I remember the day Marie-Anne showed up in my office at Vogue in the spring of 1996 with an armful of pastel-colored dresses cut in sari fabrics. A bunch of young editors gathered around her and scooped up the simple shifts. They came in a dazzling array of colors and were so easy to wear, like a modern Lily Pulitzer. But the real attraction was Marie-Anne herself—she had such unique personal style. She was wearing one of her dresses in a beautiful shade of deep pink with a Pucci scarf tied like a kerchief. She called her line Tocca—which means touch in Italian.
Chinese climber Jing Wang is only 39 years old and she has already reached the summit of the highest peaks on all seven continents plus both Poles – all in the record time of just 143 days. She is the subject of a fascinating National Geographic piece by my husband, Chip Brown.
“Woman Whose Post-Avalanche Everest Ascent Sparked Outrage Defends Her Feat” National Geographic