Meet Melissa

If Olympic running meant from work, to her kids’ stuff, to check on a fabric, to a networking event, she’d be a medalist.

She’s been at it (joyfully) her whole life. And she wondered: why does it have to be so hard to dress for the way we really live?

Melissa grew up visiting her Cuban grandmother in Miami, where the sewing machine was the center of everything.

Her Aba (short for abuela) could recreate a dress based on a glance into a shop window. The magic of a perfectly-made dress is in Melissa’s very fibers.

Since graduating from law school, Melissa began a balancing act that’s never stopped. And it doesn’t for most of us. She wanted to create dresses that make us feel unstoppable.