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Marie Claire Australia July 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

What do you do when you’re forced into lockdown yet need to shoot a cover without the usual hefty crew of photographer, stylist, hair- and make-up artists and assistants? Get creative, that’s what. When we heard actor Asher Keddie’s husband, award-winning artist Vincent Fantauzzo, was also an accomplished photographer, we had an idea. In the spirit of the times, we gave Asher and Vincent one simple brief: go forth and create beautiful pictures together – at home in isolation. With Asher as his muse, Vincent spent two weeks at work with the help of some familiar assistants: his sons, Luca, 10, and five-year-old Valentino, and his brother, Michael. Asher did her own hair and face (skills honed after decades on set in the make-up chair) and self-styled most looks. The…

1 min.
farewell, debbie

You always knew when you were stepping onto a Debbie Walters shoot. To capture the ultimate image, the production guru’s quest for perfection knew no bounds. Debbie – who died suddenly last month – toiled tirelessly to assemble the world’s best creatives in far-flung locations, complete with speedboats, helicopters, private planes and futuristic drones. The result? Breathtaking visuals that will forever keep Deb’s legacy alive. During her years as marie claire’s beloved photo director, Deb transformed our pages into kaleidoscopes of wonder, with the aid of fashion director Jana Pokorny and a rollcall of Australia’s finest snappers. But beyond that, Deb was a passionate champion of local fashion, photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists and models, and was obsessed with mentoring new talent. RIP, Deb – the world is more…

3 min.
the lust list

THE TREND CHECK MATE Punk meets prep school – that’s the new way to wear plaid. Look for rich, clashy colourways, and pair prim and proper pieces with chunky shoes, statement socks and loads of attitude. THE TREND FRINGE THEORY Frayed edges and choppy hemlines have never looked so cool, courtesy of Bottega Veneta. Key to working fringe like a pro is an element of the unexpected: think less festival gear and more fashion forward. THE TREND RED ALERT This season, coats are resplendent in ruby, accessories are splashed with scarlet and cosy knits somehow seem cosier in candy apple. Don’t be afraid of red’s traffic-stopping reputation; right now, it’s the life-affirming dose of colour we all need. THE TREND NEW SUITING The classic two-piece is now a mainstay on the international fashion circuit; so how are designers continuing to evolve…

2 min.
creativity in quarantine

Alone together. Together apart. It’s a sentiment shared by the names and faces of Australian fashion, who are facing uncharted territory amid COVID-19 (forced store closures; a huge drop in consumer spending; cancelled events and fashion shows). “The industry has come together in an unprecedented way, with the sharing of ideas, solutions and support,” says Alexandra Smart of Ginger & Smart. “And with grace and camaraderie.” How the industry will navigate the twists and turns of the next chapter is up for discussion (read our full report on page 46), but one thing that’s refreshingly clear is how we can help: shop local (as called for in the Showroom-X initiative #WeWearAustralian) and support Aussie talent. With that in mind, we invited five designers to give us a glimpse of their lives…

1 min.
the edit

Cutting-edge COOL Poppy prints and candy stripes meet innovation: Finnish brand Marimekko presents clothing crafted from a wood-based fibre that can be reused, recycled and composted in true circular fashion. Animal Attraction The Christian Dior Bobby bag is topping our wish list – not least because it was named after the designer’s beloved dog. GROUND RULES Fashion for your floor: Designer Rugs has teamed up with Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs to create a new line of luxurious rugs. BLUE-SKY DREAMING Valentino may be famous for its striking red gowns, but this season sees the house celebrate all things cerulean via dreamy floral dresses inspired by Delft pottery. ROCK STARS Bulgari launched its namesake collection in 1977 with a timepiece inscribed with the brand’s distinctive circular logo. Today, the Roman jeweller re-imagines that range with gem-encrusted…

1 min.
the real influencers

Today we want to talk about leaders… who just happen to be women. It can be reductive and simplistic to conflate every discussion about females in power with gender, but throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic one recurring trend has been impossible to ignore: female leaders excelling. According to analysis by The Telegraph UK, of the world’s 10 best-performing countries in terms of testing and mortality rates, four are led by women (Estonia, Iceland, New Zealand and Taiwan). That’s despite females accounting for less than seven per cent of world leaders. Australia makes the top 10, too, fronted by a male prime minister, but with a plucky and powerful crop of women contributing to every decision along the way. Here, we celebrate our state premiers, medical experts and frontline doctors – let’s…