The August issue of Rue magazine features a really special article that brought together a few of my favorite fellow creatives, and my favorite flamingo pattern!

The article celebrates the launch of The Venue Report, a new business created by Courtnie Purdy of Canvas and Canopy. The Venue Report is a rich resource for researching and booking little-known, but amazing venues (for all occasions!). Courtnie styled the shoot alongside my good friend, and very talented stylist, Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings. Plus, Jose Villa is responsible for the gorgeous photography which is always a win (check out a couple behind-the-scenes shots on his instagram!). 

And to top things off, you’ll see the flamingo pattern MaeMae created for Marysia Swim on those amazing pants!

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This post is so fun to share with you all because it brings so many of my different passions together. I grew up a lover of water, oceans, lakes (and baths…) and swam competitively until my junior year of college when I put down the chlorine perfume and picked up the computer mouse. Girl’s gotta get a degree.

Still an admirer of swimwear I was so thrilled when I began working with the beautiful and amazingly talented designer Marysia Reeves (of Marysia Swim) a little over two years ago. We have partnered together during her fashion show seasons to create her lookbooks, invitations, promotional materials, a new website, tags, and packaging. I love Marysia’s visions for each line and it is always so exciting to see into the brain of another creative.

Last season I created a flamingo pattern for the resort collection that little feathered friend has been getting a lot of attention lately! The suit is being sold all over the world and has been featured in amazing online shopping sites like Moda Operandi and Shopbop, in Glamour Magazine (how bomb is that parrot necklace?!!) and even the stunning fashion blogger Aimee Song (of Song of Style) has sported the print we created for Marysia! I grew up addicted to Anthropologie so my mind was completely blown when Marysia shared with me last week that the custom suit she designed for Anthro with my flamingo print was the bestseller at anthropologie.com!!! The suit was also featured in the catalog but I haven’t been able to track a copy down. The suit has been getting fantastic reviews (!!) and you can purchase it here.

Marysia has some amazing new ideas brewing for the next season and I can’t wait to show you more collaborations! Thank you, my friend, for working with me on your creations!! Can’t wait for more!

This spring and summer I have been working with the extremely talented designer behind one of the most beautiful swim collections –
Marysia Swim. Even though I’ve asked her several times, I just don’t get where she comes up with so many fresh and innovative designs for her swimwear. So brilliant. Marysia and I worked to make her brand more bold + modern. We worked on her lookbook (which is where I got that sneak peek photo in the inspo board above!) and lots of other printed pieces for the fashion shows this summer. Check out her last collection here. Marysia graciously asked me to create my “Monday Must List” for her
blog. This is what I’m musting!

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Beyonce’s 4 album. I listen to it when I wake up, work, clean, cook, workout, you name it. I even got a bruise dancing in my office when I ran into the door jam. Wow. TMI. You have to watch
this video of the making of her album. I’ve watched it 4 times. Inspiring for all creative females (and business owners!) / 2 / Kate Spade
notecards. Brilliant cards to send to a friend for having you over for a dinner party. Cheeky yet classy. / 3 /
Jill Sander skirt. Her last collection was beyond beyond beyond. I love the styling in this photo as well. / 4 /
Eberjay Colette Bra. Amazing underneath something sheer. Best by itself though… / 5 / Olimpia Zagnoli’s
illustrations. I can’t get enough of Jill Sander’s last collection and a framed piece from Olimpia Zagnoli in my bedroom would be perfection. / 6 / Diane Von Furstenberg
iPhone case in hot pink. Purchasing today. LOVE. I have been waiting for half a year for her to finally make it for the new iPhone. Gotta look chic texting away. / 7 / Alessi Calumet
watch in orange. I love the simplicity and boldness of this watch. It feels feminine – but not soft. / 8 /
Covergirl LipPerfection. Best lipstick – EVER. And I’ve tried them all – and then never wear them anywhere. I actually wear this out. Daring. Who knew you could buy it at TARGET for $5! Stays on all day, not drying, and the compliments won’t stop when you’re wearing it. I recently had a 3 year old tell me she liked my “chapstick.” I’m winning them all. I have it in their two brightest shades – Spellbound (bright pink) and Flame (hot red). / 9 /
Miu Miu glitter + suede bow peep toe. What’s not to love! The shape is brilliant, the mix of warm leather and girly glitter is perfection. The heel is sturdy and not sky-high so you can actually wear these all day with something more toned down. / 10 /
Marysia Swim Sardina maillot. The most fashionable take on the classic red swim suit. Watch out, Pamela. And PS it’s reversible! Come to mama!