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Dynamic Duo: La Marque

October 28, 2016

Business partners, mothers & friends. These are the women in business we are inspired by. Meet this month's Dynamic Duo.
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We've known Meredith Melling and Valerie Macaulay since their days as editors at Vogue. When the duo set off on their own to start a consulting and styling business, La Marque, there was no doubt it would be a huge success. We are so excited to profile the stylish co-founders as our latest Dynamic Duo.

Read on to see how they run their business, wear their favorite fall styles and find out who would play the two of them in a movie.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Valerie: There was an exciting shift in fashion taking place where we felt we could contribute to the conversation and help young and established brands express their core message across a range of channels.

Meredith:
The industry was evolving and we saw an opportunity take what we learned at Vogue - from content curation to personal styling - and apply it to the brand side.

What is your role at La Marque?

Valerie: Co-founder, creative consultant and stylist.

Meredith: Co-founder and stylist.

Describe La Marque in three words:

Meredith & Valerie: Fearless, modern, ambitious.

Running a business together is like:

Valerie: Being married.

Meredith: A platonic marriage!

Best advice you’ve ever received:

Valerie: Always take the meeting.

Meredith: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. My mother used to say that to my brother and I and it's something that I carry with me always.

One thing Meredith taught me about style:

Meredith has inspired me to love my feminine side. I favor masculine/tomboy silhouettes so I am finding the beauty in a crochet or lace-inset, vintage dress.

One thing Valerie taught me about style:

The importance of the color green. And I always love the way she plays a stripe.

Style rule you love to break:

Valerie: White is always in season.

Meredith: Wearing black with navy!

Item in your wardrobe you can’t live without:

Valerie: A striped tee.

Meredith: All of my jewelry that has personal significance.

Who would play the two of you in a movie?

Meredith & Valerie: Elizabeth Banks and Leslie Mann
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