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MELISSA BOUCHARD
  • Female
  • Farmington, MI
  • United States
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Where do you live? (country or state)
Michigan
Do you work in the fashion industry?
I work in fashion
About Me
Extensive experience in many areas of the fashion business from collection of inspirational concepts, retail sales, production, to image consulting. Able to evaluate a situation & determine what actions are needed to maintain forward momentum-from the big picture to the intricate details. Dynamic inspirational leadership style in identifying spotting trends in consumer markets. Development of strategies to heighten awareness & visibility in the industry writing, media collateral & kits. Reputation for completing projects on time with polished interpersonal verbal communication skills.
Qualifications:
Strong work ethic with an outgoing personality & professional attitude- Organized- detail-oriented- self-motivated -Takes initiative to achieve both personal & corporate goals- Willing to work as necessary to get the job done - Excellent time management- prioritization & multiple task/project coordination skills -Demonstrates reliability, integrity & teamwork
Fashion Industry Experience
Melissa Bouchard, LLC Present
Wardrobe & Image Consultant

Pascale Grise, New York, NY 2010
Assisted wardrobe stylist one Macy's catalogue

Fashion Advice Writer 2010
Dynamically Active Movements [D.A.M. MAGAZINE, INC] – New York, NY

Freelance Promo Coordinator & Wardrobe Edu 2010
Designer Resale Boutique – Ferndale, MI

Store & Dominator Clothing on Tour Manager 2007-08
Dominator Clothing – Birmingham, MI
Scheduled employees in accordance to customer traffic & demand
Built & strengthened customer relationships, created brand awareness via print, photo shoots, & television
Invited as key speaker on television in recognition of outstanding performance & knowledge
Recruited, trained, & developed staff to high performance levels

Dominator Clothing on Tour Manager [D.C.O.T]: Traveling trunk shows
Established & initiated [D.C.O.T] creating additional brand exposure & revenue streams
Consistently & significantly increased sales revenue
Focused on performance management & always conscious of sales targets
Oversaw all functions pertaining to operations, including sales, adherence to company policy, maintaining inventory levels, customer service, & strategic planning

Account Executive 2007
Real Detroit Weekly – Ferndale, MI

Production Coordinator 2006
Jill Stuart – New York, NY
Reviewed, evaluated, & communicated with factories during the production process to ensure the item was made according to the companies/Jill’s expectations thus providing on time shipments/deliveries
Developed a communication strategy for weekly meetings with the sales team, creative team, & production team to ensure that group goals were being tracked and met project deadlines.
Monitored & coordinated samples for fittings, photo shoots, & fashion stories in media & print
Played an integral role in the relocation of the warehouse
Assisted in choosing trims & sending out samples to ensure color/style/cost will be the most effective as well as up to standards.

Marketing & Personal Assistant 2005
Catherine Zadeh – New York, NY
Jewelry Designer


Marketing Coordinator
E! Entertainment & the Style Network –LA,CA CA 2004-2005
Worked with producers during weekly meetings as well as assisted on-air talent
Collaborated with the lead wardrobe stylist exhibiting producers expectations for on-air-talent
Gathered elements [clips, stills, graphics] from original programing to upload & update the website
Logged field tapes; media-log in preparation for edit
Researched market demographics, trends, organize online media, & track reports improving response rates of network’s sales

Marketing Coordinator 2004
John Hardy – New York, NY
Responsible for organizing co-op advertising activities
Interacted with retailers regarding their co-op ad budges & coordinated media planning & approval process with them & production agent
Assisted in keeping marketing budget updated with billing and recording process
Worked directly with stylists, magazine editors, & PR agency to promote John Hardy Jewelry

Sales Associate & Visual Merchandiser
Nordstrom Troy, MI 2002
Ensured quality service to customers - top seller ranked #1 for sales revenue

Elementary School Teacher 2002-2003
Maple Elementary-Walled Lake, MI
Taught 5th grade

Education

Wayne State University 2010
Design & Fashion Merchandising Coursework- Detroit, MI
Relevant Coursework: fundamentals of fashion design, Strategic Sales, Retail Marketing, & Fashion Merchandising

Paris American Academy & Kent State University 2009
Intensive fashion program- Paris & NYC,
Michigan State University 2002-2003
BA Elementary Education – East Lansing, MI
Minors: communication & English
Continued graduate coursework
Certified in the state of MI grades K—5
Favorite Fashion Designer or Fashion Brand
Stella
What is your favorite fashion website? (list the WEBSITE address)
http://fashiondex.com
Gender
Female
Age
Over 18
What is hot in fashion this year?
Leg Warmers, Sequin Tops, Layering, Long sleeve mini skirts with leggings, leg warmers, funky boots, and a cool fur [fake or real- to each their own] cropped jacked over accessorized with a belt - put the belt around the jacket.

MELISSA BOUCHARD's Blog

ONE OF A KIND BOUTIQUE: TAKE A LOOK LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. I APPRECIATE IT.

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 2:24am 0 Comments

DESIGNER RESALE BOUTIQUE



Different type of resale. Below I have highlighted why the store is unique/ one of a kind compared to other resale shops.



What makes DRB different?

➢ Refreshments: wine, juice, treats

➢ Sandlewood-scented showroom

➢ High to moderate designer labels

➢ Chandeliers and wooden hangers

➢ Personal shopping and styling services

➢ Manicure/Pedicure services



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At 3:24am on August 10, 2012, Harold Bernard said…

hi Melissa hope you are well.. i am a designer from London organizing a Runway/fashion show at the troy community center on the 27th October i was wandering if you would be interested in having a meeting of some sort //please email me your number: hohb@london.com  websit: www.hohblondon.com

At 3:08am on February 15, 2011, fashion designer said…
HI NICE TO MEET YOU HERE MADIAM MELISSA
At 11:29pm on December 17, 2010, fashion designer said…
hi
At 4:45am on April 27, 2010, Zankhana said…
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At 3:10pm on April 16, 2010, Supreme Luxe said…
Melissa - Great to meet you. In response to your question on body image, I think it plays a HUGE part in self esteem. Though we often hear the phrase, "It's on the inside that matter." The truth is that it is the "outside" that forms the first impression on others. And of course, we get our own self image from comparing our selves to others and their comments. "You should work out," easily gets translated to "I'm fat." It takes a lot NOT to focus on your body image. Good luck with your thesis.
At 8:42pm on April 12, 2010, Keesha Parsons said…
Hi Melissa,

Please provide a one line sentence of what it is you do and how you would be able to help our fans/members?
At 12:56pm on April 12, 2010, Keesha Parsons said…
I am the CEO of MyWardrobe, LLC and we would love for you to become a member of our interactive virtual fashion website www.mywardrobe.org
At 12:03am on April 12, 2010, Elizabeth FashionEngineers.com said…
Melissa, thank you so much for the email.
Your experience is impressive. Your attitude and spirit come through as wise and joyful.
I'm humbled.
I look forward to meeting and talking with you.
Please keep in touch.
Elizabeth
 
 
 

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