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Miranda Kerr: Why she's unstoppable

Author: Elle Canada

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Miranda Kerr: Why she's unstoppable

“Miranda Kerr’s back in town!” my driver proudly announces minutes after my own arrival in Sydney. News of the Australian model’s home­coming that weekend—and airport reunion with her three­-year­-old son, Flynn—spread as quickly as photos of Kerr looking impeccably polished on arrival in a dove­grey coat and nude heels.

Two days later, she greets me between sips of celery­-cucumber­-kale­-blend juice, excited to chat about the launch of Swarovski’s Facets of Light fall/winter 2014 collection, for which she fronts a gorgeous Steven Meisel-shot campaign.

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What first piqued your interest in jewellery?
“My grandmother grew up not having very much money, but she always looked so elegant. And she always wore pearls. So when I was working with Swarovski, I fell in love with their beautiful pearls. Every woman needs a string—with crystals.”

What has been the biggest change since you started modelling at 14?

“In the beginning, I thought my career would be short­lived, but here I am at 31. I started off doing much more commercial jobs until I worked with Steven Meisel [for Vogue Italia in 2010] and Willy Vanderperre. Then people started seeing me in a different light. I was grateful to work with people who had creative vision.”

As a street-style icon, do you worry about dressing for photographers?

“My grandmother instilled in me that it’s important to take care of yourself. Even when I was pregnant—I was schlepping around in my pyjamas and she was like, ‘C’mon, Miranda, put on some nice clothes; we’re going out!’”

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What’s next for you? Will you follow in the footsteps of some of your model-turned-actress predecessors?
“Who knows? Never say never. But the thing about movies is that you need a good three months’ time, and I don’t have three months off— not even a month off.”

Supermodel treatment

Miranda Kerr’s three faves of the moment.
Song on repeat: “‘Magic’ by Coldplay.”
Carryall: 
“A Birkin bag.” Obvs.
Most dog-eared pages: “Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.”

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The Marilyn-Monroe inspired dress

Where: 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party Wearing: Miranda swapped her $2.5 million diamond-studded bra for this Marilyn Monroe-inspired white halter dress with pleated bottom. GALLERY: Kim Kardashian vs. Kendall Jenner style wars

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The Michael Kors crepe gown

Where: 2013 Chaos to Couture Costume Institute Gala Wearing: A sleek Michael Kors custom black crepe gown paired with a sequined bandeau for added glam. GALLERY: Kate Middleton's 10 most memorable fashion moments of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The printed Peter Pilotto

Where: Luna Park, Sydney, where the Victoria's Secret model was named Kids Helpline Ambassador in February 2013 Wearing: A printed Peter Pilotto fit-and-flare mini dress paired with white strappy sandals for a funky, playful look. GALLERY: Victoria's Secret off-duty model style

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The backless Pucci

Where: 2014 Golden Globe Awards Wearing: Miranda stole the show in this daring backless Pucci gown with dramatic thigh-high slit. GALLERY: How to dress like an off-duty model

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The mixed print dress

Where: 10th annual Global Green pre-Oscar's party, February 2013 Wearing: A colourful Peter Pilotto dress with black pointy pumps and subtle silver jewellery. MUST-READ: Gisele Bündchen on modelling, motherhood and the World Cup

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The sheer lace Dolce & Gabbana

Where: Mademoiselle C New York premiere, September 2013 Wearing: Miranda appeared super elegant in this sheer lace Dolce & Gabbana floor-length gown. GALLERY: Blake Lively's best red carpet looks of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The metallic mini

Where: David Jones Autumn/Winter fashion launch in Sydney, February 2013 Wearing: Miranda made sure to keep all eyes on her with a metallic orange mini dress by Ellery, complemented with a chic topknot for the perfect amount of playful edge. GALLERY: 100+ unforgettable celebrity red carpet fashion moments

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The lady-like blouse

Where: Qantas Airline Gala dinner in Sydney, April 2013 Wearing: Miranda opted for a sheer and sophisticated navy blouse paired with a black pencil skirt and matching heels. GALLERY: The 10 most iconic LBDs of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The floral embroidered dress

Where: Kora Organics media call, May 2014 Wearing: The former Victoria's Secret model showed off her figure in a white Erdem dress with floral embroidery and black Christian Louboutin heels for the finishing touch. GALLERY: Rihanna's best red carpet looks of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The chic blazer

Where: Villamagna Hotel in Spain where Miranda is announced new face of Mango, December 2012 Wearing: As the new face of Mango, Miranda managed to make distressed denim look chic when paired with a cool cream blazer and matching stilettos. GALLERY: Jennifer Lawrence's best red carpet looks of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The cute crop-top

