Our website went crazy in the hours following the final
(Vocus) October 29, 2010
Poise and grace under pressure is what it’s all about, which is why Australia’s number one fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar took the bold decision to feature both Australia’s Top Model would-be winner Kelsey Martinovich and runner-up-turned-victor Amanda Ware on special dual covers of their November issue.
Their eight-page editorial leads a fashion charge of no less than five photo spreads heralding the season, supplemented by the traditional magazine regimen of talking points, health and beauty recommendations, travel tips, social happenings and, of course, fashion.
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“Our website went crazy in the hours following the final,” remembers Editor Edwina McCann, with much of the readership demanding both girls receive the cover treatment. “We listened and we did,” she says simply.
“You can tell us who and what sort of cover you want by buying the one featuring the girl you love and support, or just the image you prefer, or both.”
Even as Amanda and Kelsey spin fashion gold from a global gaffe, no less attention is due the other 250 pages. This Harper’s Bazaar Australian issue features 328 sizzling new looks, incorporating jewelry, shoes, bags and more.
Deeper into Summer
Summer of course means skin, so the editors offer tips and tricks on selecting swimwear and the proper products and services to sculpt, maintain, protect and celebrate the bikini body within.
Interspersed among the looks are a wide range of fashionista profiles, from the back-to-nature common sense of French-born Australian buyer Elise Pioch (Belinda, The Corner Shop) to the upscale Los Angeles life of Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, he of the fortune handed down by oil tycoon grandfather J. Paul.
Stella McCartney is encountered on the eve of her comeback collection for big-box retailer Target while singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy talks style and her sultry new R&B album, Get ‘em Girls.
Models Made Good
Modelling is often a stepping stone to other careers, a trajectory explored in a discussion with newly-annointed Transformers 3-actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely about her successful collaboration with friend and portrait photographer Rankin. Former teen sensation Karen Elson is now 31 and a successful musician living in Manhattan with White Stripe Jack White and their two kids, but that doesn’t stop her from pursuing avant-garde modelling projects.
Editor Eugenie Kelly follows the transition of Australian fine jeweller Stefano Canturi as he moves into the risky perfume market, and a page later plants tongue firmly in cheek whilst consulting the experts on just how Demi Moore keeps her dazzling figure at 47.
Providing equal time for the boys, legendary designer and perfume figurehead Calvin Klein has a few words with eternal bad boy Marc Jacobs about his new scent, Bang, and the provocative nude ad campaign around it’s launch.
The magazine was dubbed “’The November Issue’ both by Foxtel and my team at Bazaar,” McCann remembers, “and it is indeed a November issue that I will never forget.” Nor will those who immerse themselves in either version of Australia’s premiere women’s magazine.