Tag Archive: ELLE

Mar 08 2012

Cover Loving: Ashley Olsen Gets My Attention On ELLE

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My subscriber copy of ELLE’s April issue has only just arrived, it has been killing me seeing pictures of the Olsen twins all over the Internet and not having my own copy, I have to admit I nearly bought the newsstand version yesterday just so I could read it, but as they only had the Mary-Kate one I decided against it.

I am glad I waited as Ashley looks amazing on the subscriber cover wearing a gorgeous crystal and gabardine coat by Prada. I am not sure when Mary-Kate became my favourite Olsen twin, I am sure it was some cool outfit many years ago, but after seeing the covers and editorial in ELLE I have most certainly changed allegiances to Ashley – seriously don’t think I have seen her look this good.

Ashley’s newsstand cover is also just as pretty, I am loving her Swarovski crystal and sequinned lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana – you have to check out the editorial spread inside, as soon as you see the fringing on the dress you’ll understand why – it is a wow dress.

Is it just me that was hoping for a duo cover of them together? I have included a picture of them both at the bottom for the editorial as I think it is a great image – I wonder if they tried to make this work for a subscriber cover. And is anyone else a little surprised that they both didn’t get two covers?

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Jan 31 2012

Magazine Loving: Elle Collections

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I am big fan of ELLE Collections, I love a round-up of the season’s fashion, and the spring/summer 2012 edition which just went on sale is a beauty. Straight off the mark the magazine cheered me up with its pastel floral explosion on the front cover, which I think works perfectly with Instagram’s 1977 filter.

I have every single ELLE Collection produced and I love that each time there is a new quirky feature – my favourite from SS12 has to be Fashionopoly. Where instead of collecting money you lose two kilos as you pass go, jail has been replaced with ‘go to the back row’, and there is even a square for free champagne – well it is fashion darling!!! Now, how do I get Monopoly to produce this fabulous game??

Also don’t miss Chapter IV, In The Studio – where the ELLE team have interviewed the likes of Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, and Giles Deacon.

Jan 04 2012

Cover Loving: Dakota Fanning For ELLE UK

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It isn’t often that I am gutted I received the subscribers cover of ELLE UK, but for the February issue the Dakota Fanning newsstand cover is just stunning. I am a big fan of the Fanning sisters, I am still hoping that they will become the new Olsens, minus the twin status of course, and I thought Elle looked amazing on the cover of Teen Vogue – but Dakota has stepped it up.

It is easy to forget that Dakota is only 17-years-old, and surprisingly this is her first major solo glossy cover, and even though I love the sultry close-up on the subscribers cover and the gorgeous Louis Vuitton broderie anglaise collar peeking through – for me the baby blue Prada car-print top paired with the Prada leather skirt is just so cute-yet-edgy.

I also think a quick mention is needed for her striking make-up, fresh and grown-up, while still having a youthful feel about it, which is hard to achieve. How gorgeous is that shade of lippy – the divine L’Absolu Rouge in Rouge Odysee from Lancome. But what made me smile was the fact that the nail varnish used only costs £3.99, and that is because it is Rimmel London’s Hot Gossip shade – I so have to buy that!! The lips I think are hard to pull off, but nails – anyone can rock red nails.

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Dec 05 2011

Cover Loving: Lady Gaga For ELLE – Not Once, But Twice

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I know I am a little late on sharing these amazing Lady Gaga covers for ELLE UK, but in my defence I did think I had done it last week until I search on my blog and couldn’t see it.

First off, let me say what a shock it was realising that Gaga had never graced the cover of ELLE UK before, I know crazy right. In true Gaga style, she has done just one cover, though the magazine is releasing two newsstand covers. It is hard to choose my favourite between these two pastel shade covers, but I think the Alexander McQueen orange embroidered organza dress from the spring/summer 2012 collection just pips Simone Rocha’s green number. Only just mind you!!!! When you see the full length shot of Rocha’s mini in the editorial spread it is striking.

Both are completely stunning covers snapped by Matt Irwin and I do love the matching headpieces over the eyes. The only disappointment is that the subscriber cover is just the McQueen dress with less text – I was hoping for something else. Greedy I suppose!!

For an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot, pop on over to ELLE and see Gaga in another Alexander McQueen dress and a purple Richard Nicoll dress.

So which is your favourite cover?

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Oct 19 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot: Jennifer Aniston Not In A LBD

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Who: Jennifer Aniston

Where: At ELLE’s 18th annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills

Wearing: A deep-V neck Kaufmanfranco mini with linear sequin paillettes, which also has an open back; accessories are Balenciaga strappy heels, a metallic Ferragamo clutch, and finished off with jewellery from Fred Leighton

Verdict: Wow, this new man in Jennifer’s life really is making her brim with confidence, I love that she stepped away from her trademark little black dress and went for a sexy sequinned mini.

I’ve been watching Friends a bit lately, it is all to do with Comedy Central’s big push at the moment, and it just reminded me why I love Jennifer so much and it is all to do with Rachel in the first series. I don’t know why but this picture for me she has the same Rachel glow about her that I haven’t seen in a while and I like it.

Also according to InStyle this mini was created especially for Saks, I looked online and couldn’t find it, so sadly I think that means it has gone – but this is seriously one hot dress!!!

[Pic: Kaufmanfranco Facebook]


Jun 23 2011

ELLE: James Franco Turns Photographer

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One of my dreams is to shoot my own editorial spread, I know it may not happen but hey that is why it is a dream, well it seems James Franco has decided he needed to add another string to his bow; not content with being a movie star, an author and an artist, he can now add fashion photographer to his impressive CV.

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British model Agyness Deyn stars in an ode to James Dean in a Rebel Without a Cause story, these amazing snaps in the latest ELLE were shot against the backdrop of the Chateau Marmont in LA, where Rebel director Nicholas Ray lived. A stunning mix of leather, denim and the classic white t-shirt.

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This biker fashion shoot features some amazing clothes my favourite being this stunning Rebecca Minkoff leather jacket.ellefranco3 461x1024 ELLE: James Franco Turns Photographer %tag

Want to see more from this amazing shoot pick up ELLE or click here.

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Jun 18 2011

Cover Loving: Emma Stone For ELLE In Versace

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For the summer months I don’t really find magazine covers really wow me, but I adore this yellow feather Versace dress that Emma Stone is wearing on the ELLE July cover.

Shot by Carter Smith, I love how ELLE’s Creative Director Joe Zee added a gorgeous Lanvin gold necklace with this Versace number, such a luxe look with a sunshine vibe. The editorial that accompanies the cover is equally as impressive, shot on the beach it is a fun shoot with some gorgeous pieces, my favourite shot has to be this one.

Also is it just me or does Emma look a little like Michelle Williams? Yeah, I think it might just be me!!!

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