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Marie Claire Australia September 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

Since marie claire launched 25 years ago, we’ve been committed to celebrating and nurturing the Australian fashion industry. Every issue, we showcase local brands in our style pages and have championed countless Aussie creatives, many of whom now share the global stage. And while it’s been a huge privilege (and source of great pride) to be part of their journey to success, nothing has made us more proud than creating this month’s reportage “Country to Couture” – a celebration of Australia’s thriving First Nations fashion industry. This 12-page portfolio has been eight months in the making, since we first contacted the powerhouse people who run the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF), which launched the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards in August. Here, starting on page 28, I’m thrilled to…

2 min.
the lust list

THE TREND SIZE UP If today’s teeny, trending totes aren’t big enough to fit all your emotional baggage, fear not. At the opposite end of the style spectrum, supersized totes and shoppers make a polished and practical alternative. THE TREND CHAIN What’s the common link between this stylish selection? Chunky gold jewellery that borrows from the ’80s (high-voltage statement pieces) and the ’00s (that’s right, the chain belt is back). THE TREND IN FULL PLUME The fashion pack is flocking to feathers, from flamboyant, fluffy appendages to luxurious fuzzy fringing and – for those playing at home – stealthy marabou trims. THE TREND SADDLE UP Ride like a girl: the latest way to embrace equestrian style is with a decidedly ladylike bent. Tall boots, tapered blazers and pin-straight pants make for a fashion trifecta. THE TREND WHITE PARTY Ivory lace, frills and ruffles are…

1 min.
the edit

GIRL WONDER A medley of doll-like day dresses, Victorian collars and flouncy full skirts, this year’s autumn/winter pre-collection from luxury Spanish house Loewe is piquing our fashion fancy. GET THE POINT What’s black and white and chic all over? A pair of boldly striped, subtly shaped Bally flats. Dress up or down and wear with flair. WORD ON THE STREET Snappy slogan tees by Melbourne fashion label Self Care do more than just look good – the brand was born to challenge the skinny, rich and white-washed imagery around wellness, and encourages self-care and compassion for all. FIRST LOVE A trailblazer by name and nature, Giorgio Armani’s original bag design, La Prima, returns in buttery leathers and luscious hues. A charmed life Pandora marks the 20th birthday of an icon – the Moments Snake Chain bracelet – with a…

1 min.
snap happy

The average high-fashion beauty shoot is a spectacle of long, lithe limbs, smooth swishy hair and able bodies. But this is not your average beauty shoot. Photographed by David PD Hyde for Gucci Beauty, the campaign stars an “unconventional” cast of characters: there’s Ellie Goldstein (left), an 18-year-old with Down syndrome; French model Jahmal Baptiste (top); and body positivity advocate Enam Asiama (right). The shots have caused a stir on social media, with a picture of Gucci-clad Goldstein becoming the brand’s most-liked Instagram post ever. Yet it’s what happens behind the scenes that counts, too. “Half of the team [who worked on] this shoot have some form of physical disability,” said Hyde, counting himself among them. “But this has not stopped us [becoming] who we are.”…

2 min.
flipping out

Competitive gymnastics might be synonymous with sparkly leotards, perky ponytails and perfect 10s, but a recent string of events has revealed the sport’s dark underbelly. In fact, it’s now at the centre of one of the largest sporting scandals in history, with former USA team doctor Larry Nassar accused of sexually abusing more than 250 girls – including champion Simone Biles – over his decades-long career. The story of the survivors’ fight for justice and Nassar’s conviction is the subject of documentary film Athlete A, now screening on Netflix. But the reckoning didn’t stop there. Instead it spread to the UK, where a group of elite British gymnasts are speaking out against a culture of fear and abuse. Olympian Ellie Downie (pictured right), has opened up about toxic weight-shaming, with a…

1 min.
all for love

On a momentous day this January, same-sex marriage was finally declared legal in traditionally conservative Northern Ireland. Now, loved-up couples are flocking to the altar (although others have pressed pause on wedding plans amid COVID-19). The first gay couple to tie the knot was Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards (left), who wed in an emotional ceremony in County Antrim. Dressed in white, they thanked activists for pushing for progress. “If it wasn’t for them … we wouldn’t be sat here right now. We just want to say thank you to everyone … everyone who has marched and signed petitions, everyone who has helped us get to this stage,” said Edwards. Peoples added: “For Northern Ireland, we need to be the face of the people to show everyone it’s OK. We…