Mode Around the Globe: Madison Grace
Photography by KATIE MEDOWAY
Wardrobe by AGUA BENDITA
Location HOTEL MEREVA TULUM
How did you begin your career?
I was with my family in Tulum celebrating my 20th birthday. We were having fun exploring and taking photos. I had the realization that I would love to document my life, travels, food and fashion to look back on. There were people blogging back then but I knew instagram would be the best fit for me and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Which Agua Bendita swimsuit was your favorite to wear in Tulum?
I loved them all but my fave was the Lolita bikini top and bottom.
What did you love the most about your experience staying at Mereva Tulum?
The food and the wait staff were amazing! The hotel is right on the ocean and I loved the hammock in my room.
What was the highlight of your trip to Tulum with Agua Bendita and Modeliste?
It was all really great but the one day we went to a cenote was so much fun. I actually jumped off a cliff (a very small cliff but still). The other thing that really made my trip was that I was with the nicest group of girls. They were all so lovely. And I cannot forget to mention our photographer and videographer. They were both so great!
Any upcoming travel plans you’re looking forward to?
I’m taking a break for a little bit because I have so many people coming to visit me in September and October.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I’m actually both… depends on my comfort level and who I’m around. I can get really shy and then I can be really outgoing at other times.
What’s your go-to airport look? Essentials to pack in a carry-on?
My go-to airport look will always be a great pair of sweatpants, a comfortable tank underneath and then of course a hoodie. I love a comfortable slide shoe with socks (easy to get off and on when going through security & socks cuz my feet get cold) if I’m traveling somewhere hot. If I’m traveling somewhere cold, then it’s the same outfit, I just switch the slides for Uggs.
Girls night in or Girls night out?Girls night in for sure.
No makeup, comfortable clothing, order in and just some great conversations.
What’s a typical work week like for you? Any advice for staying productive throughout the week?
My days always start out with coffee, then I catch a hot yoga class or hit the gym. Then shower and then it’s time to go through emails, do outreach to different brands I want to work with and come up with concepts and locations for my brand partnerships that are going to be shot that week. Then it’s photo shoots 2-3x’s a week, time spent editing and meeting deadlines. There are also appointments with showrooms to see what new clothing just came in and grabbing a few things to style and shoot.
As for staying productive, this is a challenge because I don’t have a set time that I have to be at an office. I work from home and I try to stay structured but it’s not always easy. You have to be accountable for yourself and this is something I’m always working on.
What’s your go-to makeup routine? Any products you’d recommend for our Modeliste readers?
I love a good skin care routine. Lately I’ve been using a few of the Peter Thomas Roth products. He has a gentle cleanser I like and I’m loving his hydra gel patches. After cleansing and moisturizing, I put them on my under eye area for about 10-15 minutes and then just remove and rub the rest of the serum in. Once it dries I just continue with the rest of my makeup. They’re just great for de-puffing and make it feel so smooth.
What would you like to say to your fans/followers?
I’m always so grateful for their support, so many of them are so nice and complimentary. I really do appreciate them all.