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Marie Claire Australia August 2020

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2 min.
editor’s letter

Protesters in Melbourne wore masks in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As the saying goes, when people come together, magic happens. And if ever there was a time to test that adage, this is it. In just over six months, we’ve witnessed catastrophic bushfires, a deadly pandemic, economic upheaval and anti-racist protests on a scale the world has never seen. But before we slip into a quagmire of despair, let’s focus on the positive power of solidarity shining a light in these dark times. After the summer firestorms, we joined forces to donate, give back and lend a hand. During COVID-19, we quarantined without question to stem the spread. And when a Minnesota father was senselessly killed by US cops, we took to the streets to show our support…

1 min.
the lust list

THE LOOK SNAKE CHAR MER Make like Cleopatra with seductive, serpent-inspired accoutrements. This iconic Bulgari neckpiece, generously sprinkled with diamonds, epitomises the look. THE LOOK ACCENT ALL AREAS How to ensure a sparkling collar or artful earring really shines? By paring back with monochrome wardrobe classics. Opt for a singular statement jewel, or layer en masse for added impact. THE LOOK EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Rules are out and risk-taking is in. Team high-jewellery evening pieces with utilitarian daywear; or wear your necklace in reverse – backwards, yet fashion forward. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAX DOYLE/DLM. STYLED BY MONICA RUSSELL. HAIR BY RORY RICE/LION ARTIST MANAGEMENT USING ORIBE. MAKE-UP BY ISABELLA SCHIMID/ASSEMBLY AGENCY USING THE ORDINARY. MODELS: DANZ AND ATTY/PRISCILLAS.…

3 min.
an icon turns 20

It was the year 2000: Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue ruled the airwaves; Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were newlyweds; and low-rise jeans and stringy sequin tops dominated the fashion landscape. It was also the year that Chanel launched its J12 timepiece. Designed by Jacques Helleu, Chanel’s thenartistic director, the watch was set in a jet black ceramic case and bracelet – cool and classic with a sporty sensibility (a chic departure from the prevailing sartorial mood). Three years later, the design was reimagined in white, before giving way to a swathe of J12 variations and offshoots, released almost by the year. Now the maison is marking the piece’s 20th anniversary, led by Arnaud Chastaingt, director of the Chanel Watchmaking Creation Studio. “I have a very special relationship with this watch –…

1 min.
the edit

Caped CRUSADERS Inspired by the grunge movement born in Seattle in the 1980s, Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall collection takes dressing down to new highs with retro jeans, embroidered blouses and flannel cape coats worthy of the original style icon, Kurt Cobain. Fine Tuned There’s beauty in simplicity and the Chanel Fine Jewellery Coco Crush collection is simply beautiful. Delicately engraved with a quilted pattern, these gold rings are at once modern and timeless. LAID-BACK LUXE With its trademark relaxed tailoring and lush fabrics, Bassike’s new S/S 2020 collection is the loungewear of our nap dreams. PETAL POWER Kate Spade’s signature print, a flower-patterned jacquard, is the perfect motif for exploring an enchanted forest (in style). DUAL DRESSING As seen on the cobbled streets of London and Paris – and worn by Danish cool-girls Pernille Teisbæk (left) and Alexandra Carl (middle)…

1 min.
the new hair goals

In Shine4Diversity’s latest campaign, founders Mahalia Handley and Shareefa J are redefining what a good hair day looks like. Shot by Steve Harnacke, a white male photographer who’s using his privilege for good, the #HairWeAre series is a step towards true inclusivity. “If we can diversify in the media, then we will be living a more authentic reality,” he says. Handley, who is of Maori and Irish descent, adds, “We wanted to combat the stigma that surrounds afro hair by creating beautiful imagery of models of colour. Our hairstylist Chrissy Zemura is now petitioning TAFE to include afro training in the curriculum.” “Let’s continue to change this industry,” says Handley. And keep putting Lizzo on magazine covers.…

1 min.
belles of the ball

When you imagine a debutante ball, you see young girls in white satin dresses and elbow-length gloves, their hair swept up in elaborate updos sticky with hairspray, dancing to the Pride of Erin waltz. The coming-of-age tradition, which began in the 1600s in the UK, typically sees well-to-do white women presented to society. For First Nations women in Australia, entry into womanhood is marked by particular Indigenous traditions, but surprisingly, the debutante ball also has its place. Aboriginal debutante balls date back to the 1950s and are still a celebration of cultural pride today. In the new podcast Debutante: Race, Resistance and Girl Power, actors Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui dance into these Indigenous deb balls, investigating their roots in a story of colonisation and oppression – and also cultural defiance. “There is…