Melissa Latin

How did you get started in the world of social media direction and marketing?

Through the success of my own blog, Charlotte Fashion Plate, and social media platforms.

Tell me a little bit about your blog Charlotte Fashion Plate.

CFP is so much more than just a fashion and food blog. I am so incredibly grateful for all of the support I have received around the country and particularly, here in Charlotte. When I came up with this idea a little over four years ago, I was mainly focused on fashion styling. Never in a million years would I have predicted that my focus now would be on creating recipes for others to enjoy. I am incredibly thankful to be teaming up with brand name companies like Target and McCormick Spice.

Why fashion and food?

In a former life, I was an accounting professor. I loved it so very much, but I always knew there was something else I should be doing…this is it! I have such a passion for both fashion and food and I want others to enjoy them as much as I do.

What motivates you?

Motivating others, motivates me. I love when people try my recipes. I’m all about getting people to cook more at home. This inspires me to keep creating recipes for the beginner and expert home cook. I also love that others enjoy my fashion sense. I love sharing my finds with others and inspiring women of all ages.