We got to spend some quality time in a place most of us only dream of — Elle Magazine’s Fashion closet. First of all, this “closet” is the same size as our conference room in our New York offices. A board of polaroids with model test shots line one wall. There are racks of shoes in all price ranges from Dolce & Gabbana to Nine West. Tables of accessories…jewelry, purses, Fall hats. Everything you need to put the latest looks together.
“Everyone is so mesmerized by the industry of fashion for so long and especially fashion magazines. Starting with “The Devil Wears Prada” and to “Ugly Betty” the curtains have sort of been pulled back a bit,” according to Elle Creative Director Joe Zee.
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And now viewers will get to the see firsthand what goes into the making of Elle Magazine with the new reality show, “Stylista.” Eleven contestants compete for a job as a Junior Editor.
“Fashion is a highly dramatic and sublime, but often ridiculous world,” says Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director and Elle Accessories Editor.
We visited the offices to get Anne and Joe’s take on their five Fall must-haves and here’s your crib sheet of what they picked:
1. A Statement Necklace
2. Something Lace
3. Something Purple
4. A Great Coat
5. Menswear Inspired Looks
For more of the Elle Team, Stylista debuts tonight at 9 PM on The CW.
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