23 Things To Get Excited About In ELLE’s August Issue

And it's out today...


ELLE's August issue hits the newstand today. Here's just a few of the highlights of what you can expect:

1. Lily Donaldson

The elusive model and Instagram star in her most honest interview ever - on our prettiest cover ever. 


2. Super Simple Wardrobe Extenders

Want to make more of your existing wardrobe - here's a few items you can buy right now that will work with everything. 

3. Every Beauty Product You Need To Pack For Your Holiday

Two words: Mini everything. Get smart with your holiday packing and sort the essentials from the excessive. Here's all you need for two vacation looks and a step-by-step for how to get them; skin saviours included, of course.


4. 20% off at River Island

Hell yes. Go shopping right now. 

5. Actress Meghan Markel Talks Race

The star of the hit show Suits opens up about finding her voice as a mixed race woman, and creating her own individual identity

6. Your Very First Look At The Season

From the 'Modernist' to the 'Vintagist', with some modern goth and a LOT of 70s mixed in - we give you the first look at the trends that you'll be wearing this AW15 first. Make your shopping list now. 

7. How To Write Through With The Biggest Loss Of Your Life

How do you recover after suddenly losing your mum? ELLE writer Kate Griffin found a way through the grief by immortalising the woman she loved so much. 

8. Our Best Ever Summer Fragrance Report

This season, the catwalk was (almost) literally bottled, with the key fashion trends influencing the fragrances we'll be wearing too. This is what your summer will smell like.

9. How To Get Total Body Confidence

For Beauty Director Sophie Beresiner, one week in swimwear does not necessitate a year of worrying about it.


10. We Go Inside Marissa Webb’s Awesome Wardrobe

When Banana Republic Creative Director goes shopping, she commits – and has the wardrobe to prove it. A woman after our own hearts, then.

11. The Ultimate Feminist Reading List

Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, shares the books that have shaped her life.

12. Emma Forest On Not Always Winning At Love

There's always one that got away, says Emma Forrest. But what if that person is you?

13. How To Get Sexy Beach Hair. In 5 Minutes. Done.

Who needs Bondi? We know how to get perfect beach hair every time, no surf holiday required 

14. We Ask Paul Rudd To Marry Us... 

It's impossible not to fall for Hollywood's most unassuming funny guy. Admit it, you love Paul Rudd. You want him in your life. Resistance is futile.

15. Too Many Shoes. Too Many. 

Mary Janes, Space Age Boots, Royal Pumps - make room in your shoe-drobe. 


16. Henry Holland Keeps It Real With Us

We find the serious side of fashion’s funniest man

17. We Ask: Would Your Marriage Survive An Affair?

One man tells us how he coped when his wife cheated.

18. Daisy Hoppen Tells Us How To Be The Boss Of Things

Whether she’s scouting for new talent, or breaking out her working wardrobe, PR Director Daisy Hoppen has a dexterous eye for detail.


19. Music's New Sound

Talented, outspoken and uncompromising, Shura is a singular type of pop star.

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20. The Best Street Style We've Ever Found 

All the best style on London's Streets on ELLE's pages. 

21. Why You TOTALLY Can Wear Leopard Print To Work


22. Ruby Tandoh Reveals Why You Should Ditch Your Housemates

And why solititude is good for the soul.

23. And Finally The Most Secret Islands Ever

So if you're yet to book that holiday then here is where you need to go. Just don't forget to buy ELLE at the airport.

Read the complete interview in the August issue, or download it to your iPad via the App Store. And don't forget to subscribe to ELLE today so that you never miss another issue.  

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