Photos by Karen Woo
I can still remember my very first visit to Melko, Melbourne’s home of Brazillian fashion. It was after uni one day. My girlfriends and I were searching for ball dresses. Our destinations were Stellini and La Bella Donna, but as we chatted away, I suddenly stumbled into the wonderful world of Melko. The boutique was filled with bright and colourful prints. I’d never seen anything like it. There was a large draw of resin rings at Melko. I must have tried on over a dozen before my girlfriends dragged me away, firmly reminding me of the task at hand…
Fast forward nine years, Melko has grown into a brand with a devout following. Melko customers love their exotic and unique designs as well as the fact that the garments are ethically made with sustainable practices.
I’ve been a Melko fan for years so I’m chuffed that they contacted me to collaborate. The hardest thing is choosing the pieces. You’ll know what I mean if you have a squiz [HERE]. Everything is bold and beautiful, but still practical and comfortable.
I fell hard for this ‘Casablanca’ Dress. Famous film name aside, this shirt dress is perenially chic. It’s perfect for the home, the market and the beach. One thing is for sure, I instantly feel like I’m on holidays in this dress. Maybe we all need one to force us to pause and relax once in a while!