Social Snaps: The Art of Fashion, ADL Fashion Week

The fashion set were out in force on Saturday night at ADL Fashion Week’s night of nights, The Art of Fashion, held at The Art Gallery of South Australia.

Images: Ekaterina Shipova Bell

International Model Returns Home to Adelaide

After a successful stint on the British modelling circuit, and a past life as a real-life rocker, Harmony Boucher has landed back in Adelaide.

How were you discovered?

I was discovered in the UK after my music manager sent my photos to Models 1 in London. Julien Miachon [director and founder of Heroes Models] saw my picture and immediately claimed me!

You’re obviously an accomplished model now, but you’re also a musician – tell us about that. What sort of music do you play?

I was in a band for seven years; [we were] compared to bands like Nine Inch Nails – loud, noisy and giant melodies. I now make cute little folky pop songs!

Your androgynous look has landed you some big jobs, including walking for Gucci menswear. What was that experience like?

It was incredible. To get to spend a week in Milan being fitted and having outfits created specifically for me was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also being one of the first ever girls to walk in a Gucci menswear show was an opportunity I will never forget.

What about other career highlights?

I have worked with some amazing photographers and creatives; highlights would have to be shooting the main fashion stories with [photographer] Steven Meisel for Vogue America and Vogue Italia. I was lucky enough to work with [photographer] Nick Knight, [hair stylist] Sam McKnight and [MUA] Pat McGrath early on in my career, which taught me so much about fashion.

You walked in the Camilla show at last year’s Melbourne Fashion Week. The show was an incredible showcase of diversity in fashion, what did it mean for you to be part of this parade?

It was such a beautiful show that Deni [Todorovic, Fashion Director] and their team put together. The atmosphere, both during the show and backstage, was different to anything I’ve ever experienced. I felt safe and seen and encouraged to have fun. Which I did!

What did that experience tell you about the future of fashion in this country?

The future of fashion is the great unknown. I do feel that with the internet there are so many new designers emerging through non-traditional means. I believe we will continue to see fashion become non-binary and I hope that we will also have new designers working with new sustainable materials.

As a side-step to modelling and music, you were recently involved in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – tell me about this.

I have been involved in entertainment from a young age and not always as a performer. I love the inner workings of production and have been a show and events producer for many years. I was producing events from a young age with my family’s theatre company and putting on shows for the many bands I was involved with over the years. I love helping artists’ visions come to life and creating joyful immersive experiences through entertainment.

You were born in Adelaide, grew up in the north east of England and later lived in London – and now you’re back. What brings you home?

After two decades traveling overseas my immediate family has begun moving back here, [so] I have come back to help my sisters renovate their new places and spend time getting to know my nieces and nephews. I have also recently signed on with local agency, The Models!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

With any luck, I’ll be following the sun in a motorhome or tiny house I’ve renovated, whilst helping to organise sustainable, inclusive events Australia-wide.

Image: Gucci Menswear

Muscle Sculpting Treatment To Try

If you’re struggling to tone your tummy, arms or legs, despite endless gym sessions, this revolutionary muscle sculpting treatment might be for you. The new treatment trumps other body sculpting systems, allowing you to work multiple areas in one session. Genius. Dr Rahma Targett from Advanced Cosmetic Medicine explains.

What is truSculpt flex?

truSculpt® flex is a personalised muscle sculpting treatment that adjusts to your fitness level, shape, and goals to strengthen, firm and tone your muscles. It offers three treatment modes, creates multiple types of muscle contractions and can treat up to eight areas per session.

Who is it for?

As it has three treatment modes and can be adjusted to suit different fitness levels, most people can benefit from a truSculpt® flex treatment. During your consultation, your clinician will discuss with you if you are a candidate, based on your health and medical history.

How is truSculpt® flex different to other body contouring systems?

Other body sculpting systems use electro-magnetic muscle stimulation, which is indirect and nonspecific to treat a general area – whereas truSculpt® flex uses multi-directional stimulation (MDS) to target specific muscle groups. It has 16 handpieces that can treat eight muscle groups in one session, covering the largest treatment area in the body sculpting industry. 

What kind of results can people expect?

Clinical studies have shown an average of 30 percent increase in muscle mass.

How many sessions are needed?

Remarkable results can be achieved with as little as four treatments. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalised results you desire.

How long is each session?

truSculpt® flex has two session duration options. Flex classic is 45 minutes and flex+ is 15 minutes. 

