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Marie Claire Australia March 2019

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editor’s letter

Head to coat heaven (aka Max Mara HQ) on page110.Feel the love in our Valentine’s Day reportage (page 36) with lovebirds Dina and Max (pictured).Way back, too many years I care to admit, I was a music festival fanatic, even traipsing to rain-soaked Glastonbury to see the world’s best bands, caked top-to-toe in mud. Those weekends provided some of my wildest memories; carefree times when nothing mattered but music, friends and dancing. Sadly, these feelgood music festivals have more recently become playgrounds of tragedy, with five youths dying from suspected drug overdoses in the past six months.Late last year, when we first commissioned this month’s special report into festival fatalities, we knew it was a crucial issue on the rise. What we didn’t foresee is that three more lives would…

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the lust list

1 ISLAND TIMEBeach and bar dress codes combine – think pool slides paired with diaphanous florals and shots of sunshine yellow.(LOUIS VUITTON S/S 2019)2 SMALL WONDERNo longer reserved for evenings, the minaudière makes a dazzling daytime debut via Louis Vuitton’s LV Egg bag.(CHANEL S/S 2019)(MICHAEL KORS S/S 2019)(CHLOÉ S/S 2019)(CALVIN KLEIN S/S 2019)(SPORTMAX S/S 2019)3 CALI COOLWhat would you wear strolling down the Venice Beach boardwalk? Tropical prints, acid brights and a beachball shoulder bag, if you will.Finishing touches: bohemian brights1 Christian Dior BAG, POA, and strap, $1450, 02-9229 4600.2 Hermès HAT, $910, hermes.com.3 Bally SLIDES, $595, bally.com.au.(FENDI S/S 2019)(A.W.A.K.E. S/S 2019)(BURBERRY S/S 2019)(CHRISTIAN DIOR S/S 2019)(MAX MARA S/S 2019)4 SHADES OF BEIGEThe red carpet may favour daring, skin-flashing designs, but the runway takes a more modest approach to the…

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bags of style

Artisans in Veneto, Italy, weave each butter-soft leather creation by hand, including the Cabat tote.Sophistication whispers rather than shouts, a tenet that Bottega Veneta knows all too well. While its polished peers might demand attention with slogans, logos and labels, the Italian house, built in 1966, prefers to slowly seduce customers with meticulous workmanship and design.“WHEN YOUR OWN INITIALS ARE ENOUGH”CAPTURES THE CLASSIC BOTTEGA VENETA ETHOSNowhere is the philosophy more evident than in the brand’s accessories offering. Take the Knot, a curved, compact clutch encased in the brand’s signature intrecciato weave. It’s more of a classic than pure eye candy, and has lured the likes of Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek and Kate Bosworth with its elegant-meets-artisan aesthetic. Then there’s the iconic Cabat, which sits among the Birkin and Kelly as…

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the edit

Louis Vuitton top and pants, both POA, and Heart bag, $3050, louisvuitton.com.auLOVE ACTUALLYLouis Vuitton has the key to our hearts with this sweet quilted bag, designed to be worn over the shoulder, as a clutch or on a belt – and in store just in time for Valentine’s Day.PAST PERFECTModest, yes, but surprisingly modern too, vintage frocks are sweeping the street-style circuit. Time to get acquainted with your local Vinnies!ACCESSIBLE LUXURYRixo earrings, $220, rixo.co.ukGLAM ROCKSIt-Brit brand Rixo takes a trip back to the ’80s for its first foray into accessories, drawing inspiration from the era’s diverse style icons (think Princess Diana meets Jerry Hall). Our pick? These mismatched, gem-encrusted earrings.(PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES. TEXT BY KATHRYN MADDEN.)FROM ROME WITH LOVEOh, Valentino, purveyor of rich prints, studded accessories and dazzling couture.…

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BRITAINFASHION FORWARDA new face starts a conversation about the treatment of female modelsWhen Shahira Yusuf signed with Storm Models, the agency that discovered Kate Moss, she sat down with her agent to write a list of her “boundaries” – the rules that stylists and photographers should be aware of before a shoot. She must have her arms, chest and hair covered. She must not be expected to wear clothes that are very tight, nor anything that makes her feel uncomfortable. A Londoner with Somali heritage, Yusuf, 21, is being touted as the next big thing in the industry – joining a handful of young women whose hijabs mean that as well as holding down a modelling career, they have inadvertently become ambassadors for their faith. Yet when setting modesty boundaries,…

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online dating

I’m married to a man and have four kids. Tinder wasn’t around when I was single, so I’ve never been on a real online date. I have a little bit of envy around that, so I’m always hassling my single best friend to get on the apps. It looks like fun! I could never understand her pushback until I tried it myself, as part of an experiment for my 2018 SBS documentary Is Australia Sexist?On a mission to observe how men behave online, I created a Tinder avatar, “Lucy”. I was wearing running gear and a baseball cap – definitely not a come-hither look – but the messages quickly started rolling in. Some were straightforward like, “What are you doing this weekend?” But a lot were really sexist and degrading:…