by: Julia Reed
Meg Biram does it all. She started the blog Mimi+Meg in 2007, and since then it has evolved into a lifestyle brand. Biram does consulting, leads seminars (our favorite… “Getting S*** Done”), paints, and still pens her own blog, now called The Edit. She’s got a great sense of style and a serious positive attitude. Click through to learn more about her and pick up some tips on fashion and decorating.
You’re always chronicling the latest trends on The Edit. When it comes to fashion, what can we expect to see in the new year?
I see a trend toward artful quality. Brands like Vince that may not seem to some to be the most flattering cut, but it’s about that, the cut is the art of the piece. I love the concept of wearing art so it’s a trend I’m personally excited about.
Tell us about your own style. What are your wardrobe staples? Do you get creative with clothes or tend to stick to the classics?
I stick mainly to black, white, gray, metallics and neutrals. I do like jewel tones, navy, and I like work in other colors here and there, but I see myself buying less and less color. Staples are any type of black pant or denim, a leather motorcycle jacket, a scarf that goes with everything, and low-heeled boots that you can run around all day in.
You started the first iteration of your blog, Mimi+Meg in 2007. How has your taste and interest evolved since then?
My aesthetic has gotten less and less feminine. I think I have an eye for what people with a feminine aesthetic like, and still enjoy showing it to them, but you will rarely find me in ruffles. My taste has personally become more edited. I prefer higher quality items that will last years versus a cheap trend piece — but that doesn’t mean I won’t pick one up from time to time. I still love black, neutrals and metallics as I always have, so that has never changed.
On The Edit, you cover everything from fashion to interiors, art to travel. Is there one subject that you love more than the rest?
No. I truly love fashion, interiors, art and travel pretty equally. They each inspire me and give me joy. To me there is an art to everything, and I find inspiration and beauty in all of it.
1. In Vogue An Illustrated History, $75; 2. Rock N Rolla Collection Take Me to the River, $65; 3. Graphic Image eBook Reader Case, $83; 4. Gorgeous Diamond Faceted Sapphire Gemstone Earrings, $4,438; 5. Acrylic Desk Accessories-Pen/Pencil Holder, $26; 6. Anna Cap Sleeve Dress, $108; 7. Drinking Chocolate Holiday Warmth Collection, $54; 8. Cecil Beaton Diaries, $1,200; 9. SnakeSkin Box, $160; 10. Jennifer Ament Mask Print, $295
Tell us about the aesthetic that influences your home decor.
I just want to be surrounded by items I love and cherish. I want to feel happy in my home and aesthetics are important to me, especially since I work from home. If I’m staring at a couch I hate all day every day then I need a new couch. Your home shouldn’t be a place you are embarrassed to have people over to, you should feel like it expresses your personal style.
We love the idea of your Getting S*** Done seminar. Can you tell us a little more about it? What’s a good way to kick yourself into gear?
A lot of getting s*** done is in the inspiration you will get from it that jumpstarts you. GSD was inspired from others who I think GSD well, so their organization and ability to GSD is what inspired me. The seminar gives lots of tips and inspiration for you to GSD in multiple areas of your life. Everyone shares any good tips they have also, so I even learn things!
You’ve got a clear entrepreneurial streak and you’re now your own boss. What’s that like?
Oh, it’s beyond challenging. Definitely not for the person that doesn’t like pressure or gets anxiety easily. When your salary relies only on you it can be very stressful. I’m pretty sure I have gray hair earlier than I would have if I didn’t go out on my own, but I wouldn’t go back. I thrive on the challenges. I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart. I come from a family of business owners and entrepreneurs so to me this is normal.
You run a blog, offer seminars, do consulting work, AND you paint. What can’t you do? We’re kidding…kind of. Really, we’re just really inspired by your can do attitude. How did you learn that?
Everyone in my family just goes for it and makes it happen. When you own a business other people aren’t going to do the work for you, so you just do it. I don’t waste time. I rarely watch TV. I work a lot. I don’t plan on working this many hours forever as I think rest, vacations and enjoying life are extremely important, but in the beginning this many hours is usually necessary, and that’s fine with me.
What are your plans for the holidays? Any tips for staying stress free?
I will be heading home (Kansas City, Mo.) to be with my family and visit friends for the holidays and I am beyond excited. I’ve got a post coming up on GSDing for the holidays, so you’ll have to check it out.