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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 2d ago
CULTURE SPIRITOF ESCAPE § Nestled within the Sydney neighbourhood of Bellevue Hill, Romi Weinberg’s home is a hidden haven for the stylist and her two daughters. If you were you to stumble upon Romi Weinberg’s home, it could take you a moment to get your bearings. “Everybody that comes into my house says they feel like they are on holiday,” Weinberg happily affirms. The Bellevue Hill property is located at the end of a long driveway, not visible from the street, which only serves to amplify the effect. Once inside, the modern Mediterranean interiors cement the sense of escapism, making anyone who enters feel like they’re suddenly living on island time. For three-and-a-half years, the stylist and her daughters, Bo, almost 12, and Tatum, seven, have called the five-bedroom sanctuary home. Weinberg found a space she could put her own stamp on without the need for a knockdown, and she has transformed what was originally a stately, Tuscan-meets-French style house into her breezy abode. To reflect her fresh, casual sense of style, one of Weinberg’s first steps was to simplify the finishes, replacing a mix of timber, tiles and carpet with white timber floorboards that flow throughout almost every room in the house. The only exception can be found in the bathrooms, where terracotta tiles have been used to complement the textured tadelakt surfaces – a Moroccan plaster finish that Weinberg applied to walls, benchtops, and even her freestanding bathtub. “I absolutely loved it and I kind of went hell for leather with it,” she admits, pleased that the unique result speaks for itself.  “[The tadelakt] is something that everyone always mentions, and is very specific to my house.” Upstairs in her daughters’ rooms, Weinberg’s commitment to consistency is key to maintaining balance, especially as competing aesthetics start to come into play.  “Tatum is very girly, and initially her room was very white, but she has absolutely insisted that she wants colour,” says Weinberg, who is slowly starting to appease the request. “I think that fluidity is really important because even if I add colour, [the room] still has the same handwriting.” For whimsical finishing touches for the girls’ rooms, from twinkling fairy lights to charming dolls, Weinberg heads straight to mamapapa in Avalon. “It’s the most magnificent children’s decor and clothing store,” she says. With free rein over the rest of the house, Weinberg eschews bolds tones for raw textures that complement her predominantly white and cream palette. She also favours a mix of old and new furnishings, such as the contemporary linen couch and vintage patchwork rug that sit together in the front living space – the latter sourced from South Africa, where Weinberg originally hails from. It’s this melting pot of influences that stop the home’s holiday spirit feeling like it’s tied to any one place. “I don’t really want it to look themed,” says Weinberg on her interiors vision. “I pick elements from all over that I love, and hopefully that creates something that is individual and unique to me.” One-of-a-kind design features enhance the personal approach. Weinberg found the rustic ladder and chains that hang above her kitchen bench in Sydney vintage store Lunatiques, turning them into a feature that allows her enamel utensils to be hung on full display. “I want to create spaces that actually use the things that I have as part of the decor,” she explains, noting that she’s also incorporated her collection of French crockery into the kitchen’s aesthetic by way of open shelving. “It’s such a waste to have it sitting hidden in a cupboard.” An avid cook, Weinberg choose to extend the kitchen, which was considerably smaller when she bought the house, to create a generous space that flows into her open dining area. The connected entertainment zone continues all the way outside thanks to the pergola Weinberg installed after moving in, and the sense of openness is amplified by the glass sliding doors that she fortunately inherited with the house. “I’m always having people over, so it was really important to me to be able to have the doors open, and [create] that inside-outside feeling.” she shares. “There’s so many things that I’ve put so much thought and care into,” reflects Weinberg, who finds it impossible to pinpoint a favourite from the myriad of décor pieces she’s gathered so far. But when asked if she treasures a particular corner of her home, her answer, “My room,” is delivered without hesitation. “I love being in there,” she says, describing her bedroom’s balcony (“which I just adore”), the Juliet windows that open up to the bougainvillea and greenery of her garden, and the beautiful energy she feels when she’s spending time in there. “My little oasis,” she concludes – the heart of her little slice of paradise. See more in Issue 05 of Badlands