“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel
This quote has always struck a chord with Melanie. From a young age Melanie has always loved the art of putting together outfits and maximizing her wardrobe. As an avid follower of street style and high fashion blogs for the past 10 years, she adores seeing how different people showcase their personality through fashion.
Name & Nickname: Melanie Parlette-Stewart | Mel, MPS, Mellie
Home base: Guelph, Ontario
Current occupation: Academic Librarian
Blog: What The Librarian Wore
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 3
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I love sharing my personal style – and I jumped at the opportunity to have another accessory to create new looks. I fully embrace the ‘librarians with glasses’ stereotype.
I chose this pair of glasses because I was looking for a bold and colorful frame. The two-tone look of these frames is fun and provides me with a statement pair of glasses.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Be adventurous! I tend to start with color rather than style so that I’m more open minded.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Yay! If you find something fabulous that fits well – it’s a necessity.
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Mixing patterns.
I see glasses as an extension of my style – they instantly change the look and tone of an outfit.
The best way to organize a closet is: The librarian in me wants everything to be in order but this only lasts so long! It always starts out organized by type of clothing & color.
I would describe my personal style as: Bookish Vintage Chic.
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: I’m a big fan of Extra Petite, Not Your Standard and Who What Wear.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Kristen Bell – we could discuss our mutual love of sloths.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Pinterest
My current style muse is: Nicole Richie – I love how she can combine vintage with modern pieces in unique ways.
Favorite city to go shopping is: Halifax, Nova Scotia.