Inside Melissa's World

Melissa Del Bono Founder and Creative Director
August 2014

As we move steadily into the new season, Creative Director Melissa Del Bono shares her

thoughts on Statement Accessories and gives us a sneak peek into the world of an Accessories Designer.


Classic VS Statement

Which do you choose? 

I have my set of core or ‘Classic’ Handbags that I use endlessly…The ThelaTan, The Thela Taupe and the Black Backpack; they look chic with everything. When I have the time to style I love mixing it up in the daytime with a pop of fluorescent as it’s just the right amount of statement. This mini Thela takes an otherwise understated bag into a newer, fresher territory twisting the classic taupe into an on trend fashion piece with a burst of colour. 


Thela Taupe & Neon Yellow available exclusively online here


Along with the new season inspirations,

Could you give us a sneak peak at the Autumn/Winter collection? 

The Fall collection is all about combining colour, texture, and pattern with new shapes and designs for meli melo. I was inspired by my love of animal print and my need for colour in winter; it brightens up an otherwise slightly grey season! Soft pastels contrast rich animal prints and Mongolian shearling adorns Backpacks and Mini Bags. They are accessories to keep forever.


Mini Thela Dusty Pink available online here 

Here read more about the pink inspiration 

"meli melo designs are the last word in effortless accessorising"

Harvey Nichol's

I am thrilled to introduce the new collection into Harvey Nichols! It has always been a favourite London Landmark Store for me and the selection they have is beautiful.

Read more here

Visit Harvey Nichol's collection here

 Founder & Creative Director

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