“I might not look good in this light!” That’s Karlie Kloss, backstage at Ralph Lauren, pressed cheek to cheek with Tom Pecheux for a post-makeup selfie. The idea that Kloss would look bad in any light is, of course, absurd, but today the supermodel looks particularly fresh-faced, despite the 7:00 a.m. call time—with the kind of flawless complexion that cannot be created with bronzer alone.
“I haven’t been sleeping as much as I would like,” she confesses. So what’s the secret to Kloss’s upbeat mood and ever-present glow? A simple energy-boosting smoothie, blended at her West Village home a few hours earlier, that uses three ingredients and takes all of two minutes to prepare: Frozen bananas, a little bit of almond milk, and a dash of protein powder. “When you start the day running out the door, it’s nice to have something with substance,” Kloss says, taking a sip from the clear plastic cup. “It’s super quick. Frozen bananas alone, actually, blended are amazing, but you can add a little almond milk and protein powder, then you are good to go!”
As for the Zen attitude she maintains throughout New York Fashion Week, Kloss has been relying on Headspace, a guided meditation app that leads you through brief focused breaths and mindfulness exercises. “I always stick in my headphones when I’m in hair and makeup and take 10 minutes for myself,” she explains. “It’s really nice to be able to center yourself and have a little peace of mind.” Sound advice to take with you to London Fashion Week and beyond.