English Village Seeks a Doctor, Using a Hashtag and a Video

LONDON — The picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey in southwestern England has a problem: This spring, the local doctor announced that she would quit, leaving 5,300 area residents facing a future without easy access to medical care. While many small towns might have bemoaned the decline of rural life and wailed about funding cuts, villagers…

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Even Grandpa Is on the Apps Now

On a long car ride, I caught my father-in-law using a gay dating app. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I was sitting diagonally behind him in the car. My husband was driving, and my mother-in-law was in the front passenger seat. My elementary-school-aged kids were also in the vehicle. He was having conversations with various…

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36 Hours in Majorca

Northern Europeans love Majorca, the breezy Balearic island about 125 miles off the coast of mainland Spain. An easy weekend getaway for sun-seeking Brits, Germans and Scandinavians, the Mediterranean island and its capital, Palma, are sometimes derided as a cheap package-tour destination for hard-partying holidaymakers. And in July and August — the height of the…

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Cruises to Cuba Are Abruptly Canceled, After New Travel Ban

Cruise lines Royal Caribbean and Norwegian said on Wednesday that they will no longer sail to Cuba, joining Carnival Corporation, which announced earlier in the day that it will no longer operate cruises to the island, effective immediately. The companies’ decision came one day after the Trump administration banned cruises, private yachts and fishing vessels…

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The Conservation Issue

Jun 6, 2019 photographed by Chris Colls Sustainability is a buzzword these days. But at ELLE, it’s always top of mind. For our July issue we partnered with Conservation International to celebrate and raise awareness of women making a difference in climate change—from marine biologists to supermodels. When deciding whom to feature on our four…

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How Nike Champions Sustainability

PHOTOGRAPHED BY TOM SCHIRMACHER; STYLED BY SARAH ZENDEJAS This spring in Paris, when Nike rounded up an inspiring roster of female athletes—including U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic gold medal–winning gymnast Simone Biles, and former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member Brandi Chastain—to unveil the brand’s 2019 World Cup uniforms, the message wasn’t just one…

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So, Just What Is Fashion Doing About Conservation?

Courtesy of the designer. Anyone who thinks the fashion industry doesn’t care about climate change would have done well to drop in at the Collina Strada show at New York Fashion Week in February. Models walked the runway wearing a collection made from 75 percent dead-stock (surplus) fabric, accompanied not by a thudding bass but…

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Naomi Campbell is Saving the World One Fashion Show at a Time

Jun 6, 2019 Photographed by Chris Colls; Styled by Ilona Hamer The first place in the United States where Naomi Campbell set foot was New Orleans, courtesy of a shoot for British ELLE. Years later, when Hurricane Katrina struck the city, she, like so many people, sat helplessly watching the disaster unfold on TV. “What…

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Drop That Plastic Bottle. Anja Rubik Is Watching You.

Jun 6, 2019 Jeans, Levi’s Authorized Vintage. Photographed by Chris Colls; Styled by Ilona Hamer Anja Rubik recently went for a beachside stroll in Malibu with her friend Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent. It was just another day in paradise, until Rubik spotted pieces of plastic waste clogging the shore. “I couldn’t…

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Doutzen Kroes Has a New Purpose, and It Has Nothing to Do With the Runway

Jun 6, 2019 Dress, Ralph Lauren. Photographed by Chris Colls; Styled by Ilona Hamer Don’t underestimate the life-changing power of a vacation. “It was love at first sight with the elephants, but also with the Douglas-Hamiltons,” the Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes says of her trip to Kenya. There she visited the Elephant Watch Camp in…

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