Monday, November 9, 2009
I've never been an apron person, and I figured I'd better start. While browsing some samples at ChicExecs, I came across the cutest aprons! And I'm a sucker for Houndstooth, so I just HAD to request one!
Do you SEE how gorgeous this thing is?! Oh I'm in love!
Jessie Steele makes THE most gorgeous aprons! Hostess aprons, Chef's aprons, Children's aprons, as well as coordinating mitts and tea towels.
It's a feast for the eyes! (And the body!)
About Jessie Steele:
Jessie Steele's vintage-inspired, hostess and kitchen aprons prove true the old adage that beauty and style are timeless. Influenced by the romantic visions of a bygone era, and designed in vibrant colors, flirty patterns and figure flattering shapes, these fine quality, retro-chic cooking aprons make the perfect fashion accessory in or out of the kitchen.
Helena Steele had collected 20 th Century vintage aprons for years, enchanted by their amazing styles and nostalgic charm. These beautiful kitchen aprons symbolized the grace and beauty of a forgotten time. She visualized it was possible to preserve their heirloom characteristics while giving them a uniquely 21 st Century fit and appeal. It was time to re-focus on friends and family, and revive the fun of the "hostess" party.
Helena shared her vision with Claire Steele, her daughter, a former model and fashion expert. Helena proposed that they bring their talents together to create vintage aprons that would both reflect the retro whimsy of the 1940's and 50's and meet the challenging needs of today's woman. Claire enthusiastically agreed, and Jessie Steele fine hostess aprons was conceived.
After spending over a year researching and developing their plans, exploring a wide variety of fabrics and prints, designing their own textiles and finessing cuts and styles, Helena and Claire began manufacturing the Jessie Steele line of vintage kitchen aprons. These aprons are not only beautiful and feminine, they are designed to make the woman who wears them look and feel good.
This is a success story that has been born of true inspiration and hard work. Women of all ages and lifestyles have discovered the pleasure and fun of wearing Jessie Steele hostess aprons. Quite simply, Jessie Steele has taken the country by storm.
In the seven years since they've launched the niche of nostalgic apron fashion, Jessie Steele fine hostess aprons have been sold in over 3000 stores, appeared on such hit television shows as Oprah and Desperate Housewives, and have been featured in numerous national magazines and newspapers.
In addition to plans to expand the Jessie Steele product line, the company is currently in the process of finalizing a number of major development deals that will open up more markets, ensuring that Jessie Steele remains the number one name in heirloom quality hostess aprons for a very long time to come.
Here's a couple more of their gorgeous aprons:
I feel like I'm transformed back in time while I'm wearing my beautiful new Houndstooth apron. Like I'm in the 50s, being a good wife, reading Good Housekeeping, while cooking dinner and cleaning the house. This apron is expertly made and is very fashionable. I am truly in love! I just may have to buy one (or two!) as Christmas gifts!
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