The New Year is a week and bit old now and by all indications it is still far too early to tell whether this will be the shiny new thing we all hoped it would be at the close of 2016. However this year plays out, the first issue of the year for ELLE France can do no wrong with Karmen Pedaru on its cover photographed by Gilles Bensimon and styled by Marie Lichtenberg. The last time Karmen featured on this page, it was for another cover of hers, which creates an enviable one hundred percent record of two posts and two covers. One look at Karmen’s cover and it is not difficult to imagine the reasoning behind it, namely, there is no better person to lead a magazine into the New Year than the Estonian beauty herself.

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Credits include: Publication, ELLE France N°3693 6 January 2017; Photography, Gilles Bensimon; Styling, Marie Lichtenberg; Hair, Mehdi R’Guiba; Makeup, Tina Roivainen.

Karmen Pedaru | ELLE France 6 January 2017 (Photography: Gilles Bensimon)

Karmen Pedaru | ELLE France 6 January 2017 (Photography: Gilles Bensimon)