Meet the Designer- Melanie Dizon

-Your name and name of your brand.


-Tell us a bit about your brand and your inspiration/story.

I started my company in spring 2001 first launching with handbags, here in NYC. And 5 years in the spring of 2006 expanded into shoes, which has done wonders for the collection and the brand. I’ve always been into accessories as far as I can remember, having grown up in LA, I was always collecting/buying vintage and reselling it, sometimes reconstructing as well. I’m pretty much self taught in what I do as I never went to school for this, so with that I’m most proud as there’s no better way to learn that actual hands on and learning from your own mistakes. I’m inspired by everything really, and when I design I keep my girlfriends in mind and what they would need/want in their wardrobes, as well as my own of course.

-What was your inspiration for this season?

Fall carries a sort of Argentinian hunting lodge feel with a splash of bohemian rock.

-What's your current beauty obsession?

Cheek stain, can’t leave home without it.

-Name 5 items you couldn't live without?

iPod, my handy Sony Cybershot camera, water, my black “poppy” bag, and Kiehl’s lip balm.

- What's currently on your playlist?

Kings of Leon- Knocked up
Kings of Convenience- the weight of my words
Astrud Gilberto- Agua de Beber
Inflagranti- Hot city feelin
loveimagination- So Good, So Right
Claudjia Barry- Love for the sake of love
the Doves- Here it comes
Ian Brown- Neptune
Tosca- Natural High

- Favorite vacation spot?

Mindoro, Philippines

- What's your decoration style?

minimal- clean-old world tribal

- Favorite book/magazine? What are you currently reading?

Norwegian Wood by Murakami

-What current fashion trend are you excited about?

What’s His is Hers

- What's your favorite snack?
Gummy Bears

- Day bird or night owl?


- If you weren't designing your own collection...what would be your runner up career?


- Pick a fashion decade (or period) and tell us whay you loved or hated it.

I loved the 30’s; I’m all about the finger wave hairdos, smoky eyes, and lots of dancing!

Thanks Melanie!

1 comment:

Lizy said...

MELANIE DIZON designs are great.The shoes designed by him are always excellent.

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