Get to know Elite girl Ellie Leith as we pin her as one to watch after travelling the world and shooting for mammoth brands All Saints and Urban Outfitters.
Jumper by MAISON SCOTCH
How were you scouted?
I was scouted by Jakub at Latitude festival last summer. I signed with Elite London and Jakub the photographer of this shoot is my mother agent. He looks out for me like a big brother!
You’ve walked at LFW, where might people have seen you before?
So far I’ve also done shoots for All Saints, Hunger Magazine and Urban Outfitters.
What’s been your highlight as a model so far?
Working with passionate and interesting people is definitely the biggest highlight. Also, I have been able to travel and experience different cultures first hand, something I find fascinating.
Do you have a dream designer/photographer/brand you’d love to work with?
I love the work of Peter Lindbergh, he captures so much emotion beautifully in his work.
Did you want to be a model growing up?
I never even considered it until I was scouted! I was planning on studying anthropology at university once I finished sixth form.
Have you just finished your exams? Congrats if so! What have you done this summer?
Yes thank you. I loved sixth form but I’m so happy to have finished, I get my results very soon! So far I’ve gone on holiday with my family and then with friends. And I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Los Angeles, Miami and Buenos Aires for modelling!
You seem to have been travelling loads, where’s your favourite place in the world?
Despite travelling to so many places lately, my favourite place in the world is still London, I feel so at home there, it’s where I was born and live today.
Have you ever had any model mishaps?
I tripped on a wire at a casting once, funnily enough I didn’t get to walk for that designer!
Who’s your ultimate model pin-up?
It has to be a Karlie Kloss, I’m a huge fan of her philanthropic work, I hope to do the same in the future.
T-shirt and jeans by BEYOND RETRO and boots by UNDERGROUND
Top by YR STORE X TOPMAN and shorts by THIS IS A LOVE SONG
Jumper by MAISON SCOTCH and bra by LA PERLA
Top by YR STORE X TOPMAN
Dress by UNIF
Dress by SAMSOE SAMSOE and tights (worn as top) by WOLFORD
Photographer: Jakub Koziel
Stylist: Dasha Kova
Hair and Make Up: Patrizia Lio using BUMBLE & BUMBLE and BOBBI BROWN
Model: Ellie Leith @ Elite London