Before Melis, founder of the lifestyle platform Fashion Mews, decided to break out on her own, she was working full-time running multi-million-dollar mobile and social marketing campaigns for Fortune 100 companies, as well as the high-end food delivery service Caviar. “I always wanted to start my own thing one day and have been passionate about fashion since I was very young,” she says. “People would ask me where I got my clothes all the time, so I thought to myself: ‘Hey, I could do this for a living!’” In 2015, her site Fashion Mews—which she describes as “a fashion and lifestyle diary that chronicles her pursuit of photography and travel and building somethings out of nothings”—was born. Now, just a few years later, it’s her full-time gig. Here, get to know Melis and how she spends her days in New York.
On a travel hack she swears by. “I always roll everything up in my suitcase to save space. If you can’t pack light, at least you can pack smart, right?”
On something no one knows about her. “I’m a total nerd at heart and actually have a computer science degree. I also love to spend my downtime playing video games.”
On her go-to photo editing tool. “I use multiple apps, but I love Lightroom the most. It’s the best way to edit a photo and it has all the settings and filters I need.”
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