InStyle Australia Magazine April 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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If you can take anything positive out of the recent bushfires, droughts and floods that affected so much of our country and our people, it’s the way we’ve united to support those in need. From concerts with global headline acts to kids donating their pocket money, everyone’s dug deep. We proudly dedicate this issue of InStyle to continuing that work, so all of those affected continue to get the help and support they need. Last year, we recognised Celeste Barber as a Woman of Style for the incredible (and hilarious) way she was using social media to challenge the conversation around body positivity. This past summer, it was breathtaking to witness her unprecedented power to unite the world and smash Facebook’s fundraising record with an astounding $51.3 million in donations. We…

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DAWN OF A NEW DAY Take it all in, because Prada’s autumn 2020 runway show marked the label’s last ready-to-wear offering as we know it. During Milan Fashion Week the Italian brand sent the fashion world into a spin by announcing that, as of April 2, Belgian designer Raf Simons (formerly of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Jil Sander) will be joining Miuccia Prada as co-creative director of the luxury line. The pair’s first joint collection will debut for the spring/summer 2021 season in September this year, and to say we can hardly wait to see what the talented duo turns out is the understatement of the decade. WELL HEELED This stylish tome, released to coincide with a dedicated exhibition at Paris’ Palais de la Porte Dorée, offers a glimpse inside the exuberant…

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house of olivia

What was the starting point for creating your debut collection? Leather and lace will always be staples in the line—and I had to have overcoats because they are something I personally love. But I mainly thought about how everything could mix and match in people’s wardrobes. And I was careful to incorporate some silhouettes that look fabulous on both men and women. I knew all the outerwear had to fit my best friend, Edward, who is very tall and thin. Otherwise, I would be hearing about it! After working in fashion for more than a decade, you’ve made a lot of contacts in the industry. Did you go to any of them for guidance? Of course. Some of my closest friends have known about this for a while and are very…

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the get

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Shake-up your annual autumn boot investment by subbing black for a striking splash of printed snakeskin. FELINE FIERCE This knockout necklace by Cartier---featuring the French jewellery maison’s iconic panther motif— delivers fine jewellery with serious bite. CAPTURING THE ESSENCE Gucci marries science and nature in its luxury fragrance collection, The Alchemist’s Garden. The 15-piece range includes hypnotising sprays and sensual perfumed oils in exquisite apothecary-inspired bottles. IN HER SHOES Last year, when Jennifer Lopez re-created her viral jungle-dress moment on the Versace runway, she was wearing these equally impressive stilettos. Slip on to channel the star’s swagger. SNAKE CHARMER Impress guests with more than your cocktail skills by introducing them to the work of Piero Fornasetti. The illustrious artist and designer’s signature serpent decorates this stylish serving tray. A NATURAL SELECTION Whether you swing…

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LUCY BOYNTON IN MIU MIU Just days after it was announced that Boynton would play musician Marianne Faithfull in an upcoming biopic about the ’60s style icon, the actor brought her own brand of freewheeling femininity to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Slipping into what can only be described as a rainbow dream, the star’s layered tulle gown---complete with softly twisted shoulder detailing---was nothing short of fashion fantasy; though Boynton’s bold approach to beauty balanced its whimsy with just enough rockstar flair. TOP CROP Designers are hiking up the hemlines on blazers, transforming the corporate classic into a waist-length wonder. The A-list couldn’t be more on board with the updated silhouette, stepping out in all manner of abbreviated styles. SPOTTED ON THE STREET SPOTTED ON THE STREET SPOT ON You’re not seeing things---polka dots are taking over…

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instant style

TAILORED PANTS Shift pinstripes into the off-duty domain by surrounding them with retro-sport extras: a graphic sweater, slip-on sneakers and a baseball cap. Wide-leg cuts are still big news, and can be anchored by a slimmer blazer. Tailoring needn’t match to project polish---have fun with a bright shade of blue. TRENCH COAT A two-tone trench maintains all the wearability of its classic cousin when both colours are chic neutrals. Shrug it over your weekday looks and finish with chunky flats to get the better of commuter weather. Cut from leather, the wardrobe workhorse feels a little more thoroughbred. Cinch it with a bold belt and call it the star of your look---sleek white pants and matching mules won’t steal the limelight. A-LINE DRESS There’s a reason the fit-and-flare frock has been a staple for decades, but if…