T Australia Issue #16 Out Now

The hip-hop star, actress and producer Queen Latifah fronts this latest issue, celebrating The Greats.

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T Australia’s sixteenth issue celebrates The Greats: the talents across music, film, art and fashion whose careers are a master class in curiosity, composure and defiance.

Our cover story (page 64), written by Emily Lordi, profiles one of the world’s most singular and compelling entertainment personalities, the pioneering hip-hop star, actress and producer Queen Latifah. Photographed by Rahim Fortune and styled by Ian Bradley, the interview delves into the multihyphenate’s three-decade-long career spanning rap, jazz, acting and directing, alongside the far-reaching impact she has made for women in creative fields.

Then there’s the actor Annette Bening, whose four-decade career is shaped by a penchants for playing difficult women. But, as the writer Ligaya Mishan discovers (page 80), it’s the difficulty of the roles themselves that really interests her.

There’s also Miuccia Prada (page 70), who transformed her family’s leather goods business into an empire that has changed the way we dress and think about clothing. “It’s about living different parts of your personality,” she says.

A male lion rests from the exertions of hunting and eating, less than a kilometre from the unfenced Serengeti Safari Camp in the south of the park. Photograph by Anthony Ham.
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From top: Bottega Veneta bag, bottegaveneta.com; Givenchy shoes, givenchy.com; and Giorgio Armani bag, armani.com. Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas.

In beauty, Victoria Pearson sits down with Gian Luca Perris, the chief executive officer and “nose”of the 800-year-old Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella (page 28). Anthony Ham takes us to the land of the lions, the Serengeti, where encounters with these beasts are both common and captivating (page 94). And T Australia columnist and author Lance Richardson shares how a revelatory encounter with Taylor Swift prompted a deep-dive on the rubric for cultural excellence (page 30).

Plus, our annual Christmas Gift Guide is here (page 54), spanning the ultimate curation of beauty-counter indulgences and colourful travel essentials, the new smart glasses and the softest shoes. To grab a copy of Issue 16, either order the mag onlinesubscribe or pick up a copy at newsagents nationally.

T Australia #16 is available at newsagents nationally, and can be ordered online now, either as a single copy or as part of a subscription.