Featured Wardrobe Stylist of March 2013:
originally from the Bay Area and got her official start in fashion
styling at the age of 15 while living in San Diego, Ca.
As a child, however, she would sit for hours
sketching outfits and making cartoon drawings of women in different
designs (much of this was inspired by her uncle, Danny Choothesa,
whose travels in the US Navy left him shopping for her and drawing
style guides he would send her each season).
In high school, she joined a (now-defunct)
youth internship program called "The Retail Project" where she was
able to dress fashion shows for Nikita, Doc Martens, Quicksilver,
and many other early streetwear brands of the time.
Since then, Melynda has managed (and even
bought for) multiple resale retail stores, worked/traveled as a
sales rep in fashion wholesale and even been a store owner/operator
In addition to being a stylist, Melynda is
also a regular fashion contributor and writer for online
Get to know Melynda better in our Industry Wire!