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Harper's Bazaar Australia December 2015

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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editor’s letter

I am incredibly excited and proud of the December issue of Harper’s BAZAAR. Last year we introduced our Woman of the Year portfolio, which saw the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, the honourable Julie Bishop, take out the 2014 title… which was received with as much applause as controversy. As we all know, politics does tend to divide a country. This year, however, we could not single out just one woman, as it was a collective of talented, powerful and inspiring women who have had a major impact on Australian culture in 2015. This year is absolutely the year of women in sport. As journalist Tracey Holmes writes in her essay on page 156:“Australians are used to having world champions, world record holders, world cup-winning…

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MICHELE McQUILLAN The stunning custom-made Australian designer gowns that stole the show at this year’s BAZAAR in Bloom charity event called for equally dramatic hair looks. Luckily, hairstylist Michele McQuillan was more than up to the challenge. “It was all about spring, pastels and 1920s-salon-inspired couture looks; very elegant and regal but with a modern twist,” she says. “As the dresses were all so different, it gave us a wonderful opportunity to explore many different sections with unique and delicate floral headdresses, tiaras and crowns. ” See them all on page 144. My favourite flower is … “the peony”. The best way to protect your hair in summer is with … “Moroccanoil’s Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner and Evo’s Happy Campers Hardworking Moisturiser. They are essential for sun and sea survival. And if…

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BEST OF 2015 With a new year fast approaching, we’re rounding up our list of the women who made an impact in 2015. Jump online to see the full winners list. SUMMER BEAUTY SURVIVAL GUIDE Don’t let the heat stand in the way of your most beautiful summer yet. From humidity-proofing your hair to getting your (faux) glow on, follow BAZAAR’ expert tips to stay looking fresh all summer long. WHO’S YOUR WOMAN OF THE YEAR? This month, we ask team BAZAAR for their personal nominations for this prestigious title. LIFE OF THE PARTY Side step the expected this silly season and kick your after-five wear up a notch with BAZAAR’ style rules for dressing like a true fashion insider. HarpersBazaar. com. au provides a daily digital dose of inspiring style and need-to-know fashion news. Have you bookmarked us…

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letter of the month

UNTOLD STORY Thank you for publishing your piece on the refugee experience,“In Search of Freedom”, in your November issue. It is rare in the media for the other side of the refugee story to be told: that of the refugee perspective. Sensationalist news articles tend to highlight the problems surrounding the receipt of asylum seekers and refugees into our country, fuelling the indignance and anger of the general public towards this group. However, as with every story, there are always two sides, and BAZAAR has reiterated this point. As a daughter of two refugees from South Vietnam who fled a war-torn country just before invasion by the North, I can only empathise with those who only flee in search for freedom, regardless of what sensational stories may decorate the news daily.…

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cover star

At first glance, Kate Upton might look like an all-American type, but that’s not necessarily the approach she takes to style. Sure, she loves a local designer (Diane von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez, anyone?), but the model and actor will also dabble in the likes of Stella McCartney (Upton caused quite a stir in her “Reily” dress on the red carpet of US BAZAAR’ Icons event during New York fashion week). One thing’s for sure, though, she loves her neutral tones — from classic black and white through to stone and beige — which actually makes total sense. After all, when you have a face like that, there’s no need to overdo it in the colour department. ON THE COVER Photographed by Victor Demarchelier. Styled by Karla Clarke. Upton wears Lanvin dress,…

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wish list

I am a ROMANTIC, so I can never look past a Dolce & Gabbana or Valentino [1] dress, or a pretty BROOCH [2]. On my resort 2016 wish list are a GUCCI SUIT [4] with a black tie or scarf [3], and an Erdem FLOWER-PRINT DRESS [7]. I’m always drawn to LARGE EARRINGS [6, 11]. Hermès bags are classics — same with Gucci bags with FLOWER DESIGNS [8]. My favourite perfume is Private Collection from ESTÉE LAUDER [9]. I often wear STRAIGHT, CLEAN-CUT PANTS [10] and straight skirts. I’m into all kinds of prints, especially in summer. I gravitate towards very FEMININE PRINTS and shapes. I adore roses — especially on JEWELLED HEADBANDS [12]. For a twist, I like MENSWEAR shirts and jackets [13]. When it comes to shoes, I’m…