- Defining beauty: explored and presented by the interns
- Cover girl Liu Wen shares what it’s like to be a global beauty
- Objects of desire: Cara Delevingne wears Britain’s best
- A vision of beauty: six creatives share what it means to them
- What lies beneath: can what we eat, think and do really affect our skin?
- Au naturel: make-up to enhance at any age
Beauty: a universal truth or one that, as essayist David Hume put so poetically, ‘exists merely in the mind which contemplates [it]?’
It’s an interesting concept, and perhaps also why I should edit the October issue as the ‘Defining Beauty’ issue. Not just because I’m young, impressionable and still in that stage of life where everything, including the definition of beauty, is open to exploration; but also because ELLE is about female style, intelligence and wit, and what better way to reflect these values than through the most feminine concept of them all, beauty?
Moreover, having had experience in editing a student magazine, I know it takes more than just writing skills to be an editor. It takes skills in organising the team, in managing their various personalities, and in encouraging them all to create their best work possible - and then bringing it together for one cohesive vision that in turn inspires the reader. After all, ELLE is more than just pictures of the latest fashion items; it’s a magazine that women in the UK and the rest of the world read and rely on to engage them in a world of style and, of course, beauty.
Coverlines for the October Issue –
I. The October Issue, edited from a new vision
II. Falling for the dream
III. The Style Wardrobe
IV. Inspirations on the coffee table
V. A musical poetry featuring, Adele
VI. The new cover photo, The Fashion Art
..I can´t make you love me, but The October Issue is truly and purely a vision- of what we can do for love and to achieve a dream.
As you know, (I hope), this, October issue, are edited, by new visionaries in the world of fashion and style- we, the interns- had a dream and now, that dream became real, as the first love.
We were falling for our dream and the love that we shared for the magazine, like a person who got the first kiss from a loved one.
The Style Wardrobe is so much more than a wardrobe- it is a wardrobe where everything happens, where the most wonderful dresses, you ever could imagine, is hanging on puffy, sober hangers, where the dreams coming true and where the everlasting love prevails .
The Inspirations comes from what lies on the coffee table, truly, it does. Imagine yourself, some inspirational music, featuring Adele, lighting up the room with candles- so you get in to the mood, and crawl up, on the sofa with a blanket and a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa - your choice and a slice of a chocolate cake.
Look at the Fashion Art Illustration, on the cover and think,- what it means, (just) for you.
Love, Anna Rebecca Elgebrand
ELLE OCTOBER 2012- THE ICONS ISSUE
Icons are very important to us here at Elle HQ. This month we’ve brought together past, present and future idols together for a special issue, curated by the next generation of fashion publishing. What a treat.
From behind the scenes with David Bailey to London’s future FROW, we’ve got it all. The Icons issue is a presentation of fashion through the eyes of those that have seen it all, and those that eagerly anticipate that role. Amongst the stargazing and secret swapping, we’ve whipped up an all-inclusive guide to the shifting seasons, smoothly leading you through the autumn transition. To top it off, there’s a special beauty treat too, an elegant guide to do-it-yourself catwalk beauty from those in the business. Here’s hoping you love every page as much as we do.
With the best of the industry on board, ElleUK.com is more packed than ever. When you’re done reading, head up there to enjoy some exclusive features and giggle at the star struck Elle team at work- we promise it’ll be worth it.
As ever we love hearing from you, so get tweeting, chatting and writing to us.
With love and stardust,
1. TEEN IDLE: ELLE meets MARINA
Elle talks to Marina Diamondis of Marina and the Diamonds about love, life and her personal idols.
2. '30' huge names: THE ICONS ISSUE- the best of the past, present and future
(Overview coverline covering a selection of additional features including, amongst others:
-still life iconic bags shoot
-personal interviews with selected designers re their muses for AW12 collections
-big model icons select their hot talent for the coming season)
An issue packed full of the industry’s greatest from all spheres.
3. ALL CHANGE: Fashion's New Year has arrived
Next stop autumn- Elle’s indispensable guide to the new season, from high street to Old Bond Street we have the complete guide
4. SPECIAL ISSUE: edited by the FUTURE
Presenting the future of fashion publishing, the INTERNS that have made this issue.
5. BEAUTY- catwalk beauty revealed
A packed guide to catwalk beauty from your own bathroom with tips and tricks from fashion week experts
6. BAILEY'S BABES- our most stylish collaboration yet
The ultimate style test- a selection of fashion icons style themselves in our do it yourself challenge. Shot by David Bailey, this is truly the best of the best all in one place.
FUTURE FACES OF FASHION Meet the interns that brought you this edition
STEP OUT IN SUPPORT High street and high end are both behind it, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
WINTER WARMERS The best knitwear for the season
THE 15 MINUTE MAKEOVER Update your beauty regime with this season’s newest trend
WHEN TWO BECOME ONE Fashion collaborations that have set 2012 on fire
THIS SEASON’S ‘IT’ BAG And for once it won’t break the bank
Two thousand and twelve is a year of here and now; the Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and editing ELLE. Such monumental events, global or personal, cause us to reflect. ELLE maps our EVOLUTION; who we were then, are now, and want to become.
At six years old I wanted to be one of three things: prima ballerina, palaeontologist or Editor of ELLE. I had no idea what this really meant, but the GLAMOROUS WOMEN in my Mum’s hairdresser read it, and I was sure it would have told me that my beloved leopard-print leggings were the height of fashion. Through teenage years it guided my fashion successes (and failures). For years it has focused my ASPIRATIONS – what I want to be at 40? ‘Editor of ELLE’. I cannot begin to explain the honour it would be to achieve that at twenty (if only for an edition). ELLE will undoubtedly shape my future too – from the tailoring of my long-coveted Chanel suit to my opinions on current affairs.
No matter what the FUTURE holds – ELLE will be by our sides guiding us through each new season with timeless style, elegance and grace. I would love to be part of that.