It’s official: winter boots are out and summer shoes are in. Whether loafers, sandals or mules, the season for reduced shoes is here. Fashion muse Kendall Jenner, pictured, opts for a sleek leather style with eye-catching gold hardware. Get her look (for less) from Alohas, a sustainable footwear company, with their $272 fireplace chain black mules.
Boody x McGrath Foundation
Comfortable underwear for a good cause? Sustainable bamboo underwear brand Boody is partnering with the McGrath Foundation and producing three of their products in pink, with all profits going to programs supporting people living with breast cancer. Beginning October 1st, the Crop Shaper Bra ($21.95), Classic Bikini Bottom ($15.95) and Original Boxer ($18.95) will be available in pink to celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser to contribute.
Noongar Boodja Waangkan
This new book by Jayden Boundry, illustrated by Tyrown Waigana, is a great way for little folks – and big ones – to learn some Noongar. Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is a fully illustrated collection of words, including for family, plants, animals, emotions, colors and more, in the language spoken by 14 indigenous groups in the South West. It also comes with a QR code so readers can access audio files with the correct pronunciation. Boundry, a Wadjak Balardong Noongar and Badimaya Yamatji, is a Noongar language teacher and cultural consultant, didgeridoo player, traditional dancer and storyteller with Ngalak Nidja. Waigana is a Southwestern Capeland Wardandi Noongar and Ait Koedhal (Torres Strait Islander) and multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer. The first edition sold out quickly, so pre-order from Fremantle Press to secure a copy of the second edition.
The happiest girl in the world
Based on the best-selling novel by Jessica Knoll, this new film coming to Netflix has been described by E News as “the perfect combination of today’s mysteries with a true crime twist from the past.” Starring (and produced by) Mila Kunis and scripted by Knoll, it tells the story of Ani Fanelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who seems to have the perfect life: a great job at a magazine, a wedding on the horizon and a Killer Wardrobe. But when a documentary director asks her to share her side of a shocking incident from her youth, she must confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her carefully crafted life. It will be released on October 7th.
Everlasting Kings Park Festival
Nothing says spring quite like a floral quilt, so head to the Everlastings Kings Park Festival for your floral scent, running now through September 30th. A pink field of Everlastings is a given, but there are many other displays of the extraordinary variety and beauty of WA’s wildflowers, as well as workshops, tours, art exhibits, guided hikes, and family activities. Visit kingsparkfestival.com.au for more information.
FAME by Paco Rabanne
If you’re still looking for a signature scent, Paco Rabanne has just released her first standalone women’s fragrance and we can confirm it smells divine. The chic bottle features Paco Rabanne’s signature chain mail dress and can be refilled when you run out of bottles with minimal impact on the planet. It is available from Myer and David Jones.
We love Meghan Markle’s new Spotify podcast Archetypes, which deconstructs the restrictive labels, myths and stereotypes women around the world face on a daily basis. The first revealing episode stars a longtime friend of Markle’s – tennis legend Serena Williams – and deals with the experience of being an ambitious woman in a world of gender double standards. The duo discusses instances where women can get a different reaction when they exhibit the same behavior men are usually praised for — like throwing a racquet during a tennis match or returning to work shortly after becoming parents.
“Is it violent when guys say ‘come on’ and bang their fists? It’s pretty exciting. But for me it’s aggressive,” says the 23-time Grand Slam winner.
“I’ll never forget. There’s an article that said this guy was passionate and I had a breakdown and I was like, wait, how do I have a breakdown? But this guy is passionate?”
Celebrate Hogwarts at Karrinyup
The magic of Harry Potter comes to Karrinyup this school holiday, with Halls of Hogwarts, Platform 9 3/4 and other iconic locations from the popular books and films making an appearance from September 27th to October 9th. Kids can test their Quidditch skills, master a spell in potions class and don an invisibility cloak for an adorable photo. More information can be found here.
A smorgasbord of music will liven up Subi in October when Suburban Vibes returns for another season. More than 20 artists will perform in nine rooms in nine iconic Subiaco gardens, alleys, bars and breweries in free and paid shows. Highlights include Katy Steele and Timothy Nelson at an intimate event at the Subiaco Hotel and a free garden event in Market Square Park, concluding the series with pictured all-girl indie pop band Dulcie as well as The Little Lord Street on a high note will band and others. Celebrations begin on October 7th, for information visit seesubiaco.com.au.
Sunday Supply Co
Picnic weather is here and these cute cooler bags from Sunday Supply Co are the perfect accessory to soak up the spring spirit. Just add your favorite beverages, some cheese and dips and a picnic blanket and you’re all set.
wild on the road
This South Freo joint has been making heads turn since it opened in April, promising “sexy food and good times”. It’s got a wood-burning stove that runs until 10pm and a hyper-local focus — think a cocktail of The West Winds gin and rosemary, picked on the way to the restaurant. We have our eye on these wood-fired king prawns, smoked rennet, chili and lemon washed down with a classic pisco sour.
Embrace your limits
From comedian and self-confessed “reformed self-help addict” Lawrence Mooney comes this take on a motivational book that promises to show readers that the only way to be successful and happy is to quit. Mooney’s debut book, Forget Your Dreams and Actually Live Your Life, is peppered with gems like Stop Trying To Be Good At Things You’re Not Good At, Loser Isn’t A Dirty Word, and When Yours If you define a career, then you have seriously missed the meaning of life. His event in Perth in October is already sold out, so he must strike a chord. The book will be released on October 5th.