“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

—Coco Chanel




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The Basics

Name: Madison Takahashi
Class: Junior
Birthday: January 29
Star sign: Aquarius
Relationship status: Too hot to handle

About Me

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

—Coco Chanel


In case you haven’t guessed, I live for fashion design. I create lots of my own looks, and even when I’m wearing other designers, I give it my own unique twist. I’m currently working on building my own line of one-of-a-kind fashion called Glamourista Designs. For now, it’s exclusively worn by me and my BFFs.

I also rawk out on the cello (some have used the word “prodigy,” and who am I to argue?), and often play local benefits here in the city. What can I say? I have a creative personality.

My Favs

Activities: Bradford Prep social committee, cello, Glamourista Designs.

Interests: Fashion, mani-pedis (especially those not involving marine life, hello!), New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, W magazine, Vogue magazine, Elle magazine, flea markets, couture, Coco Chanel.

Music: Pablo Casals, Yo-Yo Ma (totally my mentor, for serious), Jacqueline du Pré, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Eminem, Missy Elliott, The Streets, Rhianna, Kanye, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Counting Crows.

Books: Twilight (Stephenie Meyer), Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause), Tantalize (Cynthia Leitich Smith), Wake (Lisa McMann), How to Ditch Your Fairy (Justine Larbalestier), anything by Francesca Lia Block, The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger), The Shopoholic series (Sophie Kinsella), Sloppy Firsts (Megan McCafferty), Violet on the Runway (Melissa Walker).

TV shows: Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, Stylista, Ugly Betty, Sex and the City.

Movies: The Scream Trilogy, The Ring, The Grudge, The Sixth Sense, Underworld, Twilight, The Devil Wears Prada, Sex in the City (for the fashion, natch), Clueless, Mean Girls

Hangouts: Saketini, Soirée, my Closet (love love love), Bryant Park (during Fashion Week).

Hot spots: Aspen, Atlantic City, Vegas, Palm Beach, South Beach, Kujukuri Beach. (Are you sensing a theme?)

Pop Quiz

Who would you rather take along on a shopping







Madison_Ave was voted:
#2 Hottest
#1 Most Creative
#1 Best Dressed
#1 Most Likely to Appear in a Fashion Mag Before
#1 Most Musical
#1 Edgiest Taste
#2 Friendliest
#2 Most Diplomatic