Since I was 8 years old I have known that I wanted to grow up to be a designer and spend my days creating beautiful accessories for women around the world. This dream came to me at an age when I spent my days surrounded by cute stuffed toys and comic books instead of the likes of Chanel and Fendi and I assumed I would give them up in my future sophisticated life.
I achieved my dream and became a designer at Alexander McQueen and later at Jimmy Choo. I learnt everything that goes into luxury craftsmanship, particularly the manufacturing arts that can still be found today in Italy. But I discovered something else about myself: I still love cuteness with the same passion I did as a child.
My vision is that the two are not incompatible: I make luxury bags with every signature of the finest Italian craftsmanship, and you will also find details that will bring you back to the girl that you once were even as you strive through the world full of your sophisticated confidence.
“Haute Cute” has since become the concept of my luxury designer label Ming Ray, it offers you all of the refinement and elegance of luxury but then that touch of lighthearted innocence that every sophisticated woman still carries in her.