Melissa Epifano

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Bath, United Kingdom
University Of Oregon
Shoe Trends, Fashion Styling, Beauty Trends
  • Melissa has written for brands such as InStyle, Byrdie, The Zoe Report, and People covering fashion, beauty, shopping, and lifestyle topics.
  • She is the founder of a women's footwear brand and has learned the ins and outs of the shoe industry, how to style footwear, and what makes a great shoe.
  • Melissa has covered London Fashion Week, interviewed high-profile designers, and sat at runway shows covering trends. She is familiar with the fashion world and spent three years living in NYC writing about fashion, too.


With over six years of experience in writing and editing, Melissa has worked her way up from an intern to an editor-in-chief. After graduating with a degree in journalism, she cut her teeth in New York writing for publications such as People, InStyle, Real Simple, The Spruce, Byrdie, The Zoe Report, Forbes, and Apartment Therapy. Her expertise lies in trend coverage, commerce round-ups, and interviews. She serves as the editor-in-chief of Real Homes, a home and design website for Gen Z, but her heart lies in fashion.


Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in journalism. She learned all things grammar, style, and reporting and graduated a year early from college. These skills prepared her for a career of turning her thoughts into engaging copy.
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