Australian-born Elyse Taylor is one of our most successful international model exports, having walked runways for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino, been a global face of Estee Lauder, and fronted a host of fashion campaigns and elite magazine covers.
We spoke to the mother-of-one about her health and fitness regime after this spectacular photo shoot for Sporteluxe by Sydney-based photographer Adam Flipp, stylist Samara Wilson and beauty by Annabel Barton, along with insights into Elyse’s own fascinating life and best advice for doing an amazing swimsuit selfie!
“I’ve lived in New York for the past 10 years, so it’s where I consider home now. I live there with my husband, beautiful daughter [Lila Louise] and our dog.”
“I really believe in the Blood Type Diet. I’ve tried everything and it’s the only thing that works for me.”
“I used to be able to just do anything at the gym to stay in shape, but after having Lila my body changed so I had to modify my work out to suit my new shape. Now it’s more about workouts that elongate and tone. I also love swimming as it’s low impact but has amazing results.”
“As they sang in Finding Nemo: just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”
“I amp up everything and am strict with my diet. I have to work harder now since having Lila to maintain my physique.”
“One of my close friends [holistic nutritionist] Vanessa Packer who founded modelFIT [a bespoke fitness studio in New York that offers individualised nutritional and exercise coaching]. She’s a health and fitness guru.”
“Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with my Mum. I think it would be really special to do together and create life long memories.”
“Lie on a beach and not move!”
“Had a baby. I now have incredible patience and it’s changed my perspective on what’s important in life.”
Yoga or Pilates? Pilates
Meditation or a run? Run
Coffee or juice? Coffee
Beach holiday: sunbed or SUP? Beach!
Trainers or heels? Trainers
Bikini or one-piece? Bikini
Drama or comedy? Comedy
Personal trainer or gym class? Trainer
Ear buds or headphones? Headphones
Party or DVD? DVD