Our February MM Cowgirl -- Story Slaughter
Story Slaughter sat down with us to share her story! Story is truly one of a kind! She is currently an actress and filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA. She works for a design studio part time, which she has really started to love! Her drive and passion for her career is unbelievable. She always has a smile on her face and makes the best out of every situation. She has also started to hand write and produce films as well! She inspires us each and everyday and we are thrilled to share her story with you!
Tell us about your career.
I am an actress and filmmaker living in Los Angeles! And I also work part-time at an interior design studio – which is a lot of fun. I have had the privilege of acting professionally in plays and commercials, and am now also trying my hand at writing and producing films as well.
Tell us about your choice to pave your own path in your industry.
The filmmaking industry is pretty competitive – not a lot of people root for each other. So the way I try to stand out is by championing my friends who are pursuing the same dream as me. I see their success as my success. It makes this whole journey a lot more joyful! I also thrive on collaborating with people who inspire me. So if someone needs me on their set as an actor, a production assistant, or to hold a boom mic, I’m happy to help - no matter the role!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Gosh, hopefully on a film set, surrounded by both my peers, and creative people who make me want to be a better person. Or maybe just grabbing martinis with Greta Gerwig. Either will do.
4. What's the best advice you've ever received?
Above all - be kind.
What advice can you give to other working woman?
Be gracious to yourselves. There is still a lot of societal pressure on women to “prove” themselves in the workforce. We are capable, we are amazing, AND we have to wake up an hour earlier to do our skin care routine and make up. So, go us.
Tell us why you love fashion/arts and give us a taste of your style!
Remember in Devil Wears Prada when Stanley Tucci’s character Nigel tells Anne Hathaway that “what [fashion designers] did was greater than art because you live your life in it”? That line gives me chills. It’s so true! I love fashion because even when I am feeling deeply insecure in my body, I can put on a cute outfit that all of sudden gives me confidence, and my day is turned around.
My style could be described as a 60’s British girl who listens to Willie Nelson. I love frocks with floral patterns or plaid prints + cowboy boots and my cowhide cross-body purse.
What is your favorite Madison McKinley jewelry?
I wear both the Smith Necklace and the Bayard Bracelet everyday of my life! They are my staple pieces that I layer everything else with.
What would be your favorite way to style your Madison McKinley Jewelry?
I wear my MM Designs every day – so whether I’m working out, auditioning, or going out in Silver Lake to a new dinner spot – I am wearing at least one MM necklace and MM bracelet. But I love to layer the Smith, the Story, and the Cassidy necklaces all together - paired with a Zara midi dress and sneakers when I am bopping around town!
What is your favorite vacation spot? Tell us your favorite spots in the area!
Well I was just in New York City visiting my friend who lives in the West Village, and it was pretty magical. As an actress I love going to New York and seeing both plays and musicals, as well as going to comedy shows at Upright Citizens Brigade or The Magnet Theater. And because LA has great weather year-round, going somewhere cold feels like a vacation! We went to dinner at Lilia in Brooklyn and grabbed drinks afterward at St. Mazie. Even though these are brand new discoveries – they really are all-time favorites!
What is your favorite go to everyday outfit?
Blue jeans, black tee, Zara boots, Smith Necklace + Story Necklace, and eye-glitter instead of eyeshadow always.
Are you a wrangler girl or a levi girl?
What is in your travel jewelry bag?
MM necklaces, gold hoops, and an antique gold ring with dainty rubies atop it from my grandmother.
What is your go to lip balm?
Olio E Osso No. 9 – Gives a pop of color & lasts forever.
If you had a horse, what would you name it?
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I’ve owned a guitar for twelve years, and I am just now learning how to play an F chord. It’s amazing how many more songs I can finally play.