PRAISES

 
 
 

EMILY :

PHOTOGRAPHER

“Melissa is an amazing stylist! As a photographer I am always trying to visualize how everything can possibly come together for a photoshoot, which heavily involves wardrobe! Multiple times Melissa has been there to help me style photoshoots, she brings boldness, life, and fire to the table each time! I love working with her before the actual photoshoot because she helps me plan everything out, organize my thoughts and words, and then day of she amazes me with her talents of on set styling. I can't be more thankful for her talents and gifts that have been able to mesh and create with my work. She is a skilled, unique❤️ artist and the best at what she does! Whether that is in situation that involves fashion, corporate work, lifestyle, and everyday wear, Melissa knows what we need! She takes the bearing load off of trying to figure these things out for ourselves and for that I am grateful! She is truly a great friend and a great stylist. Thank you Melissa!”

LISA :

DESIGNER

“I have been admiring Melissa's work from afar. I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with her at one of my events. She has such a great eye for pairing things and her personality is the best. It is so easy to work with her! I would not hesitate with booking her again. She is my new go-to stylist.”

 

Bess :

EDUCATOR

“First of all, if you don’t know Melissa, you must get to know her! Not only is she an amazing stylist, but she’s such a wonderful person - a joy to work with! Melissa styled me for an upcoming formal event, and I was amazed by how much she just got my style and helped me to try some new things. I now have an amazing dress and a look I am so excited to wear. She is knowledgeable, professional, and loves what she does. Her services and expertise are well worth it, and I will most definitely have her revamp my closet as soon as possible. If you’ve never used a stylist before, it’s an investment that’s well worth it, and Melissa is a gem.”

 

Sara M :

REAL ESTATE AGENT

“Melissa’s styling services have again and again been the best investments in myself that I’ve ever made! Before I asked Melissa to style me, I needed guidance on what kind clothes looked good on me and direction on what kind of pieces to buy. Melissa genuinely listened to my preferences during our consult and found the perfect pieces on our shopping trip together! The clothes she choose for me both challenged my comfort zone with clothing, but also gave me confidence for the first time in what I was wearing. I’m still getting compliments on the pieces Melissa helped me pick out! I cannot thank Melissa for her help styling me, for the tips and advice she gave, and for picking pieces that I still wear every day!”

 

Elizabeth :

EDUCATOR

"I had been wanting to try Melissa’s styling services for a while, but wasn’t sure where to start or what I really wanted/needed. When I heard her announce the new Capsule Wardrobe package, I knew it was the perfect opportunity.
Y’all, I AM SO HAPPY I did this! Not only was Melissa personable & fun, but she was knowledgeable and professional. We went through nearly every piece of my wardrobe and revamped the way I saw it. It made me want to wear things I hadn’t worn in years; it allowed me to purge things I had been holding onto for far too long. Melissa also created a look-book for me with advice on how to style some of my clothes, and links to items I may want to add to my wardrobe to make it more versatile. She totally nailed my style icons! But she also left me with the toolbox to create new looks on my own (which is so important!). Melissa’s services are an investment in YOU! She not only cares about your style, but she has an incredible vision and heart for empowering women and the way we see ourselves! I highly recommend Melissa de Leon Styling & I cannot wait to hire her again!!"

 

CAROLINE :

PHOTOGRAPHER

"When setting up a fashion shoot, the first person I turn to is Melissa. Her eye for stylish ensembles is spot-on, and her ability to turn my visions into a reality is astounding. I can't begin to express my gratitude for all the hard work she has put into the projects we've worked on together. She is a dream to work with!"

 

STEPHANIE :

WEDDING PLANNER, DESIGNER & STYLIST

"I have worked with Melissa on several projects and editorial shoots, and it has been such a joy to work alongside her, in regards to both her talents and her personality. Melissa is so experienced and professional, has an innate eye for design and style, and can effortlessly bring her vision to life. She clearly knows the ins and outs of the fashion and styling world, and her heart for her business and for the women she serves is so inspiring, too. Melissa is dedicated, passionate, warm, knowledgeable, and has impeccable style and taste, and I cannot recommend her enough!"

 
 
 

XIMENA :

MAKEUP ARTIST

"Melissa is one of my dearest friends and also my go-to stylist. She has a natural talent for fashion design and styling. When I am in need of new pieces for my closet, she helps me find versatile pieces that can also be styled with what I already have. She is amazing at building upon your individual style yet adds unique pieces that really make your closet stand out! I would absolutely recommend her!"

 
 
 

JENNIFER :

DESIGNER

"I’ve known Melissa for over a decade and for as long as I’ve known her, she has always had impeccable fashion taste.  Styling is such a natural talent that seems to come to Melissa with ease, creating a perfectly styled wardrobe that not only gives you a high fashion closet but still represents her client’s individual tastes.  Not only have I known her for many years, but I was fortunate to use her as my stylist for new lookbook and website images.  It is clear that Melissa is passionate and knowledgable in the fashion industry but is also a passionate and caring person that has an instant connection with people. This connection creates a unique experience that lets her help you get the wardrobe you always dreamed of. I wouldn’t recommend anyone other than Melissa for the job!"

 
 
 

SARAH L :

PHOTOGRAPHER

"I met Melissa while working on a styled shoot in 2016. She has been wonderful to work with in many different aspects. I've appreciated her ability to effortlessly coordinate outfits from the jewelry down to the shoes. When creatively collaborating, she's done a fabulous job at bringing our shared visions to life utilizing Pinterest boards, careful planning and detailed communication. 

Her upbeat attitude makes working with her an absolute joy and I fully trust her to bring an innovative, fresh outlook to each styling session. I would highly recommend working with Melissa for her professionalism, youthful but classic style and bright personality!"

 

SARAH B :

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST

“Amazing stylist!! I've worked with her on set and she is an absolutely wonderful person with a great eye for fashion. As a hair and makeup artist, it's very important to be able to communicate and create a vision with a stylist and she is absolutely AMAZING at coming up with great looks. 10/10 you would not regret booking her!”

 

KAYLEE :

MODEL

“I loved working with this girl!! Not only did I enjoy her styled outfits but I also loved the positive energy and good vibes that she gave off. Great work, Melissa!! It was a pleasure working with you!”

 
 
 

 

press

 
 
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CHAPEL HILL MAGAZINE

September/October 2018

 
 
 

WATCH HER HUSTLE

Poppyseed Clothing, May 2018

 
 
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Midtown Magazine

March/April 2018

 
 
 

Triangle.com

Local Leaders: A Day in the Life with Fashionista Melissa de Leon, October 2017

 
 
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Raleigh Magazine

Jennifer Nicole Collection, Raleigh Magazine, July/August 2017

 
 
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The News & Observer

The News & Observer, October 2015