Q&A with Jessie Steele’s Claire Steele

Jessie Steele QA & Giveaway

Just in time for the holiday party season we bring you a featured Q&A by the master hostess of all.

“Hi everyone, this is Claire Steele Co-Founder and Designer for Jessie Steele aprons. I am so pleased Layla Grayce asked me to be their featured blogger, we have greatly enjoyed working with them over the years!
Best, Claire Steele

Guest Q&A

Tell us a bit about your company’s history. What was the inspiration for starting your business?
Our inspiration was the desire to celebrate home and family and friends. We love to entertain and enjoy time with the ones that matter the most. When we started Jessie Steele there was nothing like it, aprons were very utilitarian. We thought, “why not look great, feel great, and add some more life and color to the moment!”
What influences your design and color selection?
This comes from the heart. It is whatever we feel at the moment, and above all else we want people to feel great when they put on a Jessie Steele apron.
Is there a favorite design or design concept this season?
This season we are loving the Sophia lace, it is elegant and perfect for that little black dress!
Do you have a favorite design related blog that you enjoy or are inspired by?
I am just now getting into blogs, and I don’t have one quite yet but would love to find some great ones to get inspiration from. I am open to suggestions!!
What’s new ahead in the way of trends or product features?
We are going very bright for spring this year. We feel that the less happy the times, the happier our product should be. We get enjoyment from life wherever we can.
Is your company “Green” or do you have some sort of community outreach program?
We are launching a re-useable tote line for spring, and it will be available for pre-sale shortly. We are very excited about this as it is the cutest re-useable bag I have seen! Also we donate to local food charities, and strongly believe in supporting our community. Helping to provide food for those in need it top priority for us.

Inspired to host your own soiree? Leave a comment on our blog letting us know which Jessie Steele apron is your favorite and why, and you could be one of the 3 lucky winners to receive the Sophia Black Lace Hostess Apron and the Cabbage Rose Pot Mitt. If you’re a facebook fan, your comments left directly below this posting will also be accepted in to the giveaway. You can also enter in both places for dual entries.

Hurry! Entries will be closed at 6pm ET on Thursday December 10, 2009.

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36 Responses to “Q&A with Jessie Steele’s Claire Steele”

  1. sarah lynn Says:

    i love love love the sophia hostess apron. its the perfect apron for cocktail parties and elegant soirees. the lacy details just add to its perfection.

  2. Jennie W. Says:

    I’ve been a Jessie Steele fan since I first spotted the goodies on Layla Grayce a few years ago. My fave apron is the black and white damask print.

    Happy Holidays!
    Jennie W.

  3. Amanda Says:

    I love that these gorgeous aprons and mitts keep you looking chic as ever, even though you might be rushing around in a frenzy, plating some hors d’oeuvres, checking on whats in the oven, AND entertaining your guests. You can still look really put together even as a super busy, overachieving (we all do it) hostess :)

  4. Cheryl M Says:

    Loving the Gigi French Toile Apron. What a way to serve guests for the Holidays. This will really enhance your holiday attire when having the Holiday Dinner at your house.

  5. Kim - The TomKat Studio Says:

    I love them all, but my favorite for myself would be the black & cream damask apron!

  6. Destiny Says:

    Ohh!! I HEART the Bib Sophia Black Lace apron! It is so classy. I can see myself wearing it the next time I get to host a dinner party! WELL DONE!!

  7. Anette Says:

    love the black & cream damask apron!

  8. Jenessa evans Says:

    I am in love with bib sophia black lace. So modern and sexy maybe my husband would eat anything I prepared in this. What a great design!!!!

  9. Grace Says:

    I love the cupcake apron! I think it is so adorable!! I also like the damask apron for a more sophisticated look! Keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll pick me :)

  10. Dana Says:

    L-O-V-E the Gigi! It is so cute and fun! Perfect for a dinner party!

  11. Angela Gray Says:

    Love the Bib Ava 50’s Kitchen Apron! Oh my, how adorable it that?

