Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Inside Designer Minnie Mortimer's Brentwood Palace

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    169

    SHARES

    12 comments
    See All Slides

    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 17.]

    Upon entering Minnie Mortimer's sunny, Brentwood abode, it's instantly apparent that apart from her teensy frame, her name doesn't do her justice—this girl has GIANT style! The surfer-slash-designer's pad, which she shares with husband Stephen Gaghan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Traffic, exudes that unique brand of Cali cool only achieved with quick wit—and the ability to wear many aesthetic hats at once. A former stylist and photog for the glossies, Minnie's casually cool, eponymous ready-to-wear line has been going gangbusters, but she still manages to find time to expertly curate thousands of square feet of pure home envy—all while being a supermom to her two-year-old daughter Tuesday and pup, Fuzzy Duck.

    The perfect mélange of East-meets-West coast chic (Minnie used to be an NYC girl), every nook and cranny of her style identity piqued our interest. She's one of those women that makes a ten minute conversation impossible; you need to linger to learn more, and indeed, one cup of café quickly turned into three! After our marathon chat, we had to share this gal about town's wide-ranging wisdom, which runs the gamut from swanky surf spots to the ultimate Oscar-night attire. Warning, after a serious caffeine buzz, that humongous closet is really easy to get lost in.

    Photographed by Maia Harms.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

The One Bag To Invest In This Fall Is...

Narrowing down which new fall bag will become your wear-every-day standout is as tough as figuring out if you're doing chicken or beef at Chipotle (come on — you know that's hard). But, Etienne Aigner has made that handbag decision-making process a whole lot easier. Today, the NYC-based line launched its latest read

Skin care

10 Easy Ways To Get A More Even Complexion

I recently watched the movie Reality Bites, mostly because it’s rad and I have a (potentially unhealthy) obsession with the '90s (the music! the fashion!). But, let’s talk about one of the biggest takeaways from that film: Winona Ryder’s flawless, even-toned skin. Such porcelain perfection is almost impossible for us read