Cindy Crawford is 49 and showing everyone that her model reign is not over. The supermodel is on the October 2015 cover of ELLE Canada which was shot by Max Abadian. On the cover, Cindy is wearing a FAUSTO PUGLISI FALL 2015 velvet double split dress with embellished straps, an signature style of the designer.
Accessorized with gold jewelry, her look was topped off with a bold red lip and wet pulled back tresses. In the issue, she talks about not taking anything for granted, knowing when to say yes, on life not being a fairy tale and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Cindy's interview. For more on her feature, visit ElleCanada.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
On not taking nothing for granted after her brother died:
“When my brother died, it was a huge loss, but it also fueled me. There are always two sides to these kinds of experiences. I learned at a very young age not to take life for granted.”
On the importance of being strong & vulnerable:
“When my parents got divorced, I felt then that I always wanted to be able to take care of myself. But sometimes when you have that attitude, you come off as ‘Hey, I don’t need anybody!’ and that’s not attractive to men. Men want to feel needed and appreciated. I’ve had to learn how to allow myself to be vulnerable.”
On knowing when to say yes:
“The first time I went to Rome when I was a model, I went to a party and Janice was dancing on the table. I was 18 and fresh out of the cornfield and I was like ‘I’m not ready for this!’ Over the years, whenever I’d been invited to Versace’s place or Armani’s boat, I’d say no because I didn’t want the pressure of being Cindy Crawford 24-7. Then about 10 years ago, some friends, whom I didn’t know very well, invited Rande and me to their boat in the south of France. We went and had a fantastic time. After lunch, we were dancing on the table! That just wasn’t who I was as a young woman. The reason I allow myself now is because I know Rande has my back. Rande will tell me when it’s time to get down off the table.”
Credit: ELLE Canada