Gisele Bundchen used to drink sugary coffees for breakfast

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety …

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.

In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety attacks began to make her life “unbearable”.

As a young woman, Gisele would begin her day with a sugary iced mocha, and would have steak and fries for dinner, along with a bottle of wine and a packet of cigarettes.

“I felt like I reached rock bottom. It became so unbearable I couldn’t breathe, and I thought: ‘I gotta change.’ It wasn’t easy – I had the worst headaches ever because I was withdrawing,” she explained, noting that her body went into shock after nicotine and caffeine. “You have to replace bad habits with good habits. So, when I stopped having coffee, the mocha Frappuccino for breakfast and four cigarettes when I woke up in the morning, I started running.”

Gisele no longer relies on running to give her mental clarity, and instead, has discovered the benefits of meditation.

“I replaced bad habits with things that were supporting me, and I realised that every day I was feeling better,” the 39-year-old stated.

The mother-of-two, who is married to American football star Tom Brady, now embraces a holistic lifestyle, and starts her day at 5.30am to meditate, stretch, drink green juice, and workout.

“You can go and buy all the products you want, but if you are not nourishing your body by eating nutritious food, if you are not exercising and oxygenating your blood and doing things that bring you joy, you are not going to feel good, and if you don’t feel good you are not going to look good,” she insisted.

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Kendall Jenner thanks sisters and mother for helping her develop confidence

Kendall Jenner credits her famous sisters and mother Kris Jenner with helping her develop confidence.The 24-year-old model, who has been open about her struggle with anxiety, revealed during an interview with Vogue Australia that while her journey to s…

Kendall Jenner credits her famous sisters and mother Kris Jenner with helping her develop confidence.

The 24-year-old model, who has been open about her struggle with anxiety, revealed during an interview with Vogue Australia that while her journey to self-love hasn’t been easy, her sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, and younger sibling Kylie Jenner, have inspired her to be more confident.

“Growing up in a household of really independent and successful women has been key to developing my confidence,” Kendall explained. “I am so fortunate to have sisters who have gone through life ahead of me (and) I’ve also learned so much from my mom.”

The model said the unwavering support of her family has helped her to feel more self-assured, but noted that she still needs time to look after herself.

“I feel like I’ve been able to find a new perspective on confidence and a comfort being myself,” she shared. “I have also found that so as long as I take the time for self-love and self-care moments, confidence comes more naturally.”

Kendall confessed her perfect day off would be spent at home, probably in bed, and binge-watching her favourite TV shows.

“I think my ideal day would be spent in bed for the first half and then doing something low key with friends and family,” she said. “In my spare time, I love watching movies, reading and binging whatever TV shows I can.”

And while Kendall is used to travelling a lot for work, she’s shared that comfort is key when she’s flying long-haul.

“I like to keep it pretty simple. A nice pair of vintage jeans and either a tank top or white tee is my go-to! I’m also into monochrome sweats – it’s the best excuse to travel in PJs and still feel kind of stylish,” she added.

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Nicole Trunfio working on a book about pregnancy experiences

Nicole Trunfio is working on a book about her experiences with pregnancy. The Australian model and her musician husband Gary Clark Jr. announced in September that they are expecting another child, a sibling for their son Zion, five, and three-year-old…

Nicole Trunfio is working on a book about her experiences with pregnancy. 

The Australian model and her musician husband Gary Clark Jr. announced in September that they are expecting another child, a sibling for their son Zion, five, and three-year-old daughter Gia.

In December, Nicole took to Instagram to open up about the serious health issues, including an overactive thyroid, she has battled during her “difficult” third pregnancy, and in a new piece for Vogue Australia, revealed she is planning to share more details in an upcoming book.

“My first (pregnancy) was a breeze – I was working until about six months in, shooting lingerie campaigns, flying to promote a movie I’d just shot (for) the Toronto International Film Festival and then onto Dubai for a TV commercial,” the 33-year-old penned. “For my second (pregnancy), I chose to have a home birth which did not go smoothly, and I almost died. I’m working on a book about that whole experience at the moment.”

