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Mina Design & Tailoring

Los Angeles , CA
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Los Angeles, CA US (map)

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310-273-7373

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ABOUT US

We are a highly skilled bridal studio in LA specialized in couture bridal design and European tailoring. We are best for brides with higher standard, who admire artistic couture... Read more
We are a highly skilled bridal studio in LA specialized in couture bridal design and European tailoring. We are best for brides with higher standard, who admire artistic couture tailoring, and appropriate the fact that we are highly skilled and operate differently form others in the industry. We only work on bridal and evening gowns. We specialize in beaded gowns, all kind of modifications, restyling, customised bridal alterations, bustles, additions; as well as custom-designed bridal veils, belts, and hair accessories ....

We serve based on "first ordered, first served" and for that matter, we are never able to make any suggestions to any bride about the best time to start her custom-designed gown or bridal alterations! We are by appointment only, but there no long wait. We schedule all the appointments via our website only. Also, all other inquiries and correspondence will be done by email only, which make the whole process very practical for everyone. All the inquiries must include: Pictures of the bride in her wedding dress, amount of her budget, her contact info, her wedding date, and her referral if any.

Brides with tight budget can take advantage of our popular gift certificate program and get the perfect fit they deserve, no reason to settle. Adding this option to your bridal registry gives your friends and family an easy option since they can choose the amount.

What often happens is that brides who were just price shopping or found our modern system of communications odd or even annoying, come back to us last minutes and after using someone else, hoping that we can fix their ruined wedding gowns; unfortunately, our policy does not allow us to work on dresses ruined, worked on, or partially worked on by others. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
By appointment only. Please email for all your inquiries and appointments at: bridalappt@gmail.com
What specialty dress and attire items, such as a Kimono or Sari, do you provide?
We can work on any material and garments. We specialize in beading, couture wedding gowns, and sophisticated bridal gowns.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Just tell us when is your wedding and we'll check our schedule at the time. We may have to move around a few clients by their permission, to help those in rush. however is the best for every one to plan a head of time. We normally want the brides to pick up their dresses 2-3 week before the wedding, so they don't have to stress over their wedding gowns.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
new
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Yes
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We sell and custom design bridal belts, bridal headbands, and veils

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Julie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I got my wedding dress altered by Mina. There are a few requirements that need to be met before you can go forward with her doing your alterations. It may seem like a lot but it is worth it. And she does it to give you the best results. As long as you meet her requirements everything else just flows. She is very professional and takes pride in everything she does. She is very flexible with her schedule and will even see you on her lunch break. I am beyond pleased with her work results. My dress fit amazing. Mina also did my wedding veil. I absolutely loved it. She custom made it to fit myself and dress perfectly. I thank you Mina for being part of my special day! I definitely recommend Mina for dress alterations/tailoring and your wedding day veil! Best wishes!
I got my wedding dress altered by Mina. There are a few requirements that need to be met before you can go forward with Read more...
I got my wedding dress altered by Mina. There are a few requirements that need to be met before you can go forward with her doing your alterations. It may seem like a lot but it is worth it. And she does it to give you the best results. As long as you meet her requirements everything else just flows. She is very professional and takes pride in everything she does. She is very flexible with her schedule and will even see you on her lunch break. I am beyond pleased with her work results. My dress fit amazing. Mina also did my wedding veil. I absolutely loved it. She custom made it to fit myself and dress perfectly. I thank you Mina for being part of my special day! I definitely recommend Mina for dress alterations/tailoring and your wedding day veil! Best wishes! Read less
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Maylynn
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I had to have an amazing gown. I am so grateful that I found Mina. I brought my wedding gown to her for hemming and a bustle. When Mina reviewed my gown, she pointed out other details that I am sure a "normal" tailor would have missed. She made it so that I would be 100% comfortable in my gown all day, and even allowed me to go sans support since she was tailoring it to my exact body. It was truly amazing. Mina allowed me to really feel beautiful in my gown, rather than self conscious. My (couture) photographer was also so in awe of the great fit of my gown, that we did additional photos of just me, the gown, and the veil. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a great fitting gown, and proper veil. I was going to have a waist length veil originally, but with Mina's knowledgeable guidance of couture and sincere advice, I had the most stunning veil to go along with my gown. I am so happy I listened to her - it paid off tremendously.
She is truly kind and really cares that her brides look and FEEL amazing. Everything is VERY clear on her website as to how she works, and as a business owner myself, I completely understand her guidelines. She is truly gifted, and I am so happy our paths crossed.
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I Read more...
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I had to have an amazing gown. I am so grateful that I found Mina. I brought my wedding gown to her for hemming and a bustle. When Mina reviewed my gown, she pointed out other details that I am sure a "normal" tailor would have missed. She made it so that I would be 100% comfortable in my gown all day, and even allowed me to go sans support since she was tailoring it to my exact body. It was truly amazing. Mina allowed me to really feel beautiful in my gown, rather than self conscious. My (couture) photographer was also so in awe of the great fit of my gown, that we did additional photos of just me, the gown, and the veil. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a great fitting gown, and proper veil. I was going to have a waist length veil originally, but with Mina's knowledgeable guidance of couture and sincere advice, I had the most stunning veil to go along with my gown. I am so happy I listened to her - it paid off tremendously.
She is truly kind and really cares that her brides look and FEEL amazing. Everything is VERY clear on her website as to how she works, and as a business owner myself, I completely understand her guidelines. She is truly gifted, and I am so happy our paths crossed. Read less
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MaylynnJ
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I had to have an amazing gown. I am so grateful that I found Mina. I brought my wedding gown to her for hemming and a bustle. When Mina reviewed my gown, she pointed out other details that I am sure a "normal" tailor would have missed. She made it so that I would be 100% comfortable in my gown all day, and even allowed me to go sans support since she was tailoring it to my exact body. It was truly amazing. Mina allowed me to really feel beautiful in my gown, rather than self conscious. My (couture) photographer was also so in awe of the great fit of my gown, that we did additional photos of just me, the gown, and the veil. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a great fitting gown, and proper veil. I was going to have a waist length veil originally, but with Mina's knowledgeable guidance of couture and sincere advice, I had the most stunning veil to go along with my gown. I am so happy I listened to her - it paid off tremendously. I truly do not understand the negative feedback - mainly because most of these people never actually went to Mina so they cannot really speak to the wonderful experience. She is truly kind and really cares that her brides look and FEEL amazing. Everything is VERY clear on her website as to how she works, and as a business owner myself, I completely understand her guidelines. She is truly gifted, and I am so happy our paths crossed.
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I Read more...
As a plus-sized woman, I had my reservations about how my wedding gown would fit. I had a black-tie wedding, so I knew I had to have an amazing gown. I am so grateful that I found Mina. I brought my wedding gown to her for hemming and a bustle. When Mina reviewed my gown, she pointed out other details that I am sure a "normal" tailor would have missed. She made it so that I would be 100% comfortable in my gown all day, and even allowed me to go sans support since she was tailoring it to my exact body. It was truly amazing. Mina allowed me to really feel beautiful in my gown, rather than self conscious. My (couture) photographer was also so in awe of the great fit of my gown, that we did additional photos of just me, the gown, and the veil. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a great fitting gown, and proper veil. I was going to have a waist length veil originally, but with Mina's knowledgeable guidance of couture and sincere advice, I had the most stunning veil to go along with my gown. I am so happy I listened to her - it paid off tremendously. I truly do not understand the negative feedback - mainly because most of these people never actually went to Mina so they cannot really speak to the wonderful experience. She is truly kind and really cares that her brides look and FEEL amazing. Everything is VERY clear on her website as to how she works, and as a business owner myself, I completely understand her guidelines. She is truly gifted, and I am so happy our paths crossed. Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I love Mina! She's the best in bridal dress tailoring! She was recommended by one of my friends, who also had her bridal dress altered by Mina. I first contacted Mina via email and quickly made an appointment to see her. She was very professional and made several suggestions to create a better silhouette for my dress (My dress was a bit too big and slouchy). Throughout the dress alteration process, there were total of three visits - initial consultation, dress fitting #1, dress fitting #2/pickup. Every single visit, Mina made me feel really comfortable and confident that she will deliver a very well-tailored dress for my big day. My wedding dress turned out beautiful and fit like a glove at the end. All thanks to Mina. Although the pricing is a bit high, the quality of her skills made it totally worth it. I highly recommend her to any future brides.
I love Mina! She's the best in bridal dress tailoring! She was recommended by one of my friends, who also had her bridal Read more...
I love Mina! She's the best in bridal dress tailoring! She was recommended by one of my friends, who also had her bridal dress altered by Mina. I first contacted Mina via email and quickly made an appointment to see her. She was very professional and made several suggestions to create a better silhouette for my dress (My dress was a bit too big and slouchy). Throughout the dress alteration process, there were total of three visits - initial consultation, dress fitting #1, dress fitting #2/pickup. Every single visit, Mina made me feel really comfortable and confident that she will deliver a very well-tailored dress for my big day. My wedding dress turned out beautiful and fit like a glove at the end. All thanks to Mina. Although the pricing is a bit high, the quality of her skills made it totally worth it. I highly recommend her to any future brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful that I found Mina. She is brutally honest, ethical and extremely talented. Trust me, you don't want to leave your wedding dress on the hands of someone who is willing to tell you that something looks great for the sake of making money. Mina is also super flexible! She turned around both of my dresses in about 5 weeks.
I am so grateful that I found Mina. She is brutally honest, ethical and extremely talented. Trust me, you don't want to Read more...
I am so grateful that I found Mina. She is brutally honest, ethical and extremely talented. Trust me, you don't want to leave your wedding dress on the hands of someone who is willing to tell you that something looks great for the sake of making money. Mina is also super flexible! She turned around both of my dresses in about 5 weeks. Read less
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kimmierog08
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved Mina. My dress was a size 12 (I had bought it a the Priscilla of Boston going out of business sale), I am a size 2. From the second I saw Mina for the first time, she pinned that dress on me like it was made for me. Mina did not alter my dress, she literally did an entire redesign. She is an expert seamstress that knows exactly what she is doing. She was nothing but sweet to me. I would recommend her to anyone. I had doubts that nobody would be able to make my dress fit to my body. Mina did that and more.
I loved Mina. My dress was a size 12 (I had bought it a the Priscilla of Boston going out of business sale), I am a size Read more...
I loved Mina. My dress was a size 12 (I had bought it a the Priscilla of Boston going out of business sale), I am a size 2. From the second I saw Mina for the first time, she pinned that dress on me like it was made for me. Mina did not alter my dress, she literally did an entire redesign. She is an expert seamstress that knows exactly what she is doing. She was nothing but sweet to me. I would recommend her to anyone. I had doubts that nobody would be able to make my dress fit to my body. Mina did that and more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mina is the very best and I recommend her to all my friends!

I had purchased an extremely delicate, Temperley London full lace dress for my May wedding, but knew that I needed some extensive alterations and adjustments to make it perfect. I reached out to Mina for a consultation and she immediately started working her magic. With each appointment, my dress was transformed into a stunning custom fit! On my wedding day, I couldn't have asked for anything more perfect.

She is so welcoming and put me completely at ease throughout the process, always going above and beyond my expectations.

Mina is the best decision you can make! Thank you Mina for everything!
Mina is the very best and I recommend her to all my friends!

I had purchased an extremely delicate, Temperley Read more...
Mina is the very best and I recommend her to all my friends!

I had purchased an extremely delicate, Temperley London full lace dress for my May wedding, but knew that I needed some extensive alterations and adjustments to make it perfect. I reached out to Mina for a consultation and she immediately started working her magic. With each appointment, my dress was transformed into a stunning custom fit! On my wedding day, I couldn't have asked for anything more perfect.

