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BEN JONES KATE TEASDALE NIKITA ALLAN ALEX LOKAN

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Kashmere Club

p/9

The Salvadors

p/11

How Does That Song Go Again? p/13

Foo Fighters Review

p/15

Reviews

p/17

Again? p/13 Foo Fighters Review p/15 Reviews p/17 /FASHION ‘Tis The Season p/21 Sheer Delight p/23

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‘Tis The Season

p/21

Sheer Delight

p/23

Chandellier Rose

p/27

Editorial:Summer Skin

p/29

Designer Profiles

p/37

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/LIFESTYLE/

Christmas Gift Guide

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Eat/Drink/Play

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What’s On in Dec/Jan

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xx Paige

IT IS JUST ME, or does

Christmas seem to sneak up earlier and earlier every year? I swear we ʼ d just finished putting everything away! Despite my greatest

denials, Demember is well and truly here and with it brings the truly silly season. Before you brave the crazy shopping lines, let us take

your mind off the stress with issue two.

We

have

interviews

with

both

The

Salvadors

and

Kashmere Club; two very exciting bands that we ʼ re

/LETTER FROM

THE EDITOR/

loving at the office, and with Chantelle Asciak, the owner of the new online

Stuck for gift ideas? We ʼ ve got you covered with a comprehensive gift guide

boutique

Chandellier

for tricky recipients, and if

Rose.

you ʼ re still searching for a

In our fashion section, we ʼ re helping you get ready for

great bar for Christmas drinks, we ʼ ve done the hard yards and found some of

summer, and in particular, the beach season with an

the greatest places in your city to toast to the new year.

editorial featuring some fantastic beach-ready pieces from new labels,

Until next time!

Ivana & Katerina and October Storm, and a trend report on Summer s t a p l e , a n d r u n w a y favourite, sheer fabrics.

Kashmere Club

The Salvadors

Foo Fighters Tour

Reviews &

much more!

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Image courtesy of Kate Teasdale

KASHMERE CLUB

Image courtesy of Joel Noon Photography

Melbourne three-piece Kashmere Club have become a fixture on the Melbourne music scene, and with their unique blues-rock fusion, they are definitely a band to watch. SEVEN/SEVEN speaks to vocalist/ guitarist Billy O’Connell about their music, touring, and what’s on the horizon.

You’ve been together for a relatively short time, how did Kashmere Club come together?

We’d all been in other bands earlier in our careers, and got to know each other by playing at the same venues. Our current line up with myself, Jono (Colliver - Bass & Vocals), and Nathan (Johnston - Drums) have been together since early 2010.

How would you describe your sound?

I think our 3-piece line up drives our sound somewhat. A lot of bands have a second guitar, or keys, or extra percussion, but by having just the three of us, our sound is naturally more vulnerable and raw. If I had to put us into a genre, I would describe us as alternative-rock/blues.

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You’ve been touring steadily throughout this year, what has been your favourite venue to play?

Our favourite venue to play would have to be The Espy in St. Kilda which is one of the, if not the most, iconic venue in Victoria. We played in the front bar with Bonjah and were lucky enough to have Chris Cheney (The Living End) just happening to be in the crowd. He’s currently moving into producing other bands, and after the show he had a chat with us. Since then we’ve been in contact back and forth and are organising a time to work together once he’s off tour.

With the advent of things like Triple J Unearthed, do you feel like the industry

With the advent of things like Triple J Unearthed, do you feel like the industry is becoming more

welcoming to new talent?

With the advent of things like Triple J Unearthed, do you feel like the industry is

I think it’s changed the process in terms of exposure. It’s definitely made it easier, because now a band can record a track, upload it, and have it heard within the same day, but the industry still remains quite political. You don’t simply upload a track and get signed. You still have to prove that you are marketable, and there has to be promise that you’ll have longevity, but it has definitely changed the way bands release their music and get heard.

You’ve got an EP out in iTunes now, any plans for a full length record anytime soon?

We released the EP in March of this year, and we’ve been touring it ever since. The next step is a single release followed up by another EP which we will be recording early in 2012.

And finally, what’s next for Kashmere Club?

We’ve got a Saturday night residency coming up at The Vineyard in St Kilda, and we’re finishing the edits of a new film clip, and obviously pre-production and recording for our 2012 release.

The Roundabout Girl EP is out on iTunes now.

