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Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to be here.  Who am I you ask?  Well, my name is Lucia and I’m the new Social Media Community Manager for Matilda Jane.  Creative, unique, disciplined, artistic, determined and a little cheeky I think would describe me in a nutshell. I am a girl who loves to make people smile and surprise them from time to time. I have never considered my careers work, as I have been fortunate enough to live out my passions. Throughout my day, fashion, crafting, cooking, freelance dancing, teaching and of course travel are just a few things that suit my fancy. However, the foundation of my world would be my family and my faith. My favorite dessert? French Macarons (hmmmm, could it have been the food itself or the beautiful city?).

Although I was born in Columbus, Ohio I spent most of my life here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Growing up, I was the second of four children coming from a mix of my father’s Italian heritage and some Southern roots on my mother’s side. There was always work to be done and fun to be had. I played several sports and was in cheerleading growing up, but dance was my home away from home! This beautiful art has taught me a tremendous amount of discipline, patience and artistic expression. Through the years, I learned so much as a student, but where I really matured and grew as an artist was not only on the stage but also as a dance teacher working with my wonderful students. Everyday I am thankful for them as they inspire me to learn more, dance more and be more.

 

My ballet families were actually the ones that introduced me to Matilda Jane. I remember seeing several of my dancers coming into the studios with the most beautiful, soft, unique and whimsical designs. I just had to find out more and it didn’t take long for me to get hooked! The feel, the look and most of all the story of what the company is all about was what makes you fall in love. Girls should be girls; and women should be able to find comfortable yet versatile wardrobe pieces and MJC is just that. Dress it up, down and all around Matilda Jane Clothing is a really a gem of a company.

(Photo Credit: Barbara Mendez, Emily Thornburg and Robert Borel)

So this week I started my journey with Matilda Jane Clothing as Social Media Community Manager. The team here is truly amazing and I can’t imagine a more wonderful and creative environment. The customers help make MJC as well and it is so nice to see how excited and passionate you are about the brand. Years back Denise started the magic that Matilda Jane is, and I am looking forward to meeting all of our hard working and incredible Trunk Keepers, wonderful customers and your darling daughters in the coming weeks.

Enjoy the weekend!

Ciao for now,

LuSignature

     
Amanda L - March 25, 2015 - 10:31 am

Hello & welcome Lucia! And I think it’s time I try these French Macarons…they almost look too pretty to eat in the bakery 🙂

Florence Taylor - March 23, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Hi Lucia, love the intro and I bake French Macarons will bring when i get to IN , ciao bella 🙂

MJC - March 22, 2015 - 7:25 pm

French Macarons it is! Thank you for your sweet welcome, looking forward to working with such an amazing brand and its customers:) Please private message us on facebook your mailing address and what size you might like for you or a little one. Thank you and congratulations. ~Lucia

MJC - March 22, 2015 - 7:21 pm

They are pretty heavenly and pistachio is one of my favorite go to flavors as well! I also have family very close to Ashland, KY in Louisa:) I remember many shopping trips up to Ashland when we were down their with the grandparents. Please private message us on Facebook your mailing address and a size for you or your little one. Thank you and congratulations! ~Lucia

Carrie - March 21, 2015 - 8:49 pm

welcome!!! French Macaroons… YUMMMY!

Kerry - March 21, 2015 - 7:02 pm

Welcome to the MJC family! French macaroons are delicious!

Jenny - March 21, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Welcome! I love french macaroons but my all time favorite dessert is death by chocolate! Kahlua soaked brownie bottom, add chocolate mouse and whipped cream drizzled with chocolate. .. YUM!!!!

Abby - March 21, 2015 - 2:20 pm

French macaroons sound delish! They look so beautiful too. Colorful and simple. My favorite is creme brûlée

Amanda Boothe - March 21, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Yum French macarons! I could go for some banana pudding. Mmmm pudding AND macarons!

Jennifer Mezines - March 21, 2015 - 11:44 am

Welcome!! We love ice cream…in any shape or form! I’ve cream cake, sundaes, sandwiches, cones, waffle bowls, shakes, malts, Froyo….I could go on and on….

Lane Stanley - March 21, 2015 - 11:04 am

Welcome Lucia!
My kids love the Cassis French Macarons. What’s your favorite flavor?

Danielle - March 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

We are quite obsessed with french macaroons ourselves. The kids love the plain chocolate, but we like the pistachio.

Gretchen C - March 21, 2015 - 8:40 am

Welcome Lucia! I love Keylime Pie!!

