Surf Stitch’s ‘The Lens’ Hangs Out With Elle Morris!

Our beauty Elouise recently sat down with the wonderful people at The Lens for a big catch up on her career, read on to learn about how she first got into the modelling game, get some insights to her healthy eating plans and fitness routines, and discover her incredible goals for the very near future…
Introducing Elle Morris. After first bursting onto the scene after stints in Bali, Los Angeles and Miami, the young Australian model ambassador has come along way since humble beginnings growing up in the peaceful town of Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Now with a huge and bright future infront of her, the world is truly becoming her oyster with opportunities springing up left, right and centre, all in the name of good times and good causes.elouise IMG_5683 copy 
Thanks for taking the time to catch up Elle. What have you been up to?
I have been quite busy, which is great. I’ve been spending a bit of time in Melbourne, and then coming up here to the Gold Coast. I’m living in Bondi at the moment which has been a lot of fun, so in my free time just been chilling at the beach now that its summer time again!You are originally from the country, where abouts in particular? Do you get back there often?
I’m originally from Avoca Beach. My mum now lives at McMasters Beach. I love living in Sydney, but it’s a very fast paced place, where as I am much more of a mellow person and prefer the easy going things in life.How did you first get into modelling?
Well I originally had no desire to be a model, but my mum kept bugging me and entering me in the Girlfriend model search comp which I originally I was like ‘no way I don’t want to do that!’ She always had faith in me and would say I’ve got a shot. Looking back I’m really glad she did because after that my agency called up and it was go from there!

Describe your style?
My style changes all the time. It’s quite relaxed, and I also make a lot of my own clothes. My dad does a lot of stuff with denim which has rubbed off, and my mum makes swimwear, which we are actually working on a range together at the moment. I love beachy clothes, denim, cons, boots and anything else that says ‘relaxed’.

Being a model, you obviously need to stay fit and have a great eating plan. Can you tell us some of your favourite dishes and any fitness routines?
I love food! It’s probably my favourite thing in life! I had the luxury of growing up on a farm, so I’ve always had a lot of home grown veggies, so I’m pretty crazy about that stuff. In saying that though, I’ll never deny myself a treat! Fitness-wise, I’m very much an outdoors person. I mainly go for bushwalks, mix it up with a bit of pilates, yoga and a few other things.

 

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Do you have a favourite meal?
Oh so many! I’m loving zuccinhi pasta at the moment, but mum’s cakes have also got to be up there!

If you weren’t a model, what else do you think you’d be doing?
I’d love to be doing something with animals, but my dream job would be acting, im really hoping to get more involved with that side of things and that’s hopefully my next avenue. I think I would have already been pushing really hard to get involved in that industry. I’d love to be the host of an animal talk show, or travelling around documenting my experiences. Somehing outdoors and with animals would be perfect!

You were recently the face of Model Co alongside a group of other Aussie models. Ca you tell us about this experience?
Yes, it was awesome! So it was a collaboration with ‘It’s Now Cool’ and we used a lot of different swimwear brands and the Model Co range. It was focusing on their tanning products, and I’ve always used the products so I was stoked to be apart of it. It was a great time and great experience. They are becoming much more affordable and continue to build their reputation. In the past they’ve used people like Elle McPherson, so I was stoked to be apart of the project.

Any Summer beauty secrets?
I love to be in the sun, so definetly wear sunscreen, keep hydrated, eat healthy and a nice balance of partying and down time. You’ve got to have fun though because when you smile it really comes through!

Do you have any favourite Australian labels that fill your wardrobe?
I’m never really too picky with anything actually, if I see something I like I’ll grab it, but I also have a bit of a fear with shops, which is a pretty strange phobea of mine. With Instagram I get gifted a few things which is great, and I also make a lot of my own stuff too which adds a bit of personal touch.

What would we find playing on your ipod?
Always Neil Young! I love Fleetwood Mac, Rufus, Flight Facilities, just a bit of a random mix, but I love all the old school music.

Do you have any trips coming up?
I should be in LA from January onwards for a few months, but I’d love to set up a bit of a base there and hoefully then pursue a bit more of my acting dream. So I’ll enjoy Summer here in Australia and then head over chasing the dream! I’ve worked over there before, so it will be good to head back! Perhaps even hit Coachella.

Apart from being infront of the camera, What else will we catch you getting up to?
I love spending a heap of free time with my rooster, his name is Red. I actually also love making my own ‘David Attonbrough style documentaries out in the bush. As long as I am outside I can keep entertained pretty easily! I have also been working on some childrens books, based in my little fairyland I had when I was a child, so stay tuned!

 

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Favourite place in Bondi?
I love to go to North bondi fish for a yum lunch, but BBQ’s at peoples houses are pretty damn good too! A few of my friends own some bars so we hang out a little bit there too.

