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My Life as a Model

Knockout Weekend in the Hamptons

Knockout Weekend in the Hamptons

It all starts with the Hamptons. Twelve years ago, I launched Little Joe Woman in  New York's seaside villages known as the Hamptons. Our first collection consisted solely of a few key pieces--six slips and camisoles-- but now has grown to a global brand that includes dresses, tops, handbags and accessories, and yes even a Hamptons tote.

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The First Chapter

The First Chapter

I was first discovered working at a McDonald's when I was 15 years old. Just kidding, you tend to hear stories about how girls were discovered working in a fast food restaurant or at an airport but my story isn’t as serendipitous.

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Festival Fashion

Festival Fashion

I’ve always been a music girl. Whether it was a music video for Duran Duran, dinner and dancing with rock stars after a Versace show, or being moved by music as I walked down a runway when I was a model (Marc Jacobs’ infamous grunge collection for Perry Ellis was a memorable one--more on that in an upcoming blog post), music has always been a part of my life. I met my husband and Little Joe Woman co founder Joe Coffey in a nightclub, so it's safe to say that music has been an integral part of my life.

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Yasmin Le Bon: Model, Bestie, Muse

Yasmin Le Bon: Model, Bestie, Muse

I recently returned from a trip to London where one of the highlights was catching up with my bestie Yasmin Le Bon (aka Yassy). We met for a long lunch with our husbands, and catching up with Yassy always brings back memories of us as young girls just starting out in the modeling industry. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her as she resides in London and I’m now in Bali. Yet despite time and distance, Yassy and I can always pick up where we left off much like the first time we met. She’s been my “person” for the past thirty years.

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Azzedine Alaia: Models, Rock Stars and Curry

Azzedine Alaia: Models, Rock Stars and Curry

I’m taking you on a trip back to the 80s and 90s, before Instagram, before social media, before cell phones! There were no Kardashians, the red carpet wasn’t the fashion show it is today, and MTV was new (and played videos, usually my friends Duran Duran). The only information you could access about fashion was through the fashion bibles of the time: British, Italian and U.S. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.

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What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

I’m still in London celebrating with family for my father’s birthday and seeing my besties. Since we're in Europe, it only makes sense to make a quick stop in beautiful Paris, this time to celebrate Valentine's Day with my other bestie, Joe. So what to wear on one of the most romantic days of the year in one of the most romantic and fashionable cities in the world is on my mind.

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YASMIN LE BON x 50 AND FABULOUS!

YASMIN LE BON x 50 AND FABULOUS!

At the end of last month, my husband Joe Coffey (CEO of Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott) and I, set off for London for our good friend Yasmin Le Bon's surprise 50th Birthday party.  The celebration was hosted by Yasmin’s husband Simon Le Bon and members of Duran Duran at One Lombard Street in London’s EC1.  The evening was a complete surprise to Yasmin, she thought she and Simon were going for dinner to celebrate his birthday which was two days later.

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