|Yankee Doodle: Megan Stewart models her latest vintage finds in Another Day to Dress Up
Is THIS woman on your blog-roll? I really, really hope so. Say hello to Megan Stewart. When I first discovered Megg's blog, back in late 2009, she only had a little over 30 followers. I think I was follower number 34. I remember thinking how could this woman have only 30 followers? She had the best style! I was daily being blown away with her unique flair, and loved that she dressed so hip and modern with a wardrobe largely stemming from her thrift-store addiction. She could and would, wear vintage without looking too precious or quaint, and those stunning blue eyes and sunshine smile just cinched it for me. I was hooked. And Meggs was my fashion heroin.
She has since rapidly become recognized as an online arbiter of style. A starling in the blogosphere, Megg has enjoyed immense popularity, getting dazzling press and mentions, modeling gigs and magazine features, to name a few of her perks. She has sponsors pounding down her door, and last fall, took part in a Ralph Lauren breast cancer awareness ad campaign. To date she has over 2000 followers, 2111 to be precise, and her fan base grows daily. I predict she'll be the next it-blogger designing a bag for COACH, like Kelly from the Glamourai, or Karla of Karla's Closet. Let me tell you, I would buy a handbag designed by Meggs!
Meggs seems pretty amazed and thankful for her quick success in the short time that she's been blogging. And with her success comes some change. The biggest change has been her recent move from California to Utah, and the opening of her very own Etsy shop. I know one of her lifetime goals is to own and run a vintage store, so here's hoping this is the first step towards that dream.
|Meggs plays frontman for the Another Day team. Wolfgang plays the boyfriend/photographer.
The Citizen: 2010 has been a big year for you. Your blog is barely 1 years old and you've had your share of international re-known. What do you see for Another Day in 2011?
Meggs: It is so crazy to me that I started my blog less than a year ago and have so people supporting me! I’m just so grateful to have been accepted by my readers, and I’m always so excited to see that people are enjoying and gathering inspiration from what I do and next year I’m looking forward to continuing to cultivate my blog and connecting with even more people. Also, I do have a few things in the works to make my blog more interactive, ie: video, twitter, facebook and, most importantly, expanding my web-store. Also, I’m moving to a beautiful mountain town, so expect to see tons of hats, sweaters, coats, and hopefully, a puppy.
The Citizen: What inspires your style?
Meggs: The clothing itself. I wake up in the morning, wander to my closet and wait for something to pop out at me. Whether it be the color, texture or the silhouette - something that can excite me. The rest of my outfit comes naturally. Basically, I just pile things on until I am satisfied! If I'm in an inspiration slump, I always find that watching movies from the 1930's or 60's provide instant inspiration. People had an incredible amount of pride in their clothing back then!
The Citizen: Name 3 of YOUR favorite blogs
The Citizen: Your boyfriend, Wolfgang, has been a big contributor to your blog, taking the photos for your outfit posts. How would the blog be different if he hadn't volunteered to be your photographer? How has he contributed in other ways?
Meggs: : Oh my gosh, I don't know where my blog would be without his photography skills and unwavering support. I would probably still be using my little point and shoot on a tripod, which, don't get me wrong, is completely acceptable. But, my pictures have far more character when he’s behind the camera. It allows me to prance around like a goof ball, because I know that he’ll always capture the movement beautifully. He is also one of the only people that I’m comfortable shopping with. I let him wander off to find dog paintings and knickknacks, and I’ll reappear with mounds and mounds of clothing for him to sort with me. Basically, we’re a team. We both work really hard on the blog, and he reminds me that nothing is as hard as it seems and to have fun with it!
|Shop Megg's Etsy shop by clicking here