She is so welcoming and put me completely at ease throughout the process, always going above and beyond my expectations.

Mina is the best decision you can make! Thank you Mina for everything! Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Mina was extremely helpful to me! She took the weight of the world off my shoulders! I bought my strapless dress from Priscilla of Boston and they recommended her. Beside the fact fact that the dress needed major alterations, I needed a bolero and veil. Amazingly enough, they covered them all. She had a large selections of fabrics and accessories and we were able to find a perfect match beaded lace for my bolero, and perfect veil to go with both my dress and the bolero.

The appointment process seemed strange in the beginning, but once I got there, the peace and calm of the studio, as well as the fact that everything went so smoothly all the way to the end, made me wonder why others don't do the same thing! The alterations and custom-designed bolero came out so unbelievably that my mom could not recognized the dress and thought I went behind her back and bought another dress with the bolero!! Mina gave me a waist and I looked two sizes smaller!!

For the selections and talents that she has, I must add that they are understated.
Mina was extremely helpful to me! She took the weight of the world off my shoulders! I bought my strapless dress from Read more...
Mina was extremely helpful to me! She took the weight of the world off my shoulders! I bought my strapless dress from Priscilla of Boston and they recommended her. Beside the fact fact that the dress needed major alterations, I needed a bolero and veil. Amazingly enough, they covered them all. She had a large selections of fabrics and accessories and we were able to find a perfect match beaded lace for my bolero, and perfect veil to go with both my dress and the bolero.

The appointment process seemed strange in the beginning, but once I got there, the peace and calm of the studio, as well as the fact that everything went so smoothly all the way to the end, made me wonder why others don't do the same thing! The alterations and custom-designed bolero came out so unbelievably that my mom could not recognized the dress and thought I went behind her back and bought another dress with the bolero!! Mina gave me a waist and I looked two sizes smaller!!

For the selections and talents that she has, I must add that they are understated. Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
You definitely CANNOT go wrong with Mina! She is a tailoring wizard! She made sure to custom fit my wedding dress to emphasize my curves in the BEST possible way. I felt and looked amazing in my wedding dress and I have Mina to thank for it!

Please, please do not be deterred by their appointment booking process. I promise you, you won't regret going to Mina!
You definitely CANNOT go wrong with Mina! She is a tailoring wizard! She made sure to custom fit my wedding dress to Read more...
You definitely CANNOT go wrong with Mina! She is a tailoring wizard! She made sure to custom fit my wedding dress to emphasize my curves in the BEST possible way. I felt and looked amazing in my wedding dress and I have Mina to thank for it!

Please, please do not be deterred by their appointment booking process. I promise you, you won't regret going to Mina! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
They are not cheap, but quality of the work and their products are worth every penny!! One thing that isn't mentioned by any bride, it seems (and they themselves keep very low key too) is that they offer 20% off a short period each year on their web site only, which become a good saving for any bride. After visiting a tailor shop, I personally was determined to use MDAT for my alterations and was willing to pay what ever it would take, but I just got lucky when I went to the website while they were offering that 20% off.

On my wedding dress alterations, belt, and veil I saved a total of $480, which brought the cost of alterations about the same as what the low-skilled tailor shop quoted me, except that they did not even want to touch the bust that looked funny on me!! If you have enough time to your wedding you may want to check their site very often and see how it works for you, but DO NOT miss the opportunity of having a perfect fit in hope of saving a couple of hundreds!!

Good luck everyone!
They are not cheap, but quality of the work and their products are worth every penny!! One thing that isn't mentioned by Read more...
They are not cheap, but quality of the work and their products are worth every penny!! One thing that isn't mentioned by any bride, it seems (and they themselves keep very low key too) is that they offer 20% off a short period each year on their web site only, which become a good saving for any bride. After visiting a tailor shop, I personally was determined to use MDAT for my alterations and was willing to pay what ever it would take, but I just got lucky when I went to the website while they were offering that 20% off.

On my wedding dress alterations, belt, and veil I saved a total of $480, which brought the cost of alterations about the same as what the low-skilled tailor shop quoted me, except that they did not even want to touch the bust that looked funny on me!! If you have enough time to your wedding you may want to check their site very often and see how it works for you, but DO NOT miss the opportunity of having a perfect fit in hope of saving a couple of hundreds!!

Good luck everyone! Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew they weren't a tailor shop, and expected a high end bridal studio, but I didn't know they sold bridal veils and belts too! I made my appointment for gown alterations only, but I was just a kid in the candy store when I got there. So many veils, so many belts, headbands, tiaras, bridal jewelry... I was stunned! I even forgot all about my dress!! they have the largest collections and I didn't see any of them elsewhere (I think they design and make them all themselves). I wasn't able to find what I wanted in stores and on line, so I had them custom-make my veil and belt. I also bought a set of crystal chandelier earnings from them. They kind of work exclusively, yet very low key. I like it that they don't allow two brides at the time, so I really enjoyed the attention and privacy!

The dress turned out beautifully and much better I hopped for. I had total of three fittings, and I picked up my dress three weeks before my wedding. The whole process from the making appointments to pick up the dress and accessories was smooth because they are extremely organized and know what they are doing.
I knew they weren't a tailor shop, and expected a high end bridal studio, but I didn't know they sold bridal veils and Read more...
I knew they weren't a tailor shop, and expected a high end bridal studio, but I didn't know they sold bridal veils and belts too! I made my appointment for gown alterations only, but I was just a kid in the candy store when I got there. So many veils, so many belts, headbands, tiaras, bridal jewelry... I was stunned! I even forgot all about my dress!! they have the largest collections and I didn't see any of them elsewhere (I think they design and make them all themselves). I wasn't able to find what I wanted in stores and on line, so I had them custom-make my veil and belt. I also bought a set of crystal chandelier earnings from them. They kind of work exclusively, yet very low key. I like it that they don't allow two brides at the time, so I really enjoyed the attention and privacy!

The dress turned out beautifully and much better I hopped for. I had total of three fittings, and I picked up my dress three weeks before my wedding. The whole process from the making appointments to pick up the dress and accessories was smooth because they are extremely organized and know what they are doing. Read less
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AMBER
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I took my beautiful, but very much too large, and complicated beaded and net gown to Mina after reading about her talents. I couldn't have made a better choice. She turned the dress into a couture gown, literally hand sewing portions of it. It fits me to perfection. I had been very nervous about handing the gown over to anyone, but you should never be worried about working with Mina. She and her assistant were perfect professionals. They were punctual, completely transparent about the billing, and a pleasure to work with. Her work is worth every penny, and I look forward to having an opportunity to have her design and make a dress for me someday.
I took my beautiful, but very much too large, and complicated beaded and net gown to Mina after reading about her talents. Read more...
I took my beautiful, but very much too large, and complicated beaded and net gown to Mina after reading about her talents. I couldn't have made a better choice. She turned the dress into a couture gown, literally hand sewing portions of it. It fits me to perfection. I had been very nervous about handing the gown over to anyone, but you should never be worried about working with Mina. She and her assistant were perfect professionals. They were punctual, completely transparent about the billing, and a pleasure to work with. Her work is worth every penny, and I look forward to having an opportunity to have her design and make a dress for me someday. Read less
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jenbslc
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Mina is a tailoring genius!
When I first took my dress to her, the dress was about 3 sizes too big. Because it was all lace and tulle, I was a little concerned about how much it could be taken in, and what it would look like after. After ONE fitting, mina had it almost perfect, looking like it was always made to be that size! She absolutely knows her stuff when it comes to how dresses are constructed, and more importantly, she knows how they SHOULD be constructed so that they fit and flatter your body. This was my first experience ever working with a tailor/seamstress, and I was more than a little intimidated about what sorts of things I should be looking for and asking. Mina was EXTREMELY helpful in suggesting things that could make the dress (and me) look best, and pointing out areas that worked with no altering. She also added a beautiful and simple bustle that worked with the lines of the dress perfectly.

I chose Mina because she did an exceptional job tailoring my sister's wedding dress 2 years ago. She has now made life-long clients out of my sister, my mother, and now me! There is nobody better.

With all of the stress and unknowns that come with planning a wedding, let me just say that Mina is WORTH EVERY PENNY. You can trust that your investment in your dress is in exceptionally talented hands. And really, what's more important on your wedding day than how your dress fits?
Mina is a tailoring genius!
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Mina is a tailoring genius!
When I first took my dress to her, the dress was about 3 sizes too big. Because it was all lace and tulle, I was a little concerned about how much it could be taken in, and what it would look like after. After ONE fitting, mina had it almost perfect, looking like it was always made to be that size! She absolutely knows her stuff when it comes to how dresses are constructed, and more importantly, she knows how they SHOULD be constructed so that they fit and flatter your body. This was my first experience ever working with a tailor/seamstress, and I was more than a little intimidated about what sorts of things I should be looking for and asking. Mina was EXTREMELY helpful in suggesting things that could make the dress (and me) look best, and pointing out areas that worked with no altering. She also added a beautiful and simple bustle that worked with the lines of the dress perfectly.

I chose Mina because she did an exceptional job tailoring my sister's wedding dress 2 years ago. She has now made life-long clients out of my sister, my mother, and now me! There is nobody better.

With all of the stress and unknowns that come with planning a wedding, let me just say that Mina is WORTH EVERY PENNY. You can trust that your investment in your dress is in exceptionally talented hands. And really, what's more important on your wedding day than how your dress fits? Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I originally took my dress to a tailor shop recommended by the bridal shop... but when my grandma heard I did so because I didn't want to fill out the form on the "Mina Design and Tailoring" site (and because I thought they looked expensive!), she gave me a few wise words and made me pick up my dress right away and take it to Mina. Thank goodness for that! At first, I really did not get all the points my grandma made, but the minute we entered to Mina's large, bright, spotless studio, I started getting her points one by one!

Mina is truly highly-skilled and capable of doing any complicated and sophisticated job! She made suggestions on doing work (without me asking for them) that the tailor shop told me was impossible to do even when I asked . She was very natural and did the fitting very quickly and effortlessly. The quote she gave me was about a couple of hundred above what the tailor shop gave me, but the quality of work and service I received were 100 times better. They do not cut corners or bring excuses to earn easy money, but they work hard to earn it.

On the first fitting, I cried when I saw myself in the dress. My pear shape body looked so balanced and I looked slim and sexy! When I asked her how she did it, she just sweetly said: 'It's your own body, I just showcased it" In person, she is actually very sweet and down to earth. I think the website does not even show half of benefits in using them, but when I mention that to her, she said "that's ok, rational and reasonable brides will get it"! They are extremely organized and that alone helps you to have a stress-free and wonderful experience. The form I filled up for my first consultation was really the hardest part of the process and as they say on the website, time was well spent!!
I originally took my dress to a tailor shop recommended by the bridal shop... but when my grandma heard I did so because I Read more...
I originally took my dress to a tailor shop recommended by the bridal shop... but when my grandma heard I did so because I didn't want to fill out the form on the "Mina Design and Tailoring" site (and because I thought they looked expensive!), she gave me a few wise words and made me pick up my dress right away and take it to Mina. Thank goodness for that! At first, I really did not get all the points my grandma made, but the minute we entered to Mina's large, bright, spotless studio, I started getting her points one by one!

Mina is truly highly-skilled and capable of doing any complicated and sophisticated job! She made suggestions on doing work (without me asking for them) that the tailor shop told me was impossible to do even when I asked . She was very natural and did the fitting very quickly and effortlessly. The quote she gave me was about a couple of hundred above what the tailor shop gave me, but the quality of work and service I received were 100 times better. They do not cut corners or bring excuses to earn easy money, but they work hard to earn it.

