ABOUT ME

Hi there and welcome to my Moonlight Gypsea blog!
Thank you for dropping in to read a little about me.

WHERE I’M FROM
My name is Melanie and I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I spent most of my time as a teenager exploring the outdoors and enjoying the wide open Texas skies. If I wasn’t spending my time outside, I was always creating art: painting, drawing, taking pictures, and crafting. Creating has always been a huge part of who I am, but even as a teenager, I was avidly dreaming of something bigger.

I don’t remember what struck me in the 4th grade when my English teacher tasked us with writing a school paper on what we wanted to be when we grew up, but I decided right then and there that I wanted to be a fashion designer. When I was in high school, I read every single issue of Vogue and started the first ever “Fashion Club” at school.
I went on to attend college at Texas Christian University specifically for their Fashion Merchandising program and took Photography classes for my minor as a hobby.

After getting my undergrad degree in Fashion Merchandising, I landed my first internship at the Chanel corporate office on 5th Avenue which led me to life in New York City. I continued my education at LIM College where I obtained my MBA in Fashion Management and 9 years later (with a year and a half break in Los Angeles) I have worked in buying & merchandising for several companies including Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Bergdorf Goodman, Juicy Couture, Macys and JustFab. Currently, I am a site merchandiser at Victoria’s Secret.com.

TRAVEL
My love for traveling started very young. Each Summer, my parents would take my brother and I on vacation where I feel completely in love with tropical climates and beautiful beaches. (You’ll notice from my @MoonlightGypsea instagram page that beaches are my top travel destination of choice!)
Traveling to my family has always meant relaxing on the beach, while my definition of  traveling has become jumping in a car and exploring lesser known areas along with experiencing thrilling adventures. I want to do and see it all!
Some of my favorite moments when traveling have included sky diving, snuba diving (different from scuba diving), swimming with sting rays and hot air balloon rides.
A couple upcoming adventures on my travel bucket list includes open swimming with sharks, helicopter rides and learning how to surf in Hawaii!

I’m a creative and free-spirit at heart who loves photography, fashion, adventures and exploring new places. I have a love for all things Boho style and beachy which is what inspired me to start my own online boutique MoonlightGypsyShop and my blog. I also have an Etsy store!

CONTACT ME
You can contact me directly by email at Melanie@MoonlightGypsea.com

Interested in a brand or hotel collaboration?
My background in digital merchandising and my skills in professional photography, photo editing and content creation make me a perfect fit to work with! As an influencer and blogger, I can leverage my audience to promote your brand or create content for you to utilize in your advertising, marketing or social media channels.

If you would like to review my media kit which includes specific examples of my work as well as instagram and blog statistics, I would be happy to email it to you! Please contact me at Melanie@MoonlightGypsea.com or fill out the contact form at the bottom of my collaboration page. You can also review a complete list of brands and hotels I have collaborated with in the past.

I look forward to hearing from you!

~Melanie