Melissa’s grandmother made clothing for her and her cousins, including a poodle skirt for a 5th grade sock hop. Her mother dressed her in “matchy matchy” in frills and bows, but as Melissa gained agency over her wardrobe, she began to experiment with a series of styles including but not limited to…goth, peasant, grunge, vintage, and now her current MO: punk vintage western ware. Often her style has been influenced by music, which makes sense since Melissa is a musician herself.