I have been following Mien on instagram for awhile now and I’m very excited to finally include the line in our directory! Designer Lisa Hsieh started the brand while pregnant with her son, so it only makes sense that motherhood is her biggest inspiration. The pieces are meant to provide ease and comfort during our busy days, running around town, chasing our little ones and keeping up with life in general. Lisa also designed them to accommodate our changing bodies, through pregnancy, nursing and all the other changes life presents us with. The collection includes matching pieces for kids too and some adorable jersey clothing made from organic cotton.
Lisa Kindly sent me one of her Painters Button Shirt’s in Cedar Green. The top is a great versatile piece that can be worn on its own or as a light cover up over your favorite outfit. Coordinating trousers are also available if you want a casual suit look and they come in a variety of colors. I love how easy it is to throw on and instantly feel presentable. I’ve tried the top with dresses, trousers, jeans and even leggings, it works with so many different outfits making it a great core piece. Below I paired it with Jesse Kamm sailor pants, a vintage tank, Zuzii clogs and a necklace that belonged to my late uncle. Above it was worn closed with a pair of vintage Levi’s (not shown) and Sophie Monet earrings.
All Mien pieces are made locally in Los Angeles, even the jersey fabric is custom knit, then dyed within 20 minutes of Lisa’s studio. Shop the full collection at www.mienstudios.com and follow along @mienstudios.