MY UNIVERSE: Meghann Stephenson
Meghann Stephenson is a shapeshifter, a storyteller and creative force. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, this Brooklynite's had a hand in jewelry design, interior design, illustration and full spectrum brand building and consulting. She doesn't subscribe to any one medium but connects all the dots with her signature aesthetic.
Meghann Stephenson Knows Skincare, And Has The Glow To Prove It
Take one look at artist and designer Meghann Stephenson’s Instagram, and we guarantee you’ll wish you stuck with your childhood art classes. The girl can draw, and has the collaborations to prove it, having worked with the likes of Man Repeller, Teen Vogue, and Lenny Letter, among other notable titles. She’s also the co-founder of and designer for Vacation NYC, a fashion label dedicated to creating luxury modern day essentials (which would explain all her dreamy outfit selfies). Oh, and did we mention she owns all the beauty products we’ve ever wanted?
It comes as no surprise that the New York-based designer has her priorities right when it comes to beauty, with things like avoiding skin irritants, remembering SPF, and keeping her skin calm all at the top of her list of concerns. If her glow is anything to go by, she has our undivided attention. You’ll want to take notes.
The Illustrator Who Fused Two Dream Jobs Into One
We have endless respect for, and will always be inspired by, people who are able to turn their passion into a career—creating their dream jobs for themselves. But in reality, following your passion and turning it into a fulfilling *and paying* career is, to most, straight-up fantasy. Not for Meghann Stephenson!
The Brooklyn-based illustrator not only managed to live out *one* of her passions, but fused her two loves (fashion and illustration) into one unicorn career—creating works of art for publications, including us! We went over to Stephenson’s Williamsburg apartment to hover over her shoulder while she walked us through her creative process, talked finding inspiration from artists like Sol LeWitt (whose work inspired the current UNIQLO collection in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art), her best day ever at MoMA, and why fashion and art will always be intertwined for her.
Love Relentlessly: Meet the Artist, Meghann Stephenson
Not only is Meghann Stephenson a talented illustrator, with an impressive roster of clients from Maison Kitsuné to WWD, but she has a handle on fashion design, too. Stephenson, who illustrated Tory’s Love Relentlessly fragrance below, co-founded Vacation, a chic collection of easy, modern classics. We get to know her here.