  12. Gabriel's Mommy Says:

    I have been a fan of jessie steele aprons for a long time now! I love Audrey Pink Poppy Fields apron! I would love to win the one pictured above!!

  13. Amy Peterson Dunfee Says:

    My favorite is the Jessie Steele Hostess Apron Bib Chef’s Pink & Red Damask. It is so classy and would make me feel like the domestic goddess that I (sometimes) strive to be! They are all beautiful!

  14. Deanna Sena Says:

    I love the Sophia Black lace apron! It is beautiful! One would feel very elegant and a little sexy while slaving in the kitchen while wearing that!!!

  15. Elizabeth Anne Bailey Says:

    What adorable aprons! I love the Audrey cupcake, as well as the classy black one pictured. Stunning!

  16. Angela Says:

    I LOVE them all, but my favorite would have to be the cream & black damask hostess apron.

  17. Sarah Says:

    My favorite i’d have to go with is the Cream & black damask. Its absolutely lovely!!!!

  18. Kimberly Cage Says:

    It just so happens to be that my favorite Jessie Steel apron is the Sophia Black Lace!!!! I really could use a new potholder too.

  19. Vickie Says:

    Wow, these are beautiful aprons, but I love the Bib Gigi French Toile Apron. It’s definetely looks like something I would enjoy wearing all the time, but especially for dinner parties.

  20. Angie Says:

    If I have to choose one… Hostess Apron Bib Gigi French Toile

  21. Ashley Says:

    I am in love with the Hostess Bib Josephine Red Pink Polka Dot, it makes cooking feel like a fun 50’s party!

  22. Melanie Says:

    I love the cream and black damask apron, but the Sophia black lace is just as beautiful! It would be so nice to be able to feel gorgeous in the kitchen!

  23. Janet Says:

    I have to say, the Sophia apron would make my husband a very happy man. I recently lost 25 pounds of baby weight through hard work and determination. Now I am in the mood to show off! I enjoy being in the kitchen making dinner when he comes home from work, and how I would LOVE to surprise him in one of these when he comes through the door! I have been trying to decide on a new sexy apron (my other is the cupcake pattern-of which I have one and so does my 2 year old!) I believe this is the one!

  24. Christina Says:

    I adore the blue on green damask apron, but every single one of Jessie Steele aprons are adorable!!

  25. Tracy Says:

    I like the Audrey Woven Houndstooth Apron, it’s just so chanel suit classic cute! It’s just whimsical enough that it doesn’t yell elegant grandma at you! :-)(Would you beleive I’ve never worn an Apron before! I know a few people who’d love to see me in this apron….)

  26. Maureen Says:

    I love her aprons. Love the Bib Josephine
    Candy Canes© Apron especially at this time of year.

  27. Gale Bizzell Says:

    Love the Bib Josephine in the red and pink polka dot!

  28. april Says:

    I LOVE the Bib Sophia in Black Lace, the exact one you are giving away! It is my absolute favorite. It looks perfect to wear at anytime with a hint of sexiness!

  29. tara Says:

    Really love this whole line, but the red/pink polka dot is my fave

  30. Tracy Says:

    Oh my! What a hard decision as they are all beautiful and each would have it’s special occassion. Of all, my favorite would be the Green & Blue Damask as it would complement my style while baking and cooking in my kitchen.

  31. Marty Says:

    I’d have to say my favorite was the Black Lace. My wife would look stunning in it while preparing her fabulous desserts!

  32. melanie from honorthepromise.etsy.com Says:

    Sophia would take my cooking to new sophisticated heights! Tabitha would make me twirl around the kitchen with batter bowl in hand stirring as I spun. Both so so covet-worthy!

  33. Ron Miller Says:

    She ain’t getting cooking done if wearing Jessie Steele Hostess Apron Bib Sophia Black Lace, my choice for “apron of the year”

  34. Jill H. Says:

    I love them all, but my favorite for myself would be the black & cream damask apron!

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  36. Jasonterodbzw2 Says:

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