Designing With A Midwest Mentality

Ever wonder where I get the inspiration for my designs? I went back to my midwest roots when dreaming up the All-Day Coat for Betabrand and had a chance to talk about it recently with NPR, 89.1 WEMU. Check out the article on their website!

Fashion X Dallas Preview on Timbre

If you weren't able to make it to the runway show at Fashion X Dallas, you can see a preview recently posted on Timbre! I'm looking forward to sharing all the looks with you soon, but in the meantime, check out a few highlights on Lindsay's blog.

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Refinery 29: Fall 2015 Trends

It's such an honor to be featured on Refinery 29! My must-haves for Fall 2015 are posted on their site alongside the wish lists of some other super stylish LA women. Click here for the full article.

Fashion x Dallas - Get Your Tickets Now!

I'm heading back to Texas for Fashion X Dallas 2015! I can't wait to participate in a runway show on September 10th alongside seven other Project Runway alumni. Tickets are available for both the show and VIP (Meet and Greet + Free Cocktails, etc.), so be sure to purchase now! Find more event and ticket information here. See y'all in Texas!

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Look Book Jewelry Collaborators

Flux is a collection that embraces wearability, versatility, and flexibility. While the items pair well together, they are also intended to be mixed and matched within the wearer's wardrobe and act as the perfect backdrop for accessories. I styled the look book with this in mind, and was thrilled to team with up two local jewelers, Katie Dean Jewelry and Emma Holland Denvir. Katie's dainty gold necklaces and hand pieces in combination with Emma's chunky, wood bracelets and rings were the perfect finishing touches to the looks, and really embraced the easy-to-wear nature of Flux. You can find links to their websites below, and view the collection here.

Gold hand pieces and necklaces: Katie Dean Jewelry
Wood bracelets and rings: Emma Holland Denvir

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Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend

Join me and five of my fellow Project Runway alumni this September for a two day event including a meet-and-greet, trunk show, and runway show at Christina S Boutique in Benicia, CA. Buy your tickets now, and hope to see you there!

Announcing Melissa Fleis x Hotel Zephyr SF

I'm so excited to finally announce why I have been making so many trips back and forth to San Francisco this year! 

One of my biggest projects yet to date - designing uniforms for the entire hotel staff at the new boutique hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, Hotel Zephyr. There's so much incredible design in this one hotel, and I'm incredibly honored to be a part of it.

For more information, click here. And be sure to follow on Instagram for more images of the uniform design!