Marie Claire Australia: Who’s That Girl?

Posted on October 26, 2012

To close out our busy week – and yours as well – here’s your Pretty of the Day, kittens. Find your center and remember to exhale through the nose on the count of three.


Marie Claire Australia November 2012 Issue
Editorial: “Who’s That Girl?”
Photographer: Troyt Coburn
Stylist: Jana Pokorny
Model: Jemma Baines
Hair: Daren Borthwick
Makeup: Sarah Tammer




[Photo Credit: Troyt Coburn for Marie Claire Australia via]

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  • MarissaLG

    VERY pretty!

    • EveEve

      Those Louboutin shoes in the last shot – must have now!!!  

      • marlie

         Me too! I *LOVE* those shoes!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Is it weird that I noticed the versatility of her face more than the clothes? She looks like a different person in every photo.

    • norseofcourse

      Not weird at all. That’s some seriously gorgeous face. Love the nude lip and bold eyeliner! 

      • frederieke

        I think this is the first time I have been so completely from the clothes because I liked the model’s face so much. Haha

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It’s a compliment to her abiility as a model.

    • Janey

      Also proves that you don’t have to default to open mouth to make your face different and striking in each shot

    • DesertDweller79

       Not weird.  All I could think of was, “Wow, I really like the model!”

  • hughman

    Those are some FABULOUS hats. The kitten ears are TDF.

  • another_laura

    Love the whole thing.  The shot with the orange dress is too too divine.

    • out for a walk

      Yes! The hat in that shot is great.
      This editorial is making me love all sorts of pieces I wouldn’t have expected to love.

  • Corazon Nunez

    Beauuuuuuutiful model. Woah.

    • Donna Tabor

       Yes, ethereally so.

      But my god, she’s skeletal.

  • JauntyJohn

    All are stunning, but that first picture is the first time I’ve ever seen that see-through-to-your-bathing-suit-bottom sort of thing and thought, “Oh yes, that works.”  Is it the formality of it? The patterns of the brocade up top and the pleats in the skirt, her look and that hat? Whatever, it’s sublime.

    • MilaXX

       That’s because the granny panty look makes for a better editorial than real life look.

  • AmeliaEve

    I’m loving all these New Look style hats that are popping up lately. I wish I had somewhere to wear a birdcage veil.

    • StellaZafella

      A bit of loving advice my dear: Wherever you go you simply MAKE it a place to wear a birdcage veil…
      …that’s how Fashion leads!

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        Yes, and when you do, look briefly, but pityingly at all the SYT’s who AREN’T wearing a birdcage veil.

        • formerlyAnon

          THIS is the real trick to pulling it off. Compassionate pity.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Love the hats, and wish I had the face to wear them!

    • kschwarting

      I wore one for my wedding…it was the one time I thought I could get away with it.

      • AmeliaEve

         I had a pretty kick-ass fascinator of pheasant feathers anchored by a golden bat for my wedding. It had more of a flapper vibe, so no veil. I think I will have to work the veil into one of my steampunk outfits.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Wow. For the first time in a long time, I found myself wishing I was model thin. And possibly living the life of this story.


  • Laylalola

    Taylor Swift will try to live the fantasy by picking one of these and it will just look, at best, like a cute dress. 

    • StellaZafella

       Tut! Tut!
      Wash your mouth with a dose of Dita Von Teese!

  • kimmeister

    That is some adeptly applied eyeliner.

  • Trisha26

    Stunning! The model looks like a mannequin – not a negative – just perfection for these looks. The draped, short black and white print needs to be in my closet now!

  • Lilithcat

    I am so in love with that peach chiffon suit I can’t even tell you.

    and hats!  Hurrah!

  • Joyce VG

    *le sigh”  so pretty….

  • MajorBedhead

    She looks like a china doll. A very expensive, very well-dressed china doll. The kind that little girls would be clamoring over. And I don’t mean that in a disparaging way at all. She’s breathtakingly beautiful, as are the clothes. 

  • lulukittie

    I’m feeling some Original Barbie from the model– that winged eyeliner, that sidelong glance!

  • Deen

    Very pretty… but why does she have her mouth open in EVERY picture?

    • watchmeboogie

      Maybe her nose was stuffed up?

  • Catherine L Kronenwetter

    Love every shot… porcelain doll she is.
    not a single negative thought

  • bertkeeter

    STUNNING! Hello Anna Wintour…Why is AM VOGUE SO TIRED?

  • Therese Bohn

    That pink and gray one in the third picture would be perfect for Cathy Cambridge! 

  • MilaXX

    These are really pretty. I can’t decide which one I love more, although I love all thing purple. That white dress would make a great unconventional bridal dress.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Those blue shoes are utterly divine.

  • crash1212

    Creepy. She looks like she’s made of plastic and it’s creeping me the F out. Pretty clothes, though. That last look with the head feather thingy and the pink shoes = perfection.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    None of these clothes are even remotely my style and yet I find myself wanting almost all of them — guess that is what makes a great fashion editorial, huh?

