In Her Closet: Meredith Melling

In Her Closet: Meredith Melling

“In Her Closet” is a weekly feature on the women who inspire us in their careers, confidence, and of course, style. Each week a different influential woman will be featured, so tune in on Mondays for a peek inside their closet.

In Her Closet: Meredith Melling

Meredith Melling is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of La Ligne.

After graduating from Tufts University, Meredith, a Boston native, began her career at Conde Nast Publications in a six-month freelance position at Mademoiselle magazine and then moved to Vogue. She began her editorial career in 1999 as an assistant in the fashion department. She quickly became Senior Market Editor and oversaw the popular Index section and the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund. The latter gave her unique perspective into both the successes and challenges of emerging brands.  In 2010, she was named Fashion Director at Vogue.com.

Three years later Meredith and fellow Vogue colleague, Valerie Macaulay, founded La Marque, a content and styling consultancy with clients like Tiffany, Theory, Lily Aldridge and Ashley Graham. In 2016, they partnered with Molly Howard, the former head of business development at rag & bone, to launch La Ligne, a direct to consumer fashion brand for the stripe obsessed.

Meredith balances her career in fashion with a growing family that includes four children and their three rescue dogs.

What have you been living in this winter: La Ligne Turtleneck sweaters high waisted cropped flare jeans = uniform

What item are you loving for under $200: Our Dominque Bodysuit is the perfect and perfectly femme piece to wear under my overalls or with my baggy vintage cargo pants

What is your “it” accessory for the season: Black boots – flat or with block heels. My days of teetering around all day in stiletto heels are long over.

What are you eyeing for spring: Romantic dresses are always a spring essential for me

Your go-to layering piece: Jenni Kayne cardigan 

Speed Round Q+A

Q: Favorite vacation spot is?

A: The Amalfi Coast

Q: My first job was?

A: Freelance Merchandising Editor at Mademoiselle magazine. I was hired to run/cast/style/host fashion shows on college campuses across the US. After that I was hired at Vogue and stayed there until I left to start my own company.

Q: My favorite form of self-care is?

A: sleeping in (it’s a rarity), Joanna Czech facials and a glass of wine with dinner

Q: Currently reading or listening to? 

A: reading: Kitchen Confidential (finally!): listening to: Pod Save America

Q: I never leave the house without?

A: My paravel backpack. It holds so much I can keep adding to it all day long.

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