Marie Claire Australia

September 2021

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in this issue

3 min
editor’s letter

That noise? Champagne corks popping across Sydney as the marie claire team celebrate our 25th birthday, albeit from our homes in lockdown. It wasn’t exactly how we planned to toast our anniversary, but welcome to 2021, where life’s painful unpredictabilities have become the norm. Before I introduce you to this 252-page celebratory tome, I have a confession to make: we’re actually lying about our age (kind of). marie claire Australia in fact launched in late 1995, meaning we were supposed to toast turning 25 last year – until COVID foiled our plans. Like many who reached milestones in 2020, we opted to postpone the party for 12 months and squeeze in our celebration now as our 25th year nears a close. So welcome to our delayed bumper birthday edition – we…

3 min
25 years of making a difference!

MARRIAGE EQUALITY In 2012, we launched the “I Do” campaign. We collected more than 170,000 signatures on a GetUp! petition, and hosted public rallies in Sydney and Melbourne that were televised live and attracted national attention. Five years later, with no change, further agitation was needed, so with Airbnb we co-launched the Until We All Belong campaign. It would be our final fight for marriage equality. Later that year, Australia finally voted in a referendum to legalise gay marriage. Love won! EQUAL PAY In 1995, Australian women were paid on average 19 per cent less than their male counterparts. In the 26 years since, that gap has closed marginally, to 13.4 per cent. Along the way, marie claire has been on the frontline of the fight for women to be paid what they’re…

1 min
the luxe list

THE FAUX FUR Craving glamour? Slip on a fuzzy, fluffy jacket, like this Miu Miu creation. THE BUSTIER This cinched and strapless Dior design paves the way for head-to-toe colour. The look: less “Regencycore”, more “lady in red”. THE BOOTS Live out your disco dreams in glorious glittery boots (and go hands-free with a nifty Prada glove-purse). THE BRIGHT BAG By their very nature, accessories should be decorative and fun. Cue this envy-inducing Oroton handbag. THE CO-ORD SET Emblazoned with logos in lush jewel tones, these Chanel staples have had a modern makeover. For full effect, wear en masse. THE TAILORED JACKET Size matters, and Louis Vuitton makes a case for oversized, man-style outerwear – plus gladiator-inspired extras. THE CORSET BELT Wrap it, cinch it, stand out from the crowd. This Bottega Veneta belt will take any ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. Photographed by…

4 min
25 trends you’ll love

1 THE BEADED NECKLACE From high jewellery to the high street, nostalgic neck candy is having a moment. 2 THE PRINTED TEE Add a statement tee, whether splashed with tie-dye or a striking slogan, to your repertoire. 3 THE KITTEN HEEL The noughties might be calling, but these demure and dainty styles have new relevance in 2021 (and ironically, demand for sky-high stilettos is at an all-time low). 4 THE PANELLED COAT Decadent patches and trims make for outerwear so chic you’ll never want to take it off. 5 THE BLACK BELT Meet the Goldilocks of waist belts: not too thick and not too narrow, and best worn with an air of nonchalance. 6 THE STATEMENT BAG Classic black will always have its place, but punchy pigments define this season’s most-wanted arm candy. 7 THE POLO SHIRT Preppy, yes, but also pared-back and…

1 min
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3 min
island dreaming

The island of Ischia sits in the sparkling Bay of Naples just off the Amalfi Coast, a volcanic outcrop defined by rocky cliffs and bursts of bougainvillea. It’s the quieter, more mysterious little sister of Capri, though since the 1950s the isle has been a playground for the haut monde escaping summer crowds on the spellbinding southern Italian coast. And this year, following months of longing and dreaming, it was the setting for Max Mara’s resort 2022 runway show. “In quarantine last year I read Truman Capote’s series of essays about travel,” recalls Ian Griffiths, Max Mara’s British-born creative director. “He spent four months in Ischia not doing anything in particular – just embracing local life, observing the changing of the seasons and the colour of the sea. I was charmed…