The hype of book-sized September issues may have subsided, but ELLE continues to bring excitement and anticipation to its October issue, too. This month marks the publication's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, it profiles 25 celebrity women under 25. The magazine boasts four different covers, featuring Lauren Conrad, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, and Gabourey Sidibe. Each of the midtwentysomethings respond to a range of inquiries ranging from work to play, and no question is out of the question. Take an exclusive peak into the pages of this special edition with Joonbug's first look.
[Megan Fox] On being married: “When I talk about my husband [Brian Austin Green], I feel as if people roll their eyes. It’s like when you’re 16 and order a martini, and the waiter says, ‘Do you think I’m stupid?’ They can’t grasp that I’m old enough to be married.”
[Lauren Conrad] Best part of being in her twenties: “It’s your time to be selfish; you still have freedom.”
Where she thought she’d be now: “I was never that girl who just wanted babies. I wanted a career before all of that.”
[Amanda Seyfried] What are the best and worst things about turning 25? “The best thing is, I’m happy. The worst is that I’m scared; the scariest thing is that I know it can’t be easy—the years to come.”
[Gabourey Sidibe] On celebrating her twenty-fifth birthday: “Part of me thought it would be weird if people knew I was a grown-up playing a teenager in Precious. So I had a twenty-first-birthday party. We had drinks and went to a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s.”
Among the other up-and-coming favorites are Janelle Monáe, Lindsey Vonn, and Camilla Belle. In addition to its slew of fall fashion finds, the rest of the magazine also explores topics uniquely tailored to the special edition's quarter-century birthday. Its Flashbacks and Fashion Timeline sections give a nod to the past 25 years and the notable fashions thereof, while the Fashion Next design competition coverage celebrates the next generation of design talent. Also announced is the ELLE for iPad application, marking the 80s baby's entry into the digital age. The app will launch in October as well. Grab your copy of this iconic issue for one-of-a-kind coverage and a widespread look into fashion's past, present, and future.