EDIT: MAURIE + EVE MATERNITY WEAR


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MAURIE + EVE MATERNITY WEAR


Forever celebrating the female form, our maternity-suited garments keep the everyday elegant with contemporary cuts, soft statement sleeving and body loving fabrics. Explore workable wardrobe staples suitable for first to third trimester and into the joy of motherhood: Midi to full length linen shirt dresses, relaxed cotton sets and oversized jumpsuits embrace the transition of pregnancy with waistline flexibility and high functionality. Stylish support for the wonder of woman.

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HOW TO PROTECT OUR NATIVE LAND

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HOW TO PRESERVE OUR NATIVE LAND

Bush Heritage Australia is a national conservation not-for-profit that buys and manages land around the country to protect forever. The organisation is taking practical action to nourish the health and well-being of our planet, and right now is protecting hundreds of near extinct species integral to our delicate eco-system. In celebration of Earth Day, we chat with CEO Heather Campbell on the importance of working alongside our original scientists, and how our recent donation is making a change.

M+E: In a sentence (or two!) define the key objective of Bush Heritage?

HC: Bush Heritage Australia is a national conservation not-for-profit that buys and manages land around the country to protect forever.

We also work in partnership with Aboriginal people to support the management of their land and help protect 11.3 million hectares (more than half the size of Victoria!) across our 37 nature reserves and partnerships.

Conservation work is often not very sexy. Combatting things like bushfires, feral animals and weeds can be a tough slog but we never lose sight of the reason we do it: the need to protect our native species and our landscapes because once lost they’re gone forever.

M+E: How is what you’re doing integral to the health and well-being of our future planet?

HC: The future of the bush is something I think about a lot. It’s wrapped up in some pretty chunky questions like: how will a changing climate impact wildlife who have evolved to live in specific conditions? How will more extreme bushfires affect the landscapes we work across? How can we sustainably manage the land to keep healthy country, protected forever? And in doing so, keep people healthy too?

By taking practical action. By acquiring land of high conservation value and investing in it long-term, or supporting the empowerment of Aboriginal people to live and work on their country, we’re able to make a tangible difference.

M+E: What are some species currently facing extinction here in Australia and how are you working to protect them?

HC: Unfortunately, Australia’s track record of species extinction is extremely poor. We hold the unenviable title of global capital for mammal extinction, with 34 mammal species lost since colonisation. For context, about the same number of mammal species lost in the rest of the world combined over the past 200 years.

Introduced and deadly predators like feral cats, loss and fragmentation of habitat from land clearing, altered fire regimes, threats like climate change … all these factors combine to make it hard for our native species to thrive.

However, I never give up hope because I see so much incredible work being done in this space.

Take for example one of Australia’s rarest species, the Red-Finned Blue-Eye Fish, which is found only on natural springs at our Edgbaston Reserve on Iningai country in central Queensland. Ten years ago, this critically endangered species was teetering on the brink of extinction as it was slowly pushed out of its habitat by an invasive species known as Gambusia: the ‘cane toad’ of the fish world.

Thanks to an innovative captive breeding program and much love, care and attention from our ecologists, around 30 of the Red-Finned Blue-Eye have recently been re-introduced and juvenile fish have already been spotted!

Or the ultra-adorable Pygmy and Honey possums on Noongar country in south coast Western Australia. Tiny marsupial species like these find safe havens in patches of bush we protect, and our work revegetating the landscape ensures they will be able to thrive long into the future. We’ve also recently begun rolling out one of the largest predator control programs ever in that region which will see us work alongside farmers, Traditional Owners and other landholders to manage the threat of feral cats, foxes and rabbits.

These are just two examples of hundreds.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been managing this land for more than 65,000 years. They were the first astronomers, scientists and innovators and there are no better teachers for learning how to care for country.”

M+E: You work closely with Aboriginal groups to help plan and achieve conservation goals, what have you learnt from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures terms of ultimate conservation practices?

HC: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been managing this land for more than 65,000 years. They were the first astronomers, scientists and innovators and there are no better teachers for learning how to care for country.

Bush Heritage is committed to what we call a ‘right-way science’ approach in all our work. This is based on respect, sharing knowledge, listening and learning, and brings together different ways of thinking (Traditional and Western) for the benefit of people and country.

