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I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT

According to the outdated but persistent stereotype, a woman is either a career-driven wearer of powersuits or the wife-mother-homemaker who’s turned her back on the corporate world to build a family. Women...
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GET THE LOOK: FOR THE PARTY

Our December issue is all about party dressing with its bling, gold and hints of animal and much as we love it (for now), we’re already beginning to fall in love with the sexy and sophisticated classic black...
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TOP PARTY TIPS

From people who know how to throw a party – or just enjoy one. Poppy Evans, senior fashion editor ‘I never have a good time if I feel uncomfortable – and I hate dress codes. My top tip when it...
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2011 IN NUMBERS

Although words are our strength, we rounded up the numbers that caught our attention in 2011. 661 509: the number of visitors to the Costume Institute's Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the...
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GEORGE IS BACK

George Clooney plays Matt King in a new comic drama directed by award-winning Alexander Payne (Sideways) and, although it won’t be screened here until February, there’s a very good reason why we’re...
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NEW YEAR’S PARTY PLANS?

We’ve got you covered on what to wear for a night on the town this New Year’s Eve. Go to page 19 of our January issue and shop away from our Edits pages where you’ll find sequins, feathers and beautiful...
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS…

To all our ELLE fans: we hope you have a happy holiday season surrounded by friends and family and plenty of love and laughter. Specially for Christmas Day, we asked the ELLE team to tell us what they would...
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GET READY TO DOODLE

If it wasn’t for holidays we would never ever have time for some serious handiwork. This DIY shoulder bag inspired us to put our pens to fabric and get doodling. To make your own, follow our step-by-step...
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RWANDAN WOMEN EXTRADITED FROM THE USA

Even though we’re enjoying time off from the rat race and spending time with loved ones, the world hasn’t stopped moving and there actually is more happening in the news than puppies wearing Christmas...
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JACKIE’S CHRISTMAS WISHLIST

We asked editor Jackie Burger to pick 10 items from our January issue that she loves and (drum roll…) here they are!  The Great Gatsby will screen in SA next year but the 1974 classic is still one to watch...