Why I Love Elle Magazine

Hey Sweeties,

It’s the penultimate post in this favourite’s series and today I focus on a long time favourite of mine… Elle magazine!

Elle Magazine

I have been a long term, fiercely loyal reader of Elle magazine for years, becoming a subscriber I think in 2007 and have never looked back. Last year (2014) was a fantastic year as -being an Elle Insider- I got four opportunities to get involved with the magazine. The first was to review Benefit’s Push Up Liner (here); an evening with Ruby Tandoh where I finally got to meet Lorraine Candy (here); an opportunity to take part in Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse campaign (here) and finally, again with Benefit, an opportunity to see and try out Roller Lash before general release (here).  

Lorraine Candy

They say you should never meet your idols but Lorraine was lovely!

What I love about Elle is its perfect balance of articles, fashion and beauty and although the products and clothing featured is mostly high-end, it feels achievable. As a professional young woman, Elle really speaks to me and takes my voice and values to the right debates and issues. It also tackles feminism in the right way which for me is important; they take into consideration the modern woman who has choices and her own income rather than keeping conversation tightly bound to things we cannot relate to. I also like that from time to time an issue gets themed, such as the Confidence issue released last year with Kim Kardashian on the cover (that I spoke about here), and the most recent Body issue that featured a fantastic piece by Billie Bhatia amongst others. Elle just totally understands her readers and isn’t scared to break the mould and raise discussion in what other publications consider too taboo.

This year Elle magazine celebrates its 30th Anniversary and I am only too delighted to raise a glass and congratulate them on what is a brilliant publication for the modern woman. Hurrah!

Until next time



  1. pippamacey 24th July 2015 / 1:04 pm

    I love Elle magazine too! Must have been an amazing experience being able to work closely with them. Loving your favourite series by the way <3

    • Claire 24th May 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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