City: Los Angeles
Blog: Melanie Likes
Who is your fashion inspiration?
My fashion inspiration is myself in the sixties. I find that if I avoid dropping names as to who my fashion icons are, it's easier to remain true to myself instead of wearing what other people wear. Melanie in the sixties is a French cinema actress who loves red wine, socializing, and going to jazz clubs. She likes buying art at auctions with her best friend, Edie - all the while looking chic and elegant. She also writes lovely poems!
What is your favourite place to shop?
I love shopping at second-hand stores. It's pure bliss finding a piece and making up a story to enhance its sentimental value. Also, I've liked Urban Outfitters since I was a freshman in high school which was about five years ago - I'd like to think I'm an O.G UO Girl. Hahaha!
What is your current favourite fashion trend?
Both Melanie in the sixties and myself don't agree with trends!
What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Studs on women! We should embrace our femininity!
Why did you start your blog?
I actually started my blog when I had my long hair, but later deleted all those posts and started fresh with my short hair. Having a blog was sort of a way to log most of my outfits as a reference for my future-self. I think it would be quite interesting to look back at how I dressed when I was seventeen (when I started my blog) when I'm twenty-eight.
How would you describe your style?
I always describe my style as "sixties reincarnated". I love the sixties - I simply can't stress that enough!
What is one thing you are dying to buy this spring?
One thing I'm dying for this spring is anything from the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection. Or a pair of snazzy, flamboyent, silver or gold high-waisted shorts. Something very seventies-retro.
What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
I don't buy expensive things! Well, actually, I bought $58 shoes from Urban Outfitters with my sixteenth birthday money. That's when I really didn't know how to second hand shop. I ended up selling those shoes on eBay for $20. The buyer got a great bargain.
What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
I have loads of "least-expensive-things-that-I've-bought" so it's hard to remember what the least expensive is out of all the least expensive things. The one thing that pops in my head is a pair of sunglasses I bought for fifty cents at a local thrift store.
What is one thing that you regret buying?
One thing I regret buying is a pair of pink ankle booties on Etsy that were so beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. The problem is that even before purchasing them, I knew they were going to be too small. The returning process went smoothly, but I'll never get that shipping money back! :(
What is your favourite vacation destination?
My favourite vacation destination would have to be Yosemite National Park. I'm a full blown city girl, so being outside in Earth's natural environment is literally a breath of fresh air. I remember a few years ago., my little brother and I were playing in a creek not too far from where we were camping, and I sear, we both saw Sasquatch.
To see more of Melanie's looks go to her blog Melanie Likes