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Featured Article: Four Covers of Elle US July 2019


For the July issue, ELLE US partnered with Conservation International to celebrate and raise awareness of women making a difference in climate change—from marine biologists to supermodels.

Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, and Anja Rubik cover the issue and Gisele shares her eco-awakening, Naomi talks about sustainable fashion choices, Doutzen shares about the work she’s doing to preserve elephant populations and Anja talks about saving our oceans—one plastic straw at a time. Photos by Chris Colls, styling by Ilona Hamer. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2017 cover featuring Kate McKinnon, here to view 2016 covers featuring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, here to view 2015 cover featuring Amber Heard, here to view 2014 cover featuring Anna Kendrick, here to view 2013 covers featuring Shakira, here to view 2012 covers featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Emma Stone, here for 2010 cover with Rihanna and here for 2009 cover with Gwen Stefani.


Featured Article: Indya Moore for Elle US June 2019


Indya Moore stars on the June cover of ELLE US and discusses her road to fame which has been fundamentally different than your average Hollywood starlet’s. As ELLE’s first trans cover star, Indya opens up about sex trafficking, hormone therapy, and her path to FX’s Pose.

On her family’s reaction when she started displaying feminine behaviors as a child: “Because I was assigned male at birth, they expected me to be masculine or to perform the way they thought young boys should perform. And I did not. They didn’t understand. They had never experienced what it was like to have a family member who was genderqueer.”

On being sex trafficked as a teenager to obtain hormone replacement therapy: “I didn’t understand what sex trafficking was at the time. The language I knew was that they were, basically, my pimps. I was just a kid.”

On getting her role on Pose: “I just knew my life was going to change. I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people to be safe.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kendall Jenner, here to view 2017 cover featuring Lorde, here to view 2016 cover featuring Bella Hadid, here to view 2015 cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2014 cover featuring Angelina Jolie, here to view 2013 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2012 covers featuring Kristen Stewart, here for 2011 cover with Rachel McAdams, here for 2010 cover with Kristen Stewart, and here for 2009 cover with Megan Fox.


Featured Article: Dua Lipa for Elle US May 2019


Grammy winner Dua Lipa stars on the cover of ELLE US’ May 2019 issue and opens up about dealing with fame, the US market, not reading about herself online, and much more (the issue hits newsstands on Apr 23rd).

Grammy acceptance speech for Best New Artist: “I didn’t plan it. It just came out of my mouth. But it felt right; it was obviously shade, but at the same time, he’s spoken about it and he knows what he did.”

On the difference between the American and European audience: “They’re brutal. The trolls stateside are the worst. When I was starting out, I never remember feeling hate. Then things got big, and I felt this weird expectation of being Beyoncé already. Everything you’re doing gets looked at under a magnifying glass. People want to stunt your growth. They scrutinize you and tell you what you should look like or what you should do or ask why did you cut your hair? You constantly live in fear of not being good enough. It’s crazy; you have to be really strong.”

On not reading about herself online: “It’s this vicious cycle where you don’t want to read it, but you go looking for it, then you get yourself upset. I can’t let the opinions of others define what I feel about myself. That’s something I’m constantly telling my fans as well. Platform or no platform, musician or not, everyone’s getting bullied because everyone’s got this screen and they feel like no one can see them.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Charlize Theron, here to view 2017 covers featuring Elsa Hosk, Bella Hadid, Maria Borges, Jasmine Tookes, Hailey Baldwin and Candice Huffine, here to view 2016 cover featuring Beyoncé, here to view 2015 cover featuring Chelsea Clinton, here to view 2014 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view last 2013 featuring Adele, Rita Ora and Alicia Keys, here to view 2012 covers featuring Rihanna. Click the links to view 2011 covers featuring Gwen Stefani, Robyn, Adele, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Hudson. Click here to view 2010 cover featuring Fergie.cover with Fergie.


Featured Article: Taylor Swift for Elle US April 2019


Taylor Swift stars on the cover of ELLE US’s April 2019 issue and opens up in a letter entitled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30.” Taylor opens up about everything from learning to block out the noise to get to know someone before jumping into a relationship.

On her biggest fear: “After the Manchester Arena bombing and the Vegas concert shooting, I was completely terrified to go on tour this time because I didn’t know how we were going to keep 3 million fans safe over seven months. There was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe. My fear of violence has continued into my personal life. I carry QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds. Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online. You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things. Every day I try to remind myself of the good in the world, the love I’ve witnessed and the faith I have in humanity. We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears.”

