Wearing the black from head to toe and her signature blonde hair cut into your recent visit to the bay area, the Maria – mils store’s avant-garde New York style conceals her long career life on a swimwear designed island. Born and raised in Honolulu, the 51 year old pioneer industry revolutionized the launch of her same name line “the bra size Bikinis night shop in mixed and matched separation – 25 years ago for women to find more accurate matching than typical S, M’s breakthrough, my choice.”
Mills, a young swimcat who was fascinated by it, graduated from Cornell University in early 1990s and moved to San Francisco to become an assistant designer of Jessica McClintock. Just then, a roommate at a sports pictorial asked her if she would do anything for the magazine’s logo swimsuit.
“On the day I left my job, I went to all the San Francisco stores in the bathing suit and 7000 light bulbs,” Mills recalls, whose retro design was traced to the low foot profile of 60s. “It doesn’t mean anything to me. The same size of the top cut is the same size of the same fabric at the bottom, so I can’t buy the top or bottom if I want to.”
Mills is still strong and has developed into wearable, accessories and a new lingerie capsule collection. Her products are sold on her e-commerce website; in professional retailers and luxury goods stores; in the nine Maria mills franchised stores all over the country, including the WAL-MART of marlin’s LAK sper.
She also invested in the next generation of educational innovation, with her shop for girls and her support production director, Libby Mattern to provide a professional workshop, to launch her non-profit trading process, a sewer skills training program run by the company Brook forest headquarters. When Mills went to Losangeles to talk about her trip to San Francisco, her style attracted her, the company’s keen philosophy and the skills of buying new suits.
Q: does your Hawaii root affect your way of designing SWIMSUIT?
A: two thousand percent! When we grew up in Honolulu, swimwear is such a ritual. There are professional boutiques, which you like, “your mother will let you buy an online bikini? They are very stylish knitted Bikinis night shops, striped, dark blue and light blue stripes hand knitted. I was about 12 years old before leaving Honolulu. I asked my mother, please let me buy one. She finally took me, but I was completely flat chested, so there is no suitable. When I got home, I took the top and folded it up to make it fit.
Q: How did the first job in Jessica and Mcclintock design clothes come into being?
A: I learned a lot, because I fell in love with Jessica McClintock when I was a teenager, but I have grown up. When I accepted this job, my style was not the same style. Because of this, I can see from the outside — understand people’s love for products, and why they are such a loyal fans for so long. I think if I had been in Ann Demeulemeester, because I liked the brand, I might not be born with curiosity. So I always tell people that they don’t have to pursue the work of your favorite brand. The pursuit of the greatest opportunity.
Q: what is your unexpected source of inspiration?
Recently, we began to make swimsuits with clothes as inspiration. How do you peel the coverage instead of taking it away? We like the pied piper. It has a high neckline and wide shoulder top. We add bands and ties to your packaging, so it almost feels ready to wear. This is inspired by the dancers. The dancer has an incredible way of layering. You have to move, so you need high arm holes, and you need a specific type of leg exercise. You can’t get out of it in front or side. There is a kind of cover feeling that is really fascinating.
Q: what is the biggest mistake of women when choosing swimsuits?
Answer: No, I can’t wear stripes; I can’t wear colors; I can’t wear retro, or I can’t wear too small. You must be prepared for all explorations, go out and see all the options. Yes, you will try something, and you will laugh. Yes, this is ridiculous. You will want to take it away at once. But don’t be so strict with yourself. It’s not you, it’s a suit. Keep trying!
Q: considering that almost all 35 of you are women’s exceptions to Frank, do your knives have the way of doing METOO business?
Answer: absolutely. My # is part of the election. We know exactly who we want at the White House. When we bravely posted something on our website, we made a bikini, saying that the dirty woman on the back of the crystal, we had our “future women” t – shirt, and we sold a ton – I don’t think we really made it clear that any of our information was represented. So I wrote an e-mail to all the customers. This means that we are sad, but we must be united and shoulder to shoulder. We must step by step to make the next year as possible as possible. I also said to our team, we have to see everyone in our business. We must see if there is equality between men and women. We saw our bank, our fabric suppliers, our lawyers. We have a deep understanding of all the people who do business with us and say, “we need to make you reach a higher standard.