Model Diaries: Camila Coelho
Photographed by Mike Rosenthal
Modeliste: Who would you say was your role model growing up?
Camila Coelho: My role model growing up was definitely my grandmother. She was the one who gave me my first bold, red lipstick and she was always so dressed up. She was such an inspiration to me.
Modeliste: Where were you born?
Camila Coelho: I was born in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.
Modeliste: What do you miss most about Brazil?
Camila Coelho: I definitely miss my horses. I grew up riding them and I’m obsessed with them.
Modeliste: Where are you living now?
Camila Coelho: Right now I live in LA.
Modeliste: What is the most California thing about you?
Camila Coelho: The most California thing about me is loving to hike at Runyon Canyon.
Modeliste: What can you tell us about your latest projects?
Camila Coelho: One of my latest projects was creating my own brand, my own fashion label which I am wearing right now. It was such an accomplishment for me. I always dreamed of having my own brand. It’s been really exciting.
Modeliste: Where do you draw your inspiration from when designing your clothing line?
Camila Coelho: I draw my inspiration from so many different places and people- like a real woman that I see on the streets. I definitely bring in my own style as well but also incorporate street style from when I travel to fashion week shows. So much inspires me.
Modeliste: How do you decide what to post on your social media?
Camila Coelho: It’s really mostly focused on fashion and beauty, but I also include my lifestyle and my real life as well. People love seeing that. I always try to bring content where I can teach people something.
Modeliste: How do you engage with your fans?
Camila Coelho: Since the beginning, I’ve tried to be very present on every type of social media. Instagram was a platform that didn’t have video at first, then YouTube became a platform that I really engaged in a lot to be able to speak with my followers. Today, it’s harder. Once you grow and there are so many comments out there, I try my best to answer any questions and really try to listen to my followers. I have someone on my team who gets all the feedback that we get from the blog and from all my social platforms and gives it to me every Friday. I read those things. It’s a mix of good feedback as well as bad feedback, which helps me to know what they lik and what they want to see. That really helps me out to best engage with them.
Modeliste: What is something your fans don’t know about you?
Camila Coelho: Something that my followers may not know about me is that I don’t like to sleep alone. I really hate it and when I’m traveling for work, but I always try to have whoever’s with me sleep in my room. I just like to have someone with me. It’s weird, I know, but it’s me.
Modeliste: How would you describe your personal style?
Camila Coelho: Sexy, chic and feminine.
Modeliste: What’s your favorite fashion trend of all time?
Camila Coelho: Sexy slits.
Modeliste: What’s your favorite trend of the moment?
Camila Coelho: Puffy sleeves.
Modeliste: Fashion icon?
Camila Coelho: My fashion icon is Diane von Furstenberg.
Modeliste: Signature scent?
Camila Coelho: La Vie Est Belle from Lancome.
Modeliste: : What would you say is your beauty philosophy?
Camila Coelho: My beauty philosophy is to take care of my skin every single day. When you wear makeup everyday, taking care of your skin is so important. Your makeup won’t look good if you don’t take care of your skin.
Modeliste: What’s a beauty product that you don’t go a day without wearing?
Camila Coelho: There are many products I can’t live without in my everyday beauty routine, but one of them is definitely concealer. I cannot leave the house without concealer on.
Modeliste: Favorite lip color?
Camila Coelho: My favorite lip color is like a mauvey brownish color like the shade of nude but a bit darker, not so pale.
Modeliste: Any big trips coming up?
Camila Coelho: My next trip is Switzerland and then I go to Brazil for the holidays.
Modeliste: What music track always ends up on your curated playlist?
Camila Coelho: Anything Rihanna. I love “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”.
Modeliste: Current binge watch?
Camila Coelho: I love so many! I love watching a good series. It’s something that me and my husband do to disconnect from work since we work together. One of our favorite series is Money Heist, it’s actually a Spanish series, and is so good. I cannot wait for the next season!
Modeliste: Most recent book you’ve read?
Camila Coelho: I haven’t read a book in a while, but the last one I read was the Outlier.
Modeliste: If you could raid anyone’s closet, whose would it be?
Camila Coelho: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Modeliste: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Camila Coelho: Never let anyone put you down and to always believe in yourself.
Modeliste: What’s a piece of advice that you completely ignored?
Camila Coelho: Follow the rules. I feel rules sometimes are made to be broken.
Modeliste: What do you want to be known for?
Camila Coelho: I want to be known for a successful entrepreneur.
Modeliste: Who are the three women that are blowing your mind right now?
Camila Coelho: Three women that are blowing my mind right now are Greta Thunberg, a teenager who’s an environmental activist and two badass entrepreneurs Jen Atkin and Huda Beauty.
Modeliste: What do you love most about Modeliste magazine?
Camila Coelho: What I love the most about the Modeliste magazine is that the magazine is so cool and has the most epic editorials. I’m so happy to be on one of them now.
Modeliste: What was your favorite part of today’s shoot?
Camila Coelho: My favorite part of today’s shoot was actually of course the outfits, but also the vibe. Everyone was so connected. When we sat down for lunch it just felt like we were all family. That’s so rare to have happen, so that was my favorite part.
Modeliste: What message would you like to say to your fans?
Camila Coelho: Believe in your dreams. I’m a small town girl who probably wouldn’t have a lot of chances in life to make it, but I did and I always believe in myself. I tell my fans to always believe in themselves and follow their hearts.
Styled by Jacqueline Zenere
Hair by Chad Wood
Makeup by Brit Sully
Stylist Assistant assistant Allie Kronz
Videographer Jonathan Navales
Location The West Hollywood EDITION