We’re thrilled to announce a new series here on TCM that celebrates the intersection of fashion and wellness, inspired by Pressed Juicery’s Vogue Lemonades. All summer long we’ll be sharing exclusive interviews with healthy men and women we love in fashion and beyond who embody what it means to “live well” — starting with supermodel, mother and humanitarian, Christy Turlington Burns.
As one of the most iconic faces in fashion, Christy has made an indelible impression on the fashion industry. She is also a lasting champion for the message of ‘yoga as modern wellness protocol’ – giving the whole world major body goals in a few of the most famed yoga-meets-fashion images out there.
Over the years, we’ve chatted with Christy about the cause closest to her heart, her non-profit Every Mother Counts (EMC), dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer for mothers around the world.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Christy and EMC have launched the Orange Rose Mother’s Day campaign which includes a curated collection of gifts that give back, including products from Marc Jacobs and this beautiful candle by one of our favorite local brands, Le Feu de L’Eau. 100% of net proceeds goes to Every Mother Counts (support the cause here!). We’re also giving one away — check our Instagram to enter today!
This season in 3 words:
Run outdoors often
My uniform this season:
Healthy dish I rely on:
Rice bowls with lots of veggies
Always in my fridge:
Almond milk, carrots, Greek yogurt
3 daily wellness habits:
Hydrate, sleep, and say what you feel
Natural beauty tip:
Sweat every day
Always in my day bag:
Many pairs of reading glasses
Habit that changed my life:
I finally quit smoking after trying for a few years when I was 25 and have been tobacco free ever since!
Workouts I love:
Yoga and running
On my bookshelf:
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. By Sarah Robb O’agan
I just returned from Tanzania where I ran the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon and met with Every Mother Counts’ grantee partners. I am always inspired by the women I meet on Every Mother Counts trips but this time I was especially inspired by a group of Masaai Secondary School girls, many of whom left families behind to receive an education and avoid child marriage.
Cause that’s closest to my heart:
Every Mother Counts, an organization I founded in 2010. We are a non-profit dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.
My current mantra:
Be Here Now, stolen from Ram Dass’s book with the same name.