Background: Meredith and I met over wine and cheese at the cutest little French cafe in the West Village not too long ago. We were “set up” by a mutual friend to talk about jobs, fashion, etc. And I must say, we were friends at first sight!
Current City: Lower East Side, NYC
Job: Marketing Manager for a well-known fashion designer
Nickname: Mizzay, Mega, Poppins and the list goes on.
Beauty secret: #1. Eye cream/serum (“I’ve heard that by the time you ask when you should start using it, it’s normally too late.”) Product: L’Oreal Youth Code, #2. Mixing foundation with moisturizer, extends the life of both, #3. Smith’s rosebud Salve on my cheeks for a dewy glow
Ideal date: wine or beer in the darkest of dives, or a quiet speakeasy with out of the ordinary cocktails
Favorite NYC spots: Restaurants – Hudson Clearwater, Bell, Book & Candle, Alta, Barrio Chino, Extra Virgin, The Royalton, Pulqueria & Bars – Dark Room, Back Room, Kingswood, Peter McManus, Lolita
(Wearing: Forever21 sweater, Levi jeans, Coach flats, Balenciaga bag)
A DAY IN MEREDITH’S LIFE
7:15am – Shower; Products: L’Oreal Eversleek shampoo and conditioner (or as a guilty pleasure: Biolage) and Kiehl’s lavender body wash (“every little de-stresser counts”)
7:30am – Check emails, spray Aveeno Nourish + Condition Leave-in treatment in hair and comb through, blow-dry and put hair in bun until getting to work (for body and wave); “I pick out clothes based on what the day has to offer”, for instance; Meetings with management – pencil or column skirt with form fitting long-sleeved top, style-out/photoshoot – leather leggings and whatever shoes support the outfit (“If worse comes to worse, I’ll borrow something from the closet.” – must be nice!)
7:45am – Apply make-up (here’s what’s in Meredith’s makeup bag: Olay moisturizer, Cle de Peau foundation (same as Laura – I may need to jump on this bandwagon!), NARS Laguna bronzer (I use this too!), Maybelline eyeliner and mascara, Eos lip balm or Smith’s Rosebud Salve for lips and cheeks with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine “for subdued color”); Perfume: Moschino “Love” or Viktor and Rolf’s “Flowerbomb”
8:30am – Arrive to work; Eat breakfast – almond granola cereal and Pret-a-Manger coffee (“I think the main reason I go in there is because it smells like France”); Check Google alerts, vogue.com, wwd.com and Refinery29’s “5 Things You Must Know This AM” for all things fashion; Morning/Daily Maintenance include “meetings with my boss, gear up social media for the day: Instagram, Pinterest, manage influx of emails, have call with e-commerce team to discuss website issues, etc.”
1:00pm/2:00pm – Lunch: either a turkey sandwich with tomato and avocado on whole grain bread or Chop’t “my healthiest guilty pleasure!”
Afternoon – Photoshoot, brainstorm meetings for upcoming campaigns or styling out upcoming segments in the media.(sounds so cool!)
6:00pm – “The air/heat goes off at work which reminds me that I should probably leave soon…”
7:00pm – Drinks with old co-workers, sushi with friends or home to make dinner and have some wine! Dinner at home – wine (Malbec or Beaujolais) with pita chips and hummus (Trader Joes Mediteranean hummus & sea salt pita chips “if you haven’t tried, please do”) to start and then chicken or tofu with kale and rice or pasta with portobello mushrooms mixed with San Marzano sauce.
8:00pm – Check emails again, catch up on episodes of Revenge, Modern Family, Real House Wives of Anything
10:00pm – Wash face with Philosophy Micro Exfoliating wash, apply Olay’s “Night of Olay” firming face creme, L’Oreal Youth Code Eye Creme and Eos lip balm; Exfoliate 2x/week with Bobbi Brown’s “Buffing Grains for Face” (“which comes in the prettiest jar”); Bed with one or three of that month’s fashion mags – Vogue, W, Marie Claire or Elle
Thanks Meredith! I love the attention to detail! Having worked at Vogue, Meredith knows her products and has an amazing fashion sense. I don’t know about you guys but her job sounds a lot more fun than mine!
Hope everyone in New England and the Tri-State is surviving the storm! I’m currently cooped up in the suburbs by a fire watching the weather. Eeek!