Journal. Credits Photography Ana Suntay-TanedoHair & Makeup Kristin BrettWords Natalie Mell MORE STYLE, PLEASE Style Spotlight: Neada Jane Deters This Australian creative’s Instagram page is a firm Badlands Journal favourite for its minimalist fashion and interiors inspo. Hannah-Rose Yee takes a peek inside Neada Jane Deters’ wardrobe... Sleep Walking If you are yet to slip into PJs fashionable enough to wear beyond the bedroom, Casey Vassallo shares why now is the time to embrace sleepwear designed with more than its age-old function in mind... Thoroughbred A glimpse of hope for all the summer lovers out there... The Art Of Undone Loosen up a litte... The post Spirit Of Escape appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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CULTURE Style Spotlight: Neada Jane Deters § This Australian creative’s Instagram page is a firm Badlands Journal favourite for its minimalist fashion and interiors inspo. Hannah-Rose Yee takes a peek inside Neada Jane Deters’ wardrobe. Sydney native Neada Jane Deters spent a few years in New York before making her way back to the beach, Venice Beach, that is, where her style is all about sophisticated separates and relaxed silhouettes. “People started mentioning how much white I wear, so I did a tally in my wardrobe the other day and half of it is white,” Deters says. On the day Badlands Journal meets her at her recently renovated Venice Beach home – with a stop at nearby favourite Salt & Straw for ice cream – she’s clad in not one but two white outfits: a dress from New York brand Lorod and a pair of white Levi’s with a vintage silk top. “I’ve been naturally drawn to it the past few years as an alternative to my years of wearing black in New York,” she says. “White is so clean and energising. It feels effortless – unless I’m eating a bowl of pasta. Fortunately, I have a great dry cleaner down the road.” Deters’ love of white fits seamlessly into her style mantra of “feel-good minimalism”. The Los Angeles-based founder of consulting group The Fold Creative and new venture Lesse, which is launching a new line of life essentials this month, says her style has slowly and subtly relaxed since she moved to California. “I tend to reach for fabrics, not colour,” she says. “It’s all vintage denim, silk, linen and cotton”, largely in a palette of soft greys and various shades of white, from clotted cream to marshmallow. Starting work on her businesses at seven in the morning means that Deters likes the process of getting dressed to be “effortless”. Her uniform would be a pair of vintage Levi’s – white, naturally – with a “perfect vintage white tee” from Re/done and a pair of python boots from Brother Vellies. Her style influences run the gamut from ’90s minimalist icons like Calvin Klein to French New Wave cinema and her mum and aunt. “Some of the pieces in highest rotation in my wardrobe are passed down from them,” she says. Taking stock of her closet, some of her favourite pieces are those Levi’s – “It takes years to find the fit, so I wear my pairs to death,” Deters says – and two patent leather skirts from Courrèges and Rodarte. “That’s what I wear when I’m going out and want to have fun,” she says. Oh, and her everyday handbag from The Row and a men’s shirt from the late 19th century, which she picked up from Desert Vintage in Tucson, Arizona. “I wear it as a tunic over jeans or as a beach dress,” she says. “It’s just beautiful.” And you know what? Both those pieces are white. Of course. Neada’s Favourite… Interiors store: 1st Dibs and eBay! My current saved items include designs from Mies van Der Rohe, Milo Baughman, Borge Morgensen, and Eileen Gray. Vintage store:  Desert Vintage. It is the most beautifully curated vintage store of all time. Day out:  A combination of art and nature is the perfect day out, for me. Brunch: Gjusta, or homemade green bowls in our garden. Beach:  Tamarama or Tallows, nothing quite compares to Australian beaches. Restaurants:  MTN in Los Angeles, I Sodi in New York, 10 William in Sydney. Night time ritual: I love to take my time in the evenings. I wash my face with our LESSE Essential Cleanser, then I lightly dry and rub an ice cube in circular motions across my face and neck. I then spritz on a hydrating toner, which is currently a formulation we have in development (so excited about this one!), and finish my skin care ritual with our Ritual Serum. I put a little extra on at night, as our skin heals best at night and hydration is such an imperative aspect of clear and healthy skin. In bed, I read a little and talk through ideas and plans with my partner until we both fall asleep. Credits Photography Emari TraffieAssistant Dakota LynneWords Hannah-Rose Yee MORE STYLE, PLEASE Style Spotlight: Neada Jane Deters This Australian creative’s Instagram page is a firm Badlands Journal favourite for its minimalist fashion and interiors inspo. Hannah-Rose Yee takes a peek inside Neada Jane Deters’ wardrobe... Sleep Walking If you are yet to slip into PJs fashionable enough to wear beyond the bedroom, Casey Vassallo shares why now is the time to embrace sleepwear designed with more than its age-old function in mind... Thoroughbred A glimpse of hope for all the summer lovers out there... The Art Of Undone Loosen up a litte... The post Style Spotlight: Neada Jane Deters appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 1M ago
