Boy Meets OPRAH Girl!

November 13, 2010

Last week I got an email from Stephanie Rosenbloom, a New York Times writer with an exciting hook for her latest article: she had found me while researching her article about Oprah Winfrey's last season. As some of you might know, my email signature includes my contact information and "OPRAH!! OPRAH!!" and my Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, and this blog all give mulitple Oprah "shout outs."

I've watched Oprah since I was a little girl. Here was this strong woman inspiring me and countless others day after day through her show. When I started my clothing line, my goal was to make it big enough to one day grace Oprah's couch back in my hometown, sweet home Chicago! Along the way I've been interviewed lots of times, received some wonderful accolades, and met many incredible people who helped push my career forward. And, of course, I've never missed an opportunity to tell my captive audience about my dreams to be on Oprah's show (For instance, check out a couple of shameless Oprah plugs HERE and HERE).

Well, Stephanie's New York Times article was released online today here and will grace the FRONT PAGE of the New York Times Sunday Styles section tomorrow! And guess who the first featured interviewee is? That's right, its little ole' me! The article is titled, "Who Will be Oprah's Last Star!" Well, I can think of one Chicagoan fashion designer with a loyal online army to nominate for that role... :)

Please spread the gospel, share the love, tell a friend over brunch, retweet, blog, and otherwise do what you can to help me achieve my "Betty White" moment. Lets get the word out folks and I promise I will thank you profusely from Oprah's couch when I finally do get on the show before the show ends in September 2011.

In the mean time, I will continue to share my journey in this crazy world of fashion that I love so much -- the highs and the lows, the ups and downs.

Oprah: Since 1986, your show has been, in large part, about shining a spotlight on culture and the issues of the day. What better way to end your run than by interviewing a relatively unknown designer who made it to your star-studded couch thanks to a healthy dose of new school and old school -- social media networking and sheer determination?


xo
Stacy

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