ELLE Australia

ELLE Australia August 2019

ELLE Australia is the ultimate destination for the sexy, spirited and stylish woman. Immerse yourself in gorgeous images, chic ideas, moving writing and thought-provoking features, with unparalleled access to the coolest celebrities and most fascinating people, the essential heads-up on pop culture, and the very best beauty and lifestyle in the country.

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FASHION FASHION FEATURES DIRECTOR GRACE O’NEILL FASHION EDITOR CAROLINE TRAN MARKET EDITOR SAMANTHA WONG FASHION ASSISTANT NICHHIA WIPPELL CONTRIBUTING FASHION EDITORS EMMA KALFUS, SARA SMITH BEAUTY BEAUTY AND WELLNESS DIRECTOR JANNA JOHNSON O’TOOLE BEAUTY WRITER KATE LANCASTER BEAUTY AND FEATURES ASSISTANT CHRISTOPHER XI ADVERTISING Commercial Luxury Manager Kate Herisson (02) 9282 8589 Ad Production Manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9282 8364 Senior Events Manager Cate Gazal (02) 8116 9342 Brand Executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Director of Sales, New South Wales Karen Holmes (02) 9282 8733 Director of Sales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823 6341 Head of Direct Sales, Victoria Will Jamison (03) 9823 6301 Head of Sales, Queensland Judy Taylor (07) 3101 6636 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF GENEVRA LEEK CREATIVE DIRECTOR CARLY ROBERTS FASHION DIRECTOR NAOMI SMITH EDITORIAL FEATURES DIRECTOR HANNAH JAMES CULTURE DIRECTOR ELLE MCCLURE ACTING COPY DIRECTOR REBECCA HOOTON COPY EDITOR ALEXANDRA ENGLISH SENIOR EDITORIAL COORDINATOR KATE SULLIVAN LAGARDÈRE NEWS CEO Constance Benqué CEO ELLE International Licenses François Coruzzi SVP/International Director of ELLE Valéria Bessolo Llopiz SVP/Director of International Media Licenses, Digital Development & Syndication Mickael Berret ELLE International Productions Fashion Editor, Charlotte Deffe Beauty & Celebrity…

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“we can turn our feelings of fear and fury into a force for change”

WELCOME TO OUR AUGUST ISSUE starring Yvonne Strahovski on the cover (also twinning with me on the left). As the unlikely star of cult dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale, I could think of no better ELLE woman to front an issue that seriously questions what lies ahead. While the environment, conservation and climate change are always top of our agenda, our annual sustainability issue takes a deep dive into the issues facing us, not tomorrow, but today. Because when it comes to the fate of our planet, the future is now. As we were wrapping up this issue, the media was covering a new report by Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a climate think-tank based in Melbourne, which predicts the end of human civilisation as we know it as early…

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MARLOES HORST @marloeshorst In one of the highlights of this issue, the model stars in “The Girl From Oz” on p80, showcasing new-season fashion alongside Sydney’s iconic landmarks. When not working hard on set, Marloes is hanging with her dog. On my playlist: Music by Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn. On my reading list: South Of The Border, West Of The Sun by Haruki Murakami. On my to-do list: Learning to play the piano. On my wish list: Getting my sweet tooth under control, ha! On my bucket list: See the Northern Lights. On my blacklist: Anything to do with heights… skydiving, bungee jumping. No, no, no! TESS DURACK This Bondi-based freelance writer made a resolution to keep swimming throughout winter this year, even if it’s just a quick dip. She penned “Hi Folks” on p57 about gender-inclusive pronouns. On my playlist:…

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hot list

IT’S IN THE BAG Always getting to the supermarket check-out only to realise you’ve left your re-usable bags at home? With one of these chic shopper totes on your arm, you’ll never end up at Woolies without. DEAD FRIENDLY Not that we’re planning on dying anytime soon, but when we do we’re opting for one of these earth-friendly cardboard coffins because we’d rather not continue to ruin the planet from six feet under. cardboardcoffinsaustralia.com.au MI CASA, SU CASA Beloved local brand Albus Lumen is making its foray into homewares with Albus Lumen Casa, a horoscope-inspired line of plates that’s a collab between designer Marina Afonina (pictured above with Lara Worthington), ceramic artist Alana Wilson and astrologist Srna Vuckovic. All (star) signs point to owning a piece of your own. From $250, albuslumen.com SCOOT OVER If you haven’t…

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the next frontier

“DESIGNERS are rethinking the FUTURE of FASHION by USING technology” IN A WORLD of Instagram over-saturation, it takes some kind of special sauce for a designer to break through the noise. Special, like, Daniel Lee special – whose debut show as creative director at Bottega Veneta was arguably the most anticipated of the entire AW19 season. A Phoebe Philo-era Céline alum, Lee was tasked with awaking a “sleeping giant” (his words), bringing the Italian leather-goods house right into 2019. And modernise he did – not just with his sure-to-sell-out quilted cloud pumps and deconstructed cut-outs, but with the innovative way he created the garments, from laser-cut skirts to neoprene coats. In short, pieces that put an innovative twist on the brand’s rich history of artisanal craftsmanship, introducing the concept of timeless…

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green jean baby

“The CURRENT crop of DENIM DESIGNERS is TAKING a HARDLINE APPROACH” UNTIL RECENTLY, we’ve tended to view sustainable shopping as an either/or conundrum – shop ethically and forgo style, or look good and bury your head in the sand about the environmental implications. In 2019? No more. And nowhere is it more evident than in the wonderful world of denim. The current crop of emerging denim designers is taking a hardline approach to reducing their environmental impact, with many now boasting a zero-waste design ethos. Fashion stylist Anna Foster parlayed her years of industry experience and well-honed eye into her new label, E.L.V. Denim (Net-a-Porter was an early stockist). Each pair is made from vintage jeans in her East London studio, using just nine litres of water per pair, compared to the…