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Marie Claire Australia

April 2019

Marie claire’s unique editorial mix delivers you an entertaining, exciting and intelligent read every month with the perfect balance of substance and style. From the latest fashion and beauty to lifestyle and food, be informed and inspired each month by Australia’s No. 1 fashion magazine.

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editor’s letter

Australian fashion icon Camilla Franks opens up about her cancer battle for the first time (page 76).Julia Gillard and Tanya Plibersek talk female friendship in our IWD reportage (page 44).I’ve been fantastically fortunate in my life and career to be surrounded and supported by some pretty spectacular women. From my feminist mum, who’d regularly cut out press clippings on female game-changers in the hope I’d be inspired to follow in their giant footsteps, to a legion of girl bosses who’ve mentored and promoted me throughout the decades.When I didn’t have the guts to step up, they became my fiercest champions and I’m indebted to them daily for their encouragement and guidance. Thankfully, I’m not alone. I constantly hear similar stories, which is why we decided to kickstart this month’s special…

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the lust list

1 SMOOTH OPERATORWhether matt or high shine, leather in all its variations and hues takes on a new ladylike loveliness.Olivia wears (left) Fendi TOP, $890, and SHORTS, $690, fendi.com; Le Specs LUXE SUNGLASSES, $129, lespecs.com. Casey wears (middle) Stella McCartney PLAYSUIT, $1565, stellamccartney.com. Ashlin wears (right) Michael Lo Sordo TOP, $220, and SHORTS, $60, michaellosordo.com; Furla BAG, $319, furla.com.2 SPORTY SPICEIf you thought the bike short fad would never cycle into high fashion, think again. Our tip? Style with chic accessories to take this look from activewear to urbanwear.1 Max Mara TOP, $ 825, and PANTS, $795, maxmara.com; Witchery BRACELET, $70, witchery.com.au; Fendi BAG, $1190, fendi.com.2 Burberry DRESS, $2159, and BAG, $2290, au.burberry.com.3 Bally JUMPSUIT, $1490, 1800 781 851; Louis Vuitton EARRINGS, $540, au.louisvuitton.com; Furla BUMBAG, $519, furla.com; Hermès BRACELETS (narrow),…

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time warp

Louis Vuitton’s TrapèzeMini DauphineMini Luggage bags. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY GRÉGOIRE VIEILLE.)Fantastical looks from LouisVuitton’s spring/summer 2019 ready-to-wear collection.The desire to travel has long been a tenet of Louis Vuitton: since 1854 the Parisian house has crafted cases and trunks for the global jetset. But the fashion frontrunner’s latest collection explores a different kind of wanderlust: time travel.While the aesthetic is bold and fabulously futuristic, the handiwork sewn into the seams of each garment harks back to yesteryear.For the show, the courtyard of the Louvre was transformed into a vision of intergalactic glamour with a sleek glass-encased runway. One model strode out in a sharp-shouldered minidress made from structured sequin netting, which took three days of meticulous hand-craftsmanship to construct. Then came an exquisitely embroidered waterproof jacket dripping with translucent sequins.In terms…

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the edit

HEAVEN ON EARTHJewellery stalwart Kailis’ Meridian collection was inspired by the night sky – Australian South Sea pearls depict the moon, while hand-cut diamonds speak of sparkling stars – though with designs this exquisite, you’ll want to wear them around the clock.Kailis necklace, $4500, and ring, $5500, kailisjewellery.com.auNEW CHAPTERFeaturing a trio of next-gen actresses, Kate Spade New York’s latest campaign celebrates the house’s founding ethos: empowered femininity.A NIGHT TO REMEMBERFancy this fresh take on sportswear by Hugo Boss? It’s just one of the brands set to star at marie claire Up Late on Friday, April 5, at the Canberra Centre, an evening of exclusive in-store discounts and workshops by our savvy styling team.Gucci shoes, $1080, gucci.comINSIDE OUTGucci’s signature brand of geek chic takes the floor: these new-season pumps are sensible,…

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BRITAINON POINTA veteran dancer places a fresh new spin on the future of balletIt’s the art form renowned for having a brutal obsession with youth, forcing elite ballet dancers into retirement often just as they are hitting their peak. But Alessandra Ferri, 55, is challenging such restrictions, becoming a pioneer for mature dancers and redrawing the boundaries of ballet in the process.Despite retiring her stellar career in 2007, the mother of two made a triumphant return to the stage in Italy six years later, before eventually becoming a prima ballerina assoluta, one of only 13 dancers to ever receive the notable title.Having been honoured with opening Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre earlier this year, Ferri used the opportunity to challenge choreographers to create a new generation of older characters and push…

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mental health

(PHOTOGRAPHY BY AAP. EDITED BY SARAH GRANT.)Emotional health – it’s all we’ve got, right? I mean, if you’re not doing well mentally, then it’s almost impossible to do well in any other area of your life. I love that it’s something we’re focusing more on, because for a long time mental health was something that people thought: a) wasn’t important, and b) could be fixed with just medication. It’s essential to get to the root of what’s going on inside and not numb [your] feelings. Spending time with your family, going outside and breathing fresh air – these little things make a big difference.As someone who has struggled with bulimia and anorexia, all I can say is, be gentle with yourself. The most important thing is that you have to…