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You make loving fun: Valentine’s Day with RUSSH

Good martinis and cheap pizza, bringing loved ones close and avoiding those tables set for two, or going out dancing (it’s the 2020s for goodness sake): this is the Valentine’s Day agenda according to team RUSSH.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

This year I’m breaking the habit of staying in for Valentine’s Day. It’s the 2020s for goodness sake and I am going dancing. For maximum uninterrupted dance floor time, it’s going to be all party (feathers and / or diamantes) on the top and comfort (sneakers) on the bottom.  And for the ‘time-outs,’ all I need is 1.5 minutes: a quick face spritz, a hair ‘tszuj’ and a top-up of something red and glossy.

From left: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, 1987. Image via Pinterest.
BALENCIAGA bangle; IOANNES dressGOLDEN GOOSE shoes; Bianca Jagger and Sterling St. Jacques, 1978. Image via Pinterest; PACO RABANNE Chainmail Shoulder Bag from TheOutnet.com;  RMS BEAUTY Lip ShineEDIBLE BEAUTY Citrus Rhapsody Toning Mist.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

I’d like to say that I’ve got grand plans this Valentine’s Day, but all I really want is a good martini and cheap pizza, white briefs and his t-shirt, and Majical Cloudz’ Downtown playing on repeat. Low maintenance enough that if I decided to spontaneously do a hair mask it wouldn’t jeopardise the evening. And should a gift come my way? A Tiffany & Co. chain necklace would certainly suffice.

Clockwise from top left: Susan Minot, Lust; TIFFANY & CO. necklace; Majical Cloudz, Are You Alone; KOSÅS Wet Lip Oil gloss in Fruitjuice; IITTALA Aarne glasses; High Fidelity, 2000; OUAI Treatment mask; Le Buns briefs.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

I’d like to say that I’ve got grand plans this Valentine’s Day, but all I really want is a good martini and cheap pizza, white briefs and his t-shirt, and Majical Cloudz’ Downtown playing on repeat. Low maintenance enough that if I decided to spontaneously do a hair mask it wouldn’t jeopardise the evening. And should a gift come my way? A Tiffany & Co. chain necklace would certainly suffice.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Shoes that are the right kind of impractical, rings I can’t afford, a book that suits my mood, an eyeliner that is black with just enough V-Day red running through it and the best bottle of wine you’ve had in a long while to really set the mood.

That being said, Valentine’s Day is for gathering as many of your loved ones close and spending time together. Avoiding a restaurant full of tables set for two at all costs, and making eating, drinking and talking the main event. I’ll be seeing Parasite at The Ritz, dining with friends and hoping the rings I can’t afford magically appear.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

The keys to my heart. This Valentine’s Day is all about treating myself to the things I love most. Diving headfirst into sunset ocean swims, followed by home cooked fresh pasta and a margarita to match. Soft soundtracks to sway to in the background and cosying up in bed by 9pm to watch the nostalgic films I always gravitate back to.

From left: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request; Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet, 1996. Image via Pinterest; SKIN underwearRYAN STORER earringsSUBTLE BODIES lighterDRNKS wine@notartonDUSK candle.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

The keys to my heart. This Valentine’s Day is all about treating myself to the things I love most. Diving headfirst into sunset ocean swims, followed by home cooked fresh pasta and a margarita to match. Soft soundtracks to sway to in the background and cosying up in bed by 9pm to watch the nostalgic films I always gravitate back to.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

Valentine’s Day is on a Friday but this doesn’t work for my plans to stay in bed all morning watching my favourite rom-coms so I’ve officially moved it to Saturday. I can’t remember the last time I sat down and let myself get completely consumed by an incredible book, so this is also high on the list, as are pancakes in bed.

If I have to leave the house then I’ll be wearing red, probably to get dumplings with my girls. Dancing may be involved later, I’ll keep you posted.

From left: SOFT AND WET UNDIES underwear@nine.coLOREN STEWART necklaceSAINT LAURENT shoes@endlesslyloveclub; Timothée Chalamet via @papyvanwinkle; Lucy Liu in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, 2003. Image via @princesspollyboutiqueSOFT AND WET UNDIES braBALENCIAGA t-shirt.

Ella Jane

Production Co-ordinator

Flanked by dinners and dancing on either side of the big day, my plans include nothing more than submerging myself in her smell, fresh sheets, our favourite Orange and a bowl of something showered in good parmesan. Films on the projector and skincare are also on the cards. Gift wise? A watch the price of a small Volkswagen and a set of silk pyjamas luxurious enough to leave the house in wouldn’t go amiss.

Ella Jane

Production Co-ordinator

Flanked by dinners and dancing on either side of the big day, my plans include nothing more than submerging myself in her smell, fresh sheets, our favourite Orange and a bowl of something showered in good parmesan. Films on the projector and skincare are also on the cards. Gift wise? A watch the price of a small Volkswagen and a set of silk pyjamas luxurious enough to leave the house in wouldn’t go amiss.

Andréa Tchacos

Deputy Editor

As with every year, today will find me straddling the urge to ignore the holiday and fomo on an opportunity to indulge. My don’t-care-but-actually-do list includes the right light red, eating with both hands at Shwarmama and taking in the works at Adoration– courtesy Kitty Callaghan, Rachel Farlow, Eliza Gosse, Bridget Stehli Curnow and Ellen Virgona – opening tonight at China Heights.