On the first fitting, I cried when I saw myself in the dress. My pear shape body looked so balanced and I looked slim and sexy! When I asked her how she did it, she just sweetly said: 'It's your own body, I just showcased it" In person, she is actually very sweet and down to earth. I think the website does not even show half of benefits in using them, but when I mention that to her, she said "that's ok, rational and reasonable brides will get it"! They are extremely organized and that alone helps you to have a stress-free and wonderful experience. The form I filled up for my first consultation was really the hardest part of the process and as they say on the website, time was well spent!! Read less
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heidi
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm so lucky I found Mina!!!

I purchased my Kenneth Pool Platinum dress off the rack from the Priscilla of Boston store in Beverly Hills nine months prior to my wedding. Their suggested seamstress told me I had plenty of time before my wedding to alter the dress. I trusted him. I kept checking back in with him and he kept telling me I should wait. Finally, less than 2 months prior to my wedding, we scheduled an appointment, but he gave me a bogus address and wouldn't answer my calls!!!

At this point I was desperate and other seamstresses told me they couldn't rush the job due to the detailed beadwork and crystals on the dress. Luckily, I found Mina whom made the time to help me. She was extremely kind and helpful. And she really cared about my situation. Her attention to detail was impeccable! She replaced missing crystals and even managed to creatively hide a couple stains in the dress (at this point there wasn't time to clean the dress). The dress was 2 sizes too large but when Mina was finished, the dress fit me perfectly!

Because of my experience with Mina, my best friend is taking her wedding dress to Mina as well. If you want best-in-class service and results, I highly recommend Mina!!!!
I'm so lucky I found Mina!!!

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I'm so lucky I found Mina!!!

I purchased my Kenneth Pool Platinum dress off the rack from the Priscilla of Boston store in Beverly Hills nine months prior to my wedding. Their suggested seamstress told me I had plenty of time before my wedding to alter the dress. I trusted him. I kept checking back in with him and he kept telling me I should wait. Finally, less than 2 months prior to my wedding, we scheduled an appointment, but he gave me a bogus address and wouldn't answer my calls!!!

At this point I was desperate and other seamstresses told me they couldn't rush the job due to the detailed beadwork and crystals on the dress. Luckily, I found Mina whom made the time to help me. She was extremely kind and helpful. And she really cared about my situation. Her attention to detail was impeccable! She replaced missing crystals and even managed to creatively hide a couple stains in the dress (at this point there wasn't time to clean the dress). The dress was 2 sizes too large but when Mina was finished, the dress fit me perfectly!

Because of my experience with Mina, my best friend is taking her wedding dress to Mina as well. If you want best-in-class service and results, I highly recommend Mina!!!! Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Note: I never used them and that's a mistake I'll regret forever!

This Thanksgiving reminded me that, this time last year, I was looking for a seamstress to alter my dress. A coworker recommended them and told me to make my appointment through their website or by email. Ardy was extremely professorial and responded each time within the hour and I was really impressed, but it seemed unusual that they were asking about my budget, the work that my dress needed, and wanted me to send my pictures in my dress... so I was annoyed and stopped responding to them. No one helped me then to understand that if I wanted a perfect fit and a nice experience, I should just understand their policy which, now, after going through what I went through, I understand was in my benfit too! Instead, one of my bridesmaids took me to her tailor who ruined my dress right before going out of business!

I though I should post this review to advise all the brides out there to not make the mistake I made, and do what you have to do to look your best, because if the dress doesn't look right, nothing else can make it up for you!

Good luck everyone!
Note: I never used them and that's a mistake I'll regret forever!

This Thanksgiving reminded me that, this time Read more...
Note: I never used them and that's a mistake I'll regret forever!

This Thanksgiving reminded me that, this time last year, I was looking for a seamstress to alter my dress. A coworker recommended them and told me to make my appointment through their website or by email. Ardy was extremely professorial and responded each time within the hour and I was really impressed, but it seemed unusual that they were asking about my budget, the work that my dress needed, and wanted me to send my pictures in my dress... so I was annoyed and stopped responding to them. No one helped me then to understand that if I wanted a perfect fit and a nice experience, I should just understand their policy which, now, after going through what I went through, I understand was in my benfit too! Instead, one of my bridesmaids took me to her tailor who ruined my dress right before going out of business!

I though I should post this review to advise all the brides out there to not make the mistake I made, and do what you have to do to look your best, because if the dress doesn't look right, nothing else can make it up for you!

Good luck everyone! Read less
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SDanna
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Mina is a master! My dress was all lace and was complicated to alter. She made the dress fit every inch of my body perfectly. Everyone complimented me on it! Go to Mina!!
Mina is a master! My dress was all lace and was complicated to alter. She made the dress fit every inch of my body Read more...
Mina is a master! My dress was all lace and was complicated to alter. She made the dress fit every inch of my body perfectly. Everyone complimented me on it! Go to Mina!! Read less
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chrissycubana
Wedding:
1/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased a Reem Acra gown from Your Dream Dress, an online vendor of sample designer gowns. Besides needing your typical taking up of the hem + bustling, the gown had a unique feature that I knew would take a very talented seamstress to alter. The designer had her initials embroidered upon the bodice of the gown, intertwined with the intricate beaded embroidery that covered the rest of the bodice, back and front. I was very anxious about taking the gown to someone who could handle such a complex task, and after reading reviews of Mina's work online, I decided to give her a try.

Choosing Mina was one of the best decisions I made during the entire wedding-planning process. Mina was so very kind to myself and to my mom, who came to nearly every fitting, each time we visited her studio. I appreciated the fact that her website was very clear about Mina's expectations, and I took the straightforward nature of the site, and of the email communications I received from Mina and her assistant, as examples of her professionalism.

I was, as many brides today are, trying to keep to a strict budget. I had no idea what alterations to a wedding gown would cost, and during the initial exchange with Mina's assistant I learned that I would need to spend quite a bit more than I had originally budgeted. The estimate that was shared with me at that time was quite accurate, and I appreciated the fact that these early emails were very clear and firm about what would be expected. Again, the professionalism of Mina and her assistant were reflected even in these early email exchanges. In this case, I decided to cut back on another portion of our wedding in order to ensure that a true expert worked on my gown, since it would be something that everyone would admire and comment upon. The additional investment in my dress, I realized, would be well worth it on the day of the wedding, and it would matter even beyond our wedding day when I perhaps would share photographs of the day with friends, or with children, or even share the dress with a daughter sometime in the future. In other words, yes Mina's work was a financial stretch for me, but it was a sound investment.

I visited Mina at least 4 times and each time she patiently calmed my fears regarding the fit of the dress, reassured me that all would be well on the day of our wedding, and even encouraged me to just eat and sleep when we realized I might lose too much weight for the bodice to fit as beautifully as it did originally. That was *definitely* a first for me, and I truly appreciated that Mina just wanted to make sure that I could just be myself on my wedding day. Mina's suggestions regarding bust inserts and bustle type and length were invaluable, and her advice was always shared as a means of making me feel more comfortable, rather than as absolutes. Mina, I felt, wanted the best for me and wanted to honor the craftsmanship of the gown itself, which I think speaks for her own skill as an artist.

I can absolutely recommend Mina to anyone looking for gown alterations, especially a bride who is particularly concerned about a more detailed gown or a more complicated fix. Mina will absolutely be worth the investment, and her kind and calm demeanor will feel therapeutic to you when you feel most stressed.
I purchased a Reem Acra gown from Your Dream Dress, an online vendor of sample designer gowns. Besides needing your Read more...
I purchased a Reem Acra gown from Your Dream Dress, an online vendor of sample designer gowns. Besides needing your typical taking up of the hem + bustling, the gown had a unique feature that I knew would take a very talented seamstress to alter. The designer had her initials embroidered upon the bodice of the gown, intertwined with the intricate beaded embroidery that covered the rest of the bodice, back and front. I was very anxious about taking the gown to someone who could handle such a complex task, and after reading reviews of Mina's work online, I decided to give her a try.

Choosing Mina was one of the best decisions I made during the entire wedding-planning process. Mina was so very kind to myself and to my mom, who came to nearly every fitting, each time we visited her studio. I appreciated the fact that her website was very clear about Mina's expectations, and I took the straightforward nature of the site, and of the email communications I received from Mina and her assistant, as examples of her professionalism.

I was, as many brides today are, trying to keep to a strict budget. I had no idea what alterations to a wedding gown would cost, and during the initial exchange with Mina's assistant I learned that I would need to spend quite a bit more than I had originally budgeted. The estimate that was shared with me at that time was quite accurate, and I appreciated the fact that these early emails were very clear and firm about what would be expected. Again, the professionalism of Mina and her assistant were reflected even in these early email exchanges. In this case, I decided to cut back on another portion of our wedding in order to ensure that a true expert worked on my gown, since it would be something that everyone would admire and comment upon. The additional investment in my dress, I realized, would be well worth it on the day of the wedding, and it would matter even beyond our wedding day when I perhaps would share photographs of the day with friends, or with children, or even share the dress with a daughter sometime in the future. In other words, yes Mina's work was a financial stretch for me, but it was a sound investment.

I visited Mina at least 4 times and each time she patiently calmed my fears regarding the fit of the dress, reassured me that all would be well on the day of our wedding, and even encouraged me to just eat and sleep when we realized I might lose too much weight for the bodice to fit as beautifully as it did originally. That was *definitely* a first for me, and I truly appreciated that Mina just wanted to make sure that I could just be myself on my wedding day. Mina's suggestions regarding bust inserts and bustle type and length were invaluable, and her advice was always shared as a means of making me feel more comfortable, rather than as absolutes. Mina, I felt, wanted the best for me and wanted to honor the craftsmanship of the gown itself, which I think speaks for her own skill as an artist.

I can absolutely recommend Mina to anyone looking for gown alterations, especially a bride who is particularly concerned about a more detailed gown or a more complicated fix. Mina will absolutely be worth the investment, and her kind and calm demeanor will feel therapeutic to you when you feel most stressed. Read less
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kate
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Mina is amazing! I had purchased a sample Elizabeth Fillmore from Glamour Closet so the straps were very worn from being on the hanger in the store. The ones she suggested to replace them with were even better than the originals! Also the dress was WAY too long, but there was all this detailing in the lace on the bottom that I was worried about losing. Before I even said anything about that she explained how she could take the dress up from a place in the middle where the lace pattern changed so that the dress would look the same after doing the hem. I was worried that the dress was a little snug (I think it was because I was nervous!) Mina didn't think the extra work was necessary and she convinced me to leave it as is. She works to make the dress fit perfectly, not to talk you into expensive alterations. She was totally right-the dress was so comfortable and perfect fitting on my wedding day! The email based appointment booking was SO easy. I always received a prompt reply and they were very accommodating fitting me into her obviously busy schedule. Also, Mina was so sweet and comforting when I went in for my fittings. I will definitely send all my friends getting married to her.
Mina is amazing! I had purchased a sample Elizabeth Fillmore from Glamour Closet so the straps were very worn from being Read more...
Mina is amazing! I had purchased a sample Elizabeth Fillmore from Glamour Closet so the straps were very worn from being on the hanger in the store. The ones she suggested to replace them with were even better than the originals! Also the dress was WAY too long, but there was all this detailing in the lace on the bottom that I was worried about losing. Before I even said anything about that she explained how she could take the dress up from a place in the middle where the lace pattern changed so that the dress would look the same after doing the hem. I was worried that the dress was a little snug (I think it was because I was nervous!) Mina didn't think the extra work was necessary and she convinced me to leave it as is. She works to make the dress fit perfectly, not to talk you into expensive alterations. She was totally right-the dress was so comfortable and perfect fitting on my wedding day! The email based appointment booking was SO easy. I always received a prompt reply and they were very accommodating fitting me into her obviously busy schedule. Also, Mina was so sweet and comforting when I went in for my fittings. I will definitely send all my friends getting married to her. Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
She is completely different from what you may expect- So do not let the little girl inside you start nagging and become an obstacle for you to get the best fit you deserve!

