Meet our Muses: Ellie
What's something you're proud of?
I have a project called A Note of Hope. It's very much born from my passion for writing, and also for giving and sharing other people's voices and their stories. A Note of Hope focusses on sharing people who are living with long term illnesses or chronic health conditions, and their journeys and experiences. It's a very uplifting project, and one that I am very proud to have started - and hopefully give others hope!
When do you feel like you're shining the brightest?
I feel like I'm shining the brightest when I'm confident in the way I look. For a long time when I was unwell, I kind of lost every part of myself. But in recovery, I've been able to rediscover the joy of expressing myself through my fashion choices and jewellery and makeup. When I feel beautiful, I feel like I shine.
What's something you've learned to love about yourself?
I've definitely learnt to love my scars. Going through this illness I've had a lot of scars, both physically and emotionally. I think it's taken me some time, but I'm starting to realise that everything I've been through has shaped me into the person that I am today. I'm definitely learning to love my scars and see them as a symbol of my bravery and my strength.
What's your favourite piece of A&M jewellery?
My favourite piece has to be the Zodiac Necklace - I'm very proud to be a Leo! I think it's nice to have something personal to you, that you can incorporate into your everyday. It's like a little bit of Leo pride, wherever I go.
What's your favourite thing about your personality?
My favourite thing about my personality is my kindness. Going through everything I've been through, I've learned to realise just how important one small act of kindness can be in somebody's life, and how much it meant to me when I was at my lowest. So now that I'm doing better, I make sure that I always show kindness to everybody.