April 29, 2011 is just around the corner. The royal frenzy is heating up.. The faxcination with Kate Middleton is only just the beginning. It’s an opportunity for us to learn about new designers we don’t normally see. Issa and Temperley are fast becoming household names. And Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton is garnering as much attention as the namesake did. It will be no surprise that the brand’s Ms. Middleton chooses to wear could easily become the hottest in fashion.
With dreams of designing the ultimate day-to-night bag, Italian-born Melissa Del Bono introduced her collection to the world in 2004. She named the line Meli Melo, which she says is her nickname that means “tangled hair” in french. More important though is the company’s dedication to bringing stylish, yet practical and versatile pieces to the table. Melissa draws her inspiration from a pool of Sicilian roots, international travel, and a passion for everyday life. She then brings all of these elements together in such a unique way, giving her designs a degree of charm and character found nowhere else. But did I mention these bags are also gorgeous? It’s no wonder that they have so quickly become “must-haves” among celebrities and everyday bagistas alike! Wow! And to think all of this started out as nothing more than a hobby!