On overcoming bullying: “I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with “lol.” It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kim Kardashian, here to view 2017 cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view 2016 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2015 cover featuring Shailene Woodley, here to view 2014 cover featuring Emma Watson, here to view 2013 covers featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2012 cover with Jessica Simpson, here for 2011 cover with Amanda Seyfried, and here for 2010 cover with Taylor Swift.


Featured Article: Gigi Hadid for Elle US March 2019


Gigi Hadid stars on the covers of ELLE US March 2019 issue, out Feb 19th, her first ELLE U.S. cover which was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the interview, Gigi opens up to ELLE editor in chief Nina Garcia about everything from her decision to get political to not feeling competitive with her sister.

Gigi is photographed by Chris Colls with styling direction by Ilona Hamer. Hair and makeup by Ward Stegerhoek and Fulvia Farolfi, manicurist Julie K.

On what compelled her to march against Trump’s travel ban in 2017: “Hearing my family’s stories. My family was grateful to be given the chance to make a different life for themselves. Everyone could have stories like that if they were given the chance. Being from two different cultures, I see how both sides treat each other. It’s important that there is more openness for people to mix and get to know different cultures.”

On people crediting her success to her family connections: “I mean, I understand it. I come from privilege, and I recognize my privilege. But because my mom was on a TV show [Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills], people think that my whole childhood was fame. It absolutely was not. My mom was a model. She moved to the States when she was 16 to send money back to her family in Holland. My dad was a refugee and worked his way up in every way. I work hard to honor my parents.”

On not being competitive with Bella:Bella and I have very different styles. A job that wants Bella is not a job that I’m the right look for, so I never took that personally. In a lot of ways, she inspires me. We learn from each other.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Angelina Jolie, here to view 2017 cover featuring Solange, here to view 2016 cover featuring Brie Larson, here to view 2015 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2014 cover featuring Dakota Johnson, here to view 2013 covers featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2012 cover featuring Blake Lively, here for 2011 cover with Katy Perry, and here for 2010 cover with Keira Knightley.


Featured Article: Ashley Graham for Elle US February 2019


Ashley Graham stars on ELLE’s February covers (out on Jan 22nd) and opens up about everything from her journey as a model to her relationship with her husband, and much more.

On having kids: “For me, being a wife and being a woman, happiness doesn’t equate to having kids. Kids will come when they come. Happiness right now, is building with my husband and building my business.”

On talking to her peers about the deals they were making: “You can’t talk about how much money you’re making, what jobs you’ve gotten, or what you’re building. It’s always been very hush-hush and competitive. Then one day, a bunch of my friends and I started talking, and we were like, ‘Oh snap, that’s [how much you make]?’ You empower each other.”

On her and her husband waiting to consummate their relationship until after marriage: “Something that it did for us was build up our friendship, and it also built up our trust and communication. Of course we were sexually attracted to each other; we would make out heavily. All those things were there. I wasn’t worried about, What’s sex gonna be like with him? It was more, Do I trust him? Is he someone I want to be with for the rest of my life?” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Margot Robbie, here to view 2017 covers featuring Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman, here to view 2016 covers featuring Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Wilde, Viola Davis, Taraji P Henson, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, here to view 2015 cover featuring Lena Dunham, here to view 2014 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2012 cover featuring Claire Danes, here to view last year covers featuring Reese Witherspoon, here for 2011 cover with Katie Holmes, and here for 2010 cover with Jennifer Lopez.


Featured Article: Jennifer Aniston for Elle US January 2019


Jennifer Aniston stars on ELLE US’s January covers (shot by Zoey Grossman with styling by Alison Edmond) and opens up about the possibility of having children, her marriages, staying off social media, and more.

For the January issue (out December 18th), 150,000 subscribers will receive a special copy of the magazine with a personalized note made out to them from Jennifer.

Hair and makeup by Chris McMillan and Gucci Westman, manicurist Miwa Kobayashi.

On having children: “Who knows what the future holds in terms of a child and a partnership – how that child comes in…or doesn’t? And now with science and miracles, we can do things at different times than we used to be able to.”

On her marriages: “My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion. And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore.”

On staying off social media: “The one thing I have is maintaining this little circle of sanctity that’s my own. If I’m sitting here posting something about my dogs or I’m Boomeranging my coffee mug in the morning, that’s just giving away one more piece of something that is mine.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Zoë Kravitz, here to view 2017 cover featuring Michelle Williams, here to view 2016 cover featuring Rooney Mara, here to view 2015 cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2014 cover featuring Joan Smalls, here to 2013 cover featuring Jessica Biel, here to view 2012 covers featuring Katherine Heigl, here for 2011 cover with Sarah Jessica Parker, and here for 2010 covers featuring Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.


