Welcome to Spring! I must admit January was a long month. It started out well here in Ireland the weather was amazing & it was really warm & then after about a freak week of that it returned to being dark, cold rainy, windy & miserable. I’m so happy February has begun, the evenings are getting ever so slightly brighter and there’s a definite feeling of spring in the air.
Ever since I was a teenager each month I buy an assortment of fashion mags. From early on British Vogue & Elle UK have been a staple part of my fashion mag diet. I look forward every month to seeing what’s in the next installment and what’s made the pages of these glossy institutions.
This month Elle has undergone a major style transformation. It may sound funny but when you read something every month you get use to the format & style of the magazine. When this changes it can sometimes be hard to adjust. Though even from a flick through the new look Elle I’m excited to get reading it. I really admire the Editor Lorraine Candy. She’s a working a mum who is heading a major magazine. It could be easy to lie back on your laurels thinking ‘ah sure it’s an established magazine with a loyal fan base.’ But instead Candy is way ahead of the pack and the transformation of Elle UK is validation of that. In her letter from the Editor Candy explains that the new format coincides with the newly styled web-site, making the magazine more interactive. Also team Elle is now the first editorial team trained to produce exclusive content for the website & the magazine…so go team Elle!
This month’s cover star is Victoria Beckham. I have a love/hate relationship with Mrs Becks. If I’m honest I think the reason for this is that I got it wrong. I didn’t expect Victoria to have made such a fashion storm but she did & rightly so. A Victoria Beckham dress is a definite must have for any woman’s wardrobe and if you missed a design you liked first time round Beckham is releasing some of her labels most desirable pieces again.
Also check out www.elleuk.com for a little video snippet of Victoria on the shoot for the cover. I’m loving the Hussein Chalayan neon green peplum top she is wearing!