Elsewhere, Nicole explained how she’s taking a “different approach” while expecting her third child, and while she is staying active by chasing after her two children and maintaining her family’s Texas ranch, she isn’t going to the gym.

She also revealed that the whole Clark family have temporarily moved to be close to her medical team in preparation for the baby’s arrival.

“We’ve relocated to Los Angeles to deliver with our favourite (obstetrician) who makes everything feel easy and calm. Things have been busy – my husband just won three Grammys and I just launched my second business, (pregnancy clothing brand) Bumpsuit. I know what you’re thinking… it’s probably time we relax,” Nicole added.

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Kaia Gerber ‘liberated’ by her new Kurt Cobain-inspired haircut

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure t…

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.

The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure to keep her hair in a certain style to help her career.

“For so long, I felt this pressure to have the long, pretty hair that everyone expects you to have,” Gerber told Vogue Australia. “Then I asked myself who I was doing that for – I could cut my hair if I wanted to cut my hair. And I did.”

She added that her muse for the new look was late rocker Cobain, the lead singer of ’90s rock band Nirvana.

“I definitely feel more ‘me’. It gave me more individuality. It’s also just easier. I think every woman at least once in her life should feel the liberation of cutting her hair off. It felt very cleansing; it was actually a weight off my shoulders,” the daughter of famed supermodel Cindy Crawford explained.

Gerber debuted her new look on the runway during Milan Fashion Week, as she walked for designers including Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, and Prada.

The star insisted hairstylist Guido Palau work his magic on her locks and told him that if he didn’t cut her hair, she would just go to a regular hair salon.

“I asked her if she wanted to save it for a show or an editorial, and she said, ‘No, if you don’t do it, I’m just going to get it done around the corner.’ She had a very strong opinion about (what she wanted to do),” Palau told the magazine.

And Gerber teased the possibility of more transformative looks in the future.

“Every time I see Guido, I ask him to cut it more, just a little bit. It’s so freeing and I love having it off my shoulders,” she gushed.

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Elie Saab thrilled to be outfitting longtime clients’ grandchildren

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningw…

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.

The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningwear, which featured luxury detailing in the form of pearls, silk and crystals. 

Saab counts Beyonce, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie among his A-list clientele, but he has now shared that his other dedicated customers are just as important.

“I started with the grandmother, with (the mother) and now with the granddaughter… I remember how when I was 14 years old, I used to make the grandmother’s dress, after that (the mother’s) and now the granddaughter’s. That’s real legacy, and it impresses me a lot,” he commented in an interview for Vogue Australia. “(Now, the Elie Saab women) are young girls, really young girls-and it surprises me a lot-the ability of young girls to love haute couture and who like to look really exceptional.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Saab noted that he finds it interesting that his gowns never look the same on two different women, and he always seeks to find the right “balance” between utilising embellishment and embroidery, and allowing the wearer to shine.

“It is a very feminine style, it’s a style that’s balanced. (We achieve) the right balance because it’s not obvious that we make dresses with enough embroidery and enough work to not to disturb the eye,” the 55-year-old stated. “It’s not too flashy.”

Saab also insisted that he doesn’t have a muse and takes inspiration from many sources, though did note that he greatly admires Halle Berry, who famously wore one of his gowns to collect an Oscar in 2002, as well as the always sophisticated Queen Rania of Jordan.

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Elle Macpherson learned to embrace her ‘uniqueness’ early in career

Elle Macpherson quickly learned to love her “uniqueness” when she first started modelling.The Australian model, who was nicknamed The Body, has revealed in an interview for the August 2019 issue of Vogue Australia that when she first started her fashio…

Elle Macpherson quickly learned to love her “uniqueness” when she first started modelling.

The Australian model, who was nicknamed The Body, has revealed in an interview for the August 2019 issue of Vogue Australia that when she first started her fashion career, she was shy about her long and lean figure.

