Exclusive Interview: Elyse Taylor for Diva Accessories

| 29 September , 2010 | Reply

Elyse Taylor has been announced as the new face of Aussie Accessories brand Diva for their Spring/Summer 2010 Collections and I am showing you exclusive campaign images, a behind the scenes video as well as an exclusive interview just for us with Elyse.  Am so excited!

For the campaign, Elyse was photographed by Georges Antoni and styled by Claudia Navone (Fashion Editor, Harper’s Bazaar Australia) in five different studio settings.  Brett Blundy of diva accessories said about getting Elyse on board:

“We are thrilled to have globally recognised model, Elyse Taylor represent diva for our Summer 2010-11 campaign. Elyse was an obvious choice for diva as she embodies the diva philosophy of being young, fun and glamorous.”

“We believe Elyse\’s profile will compliment the direction diva has taken as a world class accessories brand and leader in fashion retail and will further enhance our brand internationally. We look forward to working with Elyse as the brand continues to grow as the world\’s leading destination for on trend accessories.”

Diva\’s Summer 2010-11 collection is a tropical paradise of colour and vibrant inspiration – bringing candy tones and luscious colours to our outfits this summer. You can choose from cocktail rings, bangles and necklaces, that are bursting with colour and fun, and as Claudia highlights in the video below, stack them on!!

So, onto our interview with Elyse:

Sassi Sam: Congratulations Elyse on your partnership with Diva. How did this partnership come about? What do you love about Diva?

Elyse Taylor: My agency represents Alex Perry and I love Alex and have walked in a lot of his shows so I was very excited when they thought of me for the new diva campaign. I love the individual designs and eclectic nature of the range; you can wear the pieces with anything.

Sassi: Do you have any favourite pieces/or favourite collection from the current Diva collections?

ET: I am loving the Flirty Florals range which is in store at the moment but I am even more excited for the Summer 2010-11 collection. I can\’t wait for it to hit the diva stores for everyone to see! The colours are amazing and so great for Summer.

Sassi: What\’s your favourite accessory look at the moment?

ET: Once statement piece worn with a short symmetrical dress. I don\’t over accessorise but the right piece can really set off your outfit.

Sassi: Do you have any accessory tips for the current season you\’re loving?

ET: Keep it simple, layering when it works and clumps of different looking bangles.

Sassi: You\’re currently living in New York, what do you love about living in New York?

ET: I love the creative spirit of NY, everyone is driven and really interesting. There is also a lot of choices, you can get anything and everything at anytime.

Sassi: Do you have three must go to places that you would take your Aussie visitors to in New York?

ET: My loft apartment in The Village which I love, The Beatrice Inn for the novelty factor and Barney\’s for the shopping – it offers everything.

Sassi: What do you miss about home?

ET: The blue skies, the friendly people and the freedom to do spontaneous things like swim at the beach.

Sassi: When you\’re not working, what do you love to do?

ET: Hang out with my boyfriend, listen to music and watch old movies.

Sassi: If you weren\’t modelling, what would you be doing?

ET: Gosh I hate to think, I have been doing this for so long now but really probably studying at university.

Sassi: Which models do you look up to and inspire you?

ET: Erin Wasson because of her individualistic approach to life and personal style and Daria because she has remained at the top for such a long time.

Sassi: Would you rather hit the beach or curl up on the sofa and watch a dvd?

ET: Definitely hit the beach unless I had been working non stop.

Sassi: How do you keep in shape and maintain a balance in your life?

ET: I go to the gym when I can, drink in moderation and try and eat an abundance of whole food.

Sassi: What is the one food you can never resist?

ET: Pizza and mash potatoes with gravy.

Sassi: Who is your dream designer and photographer you would love to work with?

ET: A combination of Helmut Lang and Steven Meisel.

Sassi: What beauty products would we find in your handbag?

ET: A lot of SK-11 product, Lucas papaw ointment and a Stiller concealer.

Sassi: What beauty products do you splurge on, and which do you scrimp on?

ET: I always splurge on a good cleanser, toner and night cream. Looking after my skin is important and I don\’t really wear much make-up when I am not working.

Sassi: Favourite place to visit in the world and why?

ET: The Bahamas because it so culturally different from Australia, London because of its architecture and history and Mexico because of its adventure factor.

Thanks for your time Elyse … Isn’t she just divine?

You can check out my exclusive Behind the Scenes Video with Elyse and Claudia Navone:

The new Summer 2010.11 Collections are dropping in-stores now across the country or you can visit their website for further information: www.diva.net.au.

Please do not copy and paste the entire interview elsewhere, please link back to this original post, thank you!

Courtesy of Diva

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