Marie Claire Australia

Marie Claire Australia September 2019

Marie claire’s unique editorial mix delivers you an entertaining, exciting and intelligent read every month with the perfect balance of substance and style. From the latest fashion and beauty to lifestyle and food, be informed and inspired each month by Australia’s No. 1 fashion magazine.

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor letter

It’s our mission to celebrate incredible women every month, but this issue packs more powerhouse punch than usual as we feature the winners of the inaugural marie claire and Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards. From the unstoppable former PM Julia Gillard, who scooped the main accolade for smashing the highest and hardest glass ceiling of all, to the two fearless teens working to halt cancer and climate change, the roll call of achievements is inspiring beyond words. While we launched these awards to honour such wonderwomen, we also wanted to celebrate the revolutionary companies helping to smash gender barriers in the workplace today. These businesses are at the coalface of change and slowly shifting the dial more than we know or realise. Right now, there are many companies that recognise the…

2 min.
the lust list

FRENCH DRESSING In an ode to the ’70s, Celine serves up button-up blouses, woollen skirts and tall glossy boots. Old-school Parisian polish is in – and we’re here for it. THE EYES HAVE IT Blinged-up cat-eyes, round retro frames, tinted lenses… these new-season statement shades promise not only instant style cred, but a fresh outlook on life. LAYER UP Don’t be afraid to double down on checks. HIGHLAND FLING Rockstars and royals have long turned to tartan to symbolise power or protest. Now the heritage check returns to the runway in a flurry of colour and cool. A TOUCH OF TEXTURE Appliqué and embroidery lift the look. MOODY BLOOMS Graphic posies creep up midnight-hued maxis and spring florals take a twisted turn. Because what’s fashion if not a study in contrast and contradiction? RED ALERT Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for Fendi showcased the…

1 min.
the edit

STATE OF THE ART Ethically conscious fashion, high-end vintage and original artworks converge at Artclub, a brilliant online venture by Sass & Bide co-founder Heidi Middleton. Visit thisisartclub.com THE NET SET Ever trawled the internet searching for fashion that’s both green and glam? Net-a-Porter’s Net Sustain platform – which highlights brands and products promoting positive change – does the work for you. Google Net Sustain for the quickest path. DREAM WEAVER This Bilum bag by Among Equals is uplifting beyond its vibrant design – each piece in the range provides income to female weavers in Papua New Guinea, and helps preserve their rich, cultural heritage. SLOWLY DOES IT Introducing Esse Studios, the aptly named essentials label eschewing fast fashion in favour of seasonless separates and Australian-made staples designed to last. Visit essestudios.com PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ARTCLUB; AMONG EQUALS;…

2 min.
urban jungle

NATURAL HUES AND WILD PRINTS FORMED THE MOOD BOARD FOR THIS ACCESSORIES RANGE Itty-bitty bags impart ladylike loveliness; no-logo accessories are timeless and chic. But in a world where minimalism is so often hailed as the ideal, there’s something to be said for making a sartorial statement. Such was the standpoint of Nicolas Ghesquière and his team at Louis Vuitton when conjuring their latest collection of carry-alls. Titled Monogram Giant Jungle, the line has its roots in Japan, where the house held its Cruise 2018 runway show. Set over a lush green valley in south-east Kyoto, it was a spectacle of natural hues and wild prints – leopard collars, furry jackets and fierce boots – which formed the mood board for this accessories range. But that’s where the parallels with Japan stop. In…

6 min.

US UNDER THE SURFACE A female photographer aims to strip back the feel-good facade of old-Hollywood glamour There’s something alluring about synchronised swimmers. They look picture perfect, moving around gracefully with their dazzling smiles. But this impeccability also throws up questions, like “What is really going on behind those serene masks?” Photographer Emma Hartvig is interested in what’s hidden beneath the perfection. In her documentary The Swimmers, she explores the tension that arises when people have to be in control all the time. “All of my life, I’ve been very interested in the idea of glamorous Hollywood stars or swimmers,” says Hartvig. “The whole Marilyn Monroe thing – you know, sad and tired but beautiful. Synchronised swimmers, the old-school ones, they’re very performative. It’s [all] about their red lips and being smiley. I’m interested…

3 min.
we need to talk about… anxiety

Words from a 70-year-old physician changed my life. It was a winter afternoon more than a decade ago, but I remember every detail vividly. I was driven to the appointment by my mum, and I was in disarray – both physically and mentally – when I arrived. A few months earlier I had been living in Sydney, working as a junior lawyer in a big firm, but now I was effectively unemployed and had spent the past four months living back with my parents at their home in northern NSW. I spent most days on their couch. At the time, it felt like this change happened quickly: that one minute I was a fully functioning 24-year-old member of society, the next I was not. “Georgie, I am so sorry for what you’re…