Model Karlie Kloss shows off an all-denim look on the new cover of Lucky Magazine‘s October 2014 issue, where she opens up about her rise to modelling fame and how her famous Kookies came to be.
In the magazine, Karlie reveals that she got her start in modelling after participating in a fundraising fashion show in the sixth grade, where a modelling scout just happened to be in the audience. After that, Karlie’s modelling career took off quickly with numerous photo shoot and runway shows.
“The night before photo shoots, I wasn’t going out to dinner or partying, so to pass the time, I’d make cookies with my red KitchenAid mixer,” Karlie says. “It was my therapeutic evening routine. I was convinced that the only reason I kept getting booked for jobs was because I brought fresh-baked cookies with me.”
A few years later, Karlie brought her cookies to a new venue – a food truck for Vogue‘s Fashion’s Night Out event.
Since then, Karlie has teamed up with Momofuku Milk Bar owner Christina Tosi to make Karlie’s Kookies.
“It’s like having a little bit of oatmeal, a handful of almonds, a little sweetness,” Karlie says of her cookies, which are a much healthier version of the cookies she grew up with.
“Growing up in the Midwest, I was never even aware of nutrition. Nobody was! I was a stick my entire life—a tall, skinny beanpole—and it didn’t matter if I ate candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” she says. “It wasn’t until I moved to New York that I realized food could not only taste good, but change how you feel.”
Be sure to check out the October issue of Lucky for more on Karlie!