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Today’s girl crush goes to Karin Mossberg. As a famous model, Mossberg was featured in many iconic photographs, most notably those by photographer F.C. Gundlach. She also appeared in the 1969 Warner Bros thriller The Big Cube. Although her career was short lived, we admire her 1960’s babe status! 

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Today’s girl crush goes to Karin Mossberg. As a famous model, Mossberg was featured in many iconic photographs, most notably those by photographer F.C. Gundlach. She also appeared in the 1969 Warner Bros thriller The Big Cube. Although her career was short lived, we admire her 1960’s babe status! 

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Today’s girl crush goes to Lisa Fonssagrives. Born in Sweden, Fonssagrives first started as a dancer then later moved to Paris where she began modeling. She then relocated to the US; where she was already a top model having been featured on the cover of Vogue, Time, Life, and Vanity Fair. Although it was reported that she was the highest paid model in the business, Fonssagrives stayed modest describing herself as “a good clothes hanger”. She later went on to become a sculptor. Fonssagrives was such a multitalented muse. We admire her longevity and personal evolution.

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Today’s girl crush goes to the amazing Jean Shrimpton. As a swinging London icon and one of the world’s first supermodels, we can’t help but love her. She also helped launch the miniskirt – pretty amazing right? Men and women alike will forever be grateful! 

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Rita Hayworth

Glamour girl, Hollywood actress, and married to a Prince, there isn’t much that Rita Hayworth didn’t do!  We love this bombshell beauty that appeared in over 61 films during her lifetime. Known as one of the 100 greatest starts of all time, we definitely put Rita at the top of our list! 

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Today’s girl crush goes to Julie Christie aka our sixties mod queen! We love Christie’s bombshell looks, and progressive attitude. Our favorite Christie roll was in the 1965 film Darling in which she played Diana Scott  a free thinking super model - a role which was written with her in mind. Christie often set aside her sex symbol status in order to wage an off screen campaign for human and animal rights. She even went so far as to pass on roles in order to live in a Welsh commune and champion her political causes. “I’ve had a good run,” she once told InStyle. “I’ve loved every minute of my life.” Julie we commend you! Keep being the awesome girl crush that you are!

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We absolutely adore Diane Lane! She is such a classic beauty, and an amazing actress.  We are so crushing over her today. Like a fine wine, Diane is one of the few lucky women that seems to get more beautiful with age.

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As if we couldn’t love her anymore, we just found a photo of Katherine Hepburn on a skateboard and we couldn’t be more psyched. This photo was snapped in 1967. Apparently her nephew was writing a book on skateboarding, and talked Katherine into giving it a try. Looks like she was pretty good!  Add this to the list of her many amazing talents!

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As if we couldn’t love her anymore, we just found a photo of Katherine Hepburn on a skateboard and we couldn’t be more psyched. This photo was snapped in 1967. Apparently her nephew was writing a book on skateboarding, and talked Katherine into giving it a try. Looks like she was pretty good!  Add this to the list of her many amazing talents!

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This gorgeous lady in red - Jordin Sparks - looks absolutely stunning; rocking Alice + Olivia at the NYC “Sparkle” Premier. Jordin is a songwriter, singer, and actress, debuting in her first movie “Sparkle” alongside Whitney Houston. Talk about the opportunity of a lifetime! We saw a screening of the movie, and she was fantastic. Can’t wait to see what her next feature film is. The a+o team adores you Jordin! 

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Lana Turner

Today’s girl crush goes to actress Lana Turner. Discovered at age 16 in LA, Turner was known for playing a glamorous femme fatale in roles such as The Postman Always Rings Twice and The Bad and the Beautiful. She is also known as one of Hollywood’s first “scream queens” playing Beatrix Emery in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. She is even credited with making sweaters sexy, donning a tight fitted sweater in most of her films. Although she had her ups and downs in life, there is no denying that Turner was a badass lady! She even dated a mobster. Not sure if we would go there, but Turner – we commend you for being you!

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Today’s girl crush goes to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinman. A leader of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, Steinman helped create both New York and Ms. magazines, and helped form the National Women’s Political Caucus. We love an intelligent, independent woman! Thank you Gloria for your motivation and compassion.  You are the definition of “Girl Power”! 

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Today’s girl crush goes to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinman. A leader of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, Steinman helped create both New York and Ms. magazines, and helped form the National Women’s Political Caucus. We love an intelligent, independent woman! Thank you Gloria for your motivation and compassion.  You are the definition of “Girl Power”! 

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We are sure you guys have been watching and hearing all the Olympic buzz lately, so to keep with the Olympic theme, today’s girl crush goes to Chloe Sutton. Sutton is an American swimmer who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  She is also a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and will compete in the 400-meter freestyle. Sutton has won a total of five medals in major international competition, three gold, one silver, and one bronze spanning the Open Water Championships, the Pacific Championships, and the Pan American Games. How incredible! 

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We are sure you guys have been watching and hearing all the Olympic buzz lately, so to keep with the Olympic theme, today’s girl crush goes to Chloe Sutton. Sutton is an American swimmer who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  She is also a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and will compete in the 400-meter freestyle. Sutton has won a total of five medals in major international competition, three gold, one silver, and one bronze spanning the Open Water Championships, the Pacific Championships, and the Pan American Games. How incredible! 

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Today’s girl crush goes to fellow New York native Cyndi Lauper, the 80’s icon that created the theme song to our lives, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. She was the first female in history to have 4 top 5 singles from one album. On top of her Grammy, Emmy, MTV VMA, Billboard, and AMA award wins, she was also a trend-setter of the 80’s with her colorful punk rock outfits, makeup, and hair styles. We admire her vocal talents as well as her fashionista ways. 

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GIRL CRUSH

Today’s girl crush goes to fellow New York native Cyndi Lauper, the 80’s icon that created the theme song to our lives, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. She was the first female in history to have 4 top 5 singles from one album. On top of her Grammy, Emmy, MTV VMA, Billboard, and AMA award wins, she was also a trend-setter of the 80’s with her colorful punk rock outfits, makeup, and hair styles. We admire her vocal talents as well as her fashionista ways. 

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There is nothing better than a smart woman, using her braininess to help others. That’s why our latest girl crush is Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen! Laura is a philanthropist and the founder of Giving 2.0 – a catalyst she has created in hopes to inspire, educate, and empower global givers. Laura’s mission is to help those who want to give to others – and do so in the most effective way possible. She is also the founder of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund which has a similar fund aimed to strategically help donors learn through doing, allowing them to exchange experiences and knowledge with individuals who share the same passion. Striving in an industry that is typically male dominated – we salute Laura and her success! To learn more about her, click here.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GIRL CRUSH

There is nothing better than a smart woman, using her braininess to help others. That’s why our latest girl crush is Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen! Laura is a philanthropist and the founder of Giving 2.0 – a catalyst she has created in hopes to inspire, educate, and empower global givers. Laura’s mission is to help those who want to give to others – and do so in the most effective way possible. She is also the founder of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund which has a similar fund aimed to strategically help donors learn through doing, allowing them to exchange experiences and knowledge with individuals who share the same passion. Striving in an industry that is typically male dominated – we salute Laura and her success! To learn more about her, click here.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GIRL CRUSH - Dorian Leigh:

She was one of the first supermodels…ever. Where would fashion, Kate Moss, and the like be if Dorian Leigh had not opened the doors to the glamorous life of models. With her bright blue eyes and dark black hair she was not only able to land multiple covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, become the face of Revlon, and much more,but she did all this at the age of 27 with 2 children and was only a mere 5’5”. We thank you Dorian Leigh for defying all odds and shaping the fashion industry to the success it is now.