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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)

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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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Featured Article: Charlize Theron for Elle US May 2018


ELLE US May 2018 cover star Charlize Theron opens up to her good friend Chelsea Handler about everything from her career, to co-parenting with her mother, to racism in the U.S., in the May issue that will hit newsstands April 24th. Mario Sorrenti shot the covers with styling by George Cortina.

Theron, who adopted her two children – Jackson (Jacks) and August (Auggie) – gained 35 pounds for her latest role in Tully, where she plays an overwhelmed and over-it pregnant mother of two. In the interview with Handler, who has famously chosen “otherhood” – aka not having children – Theron shares her thoughts on parenting, her career, and more.

On her career:
“If you look at my career, I have done more work in realism than the glamour stuff. It’s what I wanted to build my career on and why I fought so hard to not just play the ingénue or the girlfriend.”

On co-parenting with her mom, Gerta:
“I knew that I would have to have my mom help me if I was going to do this as a single parent. To not acknowledge her coparenting my children would be a lie.”

On the adoption process:
“I struggled mentally through the adoption process. Some of my lowest points in my life were dealing with the first time I filed; it really took an emotional toll. There were so many situations that didn’t work out, and you’d get attached and have all your hopes up and then just get crushed.”

On raising two black children:
“They need to know where they come from and be proud of that. But they’re going to have to know that it’s a different climate for them than it is for me, and how unfair that is. If I can do something about that, of course I’m going to.”

On racism in the US:
“I don’t even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration. But racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal. There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that’s really problematic.” (source)

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Featured Article: Kim Kardashian West for Elle US April 2018


Kim Kardashian opens up to Elle US in a revealing interview discussing everything from her relationship with Kanye West to using a gestational carrier to the whether or not she’ll have more children, and much more.

On caring less about what people think of her: “At the beginning, I looked at people’s opinions. Now I’m content in my life, and I don’t care. The Things that make me happy now are different. But I swear you have to be born for this. It’s not for everyone. I know I can handle it.”

On why four children would be her maximum: “I don’t think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom give the husband as much attention as the kids.”

On using a gestational carrier: “I hated being pregnant. But as much as I hated it, I still wished I could have done it on my own. The control is hard at the beginning. Once you let that go, it’s the best experience. I would recommend surrogacy for anybody.”

On her relationship with Kanye: “He’s taught me to have more of an opinion. I’ve taught him to be a bit more calm or cautious. We’re a good balance.”

The covers are photographed by Boo George with styling by Anna Trevelyan for the April 2018 covers of Elle. Hair by Chris Appleton and Andrew Fitzsimons, makeup by Ariel Tejada, manicurist Tom Bachik. Set designer Gille Mills. (source)

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Angelina Jolie for Elle US March 2018


The cover is shot by Mariano Vivanco and marks the first full issue edited by Nina Garcia. (source)

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