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ELLE

May 2021
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ELLE is the international fashion magazine for sophisticated, independent women with a strong sense of personal style. The hottest designers. The latest fashions on the street and on the runways. Plus the beauty, health and fitness finds to keep you glowing. Get ELLE digital magazine subscription today.

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United States
Language:
English
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Hearst
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
summer love

1. FEELIN’ BLUE A vintage vanity case, previously owned by Cartier creative director Jeanne Toussaint, inspired the house’s new ultracollectible Les Nécessaires à Parfum collection. Cartier releases three handmade perfume cases, which can be filled with two replaceable fragrance bottles, this month (with four more coming later this year). Choose from nine iconic scents, then personalize your case with a monogram if you wish. Cartier Les Nécessaires à Parfum Blue Dots Case, $850, cartier.com. 2. CULINARY ARTS Tastemakers swoon over the tabletop offerings at Dior’s Paris flagship, many created in collaboration with talented artisans. For spring, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri enlisted Italian artist Pietro Ruffo (who first collaborated with the house to create a map-inspired set for the fall 2017 haute couture show) to design the Constellation collection of Limoges porcelain tableware.…

1 min.
dream weavers

@REEDSMYTHECO @EMILYRIDINGS @FENDI @MARIECAROLINEWILLMS @GARAGEKEPTMOTORS @THELSD @LOEWE @SOANEBRITAIN THIS MARCH, a 10,000-year-old basket (reportedly the oldestin existence) was unearthed during an archaeological dig in Israel’s Judean Desert. The craft behind it has been around for millennia, but that hasn’t made it immune to the threat of mass production. Among its guardians is Soane Britain’s Lulu Lytle, who recently released her first book, Rattan (Rizzoli), and is responsible for reviving Britain’s last remaining rattan-weaving workshop. Fans of her wicker wares include Moda Operandi cofounder Lauren Santo Domingo, whose Southampton, New York, sunroom features pieces from Soane. Tastemaker and editor Deborah Needleman took things a step further by crafting her own wicker place mats (now available for purchase through Reed Smythe & Company), while Loewe and Fendi are doing their part to make baskets the new It Bags. In search of…

3 min.
singular sensations

At ELLE, we pride ourselves on being the first to discover upand-coming talent, consistently A featuring superstars on the rise (think Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Rosalía, among many others). It was no easy task to winnow down the bumper crop of megawatt contenders right now, but the three women gracing our cover this month all stood out for their undeniable star quality—and ability to connect with their audiences. Anya Taylor-Joy is fresh off a Golden Globe win for her riveting performance in The Queen’s Gambit; Olivia Rodrigo shattered a Spotify streaming record with her breakup anthem “Drivers License”; and Zazie Beetz, who won our hearts on Atlanta, is soon to share the screen with Brad Pitt and Regina King. All three women have brought us much-needed entertainment and…

2 min.
the climb

With the change in season, I couldn’t wait to come out of my winter cocoon and explore the great outdoors. After falling in love with hiking during a trip to Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest last year, I set out to find a destination that offered equally challenging terrain, as well as a place to comfortably nestle in for some relaxing time to myself afterward. Enter The Ranch Malibu, where each day, I’d set out on a four-hour hike with the other guests. What at first felt like an impossible challenge became an incredibly rewarding experience by the end of the week, as we all went from total strangers to teammates. I quickly learned the importance of having the right gear: a hydration pack (like CamelBak’s streamlined version), terrain-appropriate footwear, and…

1 min.
new arrivals

The SHOE Flats for evening? When they’re as glam as Giuseppe Zanotti’s chain-detailed, Cleopatra-worthy pair, the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Sandal, Giuseppe Zanotti, $1,250, giuseppezanotti.com. The BAG With a metallic monogram treatment, Louis Vuitton’s Rendez-Vous crossbody offers a bold, gold spin on the house’s iconic motifs. Handbag, Louis Vuitton, $4,750, louisvuitton.com. The WATCH Hermès’s classic Nantucket timepiece heats up for summer, courtesy of a new pavé diamond case. Watch, Hermès, hermes.com. COURTESY OF THE DESIGNER; FOR DETAILS, SEE SHOPPING GUIDE.…

5 min.
speak softly

In the early days of the pandemic, there were Zoom clothes: video meeting–appropriate pieces that fooled no one (we were all in sweatpants—or no pants—from the waist down). For prefall, a new I variation has emerged: zoom-in clothes, garments peppered or patterned with logos so covert, so camouflaged, one must get close up to spot the labels. In Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection, tiny twin C’s play hide-and-seek in the discs of knit flowers, while Givenchy’s four-G logo transforms into a lacelike pattern. And on turtlenecks at Nina Ricci, the founding designer’s name is stitched along the neckline in a nearly invisible font. “I was thinking of the right attitude for facing the very difficult day in, day out of what we are experiencing now,” explains Dior’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri,…