NAME Melody Melina Ehsani AKA The Tan Backhand AKA Silky Sand Dunes AKA Melly Mel
WHAT SHIRT DID YOU CHOOSE AND WHY? Allen Iverson, because ball is life.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING / LISTENING TO / WATCHING?
WATCHING - Atlanta, Insecure, The Crown, Cooked, and Martin reruns.
READING - Walt Disney’s autobiography
LISTENING TO - Solange, old Heiro records especially Casual, Frank Ocean, Black Sabbath, Fiona Apple, Lauryn Hill (always)
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Los Angele$$$
WHAT IS ONE ODD THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My Swiss Army knife - it has everything on it, including tweezers, which are important for a Persian girl!
WHAT WAS THE LAST GREAT MEAL YOU HAD? I spent the weekend in Nola for a wedding, and everything I ate was incred, especially this place Neyow's. OMG!
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU LIKE/DISLIKE? I like candles, lip gloss, sunny days, my ’72 Impala, deep conversations.
I dislike liars, shallow small talk, “networking” events, being rushed, papayas, racism, sexism & our president elect.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE NEXT DEERDANA SHIRT? LAURYN HILL!!!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO ON A SUNDAY? Eat my mom’s home cooked food. She also makes me Turkish coffee and reads the grains for fun…it always ends in her telling me she sees me in a wedding dress (LOL).
WHERE ARE YOU MOST COMFORTABLE? Doing things I love, being around people I love, eating things I love.
WHAT SONG HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE MOST? Lauryn Hill’s entire acoustic album.
Photos by Dana Veraldi