In the Spotlight: Gilda Midani
Brazilian designer Gilda Midani uses her eponymous clothing line to develop a personal culture not fashion line. Gestures, identities, rhythms are themes within the line that get explored in her nature-inspired color palettes, proportions and use of natural materials like cotton, linen and silk. From the primitive beeswax batik to the ancient shibori of Japan, with pigments ranging from the traditional plant-based to silicone, plaster and even iron oxide, the only rules are to maintain quality, guarantee comfort and create beauty.“I strongly believe that comfort makes the body peaceful. And that elegance and beauty are the natural outgrowth of that feeling. Our pieces are made entirely by hand, many loving hands, for a single purpose: to make you feel as free as possible.” - Gilda Midani
Minnie T's only rules – uncommon and independent style, natural fibers and artistic construction.
With a finely curated collection that combines both strong New York & European sophistication along with the casual chic of LA's most cosmopolitan women, Minnie T's has been a fashion retail trailblazer since its start in 2001 as the first clothing store on iconic Abbot Kinney Blvd. With over 60 unique and emerging lines from across the world, Minnie T's has been an under-the-radar favorite for stylists, celebrities and artists since day one. In the fall of 2014, the boutique expanded its brick and mortar and moved to Santa Monica's up-and-coming Ocean Park Blvd. It is here that Minnie T's continues to honor its founding principle of celebrating timeless yet modern, handcrafted goods.
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1624 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Hours: M-F 11-7pm, Sun 11-6pm