Behind the Editorial with Ireland Basinger Baldwin - BCBGMAXAZRIA

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Behind the Editorial with Ireland Basinger Baldwin

Our Cosabella Model Dishes on Her Style Inspirations & More

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Behind the Editorial with Ireland Basinger Baldwin

Our Cosabella Model Dishes on Her Style Inspirations & More

When it comes to impressive young people, Ireland Basinger Baldwin is at the top of our list. She’s a model, an actor and a screenwriter, as well as a vocal advocate for causes like animal rights and body positivity. So we were thrilled when Ireland agreed to be the face of our first-ever BCBGMAXAZRIA X Cosabella launch late last year. True to her quirky online persona, she was warm and friendly in person, and she made our entire crew feel completely at ease. Not to mention, she looked unbelievable in the clothes.

Here Ireland dishes on her current projects, her style muses (Adam Sandler!?) and why she thinks the fashion industry is headed in the right direction. 

What projects are you working on right now?

I’m currently working as a screenwriter. I started my own production company with my friend and writing partner nearly a year ago. We are working on some pretty incredible projects that I’m so excited to put out. My boyfriend and I are also opening a wine bar and pet store. 

What inspires you?

New places. New faces. Lots and lots of music. 

Who are your style icons and why?

Adam Sandler is my style icon without question. Effortless. And David Bowie of course. 

Why did you decide to start modeling and what do you like about it? 

I started modeling because I was scouted as a bikini/surf brand/lifestyle model. I love that you get to see the world and shoot in so many interesting locations. 

Are there any changes you’d like to see in the fashion industry?

I hope we continue to embrace individuality. I hope we stop using animal fur altogether. I hope we continue to represent all body types. I hope we continue to see more Black, Asian, Latinx and Indigenous people on magazine covers and billboards. We still have a long way to go, but I’m proud to be part of this evolving industry. 

What do you love about the BCBGMAXAZRIA X Cosabella collection?

The pieces feel very luxurious and comfortable. Sometimes other lingerie brands feel cheap, and they don’t always fit well. These pieces fit perfectly.