ELLE UK August 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


guest list

THE BEAUTY BRAIN JENNIFER GEORGE Jennifer’s early career goal was to be a ‘businesswoman’. Now, as ELLE Beauty Editor, she makes it her business to find the best products and is still searching for a 1O/1O mascara. Her childhood was ‘on the move’ – her dad was in the Royal Navy – and she’s always looking for her next trip, with Argentina first on the list. This summer, she’ll balance festivals (Glastonbury, Boardmasters and Creamfields) with sleeping in, ‘I’m a champion at lie-ins. I’ve even taught my dachshund, Geoffrey, to do it.’ Jennifer interviews Zendaya on p66 THE IMAGE-MAKER MARCIN KEMPSKI Marcin studied law before swapping the courtroom for a photography studio. He now co-owns creative agency I Like Photo, and shoots regularly for Wonderland and Numéro. Born in Poland, now based in London, he’s planning…

elle uk

Editor-in-Chief, ELLE and ELLE.com/uk FARRAH STORR Creative Director TOM MEREDITH Deputy Editor KENYA HUNT Editorial Assistant SUZI REZLER FASHION Group Luxury Fashion Director AVRIL MAIR 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 Deputy Picture Editor JAMEELA ELFAKI BEAUTY Group Luxury Beauty Director KATY YOUNG Beauty Editor JENNIFER GEORGE Beauty Assistant CHARLOTTE BITMEAD PRODUCTION Group 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,…

breaking up with thin

PHOTOGRAPH by CHRIS HEADS M y bathroom, 2O19. I have just run a bath, but the pain of my backbones on the enamel means that I abandon the water almost immediately. I glance at my phone. A friend has just texted me in desperation. ‘PLEASE eat something.’ Apathetically, I decide to get on the scales. The old me would only ever have done this in the morning, having not eaten anything for 12 hours and having been to the bathroom first. I look at the dial. I weigh 8st 2lb. This is 26 pounds below my usual weight of 1Ost. It’s model weight. Movie-star weight. The weight that means sample sizes fit and your appearance gets the nod of approval from the fashion firmament. But instead of feeling euphoric, it feels frightening. Like…

welcome to the club

Almost nine weeks ago to the day, I sat down and started editing this magazine for the very first time. I can’t remember that much about my first day – not the weather, not how many new faces I met, not even how I was feeling (nervous, one suspects – age rarely dims that), but I can definitely remember what I wore. Black. Black jumper. Black jacket. Black trousers. Boots the colour of a panther’s claw. “AS WOMEN, we WANT TO FIT IN, BUT WE ALSO WANT to STAND OUT” ‘Why wear all black?’ my husband asked, as I stood in front of the bedroom mirror. ‘Because black is the collective uniform of the fashion world,’ I replied. And a uniform is exactly what you need when you want to fit in. Fashion is…

to do this month

1 INDULGE Ever thought about sending pineapples with your flowers? Nope, us neither. Until flower gurus Bloom & Wild told us they’ll be everywhere this summer. They’ve added mini pink pineapple stems to their Lana bouquet for an instant Club Tropicana feel. bloomandwild.com 2 LISTEN Seven years after Justin Bieber discovered a 13-year-old Madison Beer, the New Yorker has broken away from cookie-cutter pop (collabs with Offset and Jax Jones sorted that). She’s co-written every track on her new album – her most honest yet. Look out for a UK tour later this year. 3 DRINK The teetotal revolution is gaining pace, and it just got tastier with AEcorn Aperitifs. From the sister brand of Seedlip, these flavours – Dry, Aromatic and Bitter – are best served with sun… and a splash of soda. 4 SEE Shortlisted…

best in show

ATTENTION dressing IT WON’T BE HARD IN the BIG, BOLD, FLAMBOYANT SHAPES on SHOW at ALEXANDER McQUEEN, MARY KATRANTZOU, GUCCI… THE LIST goes ON. TOUCH it Fuzzy textures are in. This season, your accessories will be begging to be stroked, from hats and stoles at Tom Ford to bags at Chloé and slippers at Kenzo. Word to the wise: wear sparingly. Horror STORY The most surprising style icon of the season? Wednesday Addams. Kitsch horror is fashion’s unlikeliest trend, with vampy scream queens walking the runways at Marni, Kenzo, Prada and Miu Miu. What this means for your wardrobe: black, black and more black, lace and stripes. The new goth, if you will. Frighteningly cool. GOOD to GLOW NEON: the COOL WAY to DO COCKTAIL HOUR – SAINT LAURENT by ANTHONY VACCARELLO is PROOF. HELL for LEATHER Trousers, blazers,…