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Welcome to Shelf Life, ELLE.com’s books column, in which authors share their most memorable reads. Whether you’re on the hunt for a book to console you, move you profoundly, or make you laugh, consider a recommendation from the writers in our series, who, like you (since you’re here), love books. Perhaps one of their favorite
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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost a year after police brutality protests erupted across the country, it is increasingly challenging to make sense of where America goes from here. Rolling up her sleeves to bring brilliant minds together, all in search of an answer, is renowned journalist and documentarian Soledad O’Brien. This spring,
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship is still on but barely, with Rodriguez in the Dominican Republic with Lopez now, trying to save their four-year romance. What got their relationship, which seemed rock-solid publicly, to this point? People has new detail today about Lopez’s longtime private doubts about Rodriguez and how the pandemic (and quarantine)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, currently serving his third term, has been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by seven women. The allegations have triggered an outside investigation, calls for resignation from high-ranking Democrats, and an impeachment inquiry from the State Assembly. Here’s what we know so far: The Timeline The first allegations arose in
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David Johnson courtesy of Amazon Prime Video Bronx-born comedian Gina Brillon is the co-host of the hilarious self-help podcast Mess In Progress: A Homegirls Guide To Self-Hel‪p and star of her own Amazon special The Floor is Lava. Her next act? A spot on Soledad O’Brien’s Matter of Fact Listening Tour, to demythologize what it
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Empowered women empower women—and that includes sharing lessons learned along the way, even if they’re not always about the finest moments. Often it’s in the most challenging of times that the clearest path forward actually emerges. To celebrate that spirit of continuing to forge ahead, Combs Enterprises and CÎROC tapped Culture Creators—a women-led organization started
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Courtesy of Dior / @Elina_Kechicheva Dior’s magic is the stuff of fairytales. From its embrace of the feminine mystique to an international, all-star fanbase that includes its newest face, Jisoo of Blackpink, to supernatural growth in sales in 2020 despite a global pandemic, the fashion house knows the power of storytelling. For its fall-winter 2021
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It’s been two years since news of the college admissions scandal broke, sending high-profile celebrities, financiers, and Ivy League athletic coaches to prison. There’ve been podcasts, books, and even a Lifetime scripted telepic based on the twisty tale. Now there’s also a docudrama: Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal delves into the seedy
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Craig BarrittGetty Images Brandon Maxwell has quite the resume, from designing for Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga to his designs draping the bodies of Meghan Markle, Regina King, Anne Hathaway, and more. But before he was a purveyor of high-end fashion, he spent much of his childhood shopping for goods in Walmart. Today, Maxwell becomes
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Crop top, Versace, $3,195. MARIO SORRENTI Somewhere in Los Angeles, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) is sheltered in place in a deep white chair before a fire. Her little buddy Oscar, a blonde Yorkie, a Christmas present from her husband, is himself sheltered in place in her lap, which is arranged in a kind of modified
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There are few bags that stand the test of time better than a Chanel. Specifically, the Chanel 11.12 comes to mind when one even thinks of an iconic style. Colloquially known as the flap bag, the design first came on the scene in the ‘80s, when Karl Lagerfeld reimagined the house’s signature 2.55 (which was
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ELIJAH NOUVELAGEGetty Images On Tuesday evening, eight people were shot dead at three different massage parlors near Atlanta, Georgia. According to the New York Times, six of the eight people were Asian, and seven were women. This shooting comes after months of violent attacks against Asian and Asian Americans, several of which have gone viral
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Oscar season is upon us, and with that comes the anxious need to check all the nominated films off your to-watch list ahead of the ceremony. In the time of quarantine, most of the year’s nominated films are available to stream, meaning you barely have to move from your couch, bed, or pillow fort to
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made a surprise move yesterday: The morning after multiple outlets independently reported that their relationship of four years had ended, the couple released a statement saying they were still together, though they do have some issues: “All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things,” the two said.
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Courtesy of Louis Vuitton Scientific research claims that the act of planning a trip, one you don’t even intend on taking, boosts dopamine levels the same way actually traveling can. With flight restrictions in play and the population still largely unvaccinated, the very thought of venturing outside of your country—hell, out of your borough—can induce
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More details have come out about why Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ended their four-year relationship and two-year engagement on multiple outlets, including who ended it. While the decision was ultimately mutual, Lopez was the one with serious doubts, according to Page Six and Entertainment Tonight. A source told Entertainment Tonight, the two “decided their
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