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PEOPLE OF NOTE: BOYS OF BARONS BY ROBBIE FIMMANO

PEOPLE OF NOTE: BOYS OF BARONS BY ROBBIE FIMMANO

Exploring 1970s Australia, a time categorised by fluidity between free-love, rebellion, sexuality and business whilst focusing on the tensions between two friends on the precipice of billion-dollar companies, inevitably turned competitors, Barons is television series is the idea of a chosen family. SIDE-NOTE sits down with stars of the show, Lincoln Younes, Ben O’Toole, Alexander England and Kick Gurry - best friends, house mates and colleagues.

A FRESH TAKE BY NICOLE BENTLEY

A FRESH TAKE BY NICOLE BENTLEY

There is something energising about discovery, the sheer thrill of the new that breaks from the norm and ushers ideas out of thin air. Nicole Bentley captures fresh faces Evie Ashby and Eva Hardwick and talks to Tatiana Farley on the genesis of her process.

LIGHT THEORY BY MICHAEL COMNINUS

LIGHT THEORY BY MICHAEL COMNINUS

An idea can deliver clarity where once the world, or instance, felt overwhelmingly opaque. To possess an idea is to possess a torch, deliverance from mundanity, inequity, apathy or looming deadline. Australian photographer Michael Comninus considers the role of light in the evolution of his aesthetic with Egyptian model Leila Greiss.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: CHARLEY BY JULIAN SCHULZ AND GRETTA RAY

PEOPLE OF NOTE: CHARLEY BY JULIAN SCHULZ AND GRETTA RAY

"Charley's fiercely unwavering passion for her refined, commanding pop project is the breath of fresh air that the Australian music industry needs in 2022”, says fellow musician, Gretta Ray. Julian Schulz captures up and coming pop singer Charley, for our latest PEOPLE OF NOTE profile. 

PEOPLE OF NOTE: THOMAS COCQUEREL BY MICHAEL BRUNT AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

PEOPLE OF NOTE: THOMAS COCQUEREL BY MICHAEL BRUNT AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen, film and television has long afforded us an escape from our realities. And in a time when the world in which we know has dramatically changed, period drama ‘The Gilded Age’ has found space to flourish in the endeavour of escapism. Michael Brunt captures Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel on the eve of the release, directed by Julian Fellows.

CARRY HOME – A PROJECT WITH LOUIS VUITTON BY DAN ROBERTS

CARRY HOME – A PROJECT WITH LOUIS VUITTON BY DAN ROBERTS

To celebrate the release of Louis Vuitton's new Coussin colour ways, SIDE-NOTE takes to it's hometown and canvases Sydney’s most iconic street and sea-scapes with the covetable classic, in CARRY HOME.

SCENT OF HOME BY NAT TURNBULL AND SAM WONG

SCENT OF HOME BY NAT TURNBULL AND SAM WONG

When an exterior space transforms into something unfamiliar, the walls that close you in offer comfort and exhalation, and scents can offer a subconscious agreement of surrender. A surrender to a memory, place, or moment, surrounding you with a peculiar common safety that the outside can not offer. Nat Turnbull and Sam Wong explore the idea of comfort at home though a sensory journey, posing the question, how are our homes defined by smells?

CONSCIOUS SELF – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BEAUTY BY DARREN MCDONALD

CONSCIOUS SELF – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BEAUTY BY DARREN MCDONALD

A departure from excess and artifice, a feeling for the future and a reverence for the au naturale — CHANEL sets its sights high as its cultivates a change in atmosphere with the new, enduring beauty of No.1.

A NEW LIGHT – GEMMA WARD BY KELLY GEDDES AND JACK BIRTLES

A NEW LIGHT – GEMMA WARD BY KELLY GEDDES AND JACK BIRTLES

When we shoot the 33 year old in NSW’s Fingal Bay, the stirring stillness of her adopted locale seems worlds away from the frenetic mode of the early 00’s. Less waif and more whole, it is as if the devoted mother of three finally feels seen.

