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Marie Claire Australia

Marie Claire Australia December 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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Nicky Briger EDITOR Deputy editor MELISSA GAUDRON Managing editor LULU DOUGHERTY ART & PHOTOS Creative director SARAH HUGHES Art director, print & digital DANIELLE TAYLOR Head of pictures, fashion and health KATE FRASER Photo editors ROBYN FAY-PERKINS AMY HARTMANN (acting) FASHION Fashion director JANA POKORNY Senior fashion editor CHLOE BUTTENSHAW Fashion editor MONICA RUSSELL Market editor ELLA BLINCO JURY BEAUTY Beauty director SALLY HUNWICK FEATURES Acting features director KATHRYN MADDEN Acting features editor ALLEY PASCOE Associate features editor GEORGIE DENT Copy director DANIEL MOORE Editorial coordinator ALEX DUFFY DIGITAL Digital news & entertainment editor GRACE BACK CONTRIBUTORS Lifestyle editor ANNA MCCOOE Wellness editor LUCY E COUSINS Contributing culture editor MAEVE GALEA Fashion writer DAMIEN WOOLNOUGH ADVERTISING Brand solutions director CLARISSA WILSON (02) 9394 2647 Brand solutions manager ANGE CROTTY (02) 9394 2240 Brand solutions executive SAM MAGUIRE (02) 9394 2349 Print operations coordinator DANIEL RADOVNIKOVIC (02) 9394 2938 Vic sales director FRAN VAVALLO (03) 8636 7526 Qld sales director ANGELA COLEY (07) 3368…

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editor’s letter

A side from compiling the pages of this magazine, the greatest part of my job is meeting some pretty awesome women. And by that I mean you, the reader. Thankfully, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to connect this year at various marie claire events (in fact, we’ve held more consumer gatherings in 2019 than ever before), and I’m continually astounded at how smart, savvy and innovative you are. At our recent Small Business Brilliance series in Sydney and Melbourne, I managed to mingle with scores of marie claire devotees and hear their inspiring start-up stories. There was the former marketing manager who sold her house to fund a now-successful boutique skincare company; the two BFFs who launched a bag biz from their living room (and are now casually turning over…

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the lust list

THE TREND MODERN GODDESS Is this the new power dressing? Designers turn to Greek goddess Aphrodite and her fellow female frontrunners for style notes this summer. Cue diaphanous draped dresses à la Gucci, and lashings of gold jewellery that hark back to ancient Greece. THE TREND TO HAVE AND TO HOLD No longer the supporting act, the handbag becomes a hero piece for the party season. Opt for sweet and petite styles embellished with pearls, feathers and sparkling adornments – and eschew practicality for panache. THE TREND LOVE LACE This delicate fabric tends to fall into one of two fashion camps: dainty and demure or sheer and sultry. But here it melds all manner of moods, with refined silhouettes and buttoned-up collars offset by cheeky peekaboo details and delicious ice-cream hues. STYLE TIP Layering is key – a gauzy skirt…

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the edit

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT Made from organic cotton, Lee Mathews’ LM Workroom range gives new meaning to timeless: down the track, seasonal colours can be dyed black to extend each piece’s life cycle. Balmy nights call for fancy feet – and we’re loving these embellished sandals, a collab between two of our favourite accessories labels. Just add a floaty white frock and a pedi that pops. FOR THE NEW ROMANTIC Karen Walker branches into bridal with Karen Walker Atelier, a curated collection of dreamy dresses, chic suits and dazzling rings – including this Deco-inspired delight. GIFT OF LUXE Tiffany & Co.’s first-ever advent calendar is not your average Christmas countdown – the treasure trove is stuffed with 24 sumptuous surprises, from bangles to brooches, each in a little blue box.…

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OPEN EYES For a young Italian teacher, a trip to Africa offered new perspective When Gabriella Cigliano, 23, went to Tanzania in East Africa to work in a school, she expected her role would be to teach children – but ultimately she also learnt something from them. Travelling through Zanzibar one day, she came across two sisters on a white-sand beach. Cigliano pulled out her iPhone to capture the moment; the pair had an undeniable sisterly bond. “We couldn’t talk much, except for a few words in Swahili I had learned in the previous weeks, but those kids could definitely talk with their eyes,” says Cigliano, an amateur photographer. Her arresting image went on to win her the Photographer of the Year Grand Prize in the 2019 iPhone Photography Awards, and has been…

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freedom fighter

Kimberley Motley has spent the past 11 years living in a war zone, though it’s not the threat of bomb blasts that scares her. “I’m afraid of mice,” she says with a laugh. “And, to be honest, traffic is the most disruptive thing about life in Afghanistan.” The American lawyer moved to the Islamic republic in 2008 to work in a legal training program. She was supposed to stay for only a year, but when Motley visited a local jail she felt an instant compulsion to help voiceless victims. She soon became the first foreign lawyer to litigate in an Afghan court, representing foreigners trapped in the country’s judicial system, child brides and domestic violence victims. In 2015, she tracked down two Australian children (above right) who had been kidnapped by their…