CREATIV MAGAZINE Special Edition- Mimi's Boutiq - Page 9


Merline “Mimi” Thermora Saint Juste humble beginnings began in Port Au Prince Haiti. She left her beloved native land at the age of 15 years for the United States where she first moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she completed High School. Now long after that, Merline moved to Florida to live with her mother where contemplated going into the medical field as it was her parent’s ultimate wish for her.

However, as a young girl, Merline was known for being a fashionista. She was always playing dress-up and was known for her splendid outfits at her schools’ no uniform days also known as “La Journee De Couleur”. She would purchase countless fashion magazines, pay attention to people’s outfits studied pieces from New York’s Fashion Week and try to replicate pieces together in her own coordination and styles.

After much pondering and thinking Merline quickly realized that her heart and passion did not lie within the medical field and from there she decided to pursue her goals in the field of fashion and business. While in Florida, Merline enrolled in school with a major in Fashion Merchandising. Her academic career in Fashion Merchandizing stirred up a desire for her to birth her own fashion brand and online boutique called “Mimi’s BoutiQ”. Mimi’s Boutiq became a rapid success in Southern Miami. Merline’s well- acclaimed fashion show was first hosted in 2011and has become an annual event not only in Miami but in New York City as well. Mimi’s BoutiQ annual fashion show has hosted up to 600 attendees and countless celebrities and musical artists from America and Haiti.In November of 2016, Mimi started her own blog focusing on fashion, business enterprise, motherhood, marriage and other inspirational topics. | Special Edition | Feb 2021 | CREATIV | 9