They do not take phone calls, or make calls to brides. They do all correspondence by email, which made everything much easier for me, as I could not receive personal calls at work. They don't give you an estimate without seeing the dress on you, but they let you know if your budget is not realistic for your project. Also their "FAQs" are very helpful. They are not cheap, but considering what they did for me, it is worth every penny! I personally decided to cut anywhere except my dress.

They altered my wedding gown, custom made my mother's dress, and altered three of my bridesmaids dresses. I did not like the belt that came with my dress, so they customized the most amazing bridal belt with rhinestones that you could ever imagine. I cried just when I saw the belt. It looked like was made for the dress, yet unique and just made for me! We were all pleased and couldn't be any happier! When I tried the finished dress, could not believe it was me in the mirror!

The final cost for each of us stayed on the lower side of the original quote, while I really expected to pay about 20% more than the higher end, giving the experiences that I had with other vendors (they all cost me more than what they quoted for their services).
She is completely different from what you may expect- So do not let the little girl inside you start nagging and become an Read more...
She is completely different from what you may expect- So do not let the little girl inside you start nagging and become an obstacle for you to get the best fit you deserve!

They do not take phone calls, or make calls to brides. They do all correspondence by email, which made everything much easier for me, as I could not receive personal calls at work. They don't give you an estimate without seeing the dress on you, but they let you know if your budget is not realistic for your project. Also their "FAQs" are very helpful. They are not cheap, but considering what they did for me, it is worth every penny! I personally decided to cut anywhere except my dress.

They altered my wedding gown, custom made my mother's dress, and altered three of my bridesmaids dresses. I did not like the belt that came with my dress, so they customized the most amazing bridal belt with rhinestones that you could ever imagine. I cried just when I saw the belt. It looked like was made for the dress, yet unique and just made for me! We were all pleased and couldn't be any happier! When I tried the finished dress, could not believe it was me in the mirror!

The final cost for each of us stayed on the lower side of the original quote, while I really expected to pay about 20% more than the higher end, giving the experiences that I had with other vendors (they all cost me more than what they quoted for their services). Read less
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Stephie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Mina was refereed to us by the bridal salon that my daughter bought her wedding dress from. I am a bit over weight, but I wanted to look beautiful and elegant for my daughter's wedding. I refused to buy a traditional MOB dress. We picked a beautiful silk fabric from their stock, and she made a very elegant evening gown for me. The embellishments she added to the dress were stunning. I looked young and glamorous in my dress. This was probably the most expensive dress that I've ever worn, but it was a very good investment.

They also altered my daughter's wedding gown and some of her bridesmaids dresses, they were all extremely happy too.
Mina was refereed to us by the bridal salon that my daughter bought her wedding dress from. I am a bit over weight, but I Read more...
Mina was refereed to us by the bridal salon that my daughter bought her wedding dress from. I am a bit over weight, but I wanted to look beautiful and elegant for my daughter's wedding. I refused to buy a traditional MOB dress. We picked a beautiful silk fabric from their stock, and she made a very elegant evening gown for me. The embellishments she added to the dress were stunning. I looked young and glamorous in my dress. This was probably the most expensive dress that I've ever worn, but it was a very good investment.

They also altered my daughter's wedding gown and some of her bridesmaids dresses, they were all extremely happy too. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I plan on getting married only once, so why not spoil myself and get the best? I actually had a unique design my fiance spotted in a magazine that I needed Mina to custom-made from scratch. The original designer has only 1 shop in London, and her gowns are not available in the US. I wanted to give the groom a surprise at all cost.

You need some imagination and guts in creating a gown. The greatest challenge is finding the perfect lace. Mina suggested 3 good shops to me, and I found the perfect lace at the last minute. From then on, I had 6 fittings working with Mina on all the details.

Mina's skills is exceptional, and she is attentive to my needs and wants. At the end, I had a gorgeous gown that every one complimented. This royal looking A line wedding gown had 7 layers of tulle underneath the skirt, and fine satin and lace from top to bottom. However, I have to stress that it was extremely easy to put on. There was no need for girdle and underwear except my own bra. The gown had only 2 eyes and hooks, 3 snap buttons and a zipper. 5 minutes and I was ready to go! I have a fat tummy but Mina hid it under the flares. My good features showed, flaws hidden and the dress kept my posture straight! Me and my sisters ended up helping the bridesmaid to put on her dress, which took 20 minutes! Everyone was amazed at how the bride was ready so fast and the bridesmaid took so long.

I spent $6000 on this wedding gown, and it's worth every penny. Mina is not cheap, but you get what you paid for and more. I've seen $6000 gown for sale in bridal shops, it's just not the same quality. BTW, with a gown so pretty, there is no need for extra jewelry except for a pair of simple diamond ear rings. I figured I had saved more because of this.

Mina mama, THANK YOU for making my day perfect!
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I plan on getting married only once, so why not spoil myself and get the best? I actually had a unique design my fiance spotted in a magazine that I needed Mina to custom-made from scratch. The original designer has only 1 shop in London, and her gowns are not available in the US. I wanted to give the groom a surprise at all cost.

You need some imagination and guts in creating a gown. The greatest challenge is finding the perfect lace. Mina suggested 3 good shops to me, and I found the perfect lace at the last minute. From then on, I had 6 fittings working with Mina on all the details.

Mina's skills is exceptional, and she is attentive to my needs and wants. At the end, I had a gorgeous gown that every one complimented. This royal looking A line wedding gown had 7 layers of tulle underneath the skirt, and fine satin and lace from top to bottom. However, I have to stress that it was extremely easy to put on. There was no need for girdle and underwear except my own bra. The gown had only 2 eyes and hooks, 3 snap buttons and a zipper. 5 minutes and I was ready to go! I have a fat tummy but Mina hid it under the flares. My good features showed, flaws hidden and the dress kept my posture straight! Me and my sisters ended up helping the bridesmaid to put on her dress, which took 20 minutes! Everyone was amazed at how the bride was ready so fast and the bridesmaid took so long.

I spent $6000 on this wedding gown, and it's worth every penny. Mina is not cheap, but you get what you paid for and more. I've seen $6000 gown for sale in bridal shops, it's just not the same quality. BTW, with a gown so pretty, there is no need for extra jewelry except for a pair of simple diamond ear rings. I figured I had saved more because of this.

Mina mama, THANK YOU for making my day perfect! Read less
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bee
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress online and it did not fit me at all. I took the dress to Mina. She was really nice and very patient with me. Even though given only 3 weeks for her to do alteration, she was able to finish my dress before time. And I was very happy with the result. The dress fits me perfectly. It looked much better than I expected.
I bought my wedding dress online and it did not fit me at all. I took the dress to Mina. She was really nice and very Read more...
I bought my wedding dress online and it did not fit me at all. I took the dress to Mina. She was really nice and very patient with me. Even though given only 3 weeks for her to do alteration, she was able to finish my dress before time. And I was very happy with the result. The dress fits me perfectly. It looked much better than I expected. Read less
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sm
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Let me just say, Mina is a miracle worker.

I bought my dream wedding dress for an arm and a leg at Kleinfeld's in New York. When it arrived, I took it to Mina for the fitting. I'm pear shaped so it fit perfect on my hips but I need the dress taken in on top, where there was intricate lace and tulle. She put in boning to hide my lumps, and cups which allowed me to wear the dress without a bra (thank goodness!)

By the time Mina was done, she had turned this form fitting dress into something that made me look like a sexy curvy goddess. The dress fit like a dream...

...until my stress eating got the best of me. By the time I saw Mina again for my last fitting, only a week away from the wedding, I had gained enough weight to where I actually ripped the dress at the base of the zipper trying to get it up. I freaked out, but not Mina. She was cool as a cucumber and was able to fix the tear seamlessly. She also worked some magic with the zipper to where it once again fit me like a dream, with time to spare! I'll admit I lost a couple pounds after the tear-scare, but god knows the thing wouldn't have zipped without the work Mina did on the dress.

Mina really pours her heart and soul into her work and she does the best alterations ever. She won't give you a bad alteration job. She'll keep working on it until it's perfect.

If you are looking for someone to alter your wedding gown, I wouldn't think twice about recommending her work to anyone.
Let me just say, Mina is a miracle worker.

I bought my dream wedding dress for an arm and a leg at Kleinfeld's Read more...
Let me just say, Mina is a miracle worker.

I bought my dream wedding dress for an arm and a leg at Kleinfeld's in New York. When it arrived, I took it to Mina for the fitting. I'm pear shaped so it fit perfect on my hips but I need the dress taken in on top, where there was intricate lace and tulle. She put in boning to hide my lumps, and cups which allowed me to wear the dress without a bra (thank goodness!)

By the time Mina was done, she had turned this form fitting dress into something that made me look like a sexy curvy goddess. The dress fit like a dream...

...until my stress eating got the best of me. By the time I saw Mina again for my last fitting, only a week away from the wedding, I had gained enough weight to where I actually ripped the dress at the base of the zipper trying to get it up. I freaked out, but not Mina. She was cool as a cucumber and was able to fix the tear seamlessly. She also worked some magic with the zipper to where it once again fit me like a dream, with time to spare! I'll admit I lost a couple pounds after the tear-scare, but god knows the thing wouldn't have zipped without the work Mina did on the dress.

Mina really pours her heart and soul into her work and she does the best alterations ever. She won't give you a bad alteration job. She'll keep working on it until it's perfect.

If you are looking for someone to alter your wedding gown, I wouldn't think twice about recommending her work to anyone. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Mina is an angel. She is truly the best in the business. Going to fittings at her Beverly Hills studio are a treat. Every time she amazes you with new creative ideas that you didnt even think possible. TO have Mina as a part of your wedding is a blessing.
Mina is an angel. She is truly the best in the business. Going to fittings at her Beverly Hills studio are a treat. Every Read more...
Mina is an angel. She is truly the best in the business. Going to fittings at her Beverly Hills studio are a treat. Every time she amazes you with new creative ideas that you didnt even think possible. TO have Mina as a part of your wedding is a blessing. Read less
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Stavros
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Mina really made my dress spectacular. I received so many compliments and truly feel like her handiwork made me comfortable in my dress. She even recommended adding some tuele to the bustline for my personal comfort. It looked BEAUTIFUL and I couldn't have been happier. I highly recommend using Mina.
Mina really made my dress spectacular. I received so many compliments and truly feel like her handiwork made me Read more...
Mina really made my dress spectacular. I received so many compliments and truly feel like her handiwork made me comfortable in my dress. She even recommended adding some tuele to the bustline for my personal comfort. It looked BEAUTIFUL and I couldn't have been happier. I highly recommend using Mina. Read less
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Grade
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My mother paid over $6200 for my dress, but when it came to the alterations she dragged me all over the town to find the cheapest. She took me to tailor shops so small that my dress didn't fit in them, or ones where people were eating a foot from the sewing machine or with a dirty floor- yet, they were expensive.

Finally, my maid of honor brought up a very good point and advised me to care about my wedding dress (the most important aspect of my wedding) as much as I cared about my ride to the church (limo). She asked around and found Mina. When I got to her large, bright, clean studio, I couldn't believe my eyes. I regretted that I did not find her earlier and wasted so much time!

