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Model Diaries


By Lesley McKenzie

Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves is not only one-half of a Hollywood power couple, she’s also a fashion force to be reckoned with. With several major fashion campaigns under her belt, the Brazilian stunner also has her own successful handbag line, Muxo. When she’s not designing or taking care of her three children with her Oscar-winning husband, here’s how the model stays in shape. Her favorite workout: “Running after my three kids! But apart from that, I have been working out with Simone De La Rue (Body by Simone) and Gunnar Peterson.” On eating well: “I’m very balanced with my diet. I tend to stick to lean protein with vegetables, but I don’t restrict myself if I ever want to indulge in my favorite Brazilian dish. I cook most of my food, so I know what I’m putting into my body. I have more control that way! Right now, I am really into buffalo meat.” Guilty indulgences: “I cannot resist chocolate or chips and salsa if I see them. It’s like I get tunnel vision and nothing else is happening until I get it!” Her beauty routine: “I usually keep skin care pretty minimal. I typically use Cetaphil for cleansing and then Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil for hydrating. During the summer months, I’m a little more mindful of applying SPF, and in winter, I double up on lip balm.” Makeup bag must-haves: “Dior’s Diorshow Mascara and Addict Lip Glow.”


Any fashionista worth her weight in Louboutins is familiar with Brazilian model Izabel Goulart, who has starred in campaigns including H&M, MAC Cosmetics and Avon. Gracing covers of GQ Portugal and Vogue Brasil, this former Victoria’s Secret Angel is a strong believer in discipline and focus for obtaining results. Favorite workout: “I like mixing things up. I do kickboxing, Pilates, functional training and low weights. It’s more challenging for your body to do different types of exercise.” On staying fit on the road: “I focus on the results. It’s not just about looking good, it’s about being healthy and in touch with your body’s needs. I always pack the items I need to do a complete workout and set aside an hour to work out every day.” On diet: “I’ve learned how to eat healthier. I love cooking, so when I’m at home, my meals are always healthy and everything is homemade. I start my mornings with fresh fruit and vegetable juice. Between meals, I like to have a protein bar or shake.” Guilty indulgence: “I love bread! Any type, any time!”


Since landing her first modeling gig for Abercrombie & Fitch at age 16, Lily Aldridge quickly rocketed to model stardom, appearing in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Coach and J.Crew, to name a few. Having earned her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings, this catwalker also graced the cover of the 50th anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue alongside fellow long- legged beauty Chrissy Teigen. When she’s not jet-setting around the world for high-profile modeling gigs or designing her line for Velvet, the Los Angeles native is on the road with husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. Between trips to London this summer to shoot the Victoria’s Secret holiday campaign and supporting her rocker husband on tour, Aldridge has mastered the art of staying healthy, fit and beautiful on the go. Favorite workout: “Ballet Beautiful.” On staying fit on the road: “I Skype my trainer and we do it online together!” On diet: “I generally eat well-balanced, healthy food and try not to eat anything food.” Guilty indulgence: “Chocolate pudding from Barbuto in NYC.” Makeup bag must-have: “Vitamin E chapstick.” Her beauty routine: “I use a lighter moisturizer in the summer and a heavier one for winter.”

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