Age is indeed nothing but a number, especially if you’re 56-year-old Elle Macpherson. The Australian former supermodel took to Instagram over the weekend showing off a bikini from recycled swimwear brand, Abysse.
Known throughout her career as “The Body,” Macpherson aimed to highlight the woman-owned Abysse.
“I’m surrounded by wonderfully talented [and] creative women founders in business,” Macpherson wrote in her Instagram Story. “This little company @abysseofficial makes recycled swim wear — I love this mother daughter business – check them out. They’re one of my favorite.”
But the Internet was more impressed with Macpherson herself. She looked every bit runway ready.
Macpherson credits her predominantly plant-based alkaline diet for much of her health.
“I’d always been interested in wellness… And when I had children, I was watching my body evolve and I wanted to learn more about how to support it through all the different phases of my life,” she recently explained to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley during a podcast interview.
Macpherson began working with a doctor who put her on a daily green powder regimen. It would become the inspiration for her Welleco brand and the Super Elixir powder.
The Australian says she also meditates for 15 minutes a day, and spends quality time outdoors.
“I try to lie outside for 20 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the afternoon,” she told New Beauty in 2018. “I close my eyes and raise my face to the sun so that the pineal gland in the front of my head is toward the sun. That just works wonders for your immune system.”
Abysse was created by Tahiti-born model Hanalei Reponty. Growing up on an island, Reponty spent a lot of time in the water, which sparked her interest in creating the line.
“I wanted to create something I really believe in and do something cool for girls who want to spend time in the water,” she told Vogue in 2015. The company uses high-quality environmentally friendly fabrics, including 100 percent Japanese limestone neoprene and recycled Italian textiles.