Can I tell you how much I love working with Melissa Sugulas? I probably can't because it's that much fun. As to when I met Melissa, I can't really place that either. She's one of those people that seems to have been in my life since coming to Houston and she's been a friend and client forever.
She's a terrific personal stylist to boot. Melissa gets what is the right or wrong thing to wear to all of the myriad events that we have in Houston (this assumes that there's no COVID situation happening). I've loved working with her clients over the years, creating staples that work in their wardrobe.
I'm so glad that she agreed to come Inside the Design Studio to let us know what she's advising clients during these times and to give you a little insight into what she does! And of course, if you need a little help with your own wardrobe, let her know we sent you!
How can people stay comfortable yet stylish while working from home?
I have suggested my clients get dressed every day even at home. It sets the tone for the rest of the day and if you aren’t working out, you shouldn’t be in workout clothes….. One piece looks have been easy and stylish while working from home, i.e. dresses and jumpsuits.
How did you get started doing what you do?
I worked retail for many years in high school and college, then my boss in a real estate marketing firm I worked at out of college suggested I pursue a career in Personal Styling and I took her advice and never looked back.
What brought you to Houston?
I ended up in Houston for college. I attended St Thomas here and never left after college. I fell in love with Houston.
What is your most used emoji?
The haha one where the emoji is sideways laughing 🤣
What was the worst haircut you ever had?
Bangs when I was young…..
Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?
Dylan McKay played by Luke Perry, may he rest in peace
What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?
Those knots in the t shirts, and low rise jeans
You have your own late-night talk show, whom do you invite as your first guest?
If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be, who would play you?
Comedy for sure! I would have Leslie Mann play me!
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Everything is alright already!
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
My kind spirit and my love of life!
What would the title of your autobiography be?
What was the worst job you ever had?
Serving coffee in a bakery in college
Which band/artist-dead or alive would play at your funeral?
Guns N Roses
What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve travelled that feels like home and is not where you currently live?
What’s one thing we don’t know about you?
When I was a senior in high school, I had blonde and red chunky highlights….
If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because we could go back to high school with a purpose to slay vampires…..LOL
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Beethoven because my soundtrack to my life would be perfection
What is your favorite curse word?
Any of them, only when used in perfect context.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment while its happening…..
What is your greatest fear?
Heights for sure