ELLE UK July 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.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 期号


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Acting Editor-in-Chief KENYA HUNT Creative Director TOM MEREDITH Editor-in-Chief’s PA/Editorial Assistant SUZI REZLER FASHION Executive Fashion Director KIRSTY DALE Fashion Features Editor SARA McALPINE Fashion Editor FELICITY KAY Accessories Editor MOLLY HAYLOR Fashion Assistants CLEMMIE BROWN, LULU COOPER Fashion Intern PETER BEVAN Bookings Assistant CLIO COOPER With special thanks to LALEH PARSIZADEH FEATURES Associate Editor/Culture Director LENA DE CASPARIS Features Director HANNAH NATHANSON Features Assistant BECKY BURGUM TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Travel & Lifestyle Director SUSAN WARD DAVIES ART Art Director ALBY BAILEY Art Editor JO BELL Designer SONIA RUPRAH Picture Director CLARE PENNINGTON Picture Assistant JAMEELA ELFAKI BEAUTY Beauty Director SOPHIE BERESINER Beauty Editor JENNIFER GEORGE Beauty Assistant CHARLOTTE BITMEAD PRODUCTION Workflow Director CHRISTINA SIMONE Chief Sub-Editor CLAIRE SIBBICK Deputy Chief Sub-Editor OLIVIA McCREA-HEDLEY Group Managing Editor CONNIE OSBORNE Finance Business Partner, ELLE STACEY TOMLIN Contributing Fashion Editors ANNE CHRISTENSEN, GILLIAN WILKINS, SOLANGE FRANKLIN, JOANNA SCHLENZKA, JENNY KENNEDY Contributing Editors SUSIE BOYT, LIV LITTLE, LAURA CRAIK, SUSIE BUBBLE, CLARA AMFO, PANDORA SYKES ELLE.COM/UK Digital Editor NATASHA BIRD Deputy…

editor’s letter

“I’D RATHER REGRET the RISKS THAT didn’t WORK OUT THAN the CHANCES I didn’t TAKE AT ALL” – Simone Biles What makes a winner? What does she do, eat, wear and think? Whether or not you’re into sport, the champion’s mindset is a narrative anyone can aspire or relate to. But how does it look in our age of the endless scroll, where everyone is a doer and potential ‘change-maker’? A moment when the gig economy and millennial burnout are two of the great dilemmas of our time? I’ve spent the past seven months on maternity leave in a state of self-reflection, and the irony that my first issue back at ELLE is dedicated to incredibly high-achieving women in sport is not lost on me. For most women, having a baby inspires…

guest list

THE ACTIVIST NAOMI SHIMADA Growing up between Japan and Spain, model Naomi was scouted in a Spanish restaurant as a teenager and has since featured in campaigns for Nike and H&M. A pivotal life moment for her was ‘understanding my passions will always change, and how beautiful that is’, which paved the way for her first book Mixed Feelings (out this autumn). She always reads at least two books at a time – currently it’s Grayson Perry’s The Descent of Man and Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. Naomi writes about body positivity on page 72 THE IMAGE MAKER LEONN WARD Photographer Leonn Ward’s first memory of finding her voice was at her school talent show in Dublin, singing Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. She now lives in London, shooting for the likes of i-D, HERO…

1o things to do this month

1. INDULGE Genderless (and vegan-friendly) make-up brand Jecca Blac is the beauty line refusing to overlook trans women. After success with its two-step concealer palette (created to cover beard shadows and acne), its second range – a limited-edition collection of lipsticks – has arrived just in time for Pride. Pucker up! jecca-makeup.com 2. EXPERIENCE Art Night (the capital’s largest free contemporary art festival) is back! For one night only, Walthamstow (the first-ever London Borough of Culture) will be transformed by artists, with a pride parade and performances celebrating LGBTQ+ culture. 22 June; 2019.artnight.london 3. WEAR A collection that will appeal to your conscience… As part of GLAAD’s Together Movement, ASOS has partnered with the iconic LGBTQ+ organisation for the second time to create a capsule collection (which has everything from neon windbreakers…

the great escape

Around the world, 3.9 billion people will receive an average of 121 emails every day. Each. Half of you will check emails from bed and 40% will check them from the toilet. Should you feel compelled to do the latter, you a) need to give yourself a break, and b) can probably relate to the escapist mood seen on the SS19 catwalks. Designers were thinking about the great outdoors, travelling to faraway lands for spring/summer 2019. There was a wayfaring spirit, wherein designers ditched cities for road trips, as creative director Natasa Cagalj did at Ports 1961, or drifted between Mediterranean markets, as Julien Dossena did at Paco Rabanne. Chloé and Loewe traversed dusky desert landscapes, while Coach wandered New Mexico ranches. It’s clear that wherever designers’ heads were, they were…

the news

THE MOOD DIVE RIGHT IN From Steve Zissou’s orange beanie at Calvin Klein 2O5W39NYC to tiny bikinis at Jacquemus, designers are living The Life Aquatic this summer. California-inspired tie-dye swept the runways, coming in Starburst brights at Asai, Stella McCartney and Polo Ralph Lauren, and subtle sandy and sky shades at Proenza Schouler. Jacquemus, Saint Laurent and Sportmax took sea style a little more literally, with swimwear and neoprene rash vests. If you don’t feel like getting wet, there’s always the Jaws tops by Calvin Klein 2O5W39NYC. But hey, there’s a life lesson in this: whatever you’re doing this summer, don’t be afraid to dive in. (That goes for trying the season’s bolder trends, too.) SIZE UP TOP HATS Go big or go home with hats for SS19. Think of this as the ‘full moon,…