Melissa Odabash is luxury swimwear designer. Melissa was a former swimsuit model and created her line in 1999, she is a pioneer of creating high fashion into swimwear. Her designs are a favorite of celebrities including Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Elle Macpherson, Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, Heidi Klum, Amal Clooney, Christina Aguilera, Kate Moss, and so many more. Melissa line now ranges from swimsuits, to beachwear, jewelry accessories and ready-to-wear. She has reached global success with her beautiful cuts, and styles. Melissa has set the bar for swimwear and has created the perfect cut for bikinis.
Today she share some beauty tips with us:
Name – Melissa Odabash Hometown – London
First Job – Babysitting the neighbours kids, it wasn’t easy, I deserved every dollar I earned!
Dream Job – What I do now! I get to travel the world and create products I am passionate about, it doesn’t get much better than that. It’s a privilege to see my pieces worn on beaches wherever I go by my fellow females and they all make my designs look chic no matter what their shape or size.
One beauty product every woman should own –I swear by my Rita Rakus’ ‘Protect’ Daily Moisturizer which contains SPF 45, protecting your skin from the sun is so important and something I am very passionate about. This moisturizer also helps keep my skin hydrated all-day long, which is important no matter what climate you are in.
One beauty tip you learnt from your Mother – ALWAYS wash your face before bed. When you’ve got in from a late night crashing out on the bed can be so tempting, but always make sure you drag yourself to the bathroom and take off all your make-up – it’s worth it I promise.
Recent beauty splurge – A tightening laser face treatment from Rita Rakus at her Knightsbridge Clinic, her non-invasive procedures work wonders.
I don’t leave home without – Touché éclat, it’s a lifesaver!
Drugstore Favourite –Before any big event I always make sure I pick up some Purederm anti-wrinkle gel eye patches and use them before I get my make-up done – they give such quick and noticeable results.
Beauty inspiration – Without a doubt Cindy Crawford, she has aged incredibly and is the definition of a natural beauty, her skin is flawless!
How I relax – Flying back to Florida to spend time with my family and fill my days with sports. Cycling, paddle boarding, swimming – you name it, I’ll be doing it. I even began designing my Sports Luxe range two years ago so that I had something chic, supportive and practical to wear whilst being active in the water.
Always in my fridge – Almond milk, Avocados as they go with everything and Dark chocolate; it’s my ultimate indulgent treat after a long day at work.
Guilty Pleasure – Milano chocolate cookies are so yum!
Beauty product that should be invented – A swimming pool that can remove all sun damage after just one dip.
Beauty tip for our readers – Use a dry brush! It’s so important to buff your skin and detox your body from the outside, especially before showering or before using any kind of tanning product.
You can follow Melissa on Instagram @MelissaOdabash