HITTING the age of 50 is worthy of a few things, and in Cindy Crawford’s case that translates to writing a book about her glittering career in the fashion industry and reflecting on the wisdom she has picked up along the way ahead of the landmark birthday next February.
Unfortunately I was never one of those girls who could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight (damn you Kate Moss!)
“Unfortunately I was never one of those girls who could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight (damn you Kate Moss!),” the Super writes in the tome, entitled Becoming, reports Style. “Of course as soon as I told myself that I wasn’t going to eat any sugar, bread, or whatever, all I could think of was sugar, bread or whatever! I have finally settled on the idea of being 80 per cent good 80 per cent of the time. For me, that’s doable.”
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Luckily for the 5ft 9 star, she has also been gifted with advice from fashion industry greats including Richard Avedon, who told Crawford that he liked her better when her face “wasn’t too thin”, and the renowned Dr Sebagh who told her to “pick a weight – not my skinniest and not my heaviest – and stay there, not yo-yo, because it’s better for the skin not to expand and contract too much”.
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With her daughter Kaya
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After over four decades in the public eye, Crawford finds herself now in a position to offer some insight into an industry that finds itself in a constant state of flux and debate about body image and, apart from change inspiring designers, photographers and editors alike, Crawford believes the consumer can exercise they power.
“Consumers must realise that the power is in her hands (or, rather, in their wallets). If they don’t like the images that they see, they have the power to stop buying the magazine or the designer’s dresses,” she explained. “To my mind, the most important message I can promote and exemplify is one that supports diversity and health.”