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Halsey Lipstick, $17; maccosmetics.com (Available March 31).

Halsey, What about these products specifically channels or speaks to you?
Halsey: Specifically this lipstick is pretty akin to what it means to be Halsey. It’s pretty unique, and I’m known for changing my hair and style all the time. Not being trapped in one predictable look. I’m like a chameleon. I never look the same.

It’s really cool to me because it’s a cooler blue tone, which is my creative color. I use blue lights onstage and had blue hair for a long time. Blue stimulates me. I wanted to do something different that I hadn’t seen before and I realized I was wearing a lot of cooler toned colors and a lot of pinks and browns. I thought how great would it be to do something that was a bit more dramatic and more risky.

One thing I try to do with my look is not have the look wear me. I try to carry myself like there’s nothing too crazy for me to wear as long as I carry myself with the confidence to wear it. I hope people can feel the same way about the lipstick.

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‘’ Freaking out the neighbourhood’’

The editorial documents a day in the life of a restless, 20 something. Sam’s dressed up with nowhere to go.

It emulates my generation’s obsessions with fashion & couture. This is always combated with trying to break through the reality that life & status don’t always match the desire for luxury, power & fame that we may desire in our overly saturated information technology society.

Placing the model in a rundown share house setting (in the southern suburbs of Melbourne) , I wanted to create a feeling of uneasiness, restlessness ,boredom & loss of purpose. Showing that in difference is cooler than ever.  I contrasted the strong- lined masculine garments (though soft in texture) against the stark, empty & gritty house setting.

We used lots of oversized shirts, baggy pants, & casual branded tops to show more of the masculine side to fashion that young woman in their 20’s have adopted more than ever. Coupling Formal styled white, wide-legged Cue pants & with an old Nike shirt for instance reflects the mix & match style of Melbourne’s young fashion scene, taking from couture & holding onto accessible & even mass produced pieces.

This is our age! The age of accessible luxury. It’s now fashionable to be one of those; unschooled in the often meaningless & feigned superiority that once made high fashion have its elite status & gravitas. It is no longer against the rules to be transparent, having egalitarian approaches to the fashion world.

This anti. I’m saying fuck you & thankyou to fashion all at the same time.  By devaluing luxury we put value to what matters now, indifference and the non chalant culture , desperately trying to fit in , by not fitting in at all.

·         Model: Samantha Killingsworth Mc Mahon

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·         Photographer: Alexandra Mantoura ( AM Photography)

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·         Styling: Briony Kent ( Storiesofb)

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·         Hair & Makeup: Belinda Tanswell

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