Vanessa Car­reira-Coutroulis Miss SA 2001 and busi­ness­woman

Glamour (South Africa) - - Fash­ion Cat­walk -

What does glam­our mean to you?

Glam­our is ef­fort­less, time­less and el­e­gant. It can be pared down and sim­ple or flam­boy­ant – what makes it glam­orous is the ease with which it is ex­e­cuted. Glam­our is never con­trived.

What are the three most glam­orous things in your wardrobe?

My Chris­tian Louboutin shoes – no mat­ter how sim­ple the de­sign, that flash of red on the soles el­e­vates an out­fit; my hus­band’s for­mal shirts; and a Burberry trench coat I’ve had for 10 years.

Who is your style icon?

Aerin Lauder epit­o­mises mod­ern grace and glam­our, both in her per­sonal style and in her in­te­rior decor. A beau­ti­ful, happy home is one of life’s great­est joys.

What’s the best style ad­vice you’ve ever re­ceived?

Coco Chanel said, “Dress shab­bily and they re­mem­ber the dress. Dress im­pec­ca­bly and they re­mem­ber the woman.” I agree, even though I only get it right about 40% of the time!

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