Founder of The Mel Division
Established: February 2011
A 24-year-old style and travel blogger living on the edge of the Jersey shore. Melanie is currently a full-time doctoral student, finishing up her last year. Blogging was inspired her interest in fashion. Melanie loves to express her thoughts through her blog, which became a hobby she has been committed to since 2011. She hopes to inspire others of continuing to do what you love regardless of whether it be a hobby or career. There may be tough roads ahead, but if your aspiration is important to you then don't give up.
The Mel Division (TMD) is a concept representing a broader range of categories to discuss on the blog; from personal experiences, style tips, travel guides, beauty finds, and tech reviews. TMD was originally known as Aetherlily (pronounced with a silent 'a'), which was a word created based on aesthetics and a website that mainly featured fashion and travel posts. Melanie wanted her blog to develop and mature with her, which is why the name was changed.
For the past few year, blogging has given so many wonderful opportunities such as being featured in a full-page advertorial of a Nylon magazine issue, was a styleTV correspondent during NYFW for Herve Leger (Photos / Video) and BCBG Max Azria (Photos / Video) shows, chose looks for the adidas Neo Label runway, and invited as a guest speaker at the Teen Vogue Haute Spot.
For more coverage during NYFW, see here.
Who takes your photos?
Usually it's my boyfriend. He's helped me a lot with taking outfit photos, but sometimes my parents or sister help that help me out too.
What camera do you use?
I previously used a Sony a-nex 5 interchangeable lens camera. Now I use a Nikon D3300 usually with a 35mm f/1.8G lens.
What does 'C/O' mean in your posts?
The 'C/O' indicated that product next to it is provided for free in exchange for the blog post. I accept collaborations with brands that I like and fit my style.
Discover me from somewhere? Please let me know by contacting me through email!
As seen in:
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DV by Dolce Vita Blog
I Am Rutgers
Marvelous Things Blog
Sunglass Warehouse Blog
Teen Vogue: Fashion Click
Teen Vogue Haute Spot
What I Wear Blog