Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.
IN MEMORY OF MARION VON ADLERSTEIN • For decades, Marion von Adlerstein contributed her voice and wit to these pages, while in person she was an enduring doyenne of style and charm. Here, former Vogue Australia editor Marion Hume, who is now based in London, pens an homage to her friend of more than quarter of a century.
ESTHER FREUD ON LOVE AND LINEAGE • Raised with a sister, designer Bella Freud, and by a single mother after the separation from her father, artist Lucian Freud, author Esther Freud grew up surrounded by women. So when she gave birth to a daughter, she anticipated a close relationship. The reality was a complicated journey towards the deep love the two share now, a love that is also threaded through the three generations of women in her life.
WELL SUITED • In summer there’s the dress – the go-to easy piece to slip on – for winter there’s the suit. The kind that requires little thought but packs maximum impact. Vogue editors select the best to stave off the cold, without compromising on sleek polish.
SPUN OUT • Take out the homemade feel, but keep the cosiness, in lively colours and playful intarsias. Nana’s knits these are not.
LAYER PLAY • An advocate for inclusion, with a knack for winter layering, Nawal Sari works her personal style into warm winter cover-ups that play with proportion and experiment via tonal neutrals.
TAKE YOU HIGHER • Prada’s retro platform boots in optic print and space age silhouette capture both a heady nostalgia for parties past and excitement for future pleasures. Get up to get down.
SERENE SCENE • A refreshed home signals a new chapter for Australian-born, London-based creative powerhouse Yasmin Sewell. In parallel with the launch of a new endeavour, rooted in holistic health, a mood of reflective serenity takes over her Dalston sanctuary.
WEAVING MAGIC • Beyond the clothes and accessories they may become, the works of First Nations artisans and textile artists carry ancient stories. In step with NAIDOC’s 2021 theme Heal Country, creative and writer Nina Fitzgerald tells of materials and cloth as conduits for culture, as she curates works from around Australia.
CHECK MATE • Vogue Living’s style editor at large, Joseph Gardner, divulges the home style cues to take now from the world of interiors. This month, the striking contrast of a checkerboard print is the winning move.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED? • A star-studded new adaptation of The Pursuit of Love, the beloved Nancy Mitford novel, attempts to answer that very question.
RIGHT ON PUGH • At 25, this acting trailblazer has already gained an Oscar nomination, been named one of Time’s 100 next most influential people and is taking on the lead role in a superhero franchise. It’s Florence Pugh’s world, we’re just living in it.
HELPING HANDS • Harnessing the power of connection, tech businesses large and small are providing education, employment and community support to those who need it most.
COMING OF AGE • Melissa Doyle writes about turning 50, and why she has launched Elli, a digital space for women ageing with purpose and meaning.
HEAD STRONG • Delight in the transformative and versatile nature of a dynamic hairstyle as we forgo textbook trends for the creative freedom to reflect exactly how we feel.
POP ICON • Catch them if you can: Chanel celebrates No. 5’s 100th anniversary with a limited-edition body collection that’s as...