The way she did the fitting was amazing and quick; not too many pins and marks, but nothing was missed. She mentioned things that we didn't notice until she pointed out. The quote she gave me was about the same as two of the tailor shops gave me (ones that did not even seemed half as skilled as she was!). More importantly, she made me feel safe, and put mine mind at ease! I knew I could trust her with my dress, and not only she did not disappoint me, but she exceeded my expectations! Even my mother could not believe I was able to find someone so skilled for such reasonable price (I am not saying she was cheap, but reasonable for what she did, and worth every penny). She hemmed and took in the dress, but it seemed that the dress was just made for me and no one could tell that the beads were removed and placed back during the alterations.

Highly recommended!
My mother paid over $6200 for my dress, but when it came to the alterations she dragged me all over the town to find the Read more...
My mother paid over $6200 for my dress, but when it came to the alterations she dragged me all over the town to find the cheapest. She took me to tailor shops so small that my dress didn't fit in them, or ones where people were eating a foot from the sewing machine or with a dirty floor- yet, they were expensive.

Finally, my maid of honor brought up a very good point and advised me to care about my wedding dress (the most important aspect of my wedding) as much as I cared about my ride to the church (limo). She asked around and found Mina. When I got to her large, bright, clean studio, I couldn't believe my eyes. I regretted that I did not find her earlier and wasted so much time!

The way she did the fitting was amazing and quick; not too many pins and marks, but nothing was missed. She mentioned things that we didn't notice until she pointed out. The quote she gave me was about the same as two of the tailor shops gave me (ones that did not even seemed half as skilled as she was!). More importantly, she made me feel safe, and put mine mind at ease! I knew I could trust her with my dress, and not only she did not disappoint me, but she exceeded my expectations! Even my mother could not believe I was able to find someone so skilled for such reasonable price (I am not saying she was cheap, but reasonable for what she did, and worth every penny). She hemmed and took in the dress, but it seemed that the dress was just made for me and no one could tell that the beads were removed and placed back during the alterations.

Highly recommended! Read less
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ching
Wedding:
11/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I found Mina through Yelp and I'm glad I did. I'm new to Southern California and needed someone who knew how to work with delicate laces on on my wedding dress. My dress was way too long and had intricate laces on the bottom that needed careful attention and detailing.

Mina did an excellent job and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a professional tailor to alter her wedding dress. She makes due on her promises to make sure that your dress is perfect the way you want it to be.

You will not be disappointed,
Ching
I found Mina through Yelp and I'm glad I did. I'm new to Southern California and needed someone who knew how to work with Read more...
I found Mina through Yelp and I'm glad I did. I'm new to Southern California and needed someone who knew how to work with delicate laces on on my wedding dress. My dress was way too long and had intricate laces on the bottom that needed careful attention and detailing.

Mina did an excellent job and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a professional tailor to alter her wedding dress. She makes due on her promises to make sure that your dress is perfect the way you want it to be.

You will not be disappointed,
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Alisha
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I was so lucky to have found Mina after being told that nothing could be done to my unsatisfactory wedding dress to improve it at the shop I ordered from. Unfortunately, the saleswoman who helped me with the dress at that shop (BRIDAL ELEGANCE IN TORRANCE _ DON'T GO THERE) recommended ordering a petite length. At the time, I thought that was strange given my 5'5" height, but trusted her opinion. Anyway, when the dress came in, not only was it WAY too short with my 4" heels, but the fit actually made me look bigger in the waist area (due to an inner corset that was too big).

I contacted Mina after reading reviews of her work. I was only 2 weeks away from my wedding at the time and very nervous about the time constraints on top of the issue with the dress. After the email consultation, I made an appointment. Once Mina saw the problems with the dress I was thrilled to hear she could fix them. She really made me feel at ease as well during the appointment. I was delighted when I went to pick it up - it came out beautiful. Mina took out the inner corset and created length by adjusting the decorative bust line.

I had a great experience working with Mina and she made the dress fit me as it should!
I was so lucky to have found Mina after being told that nothing could be done to my unsatisfactory wedding dress to Read more...
I was so lucky to have found Mina after being told that nothing could be done to my unsatisfactory wedding dress to improve it at the shop I ordered from. Unfortunately, the saleswoman who helped me with the dress at that shop (BRIDAL ELEGANCE IN TORRANCE _ DON'T GO THERE) recommended ordering a petite length. At the time, I thought that was strange given my 5'5" height, but trusted her opinion. Anyway, when the dress came in, not only was it WAY too short with my 4" heels, but the fit actually made me look bigger in the waist area (due to an inner corset that was too big).

I contacted Mina after reading reviews of her work. I was only 2 weeks away from my wedding at the time and very nervous about the time constraints on top of the issue with the dress. After the email consultation, I made an appointment. Once Mina saw the problems with the dress I was thrilled to hear she could fix them. She really made me feel at ease as well during the appointment. I was delighted when I went to pick it up - it came out beautiful. Mina took out the inner corset and created length by adjusting the decorative bust line.

I had a great experience working with Mina and she made the dress fit me as it should! Read less
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Mirna
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
The bridal salon gave me a referral sheet for my alterations, but my consultant advised me not to trust anyone but Mina with my couture bridal gown because she was the only one in LA with the high skill and talent that my dress required.

They don't take phone calls and every inquiry and appointment request must come via email, which seemed odd at first, but later I realized that they are not a regular tailor shop, but a high end bridal studio specialized in couture bridal gowns although I saw simple bridal dresses there too.

When I first emailed them, I kind of felt that they did not want my business, but I was wrong. The whole process is to make sure everything is done properly and professionally, to keep everyone informed and make sure no time is wasted from either side, and that was something that I really appreciated.

Even during the consultation and all the fittings, everything goes very smoothly and quickly, because Mina knows what she is doing and you do not need to be worried about a thing. She sees what you don't see and she cares more than you do. She sees every brides herself in 100% privacy without any kind of interruption or interference.

I never knew I had such small waist and rib cage, or at least I didn't know they could look so small until I put on the dress after they started the alterations. All the beads were installed back in a way that I even couldn't tell the dress was down-sized nearly two sizes. She also added so much more interest to the pick ups and the bustles looked so elegant and beautiful that I kept them up for the most of the night.

I would recommend her to anyone--- even someone who doesn't have a couture dress. You are a bride and you want the best fit no matter what the type of dress or wedding you have.

Good luck to every bride out there! :)
The bridal salon gave me a referral sheet for my alterations, but my consultant advised me not to trust anyone but Mina Read more...
The bridal salon gave me a referral sheet for my alterations, but my consultant advised me not to trust anyone but Mina with my couture bridal gown because she was the only one in LA with the high skill and talent that my dress required.

They don't take phone calls and every inquiry and appointment request must come via email, which seemed odd at first, but later I realized that they are not a regular tailor shop, but a high end bridal studio specialized in couture bridal gowns although I saw simple bridal dresses there too.

When I first emailed them, I kind of felt that they did not want my business, but I was wrong. The whole process is to make sure everything is done properly and professionally, to keep everyone informed and make sure no time is wasted from either side, and that was something that I really appreciated.

Even during the consultation and all the fittings, everything goes very smoothly and quickly, because Mina knows what she is doing and you do not need to be worried about a thing. She sees what you don't see and she cares more than you do. She sees every brides herself in 100% privacy without any kind of interruption or interference.

I never knew I had such small waist and rib cage, or at least I didn't know they could look so small until I put on the dress after they started the alterations. All the beads were installed back in a way that I even couldn't tell the dress was down-sized nearly two sizes. She also added so much more interest to the pick ups and the bustles looked so elegant and beautiful that I kept them up for the most of the night.

I would recommend her to anyone--- even someone who doesn't have a couture dress. You are a bride and you want the best fit no matter what the type of dress or wedding you have.

Good luck to every bride out there! :) Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I bought a designer gown at Glamour Closet, so it was a couple of sizes too big. Mina had to alter the entire dress, but it was perfect! The detailing on the bodice matched up after she had to remove the excess material - it looked like I had bought the dress in my size from the start! Mina is a pro and great to work with - I highly recommend her.
I bought a designer gown at Glamour Closet, so it was a couple of sizes too big. Mina had to alter the entire dress, but Read more...
I bought a designer gown at Glamour Closet, so it was a couple of sizes too big. Mina had to alter the entire dress, but it was perfect! The detailing on the bodice matched up after she had to remove the excess material - it looked like I had bought the dress in my size from the start! Mina is a pro and great to work with - I highly recommend her. Read less
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missyt180
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina is an absolute doll! She did such an amazing job tailoring my dress. I had the following done: bodice shortened, length shortened (including several layers of duchesse satin, silk chiffon, and tulle), boning added, bustle added.

She is very detail oriented and I couldn't have been happier with my gown! In addition, she was extremely patient and even took the length up an additional half inch upon my request. She ensures that the dress is EXACTLY what you want, which is perfect for any bride-to-be who is coordinating a million vendors!
Mina is an absolute doll! She did such an amazing job tailoring my dress. I had the following done: bodice shortened, Read more...
Mina is an absolute doll! She did such an amazing job tailoring my dress. I had the following done: bodice shortened, length shortened (including several layers of duchesse satin, silk chiffon, and tulle), boning added, bustle added.

