The Mini Social Q&A: threetwentyeightApril 5, 2012
This week we are excited to interview the talented duo behind THREETWENTYEIGHT! Threetwentyeight is collaboration between good friends, Rene (three) and Megan (twentyeight). It was created as a place to go for inspiration – to find all things great, regardless of how big or small. They post their finds online daily on all topics (home, women, men, kids, food) and they recently sat down and talked to us about their unique website and upcoming spring trends…enjoy!
TMS: Your blog is so inspiring. How did you come up with the idea? What is your background?
THREETWENTYEIGHT: First of all, thanks so much, we are having a lot of fun & it’s always nice to hear others are enjoying it as well! We met years back while working together at Tommy Hilfiger and always knew we wanted to start our own thing. So after agreeing upon a name, we decided we’d just get going and let things evolve. We did know that with all of the amazing blogs out there it’d be tough to differentiate ourselves, so we thought that being a bit more broad could be an interesting angle. That’s how the daily 3:28 [am and pm] posts started – we dedicate each day of the week to a different category.
TMS: You are posting great new finds every day – two times a day. How do you find so many great new brands?
THREETWENTYEIGHT: There’s so much inspiration around us, it’s actually one of the reasons we got started. Over the years, we’ve talked a lot about the originality that surrounds us in New York and the web has allowed us to draw some of that same energy from people around the world. We’re interested in learning people’s stories, hearing about what they’re doing, what they love, and the unique things they’re making. We wanted a way to share their backgrounds and products with our readers. And, on a bit more of a selfish note, threetwentyeight allows us to keep all of our favorite things organized and in one place. It’s our ongoing gift guide!
TMS: What are the biggest trends this spring for kids?
I think we both agree that kids shouldn’t dress too much like grown ups BUT the clog trend is really cute on little girls. Also, harem pants on kids are pretty hard to resist. Brands like Babylady, Nico Nico, Bobo Choses, Muku, Ada Ada, and Boy+Girl deliver such fun pieces that are just plain cool. But more than anything else, kids clothes should be comfortable, easy to wear and, most importantly, okay to get dirty. After all, that’s really what it’s all about, right?
TMS: What are some easy spring trends for busy moms?
THREETWENTYEIGHT: We see fashion as a form of expression, so while comfort is important, style and individuality shouldn’t be sacrificed. So, pieces that are easy to wear while running around but also allows you to be feel stylish and confident. Shoes are key..clogs (no. 6 of course being our favorite) are easy to slide in and out of, bucks can be worn with shorts or jeans, and Salt Water sandals are very versatile (and can get wet!). Also having a bold lipstick handy can really transform a whole look. It’s mostly about keeping it simple, figuring out what works best for you and not trying too hard.
TMS: Any tips for other working moms?
Megan: Seeing as I don’t have any children, I’ll let René handle this one!
René: Honestly I’m still trying to figure it out myself. I just try to make the most of my free time and really try to be in the moment when I am with my daughter. It’s definitely hard when you need to get a lot done, but I’m working on it.
Thanks Rene and Megan! Visit their blog at http://www.threetwentyeight.com for more information.