Kristie kruse - March 21, 2015 - 8:26 am

french macaroons! Mmmmmm!

MaryAnn Thrasher - March 21, 2015 - 6:08 am

I love many desserts but can never resist a cannoli!

meg presal - March 21, 2015 - 2:05 am

Hi! Nice to meet you! Your favorite dessert is one I have never tried….French macaroons

priscilla Ackaret - March 21, 2015 - 12:49 am

French macaroons!!!! Pick me!!;)

Shanna Vitullo - March 21, 2015 - 12:19 am

French macarons! Yum! Now, can we pretty please have a sneak of a new bubble! 😉

Isabel Vaughn - March 21, 2015 - 12:10 am

Welcome! LOVE MJ:) Well. Anything chocolate for me, but also love bread pudding!

Amy Gordon - March 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm

i was born and raised closer to Fort Wayne (Lima, OH), and now live in Columbus. I’m a big fan of French Macaroons as well!

Kristin Smith - March 20, 2015 - 10:59 pm

I agree, French macaroons are delish!! You are too stinkin’ cute!! I am looking forward to the fantastic ideas you have in store for Matilda Jane…welcome, dear!!!

Stacie Petta - March 20, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Welcome and have fun with your new journey!!

Karen - March 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Haven’t met a dessert I didn’t like! Love chocolate cake with salted caramel icing. Warm cookies and milk are hard to beat!

Misty Short - March 20, 2015 - 10:23 pm

I read you love French Macaroons! I’ve never had them!

Misty Short - March 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Welcome!
I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

TimmI Fermanich - March 20, 2015 - 9:20 pm

French Macaroons. Yum!

Sarah Murrietta - March 20, 2015 - 7:56 pm

French Macaroons! Yum!

Erica Slagle - March 20, 2015 - 7:52 pm

I read wrong:) your favorite desert is french macaroons, and I would be all about trying them if I could do it in France! Welcome and good luck!

Erica Slagle - March 20, 2015 - 7:50 pm

Hi Lucia! Welcome:) my favorite dessert would have to be homemade banana pudding, lots of nilla wafers, minus the bananas, lol

Jeannie - March 20, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Welcome! My favorite dessert is creme brûlée.

Anna - March 20, 2015 - 7:35 pm

I live a hour east of columbus 🙂 I’m pregnant so EVERY dessert is currently my favorite but today I am loving fun fetti cake cookies.

Chris - March 20, 2015 - 6:49 pm

French macaroons – I love them, too!

Kathleen - March 20, 2015 - 6:24 pm

French Macaroons is your favorite **

Kathleen - March 20, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Welcome to the family! I am your neighbor over in PA! My favorite dessert is anything chocolate!

Kelli Fagerness - March 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

French Macaroon’s!

Stephanie Mc - March 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Welcome to the MJC family! Now to go find a recipe for French macarons! They sound delish!

Julie Leblanc - March 20, 2015 - 5:51 pm

Tiramisu!!!!! Welcome to the team. Good luck on your new endevour!

Diana Bradley - March 20, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Welcome! Enjoy your French Macaroons!

Elly B - March 20, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Chocolate mousse 🙂

Janay - March 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Welcome!!

Anything with apple.

Laura A. - March 20, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Your favorite dessert is French Macarons!!!
I have never tried them… my favorite dessert is angel food cake!

Michele Dyson - March 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm

French macarons! Sounds yummy, but I’ve never tried them! Welcome to the MJC family 🙂

Christi Reed - March 20, 2015 - 5:25 pm

French Macarons! Welcome to the MJ family.

Wendy Staat - March 20, 2015 - 5:08 pm

french macaroons! I will have to agree…Nothing beats eating them in France. The colors and flavors…. Ohhh yummy!!! Welcome!

Kim Rauhauser - March 20, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Welcome!! My favorite yummy treat is strawberry shortcake..my Mom’s recipe. 🙂

Nikole - March 20, 2015 - 4:59 pm

French Macarons-yum! Hazelnut are my favorite.

jodie feathers - March 20, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Welcome!!!! My favorite dessert is strawberry pretzel dessert

Andrea - March 20, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Welcome! My summertime favorite is strawberry rhubarb pie. Tart and sweet all in the same bite!

Christina - March 20, 2015 - 4:20 pm

French Macarons…I need some of these little goodies in my life on this sunny Friday afternoon. As a fellow lover of all things Parisian and a dancer at heart, welcome to Matilda Jane!

