Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia July 2019

Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.

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editor’s letter

Every now and then a fresh face comes along who makes the world sit up and take notice. Not only because of their undeniable talent, but because their influence transcends beyond their chosen field. In 2019, Billie Eilish is that rising star. Aged just 17, she has skyrocketed from home-schooled ingénue to one of the world’s most popular musicians with one billion streams on Spotify. A tour off the back of her record-breaking debut album had Eilish recently visit our shores, and we couldn’t resist shooting her for her first Vogue cover ever (and even made her a special stuffed koala to mark the occasion). We found her to be a vocal, empowered and wise-beyond-her-years young woman who refuses to be defined and put in a box. Interestingly, it turns out…

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LYNN YAEGER “The piece is meant to describe the joyousness and paradoxes of camp,” says distinguished Vogue contributing editor Lynn Yaeger of her feature ‘Camp out’, from page 150. Sharing that she hopes her story, which follows on the heels of the camp-themed Met Gala “might inspire readers to be a bit more campy”, the prominent New York-based writer adds that since she is considerably “campy” herself, the subject is close to her heart. When quizzed on the ever-growing influence of camp on fashion, Yaeger had just one thing to say: “Look around – camp is everywhere!” SIMON EELES For Australian photographer Simon Eeles, ‘Heavy weights’, the fashion story he captured (see page 130) for this issue, marked one of his first since returning from overseas to his home in Balnarring, Victoria. “It…

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cherry bomb

Sophie Monk’s Vogue Australia cover remains as attention-grabbing now as it was when it was shot by eminent fashion photographer Jason Capobianco 15 years ago. The story, which sees a young Monk dressed in a series of fluoro swimsuits, was one that Capobianco best describes as “of its time”. Looking back at the uber-glamorous yet brazenly camp fashion feature, which he remembers as “one of the best days I’ve had at work”, Capobianco recalls Monk being a ball to photograph. “She has a brilliant sense of humour,” he says. The shoot was also emblematic of the period, a time when, as Capobianco says, “digital photography and retouching were quite new”. Elated that he could embrace the medium and have fun with the images, Capobianco shares that while “doing totally over-the-top retouched images…

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rite of passage

I never thought I was particularly stylish, which isn’t to say I never had my own kind of style. I suppose I just always mistook stylish to mean ‘in fashion’. I often wear enormous or oddly paired earrings. I rock an extremely short razor-sharp afro. I own an upcycled collar necklace fashioned from demagnetised fridge magnets, a skirt cut from a vintage patchwork quilt, earrings that used to be toy soldiers, and floral printed nine-hole Dr Martens. I own a thin, black rubber necklace that gives the impression a giant butterfly is stencilled across my clavicle. But I can just as easily wear tracksuit pants while working from home, and wouldn’t feel awkward opening the door in them. There’s something powerful for me about standing in front of the wardrobe, choosing…

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vogue view point go your own way

PIECE OFFERING A reaction against machine monotony, patchwork doesn’t have to feel overtly homemade. Take out the DIY but keep the hand-hewn feel in a party dress with expertly crafted statement sleeves. MINI MOMENT The Quant-length skirt grew up slightly in the 70s. Revisit this corduroy version of the mini, slickly swung into a A-line and signed off with the polish of a liquid silk blouse. NOT SO STRAIGHT AND NARROW Le Smoking was born a few years shy of this era, but its purview lived on and in looks remains unchanged but for a few updates. Take on Saint Laurent’s classic now in velvet, add some flares and a pencil-thin neck scarf. SHORT STOP The sweeter side of the era gives us its most day-friendly pieces, like a peasant blouse paired with utilitarian shorts. Keep accessories…

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earth signs

Don’t mention the ‘m’ word. At least to anyone who lived through the 70s and in a certain type of suburbia, one that was coloured by none other than mission brown . It is no accident, however, that this shade coloured everything from the walls, to the slub curtains and sunken lounges of hearth and home. “Warm hues make us feel comfortable and bring us the feeling of safety,” says Iana Kuznietsova, founder of Ochi, an outerwear label responsible for a cult corn-yellow sell-out trench in vegan leather, an earthen hue she says helped launched her label. “Apparently, the perfect shade.” For pre-fall, and several seasons prior, shades of camel, treacle and ginger have been percolating, and toppling the dominance of harsher navies and blacks. “There is a certain softness that comes…