Meet ModelFitLife

You probably know of ModelFitLife duo Gabriella Darlington and Portia Prince but how much do you really know about them? Sure it’s nigh on impossible to flick through a magazine nowadays without seeing at least one of their faces smouldering back at you but we wanted to catch up with the girls to give you a more personal insight in to what it’s like being part of this power-coupling!

Portia started modelling a few years ago and thinks that she started exactly when she should have done, albeit a bit later than most (23 to be specific). She feels that ‘the industry took a turn and began to embrace black girls with natural hair’ which is great for our untamed beauty!

Gabi joined W whilst studying for her Masters and never expected her modelling career to take off in the way it has. Alongside this she has worked a full time career as a Producer/Presenter at ITN – Wonder Woman move over. 


But how did ModelFitLife come in to being?

We first met on a shoot for Adidas in 2014 and immediately clicked. We were then lucky enough to be booked together regularly. We realised that our friends and family were often excited or interested to hear about what we got up to on a shoot, and how we keep in shape. So we figured we would share snippets of our lives and our different experiences of the modelling industry, as it’s a world that not many get to see.

We have been so lucky to work with so many amazing brands already, most recently our NIKExLDN Edit which has just been published. We got to try so many combinations to workout in, we really are spoilt for choice with activewear at the moment and our wardrobe has noticed too. 

Recently Portia’s been wearing the new Beyonce activewear, Ivy Park to the gym. Some of her pieces are quite branded but she’s created some really lovely cuts and all the leggings include bum support… everyone wants a Beyonce bum right?! SOLD! Portia’s style in general tends to sway towards 90s Tomboy but for castings it’s not always ideal. She says ‘I have to keep things quite simple with tight jeans and a top, i’ll always try and add a twist with cool accessories or shoes, new faves being my Comme Des Garçon Converse, they’re a summer essential!’

Gabi’s favourite gym gear at the moment is HPE – which you can find at Active in Style. The legging prints really stand out and are really supportive. Ladies – it’s also worth noting that a camel toe can never be found in these leggings!! Gabi describes her style as ‘Usually quite simple, I like clean and uncomplicated looks and try to incorporate staple pieces like a white Tee to make an outfit look fresh. I just bought some incredible beachwear from Rat and Boa for my recent trip to Ibiza – you need to check it out for some Boho / festival pieces.’

Keep up to date with the girls on Instagram @modelfitlife and of course by visiting the ModelFitLife website.

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