InStyle Australia Magazine September 2019

InStyle is Australia’s most comprehensive style authority. InStyle offers expert style advice across all aspects of life - from fashion to beauty and interiors to entertaining giving you the confidence to buy straight off the page. This monthly must-read focuses on high-quality content and accessible information, making InStyle a trusted one-stop source of inspiration and ideas. Initially launched in the United States. It is now a global brand with 16 editions worldwide.

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I don’t know if it’s the smell of jasmine in the air or the slightly longer, warmer days but there’s something infectiously energising and exciting about this time of year. Our cover star, actor Phoebe Tonkin, has certainly caught the fresh-start bug and chatted with us excitedly about her many new off-screen projects and her move to New York. Find out more in ‘Phoebe, Redirected’ (p73). If you’re looking for your own spring makeover, we’ve got you covered. InStyle beauty editor Bettina Tyrrell has been knee-deep in products compiling the 101 Best Beauty Buys (p107)—the longestrunning beauty awards in the country now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Meanwhile, the fashion team has created the definitive edit of the hottest new season trends and must-have buys (p47). I hope you enjoy the issue. Get…

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instant style

WITH THE BAND Stella McCartney is spreading pure joy with a collection inspired by the psychedelic 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Titled All Together Now and fronted by four up-and-coming musicians (above), the colourful capsule is equal parts style trip and statement of unity. Visit stellamccartney.com BODY OF WORK A must-know for fans of Dinosaur Designs’ resin jewellery: the Australian brand’s artful foray into handbags, which, thanks to their flat bases, sit like perfect little sculptures wherever they’re laid to rest. Dinosaur Designs resin handbags, $980 each; dinosaurdesigns.com.au SIGNATURE SPIRIT Zimmermann’s first full eyewear range whips up a sense of ’70s-infused glamour on par with the label’s knockout clothes. Creative director Nicky Zimmermann calls out the Verona style as her personal favourite, as seen on the face of the campaign, Jess Hart. Zimmermann sunglasses, $330; zimmermannwear.com Find me…

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5 minutes with carolyn murphy

She’s moved in high-fashion circles for more than 25 years, but the supermodel with staying power feels most herself when she’s keeping it real in jeans and a tee. How would you sum up your style? “My personal style is casual, feminine and vintage. I wear a lot of jeans and pieces that I’ve collected over the years, mostly vintage. I pair these with current brands like Dôen, Celine and Stella McCartney.” Has that evolved over the years? “My style has always been more on the classic side. I’ve worn vintage Levi’s and white T-shirts since high school, with a men’s blazer and boots. It’s evolved more by way of adding in feminine pieces like dresses and not being afraid to spend money on updating my wardrobe from time to time.” Are there…

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waves of change

Stepping into the workshops of one of the most famous jewellery brands in the world should be intimidating, but actually it feels the opposite. Georg Jensen’s worldwide headquarters are tucked onto a quiet street in Frederiksberg on the fringe of inner-city Copenhagen, and I enter not really knowing what to expect. But as with many things in Denmark, it’s utterly charming. Here to explore the new take on the Fusion collection, my visit to the brand’s base turns out to be much more than just a look at the latest editions to the famous range. In fact, my day in Copenhagen with the storied brand, which is the official jewellery supplier to the Danish royal family, is one of serious learning and history—both in Danish culture and Georg Jensen’s impressive history. “We…

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the get

STEP IT UP Cut from glossy silk and splashed with playful illustrations, the humble T-shirt has had a highfashion reworking. Max Mara’s elevated take on the pared-down shape sheds its basic connotations, but keeps wearability sky-high. A MINUTE TO DREAM Yes, you can find whimsy in a watch—just take Gucci’s selection of G-Timeless styles, which subtly celebrate the label’s signature star, bee and feline motifs. SMALL BUT MIGHTY When there’s no time to change, signalling a sense of occasion is as easy as clipping on Christie Nicolaides’ outfit-making earrings. STYLE STAPLE Seen as much on the streets as in the office, if you haven’t already invested in a checked blazer, H&M’s red and white rendition offers a spring-worthy entree into the versatile tailoring trend. DAY AND NIGHT There’s a scent for every occasion in Byredo’s line-up. With top notes…

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get the look

TAILORED PANTS Bassike cotton, $650; bassike.com STYLE TIP A printed blouse and fancy flats bring personality to office staple pants, but the easy elegance of a pale pair can transfer into off-duty territory, too. Swap jeans for tailoring to up the fashion factor on sneakers and an anorak. GATHERED MAXI-DRESS Lee Mathews cotton, $649; leemathews.com.au STYLE TIP Do your best Carrie Bradshaw impersonation by cinching a jacket over a full-skirted dress—the effect is ultra ladylike. Alternatively, embrace the breezy drop-waist shape by playfully layering business stripes beneath. LIGHTWEIGHT BLAZER ASOS cotton-blend, $240; asos.com/au STYLE TIP The beauty of a fine blazer is its ability to be worn as a plunging shirt—and it won’t feel too heavy piled on top of a slip skirt. If spring showers call for boots, a pointed pair that lace-up at the ankles will…