The District Darling - Madison Payne

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If you're a native Houstonian and haven't heard of this month's District Darling, where have you been? Blogger Madison Payne has been spotted all over town and bringing light to all that H-town has to offer. Keep reading to see how Madison takes over the town and River Oaks District on her adventures! Follow along!

How did you get started blogging?
I started blogging almost five years ago, I was spending all my time on social media and my mom actually gave me the nudge to turn it into a full fledged website. I’m so thankful that she did or I probably wouldn’t be blogging today. 

In addition to great style and life advice, you have loads of great Houston-centric content on your blog. What are your favorite kinds of posts to write? 
I love writing about food! Food brings people together and makes people so happy! Plus, I love to eat (shocker, lol) so, it's a win-win for me!

Time for a lunch break! Do you have a favorite dish at East Hampton?
Hands down, I've gotta go with the Lobster Roll! So yummy!

It’s time for a night out – where do you go in River Oaks District to get dressed and accessorized?
I absolutely love BAANOU! The clothes are so original plus Maryam, the owner, will personally help style you and make you feel like a million bucks walking out the door!

When entertaining an out of town guest, where’s the first place you take them to in Houston?
I normally take them to Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts! It’s the cutest place that serves fried chicken between two glazed donuts. It’s so different (and delicious). Everyone loves it!

Any movies you’re dying to see at iPic this summer?
I love anything Disney! It was fun to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie, Christopher Robin. I’m a sucker for any comedy too, so I’m excited to see Night School. 

Who is your style inspiration?
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with 80's & 90s style. It's so bold, but still fun! I love that shoulder pads and big hair are making a comeback!

It’s hot in Houston! When you go for a scoop at Amorino, what do you get?
I’m normally a cookies n' cream kinda girl! 

You’re a self-proclaimed beauty guru and have a photoshoot coming up- What type of look do you request at NARS? Natural? Full glam? Give us the deets!
I’m all about full glam! Gimme all the coverage, lashes and bold lips!

Stacie Ellis