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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT. . . AUSTRALIA DAY
The lawyer, activist and Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman explains why January 26 could be a day of healing
THE FUTURE IS FLUID
Bold, boundary-breaking, binary-busting looks are currently taking the spotlight. But degendered fashion is more than just a fad, promoting inclusivity and tackling toxic masculinity one dress at a time, writes Kathryn Madden
Phenomenal and powerful, Whitney Houston’s voice was her ticket to the history books. But the 10th anniversary of her death is a haunting reminder of the dark side that comes with global adoration.
THE CREATION OF Kristen
A child star who experienced the intense glare of fame as a teen, Kristen Stewart knew exactly what to draw on in her portrayal of Princess Diana. No wonder, then, that the film is set to earn the actress her first Oscar nomination.
The BODY & her TEMPLE
Wellness and style are interwoven at Elle Macpherson’s air-filled Florida home
THE BIG ISSUE
Systemic fat-phobia in medicine has led to poor healthcare for maligned and maltreated overweight women for decades. Now, they are fighting back for their right to quality treatment.
Once a taboo topic, women are now shaking off the stigma associated with menstruation and are instead learning to sync their cycle for empowerment and optimum output. But does period hacking really work or is it just another wellness craze? Courtney Thompson finds out
Tennis player Peng Shuai is the latest high-profile case embroiled in China’s ongoing campaign of censorship. But what does the saga tell us about Beijng’s grip on power?
Chanel heralds a new era in its skincare offering, with a collection that promises luxury and clean beauty in equal measure.
While refugees may often be afforded better opportunites in Australia, our country is all the richer for their immense contribution. Women from three refugee families share their experiences with Dilvin Yasa
The NEW GOLDEN AGE
Women over 50 are ruling runways and red carpets like never before – so is ageism out and inclusivity in? Kathryn Madden reports on the rise of the midlife moment
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT. . . FASHION FAUX PAS
Former magazine editor and author Kirstie Clements on why you need to carefully consider your next impulse buy
ROAST THE RUNWAY
The front row’s “most feared Instagram account” turned its relatively unknown founders into two of fashion’s most powerful voices – moral watchdogs in an industry not historically known for its conscience. Under increased scrutiny and facing an $825 million lawsuit, Diet Prada is posting through it.
RECOVERING FROM RELIGION
An increasing number of Australian women are finding the courage to speak out about their experiences of abuse and indoctrination within controlling religious organisations. And thanks to a new diagnosis defining religious trauma, their pain is finally being recognised and supported, writes Amy Fallon
From TikTok to Twitter, twins are having a moment (or two). Alley Pascoe investigates the phenomenon sweeping social media – and tries to make it in the twinfluencer game
Stepping away from touring, television and work travel has given Delta Goodrem space to breathe and plan her next chapter. The prolific creative explains how her perfect present was shaped by the bold choices of her past
She left a legacy of style like no other, and now some of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s most iconic designs are on dazzling display in Melbourne.
RETURN to paradise
International travel is back, and for Marie claire editor Nicky Briger this luxury Fijian resort is top of her list
America’s first pop princess, a generational mascot and a global superstar, Britney Spears’ career is what dreams are made of. But as she turns 40, the singer will be celebrating her most prized asset: freedom.
Coach celebrates 80 years of timeless style with a fresh take on forever
I'M MAKING A FASHION STATEMENT. OK!
In a way not seen since the ’80s, signalling your intentions – virtuous or not – through your clothes is back in vogue. But what, writes British fashion director Lisa Armstrong, is really behind all this megaphone dressing, and since when did our wardrobes have to be woke?
Facing the music
A culture of sexism and intimidation is being revealed as the Australian music industry experiences its #MeToo moment. But is the noise enough to create real change?
Keeping up with KIRSTEN
The star talks to James Mottram about her new role in Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’, parenting and why she’s never loved acting more
Nicole's SEA CHANGE
Fashion insider Nicole Warne Shadbolt takes us to a few of her favourite spots on the New South Wales Central Coast, her home once again
She was the penniless single mother who cast a spell on the world and inspired a generation to read. Twenty years since the first ‘Harry Potter’ film, Kathryn Madden examines the life of the chart-topping yet controversial author
NO BOUNDARIES BEAUTY
Underarm hair is in and G-strings have taken over the beach. Female beauty ideals have shifted to a more inclusive space, with all ages permitted access, but do they even want it? Three writers find out
Marie claire 2021 WOMEN OF THE YEAR
From Brittany Higgins to Grace Tame and many more, join us in celebrating the women who have fought with passion, led with bravery and inspired with their triumphs in 2021. We salute you!
The secret lives of SORORITIES
A recent viral moment offered a rare glimpse into the world of sororities – shiny American sisterhoods defined by pledging, parties and social promise. But behind closed college doors lies a culture of elitism, sexism and systemic racial exclusion, writes Kathryn Madden