STYLE SLEEPWALKING § Silk Top & Short, Lee Mathews Throw, Eau Club If you are yet to slip into PJs fashionable enough to wear beyond the bedroom, Casey Vassallo shares why now is the time to embrace sleepwear designed with more than its age-old function in mind Consider this: girl wakes, rolls out of bed, showers, dresses in pyjamas, goes about her day. It’s dreamy, idealistic, and a new reality. Because sleepwear is now an ensemble fit for Monday chores, Tuesday appointments, Wednesday catch-ups, Thursday errands, Friday drinks, Saturday gatherings and Sunday rests. On the street, at the bar, market runs, beach days and everything in between: what was once reserved for the bedroom is now the ultimate fashion compromise. I’m the first to raise my hand and declare my long-time love affair with bed. Being a transient, it’s the place I feel most at home. Day to day, I’m generally nostalgic for bedtime – for the sleep, the refuge and the solace. It’s where I write more often than I’d like to admit. Naturally then, what I wear in bed is important. Like many, I must confess my nighttime choices to date have been solely based on comfort and are almost never answer-the-front-door appropriate. Until now. The likes of neutral-toned linen twin sets and slinky silk slips from Sleepy Jones and Morgan Lane are ticking all my lazy day boxes, and my busy ones too. Sleepwear must be loose enough to breathe in, spoon in, dream in and spend the majority of Sunday in. With this in mind, French stone-washed linen was the ultimate fabric choice for Juliette Harkness and Emma Nelson when they created their Byron-based, Japanese-inspired Deiji (pronounced day-jee) Studios. “We’re trying to create the ultimate sleep,” Nelson says. “Warm through winter, cool through summer,” Harkness adds. Today, their block-coloured and striped sets, dresses and robes adorn the bodies of women around the world, day and night. “We wanted to have something that didn’t look like you were wearing pyjamas, that didn’t look quite as daggy,” Harkness says. “You could go down to the shops and get your milk, but still have that freedom to get straight in to bed afterwards.” They practice what they preach, too. “We mainly wear our Deiji sleepwear,” Harkness says. “It’s just so easy to throw on the shorts with a t-shirt, or the kimono top over a pair of jeans. There’s no thought to it.” Made from long-lasting materials, the designs are fast-fashion adverse and carry the ‘I just threw this on’ sentiment, as much as the statement of ‘less is more’. “It was always the intention for us,” Juliette says of the brand’s ethos. “I’m not surprised with the way people live now that people are embracing it.” Worldwide, we’re seeing traditional cuts in luxe tones from brands like ASCENO, or Olivia von Halle’s vivid animal prints in the same vein. Then there’s Sleeper, a New York-based brand loved by Belen Hostalet, Saasha Burns, Busy Philips and We The People’s Jessie Bush for its Sound of Music-esque smocks and night shirts. As co-founder Asya Varetsa explains, Sleeper was quite literally dreamt up. She watched the 1991 movie Curly Sue one Christmas Eve with friends including Kate Zubarieva, the other half of Sleeper. They were enamoured of actress Kelly Lynch (now a client of theirs), as Grey Ellison, wearing a black-and-white striped silk robe. The scene stuck with Zubarieva, as she dreamt that night of standing in a pyjama factory. It was fate. The brand launched in 2014. Inspired by airports as “authentic street-style” hubs, the pair set out to create the perfect bed-to-wherever-in-the-world attire. “We wanted to create real pyjamas, a true thing that surpasses its original and expected purpose,” Varetsa says. “You wake up, throw over a coat, slip on sneakers or mules, and voila, you’re ready to go out for your morning cup of coffee.” Both Varetsa and Zubarieva’s wardrobes consist mainly of their own label, too. “My favourite item is the Milk Punch pyjama set from our holiday capsule collection,” Varetsa says, referring to an all-white look with marabou feather-lined pants. As to why sleepwear is such a popular outfit option now, Varetsa puts it down to a sign of the times. “For one, as we all can observe, so-called dress codes have becomes an atavism. Successful business people of our generation – millennials – wear jeans for $70 and Seiko or Polar watches to their luxury offices,” she explains. “Nowadays people’s perception of style is solely based on their own ideas about beauty and convenience. Sleepwear