Gia Genevieve has the retro look down to a T—the curves, the curls, the pout, and the attitude. The sultry Hollywood model fully embraces the retro lifestyle, as well as her womanhood, with a sense of confidence we can’t help but admire. Gia gives us some sage advice on how to embrace your hourglass figure, all while looking perfectly poised in the DIFFUSE heel.
What is your fascination with old Hollywood glamour?
I love that it is classic and timeless. You can dress retro and be very stylish for any occasion. I can turn a simple black cocktail dress into something so much more by just putting on a broach and red lipstick and throwing some victory rolls into my hair. Just those little touches will make me stand out.
Favorite Marilyn Monroe movie?
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She says the most hilarious things! “Don’t you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn’t marry a girl just because she’s pretty, but my goodness, doesn’t it help?” She does some really great singing numbers as well... diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Carey Grant or George Clooney?
If I had to choose between the two, I would take Mr. Grant any day, but I’m more of a Marlon Brando kinda girl. I love the bad boys. Bad boys always keep me entertained.
Favorite 50’s summer song of all time?
Its kind of cheesy, but The Flamingos version of “I Only Have Eyes for You.” It’s a beautiful song--Very romantic.
Any tips for women on how to get the perfect hourglass figure?
Corset training helps a lot, but you have to be pretty dedicated to doing it. I’m not really into working out. Having your man tie you up in your corset is much sexier than sweating in some gym. Wearing a high waist pencil skirt with a tucked in blouse or belting your waist will also accentuate your hourglass figure.
Most women in the world today will do anything to be a size 0, how do you embrace your curves?
I’m marrying a rapper, so that helps! But seriously, as I’ve gotten older, I stopped giving a fuck about what others think of me. I realized that all bodies are beautiful and being a size 0 was never in the cards for me. I still struggle some days with the thought that my tummy could be a little more toned, but I get over it quickly by looking at how amazing my boobs are! I try to focus on the positive and not let the little things bring me down.
Who are you idols?
Dita Von Teese sticks out the most in my mind. She embodies everything I love about old Hollywood glamour. She’s beautiful and sophisticated, but with a fetish naughty side. That woman has some amazing taste. And she’s really accomplished so much-- She sells out shows, has books, a clothing line, lingerie line, makeup line, and perfumes. Dita has really been my biggest inspiration to try and achieve my dreams these past few years. Robyn Lawley is also a big inspiration. I think she is doing great things for women that aren’t a size 0 in the modeling industry. She just shot a campaign for Ralph Lauren. How amazing is that?!
What Steve Madden shoe are you in love with this summer?
I really love the DIFFUSE shoe-- its cute, fun and perfect for summer!