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This month’s issue: May 2009
68 CELEBRITY Gwyneth on Goop.com, her not-so-perfect life and why we shouldn’t hate her. By Craig McLean
82 FASHIONThe season’s hottest heels will leave you afraid of heights. By David Livingstone
88 FASHION SPECIAL Springtime in Paris! Fashion designers and hip locals share the latest trends and It spots in our tribute to the City of Light.
158 BEAUTY Top beauty and skin-care breakthroughs you need to know about now! By Michelle Villett
182 BODY Hair today, gone tomorrow? Tips for growing a thicker mane.
By Wing Sze Tang
80 CELEBRITY Amy Adams’ life may sound like a fairy tale now, but herroad to success was a thriller. By Ana Paula Ayanegui
29 AFRICAN GLAM Dress to a tribal beat in lively prints.
30 SEAWORLD Make a splash in aqua and teal.
32 RUNWAY BEAUTY Spring makeup hits a sweet spot.
34 SEXY NATURAL High heels on a nature walk.
36 FASHION NEWS By Nathalie Atkinson
40 FASHION NEWS Sofia Coppola’s stint at Louis Vuitton. By Sophie Gachet
74 TACTICS Susan King’s inspired advice.
78 GIRL Good fit. By Tabatha Southey
80 GUY Closet shopper. By Guy Saddy
188 HOROSCOPE By Georgia Nicols
51 RADAR Is there life after Crossing Jordan? Jill Hennessy’s big-screen breakout; Nia Vardalos returns to her roots; Diana Krall’s bossa nova crush.
84 LIFE When your mom is a writer, your life is an open book. By Dorothy Woodend
100 TRAVEL News
102 TRAVEL Puerto Rico: not just another pretty beach. By Cathryn Atkinson
106 WORLD Tibetan exiles start over in India. By Caroline Laurent
112 BEJEWELLED Gem-toned hues sparkle for spring.
120 GLAMOROUS WATERS Set sail in nautical prints.
128 THINK BIG Larger-than-life accessories rock out.
134 SEA AND SKY A scale of blues for a carefree vibe.
148 BEAUTY NEWS
154 BEAUTY SHOPPING
156 BEAUTY Lancôme mixes science and magic for its latest youth tonic.
162 BEAUTY Halle Berry in a bottle. By Kristen Vinakmens
164 BEAUTY Frida Giannini on Gucci’s new scent.
168 BEAUTY The next generation of aromatherapy.
174 BEAUTY Can berries save your skin?
180 BODY Wellness news.
16 EDITOR’S NOTE By Rita Silvan
24 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
26 ELLE LOVES …
35 ELLE ONLINE
190 SHOPPING GUIDE
194 ELLE BACK BOOK