Your brand new ELLE Collections spring/summer 2013 is out now!
ELLE Collections is the bi-annual catwalk magazine for fashion obsessives.
We take you front row, back stage and up close and personal with the fashion moments from New York, London, Paris and Milan.
We also bring you exclusive access to the stars of the show – the designers, models, stylists, make-up artists and industry insiders who make it all happen.
In this issue, we asked some of the world’s biggest models what advice they’d give to their 17-year-old selves.
The answers were funny, informative and sometimes surprising.
Some have even made national news....
‘Follow your dreams and believe in yourself. Don’t ever let anybody put you down. Lastly, don’t ever be afraid to take risks and make mistakes. That’s how you learn!’Adriana Lima
‘Relax and truly enjoy the adventure ahead of you.’Amber Valletta
‘Stay humble, keep your feet solidly on the ground and surround yourself with your family and loved ones. Don’t lose perspective on who you are and where you come from.’Ana Beatriz Barros
‘In five years’ time Hermès will ask if they can name a bag after you, as they have Kelly and Birkin. Ignore your agents and say yes.’Claudia Schiffer
‘Don’t smoke.’Erin Wasson
‘Feel with your heart and think with your brain. Be curious, adventurous, kind, and don’t ever let anyone bring you down. Don’t forget that sad moments are as important as the joyous ones.’Helena Christensen
‘Always trust your instincts.’Naomi Campbell
‘Be still, and truly know what it means.’Niki Taylor