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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Putting the Glam in Mammogram

When Shawna Peters, a cybersecurity recruiter in St. Paul, Minn., heard about a V.I.P. night including chair massages and goody bags with mints, lip balms and pedicure accessories, she signed right up. Nevermind that she’d have to get a mammogram to earn those perks. Mammograms are such a literal pain — unless you are the…

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Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Image Hootie and the Blowfish, from left: Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim (Soni) Sonefeld. After a 10-year hiatus, the band is recording again and touring for the 25th anniversary of its breakthrough album, “Cracked Rear View.”CreditBryan Derballa for The New York Times Hootie & the Blowfish remember all the slights. Trent Reznor…

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