It was another day at our studio in Alexandria, VA. When I as usual looked at my emails on my cell and read VOGUE UK on my inbox…so at first It was like OH that can’t be me, then I was like why not?
So the email was inviting me to take part of the jewelry designer profile issue in their upcoming March & April issue. When I finished reading it I looked at my assistants and I said: YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS! VOGUE UK wants Evelyn Brooks Designs in their upcoming issue, with tears in my eyes (AS USUAL)…LOL
After all these years in business I have learned to remain calm, think twice, before making a decision and as much as it sounds as the opportunity of your lifetime. I said to myself, let’s find out what there is behind all this proposal.
Next day I sent them an email asking them how they found me, how they choose me, in other words why me? Many years ago, when I 1st started, I would have probably just jump on it…but I needed to know all about it and as I always say if the opportunity is for YOU, it is for YOU.
Of course I was curious to find out answers to my questions. Anyhow I would be feature in one of the most important sections of Vogue UK called jewelry designers profile. Vogue UK handpicked a selection of talented, international undiscovered jewelry designers. Evelyn Brooks, met their high criteria. Their fashion team is always looking out for innovative designers; they loved the Peruvian influence behind my jewelry and the idea of using red seeds something so clever. That is how they came across my website and reached out to me by email.
The March issue was release on Thursday Feb. 6th and is one of VOGUE UK largest editions. It showcases the brand new Spring/Summer collections from the leading fashion houses. Reaching to approx. 1.3 million worldwide readers. The jewelry designers profile section is presented as a recommendation from Vogue UK to its readers who spend almost 90 million pounds during the last year just in jewelry.
Could I say NO?! Of course NOT! so this is just the beginning of Evelyn Brooks Designs coming to Europe. Now I must say my Spanish assistant Maite, can’t wait for us to do our first trade show in Europe:) since she is Barcelone;)
There is still more to come for Evelyn Brooks Designs. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ebrooksdesigns and also LIKE us on Facebook.
Have a great weekend!