Faun Crenshaw - March 20, 2015 - 4:13 pm

I’m a little cheeky too! I need to try French Macarons. 🙂

Julie - March 20, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Welcome Lucia! I love butter tarts – yum!

Kim Willis - March 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Welcome! My very favorite dessert is flourless chocolate cake. Yum!!

Jeannine - March 20, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Pie. Doesn’t matter the filling, as long as it’s in a pie.

Emilie - March 20, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Love that you are from Fort Wayne!!! A favorite for me is Key Lime pie!

Brittney Bell - March 20, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Hi, Lucia! It is a pleasure meeting you. My favorite dessert would have to be White Chocolate Limoncello Truffles.

Dana Leischner - March 20, 2015 - 3:44 pm

I’m a family and faith woman as well! Welcome! My favorite dessert is creme brûlée. Love MJC!!

Jessica - March 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Sugar Cream Pie!! It’s a Hoosier treasure! 🙂

Carrie Betz - March 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Welcome to the MJC team! We fall in love w MJC every release…I’m SURE you will make sure that continues to happen!!:). Our favorite dessert is a good old fashioned ice cream sundae…or twizzlers. Whichever is closest!!

Valarie Galing - March 20, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Welcome, Lucia! I’ve never had a Fench Macaroon but my imagination tells me I
It would be fabulous! I love MJC!!!

Janella McGarry - March 20, 2015 - 3:31 pm

*F*R*E*N*CH* *M*A*C*A*R*O*O*N*S*

Nicole - March 20, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Yum! My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookie bars!

Welcome to MJC

Elizabeth - March 20, 2015 - 3:20 pm

French Macarons! And I have a little ballerina! Welcome to MJC

Debbie Hall - March 20, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Welcome!! Coconut macaroons!! Yum!!

Wendy Jackman - March 20, 2015 - 3:14 pm

french macaroons! Yum

Nicole Wolfcale - March 20, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Macaroons for sure!

Rachael Bunting - March 20, 2015 - 2:50 pm

French macarons

tarra smith - March 20, 2015 - 2:50 pm

French macaroons!!! Sounds like a beautiful material pattern!

Pam wirges - March 20, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Hands down it has to be German Chocolate cake from “Halls takes the cake and the ” Halls” restraunts. I’ve never had the opportunity to taste French Maccarons

Julie Yeoward - March 20, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Welcome Lucia! Your in for quite an experience!!! My favorite dessert : White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries – YUM!!!!

Theresa Oegema - March 20, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Welcome! Molasses cookie sandwiches are the best!!

kendra miller - March 20, 2015 - 2:08 pm

welcome! I see you love French Macarons and Matilda Jane. I like you already

Nancy - March 20, 2015 - 2:05 pm

French Macaroons…yum!! My favorite dessert is Cream Brulee.

Crystal M - March 20, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Anything chocolate. Especially truffles.

Nancy - March 20, 2015 - 2:03 pm

French Macaroons…Yum!!!! My favorite dessert is Cream brulee.

Marla H. - March 20, 2015 - 2:01 pm

French macaroons are your favorite dessert! I love them too! Welcome to MJC!

Sarah Lynn - March 20, 2015 - 1:43 pm

French Macarons!!!

Amy Hall - March 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Mmm French Macaroons sound good! My daughter has recently become fascinated with France and we are going to redo her room in a Paris theme. 🙂

Jaymie DiSaia - March 20, 2015 - 1:34 pm

I also loooooove French Macaroons 🙂 Especially the incredible crisp texture when they’re done well! My favorite dessert would likely be tiramisu, though! Welcome to MJ! Such a great place to be 🙂

Rebecca Roe - March 20, 2015 - 1:33 pm

My favorite dessert is Texas chocolate cake! It is a chocolate cake with some cinnamon. Yum!

Liz - March 20, 2015 - 1:29 pm

french macaroons

Liz - March 20, 2015 - 1:27 pm

My favorite desserts are ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, and cheesecake!

Tiffany - March 20, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Hands down – good old fashion brownies. Welcome!

Maryann E. - March 20, 2015 - 1:21 pm

French macaroons!! And sad to say, I have never had one!!

Jill - March 20, 2015 - 1:20 pm

French Macarons! Yummy!

Kelly - March 20, 2015 - 1:18 pm

French macarons! yum!

Courtney - March 20, 2015 - 1:16 pm

welcome!

Cheesecake 🙂

Ginny - March 20, 2015 - 1:15 pm

welcome! Creme brûlée for me.

jessica - March 20, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Welcome!! Tiramisu with a cup of coffee!

