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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Featured Article: Emma Stone for Elle US September 2018


Academy Award winner Emma Stone stars on ELLE US’s September cover (shot by Ben Hassett, styled by Samira Nasr) and opens up to longtime friend Jennifer Lawrence about her new project, living life in the public eye, turning the big 3-0, and more.

On turning 30: “My twenties were a really interesting time, and there’s been a lot that has happened in these past 10 years, both positive and not as positive. It’s weird how much turning 30 crystallizes your life. Instead of just living the dreams that I had in my youth and getting to do the job that I love to do and making friends and going through all of that, it’s like, Now what do I actively want as an adult?”

On the importance of friendships: “I think friendship is pretty much everything. Here’s another turning-30 thing I’ve realized: You pick your family. You realize that your friendships, the people who go with you into these next phases of your life- you’re choosing your family.”

On why she doesn’t have social media: “I think it wouldn’t be a positive thing for me. If people can handle that sort of output and input in the social media sphere, power to them.” (source)

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Featured Article: Ariana Grande for Elle US August 2018


UPDATED JULY 13TH 2018: Added the subscriber cover. (source)

Singer Ariana Grande stars on ELLE US’s August cover and opens up about her new album and outlook on life.

Grande discusses the aftermath of the devastating attack at her concert in Manchester, performing after the tragic event, using her platform to take a stand, and much more.

On coming home after the Manchester attack: “When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe. I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere. I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down.”

On performing after Manchester: “Why would I second-guess getting on a f*cking stage and being there for them? That city, and their response? That changed my life.”

On using her platform to take a stand: “There’s a lot of noise when you say anything about anything. But if I’m not going to say it, what’s the f*cking point of being here? Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to shut up and sing my songs. I’m also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people.”

Ariana wears Chloé and Cartier on the cover that’s photographed by Alexi Lubomirski with styling by Natasha Royt. Hair and makeup by Josh Liu and Patrick Ta. (source)

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Featured Article: Nicki Minaj for Elle US July 2018


UPDATED JUNE 22ND 2018: Added new image of limited subscriber cover with Taylor Hill by Terry Tsiolis. (source)

Nicki Minaj stars on ELLE US’s July cover, shot in Paris by Karl Lagerfeld with styling direction by Katie Mossman, and opens up to the fashion publication after a four-year hiatus with a new album and a new outlook on life.

Minaj discusses being single for the first time, Meek Mill, how trap is taking over rappers, what it was like working with Karl Lagerfeld, and much more.

On being single for the first time since she was 15:

“I remember feeling like I could do anything at one time in my life and somewhere along the line, I just started second guessing myself for whatever reason. As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, and eat and sleep, and walk and talk, without having a boyfriend, something clicked in me.”

On talking to the judge who oversaw Meek Mill’s case:

“I know that when I went there pleading for his freedom, I know that she”—Judge Brin­kley—“spoke to me and was very sweet and maternal, and we both cried in her chambers, and she gave him another chance. So I don’t know what’s going on.”

On trap taking over rappers:

“The truth of the matter is, trap has taken over so much that even our New York rappers are doing nothing but trap songs, because they feel that that’s the way to make it. They’re rapping like people from the south.”

On working with Karl Lagerfeld:

“I couldn’t think straight anymore. I was like, Oh my God, I couldn’t…it felt like a dream.” (source)

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Featured Article: Kendall Jenner for Elle US June 2018


Kendall is photographed by Chris Colls for her first ever Elle cover, with Anna Trevelyan responsible for the styling direction.

Jenner, whose anxiety was a central topic on the last season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, talks about the response she’s gotten ever since she went public with her struggle, her famous family, social media, and much more

On talking about her anxiety publicly: “It’s interesting; ever since I said something about being anxious, a lot of people in the spotlight have come to me, being like, ‘Oh my God, me too!’ There’s this community. I take what they do to help themselves and piece it together to find what helps me.”

On her younger sister, Kylie, having a baby: “It’s obviously a bit weird that your little sister is having a baby before you. I didn’t expect it to happen like this. But it’s beautiful.”

On how Stormi has strengthened her and Kylie’s relationship: “It’s brought us closer together. We’ve always been very close, but we would butt heads all the time. This has made her a bit more loving toward me.” (source)

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