Getting To Know Our Ultimate Style Crush, Sarah Ellen

We found out what makes the model, blogger and Westfield ambassador tick.

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Even if you don’t remember Sarah Ellen’s name, you’ve probably seen her before. Whether it’s from the eyebrow dance YouTube viral video in 2011, as Madison on Neighbours, in a Bonds ad or in MBFW best-dressed galleries, chances are you remember her face. And what a face it is — one that’s helped her amass more than 900,000 followers on Instagram. Combine her stunning looks with her effortlessly cool style choices and great eye for curating content and it’s no surprise she’s become a bonafide Aussie IT girl.

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These days, the 20-year-old has many titles to her name: Model, influencer, Westfield ambassador and Creative Director of her blog, Perks Of Her. We’d like to add one more to that list: trendsetter. Whether it’s baker boy caps or high-waisted mom jeans, Sarah Ellen is one of those cool girls who can make us want to buy anything. That’s why we wanted to sit down with her to find out what makes her tick (and get the scoop on her current fashion faves). Read on to find out more about our ultimate style crush, Sarah Ellen.

Ice Breakers

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Born and raised: Sydneysider!

Currently living: Between LA and Bondi, but you’ll never catch me in one place for too long.

Personal motto: Everything happens for a reason

Success is: Subjective

Advice I would give my 15-year-old self: Don’t forget to stop to smell the roses

People are surprised that I: Can ride a unicycle. Really

The biggest risk I’ve taken that actually paid off: Accepting that I could never live a conventional life

I’m most proud of: My friends who are following their dreams

My most used emoji is: The pink sparkling heart

IRL

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Wake up time: 8 am

Morning ritual: Analysing my dreams from the night before. Drinking a Soy cap with honey. And writing my to-do list for the day

Healthy snack that’s $$$ but worth it: Poke!

Last thing I do before bed: Think about what I’d like to dream about…

Guilty pleasure: Binge-watching a Netflix series! I’m currently watching Girl Boss

3 things vital to my day: Coffee, 5 minutes of meditation and a phone call with a friend!

Cafe: Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore

Juice: Anything green with pineapple!

Coffee: Soy cap with honey

Website I check religiously: Business Of Fashion (bof.com)

Favourite place to sweat: Fitness Culture, Bondi

Wardrobe

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Bra:  Anything lace

Pants: Mom jeans!

Shoes: White sneakers

Sunglasses: Black, cat eye

Watch: Bracelets!

Store: Barneys, New York

New season must-have: The new Tiffany & Co Hardwear Collection

Culture and tech

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App: Pandora Radio

Binge watch: Girl Boss! It’s almost too good.

Instagram stalk: @zendaya.Need to keep updated with her phenomenal red carpet looks

Album I’m currently streaming.. Okay.. I never thought I’d say this but Harry Styles’ new album has been on repeat!

Where can we e-stalk you?!

Website: perksofher.com – check it!

Instagram: @sarahellen

Facebook: facebook.com/officialsarahellen

Snap: sarahellensnaps

Just for fun

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The three shops I can’t go past without walking in when I go to Westfield are… Gucci! Harry Hartog Bookseller (a book store), and Topshop!

If I was an animal, I’d be… A bird. Oh it would be fantastic to fly!

Go-to karaoke song… Hmm. Hard one! Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen!

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Emma Norris
A true believer in balance, Emma is just as passionate about pizza as she is about pull-ups. When she’s not writing, she loves strength training, visiting new cafes and trying out new fitness classes. Having lived in Ireland and Canada, Emma was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. She loves nothing more than visiting new destinations and experiencing different cultures. Emma grew up (and currently lives) near the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she’s near a body of water. She started her career in magazines and has recently made the exciting transition to the digital world.