We models often have to get our makeup done 4 or 5 times a day so, believe me, we are THANKFUL for a day without make-up. As a member of the Seventeen Beauty Peace Council I participated in their national “Beauty Peace - Day without Make-up” on April 13th and tweeted a photo HERE.
The message? With or without make-up, we are all beautiful in our own way.
Hi all! I’m so excited that I was able to talk to one of my co-Body Peace Panel members, the beautiful daughter of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Miss Katherine Schwarzenegger! Through her recent book, Rock What You’ve Got, and public speaking, she is helping girls around the world find peace with their bodies. I felt so privileged to speak with Katherine myself about a few topics we both hold dear…
Coco: Katherine, first of all, thank you so much for your book! I found it waiting for me when I got home from Vancouver last week. I loved its message but I have to say, many people will probably be surprised you picked this topic for your first book. Who did you have in mind when you wrote this?
Katherine: Thanks Coco, it’s really a book for every girl who has ever felt insecure or self-conscious about her appearance. I wanted to let her know that she’s not alone, there’s not a woman in the world who hasn’t felt self-conscious about something! We as women all experience it but we never talk about it. With this book I really hope to break down that barrier of secrecy and start talking about the pressures and how we feel about our body image. Being able to talk about your body openly is such an empowering thing.
Last week Seventeen magazine had an award ceremony recognizing the people they are partenering with to promote healthy body image for girls. I unfortunately missed the event as I was back home in Vancouver, but when I returned home this gorgeous award designed by Jonathan Adler was waiting for me. I’m very proud of it and of the entire cause in general. Thank you Seventeen magazine!
NYJSM interview with one of the most recognizable names and faces in the industry right now. Elite Model, Coco Rocha Conran needs no introduction.
Dr. Vasey: How do you balance health and fitness while working in the industry?
Coco: Well no matter what is “in or out” in the industry, for me its very important to be fit, healthy and ultimately, to be happy. If my look isn’t what someone wants for a job, its fine, I know through experience that there’s always someone else in line who’ll like my look.
Dr. Vasey: Has health and fitness played a significant role in your life from the start of your career or something that evolved over the years?
Coco: I started out in this industry at 15 - I was young and knew little about what constituted a healthy diet and routine. There were those who tried to steer me into negative habits but there were also those who taught me good body image and positive healthy living. I think its important that kids today have positive influences to counteract the negative, that’s one of the reasons I’m teaming up with Seventeen magazine to be part of their Body Peace Council.
Tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, I will be at The Tribeca Film Festival Family Street Fair. I shall be talking to young ones on the subject of self esteem. You’ll find me on Greenwhich and Hubert on the Franklin Stage at 2pm. So bring yourself and your questions and I hope I will have all the right answers for you. And after have a look at Modelinia’s Booth, they’ve got a lot of cool things to check out.