Meet Megan Gagnon
Market Editor, Moffly Media
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Tell us about yourself. Have you always had an interest in design and fashion?
I grew up in Southern California where the preferred style is decidedly more laid back, but I have always loved to dress up and experiment with fashion. My closet has forever been a place where I could play stylist and I've never been shy when it comes to trying new looks (sometimes with very regrettable results!). It was something I viewed as 'fun', but never considered for a full-time career.
I studied English in school but took fashion design and studio art classes on the side. At my first job as a production assistant, I confused most of the staff by showing up in heels and dresses for work that typically involved driving a golf cart around a studio lot and delivering scripts. When I started working in magazines in New York, I was delighted to find a whole city that took fashion seriously. After some time as an editor and then photo editor, I was asked to take over the gift guide and product features in the magazine. This became my favorite part of the job and I realized quickly that my expert shopping skills were being put to good use.
With interior design, my fixation began when I had to furnish my first apartment. I immediately became a hoarder of images and magazine tears (pre-Pinterest days) for design ideas and soon found myself obsessing about lamps, not shoes. As with my wardrobe, I love styling a space with a mix of bold and classic pieces and hunting for the perfect element to complete a room.
Which trends are you looking forward to this fall/winter?
I'd really love to add a classic wool camel-colored coat to my closet. Most of the outerwear trending right now is very oversized, with round shoulders and cocoon silhouettes–but that's not the direction I'll be going in. With trends, it's always best to take a step back and know what works for your own body type. I'm tall and have broad shoulders, so I'll be looking for something with a more tailored look.
For my home, I'd love to add some copper elements and love seeing gold tones in kitchens again. I'm all for mixing metals and think a hint of brass can look fresh and modern.