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Maticevski dress | vintage earrings by Monet at Pierre Winter

CLOTHES MAKETH THE (WO)MAN BY DARREN MCDONALD

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: DARREN MCDONALD @ THE ARTIST GROUP

STYLED BY: SARA SMITH @ THE ARTIST GROUP 

ASSISTED BY: ALEX BAINBRIDGE & TINA MILANI

PRODUCED BY: THE ARTIST GROUP

MODEL: ANNA MILA @ IMG

HAIR BY: SOPHIE ROBERTS  @ THE ARTIST GROUP USING ORIBE

MAKEUP BY: KELLIE STRATTON @ MAP USING DIOR

MANICURE: CINDY VEILS USING DIOR RED GLOVE AND APRÈS GEL X TIPS

WRITTEN BY: TATIANA FARLEY

ART DIRECTION: STEPHANIE HUXLEY

“Clothes Maketh the (Wo)man”

An air of insouciance, all matte everything and a certain je ne sais quoi; the French femme of the 80’s was a cool contradiction, a carefully coiffed chic that seemed to say ‘I couldn’t care less what you think of me’. Grooming and status symbols reigned supreme; a bold shoulder, bright red lips and pantyhose imparting a sultry femininity that seemed at once sexy and a little insecure. This era of brash flash was all about the prestige of effort, of proving you were ‘doing well’ and arriving to your destination looking like you tried. Fast forward to today and there is no look more universally admired than the effortlessly en pointe, the undone elegance of a rumpled linen shirt and the ‘no makeup’ makeup. While the patina of taste evolve over time, the use of accoutrements as a means of armour and expression between our sense of self and the outside world remains a constant. 

Chanel jumpsuit and belt | earrings from Pierre Winter

Balenciaga shirt from David Jones | Monet vintage earrings from Pierre Winter | Romance Was Born shorts | Chanel belt | Wolford stockings from Elizabeth KChristian Louboutin shoes

Aje coat | Scanlan Theodore shirt | Louis Vuitton earrings

RIGHT Chloé blouse from David Jones | Balmain skirt from David Jones Oscar De La Renta earrings from Pierre Winter | [right hand] vintage gold snake cuff (stylists own) | [left hand] Oscar De La Renta bracelet from Pierre Winter | Sener Besim  ring

Balenciaga shirt from David Jones | Monet vintage earrings from Pierre Winter

White Story dress | Miu Miu belt | Oscar De La Renta necklace from Pierre Winter | Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet from Pierre WinterWolford bodysuit from Elizabeth K | Christian Louboutin shoes