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I Am Christy Turlington I Am the Word

by Angelo K., 34 year old self-deprecating ghostwriter from The P.I. currently in Los Angeles, United States

63 comments · 11 · August 10, 2009

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Diy Ed Maize / Lime Green / Navy Blue / Black Striped I Heart Christy Turlington T Shirt, Protacio Midnight Blue Cotton / Polyester Semi Drop Crotch Drawstring Trousers, Nike Maize / Forest Green / White Dunk Highs, Mango Black Studded Wayfarer Esque Sunglasses - I Am Christy Turlington I Am the Word - Angelo Kangleon
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  1. Maize / Lime Green / Navy Blue / Black Striped I HEART CHRISTY TURLINGTON T-Shirt

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    DIY-ed

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    I Made it Myself

    , in Striped Shirts
  2. Midnight Blue Cotton / Polyester Semi Drop-Crotch Drawstring Trousers

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    Protacio

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    Made-to-Order

    , in Cotton Pants
  3. Maize / Forest Green / White Dunk Highs

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    Nike

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    Nike

    , , in Nike Sneakers
  4. Black Studded Wayfarer-esque Sunglasses

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    Mango

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    Mango

    , , in Mango Eyewear

The name of this look I borrowed from the title of a 1997 short story by Esquire Writer at Large Tom Junod.

I adore Christy Turlington. I remember being 13 or 14 and I would wait for the video of George Michael’s “Freedom! ‘90” to play on MTV, because I wanted to copy the way she walked, the way her swan neck swayed, the way her lips moved. I remember tearing out a British Vogue cover photo of her from the early ‘90s (wearing a beaded unitard—I think it was Gianni Versace) and taping it to my bedroom wall. When the Costume Institute created a series of mannequins with faces patterned after hers, naming her “The Face of the 20th Century,” I was, like, “Hell, yeah!”

They say she is one of the “friendliest” supermodels around, and I think you could tell just by looking at that face. Although I find it amusing that people use her as reference in an attempt to be bitchy—like, if the real Christy couldn’t be a bitch, then let others do the bitching! Case in point: In that schoolyard catfight scene from 1999’s American Beauty, when a deluded teenage model (played by Mena Suvari) was told off by her schoolmate that “You've only been in Seventeen once and you looked fat! So stop acting like you're goddamn Christy Turlington!” I love that line, and I am actually waiting for the moment when I could use that in real life!

Location: Cebu, Philippines

Currently listening to: “Freedom! ‘90” by George Michael

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Comments (63)

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Brandon HOOKS
beyond awesome..the shirt..the shirt..idk man its dope
Angelo Kangleon
Hey thanks for the Hype, man!
Efren Loresco
this is cool..:3
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Andy V.Estrada
awesome yellow ♥
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Mhick Gawaran
i love it,.,
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Sheyla Gomes
love the colors :D
lovely indeed =)
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Rachel Y.
lalalaloove the shoes
Angelo Kangleon
ooooh thanks for the love, honeybunch! xx
Abay Yosh
love d colour
hype
THE BOY WHO LOVES THRIFT STORES (ERL JOHN DIMAVIVAS GLOR)
super love the shirt :) and i was so amazed . you made it all by yourself . wow ! very nice . wish i could do the same :)) or you could make one for me :) hahahaha
Angelo Kangleon
I have, like, 7 of these shirts. Did you see the Kate Moss version? Thanks for the Hype!xx
THE BOY WHO LOVES THRIFT STORES (ERL JOHN DIMAVIVAS GLOR)
really?? can i have one out of that seven ?? lol ! :)) you are so much welcome !
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Jeffry Katianda
NIKE!!!+1
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