Where: ShopStyle & Miranda Kerr celebrate the launch of We Search. We Find. We ShopStyle, February 2014 Wearing: Miranda looked fab in a boxy white crop top paired with pencil skirt by Jenni Kayne, and cherry red lips for the perfect pop of colour. GALLERY: 10 celebrities with the best personal style

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The polka-dot cocktail dress

Where: Michael Kors Kerry Centre Flagship store opening in Shanghai, May 2014 Wearing: Miranda's bright white heels emphasize the playful pattern on her fitted brown Michael Kors cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline. GALLERY: The craziest Met Gala looks of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The leather-trim Michael Kors gown

Where: 9th annual G'Day USA Gala, January 2012 Wearing: Miranda showed off her tiny torso in a sleek white Michael Kors gown with leather-trim and black strappy sandals to match. GALLERY: Best celebrity beach Instagrams

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The lacey Lover

Where: Swarovski Gala dinner at Sydney Opera House, May 2014 Wearing: Kerr's bold red lip and flushed cheeks are the perfect match for this super romantic lacey crop top and pencil skirt by Australian label Lover. GALLERY: Hot young Hollywood stars you need to know

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The jewel-tone Proenza Schouler

Where: 2013 CDFA Fashion Awards Wearing: Kerr looked stunning at the 2013 CDFA Awards in a jewel-toned Proenza Schouler dress featuring a rectangular neck and finished off with chic spaghetti strap stilettos. GALLERY: Best dressed at the 2014 CFDA Awards

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The lace Burberry

Where: QVC Red Carpet Style Party, February 2013 Wearing: This refreshing green Burberry dress with feminine lace finish pairs perfectly with the supermodel's flowy brown locks, bold red lip and metallic gold heels. MUST-READ: The 10 craziest Oscar moments of all time

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The gleaming Kaufmanfranco gown

Where: 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party Wearing: Miranda looked dazzling for the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party in a plunging metallic Kaufmanfranco gown with subtle silver jewellery. GALLERY: 18 of the prettiest celebrity updos

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The flirty floral dress

Where: Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament event in Japan, July 2013 Wearing: Looking ultra feminine in a flirty floral Erdem dress paired with a hot pink handbag and heels, the supermodel attended the Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament in Japan. GALLERY: 20 backstage pics guaranteed to make you smile

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The nude mini skirt

Where: Promoting Kora Organics in Melbourne, August 2011 Wearing: Kerr looked simple yet chic in a nude leather mini skirt and white blouse while promoting her Kora Oranics line in Melbourne, Australia. GALLERY: 16 celebrities with the best short hair styles

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The head-to-toe pink look

Where: Royal Albert Pop-Up store in Sydney, May 2014 Wearing: Miranda looked pretty in pink for her appearance at the Royal Albert Pop-Up store in a head-to-toe hot pink ensemble paired with simple cream kitten heels. GALLERY: 25 prettiest Oscar beauty looks

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The textured Proenza Schouler skirt

Where: Nomad Two Worlds book launch event, November 2012 Wearing: Miranda paired her richly coloured printed Proenza Schouler skirt with a sheer black blouse and black heels for a simple yet elegant look. GALLERY: 10 fashion people you need to follow on Instagram

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The thigh bearing slit gown

Where: InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes party, January 2013 Wearing: Miranda opted for a plunging crimson Zuhair Murad gown with daring thigh-high slit and a satin cream clutch making for a sophisticated contrast. GALLERY: 10 fashion pieces every woman needs in her closet

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The embellished Valentino

Where: Vanity Fair Oscar party, February 2013 Wearing: Miranda went with a classic look for the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party with her sheer embellished Valentino gown paired with silver accessories and old Hollywood waves. GALLERY: 11 shoes every woman should own

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The vibrant yellow dress

Where: The Gillette Venus Step Up & Step Out summer tour kick off, June 2013 Wearing: Miranda Kerr kicked off the Gillette Venus Step Up & Step Out summer tour in a  vibrant yellow lace Reem Acra dress along with bright red lips. Who needs sunlight? MUST-READ: How to find the perfect dress for your body type

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Miranda Kerr's 25 most eye-catching fashion looks

Miranda Kerr fashion: The leopard print top

Where: David Jones Spring/Summer Fashion Preview in Melbourne, August 2011 Wearing: Kerr looked fierce rocking a leopard print top and black pencil skirt to the David Jones Spring/Summer Fashion Preview in Melbourne, Australia. GALLERY: 15 accessories you'll wear forever

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