Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited to share this. Especially with Queen Bee Swain. This is hysterical. Sometimes when I write and I need an outfit for a character I literally walk into my closet and stare at it. Occasionally I also look on line too. When I was writing Social Climbers my main character loved Jack Rogers sandals. I'd seen something on E that Jackie O wore them. Until that point I did not like the Navajo look or the price. I just wore other sandals from Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer that I liked just as well. Well, when I heard Jackie O wore them I became a lot more interested. While in Florida a friend of mine had a pair with her monogram on them. Then, I was truly captivated and had to have a pair! In Naples, C Orricio had them and I promptly ordered myself a green pair with a hot pink monogram. When they arrived it was love. I've had them for several years and always get compliments. A few weeks ago I learned from another lovely blogger that Jack Rogers are actually knock offs--Stephen Bonanno being the original. You can imagine how humiliated I felt being the "socialite" expert that I'm touted as. I chalked it up to experience and went my merry way. After all I really do have better things to worry about (well not all the time as I really do love clothes). Well, today I was writing a pitch about my summer style and wanted to make sure I spelled Jack Rogers correctly. I went into my closet and grabbed the box with my "Jack Rogers" in them and much to my surprise....the box did not say Jack Rogers. It said STEPHEN BONANNO! How funny is this. Here I thought I was a total SC imposter and I'm really not. I just had to post a blog about it. It just goes to show you, as long as you are kind and fun it does not matter what is on your feet. We can all be socialites in our own way--even if we are in Jack Rogers or don't pay attention, buy what we love and put a smile on our face!
Have a great weekend!
I'm doing a radio show on Sunday morning. I know it's Mother's Day but I'll be back for a late lunch with Husband and son's. If youwant to call in and talk about my book, or Mother's Day or anything for that matter the call in number is 856.696.0092.
The station is 92.1FM in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. I think you can listen on line www.wvlt.com