She’s a boarding school student gone artistically rouge in Paris, turned photographer and then found enlightenment in the surf. Wife, mother, rider of the waves and savant of the shirt dresses; this is a concentrated summary of the delightfully chic, Minnie Mortimer. The Manhattan native was subject to a stringent uniform mandate while attending private school in her youth; she revolted by customizing her uniform with darts, lining, buttons and other embellishments. This rebellious fashion-action would help pave a path to her designer career as she often pays homage to her inner uniform-refugee through the design of her garments. Mortimer’s clothes are exquisitely effortless, smart designs that is not over processed. The simplicity and straightforward look of her signature shirt dresses feels relevant and now. Mortimer’s brother, Peter Davis of Italian Vogue, had this to say about his sister: “Minnie is the most talented one in the family, and I always knew she would do something amazing when she grew up. I am so proud of everything she does from being an amazing young mother to my niece/goddaughter, Tuesday, to her latest collection which is her most sophisticated yet. To say I am glad to be her brother is an understatement. She is my best friend. and I am also her biggest fan.” With a children's collection and a men’s line inspired by her chic brother in the works, Mortimer has become violently successful as her garments are now carried in stores across America and Japan.