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Nigel Barker: Sexy shopper

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Ali and Nigel Barker at Mall of America. Photo by Scott Takushi, Pioneer Press

America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker and I were in the Mall of America offices this evening trying to decide where to shop before his book signing appearance. He started ticking off his favorite places to hit for his wife: Catherine Malandrino, Jimmy Choo, La Perla. Dreamiest husband ever, to be sure. But I had to bring him down to our Midwestern reality. Would you settle for Burberry or Hugo Boss? He did – and affably shopped Janie and Jack for his kids, too. My favorite moment came while paying for a toy at the Nickelodeon Universe store when a cashier recognized him and sheepishly confirmed, “Nigel?” Then she asked for some ID. Get the whole story in my “Shopping With…” column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Even in office supplies, Raina looks hot

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

America’s Next Top Model runner up Raina Hein created quite a stir at Macy’s Glamorama Friday in a Joynoelle original made of dutchess satin, held together with paper clips, green rubber bands and gold fasteners. Designer Joy Teiken (right) has never been interested in Project Runway, but she took the Office Max challenge to create the one-of-a-kind dress, which, amazingly, looks like it could fit in to her fall 2010 collection. Leave it to Teiken to work in pockets!  Hein, who moves to Los Angeles next week to pursue modeling and perhaps acting, said she was honored to wear the Office Max dress – even though Teiken wouldn’t let her go to the bathroom in it.


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