I'm definitely an ELLE girl. Way before my subscription to the glossy pages of ELLE, another magazine had my heart. It's little sister in fact. Ellegirl had everything a fashion conscious teenage girl could ask for. It had a good balance of high-fashion, high street bargains mixed with creative and inspiring photography not to mention featuring those oh-so-cool it hurts girls that we wished we could be. It have me a platform to be truly inspired and thinking about it probably gave me the passion for being creative and helped me realise what I wanted to when 'I grew up'.
I've still got all my old copies as I couldn't bear to throw them away.. much to my mum's dismay! The magazine was way ahead of it's time and I was devastated when it closed in 2005. It helped launch Peaches ahem.. media career - she had an albeit rather boring column each month as well as some early modelling shots from a young Alexa Chung. I loved that they celebrated inspirational girls and showed that it was Ok to be a bit different. Each month had different D.I.Y tips, attainable fashion and beauty and my personal fave... a peek inside some gorgeous bedrooms. Had it still been around today I'd be still reading it each month. Long live ELLE girl... I miss you!
[I've still got this one on my bedroom wall!]