Today Virgin Blue launched their new airline uniforms at Westfield in Sydney, and aside from checking out what’s in store for pilot and flight attendant fashion (we’ll leave all that to Fab) we also got to hear from guest model Elle “The Captain” Macpherson. After the Aussie supermodel strutted her stuff down the runway, she chatted with GQ Australia editor Nick Smith and talked about her friend (and Virgin entrepreneur) Richard Branson as well as why she loves coming back to Australia. She even got teary talking about her father, who’s currently unwell. She said:
On Richard Branson: “Richard wanted to be here today. He had a skiing accident and has just had an operation on his knee . . . I have so much respect for Richard because he captains his ship with integrity and with a sense of humour, and I really look up to him.”
On coming back to Australia: “It’s wonderful to be home. I miss my family. Actually I’m gonna get a bit emotional. I’m really happy to be back and to see them, particularly my dad, who’s unwell.”
Skip over to Fab to see more Elle in action!