Melissa Velia

Spring 2012 Runway Show

  Hello Lovelies,

My name is Melissa Velia and I am a clothing designer.  I began designing and sewing my Barbie dolls new wardrobes at the age of 7.  My mother taught me to sew with a needle, some thread and tons of fabric scraps. It was then, that my life-long passion for fashion and the industry began.

     Coming from humble beginnings, I was force
d to work while attending fashion college to pay for tuition.   It was during that time, I began my career in the fashion industry and landed a position with BCBG in their corporate showroom. I never went back to school. Later, I went on to work for several well-known brands and eventually designed for an LA based clothing company, where my designs were worn by celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Hilary Duff and Faith Evans.

In 2010, after 9 years in the fashion industry, I felt I was ready to branch out on my own and established my own clothing labels. Today, I continue to evolve in the art of fashion. Melissa Velia (my label) has become an international label with sales all around the world.  This blog is my open journal of my continues journey in the fashion industry.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa!

    Fantastic blog. You have some really beautiful designs and styles! I enjoyed watching through your youtube channel too!

    I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing your blog on Glipho? Glipho is a new social blogging network that aims to promote the writing of its users and help build their audiences. We are trying to establish a creative community at Glipho, and your blog is just what we are looking for.

    As your blog is powered by Blogger, you can simply import all your old posts to Glipho without affecting your existing blog at all. You can use your Glipho account to connect to any other major social network accounts you may own, so you can spread your blog as far as possible. We also use our own social media accounts to promote your content.

    If you're interested check out our website at and have a look around. Please feel free to ask me any questions, and if you would like to receive an invite to set up an account!

    Have a great day,


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