Dayna Clarke meets Melissa Pace who has been making waves in the Maltese fashion circle since her debut during Malta Fashion Week. The fashion blogger made a strong presence and set tongues wagging. Dayna Clarke caught up with the rising star to find more about her and what makes her tick.

MELISSA, WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE FOR FASHION COME FROM?
So, funny story about me…as some of you may know, in Malta we have a tradition called il-Quċċija where on the 1st birthday of the child, several things are laid in front of the child (for e.g. a wooden spoon, an egg, a calculator, etc.), the child has to pick one item and the item is supposed to give an indication about the future interests or job they may be into in the future.

Well, as a matter of fact, I picked a lipstick…so I guess my love for fashion and beauty started at the age of 1? All jokes aside, I remember myself dressing up, putting on make-up (or at least trying to), and posing for photos as a child, when in fact I was just staying at home!

I actually was really interested in pursuing a career in fashion design when I was younger, but the only thing I am capable of drawing are stick people, so I didn’t feel it was
such a great idea.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I don’t consider myself as having one particular style especially since I love experimenting with different styles. But mostly, everything I wear solely depends on how I am feeling on that particular day.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START A FASHION BLOG?
To be honest I have been wanting to start a blog for quite a long time but never felt quite ready. This year I was going to attend the Malta Fashion Week and Awards and I thought that it would be the perfect time for me to start it up. I wholeheartedly agree with the saying of Lemony Snicket  that states: “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”, as I believe there is no such thing as feeling ready.
WHAT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF YOUR BLOG?
The main focus of my blog is giving motivation and inspiration, giving out positive vibes, showing my life completely unfiltered, and sharing what I am most passionate about (mainly fashion and beauty).

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
My favourite thing about blogging is that it’s a medium where people can express  themselves. They are able to share their thoughts and opinions. I feel that everyone can
inspire others in one way or another, because we are all different and we have different life paths. Therefore, I feel that blogging is a great means to inspire others.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE LOOKS FOR THIS SUMMER?
I feel that summer is the best time to get creative. Currently, I am really into playsuits, dungarees, off-shoulder shirts and shorts. I feel they are comfortable yet stylish at the very same time.
WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS?
Since I love variety, I don’t have one particular style icon. I follow quite a lot of bloggers and models, both Maltese and foreigners, who give me a source of inspiration. Having said
that, not only bloggers and models inspire my style, most of the time I also get inspired by random people.
WHAT IS THE BEST FASHION ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?
The best fashion advice I have received was that “everyone is different and unique. You should wear whatever you like and what you feel most comfortable in because wearing what you love will give you so much confidence and self-confidence is the best outfit you can ever wear.”

WHAT OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLORE?
I currently have a Facebook page and an Instagram account. Ultimately, I would like to have a website of my own where I can write more onto and who knows, maybe creating  my own YouTube channel? We’ll see but I have great projects in my mind so I am really excited for what the future holds.
WHO IMPRESSED YOU DURING FASHION WEEK?
There wasn’t just one particular person who impressed me. I feel that mostly I was impressed by the welcoming feeling I got from people who I follow and look up to bloggers, models, designers, etc.) yet who had no idea who I was. Not just that though, I feel  impressed by the fact that the connection I made with these amazing people during fashion week continued to evolve after fashion week was over.

Melissa is available on both Facebook and Instagram as MelissaPaceOfficial.

© 2018 – VIDA Magazine – Dayna Clark

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