Lexi Lu was born from a true passion and love for being both feminine and beautiful. Inspired by vintage clothing, gems of all colors, shapes and sizes and the beauty that is naturally held in every unique woman, Allison Leigh Roden and Melissa Gayle Mastrolia, sisters and best friends, decided to embark on what would become an inspiration to their families, wisdom to their children and bonds with their friends that are unparalleled.
Allison and Melissa, both designers and co-creators of the Lexi Lu brand, started their journey together in 2002. With a few ideas, some ingenuity and great deal of hard work, the Lexi Lu brand can be found in Henri Bendel and other fine boutiques around the country.
Their collection and WonderHoops© signature earrings have been graced by American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and winner Jordin Sparks. In addition, Lexi Lu has been featured in People, Us, USA Today, Style, Lucky and many other international fashion magazines.
The Lexi Lu brand continues to expand each season by celebrating the “girl” in every woman’s soul. Fabulous, functional, and fun genuinely describe each Lexi Lu piece.
Allison, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, is always on top of the latest trends and fashion forecasts. Her design esthetic focuses on recreating vintage pieces to reflect the style and elegance of women today. Aside from a busy schedule as a designer, Allison is the proud mother of Alexandra Luisa, the baby girl that inspired the name Lexi Lu.
Melissa, a designer and creator of murals, ornaments, and just about anything beautiful that provides a natural canvas ensures that each Lexi Lu piece is handcrafted with the finest ingredients that are so vital to the collection. Melissa leads the day to day management of the company and ensures that each Lexi Lu girl is inspired not only from the product, but through to the packaging and the delivery. Also, a mother and wife, Melissa enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two girls, Katrina and Isabella, as well as, her wonderful husband.