Model, mom and megas­tar, Miranda Kerr makes hav­ing it all look easy.

ELLE (Canada) - - Front Page - BY AVABACCARI

In­side the mind of model/mom Miranda Kerr.

By Ava Bac­cari

Miranda Kerr’s back in town!” my driver proudly an­nounces min­utes af­ter my own ar­rival in Syd­ney. News of the Aus­tralian model’s home­com­ing that weekend—and air­port re­union with her three-year-old son, Flynn—spread as quickly as pho­tos of Kerr look­ing im­pec­ca­bly pol­ished on ar­rival in a dove-grey coat and nude heels. Two days later, she greets me be­tween sips of cel­ery-cu­cum­ber-kale-blend juice, ex­cited to chat about the launch of Swarovski’s Facets of Light fall/win­ter 2014 collection, for which she fronts a gor­geous Steven Meisel-shot cam­paign. What first piqued your in­ter­est in jew­ellery? “My grand­mother grew up not hav­ing very much money, but she al­ways looked so el­e­gant. And she al­ways wore pearls. So when I was work­ing with Swarovski, I fell in love with their beau­ti­ful pearls. Ev­ery woman needs a string—with crys­tals.”

What has been the big­gest change since you started modelling at 14?

“In the be­gin­ning, I thought my ca­reer would be short-lived, but here I am at 31. I started off do­ing much more commercial jobs un­til I worked with Steven Meisel [for Vogue Italia in 2010] and Willy Van­der­perre. Then people started see­ing me in a dif­fer­ent light. I was grate­ful to work with people who had cre­ative vi­sion.”

As a street-style icon, do you worry about dress­ing for pho­tog­ra­phers?

“My grand­mother in­stilled in me that it’s im­por­tant to take care of yourself. Even when I was preg­nant—I was schlep­ping around in my py­ja­mas and she was like, ‘C’mon, Miranda, put on some nice clothes; we’re go­ing out!’”

What’s next for you? Will you fol­low in the foot­steps of some of your model-turned-ac­tress pre­de­ces­sors?

“Who knows? Never say never. But the thing about movies is that you need a good three months’ time, and I don’t have three months off— not even a month off.” ■

Kerr looks ra­di­ant in the Swarovski fall/ win­ter 2014 cam­paign. Rose-gold, pal­la­dium, stain­less-steel and crys­tal neck­lace ($420)

Wear-any­where ac­ces­sory: “My gold ‘Love’ Swarovski neck­lace.” From left: Ban­gles (from $140 to $210); gold and crys­tal neck­lace ($95). All Swarovski (

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