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wardrobes at the young age of 7. "My mother taught me to sew with a needle,
some thread and tons of fabric scraps." Melissa Velia recalls. It was then, that
her life-long passion for fashion and the industry began. She went on to attend
the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). It was during that
time that she began her career in the fashion industry, working for BCBG in
their corporate showroom. Later, Melissa went onto worked for several
well-known brands and eventually designed for an LA-based clothing company,
where her designs were worn by celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Hilary Duff,
Faith Evans and Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2010, after 9 years in the fashion
industry, Melissa Velia was ready to branch out on her own and established
her own clothing label. Today, she continues to evolve in the art of fashion, not
only with her company and clothing line, but also as a wardrobe stylist in her
spare time. In the near future, Melissa plans to expand her clothing line,
establish a foundation, write a book, and so much more
Hi Melissa...Congrats on your blog and for going after your dream. It is my dream to start my own line and would love to talk to you more about how you got started and maybe to get some advice. Please check out my blog at www.charisbydesign.com. I would really like to hear from you. Thanks.
Thank you Charis, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. I'll do my best to get back to you on them.
Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012
Thank you! May you have a blessed one too!
Nicely designed blog. I voted for your blog. could you vote for mine? Thanks in advance
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You know, Melissa, I was completely taken in by your fashion blog. I remember your courage when you left your company and gave up your post as an assistant designer because you felt you were greatly taken advantage of. In these times of recession when people would rather stick it out with the safe mode, you've chosen to branch out and do your own thing. I really admire you for your well-deserved guts!
And now look at you, not only do you have your own label, MELISSA VELIA, but you have a prosperous and intact family. How can one be so successful in both career and family life? You'll soon become the envy of many!
If I get to visit California next year, I'll contact you and drop by your store and buy a few items. If not, can you send specific addresses in Asian countries where your label is patronized? I hope I can find a store under your label here in Manila. I'd love to recommend it to my fashionista friends!
Thank you very much Kim. I must say it's not all as easy as it may sound but thank you. You can shop my line on http://www.melissavelia.com/Chu-LaCouture they ship internationally. If you do visit California, let me know and I let you know when are next trunk show is.
Congrats for great achievement being a featured blogger.
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