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Meet Melanie of

Melanie did her first self-taught braid at the age of 10 and uploaded her first Youtube hair tutorial in 2008 when she couldn't find any updo tutorials to do for her best friend's wedding. Since then, LaBelleMel, was born out of a need to supplement information for her youtube videos and eventually evolved into providing product reviews along with fashion styling, local and national beauty/fashion events and a sprinkle of DIY posts. She works as a digital marketer during the day and a photographer on weekends. Melanie's a self-proclaimed karaoke lover, a foodie at heart and travels to different cities in search for the best macaron places (only half-kidding). See more at:

Personal style in one word


Favorite Designer

At the moment, Kate Spade, but changes according to my style mood.

Essential Accessory

A good pair of sunnies and a nice watch.

Favorite Place to Shop

Nordstrom for shoes, ASOS for petite sizes, BCBG for dressy occasion and H&M/F21 for casual wear -- hard to pick only one.

Go-To Beauty Product

Dior Snow UV Shield Sunscreen & Fresh Sugar lip balm in Petal.

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Our new favorite quinoa dish! Filling and energizing with a powerful nutritional punch! (vegan, gluten-free)

Off-shoulder top + apple print pants for #spring to #summer #ootd

#Workwear Wednesday in Black + White Mixed Stripes Dress #ootd