I was bestfriends with Ivanka Trump
When she became classmates with the future president’s daughter at age 12, Lysandra Ohrstrom’s life rocketed into a whirlwind of limo rides and shopping trips. But after more than a decade as inseparable besties, the ideological cracks turned into chasms
What it means to BE HUMAN
After five years travelling through more than 40 countries, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton chronicled the lives and faces of hundreds of the people he met. The result? A conscious collection of humanity, one story at a time
Appily EVER AFTER
It’s been hyped as the latest thing in couples therapy – an app that claims to improve your relationship in 10 minutes a day. Emma Markezic puts it – and her fiancé – to the test
Thirty-five and single, Sophia Money-Coutts is freezing her eggs. It’s painful and there’s no guarantee it will work. So why are more and more women paying thousands to do it?
After a year of disruption, food crutches and late-night emotional binge-watching, we are looking to the summer holiday period to reconnect with our best lives.
SCROLL FOR CONSPIRACY
It started as a conspiracy theory shared mostly on underground online forums – now, it’s part of the artfully styled Instagram grids of lifestyle bloggers and wellness influencers. Hannah-Rose Yee reports on the dangerous role that young women are playing in the rise of QAnon
PADDOCK TO PURPOSE
What happens when a group of country producers, farmers, and chefs form a society? A lot of hard work, a ton of collaboration, and some seriously good meals. Alley Pascoe joins the club and meets the women behind The What If Society
In the 50 years since her death, the legacy of this legendary fashion designer has only grown. Hannah-Rose Yee looks back on Chanel’s gift for knowing what women really wanted, as well as the tragedy that marred her life
How To Cope With Workplace Stress
Work has never been more stressful. Luckily, Dr Min Yeo, a functional-medicine GP, is here to ease our worries – with some help from Beyoncé
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT. . . MUM BODS
In her new book on womanhood, the British writer calls for a female equivalent of the dad bod. We vote yes
THE WOMEN WHO MADE ME RONNI KAHN
The formidable force behind OzHarvest reveals her humanitarian heroes
The KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
What were you doing when you were a teenager? Meet the Gen Z entrepreneurs who’ve founded game-changing companies and are shaking up the business world for the better. Let’s hear it for the girls, writes Alley Pascoe
She’s wowed Hollywood, mesmerised the fashion industry and challenged gender and beauty standards along the way. Now, the ultimate on-screen chameleon has reached yet another milestone – her 60th birthday.
THE PAEDOPHILE HUNTERS
Every day they witness crimes against children more horrifying than most of us could cope with. Meet the warrior women on the frontline of the war against child exploitation.
PIECES of ME
More than merely stretches of fabric, our clothes are threaded with memories and meaning. Here, six Australian women share the stories behind their most significant sartorial possessions
The Art of Acceptance
Fashion editor Charlie Gowans-Eglinton has always disliked her body. But when her sister had to undergo surgery after breast cancer, she decided it was time to do something about her own hang-ups
Everyone’s favourite TV assassin makes her Hollywood debut – in a blaze of action-hero glory, no less. Jodie Comer talks stardom, Scouser pride and sexist double standards with Alley Pascoe
What happens when an icon meets an icon? Marion Cotillard talks about her new relationship with the legendary floral Chanel N0 5
Leaps Of Faith
The beauty of ballet takes to the streets in a mesmerising new photographic collection
When YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer adopted a child from China, they shared every step of the journey with their followers. Now, their story has become a warning of what can happen when influencer and adoption cultures collide.
The trailblazing ’60s action heroine broke boundaries in The Avengers, captured James Bond’s heart, and stole every scene in Game of Thrones. Hannah Rose Yee charts the legacy of the late great star of stage and screen
Playing For Keeps
Are you loyal to one scent or do you have a few on the go? When it comes to finding a signature scent, perfumer Violaine Collas, the woman behind Dolce & Gabbana’s most iconic perfumes, reveals how to meet your match.
We may not have as many RSVPs to send, but our desire to swipe on colour, embrace a little shimmer and have some fun is yet to wane. This summer, the mood calls for flattering classics – with a twist
''Why 2020 Was My Best Year Ever''
For most of us, 2020 has been the year to block out and bury forever. But for a lucky few, it was a time marked by love, joy and triumph. As told to Cat Rodie
How To Destroy Your Life In One Drunken Night
Fiona O’Loughlin is Australian comedy royalty. But for years, she was caught in a toxic trap, using alcoholism as material for her stand-up and using comedy as an excuse for her addiction. For the first time, she reveals the true depths and darkness of her disease
Scarlett Johansson - The Real-Life Hollywood Heroine
Ahead of her solo superhero debut, Scarlett Johansson (aka Black Widow) opens up about her family, female role models and the future. Alley Pascoe meets the real-life Hollywood heroine
How Fashion Got Funny
The world of high style has swapped its pout for a smile, embracing witty, tongue-in-cheek designs in all their glory. Our writers road-test three ironic runway trends – which also have new-found relevance amid a global pandemic
''I'm Proud I Spoke Out”
In 2010, when Kristy Fraser-Kirk called out the inappropriate behavior of her boss, the then CEO of David Jones, she was labelled a gold-digging bimbo. Yet a decade on, workplace sexual harassment in Australia is still rife, sanctioned by a system that is failing victims.
Meet The Women Of The Year
Whether leading with courage, fighting for change or making us smile, these inspirational women have risen to the challenge in 2020. A round of applause for the game-changers and hope-makers
Queen of SPADES
Keep calm and carry on – Nicola Glass, creative director of Kate Spade New York, creates handbags and fashion to make your heart sing.