Our superstar Aboriginal Engagement team is made up in part by three Aboriginal women – Cissy Gore-Birch (a Jaru/Kija women from the East Kimberley region), Sarah Eccles (a Wadawurrung woman from western Victoria) and Chontarle Bellottie (a Wardandi Noongar woman from south coast Western Australia).

I’m lucky enough to learn from them all the time and am continuously grateful for their steady guidance around how Bush Heritage can help care for country the right way.

M+E: How can even the smallest donation to Bush Heritage make a change?

HC: Donors are the backbone to our work. We’re supported by more than 30,000 engaged and passionate people around Australia who recognise that our environment and the species that call it home need our help. This generosity sustains us and gives us hope for the future.

Without the support of this loyal community, we simply couldn’t do what we do. Some people choose to become regular givers and make a monthly gift, others donate when the time is right for them. Every little bit adds up and I’m pleased to say that last year was our most successful fundraising year to date.

For an idea of how this impacts our work: around $50 will help us purchase high-tech drones and essential survey equipment to monitor bird populations like the critically endangered Plains-wanderer, while for around $400 we can plant 63 trees and offset the average annual carbon emissions of one person.

M+E: How has MAURIE + EVE’s donation been put to work?

HC: MAURIE + EVE’s generous donation allows us to take important steps towards improving the health of the bush.

For example, a donation like this can assist with bushfire recovery work at Scottsdale Reserve on Ngunawal country in southern New South Wales which was badly impacted during the Black Summer bushfires. Bush Heritage staff and volunteers have been hard at work de-guarding fire-damaged trees, controlling invasive weeds and propagating new native seedlings at the on-site nursery.

It could also help fund a critical native grass seed harvesting project at Carnarvon Reserve on Bidjara country in central Queensland to restore surrounding land with endangered bluegrass, or support our work with the Wunambal Gaambera people in the Kimberley to carry out right-way fire work to prevent damaging bushfires during the dry season.

From everyone at Bush Heritage, thank you for your generosity and for investing in our magnificent landscapes and precious native species.

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INSIDE MAURIE + EVE FABRICATIONS

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INSDIE MAURIE + EVE FABRICATIONS

Here at MAURIE + EVE, we’re committed to total transparency. Trust is the key to any successful relationship, and this is something we truly value in our community. Curious about that cut of cotton and its weight on the world? Here, we define a little bit about our ongoing fabrications, their certificates and cult styles for empowered purchase decisions.

GOTS ORGANIC: THE YOKO DRESS

ORGANIC GOTS COTTON

Cuts: Cotton Crinkle, Cotton Slub, Cotton Poplin, Cotton Crossfire, Cotton Voile, Cotton Dobby

Hero Styles: Yonder, Inari Dress, Yoko Dress, Indus Set, Teach Peace Tee (cream)

How Do I Know it’s Organic? All MAURIE + EVE styles labelled organic cotton are supported by GOTS certification. This guarantees 100% organic cotton fibre traceable back to the farmer (throughout the supply chain). GOTS cotton is grown in an organic agricultural environment free from genetically modified seeds and harmful chemicals and pesticides. To gain GOTS organic certification, the fibre must be at least 95% organic. This is applicable to product production management, environmental protection and social responsibility.

ORGANIC COTTON + HEMP BLEND

Cuts: Cotton Hemp (70% cotton, 30% hemp)

Hero Styles: Nimu Hemp Set

How do I Know it’s Organic? As above, our cotton/hemp blend is GOTS certified. This fabric is beautifully soft on the wearer, allowing for looks elevated in style and fluid in form.

OCS STANDARD COTTON

Cuts: Cotton

Hero Styles: Teach Peace Tee (white), Stay Close Dress (pre-order)

What is OCS Standard Cotton? Short for Organic Content Standard, OCS indicates that the organic fibre percentage is tracked and documented but does not cover processing.

OCS BLENDED COTTON

Cuts: Cotton Hemp Blend

Hero Styles: Little By Little Dress (available June 2021)

What is OCS Blended Cotton? 55% hemp, 45% organic grown cotton. As above, the organic fibre percentage is tracked and documented but does not cover processing (production, environmental protection etc).

