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December ELLE: The Great Escape Issue

We’ve made it! We are nearing the final stretch of an eventful yet challenging year, so we are more than ready to kick back, relax and take that self-care routine into high gear. Our December cover star, Alek Wek embodies our entire festive mood. Bring on the sunshine and the good vibes!

Alek Wek needs no introduction, the South- Sudanese supermodel has built a reputable career boldly strutting on catwalks and being the face of major international brands. She is however not only known for her striking beauty but for her humility and warmth. Like most things in life, it hasn’t been an easy journey becoming the icon that she is – ELLE gets to know the incredible 40-year old (what???) behind the infectious smile.

Elle December: Alek Wek shot by Liz Collins, Styled by: Anne-Marie Curtis

In this issue we get on top of what’s hot right now – going from garden party to the club? We have easy and versatile fashion and beauty looks to get you looking like the belle of the ball, wherever you go.  But, don’t forget – safety first! We’ve got useful tips to aid you on ensuring that you should consider before taking on the night.

High Impact Main Editorial: Styling, Dimeji Alara. Photo: Ricardo Simal

High Impact Main Editorial: Styling, Dimeji Alara. Photo: Ricardo Simal

Our local creatives never cease to set the bar high. We get to know the people behind the most successful parties and festivELLEs.  AND speaking of, our extensive 2018 festival/gig guide is a must-see!

Image taken at Afropunk Brooklyn. The Roots

The silly season also brings with it a lot of adventure and you may get a little wrapped up in all the hype and forget that it is also time to rest, reflect and think about the future- from health to managing your finances, we’ve got you covered.

We could never forget about destinations because right now is the perfect time to pack those bags and take that hiatus but, if you want to see our list of must-visit destinations and more, you’ll have to go get your copy!