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About melanie

Melanie Sutrathada is a multi-media powerhouse making waves online and on-camera with her signature brand of personality and expertise. 

She is an actor, on-air style expert and tastemaker that works with amazing brands and companies from COVERGIRL and Target to Fashion Week Online. Melanie has also been featured on The TODAY Show, NBC's New York Live, The Every Girl, AOL, and more. Her approachable attitude, outgoing personality and enviable style have made her an in-demand host and expert in New York City. 

MelanieSutrathada.com is an exclusive lifestyle brand built upon original photography and video created to inspire women to be happier, healthier, and more stylish.

When she's not on-camera, Melanie can be found planning her next trip, searching NYC for the best Mexican food, or binge-watching "The Mindy Project" on Hulu. 

 

A LITTlE ABOUT ME

 
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     FAVORITE MOVIE TYPE

I live for superhero action movies! Miss Congeniality and Pretty Woman are my faves!

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED

I believe in throwing kindness around like confetti and celebrating every day!

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Hidden Talent

Karaoke! I love to sing and am all about belting it out with friends at karaoke.

 

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PURSE MUST-HAVES

I never leave the house without lipstick, my phone, and a pen.

 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'm always humbled by people's interest in my site so I compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don't see an answer here that you've been dying for, please feel free to shoot me a DM or email!

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

Just email me at info@melaniesutrathada.com. You can also tweet me or say hello on Instagram.

WHERE HAVE I SEEN YOU BEFORE?

Good question! I have been featured on The TODAY Show, New York Live, AOL, YHM Magazine, Crossroads Trading Co., and more! You may have also seen me in commercials for Benefit Cosmetics, Amazon, and Xfinity. 

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN HOSTING AND ACTING?

I've always loved the feeling of really connecting with people, whether that was in one-on-one conversations or in front of a camera. By the time I got to college, I knew that diving into Broadcast Communications and Theatre Arts was what I really wanted. After blogging for several years, I felt that there was really something missing - that connection with people on a more intimate level. I had been working on a bunch of different hosting and acting projects, and combining them all together made sense.

I JUST STARTED A BLOG. ANY TIPS?

My biggest tip is to find what makes you different and what makes you feel the most passionate. What do you love the most? What do you find yourself doing when you're not at work? 

DO you WORK WITH SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS? WHAT’S your POLICY ON WORKING WITH BRANDS?

Yes! I am extremely selective about the brands I work with and only collaborate with brands that are a natural fit. Unless content is marked as a “sponsored” post, I am not compensated by any of the companies featured on MelanieSutrathada.com. I only accepts gifted products if it’s from a brand I naturally love and would normally purchase on my own. There is no guarantee of coverage for gifted product. If I am interested in working with you or your brand, I will get back to you within 48 hours.

I also partner with several affiliate programs, meaning that commission can be earned from purchases or clicks by those who visit this site and on any of my social media platforms. All views expressed on MelanieSutrathada.com are my own.

MAY I USE your PHOTOS ON MY SITE?

Absolutely!  Just please link back. 

WHO TAKES THE PHOTOS ON THE SITE?

The majority of the photos featured on MelanieSutrathada.com are taken by the talented Joe Loper

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE YOUR BLOG NAME?

Re-branding from Lace and Combat Boots to Melanie Sutrathada felt like a natural transition because I decided to change the name of my blog when it no longer felt like a good match. It was time for an upgrade! LACB started as a very casual hobby and slowly but surely evolved into an online destination for the modern woman. 

WHAT ARE your FAVORITE SPOTS TO VISIT IN NYC?

  • Artichoke Pizza
  • Burger 1 NY
  • Chelsea Market
  • City Bakery
  • Crossroads Trading Co.
  • Housing Works
  • Koffeecake Korner (the nutella milkshake is everything)
  • New York Public Library (42nd and 5th Ave)
  • The Highline
  • The Strand (this is a huge must if you love books!)

WHAT ARE your FAVORITE STORES TO SHOP AT? 

This is a hard one because there are so many great shops. I'm especially obsessed though with Crossroads Trading Co., Banana Republic, Anthropologie, GAP, ASOS and Old Navy. 

WHERE are you FROM? 

San Diego, CA. The beautiful weather, palm trees and Mexican food have ruined me. It's tough to find that combination of amazing-ness anywhere else in the world! I also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for four years and now currently reside in New York City.

WHAT DID you STUDY?

I graduated with a double major in Broadcast Communications and Theatre Arts with a certificate in Creative Video.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO TRAVEL TO?

Paris, 100%! The city is so romantic and filled with history. Pretty views and chocolate croissants? Yes, please.

HOW TALL are you? WHAT ARE your SIZES?

I'm 5'4, but I'm almost always wearing a heeled boot or heels though, so I'm really close to successfully tricking myself into thinking I'm taller. It's only a matter of time, right? In terms of sizes, I usually wear a Small or a 2/4. In jeans, I wear a size 26. 

WHAT DO you LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?

One of my biggest passions is traveling! I'm determined to go to five different cities or countries every year because I believe traveling is one of the most valuable things you can do no matter how young or old you are. I'm going to go ahead and also count eating as a hobby, because it really is one of my favorite things to do. When I'm not eating, cooking or grocery shopping, I'm usually stirring up trouble in a contemporary dance class or laughing entirely too loud.