Leonora: “My motto for Mim-pi is and has always been ‘Smile and the world smiles with you’. Throughout the whole process of making Mim-pi – from the first flutter of inspiration to the last button on a dress – this is the common thread in our collections. I smile when I design a piece and when I buy fabric. My employees smile when they see the result of their handwork. My clients smile when a shipment comes in. And the girl smiles when she is wearing her Mim-pi dress. That is my goal. Always.”