She is very detail oriented and I couldn't have been happier with my gown! In addition, she was extremely patient and even took the length up an additional half inch upon my request. She ensures that the dress is EXACTLY what you want, which is perfect for any bride-to-be who is coordinating a million vendors! Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
9/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina is hands down the most talented, kind, thoughtful, and overall PERFECT designer/tailor in the world in my opinion! The planning of my wedding has been nothing but stressful, and once I met Mina, I knew that the one thing I did not need to stress about was my dress! My wedding dress means so much to me, and Mina designed every seam and detail to my figure! Although I purchased my dress in a salon, Mina was able to make suggestions as to how to better shape the dress to my body, and I have never felt more beautiful in my life. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her kindness and generosity of her time made me feel so comfortable during the dress fitting experience. She makes you feel like you and your dress are the most important pieces in the world :) Mina also provided amazing and clear communication during the entire process which was so professional and kept me informed along the way...AMAZING! In addition, Mina also worked on a dress of mine for my Bridal Shower which was yesterday. I have never received more comments in my life over a dress, and everyone kept asking about Mina as they want to experience all of her talents as well. Having worked in the fashion industry, I know the difference between perfection and non...and believe, Mina's work is beyond perfection. If I would have found her on Yelp sooner, I would have skipped dress shopping, and would have asked her to hand design a gown...I will just have to save that for when I renew my vows! :) A must go for every bride, do not think twice, she will make your wedding day PERFECT!!!
Mina is hands down the most talented, kind, thoughtful, and overall PERFECT designer/tailor in the world in my opinion! Read more...
Mina is hands down the most talented, kind, thoughtful, and overall PERFECT designer/tailor in the world in my opinion! The planning of my wedding has been nothing but stressful, and once I met Mina, I knew that the one thing I did not need to stress about was my dress! My wedding dress means so much to me, and Mina designed every seam and detail to my figure! Although I purchased my dress in a salon, Mina was able to make suggestions as to how to better shape the dress to my body, and I have never felt more beautiful in my life. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her kindness and generosity of her time made me feel so comfortable during the dress fitting experience. She makes you feel like you and your dress are the most important pieces in the world :) Mina also provided amazing and clear communication during the entire process which was so professional and kept me informed along the way...AMAZING! In addition, Mina also worked on a dress of mine for my Bridal Shower which was yesterday. I have never received more comments in my life over a dress, and everyone kept asking about Mina as they want to experience all of her talents as well. Having worked in the fashion industry, I know the difference between perfection and non...and believe, Mina's work is beyond perfection. If I would have found her on Yelp sooner, I would have skipped dress shopping, and would have asked her to hand design a gown...I will just have to save that for when I renew my vows! :) A must go for every bride, do not think twice, she will make your wedding day PERFECT!!! Read less
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Clare Barkeley
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina made my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding. It was absolutely breathtaking. She did a wonderful job and I will keep the dress forever!
Mina made my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding. It was absolutely breathtaking. She did a wonderful job and I will Read more...
Mina made my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding. It was absolutely breathtaking. She did a wonderful job and I will keep the dress forever! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
She Knew Exactly What I Wanted I thought my dress was beautiful when I bought it, but after Mina altered it, I liked it 10x more!!! Fits perfectly, the bustling in the back makes it look so elegant, and she even hand-made me a sash with a bow in the back!
She Knew Exactly What I Wanted I thought my dress was beautiful when I bought it, but after Mina altered it, I liked it Read more...
She Knew Exactly What I Wanted I thought my dress was beautiful when I bought it, but after Mina altered it, I liked it 10x more!!! Fits perfectly, the bustling in the back makes it look so elegant, and she even hand-made me a sash with a bow in the back! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
When I bought my gown I thought I did a good job picking a gown that complimented my figure, but with Mina's touch and know-how she showed me how much better I could look on my wedding day. Mina really knows how to alter a gown to compliment a woman's body - I felt like my dress was molded to my figure. I came to Mina with 4 weeks until my wedding and she never made me feel rushed or like I had to just settle for what had already been done. I went to her at least 3 times and every time she was receptive to hearing about even little changes that I wanted. When I left with my gown 2 weeks before my wedding I felt so confident and beautiful in it that I couldn't wait to put it on and walk down the aisle. Truly, if you want a no fuss no worry alterations experience, then go to Mina.
When I bought my gown I thought I did a good job picking a gown that complimented my figure, but with Mina's touch and Read more...
When I bought my gown I thought I did a good job picking a gown that complimented my figure, but with Mina's touch and know-how she showed me how much better I could look on my wedding day. Mina really knows how to alter a gown to compliment a woman's body - I felt like my dress was molded to my figure. I came to Mina with 4 weeks until my wedding and she never made me feel rushed or like I had to just settle for what had already been done. I went to her at least 3 times and every time she was receptive to hearing about even little changes that I wanted. When I left with my gown 2 weeks before my wedding I felt so confident and beautiful in it that I couldn't wait to put it on and walk down the aisle. Truly, if you want a no fuss no worry alterations experience, then go to Mina. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you Mina for making me look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! I have a Kenneth Pool wedding dress that is extremely intricate with beading all over the bodice that I bought in NY, although will be married in in LA. The dress was too big and had to be altered. I wanted to take it to Saks, but found out that only dresses purchased at Sak's can be altered there. I was very leery of taking my beautiful dress to some random bridal shop and searched far and wide for the best seamstress in the area, which is how I came across Mina.

When we first brought the dress to her, I was so worried that something would go wrong and I would end up with an ill fitting wedding dress. I am so glad I brought my dress to Mina because she is incredible - she is so talented. She turned my beautiful, yet ill fitting wedding dress into a dress that was literally made to fit my body like a glove. It fits me perfectly. She took it in in the certain areas in the bodice that needed to be taken in, shortened the skirt, made the skirt smaller so that it fit my body better, added a 14 point bustle, and even added cups, which I originally didn't ask for but she knew would make me look better (and she did that part for free!)

Mina, thank you again for your amazing work on my wedding dress. I will be sending you pictures from my wedding after we get married in two weeks. I cannot thank you enough - you truly are making my day!
Thank you Mina for making me look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! I have a Kenneth Pool wedding dress that is Read more...
Thank you Mina for making me look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! I have a Kenneth Pool wedding dress that is extremely intricate with beading all over the bodice that I bought in NY, although will be married in in LA. The dress was too big and had to be altered. I wanted to take it to Saks, but found out that only dresses purchased at Sak's can be altered there. I was very leery of taking my beautiful dress to some random bridal shop and searched far and wide for the best seamstress in the area, which is how I came across Mina.

When we first brought the dress to her, I was so worried that something would go wrong and I would end up with an ill fitting wedding dress. I am so glad I brought my dress to Mina because she is incredible - she is so talented. She turned my beautiful, yet ill fitting wedding dress into a dress that was literally made to fit my body like a glove. It fits me perfectly. She took it in in the certain areas in the bodice that needed to be taken in, shortened the skirt, made the skirt smaller so that it fit my body better, added a 14 point bustle, and even added cups, which I originally didn't ask for but she knew would make me look better (and she did that part for free!)

Mina, thank you again for your amazing work on my wedding dress. I will be sending you pictures from my wedding after we get married in two weeks. I cannot thank you enough - you truly are making my day! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I liked two different designs for my wedding dress, but I was not in love with either. I liked the bottom of one and top of the other one. With this idea, I emailed my information, budget, wedding date, pictures and asked if they could help. I was amazed that they were very transparent and at the same time helpful. I immediately added them to my bridal registry was... who needs another toaster?!!

In my first appointment, Mina made very helpful suggestions and I am happy that I took them. She had the most beautiful silk dutch in stock, and I did not have to go through any trouble for fabric shopping. I got the best.

My wedding gown turned out much better than I expected it and best of all it's mine and you cannot see it in every bridal shop!
I liked two different designs for my wedding dress, but I was not in love with either. I liked the bottom of one and top Read more...
I liked two different designs for my wedding dress, but I was not in love with either. I liked the bottom of one and top of the other one. With this idea, I emailed my information, budget, wedding date, pictures and asked if they could help. I was amazed that they were very transparent and at the same time helpful. I immediately added them to my bridal registry was... who needs another toaster?!!

In my first appointment, Mina made very helpful suggestions and I am happy that I took them. She had the most beautiful silk dutch in stock, and I did not have to go through any trouble for fabric shopping. I got the best.

My wedding gown turned out much better than I expected it and best of all it's mine and you cannot see it in every bridal shop! Read less
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Alie
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I went to mina and she was so amazing!!! I had bought a Maggie Sottero dress and she made it go from drab to fab!!! I would reccomend going to her if you want to improve the over all apperance of your wedding dress. Mina was also very sweet and catered to all my dress needs! She made me feel like my dress looking perfect on my wedding day was her top priority. She has a natural eye for what looks good!
I went to mina and she was so amazing!!! I had bought a Maggie Sottero dress and she made it go from drab to fab!!! I Read more...
I went to mina and she was so amazing!!! I had bought a Maggie Sottero dress and she made it go from drab to fab!!! I would reccomend going to her if you want to improve the over all apperance of your wedding dress. Mina was also very sweet and catered to all my dress needs! She made me feel like my dress looking perfect on my wedding day was her top priority. She has a natural eye for what looks good! Read less
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Michael Lynn
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so thrilled with the service I received from Mina! I am a reality TV editor and I was supposed to be out of work for about four weeks leading up to my wedding, so I put a lot of stuff off to get it done at that time. Then, of course, I booked a job that lead right up until my wedding date! As far as wedding planning went, I had VERY little time to get everything done.

When I first went in to meet Mina, I was a complete mess, trying to get to work on time, and forgetting to bring the deposit, and all kinds of craziness! But Mina was completely understanding, and she was able to see me early in the morning which was wonderful!

My dress was full lace and I knew it was going to be a big job to do the alterations. The price was exactly what I expected it to be, and later on in the process we discovered we needed more bustles in the dress than we originally thought and she was so kind and did not charge me for the extra work.

In the end I was ecstatic about the results. The dress fit me like a glove and when it is bustled it looks just stunning! I got so many compliments on my wedding day and one little girl actually thought I was a real princess! :o)

Mina is fabulous, I would and will recommend her to everyone I know who is getting married!
I am so thrilled with the service I received from Mina! I am a reality TV editor and I was supposed to be out of work for Read more...
I am so thrilled with the service I received from Mina! I am a reality TV editor and I was supposed to be out of work for about four weeks leading up to my wedding, so I put a lot of stuff off to get it done at that time. Then, of course, I booked a job that lead right up until my wedding date! As far as wedding planning went, I had VERY little time to get everything done.

When I first went in to meet Mina, I was a complete mess, trying to get to work on time, and forgetting to bring the deposit, and all kinds of craziness! But Mina was completely understanding, and she was able to see me early in the morning which was wonderful!

My dress was full lace and I knew it was going to be a big job to do the alterations. The price was exactly what I expected it to be, and later on in the process we discovered we needed more bustles in the dress than we originally thought and she was so kind and did not charge me for the extra work.

In the end I was ecstatic about the results. The dress fit me like a glove and when it is bustled it looks just stunning! I got so many compliments on my wedding day and one little girl actually thought I was a real princess! :o)

Mina is fabulous, I would and will recommend her to everyone I know who is getting married! Read less
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Trish
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I was a bridesmaid for my little sister's wedding and we picked out the cutest bridesmaid dresses. I put on a few pounds and my dress became a little too tight. Thank goodness I had Mina at my rescue. She took the dress out an inch and fixed the bust for me. Mina did an amazing job. She did things to the dress I never imagined could be done. She also had a very sweet disposition and extremely clean work area. I would reccomend going to Mina over any other. Not to mention the price was right. Mina takes a lot of pride in her work and she is a natural miracle worker with detailed beading and personal designs!! Thank you Mina!!!
I was a bridesmaid for my little sister's wedding and we picked out the cutest bridesmaid dresses. I put on a few pounds Read more...
I was a bridesmaid for my little sister's wedding and we picked out the cutest bridesmaid dresses. I put on a few pounds and my dress became a little too tight. Thank goodness I had Mina at my rescue. She took the dress out an inch and fixed the bust for me. Mina did an amazing job. She did things to the dress I never imagined could be done. She also had a very sweet disposition and extremely clean work area. I would reccomend going to Mina over any other. Not to mention the price was right. Mina takes a lot of pride in her work and she is a natural miracle worker with detailed beading and personal designs!! Thank you Mina!!! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress at Alfred Angelo but after reading the horrible reviews on Yelp for the one in Beverly Hills I wasn't willing to take a chance getting my alterations done there. Luckily I found Mina after reading all her great reviews.

My first time trying the dress on before the actual fitting was a brides worst nightmare. Apparently I had gained a pound or two and my dress would not zip up. At this point my wedding was only a month and half away and I began panicking right away. But then Mina and I we talked about changing the back from a zip up to a lace up in order to give me the extra room. Considering the fact that I was a mess, Mina was extremely kind to even take this job. But thankfully she did.

Every fitting from there on out was great. I had to come in about 4 separate times but it was worth it to know that we were getting things just right. The lace up that she changed the back to is beautiful and now my dress fits perfectly. Because the dress is kind of cheaply made things didn't lay right in some areas but she made sure to fix all of that. We also ended up having to add extra bustles to the dress because my train was soooo long in addition to what she had already done and she was so nice that she didn't even charge me for those extra ones.

I absolutely recommend Mina to everyone. It's not worth it to take your chances somewhere else. She knows what she's doing and truly cares about making you look as beautiful as possible on your special day. She is the best!
I bought my dress at Alfred Angelo but after reading the horrible reviews on Yelp for the one in Beverly Hills I wasn't Read more...
I bought my dress at Alfred Angelo but after reading the horrible reviews on Yelp for the one in Beverly Hills I wasn't willing to take a chance getting my alterations done there. Luckily I found Mina after reading all her great reviews.

