11.24.2014

studio nicholson

Studio Nicholson - the fairly new contemporary line from London started by Nick Wakeman, a definite one to watch. There is no doubt that the designer has a background in menswear. The silhouette for the modern woman is clean, minimal and borrowed from the boys. The collection is based on a combination of Japanese and Italian culture. Each piece has an effortless edge which I could live in daily. My closet needs a make over with these looks from AW14.






11.06.2014

I act and react, and suddenly I wonder,
'Where is the girl that I was last year?
Two years ago? What would she think of me now?'

- SYLVIA PLATH, THE UNBRIDGED JOURNALS-

10.24.2014

hermès ss15

I was shocked when I saw the Hermès SS15 Collection - specifically the white section which kicked off the show. Crisp, clean and contemporary from what is usually sent down the runway. I appreciate Hermès' simplistic approach to the collection which dabbles into the cool girl vibe with a girl boss mentality.




10.22.2014

ello?



Who's on Ello?

Not because I am shamelessly self promoting, I'm test driving Ello.
For the first time in a while, I have 1 follower on a social network.

It reminds me of when I first started out on Instagram. I remember getting the iPhone 4 I started searching apps and telling a coworker, "You have to get Instagram! It is going to blow up." After playing around with it, she regretfully said, "No, I'm not into it." I don't think I have to explain Instagram's success.

I'm only on day two and still exploring, so if you have gotten the invite, make sure you say Ello to me here!



neck of the woods


What is the neckline of the season?

They ultimate hickey coverup, the turtleneck.
I must say, this trend debuted FW13, but it has exploded this season. The piece can be worn on its own, however, the turtleneck is best used as layered piece under dresses, sweaters or structured tees. Disregarding last winter, the last time I was into turtlenecks was in elementary school. Well, normcore is back guys, and I'm all for being minimal in a single sweater, sans scarf.

ASSEMBLY SS15

10.16.2014

blanketed in isabel marant

Dear Isabel Marant,

I just thought you should know, your coat game is on pointe for pre-fall.
Specifically, the ones below. 

Love, Melissa




All jokes aside, I tried them on and they are amazing. There is nothing better than repurposing your cabin blankets and cozy quilts by making them into the ultimate coat for fall.  The cozy game has just stepped itself up thanks to Isabel Marant. Now, who is Maranting around with me this season?

ADIL HOODED STRIPED WOOL-BLEND COAT
EBBA BLANKET COAT
FLOR QUILTED COAT
DALEY QUILTED COAT

10.15.2014

to have and to hold


Maison Martin Margiela is far from disappointment. The Autumn/Winter 14 Héritage line focuses on traditional wedding heirlooms with a contemporary twist. Six new pieces were added to the collection under Line 12 in the Margiela series. Love the split diamond engagement ring.

Sooooo, looks like I'll be planning a proposal to ... myself soon.
You're all invited.