The who, what, where. Campaigns we’re loving, records we can’t stop playing and art we’re coveting. Read just what the RUSSH editors have been sharing this week.
The shoes I never knew I needed, yet somehow now can’t live without? Fresh to My Chameleon this week, the D’Orsay Satin Pumps in black by MM6 Maison Margiela have a new home with me. Sculptural and sleek heaven.
The latest incredible AW 19 campaign from Bottega Veneta has not left my mind. Photographed by Tyrone Lebon and featuring the incredible Anna Ewers on a diving board in nothing but her BV shoes, and Aussie girl of the moment Adut Akech in striking BV gold chain jewels. Bottega is back.
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A facial that also sculpts the face and releases muscle tension is perfect for me, as I hold all my tension in my jaw, neck and shoulders. MO+ in Bondi Junction and Zen Facial in Bronte are my go-tos. Although an at-home gua sha is always worth it if a professional treatment is out of reach.
I just discovered Felivand and I can’t stop listening to her delicate brand of R’n’B – one to watch (and play on repeat).
My current art crush is Brooklyn-based Reginald Sylvester II – his expressionist paintings are dreamy and provocative and soulful. Keep your eyes peeled for his cameo in our annual Men to Meet run-down next issue, on sale August 22.
Post-work drinks are also sorted courtesy of the newly opened Prince of York. ‘Wine bar food’ up top, disco basement Pamela’s down below, dancing on tables encouraged. See you there.
I stumbled across IDLES’s Joy as an Act of Resistance album and cannot stop myself from playing their rendition of Solomon Burke’s Cry To Me on repeat. This album manages to be a perfect backdrop for any state of mind.
The campaign film Close to Paradise for LOEWE’s second collaboration with Paula’s Ibiza has me dreaming of packing my bags and booking the first available flight to Spain. Directed by Dan Emerson, the film follows four locals reminiscing about Ibiza in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
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If you’re still on the hunt for weekend plans, The Rubens are playing at Crooked River Wines this Saturday and are always incredible live. I can’t think of anything better to accompany a glass of wine than lead singer Sam Margin’s easy stage presence and The Rubens’ new soulful vibe.
If staying in town sounds more like you then Boy and Bear are touring over the next couple of weeks and are hitting some of the best live music venues in Australia.
I don’t know whether it’s the feminist wave hitting my Instagram feed or the resurgence of retro fashion (I’m not mad about it) but recently I’ve had an overwhelming urge to re-watch Grease 2. The soundtrack is infinitely cooler than the original and Michelle Pfeiffer in her breakout role as Stephanie Zinone will have you wishing bangs still seemed like a good idea.
From top: Bottega Veneta AW 19; MM6 MAISON MARGIELA shoes; @eera; KORA ORGANICS Facial Sculptor; MO+; Prince of York; @felivand; @reginaldsylvestor2; LOEWE x Paula’s Ibiza II, ‘Close To Paradise’; IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance; Grease 2; @therubens; Grease 2.