Yoga may be an ancient practice, but it feels like we're constantly hearing a new celebrity boasting about its impact. If you still haven't tried out a yoga class, maybe seeing how these beautiful celebrities keep their youthful glow from the practice will be the push you need. From Ellen DeGeneres to Gwyneth Paltrow, these celebrities have all praised the benefits of a solid, consistent yoga practice.
Christy Turlington Burns will return to Calvin Klein as the face of the brand's Fall 2013 Underwear ad campaign, WWD reports. The campaign was shot in Vieques, Puerto Rico, by photographer Mario Sorrenti and was inspired by the label's "signature and provocative imagery."
Turlington Burns's long-standing relationship with Calvin Klein stems all the way back to her first runway show for its Fall 1987 season. Since then, she has starred in Calvin Klein's Collection, Underwear, Jeans, and Swimwear ads, as well as its Eternity and Contradiction fragrance ads. Needless to say, Turlington Burns is among a select group of models who have earned Calvin Klein veteran status, with Kate Moss, Lara Stone, and Natalia Vodianova also making the cut. And with the upcoming Fall ads set to debut in the September magazine issues, she continues her reign. Before the real thing hits, take a look at some of her past Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns, here in the gallery.
Source: Facebook user Calvin Klein
Christy Turlington is a force to be reckoned with. After a serious health scare following the birth of her daughter, Grace, she became immersed in maternal health issues on a global scale, and founded Every Mother Counts to raise awareness about the issue of maternal mortality. Earlier this week, Turlington served on a panel at the Mom+Social conference hosted by the United Nations Foundation here in New York. We were lucky enough to chat with the model, mom, and fierce advocate for mothers across the world.
POPSUGAR Moms: This year, Every Mother Counts has shifted its campaign focus from “No Mother’s Day” to “Know Mother’s Day.” Can you tell us a bit about the new push and what the focus this year is?
Christy Turlington: It’s really always been about creating more awareness, because that’s our biggest goal: to spread the information. Once you learn what’s happening, learn the statistics, you kind of can’t help but want to engage and get involved. So we’re trying to move the dial in that sense. More action, more efforts, and more collective energy around this issue that touches so many people.
This time of year, women are being marketed to at such a ridiculous rate. There’s roughly 15 billion dollars being spent on moms around Mother’s Day in the US alone. What that could do for global health would be just tremendous.
Kate Moss recently revealed which supermodels she thinks are hot — and which are not.
Moss told The New York Times that she admires the Brazilian beauty Raquel Zimmermann for being so versatile. Of Lara Stone, Moss said, "I think she's very hot, with her boobs and her teeth. Though my husband says she's not his cup of tea."
As for Christy Turlington, a woman who Moss once thought of as the best in her class: "The last time I saw Christy, she was wearing a twin-set," Moss said. "You can think twin-set, but you can't wear one."
Photo: Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Moss at the 1995 Costume Institute Gala.
Gwyneth Paltrow had a huge smile on her face as she arrived at Elio's restaurant in NYC to celebrate her 40th birthday last Friday. She was joined by a group of famous pals, including Christy Turlington, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Seinfeld, and Ethan Hawke for the dinner. Gwyneth arrived with Cameron Diaz, and Beyoncé Knowles also made an appearance. Beyoncé continued to honor her friend Saturday when she shared a birthday message to Gwyneth during her surprise performance at Jay-Z's final Barclays Center concert. Gwyneth had family in attendance at the meal as well with her mom, Blythe Danner, and godfather, Steven Spielberg, stepping out.
It was the latest birthday fun for Gwyneth, who also marked her big day with dinner at the River Cafe in London last Thursday. Stella McCartney, Hugh Grant, Jamie Oliver, and photographer Mario Testino were among the stars who gathered to fete the actress following Gwyneth and her family's trip to Italy at the end of September.
In the two years since Christy Turlington debuted her moving documentary about maternal death, No Woman No Cry, the global maternal death rate has almost been cut in half. While Turlington does not claim sole credit for reducing that rate, her Every Mother Counts advocacy group has raised significant awareness of the issue as more people are paying attention to its mission than ever before.
One group that is listening are the designers behind Ergobaby, the popular baby carrier. To kick off its Guest Designer Series, Ergo is collaborating with Every Mother Counts to introduce four new products in November. The print carrier ($165), a solid carrier ($145), the "not-just-a-diaperbag" ($150), and a hip and shoulder bag ($75) will feature a new "Umbra" pattern designed by a small-business woman in Togo who uses a batik method to create her unique design. A portion of the sale of each item in the collection — which will be available on Ergobaby's website — will go back to Turlington's organization to help raise awareness of maternal mortality and improve the lives of girls worldwide. I chatted with the model mama about the new collaboration, sharing her experiences with her kids — Grace, 9, and Finn, 6 — and disconnecting from our wired world.
LilSugar: How did the relationship come about?
Christy Turlington: Well, Amy [Swift] used to work with me a long time ago when I started my brands Nuala and Sundari. She was doing some consultancy work with Ergo and . . . they were trying to figure out to do a guest designer series and trying to link themselves with an organization. So she made an introduction. For us, we were just thrilled to have somebody come to us, because we just are tiny. Especially something like this that really is about educating and supporting moms and husbands too. It's such a unique thing we have in our culture. All the African men that I know, they look at men and fathers carrying babies and they're like, "Oh my god. I don't know it will ever be in our lifetime. Why would you ever?"
