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ELLE UK

ELLE UK

June 2021
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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
elle guest list

SCARLETT CASCIELLO Photographer Scarlett developed her first film aged 16, before studying fashion photography at Falmouth University. She then worked her way up from her first job as a studio assistant in London. Scarlett shoots Clean Slate on p64. WHAT MAKES THE BEST ON-SET ATMOSPHERE? ‘The playlist: Buena Vista Social Club for a vulnerable image; Lil’ Kim if the model needs to own the room.’ CAREER HIGHLIGHT? ‘Aged 24, assisting the legendary Peter Lindbergh.’ ADHEL BOL Model Adhel’s family fled the South Sudan civil war for Kenya when she was a baby. At 18, she was signed at an open casting and has modelled for Balenciaga and Valentino. She studies International Relations and Diplomacy and appears in Clean Slate on p64. MOST VALUABLE LIFE LESSON? ‘Accepting help doesn’t mean you’re weak. My school…

2 min.
there’s always one...

…A single item of clothing that defines your summer, that is. From October until June, it waits patiently, sandwiched between coats and jumpers whose daily outings it watches with keen-eyed interest. And then, as the air gently warms, shoes give way to sandals and shoulders sink into their relaxed summer stance, it makes its grand entrance. “There is always a single item of CLOTHING that defines your summer” At the turn of the millennium, I was 23-years-old, hell bent on a summer of casual encounters and nights that refused to end until daybreak. My companion for the ride: a simple red shift dress with spaghetti straps and decked out with dozens of tiny blue flowers. It had a delicacy that I did not and suggested a bookishness that I had long left behind.…

7 min.
through the looking glass

MY MOTHER, NATALIE WOOD, WAS A FAMOUS ACTOR. Her first major role was in Miracle on 34th Street in 1947 when she was just eight years old. She was a teenager when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for playing opposite James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause. She died, in tragic circumstances, at age 43. I was just 11. As a teenager, people liked to remind me how stunning she was at my age. Whenever this happened, I would feel the familiar burn of shame tighten the back of my neck. I already knew that I was not as beautiful as my mother. When I was little, we were often told how alike we were. Because she had been a child star, there was ample evidence. I’d…

3 min.
introducing... kirby howell-baptiste

RECOGNISE KIRBY HOWELL-BAPTISTE? Over the past 10 years, she’s quietly made a name for herself across the Atlantic in shows including The Good Place, Barry and Judd Apatow’s Love, but it’s her latest film role that is set to propel her to international stardom. Howell-Baptiste stars in the hugely anticipated Cruella, Disney’s punk-themed 101 Dalmatians prequel, in which she stars alongside Emma Stone, and the 34-year-old is as excited about it as everyone else. ‘It’s the escape we need,’ she smiles. The film is one of the most hyped of the last 12 months, with the trailer racking up 71 million views in 24 hours. Directed by I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie, Cruella is a reboot with an important twist. ‘It’s more representative than the original cartoon,’ says Howell-Baptiste, who plays young, ambitious…

1 min.
go see artists in residence

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S HOUSE, ABIQUIÚ, NEW MEXICO (LEFT) YOU’LL RECOGNISE THE DESERT VIEWS HERE FROM HER PAINTINGS. O’KEEFFE OFTEN CLIMBED THE GHOST RANCH’S LADDER TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS. CHARLESTON, HOME TO THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP, SUSSEX (RIGHT) WHY PAINT JUST THE WALLS? MAKE USE OF EVERY SURFACE, LIKE ARTISTS DUNCAN GRANT AND VANESSA BELL (VIRGINIA WOOLF’S SISTER) DID. SALVADOR DALÍ’S HOUSE, PORTLLIGAT, SPAIN (LEFT) THE MORE OFFBEAT, THE BETTER. FROM A LIP-SHAPED BENCH AND BEJEWELLED STUFFED POLAR BEAR, TO AN EGG POISED ON TOP OF THE ROOF, EVERY CORNER OF DALÍ’S SEASIDE COMPLEX IS EXTRA. BARBARA HEPWORTH MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, CORNWALL (RIGHT) HEPWORTH SCULPTED HERE IN THE OPEN-AIR UNTIL HER DEATH – THE STUDIO IS STILL FILLED WITH HER TOOLS AND UNFINISHED WORKS. . PHOTOGRAPHY: LEE ROBINS, ALAMY, GETTYIMAGES, COURTESY OF BLOOMSBURY GROUP/CHARLESTON HOUSE.…

1 min.
reading list dazzling debuts

THE STEAMY SUMMER FLING Voyeur by Francesca Reece. For fans of Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times, this is a sultry antidote to our Groundhog Year. Set in France, a young woman transcribes a notable author’s intimate diaries. THE HYPED HERO Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. Sold in a book deal while the author was still at university, this thriller is Get Out meets Gossip Girl. THE ANTIHERO HIT How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie. Hilarious and dark, this is for fans of Killing Eve and My Sister, the Serial Killer. Follow Grace as she casually kills six of her family by the age of 28. THE SISTERHOOD MANUAL Sunset by Jessie Cave. Let this bittersweet ode to siblings fill the Fleabag-shaped hole in your life. For Hannah and Ruth, a holiday changes everything and a…