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Façon’s family focus in landmark issue

Façon’s landmark 10th issue has transported the independent fashion magazine back to its roots.

Released this morning (Thursday 3 December) and available internationally, the issue features a collection of Newcastle’s brightest businesses, most passionate entrepreneurs, and stunning landscapes.

“We wanted to feature and talk about all things Newcastle and [the] Hunter,” editor-in-chief Lara Lupish said.

“Our cover stars are Karstan and Maxine Smith and their lovely little baby Zuri. This is a first for Façon, having a family on the cover.

“This gorgeous couple symbolise so much about the modern Newcastle – ambitious, grounded and family-oriented and always returning back to our roots of Newcastle, which is what Max and Karstan have done after travelling extensively around Australia.”

For Lupish, this issue is her favourite one yet.

“I love it,” she said. “It is my favourite, but that’s what I say each time, which is good, I guess.”

She adds that she hopes readers love it as much as she does.


While COVID-19 provided many challenges, Façon’s small team worked hard to create an issue just as magical as their previous editions.

“[The pandemic made it] a little more difficult,” Lupish said.

“We had to work with a team half the size due to the pandemic and financial constraints, but we are a very dedicated team, and everyone pitched in and got the job done.”

PR and Marketing Coordinator Nadene Budden added that the team quickly adapted to a “new normal”.

“We adore this issue and everything it stands for,” she said.

When it comes to the future of Façon, Lupish hinted at what its next issue might be about.

“The next issue (Autumn/Winter 2021) will be the cover that we were supposed to shoot for our Winter issue this year but were unable to due to COVID lockdown,” she said.

“A little hint [is that] it will feature a local success story who has had an international career and is now a DJ.

“We will be using a local ‘construction’ site to feature our cover star’s story and accompany fashion editorial, showcasing the evolving and modernising city of Newcastle.”

Click here to read Façon‘s latest issue.

For more information about Façon, or to subscribe for free, go to its website.

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