What sort of maintenance is required?

A monthly maintenance session is suggested to maintain results, but can be personalised depending on individual results and goals.

Does it hurt?

As the treatment begins, patients feel a gentle contraction sensation and as the intensity slowly increases the muscle contraction intensifies. The results are even and consistent and will be challenging but not painful.

Is there any downtime?

truSculpt® flex is non-invasive, requires no recovery time and patients can immediately return to normal activities after the treatment. Post-procedure, patients may notice tingling in the areas treated for up to a few hours and/or slight muscle soreness or tenderness for 24–72 hours.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
08 8239 0431

Light Houses

These two thoughtfully planned architecturally designed homes by Urban Habitats are flooded with natural light, strong clean lines and plenty of texture.

Creating a natural sanctuary in an inner-city suburb was the aim of integrated design and build firm Urban Habitats when they purchased an old property in Adelaide’s east in 2019. The existing home was knocked down and two architecturally designed, light-filled residences have since taken its place, breathing new life into a suburb that continues to earn its keep as one of Adelaide’s most sought-after addresses.

In juxtaposition to the original dimly lit home that once sat on the block, the two new homes are filled with natural light, flooding in from purposefully placed full height windows and large-scale sliding doors that lead out to sun-drenched courtyards and balconies. 

“This property provided Urban Habitats with a unique opportunity to showcase both the in-house design studio capabilities while also continuing to show the construction team’s highly efficient, detailed and quality focused capabilities,” says Urban Habitats’ Jock Merrigan.

The incorporation of elongated skylights in the corridors, which link the front ends of the homes to the cleverly designed open-plan living spaces at the back, is another addition that further welcomes in natural light. “The expansive skylights provide a light filled void and a space that takes your breath away,” says in-house architect Sarah Stephen. 

The well-planned light-filled spaces are a theme throughout, as is the mid-century and Scandinavian style that can be seen in both properties. The palettes in both homes are different yet complimentary, with one favouring a moody Manhattan vibe while the other sticks to its Scandi roots with lashings of white and blonde timbers. “Both residences were purchased while under construction [and] the buyers resonated with our style, aesthetic and aspiration. We worked with them individually to further develop the interior,” says Sarah.

Classic mid-century moments include the custom curved cabinetry (such as the softly curved island 
bench and the statement fireplace breast in the south residence) and the connection between indoors and out. “We really wanted the external materiality to extend internally, blurring the line between the spaces,” says Sarah. The placement of large-scale windows and doors was paramount to successfully executing this vision – the hallway is a great example of this with a floor-to-ceiling window offering views to a breakout garden at the side of the home. 

The team also played with horizontal and vertical lines, an element that provides both functionality, aesthetics and another hit of mid-century. Fixed and operable louvres on the upper-level windows offer privacy and create a linear element that draws the eye up, creating the illusion of space and height. Other notable elements include polished concrete flooring, concealed lifts and custom concealed timber clad garage doors. 

But high-end gadgetry aside, the real winner in these two impeccably designed and crafted homes is the feeling of calmness you get when you enter – and that’s due, in large, to the abundance of light-filled spaces. This was no accident, careful planning and consideration went into every corner of these homes and it’s evident. Light, airy, ambient and calming all at once. Good lighting is everything.

Destination Wedding without the Distance

New venue House on Haines welcomes abundant light and panoramic views into its multi-level function space, making it the perfect location for a contemporary wedding year-round.

Only 30 minutes from the CBD, this just-opened wedding venue and event space resides in the Adelaide foothills, surrounded by overhanging gumtrees, lush lawns and picturesque views, making it perfect for couples searching for a destination wedding without the distance.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed timber beams and a contemporary outdoor terrace, House on Haines combines subtle elegance with rustic charm. The multi-level space, designed by Studio Nine Architects, was purpose-built for magical moments year-round. 

“The design utilises the surrounding picturesque landscape and maximises on views out,” says Studio Nine Architects project director Tony Zappia. “With the main purpose being a function venue, it was important for the design to be simple – a blank, yet refined canvas for events.”

Inside, the main function space boasts lofty ceilings, a bar and an exposed brick wall featuring a seven-metre fireplace. Detailed brass finishes adds luxury to the warm interior, which welcomes the ambience of the natural surroundings through the large windows. The light-filled space can cater 120 seated or up to 200 standing. 

