I'm sure you've noticed the stunning photos of Elodie Tour across our Solid Gold Collection Campaign! Smart, kind and incredibly personable, Elodie simply makes you feel like old friends even if you’ve only just met! From getting multiple piercings with us at the boutique and attending our Solid Gold Collection Launch Event, we can't wait for you to learn more about Elodie's journey to modelling and her perspective on the ever changing industry.
How did you get started in the modelling industry and was it something you always wanted to do?
Growing up the people around me would always encourage me to try modelling as I was always quite tall from a young age. It was never really something I’d expect myself to get into because I was not as confident in myself compared to how I am now. But I am super glad I tried ! How I actually began is nothing crazy, there was an open day at my agency that I couldn’t attend so I emailed them some headshots, my height and things went on from there!
Did you ever pursue any other career pathways after finishing school?
When I started modelling I was still in high school. I was in 11th grade! During that time it was challenging because I didn't have my full drivers license so my parents would have to take time off work to drop me off and pick me up from photo shoots. I also still had to keep my attendance up at school, but once I graduated it was a lot easier as I could get around myself. I recently completed my Certificate III in Pathology Collection which was cool, but once I finished my placement and started working in the industry I realized that I wasn’t enjoying that pathway as much as I thought I would.
Balancing work to everyday life for me is actually really easy because I absolutely love my job. I always make sure to take some time for self care, this often looks like face masks and making some new necklaces for my friends.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A working day usually looks like waking up SUPER DUPER early so I can wash my hair and prepare myself. And then leaving home 2-3 hours before my job starts because I am ridiculously paranoid about being late to work. Then once the day is over I drive back home, eat, shower and hit the hay!
A non-working day - sleeping in, watching a movie, doing some crafts, just chilling out and eating good food.
What does representation in the modelling industry mean to you?
Representation is so incredibly important in the modelling industry. I remember from a young age all I wanted was white skin, straight blonde hair and to be skinny. How crazy ! But as I got older I was exposed to other kinds of beauty in the modelling industry and realized that beauty isn’t just one type of look.
Being a woman of colour, how have you found your experience in the media and fashion industry?
My parents and extended family were born in Mauritius but I was born in NSW, Australia. Being a woman of colour and a model has honestly been great. I feel so proud when my little cousins get to see models that look like us in shop windows, websites and magazines. I’ve never really had any issues myself regarding discrimination based off my appearance, but I do hear of some very unfortunate mistreatment towards people of colour. We have such a long way to come in terms of representation, we are slowly getting there! And it’s just awesome to see the multicultural models on S-kin Studios’ campaigns!
Are there any people in fashion or media that really inspire you?
Olivia Jonasz - she is one of my best friends in the industry. Not only is she mega stylish and insanely talented but she is so ambitious and hardworking. She inspires me to work hard for what I want.
Stephanie Cammarano - she’s a Melbourne based photographer who I look up to so much. She is one of the most talented photographers I know. She has a way of making everyone on set feel loved and safe which I think is very important.
Zendaya - because she is a QUEEN. Her style, attitude, everything about her.
Are there any goals or aspirations you are working towards at the moment?
My goals for the year are to be a happy, healthy and successful girl. However that may look to me.
What is something that brings you great joy every day?
My family, friends, my job and sunshine.
Favourite place to dine in Melbourne?
Oooo, this is a tricky one! But definitely Yakimono! I’ve only been there once but I absolutely loved it and have dreams about it. It’s a funky fusion Japanese restaurant and the vibes are just ~chefs kiss~ !
You can find Elodie on Instagram @elodie.tour