- The intern issue: Living the ELLE experience
- Autumn fashion essentials: Hats, gloves and more!
- Fashion World: Insights of one of the most biggest industries around the globe.
- The 70's coat: It's back!
- New trends: Autumn florals, laser cut and patchwork
- Fashion Students: Our passion is everything
Fashion had always been a mystery for me. I have always wanted to understand such a big industry full of so much talent and many great ideas. I always knew I wanted to dedicate my life to this amazing field, so, I thought, “If I want to understand fashion, I have to study it from its very deep origin.” That’s how I got to study Fashion Design. In my journey, I realized that my favourite part of the process that brings Fashion to life is when I have the opportunity to tell and explain to other people about the designer’s ideas and creations. That’s what I want to do. I want to be part of the team in charge of sharing this to the world.
I am not from the UK or Ireland. I am a Mexican girl who will visit London for the whole month of July to study Fashion Journalism and decided to take the risk of applying to this opportunity. It would be the best experience for me to learn how to show and share all this information, so then I can make use of this to create and develop a culture of Fashion in Mexico.
Edited by the Interns
1) BRIGHT SPARKS – the Edited by the Interns Issue
2) BEST OF BRITISH: Cara Delevingne and the home team
3) NEW GOTHIC: Autumn’s biggest beauty revolution
4) SHE’S THE MAN: How to wear the season’s boyish shapes
5) 1-on-1: the ELLE girls interview each other
6) COAT OF ARMS: the 35 coats you’ll covet this season!
For the July issue of ELLE, you saw the first ever solo male cover star, David Beckham, look at your dreamily from the cover. What was undoubtedly one of the biggest events in women’s magazine history, ELLE are determined to push those boundaries again and again.
For our October issue, we did something that is unheard of in publishing – ten interns were invited to ELLE HQ, with the aim of producing the issue that now sits in your hands. From the male July cover star, to a male helping edit the magazine, we’re talking no holds barred boundary-pushing. From Cara Delevingne wearing our homegrown favourites, to the beauty tips and tricks to look like a Prada neo-goth, to the photographs in our fashion stories, this issue is all about the new talent and their fresh ideas merging with the best of the best in the industry.
Some of our decisions – such as letting a male help edit the world’s biggest selling women’s fashion magazine, or having the ELLE team interview one another – may shock, interest, or pleasantly surprise you. And that is what ELLE is all about; pushing those boundaries to make the best magazine we can, because we can.
So what are you waiting for? Read on, and see what the future of fashion has in store.
- It's an Intern's World: Cost or Investment in your future?
- Fall Back: from Runway to Reality A/W trends
- 'Nouveau Feminism': A male student's conception (bear with us please...)
- Why 'What Would [insert favourite celebrity's name here] Do' is an unrealistic approach to your life, health and fitness.
- Keira's Kingdom: We discuss the actress's latest role, one of the most famous fictional females, Anna Karenina.
- The Tables Have Turned... We interview the ELLE Editors and put together a profile of everything from career tips, their desert island beauty products & what A/W items they would save, spend, splurge on.
The beauty of a fashion magazine has always been its nature as a source of escapism. Whilst not ignoring big world events it recognises the need for women to lose themselves in a spread of pretty pastels or an ensemble of mesmerising prints as well as read about features concerning issues of the time. This is what attracted me initially to ELLE as a magazine and later to the role of magazine Editor, which is one that I have been quite mesmerised with ever since!
For this month’s ELLE the power has been shifted to an emerging generation of writers and Editors and the focus of the issue is therefore on the ‘newness’ we embody.
It is a particularly appropriate issue for this to happen as the big 'September Issue' packed with new season fashion has passed, Britain's great year of the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee has culminated and there is a need to start afresh. Our feature, 'Fall Back: From Runway to Reality' details the fresh, hot off the catwalk trends and how to apply them to your wardrobe as we sidle through to the autumn months. ‘An Interns World’ discusses the necessity of an internship to secure you the ‘dream job’ and our feature on ‘Nouveau Feminisim’ that was born from a conversation had with a male friend at University is certainly a ‘new’ way to view things, if not necessarily a concept that we will take forward! I’ll let you decide.
I hope that this issue is a welcome escape for you!
My issue would be the 'Brightest Sparks' Issue, and would be a celebration of up-and-coming talent.
- The Young Ones: Tavi, Elle, Chloe and Lourdes
- The Best of Graduate Fashion Week
- Computing Kids: Why the Best Bloggers are the Youngest
- Big Names, Small Beginnings (A feature exploring the childhood ambitions of some of the most influential people in the fashion industry)
- How the Elle Team Dress Theirs
- Watch This Face (A feature on child/teen actors/writers/singers/models who are on the brink of success)
This October Issue is a little bit different to normal. This month we are focusing on our offspring, after all 'children are the future' and isn't fashion and Elle all about progression and what's new? Well these guys are new. Some of them are still in school uniform, they're that young. But it is their fresh-faced, uncomplicated approach to dressing, which makes them so charming. Chloe Moretz already has more superstar co-stars under her belt than actors three times her age, and Elle Fanning is proving that she is as worthy an actress in her own right as her sister.
It's sometimes too easy to disregard the younger generation for their naivety, but they are the ones who are the idea-generators, the trend-setters and the rule-breakers. The majority thought the late Mr. McQueen mad when he showed his 'Highland Rape' collection. But his youth let his creativity run riot, much like countless others who are just starting out. So I propose we cut them some slack, we celebrate how green and uncorrupted they are, as we were all like that once too(although that is harder to believe about some of us than others). Let Youth Reign.