Friday 28 October 2016

The loves of my life: Nadia Forde, model, singer, actor

Published 05/09/2016 | 02:30

Nadia Forde, the model, singer and actor is currently in Japan.
Nadia Forde, the model, singer and actor is currently in Japan.

Strong women feature highly in the loves of Nadia Forde's life including her grandmother and Meryl Streep.

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The person

My grandmother

The memory

Making porridge with my dad when I was really young

The moment of the day

Early morning, when the world is starting to wake up and everything is quiet

The song

Simply Red, Stars. This really reminds me of my childhood. My mum and dad had it playing on repeat the year it was released, and every time I hear it now - which isn't that often - it brings me right back to that moment

The movie

White Christmas; and anything with Clark Gable in it. He was my first crush, too! Dear god, that image of him at the bottom of the stairs in Gone With the Wind, when Scarlett comes down, is just wow!

The hero

Meryl Streep. She's incredibly talented and never takes herself too seriously

The book

The Time Traveler's Wife. I cried . . . a lot! Like many books, I don't think the film adaptation did it justice

The outfit

T-shirt, jeans, and Converse. I'm a disaster in heels, which caused havoc in my modelling days!

The accessory

A good pair of sunnies. Ray-Bans are my go-to

The gadget

My phone. It's always glued to my hand. I once lived three weeks without it, and it was tough! I missed chatting to my family and my loved ones too much

The pet hate

Liars. When will they learn that they will always be found out in the end?

The friend

I have a few precious ones. I'm lucky

The beauty product

Strobe Cream by Mac. I rarely wear make-up when I'm not working, but this is a little pick-me-up to brighten up my skin, even on no-make-up days. I also use it on my collarbones and legs when I'm going to be on camera. Charlotte Tilbury's Supermodel Body is a great alternative

The holiday

A tropical island with white-sand beaches. With everyone I love!

The piece of advice

Love fiercely, and live your life so you don't have regrets

The virtue


The drink

An espresso martini. It's incredibly hard to find in Japan, where I'm living at the moment

The hotel

The Dorchester, London. The comfiest beds on planet Earth

The bar

Xico, Baggot Street. I have never gone in and not had a great night, courtesy of Jack and the team

The part of my body

My hair. I especially like it after I've had a blow-dry, or even the next day, for a bed-head look. I swear by my Great Lengths hair extensions, which give my hair amazing volume

The hobby

Ballet Barre classes at Platinum Pilates. It works the tiny muscles I didn't even know existed

The celebrity

Pia Miller, an actress in Home & Away who has great style

The taste

Sweet-potato fries. I'd eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are also nearly impossible to find in Japan. And when I did find them, they were a very different colour!

The smell

Creed aftershave

The vice

Swearing constantly. Fuck it . . . I think it's an Irish thing?

Follow Nadia's adventures on Snapchat and Instagram @nadiaforde and Twitter @NadiaForde

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