Supermodel fashion and beauty secrets
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Never go to sleep with makeup on. I keep a pack of makeup wipes on my nightstand with night repair cream and a vitamin water. That way, I can clean my face in bed if I’m too tired to head to the bathroom. I learnt this from watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians when Kim was getting on her little sisters’ case for their reckless beauty regimens.
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Who is your beauty icon and why?
They tend to change as fashion changes. Right now, I’m obsessed with Sharam Diniz, a fellow black model who’s killing it. If you watch her SnapChat you see her getting facials or ready for the red carpet, and she’s so cute! Her skin and hair game is always strong.
What are your summer travel essentials?
Because I have really dry skin, I always keep moisturiser on me. And I can’t live without a good bronzer or my vitamin water to rejuvenate my skin and give it a dewy finish.
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When do you feel sexiest?
When I’m in complete control. For example, as a culinary student, I feel sexy when I’m in my kitchen expressing myself through food and watching someone enjoy my creation.
Describe your signature style?
I wear lots of black and play with different textures. I really enjoy an effortless look and never want to seem as if I’m trying too hard, so I’ll generally just have one statement piece, like a shoe or a bag.
What is your go-to look for… a glamorous event?
For a big event, I’ll use a stylist or call one of my designer friends and we’ll build a look together.
… A night of dancing?
I would wear something that complements my shape that’s also easy to move and dance in. So maybe skinny or boyfriend jeans with a crop top and Dr Martens.
… A date?
Once a month, my fiancé and I will have a dress-up date night just to mix it up. Long-term couples tend to become content, so we try to avoid that by having a fancy night out. I’ll wear a nice dress and a beautiful heel and do full hair and makeup. We like to do this to just remind one another that we are sexy and that we’re not only doing this for ourselves, but for each other.
… A relaxed weekend?
On a chilled weekend, I’ll rock yoga pants, a T-shirt and slippers.