution to the wind. Or make that throwing caution to the sea breeze, because surf culture is influencing fashion in a big way right now. For some pre-prep, reference Tyler in Point Break (skip the remake and rewind to 1991). With her rugged denim and tie-dye tees, Lori Petty’s iconic character typified the ball-busting better-than-the-boys attitude we all need to be channelling today. “For some reference pre-prep, Tyler in Point Break” Visual mood board in place, pivot to the resort collections for the 2018 interpretation. Designers from New York to Paris were overwhelmingly in support of easy-wear pieces that riff on bright colours and cool cuts, and they’re by no…

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up close: lady blossom

Layer voluminous dresses, blouses and scarves for a new take on retro florals. Blush pink, pastel blue and soft tangerine are your summer go-to hues. Styling: Dannielle Cartisano. Photography: Adrian Price.Hair: Keiren Street at Vivien’s Creative. Makeup: Teneille Sorgiovanni at LionArtist Management. Model: Zhoe Trotter at Kult…

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in focus: free radical

“The moon has gone viral. I wasn’t expecting that,” says French designer Marine Serre. The 26-year-old isn’t talking about planetary health (or lack thereof), despite being among those challenging the fashion industry’s view of sustainability. Serre is referring to the crescent logo that has come to signify the brand she launched in 2O16, appearing as prints and discreet motifs on bodysuits and bias-cut silk dresses worn by Rihanna and Cate Blanchett. Sustainability is implicit in what Serre does, with repurposed fabrics (from vintage silks to gym balls) making up a third of her A/W 18-19 collection. “But I don’t use that word,” she says. “It’s more about inventing and rethinking production. It’s also about making sustainable practices so normal they don’t distract from the fact these are great clothes. At the…