Heidi Klum in NYC

Posted on July 10, 2012

Heidi is serving up German supermodel mommy realness.

Heidi Klum with her two kids leaving Nobu in New York City.

Even though by all accounts, she is a wonderful, attentive and affectionate mom (and we’ve heard that from people who would know), we still like to cast her in an imaginary updated Mommy Dearest, where she brings the full force of her Germanic will down on her terrified children, who all spend years secretly plotting their revenge.


We joke because we love. Her kids look crazy-adorable here and we find ourselves ever-so-slightly jealous of their ensembles, which more than likely cost 3 or 4 times what you paid for your work outfit today. Heidi is, of course, the very picture of sexy mommyness.

We will try and ignore their filthy habit of wearing flip-flops on NYC streets.

In Project Runway-related news, Lifetime keeps spitting out behind-the-scenes dish to keep the interest high, this time reporting that T Lo fave Rosie Huntington-Whitely was slated to host Project Runway All-Stars (which would have been fun), but pulled out at the last second to do a Mad Max movie with Tom Hardy. And who can blame her for that? We would jet off to do a Mad Max movie with Tom Hardy too. Anyway, Carolyn Murphy has been chosen as her replacement and we thi–ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • Sobaika

    They really couldn’t get a more recognizable name than Carolyn Murphy?

    • kittenwithaquip

       Carolyn Murphy is pretty recognizable name if you’re old enough to remember Linda Evangelista, Shalom Harlow, and a few others from the Golden Years of Supermodels. She’s right up there with Helena Christensen, too. They’re not as well known as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, but then, neither was Heidi before Victoria’s Secret started putting her in shows.

      • Sobaika

        Really? Hmmm. Supermodels weren’t on my radar at that time (I was more into Play Doh) but I got into fashion with age. I know Evangelista, Harlow, etc. but have zero recollection of Carolyn Murphy. I guess it makes sense, TLo are implying that she wasn’t exactly the most memorable. Who knows, maybe she’ll make a great host.

        • kittenwithaquip

           I was doing display for a department store in the ’90s, which is probably why she’s familiar to me. She was the face of one of Calvin Kleins’ perfumes, and later Estee Lauder.

          F**k, I’m old.

          • No, honey, you’re not.  I remember the Dickinson sisters.

          • She’s got a death grip on those two kids and they manage to exude personality anyway...MayorMoney.blogspot.com

          • Nelliebelle1197


          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, kittenwithaquip, we all feel old now and then. The shocking thing is that, god willing, we’re all going to be even older . . .

      • julnyes

         I’m definitely old enough (sigh) and I recognized every name on your list except hers 🙂

        • kimmeister

          Same here!

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Me, three!  And I remember the Supers’ predecessors: Twiggy when she burst onto the scene, and Cybill Shepard, Patti Hanson, Christie Brinkley (when she was really young ….

        • But you would know her face for sure. She is gorgeous, and still working!
          Of course, my favorite of “that era” was Stephanie Seymour.

          • julnyes

             Google Images tells me I do not recognize her at all …

          • Nelliebelle1197

             She is about my age and from the same hometown as I (though she eventually ended up about 1 hour up the road for high school) and I have never heard of her, either

  • She needs a better bra.

    • ironic

    • I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts it’s a sports bra. 

      • AnaRoW

        My guess is that she’s not wearing a bra at all but has a tank top on underneath her shirt. If she were wearing a sports bra, they’d be higher up.

        • MissAnnieRN

          Yup. My first thought when I saw this picture was mommy realnras for sure because she isn’t wearing a bra. Stars are just like us!

    • miagain

      ain’t it the truth… her boobs are down in my neighborhood!

    • Is it so wrong that I take a teeny increment of pleasure in that fact that her boobs seem to be nearing her elbows? Gravity takes no pity on supermodels.

      • MilaXX

        and I’m sure birthing 4 babies didn’t help.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Agree with all of the above, I can’t look at anything else, so distracting.

    •  Oh my god I am so glad someone else said this. It’s distracting to me to have her so droopy.

