Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Model Spotlight: Anais Mali
Age: 19 Provenance: Nice, France
“I just got a puppy!” squeals Anais Mali, who moved to Gramercy Park last year from Nice. And the Maltese poodle, named C.J. after Pamela Anderson’s famed Baywatch character, is turning out to be a true diva: “She won’t walk anywhere,” she laments, rolling her hazel eyes, “she always wants to be carried!” Which adds one more to the list of those currently vying for the rising star’s attention. One year into her fledgling career, and the nineteen-year-old has already snagged J.Crew and Levi’s campaigns, alongside walking for Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vera Wang on her newly appointed home turf. “I love New York,” she says enthusiastically. “Back in France everyone complains, but here people are happier. They know what they want, and they want a career!” With her Type A work ethic, not to mention the trademark Manhattanite pooch in place, it appears as though Mali is here to stay.
What she’s wearing:
Betsey Johnson coat, Karen Ritzi cardigan, Prabal Gurung top, Erotokritos pants, Acne boots, and Givenchy bag.