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MEET THE STAFF

“I want every woman to feel beautiful and confident within themselves and express it through their style.”

 

Melina Bagnato is not just another fashion boutique owner. Melina Bagnato is your best friend in style and confidence. When it comes to fashion, the two are mutually exclusive, and there is no-one else more qualified than Melina to open your eyes to the world of beauty that is YOU.

 

Director, Stylist, and Buyer, Melina’s true passion is empowering women through style. Seeing a woman accept, understand, and LOVE HER BODY AND SELF brings a sense of joy and fulfillment to Melina. The power of dressing for YOUR body is incredible. And, as a mum herself, Melina knows that your personal style is often last on the list. Let Melina guide you and create a style that is perfect for YOU.

 

Her vivacious personality, her gorgeous smile, and her ability to connect with you as a woman makes the styling journey so much easier. Melina’s no fluff approach to building women up - not just through personal styling - is something else. You walk away thinking, “Where has this woman been all my life?”

 

Finding your personal style has never been so easy. Melina supports you in finding your perfect style with advice about garment shapes and styles that are both age and budget appropriate, resulting in a confidence you have never experienced before. Style is confidence, and confidence is style. Melina loves feeling radiant, fabulous, confident when she steps out of the house each day, and wants her clients to experience that same euphoria with their own personal style. But that’s not all. Style Me Over is much more than finding your personal style. You can shop your style at StyleMeOver.com or in person at the Oakleigh boutique. 

 

Wife (to Scott), mum (of three boys - Jordyn, Harvey, and Ethan), business owner (and let’s be honest, Style Me Over is her fourth baby), and daughter (of Dom Bagnato, Director of Dom Bagnato Menswear), Melina’s upbringing in a family who values and respects fashion and style is what shaped her her future in fashion. When pregnant with Harvey, some six years ago, Melina opened the online boutique, StyleMeOver.com. With the roaring success of the online boutique, Melina opened the bricks and mortar boutique in 2018 whilst pregnant with Ethan. As her fourth baby, Melina knows every facet of her business intimately. No stone is left unturned. Her many years of experience in the fashion industry - styling, designing, buying, merchandising, garment importation, and working with many magazines - has seen Melina rise to be the in demand stylist we know and love today.

 

 

“It is so important to understand your body shape and what best complements it. When you are well dressed, in styles that complement your figure, you feel amazing. I want this for every woman!”  - Melina Bagnato

 

 

Melina

Director and Stylist


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
A Flaming Lamborghini because I come across fiery and intense but I’m actually smooth and sweet.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...a blazer. When I’m in a blazer, I feel unstoppable, I feel powerful and able, and it reminds me of my roots, growing up around my dad’s suiting business.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I grew up in Clarinda but now live in Patterson Lakes.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...helping women feel good about themselves, helping them to create outfits perfect for their body. It’s like creating magic.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...being a mum to my three boys, as well as a wife, daughter, sister, aunty, and friend. Work hard, play hard.
My Star Sign is…

Cancer

 

Elle

Assistant Manager


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
Whiskey because I warm the heart!
My favourite item of clothing is...
...a scarf. It’s so versatile. It can be a sarong, a headscarf, a neck kerchief, a blanket...so many things!

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I grew up in country Victoria, a town called Boolarra, but I’ve been living in Melbourne since 2013.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the diversity, every day is different from the last! We have a lot of fun as a team, the vibes are good!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...at a bar or restaurant or in my kitchen. Good food and good drinks are very important. Love cooking and eating with my boyfriend. I also enjoy travelling.
My Star Sign is…

Gemini

 


Nicole

General Retail Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
A Long Island Iced Tea because I’m stronger than I look.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...classic black boots. Dress them up, dress them down, they make any outfit look good. And, when I’m wearing them, I feel like I’m wearing a suit of armour. Nothing can touch me.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I was born in Mumbai but grew up in Singapore. I’ve been in Melbourne now for about five years.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the high-vibing chaos! It’s not a bad chaos, it’s a great chaos. We have lots of fun. It’s fast-paced, never a dull moment.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...drinking and eating with Elle - haha! Or panicking about my (Masters) assignments.
My Star Sign is…

Taurus

 

Rita

Sales Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
I’d be an Aperol Spritz because it’s colourful, fizzy, and makes you feel happy.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...jeans. They make you feel sexy and confident.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I’m a south-east Melbourne girl, I grew up in Doveton but now live in Narre Warren.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the people. The team - and the customers - are like a family. I love giving people confidence in their outfit.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...spending time with my family, out at cafes or restaurants, walking, going to the movies, or going to the footy to watch Collingwood play.
My Star Sign is…

Scorpio

 


 

Stacey

Sales Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
Definitely champagne because it’s bubbly.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...a flowing hi-low top. Clothing of a Super Mum!

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I’m from the Mornington Peninsula but now live in Sandhurst.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the lovely customers, and the nice clothes!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...being a mum to my two girls, so taking them to their sports, taking them to school, etc., and spending time with friends having drinks and nibbles.
My Star Sign is…

Aries

 

Andrea

Pick & Pack Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
A Bloody Mary because it’s good for a hangover!
My favourite item of clothing is...
...a gorgeous purpley, floral top that my mum wore through her 20s. She passed it on to me, I just love it.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I’m from Malaysia but have been in Melbourne for three years.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the little family. There’s no politics, we communicate well, and we’re close-knit. Time passes so quickly, you don’t get bored!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...at home in my PJs having a beer, and trying not to fight with my teenager!
My Star Sign is…

Sagittarius

 


 

Connie

e-Commerce Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
A nice Pinot Noir because it’s classy and like a fine wine, I get better with age!
My favourite item of clothing is...
...jeans because they make me feel confident and ready for the day. But, as soon as I’m home, you’ll find me in my PJ pants!

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I grew up in Mordialloc but now live in Heatherton.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the fashion and new styles, and the great team environment.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...with the kids on the weekend, or catching up with the girls for drinks.
My Star Sign is…

Aries

 

Danni

Customer Service Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
I’d be a Cosmopolitan, it’s sexy and savvy.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...pants. Doesn’t matter what kind. Coloured, patterned, they’re just so versatile.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I’m from East Doncaster but now live in Dingley Village.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...knowing all the staff, everyone is so energetic, passionate, and supportive. Oh, and I love fashion!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...being a mum to my four kids (one girl, three boys). We’re always active, I love spending time with my kids, and my family. I also love catching up with friends.
My Star Sign is…

Aquarius

Eleni

Personal Assistant and Customer Service Co-ordinator


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
A Chili Margherita because it’s a spicy twist on an old classic.
My favourite item of clothing is...
...a black lace cami. It’s flattering and easy to dress up or down.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
I’m from Rowville but now live in Clarinda.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...women supporting each other in business, along with the high energy and positive vibes.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...practicing yoga, meditating, and charging my crystals.
My Star Sign is…

Libra

 

 

Pia

Sales Assistant


If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
Moscato, because I’m a sweet tooth!
My favourite item of clothing is...
...well it’s not really an item of clothing, but shoes. I love shoes.

I hail from … but I now live in ...
Home is by the sea. I haven’t moved far, about 10 minutes, so I’m still bayside.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the interaction and immersion with women.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...working in my own fashion business, and being Nonna to my four grandchildren.
My Star Sign is…

Cancer