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Fashion Fantasy: Alessandra Ambrosio, on her go-to sustainable brand and where she gets her bikinis

The ultimate dream day in the life... as imagined by the brand ambassador and model 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Alessandra Ambrosio is seen during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at  on May 19, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Becky Donaldson
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Brazilian actress, fashion designer and businesswoman Alessandra Ambrosio, began modelling at the age of 14, when she was one of 20 finalists of the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil. Since, she has appeared in campaigns for nearly every big designer and walked for Chanel, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. Recently, she became an ambassador for ethical brand Bottletop.

“I‘ve worked with them since 2019,” she tells us. “I’m happy to be part of the new Representation, Regeneration and New Narratives initiative to support economically-disadvantaged women and indigenous communities in Brazil, Nepal and the Amazon rainforest. It’s important to me to support the economic empowerment of women, especially in Brazil,” she says. 

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Alessandra Ambrosio x Bottletop
Alessandra Ambrosio x Bottletop

Here, Alessandra tells us about her dream day... 

“I love being woken up by the sound of the ocean, so anywhere near the sea, especially if my kids are around. We recently went to Fernando de Noronha. It was magical – there are beautiful ocean views all around you. I’d eat a traditional Brazilian breakfast, fruit, avocado, eggs, fresh juices and coffee.

“I would change into something comfortable, probably Alo Yoga activewear. After yoga I’d jump in the ocean wearing Gal Floripa swimwear followed by a long walk on the beach in my Pangaia sweats. Lately, I have been researching brands like Bottletop that create sustainable products that look amazing. When I’m not working, I like to let my skin breathe, so I would use Dr Barbara Sturm Sun Drops for SPF protection, and Beautycounter BB Cream after my morning exercise. Instead of heading somewhere else, I would stay in the same place, so I don’t have to travel – and hopefully all of my friends and family will be there so we can play beach volleyball.”

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I would change into a little floaty dress from PatBo – black or white and wear a Gal Floripa bikini underneath. For lunch we would go anywhere that has a grill and drink a margarita enjoying each other’s company. My favourite Brazilian barbecue dishes include grilled picanha [beef] and lots of vegetables, as well as a deliciously healthy salad. Staying by the beach in Fernando de Noronha would be a dream afternoon; there is so much nature to explore and it has the most magical sunsets. In Brazil, nature is a huge part of our lives. We are surrounded by the oceans and the Amazon. 

Some of my favourite labels for eveningwear include Celine, Saint Laurent and Loewe, so I would wear something from one of those designers. For accessories, I love Bottletop’s signature line, made by local women using recycled materials.

 My ultimate dinner destination would be a yummy sushi place with a great view and I’d have my friends with me. Sushi Park in Los Angeles has an amazing fish selection. I would order traditional sushi or sashimi recommended by the chef. After having a glass of wine and writing in my journal, I would go to sleep in my own bed. There is nothing like home.

The interview with Alessandra Ambrosio originally appeared in the February 2023 issue of Hello! Fashion. Subscribe here.

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