BCI COTTON

Cuts: Cotton Crossfire, Loose Weave Cotton, Cotton Flax, Cotton Gauze

Hero Styles: Indus Set (Mushroom and Lemon), Kashmir Pant (Lemon), Make You Wanna Long Sleeve Jumpsuit (White), Higher Love Dress (Apricot and Sand)

What is BCI COTTON: The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a not-for-profit organisation assisting with educating farmers on sustainable farming practices, reducing the environmental impact of cotton production, promoting ethical working conditions and protecting natural habitats. BCI aims to make all cotton more sustainable.

Our journey continues towards bigger, better sustainability goals and while we’re not perfect, know the intention to tread lighter and exist with full circularity is there, and that we’re working on it with a series of experts every day.

For more on our current efforts, please visit here.

GOTS ORGANIC COTTON: YONDER DRESS
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EDITORIAL: A SEAMLESS TRANSITION


EDITORIAL

A SEAMLESS TRANSITION


Smart enough for work, elegant enough for evening. These looks will lead you into autumn and beyond. Featuring Emma Boyd.

Photography // Tim Ashton
Model // Emma Boyd @ Priscillas
HMUP // Mikele Simone
Styling // Josie McManus

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EDITORIAL: THE BEAUTY IN YOU


EDITORIAL

THE BEAUTY IN YOU


Raise spirits and profile the power in ‘you’ with these body-loving styles. Explore relaxed sets and iconic staples to spotlight your individuality.

SHOP: THE ORGANIC HEMP NIMU SIRT

Photography // Tim Ashton
Model // Jasmine @ IMG
Hair + Makeup // Mikele Simone @ DLM
Styling // Josie McManus
Creative + Production // Lauren King

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WOMEN WE LOVE: LISA-MARIE MEWES (@JIMSANDKITTYS)


WOMEN WE LOVE

LISA-MARIE MEWES (@JIMSANDKITTYS)


One half of self-professed ‘aesthetically emotional couple’ @jimsandkittys, Lisa-Marie Mewes ignites new meaning in insouciant chic. Salty and sophisticated, strong yet vulnerable, she embodies power, freedom and divine femininity. All the things we look for in a woman. Recently traversing the iconic coastlines of Greece, Lisa packed her favourite MAURIE + EVE and took a little moment to answer a few things on our mind:

M+E: You feel most empowered as a woman when …

LMM: When I am well balanced and manage to take good care of myself physically and mentally (sleep, food, exercise, sun, wellness etc). I also love being my own boss and being financially independent, or when I am around women who inspire to be whoever I want to be!

M+E: A woman’s partner should make her feel …

LMM: Safe and special!

M+E: A woman’s greatest asset is her … 

LMM: Mind and her smile.

M+E: If you could dine with any three women in the world, who would they be?

LMM: Tough because there are SO many incredible women I’d like to dine with … Michelle Obama, The Olsens, Meryl Streep and my Mother.

M+E: Describe yourself in three emojis.

LMM: 🔮🌞🌝

Photography + Styling + Talent // @jimsandkittys

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WOMEN WE LOVE: ACTRESS, RUMER WILLIS

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WOMEN WE LOVE: RUMER WILLIS

Actress, musician and founder of 'Rumer Has It', you may know Rumer Willis from such films as 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and 'Sorority Row.' Or perhaps it's her heavenly vocals and live Late Night Piano sessions that have you hooked? In any case, Rumer is a strong ambassador for modern women, connecting to self, living with more empathy and less negativity. A big fan of the MAURIE + EVE brand (gush!), we feel lucky to have taken some of her precious time to chat lessons by sobriety, accountability and personal style. Happy International Women's Day.

SHOP: THE HIGHER LOVE DRESS IN SAND

M+E: You are an amazing musician! How has this creative outlet helped you through the challenge that has been 2020 and 2021, and what other practices have you turned to for calm, release and comfort through these times?

RW: Thank you, honestly I feel like music helps me everyday. It has such power to shape your mood and help process feelings. Music is something I could never live without. What has been a gift during this challenging time is more time to practice piano … and I have become much better. It has also been so lovely to share my journey and learnings through my live Late Night Piano Series. It has been such a beautiful way to connect with people. Knitting and crocheting are also creative outlets for me, so I’ve been very busy making blankets and sweaters for the dogs. I have also become obsessed with vintage planters and vases and doing flower arrangements in my house.

M+E: You have been sober for over four years now. What lessons have you learned  – about yourself and the world around you?

