Author: Lisa Kladouris

Word Up: W. S. Merwin from Once in Spring

A sentence continues after thirty years it wakes in the silence of the same room the words that come to it after the long comma existed all that time wandering in space as points of light travel unseen through ages of which they alone are the measure and arrive at last to tell of something that came to pass before they ever began or meant anything W. S. Merwin from Once in Spring, via The Paris Review. Visit: theparisreview.org

L’Officine Universelle Buly Hand and Foot Cream

As Beatrice sat down that Monday morning and set-up her desk for the day, notebook and monogrammed leather pencil-case to her right, water bottle, keep cup and hand cream grouped thoughtfully together in the corner to her left, she smiled in the satisfaction that everything on her desk was just how it should be. Clean, simple, organised, and with a sense of style that Beatrice liked to call “professional chic”. As she sat there relishing her moment of contentment and bliss Beatrice opened her tube of hand cream, and massaged a generous amount into her hands. At exactly 8:35am Delphine, the only competition in the office for Beatrice on a sartorial level, set her bag down on her desk and took out the most exquisite blue tube of hand cream that Beatrice had ever seen. As Delphine massaged a teaspoon amount into her hands, Beatrice placed her tube of hand cream back into her bag, and spent the morning on google searching for the exquisite blue tube of hand cream which wouldn’t look out-of-place in …

In Character: Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash

While Tilda Swinton’s famous rockstar Marianne Lane remains mostly silent during her stay on the remote Sicilian island of Pantelleria in Luca Guadagnino’s 2015 film “A Bigger Splash”, her summer holiday wardrobe by then creative director of Christian Dior Raf Simons speaks absolute volumes. Harry Hawkes (Ralph Fiennes) on Marianne: “She’s the woman of the century. And I’m talking about her soul now.” A Bigger Splash 2015, Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. Last image (below): Photographed by Giulio Ghirardi via Another Magazine Visit: anothermag.com

Golden Years

They first met at the studio on Matherson Road where gold discs lined the walls among photographs of musicians from the past and present, and where every object from the ceramic pieces grouped thoughtfully in three’s on side tables and benches, to the olive-green sofa she was sitting on suggested real style doesn’t fade and certainly never dates. She had just turned twenty-three and was nursing a hangover from the evening before. She saw him standing in the corner next to a photograph of a tall, slender man holding a trumpet to his lips, back arched and head tilted backwards as though caught in the moment before he was just about to play. He turned to look at the photograph and studied it as if he knew who the trumpet player was, and then looked towards her and smiled. He was hiding his face behind a long, floppy fringe which he ran his fingers through like a comb and tucked behind his ear, revealing the most intriguing eyes she had ever seen. Beautiful, kind, yet …

Gucci Ophidia Bag

Janice always marched to beat of her own drum. To describe her style as eclectic was an understatement and to define her look on any given day could be perplexing for those with no imagination. However on a beautiful sunny day as Janice walked home from work there it was in the window at Gucci – the perfect companion for every outfit and one which truly spoke to her go-paint-something-geek-chic self, the Gucci Ophidia bag. Gucci Ophidia bag featuring the double G detail, an archival Gucci code from the 70’s. Visit: gucci.com

Shopping Cart: Golden Lady

Clockwise from top-right: Gucci Osiride Embellished Leather and Coated-canvas Tote; Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Spike Embossed Mirrored-leather Wallet; Versace Medusa Gold-tone Ring; Cire Trudon Abd El Kader Scented Candle 270g; Chloé Gold-tone Necklace; Sensem Plissé-lamé Wide-leg Trousers; Aquazzura Baba Plateau Metallic Cracked-leather Platform Sandals; Bella Freud 1970 Metallic Knitted Sweater; Chloé Aviator-style Gold-tone Sunglasses; Catbird Tiny Dancer 14-karat Gold Earrings. Visit: net-a-porter.com

Old CÉLINE

As Juliette walked towards the group of protesters her heart began to race. There they were, in their thousands, her sisters, her kindred spirit fashionistas carrying banners and signs, and crying out for the return of their beloved Phoebe Philo-era CÉLINE. There was Camille in her scarf-print silk shirt from Spring/Summer 2011; Celeste in her plaid laundry bag coat from Autumn/Winter 2013; Lucie in her brush stroke print dress from Spring/Summer 2014; Ines in her glove shoes from Spring Summer 2015; Valentine in her slip dress from Spring/Summer 2016; and Romy with her Trapeze bag in one hand and red posca pen in another, who’d spent the morning roaming the streets defacing posters for the new CELINE campaign. “Bring back Phoebe, long live CÉLINE!”. If you have strong feelings of nostalgia and have trouble relating with the new CELINE you can follow @oldceline on Instgram. Image: Barrettes from CÉLINE Spring 2015.

Nancy

“Do you dream about me?” she asked him. “All the time” he answered. She had been in control of their conversation from the moment they sat down in the emerald leather booth, playing with a silver charm bracelet dangling from her right wrist as she slowly and skilfully coaxed his life story out of him. He liked this and he liked her. Their waitress placed two cups of coffee on the formica table and a slice of apple pie with two forks “for you to share, it’s on the house” she said to them smiling. The forks looked too tiny and fragile to cut through such an enormous slice he thought to himself. Later they shared an umbrella as they walked together in the rain, her moving the umbrella towards him, worried the rain would ruin his leather jacket, him manoeuvring her away from puddles so they wouldn’t spoil her boots. They walked past the restaurant where they first met two weeks ago, her working the bar where he was sitting alone, nursing an Old …

Julian Opie

Looking forward to seeing the works of British Artist Julian Opie at the NGV in Melbourne next month. Julian Opie at NGV International from 9 November 2018 to 17 February 2019. Main Image: ‘Walking in Melbourne 7’ 2018, Julian Opie ‘Walking in Melbourne 1’ 2018, Julian Opie All images via: ngv.vic.gov.au