IATCPJ: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO FASHION AND A PRODUCER OF STYLE WHICH INTERSECT AND DIFFER FROM MAINSTREAM FASHION CONSIDERATIONS.
It all started when…
Melissa was living in Highland Park, IL. She became bored with the cookie cutter midwestern style of fashion. Melissa knew that she was always different from the Abercombie cult around her. She was destined to find style and she was relentless in her search for it. Melissa asked her mom to take her to various thrift stores in the inner city of Chicago and this was when her love for vintage fashion was born. As Melissa walked the aisles of the Salvation Army, Good Will and thrift stores alike; she also introduced her self to boutiques that housed independent designers. She was fascinated by all the different textiles, drawn to the various silhouettes, mesmerized by the utter beauty, creativity and craftsmanship that went into each garment. What impressed Melissa the most, was the exclusivity of each piece. Melissa was able to transport herself through time as she tried on each vintage or unique find. Melissa then started to mix both modern and vintage clothing, and that is the story of how her style was born.
"Life is too short to wear boring clothes."