Livin’ the MAD Life

Exciting news everyone! My mom and I have decided to start our own purse and bag company. But there’s a twist! We wanted to bring our personal values into the brand, Livin’ the MAD Life, and have decided to keep it all vegan, cruelty free, sustainable and focused on empowering designs.

For those of you who do not know, my mother is a world renowned artist, who has sold hundreds of thousands of art pieces and has collectors from around the world. Her art has been featured in popular media streams such as the “O” Oprah Magazine, was the cover image for the Interior Design Magazine, and the featured artist and cover for the Spectrum Art Basel in 2015. She also has her art sold in various retail stores across the country such as, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. Not only that, but she also has art in major hotels, TV shows, celebrity homes and restaurants around the country.

Okay, so enough bragging about how awesome of an artist my mom is.. But that’s what makes the brand even better! My mother will design each bag and we even have original, hand painted purses!

Pretty cool, huh? Well it’s even cooler, because all of our hand painted bags are on thrifted, upcyled bags! Not sure if you knew this or not, but the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, only behind the oil industry. Purchasing second hand and thrifted fashion items is a great way to keep sustainable and help reduce the fashion industries, and your, carbon footprint. We have thrifted bags from brands such as Chloe, Steve Madden, Samsonite and more! Some of the pieces date back to the 1950’s, making them a vintage masterpiece!

Although our other collections are not on thrifted bags, they will be designed with the colorful workings of my mom, which makes them a collectors piece and not fast fashion.

What’s even more, is we will never sell a bag that is not vegan or cruelty free. The majority of our bags will be made from PU faux leather.

There’s so much more to learn about our products and how they embody empowerment and what a MAD symbol stands for. To read more and check out all of our products visit www.livinthemadlife.com and keep in touch via social media @LivinTheMADLife.

Here are a few of our bags that you can purchase! Side note| I will also be modeling for the brand, so stay tuned for our other fun and exciting campaigns, that are already in the works!

Thanks for your support guys! Can’t wait to see where this takes us next!

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xoxo

 

Now I feel there might be one question you all have… what does MAD stand for?

It’s simple, its our initials! Megan Aroon Duncanson

Sweater Dress

What better way to say happy holidays than some red velvet booties and a sweater dress?! Now I have to be honest, I have never actually worn or own a sweater dress, until this one I recently acquire, from Tobi. And can I just say, this is the most functional, cozy piece ever! I would be completely satisfied if I only ever wore sweater dresses for the rest of the year!

Boots// Zara

Sweater Dress// Tobi

Watch// Daniel Wellington

xoxox

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I would like to thank the lovely Simply Davelyn for nominating me. 😀 Her blog is super cute, check it out if you get a chance!

The Liebster Award is sort of like a chain letter, but it allows us bloggers to get to know a little bit more about each other and ask other fellow bloggers some questions! Hope you enjoy!

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  • 1. Do your family and friends know that you are blogging?

It was actually my mother idea to start blogging. 🙂 It it known to all of my social media friends on facebook, instagram and twitter that I am blogging, so pretty much everyone I have ever talked too know I am blogging!

  • 2. What is one of your biggest goals?

I would loveee to work for myself, and I hope to one day start my own clothing boutique!

  • 3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Thailand! The culture seems beautiful. And Thai food is my favorite! I really would love to go canoeing through all of the caves and around the islands.

  • 4. What is one of your favorite songs and why?

One of my favorite songs is called “Sunshine” by Matisyahu. This song just makes me so happy! And It makes me feel like I’m in the tropics or something! hahah. I also loveee reggae, and this song has a reggae feel to it.

  • 5. What is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to you?

Going to Rollins college has been an amazing experience that is because I have met the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. The kind of friends that you keep for life. ❤

  • 6. Have you ever lied (for Truth) in Truth or Dare?

I can not even remember the last time I played Truth or Dare. But I am sure I have lied once a while ago to avoid embarrassment.

  • 7. Do you save old greeting cards and letters or throw them away?

I usually save them, and then once I go through and clean up my room I end up tossing them out. I do feel guilty when I throw them out, but I just feel like it adds clutter and makes me feel messy.

  • 8. What is one of your biggest fears?

I have a very crazy imagination and always think I hear things in my house. So someone breaking in while I was home would probably be one of my greatest fears.

  • 9. Do you have a catchphrase?

Toodles Poodles (Bye)

  • 10. Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?

I do not

  • 11. What is your favorite thing about blogging so far?

I love being apart of this great community and reading other fashion tips, recipes, travel stories, etc. I think it is a great way to learn new things and I enjoy sharing my ideas and thoughts with others 🙂

 

I would like to nominate:

missLAnnis

Jessica&Love

Kylie Souder

 

My Questions for You:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What kind of blogs are your favorite?
  3. If you could live in any country, which would it be?
  4. Favorite childhood memory?
  5. What is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you?
  6. What is one of your biggest goals in life?
  7. If you could be anyone, who would it be?
  8. Favorite movie, and why?
  9. Favorite food?
  10. Are you a morning person or night person?
  11. Favorite thing about being a blogger?

 

Rules

  • Write a post answering the questions you have been given
  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you in them
  • Nominate five to eleven other bloggers for this “award”

Thank you again Simply Davelyn for nominating me, and I hope you guys have fun!