"I felt quite uncomfortable having to wait for people to choose me," WelleCo co-founder Elle Macpherson sits down with French photographer, illustrator and author Garance Doré to chat wellness, keeping herself motivated and why she started her own business.
When I think of a beautiful, healthy, happy body, I immediately think of Elle McPherson. Well, I’m not the only one. Isn’t she the one that got called “The Body” In the 90s? The highest moment of fame for models, she was the super of all supers. And immediately, she showed an incredible talent for understanding personal branding. Today the word is in everybody’s mouth, but at the time, it was quite revolutionary! She even trademarked her nickname!!!
A few years later, and Elle is still as stunning, and once again a pioneer with the Super Elixir she launched a few years ago, ahead of the wellness and supplements trends. I wanted to chat with her about health, beauty, and how to personally brand yourself while keeping your soul…
When a woman smiles, she’s more beautiful and that comes from the inside. When her skin is good, because she’s eating well, that comes from the inside and it shows. When you’re a person who is happy in your life and motivated and inspired, it really shows on the outside. You can put as much creme on as you want, but if you’re miserable, it’s not going to make you beautiful!
The Australian culture really encourages people to be healthy. Alternative medicine was something I was always very aware of. Even growing up, I was seeing an acupuncturist and a chiropractor. I understood we needed to look after our bodies in order to be well and it wasn’t about trying to fix it when it was sick but maintaining wellness and that’s part of my Australian DNA.
The PH balance in the body, if it’s balanced, it starts to work in an optimum way. It detoxes well, regenerates and restores well. All your systems, there are 11 of them, function at an optimum rate. But most of us can’t live a purely alkaline life, it’s quite difficult to eat a lot of greens. So our doctors developed this super product, which is THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens which has 45 ingredients. When you take them, the body responds almost immediately.
ELLE: I was a late bloomer in many ways. But in some ways I was mature too young because I was already working at 18, living by myself and managing the 80s in New York with all the sex, drugs and rock and roll.
GARANCE: How did you do that, by the way??
ELLE: I just did it all! Checked it all out!
I felt quite uncomfortable having to wait for people to choose me in order for me to have a career. You spend a lot of time waiting to be picked. I thought to myself, maybe I should generate my own business because that way I can keep myself motivated and make sure I have income, because it’s sporadic. I thought about how can I take responsibility for my future?