My first time trying the dress on before the actual fitting was a brides worst nightmare. Apparently I had gained a pound or two and my dress would not zip up. At this point my wedding was only a month and half away and I began panicking right away. But then Mina and I we talked about changing the back from a zip up to a lace up in order to give me the extra room. Considering the fact that I was a mess, Mina was extremely kind to even take this job. But thankfully she did.

Every fitting from there on out was great. I had to come in about 4 separate times but it was worth it to know that we were getting things just right. The lace up that she changed the back to is beautiful and now my dress fits perfectly. Because the dress is kind of cheaply made things didn't lay right in some areas but she made sure to fix all of that. We also ended up having to add extra bustles to the dress because my train was soooo long in addition to what she had already done and she was so nice that she didn't even charge me for those extra ones.

I absolutely recommend Mina to everyone. It's not worth it to take your chances somewhere else. She knows what she's doing and truly cares about making you look as beautiful as possible on your special day. She is the best! Read less
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NadyiaJ
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina far exceed my expectations!!! I found out about her online & I was gonna go to a regular cleaners & get my wedding gown altered but read so many reviews on how unhappy women were because they were trying to cut corners on their wedding budget & how they hate looking at the pictures of them in their gown because they got what they paid for. At first I was intimidated just reading Mina's resume. I mean she designs gowns for Barbara Streisand. Yikes & wow at the same time :) I didn't want this to break my pockets. But Mina was very reasonable & she knows her stuff. From the moment she put her hands on my dress I felt like I was being nipped & tucked from the dress surgeon & that was just our first fitting for her to see what I needed & she didn't even put a needle in it. I left her palor feeling at ease & stress free. I had a two week turnaround & I now have my dress ready for my big day next month (my fiancee will probably cry when he sees me in it). It fits like a glove!!!!. Mina put in breasts pads plus added a bustle so I could dance & get my boogie on (all inclusive) YEH!!! I love Mina I will get all my gowns altered by her & I suggest you get yours done by her as well. Remember you get what you pay for. Thanks for reading ;)
Pros: she makes suggestions with out being pushy. Worth every $
Cons: None
Mina far exceed my expectations!!! I found out about her online & I was gonna go to a regular cleaners & get my wedding Read more...
Mina far exceed my expectations!!! I found out about her online & I was gonna go to a regular cleaners & get my wedding gown altered but read so many reviews on how unhappy women were because they were trying to cut corners on their wedding budget & how they hate looking at the pictures of them in their gown because they got what they paid for. At first I was intimidated just reading Mina's resume. I mean she designs gowns for Barbara Streisand. Yikes & wow at the same time :) I didn't want this to break my pockets. But Mina was very reasonable & she knows her stuff. From the moment she put her hands on my dress I felt like I was being nipped & tucked from the dress surgeon & that was just our first fitting for her to see what I needed & she didn't even put a needle in it. I left her palor feeling at ease & stress free. I had a two week turnaround & I now have my dress ready for my big day next month (my fiancee will probably cry when he sees me in it). It fits like a glove!!!!. Mina put in breasts pads plus added a bustle so I could dance & get my boogie on (all inclusive) YEH!!! I love Mina I will get all my gowns altered by her & I suggest you get yours done by her as well. Remember you get what you pay for. Thanks for reading ;)
Pros: she makes suggestions with out being pushy. Worth every $
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SamanthaJernson
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a bit unusual to me that they do all inquiries and corresponds by email, but I went ahead and set my appointment by email. Once I met her, I knew I was in good hands: She is very sharp and creative, so I did not have to explain myself much and I felt very comfortable with her. Everything went very smoothly... I had four fittings, but from the first one(the lining) my dress looked amazing.

I don't think there is anyone else like her; she is all-in-one. She can design, make from scratch, and alter wedding gowns... that's why she is exceptional. Unlike other bridal salons that make your dress in China if you order your dress there (no matter who the designer is), they really custom-make it here so you don't have to pay for alterations or correction for the dress. Even if they only work on your wedding dress' alterations, Mina herself is in charge (unlike other bridal salons that use a low-skilled seamstress). That's why the fit is perfect every time, all the time!
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a Read more...
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a bit unusual to me that they do all inquiries and corresponds by email, but I went ahead and set my appointment by email. Once I met her, I knew I was in good hands: She is very sharp and creative, so I did not have to explain myself much and I felt very comfortable with her. Everything went very smoothly... I had four fittings, but from the first one(the lining) my dress looked amazing.

I don't think there is anyone else like her; she is all-in-one. She can design, make from scratch, and alter wedding gowns... that's why she is exceptional. Unlike other bridal salons that make your dress in China if you order your dress there (no matter who the designer is), they really custom-make it here so you don't have to pay for alterations or correction for the dress. Even if they only work on your wedding dress' alterations, Mina herself is in charge (unlike other bridal salons that use a low-skilled seamstress). That's why the fit is perfect every time, all the time! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a bit unusual to me that they do all inquiries and corresponds by email, but I went ahead and set my appointment by email. Once I met her, I knew I was in good hands: She is very sharp and creative, so I did not have to explain myself much and I felt very comfortable with her. Everything went very smoothly... I had four fittings, but from the first one(the lining) my dress looked amazing.

I don't think there is anyone else like her; she is all-in-one. She can design, make from scratch, and alter wedding gowns... that's why she is exceptional. Unlike other bridal salons that make your dress in China if you order your dress there (no matter who the designer is), they really custom-make it here so you don't have to pay for alterations or correction for the dress. Even if they only work on your wedding dress' alterations, Mina herself is in charge (unlike other bridal salons that use a low-skilled seamstress). That's why the fit is perfect every time, all the time!
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a Read more...
I did not want a "cookie-cutter" wedding dress, so I knew my only option was to have it custom-made. At first, it was a bit unusual to me that they do all inquiries and corresponds by email, but I went ahead and set my appointment by email. Once I met her, I knew I was in good hands: She is very sharp and creative, so I did not have to explain myself much and I felt very comfortable with her. Everything went very smoothly... I had four fittings, but from the first one(the lining) my dress looked amazing.

I don't think there is anyone else like her; she is all-in-one. She can design, make from scratch, and alter wedding gowns... that's why she is exceptional. Unlike other bridal salons that make your dress in China if you order your dress there (no matter who the designer is), they really custom-make it here so you don't have to pay for alterations or correction for the dress. Even if they only work on your wedding dress' alterations, Mina herself is in charge (unlike other bridal salons that use a low-skilled seamstress). That's why the fit is perfect every time, all the time! Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
6/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina is the best, period.

When I first met Mina, my dress was too big and the skirt was too puffy, which made the bussel a bit much for my taste. I was overwhelmed and second guessing my choice, but Mina simply grabbed the fabric and said not to worry. Boy was she right! I came back for a second fitting and the skirt flowed beautifully. We realized I had lost a whole size since our first fitting, and Mina was soo nice even with the extra work this created. My dress' top was extremely complex and I'm sure she had to remake the dress from scratch.

Everyone at the wedding raved about how perfectly the dress fit me! My sister already told Mina she'll bring her dress when her big day comes, and I recommend her blindly, regardless of what your dress looks like/needs.

Mina, thank you! You made my special day that much more special.
Mina is the best, period.

When I first met Mina, my dress was too big and the skirt was too puffy, which made the Read more...
Mina is the best, period.

When I first met Mina, my dress was too big and the skirt was too puffy, which made the bussel a bit much for my taste. I was overwhelmed and second guessing my choice, but Mina simply grabbed the fabric and said not to worry. Boy was she right! I came back for a second fitting and the skirt flowed beautifully. We realized I had lost a whole size since our first fitting, and Mina was soo nice even with the extra work this created. My dress' top was extremely complex and I'm sure she had to remake the dress from scratch.

Everyone at the wedding raved about how perfectly the dress fit me! My sister already told Mina she'll bring her dress when her big day comes, and I recommend her blindly, regardless of what your dress looks like/needs.

Mina, thank you! You made my special day that much more special. Read less
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Melody
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding gown in New York, but I was heading to LA and I wanted to take care of the alterations there during my 12 day stay.

I searched online and Mina's impressive reviews caught my eyes. I called and the lady told me that they would make appointments by email and asked me to include pictures of my wedding dress on me, as well as my wedding date, and my budget in my email. The picture I had in mind about tailors-- an old man or woman with glasses and hearing problems began to fade away, especially when they responded that they could add something, trim, lace, fabric, to the bottom of my dress to lengthen it and could easily take it in although he top was fully beaded.

From the airport, I went directly to her studio and amazingly saw tens of samples of trims and fabric ready for me to match with my dress. The image of the tailor that I had in my head changed completely to a modern, sharp, creative, and sweet lady-- using the email and modern technology saved me a lot of time.

Although she knew my budget was $1,200, she estimated my alterations would cost $850-$950, and I only paid $860. This is unheard of!!!

The sweetest part was that two day before my flight, I woke up to an email that Mina personally sent me. It just read "Are you ready for your dress?" with a picture of my beautiful wedding dress on one of her mannequins.
I bought my wedding gown in New York, but I was heading to LA and I wanted to take care of the alterations there during my Read more...
I bought my wedding gown in New York, but I was heading to LA and I wanted to take care of the alterations there during my 12 day stay.

I searched online and Mina's impressive reviews caught my eyes. I called and the lady told me that they would make appointments by email and asked me to include pictures of my wedding dress on me, as well as my wedding date, and my budget in my email. The picture I had in mind about tailors-- an old man or woman with glasses and hearing problems began to fade away, especially when they responded that they could add something, trim, lace, fabric, to the bottom of my dress to lengthen it and could easily take it in although he top was fully beaded.

From the airport, I went directly to her studio and amazingly saw tens of samples of trims and fabric ready for me to match with my dress. The image of the tailor that I had in my head changed completely to a modern, sharp, creative, and sweet lady-- using the email and modern technology saved me a lot of time.

Although she knew my budget was $1,200, she estimated my alterations would cost $850-$950, and I only paid $860. This is unheard of!!!

The sweetest part was that two day before my flight, I woke up to an email that Mina personally sent me. It just read "Are you ready for your dress?" with a picture of my beautiful wedding dress on one of her mannequins. Read less
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Star
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I've known Mina for years now and I was always happy with her work. I never went to any body else for any tailoring. For my wedding I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I went straight to her with a picture on my cell. I was amazed each time that I went for a fitting of my wedding gown. Among all the others that provided some services for my wedding, only she could manage to keep my smile for days after each fitting. My wedding dress, the biggest part of my wedding, became the stress free part of it, just because Mina was working on it. It turned out beyond my expectations.
I've known Mina for years now and I was always happy with her work. I never went to any body else for any tailoring. For Read more...
I've known Mina for years now and I was always happy with her work. I never went to any body else for any tailoring. For my wedding I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I went straight to her with a picture on my cell. I was amazed each time that I went for a fitting of my wedding gown. Among all the others that provided some services for my wedding, only she could manage to keep my smile for days after each fitting. My wedding dress, the biggest part of my wedding, became the stress free part of it, just because Mina was working on it. It turned out beyond my expectations. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and get you to pay a premium for sub par service, Mina is a breath of fresh air.

I brought my wedding dress to mina 2 months ago to begin my alterations. I told her the budget i wanted to stay under and she agreed that we could do everything I wanted to do under that amount. I know for a fact that the exact same thing I had done to my dress would've cost triple at a bridal salon.

Mina added pearls down the back of my dress. They are gorgeous high quality buttons that makes the dress absolutely perfect. She added a simple bustle which is easy to pin up ( this is essential!). She added a new zipper down the back. She sewed in cups at the top and pined down some fabric. She added boning down the sides( she highly recommended i do this so that it doesn't bunch up around my hips...genius! )She added pockets to my reception dress. She even made a minor alteration to a chiffon bow on my shoes. All for a really really reasonable price I was very happy to pay!

