InStyle Australia Magazine February 2020

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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“This month the InStyle team headed to Sydney’s northern beaches to photograph OG influencer Nicole Warne Shadbolt.” Gone Girl, p53 “Get to know Matilda Dods: model on a mission.” Rebel with a Cause, p62 “Take a timeout for yourself with the best in professional pampering.” Find your Fix, p102 “Masculine meets feminine in the new workwear rules.” Suits You, p44 “Marta Dusseldorp opens up about causes close to her heart.” Agent Provocateur, p72 As we start a new decade, it’s only natural to reflect on the past 10 years. A major cultural shift has been driven by the rise of Instagram—it’s hard to believe it only launched in 2010. Our cover star this month, Nicole Warne Shadbolt (formerly Gary Pepper Girl), was an early adopter of the social platform, cementing her as one of the…

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all access

MIX MASTER Last year, third-generation designer Margherita Missoni was named creative director of her family’s M Missoni label. Her first move? Reinventing the Italian brand’s free-spirited aesthetic with upcycled materials and bold archival prints. Visit missoni.com SHAPE UP Geometric proportions inform these fun frames from Le Specs’ elevated Luxe line. THROUGH HIS LENS A new publication delves into the fantastical world of British photographer Tim Walker, whose influential work has cast a spell over fashion for decades. NAME TO KNOW PIPPA HOLT Since launching her eponymous range of kaftans in 2016, the stylist turned designer has won us over with her sartorial ode to sunny days. Each unique piece is handcrafted by Mexican artisans using naturally dyed cotton. Visit pippaholt.com BAG LOVE! It’s easy to hold onto that summertime feeling all year round—simply swing Zimmermann’s graphic tote over your shoulder. RESPONSIBLE DESIGN Jac +…

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transcontinental chic

Why open an Australian store now? “Our business here has been amazing for years. I have had my brand for almost eight years and our ecommerce business has been booming in Australia from almost day one.” Do you think that’s because we have a similar style to women in LA? “I think it is. I am from Denmark to start with and I see a little bit of Scandinavian style in Australia too, so it’s a good mix of it all. Girls here have really good style—it’s very effortless, which I like.” That’s the ethos behind your entire brand, effortless yet elevated essentials… “100 per cent. Elevated but still easy.” What would you say are Anine Bing signatures? “Our gold-studded Charlie boots and blazers are something people come to us for. We also…

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the get

TIME TRAVELLER Dreamed up by the brand’s founder more than 100 years ago, Cartier’s Art-Deco informed—and perennially adored—Tank watch has earned its investment-piece status and then some. NEW MOOD Once the epitome of prim, heritage textures such as the jacquard used across this Camilla and Marc set are being met with cool new silhouettes and plenty of attitude to match. GOOD TO GLOW Westman Atelier’s multi-use cosmetics make effortless summer beauty just that. The cream blush brings a rosy flush to cheeks and lips, while the highlighter doubles as a bronzer and eyeshadow. SO BOURGIE Bourgeois chic continues to reign supreme and there’s no better way to embrace the style than with a pussybow blouse by Parisienne favourite, Celine. STEAM SONG The dual pipes on this Richard Sapper-designed kettle allow the kitchen staple to whistle a delightful two-note melody…

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the look

CATE BLANCHETT IN ARMANI PRIVÉ In step with the celebratory mood of Britain’s annual Fashion Awards, the actor traded her go-to tailoring for a look as fizzy as the champagne that was surely flowing. There to present Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement accolade, Blanchett did a stellar job of demonstrating just how deserving the Italian designer is, looking utterly ethereal in his label’s tulle gown. Adding to the magic of the night, the pale-green creation’s light-catching metallic flecks further emphasised the Australian star’s luminous glow. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Designers and celebrities are welcoming the comeback of retro gowns, dabbling in the delights of free-flowing tunics and sweeping kaftans peppered with joyful embroidery that would make the summer-of-love crowd proud. GOING FOR BAROQUE Minimalism may rate highly in the style stakes, but sometimes it’s worth embracing…

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instant style

TAILORED SHORTS Aje cotton denim, $245; ajeworld.com.au Maximise a denim pair’s sporty side by sliding into streetwise kicks and a bucket hat. A graphic tee keeps the schoolyard vibe at bay. A romantic blouse gives shorts a softer finish, but embellished extras make them work for a big night out. CROPPED TOP Significant Other polyester and spandex, $129.95; shopsignificantother.com Not into a big reveal? Long sleeves balance a cropped cut while high-waisted shorts mean only a sliver of skin will be on show. Gladiator flats relax the summer spin on tailoring. Build a buzzy outfit around the versatile neutral base by adding an opulent slip skirt and equally rich accessories. The top’s draped detailing offers enough oomph for it to hold its own in the mix. SHIRT-DRESS Vero Moda polyester, approx $65; veromoda.com Nothing suits the ease of balmy nights…