4.21.2015

HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS!

oonaballoona | a sewing blog | vogue patterns magazine star blogger



And gals, of course, hey #girlbosses wassup #runtheworld and all that jazz...

UMMM I'M VOGUE PATTERNS STAR BLOGGER FOR JUNE/JULY. WHICH ONLY MEANS THAT I WILL BE SUPERSIZED BRAT BY THE TIME MY BIRTHDAY MONTH ROLLS AROUND. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!

Yep, someone over at Headquarters got a little tipsy and I said YES before they sobered up. No really though, I was pretty sure they meant another oonaballoona, but the truly lovely writeup proves otherwise. (The "onnaballoona" in the title does give substance to my theory, but hey, they got Harriell right! THAT'S a tough one! Thanks, Great-Great Grandfather Ruggy, for being too proud to admit you spelled your own last name wrong when signing up to work on building the railroad. WE WOULD HAVE LIKED EACH OTHER!) 

(Admittedly, both handles have far too many vowels and consonants for their own good.)

I was shocked, and of course honored, to be asked. I know people say that all the time when receiving any form of recognition, but really, I was. And even moreso when I read the beautifully written article and saw the colorful layout.

(As I went through pics to send their way, I stressed: these aren't colorful enough! These aren't dressy enough! Sometimes I think I need my eyes checked. There are over 25 dresses in my closet, and only one of them is black.) 

It's out now, iffn you want a read, and there's a preview of the issue up here. Thanks Vogue, for the honor, and for all the party dress enabling!

89 comments:

  1. Hmmm.... (Big Big Grin) Girl, Handle Yours!!! Love the Rita Moreno reference.....takes me back - way back.

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  2. WONDERFUL FEATURE! I loved the article! Congratulations!

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  3. Well deserved. Your blog always brightens my day.

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  4. Hey Star Blogger! Yay!! What a fun feature story! Congrats!

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  5. So cool! It seems you're everywhere now--just caught you in Sherlock and about fell out of my chair! Everything's coming up Oona!

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    1. teeheee, i like that, and i definitely have the loud mouth for that song!

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  6. Wow, that is so awesome and amazingly colorful! I raise my cocktail glass to your success!

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    1. well clinky clink to you, m'lady! that reminds me, i still need to try a corpse reviver.

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  7. Aaaahhhh!! She's super-famous now!! Congrats, and good on you! :) And hey, didn't I spot you on a recent episode of "Elementry"? Running out of "your apartment" when your neighbour across the hall had doused his with accelerant (according to Sherlock Holmes)? Or am I loopy and seeing you everywhere now that you're a Star Blogger?? *lol*

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    1. YEP. he caught me in the middle of blogging. ;))

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  8. "Onnaballoona." Ack!!! Hate when typos happen. Sorry about that!

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    1. hahaha!! seriously no worries! i am very used to an extra vowel or consonant. you should see the (mis)spelling of my maiden name ;)

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  9. I was thrilled to see the article and I enjoyed it immensely, you are worthy of the praise! Your work is getting better and better all the time.

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    1. thank you leah! that really was my favorite part of the article, that she noted the progress in my sewing. :))

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    1. Never "duh", Leticia - Oona has it right, without Sherlock it would be "Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson"...all Dr. Marcus Welby and everything *lol* See, Body Design isn't the only "delicious older lady" commenting here! ;)

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  11. congrats, sis! it's well deserved :)

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  12. Congratulations Oona! Can't wait to see it.

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  13. Congratulations Oona! Can't wait to see it.

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  14. Big congrats onna your feature article Oona! The lead-in photo is THE BEST with the city skyline in the background!

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  15. Congratulations! Love your style!

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  16. Congrats!
    My daughter's name is Oona and she has put up with mispronunciations and misspellings of her name since birth. Funny, since I picked it for being easy to pronounce (hardly anyone who isn't french can pronounce mine).

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    1. i'm totally saying your name in french in my head, the cat is like "who are you talking to?" :))

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  17. This is so fabulous and you deserve it! I think you are AWESOME and as a fellow blogger I am inspired by everything you do! Keep up the fantastic work I'm definitely a fan of yours!
    Hugs
    Shari

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  18. Look at you, girl! Congratulations!

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  19. You totally deserve it ... honoured to 'know' you!

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  20. You are a rockstar! Congrats!!! I'll have to check out the spread.

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  21. Congratulations! Like you, I really love color.

