Wednesday, December 26

happy holidays &


I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday. It's a special time of year, and I am feeling grateful for the opportunity to be with family and friends and to reflect on the past year and the future.

To that end, as I sit here putting the finishing touches on Lucky's March issue cover story, I am thinking about some big news I have to share with you: I am leaving Lucky at the end of the year to pursue LE CATCH full-time! It's exciting, but a little scary too, as this will be the first time in my career that I will be 100% entrepreneuring on my own and not working for a magazine.

I will truly miss Lucky and my colleagues there and am so grateful for having had the opportunity to work with so many great people (Editors Kim and Brandon and so many more) from Lucky's founding to the present. The magazine was an innovator from the start, and its early success was a key catalyst for fashion magazines across the board (even Vogue!) transforming themselves into more accessible and shop-able publications.



LE CATCH has been an amazing experience for me, and I want to thank you for reading and supporting it. I honestly would not have the confidence to dedicate myself to it full-time without your loyal readership and your supportive emails and comments. I look forward to continuing the journey with you!

xxMarlien

32 comments:

Jess said...

Congrats on this new adventure! I'm thrilled to hear it - you're among my tip top favorite blogs!

Jennifer S. said...

Congrats on the "new/old" venture. I'm so glad you are staying with Le Catch because my day and my closet would not be complete without it and you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Marlien,
How wonderfully exciting, and I think you will be a tremendous success! LE CATCH is amazing, and it is so because of you. I look forward to continuing to follow you in 2013! A very Happy New Year to you!

I admire your confidence and your decision!

Best,
Laura R.
laurabreilly@gmail.com

citizen said...

Congrats Marlien!

Anonymous said...

All the best for your next endeavor!!!

You are very,very talented and your greater Le Catch efforts will be a huge success!

Love your site/blog!!!! Thanks for helping the fashion impaired, like me, out here in cyberland!

Nancy

Lindsey said...

Congratulations!! I look forward to watching what happens here and elsewhere with Le Catch. xox

Anonymous said...

Bravo Marlien! I have been a Lucky reader for years and have enjoyed your blog for months! I look forward to more from you. Best wishes!!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is major news! Congratulations on making this huge decision. Wishing you all the best. I love Le Catch!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!! You have all of the requisite "it(s)": smarts, talent & that inner shine: All combined to make a successful entrepreneur! Rock on :)

Anita said...

Thank you for creating this blog! So fun to see what you're going to spotlight next. Congrats on your new endeavor!

crush vintage said...

So excited to hear of your big move...although I am sure you will be missed at Lucky.
Can't wait to see what you have in store for this blog!
xoxo,
Crush Vintage

Azra said...

Congratulation! I have no doubt that you will be successful (you already are) and that LE Catch will be a great opportunity for something new, fresh and exciting. I am looking forward to read it!

Phyllisa said...

Fantastic! Best of luck to you!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Wow that's very exciting. I read your blog from Marrakesh to get my fashion fix, as I'm in the US a few times a year & shop!

Angie said...

Congratulations & look forward to watching Le Catch grow...even more!

Tats said...

Congratulations Marlien! Love the blog and can't wait to see what 2013 brings!!!

luvluv said...

I am thrilled! Thank you for deciding to pursue LE CATCH full time, as it has become my all time favorite. It is simply inspirational.
I wish you the best!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Marlien ....You are my favorite and I am looking forward to seeing what's next Happy New Year

Claire said...

I know you are conflicted since this must feel like you are stepping on a tightrope without a safety net. But your readers are so excited! We know your talent is your safety net, and we are thrilled to look forward to more Le Catch.

Anonymous said...

This is good news for us, your followers/readers. I hope you stick with the blog format. I may be a bit behind the times but the pin boards don't do it for me. I look forward to a new year with le catch.

joyinlooking said...

Congratulations and well deserved! I absolutely love this blog--you have a fantastic eye and expert clothes-stalking skills. Looking forward to more. Happy holidays!

Monica Martinis and More said...

I find your blog to be one of the best fashion blogs out there. I am sure you will find it just as fulfilling as the readers do! Congrats and good luck. It is hard to step out there, but remember...life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Milamichelleh said...

There is a great quote from an anonymous source that reads...
"When you must take a step out not the darkness of the unknown, either there will be something solid for you to stand on... Or you will FLY."
Here's to an amazing flight. I look forward to cheering you on as an avid follower!

Cheryl said...

Kudos, Marlien!

bisbee said...

I will keep reading your blog. Funny that you are leaving Lucky - so am I! I've been a subscriber from Day 1. After the last few issues, I decided to stop my subscription. There just isn't anything I'm interested in that magazine anymore! I used to love reading it...now, even the fashion layouts and stories are hard to look at. I don't know what happened, but Lucky now is certainly not what it used to be!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Thank you, all, for your amazing words of encouragement and support!
xx Marlien

820am said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see wait to see what's in store for Le Catch in the future. It will be great, no doubt!

MeganD said...

So amazing/exciting! Best of everything in 2013!

Jennifer Haynes said...

Wow big news! Congrats and best of luck. I promise to read every day xoxo

Tiffany Wendel Styling said...

Congratulations Marlien! I LOVE the blog and am looking forward to more inspiration in 2013 :)!

Liz said...

Congrats! And I also love, love this blog. I continue to be impressed and delighted at how you put outfits together.

Fashionista Extraordinaire said...

Hi Marlien,
I too love your blog. It's simplicity makes it easy for me to maneuver and I'm always able to find something really chic and affordable, based on your recommendations(love Dorothy Perkins). I am also a p/t blogger looking to expand and broaden my collaborative blog. Would love to chat with you and perhaps have you be a sort of mentor, if time permits. Please contact me at toniwills@gmail.com Would love to hear from ya! My blog: www.blahblahbirds.wordpress.com would also love to hear from you too! Thanks!