OK, so it’s a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you’re a person who is only known for their looks, sometimes people treat you like you don’t have any brains. Case in point: Cindy Crawford learned an awful lesson about judgment on her first day of college calculus. The supermodel received a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, but all her professor seemed to see when he looked at her was a pretty face. Watch this clip from “Oprah’s Master Class” as Cindy tells her sobering (and infuriating) story — and think twice before you assume someone is dumb just because she or he is attractive. [Huffington Post]
Who didn’t absolutely love the awkward-as-hell Cindy Crawford on the ’90s fashion show “House of Style”? Cindy was less than comfortable actually speaking on camera, but that didn’t stop the execs at MTV from capitalizing on her supermodel popularity. While the original “House of Style” is long gone, MTV has decided to reboot the show as a web-mostly series. The new host will be announced during the MTV Video Awards on September 6. Our guess is Alexa Chung, but either way, we’re stoked to see a comeback. We managed to dig up this vintage video of Todd Oldham interviewing designers Andre Walker and John Galliano, plus two more amazing clips after the jump!
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Cindy Crawford, the original ’90s supermodel, looks damn fine at 45. Here she is on the cover of this month’s Vogue vamping it up in a leather jacket and looking absolutely radiant. I’ll have what she’s having. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
“If you just wait for the moment to strike, you’re going to have some dry spells. But even if you don’t start out in the mood, once you get it going, everyone’s on board.”
—Cindy Crawford in Ladies Home Journal on how she keeps her sex life alive by scheduling one evening a week for sexing it up with Rande Gerber. Well, that’s one way to do it. [StarPulse] Keep reading »
If you had any doubt about whether Cindy Crawford still has it, well, these photos prove that the 44-year-old supermodel does indeed still have it. We’d never heard of the Russian retailer TSUM before today, but apparently they got her to star in a campaign. They did well to do her up in classic Crawford fashion: bombshell hair, ruby-red lips, prominent mole on display. Can we get some more Cindy up in here? Another shot after the jump. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
While we love to accessorize our outfits, sometimes we get a little lazy and just keep the same necklace on for weeks. But as long as the piece is something like this One Kiss by Cindy Crawford necklace, wearing it for days on end wouldn’t be a problem at all. The necklace features various colorful gems — citrine, garnet, and lemon quartz — so it goes with everything, meaning we can be negligent accessorizers and still look polished.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a One Kiss By Cindy Crawford necklace provided by JCPenney, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us the story of your first kiss (abridged versions, please) by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 28. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!
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Here’s a reminder of the days when indie fashion was fun, lighthearted, and embracing of all different body types. Remember the label X-Girl? (If it was before your time, it’s a definite must-know just to increase your cultural cred.) The line of sporty tees and A-line dresses was developed in the ’90s by rock goddess and Sonic Youth lead singer Kim Gordon
and designer Daisy von Furth. The two wanted to challenge the fashion industry’s elite outlook and high prices. Daisy’s explanation of X-Girl sums up the way we wish more people would think about fashion these days, being that, “We’re used to shopping in thrift stores … so for us to pay $60 for something, that’s like the most we’re ever going to pay … unless my mother’s paying.” Check out this footage from a 1994 X-Girl fashion show, set in the streets of Soho. We bet you’ll also recognize some fun, familiar faces in there, too. [YouTube
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An old-school Versace ad features some of your favorite models—Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford—suspiciously “Mean Girls”-styled. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
It sure seems like extortion is the new black. Today’s target: Cindy Crawford and her family. No, no—don’t jump to any Letterman-like conclusions—Cindy didn’t do anything wrong at all. Over the summer, her nanny played a game of “cops and robbers” with her then 7-year-old daughter, Kaia, and took a photo of Kaia in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, gagged and tied to a chair. The nanny had intended to tape the photo, along with a note that read, “the baby sitter went crazy and tied everyone up and they need your help!” to the front door as a joke. (Um, would this be funny? Not so much.) But instead, Edis Kayalar (above, right), a German fellow she had met at a bar a few months before, found the photo and stole Cindy’s phone number off the nanny’s cell phone. He called her and said that he wanted to return the photo because the fact that the girl was “in revealing clothing, bound to a chair and gagged” supposedly “bothered” him because he was a “good person.” Keep reading »
“If you don’t like something, don’t buy it. Don’t buy the magazine if you don’t like what it says. If you don’t like the image a brand is putting out, don’t buy it. What I really don’t agree with is people who complain about it but still support it. You’re giving your power away. If people don’t want skinny models, stop buying the magazine with the skinny model, and believe me those magazines will change fast. It’s business.”
– Supermodel Cindy Crawford recommends boycotting fashion mags that only use skeletal models, making her Conde Nast/Hearst/Hachette Fillipacci enemy number one. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »