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ED’S LETTER DECEMBER

Dear You, Here it is, December. The word promises a summer break, long sunny days and celebrations. It also augurs conclusions, endings and some wrapping up, literally and figuratively. December means...
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WHAT MAKES THE ELLE TEAM HAPPY?

In our quest to find out what makes the women of South Africa happy, we revealed the survey results from our Happiness Index in the November issue, currently on shelves. Now, we've turned the tables onto the...
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ED’S LETTER: NOVEMBER ISSUE 2014

Happiness (n): ‘good fortune, chance.’ Meaning ‘pleasant and contented mental state’. Late September, I was sitting at the first round of judging for the ELLE Rising Star in association with Mr...
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JOIN ELLE & DIOR AT OUR EDITOR’S LUNCH

An iconic beauty brand, a luxury lunch, and the best company you could think of. Next month, 20 lucky ELLE readers will get to join the ELLE editor, Emilie Gambade, and DIOR for lunch at 54 on Bath Hotel on 20...
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ED’S DIARY: PFW DAY 3

Day Three (Au Revoir Paris!) Today, I am invited to the Chanel studio, rue Duphot (it is a street parallel to Cambon), where the SS 2015 collection will be exposed for the media, for only a few hours. If I...
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ED’S DIARY: PFW DAY 2

Day Two At 8:30am, I am back on avenue Montaigne, in the 8th quarter, this time at the Hotel Plaza Athénée, where ELLE editors-in-chief from all around the globe gather every year for an intimate...
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ED’S DIARY: PARIS FASHION WEEK DAY 1

Last week our editor Emilie Gambade jetted-in to Paris Fashion Week for an exclusive seat at the Chanel SS2015 show. Here, she shares her 3-day diary... Day One When I land in Paris at 5:30am, it is...
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ED’S LETTER OCTOBER ISSUE

Seventeen years ago, I took a plane to South Africa to intern at ELLE magazine. As I walked towards the office, rolling English words in my head like sacred psalms, I remember the deep mélange of fear and...
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ED’S LETTER SEPTEMBER ISSUE

As I write this, my last editor’s note for ELLE, we are ushering in a new fashion season, a season that positively brims with new beginnings and fresh ideas, when change is a given. Our spring edition has...
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#ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

Earlier this week, the Ice Bucket Challenge hit South Africa, with local celebs Katlego Maboe, Poppy Ntshongwana and Jeannie D joining the wave for a worthy cause. Just in: Societi Bistro has nominated the...