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Kudos for the brilliantly written special “Taking Care of Business” [ELLE Career] in your October issue. I’m employed again after being out of the workforce for six years caring for my terminally ill son. This article was informative on so many levels. I appreciated the accurate description of different personality types and the strategies on how to focus and deal with procrastination. Looking forward to the next issue. A new fan. Tina H. Thomas, Vancouver
LIFE IS A CARNIVAL
I am awestruck and delighted with photographer D. Picard’s groovy, graphic insightfulness in the “Easy Riders” shoot [ELLE Fashion, November 2017]. Each intense background cleverly coordinated with the updated ’70s ensembles. What an eye he has! It left me breathless and turning the pages for more and more. Thank you for a wonderful fallfashion issue. Josi Margesson, email
When I picked up the October issue of ELLE Canada, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of personal relevance the content had. I am a young adult living in the Vancouver area, and the article on Vancouver’s overpriced housing market [“Betting the Farm,” ELLE Money] gave me a dose of reality and reassurance, reminding me that although the present situation with housing here is not easy or ideal, it is not the end of the world. Rihanna explaining that she does things in her own time and to please herself [“Extra,” ELLE Celebrity] evoked a special fire in me. Finally, the piece on smiling depression [“The Shadow of Your Smile,” ELLE Psyche] resonated with me most. I experienced a similar situation last year, much to the surprise of my friends and family. I am proud that there are publications out there today that are not afraid to tackle real problems. Cloe Rowell, Vancouver
When I read the article on smiling depression [“The Shadow of Your Smile,” ELLE Psyche], I felt both angry and a kinship with the anonymous woman interviewed for the article. I was her before Instagram and most social media (although there was Facebook and Twitter). I had a great job, a fantastic husband and lots of friends and family. I pretended that I was happy when I was really suffering from PTSD and depression. There came a point in my life when I just didn’t have it in me. I had to leave my job and tell my friends, my husband and my family. It’s people like the woman interviewed and famous people coming out that can make a difference in the way we are treated, so that’s why I am angry she chose to hide her real name. Stop hiding behind your smile and start smiling at who you REALLY are. Darlene Smith, Halifax
The October issue is a cornucopia of splendid colours. “Warm Front” [ELLE Fashion] is so very beautiful. There was such an abundance of rich texture, and it was oh so wearable. These knits would be perfect for a walk on the beach or taking our little ferry to town. What a delight to welcome the colder days. Irene Hanson, Lasqueti Island, B.C.
@mrsorellana Ms. Julia R! There’s a vulnerability in this picture that’s just lovely. @bjarneljunggren You are the woman in my dreams. @sharifahnoralami So gorgeous...I love the lipstick colour.
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