“I realised early on that I was never going to have the waif-thin fashion body,” she told the publication. “I was six-foot tall, 36 hips, 36 bust and broad shoulders from swimming all my life. I just needed to embrace my uniqueness.”

Elle posed with her two sons, Flynn, 21, and Cy, 16 – who she shares with ex-husband Arpad Busson – for the cover of the magazine, and it marked the first time that she had done a public family photoshoot.

“We’ve been asked for years,” the 55-year-old said. “We kept the children out of the public eye. It was a decision that their dad and I made. We didn’t think it necessary for them to be recognisable in public.”

As the founder of health supplement WelleCo Super Elixir, and her lingerie line Elle Macpherson Intimates, Elle also insisted it was her “willingness to learn” that has made her a successful businesswoman.

“Appreciation for where you’ve been and how far you’ve come is important. That’s something I’ve come to learn in later life, the importance of taking time to remind yourself of what you have achieved,” she shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Elle discussed her passion for wellness and health, and confessed that she wished she’d been told when she was younger how important it is to “nourish yourself”.

“Not just (with) food, but the people you surround yourself with, the books you read and the love you have, is what determines the quality of your life,” the blonde beauty gushed.

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Billie Eilish’s wardrobe choices inform her ‘whole personality’

Billie Eilish can have an entirely “different personality” depending on what she is wearing.The singer-songwriter is quickly cementing her status as one to watch in the music industry, winning acclaim for hits like Bad Guy, Bury a Friend and When the P…

Billie Eilish can have an entirely “different personality” depending on what she is wearing.

The singer-songwriter is quickly cementing her status as one to watch in the music industry, winning acclaim for hits like Bad Guy, Bury a Friend and When the Party’s Over.

Billie, who is nearly always seen in streetwear, sneakers and chunky jewellery, is making a name for herself in fashion circles too – and has now shared that her wardrobe is very important to her.

“Oh my God, dude. That’s the first thing that matters in every day of my life,” she told Vogue Australia of selecting outfits. “Everywhere I go, everything I do. Everything. It’s the first thing that I think about that I barely even think about it. It’s my whole identity. My whole personality is based off my clothes and what I’m wearing that day. I’ll have a different personality for a different outfit sometimes. If I’m wearing something I don’t feel comfortable in I will turn into a totally different persona that I hate.”

Recently, Billie also explained in a new advertisement for Calvin Klein that she has made a conscious decision to sport baggy clothes because it is a way of protecting herself from critical comments about her figure or sexualisation.

And while the rising star may be embarking on a tour of North America, she remains adamant that there is no better place in the world than her bedroom.

“My room is like my little palace,” the 17-year-old added. “But my room is the thing in my life that’s changed the most over time. I change my mind a lot … my room has been 20 different rooms over the years.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘Fad diets aren’t for me’

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t buy into fad diets.As a model, the 32-year-old works hard to maintain her slim figure and flawless complexion.But in a new chat with Vogue Australia, Rosie admitted that there’s no shortcuts when it comes to looking go…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t buy into fad diets.

As a model, the 32-year-old works hard to maintain her slim figure and flawless complexion.

But in a new chat with Vogue Australia, Rosie admitted that there’s no shortcuts when it comes to looking good.

“I am a big fan of Elle Macpherson’s WelleCo powder I think that’s great, great for throwing in smoothies or you know just mixing in with some water in the morning,” she told the fashion glossy. “I’m not really one for like fad diets or restricting myself but eating well, drinking lots of fluid and then great make-up products – lots of facials and great make-up!”

When it comes to the products she uses in her beauty routine, the British beauty, who’s mum to son Jack with her fiance Jason Statham, likes to keep it clean.

Mineral make-up is one of her favourite formulas, which is why she chose to team up with bareMinerals.

“One of the reasons I love working with bareMinerals is because it’s clean and that really is great for me, in my personal life,” the blonde beauty explained. “When I’m doing my own make-up I lean more towards non-comedogenic products, that really, really helps me with my skin and stripping out any skin or beauty products that have pore-clogging qualities to them or ingredients – I see a big difference when I do that.”

