ELLE UK October 2019

Everything you ever need in a fashion magazine – ELLE is the glossy you can shop from. It's playful, useful, modern and relevant – inspiring you to be stylish in every area of your life. From exclusive celebrity interviews and shoots to the best edit of designer and high-street fashion and beauty, ELLE will give you insider access to the fashion and beauty world.

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3 min.
what it takes to succeed

Every month, just a few days shy of sending the pages of this magazine to print, I stand in front of a white board, onto which is pinned every page of the issue. It is usually to check on small logistical things – do the headlines repeat, is the layout of the page too similar to the one that came before it, do we have the right picture to stop readers in their tracks – but in doing so, I also start to see almost imperceptible themes running through the pages. This month, that theme is drive. “DRIVE IS nothing WITHOUT PURPOSE. IT NEEDS A DIRECTION of TRAVEL” Drive has always fascinated me. One part grit, two parts graft and three parts passion, drive is the invisible motor that pushes us all…

2 min.
guest list

THE MODEL AAMITO LAGUM Ugandan-born Aamito Lagum shot to fame when she won the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model in 2O13, having made the 16-hour bus ride from Kampala to Nairobi to compete. She has since walked for Dries Van Noten, Lanvin and Hermès. And, wherever she is in the world, she takes Moyaa shea butter and a good autobiography: ‘I’m currently reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou’. Aamito models the beauty shoot on p198 THE INTERVIEWER DEREK BLASBERG Writer, editor and author Derek Blasberg’s first job was as an assistant at US Vogue. ‘I was fired within a year. Talk about sinking and swimming.’ Now one of fashion’s most well-connected journalists and head of fashion and beauty partnerships at YouTube, it took moving from St. Louis, Missouri,…

7 min.
the other woman

At first, we got on well. We lay by the pool drinking rosé during an organised work trip to Provence. We had so much in common, I told myself. We were the only single people there. She was in her late twenties, me early thirties; we both liked drinking and shouting and making people laugh. There were differences, of course – she wrote for a broadsheet newspaper and, despite being younger than me by a few years, was the far more serious writer. I, meanwhile, wrote for glossy magazines; with the occasional piece for a broadsheet being something to literally call home about. ‘Mum, great news: I’ve got a feature in The Times!’ Propped up on sun loungers with white five-star-hotel towels cooling our bums, I felt satisfied with life. The…

5 min.
inside fashion behind closed doors

When Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February, the industry held its breath. Which big name designer would Chanel draft to steer its empire? Who could possibly fill those signature black gloves? The answer: Virginie Viard, its little-known studio director, operating behind the scenes with Lagerfeld for three decades. He once said: ‘She’s my right hand, and my left. Our relationship is essential.’ So who better to ensure Chanel’s success in its next chapter? There are a number of hires at major brands where ‘surprise stars’ have taken precedence over ‘star designers’ when it comes to new creative directors. Most recently, Viard at Chanel, Daniel Lee at “Big ticket names still have CLOUT: even RIHANNA has espoused the virtues of HARD WORK” Bottega Veneta, who worked under Phoebe Philo at Céline, as well as Casey…

1 min.
fashion news the style refresh

THE MOOD A WALK on THE WILD SIDE If you can count on one trend to never date, it’s leopard print. There are a number of ways to wear it for AW19, whether sequinned, like at Balenciaga, or metallic, as at Celine by Hedi Slimane. However you choose to style it – adding a touch with accessories, or going full coverage, à la Tod’s – one thing is certain: a leopard can change its spots. NEWSFLASH The UNIVERSAL STANDARD Is fashion inching towards a more-inclusive future? We’ve seen an increasing range of sizes on the runway, but that’s not quite filtered through to the sizes in stores. Until now. Collaborations such as Marina Rinaldi by Roksanda and Rodarte x Universal Standard mean you can make a statement whether you’re a size XXS or 4XL. THE CLASSICS CARRY…

1 min.
hand me down