“This is how the womenswear collaboration of Michael DePaulo and Tonya Mezrich was born. The ready to wear line, Mike & Ton, is the brainchild of an erstwhile architect (De Paulo) and a former dentist (Mezrich).” – Boston Common
Meet the Team
De Paulo has been designing gowns since he was a child. After graduating with a Masters in Architecture he decided to follow his passion. In 2006 he launched the self-titled label Michael De Paulo primarily focusing on evening wear. Since then, De Paulo has produced eleven evening collections including his most recent for Spring ’13. His architectural background has influenced his bold and structured designs. His work has been featured in various fashion publications such as Women’s Wear Daily among others. In addition, De Paulo has established a loyal clientele and his designs have graced the red carpet on several occasions including The Emmy Awards. De Paulo’s gowns are sold nationwide.
Since being named one of the Boston Globe’s Top 25 Most Stylish People, Mezrich has become a local go-to gal for anything in the fashion world. Her background in fashion comes not only from studying extensively at the School of Fashion Design and MassArt, but also from her on air experience as a Fashion Anchor. She was responsible for launching the TV show StyleBoston on NECN, where she served as host of the show and also developed and produced her own Fashion Forward Segment. Currently she produces and stars in her own weekly fashion segment titled, “Tagged By Tonya” on the NECN Morning Show. Her fashion background also extends to the print media where she has received many accolades for creating and serving for many years as the columnist for Niche Media’s Boston Common Magazine’s “Hot List”. In addition, her remarkable background as a dentist who graduated top of her class at Tufts Dental School, makes her a unique and skilled jewelry designer for her own label: Jewel Design By Tonya, a Daily Candy Sweetest Thing Nominee of 2009.