I got up extra early to bake a cranberry loaf for a Let’s Celebrate! My Apron’s In Vogue breakfast. Still in the throes of a year long home renovation, I set our little card/dining table with a “new” cloth and kept the bread warm in an orphan napkin so cheery it made the dimly lit room seem brighter.
As if the excitement of Smoochie’s appearance in the holy grail of fashion isn’t enough, Jennifer at Across the Fence, my favorite Mary Jane’s Farm forum, provided this incredible link to the layout.
How this came about: Vogue contacted me last October about providing Fifties aprons for a photo shoot, and in the mailing, I included one of my designs, the Smoochie. About a month ago, Vogue emailed me that Smoochie had been photographed for the upcoming March issue, but I assumed it would appear the size of a postage stamp, one among many aprons or something like that.
So, I’m at a book signing in Tulsa, and I mentioned to the store owner that I’d been on the look out for the March Vogue but hadn’t yet seen it. She walked over to her magazine rack, plucked Vogue, handed me it to me, and I started flipping through the pages. I was about through the magazine, figuring the photo had been so tiny I’d missed it, and then I turned page 529 to page 530, and there it was – an entire page with this gorgeous model wearing a Mui Mui silk blouse, Piazza Sempione pants, Marc Jacob mules and my Smoochie. ohmygod.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!