Ashley - March 20, 2015 - 1:05 pm

French Macroons. Yummo! Welcome and congrats! 🙂

Amber Hill - March 20, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Welcome! Banana pudding is my favorite. I’m from the south. 😉

Jennifer - March 20, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Welcome!! Tiramisu with chocolate sauce…yum yum yum

Becky - March 20, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Macaroons. Yummy. I love them too. Welcome 🙂

Ashley S - March 20, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Hey! Never had French Macarons, maybe i’ll have to try them sometime!

Sarah - March 20, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Welcome! Is there any bad dessert? I’m going to go with cannoli. Who doesn’t love a sweet creamy cheese filling?

Elizabeth - March 20, 2015 - 12:58 pm

French macaroons are delicious…i am partial to a really good creme brule. My daughters and I love Matilda Jane designs! We have enjoyed taking a dressy outfit and then later taking the pieces to make several casual and even sporty outfits…depending on which girl. One of my daughters took a dress and added shorts and cowboy boots. I had to wash the dress each night as she only wanted to wear it! I love that the clothes remain beautiful and soft even after repeated washings!

Janelle - March 20, 2015 - 12:55 pm

butter pecan ice cream!

Pamela - March 20, 2015 - 12:55 pm

welcome! I’m always a Sucker for cupcakes, any kind, any time 🙂

Sam D. - March 20, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Welcome, Lucia! I’m sure you will love working at MJC! Speaking of love…I love my mom’s fried apple pies – yum!!!

Shannon - March 20, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Welcome! A French macaroon sounds really good right now! My fav go to dessert is chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache on top- yum!

Melissa - March 20, 2015 - 12:48 pm

French Macarons!! Yummy!

Gina - March 20, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Welcome!! I have a weakness for chocolate chip cheesecake 🙂

Syb - March 20, 2015 - 12:44 pm

French Macarons huh? I live 40 mins from France. Is this something I need to plan a trip for? My favorite dessert is cheesecake (so American).

Holly Hoch - March 20, 2015 - 12:44 pm

macarons – yummmmm!!

RachelH - March 20, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Welcome to the MJC family. We’re glad you and you’re French macaroon loving self are here! Tiramisu is my personal fav.

Cynthia Doyle - March 20, 2015 - 12:43 pm

French Macarons! I’ve never had them and think I might have to do something about that! Welcome! 🙂

Pam - March 20, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Welcome Lucia!!! I love to connect with my favorite businesses on social media. So excited for MJ to see the amazing things that are in the future! My favorite dessert is no bake cookies. Definitely my weakness. I am a sweets lover so it is hard to pick a favorite! Have a wonderful day.

Allison Marth - March 20, 2015 - 12:40 pm

i love chocolate lasagna and banana pudding! And MJ. 🙂

Chrissy - March 20, 2015 - 12:39 pm

i was born just outside of Columbus, in Delaware, OH and am now an Indiana transplant as well! 😉

French macaroons sound DELISH – especially for a girl currently trying to stay on a whole 30! 🙂

Welcome to the party!! 😉

Casey Shell - March 20, 2015 - 12:38 pm

I love cake. Any kind of cake. It’s the best dessert ever.

Mary - March 20, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Welcome! French Macarons at lovely. My weakness is Creme Brûlée.

Courtney S - March 20, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Oooo French macaroons! Sweet, simple and classic. Love that. 🙂

Jennifer - March 20, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Banana pudding

Alexandra Reene - March 20, 2015 - 12:35 pm

I’ve never had a French Macaroon..looks like I need to change that’!

KimCP - March 20, 2015 - 12:35 pm

We have a little sweetie w know adopted from Guatemala who’s name is Lucia! Love it! My favorite is my grandmothers lemon squares reminds me if my childhood, and one of the reasons I love MJC!!

Heather Meade - March 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Welcome, Lucia! I’m new to MJ as well and my daughter is 8! Better late than never, right?!?
You can’t go wrong with warm chocolate chip cookies and a big glass of milk! Cake pops are a close second!

Katie Jo McKenna - March 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

French Macaroons! Awesome choice! Welcome to the wonderful world of MJC, where wonderful friendships are made!

Cheri H - March 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

always a classic… Chocolate chip cookies.

Amanda H - March 20, 2015 - 12:32 pm

French macarons are heavenly! My favorite is pistachio 🙂 Welcome aboard, I’m in Ashland, KY so not too far from Columbus!

