Cosmopolitan Magazine was the first magazine that gave me a dip into the world of glamour: something I had no part of, wearing my eighties glasses and Hello Kitty backpack. I remember being at a friend of my mother's, and while my mom talked to her, I snuck around and found a big wicker basket of Cosmo magazines. I picked one up and saw tons of hair and tons of makeup, lots of color, and racy bylines. I was so intrigued! When I opened the pages of Cosmo, I read about totally inappropriate things and went straight to school and told my grade school friends everything I read. I was popular for a few days as a result! Let's talk more about Cosmo:
One of the famous things about Cosmo, is the covers Gia Carangi did while completely hooked on heroin. I don't know if she was a huge junkie in the one below, but the one above was a mess- they had to try to hide her track marks with that long sweater!
Gia Carangi in 79 or 80
She dated Rod Stewart, but who cares. I don't remember her much after these Cosmo ads, but I guess she was in Sports Illustrated a lot. Long live the 80's square jaw!
I had this magazine cover ripped out as a young girl- another Kelly Emberg one. I think I still have it. I thought her bangs looked SO GOOD. They were sprayed to the top of the magazine!
More Paulina in 1987
In 1988, we started seeing a lot of this model, Jill Goodacre. I thought she was so pretty! She was one of the first Victoria's Secret models in the mail order catalogs that came to my house, I remember very clearly. She is, of course, married to Harry Connick Jr. now.
I remember when this one came out- I was like, WOW! Kim Basinger was in Batman in what, 1989? And she was super hot shit for a few years afterward, like here in 1991.
And this was my second favorite cover of the early 90s: Meghan Douglas in the turquoise blue dress. She only did one other Cosmo cover and it looked nothing like her! I freaked. She was all pale, lighter blonde, and wearing some rainbow tube dress to her ankles. I had this on my wall, and no, I am not gay. I just loved the hair and makeup *bows down*
Claudia Schiffer was a super super model. Hair, boobs, lips- Totally worked it, a gorgeous German chick. Great cover here, because she has that sixties eye makeup that I still do today. This chicks' current net worth is like, 55 million. Not a dumb blonde.
Until next time!!