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ELLE EXXE

ELLE EXXE

By: Ruby Bakhari

In classic Disorder fashion, we were running late on the day of our shoot with Elle, which, with the tube strikes, made it seem like everything that was going to go wrong, did. However, like the soldiers we are, we made it, though a little bruised and battered.

In classic Disorder fashion, we were running late on the day of our shoot with Elle, which, with the tube strikes, made it seem like everything that was going to go wrong, did. However, like the soldiers we are, we made it, though a little bruised and battered.

I had been notified Elle was already in the studio so the minute I entered the room my eyes scanned for her. A tiny, beaming figure flashed a giant smile at me—found her! As I went to introduce myself, Elle’s Scottish accent hit me. A mist of confusion descended, as from the two singles I’d heard online I never once contemplated whether or not Elle is a fellow Brit.

Later in the day, as I confessed my confusion, she clarified: Scottish born, London raised and in love with LA. Elle left home for London at 16 to pursue her dream of becoming a singer; she jokes about living in YMCA and meeting some of the most creative people she has ever come across. This decision was not easy on her parents though as they laid down strict conditions before her departure: either get a job or enter higher education.

Full article in Issue 4

 

Words: Ruby Bukhari
Photography: Simone Lezzi
Direction: Yodah Williams
Stylist: Payzee Malika
Hair: Sarah McIlwain-Bates
Make-up: Sasha Lottie / Natasha Halsey 

Filmed and edited by Eleonora Cristin (www.ele-noire.com)

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