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HOW DOES

THAT SONG

GO AGAIN?

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BEN JONES

In an era where music is becoming more and more readily accessible, you’d think the industry would be thriving more than ever before. And with new mediums popping up all the time, it should be the case that artists would be gaining more exposure. The 80s saw the advent of MTV; a new and exciting way to hear and see your favourite bands without leaving the lounge room, and more importantly, without having to pay a cent. Today, you’d be hard pressed finding a music fan that hasn’t at some point skipped the traditional payment and physical ownership of an album, single or DVD. With new avenues such downloadable torrents and live streaming, why would you make the trip to the record shop? Perhaps one of the biggest new-age factors in absorbing music has come through one of the most diverse and global tools we’ve ever seen – YouTube.

There’s no doubt YouTube has changed the way we find our music. Gone are the days when you would like to hear a song and the options include buying the single in a store or sitting by the radio until it’s played again. What seems to be the trend is jumping on YouTube, whether it’s at the computer or smart phone and playing the song from start to finish with the aid of a video clip.Yes, the next time you’ll be asking yourself ‘how did that song go again?’ you’ll even be bypassing the iPod.

Something that should be focussed on particularly is the advent of the smart phone, which can access YouTube, the iTunes store and even music torrents from almost anywhere. As a result, some would argue radio has almost become obsolete. If the smart phone has severely wounded radio, coupling an iPhone with YouTube may bury it for good. So what chance does the music we usually hear on the radio have if the very medium it has relied on is dying a slow death?

There are probably two ways around it for artists – produce a video clip clever enough so people will look for your music on YouTube whether the song is good or not, or produce- watered down music with sexist lyrics. It seems to be working for a lot of acts these days. With

“I

it wasn’t

for YouTube. Right? But why should Justin Beiber ruin YouTube (amongst many other things) for everyone?”

Justin Beiber

wouldn’t have

mean,

we

if

those options in mind, it doesn’t leave a whole lot of room, or interest in genuinely good music.

There are other factors too though when

deciding if YouTube is destroying or enhancing music. I mean, we wouldn’t have Justin Beiber

if it wasn’t for YouTube. Right? But why should Justin Beiber ruin YouTube (amongst many other things) for everyone?

There is an opportunity for real acts to become famous using the online phenomenon if there is an audience. It can be a tool for easy access to underground sensations who can’t afford to distribute, not just Ke$ha’s most recent attempt at music. And yes, music videos are more important than ever, but there are also other types of music we see on YouTube – live music. Imagine if we saw Nirvana perform their first set on YouTube, or Black Sabbath or even Elvis Presley?

A band’s live performance has never been more

important, especially considering people aren’t buying music anymore. The music industry can still rely on live shows because people continue to invest in them. So why shouldn’t YouTube be tapped into more often for promotion of these shows? Especially since it’s free and for signed up members it’s almost totally unfiltered.

Either way, YouTube is changing the way music is lathered on us. Perhaps the reason why it’s not helping musicians produce respectable music is because of the audience. Unfortunately, YouTube may be the new commercial-radio or Video Hits. Maybe YouTube is something that should be looked at as an opportunity, rather than a medium that dumbs-down music we love. After all, it’s not leaving our iPhone screens anytime soon.

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NIKKI ALLAN Probably the biggest rock concert to hit Adelaide, and even Australia, this year,

NIKKI ALLAN

Probably the biggest rock concert to hit Adelaide, and even Australia, this year, the Foo Fighters managed to wow a crowd of over 30,000 die-hard fans at the Adelaide Oval on the 5th of December. As one of those whom attended the concert, it was one of the single greatest nights of my young life.

Melbourne locals Calling All Cars opened up with a few songs and were a great unexpected opener. Looking just like rock stars should, the three piece really used the stage to their advantage and were extremely tight knit.

Toronto based band, and most aptly titled, Fucked Up then took to the stage. Where Calling All Cars’ set was neat and responsive, Fucked Up seemed a little disjointed, or maybe the crowd as a whole wasn’t used to something so extremely violent sounding. As the first song rolled by, the colourfully clad and almost Beach Boys reminiscent band trundled along, front man Damian Abraham stripped off his shirt to reveal what seemed like a fur coated torso and back. Hardcore punk, yes. Tight band, yes. Great vocals, not so much.

