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ELLE UK December 2018

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
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12 Issues


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editor’s letter

“WE HAVE a RESPONSIBILITY to be OPTIMISTIC ” — MICHELLE OBAMA If you had told me when I was first starting out in magazines that one day I’d be part of a group of Hearst editors given a private audience with the former First Lady of the United States of America, I would not have believed you. In fact, if you’d told me that even a year ago, I still wouldn’t have believed it. And yet, on a sunny September day in New York, that is exactly what I found myself doing. Life really does have a funny way of surprising you sometimes.As we watched the great Michelle Obama being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey onstage at Hearst Towers in Midtown Manhattan, the atmosphere was nothing short of electric. In…

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1o things to do this month

1 WEAR Nothing says party season more than the new Moschino [tv] H&M collaboration – so sharpen your elbows and get ready to invest in a new going out out look. We’ve got our sights on the red sequin dress, glitter thigh-high boots and gold hoop earrings. Out now online and in selected stores 2 LISTEN If you’re exhausted just thinking about party season, tune in to Kenzie (@kenzie.tth on Instagram), whose R&B sound is the perfect chill-out remedy – download her second EP, Dark July, now. 3 FLEX Water tanks are having a moment (just watch Stranger Things) – right in time to help with that over-socialised feeling. Benefits of floating therapy include reduced anxiety, metabolic balance and improved mood – perfect for when a bath…

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guest list

THE ICON OPRAH WINFREY There’s not much Oprah Winfrey can’t do, from hosting a Wonder Woman-themed party last year to attending the most talked about royal wedding in May. She is the ultimate multihyphenate – way before Slashies were even a thing – with her job titles including media executive, actress, producer, host and philanthropist. Having appeared on the TIME 1OO list of influential people an incredible ten times, Oprah is a true 21st-century icon. Oprah talks to Michelle Obama on page 118 THE WRITER LIV SIDALL Writing wasn’t always on the cards for Liv, and it took doing a ‘somewhat disastrous graphic design degree’ for her to find her calling. ‘I got a dream job writing for It’s Nice That and realised enthusiasm sometimes champions knowledge and…

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reasons to be cheerful

(Photographs: Getty Images, Imaxtree) ■…

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bring me sunshine

“A PLAYFUL SPIRIT has WEAVED its WAY BETWEEN the YEAR’S POLITICAL STATEMENTS ” JUDGING BY SOME OF THE YEAR’S more memorable hashtags, 2018 has been a year of living our #bestlife, revelling in #self-care and #reclaimingmytime. In other words, finding our #joy — however that looks and whatever that means — in spite of the many reasons out there in the world to get angry. And nowhere has this been more evident than on the runway.In February, there were giant festive hats made of balloons perched atop models’ heads, ready for take-off, at Matty Bovan’s AW18 show, knockout frilled dresses shown in a dinner-party set on Molly Goddard’s runway, and living dolls in glittering wigs floating down the catwalk to boisterous vaudeville music at Comme des Garçons. Then, at…

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the news

Sies Marjan MICRO-TRENDALL WRAPPED UPHold on to your sandwich wrapping – tinfoil is trending. Just take a look at the runways of Maison Margiela, Sies Marjan, Isabel Marant and Area NYC (now stocked at Browns Fashion). Opt for coruscating coats, wrap dresses, boots, blankets and – thanks to Alexander Wang and Monse – sandwich bags. All the more reason to pack your own lunch. brownsfashion.com Beyoncé Maison Margiela Maryan Nassir Zadeh Maison Margiela Maison Margiela Isabel Marant Calvin Klein 2O5W39NYC Maison Margiela Balmain NEWS FLASHVIVIENNE WESTWOOD X BURBERRYPunk pioneer Vivienne Westwood has teamed up with Burberry under Riccardo Tisci to reimagine the house’s iconic styles. Showing her eco credentials, proceeds from Dame Viv’s collection,…