Harper's Bazaar Australia

Harper's Bazaar Australia September 2019

Harper’s BAZAAR is the style resource for women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture. With style, authority and insider insight, BAZAAR focuses on luxury fashion and beauty, and covers what’s new to what and who’s next. Month after month, Harper’s BAZAAR showcases the world’s most visionary stylists and talented designers to deliver readers a visually stunning portrayal of the world of fashion and beauty.

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3 min.
the new fierce

There’s been a seismic shift in fashion this season. The trainer trend is dying. Souped-up athleisure is no longer what we’re craving. And elegance is back. What we’ve been seeing on the A/W 2019 runways (and landing in stores near you now) is about refinement, with tailoring and effortless suiting featuring front and centre. One of the key trends is the 1970s bourgeois babe — the fantasy version of the affluent, neatly dressed woman. Think prim, think proper. Silk blouses, sharp blazers, sensible skirts, touches of bouclé and every shade of beige, brown and camel imaginable — which our cover star, Carolyn Murphy, brings to life on page 130. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it, that when what was once thought of as rebellious (body-con silhouettes, logo sweats, massive parkas) becomes…

3 min.

Elizabeth Ayodele Ayodele was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, lives in New York City and has a modelling career that takes her all over the world. “The best thing about my job is the flexibility to embark on anything that interests me,” she says. The 21-year-old was fresh from walking in Miu Miu’s resort 2020 show in Paris when we dressed her in all the Saint Laurent pieces we’re coveting this season (page 158). I look after my body by … “doing Pilates — I picked it up while I was in Sydney. I’m also obsessed with skincare. My absolute favourites are the Sukin Cream Cleanser and the Origins charcoal mask.” So far, my favourite runway moment was … “starting my career with the Fendi [A/W 2017] show, because of…

1 min.

WORKWEAR OVERHAUL From pleated skirts to kitten heels, we round up the new key pieces you need in your office arsenal, stat. THE PIXIE TRIBE It’s the haircut of the year. To help you take the plunge, we chat to the women leading the short-hair wave. DARING DRESSING The motto for red carpet dressing is quickly becoming,‘No pain, no gain’. We track the treacherous trend. MODERN BRIDES From micro-minis to pants-suits, 2019’s brides are reinventing the wedding dress and we couldn’t be more excited about it. RETRO BEAUTY All that’s old is new again, particularly in the beauty world. We highlight the stars recycling iconic looks from years past. ANTI-AGEING HEROES Gabrielle Union, Cindy Crawford and Christie Brinkley are here to prove age really is just a number. They share their fitness tips. ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON INSTAGRAM? Gain insider access to…

1 min.
carolyn murphy

With more than two decades in the industry under her belt, Carolyn Murphy remains a supermodel at the top of her game. Recent runway appearances for the likes of Max Mara and Michael Kors Collection, alongside her enduring relationship with Estée Lauder (nearly 20 years) are testament to her incredible longevity. What does she owe it to? Plain and simple: being nice. “I think kindness is key, even if you’re not feeling that great — fake it ’til you make it,” she tells BAZAAR. This issue, Murphy models sleek tailoring from brands including Prada, Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten. She’s a confessed tomboy, so the looks aren’t a far cry from her personal style, which is pared-back, with a focus on denim, cashmere sweaters and oversized camel coats. GET CAROLYN’S BEAUTY…

2 min.
lisa aiken

BEAUTY I rely on multitasking products. Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray works miracles for LIVED-IN, UNDONE HAIR. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is intense and amazing, especially paired with Vintner’s Daughter — I’m coveting the much-anticipated second product from them, the Active Treatment Essence. As a fan of the cult Active Botanical Serum, I was eager to try it. My FAVOURITE PERFUME is Le Labo’s Santal 33. TRAVEL As an , a - case key for me. My Calpak in a marble print is lightweight. TULUM, MEXICO, is my destination to unwind, especially after a busy fashion month. And it’s been a dream of mine to go to the wine region in France. STYLE My personal style is constantly evolving and PRETTY ECLECTIC. While I admire women with a ‘uniform’, I’m constantly looking at different styles and…

7 min.
under surveillance

I MET CHRIS* FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO. I’d moved down from Canberra and had been living in Melbourne for a few months. He left a beautiful note on my car with his name and details. My brother knew him; he worked in sales. I did my research and he was seemingly a nice guy. Even so, I was careful. We met for the first time in a public place. He was from the country, a wholesome single dad with family morals. I scrutinised him for a long time. I met his friends. This was a decent guy, I thought. We were friends for about a year, gradually developing a romantic connection. He was totally different to any man I’d ever dated. My family and friends loved him. I loved…