Megan Creps, a recent design graduate, showed up to the interview looking cute as ever. Sporting her own creations: light brown, fringe, moccasins and a floral tie, Megan is a lovely representative of her own art. Her attitude radiates true passion for adventure and creation! She brought so much excitement to this interview. Megan started her journey at a young age working on the display team for Anthropologie, which led to her starting a small business of her own designing anything from clothing, accessories, and home decor items!
Elle: Tell us about how you find your inspiration?
Megan Creps: I am so inspired by the world around me. I love to explore outside and find odd new discoveries. Plants, moss, bark, twigs, the stark blue of the sky with whimsical clouds, little mushrooms, they all have me smitten. I also find inspiration in my everyday life. Life never fails to bring surprises, and it always keeps me on my toes. Being smitten with the unexpected plays out into how I dress, what I design, and how I can find inspiration.
Elle: Your style is very boho-chic, how would you describe your style and taste?
Creps: My style is very unique and describes who I am. I am obsessed with things like patterns, lace, beading, accessories, fringe, floral, polka dots, and texture. I love putting on an outfit that makes me feel carefree and me. That is what boho-chic is all about. It is about taking the everyday and incorporating it into clothing. Those unexpected moments in life, the joys, the flow of everyday: these are reflected in my polka dotted dresses, dip-dyed crop tops, and my floral printed tanks that I sometimes like to put with a striped jacket. It is all unexpected and wonderful, and just continues to allow me to mix up my style and make it more me.
Elle: Where do you see this type of style going in 2015?
Creps: I see this style really taking off in 2015. People are obsessed with adventure and discovering new places and things, so I think that the boho-chic style really caters to this idea of discovery. Boho-chic is a very relaxed style with unique ideas flowing out of every seam. It allows the woman to feel sophisticated, carefree, and extraordinary. She will put on boho-chic outfits and leave her house feeling inspired. This is what women of 2015 are looking for in their style. They are looking for the unexpected, and boho-chic will continually sweep them off their feet.
Elle: You have your own small business where you design and create clothing and household items, what are some of your favorite things to create?
Creps: Some of my favorite things to create are definitely accessories and household items. It is an act of adding a little bit of “happy” to our everyday. I love watching how it changes people. Making my sweet burlap pillows with the hand- stitched felt flowers are probably my favorite thing to make. I believe it is the act of hand-stitching that has me smitten. People just don’t do it anymore, and it is something special to me. It puts a whole lot of love into my product. A needle and thread, thimbles and patience: this is part of what it takes to make an amazing product. I also enjoy stitching up head ties, people have been going crazy over them. I think the reason they have all fallen in love with them, is that it is an easy go-to when you just need a pop of color in an outfit. Head ties also make you realize that you can express yourself with even the way you style your hair. Adding a head tie with a unique design can totally change the look of your outfit, it is so amazing to see the impact of a simple accessory.
Elle: How do you stand out from the rest with your designs?
Creps: My designs are unique because they are more than just the design. They have part of my heart. I absolutely love doing what I do, and this is not hidden in my design of clothing, accessories, and home décor. When I make a pillow, I stitch it and add bits of my creativity, knowing that this pillow is going to make an impact in someone else’s home. It is such an incredible feeling. Creating from the heart and putting passion behind my designs is what makes me stand out as a designer.
Elle: “Fringe” has become quite popular in the style market, is this be a trend that would be found in your closet?
Creps: I am personally obsessed with fringe. For me, it compliments my boho- chic style as it adds a bit of whimsical to my moccasins and handbags. The fringe is almost a way of adding a bit of freedom and movement into a lifestyle. The way that the fringe moves when you walk, there is a bit of whimsical, carefreeness to it. I love that part about it. It really reflects who I am as a designer.