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STM Loves: Everlasting Kings Park Festival, Noongar Boodja Waangkan, Hogwarts at Karrinyup and Suburban Vibes

Seasonal Shoes

It’s official: winter boots are out and summer shoes are in. Whether it be loafers, sandals or slides, the season of pared-back footwear is here. Fashion muse Kendall Jenner, pictured, opts for a smooth leather style with statement gold hardware. Get her look (for less) from sustainable footwear company Alohas, with its ‘fireplace chain black’ mules for $272.

Kendall Jenner rock trans-seasonal footwear.
Camera IconKendall Jenner rock trans-seasonal footwear. Credit: Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Boody x McGrath Foundation

Comfortable undies for a good cause? Sustainable bamboo underwear brand Boody is partnering with the McGrath Foundation, producing three of its products in pink with all the profits going to programs to support people with breast cancer. From October 1, the shaper crop bra ($21.95), the classic bikini bottom ($15.95) and the original boxer ($18.95) will be available in pink to contribute to the fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Underwear brand Boody is producing three of its best-selling items in pink to raise money for the McGrath Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Camera IconUnderwear brand Boody is producing three of its best-selling items in pink to raise money for the McGrath Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Credit: Jack Friels/Boody

Noongar Boodja Waangkan

This new book from Jayden Boundry, with illustrations by Tyrown Waigana, is a great way for little people — and big ones — to learn some Noongar language. Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is a fully illustrated collection of words including for family, plants, animals, emotions, colours and more, in the language spoken by 14 Indigenous groups across the south-west. It also comes with a QR code so readers can access audio files giving 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 Wardandi Noongar from the south-west cape country and Ait Koedhal (Torres Strait Islander), and a multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer. The first print run sold fast, so pre-order from Fremantle Press to secure a copy from the second.

Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words.
Camera IconNoongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words. Credit: Fremantle Press

Luckiest Girl Alive

Based on the bestselling novel by Jessica Knoll, this new film coming to Netflix is described by E News as “the perfect combo of present-day mystery with a past true crime twist”. Starring (and produced by) Mila Kunis, with screenplay by Knoll, it tells the story of Ani Fanelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have the perfect life: a great job at a magazine, a wedding on the horizon and a killer wardrobe. But when the director of a documentary asks her to tell her side of a shocking incident from her teens, she has to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life. It’s out on October 7.

Mila Kunis as Ani in Luckiest Girl Alive.
Camera IconMila Kunis as Ani in Luckiest Girl Alive. Credit: Sabrina Lantos/Netflix © 2022. Sabrina Lantos/Netflix/Sabrina Lantos/Netflix

Everlasting Kings Park Festival

Nothing says spring like a blanket of flowers, so for your floral fix, head along to the Everlastings Kings Park Festival, on now until September 30. A pink field of everlastings is a given, but there are plenty of other displays of the extraordinary diversity and beauty of WA’s wildlfowers, plus workshops, tours, art displays, guided walks and family activities. Visit kingsparkfestival.com.au for details.

Pink everlastings will be in full bloom at the Everlastings Kings Park festival.
Camera IconPink everlastings will be in full bloom at the Everlastings Kings Park festival. Credit: Kings Park and Botanic Garden

FAME by Paco Rabanne

If you’re still searching for a signature scent, Paco Rabanne just released their first stand-alone female fragrance and we can confirm that it smells divine. The chic bottle features Paco Rabanne’s signature chainmail dress and is refillable to top-up when you finish the bottle, with minimal impact to the planet. It is available to purchase at Myer and David Jones.

FAME by Paco Rabanne.
Camera IconFAME by Paco Rabanne. Credit: Paco Rabanne

Archetypes

We are loving Meghan Markle’s new Spotify podcast, Archetypes, which deconstructs the restrictive labels, myths and stereotypes women from around the world face on a daily basis. The first insightful episode features a long-time friend of Markle’s — tennis legend Serena Williams— and is about the experience of being an ambitious woman in a world of gender-based double standards. The duo discuss instances where women can receive a different response for performing the same behaviours that men are usually praised for— like throwing a racquet during a tennis match, or returning to work soon after becoming a parent.

