SHE’S GOT THE LOOK

A street style pro in her own right, Mi­randa can make the sim­plest out­fit look un­de­ni­ably cool. When she’s not on the red car­pet, she’s usu­ally in a pair of well-fit­ted jeans that flat­ters and flaunts her fig­ure. Mir­ror her style by opt­ing for a pair of c

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And work she cer­tainly does. Be­sides run­way shows, the 34-year-old former Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret model (she was the first Aus­tralian to be an An­gel in 2007) main­tains a fre­netic sched­ule as she jets around the world as a brand am­bas­sador for her own Kora Or­gan­ics bio beauty line, as well as for Clear Hair­care, Royal Al­bert and Ree­bok. She’s also been a muse for Swarovski’s jew­ellery cam­paigns and launched sev­eral col­lec­tions with the Aus­trian brand. The savvy busi­ness­woman has also col­lab­o­rated with Ja­panese hand­bag line Sa­man­tha Thavasa, and more re­cently, launched a denim col­lec­tion with de­signer jeans la­bel, Mother.

It’s the per­fect fit, as Mi­randa has an affin­ity with jeans and count­less street style pic­tures to at­test to it. Her 12-piece Mi­randa + Mother cap­sule col­lec­tion for the in­die-spir­ited LA la­bel is more than a denim pas­sion project. Part of the sales goes to ben­e­fit The Royal Hos­pi­tal for Women Foun­da­tion in Syd­ney. Mi­randa shares, “Be­ing in­volved in this cre­ative process is some­thing that I en­joy, and the fact that it’s for a great cause was the ic­ing on the cake.”

On the ro­mance front, things couldn’t be bet­ter. Mi­randa is newly mar­ried to bil­lion­aire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, 27. She has been open about how they were com­mit­ted to sav­ing them­selves or ab­stain­ing from sex be­fore they wed, say­ing Evan “is very tra­di­tional”. Her new hus­band is also ac­tive in the life of her son Flynn and is friends with her ex, Or­lando, an ar­range­ment she char­ac­terises as that of a “mod­ern fam­ily”.

LIV­ING HEALTHY

With her Aus­tralian beach-lov­ing back­ground, and a hot bod that de­sign­ers love, it’s nat­u­ral that Mi­randa is into health and wellness, but in a re­fresh­ingly bal­anced way. “Fit­ness is part of my daily life and I try to do 45 min­utes of ex­er­cise per day,” she says. “I’m a pretty re­laxed per­son but I need my yoga and Pi­lates to keep my en­ergy up. It helps clear my head and stay calm and not feel the stress around me.

“In the morn­ing I like to rub co­conut oil over my body be­fore tak­ing a shower. Then I’ll do a half hour of yoga, be­fore I take my son to school. I also like to go for walks with Flynn, who is very ac­tive and con­stantly run­ning around any­way. He loves be­ing out in the na­ture with me.”

Mi­randa also be­lieves in eat­ing healthily, but isn’t op­posed to in­dulging her­self once in a while. “My per­sonal rule is 80 per cent healthy, 20 per cent food that I like. When I’m work­ing, I like to pre­pare for my­self large sal­ads with veg­eta­bles, fruit, and wild salmon. And I also like to drink a lot of tea, which I carry in a ther­mos with me.

“But I’m not su­per strict. When I’m in­vited to din­ner with friends, I like to en­joy my­self and not worry about what I’m eat­ing. Some­times at home, I’ll al­low my­self to in­dulge in things like potato chips and dark choco­late but oth­er­wise I stick to healthy foods and lots of fresh veg­eta­bles.”

An­other beauty se­cret the model swears by is noni juice. “I’ve been drink­ing it prac­ti­cally ev­ery day since I was 12. It’s a fruit that comes from Tahiti and it gives you a lot of en­ergy and also has ther­a­peu­tic prop­er­ties. I be­lieve in it so much that I made it one of the key in­gre­di­ents, to­gether with aloe vera juice, in Kora Or­gan­ics.”

ROLE MODEL

Mi­randa is well aware that many young women look to her as a role model. She has writ­ten two books, Treasure Your­self and Em­power Your­self, which are self-help guides for women. “I have al­ways tried to in­spire other women to live health­ier lives and en­cour­age women to be their best selves. I try to be a good ex­am­ple and if pos­si­ble help women to im­prove their lives and em­brace them­selves. Women should be true to who they are, rather than try­ing to be some­one else.”

The Aussie counts her­self as blessed for be­ing able to en­joy the suc­cess she has to­day. “I re­mem­ber do­ing a big fash­ion shoot cel­e­brat­ing my 18th birthday and feel­ing that ev­ery­thing in my world was so ex­cit­ing. I saw mod­el­ling as a great way to meet peo­ple and discover other cul­tures, and I still feel that way about it. My phi­los­o­phy is to live in the mo­ment, and en­joy each day.”

A bright pair of heels helps lift your look. A black bag is the per­fect car­ryall part­ner to a min­i­mal­ist out­fit. Aquaz­zura pumps, $490, from Ped­der On Scotts.

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