The model relies on her stylist to keep her red carpet-ready

By Kate Hogan
June 14, 2011 08:30 PM

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She was quite girly in a barely-there bikini on the cover of Sports Illustrated last year, but in real life, Brooklyn Decker calls her style “boy meets girl.” Since she’s around sporty guys (ahem, Andy Roddick) all day, Decker tells PEOPLE she’s “very boyish” when she’s by herself. “But when I go to events I have to turn into a female,” she jokes. “I wear tons of blazers, I like sundresses, sneakers.” Speaking at a New York City rooftop celebration for her stylist, Annie Ladino (left), and the designer sale website, Decker — in a sequined T-shirt dress by Haute Hippie, vintage belt and red Christian Louboutin Mary Janes — said she relies on her fashionable pal to keep her on the stylish straight and narrow. “We started working together back when I was modeling full time; she’d styled a bunch of my shoots,” Decker said of Ladino. “We just connected, and we kept in touch as friends.” When the blonde beauty was announced as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model — and later landed a role in Just Go with It — she called on Ladino to help her get red carpet-ready. “It’s a totally girly, fun relationship,” Decker said. “I’m a really frumpy dresser, and she’s a really sexy dresser, so we balance each other out.” Ladino, once featured in Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP and now a sale curator for, says she loves bouncing ideas off of her comely client. “I’ll email her late at night sometimes, like, ‘What do you think of these shoes?'” she shares. “We have a great time together.” —Kate Hogan