Paula Minnis came recommended to me by my friend Brittany. (Did you see her Style Story?) I believe the words were “Very warm and cozy, very homey but global and cool.” Well, that and MORE! Paula’s style is warm and cozy and global and cool but it’s also sophisticated and layered and full of stories.
Amidst the many others, the story I connected with most was one involving Paula’s accessory line and philanthropic business, Gaia. After traveling much of her life and then volunteering for the International Refugee Committee, Paula took it upon herself to pursue her love of different cultures and compassion for refugee people by launching a fashion and home accessory line made from vintage textiles and crafted by refugee women from the Dallas community. It’s at once stylish, sustainable, and giving – the perfect combo in my book.
In addition to her full life as a business women for a charitable fashion line, Paula is also a wife and mother of two step-children and two young (and adorable) twins, Charlie and Gabriella. I can tell you right now that I’m sure things get a wee bit hectic in Paula’s life every now and then and the house probably doesn’t always look as spotless as it does in the photos below. But the spirit of family, home, gratitude, and cultural appreciation persists, I’m sure.
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If you think this is good, just wait for tomorrow! I’ll be sharing the conversation I had with Paula where we jumped into more depth of her background as a volunteer worker, the inspiration for Gaia, and some of what it takes to launch a charitable business in the fashion industry.