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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 CocksTravel 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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VIDEOVogue Living travels through Italy for our special issue with guest editor Collette DinniganVIDEO ONLINE NOWONLINEARTSteal a first look at Kate Bergin’s Creative Creatures exhibition at Mossgreen (18 October–3 November). VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/ARTSITALIAN AFFAIRStep inside the 17th-century heritage building that’s home to G-Rough, one of Rome’s most luxurious boutique hotels. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/TRAVELANTIQUE FINDSDiscover Bowral’s famed vintage and antique store Dirty Janes in the heart of the Southern Highlands. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/INTERIORSINSTA TAKEOVERGo behind the scenes of our latest issue with Collette Dinnigan and photographer Felix Forest. @VOGUELIVINGTRAVELVogue 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 USVogue Living@voguelivingVogue LivingVogue Living Magazine@VogueLivingEDITED BY LAUREN POWELL AND FRANCESCA WALLACE. PHOTOGRAPHER: FELIX FOREST ■…

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guest editor’s letter

Collette Dinnigan, her husband Bradley Cocks and their son Hunter in Italy, the country they called home for a year. (PHOTOGRAPHER: FELIX FOREST. ILLUSTRATOR: NINA FUGA)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…

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editor’s letter

inside the Venetian home of Murano glassmaker Marcantonio Brandolini, one of the Italian artisans profiled on page 136.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…

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cover story

Sofa upholstered in Penny Morrison Aspa linen fabric in green; enquiries to Tigger Hall Design. Italian light, c. 1980, $22,500, and French coffee table c. 1970, $7000, both from Conley & Co. Tray, c. 1900, $1250, from Lydie du Bray Antiques. Staghorn Acropora coral, $1950, from Parterre. Vintage Victorian-style lattice urn, $895, from Lydie du Bray Antiques. Ottoman upholstered in Galbraith & Paul Little Lotus linen fabric in Malachite; enquiries to Tigger Hall Design. Cassina P22 armchair by Patrick Norguet, $8985, from Space Furniture. in background, from left: Gastón y Daniela Laidi fabric in GDT 5040-006 (curtain); enquiries to Domestic Textile Corporation. 17th-century Louis XIII-style fireplace, $5950, from Lydie du Bray Antiques. Murano glass lamp (on mantelpiece), $3800, from Conley & Co. Victorian mirror, $4250, and French doors, c. 1940,…

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woman of mystery

the designer’s Yang Yin desk at the 15th-century Palazzo Cenci in Rome, her first showroom.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…