04/22/2014 12:46 pm ET Updated Apr 23, 2014

Christie Brinkley: 'I Was Successful Because I Was Not Skinny Like The Other Girls'

Want to know what happens when a beautiful mother-daughter pair end up on Into the Gloss?

Well, look no further than Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook's feature on the site, which follows them through their careers and beauty inventory. And as expected, the models brought their A-game, but not without some family love first -- their back and forth is priceless and reminds us of the conversations we have with our own mothers.

Early on in the piece, Sailor mentions that she wasn't interested in modeling at first because she had the idea that you had to be "stick skinny" to get into the industry. But thankfully, the 15-year-old beauty quickly realized that she could model with her own healthy body. Mom agreed, noting that it "is funny because when I became a model, the reason I was successful was because I was not skinny like the other girls, either. I could barely fit into the sample clothes because I was what they called back then 'athletic.'"

Interestingly, the supermodel goes on to say how her figure really helped her land gigs. "Like, if I had been successful with the crazy diets that I tried in the very beginning, I probably would have dieted myself out of a career," Brinkley said, going on to proudly compare her entry-level experience with Sailor's.

And you can't be on Into the Gloss without showcasing your wonderland of beauty products -- and the Brinkleys definitely delivered. Without giving too much away, let's just say there are drawers filled with the makeup and skincare of our dreams (hello, Laura Mercier!).

Read the rest of the interview here and we promise you'll experience some slight swooning while viewing the photographs by founder and creative director Emily Weiss.



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