The way to a woman's heart is with handbags - luxe Italian leather handbags like those from meli melo. We met designer Melissa del Bono and her fabulous team to take a look inside their new Portobello Road boutique and get tips on sharp, sleek work style...
Melissa del Bono is classic and completely chic in a monochrome stripe knit from Joseph, a black asymmetric skirt from Cos, navy patent boots (with lycra detailing at the ankle) and a super snug wax coat by Ivana Helsinki. The dainty bracelets are by Carolina Bucci and Mel carries the beautiful Prep clutch in burgundy. Mel poses next to the meli melo branded Ape which delivers your handbag straight to you when you buy online and live in central London. Amazing.MyDaily
Marketing assistant Hannah Sherridan wears a white short-sleeved shirt with dainty cut-out detailing from Topshop, navy skirt also from Topshop and the fab white wedge heels are her sister's! Hannah carries the large teal Thela bag (complete with shoulder strap option) and wears a silver watch by Longchamp and white matt nail polish by Barry M.
Stephanie Cherlet, Account Executive, wears an H&M jumper with a black skirt from Cos and these amazing Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lucite wedges. On the jewellery front, Stephanie wears a necklace from H&M and ring by Lara Bohinc. The stand-out camouflage handbag you spy is that signature Thela style in medium and the lipstick is Mac's shade of Rebel.
Danni Osborne is the E-commerce Marketing Manager and she wears a black jumper dress by Cos and killer monochrome ankle boots from Senso. Danni opts for the black meli melo backbag which works perfectly with that sleek-minimalist vibe she has going on. The chunky silver ring is from a market in Ibiza she visited way back when.
Design Assistant Hannah FFion Alderman's work style starts with a navy jumper (her mum's!) over a tartan shirt with white collar and a chiffon tartan skort - both from Zara. The tasselled loafers are from Russell & Bromley and she wears the Elephant Camera bag by meli melo. Accessories wise, Hannah keeps it low key with a necklace from Urban Outfitters and a Casio watch.
Holly Robinson, Press Manager, has a killer winter wardrobe and wears a black shirt and jumper from Zara, black jeans by J Brand and electric blue suede wedges - also from Zara. The camel coat is by Antonio Beradi.
The gold necklace and ring are vintage treasures and the two can't-live-without-them clutch bags are both by meli melo. The larger one is the Thela Grip Coral Snake and the smaller is the With Love design in rose.
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