1/13/20, Mickey Madness



Hi Everyone,


I hope that all is well with you. After the seriousness, stress, and rushing around of the holidays, and the solemnity of not only a new year but a new decade…..a bit of fun.  Sometimes fashion is just plain fun, frivolous, and can even take us back to the innocence and silliness of our childhoods—-maybe with a new twist. Mickey Mouse is the hot new craze at the moment, with a vintage look, brought to us by Gucci, which is all about fun and how imaginative fashion can be.


Gucci has done a whole new collection featuring a vintage looking Mickey Mouse, in collaboration with Disney, or licensed by them in any case. And not just for children, but for men and women too. Set for specific release on January 6th, Mickey appeared in the Gucci stores a week ago, and the spark of excitement over it has turned into a roaring blaze. The Mickey collection has the cut and quality and flawless eye for fashion of Gucci clothing and accessories, with a REALLY fun touch. Jeans with a Mickey patch on the back pocket, T shirts in many colors, round neck sweatshirts and hoodies, sweaters, denim jackets and skirts, silk pajamas you can wear out, purses, shoes, jackets, in pastel colors, vibrant ones, or their signature nut brown motif with Mickey Mouse all over it, even watches. And admittedly, with the high quality of Gucci, a serious eye for fashion, and the irresistible Mickey image, it’s not cheap. In fact, it’s pretty expensive. Not as expensive as some recent fashion trends like Chanel’s collaboration with Pharrell last year, which had people lining up in the streets overnight to buy $6,000. hoodies, which were sold out within hours when Chanel stores opened. Gucci hasn’t gone that far, but the entire Mickey Mouse collection is priced at the high end of a luxury brand you can always count on to deliver high quality, and takes full advantage of nearly a century of the world’s love for Mickey Mouse. The collection takes us back to our childhood, while being undeniably fashionable, and the hottest trend in years.


And yes, I fell in love with it, and bought some for me, my youngest daughter who loves it too, and even some gifts. If you love Mickey Mouse, you will love every bit of it. The entire collection nearly sold out on the first day, as fashion aficionados and fashionistas waited, panting, for the promised release.


Simply put, I love it!!! It’s impossible to resist, and I love the childlike imagination of it. I don’t usually buy ‘trends’, but this one got to me, so I’ll be wearing my Mickey Mouse jeans and T shirt, and even a sweatshirt this season!!! A little levity does one good. So the race is on, and Mickey is winning by a mile this season. It is a super fun start to the New Year!!!


Have a fun week!!!


love, Danielle


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  1. Sal Condolucib January 15, 2020 1:21 pm

    Dear Miss Steel,
    A neighbor suggested I read SPY, I’ve always shied reading you, all the Balducci, Clancy, Grisham, so I read Spy, and I cried, now Amazing Grace, still dropping tears, you are very sensitive, heart warming, I promise…I’ll catch up soon, and Thank You,
    Sal Condoluci

  2. Rob Scott January 17, 2020 5:29 am


    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Mickey Madness.

    I just ordered you new book, Moral Compass. Good timing for this with all that has been in the news from the Navy Seal who had people in his own platoon step forward to the impeachment of the President.

    I actually ordered the UK version because the cover moved me to the core with the winter scene. I loved how I felt inside looking at it. It almost reminded me of your book, Blue, and my own college campus.

    I liked the opening quote by Edmund Burke. This would be a good one for your upcoming book of quotes for Christmas 2020.

    So my question is why two different covers? What is the process like to create a cover for your books and do you usually favor either one?

    Also, do you do a photo shoot for each book jacket at the same time as the cover? How much planning goes into that as well.

    Can’t wait for the book to arrive. Write on ……

    Truth, Wisdom, Love, and Sincerity,

    Rob Scott
    ABQ, NM.