Harper's Bazaar Australia

June - July 2020

Harper’s BAZAAR is the style resource for women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture. With style, authority and insider insight, BAZAAR focuses on luxury fashion and beauty, and covers what’s new to what and who’s next. Month after month, Harper’s BAZAAR showcases the world’s most visionary stylists and talented designers to deliver readers a visually stunning portrayal of the world of fashion and beauty.

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in this issue

3 min
editor’s letter

If you have been lucky enough to retain your job and have transitioned to working from home, what’s that looking like for you? A particular form of torture I’m currently enjoying inflicting on myself is scrolling through Instagram and comparing stylish women’s perfect home offices (@cindycrawford; @aerin [Lauder] and @zoedegivenchy, et al) to my own desk, which has currently vanished under piles of crap. My #WFH scenario started out well enough. I thought that by styling my desk with the requisite Cire Trudon candles, Kelly Wearstler lamp, potted orchid, Hermès notebooks and lighting set to ‘rainy Sundays’, I’d be home and hosed. Well, it turns out none of that stuff helps when you clearly have a clutter problem. Half-eaten Haigh’s Easter eggs are stashed behind one laptop (I have three). The printer…

3 min
isolation nation

“LONG WALKS in Sydney’s Centennial Park are helpful, and DANCING to my Spotify playlist — when no one’s watching. I do Yoga With Adriene: 30 Days of Yoga on YouTube. Another stress-buster: before dinner, my 25-year-old son and I watch Jeopardy! on Netflix, competing against each other. Food is a comforter. CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, Smith’s chicken chips, Anzac cookies and a cup of earl grey. AFTERNOON TEA has become a lifestyle.” – Kirstie Clements, features director “GARDENING AND PLANTING SEEDS for my winter-season vegetables is a reminder that seasons come and go, and this too shall pass. Watching Julia Ostro’s Instagram Stories also brings comfort. All that linen, HOME-BAKED BREAD and slow-cooked food is so soothing. I’ve also been rereading my cookbooks. Five pages of Maggie Beer discussing ways to cook chicken…

4 min

COLLETTE DINNIGAN The Rome-based fashion designer was quick to pack up her family and quarantine in their Puglia farmhouse when news of COVID-19’s explosive impact in Italy started to circulate. Thinking she would only be holed up for a week or so, Dinnigan found herself unprepared for what would ensue. In this issue she details what life is like in the deserted tourist region where she is still under lockdown. While it’s a different Italy to the one she has known, the situation has enabled much-appreciated quality time with her family, as she describes on page 26. Italy is … “a country that has it all — the people, history, language, music, food, fashion, art, architecture and stunning landscapes”. A silver lining to the current crisis is … “a second chance…

2 min
julia van os

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and lockdown stokes wanderlust like nothing else. Certainly we all have a renewed appreciation for the great outdoors — and in Australia, ours is truly great. So in celebration of the botanic beauty that continues to inspire us, Dutch model Julia Van Os brings our floral fantasies to life in eye-popping modern prints and vivid colours we hope will brighten the days ahead. Embracing the new season’s strong nature theme, painterly blooms and embroidered foliage — some exotic, some nostalgically native — spark daydreams of a time when we can all come back together again. GET JULIA’S BEAUTY LOOK with Giorgio Armani Beauty. On face: Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer; Luminous Silk Foundation; on cheeks: Neo Nude A-Blush in 51; Fluid Sheer Ultra-Light Glowing Fluid in 2;…

3 min
my wish list anissa kermiche

LIFESTYLE ROSE UNIACKE is my favourite interior designer. My interiors must-haves are a COMFORTABLE BED and a great duvet, sheets and pillows, as bed is where we spend a third of our lives. STYLE I was rightfully nicknamed Snoopy because I mostly wear BLACK AND WHITE. I do tend to avoid prints, which I think don’t suit my face. I have quite STRONG FEATURES already and I feel I can’t wear makeup or anything too loud or I can look like I am going to prom. I used to wear a lot of VIVID COLOURS during my first years in London studying at Central Saint Martins, channelling the artist I thought I was, but I guess with age I transitioned towards a more DISCREET AND COMFORTABLE look. I mostly wear CASHMERE jumpers by…

5 min
stillness in time

“When news of Italy’s nationwide lockdown first circulated, my husband, Bradley, and son, Hunter, and I were with friends in Puglia after the schools had closed. [Dinnigan’s 15-year-old daughter, Estella, is at boarding school in Australia.] Hunter had been at ski week and had only been back at school a few days when I heard that coronavirus was hitting Italy hard, and I said to Bradley, “I bet they’ll close the schools.” As soon as they did, I wanted all of us to sit it out in our farmhouse, Casa Olivetta, in Puglia. We jumped in the car (I was such a nervous Nellie, I didn’t want to be on a plane) and we drove there immediately. It was the 28th of February. We only prepared ourselves to be here for…