With all Australian Rock and Toronto scary-as-shit punk beside, the only support act anyone was there to really enjoy was the Mighty D. As soon as Jack Black and Kyle Gass walked onto the stage, a roar from the crowd ensued. I myself have never purchased an album, or seen the movie but I sure as hell knew ‘Tribute’ when I heard it. Tenacious D really are performers, putting on a dramatic show that saw Kyle leaving and re-entering the band over two songs. They performed their new song ‘Roadie’ which was a huge and hilarious hit. You get what you know you will get with Tenacious D, as Kyle stand there in his sunnies, shorts and a shirt he’s calm, yet, looking to the right, Jack Black is a crazed and hyper ‘rock star’. Their act is truly hilarious and one that I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to go and see again.

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And then it was time. The sun began to drop behind the stands of the oval and a cool breeze washed over the crowd, a bit of relief from the previous four hours of heat. All the lights dimmed instantly and as Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear walked onto the stage the crowd roared with excitement. Dave, donning his Gibson DG 335, strutted to the stage playing the muted power chords of ‘All My Life’, just teasing the crowd. And tease he did, keeping it up for a few minutes, as soon as the chorus dropped Dave and the entire crowd went insane. Screaming the song, you could tell that the band and the audience were giving it their all.

The Fooies played 18 songs, all of which were hits, and all were the songs that everyone wanted to hear. ‘Stacked Actors’, ‘White Limo’, ‘Arlandria’, ‘Best of You’, ‘Monkey Wrench’, ‘Learn to Fly’ and ’Breakout’ were just some to list a few. The stage was something else altogether, the lighting was phenomenal and simply enhanced the experience in every way possible. Multi angle screen with projected images and two giant screens either side of the stage allowed everyone to see what was happening. The concert was everything you wanted it to be. Dave and Taylor chatted to each other for a while, Chris did one of his amazing guitar solos, Pat made the most of the night, and Nate, well Nate bobbed around enjoying every moment. Dave asked if we were expecting him to scream like he had ‘for the past sixteen years’, and he did exactly that. The long catwalk and riser at the end of it allowed us to feel extremely close to all of the action and even those in the “shitty seats” that were taken note of by Mr. Grohl himself.

The time that everyone was really looking forward to was the encore, because as every Foo Fighters fan knows, ‘Everlong’ will forever be their last song. Already have played 18 songs, one of which was a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘In The Flesh’, they departed. As the crowd stood, waiting, there was a green flash and all of a sudden we see Dave on night vision displayed upon the big screens, tauntingly asking if we wanted another song. A hyper Taylor pops up behind him, gesturing to do two songs. Going on for five or six minutes, Dave finally leaves the big screen and comes racing down the catwalk. They continued to perform another four songs and a cover of Queen’s ‘Tie Your Mother Down’.

Seeing the Foo Fighters was one of the greatest nights of my life and was by far the best concert I’ve ever experienced. It was extremely emotional at time crowd favourite ‘My Hero’ was sung as loud as possible by the audience, while I stood and cried. I highly recommend you go see the Foo Fighters whenever possible and it seems it might be sooner rather than later with Dave saying he would rather play ‘the shitty pub down the street’ before the big show next time. Delivering a show you will never regret seeing, whether you want to jump and mosh, sing or stand and watch in awe, the Foo Fighters deliver a jam-packed two and a half hour non-stop night of rock, sweat and tears.

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MUSIC/REVIEWS/

From the powerhouse vocals radiating from the opening track ‘Only If For A Night’, it’s safe to assume that Florence Welch is indeed, a machine. It’s the only explanation for her inhuman talent and stamina. Following up the outstanding Lungs comes Ceremonials, a blend of iconoclastic U.K. pop and stadium rock, with a heavy dash of melodrama.

There is also a large focus on the spiritual, with several tracks invoking a rebirth for Florence as she retreats from bad romances (ones without as many odd metaphors that the ones Lady GaGa sings about). ‘Shake It Out’ is probably the most literal interpretation of this, with lyrics including “I am done with my graceless heart/So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and

You’d not be wrong to draw parallels between Florence and fellow British alt-superstarts Kate Bush and Siouxie Sioux, but during ‘Lover to Lover’, Welch channels fellow UK diva, Adele nearly unmistakably.

Lead single ‘What The Water Gave Me’ is truly the standout of Ceremonials, with a darker, more jaded Florence commanding the song. From the bubbling beginning to the roar for the final chorus, it captures the direction of the new record and serves as a great divider between Ceremonials and Lungs.

