Lorraine's blog: They didn't take me to Ibiza #ELLEIBIZA2012 so...

This is what I have been doing instead:

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Making a video about what we put in the August issue of ELLE, which is on sale now (buy it and you get a free St Tropez Gradual Tan). Just a word, though, readers – the video is raw, we did it on the spur of the moment (that's how we roll at ELLE) and it's probably not going to win a Bafta, but it tells it like it is. And for those who have asked: no retouch here, as you'll see #ELLEkeepingitreal

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Finalising the September cover. More news soon! And I've been selecting choices for the October cover. This is a huge event for us – and, of course, that is the issue edited by the interns.

Putting ELLE to bed, as they say. The magazine, our biannual catwalk bible, includes an Afghan called Lucah. And I've also been learning more about French Bulldog Dougal, who features in our Accessories supplement. Not as an accessory, you understand – I'm not barking mad – but because we think laterally here, don't you know? He's nine months old and we may have to adopt him.

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The Dougal wears Prada

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These Givenchy sandals would be perfect for those warm summer evenings

This amazing leather jacket is straight off the high street, New Look have outdone themselves

It may look like a lipstick but this is actually a gorgeous cheek stain by the talented Mr Tom Ford. Goes perfectly with my favourite Tom Ford perfume

The Runway Edit and August issue of ELLE, don't we treat you well?

This week the editor is:

Playing SongPop on Facebook with other Editors. Who knew we were all so friendly?

Lusting after J Crew's new-season goodies

Talking to @SeamusELLE, who has been trying to persuade us Magic Mike is a must-see film. Is he right? You tell me when it comes out.

Missing Nora Ephron, one of my all-time role models. When I started as a journalist, she was already a legendary writer and chronicler of our times. When I was getting on the Tube home (yes, I do often travel by Tube), the guard – a man – at Oxford Circus station saw me reading her obituary in the paper and came up to me to talk about how sad it was to lose such a talent. 'We need more Norahs,' he said – and he's right.

Downloading the Restaurant Guide app for these wet weekends

Checking out the Trendabl app, it's Instagram meets street style

Wishing I was shopping in Ibiza

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