Previously working for a print magazine company, Leah Melby moved to the world of online media and is currently working for POPSUGAR, where she works on seasonal trend guides, shopping stories and celebrity style coverage. Before POPSUGAR, she looked after online fashion content at ELLE.com.
Refusing to believe fashion is a means of self-expression only for the elite who can afford it, Leah Melby firmly believes fashion is a way to tell a story about yourself no matter your budget, no matter your social status. Like all fashion gurus, Melby understands the importance of accessorizing to make an outfit go from blah to ooh-la-la, and confesses she owns three pairs of prescription glasses despite her weak prescription.
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Occupation: Fashion Editor
And by night: If I’m good, pilates class. If I’m bad, laying with my dog and boyfriend on the couch, watching Netflix.
My favorite season for fashion is: Fall! Jeans, booties, blazers layered over cashmere.
If I could turn back time and live in a different era, I’d choose the: ’60s for the fashion only. I love full midi skirts that hit at my natural waist and lady-like anything.
The book I couldn’t put down was: The first in the Game of Thrones series. And then everyone subsequently.
Glasses style I love: The modified, ever-so-slight cat eye glasses. The look is gorgeous on everyone and isn’t as gimmicky as a full, exaggerated cat eye glasses can seem.
If I could, I would raid Victoria Beckham’s closet and take a Birkin (or 3).
The quote “You get more with sugar than you do with vinegar” has always stuck with me.
When it comes to choosing a pair of glasses, Leah suggests going for a less basic pair of glasses and instead recommends something fun and bold that will complete your look and tell something about yourself.
Photos courtesy of Nicole Sweet