Thank goodness I'll be getting the subscriber's cover, it's much more interesting and playful. On the whole, the cover looks so much like RHW's cover last month with the blue text, white background and floral print outfit. Disappointingly unoriginal.
Seriously, I'm considering canceling my subscription after I've had a decent look through this afternoon. It's a complete bore. Not even the intern-thing can revive this magazine. The entire magazine is within desperate need of new blood. But since I have been a continuous reader of Elle since 2005, I feel I have to own every issue.. just for the sheer heck of it, and to add to a growing collection. I'd hate to make a drastic decision and for Elle to become what it once was. Every issue is just so forgettable.
In terms of interns editing the magazine, if they possess the skills to do that, don't give them publicity, just give them a proper job. That's what I want UK Elle to do, rather than pat themselves on the back in public.
__________________ You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me, you're only you.
The cover shot is included in the main editorial, and the immense lack of photoshop on Gwen's face is insane. My main issue with the cover was that Gwen's face looked far too washed out, and in the editorial it looks much more natural looking. They definitely went a little too trigger happy with it for the cover...
In terms of content, it's actually a very solid October issue. The Edited by the Interns thing definitely wasn't that big - a few indications they edited/wrote/styled a page with a little logo on the page, which makes it clear that they didn't have free reign.
There's a big, big focus on the actual ELLE team - a lot of features have staffers included for testimonies, and it's actually quite nice - there's a feature on how the editors that go to fashion week pack, which is really funny/light hearted for a magazine.
This is probably my favourite issue of the magazine for the season...so far.
I may not be perfect, but neither was Tom Ford SS12. And that's good enough for me.
I didn't redeem my subscription when it ended 2 months ago and I don't think I'll do it for some time. I may consider it after I'll see something interesting and fresh inside the mag. The cover really looks like previous month's one with Rosie.
Photographer: Enrique Badulescu
Fashion/Stylist: Anne-Marie Curtis
Hair: Kevin Ryan at Willie Smarts using Aveda
Make-up: Thorsten Weiss at Artlist NY using Diorskin
Manicure: Rica Romain at See Management using Zoya nails
Production: Foundry Production
Model: Jennifer Pugh (American. Born on February 17th, 1987. Agency: IMG London)
Better quality of "Over the Top" (Thanks subway_123 for posting)
Photographer: David Vasiljevic
Fashion/Stylist: Natalie Wansbrough-Jones
Hair: Tony Collins at Streeters
Make-up: Andrew Gallimore at CLM using Diorskin Nude
Manicure: Kim Treacy at nakedartists.com using Chanel a/w 2012
Model: Cora Keegan (American. 21 years old. Agency: Next)
Photographer: Lee Broomfield
Fashion Stylist: Natalie Wansbrough-Jones
Beauty Stylist: Emma Strenner
Hair: George Northwood at Emma Davies using Pureology Styling
Make-up: Mel Arter at CLM Hair and Make-up using Max Factor
Manicure: Adam Slee at Streeters
Model: Michaela Hlavackova (Slovak. Born in 1989. Agency: Elite London)