Monthly Archives: April 2011

There’s way too many fabulous people at this dinner table


Venus, Nicole Miller, Nick Von K, Heather Graham

Nicole welcomed super talented Kiwi jewelry architect Nick Von K to new york with a New York welcome  pulling out the stops with a 40 person table at Indochine. Sitting him in between Heather Graham and Karen Duffy ensured a constant smile on his face. But it wasn’t until Zach Braff demonstrated his best runway down the length of the restaurant to us that the party hit its stride, followed by one of the legendary palm trees going down to the gasp of the room. Bloggers typing furiously. 8 glasses of wine later Nicole told me we were filming for her new webisodes soon to be a Bravo show. Thanks Nicole. Welcome to New York Nick.


I’m still alive


I’m always seeking inspiration in as many forms as possible. Rothko said that a picture must be miraculous and is deeply personal. I believe it should be the same with models and the image they convey to us in fashion.
A model’s performance should be as unrepeatable as the weather or emotions.
The encounter between image and viewer, photographer and model is ultimately private and defies explanation.


Be a Dutchess or wear shoes like one


Fans mob Macy's for Fergie

Wilhelmina represented  artist Fergie came to town to promote her sexy shoe line “Fergilicious” at Macys. First lucky 300 in line got a photo with her. I stopped by after work on my way to acupuncture to find a hungry mob of devotees in a scrum to catch of glimpse of the Dutchess.


Rockin Robyn


Aussie plus size model robin lawley slices into the fashion coolness by getting booked by steven meisel for italian vogue. This morning she just went live on vogues’ website homepage as the hot new face of the moment. Robyn is a true plus size at size 14 and after shooting her video for the site I realized what an extraordinary model she is. The business needs visionaries and Franca Sozzani is one of them.  Have the courage to re-define the borders of beauty.


The Cheshire Cat


Sam Way. This kid is one of my favorites. He’s always smiling and has this constant look like he has a secret that he can’t keep inside. You know him as the current face of tommy hilfiger. He’s an incredible magician and its rare that were with him where we don’t starting chanting for magic. No tricks necessary.

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Winners take all


My bff Crazy Janey on “The Price is Right.”


Bienvenidos a Panama


It can be hard finding tall, skinny girls in a place that there are few and far between.  But I love the challenge. And I love Central America. For 3 years I got to choose Mr. and Mrs Panama with the help of my dear friend Raul Cubilla who organized the competition and I have since made a part of our Wilhelmina family. He knows I love the local food too so always finds a way to fill my insatiable appetite, and always features a churrasco along the way. This past trip I was a judge in the Panamanian tv Star 23 competition which was a VH1 esque mix of “Dancing with the Stars” and a ruckus New Years Eve party; the studio deafening by families armed with whistles, posters and thundersticks cheering on their favorite candidate. Check it out.

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