Mimi + Me: Marnie Darren

Mimi + Me:  Marnie Darren

Marnie Darren

Marketing and Communications Consultant

Lives in New South Wales, Australia

May 21, 2018 

The smile in Marnie's photo is very telling of her personality, it's super warm.  When I first met Marnie, she was the Head of TBWA Luxury Arts in New York.  I loved her sophisticated beauty and was charmed by her humble confidence.  She's a fun carefree spirit who likes to make others feel good.  I love being in her company.

Marnie has spent over 20 years in advertising and marketing, with a focus on the luxury sector.  Her collaborative business style has taken her to more than 10 countries, giving her an appreciation of how to build business and brands around the world. 

Marnie has been the account lead on some of the worlds biggest brands, across a range of categories including fashion, beauty, automotive, telecommunications, financial services, FMCG, retail and publishing. 

Marnie is a proven leader. 

In her words:

'Luxury is inherently disruptive. Luxury brands lead customers; they don’t follow customers. I have always loved this space because luxury brands must imagine a future of their own creation; they cannot conform to one. Often they must break what is not broken; they cannot risk the complacency of simply protecting the status quo. There are subtleties and nuances in luxury brands that require you to be a bit more discerning. But like any brand, intimate understanding, appreciation and respect, is essential to great account management.' -via The Communications Council

Marnie wears our signature leather trapunto embroidery dress.

From April 9th through May 2018, get to know some beautiful and inspirational women as we launch and reveal the stunning portraits shot by photographer Emmanuel André for our new women's online platform for disruptive women of style, "Mimi + Me". 

Three years ago, we met photographer by night, Emmanuel André and immediately joined forces to create a series of photographs celebrating the Mimi Plange woman. 
Mimi + Me was born.
-We invited a group of amazing women to a photo studio in NYC, but did not tell them why
-We presented each of them our entire collection and let them choose which outfit they wanted to wear for their photoshoot
-We provided hair and makeup to compliment their look
-We asked them all a few fun questions

How would you like to die?

Marnie:  Happy.

What is your favorite word? 

Marnie:  Bwana

What is your least favorite word? 

Marnie:  Disappointed

What is your favorite curse word?

Marnie:  Fuck!

What sound or noise do you love?  

Marnie:  I love the sound of my dog breathing.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Marnie:  I hate the sound of sirens in the morning.

If heaven exist what would you like god say when you arrive at the gate?

Marnie:  “Would you like a glass of champagne? You made it!”

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Marnie:  That would be my husband, John Darren. JD.


Thank you for sharing your beauty with us Marnie!!!

Get to know Marnie @marniedarren


A very special thank you to photographer Emmanuel André for a beautiful collaboration.
During the day, Emmanuel André is the Chief Talent Officer of Publicis Groupe.
Emmanuel was formerly President International of TBWA\Worldwide. 
He is a French citizen who started his career in advertising in 1993 and has worked in Paris, Hong Kong and New York where he now lives. 
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Thank you to our amazing team behind the scenes who helped bring our Photography Project to life:
Antoinette Price, Photography & Production Assistant
Aletia Gonzales, Fashion Stylist
Day Lauren, Assistant Fashion Stylist
Dina Calabro, Hair Stylist
Oluwayseye Olusa, Video Director
Tessa Conrad, Video Editor
Katherine Contreras-Osorio, Makeup Artist
Liz Oliver, Makeup Artist
Elena Pymm, Assistant Makeup Artist
Rahsaan Gandy, Set/Video MC
Shane Inman, Set/Studio Design
 Wence Chan, Hospitality & Wine
Instagram:  @mimiplange
Twitter:  @mimiplange


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