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  22. Congrats - that's great! And you were in Elementary last week - we have our own celeb!

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    1. i love that! is it weird that it makes me giddy to be a celeb in our corner of the world moreso than the actual biz?

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  23. Look forward to the issue. You make sewing look so fun.

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  24. Black is way overrated. Congrats, what a fun and exciting write up.

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  25. Of course, you were nominated and have this fabulous spread. You are an incredible talent and love all the colors for your garments. Congratulations. Funny story, my aunt taught school and always dressed up. One day she dressed down and a student asked her if she was sick. She said, no why? They said well you didn't dress up. So if you wore black we would think you were sick!

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    1. i wore black to an audition yesterday and had this story in my head-- in fact i've been spotted in black by sewists, and that was the exact reaction. i love that your aunt always dressed up!

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  26. Yay, you TOTALLY deserve this! Your blog IS a ray of sunshine, you cheer up my week with every post and have inspired me over & over again. Star blogger EVERY month, hon!

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  27. You are a shining star and you deserve recognition like this! Congrats, dear lady, you rock the sewing world.

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  28. So exciting! Congratulations! xx

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  29. So incredibly awesome; way to go! You were shocked, but I am definitely not shocked. You are great at what you do!

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  30. YYYYYYYEEEESSSSS!! Amazing! Wonderful! Fabulous! Well-deserved! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!

    PS: As a secretary by day, where the fug was the spell-checker?!

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    1. Just read it! Hooray! I loved the article but it looked weird to see your voice written with punctuation. I kept expecting your lovely punctuation-less voice to pop through :) HUGS, Oona! This is marvellous!

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    2. HAHA, yes, i try to speak the language when i'm in someone else's house, you know, like speaking french in paris instead of being a rude american ;)))

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  31. Fantastic news! Also, I just saw you on last Thursday's DVR'd episode of Elementary...which with as often as I read your blog was kind of like seeing a friend on a favorite show! My husband was not nearly as impressed �� You looked great on my tv!

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    1. thank you karen! the makeup artist was the bomb!

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  32. Get article! I love reading your blog and I usually feel like I should have a cocktail while reading it and I can completely imagine you cackling while sewing. Congrats!

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    1. that's EXACTLY what i'm going for. thank you!

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  33. How wonderful! Congratulations lady!!!!!

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  34. So wonderful and so well deserved! You rock the party girl!

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  35. You are the brightest, sparkliest person in the universe! Congratulations on the feature! xx

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  36. wonderful !!! congrats! super well deserved! now go be a supersized brat and then come back to splashing our newsreaders with fabulous colour !

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    1. i'm working on it! man, pictures are getting so aggravating around here. there are too many people in this city!

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  37. Congrats! Great article, and yes, the page is still pretty colorful. And now that I keep seeing all these comments about you being in Elementary, I'll have to keep an eye out for you when I catch up on the latest episode! (Just need to find some time when the guy is willing to watch something that isn't hockey playoffs.)

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  38. So awesome! You are one-of-a-kind and deserve the recognition. :)

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  39. How exciting!!! Big, big congrats!!!!! Enjoy every moment :)

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  40. I'd be jumping up and down, grinning from ear to ear. There will be no living with you now!

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  41. Woohoo! I can't wait to pick up my issue!

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  42. Whoot! Good for you! Can't wiait to read it!

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    1. *wait* Some days my fingers go faster then my brain...

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    2. ain't that the truth. my typos are stunning sometimes ;)

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  43. That's kickass, and you make my consistently favorite clothes of any human in the blogosphere (that I could not/would not wear but enjoy reading about and seeing), so yay you!

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    1. i love that! thank you. it's so great that we all dig each other's unique style.

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  44. Congratulations!!! That's so amazing! Now Vogue just needs to sign you on as their next pattern designer ;) ...because seriously. Why haven't they done that yet.

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    1. HAHAHAHAAAA!!! oona: the line for all of your fabulous fantasy events.

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  45. Well, Marcy I am just surprised they were not smart enough to put you on the cover! WTF

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    1. heeheeeee! i could totally do a vogue pose;)

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  46. I came back from holiday yesterday and the first thing I did was open my copy of the magazine and see you inside! I have to admit I gave a little squeal of joy.

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  47. This is unbelievably cool! and now I know your real name, I finally got to see some pictures of you strutting your stuff on Broadway - looking AWESOME by the way!

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  48. You're one of the reasons I bought the mag today. Congrats!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!