(Jumper by Cos, shirt by Tucker, trousers by Topshop, shoes by Chanel)
Weve 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 mens final on Sunday (who knew Id 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 ELLEs October issue. This is a star with cult status and weve reinvented her with new-season looks. Its a different cover for us and I hope youll 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 Mulberrys 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 thats 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 arent 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 ITVs Daybreak to review the newspapers let me know whether you think its worth me getting up before the children again. I fear not, truth be told. And its 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. Hes 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 dont know if designer Diane is a big fan, but I certainly wouldnt 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 theyre playing at Latitude festival this weekend
And shopping for pretty pleats