InStyle Australia Magazine October 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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WANT TO WIN THE COVER GIRL TREATMENT? Turn to p49 to find out how There’s a lot to be said for first impressions. I met InStyle’s October cover star, Elyse Knowles, on a cold winter’s morning at Sydney’s Palm Beach. By the time I arrived (at only 8.30am), the down-to-earth blonde was already knee-deep in icy water and in front of the photographer’s lens. Aside from her girl-next-door beauty, her energy and professionalism throughout the day were impressive. It’s not hard to see why her star has risen so quickly in just a few short years. She reveals the key to her success and how she’s settling into her adopted home town of Byron Bay, from p81. Being on set with Elyse, surrounded by yet-to-be released clothes and accessories, made me incredibly excited…

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sarah jessica parker

The style icon and Sex and the City star has joined forces with Sunglass Hut to design a pair of shades that ticks all the right boxes. Why oversized frames? “I really wanted to create a style that was versatile and wearable for all. For me, oversized frames have always felt comfortable and are my go-to flattering shape. Living in New York City, walking the streets and taking the subway, oversized frames provide me with just enough privacy but are still welcoming enough for others to start a conversation.” Would you ever go the skinny route? “While ultra-skinny frames are stylish and look fun on, they don’t really work for my face shape. For now, I’m sticking with the oversized styles!” What are your other fashion must-haves? “I find it hard to be…

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the get

YOUNG AT HEART Meet Lola, the buzzy new addition to Burberry’s handbag stable. Named after a song by ’60s rock band The Kinks, the softly quilted style is youthful in spirit, ageless in application. FUTURE CLASSIC With the demand for Gucci’s vintage logo tees showing no signs of slowing down, the label continues to make a statement with the year-round wardrobe staple. ELECTRIC FEEL Charlotte Tilbury’s kaleidoscopic The Icon Palette allows you to dip into disco brights or swipe fail-safe neutrals over your lids. The metallic powders are intensely pigmented and apply silky smooth for looks that wow. BEST OF BOTH There’s nothing easier than slipping into a pair of comfy flats, but when said shoes are made by Louis Vuitton, you can expect a side of high-fashion swagger, too. COLOUR POP Bathroom accessory master Decor Walther’s rainbow range…

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the look

MARGOT ROBBIE IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA Sure, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood was one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films, but Robbie’s fashion hit parade during the movie’s media trail was just as gratifying to watch. The Australian actor’s outfits spelled summer of ’69 glamour at every turn, including this expertly draped silk-chiffon creation, worn to the London premiere. Stepping away from the neutral looks she’d been favouring prior, the star sizzled in the striking shade of burnt orange, which was amplified by dazzling gold accessories and a sunset beauty look to match, making it a highlight of her red-carpet style file so far. EXTRA FROTH Nothing befits the red carpet more than a cascade of romantic ruffles—just don’t call the effect saccharine. An emphasis on volume boosts the cool-girl…

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get the look

PETITE STYLE TIP Maximise the effect of high-waisted jeans by slipping into equally leg-lengthening neutral heels. If a dress is more your vibe, don’t overthink it, just opt for a shorter hemline as too much material can overwhelm a small frame. CURVY STYLE TIP An A-line cut that skims the hips is a fast track to a flattering silhouette if you carry weight in your lower half. Flip the equation if you’re an apple shape and subtly spotlight those pins in a slim knee-length style that you can wear to work with smart extras. HOURGLASS STYLE TIP Slip into a pretty sheath to accentuate your shape next date night. If you’re conscious of your tummy, a strategic ruffle delivers coverage while simultaneously pulling in the waist. When it comes to pants (or a jumpsuit) wide-leg…

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race day rules

CAULFIELD CUP No hard-and-fast rules apply to this day on the green, but when in doubt, team streamlined shapes with pared-back shades to project an image of easy elegance. STYLE TIP You needn’t default to a dress—a tailored jumpsuit is just as chic trackside. DERBY DAY Widely recognised as the most glamorous day on the racing calendar, guests are required to uphold the strict black and white dress code—though a swipe of red lipstick is always welcome. OF NOTE Derby Day’s pulled-together mood insists on long sleeves to temper a shorter hemline. STYLE TIP While a LBD is a sensible investment, the addition of contrasting elements will boost its impact. MELBOURNE CUP Repeat after us: go bold or go home. Cup day is best enjoyed in loud prints and pops of colour, but that doesn’t mean adhering to a “more is…