The New York Times??? – Reveal 1

Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Press News

“What did you just say?”…”The New York Times?!?!?!?”

This was my reaction of confusion as my mom told me the news!

“The New York Times has asked to interview you,” she replied.

“Your kidding right?” was all I could get out of my mouth.

On February 7, we had received word that the

was requesting an interview with me. Eric Wilson, an amazing journalist and well known fashion reporter, was working on a story about young fashion designers and how they were entering the business at an early age. He had looked at my website and made the contact.

“He wants to talk with me & your sure that this is real, right mom?” I said.

“It’s real alright & he wants to interview you this Wednesday, February 9,” she replied.

In the background, to this whole scene, was my sister who was screaming & jumping up and down. You would have thought she had won a million dollars. Her sheer excitement was exactly how I felt inside, but was too stunned to let out! So I sat on the couch and tried to grasp these overwhelming feelings of joy, shock, disbelief and realness. As tears began to well up in my eyes my mom said, “Are you OK?” I was okay alright. My mind was reflecting back over all the events since I had first talked with my parents about starting my own design business. There have been so many moments that have taken my breath away that I had suddenly become aware of the awesomeness of THIS moment!

My Godmother, Ms. Barb. has a saying when these kind of moments happen…”It’s a God thing!” I have expereineced so many “God Thing” moments that I have started keeping a journal, for a book I’m sure I’ll write someday. Not only was this moment huge, but it was reminding me of His awesomeness & how He has a plan for me that is bigger than I even understand at this moment. Like I stated to Eric during our interview, “As God keeps opening the doors for me, like you doing this interview, I am going to keep walking through them!”

The timing for all of this was another one of “those moments.” You see, my winter break would start on February 9. Thus, I would be able to meet the requested interview time of 11am & not have it interfere with school or anything! Is He awesome or what? This has not been the first time such an occurrence has happened nor will it be the last I know.

The “frosting on the cupcake,” as I like to say, came on Friday, February 18. The Times would be sending their photographer to my house for photos on Sunday, February 20. Again, all happening while I was not having to be at school making me very available! 🙂 That’s exactly what happened! Here he is taking the photo you see on page 2 of the article.

Brian, the photographer.

Read the online article here As seen in the New York Times, page E1 & E6, 2/24/2011, New York Edition. I’ll stop here for now…I don’t want to overwhelm you with everything all at once! 🙂 I can’t wait to tell you more really soon…like tomorrow! Reveal 2.


One Comment to “The New York Times??? – Reveal 1”

  1. Avatar February 25th, 2011 at 2:23 am Morgan Says:

    I love your website madison! Keep doing what you love! You should know all your BFF’s support you with everything you are doing right now!

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