Michelle Randolph's Made for a Muse Collection

Model, actress and now clothing designer Michelle Randolph talks about her new capsule collection, Made for a Muse, set to launch January 3, 2020 with J.ING.


She's starred in films such as A Snow White Christmas and House of the Witch, and has modeled for popular cosmetics brands.
Now, at only 21 years old, Michelle Randolph can add clothing designer to her portfolio. 



Q&A with Michelle Randolph


  • Why did you choose the 90s?

    There are a lot of 90’s elements incorporated in today’s trends. The 90’s was much more minimal than the fashion of the 80’s and introduced looks like grunge, hoodies with chunky shoes, and leggings with oversized shirts. It was a start to the inclusivity in fashion that we have today.
    My design look was inspired by a 90’s template but we’ve added a new edgy yet feminine twist.
  • What kind of style would you say fits you best?

    I love that nowadays fashion is so inclusive. Anything you feel like rocking works! I think my style is a mix of a lot of things.
    I’m a very casual dresser, but also feel the need to look put together for work, so mixing the two is my favorite. That was something very important to me when creating this collection, I wanted to create pieces that were versatile and that everyone can incorporate into their closet.

I wanted to create pieces that were versatile and that everyone can incorporate into their closet


  • Who is your style icon?

    This changes around a lot, but Bridget Bardot has always been an icon to me. She was such a classic French beauty, whose style has never phased out.
    I have photos of her all around my house! A current fashion icon of mine is Hailey Bieber; if I could trade closets with anyone, it would be hers. Hands down. 

  • What's your favorite piece out of the Made for a Muse collection?

    I love every piece for different reasons, but I’d say the most versatile piece is the white blazer! I love throwing blazers on with sneakers and a pair of jeans or dressing it up with some heels. It’s hard to find clothing that works no matter what the occasion and this is one that will be coming with me every time I pack my suitcase!


  • How did you decide on the name of the collection?

    This collection is made for you to be your own muse. Dress up or down and add these pieces to your wardrobe no matter what your style is. A muse is a source of artistic inspiration, and YOU are the muse!
  • What do you want people who wear the collection to feel?

    I hope that this collection makes you feel effortlessly put together.


  • What's a style or trend you love but are too afraid to try on yourself?
I am so into chunky black heels/ boots when I see it on other people, I even own a few pairs myself, but most of the time I end up changing into something not so bulky when I leave the house. I think chunky boots must be worn with the right outfit!

 

  • Do you plan to design more in the future?
Yes! This was my first experience getting to design my own pieces, although I’ve dreamed about it every day since I became an avid Pinterester. I’ve been surrounded by the fashion industry for so many years and being on the creative side of things has always been a dream of mine. I think everybody needs a creative outlet and fashion is one of mine. I actually have something else in the works currently that I have been working on for a while now and can’t wait to share that in the coming year

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