On the cover of Sunday Style Magazine with Montana Cox and Sarah Murdoch in support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Picture: Simon Upton
These dresses will be auctioned off to raise money for the NBCF. Picture: Simon Upton
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.
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.
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.
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 by Isola. Necklace $218 Alex Monroe.
Venom Cami • $299, Ginger & Smart Precious Venom Skirt • $399, Manning Cartell Rear Platform Mule• $549, Zimmermann Keltie Handbag • $550, David Jones
Thurley Dress • $450, Tony Bianco Alita Stilettos • $169.95, David Jones
Viktoria + Woods Grammar Crop Tank • $179, Viktoria + Woods Brando Skirt • $209, Lumiere Choker • $40,
Stockist •David Jones, Queensplaza, City,
Photographs • Russell
Shakespeare at Coogee, Sydney
Hair by Aveda and make-up by Shu Uemura
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.
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.
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.”
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!”
You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
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. I 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.
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.)
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.
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