1) Louise Gray's Psychedelia
2) A love letter from Cibo Matto
3) Packing for Oktoberfest
4) The Cat-Wing Liner Perfectionists Whisper Their Secrets
5) A Vintage Tutorial
6) The Brogue Diaries
Fashion magazines are more than just the latest fashion trends and shopping pages with beautiful clothes that are just out of most people’s budgets. To oversee a magazine is to think in pages, to see a story, to live a trend. Composition comes naturally and the excitement of going to print is a feeling that will never get old. The amount of work that goes into an issue is a life commitment, but it doesn't feel like work to me. Communicating with collaborators and artists on a daily basis is key, which is great for me as I always got in trouble for talking. Coming from an art, photography and graphics education with a love for English, fashion magazines were what I found myself drawn too from an early age, Elle in particular. Aged 14 Elle appealed to me, from the photography to the innovative graphics you just didn't see in high fashion magazines. It showed me a world where all of my favourite things could be put on a page and where even the process involved of creating that is greatly enjoyable and important. Every tweet, every random idea could make the difference which is what Elle does best.
Because I am a girl from Slovakia. Slovakia has a only few job offers. I am 17 years old and I go to high school with a focus on journalism. I write articles for the magazine in Slovakia, sometimes earning as a model. I speak fluent English, and Spanish German passive. This opportunity is perfect for me because my dream is to become an editor at Elle magazine :) I have my blog that I have 2 months and visits of more than 7,000 people and is increasing ..
and Coverline? One day I would be on the cover of me! But surely Kristen Stewart, Taylor Momsen, Sascha Melnychuk, Angelina Jolie and Lana del Rey!
1. The Interns Issue - The Unfamiliar Faces of Fashion.
2. Keira Knightley - On Growing Up and Settling Down.
3. The Friends Who Dictate Your Diet.
4. 150 High Street Hits.
5. The Real Skinny on Problem Skin.
6. The Making of ELLE.
Editor's letter -
Welcome to an ELLE HQ first. An issue edited, shot and styled purely by Britain's brightest interns. Be still our beating fashion hearts. Why? Well, because these interns and their wonderfully creative work are the future of fashion and they are the future of everything ELLE stands for. I am thrilled to introduce them in The Unfamiliar Faces of Fashion, and I am confident that their stars will continue to rise.
I am also delighted to introduce October's own cover star, the intriguing talent that is Keira Knightley. In a year that has so far seen her take on Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, a German psychiatric patient of the doctor, Carl Jung, and the prospect of marriage to one James Righton, we are sure you'll agree that she is a muse for British women everywhere.
Elsewhere in the issue there is plenty to get your teeth into. From the secret factor dictating your diet to skin-changing science in The Real Skinny on Problem Skin, October's ELLE is a first in more than one respect.
So sit back, make yourself a cup of tea and prepare to feel inspired. For the first time, we really couldn't have done it without you.
1. The Big "Frieze"
2. How to Wear the Colours of Autumn
3. The Must-Have Accessory: a smile.
4. Post-Beach Blues; and how to combat them.
5. Sustainable Fashion; guilt-free style.
“Si elle lit elle lit Elle” – “If she reads, she reads ELLE.”
It's difficult for me to pinpoint the exact moment when my obsession with quotes began. I think the origins are rooted somewhere in my childhood pride at being able to recite lengthy extracts from books – much to my family’s annoyance. Nowadays however, being older and a little bit wiser, I can recognise the importance of quotes within society.
For me, they are like verbal photo-albums; passing on wisdom, reminding us of the past, and staving off awkward fashion faux pas before we even make them. Therefore, when considering what I would want to say to the wonderful ELLE readers in this letter, the obvious choice for me was to look back into the magazine’s history and parrot its past words of wisdom.
“If she reads, she reads ELLE”. In other words, each and every issue is created for you; celebrating the beauty, style and grace of the modern female. Despite a world of ever changing hair-styles and hemlines, one thing remains certain; women will always be beautiful, and ELLE will be there to remind them of that.
Accomplishing this, I feel, has been my most important role as Editor.