  • charlotte

    The baby Seals are adorable! Their mom is wearing clothes that look like she bought them at H&M. And I mean that in a positive way because I’d totally wear them.

    •  I was going to write that this is a busy-mom-on-the-go look that is easily translatable to the real world. You don’t need millions of dollars to wear a cute little skirt and t-shirt to schlep the kids to and fro. So I totally agree with your H&M (H&M, GAP, Old Navy, etc.) comment.

      • To schlep the kids to and fro… to NOBU. Like all parents are doing on a Tuesday!

        • formerlyAnon

           As has been said, the rich are different from you & I.

  • Hiptobesquare

    This is the first time I’ve seen Heidi look like an actual person, and I must admit, I like it!  I don’t think she looks sexy at all, but she looks genuine–and she’s wearing a top that is not flattering at all but is probably really comfortable.  Mostly, though, I can’t take my eyes off those boys. They are gorgeous–and they look like happy kids.  So props to her.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Agree with everything you said. Heidi actually looks real to me in this photo, and the boys are adorable, and they all look happy!

  • sockandaphone

    okay i wasnt aware there was gonna be another all-star?

    • Lilithcat

      They’re filming it now.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    she should be saying “Liebchen bring Mutti ze brasierre!”

    • NDC_IPCentral

       In German “brassiere” is something on the order of “bustenhalter,” no kidding.  I’m too lazy to hunt down my German/English dictionary.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        LOL, you are indeed correct, it’s just too perfect a word!

      • Qitkat

        Not that it’s German, but don’t forget *over the shoulder boulder-holder*

  • gabbilevy

    I’m a little confused as to what’s going on under her shirt, but otherwise, cute all around.

  • I lurve a striped tee and I’ve bought and worn my fair share of them.  But then when I see a photo of me in a stripey tee, I look wide.  I think that Heidi looks wide-ish than normal in this photo, so maybe its not me, maybe its the stripey tee.

    • PinkLemon

       She could use a bra, too.

  • call_me_schmeg

    no underwire hangers?

  • nannypoo

    She’s got a death grip on those two kids and they manage to exude personality anyway. So cute.

    • Amy_R

      Yeah, thats the Mom-grip. I have to do that with my 2 little boys…they have wiggly little hands and would rather run about 10 ft ahead of me…

  • PinkLemon

    am i too young for carolyn murphy? i had to look her up and i still don’t recognize her. rosie would’ve been great!

    • I’m definitely not too young and even after wiki’ing her, I still have no clue who she is. 

    • Carolyn Murphy will probably top the list of searches for today. I saw her pictures and still don’t remember her.

      • MilaXX


  • anotherkate

    I live in NYC. The streets ARE gross, but it turns out feet can be washed. (Granted, not usually upon arriving at a place as nice as Nobu, but I’m not in the habit of wearing flip flops to Nobu…or to going there at all…)

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      Speaking as another New Yorker, there is nothing inherently gross about wearing flip-flops to walk on NYC streets. It’s only gross if your feet are gross and shouldn’t be so exposed, but that would be true of any sandal. Or if you’re stupid enough not to avoid standing water, but that would be true of any shoe.

  • Deac82

    What about Coco Rocha?  I like her little interviews for fashion tv, etc

  • hughman

    The second picture down, with the way she’s clasping their arms and her tight mouth, reminds me of my mother when she’d drag me out of Woolworth as a kid after I’d ask for a new Hot Wheel for the 10,000 time. “WE ARE GETTING IN THE CAR AND GOING STRAIGHT HOME AND IF I HEAR ONE MORE WORD YOU ARE NEVER GOING SHOPPING WITH ME AGAIN”. I doubt that’s what’s happening here but still. *sigh* Good times. 

    • call_me_schmeg

      i remember getting the stern-talking-to before we would even go into the store. “now, don’t you DARE ask me for anything— ANYTHING!!! — while we’re in here.” it might’ve been punctuated with one of those “or i’m telling your father” threats, too.

      i can’t wait until i can have my own kids to scare the shit out of.

      • BethR52

        Good luck.  Some kids are pretty resistant,ike mine, unfortunately.  Maybe I’m not scary enough.