Another great separator between the two records is the musicality of this record. As opposed to the celestial sound of the machine’s debut, Ceremonials touches on rich Celtic melodies, bluesy rock stomps, nods to goth and gospel.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

stomps, nods to goth and gospel. FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE /17 The rock-gospel vibe of ‘Leave

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The rock-gospel vibe of ‘Leave My Body’ is Florence-goes-U2. As Welch roars out for her future transcendence: "I'm gonna leave my body/Moving up to higher ground/Lose my mind,” you cannot help but think of it as a big, brash, Bono-worthy sentiment. This is not a bad thing.

Ceremonials was the record Florence needed to make; it showcases her enormous voice, but also sounds amazing artistic growth. Whatever was in the water certainly worked.

Download:

‘What The Water Gave Me’, ‘Only If For A Night’, ‘No Light, No Light’.

with the banging trance breakdown. It runs seemlessly into the Calvin Harris produced " We

with the banging trance breakdown. It runs seemlessly into the Calvin Harris produced "We Found Love! which is serving as the perfect summer jam.

Title track "Talk That Talk! features mentor Jay-Z, who seems to relish the dismissal of the PG ratings of previous records, opening with the line “I be tryin! to chill, bitches wanna fuck me/Ever little city I go, fuck me!! "Umbrella! Part II, this is not. "Roc Me Out! (with it!s not-so subtle nod to the label)

"Cockiness (Love It)! and it!s follower "Birthday Cake! turn up the raunch ten- fold, the former lead by Rihanna!s call to her lover to be her "sex slave! before telling him that she "loves it when [he] eats it!. "Cake! follows a similar formula, sexual innuendo. The one thing that holds the track back is the length. at 1:18 minutes, the fun is drastically cut short (and mid-sentence). It would have vastly improved the track with an additional two minutes attached.

RIHANNA ‘TALK THAT TALK’

With the frequency that Rihanna drops records on the same par as Glee soundtracks, you!d be forgiven for dismissing it as nonsense pop. You!d be wrong though. Her latest release Talk That Talk, her sixth in as many years, takes the conversation started with Loud !s "S&M! but turns it to eleven, making it one of the dirtiest records since Madonna!s Erotica. And with the success of lead single "We Found Love!, it!s apt that Rihanna seems poised to upsurp Madge!s throne from the trying-too-hard Lady GaGa and the sickly-sweet Britney.

"We All Want Love! is not a standout (and would have been better served as a bonus track, as would have "Farewell! - a poor man!s "Take a Bow!), but it!s follower "Drunk on Love! is fantastic. With its sample of "Intro! by the xx and powerful vocals, it stands as one of Rihanna!s most powerful ballads.

The bonus tracks "Red Lipstick! and "Fool in Love! would have been worthy replacements for some of the weaker tracks, with "Lipstick! appropriating "Saxon! by Chase & Status, and "Fool! serving as a companion piece to Rated R !s "Stupid in Love!. "Do Ya Thing!, the weakest of the bonus tracks, should truly be left at that.

Album opener and current single, "You Da One! with a dirty dubstep breakdown mid-track. The most refreshing difference between Talk and previous records is the presence of Rihanna!s Bajan accent; previously only brought out as nearly a novelty, gets to really shine on "One! and the frolicking "Watch n! Learn!.

! Where Have You Been! is one of the standout tracks with the desperate pleas counteracting

Talk That Talk may be Rihanna!s best album since 2009!s Rated R, but now it seems that the demons from her past have been exorcised – and with Rihanna sings as if she is in love with life again, it!s clear she wants us to join the party.

Download:

"We Found Love!, "Where Have You Been, "Drunk on Love!, "Red Lipstick!

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/MUSIC/REVIEWS/

!

