More than a decade after finding out she needed a hip replacement, Christie Brinkley finally went through with the surgery, and updated fans on how she’s doing one month later.
Christie Brinkley, 66, is thriving after having a hip replacement in November. The model took to Instagram to share new pics of her in a black, long-sleeved swimsuit on Jan. 4. Due to the high-cut style of the swimsuit, the bandage from her surgery was visible, so Christie decided to open up to fans about the procedure and why she had it.
“New Year, New Hip!” Christie wrote. “I injured by hip in a back country skiing helicopter crash on a mountaintop in Telluride many years ago. The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year. Twelve years ago I was told it needed to be replaced, but the surgery was daunting! And I had things to do!” Of course, 2020 provided a new lull in most people’s schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, so Christie decided it was finally time to go through with the surgery.
“I decided to finally take time for myself and do something about the pain that had progressively influenced my decisions,” she continued. “I wanted to be ready to be able to say yes to opportunity. I had my surgery at Thanksgiving and I was dancing in my kitchen by New Year’s Eve and today I put on my long fins and explored the coral reefs propelled by new hip!”
Along with swimsuit photos from the boat, Christie also shared underwater pics of herself gracefully swimming while snorkeling. She concluded her post with an inspiring message to any fans who might also be afraid of doing something that could potentially change their lives. “I’m writing this to say, if you’ve been putting something off that could improve your well-being, but hesitate out of some sort of fear, I suggest learning as much as you can about the procedure and the results and expectations,” Christie said. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to have done this. Now I can focus on getting back in shape and rebuilding my strength.”
Christie’s post was flooded with congratulatory comments, along with some fans sharing their own surgery stories. It’s safe to say that Christie is even more of an inspiration after this latest revelation!
Olivia Culpo, Taylor Swift & More Celebs Rocking Sexy Thigh-High Boots In Bold Colors
These celebs are ready to show off one of the hottest trends of the winter season! Check out photos of Olivia Culpo, Taylor Swift, and more stars rocking thigh-high boots with vibrant colors!
Bright colors have been having a major moment this season. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Kylie Jenner and so many more have been spotted in everything from hot pink to neon green. But tops, skirts and dresses aren’t the only place you can infuse some color into your wardrobe. Thigh-high boots are a wardrobe staple, especially during winter, and they come in more colors than ever. Check out some of our favorite thigh-high boots!
Taylor Swift totally wowed her fans when she hit the red carpet of the American Music Awards on November 24, 2019. The evermore songstress absolutely sparkled in her olive green Julien Macdonald dress, which featured a high-low skirt and fitted bodice. One element of her look that fans couldn’t help but notice and completely fawn over was her thigh-high Casadei boots! Taylor totally rocked her look with all of the confidence in the world.
Olivia Culpo showed off her love of thigh-high boots on September 4, 2018. The former beauty queen stepped out at the AOL Build Series in New York City wearing a beautiful satin blue, spaghetti strap top with matching thigh-high boots and a gray skirt! The young star has always had a penchant for great style choices, and she totally showed what she was working with on the September day in the Big Apple. She totally put her best fashion foot forward in her thigh-high boots!
Naturally, there are so many more stylish celebs who have rocked this fierce and fabulous trend. Fashion mogul, Rihanna, stepped out in the bold look, along with other stars like Hailey Baldwin, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian! These stars can offer so much great inspiration for the rest of winter. So, head up to the gallery and check out more images of stars rocking thigh-high boots!
First Lady Fashions: See Iconic Looks From Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jackie O, & Now, Dr. Jill Biden
Dr. Jill Biden becomes first lady today, Jan. 20. And with that, she joins a league of fashionable FLOTUSes like Michelle Obama and Jackie Kennedy. See their most stunning outfits of all time.
Their influence in the White House rivals their husbands. And while they’re in office, first ladies take the opportunity to wear remarkable fashion with the world as their stage. Whether it’s glorious gowns (Michelle Obama), smart suits (Hillary Clinton), or pretty pumps (Jacqueline Kennedy), each FLOTUS has had their signature look. Now, Dr. Jill Biden joins their ranks.
There’s a reason she was called “The First Lady of Fashion.” Whatever she wears, Michelle kills it. During her eight years in the White House and in the years since, “Miche,” as husband Barack Obama calls her, changed up her style several times. Whether it’s athleisure, sleek leather looks, or subdued sheath dresses, her outfits were (and are) almost all winners. Just look at this red gown she wore to her husband’s second inauguration!
The nation let out a collective gasp when Michelle arrived at the inaugural ball following Barack’s 2013 swearing-in ceremony in a ruby red chiffon gown with velvet detailing and a halter neck. She paired the Jason Wu creation with sparkly bangles and those bangs. President Obama joked at the time that Michelle’s new hairdo was “the most significant event of his second inauguration.”
Dr. Biden isn’t known for her fashion prowess, but she’s never seen without a stylish outfit. The former second lady — now incoming first lady — loves a coordinating skirt suit or figure-hugging dress fit for the office. Jill turned heads at the October 23, 2020 presidential debate when she arrived in a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress to support her husband. She light blue cocktail dress with nude Jimmy Choo pumps and pearls. But what got people talking was her protective face mask. It was made out of the same fabric as her D&G outfit. How chic is that?
To see more first lady fashions from Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Jill Biden, and the iconic, late Jacqueline Kennedy, scroll through our gallery above. The history of high fashion in the East Wing is unparalleled in this country.
Dolly Parton Then & Now: See The Country Star’s Transformation Through The Years On 75th Birthday
In honor of Dolly Parton’s 75th birthday on Jan. 19, we’re taking a look back at photos of the legendary country singer throughout the entirety her extraordinary career.
Happy birthday to the one and only, Dolly Parton! The country superstar turns 75 on Jan. 19, which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate her illustrious career and how she’s changed the face of country music over the years. Dolly epically climbed the music ladder by starting out as a girl who came from nothing and transforming into a record-breaking artist, who undoubtedly paved the way for other females in the genre.
Dolly released her debut studio album, Hello Dolly, in 1967 and it brought her two top 40 hits, including “Dumb Blonde”, which talked about how despite the spunky artist’s light-colored locks, she was “nobody’s fool”. In addition to releasing more solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she released a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner and stayed on the charts. Although her albums didn’t do as well in the 1990s, she climbed the musical ladder again when she reached success in the new millennium and has continued to release records on independent labels as well as her own record label, Dolly Records.
Throughout Dolly’s tremendous career, which includes having 25 songs reach the number one spot on the Billboard country music charts, she has not only transformed herself musically, but also fashionably. The beautiful starlet has shared various looks with various hairstyles and outfits during her epic performances, music videos, and appearances, and has become an icon to women of all ages. From high wigs that she confessed were “heavy” in a 2019 Instagram post and big jewelry, to straighter hair and casual clothing items like leather jackets, this lady sure knows how to rock just about any style!
Her gorgeous voice and impressive guitar playing are also things about Dolly that people everywhere know and love, and she hasn’t wavered despite being three months away from her 75th birthday! On Apr. 8, she wowed music fans with a rendition of her dear friend and sometimes musical partner, Kenny Rogers‘ song “Sweet Music Man”. The performance was part of CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares, which honored the legend after he passed away at the age of 81 in March, and Dolly’s appearance was one of the most heart-stopping of the entire special.
Whether she’s singing her heart out or posing on a red carpet with her brightest smile, Dolly has never failed to amaze people throughout her years in the spotlight. Click through the gallery above to relive more of the most epic moments from her career.