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Marie Claire Australia December 2018

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editor’s letter

Cool and candid: Nicole Kidman stars in this month’s cover story.This month we celebrate a year of marriage equality in Australia by profiling six couples (pictured are Teegan and Mahatia) who’ve tied the knot since the legislation was passed.This time last year, rainbow flags and champagne corks flooded the streets as we finally voted yes to love. For most of us, it was a collective celebratory cheer heard across the nation, but for thousands of same-sex couples that moment meant much more than a memorable glass of bubbly. This month’s reportage – one of my favourites as editor – is dedicated to six gay couples whose lives monumentally changed that day. For Luke Sullivan, who wed long-time love Craig Burns at the stroke of midnight on January 9 (the second…

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the ghan

Slip dresses meet Australia’s red heart. Our team played up a ’90s minimalism energy in remote Manguri – the gateway to Coober Pedy. The Ghan’s glamorous cabins (top) provided a stunning contrast to Manguri’s earthy ruggedness. We captured our team playing with light and the wide, open space (above right) and posing with the ultimate outback photo prop, The Ghan (above and right). (PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON UPTON. STYLED BY JANA POKORNY.)It never rains in Coober Pedy, halfway between Alice Springs and Adelaide. Almost never. After travelling through the night, our team was stranded by a once-in-15-year deluge in outback Manguri that washed out the roads – silk dresses ready and nowhere to go.Of course, with one of the world’s great trains as their mode of transport, the team found its…

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the lust list

1 CAT PERSONLouis Vuitton’s collaboration with legendary stylist Grace Coddington is infused with animal magic – namely dynamic sketches of her feline friends Pumpkin and Blanket.1 Marni TOP and PANTS, $1495 each, and NECKLACE, $595, 02-9327 3809; Tod’s BAG, $2685, tods.com.au.2 Zara TOP, $40, zara.com/au; Valet Studio EARRINGS, $159, valetstudio.com.3 Bottega Veneta JACKET, $3240, and SHORTS, $1220, 02-9239 0188; COS SINGLET, $59, cosstores.com/au; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. BANGLES (from top), $670, $670 and $720, tiffany.com.au.4 Prada TOP, $1220, and SKIVVY, $1400, prada.com; Dinosaur Designs RINGS (model’s left hand), light blue, $45, blue and white, $50, red and white, $85, (model’s right hand) red (top and bottom), $45 each, middle red, $50, and green, $50 each, dinosaurdesigns.com.au.2 POP ARTSculptural resin accessories splashed in punchy colour transcend the finishing touch.…

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the edit

LIKE A BOSSImpeccable cuts and clean lines define BOSS’ Made In Germany capsule, a collection of 12 reworked classics. “It’s about the precise workmanship that Germans are known for,” says Ingo Wilts, chief brand officer. Consider it your ticket to chic.Kailis ring, $6995, kailisjewellery.com.auDive deep into the aquatic trend: Kailis’ Sugarloaf ring features a lustrous Australian South Sea pearl plucked from the ocean floor.NEW HORIZONSTextural totes, shimmering silks and cool clutches – Oroton’s summer range celebrates not only a change of season but also a fresh direction for the iconic Australian brand.Pandora bracelet, $89, (from left) heart charm, $39, chain charm, $69, hanging heart charm, $39, and clip charm, $39, au.pandora.netWORKS LIKE A CHARMAvailable in sterling silver, rose or gold, Pandora’s Reflexions bracelet boasts clip-on trinkets that embody the beauty…

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midas touch

Chopard is committing to traceable goldbracelets, $5530 (left) and $5010, 02-8197 6007Chopard artistic director Caroline Scheufele with actress Julianne Moore.Watch and earclips, both POA, 02-8197 6007Necklace, $8650, earrings and bracelet, both POA, 02-8197 6007“TRUE LUXURY COMES ONLY WHEN YOU KNOW THE HANDPRINT OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN”– Caroline Scheufele, chopardDirty gold. No, it’s not your beloved bangle that needs a good polish, it’s a term for any of the precious metal mined in dangerous and disturbing conditions.In 2010, images emerged of child workers handling mercury in gold mines in Mozambique and Zimbabwe; five years later a damning exposé showed poverty-stricken miners in the Philippines – some only teenagers – being forced underground and underwater to search for gold.But that doesn’t have to be the way, says jewellery house Chopard, which has…

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likes on bikes

Pink-mohawked helmets and magenta-hued burnouts: New Orleans’ first all-female motorcycle club, the Caramel Curves, isn’t your typical biker gang. Founded in 2005 by Nakosha Smith, the outfit stalled after the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina but regrouped the following year as women began to ride together to heal. Today, it comprises 13 members, unified by their passion for motorbikes and their desire to project a feminine image into the sport. Together they’ve created a community that encourages confidence, camaraderie and riding while wearing five-inch heels (or Barbie-pink high-tops). “Riding with women is just different,” says member Rochelle Francis. “A lot of guys are cocky and think that women want them because they ride bikes. When women ride together, we can talk about women problems – fashion-wise, hair-wise, life-wise. And…