THE PURSUIT OF EASE BY GRACE O’NEILL AND HOLLY GIBSON

THE PURSUIT OF EASE BY GRACE O’NEILL AND HOLLY GIBSON

For the last two years we haven’t been in the throes of war, but at times it’s felt close. The idea that in amongst that chaos we should still spend time seeking out pleasure for pleasure’s sake

SEA. LARA WORTHINGTON BY DARREN MCDONALD

Sea. Lara Worthington by Darren McDonald

The gravitational push and pull of the moon is such that it sways the tide as it orbits around the earth. For six hours the ocean will creep up the shore, before receding for another six hours, and on and on it goes. Much like the ceaseless lunar allure makes the waves, the siren call of the sea is as constant as it is crisp — a formative blue interlude that reminds us who we are. Darren McDonald shoots Lara Worthington in Sydney, Australia.  

PEOPLE OF NOTE: CLAUDE SCOTT-MITCHELL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAN LOGAN

PEOPLE OF NOTE: CLAUDE SCOTT-MITCHELL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAN LOGAN

Sans makeup and social media Claude Scott-Mitchell is a clean break from the standard code of conduct for someone of her age and vocation, opting to express herself through character arc rather than publicise her private moments. JAN LOGAN’s newest collaborator is quietly chartering her own path to greatness. Dan Roberts shoots Australian actress, Claude Scott-Mitchell.

THE OUTER LIMITS OF INNER SPACE BY EDWARD MULVIHILL

THE OUTER LIMITS OF INNER SPACE BY EDWARD MULVIHILL

I cannot recall a more noisy time than this: 24-hour news cycles, facts, stats, personal truths and untruths. 
Nothing is ever old any more, always news. 

FEELS LIKE HOME – A PROJECT WITH R.M.WILLIAMS BY KIDSOFBILL AND SAM ARMSTRONG

FEELS LIKE HOME – A PROJECT WITH R.M.WILLIAMS BY KIDSOFBILL AND SAM ARMSTRONG

From generation to generation, South Australia to SoHo, the R.M.Williams brand endures thanks to the integrity of its design and signature code of practical polish... but as the fresh prairie mood of its latest release, ‘On The Road’ proves, nostalgia still leaves wide, open space to explore a spirited kind of newness too. Featuring notable Australian export, Victoria Lee, and in partnership with R.M.Williams FEELS LIKE HOME makes clear the importance of remaining in connection to your roots, but being open to where the road may lead.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: SOPHIE WILDE

PEOPLE OF NOTE: SOPHIE WILDE

SIDE-NOTE catches up with Sophie Wilde to discuss the ever-evolving nature of herself and her practice as an actor. There’s a sweetness to this woman. Grounded in the roots of her upbringing, yet eager to make her mark in the acting world, she recognises that it is now her time to step into greater self-exploration and expansion.

LAST ONES STANDING BY DAN ROBERTS AND ANNA VIDOVIĆ

LAST ONES STANDING BY DAN ROBERTS AND ANNA VIDOVIĆ

Fast fashion is not sustainable. In truth, our perpetual pursuit of the new is about as sustainable as coal. However, many of us are using this knowledge to make more virtuous choices about how and where we shop. Our future is hardly bleak or unexciting. Quite the opposite. It is hopeful. It is honest and full of integrity.

MIND YOURSELF BY JACQUI LEWIS

MIND YOURSELF BY JACQUI LEWIS

A key aspect of evolution relevant to our modern world and the current digital landscape is the often missed art of being present. Our conditioning in modern society comes from workaholics addicted to social media, who fail to prioritise their emotional, physical and spiritual health. However, we can individually change this, increasing our capacity for clarity, creativity and joy, and finding a more sustainable way of being and doing.

LARA IRL BY BEN MORRIS, VANESSA COYLE AND GRACE O’NEILL

LARA IRL BY BEN MORRIS, VANESSA COYLE AND GRACE O’NEILL

In the below images Lara wears a combination of clothes owned and loaned, in a photographic series intended to be from a different lens. It may not be as perfect as previous shoots, but it’s something more raw and—like the evolution of Lara’s style—something that’s different. The resulting images sit more like a montage of moments that we’ve been let in on. It’s collaboration in its purest form: a visual conversation between photographer, stylist and subject.

