TOP MODEL SECRETS: HILARY RHODA

HILARY RHODA

American beauty Hilary Rhoda on beauty secrets, breakfast habits and being comfortable in her own skin.

Hilary Rhoda and husband Sean Avery, Getty Images.

2015 was a big year for Hilary Rhoda. She married the love of her life, former NHL star Sean Avery in what media described as an ‘intimate outdoors wedding ceremony’ (that took place in the Hamptons, where the couple has a weekend house. Hilary Rhoda looked lovely in a custom Carolina Herrera dress).

2015 also marked the ten-year anniversary of Rhoda’s very successful modelling career. ”Time sure does fly”, as she captioned an Instagram post, throwing back to her 2005 debut runway season. Since then, Hilary Rhoda’s strong presence, sharp cheekbones and athletic figure have played a major part in the fashion industry. With campaigns for brands like Balenciaga and Estée Lauder, numerous shows and covers, she has long been one of the industry’s top earners. 

And these are her top model secrets. 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS… 
”Too many to name! I love the specific style and technique each photographer has, and it's fun for me to adapt to each of them.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOW WAS…
”The shows that stick out in my memory were the Dior haute couture shows, they were always so theatrical and exhilarating, and the hair, makeup, and clothes of course were always next-level. The creativity blew my mind.”

THE SONG OR ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS… 
”Madonna or James Brown.”

MY MODEL ICON IS… 
”Cindy Crawford.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS… 
”Exercising. Sweating gets toxins out and keeps blood circulating and I always have nice flush/glow after I work out. I think it keeps my skin looking good. Also, dry brushing my body before showering makes my skin so soft. It gets rid of the dead skin cells and improves circulation.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY… 
”The Tracy Anderson Method and SoulCycle.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I… 
”Use dry shampoo, but most of the time I just tie it up in a topknot – problem solved!”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS… 
”Reading a book, working out, cuddling with my dogs.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS… 
”I can wiggle my ears.”

I SMELL LIKE… 
”Jao Goe oil!”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS… 
”Right now it's a jumpsuit that I have, which is long-sleeved and checked flannel and is super tailored but comfortable. The least I have to think about, the better. Just one thing to throw on and I’m done!”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH… 
”Shopping for home decor and researching websites for cooking recipes.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… 
”Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS… 
”Coqui Coqui in Tulum, Mexico or any of the Aman hotels.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS… 
”Right now it’s Gato and Tutto il Giorno in NYC but it's always changing.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE… 
”A cup of earl grey tea, sliced apples with Biscoff cookie butter spread in the colder months, or a big bowl of blueberries in the summertime.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK… 
”A huge scarf, compression socks, soothing sleep oil from Essence of Vali, moisturiser.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I… 
”Meet up with friends, walk around the city and wander into stores, try new restaurants...”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… 
”Don't worry about what everybody else is doing, focus on yourself and do what makes you happy.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS… 
”Clothes, and little things for the home.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT… 
”How to be comfortable in my skin and with my body. And being vulnerable too, I think it's so necessary and compelling to be able to translate that in a picture. It's made me more confident throughout the years and taught me how to hold myself and present myself better.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS… 
Homeland and Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING… 
10% Happier by Dan Harris.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS… 
”To have an incredibly full life, with friends, family, and love.”

 

 

HILARY HOLLIS RHODA

CITY: New York

AGENCY: IMG Models

DISCOVERED: At a modelling convention in Washington DC in high school 

CITY: New York 

FAMILY: Recently married – ”My husband is the newest addition to my family!”

INSTAGRAM: @HilaryHRhoda

TWITTER: @HilaryHRhoda

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