Observing real life juxtapositions is what inspires SMD, founder and creative director, Sara Melissa. The differences that set us apart and also bring us together, the yin yang’s that surround us, as well, as the reflections we see and the diverse perspectives that exist. All of this, among other things heartens her keen eye for design.
By playing visually with these concepts, SMD, focuses on helping women showcase their individual styles, by offering lux, handmade, footwear and accessories that deliver a flirtatious point of view to classic silhouettes, without compromising comfort, craftsmanship, and lasting quality.
Once upon a time, Sara Melissa fell madly in love with the magic of creating something tangible from an idea, and thus focused on gaining the skills necessary to do so. She studied independently on her craft, as well as at the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and the University of the Arts London.