- Introducing The Interns: The Ten Unknown Faces Behind The Making Of ELLE
- The Return Of The Trans-Seasonal Wardrobe: The Key Pieces To Take Forward This Fall
- The Fashion Frieze: The Most Promising, Up & Coming Fashion Designers Of 2013
- The World’s Wife: Powerful Women Who Are Inspiring Our Younger Generation
- Beauty Guide: ELLE’s Top Tips To The Autumn Palette
- Gatsby Glamour: Elizabeth Debicki Discusses Life as a 1920s Flapper, The Role of the Rebel and Working Alongside Maguire & DiCaprio
The Editor’s Letter:
In July this year, ELLE broke the rules. Rebelling against a 27-year old tradition, ELLE transformed the cover girl norm into something completely unexpected: into David Beckham, to be precise. If you missed this male issue (and yes, you missed out) you need not panic – ELLE is, once again, about to break the rules: Welcome to The Intern Issue.
As an industry where interning is not just necessary, but crucial to future success, ELLE’s Editorial team have taken a step down and awarded a group of promising and dedicated interns the chance of a lifetime; a chance to edit ELLE.
The September Issue, an issue which is renowned as the most hectic and stressful for any fashion publication, concludes a summer of chaotic British celebrations: The Queen’s Jubilee, The Olympics and finally, London Fashion Week. Now, in October, it seems only appropriate to have an issue of calm where we reflect, not only on the previous achievements of 2012, but the predicted achievements of future months.
As this issue is built by a team of young writers and Editors who are intent to seize forthcoming opportunities, the October issue fittingly explore prospects of the future. The following articles give you a profile of the emerging fashion designers of 2013, a guide to the major Autumn/Winter fashion trends, and a meet and greet with Elizabeth Debicki, an actress who has been heralded as ‘the next Nicole Kidman’ and is guaranteed to enhance her prominence in the coming year.
This month’s content mirrors the fashion-forward ethic that is consistently found in ELLE and is organised with the future-focussed attitudes of its temporary team of writers and Editors.
We hope you agree that it results in a triumphant collaboration..
- Lucy Whife
1) rebellious innovative takeover:The Interns issue
2)Rosie Huntington-whieteley talks Victoria Secrets, men, beauty and diets to channel your inner goddess this autumn
3) S.E.X= Sensational, Erotic, eXperiment's = 50 ways to get your pulse racing and inject passion,love and romance into your life.
4)Black autumn: Vamp it up (shoot)
5)Behind every successful strong man is a strong successful women: featuring Michelle Obama, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow
6)let me upgrade you: catwalk forward thinking autumn fashion trends high street prices.
For me, Fashion has always been a way of self expression, an execution of freedom, something I strived to celebrate regardless of the norm of those around me, with the intention to add something new and fresh to the latest and future trends. For me fashion is something so ingenuous, so imaginative, and so enticing it should never be kept to oneself, but should be shared for all to experience. Fashion is more than just a form of art; it is a perspective of our individual world. ELLE,is a collaboration of creative minds that i have a strong desire to be apart of. I come from a family, who believe in a strong work ethic to obtain what they want out of life, striving to be at the top of their game and I am no exception. Having seven other siblings, I have had no problems with standing out or coming to my own independent judgement,taking charge,listening to others or making crucial decisions all attributes a editor needs and all of which came as second nature to me as a graduate BA law student, at Christmas whilst they would wish for toy cars, video games or a new pet; I would plough through endless amounts of fashion and celeb magazines. As a child my Christmas wish was the same for several years – an annual subscription to my favorite magazines. whilst at uni i was given the opportunity to co-edit the uni magazine and was able to incorporate my commercial law knowledge of editing and publishing into the final productions. i'm bursting with new creative ideas and would love the chance to put my stamp on the October issue.
1) Fashion of the future: New Technology and emerging players in the field of fashion
2) Catalytic Clothing: Will the fusion of fashion and science today help us breathe easier tomorrow
3)Interns: Stories from those who went from rags to riches
4) Ostentatious October: What's attracting attention this month?
5)Copyright protection from fast fashion? Why this is not the answer to save Haute Couture
6) Where do designers get their inspiration? Society, political turmoil, discourse and creative expression
Our intern issue is an opportunity for us to look at fashion in a slightly different context. One of the amazing qualities which keeps the high fashion industry in motion is its ability to change and accept new ideas, styles and identities, giving newness a voice to express itself. In some ways, this is what our intern edition is attempting to achieve. As fresh and hungry agents in the field of fashion we have the passion and drive to make influential change by learning from those who came before us. This is why our issue is addressing change, looking at how digital technology is shaking up the field of high fashion and creating new agents and opportunities. As interns we are on the hunt for the next big thing that enables us to stand out from the crowd. This is why this issue is taking a creative spin on fashion journalism, reporting on new collaborations between scientists and fashion experts to develop innovative ways to dress a woman’s body with the environment in mind through catalytic clothing. Then, inspired by an intern’s desire to stand out from the crowd, our Ostentatious October column shows you what key trends are attracting all the attention from the streets. For me, as we transition from autumn to winter it’s all about grabbing those early winter classic staples and adding a splash of cutting edge seasonal fashion. Finally, wanting to discover, learn and be inspired by top designers, the interns here at Elle are excited to revel confidential fashion secrets, getting down to the real issues that inspire designers day in and day out.
‘I don’t want to be known. I’m afraid of being a personality'
New Kids On The Block
Meet ELLE's newest recruits
How to do the new black
Peplums, Prints, Proportions
Our autumn pick of the High Street
Do The Side Step
Swing low with this season’s new hair trend
Winter-proof your skin
I love a new season. Fresh beginnings, renewed energy and raw influences. So when better to hand over the reins of ELLE to a brand new team? Ten of Britain’s most talented interns have joined creative forces to produce our OCTOBER issue and it’s never been in more INSPIRING hands. I’ll let each tell their story, but with every page, meet the HIGH and RISING new generation.
As for everything else, it’s business as usual. We’re sitting PRETTY amongst glorious pickings of leather and brocade from our favourite A/W collections; LUXURIOUS and opulent, we’re upping the GLAMOUR ante. Update your winter wardrobe with our HIGH-STREET edit and we show you how to tackle this season’s hottest new shade with sartorial APLOMB.
Prepare to part as this season’s hottest new hair trend is neat, SLEEK and parted on the side and our EXPERT survival guide will ensure your skin, hair and nails endure the winter elements.
Lastly, we all enjoy a good LOVE story and none warmed our hearts more than this year’s elusive marriage of Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford. We talk to CAREY about the making of Gatsby, martial bliss and staying a secret in Hollywood. But did we get a glimpse of that wedding dress? Well dear readers, turn to pg.114 to find out..