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Vogue Australia

February 2020

Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
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3 min.
vogue australia

Edwina McCann Editor-in-Chiefeditor@vogue.com.au Deputy Editor JESSICA MONTAGUE features@vogue.com.au Fashion Director CHRISTINE CENTENERA Creative Director (Condé Nast Australia titles) JILLIAN DAVISON Creative Director (Features) at Large ALISON VENESS ART art@vogue.com.au Art Director MANDY ALEX Designer ARQUETTE COOKE FASHION fashion@vogue.com.au Senior Fashion Editor KATE DARVILL Fashion Editor and Market Director PHILIPPA MORONEY Junior Fashion Editor PETTA CHUA Market Editor KAILA MATTHEWS Style Content Editor REBECCA SHALALA Fashion Assistant REBECCA BONAVIA BOOKINGS bookings@vogue.com.au Executive Producer and Talent Director RIKKI KEENE Senior Producer LAUREN BARGE Bookings Editor EMMA PROUDFOOT Producer SAMANTHA TREYVAUD FASHIONFEATURES vogue@vogue.com.au Fashion Features Director ALICE BIRRELL Fashion Features Assistant JEN NURICK BEAUTY AND HEALTH beauty@vogue.com.au Senior Beauty and Health Editor REMY RIPPON Health Editor at Large JODY SCOTT Beauty Special Projects RICKY ALLEN COPY copy@vogue.com.au Travel Editor and Copy Editor MARK SARIBAN Deputy Copy Editor and Lifestyle Writer CUSHLA CHAUHAN Sustainability Editor at Large CLARE PRESS Arts…

2 min.
editor’s letter

For an issue that hits stands at the height of summer, there’s no better fit for our front cover than Elsa Pataky. The Spanish-born actor, who, surely we can now call our own, thanks to her marriage to Chris Hemsworth, radiates warmth and has a down-to-earth outlook that is quintessentially Aussie. The mum of three is so carefree she is known to turn up to photo shoots barefoot and with wet hair, having literally jumped out of the shower. She also happens to live in one of possibly the most inclusive and community-focussed regions in Australia – the New South Wales haven of Byron Bay, a place that brings to mind summer days spent diving under waves, walking on hot sand and the smell of sunscreen mixed with the sensation…

2 min.
contributors

EMMA POCOCK This month, Emma Pocock wrote an essay on the community development efforts she and her rugby-player husband David have done in his native Zimbabwe, on page 30. The pair have self-published a book that also features in our summer reading special (see page 80). “I think people are really hungry for hopeful stories, and we’ve tried so hard to tell them,” says Pocock. The former youth worker and political advisor says she hopes her story serves as “a small reminder that we can all be part of creating our shared life together”. LAUREN BARGE Vogue Australia’s senior producer Lauren Barge went out with a bang as she departed for maternity leave recently by producing the two biggest shoots of the issue: the Elsa Pataky cover story, ‘A beautiful life’, from page…

5 min.
growing hope

I’M STANDING IN the middle of a dusty road in Beitbridge, a town on the Zimbabwean side of the South African border. Sweat is dripping down the back of my thighs. It’s probably 36 degrees and I am in full sun, trying to win an argument with a woman who’s haggling over the price of tomatoes from our farm. She wants me to take US$8 (about AU$12) a crate, but at that price I can’t pay my 25 staff. She also wants to pay me in credit, which I have no way of knowing if I’ll ever recoup. Using the best power move I have in my tomato-saleswoman arsenal, I start loading the crates back into my car, hoping she’ll relent. This hot corner of Zimbabwe is a far cry from…

3 min.
form follows function

CALL OF DUTY There is an undeniably masculine bent to utility pieces, so reclaim them for a woman’s busy life. Shorts with a paper-bag waist in a neutral provide the comfort factor, and pockets offer a place to put everything – on shirts, or a hands-free waist bag. The more the better. Katharine Hamnett top, $485, from www.matchesfashion.com.Miu Miu shorts, $1,350. Jil Sander bag, $870, from www.matchesfashion.com. FIT FOR PURPOSE Although the great Australian outdoors is oft associated with breezy dresses, it has given rise to a long history of work wear made to weather the rigours of our climate. Channel their hard-wearing qualities in an update on the summer dress: a sand mini in a gauge with a bit of heft. Hermès vest, $13,995. Le 17 Septembre bag, $365, from www.mychameleon.com. SHIRT FRONT The start of…

2 min.
model instinct

Now, it’s at the Australian’s feet. By Jen Nurick. THE JOURNEY TO becoming an established model can be long and hard, and the time spent at the top can be fleeting, yet the momentum surrounding Sabah Koj continues to build. Koj, who with her family fled Sudan for Egypt at the age of three, moved to Melbourne when she was seven years old, and began modelling a decade later after being scouted at a beauty pageant. She’s now based in London and New York, having made her international debut in New York during the autumn/winter ’18/’19 shows. “I walked for Christian Siriano and met Cardi B backstage at his show,” she recalls. “[I also walked for] Mansur Gavriel, Sally LaPointe and Dennis Basso, and I closed for Tadashi Shoji.” Soon others, including…