GET 'em / Tiger

She took a break from the runway for a bit, dabbled a little in the glory of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and now she's backstage again, looking very lovely. Anne V is sweet, sexy, and seriously vicious. What more could you want for a show??


TONI Garrn/

Mentioned in the top 10 the other day was Germany's latest, Toni Garrn, and not since Julia Stegner and Luca Gajdus has the business been so smitten. A little less than a year ago, a friend at the Women agency told me Toni was going to be huge. And with a Calvin Klein exclusive you knew something was going down. Sure enough, the word is on the street and everyone wants this one on their runway, on their cover, and in the pages of their magazine. Well Toni, I can tell you that backstage we've got our eyes on you too. Looking forward to next season.



If you happen to be waiting on line at the market, or somewhere near a magazine shop, be sure to check out the new issue of New York Magazine. I've got the cover and few more pics inside. Anna Selezneva w/ makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Luigi Mureno at Gucci.


WHO / do you love??

Glamour Magazine!! I had a meeting last week with a friend at Glamour to do some studio work for an upcoming issue. We got to talking and sure enough blogs came up. She had one, I have one, everyone's got one and everyone loves them. And I love Glamour! Thanks for the write-up girls, its a great surprise, and a joy to be featured!  Click here to have a peek at the feature.



It's election day here in the states so what better way to show our support then with a peek at a few of our favorite Americans backstage. No, no Canadians here, we'll save them for Thanksgiving [maybe].


DUTCH treats/

Usually when you think Holland you think flowers and these 3 Dutch beauties are just that. I've known Kim Noorda and Bette Frank [left and center] since they were 15 and just recently met Cato Van Ee. You're probably familiar with the first two veterans but I'm sure we'll see more of Cato these next couple months. Not only did she walk every Russell Marsh show this season, but she chalked up serious runway time in every city we worked! This one's from the NY collection of Obedient Sons + Daughters in September. Enjoy.


DEARLY beloved/

This afternoon after going through 65,000 photos, my computer decided it needed a break and blacked out.  But why wallow?  Nadine Johnson came to my rescue and perked the spirits with Chanel's mobile art preview in Central Park..  This party was a a true pleasure and the installation a must-see if you're in NYC.  Great seeing everyone there - it felt like Paris in New York!  Kisses from Karl.



In case you haven't seen her before [and at this point you must have], meet Sigrid Agren. She opened Karl Lagerfeld and YSL. She's 16, half-Swedish-half-French, and a new darling of the backstage. Always fun and energetic, she's still finding her way and hopefully we'll see her soon her in editorial and advertising. Click below to see my feature of her in the New York Times magazine's Model-Morphosis.


A wonderful collection / a terrifying shoe!

Miucca Prada always goes in another direction and defines expectations. Her collection this season was no exception and really [in my eye], one of the best. The fabrics and constructions were inspiring / the hair, makeup, and casting, impeccable.

The only problem was the shoe. A couple days before the show, the girls had already begun fretting. When a few told me they had been cast in the show, I immediately congratulated them. They each immediately followed, "I just hope I don't fall. The shoes..." They were really beautiful, but the girls were slipping as they stood in the line up. I can only imagine how it looked on the runway and am assuming market will be minus the sock!


Off / the rack

Just wanted to quickly mention how fantastic the Dolce+Gabbana show was this season. From smoking jackets / pajamas to these amazing billowing dresses, the guys really have been riding high the past 3 seasons and this collection was no exception.

And speaking about the season of the shoe, the ones shown here were right on.T hese days when Dominico and Stefano sparkle, they shine.. Also to note, no girl fell when walking the runway in these puppies [see the Prada shoe later on]!