We had the good fortune of connecting with Melodie Stewart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Melodie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to work for myself. Doing something that I enjoyed doing. Plus, I was sick of asking for time off. Honestly I didn’t like having to adjust my life around a job I didn’t like.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is that I’m me. Although I may resemble another person in some way, I’m still me. Taking that thought process into my business helps me to know that I’m not everybody’s cup of tea. Learning how and when to say no was something that I struggled with early on. Another struggle was getting comfortable with charging my worth and sticking to it. I have my husband to thank for helping me overcome those struggles. Fashion was the catalyst in helping me to get to where I am today. My outfits would speak for me sometimes when my voice couldn’t. I help people tell their story and move forward in life through fashion and style.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m such a homebody. However, we’d probably go out to dinner one night. Maybe dinner at my house another night. Depending on the time of year, a local attraction. And shopping of course. My friends and I are pretty lowkey so it doesn’t take a lot to entertain us. One interesting place that I’ve taken a friend to was Lips Atlanta. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband! He has supported me throughout this entire journey. Even when he didn’t understand or agree, he still supports me and my dreams.
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