Silvana launched her career at Melbourne Fashion Festival in 1999 and has taken off as one of Melbourne’s favourite models. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Australian fashion such as J’Aton, Camilla and Marc, Scanlan & Theodore, Collette Dinnigan, Toni Maticevskim Lisa Ho and so many more. She has taken the international stage by storm and worked in New York, LA, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Panama and Auckland and worked with huge names such as Oscar De La Renta, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Vercase, Gucci, Hugo Boss and Chanel.
Pretty impressive CV huh?
She is Romananain born and one of the most beautiful people inside and out you could ever come across. She is the ambassador for @liptember which supports women's mental health and wrote a book called I Am Me which she wrote and illustrated herself. So talented!
She’s married to Mark Philippoussis and the two couldn’t be cuter together. They have two beautiful children Nicholas, 6 and Maia, 2.
We chatted to the gorgeous Silvana about upcoming Mother’s Day as part of our Inspiring Mum's campaign.
Who were / are your role models when you were younger? Who do you look up to now?
When I was younger, my role model was (and still is) my mother. I admire her strength, beauty and sophistication. She always kept her beauty routine minimal, often using at home remedies which I now incorporate into my daily beauty routines.
What has been the best part of motherhood?
I think the best part about being a mother is the constant love and affection I receive from my children. Their hugs, kisses, hearing them say Mami and the constant adventures they take me on! Everyday is filled with purpose.
How do you find the time to have a skincare routine?
Since becoming a mother, I realized that I really have to make the time to take care of myself otherwise, it just doesn’t happen. I make sure to find at least 5-10mins to myself in the mornings (easier said than done). Usually, I’m getting ready with Maia in my arms or she’ll be lingering around my make up bag and making a mess of my eyeshadow and blushes 🤣🙈 but either way, I’m in the bathroom and taking a moment to myself before things become too crazy!
Breakfast, quickly turns into a manic rush to get the kids dressed and out the door ready for school drop off!
My nighttime skincare routine begins once the kids are in bed at the end of the day.
What’s your favourite type of skincare product?
My skin is naturally dry so I can’t live without a good moisturizer.
Tell us about your skincare routine.
My skincare routine is quite simple. I’m a minimalist. Like my mother :)
I make sure to always cleanse my skin morning and night and follow through with a good moisturizer and eye cream.
If I can find the time, I’ll use my Dermal Hub LED Light Shield to rejuvenate and heal my skin when I get the odd breakout. I love treating myself with visits to see my skin Angel Derya, at Victorian Dermal Group once every 2 months.
What’s the plan for Mother’s Day?
This Mother’s Day, I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with the special women in my life. My mother and mother-in-law and of course my husband and kids!
Follow Silvana at sphilippoussis on instagram.