Morgan Gibbons is a Brooklyn based fashion stylist. She aims to tell stories through clothing that represents an elevated authenticity of the humans who wear them. When she’s not on set, she’s exploring the city and various beaches with her daughter and world, Meara Magnolia. They both live for laughter, dancing, and watermelon.
styling and talent MORGAN GIBBONS and MEARA
Why did you become a fashion stylist?
I was sure I wanted to be a fashion designer growing up. I was constantly drawing outfits and putting together what I thought were incredibly sophisticated looks (in retrospect, they were not, but I definitely had a point of view). Telling stories through clothing is something I’ve always found instinctual.
Who inspires you?
Single Parents / Caretakers. Change-makers. People who lead by love. Those who resist and challenge society’s norms and live life authentically.
How did motherhood influence your work?
In such a big way. I have more of an appreciation of fashion’s impact on our environment and the waste it contributes to. It’s a challenging thing for me to reconcile.
How does being a stylist influence your parenting, if at all?
I have tried my best to instill in my daughter that our appearance is the least important thing about ourselves. Living authentically, with kindness, honesty, and acceptance is the goal. Meara is surrounded by clothing though, by the nature of my job, and has very strong opinions about what she wants to wear and loves dressing up. I do love seeing how much fun she has with it. She’s definitely a little stylist herself.
What is something you wished you had known 10 years back?
Life doesn’t necessarily get easier, but I’ll be able to handle it. I’m much stronger and more resilient than I gave myself credit for as a younger woman.
What do you want the future to look like?
Ideally, climate change will be taken seriously by our law and policymakers and real changes will be made regarding gun control in the US.
Books or movies? I would love to say books, but sadly these days, it’s movies – or more like binge-watching shows
Plays or concerts? Live music always
What’s on your nightstand? It’s gonna get sexy over here – humidifier with essential oils, chapstick, lotion, a candle, and my journal
Guilty pleasure? Letting my daughter sleep in my bed with me on weekends…cuddling with her is so incredibly delicious