Southern Fashion Inspiration from a Texas Style Maven and HBCU Alum

Love southern style and design? We have you covered with lots of Pinterest-worthy style today. We are showcasing Southern Fashion Inspiration from a Texas Style Maven and HBCU Alum, Melissa Greggs owner of Jenise Greggs Couture.

Love Gregg’s style and want to see more of her collection she gave us some insight into her next collection and says “My next collection is going to be a tribute to my grandmother who is 98 with dementia. It’s photographs of flowers from her garden that she used to always take care of. It will be about her journey and of my family. It will be a strong collection of ready to wear garments.” 

Melissa Jenise Greggs is a designer, stylist, creative visionary, innovator, and founder of Jenise Gregg Couture–a sultry, sophisticated clothing line that screams fashion-fortitude, uniqueness and surprise. Melissa’s vision for JGC is, “Couture for the woman, that dares to be different not just in her style, but in her everyday life.” She desires to see people empowered internally by what they wear, so she has worked tirelessly on JGC making sure that the quality of is not just perfect, but timeless. Jenise Gregg Couture is designed for women of style. The look is classic yet sexy, showcasing many timeless pieces including suits, cocktail wear, formal gowns, and wedding gowns.


Southern Fashion Inspiration from a Texas Style Maven and HBCU Alum

Melissa is not new to the fashion industry. When she became of age, the very essence of her persona was formed through an endless exposure to fashion. By the time Melissa was a teenager, she needed to be immersed in fashion as much as she needed the blood that flowed through her veins. Through the years since then, she has been formally trained in the arts of fashion and design, which have cultivated her passion for her own label. Melissa Jenise tastefully executes her creativity and enthusiasm for design.
Melissa’s formal fashion training began when she attended Prairie View A&M University and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in Fashion Design and Marketing. She was president of the Fashion Club and was voted Most Promising Designer and Most Innovative Up and Coming Designer. During these college years, Melissa and a friend started a clothing line that had the campus of Prairie View buzzing. The label presented opened the doors for fashion shows both on campus and throughout the city of Houston. Upon graduation Melissa joined the Houston Chapter of Fashion Group International.
Melissa also believes in philanthropy work. Melissa does a yearly fashion show with Reconstruction of a Survivor Breast Cancer Organization. She also has a passion for speaking to young girls about today’s issue, and what not to wear. Melissa is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
You may have seen her work on celebrities such as LeToya Luckett, Nicole Ari Parker, and the Formal International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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