Curate your dream wedding and reception with expert help from the House on Haines function coordinator. Choose roving cocktail canapés or a customisable sit-down menu featuring dishes like kingfish ceviche, truffle butter stuffed chicken and slow-roasted pork served with parsnip vanilla puree, honey roasted carrots and crisp prosciutto. 

In summer, tie the knot on the outdoor deck, shaded by a vaulted glass ceiling – modern take on a classic chapel – and surrounded by Tea Tree Gully’s greenery and blooming magnolia trees. 

A two-way wood fireplace and operable wall keep events warm during the cooler seasons; the clever integration sheltering events from the elements. So, rain, hail or shine, House on Haines can accommodate your special day regardless.  

This functional multi-level space also enables guests to roam the expansive entertaining areas – on the double-level deck, you can soak up the views of the private garden and in winter you can cosy around the two fire pits. 

Spacious and inviting, this venue is enwreathed with foliage and a contemporary fit-out, making it perfect for your wedding or next event. 

House on Haines
1 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully
08 8264 2288 

Treatment to Try

We sent influencer Lucinda Nicholas for a skin pick-me-up at Laser Hair Removal at the Bay.

“When I arrived at Laser Hair Removal I was met by Veronica, the owner and a skilled skin professional with 20 years’ experience as a HydraFacial consultant.  

We started with a consult, where Veronica asked me a range of questions relating to my skin, including my skin history, the products that I currently use (morning and night) and any skin concerns I had. She also walked me through every step of the HydraFacial treatment so I knew what to expect throughout the service.

It was now time to get started. Veronica began by double cleansing my face to take off my make-up and to ensure my skin was clean before starting the treatment. She then used a patented spiral tip to exfoliate the skin and clear all of the blocked pores. This step was completely painless and felt so soothing on the skin. 

Veronica highlighted the importance of not forgetting your neck and décolletage when it comes to skincare. My mum always reminded me of this, so I’ve known how essential this is since I was a young girl. I was pleased to hear that Veronica included these areas in her services. Once my pores were clean, Veronica began to infuse my skin with a Vortex Fusion, including antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin.  

Veronica talked me through each step of the treatment, including the tools and products she used. It made me feel so comfortable and confident that I was in good hands, especially as this was the first time that I’d had a HydraFacial. I also felt well-informed about how to treat my skin post-treatment and improve it in the future.  

By the end of the treatment, my skin had an instant glow and felt so soft and hydrated. I could see the difference in my pores and how much they had reduced in appearance. There was no downtime, so I could continue my day as usual.

It’s now been one week post-treatment, and I am delighted with the results. I feel more confident going make-up-free and when I do wear make-up it sits on my skin much nicer than it did before. This experience really has reaffirmed to me how important it is to see a skin care professional such as Veronica regularly.”

1/61 Tapleys Hill Road, Glenelg North
16/13-23 Unley Road, Parkside
08 8295 7070

Fashion for a Good Cause

Shop the latest trends for a good cause this winter with boutique, The Style Capsule raising funds for charity this season. 

The popular Rundle Street store is hosting a fashion runway fundraiser for the Butterfly Foundation, showcasing the latest Valente The Label launch in-store on July 1. 

Having just relocated, The Style Capsule is taking the opportunity to welcome guests to an intimate event while supporting the charity close to their hearts. The event will be hosted by stylist Lauren Dilena, with only 50 tickets available for the exclusive catwalk. 

“The Butterfly Foundation is an important charity to me, and any chance to raise money for them is a great opportunity,” says Valente The Label owner, Lisa Ranieri. 

“Valente The Label has been around since 2019, but wanting to celebrate diversity in fashion never dies.”

Valente the Label collections focus on empowerment through power dressing, using block colours and bold cuts to create a look that embodies confidence. The brand was born from Lisa’s desire to represent a wide range of sizes, with every collection stocked from sizes 4 to 18.

The Butterfly Foundation supports individuals who struggle with body image and eating disorders, addressing issues that affect over 1 million Australians.

Gold tickets are priced at $30, including a front-row seat, welcome drive and a gift bag. 

All funds from tickets sold for the fundraiser fashion parade will go to the Butterfly Foundation alongside proceeds from various raffle draws. Currently, $5 from every Valente the Label purchase will be donated to the charity.

Further fashion walking the catwalk include Misha, SNDYS, Madison, Lexi and Style State. The July event is the perfect chance to find your favourite winter ‘fit for a good cause. 