As for her most important beauty rule, Rosie doesn’t leave the house without SPF on.

“With my children, that’s going to be something that I like lather on them. Being British, anytime the sun comes out you’re going to bake yourself in it,” she laughed. “I just think that’s the one piece of advice I hear time and time again from skin experts is the importance of wearing SPF.”

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Pierpaolo Piccioli wants designers to use their voices for good

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s designs go deeper than just fashion as he likes his work to reflect his own ideals.The Valentino head, who has been helming the brand solo since his former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri departed for Dior in 2016, has become known for…

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s designs go deeper than just fashion as he likes his work to reflect his own ideals.

The Valentino head, who has been helming the brand solo since his former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri departed for Dior in 2016, has become known for his jaw-dropping evening gowns.

But more than merely create pretty silhouettes, Piccioli lets his emotions and views boldly shine through his clothes.

“It’s important today, if you are in fashion, if you have a voice, hopefully a loud voice, not to talk bulls**t,” he said to Vogue Australia. “To be very aware that you can use your voice for something that is not only about clothes, but the values you can deliver through your clothes.

“Fashion is about identity. You have to talk about your own values, talk about your own aesthetic. If you’re not moved by what you’re doing, then you’re doing it to please someone else. It’s not authentic and you’ll never touch emotions. All of us are looking for emotions, for dreams, for something human. You want to feel the humanity behind the clothes… you want to feel the soul.”

As well as his Valentino responsibilities, the Italian designer recently sat on the board for the inaugural Fashion Trust Arabia, an initiative aiming to raise the standards and profiles of emerging design talent in the Middle East and North Africa region.

And mentoring is something Piccioli relishes.

“They (the finalists) need people to give them good advice,” the fashion star mused. “They don’t have to follow it, but everyone deserves the opportunity to (access) it. I want to see these designers keep their identity while facing the world.”

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Natalie Portman’s work with Dior has inspired her to wear red lipstick

Natalie Portman’s partnership with Christian Dior has inspired her to wear red lipstick more.The Black Swan actress signed on to be a brand ambassador for the French luxury brand back in 2010 and has since fronted campaigns for fragrance and beauty pro…

Natalie Portman’s partnership with Christian Dior has inspired her to wear red lipstick more.

The Black Swan actress signed on to be a brand ambassador for the French luxury brand back in 2010 and has since fronted campaigns for fragrance and beauty products.

Natalie has built up a strong relationship with artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who became the first woman to lead the business when she was appointed in 2016, and explained in a new interview with Vogue Australia that she appreciates the empowering messages the Italian designer conveys.

“I almost cried when I saw (Maria) putting flats down the couture runway. I was like: ‘Yes!'” she recalled to the publication. “She’s amazing and it’s been really fun – it’s also made me wear red lipstick a lot more in my real life. I don’t normally wear make-up but whenever I’m feeling bold, like I want to go in and get things done, I put on red lipstick and I’m ready.”

Natalie went on to explain that she is impressed by the way in which Maria’s designs have triggered discussions about feminism, especially pieces like the T-shirt from her debut line which featured the slogan ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ – the title of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2014 book-length essay.

But the brunette beauty is also a fan of wearing the designer’s high-end couture pieces to red carpet events.

“It’s been amazing having Maria Grazia Chiuri there – I feel like a woman knows what another woman wants to wear! And every time I’m in those dresses I feel exactly how I want to feel,” the 37-year-old insisted.

Elsewhere in the chat, Natalie added that one of her favourite gigs with Dior has been as the face of the Miss Dior perfume, as she loved being able to meet with perfumer Francois Demachy and learn all about the development of scent.

“I’ve had amazing experiences and I’m kind of obsessed with flowers and scent, so to get to visit the rose fields in Grasse and meet with their nose, Francois Demachy, and see how it gets created is just a total fantasy dream,” she smiled.

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