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Luxury lip balms: ‘status’ symbol, or ‘rubbish’?

Luxury lip balms: ‘status’ symbol, or ‘rubbish’?

A refillable, often bejewelled lip balm is the latest status symbol in beauty. But is a $94 tube any better than a $6 one?

  • by Samantha Selinger-Morris

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Skin deep: the COVID boom in digital skincare

Skin deep: the COVID boom in digital skincare

The pandemic has made early adopters of us all, but these high-tech changes are far from cosmetic – they’re here to stay.

  • by Frances Mocnik
The life aquatic

The life aquatic

Sail into a coastal summer vibe with these sunny looks for easy days and breezy nights.

The multifunction outfit so right for our times

The multifunction outfit so right for our times

Prism² is swimwear, sportswear and underwear all in one.

  • by Kellie Hush
Even in the age of lockdown and masks, lipstick holds lasting power

Even in the age of lockdown and masks, lipstick holds lasting power

The importance of lipstick to morale is nothing new. That’s why it was never rationed through World War II.

  • by Marion Hume
Budgie smugglers are back – and more brief than ever

Budgie smugglers are back – and more brief than ever

Men’s swimwear is embracing shorter styles, "optimistic prints" and a lighter colour palette.

  • by Michael Harry
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Why choosing the charm of a classic watch may come at a cost

Why choosing the charm of a classic watch may come at a cost

Vintage watches demand maintenance - their geriatric innards need cosseting and plenty of TLC. But there’s a hard-headed alternative.

  • by Luke Benedictus
If comfort is the legacy of pandemic fashion, where do heels fit in?

If comfort is the legacy of pandemic fashion, where do heels fit in?

There's a battle under way for our post-lockdown feet, with one Australian brand hoping to take on the big guns of Nike and Adidas.

  • by Melissa Singer
Can customised storage make your wardrobe work smarter?

Can customised storage make your wardrobe work smarter?

Stylist and writer Megan Morton employs customised wardrobing to crash-tackle the threat of the “dysfunctional dress-up box”.

  • by Karen McCartney
Smarten up your summer skincare routine with sustainable sun protection

Smarten up your summer skincare routine with sustainable sun protection

From reef-safe to completely plastic-free, these sunscreens look after your skin and the environment.

  • by Frances Mocnik
'People don't want to look the same': A guide to buying a bespoke suit

'People don't want to look the same': A guide to buying a bespoke suit

"Less is more" is a well-known mantra – and in the case of fashion, a bespoke suit is considerably nicer to both purchase and wear.

  • by Stephen Crafti