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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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

Bells of Holly

Totally living for this bell sleeved strapless top from Tobi!

It’s trendy, it’s easy to wear and it’s perfect for this time of year! Even with these bell sleeves it’s still super simple to throw on a jacket, like this metallic green one.

And of course I had to throw in the shorts for that Floridian style.

Bell Sleeve Top// Tobi

Jacket// Shein

Shoes// Steve Madden

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Casual Summers Day

Casual Summers Day

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Loving whites this summer, perfect to make you look a little extra tan. And this crop top from Forever 21 is awesome! Such a simple and everyday outfit for these hot summer days.

Shirt// Forever 21

Shorts// H&M

Sandals// Forever 21

Can you tell I love Forever 21?! haha ;P

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Summer Fringe

Summer Fringe

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Love this long, fringe detailed romper! Light enough for summertime, but still adds some coverage. Cardigans are perfect for summer because you can show a lot of skin with some shorts and a crop top, but still feel comfortable with some light coverage.

Cardigan// Trixxi Clothing

Shorts// Express

Top// Forever 21

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Blue Summer

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Be adventurous with not only your vacation time, but with your outfits too. This top is not actually a crop top, but you can easily turn it into a crop top by tucking in the bottom of your bralette. Have a happy Memorial day!

Top// Papaya (Shop similar here)

Shorts// Garage Clothing (Shop here)

Sandals// Marshalls

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Cinco De Sparkle

Cinco De Sparkle

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Another holiday, another excuse to wear sequin clothes! Absolutely love these sequin shorts from H&M and had a blast wearing them on Cinco De Mayo! 🙂

Top// Express

Shorts// H&M (Shop similar here)

Heels// Forever 21

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