Meghan Doyle Wilkinson is in the process of launching her women’s clothing brand, Tallulah & Poppy. Meghan is living in Acton, MA with her husband Drew, 17-month-old daughter Ella, and dog Sadie. She is finding ways to balance her move to a new home, being a new mom, and working on the February launch of her clothing brand. Meghan even found time last school year to speak with Winchester High School students about her career and path to creating her own clothing brand. If you are interested in finding more about Meghan’s brand, check out tallulahandpoppy.com/ or on Instagram @tallulah_and_poppy.
What connection, if any, do you still have to WHS or the community?
My parents still live in town so I come to Winchester pretty regularly. This past winter I was asked by WHS to come in and speak to students who are interested in fashion design or having a clothing brand someday. It was awesome to see so many students interested in fashion design! Hopefully I was able to provide some good insight!
Was there a favorite moment, person or experience at WHS that you remember that has helped you find your passions or reach your goals?
I don’t know if there was anything that specific, but it was definitely throughout my time at WHS where I found what I was really passionate about and created a loose plan to achieve my goals.
What was the path you took to get where you are today?
Upon graduating from WHS in 2005 I attended Roger Williams University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. In 2010 I enrolled in the the three year design program at The School of Fashion Design in Boston and graduated in 2013. After graduating I worked as a Technical Designer at Appleseed’s, a women’s apparel brand. In the fall of 2013, I participated in Boston Fashion Week, launching my first capsule collection and a year later, I launched my second capsule collection at StyleWeek Northeast. I then went on to work in Product Development as both a Technical Designer and Designer at the TJX Companies, as well as a freelance designer for several local clothing startups. While still at TJX I enrolled in the Continuing Education program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on Digital Fashion Design courses. Finally, in the Fall of 2016 I started working on my women’s clothing brand, Tallulah & Poppy.
Please share a success since leaving WHS.
This past fall I was selected by Boston Fashion Week as one of six female designers who represent the future of Boston fashion both creatively and in business.
Is there insight or advice you can share with current students?
Hard work pays off and knowledge is power! Learn as much as you can!