Cristina Cordula “The most fashionable of TV celebrities? It’s me, of course!”
“Honeeeeeeeey!”. The bubbly and outgoing Cristina Cordula has a new show, on June 10: the shopping queens, broadcast from Monday to Friday at 4:15pm on M6. The perfect occasion to ask her a few questions. Interview with a woman always in a good mood.
Téléstar: Can you talk about your career?
I was a model. I left Brazil when I was 20 after I studied communication and journalism. I was scouted by an agency to begin a career as a professional international model. I lived in New York, Paris and London. Later, I opened my relooking agency in 2003 to link the fashion world with human beings. I was one of the first to do it. In France, this job didn’t exist. Today, it’s very common. Then, it was only the politicians who took care of their image through a communication agency. Now, everybody can reach out to a professional. We live in a world in which when you have a bad image, you have no friends, no job. When you have a good image, you’re more confident. Today, there are schools to learn image communication; it opens a new job.
What are this summer’s trends?
Stripes, black and white, tropical images, flashy colours, silver and gold. Pointed shoes, but not the 80’s!
Do you advise your son Enzo how to dress?
No, not at all. He is 18! He buys his own clothes. He has a great style and doesn’t need my help. He sometimes asks me for my opinion.
For you, who is the most fashionable host on M6? And the least?
I’d rather not talk about the least fashionable. And the most fashionable, it’s me!
Do you notice immediately if someone is not well dressed?
Yes. But it’s because of our work. A journalist sees errors in writing; I see errors in clothes. But there is no need to talk about it. I’m not going to tell the person. Especially with my friends. With them, I never talk about style, but rather about life. I see errors because I’m in the fashion world, but it’s not at all critical.
What are your favourite clothes for a night out?
I love dresses; it’s classy for a night out.
Do you put on a lot of make up?
I put on some make-up but I also rest my skin when I’m not filming. Most of the time, I do the minimum: some foundation, some under-eye concealer and a touch of blush.
Is “New look for a new life” going to continue?
Yes. The new season begins on June 17 and all Summer long. There are a lot of pretty episodes. It’s great, it’s funny. There’s a wedding special. I also have my show “Magnifique by Cristina” on Teva that we shouldn’t forget. It’s on Sundays at 10:30am. But there’s also the “Shopping Queens”, that I’m so happy to do.
During the shows, is it easier to give a new look to women or men?
Men, honey! Women, they’re more complicated in their head. Whilst men are easier to convince, they let go, they trust you. Women are deeper; they have complexes and have a lot of questions…
Talk to us about your new show, “Shopping Queens”: what’s the concept?
It’s a competition between five women who come to Paris. They have a list of different shops as well as a budget. Their mission is to buy an outfit that goes with a theme. They have four hours to do their shopping, make-up and hair. Each day we follow a girl during her four hours. And on Friday, I get to announce the winner who wins 1000€. Candidates also score each other, and I also grade them. I am the expert for fashion and style. I will tell what’s good, what’s a “never do”, the lack of strategy…
It’s a funny show that gives a lot of advice on how to get dressed. Sometimes, they are outside the theme, and that’s when there will be a lot of advice.
Are you happy M6 gave you this show?
I’m so happy and grateful that the channel invited me for this show. I thank them a lot, and am really touched.
For you, among celebrities, who has the best and the worst look?
Eva Longoria. Sometimes, she does some “fashion faux-pas”.
What’s your most important purchase when you’re shopping? Which item would make you go overboard?
I have a crush for shoes. I don’t know how many pairs I have. I haven’t counted, but a lot.
How do you see Internet and social networks?
Internet is a great social network. Today, it’s so easy to find information from anywhere in the world. It fascinates me. I’m really active with my fans. I find it amazing. I have a blog, a website, a Facebook and a Twitter, I’m all in!
The summer is coming. Where are you going on vacation?
Brazil honey, my country!
Do you have a last word for the Telestar.fr readers?
Keep smiling even if it rains. It’s not the end of the world! We are all in the same boat. It rains in the whole of Europe. We have to keep smiling and wear colours. So that when there’s no sun, we still shine. Don’t forget to always watch me because I give some good advice: “Shopping Queens”, “Magnifique by Cristina” and “New look for a new life”.
By Pierre Giacometti
Sources : Téléstar