Ellen Alexander: Working your way up to the biggest fashion magazines

For anyone dreaming of cracking the fashion industry, Ellen Alexander is the one to look up to. Her signature look? Blonde waves and a bold red lip. Sounds familiar? Not surprising, she has graced the print and digital covers of some of your favorite publications. And she won’t stop there!

Having been a model since a young age, she has been the star of commercial shoots as well as on the cover of some of the biggest fashion publications in the world. Her success in the fashion industry seems worlds away from her childhood in a strict Russian family. Since her move away from her native country of Russia, she has worked all over the world, from London to New York.

As her fame soars, it’s important to stay authentic. The key to her success? Self-discipline. The best advice she has ever received, and the advice she would give to her younger self, would be to be more self-disciplined. Being a model involves having a grueling regime to make sure you look your best 24/7. She gives herself a hard workout, running across the desert, and eating healthily to ensure she looks amazing. This hard work has made her the face of women’s press and fashion publications such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire in her home country of Russia but also Stateside.

Her Instagram feed is filled with backstage photos of her favorite shoots – it’s real motivation for anyone ready to crack the industry! She has been seen wearing some of the world’s biggest names – think Versace and Guess but to name a few.

Her motivation is visible for all to see, she doesn’t stop working. Though her career has somewhat impacted her personal life, she sees herself as someone constantly in evolution, a work in progress. Why content yourself with what you have achieved? Dream bigger, aim higher. 

In such an extravagant industry such as fashion, it is easy to get carried away. Ellen stays natural and down to Earth, not letting her success take over. Outside of fashion shoots, you will see her in comfortable clothing, and not looking like she has come straight off the catwalk. Although she also loves the glamour and the opportunities that the fashion industry provides!

We can’t wait to see what campaigns she has next in store. She is the model to keep an eye on over the next few months!