The November Body Issue Featuring Misty Copeland

The November #Body issue is on-shelf now and our cover star, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Misty Copeland is strength, determination, poise and beauty personified.

Never has there been a better time to embrace about our bodies: the socio-political, the personal and physical aspects that we as women have to consider and engage with on a daily basis. In this issue, we focus on changing the narrative and shifting the gaze. We get to know local creatives who are using their art to spread the notions of freedom and self-love.

As is with any other ELLE issue, we have a ton of fashion and beauty inspiration to get you excited(and prepared) for the warmer weather – from getting that Summer glow right to catching waves in style.


Misty Copeland shot by Marc Baptiste

Our cover was shot by the one and only Marc Baptiste exclusively for ELLE South Africa and our fellow #ELLEBelle Tidi Benbenisti shares a very special interview with the remarkable Misty Copeland and in it, she delves into how she has excelled at balancing her career and craft whilst staying focused on the journey.

Over the course of my career I have come to embrace and celebrate my body. Being healthy, being happy with how my body reacts to my artistry and most importantly I’m not trying to be anybody else – Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland shot by Marc Baptiste

Want to read more? Make sure you get your copy, on-shelf now!