ELLE Australia1 min cititeDesign
FIND YOUR Forever Coat
there are some things in life that will never change – even in the face of a terrifying global pandemic. Like, the weather. World events come and (hopefully) go, but the need for season-appropriate attire – such as a good coat to see you through the
ELLE Australia5 min citite
Safe As Houses
buying or owning a home comes with a lot of shoulds. In Australia, our culture is one where owning your home has more cachet than renting and most people (approximately 70 per cent) have purchased a home. So it’s little wonder that many people believ
ELLE Australia2 min cititeDesign
NEW Wave
the beach wave could be considered Instagram’s founding follicular trend – bouncy barrel curls tumbling over tanned shoulders were about as ubiquitous back then as denim cut-offs and wedge sneakers. But just as our social media habits have evolved, s
ELLE Australia5 min cititePopular Culture & Media Studies
Home Sweat Home
remember when Instagram felt like a veritable breeding ground for boutique fitness establishments? If you weren’t posting about your HIIT sessions at a cult health and fitness studio, a large portion of your virtual constituents likely were. Over the
ELLE Australia1 min cititeDesign
Cult Classic
SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO KEEP IT SIMPLE – and nothing captures the spirit of aspirational minimalism quite like a classic black coat. Aussie brands such as Aje and Arnsdorf offer great iterations – best paired with equally timeless staples like vintage-w
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Your buffer fund (or emergency fund) is for dealing with financial knocks, and job loss certainly fits that description. Using buffer money, if you have it, to cover your living costs in the short-term is a better option than going into debt. But don
ELLE Australia1 min cititeAnthropology
Wigging Out
When it comes to hair, long have we struggled with the issue of wanting what we can’t have. Between lengths, styles and colours, there’s so much to try with so little time. The surprisingly obvious solution? Wigs! If you’ve never given them much thou
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NEED A LITTLE motivation?
“Try to exercise in the same place each time so you associate this as your workout area,” advises Henshaw. You can kit it out with inexpensive equipment from Kmart, or sign up to a program that sends you everything you’ll need, such as Fluidform At H
ELLE Australia1 min cititeDesign
Tone It Up
A LITTLE MORE LAID-BACK than its black counterpart, an oversized camel coat is perfect for any occasion. Max Mara’s flattering versions in particular are the thing of fashion legend – and for good reason. Thrown over relaxed suiting or sweats, they a
ELLE Australia2 min cititeIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Rage Against The Machine
when Apple stepped into the banking world last year by releasing a credit card, it made headlines – for all the wrong reasons. Early adopters soon found men were offered a much greater credit limit than women – even if the women were in an identical
ELLE Australia1 min citite
Matte Obsession
Whether you’re looking to add some grit to freshly washed hair that hangs like spaghetti or bring life to third-day waves, a texture spray is your new best friend. These hybrid formulas sit between dry shampoo and light-hold hairspray, and some even
ELLE Australia5 min citite
the whole crystals, energy-clearing, aura thing snuck up on me. It started fairly innocently when my aunt gave me a pink quartz crystal in a teeny drawstring linen bag. “It really helps with stress and draws good energy towards you,” she said. Did sh
ELLE Australia1 min cititePopular Culture & Media Studies
Balancing Act
EVER PUT ON AN OUTFIT and felt it’s not quite right – like there’s a problem you can’t quite put your finger on but is immediately obvious? It’s probably been a question of proportions – a finicky skill that can stump even seasoned fashion editors. T
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Most of us are just happy to have a job right now – or we’re desperately looking for one. So the delicate art of asking for a raise may not be top of mind. But it’s never too early to start gathering ammunition for your next pay review, says Meggie P
ELLE Australia2 min citite
Home Improvement
“Take a break from your hot tools and go wash-and-wear with your hair. Shampoo and condition with appropriate products for your hair type in the shower. When your conditioner is in, use a detangling brush or comb to brush out the knots and create you
ELLE Australia2 min citite
Gypsy Creek
when I started looking for a house, I had no intention of buying anywhere but Sydney, but on the last day of a week-long stay in Byron I spotted a little Queenslander in the hinterland that was open for inspection and it was just too sweet not to loo
ELLE Australia1 min cititeDesign
Art Of Layering
THE WORLD’S MOST STYLISH women know it isn’t about having more, but about doing more with what you have. Translation? Layering. Is. Everything. And never more so than in winter. Instead of frantically trying to buy a brand new wardrobe, invest in a
ELLE Australia3 min citite
CAREER AND CASH ADVICE From Women Who Know Their Stuff
Fact: regardless of the industry you work in, navigating the workforce can be challenging, particularly for women. While the gender pay gap is narrowing, Australian women still earn an average of $25,000 per year less than their male counterparts. Bu
ELLE Australia1 min citite
Do We Really Need To Detox Our Hair?
