“Art director by day and fashion everything by night” is how Madelynn Furlong describes herself. That is our kind of superhero, so clearly when we were looking for someone to interpret our exclusive Parc x Hackwith Design House x Garmentory dress the Minneapolis-based influencer was top of mind. The limited edition Adele Dress (shop it here), named after our co-founder Adele Tetangco, is one of those easy, wear anywhere and everywhere kind of LBDs.
From outfit #goals to style, life and career #goals. Blogger babe Madelynn Furlong is someone who has accomplished so much in her twenties alone. The self-made success story took on the fashion world and now there’s hardly an arena in the industry that she hasn’t at least dipped her toe into, having worked in everything from design and PR to art direction and styling. Alongside her blog Wide Eyed Legless, which has attracted a huge following, Madelynn spent three years working for Hackwith (another reason we love her!) as a stylist/PR rep and currently keeps a corporate day job as an art director. Check out our interview with her as she shows us how to style a little black dress.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOMENT YOU FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH FASHION? Not exactly but I do remember when I realized it was something I wanted to pursue. I was doing a semester art study in NYC my senior year of college and I just remember being so inspired by that city, especially the way people presented themselves and dressed. Coming from Minneapolis, it was a very eye opening four months for me.
WHAT’S THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? To be yourself, and care more about those around you vs. the way you look.
WHAT’S YOUR PERSONAL STYLE PHILOSOPHY? Simple staples and combinations with interesting details.
GO-TO OUTFIT? Black jeans, a black tee and suede booties.
WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS? Any of the ’60s French ladies, ie. your Jane Birkin, Francois Hardy, etc. They were all so effortlessly cool and simple, with that French girl rock and roll vibe that I go crazy for!
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE MSP STYLE? Kind of a tough question! But I would say eclectic – everyone seems to have their own thing going on.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LIVING THERE? The quality of life. I loved living in NYC but Minneapolis is peaceful, while still having so much to offer! Plus, I can afford a car.