Monday, November 8, 2010
Style Maven Series: Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is (in my humble opinion) one of the most beautiful women in the world. Since my early days of thumbing through Vogue and other various fashion publications her face was everywhere. Imagine my wonderment at the tender age of 10 years old watching her on the runways of Paris, New York and Milan. The Gianni Versace runway shows were ALWAYS my favourite where she seemed to be a permanent fixture. I remember her being articulate in interviews and versatile in photographs; and she still is. She was one of the ORIGINAL SUPER MODELS. Never has their been such a more beautiful or versatile group of models in the history of fashion.
Her beautiful face and iconic mole has graced hundreds of magazine covers all over the world. This collage is just the tip of the publication ice burg, there are literally HUNDREDS from over the years.
My personal FAV cover (for the late John F Kennedy Jr.'s George 1st magazine):
and too many ad campaigns to possibly count. I wonder if Cindy even knows. My favourites were the Versace ad's over the years primarily shot by famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon.
Her beauty even reached tv commercials (pepsi) and music videos, My fav being the video of George Michael's "Freedom 90" it takes singing in the shower/tub to a whole new level:
Cindy is still a successful model and the face of OMEGA watches for over a decade but she is also an actress, business woman, wife and mother of 2.
Her business ventures include:
* Cindy has a line home furnishings and accessories called "Cindy Crawford STYLE"
available at JC Penny (www.jcp.com/cindycrawfordstyle)
* A line of jewelry called "One Kiss: By Cindy Crawford" also available at JC Pennys
* A skin care line called Meaningful Beauty partnering with Paris DR. Dr. Jean Louis Sebagh (www.meaningfulbeauty.com)
When she has some spare time (HA HA) she supports a multitude of charitable organizations.
CINDY STANDS UP FOR CANCER
What I love about Cindy's style is her effortless approach. She has a casual chic look with t-shirts, motorcycle jackets or blazers and a great pair of jeans, worn with either heels or flip flops and she ALWAYS ROCKS it!
I had a chance to ask Cindy my 5 Style Maven questions:
LISA: Can you describe your personal Style aesthetic AND attitude about fashion?
CINDY: My personal style aesthetic has evolved over the years. One of the things I love about living in Malibu and west coast style is how relaxed it all is and how jeans and flip flops are the staple. I think I am less concerned about what the latest trend is and am more confident in my own style. I like mixing different designers and pieces. My attitude about fashion is that you should only wear something that gives you more confidence. Second guessing if you can pull off a "look" is stressful and makes me feel insecure!
LISA: What are the key components / pieces in your closet?
CINDY: Key wardrobe pieces for me are jeans (current favs are Paige and J Brand,) leather jackets and heels. I feel like I can go just about everywhere in that!
LISA: How do you feel about Vintage Clothing and Accessories?
CINDY: I love vintage clothing although I don't wear a lot of it in real life. We use amazing vintage pieces on shoots often and I'm always interested in the fabric and construction. I have some old Chanel, Versace and Alaia that are probably considered vintage by now!
LISA: What are your favorite Vintage pieces (Clothing and/or Accessories)? Do you only wear designer vintage?
CINDY: I have a beautiful vintage caramel colored leather Hermes trench coat and an amazing Alaia belt.
LISA: What are you wearing this fall? Tell our readers the key elements for your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
CINDY: Favorite pieces for fall---I bought a beautiful khaki Cavalli leather military jacket that looks cool with jeans or thrown over a khaki knit dress for that monochromatic military look. Fall is also all about great boots. I just bought some Henry Begulin brown shoe boots that I can't wait to wear. I'm also getting more and more into accessories--more interesting necklaces and earrings.
A small collection of Cindy's red carpet and casual looks (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE):
Thank you Cindy for your ageless and timeless beauty. It gives every woman the hope that aging beyond gracefully is a real possibility!
EVOLUTION VINTAGE'S PICS FOR CINDY:
EVOLUTION VINTAGE ~ Vintage style burnout T-shirt
Vintage beaded/sheer top
Vintage Stuart Weitzman - mesh heels