We’re always excited to bring you a new issue of ELLE, but this really is a special one. We’re celebrating superwomen this month, so who better for the cover than Yuna, pride of the nation? She talks to us about the challenges of living in LA, dealing with haters and growing up, one record at a time. We guarantee you’ll be thumping your chest with pride after reading this one.

October is also the month of our annual Best of Beauty awards, so get ready for 30 pages packed with the very best in skincare, makeup, fragrance, body, hair and nail products, as decided by the ELLE editors – and you! Plus, steal a look at Victoria Beckham’s hot new collection with Estée Lauder, find out the ELLE team’s favourite fragrances and discover Korea’s newest skincare discovery.

Over in fashion, we’re celebrating the spirit of maximalism that has taken over this season: metallics, ruffles, prints, textures and a whole load of pearls. We take a swing through the city of jazz, New Orleans, and play with Fendi’s new Japanese-inspired collection. Also, all the key pieces you need right now, for home and away: boots, puffer jackets, ruffled skirts and floor-grazing floral dresses.

What else? A look at what your brain is really doing when you’re in love (and the scientific theory on how long true love really lasts); a tribute to the late architectural genius Zaha Hadid; and the consequences of being a green juice-guzzling hippiecrite. Happy October!

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