Shop Cheap, Look Fab
Two web wonders turn their fashion sense into a sensation.
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“It was scary,” says Healy. But, nearly a year after their first show left women fervidly combing the racks, they’ve made it.
The two often scour L.A.’s Market for finds. “We use a combination of our styles to shop,” Healy says.
Asked to describe their individual style, eyes and smiles meet over a cherry-wood pub table. “We’re better at describing the other’s style,” Healy says with a laugh. Trelenberg likes to funk things up and stays trendy, digs the boho look, but avoids earth tones. Healy leans conservative, girly and classic. “I add a feminine touch to everything,” she says. “You won’t catch me in trendy menswear, but you would Amy.”
The two aren’t label-oriented, but do have their favorites. Trelenberg loves Marchesa, Healy votes Chanel, though they agree no one makes a woman feel like a woman better than DVF.
Their summer style forecast is short, with a 100 percent chance of glow. “Short skirts, minidresses and all things bright and yellow,” Healy says.
“Don’t forget the maxi,” Trelenberg says. “I love the maxi dress.” The girls also predict a spike in rompers and jumpsuits. “It’s not for everyone,” Trelenberg says. “But we should push the envelope sometimes.”
The beauty of Mamie is the girls’ give-and-take approach.
“We balance each other,” Trelenberg says. “If I pick out something wild and crazy, Megan will say, ‘Look, I like it, but it’s not going to sell.’ We feed off each other.”
The hunger is certainly spreading, all the way to California. “We have a weird pocket of business in Monterrey,” Trelenberg says. “We have no idea why.”
We’re pretty sure we do—it’s hard for a gal to keep a fashion find as sweet as this to herself.
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