as everyday wear has trickled into the mainstream as a result of democratisation of fashion, and is here to stay.” If you read the 2018 fiction hit My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, you might be inspired to do a – hopefully less drug-induced – version of your own year of rest and relaxation. If so, sleep-to-walk attire is essential. Trend or not, many are committed to spending time in and on this idea of sleepwear. Those that bypass the movement – as some did with the comeback of Birkenstocks, the rebirth of scrunchies, or puffy-jackets revised for life off the ski fields – will only be missing out. Sweet dreams. Velvet Top & Bottoms, Sleeping With Jacques Linen Set, Deji Studios from Mychameleon Silk Top & Pants, Lee Mathews Credits Photography Kelly GeddesStyling Talisa Sutton, Badlands StudioHair & Makeup Kristin BrettModel Bella Thomas @ KultWords Casey VassalloFrom Issue 05 of Badlands Journal MORE STYLE, PLEASE Sleep WalkingIf you are yet to slip into PJs fashionable enough to wear beyond the bedroom, Casey Vassallo shares why now is the time to embrace sleepwear designed with more than its age-old function in mind...ThoroughbredA glimpse of hope for all the summer lovers out there...The Art Of UndoneLoosen up a litte...A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time... The post Sleep Walking appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 1M ago
STYLE THOROUGHBRED A glimpse of hope for all the summer lovers out there. § Top, Marle Earrings, Meadowlark Like-minded summer lovers will find winter an enduring period of lost inspiration. Without the sun, how do we prosper and grow? Without a day at the beach (book in hand) how do we nourish the soul? Alas, find glory instead in the countryside. Or at least dress the part. Envision streets lined with fallen leaves, a raging fireplace and a paddock of ponies out the back. Gear up in perfectly tailored attire, urging a horseback adventure at any moment. Keep it warm, keep it layered and, most importantly, unleash the colours that will feed you from the outside in. There is hope for us yet. Top, Zimmermann Hat, Jacquemus Earrings, Reliquia Shirt, Mahsa Skirt, Zimmermann Earrings, Vintage Boots, Stylists Own Shirt, Mahsa Skirt, Zimmermann Earrings, Vintage Boots, Stylists Own Jacket, Deadly Ponies Top, Maje Trousers, Acne Loafers, Bally Hoop earrings, Alix Yang Tote Bag, Oroton Dress, Zimmermann Earrings, Valet Knit, Karen Walker Trousers, Zimmermann Loafers, Bally Pendant Necklace & Ring, Karen Walker Hoop earrings, Alix Yang Shirt & skirt, Gucci Necklace, Reliquia Gold hoop earrings, Alix Yang Necklace & Ring, Stevie Jean Shirt, Lee Mathews Earrings, Reliquia Credits Photography Michael Naumoff @ Viviens Creative Styling Emma Read @ DLM Digital Operator Matteo Macri Hair & Makeup Kristyan Low @ DLM using M.A.C Cosmetics and Oribe Model Eva V @ IMG Words Hannah Cole MORE STYLE, PLEASE ThoroughbredA glimpse of hope for all the summer lovers out there...The Art Of UndoneLoosen up a litte...A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time...New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar... The post Thoroughbred appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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CULTURE Style Spotlight: Jerico Tracy § Art curator Jerico Tracy reveals her uncanny eye for design and beauty, building a home, wardrobe and workspace befitting a minimalist’s paradise. Jerico Tracy is the young wavemaker modifying and moulding the way we view art, in all its glamour and glory. As Director of Woolloomooloo-based gallery, Jerico Contemporary, Tracy is on a mission to “make art accessible to young people and give young artists a platform to showcase their work.” It is thanks to this innate skill and eye for talent that Sydney-siders have become introduced to a plethora of talented young art-makers – from the understated line drawings of Christiane Spangsberg to Anna Pogossova’s eerily stunning prints. Admirably, Tracy has curated a gallery free from the typical stuffiness of many other prestige venues. This is, in part, due to Tracy’s own down-to-earth nature, as well as the charming and character-filled space that is now Jerico Contemporary. White walls are framed by timber and completed with a set of French doors leading to the courtyard housing a range of flourishing plants. It’s a space warm and inviting, not dissimilar to Tracy’s own apartment. Nestled in Centennial Park, this idea of artful minimalism leads the interior. The apartment, shared with husband Andrew and (utterly adorable) rabbit Nyima, is not what one would expect from a dedicated curator. The stereotyped image of artworks adorning every wall and stacks of collector publications piling the floors is far from reality. Instead, Tracy’s small apartment calls for the strictest of curations (while a ten-year amassment bides its time in storage – for now). Currently, the