June 11, 2005
Celebrity activism: Supermodel Claudia Schiffer joins a growing number of celebrities urging the world's wealthiest nations not "to turn a blind eye" to the plight of developing countries. Speaking in advance of a July summit, Schiffer, on behalf of Global Call to Action Against Poverty, asked leaders to remember: "I have two children, but if I was living in parts of Africa, I'd have a one-in-five chance of dying before their fifth birthday."
December 21, 2000
When Palm Inc. and supermodel Claudia Schiffer announced last summer that they would collaborate on the design of a special-edition personal digital assistant, our adolescent imaginations went a little nutso. But now we've seen the device and calmed down--significantly. At $399, Schiffer's Palm Vx offers the same features as all the other Palm Vxs out there: 8 megabytes of memory, Palm OS version 3.5, anodized aluminum case.
December 8, 1999 |
An IQ of 37-24-36: Everyone is horrified by the news that 50% of L.A.'s public school students are flunking their classes. For one thing, if the trend continues, it could severely limit the pool of future game-show contestants. It could also lead to an epidemic of misspelled and ungrammatical graffiti, which would be extremely annoying, unlike regular graffiti, which is art.
February 21, 1996 |
Claudia Schiffer apologized, over a firm handclasp, for being a good half-hour late. The supermodel had been stumping all morning for the "Perfectly Fit" video series for arms, abs, legs and buns. With all of that out of the way, we relaxed at a corner table at the Four Seasons. While the waiter took Schiffer's order--"Do you have strawberry juice?"--it struck us that she is even prettier in person. Does she credit her parents, Gudrun and Heinz, who live in her native Rheinberg, Germany?
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January 16, 1996 |
Charmaine Bade, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills High School, spent the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday hanging out with the Miyazaki sisters. That would be Marissa, 15, and Annie, 13. They didn't go to the mall. They went to their neighborhood Target. They were on a mission, though not exactly a mission from God. They, and about 500 other people like them, had come to see Claudia. Why? "Just because she's a famous person," Charmaine said.
March 9, 1995 |
Seated with the precision of a military exercise, the audience at Jil Sander's show was scrutinizing itself for clues as to the current pecking order. Since we recognized only a few, including Azzedine Alaia, we passed the time scrutinizing clothing instead. Not surprisingly, the people who have exhorted their readers/viewers/customers/whatever to Think Pink for spring, aren't. In fact, spotting a bit of color in this crowd is like finding Waldo.