America's hottest fashion magazine blends expert advice with in-depth studies of twenty-five unique style icons, from Diane Von Furstenberg to Dita Von Teese to Alicia Keys, for personal style inspiration. Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2010, ELLEmagazine has a readership of more than five million. In the same teaching through example style that has made ELLEthe ultimate fashion resource for scores of loyal fans and the #1 fashion magazine, The ELLEments of Personal Stylegives readers exclusive access to today's most glamorous personalities, along with hundreds of practical tips and inspiring photographs. The result is a sumptuous, comprehensive guide for creating an authentic, alluring personal style. Featuring twenty-five case studies of style icons that represent a wide range of tastes and backgrounds, The ELLEments of Personal Stylebrims with behind-the-scenes interviews, along with commentary on why each icon's wardrobe works. Describing a red cocktail dress that always makes her feel flawless or the jacket bought on a special trip to Paris, each woman provides a personal collage of memorable objets d'art that serve as an inspiration list. Some of the women who gave ELLEunprecedented access to their homes, closets, and inspirations include: Fergie, Estelle, Padma Lakshmi, Candace Bushnell, Christina Hendricks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and others.
One of the world's top stylists, ELLE creative director Joe Zee has worked with many of today's leading fashion photographers, including Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber, and is the talent behind numerous advertising campaigns for designers and brands such as DKNY and Kenneth Cole. In addition, he writes the magazine's "Style A to ZEE" column. He is based in New York.