TAKE CARE AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO DRAKE JUSTICE You’d think the success of 2010’s Thank Me
TAKE CARE
AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO
DRAKE
JUSTICE
You’d
think
the
success
of
2010’s
Thank
Me
Later
would
have cheered Drake
up, but
on
Care, he
his latest Take
sounds miserable
Consider this electro -pop
gone prog-rock. The
French duo Xavier de
Rosnay and Gaspard
Auge depart their 2007
as
ever. Luckily
for
us,
it
debut,
†,
to
indulge
in
makes for
an entertaining
Pink
Floyd-esque
riffs
ride.
and
extravagant
power
chords.
The
production
is
far
superior,
with
a
rich
and
expansive soundscape, and
an impressive array
of
guest vocalists
and producers (Jamie
xx, Rihanna,
The Weeknd,
Stevie Wonder,
and
Nicki Minaj just
to name a few).
Standout tracks, ‘Make
Me Proud’, ‘Doin’
It Wrong’
But fans needn’t worry;
the massive beats and synth-y grooves of Justice's
previous club jams are still alive and well; tracks like
‘Helix’ and ‘Horsepower’ could have easily made it
onto †. It’s a nice touch to honour their breakthrough
sound while staying true to the vision of the new
record.
and
title track ‘Take Care’ show an artistic growth
to
Drake’s with
social commentary like
“We live
in
a
generation of/Not being
in love”,
to
hilarious
one-
liners
“Shout
out
to
Asian girls/Let the
lights
dim
some”.
What is more commendable is that fact that the major
soundscape was created by only a handful of
electronic instruments. Listening to the epic,
‘Civilization’ you’d never know.
For
those doubting
Lil’ Wayne
signing
the former
Degrassi actor, this is
mind.
the album
to
change your
The duo have said that they wanted to move from the
nighttime vibe from the debut to a more daytime feel;
consider this one for the summer BBQs ahead.
LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES
EL CAMINO
AMY WINEHOUSE
THE BLACK KEYS
News of a musician’s
untimely death usually
begets the announcement
of a posthumous release.
Not surprisingly, Amy
Winehouse’s tragic death
has been followed up by
L i o n e s s : H i d d e n
Treasures, and unlike
other releases, it is a
cohesive, and entertaining record.
After The Black Keys
G r a m m y - w i n n i n g
Brothers, it was hard to
imagine how
they’d
follow
it
up.
With
the
‘70s
loving,
hard
rocking
El
Camino
is
how.
The tracks remind you (although I doubt you could
forget) the powerful voice behind the tattoos and
behives. ‘Half Time’ shows Winehouse’s sultry side,
whereas covers of ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’,
and a reggae-tinged ‘Our Day Will Come’ show her
versatility.
The Clash and The
Cramps serve as the record’s greatest inspirations,
with ‘Dead and Gone’ and ‘Hell of a Season’ odes to a
decade past.
Also of note is the pop sensibility brought to the table
by Danger Mouse, returning for his third appearance
on a Keys record. Serving as co-producer and co-
writer for Camino, his influence greatly felt on the
sixties swinger ‘Gold on the Ceiling’.
While it’s a treat for fans, (alternate takes of ‘Valerie’
and ‘Tears Dry’ are a highlight) the record is clouded
with sadness. Winehouse was still a talent in
formation, and while Treasures is a great record, it is
a stark reminder that her greatest record was still to
come.
The vintage look of the cover captures perfectly the
soundscape that the Keys present; heavy on sexy
garage grooves and glam-rock swagger.

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Chandellier Rose

Sheer Delight

Summer Skin

What to wear

/TIS THE

This holiday season make the right impression in fun, festive pieces from these great labels.

FOR THE GIRLS

fun, festive pieces from these great labels. FOR THE GIRLS Stolen Girlfriends Club $179 This digital

Stolen Girlfriends

Stolen Girlfriends

Club

Stolen Girlfriends Club

$179

This digital print maxi is sure to help you stand out from the crowd.

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KJ by Kirrily

KJ by Kirrily

Johnston

KJ by Kirrily Johnston

$380

Perfect for Christmas barbeques or casual drinks to celebrate the season!

Bec & Bridge

$180

If you ʼ re stuck for a dress for New Years Eve, look no further than this!

SEASON/

SEASON/ Stussy $79.95 Perfect for casual family Christmas lunches or for catch ups in the new

Stussy

$79.95

Perfect for casual family Christmas lunches or for catch ups in the new year.

FOR THE GUYS

lunches or for catch ups in the new year. FOR THE GUYS SABA $129 This perfect
SABA
SABA

$129

This

perfect

Christmas party.

button

for

up

shirt

is

work

your

Ben Sherman

$119.95

Grab these Summer staples to get you from pre- Christmas beers to the New Year of festivals.

