Supermodel 101: Cindy Crawford

Break out those denim cutoffs, a white wife beater (there needs to be a conversation about this) and crack open a can of Pepsi, Baby Gia has entered the building. After a chance encounter with a photographer who took her photo for a university newspaper, this Illinois native left Northwestern University to become a modeling legend. A hottie with a body and brains, sis was pursuing a degree in chemical engineering, but dropped out having found success in the industry.
In the beginning she was known as Baby Gia, a replacement to top supermodel Gia Carangi, who succumbed to a tragic demise. But those smoldering brown eyes, voluminous locks and signature mole (literally the reason women draw them on) allowed Cindy to forge a path of her own.

The pisces baddie, who shares a birthday with both Rihanna AND Kurt Cobain, is one of the 90’s supermodels “Big Six.” That means she’s cat walked the most coveted runways (Chanel, Dior, Muglier), was the host of MTV’s House Of Style, landed the most lucrative campaigns (Halston, Revlon, Valentino), had a successful run in the fitness world with her workout tapes, was a video vixen for the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and George Micheal, has covered every major magazine, was once married to 1999’s Sexiest Man Alive, Richard Gere according to People, found love with second husband Rande Gerber, a successful businessman who co-owns renowned tequila company Casamigos, with bff George Clooney and is now a mother of two. What a career. What’s your favorite Cindy moment? Via: Vogue Italy, Vogue Australia, Getty Images & Cosmopolitan Magazine

No Filter With Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell launched her YouTube series and her first guest was Cindy Crawford. A great way to know your favorite celebrities on an intimate level. My favorite so far is her interview with Marc Jacobs. The level of art history and iconography he possesses, the fact that they both have so much integrity, to sacrifice for their artistic careers, because being famous for being famous is so vapid. True innovators who will leave a legacy worth cherishing behind. In this world of influencers and celebrisites (a word I made up and will expound on) it was a refreshing reminder of true talent. To know how much Marc Jacobs suffered for his artistry, taking risk and getting fired from Perry Ellis signals to artist, stay true to yourself, endure your hardships and you will persevere. Thank you both for illuminating the lives of so many and confirming there are levels to this shit. Photo: Lumiere Naturelle

Peter Lindbergh 1944-2019

RIP Peter Lindbergh the German photographer who captured the rise of the 90’s supermodel (the most prolific era of modeling EVER). “This should be the responsibility of photographers today; to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.”