Getting To Know Meghan McNamara Mundy; Founder of Fashion Week Rochester

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Photos courtesy of Meghan McNamara Mundy

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Getting To Know Meghan McNamara Mundy; Founder of Fashion Week Rochester

In this highlight, we turn our attention to Meghan McNamara Mundy, an extremely prominent figure within our meghan 1community. Meghan is the founder of the wildly successful Fashion Week of Rochester, a five day event highlighting local businesses, artists, boutiques and organizations. Fashion Week of Rochester works closely with The Center for Youth, to bring attention to homelessness concerning our youth. Meghan‘s ability to bring together the arts, fashion and businesses to support such a cause speaks volumes of her character and solidifies her place in our city as an innovative and prominent leader in our city.

Tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.

I great up in Summit NJ a town 20 miles outside NYC.  I went to Summit High school and then attended Fashion institute of Technology.meghan featured

What inspired you to be in fashion/entertainment? Early experiences worth sharing? meghan 2

I always loved fashion as a very young kid.  I was also a childhood actress.  I spent from 11 years old to 17 years old going to NYC for auditions for various commercials, movies, and print work.  I was lucky enough to get a lot of work in those years. I always noticed that the stylist on set would have a rack of clothing and always put together the best on camera looks for each member of the cast.  This struck me as something I might want to do someday.

I also remember when my parents switched me from public school to privet school in third grade. The only thing I cried about was that I had to wear a uniform, not leaving my friends or my school, it was the uniform! I was already big into fashion at 8.

Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.  

Over the last 8 years as Producer/Founder of Fashion week of Rochester I have had the most amazing experiences.  I have also had some challenges.

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What do you believe sets you apart from other fashionistas/entertainers?

meghan 6I believe being humble and inclusive and open minded are some of the qualities that set me apart.  People have always viewed Fashion Weeks as Exclusive events.  I have always strived to make Fashion week of Rochester an inclusive event.  I like to use real size models as well as your classic tall slender models.  I try to include all ethnic background models as well.

Do you have other interests or hobbies? meghan 5

Skiing, traveling, being with family and friends, fashion, food, fun.

Any projects you have out or currently working on?

Fashion week of Rochester and a few private clients who I style and shop for.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?

Where I am now!

What advice can you give to aspiring fashionistas/entertainers?

Fashion is 2-0 % glamour and 80 % schlepping!

How can we follow along in your journey? Social media? 

Fashionweekofrochester.org

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