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Women of Style: Lily Aldridge

Rockstar wife, top model and all around lovely person Lily Aldridge has cool factor in spades. With Victoria’s Secret, Proactiv+ and Velvet partnerships in the mix, she’s also shaping up to be a serious business woman and a bonafide household name. Get to know the incredibly stunning, girl-to-watch in today’s Women of Style interview.

EARLY LIFE & CAREER

Growing Up in California

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"The weather here is unbeatable! I travel a lot and I love coming home to such a beautiful place."

Her First Job

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"My first job was working at a record label. I was responsible for putting CDs into envelopes! It makes me smile, looking back at it."

Her Role Model

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"Carolyn Murphy has always been a great role model to me. She is elegant, beautiful and kind."

The Best Career Advice She's Ever Received

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"To treat modeling like a job, not a lifestyle."

Life as a Victoria's Secret Model

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"Being a VS Angel is the greatest job in the world. I feel so blessed to work for them! I don't think people realize how much we travel. I feel like I live on an airplane!"

STYLE & PERSONAL LIFE

Her Skincare Essentials

Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit, $30.

"Proactiv+ has been amazing for my skin; I swear by the 3-Step System. With all of my traveling, I am so thankful to have these products! The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is another favorite. I wear so much makeup for work and this product helps keep my skin fresh and clear."

How She Gives Back

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"Working with St Jude is so important to me. Giving back is what truly makes me happy! Anything that helps children, whether it is surrounding sickness, hunger, education - you can’t help but want to be involved."

On Her Fall Fashion Wishlist

Lily wearing Chanel. Photo: Getty Images.

"A Chanel purse to make every outfit just a little bit more stylish!"

Shop Vintage Chanel Bags

Vintage Tassel Crossbody Bag

$1,699

Chanel

Vintage Mini Half Flap Bag

$3,500

Chanel

Vintage Bucket Bag

$3,832

Chanel

Vintage Black Half Flap Bag

$2,950

Chanel

What She Wears to Her Husband's Concerts

Lily in the Lily Aldridge for Velvet spring 2014 lookbook. Photo: Velvet-Tees.com.

"I love a great tank top from my clothing collection, Lily Aldridge for Velvet, skinny leather pants and a sexy pair of heels."

Shop Lily's Style

Tie-Front Contrast Top

$99

Lily Aldridge for Velvet

Black Leather Trousers

$1,137

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Printed Leather Court Shoe

$100

Zara

Vintage Black Half Flap Bag

$2,950

Chanel

Her Fashion Industry Crush

Dave Benett

"I will always love Kate Moss for her cool demeanor and pitch-perfect rock 'n' roll style."

How She Finds Balance

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"Taking time for myself allows me to do my job better and be a better mother, wife and girl friend."

What She Will Teach Her Daughter About Fashion

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"To have fun with clothes, be herself and not care what other people think."

3 Things Most People Don't Know About Lily

Lily documents her dinner at Adele's in Nashville. Photo: @lilyaldridge.

1. "I'm a huge foodie."

2. "I love Star Wars."

3. "My father is English."