Thursday, February 23, 2017

Christie and the Brinklettes

A few years ago, I spared a thought for Christie Brinkley’s (then-)teenage son, and how awkward it must be to have a mom who’s ubiquitous in sexy swimsuit photos.

Well guess what, Jack…

This just got three times as weird for you.

We may not get the Gigi/Bella sister photoshoot we’d like, but we did get a couple sisters this year: Alexis and Sailor fill out their bikinis rather nicely.

Sailor does indeed resemble her mom a bit. They both have that California girl radiance.

Whaddaya think? Are they related?

You know what would have been great? If they had Sailor recreate some of her mom’s poses. They’ve been so focused on historical recreations lately, with one model impersonating an earlier one. Wouldn’t it have been great to see Sailor doing some old-school Christie shots?

Or her three consecutive covers? That’s something I’d love to have seen.

Heck, get Sailor and Alexis together to pay homage to Christie and Maria Joao.

There were some homages this year. At lest one intentional… Kate Bock here is clearly invoking Farrah Fawcett.

(Of course, Heidi beat her to it.)

Lais here reminds me of Talisa Soto.

And of course Hannah Ferguson waited only one year to pay tribute to Gigi Hadid.

And lovely tennis star Genie Bouchard casts an eye toward Rachel Hunter...

...and Kelly Emberg.

Yes, these are all quite a stretch. I'm okay making them though.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of Christie, did you see this instagram pic she put up of all the models from the 1980 issue?

I love this behind the scenes stuff from back in the day. Wish more from the Jule Campbell era would show up.

Swimsuitologist said...

I did not see that! That's great, thanks for pointing it out. Yeah, show me more Elle/Paulina/Carol/Christie any day.

Anonymous said...

That's not Yasmeen Ghauri you have paired with Lais, but Talisa Soto.
I should know; I'm a Yasmeen freak.

Swimsuitologist said...

Thank you! That explains why I was having such a hard time searching for this photo online. I've made the correction.