MLE Designer Emily Li Mandri Shares Her Unique Style

Emily Li Mandri's brand, MLE, is full of stunning accessories that are all designed by her.

From purses to sleep masks, jewelry, hair clips and even original paintings, the MLE shop is full of some truly stunning pieces. We just had to know more about Emily and her passion for her brand, and she was kind enough to have a chat with us! Continue below to learn all about Emily Li Mandri and for some fun facts about the designer.

Name: Emily Li Mandri

IG Handle: @madebymle

Hometown: Saugerties, NY

Zodiac sign: Libra

Fun Facts:

1. Emily designs all of MLE's pieces herself!

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2. Her products are sustainably made with eco-friendly materials.


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3. She still owns a piece of clothing back from middle school:

"I remember when I bought my first pair of jeans in middle school. They had these blue embroidered flowers all over them, and I thought they were the coolest thing I had ever seen. Years later, I eventually turned them into a mini skirt. I actually still have them in my closet!"

-Emily Li Mandri

4. When it comes to her personal style, Emily loves bold and bright shades.


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5. MLE's Butterfly Claw Clips ($36) are her faves:

"They're sustainably made of cellulose acetate, a plant-based material and they're an elevated twist on Y2K style."

-Emily Li Mandri

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6. Emily loves these pants from Reformation because they're versatile and sustainably made.


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7. Her go-to outfit when she's in a rush:

"A Uniqlo tee with wide leg jeans and Birkenstock sandals is my default outfit. This summer my go-to handbag has been the Nodo Linen Tote ($118) from my line, an essential for all errands and adventures. I rotate between the Verte and Blossom colors."

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8. A jewelry teacher gave her some advice that has stuck with her:

"A jewelry teacher once told me 'If you don't have time to do it correctly, when are you going to have time to fix it?' I've found it applies to all aspects of life! It's so important to take the time to execute carefully and correctly, otherwise, you're going to spend more time later trying to fix whatever issues have come up from rushing."

-Emily Li Mandri


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