Mademoiselle is back!

With some advice for you


Mademoiselle was ELLE's renowned columnist for four years: laying bare her adventures - and misadventures - in the fashion world.

And now she's back with a new monthly advice page. In the December issue of ELLE, on sale 7 November, Mademoiselle fills you in on where she's been and what she's been up to. But how about a sneak preview?

Take it away, Mademoiselle.

"I’m back. ‘Hang on a minute,’ you reasonably ask. ‘How did we get from a woman stealing cats/shopping until she literally drops/doing forward rolls across the dance floors of Ibiza to talking about the best way to find personal happiness? And, more to the point, we’re supposed to take advice from her?’


But did you hear the one about the girl who kissed a lot of dysfunctional, skint, alcoholic frogs and eventually met the handsome prince? These days, I am very, very happy – something I had no concept of before now. I didn’t just wake up one morning with all the pieces of the jigsaw in place, which is why I feel I might have some advice for you that could help...

Mademoiselle on: MEN

They’ve tormented me, thrilled me, disgusted me, not called me, stalked me, loved me, and not loved me enough. What can I say? They grow hair on their faces and have weird body bits; no wonder lesbianism is so hot right now.


Mademoiselle on: CAREERS

I moved to London with no money but it’s something I have never regretted, no matter how tough things got. So if you ask, I’m going to tell you to take a leap of faith – believe in yourself enough that you can change your life.

Mademoiselle on: HOPE

I found love. I’m astonished that this has happened to me. I had become immune to the loneliness that nipped at the outer edges of my weekend. But now it’s genuinely gone. Dear Reader, never give up on love.

Mademoiselle on: FRIENDS

Good friends appear like poppies during wartime, their bright heads bobbing above the debris. Friends are like a love bank; the more love you put in, the more interest you’ll accrue and the richer your life will be.

Mademoiselle on: YOU

Dear Reader, write to me. Share your woes, and have faith I won’t judge you. I’m in no position to judge anybody, quite frankly. Fashion issues, career dilemmas, family drama; Mademoiselle is waiting, come on home to mamma."

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