Model Diaries

With Instagram making model-off-duty style just as appealing as the fantastical looks observable on the runways, we find out what life off the runway is really like for some of Ireland’s best known faces.

Sarah Morrissey



Food philosophy 
I don’t cut out food groups, but I eat more grains, protein and vegetables. Because I work out a lot, if I want a bit of chocolate, I’m going to have it and not kill myself over it. And let’s be honest, there are times when only chocolate will make us feel better!

Skin solution
Cleanse, tone, moisturise, eye cream – it’s that simple. It doesn’t matter what products you use, it’s the ritual of doing it that will make your skin glow. I do it three times a day. In the morning, after the gym and before I go to bed. I drink plenty of water too, which really helps.


January Russell


Most listened to track
I tend to get obsessed with songs and play them on repeat. At the moment, it’s a toss-up between “Moonrunner” by Clu ft. Gemma Dunlovely or “Gimme the Loot” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Go-to shoe
I’ve been running around to castings in Milan this season, so it’s mostly been Nike Air Max for me this summer. It’s so important to be comfortable when you’re legging it around an unfamiliar city. I always carry heels from River Island in my bag to pop on if I need them for clients.


Li-Ann Smal

Li Ann

Lazy day outfit
I love my hippie elephant harem pants and am a sucker for a cosy jumper.

Reading material
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, €14.20.

Hair habits
I’m low-maintenance – just wash, dry naturally, and I’m ready to go.


Teodora Sutra


Bronzing boost
My face never tans, so I’ve started to use Lancôme Soleil Bronzer Sun BB Cream SPF 50, €29.50, as a light base, with Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, €23.50. Just add a few drops of the tanning oil to your everyday face cream for a natural glow.

Favourite hangouts
I love any place that does great coffee. My top picks in Dublin are Clement & Pekoe on South William Street and Kaph on Drury Street. When I’m abroad, I seek out quirky cafés where I can people-watch.


To read more Model Diaries, check out the September issue of IMAGE Magazine. Out now.

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