THIS IS ME – A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM BY JAKE TERREY AND JAMES CAMPBELL

THIS IS ME – A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM BY JAKE TERREY AND JAMES CAMPBELL

Side-Note partners with Nobody Denim to celebrate five of Australia's most influential women at current. We delve into their self-expression journey, the importance of embracing one's individuality, and the freedom of self-expression that is not yet granted to all. In discussion with these influential women, we present a lineup of trailblazers whose mindsets leave us in utter admiration.

LOST ROMANCE BY JAMIE HEATH, ADY NESHODA AND ISABELLE TRUMAN

LOST ROMANCE BY JAMIE HEATH, ADY NESHODA AND ISABELLE TRUMAN

‘90s nostalgia is more prominent than ever. But, more often than not, rewatching the rom-coms that permeated our culture in our most formative years leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Stories matter—and the way they’re told and who’s telling them influences our society more than we realise.

EN ARRIÈRE, EN AVANT- A PROJECT WITH THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET AND CHANEL

En Arriére, En Avent – A project with Chanel by Darren McDonald and Grace O'Neill

With exclusive access to the company’s archives—established with the assistance of Chanel—Side-Note and Darren McDonald travel through the last six decades of The Australian Ballet.

A BROKEN SYSTEM BY ISABELLE TRUMAN

A BROKEN SYSTEM BY ISABELLE TRUMAN

If a young woman isn’t safe in the very building created to house those entrusted to keep young women like her safe, it’s clear there’s a huge systemic problem. Now that Brittany Higgins has opened up the Me Too conversation in Australia, where do we go from here?

PEOPLE OF NOTE: Gretta Ray

PEOPLE OF NOTE: Gretta Ray

To call Gretta Ray’s career charmed would do a disservice to the years of effort she has exerted in pursuit of her goal. But magic? Well, there’s a certain dose of that present, a dash of pixie dust she carries around on her shoulder and let’s find its way into every encounter.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: Chanel Contos

PEOPLE OF NOTE: Chanel Contos

Chanel Contos is taking on Australia’s antiquated approach to consent education—and winning. Side-Note catches up with a true woman of note.

PAS DE DEUX – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BY DARREN MCDONALD AND GRACE O’NEILL

PAS DE DEUX – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BY DARREN MCDONALD AND GRACE O’NEILL

In celebration of Chanel’s living heritage partnership with the Australian Ballet, Side-Note joins forces with prima ballerina Amber Scott and photographer Darren McDonald.

WINEDARK – A PROJECT WITH SARAH & SEBASTIAN BY JAKE TERREY AND KIDS OF BILL

WINEDARK – A PROJECT WITH SARAH & SEBASTIAN BY JAKE TERREY AND KIDS OF BILL

In the uncertainty of today’s world, strength comes from even the smallest of corners. Samantha Wong talks to Sarah Munro, Creative Director of Sarah & Sebastian, about the driving force of strength behind the brand’s latest collection, Odyssey.

LIP SERVICE – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BEAUTY BY JAKE TERREY AND HARRY GLASSBOROW

LIP SERVICE – A PROJECT WITH CHANEL BEAUTY BY JAKE TERREY AND HARRY GLASSBOROW

Rich, radiant, plumping and pigmented - CHANEL launches 20 new signature shades. Gabriella Brooks road tests the colours of Rouge Coco Bloom in Lip Service, a beauty story.

RETURN TO COUNTRY BY CHARLEE FRASER AND NICOLE BENTLEY

RETURN TO COUNTRY BY CHARLEE FRASER AND NICOLE BENTLEY

Model and First Nation Fashion + Design ambassador Charlee Fraser discusses her poignant, transformative journey of cultural discovery.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE BY ISABELLE TRUMAN

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE BY ISABELLE TRUMAN

When it comes to the way we view and respond to cases of violence against women, our response is overwhelmingly influenced by the way the story is told to us through media and the language used to describe the occurrence. For too long, words have discretely shifted the blame from the perpetrator onto the victim. But used correctly, words can be a political force.

MALLORCAN YOUTH CULTURE BY BEN MORRIS

MALLORCAN YOUTH CULTURE BY BEN MORRIS

Ben Morris documents Mallorcan youth culture, exploring with Nina Cohen, what it is like growing up in and being in that stage of life where all ideas are exciting and possibilities are endless, on an island with such a schizophrenic personality.