My name is Minnie Lin and I am the creator of Belle & Kai. I am a pharmacist by profession, but a photographer and designer at heart. From the time I was a child, I have been obsessed with vintage fashion, and I still count the Beatles as my favorite band. My fascination with vintage clothing continued through adulthood when I started a small Etsy shop selling women's vintage clothing. From there, I discovered my love of photography, which would lead to one of my biggest endeavors yet.
When you have any type of online boutique, having great photography is key. The success of my Etsy shop relied heavily on my ability to take clear, beautiful images. From there, I began dressing my daughter and photographing her, which laid the foundation for Belle & Kai — the marriage of my passion for photography and my love of vintage clothing.
Belle & Kai is heavily influenced by the styles of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Many of my designs are inspired by the classic elegance of the 1950s and the bohemian spirit of the 1960s and 1970s. Better yet, each piece is designed to not only be stylish, but also comfortable. As a mother myself, i know there is nothing worse than your girl refusing to wear a gorgeous dress because it is itchy or ill-fitting.
I pour my heart and soul into every aspect of my boutique. From the initial design, to fabric selection and photography, I am involved in every step along the way. I count it as a privilege to be able to incorporate my love of fashion and photography into something I am very proud of and I hope you and the girls in your life love my clothing as much as I love designing them.