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SHEER DELIGHT From Rhianna to Cate Blanchett, the sheer detailed dress is the ottest trend
SHEER DELIGHT
From Rhianna to Cate Blanchett, the sheer detailed dress is the
ottest trend for this summer. For those wanting to cover up but
have a twist of flirtatiousness, some hints of semitransparent
nd cheekiness is fast becoming a big trend. Several Australian
designers are feeding local style savvy girls with interesting,
irresistible and affordable versions of the look.
Stella McCartney, YSL and Valentino have featured this trend
which has been stayed dormant since sheer layering in the 90’s.
Variations of textures, contrasts and placement of sheer fabric
with use of lace, strategically placed polka dots, stitching
patterns and subtle cut outs, all combine to make this trend
easily wearable for so many fashion stalkers out there.
Just as proof of Australia’s design and fashion forward
thinking, local designers have released their own
interpretations of the sheer trend just right for Aussie
wearers. Amorette, Purple Ginger and Elly M are just a hand
full of labels incorporating this cheeky trend into locals’
wardrobes.
Sydney labels Amorette and Purple Ginger are well known for
designing gorgeous, quality fashion with a twist and feminine
yet strong styles. With use of silks and cottons, these two
labels are ahead of Australian fashion design with creative eyes
on easy to wear, stand out and finely detailed designs.

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Designer of Amorette, Paul del Giglio says the feature is a tricky trend to pull
Designer of Amorette, Paul del Giglio says the feature is a
tricky trend to pull off when designing a collection and it
needs to be kept quite subtle.
“I think less is definitely more when it comes to sheerness
and women should feel at ease and empowered” says Paul.
“Australian lifestyle is perfect for this hot trend, mainly
because it is made for our summer and it’s quite versatile
- in that you can layer it or go for that peek-a-boo effect
and show some skin if you’re a little more adventurous…” says
Paul.
Melbourne label, Elly M has always celebrated femininity and
style in their collections. Releasing a dress collection each
season, Elly M is one to look out for when searching for the
sheer trend on the racks.
Cover up to hide those bits you hate but still give the
illusion of showing a bit of skin. If you’re lagging behind on
your summer tan, sheer sleeves, cut outs and detailing will be
a girl’s best friend.
Head to amorette.com.au, purpleginger.com.au & ellym.com for
more information.

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To say that Chantelle Asciak is a busy woman would be saying the very least.
To say that Chantelle Asciak is a busy woman would be saying the very least.
To say that Chantelle Asciak is a busy woman would be saying the very least.

To say that Chantelle Asciak is a busy woman would be saying the very least. She has lived and worked in Florence, is an accomplished stylist, building a management business, and is the founder of the fantastic online boutique, Chandellier Rose. Oh, did we mention she’s just 21?

The store, which opened its doors earlier this year - but has been a labour of love since 2009 - takes its name from Asciak’s two favourite decades - ‘Chandellier’ (with two l’s) from the 1700s, and ‘Rose’ from the 1980s and bands like Guns and Roses.

We spoke to Chantelle about the store, her additional businesses, and what it’s like being a young professional in the fashion industry

H ow would you describe Chandellier Rose in 5 words?

Chandellier Rose in five words would be class, inspirational, quality, elegance, and unique.

What are some of the labels you stock?

The labels Chandellier Rose stocks include Amorette, Purple Ginger, August Street, and Luisa Clare. We also sell one off vintage pieces and soon we will be selling couture pieces from a young designer from London, Nabel Martins.

What was the inspiration behind opening the boutique? Opening the boutique funny story actually. [As Iʼ m sure] every girl has gone through, a break up [prompted the boutique]. What made me decide to do it at 21 rather than doing it at 25 was I wanted to put my passion and love into something which wouldn ʼ t break me or make me lose my concentration. I guess I knew that what I love most is fashion. My inspiration, my drive and passion for what I love has brought me to this wonderful place where I am now. Fashion has been a part of my life since i was young, my godfather is a well known melbourne couturist, and he taught me the ins and outs of the business and opened my eyes up to many more opportunities. The vintage well, my mum ʼ s a hoarder!My sister and I used to open up all of her vacuum bags with all her clothing from the 70's to the 90's, which now we wear today.

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As a young professional, did you ever feel like you had taken on too much? How did you overcome that?

