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Beauty, Balance and the Art of Trying to Have it All! Camila Alves McConaughey, Wife of Matthew McConaughey and Face of INC Talks about Being a Mother, Model and Fashion Maven

Camila Alves McConaughey is kind, ambitious and insightful. She is making her mark as a fashion visionary, entrepreneur, model, face of a major brand, mother of three and wife of A-list actor Matthew McConaughey.

For our CYInterview, Camila, the face of Macy’s biggest brand INC, wore a sexy white dress from INC’s spring line. She spoke about some of her fashion insights and things she learned on her journey to success and happiness, in our sit down conversation.

Small world that it is, the Brazilian beauty shares a connection to CYInterview regular Mike Leach.

Last year, Coach Leach shared with us a story about the pirate sword he gave Matthew and Camila for a wedding present [see here]. In this CYInterview, she shares what she thought when she and Matthew opened that unique present.

You can read the highlights and listen to the entire CYInterview with Camila Alves McConaughey below:

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Speaking about being a brand ambassador for INC and why she enjoys their clothes, Camila said this:

“It’s their [Macy’s] biggest brand. It’s very exciting and it’s an honor to be a part of them. What I love so much about the brand is that the brand includes every type of women. They cover all sizes. They go from plus size to petite. They, every woman can find one piece or more pieces in the line because they cover all sense of style and they cover all ages. And that’s something that in my personal life, in my designing with the handbags, everything I do, I want to include everybody. So that’s like right away was the very natural, you know partnership.”

The mother of three says she’s working to find the balance between her professional goals and motherhood:

“Not yet. But I’m working on it. I’m working on it. You know it’s very hectic having three kids. The little baby, you know just so young still. And I had my systems down for two. Now I’m learning to create the systems for three. You know so I’ll be there soon. I’ll be there soon at the balance.”

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Camila Alves McConaughey in the INC section at Macy’s at Aventura Mall

When the Brazilian fashionista came to America, she did not speak a word of English. Camila’s story of coming to the U.S., where she started out working in restaurants and cleaning houses, is a great example of someone who saw opportunity in every moment on the path to her goals. Sharing some of that journey with us, Camila provides advice and lessons for others who want to achieve something:

“I think the main thing, there’s a few things. You know, when people tell you no, don’t let that change the course of what you want to do in life. It can maybe guide you in a different direction, but you still keep your goal going to what your main goal is. Then another thing is that don’t rely in others to get to where you want to go. You know I feel like sometimes you know we get stuck with thinking, oh this person is gonna help me, this person is gonna do that for me, I’m gonna you know. No. You have to do it for yourself and that if people help you along the way, blessings from the sky. You’re thankful for that. You’re grateful for that. But you have to do the hard work. Nobody else is going to do it for you.

And another thing is for the Latin community that I think one thing that really helped me was that, you know, when I first moved here, I didn’t speak a word of English and I remember my uncle at the time, I was always like you know looking towards where’s the Brazilians, where are the Brazilians. And my uncle say, ‘No. You are not in Brazil, you’re in the United States. You know, here you have to hang out with people who are from here so you can learn their culture, their language and you can you know make your way.’ And I thought that was really important tip that he gave me, something that I followed because sometimes you get so stuck with that own culture that you don’t expand your horizons if that makes sense.”

In June of last year, Matthew McConaughey told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about the unique pirate sword wedding gift he and Camila received from CYInterview regular Coach Mike Leach. Here’s Mike’s take on the event [see here]. We’ve heard Matthew and the Coach’s side of the story and now it’s time to hear Camila’s take:

“Mike Leach and his wife [Sharon], they’re great people. They’re great people. You know I have only great things to say about them and it was something when we opened that gift. It was like, ok, a sword. And we’re like, who’s this from? And before we had opened the card we were like, we have a pretty good idea who this card is from. You know it was definitely special and unique.”

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CYInterviewing Camila Alves McConaughey

You can find out more information and check out the entire INC clothing line at Macy’s here.

You can find more information about the INC Bed & Bath line here.

Camila’s official website is here.

You can follow Camila on Twitter here.

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