Our original muse

The beautiful Maria, Melissa's grandmother is the original Sunshine Symbol muse. 

After completing her degree & feeling disillusioned by the fashion industry, Melissa began sewing again with her grandmother as a hobby and a way to spend time together.

First and foremost, design has always been a way in which she has connected with the women in her life. 

Muses of Mine series

Sondrine / Cygnet

Sondrine / Cygnet

"I have been feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude to be supported doing what I love every day, privileged to be living where I am, and thankful to be living life with two eternally optimistic humans."
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Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali

"If I am away from my dreams and writing for too long I feel like I’m losing my soul. Keeping my imagination and spirit alive requires dedicating time to nurture it. It is a flame that must be stopped from ever going out."
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Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd

Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd

"Our known mortality makes us productive and purposeful, and we can understand that taking in the little moments are just as important as those momentous occasions. I think that's why art is so important - it brings a lot of meaning and communion." 
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