pared-back interiors are complemented by the works of Christiane Spangsberg, Caroline Walls, Arryn Snowball, Holly Ryan and Isobel Rayson. A recent acquisition by emerging multi-disciplinary artist, Emily Sandrussi, is Tracy’s latest prized possession. In what sounds like a beautifully haunting image, the artist is veiled by a “cascading column of fabric salvaged from her late mother’s sewing collection,” leading the viewer to question the redefining of one’s identity in the absence of another’s. A neutral palette within the home gives these pieces the space to shine and receive the appraisal they deserve. With tones of white, taupe and black in abundance, Tracy’s nest is fitted out with antiques, vintage pieces and recycled timber. As a firm believer in living sustainably, natural materials take preference. It is this awareness that also translates to Tracy’s minimalist, considered wardrobe. Neutrals have pride of place. Paired with classic silhouettes and textural pieces, the basis of a sustainable wardrobe is complete. International labels such as Isabel Marant, The Row and Chloé inspire this aesthetic, as do local labels including Albus Lumen, Christopher Esber and Matin. It’s only natural then that Tracy would find herself sitting so comfortably in the fashion world. Artistic collaborations are on the rise as labels extend their viewpoint and look beyond the typically fashion-school-educated. In the words of Tracy, “[Fashion and art] are fields of creative expression, and it seems natural that fashion designers are collaborating with artists more and more frequently. I think these pairings can often lead to truly unexpected and innovative work.” As expected, bridging these worlds of artistic beauty doesn’t come easy; a busy schedule and tireless hours keep Tracy on her toes. But it’s nothing that a bath, a book and a glass of wine can’t mend. Credits Photography Daphne NguyenWords Hannah Cole MORE STYLE, PLEASE The Art Of UndoneLoosen up a litte...A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time...New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar...So Over ItForget the big brands, the coolest new accessory labels are under-the-radar, insider secrets. Hannah-Rose Yee meets the designers making the next wave of must-have bags... The post Style Spotlight: Jerico Tracy appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 2M ago
BEAUTY Scents of purpose Chanel looks to the futureby preserving the past § These days, it’s not enough for a beauty company to make beautiful products. There needs to be substance behind the style, a commitment to responsible work practices, good ethics, and careful consideration for the world at large. Take Chanel’s approach when producing the latest addition to Les Eaux de Chanel, a fragrance collection inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite destinations. The company sourced neroli from the Alpes Maritimes region of France, where neroli has been harvested for almost a century but supplies are dwindling, making sustainable practices more essential than ever. In the same way Chanel has purchased various Parisian workshops to preserve haute couture craftsmanship, the company has committed to working with the local cooperative and buying all of the neroli oil produced in the region to both help maintain the centuries-old techniques, and to cement practices that are environmentally responsible (like undertaking research to minimize the impact of harvesting on local biodiversity) and socially accountable (such as partnering with local schools and training centres to ensure traditions are passed on, and employment services for the disabled to integrate those with disabilities for future pruning and harvesting). Nothing is wasted, and every element of the bitter orange tree is used – fruit is made into jam, orange wine and candied orange, fruit peel yields oil, and the hand-picked flowers are distilled to produce orange blossom water and neroli oil, which is then given to Chanel, where perfumer Olivier Polge used it in Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Riviera, a luminous floral fragrance that evokes the sunlight-drenched shores of the Côte d’Azur, and which is available for one year only, starting this month, at Chanel boutiques. Credits Imagery Courtesy of CHANELWords Sherine Youssef MORE BEAUTY, PLEASE Scents Of PurposeChanel looks to the future by preserving the past...Let’s Make Summer Last ForeverAs a certain briskness enters the air, it’s impossible not to reminisce over the long-gone days of Summer...Chanel takes no-makeup makeup to the next levelIt’s you, only glowier...Say Hello to Your New Favourite AccessoryWe're not finished with Danish inspiration just yet... The post Scents Of Purpose appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 2M ago
