Vogue Living November - December 2017

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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Felix Forest “My wife and I spend a lot of time in Italy, so working on an issue mostly shot there and curated by Collette Dinnigan, and shooting it exclusively, was a real honour and pleasure,” says Forest, a regular Vogue Living contributor. “It’s a very special and proud moment.” It also gave Forest, who splits his time between Paris and Sydney, scope to explore his creative process of “letting an idea blossom and fade, and in the process refine the initial thoughts”. Bradley Cocks Travel and business consultant Cocks compiled ‘La Vita è Bella’, our 26-page insider’s guide to the wonders of Italy (page 164). “I enjoyed mapping ideas and experiences that will inspire people to travel, explore and have long-lasting memories,” he says. Sydney-based Cocks has spent more than a decade…

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VIDEO Vogue Living travels through Italy for our special issue with guest editor Collette Dinnigan VIDEO ONLINE NOW ONLINE ART Steal a first look at Kate Bergin’s Creative Creatures exhibition at Mossgreen (18 October–3 November). VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/ARTS ITALIAN AFFAIR Step inside the 17th-century heritage building that’s home to G-Rough, one of Rome’s most luxurious boutique hotels. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/TRAVEL ANTIQUE FINDS Discover Bowral’s famed vintage and antique store Dirty Janes in the heart of the Southern Highlands. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/INTERIORS INSTA TAKEOVER Go behind the scenes of our latest issue with Collette Dinnigan and photographer Felix Forest. @VOGUELIVING TRAVEL Vogue Living’s insider’s guides to the ultimate escapes with luxury travel stylist Maria Paradisis — where to stay, shop, eat, drink and explore, from Amalfi to Paris. FOLLOW US Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living Vogue Living Magazine @VogueLiving EDITED BY LAUREN POWELL AND FRANCESCA WALLACE. PHOTOGRAPHER: FELIX FOREST…

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guest editor’s letter

Vogue Living is such an iconic brand. It resonates with people all over the world, and as Australians we should be very proud. It was an honour to be invited to guest edit this issue and to create original work with Felix Forest, who photographed all the beautiful images you’ll see throughout these pages. I chose Italy as the theme because I recently spent a year living there with my family — Bradley Cocks, my husband, my daughter, Estella, and my son, Hunter — and it all still seems very fresh. We were based in Rome, but during the holidays we did a lot of driving and explored regions — Turin, Milan, Portofino, Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Abruzzo, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sicily, Basilicata, Puglia — it was like one big road…

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editor’s letter

In July, I dined with Collette Dinnigan and photographer Felix Forest at the beautiful Masseria Trapanà in Puglia. They had just finished shooting at the beginning of an exciting but ambitious project to create this special issue of Vogue Living. I had invited Collette to guest-edit the magazine and capture the Italy she had experienced while living in Rome the year before, through the beautiful interiors of the homes of her friends, and her and husband Bradley Cocks’s in-depth, in-the-know knowledge of travel. They had just purchased a property to renovate and restore in Puglia, which was to combine their two passions: Italy and interiors. There are guest editors — and then there is Collette Dinnigan. With no former magazine publishing experience, she oversaw every detail of this issue. She did…

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cover story


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woman of mystery

In contemplating the life and work of enigmatic Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, one cannot help but think, at least momentarily, of Greta Garbo. One of the most beguiling actresses ever to grace the silver screen, the Swedish-born Garbo possessed an inimitable style that won her an international, cult-like following throughout the 1920s and ’30s. Then, seemingly overnight, she gave up her craft and all things Hollywood and disappeared into the confines of a New York apartment, leaving in her wake nothing but the echo of a line from 1932’s Grand Hotel: “I want to be alone.” Like Garbo, Crespi was also dazzlingly beautiful and a brilliant artist, the reigning queen of the Italian decorative arts scene throughout the 1960s and ’70s. Renowned for mainly one-off objects, furniture and lighting pieces in…