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.
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.
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
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!
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
Bra: Anything lace
Pants: Mom jeans!
Shoes: White sneakers
Sunglasses: Black, cat eye
Store: Barneys, New York
New season must-have: The new Tiffany & Co Hardwear Collection
Culture and tech
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!
Just for fun
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!