Nicole Trunfio

IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, model Nicole Trunfio is looking (and feeling!) sexier than ever. A month before the birth of her first baby, a gorgeous healthy boy, the New York-based beauty and Australian ex-pat met with Moda Familia in Sydney for a special sitting to celebrate the art of pregnancy-friendly beauty

  1. Photographed by CARLOTTA MOYE 


  3. Makeup by JACLYN HNITKO

  2. "It's about BLOSSOMING INTO motherhood": Treat yourself to small pleasures, daily. Rather than succumbing to a shapeless maternity smock, wrap yourself in satin, velvet and silk – lounging fabrics that slide against the skin – and stay with the silhouettes that already work for you.
  4. In the living room: main picture top, Nicole wears a silk PRADA dress with gold rings and necklace from her eponymous line, TRUNFIO JEWELS. Above, wearing a silk slip from SILVIA RHODES with her own jewels.

DETOX YOUR beauty routine: pregnancy needn’t be without pampering and treatments, but it does call for a beauty shelf overhaul, one that is free from harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates. First steps: a spirit-reviving manicure in a (toxic-free) shade of brilliant red; have your nails and hands prepped with care and attention – it’s the dressiest way not to dress up. Favourites: Scotch Naturals (with formulas containing caster oil and alcohol) or Kure Bazaar (which includes wood pulp, wheat and cotton).

  1. Pregnancy Becomes Her: above, Nicole wears a vintage coat and LOUIS VUITTON necklace with CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes. 

Take a BABYMOON: transport yourself, pre-baby, to a balmy Summer destination; one where relaxation is the only diary note on your itinerary – you'll need a menu of soothing and calming prenatal massages, de-stress treatments, a considerate chef and an mesmerising horizon.

ROCKRIDGE private villa, Palm Beach, Australia: a vacation in this sunny 1940s seaside home, part of the Contemporary Hotels portfolio, is the ultimate escape with its water views, white-washed interiors and relaxed, unmistakably beachy, ambience. Look up:

CHEVAL BLANC, Randheli, Maldives: an exclusive new maison from luxury fashion group LVMH Moët Hennessy, set upon white beaches and pristine waters with villas overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean. For the ultimate in pampering, its island Day Spa includes an exclusive menu of Guerlain massages and treatments tailored for couples. Look up: