In November of 2015, Madelyn launched The Blonde & The Bay, a blog dedicated solely to living the dressage lifestyle. Leah is the centerfold of The Blonde & The Bay, while combining fashion, food, products, tips, fitness, and more into one place.
Madelyn’s passion for quality apparel stems from her fashionable parents. Her father, Barry Bricken, began his career as a fashion designer in 1969, running around Manhattan, New York with fabric samples in a brown paper bag, showing his designs to anyone who would donate their time. It took 23 years for him to become a so called “over night success,” but before he knew it, he was selling his sportswear designs to Bloomingdales, SAKS, and Paul Stuart. Her mother, a luxury women’s sportswear buyer, also handed her an appreciation for clothing, fashion, and all things chic. Fashion is definitely in her blood, and it’s a main aspect of her blog The Blonde & The Bay.
Madelyn describes her style as the ultimate “Ralph Lauren girl.” She prefers pieces that aren’t terribly structured; those with a more boho, relaxed vibe are the types she leans towards in daily life. But when it comes to her riding attire she’s all about taking risks – incorporating rich colors with classic lines and a playful flair. Matching with her darling Leah is something she also loves to do.
“There is nothing quite as fun as being totally coordinated with your horse. I like things other people don’t have: being unique is key! “
Like her style? Here is all you need to know about Madelyn’s look:
Navy is one of Madelyn’s favourite hues, so we tailored the look around this BR Equestrian equipment Monaco show jacket which could easily be worn out to a business meeting or to lunch on a cool day. We paired it with a rich beige Gucci V neck sweater and of course the no miss Ralph Lauren blouse.
Madelyn loves Romfh equestrian apparel, so we added a classic pair of knee patch breeches to the look. Picking up on the classic navy theme with the accessories, we went for a pair of navy blue SSG riding gloves, a Samshield shadow mat Swarovski detailed helmet, a BCBG fairy tiles scarf and the gorgeous Oughton limited City Lux M tote bag.
Have a stylish ride!