With her ever evolving eye and vintage flare, Melodi Meadows of @babynative, was the perfect muse to curate this year’s festival collection. Longtime friend and stylist of the brand, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing Mel work on various shoots – playing her role as creative, stylist, photographer and model. Always creating, always traveling, she refines her vision with everything she experiences.
We asked her to choose 5 pieces from our Spring ’17 collection and make them her own. Using denim and accessories from her personal closet, here’s what she would wear to a festival, day or night.
Palla Top + Cut Offs and Faux Leather Vest
“I’d call this the Hendrix, the perfect amount of Rock’n’Roll & Hippy vibe.” – Melodi
(Model Izzy left, Melodi right)
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere, but a lot comes from books and old documentaries. Fashion was so
expressive in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. People dressed in a way that reflected them as individuals.
Photographer, creative director, stylist, model (what can’t you do). What’s your role of choice?
-Creative Direction is by far my favorite. I love creating a story that is unique and inspiring.
Where are you from?
What influences in your life have made you who you are today?
That is a really loaded question. My mom & dad in my younger years, never putting restrictions
on me or my imagination, and in my youth Bob Dylan’s poetry was a savior at times.
During my early adolescence it was studying abstract expressionism and
thinking outside the box that made me certain a creative life was the only road for me.
You truly live the life of a free spirit, what brought you to LA? Where would you live if you could?
I moved to LA for work as a creative and its been the best decision I ever could have made. Definitely Europe.
Best vintage spots?
The End in Yucca Valley or Cannonball & Tilly in LA.
Top 3 places you’ve traveled and why?
Barcelona – The art, salty water, and community among people.
Cuba – The music, dancing and sweaty night air.
Morocco – The colors, rich history, and the most beautiful stars I have ever seen.
What’s spinning on your record player?
The sound track to Only Lovers Left Alive, One of my favorite movies.
Top 3 headliners you’d like to headline a festival.
David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan. Too bad I wasn’t alive in the 70’s.
What are your personal style staples?
Polka dot shirt, silk scarf, flares, pointed snake boots.
Surf Bizarre One Piece + Vintage Denim
“This is a little Austin, TX inspiration. Easy dressing with swim & denim.
Perfect for a hop in the pool or river between sets.” -Melodi
Lennon Dress + Sheer Kimono
“The perfect night look with a mix of cool and sassy.” – Melodi
Malek Top + Super Flare Denim
“My personal favorite, with a Mick Jagger vibe. Perfect for any festival at anytime.” – Melodi
Sofia Top + Vintage Printed Pant
“The cool bohemian girl ready for an easy day on the grass with friends and music.” – Melodi