Femme & Fortune Rebrand

I’m addicted to rebranding. Something about scrolling through Pinterest and getting those pings of inspiration each time. For me, the vision of Femme & Fortune was always a work in progress. I started the site…
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Learning Calligraphy

My friend Sharon invited me to attend an awesome workshop this past weekend. She, along with her very talented partner Anna, created a company called “New Old Fshnd” here in Philly. They host “curated workshops…
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Catching Up

Here’s an old goal of mine – post everyday on my blog! I’ve always got so much to say and share, so updating my blog consistently is going to be a huge priority for me.…
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Vintage Social Media

I just saw this image on Facebook, and I love it. Oh, how things change!…
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Water is the Essence of Wetness

Beyonce has a new campaign with H&M’s swimwear line, and she touches upon different elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Just in time for her Mrs. Carter World Tour, too. Nice Beyonce…always one step…
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Dear Creative Directors at Spencers…

I was going through my daily dose of Jezebel.com and came across this article: “Spencer’s Gifts Hate Women.” Some of this holiday gift shirts are pretty appalling and really not necessary. Do guys think they’ll become the…
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Social Media Is A Joke

The team over at The Onion has come up with a hilarious TED-esque speech on Social Media. Check out this video below (found from Mashable) as a fake social media consultant talks about how easy using…
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Infographic – Inside The Mind Of A Freelancer

All of my freelancer friends out there, what do you think of this infographic from Mashable this past June? According to the article, being a freelancer isn’t so bad these days. I definitely don’t regret…
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Girls & Font

I love me some good typography. That’s why I enjoyed reading this article by Imprint from June about one of my favorite summer shows on HBO, Girls. Here’s a snippet from the article: Each episode opens…
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Ogilvy is a boss.

This video was for Ogilvy’s 60th Anniversary Forever Red Party in 2008, and pretty much showcases why this advertising tycoon has always been on top. As an advertising lover, I can definitely appreciate this video as…
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FIFA in real life. Happy birthday Warren! 27 is gonna be a good year yo! #leoseason #augustleos… instagram.com/p/BX11…

About 11 hours ago from Melissa Alam's Twitter via Instagram

  • FIFA after dark haha. Happy birthday Warren! 27 is gonna be a good year yo! #leoseason #augustleos 😂⚽️🎂
  • Learn how to make chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken the RIGHT way from the chefs and owner of @tandoorfishtown this THURSDAY! 🤤🤤🤤 Come hungry but leave full and happy thanks to our next event with @bestbite. Tickets are $30 and include 3+ courses of delicious and savory Indian dishes, plus some great conversation with fellow foodies. 🥘 Check out the link in @bestbite's bio for ticket info! 🎟🎟🎟. P.S. @priyankachopra may or may not attend...only way to find out is to come through! #bestbite #foodieevents #tandoorfishtown
  • Accurate future photo of me in Italy at the end of this month. Currently trying to figure out a what to do, eat and see for the 8 days I'm there and it's so overwhelming. Also nervous that I may fall in love with the country too much and not come back. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Anyway, send me recs for Rome - Sorrento - Venice! #romanholiday