Leah Melby | POPSUGAR: Curated Collection

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.

From modern translucent frames to vintage cat-eye styles, now you can shop Leah Melby’s favorite glasses styles from Clearlycontacts.com.au by browsing her curated glasses collection.

The Inside Scoop

Name: Leah Melby

Occupation: Fashion Editor

By day you can find me: Hitting market appointments to look at upcoming seasons of clothes and accessories or working in the office on trend roundups or celebrity style pieces.

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 go-to accessory is: My father’s Tag Heuer watch from the ’80s. It’s probably older than I am, so it seems to stop working every other day. I’m worried I won’t be able to handle the day it finally dies.

My favorite season for fashion is: Fall! Jeans, booties, blazers layered over cashmere.

For creative inspiration, I: Troll social media. Images usually spark ideas for different formats to do stories or trends that we need to cover.

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.

I’m most proud of: Making it in NYC.

The book I couldn’t put down was: The first in the Game of Thrones series. And then everyone subsequently.

Three things I must have in my work space: Highlighters, lip balm, a really high-functioning water cooler and plenty of ice.

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.

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Photos courtesy of Nicole Sweet

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