CLEO Magazine Cover and Swimwear Shoot – October 2014

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Sneak peek at my CLEO magazine cover for October 2014 – Wearing a cut-out black one-piece swimsuit by Australian label JETS with a halterneck and key-hole detailing.

CLEO Magazine - Black two piece Isola swimsuit featuring scuba zip detailing down the Bikini top $144.95 and bottoms $94.95, Isola Necklace $25, and bracelets worn throughout, $185 set of six Samantha Wills

Wearing a black two piece Isola swimsuit featuring scuba zip detailing down the both the bandeau and high-waisted bottoms, which also feature a large frill detail. Bikini top $144.95 and bottoms $94.95 by Isola. Necklace $25, bracelets $185 for a set of six by Samantha Wills.

CLEO Magazine - Plunging navy swimsuit by Isola - Navy blue one-piece with a plunging neckline almost down to the navel  Swimsuit $189.95 Isola Earrings $175 Samantha Will. Necklace $218, Alex Monroe

Wearing a navy blue one-piece with a plunging neckline almost down to the navel by Isola – Swimsuit $189.95. Isola Earrings $175 by Samantha Will. Necklace $218 by Alex Monroe.

CLEO Magazine - Off-duty style - Rugged up in a grey bathrobe grey bathrobe holding a leopard print hot water bottle to her stomach to stay warm in between takes on the winter shoot

Off-duty style – Rugged up in a grey bathrobe grey bathrobe holding a leopard print hot water bottle to my stomach to stay warm in between takes on the winter shoot.

Strapless Swimsuit $189.95 Isola Necklace $218 Alex Monroe 1

Strapless swimsuit $189.95 by Isola. Necklace $218 Alex Monroe.

CLEO JETS bikini

JETS bikini

Spirit of Spring – Brisbane News Magazine Cover

By Saturday, August 23, 2014 No tags Permalink 1

Brisbane News Cover August 20 to 26 2014

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Venom Cami • $299, Ginger & Smart Precious Venom Skirt • $399, Manning Cartell Rear Platform Mule• $549, Zimmermann Keltie Handbag • $550, David Jones

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Thurley Dress • $450, Tony Bianco Alita Stilettos • $169.95, David Jones

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Viktoria + Woods Grammar Crop Tank • $179, Viktoria + Woods Brando Skirt • $209, Lumiere Choker • $40,
David Jones
Stockist •David Jones, Queensplaza, City,
Photographs • Russell
Shakespeare at Coogee, Sydney
Hair by Aveda and make-up by Shu Uemura

 

Typical Training Session 3 Days a Week

By Thursday, August 14, 2014 No tags Permalink 1

I do what I need to do for the modelling industry, it’s my job, but everyone has a cheat day – and I always have an egg and bacon roll on mine. I’m considered curvy in the industry, beauty comes in different shapes and sizes.

I work out three times a week and my personal trainer keeps me motivated; he makes me swing kettle bells, do resistance training and go for 5km sprints, three times a week for an hour.

Here is a typical workout with personal trainer Jordan Ponder at a park in the Sydney suburb of Rushcutters Bay.

  • Squats with weight
  • Swinging 5 kg kettle bells side to side to keep my waist in trim
  • Resistance training
  • 5km sprints
  • Warming down for 15 minutes
  • Limbering down to stretch after a session

And when it comes to my diet, it’s hot water and lemon in the morning followed by an avocado, almond milk and whey protein smoothie for breakfast, and a strong black coffee.

Sometimes I treat myself to a cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs before a lunch of chicken salad and fish and vegetables for supper. Food is enjoyable, it’s supposed to be fun, so anyone who wants to stay in shape should make sure they do it healthily.

People always ask where I got such long legs and I attribute them to my tall Chinese-born mother and my ‘hour-glass’ figure to my Portuguese-born father.

Bikini Confidence Interview on CLEO

By Tuesday, August 12, 2014 No tags Permalink 1

I was recently interviewed by Ellie McDonald for the CLEO website filled with celebrity news, health and beauty tips. Here is an excerpt from the article. You can read the entire interview by clicking here.

It’s coming into bikini season very soon. What tips would you give CLEO readers for a bit of body confidence?

“I think it’s important to exercise and just make sure that you feel good. It’s all about being comfortable in your skin, and just feeling energetic and strong. I always think it’s really great to try and eat healthily and get to the gym or go for fun – do anything that makes you feel good.”jessica-gomes-sports-illustrated-2013-04

Does this is also link with the Paleo diet you’ve been on?

“Yes! I’ve just been following Paleo – I pretty much do that 80 per cent of the time. It’s just low sugar, no dairy and lots of protein and vegies leading up to the show so I feel in tip-top shape.”

