Ironic, isn't it?
In addition to delivering the fashion and beauty trends for Fall 2009, this gigantic issue includes an interview with South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford. Mrs. Sanford has been recognized as demonstrating amazing grace under extremely sad and sordid circumstances. Informed by her strong Christian faith, her character and her responses to her husband's infidelity and indiscretion have been without peer, and she has received an outpouring of support, and yet . . . . it seems that some folks are up in arms that Jenny Sanford would give an interview to Vogue as opposed to one of South Carolina's newspapers or perhaps, a news magazine or even a more "traditional" magazine like Good Housekeeping. To these naysayers, I say, "Oh, be quiet." In the Vogue interview, Mrs. Sanford continues to take the high road, and, yes, she looks great. She got to wear terrific clothes and have her hair and make-up styled by a reknown stylist, and I say "Good for her!" And, really, what a great platform for her to share her willingness to forgive with her resolute insistence on accountability and responsibility to her children.