Egotistic Chic: MELANIE MARIE

Melanie White is an up and coming accessory designer who creates her eclectic pieces with the fashionable, contemporary yet classy woman in mind-today’s Fashionista.  Influenced by such designers as Melody Ehsani, Madison Kelly, and Danielle Premone, Melanie is inspired by many aspects of life. “These are all designers that design and make all of their pieces.  I love the work that they do.”  Each piece Melanie designs is exclusive and a one of a kind original piece of Melanie Marie fashion.

Located in New York, the Melanie Marie collection consists of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and couture handbags. Melanie creates her pieces using a variety of metals, semi-precious stones, natural materials, and textiles inspired by the many aspects of her walk through life. Her greatest influence is her mother who continues to encourage her through the launch of her business and the creation of her accessory line.  “My mother is very hard working and inspires myself and my other siblings to be the same.”

MY CHICS BAD, MY CHICS COOL MY CHICS DO THINGS YOU WISH YOUR CHICS COULD!!!!! 2011 LET THE EGOTISTIC CHICS REIGN SUPREME ON THE SITE!!!!

I’M SUPER THRILLED TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXPOSE WOMEN ON THE SITE. AND NO I’M NOT SPEAKING OF SEX VIDEOS, OR EMBARRASSING PHOTOS, WE DON’T DO THAT OVER HERE BUT I EXPOSE WOMEN ON THEY MUTHA EFFIN GRIZZLEY!! CALL US ALL SOME HOUND DOGS CAUSE WE SNIFFING FOR THE SAME THING AND THATS SUCCESS!!!! WATCH OUR MOVES SHAWTAYYY!!!!!!!

MEET MELANIE MARIE:

Q. Who is MELANIE MARiE? i.e. Where are you from, current location, your story, and why you wanted to design handbags and accessories. 

 

A. I am MELANIE MARiE! I am a 24- year old accessory designer from Yonkers, NY and I am currently still there 😉 Designing for me began when I noticed the love of accessories and embellishment in everything among females. I have always loved accessories, whether it be bags, rings, bracelets, or necklaces and being creative by putting together pieces and coming up with different styles that I buy in stores, thrift shops, or my borrow from my grandmothers vintage collection was always a favorite hobby of mine. I have dozens of handbags that always seemed to have some minor detail on them that I wanted to change, so that eventually turned into me wanting to come up with my own designs.  I would get so excited when I came up with a new piece that it evolved into me creating more and more and then eventually grew into me starting my own business.
Q. Did you ever think that the launch of your collection would have such a quick and positive response? How long have you been working on the MM Collection?
A. Well, I’m a very positive person so I launched my line with the confidence that people would like the pieces but I did not think that it would take off in the short amount of time that it did! I have already been featured in magazines, photo shoots and celebrities have been seen wearing my pieces. It’s all very exciting since I have only been working on the MM Couture Collection for less than a year.
Q. What have you done as a designer for your brand to set your products apart from any other?
A. MELANIE MARiE is a line that is based off my unique style.  I always notice when there is a new trend, there are so many designers that have similar pieces. I don’t want anyone to look at a MELANIE MARiE bag and think to themselves that it looks like another designers handbag. That is why I create pieces based off my experience and environment. If you notice, I have a few pieces that are named after women. I name pieces after friends because I feel their personality is reflected in the piece somehow.
Q. When I see your jewelry, I can totally see myself wearing EVERY piece. How does it make you feel to know that you are creating a brand that people love?
A. Aaaww thank you! That makes me VERY happy because I love all my pieces and I want everyone else to feel the same. I feel very accomplished and grateful when people tell me that they think my pieces are great.  Knowing that people love my line makes me want to work harder to keep my customers happy.  I want to make sure that I keep my customers in love with MELANIE MARiE so I keep them coming back for more.
Q. What is the vision for the MM Collection going forward to continue success?
A. The vision I have for my collection is a very big one. People say when you dream to dream big and that’s exactly what I am doing. I plan to expand my collection to include accessories for men and children and get my pieces in major department stores and other boutiques.  I even want to start designing shoes! I LOVE shoes so why not, right? One day, I might even open a store, but we will see how everything works out.
Q. Do trends play a major role when designing your pieces?
A. I try not to design pieces based off the trends of everyone else. I try to design pieces that are different so my customers wont feel as if they have the same pieces as everyone else. I want the customers to have a sense of exclusivity.
Q. Do you have any events or collaborations coming up?
A. I do! I am currently working with a publicist as we speak, so I will let you know once I have them set in stone. 😉  I just had a collaboration event with Honey Magazine during NY Fashion Week for my MM Couture Collection preview.
Q. Where can we purchase pieces from the MM Collection?
A. You can purchase pieces on www.melaniemarie.com. Soon MELANIE MARiE pieces will be available in boutiques throughout the country. The names and addresses of the boutiques will be posted on the site. I will keep everyone informed via the Face Book fan page and the MM Twitter page.
My fave piece from the collection: JORDAN $95.00
Melanie’s pieces has been showcased on celebs such as: Adrianne Bailon, Dondria, ANTM Tocarra, Stylist Ty Hunter, and others.
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