Please describe what you are doing + any philanthropic work that is meaningful to you: Inspirational speaking is what I most love to do. I fully realized this during my book tour for my first published book “Finding the Supermodel in You”. I also enjoy being a spokesperson for the American Stroke Association - helping to spread stroke awareness & prevention is the best kind of giving back. I still enjoy modeling as well.
One of Claudia's PSAs for the America Stroke Association
Wardrobe staples/ favorite pieces: blue jeans / high suede flat boots /medium heel low leather boots / yummy big, warm sweaters / black blazers / blouses / heidi wynne cashmere scarves/ really into flare pants at the moment! / sneakers
L'Agence Raquel Silk Blouse
Saint Laurent Cotton Corduroy Blazer
Claudia's favorite denim brand- Paige Denim's Skyline Straight Mid-Rise Jean
Jimmy Choo Myren Flat Suede Over the Knee Boots
What are you reading now: Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within
Tony Robbins' book Awaken the Giant Within
Fall or Winter Travel Destination: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires for a reunion retreat weekend with two old friends at the end of October.
The Kripalu Center Grounds and Sauna
Favorite beauty product or products: Ultra Creme by Healing Oil Extracts, Dr. Rind came up with it and it’s amazing! Also, Beauty Water by Jenise Parris / Saje’s Peaceful Slumber / May Lindstrom Skin’s The Honey Mud / Serge Normant’s Dream Big Spray / Christophe Robin’s products are all great
Saje Peaceful Slumber, May Lindstrom Skin The Honey Mud, Serge Normant Dream Big
What is on your music playlist now?: Such an eclectic mix, I like a bit of everything, but recently I’ve been loving some classic rock, specifically Boston’s first album - so good!
Boston's First Album
What films/tv shows, etc are you watching now?: recently saw Operation Finale at the cinema. I haven’t watched TV shows in forever! Wish I had more time
Operation Finale Film
Who is your fashion icon? Who has been inspiring you lately?: Jane Fonda circa 60s and 70s comes to mind since she’s about more than just fashion. Lauren Bacall/Kate Hepburn for the classics, and Jackie O during the 70s for sure. Today I would say Emmanuelle Alt, the E.I.C. of Vogue Paris.
Favorite restaurant: Some things gotta be kept a secret!
Favorite city: NYC and so many others too, Paris, Mexico City, Marrakech…
Central Park, Manhattan
What is something that is meaningful in your life right now: Waking up grateful to be alive! I’m doing A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman) and it is awesome!
A Course in Miracles
You can learn more about Claudia on claudiamason.com and follow along on Instagram where she posts fabulous throwbacks and funny videos (I personally love her newscaster skits- you can find them by searching #thisjournalist).
Photo from a Versace Show on Claudia's Instagram