The Mother/Daughter Duo

As most of you know, I’ve been working with my mother, Megan Duncanson, for this last year and I could not be happier! We both started a vegan purse line, Livin’ the MAD Life, in January of 2018, and I’ve recently begun to help manage her art company MADART Studios. It has been super exciting, and a lot of new stuff going on!

I wanted to share a little video with some random work chats with myself, Aroon Duncanson and my mom, Megan Duncanson. Enjoy!

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www.madartdesigns.com

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Miami Summer Collection

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Livin’ the MAD Life has now launched our newest collection “Miami Summer” and can I just say, I am totally in love with every piece from this collection! Especially the “Melon Jolly” Travel Bag. I can’t wait until my next trip to sport around my matching handbag, travel bag and cosmetic case. If this doesn’t say Miami, I don’t know what does!

And I’m also in love with the lemons, for a more classy look. I’ve been carrying around my “Summer Citrus” Classic Handbag for the last few weeks, and it’s the easiest bag to style and wear with any look!_Aroon0 88_Aroon0 4_Aroon0 214_Aroon0 159Photo Jun 09, 9 50 46 AM_Aroon0 185_Aroon0 58Photo Jun 09, 9 58 47 AM

 

“Miami Summer” Collection | Livin’ the MAD Life

Photographer | Zavier DeAngelo

Clothing | White Cotton Club

Models | Aroon Duncanson | Lesley Geronimo | JanCarlo Negron

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SOHO

Our trip for New York Fashion Week was nothing less than wonderful. We tried some amazing vegan foods, enjoyed stunning runway shows and explored parts of the city that we have never been to.

This day was my Zara look, I wanted something fun and classy, but wearable. Which is why I went with a chunky heeled bootie, to carry me around the city for a full day.

We spent most of the day in SoHo, aka South of Houston rd., and it was the most charming little space! We stopped by Bulletin.Co, a female empowering, pink wonder world, that needs to be experienced at least once! And we ate at By.CHLOE for breakfast and lunch! It’s so nice having full vegan restaurants at the tip of your fingers, it makes ordering much more simple! blog2

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Dress | Zara

Jacket | Zara (similar)

Turtle Neck | Zara

Tights | Urban Outfitters

Boots | Zara (similar)

Purse | Livin’ the MAD Life

 

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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

Frank Body Review

A couple months ago I was pleasantly surprised to find a beautifully packaged pink and white box outside of my door. And inside the box was even more cute packaged goodies! Frank had paid me a visit and I was not mad about it. 🙂IMG_0122

I was sent the Frank Body original Coffee Body Scrub and Body Balm. First off let me just say I am a huge fan of these products because of their all natural and vegan ingredients.

Their body scrub is made with Coffee Beans, Almond Oil, Vitamin E oils and Sea Salt. And their body balm is a mixture of Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coffee Arabica Seed Oil and Beeswax. All stuff that we can actually understand and I’m all about those natural ingredients!

So besides the cute packaging and amazing ingredients, the products themselves have worked wonders for my skin.

The Scrub
I have relatively normal skin with a few breakouts here and there and a little bit of hyperpigmentation. I would use the coffee scrub about 2x a week as a deep exfoliator. I can instantly notice the texture of my skin smoothens, my skin appears brighter and my face is baby soft. My random breakouts have gone down and my skin feels overall more healthy, and not to forget the smell is incredible!

I have recently started using the body scrub for a few stretch marks that I have developed, so I will definitely keep you posted with any results I see!

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The Balm
The body balm is also a great product and very moisturizing. Though I would recommend only using it at night, as it does not soak into the skin very quickly. Since it has so many natural oils, it takes quite longer than a regular lotion to set. That being said, apply this stuff all over before bed and you will definitely have baby soft skin by the morning.

I am so in love with both of these products that I am itching to try some of their new stuff. Especially their peppermint body scrub, yum!!

Check out the rest of their stuff at Frank Body!

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A Foodies Paradise

Living in Miami, Florida, I am constantly surrounded by amazing food. So I thought it would only be fair to share the amazing foods I find.

I decided to start out this new foodie series with a few places that will be first on my list to try. You’ll probably notice most of the restaurants I’ll be testing out are relatively healthy, because I try to maintain a mostly plant based diet, besides the occasional treat here and there.

Plant Theory
744 6th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A botanical, vegan cafe with an amazing raw food selection!

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Jugo Fresh
1935 West Ave #102, Miami Beach, FL 33139

I’d imagine you could get almost any sort of detox juice and smoothie you could imagine. But I am particularly dying to try one of their bowls.

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Jucy Lu
2621 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Another eatery for the health conscious eater. Particularly looking forward to their Let-Us-Wrap and veggie soup.

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Maoz Vegetarian
1657 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

If only to try their falafel! This “chipotle styled” restaurant is definitely bringing back some memories from one of my favorite falafel places, Hubbly Bubbly,in my other home town, Winter Park.

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Sugar Factory
Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

So this place will definitely have to be saved for a time when I am really feeling like splurging. All of this healthy food will be out the window after I indulge in one of Sugar Factory’s gorgeous milkshakes!

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All images are not by me

Can’t wait until it’s my turn to try all of these amazing places. Make sure to keep up with my instagram @aroonmelane to get a sneak peek at all of the amazing dishes I try!

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Green Cup Cafe

Green Cup Cafe

Today, while tromping through downtown Fort Myers, with Fox 4’s Tara Molina, we stopped at this super adorable cafe. Green Cup Cafe is an all vegan and organic cafe with fresh juice, bubble tea, salads, sandwiches, cupcakes, everything you could want from a cafe! It was too cute not to document. 😛

Tara and I both had some delicious raw vegan blueberry cupcakes that were delicious and filling! As well as some milk bubble tea and fresh juice.

Definitely a place I recommend to anyone in the downtown fort Myers area! 

  

  

  

   

Top//Francesca’s Boutique

Skirt// Forever 21

Have a sweet sweet day

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