Yes, at times I do. [Like] when things aren ʼ t going the way I want them to go. As every business

owner knows, you have to adjust to

environment or the situation you ʼ re in. [It helps]

having a great support system, such as my mum, family and friends who are always there for me and look up to me makes me want to work harder

to the outcome I want.

the

It's hard at times when you look around the people you know and your life is the total opposite to what your friends are living, but I wouldn't change my decisions. I love my busy lifestyle and meeting new people, building my name up in the industry, because you don't have enough time to do that when your older. All you ʼ re thinking of doing then is that you need to have a job, family, marriage etc.

I think having to learn when I was younger to get a job, pay for my things, taking control of my own life, made me who I am now. I thank my mum and

dad [for that] who taught us to work for what we want, because you ʼ re not going to get it always on

a silver platter. When you work for it, you receive

outcomes and you appreciate it a lot more. I would never give up on what i've started because I love it too much.

You also offer stylist services; whose style do you envy? If there anyone you'd love to work with?

Now thats a hard one. My style mixes up a lot, but Audrey Hepburn would have to be whose style I envy the most. She was all about class, elegance

and

was

unique.

Three

words

that

describe

Chandellier

Rose.

Then

you

have

the

Olsen

twins. Their style constantly changes - new

the Olsen twins . Their style constantly changes - new Asciak far left; pictured at the

Asciak far left; pictured at the Freedom for Fashion Charity Show in London. She was the head stylist behind the show

clothes, old clothes - and thats another part of Chandellier Rose. We not only sell brand new pieces, but we also have our unique, one off vintage pieces; I love mixing up fashion - mixing the old with the new - what more could you want? I would rather have a real vintage piece than a remake because it has the individuality and I can proudly say I am the only one with this piece left!

[As for] who Iʼ d want to work with, I know it sounds cliche, but Rachel Zoe. She has accomplished so much! And even with a family she's not giving up on her job. She still is building that career she wants while creating that family she wants. She doesn't take the crap from anyone, finishes on a job, and doesn't give up.

You

can

find

Chandellier

Rose

online

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The brainchild of Storm Bergman, October Storm is sure to be a label on everyone’s lips.

The latest collection (including the pieces we shot in the editorial) is aptly named The Secret Garden, and celebrates the subtle femininity the name invokes.

Consisting of soft neutrals and delicate fabrics, the pieces are sure to make you stand out in the crowd.

For more information, and for a further look at the collection, visit http://octoberstorm- storm.blogspot.com

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take over

With

fantastic cuts, their suits are

bound to fabulous Summer.

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the swimwear

world.

their bold

make anyone look

the

beaches this

on

The current collection, Love Parade, is perfect for those that want a little more fashion with their bikinis, with pieces that can take you from tanning to partying without much effort.

For more information, and to view the complete collection, visit http://www.ivanaandkaterina.com

Gift Guide to Christmas 2011

Eat/Drink/Play

What’s on in Dec/Jan
What’s on in Dec/Jan

/YOUR GIFT GUIDE TO

Christmas time is a great time for catching up and enjoying time with

family and friends. There’s fantastic food, everyone is merry and

very stressed. Why? Searching for the perfect gift. We aim to take the

stress out of Christmas and have put together a comprehensive gift

guide to help you find the perfect present for everyone in your life!

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Ricardo Rojas Brush and Mirror

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This candle set is a fantastic stocking stuffer!

Cage Rectangle Box Clutch Colette Accessories

$44.95

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Station Leather Necklace House of Harlow 1960

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Peter Alexander Sleep Short

$39.00

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Paco Rabanne One Million

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/ADELAIDE/

For a quick break from the Christmas shopping, pop into the Botanic Bar and enjoy one of their amazing pizzas. And the icing on the cake? They are all six dollars!

There’s also a large cocktail list that is too good to skip over!

You’ll find the Botanic Bar at 310 North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 or phone (08) 8227 0799

If you’re stuck for a venue with a difference

to catch up with friends and family this silly season, don’t look much further than Casablabla. The multicultural bar and restaurant is a fun and quirky meeting place, with a wealth of menu choices and a great vibe. Try one of the many cocktails, or share the house favourite sangria and soak up the

fantastic

weather

in

their fabulous beer

garden.

You’ll find Casablabla at 12 Leigh Street Adelaide 5000 or phone (08) 8231 3939

Rocket Bar is one of the gems of Adelaide nightlife that often gets overlooked. The decor is fantastic, and adds to the vibe, and has a rotating circuit of great resident DJ’s. Perfect for a night out over this holiday season!

