It’s raining, cold and grey in London, it’s 2pm and it’s already very dark. I ring the door bell of a spacious house off Sloane Street, and suddenly I enter a colorful and luminous world… Welcome to Miraland! Mira Mikati is Lebanese, born in Beirut but raised in Paris, and now she’s been settled in London for nearly a decade. Mira has this unique oriental hospitality, proposing me right away a matcha tea cup, some gluten free cakes and a coconut juice! The house is surrounded by Murakami imagery (on cushions, on walls, even on Christmas tree decorations). There is also a big collection of “Darcel” fashion portraits on the wall. Mira even has her own Darcel portrait, but as all the other members of the family do— her hubby and the 3 kids ! But what does Mira Mikati do apart from being a warm well-connected Londoner and a super mum ? Mira wears more than one hat : she runs Plum, a hip concept store in Beyrut, she co-founded 10 years ago with her friend Raya. And she launched a capsule collection 2 years ago with the support of the french maison Façonnable. This beach-oriented capsule is becoming bigger and bigger and has caught the eye of Colette, Net-A-Porter, Joseph, Barneys to name a few. The last collection was inspired by Los Angeles surfing as Mira has started to surf herself and is really mad about LA right now !
So here are some pictures I took of Mira dressed in her own label. But as she’s a serious accessories addict too, I had fun playing with her Sophia Webster shoes, her milk Olympia Le-Tan clutch, her Fendi bag and her Chanel Babouchka clutch… But the pieces Mira was really proud to show me were the 2 pairs of Stan Smith customized by mister Pharrell Williams himself. OMG, so jealous !