Ex­plore what’s in store and worth hav­ing this month.


Re­gally blonde

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’s Ge­nius

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.

Go to www.mon­cler.com.

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.

Mist me

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.

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