What is high fashion but a collection of norms and practices? Rules and, for that matter, taste are constantly evolving and what held true last season may not also hold true this season. The November 2015 issue of ELLE looks at contemporary approaches to dressing “up” and offers a variety of approaches that are as refreshing as Melodie Monrose is beautiful. Speaking of Melodie, the stunning model from Martinique wastes no “time to shine” in this Samira Nasr-styled story of the same name. The title page of the story opens with Melodie wearing a wool blouse by J.W.Anderson (pictured), cotton T-shirt by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, and brass and enameled porcelain earrings by Céline. The kaleidoscopic colors, gloss, and shine abound throughout the story, which truth be told are rules so faithfully observed by Melodie that ought to compel readers far and wide to duly follow suit.

Credits include: Publication, ELLE November 2015; Title, “Time to Shine”; Photography, Davide Bellemère; Styling, Samira Nasr; Hair, Kevin Ryan; Makeup, Lisa Storey; Manicure, April Foreman.

Melodie Monrose | ELLE November 2015 (Photography: David Bellemère)

Melodie Monrose | ELLE November 2015 (Photography: David Bellemère)