A few years ago I read an article in a magazine about a journalist who was given an assignment to live like Elle Macpherson for a month – including eating like Elle, exercising like Elle and enjoying countless beauty treatments. I don’t know why, but this idea stuck with me and I thought I wonder what it would be like to get into ‘Elle’ mode and would it make me healthier, more glamorous and more hip.
Well for starters, I’m only 5ft 2 and a bit chubbier than I’d like, so that part of being an Amazonian supermodel obviously isn’t going to work for me, but then looks aren’t everything are they, so what else could I do? Let’s take this step by step.
In the gym this week I decided to channel Elle, so joyfully working out at Zumba, exuding a Zen like aura during yoga and carefree jogging on the treadmill (in the absence of a sandy beach you understand).
Next, the kitchen. Now as you know, I have a new cold press juicer, so this is absolutely what Elle would have – fresh juices every day. I’ve also had lots of fish and vegetables. So far so good.
What about glamour? What would Elle wear? I think my silver office flats and combat pants do the trick nicely teamed with an oversized boho bag. I can tick that box then. Very hip.
Shopping. Does Elle go to the supermarket? Maybe not, but I floated round Sainsbury’s picking up coconut oil, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit and a very expensive piece of fish. I did gulp when the man on the fish counter said £9.29 but, Elle would buy good quality fish wouldn’t she?
Next beauty treatments. The best I can hope for here is a hairdo (booked!) and some DIY aromatherapy. I’m sure Elle would approve.
So does this work as a strategy for health, fitness and glamour? No idea, but I had fun doing it!