I don’t know about you, but I have a handful of tops in my closet that I know I can reach for time and time again and always feel confident that I will look great in them. For some people the common thread of these items may be a silhouette but for me it’s color.Read More
To say getting this collection live is a long time coming would be an understatement…
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with arts and crafts. Drawing, painting, weaving, beading, you name it I was into it. I had every craft kit that Michael’s sold and every marker set Crayola produced. When I was in high school my love for crafts shifted more towards fine arts. I took Art as a major which means I took art class every single day of my four years of high school. It was around this time I also became interested in sewing. I learned some perfunctory sewing skills in Home-Ec class but my mom really taught me how to pick fabrics and follow a sewing pattern. Fast forward to college applications and I selected Fashion Design as my major. With the exception of a slow down during my two years of business school, I have been an avid sewer ever since. I consider myself to be a very productive person and for me there is no greater high than obtaining a finished garment from my sewing that I can hang in my closet and wear. It’s such a thrill and something that keeps me dreaming, designing and of course sewing.
Magill was born out of my desire to create clothing for women beyond myself and provide them with apparel that is feminine, modern and chic. Pieces that were easy to wear, easy to style and easy to love. I want my garments to make women feel beautiful and comfortable in their clothing, whatever they look like and wherever they are. The perfect middle ground of casual, sexy, cool and feminine is where Magill sits.
This Magill collection is only the start of all the tons and tons of ideas I have for pieces I want to design and bring to my customers. I am already working on the next collection to be coming in March and cannot wait to share with you all! Thank you for following along on this journey and your support along the way, it means the world to have such wonderful friends and family supporting me and my crazy dreams. Cheers to Magill!
As a fabric, gingham looks great in all kinds of silhouettes from dresses to skirts, even bathing suits and tops. Though it’s only February, there are tons of gingham pieces in the market right now. While gingham is great for warm weather, by pairing this fabric with darker and heavier pieces like a leather jacket or black jeans, you can definitely start wearing gingham now rather than waiting until summer rolls around.
Above are some of my favorites in the market right now. Click on each piece to get all the product details!
I’m a big fan of gingham and have been for a couple seasons now and definitely plan to pull this ruffled number I created last year out again this summer. I recently created a black gingham wrap top that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon too!
The holidays are here and that means our calendars are packed with work events, family gatherings and celebrating out on the town. Dressing nicely for all those occasions is tough, I feel the pain. I always want wear something that is "fancy" enough but still comfortable. Also with the cooler temps, baring my shoulders suddenly seems overly revealing, not to mention shiver-inducing. Today I've assembled a selection of statement tops that will work for all your events and take you into the New Year. Bonus - they are all under $100!
This bow-sleeved top and this ruffle top from SHEIN are super steals for under $15 (how can that be?!). This voluminous top from Madewell and this layered version from J.Crew are similar to a favorite in my closet (as seen in photo above) and incredibly versatile. This knotted wrap top from Topshop is sure to be flattering on all body types, even with festive indulgences! Lastly, this knot-front version from J.Crew and this dotted blouse from Forever21 add some print while still being understated enough to wear often. What do you guys like to wear to dressier events in the cooler months? Need all the inspiration I can get!
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High-waisted jeans are a silhouette that really only entered my closet within the past year or so. I had seen them around on blogs, magazines and social media for a while and had assumed that as a petite woman they just wouldn’t work for my body.Read More
Whenever I buy new items these days I am always thinking about how I can wear the piece in question more than once. That may mean I am able to wear it to work and then again on the weekends or it might mean I can wear it throughout different seasons of the year. I'm at a point with my wardrobe now however that I really want double-duty items and am willing to pay a little more for them. This year I am looking to invest in a pleated skirt that I can wear now with light fall layers and also this winter with some heavier items.
For Fall, I love the look of a feminine blouse like this one paired with a cropped army jacket and funky earrings like these. When the weather gets colder, I'll be pairing the same skirt with a chunky knit and a statement-making plaid coat. Do you look for double-duty piece? What are your favs?
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Most of us don't overhaul our wardrobes with the changing seasons, rather we pick a few new items, keep our favorites in rotation and relegate select trends to the upper shelves of our closets.Read More
I think everyone starts to get a little sad when August rolls around as it means Summer is coming to a close. I recently heard someone refer to August as the "Saturday night" of Summer. In other words, we still have a whole "Sunday" of Summer left!Read More
Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear in the summertime. It just makes you feel cooler and looks great with a tan. I created this shirt a couple months ago and have been waiting until it was seasonly appropriate to wear it.Read More
n case you missed my last post, I shared how I am consolidating my apparel designs under one name and label, Magill. I have dreams of one day turning my designs into my own brand, Magill is a step in that direction.Read More
I love to share new and exciting things I learn about. Whether it is a new book or podcast, a new clothing brand or some DIY project I am working on, I tell my friends about whatever I am excited about at that moment.Read More
As I have talked about many times on my blog and in real life, I love a good bargain find. Designer clothes are of course wonderful, but for super trendy pieces nothing beats an affordable piece you don't have to feel back about throwing away in a few seasons.Read More
his will now be my...third top that I have made with the ruffle hem. I started with the ivory silk version, which I loved and have worn a ton of times. But I wanted to narrow the shoulders a bit and drop the neckline.Read More
A few months ago I bought a pair of red heels from Forever 21 with the intention of turning them into a special pair of my own with ruffled silk rosettes. I had done a similar technique before and wanted to revisit for a new pair of shoes. While I knew what I was doing, I wanted to test the technique on a cheap pair of shoes rather than a pricey pair. After initiallyRead More
With the heat wave we have going on in NYC right now, I have been dreaming about fall weather. One trend I have my eye on in particular is mini-fringe and ruffles. Neither of these texture treatments are anything new, but in the Resort 2017 shows many designers added theses classic cowgirl and schoolgirl details in sophisticated and modern ways.Read More
We're reached the mid-summer mark for 2016, at least in my opinion. Which means we are at the height of heat and sunshine. It is officially that time of year on the East Coast when sleeves become oppressive, sandals become necessary and water truly is the elixir of life.Read More
I have been in love with ruffles for a long time. Looking back at all the different collections and pieces I designed throughout my college career as a fashion student you can see just how obsessed I was with flounces, layers and feminine ruffles. Another thing I love is a bright, vibrant floral pattern. This dress combines both of those loves into one. I got this fabric years ago on sale and just loved the bright color & print and decided it would be a perfect simple and airy dress.Read More
The technique I used was not a new one, but rather a shoe-decorating method I had employed for my senior fashion collection at Cornell. I had seen a pair of designer shoes recently that had chiffon rosettes all over them. Immediately I thought "I can do that. I'm going to do that".Read More