When the Frisco City Council unanimously approved terms to bring a $100 million performing arts center to the city this past June, it was a sweet win for Tammy Meinershagen. The chief creative officer of consulting services firm MedinaUSA has been a driving force behind the project as chair of the Frisco Arts Foundation.
A former English teacher and professional musician, Meinershagen is also actively involved with the Texas Women’s Foundation as a member of the Orchid Giving Circle.
When it comes to fashion, she describes her style as “artsy, feminine, and eclectic.” As a young girl, she insisted on only wearing dresses—no pants. “I’m still the same way,” she says. “I enjoy hunting for the perfect dress, and I’m not picky about where it’s from. If I like the pattern, fit, and texture, I’m sold.”
What I do: “I help people create, launch, and optimize their brands. Everyone has a story to tell.”
Style Icon: “Constance Wu, one of my favorite Asian-American actresses. I love the way she gives a nod to her culture in her style; it’s also very feminine and classy.”
On The Job: “Because I’m the chief creative officer at our company, I like to represent that in what I wear. What we put on our bodies says a lot about who we are, what we think, and how we feel. I want my clothes to project the positive, creative energy that I have on the inside.”
What Inspires Me: “I love art, so I’m drawn to vibrant colors, bold lines, and interesting patterns. Sometimes, I’ll see a piece of artwork and wish I could wave a magic wand to turn it into a dress. I believe fashion is artistic expression and wearable art, so I’m always attracted to statement pieces.”
Style Defined: “I would describe my style as artsy, feminine, and eclectic. I enjoy hunting for the perfect dress, and I’m not picky about where it’s from. If I like the pattern, fit, and texture, I’m sold.”
Fashion Must-haves: “I never leave the house without lipstick and perfume. It’s the finishing touch for every outfit.”
Go-to Look: “Every season, I find a few new go-to looks. They’re always a little different, but the common theme is color. My favorite colors to play with are fuchsia and emerald-green, and you can never go wrong with classic black and white. I also love wearing hats, which bring a touch of fun to every outfit.”
How I Accessorize: “Many of my friends are jewelry artists, and I like to support their work. Two of my favorite designers are Deborah Gaspar Jewelry and Acute Accents Shop.”
Down-time Look: “If I’m not in a dress, I’m probably in a pair of yoga pants with my hair in a bun. The practice of meditation, breathing, and stretching through yoga is what helps me gear up for work and other responsibilities. For me, mind and body wellness come before style.”
Favorite Stores: “I have found gems at many different stores. The owners of a few shops will text me with new items they think I’d like, and they’re usually right!”