glee lea michele in ellements of style 'Glee's' Lea Michele and 24 other 'style icons' open up for ELLE's new book

“Glee’s” Lea Michele, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi and “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks are just three of the 25 “style icons” featured in ELLE magazine’s new coffee table book, “The ELLEments of Personal Style” due out October 14.
“For each of the twenty-five women we highlight,” says ELLE’s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers. “A million little details add up to a ‘look’ and their personal style is just that: personal. The women exemplify the idea that developing this strong personal style can help you feel more powerful in the world and more comfortable in your own skin.”

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Michele, for example, shares tips on how she stays in shape for the “crazy dance numbers in ‘Glee,'” why legendary belter Barbra Streisand is her “patron saint,” and says she avoids tight dresses, but loves “something low-cut, and, of course, it’s always got to be short.”
The book, which coincides with the magazine’s 25 years of covering fashion, gives readers a peek behind the scenes and inside the closets with some of our most stylish public figures and hopes to show that style isn’t purchased, it’s lived.
ELLE’s Creative Director and “The City’s” Joe Zee, and deputy director Maggie Bullock curate the collection of interviews, style tips and photographs that make up the tome to style.
For more on the book, visit the ELLE.com website.
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