aussies in new york week: editor & stylist anna last

It doesn't get much bigger than being tapped on the shoulder by Martha Stewart to head up one of her magazines. But that's what happened to Anna Last in January when she was named editor of Everday Food. Not only does she oversee the publication of the magazine's editorial and visual content but she's involved with the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia juggernaut that includes other areas of...

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aussies in new york week: artist david rankin

David Rankin has held more than 100 solo exhibitions in the past 40 years in cities as diverse as Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Vienna and Berlin. But his home for the past 20 years has been New York, even though he was born in the UK and lived for many years in Australia. It was here that David met his wife the writer Lily Brett (who I featured here). He has won the Wynne Prize, Australia's top...

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aussies in new york week: writer lily brett

There are only a handful of books I've returned to again and again. New York by Lily Brett is one of them (as well as her book of Poems). If you have any curiosity about the city, I suggest you read it. It is funny and clever and provides plenty of insight into the city that never sleeps. Lily was born in Germany and migrated with her family to Australia in the late 1940s. In 1987 her first book, ...

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aussies in new york week: photographer lucas allen

It's often said that New York is a tough town. So if you get signed on the spot by an agent, it's a testament to you and your work. That's what happened to Lucas Allen after he arrived in the Big Apple following an around-the-world trip. Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Conde Nast Travellerand House & Garden have all similarly been impressed with his work, booking him many times over. Not bad...

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aussies in new york week: stylist marcus hay

I'm always fascinated by the life journey people take and how it shapes their personalities and professions. Marcus Hay grew up in a creative environment. His mother, Janet Hay, was an interior decorator in Melbourne, and from an early age Marcus accompanied her on many assignments, leading to his love for interiors. As a teenager he worked with his uncle John Hay on shoots for Vogue Australia.


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