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September 2nd, 2009 Issue dayid

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Dear Ms. Wintour,

Even though you called us Minnesotans "little houses" (and not in the Laura Ingalls Wilder way) on "60 Minutes", we found you, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, oddly endearing in "The September Issue." You wear Lacoste on weekends. Your daughter Bee seems amazingly well-adjusted and your home is, well, homey (English country?).

And, despite your ability to stare-down anyone while wearing sunglasses, you let your creative director -- Grace Coddington-- steal the show. With her flaming red hair and all-black wardrobe, she is the true romantic of the magazine and fashion worlds. Flying around the world, turning the clothes into actual stories (we especially loved that "Wizard of Oz"-inspired shoot with Keira Knightley as Dorothy in designer frocks created just for the spread).

Sure, Grace, feisty in her own right, had to be won over by a clever camera man. But you let filmmaker R.J. Cutler play that game.

Anywho, Anna, (may we call you that?) thank you for reminding us of what it's like to work at a top-notch fashion publication (in 2007, no less, which was a different world, economy-wise). Don't worry, we still will be scared of you and stay out of your direct path at fashion week.

However, thanks to "The September Issue," we will not be afraid of fashion -- be it Carolina Herrera or J. Brand jeans.


"The September Issue, opens in the Twin Cities on September 11.

Fizzy Freebie: We'll randomly pick ten people who respond to this email before 2 p.m. to score a pass for two to an advanced screening of "The September Issue on Thursday, Sept. 10 in Edina (we'll let winners know time and location). Please include your name, address and the name of their favorite fashion designer. (Please check your calendar for that evening before entering.)

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