Messeca New York is a favorite of those with their finger on the pulse of what's next in the world of style and trend. This line combines Brazilian high fashion with cutting-edge, modern New York design. Messeca is quickly becoming known as an up-and-coming brand to watch.
“The clear plastic gives this a cool future-forward attitude.”
“For the woman who can spot the latest trends before others catch on.”
“Rose gold feels so right to us. It really makes our flat collection stand out from the rest.”
“Living in New York, we’re very familiar with the necessity of having the right balance of heels and flats. We designed the Jacqueline with this in mind.”
“This one's for our west coast babes and 60's lovers alike. A little tie dye Coraline goes a loooong way”
Exclusive Interview: Messeca designers Nicole Ortega & Pablo Delgado
When I see the Messeca line at shoe shows and hang with brand creators Nicole Ortega and Pablo Delgado I see a brand that is destined for indie greatness. They seem to have a combination of all the right stuff : innovation, edginess, good business skills and a passion for shoes. All of which are key ingredients for building a brand. I love this line for so many reasons, but I think the main one is that this line just screams urban dweller which make it a perfect fit for Ashbury Skies.
Q: What inspires you when designing your collection?
A perfect blend of all the things that surround our day-to-day lives and all the things we fantasize about.
When we design, the girl we have in mind is:
The everyday girl who is never satisfied.
In life we are most inspired by:
Pablo - Faith
Nicole - Survivors
At the moment, we are obsessed with:
P - The Hunger Games.
N - The Brooklyn Public Library & Isabel Marant Sneakers.
We can’t go a day without checking out this blog:
The Man Repeller & NY Times Fashion & Style/Bill Cunningham (Thursdays).
The best advice we have ever got is:
P - Follow your dreams and never give up!
N - Sometimes you have to take two steps back to leap forward and always remember your not doing it for the money.
We can’t live without:
P - Family & Friends.
N - Chapstick , Jonathan W. Ritzman, my Miami friends/family.
Fav on my playlist right now is:
P - A guilty pleasure not to be announced
N - The Unknown by Niko Villamor
If we could go back in time and bring back one trend it would be:
P - I want to be 2 years old and rock my OshKosh B’Gosh overalls and white Keds.
N - Braces/Retainer, just for a few days.
On Friday nights, we...
P - I stay in and read.
N - I stay in, unless there’s a celebration going on somewhere.
Redbull or coffee person?
Coffee!! We have a morning ritual, at 9:00 a.m. we go down to our local bodega, get coffee, chat with the employees (hey Ferry & Linda!!!) & crack some jokes. It’s how we start every work day.
Which of your personal possessions most clearly yells “fashion victim”?:
P - McQueen Kilt
N - Hello Kitty Snow Boots
If you couldn’t design shoes and you could have any other job, what would it be?
P - An Oscar nominated actor.
N - I would love to be involved with hip-hop music….anything Wu-Tang, Nas, Jay-Z, Gangstarr, Mos Def: the classics. It’s my secret love.