hat depends on whether your hair is showing signs of build-up. Pollution, styling products and other chemicals gradually leave residue along the hair shaft. The impact shows up on your scalp first, says Scandizzo. “The skin gets very dry and flaky,”
ELLE Australia1 min citite
How I'm Wired
Move Speaker, $649, SONOS, sonos.com.au I take this speaker everywhere: it’s light, transportable and has amazing sound. UFO, $289, FOREO, sephora.com.au I’m a frequenter of infrared saunas, but since I can’t go to my local Nimbus & Co, I’m looking t
ELLE Australia1 min cititeDesign
Fuzzy Logic
TEDDY COATS INSPIRE an almost child-like reaction (the hint is in the name, right?) – a cosy kind of comfort akin to a warm hug that appeals to us every time we see one. And they look good! Almost Famous with a dash of 21st-century restraint. It’s no
ELLE Australia7 min citite
TALKING To Strangers
In 1929, it was reported that the American advice columnist Elizabeth Gilmer was earning more than the President of the United States. Gilmer – or Dorothy Dix as she was known to her legion of disciples – had not only managed to convince people to le
ELLE Australia1 min citite
WARD OFF Weary Winter Hair
WASH SMART: “Add moisture to every step in your regimen,” says John Pulitano, creative director of Headcase Hair. The easiest switch is to opt for a more hydrating shampoo and conditioner. 1. Repair My Hair Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, $29.95
ELLE Australia3 min citite
y our present situation is fine, and you know how lucky you are, but the truth is, you’re bored. So you may soon decide to break away. Don’t go too far – your enthusiasm could take you from one extreme to another, which is risky. All you need are som
ELLE Australia2 min citite
HIGH Spirits
as plans for a global lockdown began to take shape, Gabriel Waller was grappling with a difficult decision: whether or not she should stay put. Waller has been living in Sydney for the past few years, but decided to return to her family home in Queen
ELLE Australia5 min cititePsychology
Singled OUT
for my last birthday, I bought myself the gold diamond ring of my dreams. More than a birthday present, it was a gift to myself for making the incredibly tough decision to end a six-year relationship the week prior. In my excitement to own the ring,
ELLE Australia2 min citite
EDITORS’ PICKS: Mane Attractions
THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF FLAT IRONS has finally arrived, and it promises to be up to 50 per cent less damaging than traditional straighteners. Intelligent copper plates with flexible capabilities allow the tool to sense the thickness of the hair and gather
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Will My Pets Survive?
“I encourage you to cut out this collage kit and see what creations you come up with. Give yourself some time to sit with the images and see what inspires you. It doesn’t matter if what you make is ‘beautiful’ or not, as long as you’re able to get so
ELLE Australia5 min citite
Everything Is Illuminated
phoebe Bridgers is the kind of person you want to be friends with on Co-Star. She writes funny tweets (“I would like social distance from myself”), posts self-deprecating selfies, sings about missing her dog (“I wish I was on a spaceship, just me and
ELLE Australia11 min cititeLGBTQIA+ Studies
Men’s Rites
before I began to transition, I tried my very best not to transition, for the following reasons: • It might be well and good for other people, but I was uniquely unqualified. • I could not trust either my knowledge of myself or my own desires. • I co
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