LS: Why partner with a baby carrier company?
CT: A lot of people don't know that sort of face-to-face, skin-to-skin thing. In low resource settings, educating moms, it's such an interesting thing. It's so natural to carry a baby in many developing countries, but sometimes — like with a preemie or a very weak, new baby — they don't know that something as simple as putting skin-to-skin is like an incubator and if you don't have electricity, that is called kangaroo care, [and it] can keep a baby alive.
LS: What impact is Every Mother Counts having on the maternal death rate?
CT: When I first learned about the statistics, there were 530,000 women dying per year, globally, and two years later the number was 353,000, and then the next year [it dropped more]. Part of that is just better accounting like we're paying more attention to girls and women all over the world right now, which is fantastic and that's a big part of what will help get this problem taken care of, because it's a matter of prioritizing women and girls. Now that we're starting to count — I still think the number is higher than that, honestly, it's almost an impossible thing to count — it shows that there is a steady decline. There's something to it and we have to keep the fire on it, really. [There] really should be very few cases that this happens.
Hollywood's hottest women have been inspired by menswear for some time now, from crisp button-downs to loose-fitting trousers to cleavage-baring shorts suits, and the latest is printed suits. Christy Turlington chose an understated black brocade Stella McCartney number with a sparkling Edie Parker clutch in NYC, Ashley Madekwe blossomed in a floral Topshop blazer ($136) with matching trousers ($80) and leather UGG Australia ankle boots ($225) in Costa Mesa, Halle Berry went rock 'n' roll in a blue textured Roberto Cavalli pantsuit and Sergio Rossi pumps in Toronto, and Gwen Stefani donned a funky black-and-white print L.A.M.B. suit in LA. Take a cue from these fashionistas and opt for a daring printed suit instead of the standard solid suit for your next night on the town. Warning: this trend is not for the timid, so expect to get lots of attention!
Christy Turlington's Style Secrets, Choupette's Imaginary Twitter Musings, and Visionaire's Brazilian Issue
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Christy Turlington's style has gotten a lot simpler since her days on the catwalk. "I used to attempt to keep up with everything going on in the fashion world, but it was never my nature to do so," she said. "My style motto is less is more." [CelebStyle]
- Lanvin has launched a mobile version of its ecommerce site that's compatible with iPhone and iPad. Now those midday urges to buy a Lanvin minaudière, like the one above, can be settled between text messages. [WWD]
- Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen, and Lea T will make appearances in the upcoming Brazil-themed issue of Visionaire. The 62nd edition of the quarterly fashion publication will also feature 3D images photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Solve Sundsbo, and Eli Sudbrack, among others. [Made in Brazil]
- Karl Lagerfeld's famously pampered kitten Choupette is the subject of a new parody Twitter account. @ChoupettesDiary recounts the fictional quotidian details and musings of the kitten who really does have two maids. Example: "Tonight's Plan: meow mercilessly until Daddy forks over $80,000 so I can attend the SJP, Anna Wintour, Obama dinner." [@ChoupettesDiary]
- Paul Smith — or Sir Paul Smith, depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on — explained that the secret to his success has been to not focus on success: "Keep your feet on the ground, understand your trade, live within your means, and grow carefully," the designer said. [Oki-Ni]
- Ann Mashburn (wife of noted Atlanta menswear retailer Sid Mashburn) said her wedding dress — created by designer, not politician, David Cameron — was "absolutely perfect." So perfect, in fact, that she "just couldn't bear to take it off." Said Mashburn, "Sid fell asleep on the eve of our wedding waiting for me to change out of it." [Racked]
Christy Turlington is a woman of many talents. She not only was a top supermodel, but is also a wife, mother, dedicated philanthropist, and now a designer. She recently collaborated with Lyric Culture on limited-edition tees and scarves for charity — you can find her designs here. We recently caught up with Christy and chatted all about her style. As a mother, she's naturally busy, but here's how she told us she maintains her personal style: "I try to keep it healthy and simple. My style motto is less is more."
So how has her style changed from her modeling days? "I used to attempt to keep up with everything going on in the fashion world, but it was never my nature to do so," Christy spilled. "I've always been drawn to more classic pieces and silhouettes." As for the go-to pieces she always reaches for? "My Rag & Bone jeans, Isabel Marant, Theodora & Callum scarf, and TOMS shoes when I travel." But when Christy gets dolled up for a night out, she told us her designer of choice is Stella McCartney. To mimic Christy's less-is-more style, shop some of her favorite pieces in the widget below!
Did you know that a woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy complications and 90 percent of those deaths are preventable? It's serious stuff, and an issue that's become Christy Turlington's life passion. Today Turlington, supermodel, wife to Edward Burns, mom to Grace and Finn, and founder of Every Mother Counts, an advocacy group that's working to reduce the global maternal mortality rate, launched a new campaign called No Mothers Day. For the video above, Turlington enlisted the help of famous moms including Jennifer Connelly, Debra Messing, Ann Curry, Kelly Rutherford, and Blythe Danner, along with a host of real moms, to support the cause, which asks moms to "disappear" on Mother's Day. "This Mothers Day I am honoring all moms by going silent," Turlington told us. "The . . . public service announcement features moms encouraging other moms to join in solidarity by disappearing May 13, Mother’s Day. No Mothers Day is a powerful social issue campaign designed to raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of girls and women around the world who die each year from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth."
Keep reading for the rest of our interview with the simply amazing Turlington