Marilyn Hucek playing fashion designer since she was a kid, has grown into a true fashionista now. She follows the beauty of the moon phases – relating it to the many stages we go through in life. She has always been creative, never throwing any piece out because it could be used for another outfit. Her innovation inspires us! Find her in some fabulous lace-up anything for she knows it’s a killer look that can finish any outfit. Looking for your next outfit? Get some fantastic ideas from Marilyn’s blog and be sure to find out the rest of her secrets below!
“The Lunar Phase” what made you choose that for a blog name?
My dad was a meteorologist and growing up he always pointed out the moon, and talked about how beautiful it was. We would camp out to see the lunar eclipse. He had such an infatuation with it, which rubbed off on me. I also saw the similarities between the cyclical phases of the moon and our daily lives. Just as the moon in seen in different lights we are too depending on what we wear and how we present ourselves sartorially.
Did you go to school for fashion?
I did not go to school for fashion. I chose to go to a small liberal arts school called Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, because I believed in the liberal arts education. I also had the chance to play collegiate soccer for four years which was a passion of mine. I majored in Mathematics for its business application, and International Language & Culture: Spanish. I knew I wanted to work in the fashion industry and having strong analytical and problem solving skills would help me get there. Even though my college did not offer specific fashion courses, I got a job in the costume shop for the theater and learned to sew and make costumes. For my senior thesis I went abroad to Spain and studied the underlying geometries within Islamic mosaics in the south of Spain and designed my own fashion line to represent those findings in a modern and contemporary way.
Has fashion always been a passion of yours?
I was always a fashionista at heart and dreamed of working in the fashion industry. When I was little I played “fashion designer” and had sketch books filled with designs. My sketches looked more like cartoons, but nevertheless I had some fun and unique designs. I never stopped playing dress up, and my rule of thumb to this day is: never throw it out if it can be used for a costume. I have saved all of my costumes despite annual spring purges.
What do you hope readers take away from your blog?
I hope my readers will find the inspiration to discover their own personal style and courage to take risks with what they wear. I blog about my personal style as well as what interests me in the fashion industry. I hope that my readers can relate to me, and learn something new within the fashion industry. There is just so much to talk about!
Hobbies? Other passions?
I am very health conscious and love fitness. I am always looking for the next workout class to try, and healthy recipes to cook up! I also love to play soccer!
A piece you wear way too much?
I love to wear my oversized turtleneck sweater especially when it’s cold in New York!
Some upcoming spring must haves?
I would say embroidered denim and flared sleeves.
A trend you hope makes a come-back or never goes away?
I love lace-up in any way. I own lace-up sweaters, tops, dresses the list goes on. It adds such a feminine, and sexy touch to any piece.
Favorite thing to write about?
I love to write about new and fun experiences and what I recommend wearing for them. I like to provide my readers with outfit inspiration for the events and occasions they are planning for or simply day to day style.
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