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Marie Claire Australia October 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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
cover-star style miranda kerr

She’s known for her love of all things organic, so it made sense that Miranda Kerr’s direction for our marie claire cover shoot would be au naturel – with a hint of glam. Arriving at the studio in Los Angeles in a minidress and white sneakers, she made pregnancy look seriously stylish in an array of chic ensembles: this breezy blue gown by Carl Kapp; a champagne-hued Matteau maxi with sparkling Tiffany & Co. jewels; a classic Aéryne trench from Myer; and her favourite, a slinky black Norma Kamali dress. The brief for hair and make-up was soft and feminine: loose, blown-out waves and fresh skin courtesy of Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, plus a swipe of Noni Lip Tint on the cheeks – the definition of low-key beauty…

3 min.
editor’s letter

If you’re like me, every morning you reach for the phone and scroll through an endless stream of news stories, photos, memes and videos. There’s such a constant influx of content, you sometimes feel numb to the horrors and wonders of the world. But a story in this month’s issue has shocked me to the core, not least because this legal injustice against women is happening right here in Australia. I first heard about the “mistake of fact” defence after teenager Saxon Mullins went public about her sex attack in a Kings Cross laneway in 2013. She was just a young Central Coast girl out with a friend in Sydney’s pumping nightclub district, and instead became the face of a fierce consent debate. In this month’s report “Getting away with rape”,…

2 min.
the lust list

THE TREND FEARLESS COLOUR Want to be braver, brighter, bolder? Pick a hot hue – say tomato red or electric pink – and wear it with pride from top to toe. THE TREND THE BOLD SHOULDER Shoulder-baring pieces have stolen the spotlight for long enough; now the polar opposite takes shape. Louis Vuitton nails the brief with these supersized ruffles – a little bit ’80s, a little bit futuristic, and fiercely spliced with leopard print. THE TREND LAYERS TO LOVE Why choose between a dress and pants when you can wear both? An early noughties throwback, the layered look returns – and it’s luxer than ever thanks to fluid lines, rich fabrics and restrained hues. THE TREND ORIENTAL FLORALS This season, designers borrowed blossoms and blooms from the Far East, each print as opulent as the next. Kimono-like silhouettes and sparkling…

1 min.
the edit

A vision of luxe lines and rich prints, Hungarian label Nanushka has been dubbed Budapest’s best-kept secret – until now. Snap it up through Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa. JEWEL PURPOSE Georg Jensen’s Fusion collection is made to be layered, stacked and worn en masse, but each piece is equally exquisite on its own. Case in point: this bangle spliced with pavé diamonds. FRENCH DRESSING Eclectic yet elegant, Anni Lu’s latest jewellery line was inspired by Parisian girls. We’re loving the mix of semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls and gleaming gold. DYNAMIC DUO Ex-Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz teamed up with Tod’s for the Happy Moments capsule collection. True to its name, the range brims with upbeat buys, from hot-hued shopping totes to new-age driving shoes. Introducing the savviest summer staple: a humble tank top will transform your look (for less…

2 min.
bright spark

Ever since Marie Kondo stole the spotlight with her life-changing cleaning nous, the world has been obsessed with pieces that “spark joy”. Except, that is, for Nicola Glass, who arrived at Kate Spade New York as artistic director in January 2018. For her, “sparking joy” was old news. “Happiness has always informed my designs,” she says simply, her ethos proving a natural fit for a brand built on positivity and light. In 1993, Kate Spade (then Katherine Noel Brosnahan) launched a line of handbags because she couldn’t find one that made her heart sing, and soon amassed a cult following. The sense of fun and femininity that defined her work were tenets Glass was keen to emulate in her new role. But just five months into her tenure, tragedy struck when Spade…

4 min.
touch of love

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a fatal outbreak of Ebola has taken more than 1600 lives. Each time a new patient is diagnosed with the disease – which spreads through human contact – they’re placed in isolation in a hermetically sealed cell and starved of touch from the outside world. Even doctors don full-body decontamination suits to treat them. But now women such as Joniste Kahambu (above) are changing the script. As survivors of Ebola, who are therefore immune to the disease, they visit nurseries to cuddle and cradle sick children. Their presence is so soothing, they’ve been dubbed “lullaby singers”. Here, Kahambu embraces a baby boy, a poignant moment given she lost her own three-year-old son to the virus. Many of her fellow lullaby singers share similar…