Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 10 September 2022
What a time to be alive, huh? After a tough few days marred with big tech announcements and challenging issues, we were hit with some shocking news to finish off the week. The great woman herself has shuffled on, finally bidding farewell to the modern world she had a hand in shaping. That’s right, after […]You’ll also like:
Each week, we quiz a prominent person about their style and the inspiration behind it. Ahead, stylist Marina Didovich.
How would you describe your style? It's evolved since becoming a mum [to one-year-old Cash]. It used to be quite haphazard - a big floral print one day and ruffles the next. Now, it's more neutral colours and minimalist. I'm so time poor I need outfits that work fast and aren't fussy.
What are three essential items in your wardrobe? Ksubi "Playback" jeans - I'm a denim girl who doesn't own a single pair of black pants. Also, a Camilla and Marc blazer. And I wear a lot of bodysuits - I like Alix, and Margiela.
Elizabeth, the original sustainable fashion influencer
Long before it was fashionable, the Queen was a champion of responsible fashion choices.Although it's Catherine, Princess of Wales, who has earned a positive reputation as a re-wearer of her outfits, which are paid for by the royal family, the habit was already part of the Queen's fashion manifesto more than 60 years ago.
What's the oldest thing in your wardrobe? I love vintage shopping; I'm a big fan of What Goes Around Comes Around and Resurrection Vintage. A favourite piece is an '80s Escada blazer - oversized, cream with white piping, gold buttons. It's versatile; I can wear it as a blazer or a dress.
And the most recent addition? Black Jil Sander sandals. I'm going to get them in white, too.
What would you wear … … on a first date? Anything by Magda Butrym, and Bottega heels.… on a plane? A tracksuit by Venroy, or Frankie Shop's "Vanessa" set with shoulder pads, with Miu Miu trainers.… on the red carpet? Something amazing from the archives of Tom Ford for Gucci, Alexander McQueen or Saint Laurent.
What's your favourite fashion era? I'm obsessed with '80s movies like Working Girl. There were some pretty epic fashion moments in that film!
Zendaya Texted This One Person Right After She Became The Youngest Person To Win Two Emmy Awards
When the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards rolled around on September 13, all eyes were on Zendaya to take home her second win for Lead Actress in a Drama series—and that's exactly what she did. But after she was finished breaking records and delivering an emotional speech, she called one person in particular . In an interview with E!, after she became the youngest two-time acting winner at the award ceremony, Zendaya was asked who was the very first person she texted after her win. Remaining as discreet as always, the 26-year-old star shared nothing more than a cryptic answer, but still one that has pleased the masses.
Who are your favourite designers? I can't get enough of Totême, Khaite, La Collection and Camilla and Marc.
What's at the top of your wish list? A gold "Panthère de Cartier" watch with the triple loop bracelet.
What's your fragrance of choice? I don't wear perfume a lot but when I do it's Maison Francis "Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge" or Sśaint "Modus Vivendi".
Any go-to jewellery? A gold Bulgari "Serpenti" ring and Cartier "Juste un Clou" ring. Also, a Cartier "Love" bracelet that Steven [Marina's husband, photographer Steven Chee] bought me in Paris.
Who's your fashion inspiration? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I love the evolution, their story; they dramatically changed their direction to become icons in the fashion community.
Can you remember a favourite outfit from when you were a child? My heritage is Croatian and my baba [grandmother] made a lot of my clothes, beautiful dresses with smocking and embroidery.
‘I'm too old for this. But…': The joys of working as a 50-something dish hand
A writer baulks at the mundane job he's wound up with, before discovering some valuable lessons among the soap suds.How I got here might be a cautionary tale. The choices we make. A few wrong turns, a misstep, some bad timing, and now I work between four sinks - in the kitchen, front-of-house - stacking plates, hands wet, at the bottom of the food chain, a tea towel slung over my shoulder.
And your worst fashion mistake? I have curly hair and about seven years ago I cut it really short, like a bowl. It was a cool thing to do at the time but I look at the photos now and cringe.
Can you remember your first fashion moment? Growing up, my little sister was obsessed with Italian Vogue. We lived in West Auckland and that just wasn't a thing. I'd make fun of her and we'd fight. Then one day I picked up a copy and just got it; the magazine completely opened my eyes to the world of fashion.
Is there anything you'd never wear? No, I've said "never" in the past, then fast-forward five years and I'm wearing it. Like the little '90s Miu Miu tennis skirts; I never thought I would be into that vibe again. Next minute …
What current trend do you like? Anything clean and minimal that I am going to wear tirelessly. I'm not putting my card down any more to buy something just for a cool Instagram photo or to wear once to an event.
What shoes do you wear most often? Over winter, black croc Totême "The Wide Shaft" boots, Chanel hiking boots and Gia Borghini x Pernille Teisbaek shearling sandals. In the warmer months I'll wear a pair of black sandals from The Row I've had for years and thrash my Jil Sander sandals.
What do you wear on a typical working day? Jeans, a bodysuit, blazer and flat shoes.
And your favourite off-duty, casual Sunday look? I live in Bondi, so it's going to be activewear.
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These celebrities are surprisingly cheap .
From the outside, their lives seem like the height of luxury, but even some of the richest and most famous celebrities around have been known to penny-pinch. Whether it’s stingy habits like stiffing restaurant servers, or frugal gestures like opting for brown-bag lunches, here are 20 celebrities who are surprisingly cheap.