Elle for me, stands out. Their covers are always the ones that catche my eye among the rack of magazines, Elle always has the most intriguing cover stories and I'm never disappointed with them after reading.
I always daydream, imagining myself working in the Elle offices. It is my ultimate dream to either work for Elle or start my own magazine in the future. Elle promotes originality - something a lot of magazines tend to cross out, most magazines shove trends and looks down your throat. Elle awares you of the trends and looks, but suggests you incorporate these new styles, into your own style.
This month's issue, is a collector's issue. Kate Hudson graces the cover, a celebrity I don't find special at all really - but Elle seems to like her, seeing as she's starred on their cover 5 times. The images captured by Ben Hassett, are captivating. Kate in her Italian villa pool, swimming in a Roberto Cavalli dress is jut astounding, the photo is eery and fresh with black and white editing.
The contents of this bulk of a magazine ingrosed me for hours, everything from a Closet Confidential with Lily Allen to an interesting interview with fiery model Naomi Campbell and an amazing editorial starring Coco Rocha, which took 3 days to take.
I could mention every single element of this issue, telling you how great it is, but it would turn out like a contents page. Just buy it, or should I say.. invest in it. Even if you don't necessarily buy Elle every month, I'd recommend buying this issue - it's a collector's item.