CAROLINE TRENTINI

CAROLINE TRENTINI

Mother, master chef and model. Caroline Trentini is an industry icon and favourite of some of the most powerful names in fashion. We got her to reveal her secrets.

Caroline Trentini was born in 1987 in a small town in the Rio Grande do Sul region in Brazil. In 2000, the same agent who had scouted Gisele Bündchen in the 90s discovered Caroline Trentini as she was walking by on the street. The 12-year-old girl was off to a good career start thanks to the agent's good eye. 

With beautiful doll-like features, a tall lathy figure and charming personality, Caroline Trentini went on to become a favourite with fashion's most influential and powerful. Anna Wintour, Steven Meisel and David Sims are three who have worked with the model over and over again. Aside from editors and photographers, she's also a long-standing favourite of a wide range of designers. It was Marc Jacobs himself who handpicked her to star in an ad campaign in 2004, which turned out to be the thing to launch her international breakthrough. 

After a decade in the industry, Caroline Trentini's life took a sharp turn in 2013. From runways and lavish shoots to diapers and early mornings. She gave birth to her son Bento, who since then (of course) has been her first priority. Although much of her time is devoted to her family, Caroline Trentini is a working mum and continues to be a regular feature in ad campaigns for big brands, fashion powerhouses and top tier magazines. 

When we had the industry icon in H&M's studio, we couldn't resist asking her to let us in on her top model secrets. Scroll or swipe to find out what she's obsessed with, what her goal in life is, how she fixes her hair in a hurry – and much more. 

MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS...
"Irving Penn, whom I had the honour to work with a few times before he passed."

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER...
"The fact that I have built relationships with so many clients and have been working with them for so many years. As a model you have to work very hard to not just come and go fast, and I think I've achieved that."
 

I'm a little bit of a neat freak.


CAROLINE TRENTINI
 

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOW WAS...
"I will never forget that one Alexander McQueen show where we were part of a chess game. Not even sure what season it was now."

THE MUSIC THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS...
"I have a lot of energy on set, so anything will get me going, but a little samba, Prince or Beyoncé never hurt."

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS...
"Music, I was always pretty good at singing."

MY MODEL ICON IS...
"Lauren Hutton and Natalia Vodianova."

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS...
"Coconut water and chimarrão (a tea from the south of Brazil)."

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY...
"Training kickboxing and funcional fighting [a form of mixed martial arts]... and also from running after my two-year-old son Bento."

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I...
"Put it up in a bun when it is still a little wet and let it down before going out, it gives a natural, sexy wave to the hair."

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS...
"Playing all day with my kid! He puts me in the best mood. Also cleaning the house, because I'm a little bit of a neat freak."

MY SECRET TALENT IS...
"Cooking and singing."

I SMELL LIKE...
"My perfume or my son's amazing baby-like smell."

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS...
"Jeans, t-shirt and sneakers."

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH...
"My son and everything around his little world."

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS...
"Get to know your own face and how to make your own beauty shine. I have my own tricks like making my eyebrows a little longer and highlighting the right spots on my face."

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS...
"Hotel Fasano in Brazil."

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS...
"Mani in São Paulo."

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE...
"COFFEE!!!" 

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK...
"Socks, moisturiser, and an iPad full of things to watch and read."

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I...
"Organise things around the house."

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS...
"Never forget your roots – from my mother."

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS...
"Vintage."

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT...
"Patience."

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO...
"Live a calm life with my family by the beach, doing something I love just as much as modelling."

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS...
"Cooking shows, I love them all."

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING...
"Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph."

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS...
"To be a good example for my children to look up to."
 




ABOUT
CAROLINE APARECIDA TRENTINI

AGE: 28

AGENCY: The Society Management (New York) 

FAMILY: Husband Fabio and son Bento

INSTAGRAM: @trentinireal

 

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