Style Crush: Camila Alves
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It's a commonly accepted myth that being gorgeous automatically begets being fashionable. Not so! (Need we remind you of Beyoncé in the Destiny's Child years?) But in the case of Camila Alves, aka Matthew McConaughey's better half, beauty and sartorial savvy are undeniable bedfellows.
The key to the Brazilian model and designer's look is that it always appears to be 100% natural: As if her clothes, however glamorous, were grown on organic farm where they frolicked in open pastures before fulfilling their ultimate purpose. Of course the styling is a crucial element: makeup is always kept to a minimum, save for some dewy highlighting or pale lip gloss; hair, either beach wavy or pencil straight, is left to do its cascading, unhindered thing.
Alves' out-on-the-town mode is vibrant and Carnival color-happy, to play off her flawless, caramel skin: A flowing, curve-accentuating turquoise skirt (a would-be fashion don't on most) topped with a subtly patterned white blouse reads as South American goddess-wear; a silky emerald green gown with a daring J.Lo keyhole—attention-seeking on someone else—is carried off with "I might make pancakes in this" ease.
But the style setting that really gets our fashion juices flowing is Alves in casual mom mode: The look is vintage Lisa Bonet—hair left bedhead curly and dramatically parted on the side of her head, Ray-Ban Clubmasters in place and threads in a palette of earthy, Berkeley-meets-Brooklyn bohemian tones. The finishing touch? Her stunningly mop-topped celebri-tots, in eco-chic baby duds, of course.