One of my favorite things about visiting a designer in her studio is seeing the beautiful inspiration boards. You can really see the vision of each collection. As you can see, designer Melissa Akey likes to scribble notes on important sleeve and neckline details.
Swatches of floral print fabric in every colorway.
Fresh flowers and a burning candle make for a gorgeous tablescape.
Sweet silhouettes in beautiful colors and prints for spring. I’m especially in love with the plaid.
Melissa shows me her favorites. I’m obviously a huge fan of stripes, so this is something I will need in my closet come spring.
There is something so sweet about a flirty canary yellow dress.
I could not stop admiring this grey and white polka dot strapless number. It’s going on my spring shopping list.
Melissa and Nicole watch as I gush over their sweet success.
My beautiful friend Nicole Boucher. We worked together at Lucky Magazine an entire lifetime ago, and she was my inspiration and my #1 supporter when I first chopped all of my hair off.
Melissa Akey with her infectious smile.
This is me in a typical uniform. I’ve been attached to this scarf for the last few days so expect to see more of it.
Melissa created Thread Social in 2006, following the success of her fashion-forward bridal line Thread. In this picture, she is filling me in on the details of her own wedding. It’s always magical to hear how a bridal designer planned her big day.
For more designs from Thread and Thread Social, visit threadsocial.com.