British ELLE has undergone some changes recently following Farrah Storr’s abrupt departure after a series of triumphant covers with Alva Claire, Daphne Groeneveld, Ramla Ali and Michaela Coel. Back in December, Kenya Hunt was announced as Storr’s replacement and covers featuring Dakota Johnson and Nicola Coughlan totally flopped. Nevertheless, Sienna Miller‘s recent cover felt like old-school ELLE as does this month’s offering with Emma Raducanu. The tennis ace looks effortless and demure sporting slicked-back hair and a dewy makeup look in the July/August 2022 cover shot by Sebastian Kim. Styled by Aurelia Donaldson, the 19-year-old wears a white button-down shirt and embellished skirt from Christian Dior teamed with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
But British ELLE‘s latest divided our forums. “One to please the sponsors and as a July/August issue timed to coincide with summer tennis,” noted tigerrouge.
“This should have been shot on a tennis court,” voiced caioherrero.
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“She’s a beautiful and talented young lady, but I feel this is not great. Is this her first cover?” asked carbon-made. “I feel the studio setting intimidated her a little bit, I agree this should have been shot outdoors where she could have perhaps been more carefree.”
“Emma Raducanu reminds me of a young Angelina Jolie. The cover seems rather dark…” Urban Stylin chimed in.
Although not everyone was so quick to disapprove of the outcome. “WOW, don’t know who she is but she is GORGEOUS! And I live for the styling… I would have loved to have seen this shot on location on a tennis court though, too,” commented Bertrando3.
“Very much a fan of this! There’s a simplicity and sense of sophistication with the styling that I like, feels very elegant and mature. Also not even mad at the fact this is a summer issue and it was shot in the studio because it’s just so…chic,” raved vogue28.
See more from the pages of the July/August 2022 issue and have your say here.
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