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Our Muse: Elyse Taylor

Meet Elyse Taylor, our current muse and face of our latest collection, Rolling Hideaway. A New York transplant, Australian model Elyse has been on our dream model list for some time now. We’ve always looked to her for her perfectly effortless style, followed her cheeky walks for Victoria’s Secret, and of course inspiration to not skip our chaturangas in yoga class.

Always on the go as a model and mother, Elyse carries herself with such ease and fun. Something we love about all our muses. Read on to get to know Elyse a bit better… like who inspires her and even what her favorite question is, because pizza.

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You’re the current face of Amuse Society (congrats, btw!) and have been the face of numerous other campaigns. How did you first get into modeling? What’s the best memory you have from your career to-date?

My girlfriend took me into her agency one day, and they ended up signing me on the spot. My best modeling memories, aside from shooting Amuse in Byron Bay (mean it), are probably my Vogue covers, or the many Victoria's Secret swim trips we used to do.

You are also a mother (to beautiful Lila). Any tips for other working and traveling mamas?

For traveling mothers without their babies, an amazing support team is most important! Also, always try to find balance, and sleep when you can!

You were just all over Sydney Fashion Week. For those of us not in the industry, share something that we might not know about Fashion Week in general.

It's as weird and as crazy as it looks.

Tell us one thing that people might be surprised to know about you.

I cry every single time I watch a movie on a plane. Without fail!

What is one question you wish people asked you in interviews?

About my favorite food, which is pizza.

What is your go to look for day? For night?

Jeans/shirt, clean and casual. For night, it depends what I'm doing, but usually a dress.

What is your favorite look from this Amuse campaign?

Obsessed with the Violet Romper in Wild Rose.

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What are you listening to right now?

5 different Pandora playlists, I don't even know anymore…

Who is your ultimate fashion muse?

Usually just my friends in the industry inspire me.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Amuse Society family?

It's honestly such a nice feeling, since prior to shooting I was already such a fan of Amuse and Byrdie (Mack, campaign photographer and Society girl). It was totally worth flying to Australia just for one day ;-)

Elyse

Rolling Hideaway

As the morning light creeps through the valley of the green rolling hills, the dewdrops glisten like twinkling lights. Waking up in a rustic collage tucked in the hills of the hinterlands, in need of a getaway, she has come here to escape the outside world. In the natural surroundings she can hear the sound of her own breath and feel the earth beneath her bare feet.

The landscape that surrounds her is a harmonious palette bringing a sense of peace and calmness. With the top and wind in her hair, she seeks adventure as she explores the open roads. Cruising through the orchard lined gravel path, smells of a sea salt fill the air as she sees glimpses of the ocean through the trees.

With the sun warming her skin, she follows the sound of waves crashing until her toes meet the sparkling coastline. Looking out in front of her, she closes her eyes and exhales…she has found her paradise.

See the full lookbook and shop Rolling Hideaway, here.

Video Directed & Edited by Stefan José | Music: “Waiting” by Marz Ferrer

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Janis One Piece

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Casual Friday Chambray Woven Top

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Palisade Towel

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Maggie Woven Top + Riya Pant

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Austin Dress

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Meadoh Triangle Top + Averi Teensy Bottom

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Hayes Woven Cami Top + Kenzie Short

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Violet Romper

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Senora Knit Tee + Iconic Muse Short

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Photographer: Brydie Mack | Model: Elyse Taylor | Hair + Make-Up: Ashlea Penfold

A Look Behind The Collection: Summer '17

Our summer collection is always a dream to shoot. There’s this extra special feeling about it…the transition of the seasons, the use of new colors and prints both vibrant and sun faded, and new styles and cuts that gently reintroduce bare skin to the golden sun. It’s a feeling of being refreshed and recharged.

Enter our muse, Alena Blohm, the epitome of a golden girl with her sun kissed skin and windswept hair. Alena seemed to be right at home as we skipped from one private beach to another. The day was beautiful and the water was unusually crystal clear. There was love in the air as Alena was being photographed by her boyfriend, Bryce Thompson. The two were in a world of their own when the camera was on, creating perfect moments in their shots.

The collection came to life as the day went on. Golden prints were played up by the sun, while faded hues looked dreamy on tan skin, and crisp whites looked fresh against the gleaming ocean background. An effortless style approach helped carry our muse throughout the day...hints of gold brought brightness to Alena's dewey skin and salty blonde hair, and a charming touch on some of the looks was a black ribbon holding Alena’s perfectly disheveled ponytail.

We ended the shoot moments before sunset, with just enough time to cheers with a glass of rosé. It was such a good day where everything came together effortlessly…location, direction, model, photgrapher, hair and makeup artist, and the Amuse team. We were very excited to share this new collection with you!

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Photography by Stefanie Vinsel

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