VIVA gets the inside scoop on how model, mogul and mother Heidi Klum stays glamorous, fit and motivated
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Keeping it all together as a modern woman means multitasking, especially when you work. I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don’t need to beat yourself up about it. I’m not white-picket-fence perfect. I’m quite good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately. I have a book where I write things down: major topics, deadlines, things like that.. Every few months, I start a new book.
Being a mother has taught me to be more simple. Sometimes random things that you wouldn’t think mean anything mean so much to them. With kids, you can say, “Let’s go pick some flowers” or “There’s a snail. let’s investigate that.”
It just brings you back to the simplicity of things
I adore wearing high heels! A girl can never have too many pairs—and the higher the better!
I think hair is our accessory. It’s like a great pair of shoes, like a great purse, or a bracelet. So I think you should take care of your hair and play with it and not always have it the same. You don’t always want to wear the same shoes or the same handbag either, so I think it’s fun to change it up.
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Everything always is my design. Everything that has my name on it, I’m all over it because that’s my passion and I love doing that. When I finished my school and before I won my modelling contest (in 1992) I was already signed up in Dusseldorf for fashion & design school, that’s where I wanted to go. But then it didn’t happen, I won my modelling contest. And now it has all come full circle.
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I’m an avid sunglasses collector. I’m embarrassed to tell you how many pairs I have, so let’s just say it’s a lot.
Lashings of lashes
I like to talk with my eyes, so I need a lot of mascara. I talk with my eyes, not with my mouth.
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For selfies, it’s important to always find good lighting. Good lighting can make or break a photo.
Fit and healthy
With my busy schedule, it’s impossible to have a set fitness routine, so instead I like to try and incorporate exercise into my daily life whenever I can—which requires some creativity. Sometimes I jump on the trampoline with my kids or take a hike with my dogs in the canyon by my house. Sometimes I run on my treadmill, but I prefer to be outdoors. I like to make my workouts fun. I try to always move with my kids when we’re at the park instead of sitting on the sidelines. We’re fortunate to live near a beautiful canyon so often we’ll take the dogs for a neighborhood hike, or we go on a bike ride in Santa Monica. I always want to be fit and active.
Make it up
You don’t have to go crazy and wear too much makeup. Just pick a brown or shimmery eye shadow, always a little bit of mascara, and I think an eyelash curler is key. Have a nice glossy lip, and maybe a little rosy cheek. If you have a special date night or event, then try a little bit more with a cat eye or something, but not too much.