5 Pretty Things with Theresa Longo + Recent Fall Outfits!

I met Theresa Longo in the L’Oreal TIFF lounge (my TIFF post). Not only was she super-friendly and sweet, she’s a  beauty queen/model/actress AND fitness expert! As I’m perpetually nosy about other people’s beauty secrets and fashion loves – I asked Theresa if I could feature her in my first “5 Pretty Things” post – hope you enjoy reading her answers!

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1) What face wash and moisturizer do you use?
I use Proactiv 3 step Face Wash … and I use Vivier Skin C&E Peptides for Moisturizer

2) What foundation, concealer, blush & mascara do you use?
I use L’Oreal True Match Sand Beige Foundation, YSL Touche Eclat Concealer, – I skip Blush and use Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara or L’Oreal’s Voluminous Power Collagen Mascara

More L’Oreal…


3) What is your favorite bag? Either one you own or a wishlist one – would love to see a pic.
My Favorite Bag is an Italian Made Leather “Bagghy” Bag … It is big enough to travel with and the pattern is completely unique! Attached is a photo of the bag.

4) What do you do to stay healthy? How often do you work out/Any special diet you follow?
I work out often. Every couple days I target different muscle groups. I switch it up between arms, abs, and legs. I have an excellent boxing coach who I work with on a consistent basis. I began boxing at BEL Boxing and have kept it up over the last few years.  I practice a vegan diet. I take a ton of supplements, including Vega All in One Nutritional Shake every morning at breakfast. I take multiple vitamins daily and I never drink alcohol or refined sugar. To stay lean I avoid eating bread at all costs. You can check out work out tips on my blog 😉

5) Share something interesting about your ancestry/heritage…Can you tell I’m a huge “Who Do You Think You Are” fan?
 I have an Italian background with my Dad’s side of the family originating from Sicily. I was crowned Miss Italy North America in 2011-12, and I learned to speak conversational  Italian before departing for Italy to compete for the crown in the World Finals of Miss Italy of the world. It was an incredible experience I will never forget. It was an honor for me to learn more about my heritage while representing North America on the world stage.

I love how unique Theresa’s favorite bag is! And her workout & diet routine is so inspirational and impressive…if only I could cut out refined sugar completely from my diet!!! Thanks for answering my questions Theresa 🙂

I thought I’d end this post with a couple of fall outfits I’ve been wearing recently – it’s definitely scarf & boot weather now!

Stripes & Tan

Scarf: Old Navy, Sweater: H&M (identical option from GAP), Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: F21, Bag: Minkoff

Star Sweatshirt & Red Jeans

Necklace: F21, Sweatshirt: Garage (love this one), Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version), Bag: Minkoff

Plaid Flannel Shirt

Shirt: Garage, Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version), Bag: Minkoff

Black & Leopard

Scarf: Aldo (this year’s version), Sweater: Old Navy, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: Old Navy, Bag: Minkoff

Head-to-toe Forever21 (except the jeans!)

Necklace: Forever21 (similar for under $10), Shirt: Forever21, Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Forever21, Bag: Minkoff


  1. Beautygirl24
    October 21, 2013 / 3:05 am

    This was great, I love the new feature you've created! It's always interesting to find out more about people we admire. I LOVE every single outfit! Perfect Fall looks 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 22, 2013 / 3:19 am

      So glad you enjoyed the feature Noelle – I basically wrote a nosy list of questions that I ALWAYS want to know the answer to LOL!

  2. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    October 21, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    What a great interview! I'm going to check out her blog but I have to say her work out routine and healthy lifestyle sound very daunting to me :PYay for fall outfits! It's my favourite time of year 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 22, 2013 / 3:21 am

      Glad you liked the interview! I always like getting fitness inspiration – because even if it leads me to one small healthy change, it's worth it 🙂

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