You’ve also lived over in Bali, can you tell us how long you were over there and why you were there.
I hadn’t been there sine I was 16 and then I went on a holiday with mum just for 2 weeks and had no idea people were living and working there form all other countries! I all of a sudden though, wiat, I could do this! So I went back for a month on my own, and then a villa came up right nextr door to where we were staying and I just took it. I told my mum and she was like WHAT. Although it seems like a while ago, I will always remember it as having the best time, we were in Canguu and I also really can’t wait to get back there. I worked and met so many great friends there so it defiantly holds a special place in my heart. On the modelling side, we were always shooting in epic locations by the beach or in super nice villa’s which was amazing!

Be sure to stay tuned for more stories from Elle Morris, right here on The Lens!

Beauty Profile: Elouise Morris for ModelCo Cosmetics

Our wonderful Elouise Morris shines in the latest Summer 15 ModelCo Campaign so much so that ModelCo recently sat down with here to talk all things summer beauty….

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What are your tips for feeling comfortable in front of a camera?
I’ve always felt quite comfortable in front of the camera. I like to clown around on set which creates a good vibe with the crew and if everyone’s happy, then I’m happy which makes the shoot run smoothly and I get the job done!

What is your own go-to summer beauty regime?
Plenty of time at the beach – it’s good for the soul which comes out through your skin, tinted moisturiser, peachy blush, lip balm, sea salt spray for tousled hair.
ModelCo Tip: For the perfect peach cheek flush, try ModelCo CREME ROUGE Cheek & Lips which provides a sheer, buildable colour that can be used on both cheeks and lips.

Three beauty essentials you can’t leave home without?
Hydration spray! I can’t live without it because it refreshes your skin and leaves a luminous glow, A good lippy, which can brighten your face instantly and tinted moisturiser. I can top it up whenever and it looks as though I’m not wearing anything.
ModelCo Tip: Carry ModelCo REPLENISHING ROSE MIST facial mist in your beach/hand bag to keep skin hydration at the ready on these hot summer days.

What is your signature hairstyle?
I love texturised hair as mine is super straight, I usually spritz sea salt spray or dry shampoo to give it body and that sexy beach hair look!

When you’re not working, how do you like to unwind?
In summer, the beach, the ocean and sun are both so soothing, yoga/pilates, going for long walks beach or bush, cooking and hanging out with my pets.

Can you share any insider tips that you have picked up from makeup artists after all these hours spent sitting in the make up chair?
To prep and to prime the skin. I’m always learning new tricks and what products work best on my skin. Each makeup artist is totally different and I just take note of what they are doing so I can try to recreate my favourite looks.

What products are always in your makeup kit?
Hydration spray, primer, tinted moisturiser, concealer, blush/bronzer, mascara, earthy eye shadows, eyebrow gel and a good illuminator!

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Photographer: ITS NOW COOL
MUA: Ania Milczarczyk

Natalie Roser, Elouise Morris & Elyse Knowles
for ModelCo Summer 15 Campaign!

We are loving our 3 Chic beauties facing up the latest ModelCo Summer 15 Campaign.
Shot on Bondi our Natalie, Elouise & Elyse all look like the ultimate Australian beach beauties, we couldn’t be happier to watch this campaign come to life! 
Amazing work ladies!!

 Photographer: Josie Clough
Beauty: Ania Milczarczyk & Katrina Raftery

Oliver Grand:
Meet Elle Morris

Our incredible Elouise Morris shines in her latest shoot & interview with Oliver Grand!…

I am currently working on…
 writing and illustrating a few kids fantasy stories based on my childhood.
I knew I wanted to be a model when…
 my Mum entered me in a model search comp so I had no choice, haha. But I’m glad she did, I love my job!
My style
 is pretty simple and depends on my mood.
When I’m going to castings for jobs I am usually in jeans, a t-shirt and
boots. If I’m going out then I will wear something a little flirty.
Otherwise, I pretty much live in a bikini or my gym gear.
The 3 things I look for in a guy…
  are nice eyes, someone to make me laugh, and he must love animals!!!
The first think I notice about him…
  is always his
eyes. I do like a nice back and arms too. I’m pretty casual with my
style so I like guys that are laid back with their’s too.
Every man should own…
  a good pair jeans and an awesome t-shirt that I can I wear. Although I prefer them without!

The best first date…
  would have to be at the beach or
bush walking. I feel like you get to know the person more being out in
nature. Plus if I trip, I can fall into his arms and that leads into
kissing…
My biggest male celebrity crush…
  is Charlie Hunnam, aka Jax from Sons of Anarchy. Heath Ledger and Adrian Grenier are big ones too.
And female…  
Angelina Jolie and Margot Robbie.
I never thought I would…
 have a pet rooster as a best friend. I can’t help it he makes me laugh!
I don’t do dating apps
 I’m usually pretty forward when I meet people in person.
My Spotify
 line up consists of Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, always. I just saw Drake, so he’s on repeat at the moment too.
If I wasn’t modelling…
 I would be acting. Well, I’m
taking classes currently so that’s the next avenue. I like to do
impersonations and make people laugh, otherwise I would be working with
animals.