By Odessa Paloma Parker Date January 2, 2021 Facebook Twitter For centuries, we’ve accepted the belief that creativity is connected with the burden of an unsound mind. Countless members of the fashion world have burned out, fallen from grace and, in the most tragic of cases, taken their own lives because the way the industry
2020 has altered everyone’s lives. The coronavirus pandemic forced much of the world into quarantine and the Black Lives Matter movement brought a much-needed reckoning on racial justice and police brutality. Many of ELLE’s best features of the year address those seismic events, illustrating just how deeply and profoundly women have been affected, while others
Nazanin Mandi was 15 years old when she auditioned for American Idol. A talented teenager who loved to sing and act, she still remembers the ad for the now-famous TV show flashing on the television in her suburban California home as she and her mother watched Fox Eleven News. “My mom was like, ‘You should
In the new Netflix show Selena: The Series, star Christian Serratos emulates the titular Tejano artist to star-making effect. Everything, from Selena’s mannerisms and choreography to her famous sequined outfits, are recreated for the show, which is executive produced by Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla and older sister Suzette. Those unfamiliar with the late musician (who
Osei DuroOdessa Paloma Parker reveals a selection of labels that give “luxury” a more intentional meaning. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date December 30, 2020 Facebook Twitter As consumers move away from purchasing mass-made goods – because of their toll on the earth and its inhabitants – brands that showcase handcrafted artisanal techniques are poised to