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

Style 70: #itsbanana

As my Spring love affair continues on, I'm sharing another look in collaboration with Banana Republic! I love that statement neck scarves are stepping into the lime light. If you're an OG MELSANV reader you may remember this neck scarf from this post or even this one. It's definitely an oldie/goodie situation. And when I found that it needed a little contrast I paired it with this ruffled pullover sweater which basically tells you everything you need to know about me in one article of clothing. The ruffles! The knit! The cropped waistline! Everything about this piece screams me and [...]

March 31st, 2016|

Style 69: #itsbanana

Today I'm bringing back a style post to highlight a brand that I feel has really evolved over time. If you're no stranger to the Gap brands then you know Banana Republic recently upped their spring wardrobe game to include brighter colors, bold prints and beautiful fabrics. As someone who is always cold (always), I very much appreciate their new metallic colored sweaters because hello, cold and also because transitioning into Spring when it's still 50 degrees out can be quite the challenge. I recently got a new job and I somehow found myself stumbling out of BR with a [...]

March 30th, 2016|

Editorial 03: A Natural State

I can't even type. I can't explain what runs through my blood when I have a vision for an editorial and Land EXECUTES. I often dream of these misty wonderlands. Where the grass is green, the flowers are in bloom and the mist creates water droplets. I don't know where my fascination with water droplets came from but I can obsess over water droplet photography on pinterest for hours. I think back to the days I'd stroll down the dollar store isles as a kid and I'd sit and look at the fake flowers with water droplets... anyone? Maybe it's [...]

February 26th, 2016|

Fall 2016 RTW NYFW Recap: The Good, The Bad, and The Yeezy.

Don't even get me started on the kind of FOMO I'm feeling right now. It's been six months since my last NYFW episode and I regret to inform you that I've overdosed myself on vogue recaps all night. I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from a few of the Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear runways. Yes, even the Yeezy. Maybe I'll do a recap everyday of New York Fashion Week, maybe I won't, point is that it's already off to a good start. I'll point out some reasons why I love what I love and we can then digress [...]

February 11th, 2016|

Bare Minerals Skinsorials First Impression + Demo

Bare Minerals never seems to do me wrong, so you know I was over-le-moon to try their new skincare line, Skinsorials. I did a first impression + demo. Enjoy, babes! Let me know if you've tried anything from the line. - M https://youtu.be/LZfFvCmFxPk

February 8th, 2016|

Editorial 02: Gloss or Grain

Whenever I'm inspired by magazine editorials, I'm always interested in the medium in which they're produced. Sometimes I rip pages out of glossy mags and stash them in a binder for later inspo, but then I come across the dark and grainy photographs that I wouldn't dare tear. Why? What is it about the way photos are edited that make you treat them so differently. I've always admired how photographers can not only capture the shadows of a profile but also edit it in a way that makes you think about the photo longer. So today, I'm sharing my take [...]

February 5th, 2016|

Q&A with Luis + Melissa: Video Interview

Whatttt?! We brought back out Q&A sessions - and this time we recorded it! I am so glad #landofries was up for the challenge. He wanted this video to be DONE and over with because he hates being in front of the camera but I on the other hand just enjoyed every bit of it. I hope you guys like the video and if you do, be sure to subscribe for more nonsense. HUGS to you, babes! https://youtu.be/F1gI2E-tXUI

February 2nd, 2016|

Spotify Playlist: FAUX

Last year I loved collecting music and compiling them in these Spotify playlists for you. To tell you the truth, it sometimes takes me months to curate a good playlist because I spend hours really thinking about the songs and the order they're played in. Then I listen through the whole playlist one more time and make an album cover. I stole this image from an upcoming beauty editorial I did with Luis. Black lips + gloss = a damn good time. Enjoy this playlist and your weekend, babes! If you're on a mobile device, click here to open the [...]

January 29th, 2016|

Wallpaper Download: Writings On the Wall

Well my friends.. the weekend was short and we still have a full week ahead. And I don't care if you're into or believe the whole mercury retrograde nonsense but SERIOUSLY.. 2 blown tires in one week says I can blame the universe to my heart's content. Take it or leave it. And I don't know if you guys feel the same way, but sometimes updating my desktop wallpaper makes me feel so much better about working. I also crack up when I'm doing a screen share with clients or vendors and they get a glimpse of my not-so-default-windows wallpaper. [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Editorial 01: Find The Light

One of my new year's resolutions this year was to produce more editorial content. Creative content, a collection of my thoughts, my style pushed passed barriers I didn't know existed and always with a nod to the thousands of magazines you'd find spread across my bedroom floor as a teen. You see, before social media and before project runway, I had magazines and catalogs (either what I was able to afford or from our local library). I've always loved how I could open a fashion spread and rules didn't apply. Models wore scarves on their head, stuck our their torsos [...]

January 21st, 2016|