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Marie Claire Australia April 2020

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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2 min.
editor’s letter

A few months ago, we posted a pic on Insta of 82-year-old Jane Fonda, resplendent in a fiery-red coat, being arrested outside the White House. The “actorvist” was protesting the US’s lacklustre climate policy, something she’s pledged to do every Friday “to ensure the environmental crisis remains front and centre”. Our post went nuts, generating nearly 10,000 likes and congratulatory comments. “Less Kardashians–more women like these!” proclaimed one. “All hail Queen Jane,” chimed another. While her recent Capitol Hill rampages have inspired millions across multiple generations, these antics are nothing new for “Hanoi Jane”. Decades before teen activists filled our newsfeeds, Fonda was protesting about the Vietnam War, abortion laws and gun control. Taking inspo from Ms Fonda, this month we salute the trailblazers who’ve smashed glass ceilings and shattered stereotypes to…

2 min.
the lust list

THE TREND HARD CANDY Evening bags need no longer be reserved for after dark. We love a slick, geometric case finished with metallic detailing, à la Louis Vuitton. THE TREND RETRO VISION Oversized shapes, acrylic cuts, coloured lenses and touches of gold bring a ’70s-inspired edge to eyewear. Think geek chic, but high glamour. THE TREND BUCKETS OF STYLE Splashed with fresh colours and textures, bucket bags continue their reign–and score extra points for their cavernous carry-all interiors. The upshot? The pail is anything but stale. THE TREND JEWEL PURPOSE The latest crop of ear candy serve as more than mere accessories, but as works of art in their own right. Choose between swishy shoulder grazers and gilded golden adornments. THE TREND WELL HEELED This season sees femininity pervade footwear, from classic Mary Janes to sweet slingback loafers. The look is undeniably ladylike but…

1 min.
the edito

RUNWAY BRIDE Matches Fashion has launched a dedicated edit of modern wedding looks, featuring pieces that are less chichi and more chic, meaning they won’t be stuffed into the back of the cupboard after just one wear. TEST THE WATERS Science fuels sustainability at Pangaia, a brand fusing saltwater seaweed fibre with organic cotton to create these soft and slouchy T-shirts. WATCH IT Rado’s limited-edition single-tone ceramic watches are a technicolour dream. The lolly hues and sleek design make for a sophisticated spin on arm candy. TEE TIME Motivated by the loss of their mother, the designer siblings behind Camilla and Marc have created two limited-edition tees to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. EGYPT CALLING Christian Louboutin looked to ancient Egypt for his next iconic bag, inspired by hieroglyphics and the Amun temple in Luxor. PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDDIE WREY.…

3 min.
the patriot

Saying that Michael Kors is having a moment is a grand understatement, considering that the all-American designer has kept pace with his country’s unpredictable Zeitgeist for nearly 40 years. Seeing actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lopez and Saoirse Ronan embracing his classic clothing on the awards season red carpets, it’s obvious that Kors’ time continues to be now. With less-stylish types in the US calling on people to “Make America Great Again”, at New York Fashion Week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in September, Kors showed that his country has always been impressive. The spirit of the ’40s-inspired high-waisted, wide-legged pants, dresses with nipped waists and power shoulders, along with pleated knee-length skirts and businesslike pin-striped blazers delivered timeless optimism. Along with slogan jumpers with the word “hate” crossed out, it was easy to…

4 min.

Girl Power What does it mean to be a woman in 2020? Anastasia Mikova travelled from Copenhagen to the Congo to meet 2000 fearless females–and turned their stories into a must-see film Marciela’s feet pound the sand of the dune overlooking her fishing village in Madagascar. A perfect pass puts the rugby ball in her hands before she dives forward, slamming the ball over the try line. She’s on top of the world. “Each try I score gives me the strength to exist,” says the 16-year-old (above, far left), who’s one of a symphony of voices heard in the film Woman, to be released in 30 countries on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Director Anastasia Mikova interviewed 2000 women in more than 50 countries for the film, from cowgirls in Wyoming to…

3 min.

When I started my career in television seven years ago as a naïve 26-year-old, I had no idea what was waiting for me on the sinister side of social media. In the beginning, the tirades of online abuse I faced forced me into a bad place and I began questioning myself and my capabilities as a journalist. But over the years I’ve developed a thicker skin and learnt to handle it. When disaster strikes, I simply turn off my notifications and that’s how I’ve managed to survive, but it’s not completely airtight. After my daughter Mila arrived in April last year, everything changed for me. I realised that she too would be growing up in the social media era and all of a sudden I began to care about the way…