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A pair of statement heels landed this uni dropout on the Young Rich List

Argylica Conditsis’ business started when she couldn’t find bedazzled shoes. This year, she and brother William debut on the list of Australia’s most wealthy under 40.

  • Eugenie Kelly
British beauty entrepreneur Sarah-Jane Duncanson “Trinny” Woodall at the Park Hyatt, Sydney.

Trinny Woodall plans her weekly wardrobe every Sunday

The founder and CEO of Trinny London is an early bird and master packer who has her make-up routine down to three minutes.

  • Lauren Sams

This Month

The The Under Armour Men’s UA Tech™ ½ Zip Long Sleeve.

How the golf quarter-zip became the 2023 Wall Street uniform

Like the polo shirt before it, the style is yet another putting-green-to-conference-room crossover hit. Even New York financiers are getting in on the action.

  • Ashley Fetters Maloy
Detail of a brooch made for the actor Sarah Bernhardt by René Lalique, from the Collection Comédie-Française.

This jewellery may be fake, but it’s precious beyond compare

Tucked between a Starbucks and a Hard Rock Cafe, an extraordinary treasure trove is about to go on display in a Paris mansion never before opened to the public.

  • Robert Bevan

Here’s what went down at Australia’s first prestige watch fair

The Financial Review’s About Time horological event offered vintage treats, new timepieces and a chance to mingle with other enthusiasts.

  • Bani McSpedden
Glossier CEO and founder Emily Weiss is mystifyingly private.

Inside a brand that became a unicorn in just five years

A new book looks at the bumpy career of Emily Weiss, the enigmatic founder of Glossier.

  • Lauren Sams
Looking glam and relaxed in all-yellow Venroy linen.

For those with a crush on linen, should you iron it?

The fabric is not for everyone. But if you are a fan, expect to look a little, well, crumpled. Here are expert tips on how to wear it better.

  • Lauren Sams
They weren’t just preludes to a new season, but a way to show customers what the brand stood for.

Stores are releasing print catalogues again. Here’s why

Mail-order product publications, a staple of ’80s and ’90s department outlets, are back in fashion. Younger generations may be unaware it’s a comeback.

  • Lauren Sams
James Bartle of Outland Denim: “I realised we could let someone else buy it and have another competitor, or we could buy it and dominate the market.”

Double denim in style as Outland buys ailing Nobody Denim

The Gold Coast-based social enterprise has announced its acquisition of Melbourne veteran Nobody Denim.

  • Lauren Sams
Anna McLaren, founder of the A.Emery fashion label.

The Australian who sells her sandals worldwide is now making clothes

Anna McLaren couldn’t find the perfect footwear, so she made it. Now she’s doing the same with ready-to-wear.

  • Lauren Sams

The Australian porcelain brand loved by Gwyneth, Nigella and David Chang

After nearly three decades of building her porcelain homewares business Mud Australia into a globally recognised brand, Shelley Simpson still loves pottering around.

  • Lauren Sams
Black Diamondz luxury property concierge owner Monika Tu. Illustration by Sam Bennett.

TV realtor wants party to remember but not ’til she’s 105

Monika Tu is the owner of Black Diamondz luxury property concierge and appears on Luxe Listings Sydney. She wants to go out in serious style.

  • Lauren Sams
Wallpaper by de Gournay in the workshop, known as the Goat Shed.

This Aussie’s hugely successful brand confuses venture capitalists

Australian Richard Christiansen has built a wholesome brand inspired by his LA hilltop home. Now, Flamingo Estate is rolling out Moroccan rugs.

  • David Meagher
Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week.

Signature style steals the show at Paris Fashion Week

From Sarah Burton’s swansong for McQueen to “unpolished” classics at Valentino and Rei Kawakubo’s colourful sculptures at Comme des Garçons, the looks stayed true to brand.

  • Lauren Indvik

Cue founder Rod Levis honoured as Australian Fashion Laureate

For the migrant success story, who has family in Israel and a nephew fighting with the Israeli army, it was a bright moment in an otherwise dark week.

  • Lauren Sams

This jewellery brand began with a love story

Marie Lichtenberg left her magazine job and her relationship for a fresh start making pieces inspired by her Creole heritage.

Want to stand out from the crowd? Ditch your bag and get a bilum

Australian textile designer Caroline Sherman is making a difference by taking holdalls from communities in PNG all the way to the Oscars red carpet.

  • Eugenie Kelly

Want to look fashionable? Buy some shiny clothes

If the beginning of this year was defined by quiet luxury, then the end will be characterised by high-octane, brilliant, gleaming gloss.

  • Lauren Sams
Serrat was photographed at Sydney Living Museums’ Vaucluse House.

A cosmetics queen reveals what she really values

The effortlessly chic Violette Serrat talks make-up, Murakami and a maison d’art, while discussing some more of her favourite things.

  • Lauren Sams
A woman wearing a black high heel on her right foot ties up a sneaker on her left foot.

How on earth do people stand in heels all day at the races?

Following a toe-tingling investigation, the truth is, you can still look glam in flats. But if that’s not your thing ... read on.

  • Lauren Sams