One of my favourite magazines, British ELLE, is 25 years old! To celebrate, their October issue (on sale 1 - 31 September) is being marketed as "The Best Ever ELLE". With collector's covers, stunning shoots, innovative layouts, high-quality interviews, special features and well, enough covetable fashion content to keep you going until the end of summer, I think that's a fair description. A formidable fashion leader, ELLE clearly has the fashion industry (and its fans) sitting up and taking notice. In case you haven't snapped up your copy yet, I won't reveal too much. However, I couldn't resist drawing your attention to David Vasiljevic’s shoot with Coco Rocha. Celebrating the "25 key pieces of all time", these photos are sensational, don't you think? Here's a preview:
Stylish, atmospheric, dramatic, sexy, sultry, intriguing, cinematic... this has to be one of my favourite fashion shoots of recent times. The fact that each image looks like a beautifully-staged-and-lit film still, reminds me of another reason to celebrate ELLE's 25th birthday. For all the readers who voted in ELLE's birthday poll (and for, really, every woman alive), the following film needs very little introduction. Yes, the "Most Stylish Movie of All Time" is, officially, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Based on the best-selling Truman Capote novel, Blake Edwards' film stars one of the most stylish and iconic actresses, Audrey Hepburn. In fact, it was this unmistakable 'star vehicle' where she (alongside Givenchy) was able to design her wardrobe and craft the stylish sunglasses-and-pearl-wearing persona that has endured. If you've wondered where the 'little black dress' came from, look no further. It's little surprise that a recent LoveFilm poll announced that Audrey's Givenchy 'LBD' is the greatest female screen outfit of all time.
And, while we're talking birthdays, Breakfast at Tiffany's will be 50 years old in 2011. To celebrate, the BFI is re-releasing this splendidly stylish film, in association with ELLE. Screened on Monday 13th September at the BFI Southbank, you can buy your tickets here. You will even receive a copy of ELLE's October birthday issue with your ticket. Here's a sneak peek... enjoy the Oscar-winning 'Moon River' as you marvel at Audrey's outfits.