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ELLE Australia October 2019

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ELLE Australia is the ultimate destination for the sexy, spirited and stylish woman. Immerse yourself in gorgeous images, chic ideas, moving writing and thought-provoking features, with unparalleled access to the coolest celebrities and most fascinating people, the essential heads-up on pop culture, and the very best beauty and lifestyle in the country.

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3 min.
australia’s got talent

I NEVER THOUGHT I’d have cause to write about the Logies in an editor’s letter. And I’m going to admit straight up that I didn’t catch it on television this year. But when I heard Dylan Alcott’s speech the following morning on my way to work, it stopped me in my tracks – or would have if I wasn’t already at a standstill in Sydney traffic. The Paralympian, speaker and author had accepted the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Popular New Talent. “This award means a lot to me, because I used to absolutely hate having a disability. I’ve been in a wheelchair my whole life, and I hated it,” Alcott said. “One of the reasons I did hate it is when I turned on the TV, I never saw…

3 min.
the people behind this issue reveal their hit lists

GEORGES ANTONI @georgesantoni One of Australia’s premier fashion photographers (and father to 19-month-old Valentina), Antoni snapped “Photo Finish” on p112. On my playlist: I love podcasts – at the moment I’m listening to Against The Rules. And music-wise, I like Tones And I, and the “Baby Shark” song. On my reading list: That’s Not My Duck... On my to-do list: Printing photos for my daughter’s room. I never seem to be able to get to it. On my wish list: A weekend off – my ultimate indulgence. On my bucket list: Chile. On my blacklist: Large corporations. JANE GILMORE @fixeditheadline The journalist, who’s bringing awareness to how women are represented in the media through her Fixed It campaign, shares why the project is so important on p72. On my playlist: I’m a fan of the Radio National podcasts, and of how much…

3 min.
hot list what to get around now

TERRY GOOD Forget linen – it’s the terry cloth of your childhood that you’ll want to be wearing as the weather heats up. Double up with a twinset from new brand Terry Towelling, created by Bondi-based photographer Bridgette Clarke and loved by Leandra Medine Cohen. terry-t.com AND THEY’RE OFF... As celebration season begins, the hottest ticket in town is to – where else? — the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Grab your gang, read our fashion tips (from p35) and get ready to rub shoulders with the style set. Chic headwear essential. flemington.com.au/melbournecupcarnival TUTTI FRUITY Maybe it’s the change in season, but we can’t get enough of fruity accessories, starting with this cute jewellery (if only it counted towards our two-and-five). PIECE OF ART For a dinner party spread that’s Insta-worthy, skip Scrabble and have an art-directed jigsaw puzzle…

1 min.
more is more (is more)

“DESIGNERS WANT YOU to HAVE IT ALL AT ONCE, and WE AGREE” MINIMALISM IS ON its way out. Our long-held soft spot for a wardrobe of white, black and navy is waning, as fashion designers activate the maximalist bat signal – begging us to embrace colour, texture, prints and hardcore accessorising (and just in time for the Melbourne Cup Carnival). Scared? Good! There’s no harm in venturing out of your comfort zone. Dip a toe in with oversized jewellery – we’re partial to the chunky gold chain necklaces seen at JW Anderson and Prabal Gurung’s elbow-skimming chandelier earrings. Or break up your slick-and-simple wardrobe with a pair of outrageous statement heels by an embellishment-heavy brand such as Roger Vivier. Versace refuses to choose between tweed, bows and rhinestones – Donatella wants you to…

1 min.
band together

“THERE IS NOW A HEADBAND for EVERY TASTE” THE OVERARCHING CONUNDRUM of spring-racing style has always been this: how do you get more mileage out of that fabulous fascinator/hat/general headwear item once you’ve left the track? Miuccia Prada single-handedly solved that riddle when she sent padded, ’60s-style headbands down Prada’s SS19 runway. Suddenly, everyone wanted to wear headbands again – and the ripple effect was huge. From giant leather iterations riddled with punky studs to green satin versions with a mod feel and saccharine-sweet pink velvet options littered with pearls, there’s now a headband for every taste and occasion. The brands to watch? Jennifer Behr and Wald Berlin are established go-tos, while Miu Miu, Simone Rocha and Sophie Buhai all have compelling new headwear offerings. Take cues from women like Veronika Heilbrunner (right)…

1 min.
head start

“MILLINERY IS RESPONSIBLE for SOME of THE MOST EXCITING ACCESSORIES ON THE MARKET” GIANT CHANDELIER EARRINGS, micro (and macro) handbags, the return of anklets and lashings of pearls – fashion has never been as infatuated with adornments as it is right now. The same goes for north of the neck. Where millinery may once have been considered an old-fashioned enterprise, it is now responsible for some of the most exciting accessories on the market, from Jacquemus’ oversized straw hats to Dior’s highly coveted veiled bucket hats. It’s no surprise then that a new crop of headwear designers are bursting onto the scene. Just over a year ago, a trio of New York-based girlfriends, Nicole Najafi, Lucy Laucht and Johanna Peet, tracked down the maker of Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic toppers and commissioned them…