Find The Style Capsule at 254 Rundle Street, Adelaide. The Fashion Fundraiser begins at 7pm, July 1. Buy your tickets here.

City Escape

This getaway has it all – delicious food, expertly prepared by one of Adelaide’s most revered chefs and paired with some of the finest local wines, and luxury five-star overnight accommodation in the heart of the CBD.

The experience starts with an aperitif at the popular Hennessy Rooftop Bar, located on the 13th floor of the Mayfair. Opulent and luxurious, Hennessy offers unique views from the glass-topped alfresco terrace. Indoors, a marble bar and crystal chandeliers will have you thinking you’re in a luxe Parisian wine bar. 

With the palette cleansed, it’s time to move down the sweeping ribbon staircase to the highly acclaimed Mayflower Restaurant for an indulgent five-course chef selected degustation menu. Executive chef Erwin Joven brings a global flavour to the table – freshly shucked oysters with Champagne mignonette dressing, hand-rolled gnocchi and pan-roasted Coorong Mulloway are just some of the carefully selected dishes, each expertly paired with delicious hand-picked South Australian wines. 

The evening starts and ends in the popular Hennessy Bar, with an after-dinner night cap from the famed rooftop bar overlooking the bustling King William Street. Here, you’ll take in the city lights before retreating to a spacious Deluxe King Room. Breakfast the next morning is also part of the deal, back in the Mayflower Restaurant. And, of course, overnight parking is taken care of.

This is a treat-yourself evening of pure indulgence in the heart of Adelaide; an unforgettable experience that is just a taste of what makes South Australia – and in fact the iconic Mayfair – so great. 

Mayfair Hotel
45 King William Street, Adelaide
08 8210 8888

What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Marion Hotel Winter Wonderland | June 17 – July 27  

Winter has arrived in South Australia, and to celebrate the Marion Hotel has transformed into a winter wonderland for the next six weeks. This Friday, listen to live jazz music in the decked-out garden, transformed by event experts, Hygge Studio. Treat yourself to whisky sours, southern-style fried food and the wintertime ambience. Month long, indulge in the special Yonder Smoked Feasting Menu, smoked whisky and apple pie or a cheeky spiked hot chocolate by Haighs.

Find out more here.

Endless Grooves 5th birthday | June 17 & June 18 

Endless Grooves is turning five! Teaming up with suburban cellar door, Oddio, the party collective is curating a birthday bash for wine and music lovers to get down on the dance floor across the weekend. The three-day event will see Sunny’s van roll up, slinging slices of their beloved pizza, a pop-up Porch Records vinyl store and homegrown musicians soundtracking the party. Several lo-fi wine producers and craft brewers will be pouring all night long, keeping you dancing from day to dusk. Endless Grooves is the collective behind events like the Dream Boat party of Popeye, coasting down the River Torrens during Mad March. Tickets start at $20.

Find out more here. 

Illuminate Renmark: In Depth | until July 2

Can’t wait for Illuminate to light up the CBD? The celebration of innovation has headed to the Riverland ahead of its July schedule, setting the regional town of Renmark aglow. Illuminate: In Depth uses technology, sound and light to transform the Murray River banks into a space of colour, history and luminescent art. Curated in collaboration with Craig Walsh, the Renmark Illuminate series draws inspiration from the stories of the regional community and riverbed.

Find out more here. 

Leigh Street Unleashed | June 17 

Lovers of Leigh Street will be treated to a host of entertainment at Leigh Street Unleashed this Friday. Spicing up after-work drinks, head to your favourite small bar for glasses of red wine, grazing plates and fun. As the the sun sets and the mercury dips, warm up around toasty fire pits and marvel at the roving entertainment traversing down the cobbled street. Fire twirlers will be lighting up the night sky as busy bodies seek out a Leigh Street haunt to escape the cold. 

Find out more here. 

Fork by the Fire | June 18 

Fire pits and food trucks: Fork on the Road is back, taking over Bonython Park for an afternoon filled with family-friendly fun. Listen to live acoustic music, sip tipples of wine and craft pints from Bowden Brewing and Sparkke at the Whitmore. Devour food from CAROclub, Nugg Lyfe and more as the kids blow off steam on the playground. As the sun sets over the city parklands, treat yourself to an Espresso Martini and groove to resident DJs taking over the decks. Fork by the Fire is free, and runs from midday until 8pm.

Find out more here. 