Kolbi - March 20, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of MJC! I have always loved banana pudding, but since it is strawberry season in Louisiana, I can’t overlook the homemade pound cake I just made with fresh strawberries and sweet whipped cream! Yum!!! 🙂

Rachel - March 20, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Welcome! My favorite is chocolate fondue! SO good!

Heather Sorensen - March 20, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Welcome! Im a cheesecake girl myself, but it has to be cherry!

Nicole Poest - March 20, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Welcome to the family Lucia!
French Macarons. I’ve never tried them, but I may have too!

Bonnie Nikolai - March 20, 2015 - 12:28 pm

I am in love with French Silk Pie. I heard that you folks in Indiana still have Baker’s Square Restaurants. If so, I need to make a trip out there because there is no restaurant that makes French Silk Pie in California like Baker’s Square.

Victoria spivey - March 20, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Strawberry shortcake!

Cindy - March 20, 2015 - 12:27 pm

welcome!! I love all dessert but I think cheesecake or carrot cake are my favorites.

Beth Gilbert - March 20, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Welcome! And goodness, French Macarons sound sinfully delicious right about now!

Lisa Kelly - March 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Your inspiration will inspire so many young TWEENS to live out their dreams and to follow their passions !!
Welcome !!!

Shauna - March 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Banoffee pie!

Esther - March 20, 2015 - 12:24 pm

welcome Lucia! I love your name btw. French macaroons are amazing, I fully agree with you!

Vikki - March 20, 2015 - 12:24 pm

welcome! I love chocolate mousse and have since I was a kid.

Wendy Sanchez - March 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm

french macaroons are amazing….I’m a southern gal so for me it’s banana pudding!! Welcome to the family Lucia!!

Patricia - March 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Welcome!!!! I just read that stressed is desserts backwards. I love any and all desserts!!!! I have never had French macaroons but have had coconut macaroons. Yummy!!!

Kate - March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Welcome! I too come from a ballet background! French Macaroons – yum!

Rachell - March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Welcome Lucia!!! So glad you have joined MJC!! My favorite dessert is fresh strawberry cake

Syntonia - March 20, 2015 - 12:21 pm

My favorite dessert is a lemon cake.

Amanda W. - March 20, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Mmmmm chocolate. My fave dessert is brownies made in a mini cupcake pan, cool then blend together soft cream cheese and melted white chocolate. Use a pastry bag to squeeze onto the brownie and then top with sliced strawberries or Mini chocolate chips.

Erin - March 20, 2015 - 12:19 pm

French macarons! Delicious!

Whitney - March 20, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Something I have never tried – French Macaroons!

Sarah - March 20, 2015 - 12:18 pm

I should mention that one of my favorite grad school professors was named Lucia! ♥️ it!

Rachelle - March 20, 2015 - 12:16 pm

French Macarons

Jennifer Stahl - March 20, 2015 - 12:16 pm

cheesecake. Always cheesecake.

Tracy Ring - March 20, 2015 - 12:16 pm

delicious French macaroons! Hoping to see ballerina inspired pieces our favorite! !

Sarah - March 20, 2015 - 12:15 pm

deconstructed s’mores at our favorite restaurant!

Rhonda Lutz - March 20, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Welcome!! My fav dessert is mud pie ice cream pie

Tracy Beckstrom - March 20, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Cheesecake

Welcome.

Holly Holton - March 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm

French Macarons, yum!!!

Brittany Darlage - March 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm

French Macarons. Yum!

renee maples - March 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm

French Macarons! Yummy. Welcome to the team!

Lani becker - March 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm

So nice to see a new face joinIng the MJ team, welcome Lucia! French Macarons! I’ve don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating one, or any for that matter, but they sure do sound amazing!

Teresa Beeler - March 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

French Macarons! Welcome Lucia! Today is National Macaron Day too!

Alyssa P - March 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

lemon pie

Welcome!

Dega Gross - March 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Freach Macaroons!

Erica - March 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Welcome! My favorite dessert is always brownies:)

Dega Gross - March 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Welcome!! I love cupcakes! They are my weakness! Especially Italian Cream Cupcakes!

Jennifer - March 20, 2015 - 12:07 pm

French Macarons!!

Lindsay K - March 20, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Mmmm French macaroons! I dream of visiting France one day to try the ultimate macaroon (and croissants…!) Warm welcomes to MJ!

Loretta C. - March 20, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Welcome Lucia! Way to represent Ohio and love, love, love that you love French Macarons! I just introduced them to my 9 year old daughter who is obsessed with everything Parisian influenced, thanks to the American Girl of the Year Doll, Grace 🙂