Friday, October 25, 2013


Melissa Araujo is one very talented woman. She knows how to make a statement and does so with conviction. Growing older, observing fashion, I've come to realize that it shouldn't take much to make an impact, further upholding that less is indeed more. It deems a lot harder to make that statement with one or two main components because these require meticulous attention. This is Melissa: her intelligence and strong personality shines through her minimalist, edgy, modern, and brilliantly versatile designs. It's right up my alley, only, Melissa has done all the thinking for us fashion enthusiasts. All we really have to do is wear them with confidence and make them our own.

Melissa has just recently shown her latest collection in Vancouver, and though I am bummed to have missed it, I'm so glad I have the internet to keep me updated. Check out her blog posts on her fashion show here and here. Keep an eye on her, this girl will go places. And I'm not just saying that because she is a great friend of mine  I will most definitely be making more MA purchases in the near future. Lucky for us shoppers, her previous collections are still available for order. I for one am still coveting this two-ways-to-wear Oversized Tunic from her Slate collection (among many others)!

Wearing her 2-in-1 Mesh Layered Dress from her Linear collection (the editorial shoot is a must see) with the longer side and mesh piece in front, paired with heels for an evening look. I have waited too long to finally have this dress in my wardrobe, and I'm really excited to maximize its versatility. Definitely more to come soon!

2-in-1 Mesh Layered Dress: Melissa Araujo / Pleather Zip Pouch: DIY / Heeled Sandals: John Paul Gaultier x Melissa

Love lots, black soul xx

Photos by Cholo dela Vega 


  1. SICK! Thank you for the kind words. I was having a real low, hard night today and then I read this. It just gives me hope I am going in the right direction. Thanks gf xx
    Love you

  2. love how the dress enswathes on your body.. perfect legs. pefect needle heels

  3. Beautiful dress - shes is def a designer to keep an eye out for. And nice photos!

    x Camilla /

  4. the pose highlights the sexy back of this dress haha business in the front party in the back, i should write mel's product write ups xx

  5. melissa dress + melissa shoes (btw, I have the same ones) = a wonderful simple outfit.