Q&A

Elle Macpherson

25.10.2016

She's always been known as 'The Body' and now supermodel Elle Macpherson is bringing it back with the launch of her new lingerie brand; Elle Macpherson Body. Strong and sexy with a free-spirted vibe, the collection is set to revolutionise your lingerie drawer. We caught up with the supermodel herself to talk about her new lingerie line, how to feel body confident, and her secrets to staying fit and healthy.

We love the campaign photoshoot with the skateboard! What was the idea behind it?

We wanted the campaign to convey a kind of Australian, uncontrived coolness which we have been striving to embody in the Elle Macpherson Body brand – and the skateboard is the perfect accompaniment to this feeling! We worked with my dear friend and mentor Gilles Bensimon to shoot the campaign – and he has captured the brand’s fresh, dynamic spirit perfectly.

We chose our model Kirsten Liljegren for her natural athletic body - a new type of sexy - and found when she put on the lingerie, she made it her own. She’s a great representation of an Elle Macpherson Body Woman – natural, athletic, with a sense of freedom ...she captures the essence of our brand.

"I’m keen to try anything and love to be active. I feel most at home outdoors and anything that involves being in open water works for me! Physical and spiritual wellbeing hold equal importance to me."

We're obsessed with the new collection. How would you describe it in three words?

Three words is a tall order, can I hyphenate?! I would say: dynamic-simplicity, uncontrived-cool and strong-sexy.

Every woman has a go-to everyday bra. If you could only wear one piece from your collection, what would it be?

I have to say, the bodysuit is my staple piece from the collection! It feels sporty yet sexy, and is so flattering. You can literally wear it with anything – under a sheer top, with cut-off jeans, or as a top in its own right!

We all know the power of wearing beautiful lingerie. How does your favourite set make you feel? And what are your top tips for feeling confident in lingerie?

I've always loved lingerie. Even when I was too young to need a bra I used to wear one and stuff it with tissues! There is so much choice when it comes to style and fit of lingerie that there’s something to suit all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a padded bra to add curves, like the Body Plunge Boost bra, or a style with racer back straps like the Dash Triangle bra to help balance the proportion wide shoulders, or a body, like the Edge bodysuit to smooth out lumps and bumps. The key is trial and error, finding out what works for you - and getting fitted for a bra by a professional!

Your nickname has always been, ‘The Body’. What are your secrets to staying so fit and heathy?

I'm keen to try anything and love to be active. I feel most at home outdoors and anything that involves being in open water works for me! Physical and spiritual wellbeing hold equal importance to me, so I’ll make sure I set aside 20-30 minutes in the morning to meditate, preparing myself for the day ahead.

I also take my WelleCo Super Elixir every day without fail- It's my multi vitamin and mineral with probiotics and is clean organic vegan has changed my life. I also take my nourishing protein powder. I believe in beauty from the inside out - start with good nutrition, and the rest will follow.

And lastly, what is the best piece advice you've been given?

The best advice was from my mother – drink water, water and more water! It will flush out your system and keep you hydrated. I add 2 teaspoons of the super elixir Alkalizing greens (also a multi vitamin and mineral in my Hydrator bottle in the mornings. I also love to swim in water (it helps fight water retention).

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Jessica Flexton

EDITOR

With a love for lingerie, an obsession with the beach and an eye for style, Figleaves Editor, Jessica Flexton, talks everything from the latest trends to new collections and exclusive features.