Jenna Clarke

Jenna Clarke is your Gen Y gyroscope, zeroing in on the latest fashion trends, relationship dramas and funky happenings. Join her as she navigates her way – or at least tries to plot a steady course – through the sometimes murky waters of new age living, loving, drinking, eating and social networking.
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Vogue wins the Lena Dunham Photoshop war

Jenna Clarke Vogue has placated the Lena Dunham Photoshop storm in a tea cup controversy with a cheery behind-the-scenes video starring the magazine’s international editor-at-large, Hamish Bowles.

Magazine politics

Glossing over the election

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Jenna Clarke While the newspapers churn out grubby headlines, Australia’s lifestyle media have taken a polished and polite approach to covering the 2013 election.

Brave women

Short hair hysteria

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Jenna Clarke This summer, keep your hair short, not your hemline.

Fresh buns

Men like butts and cannot lie, so are choosing to buy

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Jenna Clarke Bumps have been big news this week.

Risky dressing

The casual Friday caste system

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Jenna Clarke When it comes to fashion, women do casual better.

Creative flair

Inside MAC's make-up maven's wardrobe

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Jenna Clarke Nicole Thompson is renowned for her colourful tresses and creative flair, which is sought after both here and abroad. Here the Senior Artist for MAC Cosmetics talks about her time at the ...

Sneaker star

A woman's right to Choos

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Jenna Clarke Our latest feminist icon, US Senator Wendy Davis, is now making fashionable waves as well as political ones.

Barely there is the new black

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Jenna Clarke When did flashing become bigger than fashion?

Fashion royalty

Who'll cover Kate's maternity leave?

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Jenna Clarke With designers like Nina Ricci, Karl Lagerfeld and Vera Wang sketching outfits to accommodate the royal foetus the time has come to accept that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge will soon be heading off on .

American apparel: the good, the bad and the stimulating

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Jenna Clarke This week we were presented with three not so natural disasters out of the United States of America, writes Jenna Clarke.

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Sh.t that made us smile at Fashion Week Australia

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Jenna Clarke “Oh hiii!” I squealed at a photographer I used to know during Fashion Week last week. 

The benefits of 'man repelling'

Jenna Clarke It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a certain wardrobe is not going to get laid.

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Forget granny knickers, 'granny guilt' is uglier

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Jenna Clarke The members of "Generation Jones" are retiring from their Yuppie ways and have adopted a Gordon Gekko style of grandparenting.

Did Rebekah Brooks and Tess McGill 'lean in' first?

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Jenna Clarke There’s a little piece of me that admires Rupert Murdoch.

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Hey girls, stop slut shaming

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Jenna Clarke Slut shaming has turned into the next generation's tall-poppy syndrome, especially when it comes to young women who are considered attractive.

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Why WAGs win Fashions on the track and Field

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Jenna Clarke Female athletes are losing sponsorship deals while the wives and partners of professional sportsmen are securing ambassador roles and media work thanks to their healthy bodies and even healthier egos.

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'xoxo': the new 'Kind Regards'

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Jenna Clarke You know language and the way you communicate is changing when your mum discovers Emojis; you start using full stops to demonstrate anger; and you do more (virtual) kissing and hugging than a stoned .

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Rebel with a sugar coated cause

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Jenna Clarke Everyone from sport stars to suburban mums to starlets is quitting sugar and becoming clean eaters but there is a rebel in the ranks with a sweet tooth, poisoning traditional notions of body image ...

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Knowing what to say and when

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Jenna Clarke There are only a few things that I'm embarrassed by. One is verbal (and physical) diarrhoea.

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2013: The year chick lit strikes back

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Jenna Clarke This year is going to be a blockbuster for female fiction and essays riddled with estrogen. Take off your pasties and pack away your sex swing, chick lit is back to reclaim the publishing crown.