Melanie has always enjoyed the fun that comes out of throwing outfits together to come up with a completely new outfit. With a passion to keep up with what’s trending, Melanie constantly has her eye on street style and high fashion blogs to see how different influential people decide to show off their personal style.
The quote that has always stuck with Melanie: “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel
Name & Nickname: Melanie Parlette-Stewart | Mel, MPS, Mellie
Home base: Guelph, Ontario
Current occupation: Academic Librarian
Blog: What The Librarian Wore
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 3
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I love sharing my personal style – and I jumped at the opportunity to have another accessory to create new looks. I fully embrace the ‘librarians with glasses’ stereotype.
I chose this pair of glasses because I was looking for a bold and colourful frame. The two-tone look of these frames is fun and provides me with a statement pair of glasses.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Be adventurous! I tend to start with colour rather than style so that I’m more open minded.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colours, yay or nay? Yay! If you find something fabulous that fits well – it’s a necessity.
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: Mixing patterns.
I see glasses as an extension of my style – they instantly change the look and tone of an outfit.
The best way to organize a closet is: The librarian in me wants everything to be in order but this only lasts so long! It always starts out organized by type of clothing & colour.
I would describe my personal style as: Bookish Vintage Chic.
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: I’m a big fan of Extra Petite, Not Your Standard and Who What Wear.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Kristen Bell – we could discuss our mutual love of sloths.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Pinterest
My current style muse is: Nicole Richie – I love how she can combine vintage with modern pieces in unique ways.
Favourite city to go shopping is: Halifax, Nova Scotia.