Q&A with Mira Fain

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Mira Fain developed an appreciation for vivid prints and Scandinavian design while spending time at her parent’s textile stores on Finland’s western coast. By age 6, she was already sewing and creating clothing for her dolls and, later, her friends. After graduating from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, she moved to Los Angeles and held sartorial posts at Guess Inc., ABS by Allen Schwartz, and Laundry by Shelli Segal. In 2004, while searching the internet for “happy dresses,” she came upon Lilly Pulitzer’s bright frocks; she joined the legendary company a few months later. As executive vice president of product design and development, she’s helped evolve Lilly Pulitzer into a global lifestyle brand that now includes sportswear, children’s apparel, and more. When she’s not designing, the West Palm Beach resident enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and supporting local charities like Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Current favorite fashion designerS Alessandro Michele for Gucci and Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi

SARTORIAL ESSENTIAL Gold insignia cuff by Carolina Herrera

RECENT COVETED PURCHASE Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and gold with diamonds

GO-TO PALM BEACH RESTAURANTS Renato’s and Palm Beach Grill

CRAVABLE BITES Lobster salad at Pizza Al Fresco and poached salmon at Ta-boo

SIGNATURE SIP A glass of Veuve Clicquot Rich 

CLICKS ON Net-a-porter.com

MUST-HAVE GADGET Two ultra-slim power banks for travel

NOW READING Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner

HIDDEN TALENT Ballroom dancing

GUILTY PLEASURE Talenti sea salt caramel gelato

IDEA OF A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT A last-minute flight to the Bahamas

NEVER LEAVES HOME WITHOUT Eau Thermale Avène hydrating sunscreen lotion SPF 50, Estée Lauder lipstick in Nude Reveal, and Tom Ford Cyrille aviator sunglasses

PALM BEACH OBSESSION Driving down South Ocean Boulevard at dusk

PERSONAL PASSIONS Shopping for vintage treasures and furniture on Antique Row

WISH LIST To be fluent in French

FAVORITE ESCAPE The Mediterranean in the summer, particularly the Greek island of Spetses


TREASURED POSSESSION A gold palm tree necklace from my mother

IN HER CARRY-ON A MacBook Pro, a cashmere poncho, a printed Lilly Pulitzer Mila shift, and gold Valentino Rockstud sandals

BUCKET LIST Attend a wellness and yoga retreat in the South of France

GO-TO HOSTESS GIFT A pink orchid arrangement, because it represents joy and happiness

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