ELLE UK September 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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THE INSIDER LYNETTE NYLANDER As a Londoner in New York, the most exciting change Lynette has seen in fashion is: ‘the true embracing of the new and the underdog.’ Named oneof Forbes’ 3O under 3O in 2O17, Lynette studied fashion design before deciding to be a writer. She was deputy editor at i-D and Teen Vogue, before joining Alexander Wang as vice president of Content. Lynette interviews fellow Brooklynite Elaine Welteroth on p136 THE IMAGE-MAKER KAREN COLLINS Originally set on becoming a writer, Karen credits her art-director husband with opening her eyes to photography. She describes her home state of Michigan as ‘the most boring place in the world’, but its plainness drives her imagination. Based in Tribeca, New York, she flits between London and Paris, shooting for Numéro and Rollacoaster. The one thing she’d…

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Editor-in-Chief, ELLE and ELLE.com/UK FARRAH STORR Creative Director TOM MEREDITHDeputy Editor KENYA HUNTEditorial 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 CHARLOTTE HARNEY 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 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, LIV LITTLE, LAURA…

a farewell to fashion

You don’t diminish when you have a child, but you do change. When you have been in the stirrups giving birth, wasted on morphine, do you ever feel lovely again? I wondered if I gave all my beauty to my son when he was born, although I gave it willingly, as a tribute to him. My tooth wobbled; my eyesight disintegrated; my hair literally fell out. I was gaunt with tiredness, puffy in the face and fat. I was 45 last New Year’s Eve. I felt both better and worse. I had less fear, but also less hope. It was a deep winter, and my writing, which is my trade and my joy, felt listless and heavy; my son was alien in his energy; my husband was silent. I understood myself…

the true art of fashion

It was Milan, 2O17, when I first saw it. I was running late for a big show of the SS18 season and, as such, tripped up, a breathless, perspiring spectacle. As I gathered myself in a corner (ticket, bag, dignity… all vaguely in check), I watched the dying tides of the street-style pageant out in front. Over the past few years, I’d become accustomed to this alternative catwalk show that took place outside the official ready-to-wear shows. The truth was, I’d always rather admired the young photographers who bowled up to Paris and Milan with nothing more than a 35mm and a whole lot of chutzpah to snap the great and good of the fashion world. I admired even more the sartorial deities they captured – women whose sense of style…

the trend: this old thing?

There are plenty of reasons to think we’ve been thrown back into the early 2OOOs: Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian in chain-mail minidresses in the music video for Hilton’s single B.F.A. (Best Friend’s Ass). Samantha Mumba releasing new music and Westlife on a comeback tour. Ann Widdecombe returning to politics. That, and satin cowl-necks, dinky It bags and cutaway tops on the AW19 catwalks. Fashion loves a trip into the past, and early 2OOOs style is the latest addition to the runway’s increasingly eclectic mix of throwback looks. Those 2O-year-old pieces join turn-of-the-century frock coats, 198Os tailoring and all sorts from decades past to create this distinct ‘anything goes’ approach to dressing. At Givenchy, Gucci and more, vintage-inspired pieces formed the foundations of looks that packed a contemporary punch. Designers used…

the shape and swing of things to come

Few garments are as unappealingly named as culottes. Sound it out. Coo-lotts. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Neither do its even more unfortunate synonyms: palazzo pants, gauchos or skorts. In the pantheon of sartorial portmanteaus (shackets, treggings), the divided skirt is one of the more polarising. Wardrobe Marmite. In the eyes of some, it’s too non-committal — neither skirt nor trouser. Others say it’s too dowdy. But, if you ask me, I’ve found them largely unflattering and difficult to wear, combining the most awkward elements of the midi skirt (that wide, roomy shape) with the worst aspects of some trousers (pleats and strange lengths that fall between the knees and ankles). What to do with that stretch of leg that shows underneath? With a skirt, any pair of…