InStyle Australia Magazine March 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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As we’ve worked on this issue, the terrifying blazes that devastated so much of our country and all of those affected have been front of mind. Thankfully, as we go to print the catastrophic conditions we witnessed over the new year period have eased. While we all have heavy hearts, we hope this issue gives you some joy and distraction. As the weather begins to cool, it heralds the start of the new season and we’re welcoming fashion’s fresh, feel-good mood. In our 21-page Fashion Forecast (p61), discover the five key trends and how beautiful fabrics, feminine finishes and uplifting colours are taking centrestage. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe (or any aspect of life, for that matter) why not shop directly from fire-affected communities (check out @spendwiththem on Insta…

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all access

ORIGINAL INFLUENCE Popcorn at the ready! On March 14, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival will co-present the Australian premiere of House of Cardin, an authorised documentary that delves into the life and work of the incredibly influential fashion designer and icon Pierre Cardin. Visit vamff.com.au SMALLL WONDERS With the launch of Fendi’s Pico Baguette, your Apple AirPods just found a luxe new home. Measuring just 4 x 4cm, the teeny-tiny purse can easily double as a necklace or a cute bag charm. LADIES FIRST To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Net-a-Porter has partnered with 20 female designers to deliver a capsule of super-cool slogan tees, with all proceeds donated to Women for Women International. INSTANT UPDATE VESTED INTEREST It’s time to welcome vests back into your wardrobe, because the sleeveless silhouette…

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creative forces

As our country suffers its worst bushfire season on record, we salute the countless inspiring individuals, organisations and charity initiatives working tirelessly to support victims and communities. We also recognise the fashion and beauty brands from Australia and abroad with a global vision that have found ways to divert our shopping dollars to those in desperate need. Here, we share just a few individual stories to spark more inspired ideas. KRISTIN FISHER MARKET FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF What: The Sydney-based brow artist’s ad-hoc KFE Market in the Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay’s ballroom sold donated goods from fashion and lifestyle brands such as Nobody Denim, The Daily Edited and An Organised Life. Why: “What started as me donating a day of takings from my salon, then inviting other brands to join me and hold a ‘mini market’…

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the get

BUCKLE UP Valentino leather and metal bag, $3,680; 02-8404 0888. Marni leather and calfhair sandals, $1,125; 02-9327 3809 TIMELESS WITH A TWIST When it comes to superior wardrobe staples, are there any more covetable than a classic Chanel handbag? Only the label’s Boy. Friend watch, which possesses a steel strap that cleverly mirrors the texture of tweed. SHIPSHAPE You’ll be itching for blazer weather with Balenciaga’s signature Hourglass jacket on your side. Its exaggerated waist and padded shoulders create a silhouette perfect for the modern power woman. STAMP OF APPROVAL Master of high-fashion bedazzling, Roger Vivier takes tried and tested pointed-toe heels from simple to standout thanks to lavish crystals. ALL WE NEED IS LOVE In times of crisis, even the smallest sign of solidarity can count. Bella Freud’s slogan T-shirt hits just the right note. RICH WONDERS Lovers of opulent…

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the look

SARAH SNOOK IN CHRISTIAN SIRIANO The Australian actor and star of Succession did us proud at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, not least because her smash-hit show took home the Best Television Drama prize. Snook’s modern ball gown was a winner when it came to the red-carpet style stakes, its structured bodice and full A-line skirt exuding unabashed Hollywood glamour. Ensuring the design would command all eyes, sequin handwork added dimension to the strapless silhouette, which shone as the evening’s festivities continued at HBO’s after-party. DISCO TRICKS The A-list are harking back to high-shine hedonism to kick the clean lines of slip dresses and sharp suits into a glamorous new gear. Molten metal shades of gold and silver fit this trend to a tee. IN FULL BLOOM The red carpet is coming up roses as…

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french lessons

Perched atop a makeshift rooftop scene, model Gigi Hadid gazes across Paris’ Grand Palais, its glass ceiling welcoming the city’s silvery grey sky. It’s Virginie Viard’s first ready-to-wear outing since her appointment as artistic director at Chanel, and while Hadid and her sister Bella have become renowned for their modern streetwear-infused style, today Viard is zeroing in on the original proponents of cool: French girls. Sitting front row is label ambassador Caroline de Maigret, who, having co-authored the book How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, clearly understands her country’s enduring appeal. Sartorially speaking, it’s that covetable ability to look utterly chic without it feeling like you’ve tried too hard—something Viard nailed by trading tricked-up theatrics for a collection that offered a quietly confident entree into the spring/summer 2020 season. Silhouettes…