About Minnie Faux - we love cotton and linen clothes!

Kia ora. My name is Ree, and welcome to my studio.

I am a self-taught designer who loves clothes and loves solving problems. I believe that clothing should be a joy to wear and make life easier. I want Minnie Faux designs to look casual but polished, and feel put-together and effortless. Our flexible sizing was created so no piece of Minnie Faux clothing would ever languish in the skinny/fat clothes section of the wardrobe.

I want my clothes to make you feel comfortable, confident & beautiful.

My favourite fabrics are cotton and linen because they are beautiful fabrics to wear and they breathe. I am also an avid collector of vintage/destash fabrics and enjoy making one-off garments or small batches from them. All Minnie Faux designs are created to be in a woman’s wardrobe for some years. They are cut from beautiful fabrics, sewn by me or NZ home-based seamstresses who love their work, and will continue to fit despite changes in body weight, shape and style.

I work mainly from my studio on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington, New Zealand but can often be found (in the winter) seeking inspiration and sunshine in Queensland, Australia. Another inspiration place is France, and I have a huge stash of Japanese sewing books that are a constant influence.

Minnie Faux Ltd is the name of the company. Minnie Faux was my great-grandmother who had a really cool name. My surname is Smith and I have serious name-envy. I happily answer to "Minnie" and delight in being called Ms Faux. 

Ms Faux is also my public persona who is a Famous Model. I want people to see my clothes as worn by me and my friends … women feeling comfortable, confident and beautiful.

 Ree Smith Minnie Faux

Stockists and outlets

The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things

14 Hastings Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

Flock - the Pop-Up Design Store

December 2024 TBC, WellingtonNZ

Contact us

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Minnie Faux Ltd