No supermodel is sexier than Stephanie Seymour: She wore the world’s leggiest wedding dress in the “November Rain” video, rocks a string bikini like no one else, and has an upcoming lingerie line, Raven & Sparrow. Now a spokeswoman for Estée Lauder, Seymour has an innate sensuality, of course, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also have a few choice pieces of advice.
Cheek-kiss with intention. “You have to commit. If you give someone a hug, give them a hug. If you give someone a kiss on the cheek, give him a kiss on the cheek.”
Don’t be too laid-back. “You need to have a certain amount of passion to be a sexy person. It’s about energy and confidence and having something to say. The sexiest woman in the world, if she’s boring or just has nothing to say, she becomes incredibly unsexy very, very quickly.”
Put your hair up. “Ponytails are so sexy. It’s just a sweet, clean, pretty way for women to wear their hair. It’s also really sexy to take it out and shake your hair. Don’t be that girl who twirls her hair. If you play with your hair because you think you’re looking cute, you’re being self-conscious, and that’s not sexy anymore.”
Walk with purpose.“I was a terrible, awful nervous wreck when I had to walk the runways. I would always beg Naomi to give me a lesson. [ED: Us too!] I could never do what she does. So I finally just said, ‘You know what? I’m just going to pretend that I’m walking down the street and there are a bunch of construction workers hammering away, and they’re all whistling, and I’m just going to look right ahead. I always have to create an alter ego. When in doubt, pretend you’re someone else, and it’s much easier.”
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• See Cara Delevingne Get Naked for Our Best of Beauty Issue
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• 2014 Beauty Breakthroughs
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIO TESTINO/ART PARTNER