  • Zippypie

    Please! Let’s bring back hats!

  • guest2visits

    Pretty, interesting and retro; are they very hattie in Australia (like the Brits) -? 

    • Nancy Lehet

      It’s spring racing season in Aus, so pretty much all editorials are about hats and fascinators at the mo!

      • guest2visits

        A racing season? … that does sound kind of charming; like an appealing mix of high society and abit of good, old,
         legal larceny (gambling).    It would be pure fun to wear a hat for such event.

  • Vera

    Breathtaking.  Thanks for the pretty.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Thank you Uncles. 

  • Margaret WV

    Too young.

    • alyce1213

      I had that reaction as well, so I looked her up..  She’s 18, though she looks maybe 15 or 16.

      That aside, this is breathtaking.  I adore each and every shot, especially the head pieces.

  • Go!

    Wow! The electric blue heels teamed with the black and white dress for me, pls.

  • marlie

    A breath of sartorial fresh air! Beautiful and elegant!

  • Laurie Landry

    The shoes, sigh!

  • joything


  • quiltrx

    I love every bit of this!!!

    My very favorites are the hot pink/grey burnout, the black/lilac, and that last fabulous thing.

  • SewingSiren

    The halo hat is awesome. I want one.

  • NurseEllen

    Must. Have. That. Final. Hat.

  • annrr

    The model is stunning. Second to last pic is my favorite.

  • KathKo

    does the model know how to pose without parting her lips ?
    I mean, the whole hanging mouth gets old at the third shot.
    still, pretty enough, I guess

    • alyce1213

      The editor picked open-mouth shots; the model did not necessarily pose that way for every one. 
      And in the last ones, her lips are just barely parted.

      • KathKo

         the question being : is the editor fixated on half parted lips being the next fashion thing or did the model give him something else to work with ?
        I still find it annoying and distracting, like a one note and boring expression.
        In my opinion, it spoil the editorial and distract it from the goal : make the clothes look good and intersting.
        For me, it’s a failure. But that’s only my opinion and I understand that people are not bothered by it and are raving over the picture.
        I just don’t.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Beautiful – my kind of pretty.  Looking again and again. 

  • Corsetmaker

    Considering many of these are straight studio shots, the fact they’re so exquisite and interesting speaks volumes for the photographer. The lighting and the detail of the fabric is sublime. Much as I love more story driven editorial shots, it’s lovely to see something so simple and so perfect. The model is beautiful too, and I just love the colours!

    • alyce1213

      Yes.  It’s a perfect storm of photographer, model and stylists.  One of the most beautiful studio spreads I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Janey

    She looks like a porcelain doll. A beautiful gorgeous incredibly styled porcelain doll. 

  • decormaven

    Pin sharp! Great effort by model, photog and stylist. 

  • choco

    Gorgeous!! Love the use of line. 

  • Dhammadina

    Pretty. But disturbing that her forearms look bigger than her upper arms. 

  • MinAgain

    Fabulous model, lovely clothes, really amazing hats.  i can haz them?

  • ccm800


  • Nice_Shirt

    Gorgeous girl, gorgeous styling, gorgeous clothes…but really, as a grown woman I want my fashion modeled by other grown women, not girls that look like they should be sitting next to my sophomore in Algebra II. 

  • l_c_ann

    Except for the scrunched up shoulders, I see the hats first second and third, then her face (and I hated that eyeliner back when it was in in my young adulthood) and finally I see the clothes. 

    I do love the fabric textures- I can look and I think I know what the clothes woulf feel like on the outside.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    I keep going back to look after I read the comments.  My favorite is still the peach suit – which is all kinds of 80s-but-modern new Dynasty rich bitch fabulous.

    Not sure I’m sold on the flower hat with the look, but I’m confident it would be the first thing snatched off during the cat fight in the fountain near the front door of new Carrington manor – so I can deal.

    • Michelle Le

      There’s going to be stylists throwing flowers and all sorts of weird shit on models’ heads…alas, we have entered Spring Racing season in Aus.

  • glennethph

    Everything is so lovely but I love the pink/peach and black, with the pink roses in her hair.

  • RzYoung

    Lovely PftD…hmm the acronym sounds a bit dismissive out loud.

  • B_C_J

    A star is born. These are some seriously fabulous clothes being modeled by a woman who really understands her profession.  This is an incredibly beautiful series of photos. 

  • MintaHallWriter

    TLo…please stay safe as Sandy slams into your area!

  • Judy_J

    Oh, so very mid century modern!  Love, love, LOVE the peach and black ensemble.  It’s all gorgeous.

  • EEKstl

    Some seriously beautiful looks there.

    Be careful, TLo.  Hope you have plenty of provisions!

  • oohsparkley!

    I kept trying to figure out who that girl was, thinking it was someone I was supposed to know. LOL

  • MrsBug

    That pink and black confection would look amazing on Dita Von Teese.

  • M H