British stylist Annabel Tollman passed away in her sleep earlier this week, reportedly from suffering a blood clot, at the age of 36.
Born in Brussels and raised between New York City and London, Tollman attended Central Saint Martins and worked as the fashion director of Interview. She left the publication in 2010 to join eBay Fashion as the online retailer's stylist and spokeswoman.
Tollman's celebrity clients included Scarlett Johansson, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Shakira, Mariah Carey and Liv Tyler.
Paper's Mickey Boardman first shared her passing over Twitter this morning:
Devastated. Just devastated to hear about the loss of dear Annabel Tollman. She was just a nice, sweet, really good girl. A real gem.
— Mickey Boardman (@AskMrMickey) June 7, 2013
The news swept across social media, leaving many of the people she worked with in the fashion industry reeling.
Us Weekly's fashion director Sasha Charnin Morrison:
Rest in peace, Annabel Tollman. Beautiful, honest, caring, trusting, and wickedly hilarious. And taken way, way too soon.
— SashaCharninMorrison (@sashacharnin) June 7, 2013
From LOVE magazine:
I'm still in shock at the tragic news of Annabel Tollman's death, she was a great talent, sassy and above all a good laugh. How bloody sad.
— LOVE MAGAZINE (@THELOVEMAGAZINE) June 7, 2013
Laura Brown, Harper's BAZAAR's executive editor:
Annabel Tollman was the greatest girl. Neighborhood and fashion buddy, such a spark. Just awful. RIP.
— Laura Brown (@laurabrown99) June 7, 2013
Aliza Licht, better known as DKNY PR Girl:
Absolutely stunned & devastated learning that Annabel Tollman has passed. She will be remembered as a talented class act & wonderful friend
— DKNY PR GIRL® (@dkny) June 7, 2013
Fashion writer Derek Blasberg responded with a heartfelt Facebook post:
"Annabel Tollman was one of the first people I met when I moved to New York. I was in college and I was young and silly and ambitious. She was sweet and smart and drop dead sexy. She was till the end … Her passing is one of those things that happen that you can never expect. That hit you in the gut so hard and make you thankful for what you have but also so sad that she's gone. It's surreal."