    • Lilithcat

      I figured the kids were fighting about something.  “His dessert was bigger than mine!”  “He was on my side!” “MOOOOOOOMMMMMM!  He touched me!”

    • formerlyAnon

      My thought was that’s the arm grip which says: “YES you ARE old enough you don’t have to hold my hand but there are all those crazy photographers out there so you must stay right with me and I’m holding onto you till we get in the car. NO DISCUSSION.” 

  • Am I the only one who, at first glance, thought the frayed skirt hem was some kind of flash of light coming from her crotch? Just askin’…

  • BrooklynBomber

    We will try and ignore their filthy habit of wearing flip-flops on NYC streets.

    For some reason, this made my day.

  • AnaRoW

    What’s the problem with the streets of New York that wearing flip flops on them is filthy? I wear flip flops in Detroit and my feet don’t get dirty.

    • MilaXX

      I think it’s a TLo squick. I do agree the flips flops are second only to going barefoot, but I don’t mind it. I’ve worn flipflops to NYC loads of times, even riding the subways. Just wash your feet when you get home.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    A little boy in vest always kills me. And a little boy in a t-shirt with what looks like a hand drawn vest and tie SLAYS me.

    • Yes! I love that. It’s such a funny little outfit play between them.

  • The top and bra situation is untenable. She looks saggy and misshapen between the neck and the waist, and it’s because those stripes are off-kilter in a pair of colors that make my eyes angry.  That skirt is mom-cute but the matchy saggy angry shirt has to go.

  • GorgeousThings

    Seal pups!

    They look like a cute family, very typical. But Heidi, honey, your ta-tas are screaming for support. I know it’s hot, but please. wear a better bra!

  • julnyes

    She looks comfy and weather appropriate and those are some adorable kids.

    She isn’t making an “appearance” so if she wants to let the ladies swing free, so be it.

    • Lilithcat

      if she wants to let the ladies swing free, so be it.

      Yeah, but it just strikes me as weird that someone who made her name and fortune as a Victoria’s Secret model should do so in public.

  • granddelusion

    Heido almost always looks great, but girlfriend needs a bra. And glad to hear ot about Rosie whosis: she annoyss the crap out of me.

    •  Seriously – BRA!

    • Spicytomato1

      I’m with you on Rosie, I’m not sure if I’d be able to watch if she were host. 

      What happened to Angela?

      Heidi does look uncharacteristically real here and her boys are beyond adorable.

  • damnfinecupofcoffee

    Those kids are going to be models or basketball stars…Geezum…the older one is only 7 and he’s already that tall!

  • I thought you guys would be more excited about Cillian Murphy hosting PRAS2.

    Wait, who?

    • Pants_are_a_must

      He IS? He is a fierce bitch if there ever was one.

    • kimmeister

      Aw man, if only it were Cillian!

  • SapphoPoet

    Heidi’s outfit looks very real here. Good show (except for the girls, who need more support). And I love how she’s got the mom death grip on both of them.

    The boys, however, are knocking it out of the park. Love their outfits–very whimsical.

  • Scarlet39

    While I tend to agree with TL to Carolyn Murphy will be a bore, why are so many commenting that they aren’t old enough to remember her?  Since she isn’t recognizable to 20 somethings, she shouldn’t host the show?  I think PR has a broader demographic than that.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t know hwe either.

    • kimmeister

      She apparently isn’t recognizable to many of the 30- and 40-somethings either.

      • Lilithcat

        Or 50- or 60-somethings!

        • makeityourself

          I’m 52 and I know who she is.  Like a previous poster mentioned, she was the face of Estee Lauder for many years.  And every once in a while you’ll find an article about her home in one of the shelter magazines.   She has a young daughter, with whom she lives in this fabulous rustic California house while raising chickens or something, and  I’m thinking she’s a lesbian but had the child with a man a while back.  And that’s about it.  After the last Project Runway Allstars, which bored me to death by the fourth episode, I’m not giving it another shot.  And Carolyn doesn’t strike me as having the persona to really make it happen.  

