For as long as we can remember, editors of fashion magazines have served as inspirations for our daily wardrobes, and Marlien Rentmeester, the West Coast Editor of Lucky magazine is no exception. Marlien seamlessly fuses high end pieces with inexpensive everyday finds, and even started a blog, LE CATCH, based on that high-low ideal. We love how she exudes confidence and poise through her personal style, and couldn’t wait to visit her Los Angeles home. With beautiful details and impeccably paired pieces, Marlien’s home is a visual treat, much like her own style.
Photography: Jessie Webster
You’re the West Coast Editor of Lucky Magazine but you recently started a blog, LE CATCH, which has really taken off. What prompted you to launch LE CATCH and what is it?
I live in LA, but I am originally from New York City. For many years my friends on both coasts, enamored with my penchant for mixing Zara and Marni, Topshop and vintage designer, had been trying to get me to do a website of some type—even just for their personal benefit. Then, at a cocktail party in LA, Phillip Lim (one of my favorite designers) came up to me to compliment my necklace. He gushed over it, exclaiming how chic it was, and asked, “Is it vintage Dries Van Noten?” I laughed and said, “No, Forever 21.” He looked stunned. I felt proud. That was the moment I realized I needed to launch LE CATCH.
LE CATCH is my personal fashion blog and the premise is that we live in the Golden Age of shopping and should take advantage of it! There is a goldmine of fashion on the web (new must-have pieces appearing hourly, things you can’t find in stores, etc.) and many of these legitimately amazing items—that not only can be easily paired with designer but also easily mistaken for designer—are available at unbelievably low prices. The choices are seemingly infinite, which is exciting, but that also makes it hard to know where to start. That’s where LE CATCH comes in. LE CATCH scours the internet’s best fashion sites every day to source the newest, most desirable, bound-to-sell-out items that are often also ridiculously affordable. My goal is to find at least one amazing item every day that is so good it would be crazy NOT to buy it.