“Is it fierce when guys are saying ‘come on’ and pumping 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 one article that said this guy was passionate and I had a meltdown and I was like, wait, how do I have a meltdown? But this guy’s passionate?”

Meghan Markle has declared that she is going to 'be myself and talk and be unfiltered' in her new Spotify podcast, in a hint that she is planning on dropping more 'truth-bombs' about the Royal Family - just hours after firing a new broadside at the Windsors. In a new video promoting her long-awaited Archetypes podcast - which has taken two years to get off the ground after the Sussexes signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant estimated to be worth around £18million after they quit royal duties - the duchess said 'people should expect the real me in this and probably the me that they've never gotten to know'.  She said: 'Certainly not in the past few years, where everything is through the lens of the media, as opposed to: "Hey, it's me". I'm just excited to be myself and talk and be unfiltered and... yeah, it's fun'.
Camera IconMeghan Markle. Credit: Spotify/Spotify

Celebrate Hogwarts at Karrinyup

The magic of Harry Potter is coming to Karrinyup this school holidays, with Halls of Hogwarts, Platform 9 3/4 and other iconic locations from the much-loved books and movies popping up from September 27 to October 9. Kids can test their Quidditch skills, master a spell at the potions class and don an invisibility cloak for an enchanting photo. See more info here.

Celebrate Hogwarts is coming to Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Camera IconCelebrate Hogwarts is coming to Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Credit: Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Suburban Vibes

A smorgasboard of music will be livening up Subi in October as Suburban Vibes returns for another season. More than 20 artists will play at nine spaces across nine iconic Subiaco gardens, laneways, bars and breweries in free and ticketed shows. Highlights include Katy Steele and Timothy Nelson at an intimate event at the Subiaco Hotel and a free garden event at Market Square Park which will close the series on a high with all-girl indie pop band Dulcie, pictured, as well as The Little Lord Street Band and others. The festivities kick off on October 7, for info visit seesubiaco.com.au.

Indie band Dulcie will be performing during Suburban Vibes.
Camera IconIndie band Dulcie will be performing during Suburban Vibes. Credit: @Dulcie.music

Sunday Supply Co

Picnic weather is here, and these cute cooler bags from Sunday Supply Co are the perfect accessory to help you soak up spring. Just add your favourite drinks, some cheese and dips and a picnic blanket and you’re all set.

Sunday Supply Co cooler bags.
Camera IconSunday Supply Co cooler bags. Credit: @Sundaysupply.co

Wild In The Street

This South Freo joint has been creating a buzz since it opened in April, promising “sexy food and good times”. It has a wood oven running until 10pm and a hyper-local focus — think a cocktail with The West Winds gin and rosemary picked on the walk to the restaurant. We’ve got our eye on these woodfired tiger prawns, smoked labne, chilli and lemon, washed down with a classic pisco sour.

Wild In The Street's woodfired tiger prawns, smoked labne, chilli and lemon.
Camera IconWild In The Street’s woodfired tiger prawns, smoked labne, chilli and lemon. Credit: Facebook

Embracing Your Limitations

From comedian and confessed “reformed self-help addict” Lawrence Mooney comes this twist on a motivational book, which promises to show readers that it’s only through quitting that you can succeed and be happy. Mooney’s first book, about “forgetting your dreams and actually living your life” is studded with gems including “stop trying to be good at things you aren’t good at”, “loser is not a dirty word” and “if your career defines you, then you have seriously missed the point of living”. His Perth event in October has already sold out, so he must be striking a chord. The book is out on October 5.

Embracing Your Limitations, by Lawrence Mooney, will be out on October 5.
Camera IconEmbracing Your Limitations, by Lawrence Mooney, will be out on October 5. Credit: Allen & Unwin

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