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We're reading Caitlin Kelly's memoir Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail right now, and lo and behold there's a celebrity blind item. Kelly's book, which is about getting laid off from her reporting job at the New York Daily News and working as a sales associate at a North Face store in Westchester, is sort of like a Nickel and Dimed for the retail world. While most of Kelly's stories about rich, spoiled customers are about how much they suck, she shares one story about a famous model whose children were not only well-behaved, they even said "Thank you" when their mom bought them stuff.
One day a woman walked into the store trailed by three very pretty young girls, maybe ten, twelve, and fifteen, clearly her daughters. I recognized her immediately as a famous model now married to an equally famous singer; in our suburban store, we very rarely saw celebrities. They had to be enormously wealthy, and I wondered how she and her girls would behave. She wore a hefty emerald-cut diamond, a warning light, as many of those who did were the rudest and most demanding.
She bought a jacket for herself and another one for one of the daughters. "Thank you, Mommy," her daughter said, rising on tiptoes to kiss her. I was stunned, so unusual were her gratitude and good manners.
So who might our model-mom be?
Our first guess was Jerry Hall, but she only has two daughters with Mick Jagger. It's possible that Kelly could have been mistaken and one of the girls could have been a friend or cousin or something. Yasmin Le Bon is also a strong candidate: she and singer husband Simon Le Bon have three daughters who are close in age.
Any other guesses?