Fantasy is tuning into the Victoria’s Secret fashion show every year and wondering what it really takes to shape up and get toned, and to be transported to this world of perfection and poise. But beyond just sexy, Victoria’s Secret (VS) is also about comfort and loving your body as much as you can. If you don’t already know it, the bra fit experts at VS stores are always there in-store to make sure you get the best fit you can.
And when the first ever VS lingerie store opened in October this year at Mid Valley Megamall (find the huge 8,233-square-foot shop on the ground floor), the hype swelled even more. Everyone flocked to see the gorg, glam-yet-comfy and downright cute bras, knickers, sleepwear, activewear and beauty picks to love.
Now that we’ve fully acquainted ourselves with the whole collection and Victoria’s Secret itself, #TeamCLEO had the change to have an exclusive interview with an angel — Stella Maxwell, the 28-year-old Belgium-born, Northern Irish beauty. Known more than just Kristen Stewart’s boo (they’ve been dating since 2016), she is at once exquisite and an enigma — with just one look she exudes girl-next-door meets dreamy, ethereal beauty.
Right now, Stella Maxwell is also the world’s model of the moment as she has also been chosen as GQ Portugal’s Model Of The Year.
Scroll through to see what she speaks about.
CLEO (C): You’ve been with Victoria’s Secret for more than four years now, what would you say are some life lessons you’ve learned from working with them?
Stella Maxwell (SM): As a child your teachers and parents tell you that hard work pays off and I am not sure one can understand that saying until they experience that themselves. I have experienced that with VS, they are my peers and my colleagues and I am so thankful to be part of the family.
C: What’s the main advice you have for budding young models who are just starting out?
SM: To young models I would say be confident and strong. Love yourself and don’t ever let anyone tell you you are not who you believe you truly are. Don’t worry about comments on social media and about what other models are doing. Just be yourself and enjoy yourself and express yourself. I would also say work hard and be professional.
C: You’ve been everywhere, and now you call LA and NYC home. Where is your favourite place in the world to live or travel to, and why?
SM: My favourite place is Los Angeles. That is my home. I love being there. My friends are there. My family comes to visit. The weather is beautiful and my dog Trip loves all the dog parks and hiking trails!
C: Could you tell us how you like to unwind or your recommended way of relaxation for a busy life?
SM: I love yoga and meditation. I practice them everyday. And if you are talking more socially then just hanging out with my friends and our pets or their kids is just so lovely.
“Love yourself and don’t ever let anyone tell you you are not who you believe you truly are. “
C: What’re the top three beauty products you always have with you?
SM: My new VS Love Star fragrance is a must. I also always have a nice lip gloss, some filtered water and my vitamins.
C: What’s your favourite way to stay in shape?
SM: Yoga and cardio. Also eating healthy. That means eating clean and fresh.
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C: What is your most favourite piece of clothing or collectible you own?
SM: That is a tricky question. Hmmm. Perhaps my white crop top T-shirt. That doesn’t sound so special but its worn in perfectly and I love it.
C: Do share with us your most favourite picks of the VS collection.
SM: Just look up anything I am wearing — I’m almost always wearing the Dream Angels wicked unlined. I love it!
C: If there’s one thing a girl should own from VS, what would it be?
SM: One of everything obviously! Honestly I use my VS bralettes all the time.
C: Your number one style tip that has never failed you.
SM: Be yourself and feel comfortable.