Melissa San Vicente 2017-04-05T11:45:14+00:00

MELSANV MADE: The Ileana Crossbody Handbag

If you’ve been offline for the past few weeks or you don’t follow me on social media (rude), you may have missed my exciting new business venture announcement: handbag making! Let me flashback to my last post where I shared my first outfit at New York Fashion Week and my handmade floral bag. It didn’t take me very long to realize I was onto something when I kept getting stopped at NYFW asking where my bag was from. Something about the idea of me sitting on my couch @ 3am putting together 30+ florals made people smile and I knew [...]

March 14th, 2017|

NYFW Day 1: Outfit Details and How I Prep for Fashion Week

My name is Mel. It's been 17 days since my last fashion show and I'm having major withdrawals. (in unison) *HI, MEL!* If you followed along on my IG stories or watched my NYFW vlog, you might've seen this bright pink getup that I wore to the Tanya Taylor FW17 show. I was introduced to Tanya Taylor through Bumble and bumble and I've been following her behind-the-scenes moments ever since. ONE look at her color palette and I'm in awe for days! Which, if you know me, tells you that I must have an alter ego because I have such [...]

February 28th, 2017|

NYFW Fall/Winter 2017 Vlog

Getting to attend New York Fashion Week for the first time in the Fall/Winter season was definitely a challenge but 100% worth it. I feel so lucky to have covered so much goodness backstage and really made some incredible connections this time around. I can't wait to see Spring/Summer looks in September. Huge thanks to Bumble and bumble for having me backstage! Let me know what your favorite part of the vlog was in the comments! Click below to watch my NYFW Fall/Winter 2017 Vlog!

February 22nd, 2017|

DIY: At Home Chrome Nails

I caught wind of the chrome nails trend on instagram and hopped on that pretty little wagon because, HELLO? CHROME. NAILS. I was intrigued by a few brands but found this Mirano Pigment set local and figured I'd give it a shot! I've listed the tools + instructions below. Have you tried the chrome nail trend? What is your feedback about the longevity of chrome nails vs. regular UV gel nails? Gelish Foundation Base Coat OPI Alpine Snow Gel UV Color Mirano Top Coat Sealer (non-wipe) Mirano Pigment in "Chroma" Gelish Top Coat Le Chat UV lamp - LUMATEX Hybrid [...]

January 24th, 2017|

Gold + Glittered Birthday Smokey Eye ft. Maybelline

Another year, another glammed up birthday look! My birthday was yesterday and while I'm out in FL celebrating with my family, I wanted to share this look with you in case your bday is around the corner and wanted to try something fun. Every year, I like to push my makeup skills a little and try new things. While I'm usually not a smokey eyed kinda girl, I love how this turned out and could see myself doing it more! I'm excited to have partnered with Maybelline for this look. When I first started using makeup, I could only afford [...]

January 6th, 2017|

Style 77: Letting Go

I'm BACK!!! And so excited to be, too. What's the deal? Where have I been? For starters, I'm a MF MRS (!!!!!!)! We did it. We finally tied the knot and I've been living on a cloud ever since. While I have SO much to say, and so many things I want to share about this crazy year, I want to keep this post as short and sweet as possible. 2016 has been so many things for me and many of which require much more than a style post to express (*winks*). I promise to share more about life soon! [...]

December 28th, 2016|

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part III of III

Well, beauties! Our three part series (did you miss Part I or Part II?) has finally come to an end but I think it's safe to say that we saved the best for last? So, let's jump right into this look! This look goes out to all of my bad-ass brides. The girls who really DGAF. The ones who roll their eyes at the traditional girls and make it an effort to break all the bridal rules. When I thought of what I wanted to accomplish for this final look, I knew I wanted to put myself into a perspective [...]

October 14th, 2016|

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part II of III

WOW! What an overwhelming response to our first bridal editorial! You guys seriously make my life every. single. day. Today, I'm excited (again!) that I get to share part II of III from our San Francisco Mint collaboration. This look is so special and exciting to me because I really gave the styling to this look a lot of thought. And not just finding the right pieces or figuring out what would photograph well, but I really put myself into the moment and wanted to figure out just how to execute this beautiful and jeweled, tulle turban that I made [...]

October 12th, 2016|

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part I of III

Finally getting to share this top secret project HAS to be the highlight of my week! With only a few weeks away from tying the knot myself, it's sort of surreal to see myself as a bride in these photos. So when an opportunity arose to work with The San Francisco Mint (the DREAM venue), my dear friends, Nanette Wong (an amazingly talented photographer) and Nikol Elaine (bestie and fab make-up artist), and Lace & Liberty (a local San Francisco bridal separates and accessories company) the answer was an instant, "YES!" When it comes to weddings, there are so many [...]

October 10th, 2016|

NYFW SS17 Vlog Part II: Backstage with Tanya Taylor, Chromat and Katie Gallagher

Day 2 of my NYFW trip was so packed and filled with excitement. It was my first time ever attending backstage at a fashion presentation and I'll be forever grateful to Bumble & Bumble for having me. Being able to see the full looks come together from the makeup to the hair was such an amazing experience. At any given point in time, you can see models moving from makeup to hair, being primped and patted with highlighted, and from one moment to the next they come alive on the runway or platform. I am fully spoiled now and know [...]

September 27th, 2016|