When you think about young fashionistas looking to make it big in the Big Apple, you might imagine a cutthroat The Devil Wears Prada atmosphere, where young Anne Hathaway types go to have their dreams crushed by frigid, no-nonsense executives who suck the souls right out of their ambitious underlings in the name of style.
Manhattan’s RS Pop Up Shop in midtown, however, hopes to prove that success can be had by taking on the very opposite of this philosophy.
Put on your favorite heels and head to the Roger Smith Hotel, where the storefront has taken a firm hold of part of the emerging trend of “pop-up shops” that work to give a name to up and coming designers. At RS Pop, a different designer is featured in-store for one month at a time, taking front and center on the shop’s runway.
RS Pop’s mission? To embrace a dream and turn it into a real life success story.
Currently you can see her hosting Homemade BFF’s & Roger Smith News. She is the former co-host of Latin Beat on BET for 3 seasons which uncovered musical talent in the Latino market worldwide; a reporter on Close UP TV for 2 seasons; and has hosted numerous red carpet premiere interviews with celebrities including Maggie Q, Mira Nair, Cloris Leachman, and Eli Wallach. Melissa began in fashion with LIVFashion, an online show, and working a few Fashion Week seasons in NYC.
Other past appearances include: NYC shows such as SNL, Chapelle’s Show, NY 70 as well as print ads for Mastercard, IBM and Heinekein. In June 2010, her newest film which she co-wrote, produced and plays the lead role, “The End”, premiered at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Opening Night Simon Carter London at RS POP Shop
When Wed, November 3,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where RS POP Shop, 501 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (map) Admission Invite Only Description Simon Carter, The King of Cufflinks, Announces His First Pop Up Shop in United States Simon Carter, the King of Cufflinks, is opening a Pop Up Store in Manhattan to bring newness and excitement to the US retail market. His authentic collection of British sartorial style will make its US debut on November 2 on the fashionable Eastside of Manhattan according to Tim Danser who represents Simon Carter in North America. The shop, located in RS POP at the Roger Smith Hotel at 501 Lexington Ave, is the centre of the best addresses in Manhattan including The Waldorf, Intercontinental, and W Hotels. Website (click here)