Leah Melby: Curated Collection

Leah Melby is a current member of the POPSUGAR team where she shares shopping stories, covers celebrity style and works on the seasonal trend guides. Leah made her debut into the online media world at a print magazine and she previously worked at ELLE.com where she was in charge of the online fashion content.

Leah Melby has a different take on fashion than most – instead of seeing it as something available to the most elite, she sees it as something that anyone can tap into. To her, accessories (which includes glasses) are a vital part of your whole look and she admits that even with her weak prescription and minor astigmatism, she still loves shopping for glasses and owns three different pairs.

Shop Leah Melby’s curated glasses collection which consists of classic cat eye frames to vintage round glasses.

The Inside Scoop

Name: Leah Melby
Occupation: Fashion Editor
By day you can find me: Hitting market appointments to look at upcoming seasons of clothes and accessories or working in the office on trend roundups or celebrity style pieces.
And by night: If I’m good, pilates class. If I’m bad, laying with my dog and boyfriend on the couch, watching Netflix.
My go-to accessory is: My father’s Tag Heuer watch from the ’80s. It’s probably older than I am, so it seems to stop working every other day. I’m worried I won’t be able to handle the day it finally dies.
My favorite season for fashion is: Fall! Jeans, booties, blazers layered over cashmere.
For creative inspiration, I: Troll social media. Images usually spark ideas for different formats to do stories or trends that we need to cover.
If I could turn back time and live in a different era, I’d choose the: ’60s for the fashion only. I love full midi skirts that hit at my natural waist and lady-like anything.
I’m most proud of: Making it in NYC.
The book I couldn’t put down was: The first in the Game of Thrones series. And then everyone subsequently.
Three things I must have in my work space: Highlighters, lip balm, a really high-functioning water cooler and plenty of ice.
Glasses style I love: The modified, ever-so-slight cat eye glasses. The look is gorgeous on everyone and isn’t as gimmicky as a full, exaggerated cat eye glasses can seem.
If I could, I would raid Victoria Beckham’s closet and take a Birkin (or 3).
The quote “You get more with sugar than you do with vinegar” has always stuck with me.

When shopping for your next pair of glasses, Leah Melby recommends having a bit of fun and trying different things out when it comes to shapes and colours. Leah emphasizes the importance of fit which goes for any aspect of fashion but encourages everyone to look past the basic pair that we are inclined to reach for and try something new.


Photos courtesy of Nicole Sweet

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