You’ll find Rocket Bar at 142 Hindley Street Adelaide 5000 or phone (08) 8212 1117

a night out over this holiday season! You’ll find Rocket Bar at 142 Hindley Street Adelaide
a night out over this holiday season! You’ll find Rocket Bar at 142 Hindley Street Adelaide
a night out over this holiday season! You’ll find Rocket Bar at 142 Hindley Street Adelaide

/MELBOURNE/

Offering Modern Australian cuisine with a European flair POP aims to take alfresco dining to a whole new level.This fusion makes for a dining experience unsurpassed in iconic Hardware Lane.

Focusing on local produce, and offering the greatest seasonal tapas in town, it is truly something special.

You’ll find POP at 68 Hardware Lane Melbourne 3000 or phone (03) 9642 1341

If you’re looking for a unique place to relax over this Christmas season, the Tuscan Bar and it’s heated rooftop bar is one of Melbourne’s largest, and is perfect for an afternoon drink or late night socialising under the stars.

There’s a fabulous view, and even better drinks on offer, so what’s stopping you?

You’ll find the Tuscan Rooftop Bar at 79 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

The Decca Bar is a secluded nightspot for some R&B music on Friday and Saturday nights, with Saturday hosting an “Islander” theme. Take advantage of some great drink specials on base spirits and beers and sit back and relax in their curved chocolate booths. it boasts an intimate vibe and many other other tempters.

You’ll find Decca Bar at 95 Queen Street Melbourne 3000 or phone (03)9600 0900

vibe and many other other tempters. You’ll find Decca Bar at 95 Queen Street Melbourne 3000
vibe and many other other tempters. You’ll find Decca Bar at 95 Queen Street Melbourne 3000
vibe and many other other tempters. You’ll find Decca Bar at 95 Queen Street Melbourne 3000

Although the Slip Inn might be more well known as the spot Princess Mary met her husband, it's worth a look-in during the week for a bite to eat as well.

The menu offers modern pub offerings, but instead of mash, the schnitzel is served with a red wine jus, and even the steak sandwich is served with tomato and saffron aioli.

There are also Thai diners that are a slightly cheaper dining option, with all the classics including green chicken curry and banana flower salad.

You’ll find the Slip Inn at 111 Sussex Street Sydney 2000 or phone (02) 9240 3000

Zeta Bar is an opulent oasis in the heart of the city. Featuring a CBD rooftop terrace, Zeta reveals a unique view of the historical Queen Victoria Building and looks downwards towards the Harbour.

Zeta Bar is fast becoming a Sydney icon with many celebrities (including Snoop Dogg, Nicole Ritchie, Jennifer Hawkins, Hugh Jackman, and Megan Gale) all having called in for a drink.

You’ll find Zeta Bar at 488 George St. Sydney 2000, or phone (02) 9265 6070

Tank is one of the seminal clubs in Sydney’s CBD. Featuring music mixed by some of the worlds most famous DJ's pumps across 2 levels. With 3 bars, a huge a huge dance floor area make Tank a favourite nightclub for Sydney revellers.

Tank is only open two nights of the week (Friday and Saturday), and their events sure make the most of that!

You’ll find Tank at 3 Bridge Lane Sydney 2000, or phone (02) 9240 3000

/SYDNEY/

their events sure make the most of that! You’ll find Tank at 3 Bridge Lane Sydney
their events sure make the most of that! You’ll find Tank at 3 Bridge Lane Sydney
their events sure make the most of that! You’ll find Tank at 3 Bridge Lane Sydney

/WHAT’S ON/

/DEC-JAN/

Summer is here, and so is the influx of festivals. Check out one of these tours when they roll into your city!

SUMMADAYZE

touring nationally and featuring Pendulum, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris, Busy P, and Justice.

For ticket information and more, check out http://www.futureentertainment.com.au/summadayze/

KANYE WEST

Playing a one-off BDO sideshows on the 27th (Sydney) 31st of January (Melbourne), this is a show not to miss!

For ticket information and more, check out http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

BIG DAY OUT

touring nationally and bringing Kasabian, Foster the People, and Dubstep darlings Nero, this is the 20th year of the seminal festival.

For ticket information and more, check out http://www.bigdayout.com.au

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Ivana & Katerina

October Storm

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