RW: I think the biggest lesson has been around how important it is to feel your feelings, allow yourself to process them and not push them down or numb them out with substances (and substances can be anything from food, alcohol, shopping, men/women, drugs, cigarettes). Because one of the most challenging things for me wasn’t actually getting sober it was dealing with all the feelings and old stories, held narratives and misconceptions I had been holding about myself. I had shoved it all down because I was afraid that if I let  my emotions out, it would never stop.

I feel so grateful to be clear headed, to have the tools to process my feelings no matter how challenging they may feel in the moment. I am grateful  to wake up every morning and feel good. I am the best version of myself (that I have ever been) and I know a lot of that has to do with sobriety and the work I have been able to do on myself.

M+E: Words of advice for anyone looking to curb certain habits in 2021, focusing more on mindfulness and general well-being?

RW: The biggest game changer for me has been going back to basics. Small things that completely change my mindset when I start the day. No matter how tired I am I never leave any dishes in the sink, nothing left on the coffee table or bathroom counter, and I make sure my space is clean – everything is put away. So when I wake up, I am rising to a fresh start and not a mess from the day before. I know that may seem small to most people but for me, it has changed my life and the way I feel about myself and my space. Our outer reality is a reflection of our inner reality and vice versa so if you can make your space peaceful and calming it will be easier to make space for internal peace.

SHOP: THE TAKE ME AWAY DRESS

“Talk to your body and express your gratitude for all it does, take baby steps to change the patterns of negativity you find yourself slipping back into. Take a bath, have a date night with yourself, dance around in your underwear, remember how beautiful and unique you are for no other reason than that you are you.”

M+E: You talk about taking responsibility for the way you’re feeling (as opposed to settling into victim mentality) in a move towards empowerment. Why do so many people struggle with this, do you think, and what are some easy steps/practices towards making the change?

RW: I think it’s really easy to get into a cycle of blaming others … one of the hardest things our ego faces is taking accountability for how our actions affect others and importantly ourselves. We are responsible for how we relate to the situations in our lives. My encouragement would be to take a moment to process and allow whatever feelings are coming up over whatever situation. Maybe do some purged emotional writing, and then take a moment to zoom out and recognise how some of your actions (or inactions) led to the situation you found challenging.

M+E: Why is self-love important (in particular for women), and how do you practice this on a daily/weekly basis?

RW: Self love and acceptance are so unbelievably important. Especially right now in the world we are living in. We are constantly told that we are not enough – that we’re too big, too small, too opinionated, too quiet, too prude, too slutty. This constant negative reinforcement is coming at us from all sides. The only way to break this cycle is to stop the negative talk, stop submitting yourself to others and the internet. Talk to your body and express your gratitude for all it does, take baby steps to change the patterns of negativity you find yourself slipping back into. Take a bath, have a date night with yourself, dance around in your underwear, remember how beautiful and unique you are for no other reason than that you are you.

SHOP: THE HIGHER LOVE DRESS
SHOP: THE BODY SUN DRESS

M+E: What does you daily skin/wellness routine look like?

RW: This is something that is always changing, but taking my vitamins twice a day, eating healthy … I try to drink a gallon of water a day and practice my skincare routine morning and night. The products I use are always changing, I fancy myself a treasure hunter of all things beauty and self care related, and that is kind of how ‘Rumer Has It’ was born. I am always searching for the best and unique things, and love to share my finds with friends, family … and now everyone!

M+E: Your style is beautifully unique and feels like an epic mix of vintage, designer and everyday wear. What influences your style, and what pieces are currently on high rotation?

RW: My style has definitely changed a lot over the years but I feel like I’ve really started to settle into what my aesthetic is  … although it’s still a bit split personality. I am either channeling this Louisiana witch woman or Mermaid Beach castaway, or just some sort of monochromatic matching sweatsuit haha.

A dress I always reach for is the Higher Love Dress by MAURIE + EVE. I remember discovering the brand and being so excited to find pieces I had been hunting far and wide for. Since the pandemic I have been living in gauzy dresses, silk neck scarves, linen pants and oversized matching sets, and I don’t think that will change anytime soon. As I write this I am wearing my new fave MAURIE + EVE Heidi Pants (that have been on heavy rotation).

