Explore what’s in store and worth having this month.
Blondes will have more fun than ever with Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Tone Violet Smoothing Foam. Achieve platinum perfection and brighten colour, add shine, reduce frizz and enhance strength in a single application. It’s easy to use on dry or damp hair. With exotic oils that nourish, the result is beautifully soft and glossy locks. Call 1300 764 437.
The eyes have it
Accept nothing less than looking your best with the Olay Eyes collection. An anti-ageing powerhouse, the range treats everything from dark circles to puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and dehydration. The specially formulated products use the most powerful ingredients for lasting results. Give the windows to your soul a lift with this must-have range. Visit www.olay.com.au.
Moncler 1952 is one of eight collections that make up the Genius Project. Paying homage to the brand’s heritage, it celebrates the year Moncler was established. The playful unisex collection focuses on the iconic logo and puffer jacket. With bold and vibrant colours and exaggerated proportions, it’s a perfect balance of the brand’s history and youthful energy.
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Live the dream
Boasting a stunning upgrade, Daydream Island Resort has something for everyone. Set the pace to island time and laze away in the exclusive adults-only sanctuary, or adventure by helicopter or sailboat to explore the surrounds. With a kids’ club, coral lagoon, great bars and restaurants and views to die for, it’s a must see. For more, go to www.daydreamisland.com.
Jurlique’s limited-edition Sweet Peony and Tangerine Hydrating Mist is a refreshing way to step up your skincare routine. Formulated with natural antioxidants, this uplifting mist hydrates skin for a dewy glow. Use after cleansing to enhance the performance of essences and serums, or throughout the day to revitalise. For more, visit www.jurlique.com.au.
Well-spoken with a calming lilt, Catherine Buman’s demeanour has all the politeness of a string of pearls. Although, as her employer Paspaley, cultivator of South Sea pearls, knows, it’s all about what’s under the surface.
“I shaved my head zero on a whim, I had a piercing, I was constantly told off by school,” she says of her teenage years. To make another comparison, like an oyster in the beginning thralls of producing a pearl, the seed of a welldeveloped taste for classic tailored pieces, neutral palettes and natural fabrics had also been planted.
“I had a very glamorous oma,” she recalls. “She would hand me down her clothes and they were pieces like Escada. I could wear really beautiful tailored jackets with my shaved head and ripped pants.” Coupled with a love of dance – she volunteered in the costume department at university and tailored her own clothes – creativity was an area she excelled at, with fashion an everpresent outlet. Her dual tastes came together when she turned that creativity into a career in jewellery design, studying in Paris and then in Sydney after her French husband was transferred for work.
Chosen to join the select few in Paspaley’s design team, Buman was tasked with tapping a youthful seam for the label. Buman now draws on nature for that infusion of fresh ideas: from camping as a child, to flying to remote areas for work like Kuri Bay in the Kimberley, where she could be found sketching on a remote bluff or by a waterhole. “There are no roads, there are no people, no cars,” she says. “It’s wild and harsh. Nature really digs deep and fishes out something real.”
The raw ideas give way to designs incorporating the nature-made lustre of Paspaley’s pearls plucked from Pinctada maxima oysters that to her feel like “looking into heaven”. Her designs can take years to reach shop floors, owing to the slow process of pearl farming, a pace that seeps into her wardrobe. “I wouldn’t say I’m a person who follows trends,” she says, choosing clean palettes she describes as a canvas for jewellery. “Clothing needs to be like a backdrop.”
That youthful edge is not lost however, just a little more grown-up. “You can say that I tried when I was younger. Your focus changes and now I don’t think as much. I don’t wear a lot of make-up, but maybe I should brush my hair more,” she says, laughing. Some things are best left with a touch of the wild.