I think Elle has sort of lacked in exiting shoots or choice of merchandise they've shown the past 6 months or so, maybe longer. I think it was better when Nina Garcia was still around. It seemed more edgy and dark, and now it just reminds me of US Vogue, more Uptown than Downtown,..lame IMO. Kate's personal style is super fierce though, her jewelry is spot on and she definitely thinspires me. I wish she would influence the direction of Elle more according to what she dresses like.