Brighton Winter Solstice | June 18 

Celebrate the impending winter solstice at Brighton this weekend. While the official solstice doesn’t roll around until Tuesday June 21, the City of Holdfast Bay is getting in early to throw a party for locals and lovers of the seaside. Jetty Road will transform, as local vendors and musicians crowd the road. Stay warm by the fire pits scattered along the street and listen to music curated by Porch Records. The Winter Solstice street party starts at 10am and finishes at 9pm.

Find out more here. 

Best Places To Enjoy a G+T in Adelaide This World Gin Day

South Australia is home to some of the best gin distillers in the country. From the CBD to McLaren Vale and the Riverland, our homegrown gin nuts bottle botanicals that make taste buds sing. 

This June 11, toast SA’s best for World Gin Day with a glass featuring nips of your favourite gin. Here’s our favourite places to sip a G+T in SA: 

Udaberri | 11-13 Leigh Street, Adelaide 

This Leigh Street bar, with its window seat dining, pintxos and bulging drinks list, is a love letter to tapas bars scattered across Spain. Settle in and select your drink of choice – gin, of course. 

Udaberri serves pimped up gin and tonics. Sip aviation gin served with Japanese cherry tea and tonic topped with apple; a nip of Fifty Pounds London Dry stirred with pomegranate molasses, tonic, hibiscus and a sprinkling of dehydrated strawberries; or a zesty Whitley Neill with tonic, coriander and dried lemon. 

The Howling Owl |10 Vaughan Place, Adelaide 

It’s suffice to say The Howling Owl knows a thing or two about gin. The cosy gin nook is home to over 200 bottles of small batch gin and boasts a 25-page menu! Trawl the gin bible and select your favourite find. The gin gurus and expert mixologists behind the bar will pair each spirit with select garnishes and mixes that make the botanicals burst. 

This June 11, visit the bar to celebrate its tenth birthday in style. The Howling Owl is hosting a mini block party – Gin City Limits – to toast its love for gin and their major milestone. 

Prohibition Liquor Co x Next Door Bar | 24 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 

This CBD distillery door takes you back to the prohibition era, where drinking a G+T was an illicit activity. Prohibition Liquor Co produces spirits that pack a punch with botanical notes. Visit the distillery’s contemporary cocktail bar, Next Door, to try the small-batch gins. Dabble in gin flights, sip on cocktails or choose one of the many gins on offer. 

Juniper on the Marina | 11/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg 

This Marina Pier gin haunt boasts an extensive array of SA and international gins stocked on its blue-lit back bar. Indulge in gin sours bayside as the bartenders wow you with their mixology skills. Enjoy an Applewood Coral Pink gin – paired with pink peppercorns, vanilla and Fever Tree tonic – as you slip into weekend mode. 

Ambleside Distillers | Cnr of Ambleside Road and Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf 

Ambleside Distillers puts the Hills’ spirit industry on the map. The distillery door handcrafts each spirit, utilising high-quality ingredients – mostly plucked from the surrounding garden – to build their small-batch gin. 

This World Gin Day, the Hahndorf-based distillery door is slinging classic G+Ts for a cause. Ambleside has teamed up with Monarto Safari Park to raise funds for the conservation of African White Rhino and Hippo, releasing two limited gins – the Kifaru and Kiboko gin – in the park’s honour.

23rd Street Distillery | Cnr 23rd Street and Renmark Avenue, Renmark 

The distillery’s namesake is not the only thing it derives from the location. The 23rd Street Distillery bottles botanicals and flavours synonymous with the Riverland. Think mandarin and blood oranges, ultraviolet butterfly pea flowers and tarty notes of Mulberry.  

This long weekend, 23rd Street Distillery is hosting gin flights, slinging pizza and playing live music for guests of the Renmark-based tasting room. Soak up the regional excellence across three days of fun.  

Never Never Distilling Co | 56 Field Street, McLaren Vale

Never Never Distilling Co has helped put South Australias gin capital on the map internationally, collecting accolades for their brilliant botanicals and distilling process at the World Gin Awards, amongst others. Their Triple Juniper Gin is renowned for its botanical notes, but the distilling mavericks also bottle unique flavours, like their Oyster Shell and Grenache gin. 

Visit the distillery door, adjoining sister venue Chalk Hill Wines, for a G+T and flight of Never Never’s best products this World Gin Day. Boasting panoramic views of McLaren Vale, the venue is the perfect place to celebrate it style.