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2002-Jan-29: Heather at Macy's on Friday

Today's New York Times reports that after a six year hiatus, Heather Mills has decided to go back modeling as a means of drawing both funds and attention to her Adopt-a-Minefield campaign.  Last evening, Heather was the guest of honor at a party at New York city's Chateau, the former Moomba, hosted by Vogue magazine and the apparel brand INC International Concepts.  On Friday afternoon, Heather will model INC's pinstriped slacks and ruffled blouses at Macy's department store.  In return, Macy's has agreed that during the month of February, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the INC line of clothing will be donated to the Adopt-a-Minefield program.

Heather will also appear in INC's print ads that will appear in the February issues of all the major fashion magazines.

Yesterday, Heather was interviewed by reporter Ruth La Ferla over a lunch of grilled mushrooms at DB Bistro Moderne in Midtown Manhattan without her publicist being present saying,  "I don't need a baby sitter to hold my hand while we talk. I do everything by myself  ....  When you come on this planet and all you worry about is how you look and what you wear, you're going to leave nothing behind. Ninety percent of the people injured by land mines are civilians -- did you know?  When are we going to wake up?"

Although her campaign to ban land mines has gained the support of several world leaders ( "Paul's celebrity has certainly helped," she says) Heather has not been able to win the support of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.  "But I'm sure I could do it if I just had a couple of hours with him," she believes.

Sir Paul has lent his support to Heather's campaign.  So far, he has contributed $150,000 to Adopt-a-Minefield, has made several benefit recordings and has accompanied Heather on her speaking tours.   "I just fancy the pants off him,"  says Heather.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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