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Harper's Bazaar Australia September 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

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is the most important of the year, setting the style tone for months to come, so you can imagine the work that goes into creating it annually. It starts with a brainstorm immediately after the international runway shows. What do we all love? We drill down on the trends we want to cover. What do we think our readers will want to wear?What do we want to wear? It’s a lot of fun selecting the best of the season and it’s a job we all live for at BAZAAR HQ. So after a lot of discussion, sometimes heated (yes, a bag and shoe can ignite fierce debate!), it was clear there is no big overarching trend this season — unlike with the 1970s look six months ago. What…

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ALEXANDRA CARLTON Is telling ourselves we are beautiful every day really the path to self-empowerment? The journalist and former Shop TilYou Drop editor, who explores this controversial question on page 80, isn’t so sure. “Come on, you may think you’re complimenting a woman’s appearance by telling her to think more highly of it,” she says. “Actually, you’re insulting her intelligence. ” The most fascinating book I’ve read about beauty is … “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun — a blunt, scientific analysis of the contents of individual beauty products, much of which will make you question what you buy. She has her critics — and if a product works for you then it works for you no matter what the guys in lab coats say — but…

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letter of the month

PARENTAL GUIDANCE I am a fashion designer and mum to two gorgeous kids — 18 months and six years old — so you could say my life revolves around this. Every now and then, when I am totally exhausted and need a pick-me-up moment, I grab my BAZAAR and my iPod, make a nice cup of green tea and head to my relaxation space (my garden). Reading BAZAAR — any issue — is like flying with Peter Pan to fashionland: where everything is beautiful and glamorous and no one grows old without being fashionable. Keep it coming! CHAYNIKA,WESTERN EXPERIENCE TRUMPS AGE The “Fabulous at Every Age” feature was pretty fabulous. Let’s face it, there’s still a lingering perception that beauty and success belong exclusively to the young. Thankfully, BAZAAR proves one…

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BRIDAL BEAUTY BOOTCAMP Calling all brides! Get aisle-ready with BAZAAR’ complete countdown to your big day. From flawless skin to feeling fit and fab, follow our expert advice to look your best yet. POWER PIECES Get serious about your nine-to-five wardrobe with our workwear overhaul. Team BAZAAR edits the must-have items and smart-girl styling tricks to separate you from the pack. Balenciaga blazer, $2264, from matchesfashion. com; Céline sunglasses, $475, from Sunglass Hut. EMMYS RED CARPET WATCH Zoom in on all the glamour from TV’s night of nights, and see which stars of the small screen earn a spot on BAZAAR’ best-dressed list. BEST IN SHOW Download the BAZAAR TV app and stay stylishly in the loop. Watch all the action from spring/ summer 2016 fashion month, go behind the scenes on the latest campaign or sneak a…

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cover star

Taking fashion seriously isn’t on Katy Perry’s agenda; the pop icon’s focus is solely on projecting pure joy through her clothing, from the graffitied Moschino gown she wore to the Met Gala (with a spray-can bag), to the Atelier Versace patchwork denim gown at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards — an homage to Britney Spears’s 2001 red-carpet appearance with then boyfriend Justin Timberlake. Here, our cover girl adds her sense of fun to a Saint Laurent tulle gown, worn with a wink and a Cartierbracelet. Naturlly. ON THE COVER Photographed by Jean-Paul Goude. Styled by Carine Roitfeld. Creative directed by Stephen Gan. Katy Perry wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress, $10,480; Cartier bracelet, price on application. Hair by Olivier Schawalder; makeup by Tom Pecheux; manicure by Anatole Rainey. Get…

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wish list

I describe my style as DARK FAIRYTALE (11) infused with ROMANTICISM (1). BOLD PRINTS (5) — leopard prints and florals — are a “yes” from me. During the day I normally wear a peplum skirt with a long coat and a SIMPLE TOP (4). For evenings, I’ll wear LONG DRESSES by Alexander McQueen (2). DIOR (14) is one of my favourite designers. My must-have shoe is a 10-centimetre Gianvito Rossi PUMP (7) in white (3). I have to be in this pair almost every day! My must-have bag at the moment is a Givenchy PANDORA BOX (6), and an ALEXANDER McQUEEN (10) for evening. My favourite fragrance is Serge Lutens LA FILLE DE BERLIN (8). It’s a deep currant colour and smells like fresh red roses in a bottle. I›can’t…