What’s the one exercise or workout you swear by?

“I would definitely say it would be cardio and weight training. I think running at an incline really helps strip away fat. And I love dancing, as well. I do a lot of Tracy Anderson aerobic exercises – they’re really, really good. My mum does Zumba, but I haven’t got there yet!”

 

Jessica Gomes

You can read the entire interview by clicking here.

My Beauty Philosophy and Tips

By Monday, August 11, 2014 No tags Permalink 1

I was recently interviewed by India-Jewel Jackson and Elizabeth Griffin for an article titled “Getting a Manicure with Supermodel Jessica Gomes” in Marie Claire where I shared some of my secrets about make up, beauty and my daily routine. Getting a Manicure with Supermodel Jessica Gomes 2I like to be comfortable—my daily uniform consists of a white tee, jeans, heels and a leather jacket or a tailored blazer. I also love spending time outdoors, and I try to stick to an organic paleolithic diet. I enjoy cold-pressed green juices in the morning and I rely on Pilates reformer classes to stay toned and in shape. My beauty philosophy is the same; keep it simple and not too complicated.

Getting a Manicure with Supermodel Jessica Gomes

My go-to makeup look in my off time is just lip-gloss and mascara (both of which I hoard—I have to learn to let go!), but when it comes to attending official events, it’s either eyes or lips—never both. I’m almost always all about glowy skin, a nude lip, and an open, smoky eye with lots of lashes. (I’ll usually ask my makeup artist for the “J. Lo” and she knows exactly what that means.)

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As for my skin, well I get that from my mom as well. Her beauty regimen has always been very simple:

1) Hydrate every single inch of your body immediately after bathing, and

2) Wash your face before you go to bed, and again as soon as you wake up.

To this day, I faithfully cleanse every morning and night whenever I’m working (i.e. wearing a ton of makeup). I use SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser and SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The former leaves my face feeling squeaky clean, while the latter soaks into my skin really nicely so it always feels really soft and hydrated. With moisturizing, my skin type falls on the drier side, so I’ll use something light with SPF during the day, and at night I slather on a nourishing cream from Amore Pacific.

When I’m at home and off-duty (or paddle boarding on a beach in Byron Bay for the holidays), sometimes I skip the whole cleansing-and-moisturizing step altogether and just mist my face with a hydrating mineral water as soon as I wake up. I like to switch it up a bit since I’m usually hanging by the beach and not wearing makeup. I tend to use brands like Embryolisse, Bioderma, Nuxe and Avene, which I always purchase at French pharmacies in Paris.

Read the entire interview by clicking here.

David Jones Spring Summer 2014 Catalogue

By Thursday, August 7, 2014 No tags Permalink 1

This is a slideshow, but you can click on the circles above to go through the David Jones Store Spring Summer 2014 fashion catalogue images at your own pace or go the David Jones catalogue for more styles.

David Jones Spring / Summer 2014 Fashion Show

By Friday, August 1, 2014 No tags Permalink 1
Kicking off the show in a leather and floral print dress by Manning Cartell Photo: Getty Images

Kicking off the show in a leather and floral print dress by Manning Cartell Photo: Getty Images

 

Swimsuit by Megan Gale’s brand Isola at the David Jones Spring Summer 2014

Swimsuit by Megan Gale’s brand Isola at the David Jones Spring Summer 2014

 

Swimsuit by Megan Gale’s brand Isola at the David Jones Spring Summer 2014 Close-up

Swimsuit by Isola. Available at David Jones Store

Dressed by Scanlan Theodore - Picture: Getty Images

Dressed by Scanlan Theodore – Picture: Getty Images

 

Josh Goot clean cotton drill corset, stepped pencil skirt and slim trouser.

Josh Goot clean cotton drill corset, stepped pencil skirt and slim trouser.

What’s in my handbag?

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 , Permalink 4

What's in Jessica Gomes' handbag 1I’m constantly traveling for work, so I need to make sure I’ve got everything I need in my handbag or tote. Firstly, a good-quality hand cream is a must – your hands are so important as they are one of the first places to show age!

Check out the links below for my favoured beauty products.

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Philosophy

Lip Gloss giving high-gloss, high-flavour. Delicious, kissable lips. Shop Now

Bottega Veneta

Essence Aromatique provides a warm yet refined fragrance for the modern woman. Shop Now

Tom Ford

Eye Color Quad has four opulent complementing shades to achieve multiple looks. Shop Now

Tom Ford

Colour pigments are blended to deliver pure colour with just the right balance of luminosity. Shop Now

Napoleon Perdis

Finesse your foundation finish with this pre-foundation skin primer. Shop Now