Malissa Long, Fashion Designer

Malissa Long is an Austin-based fashion designer that uses funky & unusual items to make clothing. She says she has used men's ties, bottle caps, paper, & aluminum to make her designs interesting. This September Malissa will debut her first collection & her website shows a sampling of her work from 2003 to present. The little blue & red dress is one of my favorites and the grey dress is smokin' hot! Malissa currently sells some of her pieces through two sites, Shopflick and Sense of Fashion. An excellent example of this designers eco-friendly ability is the zip front recycled aluminum dress. This denim sundress features recycled aluminum bunny punch flowers stitched with denim thread, as well as a lined bodice. Check out MLW / Malissa Long Wear on Facebook for more info.