          Then again, I could be completely wrong.

          • makeityourself

            Oh, and my thoughts on Ms. Klum — this is a woman who has complained ad nauseum about how bad some of her Project Runway designers made their models’ boobs look, and how she knew where they could get a good bra, and blah, blah, and now look at her.  And also Ms. Klum, the obvious Botox in your forehead is making it gleam like polished leather.  

            It sucks getting old, doesn’t it, fraulein.  

  • MilaXX

    My goodness the kids are getting big although having 2 tall parents may have played a small part. Still, they are cute. Heidi looks great as well, even though she looks in need of a better bra.

  • kikisayshi

    Hopefully this Carolyn chick will be better than the droning Angela what’s-her-name was.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Is it sad that what I love most about this post is your love for Tom Hardy?

    Nope. For Tom Hardy is awesome.

    The rest is whatever.

  • She looks great (aside from needing a better bra), like anyone I’d run into daily, and her kids are cute as hell. 

  • frannyprof

    She looks super sweaty. Love the German mommy death-grip on her kids’ arms.

  • Rand Ortega

    Love the Baby Seals (couldn’t resist). Especially the little cutie in the vest. They’re gonna be breakin’ hearts soon if not already. Love Heidi’s top though I think a royal blue shirt would’ve been better. Either way, the former Frau Seal can still rock a mini.
    Too bad RHW is doing Mad Max w/ Charlize & Tom. Given her very cool sense of fashion, she would’ve make an awesome host.

  • adnama79

    Wow, Heidi and Seal made gorgeous kids.  

  • guest2visits

    Wow, she’s got the mom grip on these two little engines.  Everybody looks great, but have to agree about the flip-flops.

  • formerlyAnon

    Those kids are going to grow up to be darn good looking. D’oh.

  • I don’t understand why you are so averse to flip-flops, TLo. Are flat sandals more acceptable? It’s almost the same thing. I would like to hear some advice regarding footwear for a really hot AND humid place (like, near the Ecuator)

  • Bree The Vole

    She looks comfy and the kids look adorable. And I gotta say, everytime Heidi gets criticized for her body and Kate Moss for her face (or nipples), I applaud them. You stay true to your flasher instincts, Heidi and Kate!

  • “Tlo said: We will try and ignore their filthy habit of wearing flip-flops on NYC streets.”

    Hello! Tetnus boosters anyone?

    Aside from that, yes she looks adorable, and even at her worst looks better than I do on my best days, but still there’s one message she needs to get: Time to hoist the girls! At her age (and after 4 kids) her days of going braless are over (or should be)!


  • love the cargo shorts with the vest, that’s adorable!

  • Ann

    I know you guys have an issue with flip flips in Manhattan, but I’m just thrilled to see a celeb out for a walk with her kids NOT in stilettos!

  • Oh honey, BRA!!!

    • siriuslover

      Totally what I was going to say. Her boobs look about 4 inches lower than usual, but having said that, she still looks a gazillion times better than I when I’m out on the streets with my kids.

  • I can’t be snarky, not with such adorable little boys in the picture. I want to EAT them. Or buy them ice cream.

  • siriuslover

    Oh TLo, how I love your disdain for all things filthy! I just want to pour Purell on their feet!

  • librarygrrl64

    Needs. A. Bra.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I’m more disheartened that the wore flip-flops to Nobu. I mean, it’s not super fancy, but it’s not Burger King either.   

  • BethR52

    I think there’s no hope for All Stars, no matter who is hosting. 

  • Wait, what?  This is an awful outfit.  It makes her look thick, saggy, and waistless . . . and I’m pretty sure she’s not.  BAD OUTFIT.  BAD.

  • Mommy Chic.

  • Kristy Evans

    Um, doesn’t Heidi Klum have three kids? Where is the other one?

  • LilyPad

    (needs a bra)

  • I have that EXACT same smile when I’m threatening my children with dismemberment in public!

  • turtleemily

    The look on her face with the grip on her kids makes me think they’re being scolded as she drags them out of the restaurant. Same look my mom would have when we were being threatened with punishment in public.