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Beauty Muse: Cindy Crawford

“Isn’t it ironic that the very thing that made me the most insecure turned out to be my trademark?” – Cindy Crawford

An original 80’s supermodel. She made strong sexy and her imperfections became her trademark. Who could forget those iconic Sports Illustrated images, all sandy and salt-swept, promoting a positive picture of health and fitness?

About to turn 50, a positive role model, a proud mother and behind skin care range, “Meaningful beauty’, Cindy Crawford is proof that age is a gift and beauty when beginning within is eternal.

While we wait to get our hands on her new book “Becoming”, where Cindy shares her remarkable career and muses on life and the lessons she has learnt along the way, we wanted to share some of our favourite wisdoms from today’s beauty muse…

Learn to love your imperfections…

Her beauty spot was called an ugly mark and other kids teased her about it at school, but it was her mum who talked her out of having it removed. It became her trademark and is synonymous with her beauty. An inspiring reminder to celebrate our own uniqueness.

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Late 80s / early 90s: Cindy Crawford photographed by Herb Ritts.

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Photographed by Herb Ritts 1989.

True beauty is the energy you give out….

“I think the most important thing is, if you’re happy in your life and you’re doing work that you like, that comes across. As well as if you’ve taken care of yourself over the years, that shows. Like I was never a party girl, and I don’t smoke, and I eat right, and I exercise, and I drink water, I try to get enough sleep, which is usually easier now that my kids are older, except I have to stay up later on weekends to drive them home. True beauty is the energy you give out, and that comes through being happy.” – via Elle.com

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via Cindy Crawford Instagram.

Everything in moderation…

“I was never one of the skinny skinny girls who could eat whatever they wanted, so I certainly exercise and try to eat right. But at the same time, I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself, not saying ‘Does this make me look fat?’ or ‘I can’t eat that’ or ‘I’m on a diet.’ I just trying to lead by example. If we go out for ice cream I’m not going to not have any, I’m just going to have the baby-size cone. I don’t want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun.” – via Marie Claire

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You can grow old gracefully…

If you scroll Cindy’s Instagram feed you’ll see at 49 she’s not afraid of an all-natural make-up free selfie. She works out, she’s celebrates both her youth (with the occasional throwback Thursday) and her future. She’s also embracing her approaching 50’s and the positive changes that come with age by sharing her life lessons and wisdoms in her new book “Becoming”.

“I want to honor and acknowledge the girl I once was while embracing the woman I am today, and I even look forward to the wise woman I hope I will become in future decades.” – via Cindy.com 

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“Rough and Ready” Cindy Crawford by Michael Thompson for W, June 2000.

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via Cindy Crawford Instagram.

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Cindy Crawford for Rebok.

Give back….

Charity work is close to Cindy’s heart. When her brother passed away from leukaemia when she was a child she started working to give back to others. Now a spokeswoman for several charities and recently travelling to Peru on a charitable mission with Omega, we’re constantly inspired by her inner beauty and kindness.

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Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Tatjana Patitz for Vogue Great Britain 1989.

Sources
Elle.com
Marie Claire.com
Cindy Crawford.com

See more inspiration on Cindy’s instagram.

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