The Unnatural Debate
How to cause a full on heated debate within a room full of women? Don’t ask questions about dress sizes, diets or David Beckham versus Ryan Gosling: hold up your hand and admit that you don’t want to have children.
Is this an unnatural opinion, and why? Who gets to judge what is right for one woman, yet completely wrong for another? And why, if a man were to voice such an opinion and prefer to focus on his career instead, would he most likely be praised and not patronised or pitied?
Are some choices more equal than others?
Headline - Clothes make the woman
Cover line - Personal style: defining the moments in life
Writer - myself
As human beings, who we are is constantly evolving and along with it, our fashion choices. This article would be an introspective, deeply personal look at how my style has changed as I’ve developed as a person. It would also include anecdotes from style icons such as Alexa Chung and Daphne Guinness, and quotes from fashion and psychology experts on why clothes are such signifiers in our lives and what this means.
Sample intro -
Last week, I moved to the UK. Before I moved from Australia, I hauled eight garbage bags of clothes to the markets to sell. Not because there was anything wrong with them - there wasn’t. And not because there wasn’t space at my parents’ place to store them either - there was. But these clothes simply weren’t me anymore.
/It’s Always the Quiet Ones
/Turning down the Volume
/Say hello to the Quiet-eers
SUB HEAD/WHY IS EVERYONE SHOUTING??!!
/ Elle finds out why the loud are losing out whilst the quiet triumph
/You don’t have to be Jessie J or a Gaga to have girl power, find out the real perks to being a Wallflower.
With Steven Chbosky’s screen adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower staring Emma Watson and Ezra Miller out this month Elle explores societies shift in perception towards the timid. According to Susan Cain’s novel Quiet, out earlier this year, around 50% of us are introverted, yet we live in a society that appears to laud the loudest. Mark Zukerberg is successful and introverted demonstrating that the two aren’t mutually exclusive and proves that it’s not how loud you shout but what you’ve got to say that’s important.
Written as a number of testimonials and retrospectives from a number young, successful and quiet young women from various backgrounds including Elle staff, musicians, actresses and designers.
Cover Line: “Together in Fashion”
Writer: Amrapali Dixit
As part of German exchange program, I witnessed differences in customs and language between my German friend and me. However, it was Fashion, which bound her and me, irrespective of our nationalities. Since the night, both of us enjoyed the multilingual fashion show, we have been steady friends.
I propose a feature elaborating, on the role of fashion in bridging the “man-made” gaps across the nationalities. It will focus on:
• Activities like Photo shoots and Fashion shows which involve participation from models and photographers, belonging to different ethnicities.
•How fashion industry never discriminates on any basis, when employing people.