Letter from the editorERIKA PALOMINO
COLOR ME HAPPY!
The value of happiness is one of the most frequently explored contemporary themes. Be it in an academic setting or in real life. We have as a possible ideal the feeling of happiness when “everything’s right” or when “everything’s going right”. This feeling, dear reader, won’t last more than a second. Frustration? Sorrow? Upset?
No way! As we have already said, here at Melissa we have a Utopian perspective. This nirvana that protects us from all evil can be either real or virtual. It depends on a personal level of consciousness. Maybe the social networks and digital snapshots make us think everyone’s hap- pier or having more fun than us. It’s something explained and justified by both serious scien- tists and barroom philosophers.
However, here we are, trying to get through another day, even more than that: to start every day. Melissa is here to help with that. To brightenthings up, to make everything “happier” (Utopians, again, are by themselves). To give life more color. Especially with this summer collection, Rainbow. It’s hard to imagine something more optimistic, starry eyed, mind- altering, and almost childlike than a rainbow. That’s why we are here. To remind you that, on the other side of the country or of the planet, there are people like you. They are distinct like you. As unique as the seven rainbow colored models on our cover. Or as authentic as every color shade imaginable. Seeing a rainbow gives us the feeling of being in the presence of something singular. Tell me, is there a Melissa fan out there that has not felt special when putting on a new hit style of the brand? Desire for a new color or heel, or a new product?
From my part, I still look up at the sky on rainy days.