I have a couple of nicknames but the ones I get called the most are Mellie or Melanator.
I was born on 16/02/97
Which makes your star sign?
We have a beautiful dog called Ziggy, he is a black and tan kelpie with one ear that stands up permanently, he is our little best friend!
Where did you grow up and where is your current home in the world right now?
I grew up in a little coastal town in Cornwall Uk called St Ives, I loved growing up there, surrounded by friends and like minded people who loved surfing and travelling. It was a beautiful place to grow up and I’m so grateful that we get to call it our second home. I currently live on Phillip Island in Victoria with my fiancé. The moment I first came here I fell in love with the place. We came here to visit my fiancé’s family one year and never left! It reminds me so much of home in the Uk (just a warmer version with better waves haha).
So what does a day in the life look like? Tell us everything from wake up to sun down…
First things first is always checking the surf and walking the dog along the beach with my morning coffee before anything! We always feel guilty if we don’t have a look at the beach in the mornings, also because its literally 100 metres from our house. We then come home, have some yummy brekky, get ready for a surf, usually at the end of the road or somewhere close, followed by snacks (this snack may or may not consist of pies or sushi haha), we love filling our days with fun activities on our days off! If we aren’t surfing we are usually hanging with friends or family at the beach, playing table tennis, walking, riding our bikes…just anything outdoors! Dinners usually consist of a yummy home cooked meal.
What’s one thing you do for self-love and self-care?
If I’m having a bad day and feel I need some me time my go to is always a walk along the beach listening to my favourite music, it always lifts my spirits and makes me feel so much better! Also getting my nails done makes me feel so put together and sassy, I never used to do it but now I cant stop haha! Anddd buying myself plants!
Favourite quote or mantra?
My favourite mantra would probably be to take each day as it comes, everyday is a new day and a fresh start if you want it to be. Theres no point in living in the past or you’ll never move forward. As cliche as it may seem my mum always told me to follow my dreams, I have her voice in my head everyday telling me that.
Who and what inspires you?
My biggest inspiration would definitely have to be my mum, despite everything she has been through she keeps going and growing into the best version of herself she could possibly be. I have always looked up to her. Just her sheer determination and belief that she can do anything she puts her mind to, she has always taught me to be this way and encouraged me to do anything I want to do. Also nature inspires me every single day, to get out and just be in it enjoying everything it has to offer.
What’s on top of your bucket list? One thing you’ve always wanted to do…
One thing I’ve always wanted to do is to go on Safari in Serengeti National Park in Africa and see all the beautiful animals up close, I’ve watched so many documentaries and videos on them and it just looks so amazing! (also The Lion King is one of my all time favourite movies haha!)
What would you say your everyday go to style is?
My everyday go to style would be easy yet I like to add a little sassy side to it. I love black and white but always try and add some colour to spice it up. I feel Rusty fits my style to a T!
What are you vibing from your Rusty pieces?
I am absolutely loving my script oversize crew neck fleece in Savanna, It’s comfy yet stylish, and the high neck on it is just so cute (also perfect for vicco weather)! I Love to pair it with my high waisted, wide straight leg jean in white.