CULTURE Lust ForLos Angeles § Perennially in transit, Olivia Lopez’s new book invites us to explore Los Angeles like a local. With over a decade of influencing under her belt, calling Olivia Lopez a blogger seems somewhat inaccurate. The diminutive Los Angeleno seems better described as a writer, photographer, and creative director, carving her own path in an evolving media landscape. Add author to the list, and you might get a sense of her dynamic body of work and the breadth of her effect on a growing legion of followers. “I joke that I’m a professional tourist – though really it’s more of a polymath of things,” she jests. But beyond the glamour is her earnest desire to explore. Starting her blog, Lust For Life, during school as an outlet for her growing interest in photography, it now plays host to an expansive collection of her personal work. “There wasn’t an elaborate editorial strategy beyond capturing what surrounded me. Everything about the process was very organic.” And for us, that is why it feels so compelling. When slipping away to an exotic location is an impossibility, our inner escapist can’t help but be drawn in by her adventures.  “In both writing and photography, what I’m trying to capture is a feeling,” she says. “Whether it’s a certain quality of light in a city or a theme that’s revealed in experiencing something foreign and new, I hope I can transport what I experience into pixels and characters.” And deliver she does. Her new book, Lust for Los Angeles, is as she describes it, a love letter to the city. Within its pages lies an insider’s guide to what can be an overwhelming metropolis. The perfect companion for those hoping to explore beyond the superficial reputation and delve into the rich cultural melange on offer. Or more simply, “a road map to LA beyond the cultural cliches,” as Olivia puts it. Her advice to visitors to the city of angels? “Localize your trip. Pick a neighbourhood that you’d like to get to know, and if you can, get a mix of perspective by splitting your time between the East and West Side with two separate stays.” Though not the first influencer to sidestep into publishing a book, Olivia’s tome seems to eschew the traditional blogger hot spots, in favour of under the radar cafes and architectural gems. Littered with quotes from Joan Didion to David Lynch, it takes the reader on a journey through the past and present of LA to discover its often misunderstood beauty. “A lot of people say ‘print is dead’ but I find the opposite to be true – it’s the message and medium that’s changing.” And with this approach in mind, the book taps into the niche aspect of a sprawling city like Los Angeles, dissecting it into neighbourhoods, each with a different mood. Though travelling much of the year, LA continues to be Olivia’s home base and a major influence on her work. “One of the best things about creating in this city is that there’s space and isolation if you need it, and there are vast sources of inspiration beyond your doorstep, too.” She favours living in the bustle of downtown, balanced by hiking trails and beaches on the weekend. “Busy but bucolic”, she says. And to us, that seems the epitome of Los Angeles – a city that can fulfil the constant flux and myriad interests of a modern woman. Up next for Olivia? No doubt a continued stream of travel to places as far-flung as Scandinavia, Spain, and Morocco. She’s also gearing up to launch Bon Weekender, a curated art and object shop, which has definitely piqued our interest. In the meantime, you can find our nose firmly planted between the pages of Lust For Los Angeles, available at www.lustforla.com. Credits Photography Trevor King Words Katerina Furrer MORE STYLE, PLEASE The Art Of UndoneLoosen up a litte...A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time...New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar...So Over ItForget the big brands, the coolest new accessory labels are under-the-radar, insider secrets. Hannah-Rose Yee meets the designers making the next wave of must-have bags... The post Lust For Los Angeles appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 3M ago
STYLE The Art Of Undone § Dress, Dior Pants, Acne Shoes, Miu Miu Loosen up a little… It’s the balancing act that can tip even the most sartorially adept among us over the edge: put together but not decidedly so, undone yet polished. And when that unassumingly cool look is achieved, it’s likely not by accident. It’s wearing a dress over pants, but keeping the tones in sync. It’s unbuttoning your shirt just enough, but starting at the bottom rather than the top. It’s layering sandals over sheer stockings when the weather shifts, and it’s taking a traditionally prim texture like tweed and subverting it with say-my-name chains. Think of it as shifting your styling cues just a little left of centre, because sometimes mastering the subtle art of undone involves colouring outside of the lines. Top, Miu Miu Pants, Louis Vuitton Top, Miu Miu Pants, Louis Vuitton Coat, Gucci Belt, Chanel Stockings, Stylist’s Own Coat, Gucci Shoes, Gucci Stockings, Stylist’s