Meet Ella | Stylist | Sydney


1. Please introduce yourself: Name / Age / Occupation
Hola, my name is Ella Murphy. I am 26. I am a Fashion Stylist & Designer. I mother the brand NOR – Men’s and Women’s leather clothing.

2. Where are you from? (heritage and current city of residence)
I am an Aussie & Kiwi mish mash by blood. For the moment, I reside in Newport, Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

3. Describe your style…
I don’t like to be predictable. I dress for my mood. Pushing the boundaries is a must – why would you want to be boring?

4. Where do you shop? (online, at the markets, favourite stores)
I’m a hunter and a gatherer by nature. My anchorage is at the markets – clothes, local food, and everything in-between. World travels facilitate my antique jewelry and precious stone addiction. Vintage and recycle-wear boutiques consume me; Arcade Vintage in Newport Beach and Di Nuovo in Paddington, especially. Online shoes and sunnies trawling rounds me out.

5. What’s in your Itunes ‘recently added’ playlist?
I hone in on albums rather than fractal playlists – currently delving deep into Hanni El Khatib, The Growlers, and Foxygen ‘s 21st Century ambassadors of Peace & Magic. A solid daily hit of Rodriguez, The Black Keys, and Bob Marley is a must. Deciphering the mood is key.

6. What films genres are you into? What are your top 3 all time favorite films?
Entering unconventional intellectual states, finds my appreciation. Cultural, non-fiction and documentary films feed my obsessive inquisition. All timers: Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), Food Matters, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – of course Comedy (Jonny Depp) too!

7. What are you reading at the moment?
Book: Grapefruit by Yoko Ono
Mag: CR Fashion Book edited by Corinne Roitfeild
Staple: Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pritchard… my kind of bible!

8. Tell us about your hobbies…
I live and breathe a holistic whole foods lifestyle. Yoga, the sand and the sea, barefoot, it grounds me. Good food, raw food – sprouting, fermenting, dehydrating, I experiment daily. Spontaneous ventures. Travels off the beaten track. Mexico and my Spanish language. Friends always!

9. What’s your staple item (clothing)?
My rings – at least 10 at any given time, each signifying a magical journey.

10. Are you an accessories person? If so, what kind? Watches? Jewellery? Hats?
YES! Accessories resonate an individual’s personality, I believe. Antique, bold, eclectic Jewels and Hats sum me up. I don’t do watches; I am guided by my instinct.

11. How do you think your city/home has influenced your style?
My hair embodies all – defiant, indiscriminate, organic, al-natural. The ocean is the essence of my mind, body and soul.

12. What style advice have you inherited from your mum/dad?
One word. Quirky. Thanks Mum! x

13. Who are you following on instagram? (top 5)

Ella, thanks for stopping by CMHQ and sharing your style tips!

If you love Ella’s style and want to see more, follow her on instagram @ellamurphy_stylist


Look 1:
Shirt: Easton Pearson
Pants: Easton Pearson
Shoes: Adidas
Left Earring: Venice Jewellery
Right Earring: (stylists own, original Italian silver chilli for good luck)

Look 2:
Hat: Cancer Council
Bustier: Topshop
Shirt: Karla Spetic
Skirt: Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop
Shoes: Nike
Earrings: (as above)
Chokers: (Stylists own including Mexican healing stone from Mexico City)

Look 3:
Hat: FallenBrokenStreet
Sunnies: Vintage Raybans
Shirt: Scanlan and Theodore
Skirt: Homemade by Ella
Shoes: Chloe
Bag: Original Vintage Japanese Geisha Clutch