Friday, April 30, 2010

THE MODERN MUSE: Christy Turlington

"I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with it."

Just to prove that we are not all about frivolity and fluff around here, today's style inspiration is a woman of substance and she happens to look fabulous all while trying to make the world a better place.

In the world of fashion models and beautiful people, there a select few that ever reach the pinnacle of the catwalk and land the title of supermodel. Christy Turlington is one of the original 'Super Models', a term coined to refer to a group of the most popular and highest paid models in the '90's, which included Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell to name a few.




A maternal health advocate for CARE and an outspoken proponent of Lung Cancer Awareness, she can also be seen as a guest correspondent for the Today Show who has travelled to Afghanistan to report on UNICEF's 'Back to School Campaign' and India to interview the Dalai Lama about the injustices of war.
And as if her plate is not already on the full side, she is in the process of acquiring her masters degree in public health at Columbia University.





Ms. Turlington is a woman who holds many titles and continues to look just as fantastic as she did when she ruled the runways




Born on January 2,1969 in Walnut Creek, California, she currently resides in NYC with her husband and two children.



Mrs. Turlington Burns, as she prefers to be known, (she is married to the actor, Edward Burns) seems to have the model chic look down to an art. She has eschewed the spotlight and paparazzi for a more sedate and somewhat private existence. She dresses for that life in simple classic pieces pared with minimal but eye-catching accessories that complete her polished look.



Another instance where she revs up her outfit (a gorgeous LBD in its own right) with the placement of a couple of strategic accessories. Love the wide bracelet cuff  and bows on her ankle-strap shoes!



Strolling the streets of NYC in a casual blazer (pared with a similar hued scarf) and jeans, the look doesn't 'say stare at me' but how could you not be drawn to look at that lovely face (and that large gorgeous red tote, might I add!)


During her pregnancies, she stuck to the classics, punching up the pieces like this white tunic shirt with subtle details like the extra-long flared sleeve.



 It is near impossible to find many pictures of her posing without her husband, which isn't neccesarily a bad thing since Edward Burns is a handful of eye candy in his own right, always the "perfect accessory" for the stylish woman (sorry boys, I had to say it!).








17 comments:

Metropolitan Mum said...

She is just stunning, a true beauty! Hopefully this kind of beauty finds its way back into magazines and onto the runways.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

She is absolutely stunning!!!!! Thanks for posting about her! She is a great role model for women and I really enjoyed learning more about her!! Have a great day! :)

James said...

After the antics of some "super" models it was very refreshing to read about Mrs Burns. Thank you Lily for the post.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Definitely a perfect choice! I've always thought she was gorgeous, AND she has Ed Burns for a husband. Wow, good looks and a good looking husband, that reaches out to the world, lucky girl. :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stefanie Valentine said...

What a beautiful, beautiful woman, not just in looks but her spirit and personality. More celebrities should follow her example. She's also very lucky, Edward Burns, mmmm! xx

Francy said...

She is absolutely wonderful. Great post!

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Short Southern Momma said...

I have always loved her! She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

The Style Mansion said...

Christy Turlington has a graceful beauty. She is lovely.

Bringing Lady Back said...

Hers is a timeless beauty. I've always admired this woman. Great choice!

Hope you're having a lovely day.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Simply classic!

Suburban Princess said...

Hi! Yes I did see your comment yesterday - too funny bout who has the boozy info :O)

I am just as bad - the last few weeks have been so busy I am barely keeping up with everything! I will have an easier weekend so we should chat and see about a meetup with some of the other SoOnt girls!

Modern Traditionalist said...

Not only is she stunning but also an inspiration to all of us attempting to live more civilized and meaningful lives.

MT

Trish said...

I loved what James said, it's so true, with all the crazy things we hear from some of the other supermodels, Christy is elegant and timeless. She is an excellent role model and is as fashionable as they come. Gorgeous photos!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Ms. Lemontree! xoxo

High Heeled Life said...

Great Post!!! She is truly an inspiration.

bevy said...

A true class act... beautiful inside and out!

Persis Shah said...

she is gorgeous...but its Edward Burns that I'm lusting after ;)

Persis.
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EntertainingMom said...

great pick again my friend!!!

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