Own Briefs, Calvin KleinSkirt, ElleryEarrings, Calvin Klein from Parlour X Bodysuit, Acne Denim Skirt, Sequinned Skirt & Socks, Miu Miu Jacket (on body), Chanel Jacket (over head), Chanel Necklace, Chanel Jacket (on body), Chanel Jacket (over head), Chanel Necklace, Chanel Shirt, Gucci Coat Camilla & Marc Dress, Acne Glove, COS Scarf, Acne Bag, Loewe from MatchesFashion Shirt, Albus Lumen from My Chameleon Skirt: Le Kilt from Matches Fashion Blazer, Kate Sylvester Hat, Avenue Credits Photography Daniel Nadel @ DLM Styling Freddie Federicks Hair Joel Forman Makeup Cherry Cheung Model Emily Baker @ Priscillas Words Natalie Mell MORE STYLE, PLEASE The Art Of UndoneLoosen up a litte...A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time...New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar...So Over ItForget the big brands, the coolest new accessory labels are under-the-radar, insider secrets. Hannah-Rose Yee meets the designers making the next wave of must-have bags... The post The Art Of Undone appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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Badlands Journal by Talisa Sutton - 3M ago
STYLE A Friend In Hand § Every woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time. F ew things in fashion are forever, but at the core of every great closet you’re destined to find a hardworking handbag that can stand the test of time. For the woman who favours a classic sensibility, a carryall that transcends trends is also the first thing that she reaches for in the morning, knowing that she can count on it to see her through the day. Not tied to any one occasion, its repertoire ranges from polished and functional workwear addition to compact evening accessory. It’s the practical purse that she can sling over her shoulder while running weekend errands, effortlessly elevating off-duty denim. In fact, it’s the kind of hero piece that chimes with any outfit—the ultimate friend in hand. If you haven’t found your forever bag yet, Christian Dior’s latest release is a worthy contender for the title. Taking the form of a sleek rectangular shape, the 30 Montaigne holds all the hallmarks of a timeless design: clean lines, luxe gold hardware, an adjustable strap and a colour palette that skips from pale pink to the label’s iconic blue jacquard canvas. The result? A bag that cuts through the sartorial noise in favour of refined elegance to last a lifetime. And, like a modern-day heirloom to be passed down through generations, it might even be cherished in the next one, too. Credits Photography Michael Brunt @ Assembly Agency Styling Freddie Fredericks Hair Joel Forman @ Lion Artist Management Makeup Teneille Sorgiovanni @ Lion Artist Management Model Dominika Drozdowska @ Priscillas Words Natalie Mell All clothing and accessories Dior MORE STYLE, PLEASE A Friend In HandEvery woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time...New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar...So Over ItForget the big brands, the coolest new accessory labels are under-the-radar, insider secrets. Hannah-Rose Yee meets the designers making the next wave of must-have bags...Balancing ActTurn transeasonal dressing on its head... The post A Friend In Hand appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more
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As a certain briskness enters the air, it’s impossible not to reminisce over the long-gone days of Summer But this doesn’t have to be the end. While our sleeves may get a little longer and our layers more purposeful, we can always reflect the innocent beauty of a midsummer adventure. Focus on the skin: keep it fresh, hydrated and plump with natural colour. Highlight the cheekbones to show off youth’s vibrancy and champion a warm colour palette, adding a touch of autumnal hues to the eyes and lips. Before you know it, we will have defeated the Big Chill once again and be embracing summer’s warm kisses with more intensity than ever before. Dress & Earrings, ElleryBangle, Brie Leon Dress & Earrings, ElleryBangle, Brie Leon Pinafore Dress, White StoryTop, ElleryEarrings, Celine Top, White StoryHat, MarysiaEarrings, Brie Leon Top, White StoryHat, MarysiaEarrings, Brie Leon Credits Photography Akila BerjaouiStyling Sarah Maggie IbrahimHair Rory Rice using OribeMakeup Kimberley Forbesusing Giorgio Armani and DermalogicaModel Saara Shivonen @ KULT More Style, please New HeightsThe Strand Arcade houses all the pieces that will make your wardrobe soar...So Over ItForget the big brands, the coolest new accessory labels are under-the-radar, insider secrets. Hannah-Rose Yee meets the designers making the next wave of must-have bags...Balancing ActTurn transeasonal dressing on its head...NostalgiaIntroducing Issue 05 of Badlands Journal... The post Let’s Make Summer Last Forever appeared first on Badlands Journal. ..read more

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