The season's coziest homespun knits, folksy patchwork dresses, and hand-quilted outerwear will make you feel right at home, wherever you go. || ELLE October 2017 photo by @laurie_bartley, styled by Vanessa Chow.
Printed silk coat: @preenbythorntonbregazzi
Socks and sandals: @coach
Take it from world renowned pianist @yujawang.official: Time off is crucial. “Yes, it's good to practice every day and sometimes the more you practice—if you're inspired, of course—the better you get,” she tells us in an interview, in partnership with @Rolex. “But also some days, the more you practice, the worse you get.”
Get a sneak peek at our interview with piano soloist @yujawang.official, arguably the most talked about name of her generation in classical music. Watch the full video, in partnership with @Rolex, through the link in our bio.
Watch our Instagram Stories to go backstage with the @victoriassecret angels—find out their last pre-runway snack, their first post-runway snack, and what they say to themselves as they walk down that runway. (Link in bio for best behind-the-scenes Instagrams from the girls)
RIP Azzedine Alaïa, a true icon and visionary. “His greatest idol was Madeleine Vionnet. He may not know it but his genius has surpassed hers. He makes women feel empowered, absolutely original.”-Manolo Blahnik. || @gisele with Azzedine Alaïa for ELLE’s ‘The Artist and His Model’ in 2003. Photo by @gilles_bensimon
When Toyin Ojih Odutola told her parents she’d be having a solo show at Manhattan’s Whitney Museum this fall, her mother cried. Her father said, “Whitney Houston has a museum?” Says the artist: “That’s what I love about my dad. You need that reality.” In 2012, she made a name for herself using markers and ballpoint pens to draw figures with skin so alive and fluid, it’s been described as resembling a weaving, or a galaxy. Last year, she began a series informed by a fictional narrative: portraits from the collection of an imaginary duo of aristocratic husbands depicting individuals amid markers of luxury and wealth. Link in bio to learn more about the watch-this-space collaborators @toyinojihodutola and @rjkhckly, and the rest of ELLE's 2017 Women in Art. || Photo by Henry Leutwyler, styled by @emilybarnesstudio. Tap for style credits.
"His name was Don, or maybe Doug. He was a grown man, one I’d never met, and he wanted me to answer his fan letter. His writing was hard to read, but I could make out just enough: 'I love your legs,' and 'Can I have your lip print on the enclosed index card?' I was fifteen." Former child actress #MaraWilson writes about her own girlhood experiences, and the problematic way the world talks about and sexualizes young stars like #MillieBobbyBrown. Link in bio to read the full, powerful piece. "I laughed when it happened to me. But I can’t laugh when it happens to others."