Camila Alves at an event in New York City for I.N.C. (WireImage)
The 30-year-old model and I.N.C. brand ambassador dished to omg! that she absolutely adores the holidays and since marrying her "Dallas Buyers Club" sweetie in June 2012, they've melded their holiday traditions.
"It is always a joke. We have to do Thanksgiving now and we're inviting a few friends of ours and they always ask, 'Are you going to do Brazilian-style again?'" she joked during our interview at an I.N.C event. "So I said, how about this? 'We keep the meal American, but will do the dessert Brazilian.'"
That sounds like a pretty good compromise, especially with Turkey Day only one week away. But the Brazilian-born babe and her Texas-bred hubby, who are parents to Levi, 5, Vida, 3, and Livingston, 10 months, says Thanksgiving is just the start to her favorite time of year.
"I am a big holiday person," the brunette stunner shared. "I am going to dress up the house. I want the whole thing. I am big on it."
We can't say were surprised that she enjoys the joyous season, since just two short years ago McConaughy asked her to marry him on Christmas Day.
The former "Shear Genius" host says she starts prepping her house for the season, starting with the bedrooms. "When we talk about dressing up the house, the bed is a big piece of that. What I have learned about a bedding collection is that you can have fun with it without feeling guilty because you're not spending thousands of dollars," she explained, adding that she likes the new I.N.C bedroom collection. "You can have an animal print Christmas or you can go to the classic bold red or the classic whites. Also, decorative pillows are great to dress up your couch, dress up your bed, and change up a whole room."
Camila and her hubby are big on family! (FilmMagic)
Naturally, the red carpet regular also switches up her wardrobe during the holidays and confessed that while she lives in jeans and sweaters during the chilly months, she also likes to slip on something sexy for special nights out. "I like dresses or I like a well-fitted suit. There is something about mixing flowy things with tight or bulky things. I like the texture and you can move or move with it."
But if she does end up walking out the door in one of her trusty sweaters, she suggests just adding a little holiday glitz. "Look for something with sparkles or shimmer and it automatically dresses it up."
Is it just us or does Alves seem just as prepared as Santa Clause himself to take on this festive time of year?
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