Angela Lindvall, Model

"I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, in a small town called Lee Summit, playing in the fields and catching grasshoppers, butterflies and frogs My sister attended a beauty contest She found this model school in the Yellow Pages and, as I was two years younger, he kind of inscribed us in. I did not say to my friends I was going to go there secretly, we had a lot of fun trying out outfits with my sister, we organized a big fashion show in Kansas City and afterwards all these agents wanted to meet me. said: "What?" I had only 15 years old at the I went to New York that summer and I saw the agencies.And then, when I was about 17 years old, I packed my bags and I told myself: "OK, let's see if we can get anything out of it." I immediately started working With Gilles Bensimon for Elle magazine, but when I met Juergen Teller and Craig McDean at It was really the beginning of it all. My schedule was as follows: wake up at 8 am, go to my castings until 5 pm, go home, take a nap, get up at 10 pm, go to the clubs, come home at 3 am. I was always a tomboy who loved drinking beer and smoking cigarettes, but now I was opening all these parades, I was surrounded by these incredible characters and I was traveling in really exotic places . I remember going to Bali and being amazed by all the wood, smells and fruits I had never seen. It was this crazy circus of fashion, a bit like Alice in Wonderland, and I was like, "Wow! Where am I? & # 39;

At the age of 23, I had my son and he was not expected. I thought my career was over. Often the industry is like this: you live in this perpetual fear that it is over or unwanted. But after having my son, I felt this deep sense of power and purpose that I did not have before. I became much more selective about what I was going to do, that I was not willing to do and that I was not willing to compromise in my life. This industry is very focused on the outside, and there are a lot of comparisons, and it can be very futile. On the other hand, these people around the world endowed with an exceptional personality, energy and creativity unite to create something. I really appreciate this creative process. I loved the Galliano show where we all seemed to be from the romantic time – there was this waterfall that I went through and it was very theatrical. That's the blanket I made with Pat McGrath and Craig McDean, where I was lying on the floor, and she just took a black makeup pen and drawn me on her face. And all the Jil Sander that I did with David Sims was amazing. I think I was one of the first people to have bleached eyebrows – I looked like this strange creature, but it was really cool on the pictures.

Although I enjoy the city, I am full of peasant women. It's funny, I started in California because I started playing. Someone spoke of Topanga, and I thought to myself: "It's where I live." One of the things I really like to live in California is that of course you have art and Hollywood, but you also have the world of health and wellness, and technology incredible and durability. My father is a retired pharmacist who is more interested in the natural ways of healing. He is a strong advocate of health and mystical healing methods. And my mother was also in the medical field. She was a medical technician, but she later became a massage therapist. Most of us gave birth at home and she always made our own facial products. Now, I do a lot of natural body work. I do a rain drops treatment with essential oils where, basically, you put the oils on your spine and the bottom of your feet. Sometimes I go to this cheap little place down the road with my boys where they do it for about $ 35. You keep your clothes, so it's a family affair.

I left and I had facial acupuncture, which is really cool. He opens the meridians in your face. Dr. Hirani prescribed me an ozone treatment. They take a vial of your blood, mix it, and then reintroduce it into your body. And I will sometimes do intravenous treatment, where you can get all kinds of vitamins in an IV. Bulletproof has a place here in Venice where you can practice cryotherapy, all these different therapies with red light and infrared. But I do infrared [at home]. You can simply order one online. For me, it was a profitable investment because I use it two or three times a week. I will take the opportunity to do my meditation practice. Or in the bath – I have the impression that baths are almost a secret ceremony for me, when I need to relax or be alone with all the boys of my life .

I really took the time to explore yoga studies and I graduated from Kundalini Yoga Instructor at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. I am so lucky that my partner Brian enjoys practicing with me. We do different breathing techniques, meditation or singing together in the morning. My ideal is to get up at 5:30, but believe me, I sometimes click on the repeat button and I coach after dropping my children in school. If I go to the sauna, I'll jump into the cold pool and wake up. I will take a shower and I will usually start my day. I like black tea in the morning and I will also prepare a small cup of cider vinegar in water. My children are 16 and 13 years old and I always make them a hearty breakfast. I know that if I do not do it, they'll just have a bar or nothing to eat.

Living in California does not help my dry skin. When I go to a damp place, I look like I'm three years younger – but, you know, I have to work with that here. At night, I like to use my Clarisonic to really exfoliate and clean the pores. I use it with Sonya Dakar cleaner, which I love because it is a kind of oil. You can really massage and circulate your blood, but it emerges like a milk. Your skin is really soft, especially with Clarisonic – you feel a difference before and after. Sonya is a kind of godmother of natural products, but she has a background in chemistry: she earned her master's degree in chemistry in her early twenties, with three children. She's not kidding. That's why I really like it. I also love this Kat Burki mask that looks like a soft skin, and then there is a Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask mask that works. It is a little the color of the rose and it tightens everything. After removing my mask, I will apply all my omega oils and stem cells. That's all Sonya's hardware. I am also a big fan of Weleda's Skin Food. It's something I keep in my bag when I travel. It is so nourishing: it will cure the chapped lips; it will keep your skin really hydrated. Really, there is no cream in the world that makes you look good. All your beauty is your radiance, your inner light – when you show up with this light, that's what people see. If you seek to find your identity from the outside, you will not find it. That's what I learned in this area.

For skin care, I only use my own products, but the makeup is that I use what I get with gift bags. I'm using this Lancôme compact cushion recently. You can apply it in layers, and this will even out your complexion. But my favorite is the eyebrows. I'm using a small beveled brush and Purepressed powder from Jane Iredale. It is also essential to always have good tweezers. I love to keep one in my car, because when you are in Los Angeles in traffic, you see all the hair that needs to be depilated. I just pulled out the loosest – there was a period when they were very thin, because that was the style at the time, but I let them grow over the years.

Josie Maran's products are based on argan and I like her highlighter. I will do it around the eyes and on the cheekbones or I will use this Wander Beauty On The Glow stick. That's what I prefer: it's like a Moroccan color change, and it gives a perfect hue of blush. I like blushing up, I do not know why. A makeup artist once taught me something: he said that if you take the color of your cheek and put it on your eyelid, it illuminates everything. And Pat McGrath has taught me that pinching the cheeks brings blood and color [to them]. To tan, Dr. Hauschka translucent tan is excellent in summer and I apply it with a small brush. And then, it's always good to have red lips, I love my Chanel products. That's Red Coco in Arthur. If I'm going to do a little smoky eye or anything, I love Chanel quads. I can withdraw it. I go a little in the crease, I will do more on the lid and mix with a brush. And I love Too Faced mascara Better Than Sex. One last thing I have to tell you is that once I was visiting New York and I had forgotten all my makeup. I was going out and wondering, "What can I do?" I was at the Bowery Hotel, I lit a match, I had some charcoal and I drew my eye -liner. And it worked! So that was my solution.

A good haircut is the key. If you have a good haircut, you can get up from bed, maybe take a shower and be very good. Maranda Widlund cuts my hair – she is Swedish and she is amazing with blondes. I have light reflections, just sweet ones. I am not a maintenance-intensive girl who wants to go to the salon every three months. I am like a type of person once a year. My hair is naturally a bit like they are right now: they are not curly, but they do not stick straight. A curling iron can help blend it and make it look a bit more polished. And then I use Kevin Murphy's Hair Resort Spray. It's like a hairspray, but a kind of salt spray. It's really nice. With the hair, you can not be quite natural. You need a good hairspray. "

– told ITG

Angela Lindvall photographed by Tom Newton at Topanga on August 17, 2018.

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