Melissa Schwartzman, a 13-year-old student at Norbel School, is the daughter of Ellen Moss and Alan Schwartzman. Melissa is one of 96 contest winners Macy's selected to ride on a float in their Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Part of her prize also includes modeling in a future fashion show. Her interests include reading, walking, shopping and talking on the phone.
How would you describe your taste in clothing?
Modern, the latest styles. Such as a pair of Gap jeans, a shirt, and tennis shoes.
What's the newest thing in your closet?
A plain white tuxedo blouse with a design down the center.
What's the oldest thing in your closet?
A pair of disgusting sneakers.
Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?
Jeans, tennis shoes, and a nice comfortable baggy shirt with a turtle neck.
What is your wardrobe weakness?
I buy a lot of tennis shoes -- white low cut Keds.
What's the most expensive item in your closet?
A dressy outfit from Merry-Go-Round that I bought to wear to a Bar Mitzvah. The jacket is half-black and half-white while the skirt is half-white and half-black on reverse sides.
What's the least expensive item in your closet?
A tank top that I got on sale, but I'm not allowed to wear it because it's cut too low in front and is very tight. I thought it was fine, but mom didn't.
What's the wildest outfit you ever bought?
The Merry-Go-Round outfit, it's pretty, but different, so I get lots of comments when I wear it.
What are your favorite accessories?
I'm just getting into belts, but I also like rings and earrings. TKO earrings are my favorites.
If you had the chance to have dinner with the person you would most like to meet, who would that be and what would you wear?
I'd like to have dinner with Julia Robert's talent agents, so they could discover me. And I'd wear something comfortable like a blazer with a turtle neck, low boots, and a pair of comfortable jeans.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Either a lawyer or an actress.
If you could buy anything in the world that you wanted, what would that be?
I'd like to have a farm near a mall so I could own lots of animals and still go shopping.
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