Camilla and Marc Launches Its 2023 ‘Ovaries. Talk About Them’ Campaign

Plus: listen to alt-country star Babitha, dry off in the latest release from Baina, and see more recommendations from T Australia.

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C&M_1Camilla and Marc's Marc Freeman and Camilla Freeman-Topper, wearing designs from the brand's 2023 'Ovaries. Talk About Them' campaign. Photography courtesy of Camilla and Marc.

From a New York inspired capsule collection to an art haven and wildlife sanctuary on the NSW South Coast, here is your weekly curation of what T Australia editors and tastemakers are noticing and coveting right now.

Camilla and Marc's 2023 'Ovaries. Talk About Them' campaign. Photography courtesy of Camilla and Marc.
Camilla and Marc's 2023 'Ovaries. Talk About Them' campaign. Photography courtesy of Camilla and Marc.

Buy This: Camilla and Marc Fund Pioneering World’s First Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer

For its fourth consecutive year, Camilla and Marc – helmed by siblings Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman – launches its ‘Ovaries. Talk About Them’ campaign. Drawing upon their international creative community, Freeman-Topper and Freeman have collaborated with London-based artist Alba Hodsoll on a limited-edition collection of genderless t-shirts and sweaters, featuring abstract illustrations of ovaries and female anatomy. “This is not just another ovarian cancer campaign, it is a movement that exists for all women, globally,” says Freeman-Topper, whose mother passed away from the cancer 29 years ago. “The diabolical statistics women with ovarian cancer face have not changed in over 30 years, as gynecological cancers remain woefully underfunded and under researched.” Since its inception, the campaign has raised over $1 million in funding, with all proceeds directed towards the brand’s goal of taking the world’s first DNA-based early detection test for ovarian cancer to clinical trials. The 2023 “Ovaries. Talk About Them” campaign merchandise is available to purchase online and in-store from March 28.

Photography courtesy of Bundanon.

Visit This: On the NSW South Coast, an Art Destination and Wildlife Sanctuary

Bundanon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a new exhibition season, “Fantastic Forms”. Honouring Bundanon’s Boyd family legacy, “Fantastic Forms” spotlights new commissions by three contemporary Australian artists — Nabilah Nordin, Stephen Benwell and Rubyrose Bancroft — alongside Bundanon’s expansive collection of drawings by artist William Merric Boyd. For a full weekend immersion, stay at Bundanon’s eco-friendly accommodation, nestled amid picturesque bushland. Opening weekend is April 1–2; with the exhibition running until June 18.

Baina's Lake House series campaign. Photography courtesy of Baina.
Photography courtesy of Baina.
Photography courtesy of Baina.

Buy This: Organic Towelling That Inspires Maximum Comfort and Disconnection

The Antipodean towelling gurus at Baina have launched their new series – the Lake House Stripe – in chalk and caper hues. Drawing design inspiration from the neoclassical era, the series echoes the brand’s wider collection by harnessing 100 per cent GOTS certified organic cotton and a luxurious two-ply twist method. Seeking to conjure Lake House-adjacent feelings of solitude, retreat and disconnection, the Lake House encompasses hand towels, and bath mats, towels and sheets. “We both agree there is a sense of familiarity with this collection, a timelessness that feels nostalgic and completely unique to anything else in the Baina range,” says the brand’s founders Bailey Meredith and Anna Fahey. “The Lake House collection is transportive and a reminder to seek refuge from the daily hum.”

Alicia Keys, captured by photographer Ibrahem Hasan, courtesy of Moncler.
Moncler x Alicia Keys. Photography by Ibrahem Hasan, courtesy of Moncler.

Shop This: Moncler Teams Up with Alicia Keys for New York-Inspired Collection

For a capsule collection inspired by the unceasing hustle, dreaming and dynamism of New York City, luxury streetwear specialists Moncler tapped the expertise of NY native and singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys. Drawing design inspiration from the optimism, pre-millennial anticipation and the eclectic street style of a 90s-era New York, the Moncler x Alicia Keys collection features ebullient pops of colour and baggy silhouettes that strike a balance between masculine and feminine influences. A part of the brand’s The Art of Genius series, which has previously featured Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z, The Moncler x Alicia Keys collection is now available to shop at Net-A-Porter and Moncler.

See This: Alt-Country Singer-Songwriter Babitha in Wollongong

Not many artists, when selecting a moniker, would assume the name of their partner’s fictional mistress. Though not many artists are singer-songwriter Imogen Grist, who croons her country-rock-folk hybrid ballads under the nom du plume ‘Babitha’ (the aforementioned fictional mistress). Just as she is happy to adopt the persona of an objectively painful character, Grist – who resides in the NSW Central West’s Kerr’s Creek – is unfearing when delving into raw, emotional subject matter. With sonic influences including Bob Dylan, ABBA, Big Thief, Weyes Blood and Cate Le Bon, Grist’s vibrato-laced vocals are buoyed by the collective musical stylings of Cecil Coleman on drums, Russell Fitzgibbon on bass, lead guitarist Alexi Grivas and pedal steel player Jy-Perry Banks. Grist’s debut album as Babitha, “Brighter Side of Blue” – a melodically rich, nostalgia strewn 12-track celebration of silver linings and fresh starts – was released in January this year. Watch Grist perform it live at Port Kembla’s The Servo on April 2, 2023.