Cindy Crawford – Becoming
The first time I saw Cindy Crawford was on the cover of a Cosmopolitan magazine my sister bought after school in the early 90’s.
It was around that time I also heard her name paired with the word “supermodel”. “Super what?” I thought.
Soon after I got to know other supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, to name a few. I was obsessively watching Fashion Television, reading their magazine bios and kind’a ….loved them in general. They were not just a team of girls working in the fashion world, they were a strong team of women walking down the runways and making George Michael music videos together and were, essentially, celebrity gods to me.
When I was 11, I had a major growth spurt that had me tower over the girls and boys in my class; skinny, lanky and too tall for my age I was often bullied in school for looking the way I did. When I learned that super models like Cindy were over 5’6″ in height, I felt like I had found my calling, I felt like I could be a supermodel too (and yes, this was decades before fashion bloggers came onto the scene).
Cindy is like the godfather of modelling, so, when I heard she was coming out with a book about her life in the modelling/fashion world, I pre-ordered it immediately! Reading it, going through her pictures, my God, it takes me back to my pre-teen days when I idolized her and her fellow model friends. When I look at them, I’m reminded why I do this blog in the first place, you know the fashion posts especially; it’s because it gives me joy and because I had always wanted to be like Cindy and model. I may not be a professional model nowadays but I am a fashion designer and I model for this blog, so you know what? I’m not that far off from my dream job. 😛
I enjoy reading the stories about the photographers she’s worked with and the stories about her present life and modelling. Cindy is a legend, an icon and gorgeous creature and I love having this book in my library.