This is Gals in IS first ever double interview! We chatted with Margaux and Arden, long time friends and co-owners of the epinonimous, Argaux. An all female team that works on small production, family-owned, and responsibly farmed wines--this is a brand after our own heart. We talked about dressing for classic comfort, nearly killing Diane Keaton, and of course wine.
HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR INDUSTRY STANDARD PIECES?
Arden: I dress pretty...I don’t want to use the word basic, but I generally wear neutral colors with a focus on comfort. Before COVID we did a lot of events and I needed clothes I could wear from 8AM to happy hour. I add a silk scarf for a pop of color.
Margaux: my general style is all over the place depending on what mood I’m in. I can dress preppy, but I’m consistently a lover of vintage items. Whether it’s consignment or flea markets. In terms of basics, I love white tee shirts. My day-to-day outfit is jeans, a white tee and blazer. I have a large collection of blazers, a lot are vintage that were my grandmother’s.
WHO'S YOUR STYLE ICON?
Arden: I'd have to say my mom! She's the most classy. I trust her on all things design and style.
Margaux: Diane Keaton. I almost ran Diane over in Beverly Hills. I was pulling out of a parking lot and putting on my seatbelt and looked up and there was Diane wearing a sear sucker suit, with a bow tie and a top hat eating a vanilla ice cream cone.
MID-RISE OR HIGH WAISTED JEANS?
Both: High Waisted!
BOYFRIEND OR SKINNY JEAN?
Arden: Skinny jean
WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Both: we share the exact same birthday.
IF YOU HAD A DINNER PARTY WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE?
Both: The concept of Argaux was actually inspired by the dinner parties we used to have in college. We would cook these dinners and dream up what we wanted to do after school. To eat we would probably make spring corn pasta with marinated feta, chili oil and chili flakes, plus a mediterranean salad with avocado, and Argaux wines. We'd host Margaux's grandfather who was in the CIA, gotta throw in a comedian like Larry David or Jerry Seinfeld, and someone in food like Julia Child.
IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE ONE THING EMBROIDERED ON A TEE WHAT WOULD IT SAY?
Margaux: Argaux or a fun french word like the one we made up for our sister company, Amlière!
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE IN COVID THAT YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?
Arden: Virtual tastings. I know people are zoomed out but we hope to provide a unique tasting experience. Personally, I was over the workout clothes. We started to go back to the office in March with everyone and I decided I’m going to get dressed at least 3x’s / week!
Margaux: I was very content staying home. Prior to COVID if I didn’t have plans on a Friday night I felt like I needed to. But now I actually enjoy not having plans and staying home. I’m kind of a homebody which I wasn’t before. Now I’m encouraging myself to go out more.