Melissa Del Bono Founder and Creative Director
The Avid Bag Lover...
Spotted in L'Officiel Italia and YOU Magazine this month, Melissa Del Bono Creative Director and Founder of meli melo shares with us her secrets about:
The brand: "60% Italian, 40% British"
The finishing touch: "My handles mean that if you're on the go or in a rush the bag just sits comfortably and elegantly on your arm without falling off or twisting around. The way in which you hold it becomes effortless in an Audrey Hepburn way, the handles fit to your body, not your body fitting to them."
Her creative style & culture: "British is my love of vintage finds and utter respect for the British designers of our time, such as Christopher Kane, Christopher Bailey and Roksanda Ilinčić. Portobello Market is the best for vintage clothes and interior pieces. Italian is my core, go to designers: no one does classic feminity better than Valentino or crazy colour clashes better than Prada.
Hello World, a baby is born ‘THE MINI’ an exciting new entry level Thela.
Everything revolves around how your bag is used and what you fit inside. And the mini is a size that fits every meli melo girl from every country. A petite version of our classic Thela, big enough to carry your day to day life and so irresistibly cute you won’t be able to have just one.
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Founder & Creative Director