Featured Article: Michelle Obama for Elle US December 2018


In advance of the release of her highly anticipated memoir, Becoming, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama (photographed by Miller Mobley wearing Dior) stars on the December cover of ELLE US and gets candid with Oprah Winfrey about her struggles with Barack, the threats to her children’s lives, and her vow to be a force for good.

The image is styled by Meredith Koop with hair and makeup by Yene Damtew and Carl Ray.

On Donald Trump’s birther claims: “In order for my children to have a normal life, even though they had security, they were in the world in a way that we weren’t. To think that some crazed person might be ginned up to think my husband was a threat to the country’s security; and to know that my children, every day, had to go to a school, and soccer games, parties, and travel; to think that this person would not take into account that this was not a game—that’s something that I want the country to understand. I want the country to take this in, in a way I didn’t say out loud, but I am saying now. It was reckless, it put my family in danger, and it wasn’t true. And he knew it wasn’t true.”

On going to counseling with her husband: “It was about me exploring my sense of happiness. What clicked in me was that I need support and I need some from him. But I needed to figure out how to build my life in a way that works for me.”

On the pressure of being the first black family: “We felt the pressure from the minute we started to run. First of all, we had to convince our base that a black man could win. It wasn’t even winning over Iowa. We first had to win over black people. Because black people like my grandparents—they never believed this could happen. They wanted it for us. But their lives had told them, “No. Never.” Hillary was the safer bet for them, because she was known. Opening hearts up to the hope that America would put down its racism for a black man—I think that hurt too much. It wasn’t until Barack won Iowa that people thought, Okay. Maybe so.” (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Gal Gadot, here to view 2016 cover featuring Haley Bennett, here to view 2015 cover featuring Daisy Ridley, here to view 2014 cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2013 covers featuring Lea Michele, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence, here to view 2011 covers featuring Jessica Biel, here for 2010 cover with Jessica Alba.


Featured Article: Eight Covers of Elle US November 2018


ELLE US is unveiling its November 2018 Women in Hollywood issue – celebrating the 25 years of Women In Hollywood. Each honoree on this year’s list is featured on a November cover of ELLE.

The cover stars are Lady Gaga; The female cast of Black Panther: Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira; Sarah Paulson; Shonda Rhimes; Mia Farrow; Keira Knightley; Yara Shahidi and Charlize Theron. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, Jennifer Lawrence, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Riley Keough and Tessa Thompson, here to view 2016 covers featuring Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, and Helen Mirren, here to view 2015 covers featuring Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Dakota Johnson, Gena Rowlands, Amy Schumer, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander, and Salma Hayek. Click here to view last year covers featuring Jessica Lange, Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey, and Jennifer Garner.
Click here to view last year covers featuring Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Naomie Harris and Marion Cotillard.


Featured Article: Selena Gomez for Elle US October 2018


Selena Gomez breaks her silence after removing herself from the Tabloid Industrial Complex. Inside the issue that will hit newsstands on September 25th, the most followed person on Instagram discusses her new album, working at a global anti-human-trafficking nonprofit, supporting Demi Lovato, and much more.

Selena wears Coach on the October covers of Elle US photographed by Mariano Vivanco with styling direction by Anna Trevelyan. Hair and makeup by Chris McMillan and Hung Vanngo, manicurist Tom Bachik.

On supporting Demi Lovato: “All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I…I love her. I’ve known her since I was seven. So…it’s…that’s what I’ll say.”

On turning 26: “It’s peaceful. It’s weird. The moment I turned 26, I felt 26. Right now, I feel very sure of where I am. I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”

On the meaning behind ‘Flawless,’ a song on her upcoming album: “Meaning through all your imperfections, you’re flawless. You’re not striving. It’s me encouraging a younger version of myself. Even when you’re imperfect, even when you’re feeling worthless, you are flawless. It’s a song I’m going to sing for the rest of my life.” (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2016 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2015 cover featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2014 cover featuring Lorde, here to view 2013 cover featuring Lady Gaga, here to view 2012 covers featuring Britney Spears, here to view 2011 covers featuring Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes and Chanel Iman, here for 2010 covers with Lauren Conrad, Amanda Seyfried, Gabourey Sidibe and Megan Fox, and here for 2009 cover with Victoria Beckham.


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