Lorraine's blog: The sun will come out tomorrow

...Or will it?



(Jumper by Cos, shirt by Tucker, trousers by Topshop, shoes by Chanel)


We’ve spent the week at ELLE HQ rushing between showers, our iPhones on constant weather-forecast alert before we dress for the day. I was lucky enough to witness the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday (who knew I’d need the tissues I absentmindedly packed in my Mulberry bag?) and from that moment on I knew we faced a week of rain and shine.

The September issue began printing this week and we picked a cover picture from the amazing shoot for ELLE’s October issue. This is a star with cult status and we’ve reinvented her with new-season looks. It’s a different cover for us and I hope you’ll like it. We also planned our November cover and started to think about Christmas (those press days have started).

I was lucky enough to have tea with Mulberry’s Emma Hill and talk about her forthcoming collection. I love the way this industry powerhouse calls all her bags ‘she’ – Emma makes it personal and that’s why the brand has been such an enormous success since she joined as creative director. She was still wearing her Coachella wristband and a beautiful bracelet a friend of hers who is training to be a shaman had made. There aren’t many people like Emma in the industry, who combine creativity with a sharp business brain and, above all, the instinct to spot what we really want next as consumers.

This week I also managed a 5am alarm call on Wednesday to appear on the sofa of ITV’s Daybreak to review the newspapers – let me know whether you think it’s worth me getting up before the children again. I fear not, truth be told. And it’s most peculiar to be in a studio where the name Lorraine is written on every door (mind you I liked that bit!).


Sunglasses by Diane Von Furstenberg. Love the mink-coloured frames

ELLE cover photographer Rankin sent me a vodka skull for my birthday. He’s so very thoughtful and spot on with matching gifts to personality

The press team at Karla Otto PR sent Team ELLE a customised ping-pong kit from Diane Von Furstenberg. I don’t know if designer Diane is a big fan, but I certainly wouldn’t try to beat that determined lady at any sport!

This week the editor is:

Testing the woven braid as I am off on holiday soon

Listening to Here by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – they’re playing at Latitude festival this weekend

And shopping for pretty pleats

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