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October 13, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN--COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
When model Sophie Dahl comes down a runway, it looks as if a beautiful woman from the audience decided to take a stroll with the childlike girls sharing the catwalk. Dahl, the 23-year-old granddaughter of author Roald Dahl, is a perfectly proportioned blond with a heart-shaped face who happens to have a body that's usually called "plus sized."
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May 21, 2008 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- It seems somehow appropriate that a mischievous dog helped stop Roald Dahl's granddaughter from making a big writing mistake. It happened when model turned author Sophie Dahl was composing her first full-length novel in longhand, on a legal pad. She thought it was more romantic that way -- and the tone matched. "It was so childish, but I found I was writing as I imagined a book should sound. I had this sort of rather grand voice. It wasn't true," she says. "It was bloody awful."
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2008 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- It seems somehow appropriate that a mischievous dog helped stop Roald Dahl's granddaughter from making a big writing mistake. It happened when model turned author Sophie Dahl was composing her first full-length novel in longhand, on a legal pad. She thought it was more romantic that way -- and the tone matched. "It was so childish, but I found I was writing as I imagined a book should sound. I had this sort of rather grand voice. It wasn't true," she says. "It was bloody awful."
NEWS
October 13, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN--COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
When model Sophie Dahl comes down a runway, it looks as if a beautiful woman from the audience decided to take a stroll with the childlike girls sharing the catwalk. Dahl, the 23-year-old granddaughter of author Roald Dahl, is a perfectly proportioned blond with a heart-shaped face who happens to have a body that's usually called "plus sized."
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September 27, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something seductive about a fashion show-- models bathed in warm spotlights, feel-good music throbbing, cameras clicking and the unmistakable allure of the new. Like all fantasies, runway shows look effortless but the 20 minutes of fashion euphoria takes weeks of preparations. After models are cast, clothing is fitted, music is mixed, invites are mailed and programs printed, the big day arrives.
NEWS
January 26, 2001
Elaborate spring and summer haute couture clothes shown went from outrageous nightmares to dreams of beauty with plenty of reality thrown in by old masters like Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld. These couturiers showed skirts just below the knee or a bit shorter, a few pants and suits. Others who showed this week emphasized wasp waists, many decolletes and much skin.
BOOKS
May 4, 2008 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Playing With the Grown-Ups A Novel Sophie Dahl Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24 "SHE does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew up in her grandfather's home in England, Hay House, her very own Never-Never-Land. Marina was "a beauty, a painter, and a weeper."
NEWS
November 23, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES FASHION WRITER
The holiday shopping season kicks off today with the country at war and in a decidedly changed mood. Shoppers have been cautious since mid-September, staying away from stores and malls. Spending in these uncertain times seems so self-indulgent and so last year. Instead of big-ticket items this year, retail analyst Karen Schaffner believes shoppers will be looking to give more "thoughtful" gifts.
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February 23, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the British version of the odd couple: the very proper Prince Charles and bad-boy designer Alexander McQueen. The two were the star attractions at the Rover British Fashion Awards, held for the first time since 1989 during London Fashion Week. "They are the fashion Oscars," gushed an optimistic Nicholas Coleridge, the British Fashion Council chairman, surveying the red-carpet scene at Battersea Park, where the awards show was held Tuesday night.
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May 9, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Isabella Blow, the flamboyant British fashion editor who championed rising design talents Alexander McQueen and John Galliano while creating her own memorable look from metal corsets, one-legged pants suits, antler headdresses and other novelties, has died. She was 48. Blow died Monday in a hospital in Gloucestershire, England. A resident of London, she had been suffering from cancer and severe depression, the Guardian of London reported.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA and BOOTH MOORE, TIMES FASHION WRITERS
Fashion week kicks off here today, but the city seems much more interested in the goings-on of Britney and Jacko than the runways. Michael Jackson, the one-gloved wonder, is performing at Madison Square Garden tonight with a host of celebrity guests, who may or may not include Britney Spears, who may or may not show up for "Sex and the City" costume designer Patricia Field's fashion show, one of the must-see events of the week. Got that? Richard Tyler, Badgley Mischka and Sean "P.
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June 22, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whippet-thin, with silky hair, ebony eyes and soldier-straight teeth, and still 15-year-old Priya Makwana is dissatisfied with her classic good looks. How can that be? That is the point, Makwana and other teenagers told a government-sponsored Body Image Summit on Wednesday. The modern ideals of beauty and, above all, thinness--set by fashion designers, modeling agencies, advertisers and the media--are impossible to meet. "We feel we're not up to their standards," Makwana said.
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