AMERICAN is

MELISSA MAGSAYSAY : JOURNALIST

Melissa Magsaysay is a multimedia journalist and best-selling author contributing to numerous publications. As a trusted voice in the fashion industry, Melissa also consults for several luxury and contemporary lifestyle brands, providing editorial direction and creative content for a variety of different companies. Currently she is the Director of Content for 11 Honoré, a size-inclusive e-commerce site focusing on exclusive, high end designers.

Melissa writes for The Los Angeles Times, Business of Fashion and The Hollywood Reporter. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue China, The Chicago Tribune and C Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Access Hollywood Live as an on-air expert.

As far as being American today in terms of culture and creativity, it’s a new day.

“AMERICAN is”, a short film series by BLDWN identifies a unique and diverse group of individuals, from all walks of life, who were asked to answer the question, “American is _____”? The responses were as beautiful and inspiring as those we heard from.

We hope you enjoy what they shared.

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