<<October 30 , morning>> << Upstate New York, Just over an hour outside of Manhattan, is the legendary village of Sleepy Hollow, this historic village is the perfect mix of nature and culture, it was also home, and now the resting place to another legendary figure in the world of fashion and glamour, Elizabeth Arden.>> << surrounding this village is a beautiful, sprawling forest, a lake, and ultimately a stunning mountain range. On the summit of one of those mountains, sits the mega mansion of another legendary and very eccentric fashion maven, Sally Spectra. >> << The mansion is a world unto itself, a haven away from every day, ordinary life, and beyond the reach of even those who consider themselves to be "of means.">> << It literally is out of reach for most, accessible only by a private cable car that Sally owns. There is a mountain path, but only the fool hardy, or perhaps the most experienced of climbers would try to go up or down this path.>> << Sally's fashion empire is an economy unto itself, and the mansion, allows her to maintain her reclusive, over the top, and eccentric lifestyle, with only her staff, and her (affectionately termed) "STRAYS" and some mountain dwelling animals that live in the wooded areas around the mansion. >> << THIS MORNING, the inner circle of the Kelly Modeling Agency is making its way to the private cable car station in Sleepy Hollow where they will be greeted by Alek and Cassandra, as well as several trays of hors d'oeuvres, and the finest champagne, along with some music to keep them entertained while they make their way up to the mountain top mansion.>> << But it's not just the KMA inner circle that's going. Joining them is the fashion industry's most important columnist, Cameron King. He is both famous AND infamous, known for making OR breaking many a model's careers, as well as some big name fashion designers, but he's always enjoyed a fabulous relationship with Sally. He is NOT highly regarded by several models in the KMA family, notably Morgaine and Ashley. The feeling is mutual on his part.>> << Cameron knows how to live and revel in the lifestyle he's accustomed to, and like Sally, he can be a tad eccentric at times. He is the subject of gossip, particularly when it comes to his choice of "dance partners" in the bedroom....no one is sure if he likes one, the other, or BOTH.>> << Several of the TOP buyers and editors in the industry are present as well, the "ready to wear boys", who decide whether or not designs can be mass produced for the general market, and a few PRIVATE, and long term loyal customers including Dina York, who's husband practically owns most of New York. Along with Dina, is her daughter, Elizabeth York. Dina is a socialite, and a social climber, and she has been trying to get her daughter on the radar of Sharon Kelly in order to turn her from a "Mouse" into a "Super Model", this has included forced diets, pre planned wardrobes, and participation in parties and events that Elizabeth really isn't interested in it. All of this has made for an unhappy existence for Elizabeth, and this trip is no exception. Dina, as an individual buyer, spends PLENTY of money at Spectra events, and is one of Sally's best customers. She buys for herself AND her daughter. >> << All of these people, are now coming together, for an event that promises to be memorable...and for some....DEADLY.>> << As they arrive at the cable car station, they await the arrival of the cable car itself, which is on it's way down now, and will be docking >> << in the cable car, Cassandra and Alek stand. Both of them are dressed up, per Sally's preference, and they're wearing her designs, made especially for each of them. >> << The cable car is suped up and ready to accomodate it's guests, with Cassandra getting the champagne ready.>> << She looks at Alek, who stands by the doors, operating the controls of the car, and rolls her eyes, wondering what the point of him is.>> Cassandra: Sally must really enjoy the time it takes to groom YOU into something presentable. << she says in a haughty tone, as she takes a moment to admire her own reflection in one of the windows of the cable car>> Cassandra: She's certainly TRAINED you well enough, hasn't she? Standing upright, Pressing buttons, and even using complete sentences!