Melina grew up in San Antonio, Texas, but always knew she would find her ideal fit in New York City.  Before her name could be called at the graduation ceremony at The University of Tennessee, she was living and working in NYC as the Sales Assistant for designer Lela Rose.

After two years working wholesale, Melina decided to step away from the showroom to begin her career as a freelance stylist and has built a client roster that includes GQ, Esquire, and Athletes Quarterly, HighSnobiety, Vulkan Magazine, and various artists and influencers..  Melina's most recent endeavor has been in continually building the brand she runs with with her girl tribe, Girls Who Dress Boys.