Melissa McCarthy is starting her own fashion line

Funny girl Melissa McCarthy is set to release a range of women’s clothing later this year.

The line, which will debut in August, will feature 80 pieces from sizes US 4 to 28 and will top out at $159.

After spending years shopping at centres that provided limited and boring clothing choices for women over size 12, McCarthy decided to take matters into her own hands.

“People don’t stop at size 12…stores segregate plus-size. It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section: ‘We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’s want to be seen'” said McCarthy.

She wanted her project to reflect the spirit of women around the world, with a focus on creating an environment where women feel like they belong and can take ownership of their style, whatever their size.

Determined to work hard for the women she will be dressing, she urges the idea that it’s ok to be imperfect and to have ‘off days’ and that these should not determine how you view yourself – especially compared to how others classify beauty.

The design process for her is also a family affair, with a few pieces featuring patterns designed by her daughters. To the surprise of her manufacturing partner, McCarthy has been incredibly hands on in all aspects of the design process.

“I just figure if it has my name on it and I want to make people feel good about wearing it, I can’t pass it off.”



Five minutes with Alyce Tran of The Daily Edited

What inspired you to start The Daily Edited?

The Daily Edited soon to be tde. (it’s becoming a bit of a mouthful!) started as a creative side project away from our day jobs as corporate lawyers. We just wanted to create an online platform – blog and store where women like us could visit, browse around and purchase items we had a mutual affection for.

Where do you source your products?

Our products are designed by us here in Sydney and made in Hong Kong. We source leather from a range of places including Italy, Australia and Southern China.

Who is The Daily Edited consumer?

We have a predominately female customer base, however within that base is a incredibly wide range of women working in all different professions across the globe. Our customer is a discerning woman, who loves quality, minimal designs and a slice of luxury that certainly isn’t going to break the bank.

Who is your STYLE icon? Why?

Really we love streetstyle stars, like Olivia Palermo, she has such a fun sense of style that is sophisticated, feminine and youthful. I think everybody loves how she mixes her highs and lows and that is what we are all about!

What piece from The Daily Edited collection can you not live without? Why?

Any of our pouches! Particularly our dove grey and black pouches, perfect neutrals and perfect additions to any outfits. They are so versatile. I’ve seen customers use them as makeup bags, travel wallets and as clutches for events to match their outfits

What are your favourite trends for Autumn/Winter 2015?

I am loving longer skirts and hemlines generally. I like the idea of a skirt that goes over the knee and boots. A simple clean and great every day look. With our minimal accessories I think it’s easy to play around with more interesting, voluminous outfits, like bell sleeves!

What are you most looking forward to this Summer?

The beach, the sun, drinking from coconuts (just seems so wrong in winter) and new collections. By southern hemisphere summer we will have expanded our product offering so much, we have so many things in the pipeline that I am excited about. The Daily Edited you see today will be completely transformed!


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