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The May issue: starring Katy Perry

The May issue of ELLE is a celebration of music, the women who make it and, of course, amazing fashion and beauty

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 24 Apr 2015

The May issue
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The May issue of ELLE Malaysia is all about taking inspiration from music and “mixing the bourgeoisie and the rebel”. And who better to show us how to steal the limelight than pop princess and covergirl Katy Perry?

Dressed in Giambattista Valli, Perry’s soft look belies her tough street-smart demeanour. Behind those piercing blue eyes is a woman with a lot of chutzpah, which has helped her reach the top of the pop pyramid.

To emulate Perry’s star power, we look to the edgier, less conventional beauty trends that are burning up the runways (think biker angels with dishevelled hair and panache thrown in the mix). Go loud with the hottest makeup looks, from getting it right with red eye shadow to mastering the use of (lots of) glitter.

If your skin can’t take the heat, however, you’ll need to tone it down. We’re giving away 10 sets of Sothys’ Micellar Cleansing Water and Soothing Velvet Cream, which work wonders to comfort sensitive skin.

As we settle into the first wave of summer, fashion takes a louche approach in flowing pants, skirts over pants and pants in both sheer and lush fabrics. (Pants are big!) We also get fashion inspiration from the world’s biggest music capitals: New York, London, South Korea and LA. And if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to try remixing slouchy pants with your inner SoCal girl. We’re also giving you a chance to win shopping vouchers worth up to RM3,000 from Duchess & Co.

And what better way to show off your new pop star persona than by running off on an exciting holiday? This month we discover a charming side to Sri Lanka, then take a tour of Vincent Van Gogh’s most revered paintings and speak to the inventive people at Bugaboo about their latest collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

If that’s piqued your wanderlust, you’re in luck because we’re also giving away a four-day stay at the luxurious Hotel Equatorial Penang worth RM7,700.

But really, this issue we want you to feel it all over, people — the music, that is. We catch up with Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, who talks to us about her latest fragrance campaign and what it takes to be a rock legend. Closer to home, we talk to some of the movers and shakers in the local music industry, from a legendary hitmaker who knows all about Standing in the Eyes of the World to a fresh-out-of-school all-girl band. And if music makes you lose control, we’ve got the low-down on how to use sounds to heal your soul and come back to calm.

There’s really no need to keep the volume down this month. Pick up the May issue of ELLE Malaysia, out now.

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