Marie Claire Australia

January 2022

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in this issue

3 min
nicky loves

Looking back at my editor’s letter from this time last year, I can’t help but eye-roll at my cocky optimism. In it, I boldly predict that 2021 will be filled with fresh beginnings, endless travel and breezy days free from COVID, masks and border closures. Clearly, fortune-telling isn’t in my future. Who knew that 2020 was just a dress rehearsal for the shit show that was to come? Instead of promised freedom, 2021 has been one giant Groundhog Day of lock-downs, isolation and home-schooling. While it’s easy to wallow in sorrow, let’s not forget the wins. This was also the year women roared, thanks to trailblazers such as last month’s cover stars Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins; the Olympics proved they still have the power to uplift and inspire; and…

1 min
get the look

Wearing fashion from Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci, the Aussie icon looked effortlessly chic and every bit the cool, super-talented songstress. The first Australian ambassador for Revlon, who noted the brand “has always stood for women’s individual power and strength”, was in glowing form, thanks to a flawless base and hint of illumination on cheekbones and décolletage. A rose-toned lipstick – Revlon’s top-selling Super Lustrous in Bare Affair – gave a pop of colour, while a brush through the brows finished off the natural look. “LIVING BOLDLY IS HOW I WANT TO APPROACH THIS NEXT CHAPTER OF MY LIFE”–Delta Goodrem PHOTOGRAPHY BY HOLLY WARD; EDWARD URRUTIA.…

1 min
the luxe list

THE OVER-NIGHTER Join the second-hand revolution with Chloé’s exquisite revival of the Edith. Embellished with offcuts and dead stock materials, it’s the new vintage. THE MICRO Take minimalism to the nth degree with the micro-sized Dior mini editions. THE HOBO Embrace summer’s defining trend and make crochet cool again with Albus Lumen’s jumbo carry-all. THE DOUBLE UP Make twice the impression by pairing mini-me Louis Vuitton versions with the iconic OG. THE DRAWSTRING Part carry-all bucket bag, part denim throwback, this Chanel offering is a classic in every sense of the word. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX WALL. STYLED BY TEANNE VICKERS. HAIR BY GEORGIA RAMMAN. MAKEUP BY GILLIAN CAMPBELL/THE ARTIST GROUP. MODEL: TAHLIA DUNN/CHADWICKS.…

2 min
trending now

THE LOOK PARIS GIRL Living the less-is-more mantra, she wears minimalist monochrome, enhanced only with a classic watch, gold links and designer bag. Très chic. THE LOOK SANTORINI GIRL Taking colour cues from the islands that surround her, she keeps cool in elevated resort wear and bling accessories. THE LOOK NEW YORK GIRL Mix streamline staples with bold accessories that pop against an all-black canvas. THE LOOK BYRON GIRL Shower this bikini babe in boho-chic classics with a side of retro prints, always.…

3 min
spotlight on coco’s world

Nothing is more beautiful than freedom of the body.” So said Coco Chanel, the orphan turned seamstress who would go on to become one of the most influential couturiers of all time. For her, fashion was about clean lines and easy elegance, but it was also a form of female emancipation. Long before sportswear and athleisure had their time in their sun, she was liberating women from the constraints of corsets, plying their clothing with practical pockets and giving them licence to wear the pants. The French designer created the original little black dress – fluid and figure-skimming rather than flouncy or cinched – and changed fashion forever with her tailored tweed suit. “So much of what we take for granted in our wardrobes is a result of those key principles…

1 min
in demand fit for a goddess

Just when we thought the sports-luxe trend couldn’t get any sexier, the grand dame of modern feminist fashion Maria Grazia Chiuri has delivered a new lust-have bag line that’s an ode to the divine. Unveiled as part of her Greek-goddess-inspired Cruise 2022 show, the Dior Vibe bag collection is cousin to the now-cult Dior Vibe sneakers that were unveiled last season. In fact, the rubber base on the bowling-bag-style Weekender mirrors the rubber base embossed with stars on the soles of the shoes. Ditto the Dior Vibe Hobo, which is as street-chic as it is practical with its myriad hidden pockets and handy shoulder strap duo. “Sport has played a great role in the emancipation of women,” noted creative director Chiuri after the show. “I think we need to remember that women…