More Than Plaid is the official blog of the Madison Fashion Network. We are dedicated to showcasing the fashion scene within Madison, WI and the surrounding midwest area.

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Meet the Writers

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Melissa Lynch

As co-founder of the Madison Fashion Network, Melissa is excited to bring fashion to the forefront of the local community. Melissa attended UW-Madison and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. By day she works as a website developer. In her spare time she writes for MTP, organizes the MadRunway show, designs jewelry, blogs, and takes her dogs Henry and Sophie to the dog parks.

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Meg Petty

Born and raised in Duluth, MN, Meg attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and graduated with a B.S. in Apparel Design and Development. In 2007 she moved to the Madison area and worked in various facets of the apparel industry until she quit in 2014 to pursue her dream of founding a clothing company. Meg now works exclusively on building her streetwear brand dimes & wednesday, and is also passionate about building the fashion community in Madison and the surrounding area.

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Maggie Welsh

After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology and designing handbags for brands in NYC, Maggie moved back to Madison to pursue her own handbag line: Maggie Modena. She’s a total music junky and gets her fill through local live music, attending music festivals every year, and DJing house music with her husband. In her down time, you’ll find Maggie hanging out with her pug and frenchie, hula hooping or snapping pics around town.

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Amy is the founder of Élevé Technical Innerwear, a startup that designs and manufactures women’s sport specific athletic underwear.  Her background ranges from ballet to business and she has earned degrees in both Business Management and International Business from UW-Stevens Point.  Amy is passionate about women’s entrepreneurship and enjoys yoga, cycling, cooking, fashion and hanging out with her nine year old son. New to Madison, Amy is thrilled to be a part of the Madison Fashion Network!

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rachel-headshotRachel Keranen

Rachel is a Madison-based writer who spent her childhood first doodling clothing designs and then protesting the lack of cute bras for curvy women. She’s fascinated by how style impacts individuals and society, and she loves interviewing fashion entrepreneurs about their work.




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New to Madison, Liz graduated from Philadelphia University with a BS in Apparel/Fashion Design and has worked extensively in the greater New York and Philadelphia fashion industry in product development and technical design at brands such as Elie Tahari, Donna Karan, and Marchesa. Currently, she facilitates collaborative projects at Change Boutique. In her spare time, she is a massage therapist, knitter, dog mommy, and avid consumer of fine chocolates, cheeses and apple fritters.