Today we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Laskin.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I thought of my business idea over three years ago, and after doing years of research, decided last year to forge ahead and create a platform that didn’t exist. I am a 25 years veteran celeb fashion stylist in Los Angeles. I have worked with celebrities, musicians, advertising campaigns, editorials/magazine covers, and catalogs. I have created many, many memorable looks over the years, and am using my talent to bring these looks to the public.
My business is a luxury styling e-commerce website, where I have 28 curated designers and style creative complete looks with their clothing and accessories. The client can then buy the complete look or pieces of the look.
Has it been a smooth road?
It took me quite a bit of time to contact designers, as I have a worldwide list of over 1000 designers. I had to interest them in being part of something completely new, get the samples/look books sent from them for my photoshoot, I then created all of the finished looks, and had to get additional images that I needed for the website, once I had all of the shooting done. It was also not easy getting info from the designers describing their designs. As well, my first web designer was incredibly difficult to work with. My newer designer was much easier as I shot my 2nd season and had to completely replace the original images with new product shots.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Le Black Box – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I am the CEO and do everything because I have no employees. I call the designers, get samples from them, set up a fashion shoot with a model, photographer, make-up artist, and book a location, and then have to photoshop images, write all of the copy to all of the products, pick all of the images I am going to use per season, and send all of this to my web designer. Altogether is a many month process, and after shooting it takes me many weeks of time getting all of the info together, as well as doing a fashion blog on the website. I specialize in unique creative fashion styling. My company is one of a kind, another does not exist, and this idea has become a reality.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I grew up in Chicago, and came out to LA during my childhood, and decided then that I would eventually live here, which I did when I was 24. I dislike the traffic like everyone else, other than that I love it here.
- Address: 340 S. Cloverdale Ave. #307
L.A., Ca. 90036
- Website: www.leblackbox.com
- Phone: 310-850-5532
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @leblackboxstyle
- Facebook: LeBlackBoxStyle
- Other: www.melissalaskin.com