The model, entrepreneur, breast cancer activist, and television host of NBC's Fashion Star lets us peek inside her beach bag.
With a record five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers, Elle Macpherson has a name that's synonymous with sexy swimwear. But even before the lights and cameras, Elle was
a beach lover. "I grew up in Australia, so it's in my DNA," she says.
Elle has added entrepreneur (she designs a lingerie line), breast cancer activist and television host of NBC's Fashion Star to her résumé, keeping the mom of two busy. But when she has a chance to get away, you'll find her back in uniform, hanging ten on a beach in the land Down Under. "I love to surf," she says. "One of my favorite memories is surfing longboard with dolphins at Byron Bay while the sun was setting on New Year's Eve."
"This bag is so brilliant. I bought two!"
Buy it: Michael Kors Santorini Bag, $595, select Michael Kors Collection stores; 866/709-5677
"My Blackberry allows me to keep in touch whilst being on the road."
Buy it: Blackberry Bold 9930, $510; verizonwireless.com
"She [Melissa Odabash] understands my body and style. "
Buy it: Melissa Odabash Miami Bikini, $186; melissaodabash.com
"Sun is my guilty pleasure! But always with skin protection and never for too long."
Buy it: Invisible Zinc Sports Clip-On 4HR Water Resistant SPF 30+, $20; invisiblezinc.com
"Beads and more beads around my neck and wrist. Luis Morais has made my beads for years and I love them."
Buy it: Sandalwood Mala Necklace with Tahitian Pearls and Diamonds, price available upon request; luismorais.com
"Everything from Sade to JayZ. I steal my son's playlist."
Buy it: Diamond Life, Sade, $7; amazon.com.
"Tkees makes flip-flops in every color. I like the brown leather or gold for evenings. "
Buy it: TKEES Flip-Flops in Pink Citrus, $48; singer22.com
"Sometimes I just prefer to wear boys' surf shorts rather than girls'. Old surfing habits die hard!"
Buy it: Billabong Striker Boardshort in Mint, $65; billabong.com
"I can't live without my cowboy hat."
Buy it: Melissa Odabash Elle Woven Cowboy Hat, $142; melissaodabash.com