Even if spring is more of an editorial phenomenon than it is meteorological, readers can take stock that print remains aspirational rather than representational. Take as en example the May 2018 issue of ELLE UK that features a cover bearing Alanna Arrington photographed by Gilles Bensimon. This alluring portrait shot in Thailand is surely everything for which readers in the United Kingdom, readers in New England, and just about anywhere cold and wet this time of year could hope. This time of year in Thailand is the hottest, the likes of which can only be imagined by those living in northerly climes. Credit to Alanna, she does not wilt in these sultry conditions, she flourishes.

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Credits include: Publication, ELLE UK May 2018; Photography, Gilles Bensimon; Styling, Anne-Marie Curtis; Hair, Lok Lau at CLM Hair and Makeup using Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Andrew Gallimore at CLM Hair and Makeup using NARS Cosmetics.

Alanna Arrington | ELLE UK May 2018 (Photography: Gilles Bensimon)

Alanna Arrington | ELLE UK May 2018 (Photography: Gilles Bensimon)