Follow @rumerwillis | @maurieandeve 

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WOMEN WE LOVE: ARTIST, ASH HOLMES

INTERVIEW

IWD: ASH HOLMES

In celebration of International Women's Day, for the month of March we will profile some of the wonderful women we know. Those who ground us, ignite us and send us upwards towards the stars. First up, local abstract expressionist painter, Ash Holmes. A Northern Beaches success story, Ash has been painting 'for as long as she could hold a brush,' has won multiple awards and hosted several sold out shows. Her work is followed and captured by art collectors around the world, its dreamy, undeniably feminine magnetism stirring something in most. We fired a few questions about 'woman,' and these are her replies ...

SHOP: MORIAH PANT + BREAK OF DAY RIB TANK

M+E: You feel most empowered as a woman when …

AH: I’m in tune with myself and in a flow state. I also love working towards a goal in a team of like-minded people. I really believe that empowering one another raises our energetic frequency, leading to inner growth.

M+E: A woman’s partner should make her feel …

AH: Supported.

M+E: A woman’s greatest asset is her …

AH: Inner strength, we are strong mentally, physically and spiritually.

“I admire women who dominate in a man’s world – Frida Kahlo is whom I admire most, she is viewed as an icon of female creativity. I’d ask Frida Kahlo, what was it like being a female artist at that time?”

M+E: If you could dine with any three women in the world, who would they be?

AH: Tracey Emin – because she’s an absolute legend and helped gain respect for women in the art world. Sinead O’Connor – to hear her talk in that beautiful Irish accent and Drew Barrymore – she’s a Pisces, and as a fellow Pisces I feel connected with her … and she’s got a cup full of stories. Stevie Nicks can come too if she’d like.

M+E: The female you most admire and one question you’d like to ask her?  

AH: I admire women who dominate in a man’s world – Frida Kahlo is whom I admire most, she is viewed as an icon of female creativity. I’d ask Frida Kahlo, what was it like being a female artist at that time?

SHOP: RYN SHIRT

M+E: Looking back, what is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

AH: Don’t worry about what other people think of you. Just stay in your lane and keep being authentic to yourself.

M+E: Currently reading/watching/listening to?  

AH: Currently reading Frida Kahlo’s biography, watching the Netflix series ‘Your Honor’ and David Letterman’s show ‘My Next Guest.’ Listening to Blondie, No Doubt and The Dandy Warhols.

M+E: Describe yourself in three emojis: 

AH: 🍂 = earthy  🎨 = painty 💧= sensitive

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EDIT: ENDLESS SUMMER


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ENDLESS SUMMER


Extend summer in soft organic cottons, hemp and lifestyle essentials enticing cool comfortability. For home, holiday and all hours in-between.

SHOP: YUCCA DRESS, WHITE (SWIM SET COMING SOON)

Photography // Anna Hewetson
Model // Shenise @ KULT + Montana @ IMG
Hair + Makeup // Joel Phillips

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BALANCE: 6 IG ACCOUNTS FOR THE GOOD VIBES

BALANCE

6 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR THE GOOD VIBES

We're all guilty of getting lost in a never ending Instagram scroll, and while we should all attempt a little less screen time in 2021, here are a few accounts we follow with love here at MAURIE + EVE. Feel good vibes only.

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@beamingdesign

A very bright Belgian designer by the name of Marilyne Verschueren creates such feel good graphics for the mind and spirit. Uplifting tonal collaborations join soft yet purposeful messaging every human could relate to.

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Founded in 2017, this Lagos, Nigeria academy has transformed the lives of its students, affording them a place to dance and to dream. It has also inspired influential people in ballet to lend a hand, and a world of opportunity has since opened up: for the students, scholarships and invitations to attend prestigious schools and companies overseas. And the dancing, truly captivating … as is the happiness it so clearly manifests.

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For the star gazers among us, this one’s for you. SRNAVERSE combines weekly/monthly astrology notes in her own, unique manner and with creative visuals to match.

 

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Artist, Musician and Student, Sean W Spellman paints with restraint for clean connection to the soul. Softly spoken strokes that calm the mind and move intention. A favourite of MAURIE + EVE Founder and Designer, Kelly Davies-Green.

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New York based Photographer, Artist and Director, Cass Bird pleases the eye and emotions with powerful portraiture and fashion takes of models, muses and celebrities around the world. She has a knack for truly materialising the matter of her subjects. Always real. Never boring. Follow.


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Faces, quotes and stories of the golden age and beyond. Humorous, stylish and outrageous encounters with Hollywood’s greatest of all time. An instant mood booster.


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