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Legendary stylist Paul Cavaco shares how to look your best every time.
Practise in the mirror
“You know why models look so great in pictures? They practise. Everyone feels selfconscious about posing, but those who do it well know their best side, how to stand, where to place their feet, and how to hold their arms.”
Know your smile
“Do you look better with a big smile or sexier with a smirk? A smile can close the face, so learn how to make your eyes pop open so they don’t disappear, without looking maniacal.”
Follow your nose
“No one has a completely symmetrical face, and usually the nose leans one way or the other. Find out which way yours tilts, and pose with the light coming from that side.”
Hold yourself high
“If you’re taking a full-length picture, position your feet 45 degrees to the side, then twist your shoulders to the camera – that slims the waist and lengthens the legs. Plant one foot in front of the other and bend your front knee slightly, pushing against the ground; the tension in your leg creates definition. If you’re in the middle of a group shot, stick out your butt to make your waist look more defined.
Get in a push-up position with a folded towel under toes of each foot. Slowly lift right knee diagonally to left elbow, sliding toes across floor on towel, as shown. Return to start; repeat on other side. Do 20 reps (10 per side).