Editor: Claire Irvin
The June issue of ELLEGirl is out now and is a summer festival special, but this is a magazine I buy all the time, so my review is about this magazine in general, not specifically this particular issue (though it does have a particularly excellent book review in there ;o)
Usually when I find a magazine I like, it folds within a few months, (Nova; Minx), but fortunately this one has kept going and I love it. I can’t believe there aren’t more magazines out there for young adults actually, Elle girl is the only one that fills the gap between the ‘How to get a boy to like you’ magazines, and the ‘How to be a trendy 30-something’ ones. I’m not interested in the magazines with the pictures of celebrities with amazingly long fingers and claiming the shadow across some skinny pop star’s bum is actually cellulite. But I am very interested in fashion – especially fashion that comes from shops, not out-of-reach designers; perfectly fulfilled by Ellegirl.
It’s about style, independence and being cool! To give you an example, this month there’s a good festival guide, a story of a girl who organises small festivals and events, a girl who tested drugs for cash, articles about 3 celeb festival-goers and research into why ugly boys look so good on stage! Regulars are style and beauty news, guides to customising clothes, careers advice and an interesting column by Peaches Geldof. If you haven’t bought this magazine before, this is definitely a good one to be getting on with!