"Like I tell my five sisters, who don't work at it very hard at all, whatever you put in, you get out. I'm not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to be the best that I can."
She also talks about her husband of just under three years, Tom Brady:"He's such a gentle giant. I'm so proud of him. When I go to watch him play, I'm like this big cheerleader, jumping up and down for him. I was born such a passionate person. I don't know if that's my blessing or my curse!"
That passion extends to health and dietat the Bundchen-Brady household. For her 5-year-old stepson, Jack, and her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, sugar is a no-no: "My children, they are like white canvases. When Benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it's dessert!"
For Jack's last birthday, Bundchen made the cake herselfwith "cocoa powder and coconut oil and, you know, those dried things — what are they called? That's it! Dates — and I put them all in the processor, and whoosh! Delicious!" Bundchen admits she will have an occasional ice cream cone or a couple of pieces of chocolate. But she hardly drinks: "Well, Tom, he doesn't drink at all, so what am I going to do, have a glass of wine by myself?"
And she tries to limit red meat to once every 15 days or so."I love meat. C'mon, I'm Brazilian! But I also love animals. So what I find really helpful — you might think I'm crazy — is that before I eat any meat I always take one second of silence to put my hands over it and bless it and be grateful at least that it was a life . . ."
Dallas and Carlosis an exciting new accessories brand born on the coast of Brazil in 2009. Old school friends Katherine Etheridge and Jess Constance found themselves living in adjacent apartment blocks on the island of Florianopolis and sharing the same aesthetic and sense of fun (something injected into all their work), they decided to start a label of their own (Dallas & Carlos were the names of their respective apartment blocks). Now based in Melbourne, the brand’s style is distinctive: playful, environmental and casually chic. So glad I discovered xx For a stockist near you.Obsessed with what's on offer for S/S 2012
Hugh Lippe photographed the Fall/Winter 2011 campaign face of Balenciaga and former cover girl of Vogue Japan, Milou Van Groeson for the S/S 2012 advertising images of Cushnie et Ochs, wearing the label's trademark cut-out dresses styled by Keegan Singh xx
Photography by Benny Horne for Harpers Bazaar Australia January 2012 Styled by Jillian Davidson Hair by Gavin Harwin, MUA Chiho Omae Model Bette Franke Conquer the urban jungle in sports-luxe fabrics swimwear and street-tough accessories by the likes of Balenciaga, Armani, Hermes, Wang & Vuitton.