It seems the renowned supermodels of the ’90s are having a moment. From dominating Paris catwalks to appearing in world-class glossy magazines, women like Helena Christensen and Cindy Crawford are proving that true beauty never goes out of style.
Who are we kidding? We’ve loved this leggy Danish beauty since she first stepped onto the Victoria’s Secret runway back in the early ’90s. And we’re thrilled to see she’s still working it and enjoying life in the limelight. We all remember the Versace ‘moment’ last year when the likes of Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford and Carla Bruni took to the runway in glittering gowns to honour the late Gianni Versace.
Since then, we’ve seen them in the fashion week front rows and even rocking edgy body paint (Helena showed her daring side at the Belvedere Vodka event at this year’s New York Fashion Week: pictured above).
While younger models will always dominate the runways, we’re glad to see that designers continue to spotlight original muses from decades past. Because the truth is, customers want to see models with life experience in campaigns and editorials. All we can say is, we’re not complaining. Long live the iconic supermodel!
Want to know how Helena Christensen still looks so incredible at age 48? Here are her top fitness and beauty tips:
Get enough sleep!
“It’s not really a beauty secret, is it?” she says. “I can really feel the difference when I go to sleep early and sleep soundly all the way through till morning.”
Drink fresh juices
“I drink loads of juices that I make myself, mixing cucumber, green and red peppers, aloe vera, parsley, mint and apple or pear.” She says it makes her feel refreshed and energised, “and I like to think it helps restore my skin from the inside out.”
Give yoga a try
“It makes me feel more calm and centred in minutes – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to try it out!” Helena also says she enjoys more traditional exercise like swimming, jogging and boxing, but that she has to force herself to work out. “I love how I feel – afterwards!” Relatable, or what?
Don’t forget the sunscreen
“I’m prone to sunspots, so I’ve learnt to get into the habit of using sunscreen every day, which I didn’t always remember to do when I was younger.”
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!