MJ Couch, Designer
MJ Couch grew up on the west coast of Newfoundland in the town of Howley. Population? A couple hundred, tops. That’s a fraction of the number of people who watched her twirl on the runways of London and New York, where she showcased her colourful, one-of-a-kind clothing designs. And imagine the number of people who saw her in Vogue Magazine where she was recently featured! You might say quitting is a bad thing, but not if it means following a new dream! In 2011, MJ left her teaching career to follow her passion for fashion, launching her handmade clothing line, Melanie Jacqueline. On her storefront and business cards, you’ll see her tagline, “Be happy in the clothing you wear.” MJ finds happiness in making clothing people love, in the place she loves – home.