To top it all off, Mina is knowledgeable without being pushy. She's sweet and honest. She wont try to talk you into doing things to your dress you don't need, but will offer suggestions of things that a bride might not even realize could be helpful. If i could give mina 10 stars i would. She is a dream come true!!
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and Read more...
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and get you to pay a premium for sub par service, Mina is a breath of fresh air.

I brought my wedding dress to mina 2 months ago to begin my alterations. I told her the budget i wanted to stay under and she agreed that we could do everything I wanted to do under that amount. I know for a fact that the exact same thing I had done to my dress would've cost triple at a bridal salon.

Mina added pearls down the back of my dress. They are gorgeous high quality buttons that makes the dress absolutely perfect. She added a simple bustle which is easy to pin up ( this is essential!). She added a new zipper down the back. She sewed in cups at the top and pined down some fabric. She added boning down the sides( she highly recommended i do this so that it doesn't bunch up around my hips...genius! )She added pockets to my reception dress. She even made a minor alteration to a chiffon bow on my shoes. All for a really really reasonable price I was very happy to pay!

To top it all off, Mina is knowledgeable without being pushy. She's sweet and honest. She wont try to talk you into doing things to your dress you don't need, but will offer suggestions of things that a bride might not even realize could be helpful. If i could give mina 10 stars i would. She is a dream come true!! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and get you to pay a premium for sub par service, Mina is a breath of fresh air.

I brought my wedding dress to mina 2 months ago to begin my alterations. I told her the budget i wanted to stay under and she agreed that we could do everything I wanted to do under that amount. I know for a fact that the exact same thing I had done to my dress would've cost triple at a bridal salon.

Mina added pearls down the back of my dress. They are gorgeous high quality buttons that makes the dress absolutely perfect. She added a simple bustle which is easy to pin up ( this is essential!). She added a new zipper down the back. She sewed in cups at the top and pined down some fabric. She added boning down the sides( she highly recommended i do this so that it doesn't bunch up around my hips...genius! )She added pockets to my reception dress. She even made a minor alteration to a chiffon bow on my shoes. All for a really really reasonable price I was very happy to pay!

To top it all off, Mina is knowledgeable without being pushy. She's sweet and honest. She wont try to talk you into doing things to your dress you don't need, but will offer suggestions of things that a bride might not even realize could be helpful. If i could give mina 10 stars i would. She is a dream come true!!
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and Read more...
I really cannot express enough how amazing Mina is! In an industry that is filled with vendors trying to rip you off and get you to pay a premium for sub par service, Mina is a breath of fresh air.

I brought my wedding dress to mina 2 months ago to begin my alterations. I told her the budget i wanted to stay under and she agreed that we could do everything I wanted to do under that amount. I know for a fact that the exact same thing I had done to my dress would've cost triple at a bridal salon.

Mina added pearls down the back of my dress. They are gorgeous high quality buttons that makes the dress absolutely perfect. She added a simple bustle which is easy to pin up ( this is essential!). She added a new zipper down the back. She sewed in cups at the top and pined down some fabric. She added boning down the sides( she highly recommended i do this so that it doesn't bunch up around my hips...genius! )She added pockets to my reception dress. She even made a minor alteration to a chiffon bow on my shoes. All for a really really reasonable price I was very happy to pay!

To top it all off, Mina is knowledgeable without being pushy. She's sweet and honest. She wont try to talk you into doing things to your dress you don't need, but will offer suggestions of things that a bride might not even realize could be helpful. If i could give mina 10 stars i would. She is a dream come true!! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Since my young age, I always knew that the most important part of any wedding would be the wedding gown and I was prepared to stand to any forces including my mother who would tell me otherwise.

When the time came, I chose Mina to custom made my dress. I wanted something unique. Something that not everyone seen it on another bride or on line. I reached my goal.

Everybody was amazed by my dress, including my husband, the groom, and myself. I could never imagine to look so beautiful in my wedding gown.

Many thanks!
Since my young age, I always knew that the most important part of any wedding would be the wedding gown and I was prepared Read more...
Since my young age, I always knew that the most important part of any wedding would be the wedding gown and I was prepared to stand to any forces including my mother who would tell me otherwise.

When the time came, I chose Mina to custom made my dress. I wanted something unique. Something that not everyone seen it on another bride or on line. I reached my goal.

Everybody was amazed by my dress, including my husband, the groom, and myself. I could never imagine to look so beautiful in my wedding gown.

Many thanks! Read less
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jasmine
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I found Mina on Project Wedding and I took my wedding dress for an emergency alterations. She was very understanding and the minute that I stepped in her salon I felt safe and calm. Although I did not give her much time, she managed to finish the alterations a week before the wedding so "I did not have to stress for my wedding gown". I felt and looked beautiful in my wedding dress. I also received so many wows and compliments.
I found Mina on Project Wedding and I took my wedding dress for an emergency alterations. She was very understanding and Read more...
I found Mina on Project Wedding and I took my wedding dress for an emergency alterations. She was very understanding and the minute that I stepped in her salon I felt safe and calm. Although I did not give her much time, she managed to finish the alterations a week before the wedding so "I did not have to stress for my wedding gown". I felt and looked beautiful in my wedding dress. I also received so many wows and compliments. Read less
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leah
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The first dress I bought tuned awfully wrong after the bridal salon altered it. there was no way I could walk down the aisle in that dress. I bought another dress and this time without any hesitations I took my wedding to Mina who already custom made a friend wedding gown, and altered bridal dresses for another two. Mina altered my silk wedding dress in less than a month and saved my life. It looked sexy and beautiful on me as if it was custom made for me. Thanks Mina :)
The first dress I bought tuned awfully wrong after the bridal salon altered it. there was no way I could walk down the Read more...
The first dress I bought tuned awfully wrong after the bridal salon altered it. there was no way I could walk down the aisle in that dress. I bought another dress and this time without any hesitations I took my wedding to Mina who already custom made a friend wedding gown, and altered bridal dresses for another two. Mina altered my silk wedding dress in less than a month and saved my life. It looked sexy and beautiful on me as if it was custom made for me. Thanks Mina :) Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
This was a very amazing experience for me and my mom. , I was very confused When I called to make an appointment and they told me that I had to confirm my appointment via email. Then I got even more confused when I emailed and they asked me to send pictures of my wedding dress, asked about my budget, wedding date. Now that I realize this simple process made everything else much easier and smoother for me, I am puzzled why no one else does the same thing. I love her modern system that she actually has applied to everything else too.

Did I forget to tell about the most important purpose of my visit to "Mina Design and Tailoring"? No one could imagine in million years that my wedding dress would fit me so perfectly and I would look in it so elegant and gregarious. I highly recommended her. just go to her and relax.
This was a very amazing experience for me and my mom. , I was very confused When I called to make an appointment and they Read more...
This was a very amazing experience for me and my mom. , I was very confused When I called to make an appointment and they told me that I had to confirm my appointment via email. Then I got even more confused when I emailed and they asked me to send pictures of my wedding dress, asked about my budget, wedding date. Now that I realize this simple process made everything else much easier and smoother for me, I am puzzled why no one else does the same thing. I love her modern system that she actually has applied to everything else too.

Did I forget to tell about the most important purpose of my visit to "Mina Design and Tailoring"? No one could imagine in million years that my wedding dress would fit me so perfectly and I would look in it so elegant and gregarious. I highly recommended her. just go to her and relax. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Mina. She was very professional, calm and understanding. She altered my beaded wedding gown in a way that no one will ever be able to tell that it was altered. Two other seamstresses told me that there was no way to keep the integrity of the dress (while giving me higher estimates than Mina did) but Mina told us, after a quick glance, that she would do it without any problem. She delivered much more than what she promised. She also did great jobs for two bridesmaids and my reception dress.
We had a great experience with Mina. She was very professional, calm and understanding. She altered my beaded wedding gown Read more...
We had a great experience with Mina. She was very professional, calm and understanding. She altered my beaded wedding gown in a way that no one will ever be able to tell that it was altered. Two other seamstresses told me that there was no way to keep the integrity of the dress (while giving me higher estimates than Mina did) but Mina told us, after a quick glance, that she would do it without any problem. She delivered much more than what she promised. She also did great jobs for two bridesmaids and my reception dress. Read less
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Ellie
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I am a wedding planer. We use Mina for our sophisticated brides. Just to make sure Mina gets the respect she deserves and continues helping us out; we escort our clients for their fittings.
We love the hassle free perfect results that we get each time (no matter what the project is). We also love the full attention that we get in our privet fittings. However last week, while we were in a fitting, the next appointment called (apparently 20 minutes too early) and asked to let them in. She was told that her appointment was for 11:30 and that there was a fitting going on. Yet she insisted to come in to use the restroom. My bride sympathized with her, and she got in.
Unbelievable! Three people accompanied her. They were all over the salon as if they were on a tour. They absolutely showed no class and no respect for our privacy or the salon rules. Not even when they were asked to be seated.
I puzzled when I realized they were there not to order or for a fitting, but for price shopping/quote!!! and “To get some ideas and suggestions from Mina”( As if they were asking for assistant from a nonprofit organization) Who does that? You found your way to the best, yet intend to continue price shopping after taking her?
Mina is really the best! I feel bad that some of us believe in free rides and have no problem to take advantage of others. I highly recommend her to any one who intends to pay for services she receives and would appreciate Mina’s talent and artistic work.
I am a wedding planer. We use Mina for our sophisticated brides. Just to make sure Mina gets the respect she deserves and Read more...
I am a wedding planer. We use Mina for our sophisticated brides. Just to make sure Mina gets the respect she deserves and continues helping us out; we escort our clients for their fittings.
We love the hassle free perfect results that we get each time (no matter what the project is). We also love the full attention that we get in our privet fittings. However last week, while we were in a fitting, the next appointment called (apparently 20 minutes too early) and asked to let them in. She was told that her appointment was for 11:30 and that there was a fitting going on. Yet she insisted to come in to use the restroom. My bride sympathized with her, and she got in.
Unbelievable! Three people accompanied her. They were all over the salon as if they were on a tour. They absolutely showed no class and no respect for our privacy or the salon rules. Not even when they were asked to be seated.
I puzzled when I realized they were there not to order or for a fitting, but for price shopping/quote!!! and “To get some ideas and suggestions from Mina”( As if they were asking for assistant from a nonprofit organization) Who does that? You found your way to the best, yet intend to continue price shopping after taking her?
Mina is really the best! I feel bad that some of us believe in free rides and have no problem to take advantage of others. I highly recommend her to any one who intends to pay for services she receives and would appreciate Mina’s talent and artistic work. Read less
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Susana
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I received my wedding dress in the mail 7 months after I ordered it...2 months to go until the wedding. I needed an expert to help me because of the design of the dress. It was way too long and although I know nothing about sewing I know it will be really hard to shorten it. I had 2 alternatives: (1) find someone I can absolutely trust, or (2) buy another dress that will fit me w/o alterations. :)

After searching high and low online I found Mina and decided to give it a shot. Yes, her address in BH scared me, but I need someone with great skills so I don't have to stress about the dress.

I felt very welcome once I step into her work studio. Lots of privacy, Mina is so experienced and respectful of her clients. Just a sweet lady that I knew I could trust because you can tell that she cares - about her work and people.

She gave me a quote and told me that I could take it elsewhere for price comparison, but I didn't. I left my dress with her and trust that she'll do a good job. I was right. :) I went back for my first fitting yesterday and almost cried. I can't believe the magic that she did. Ahhh... if there's one thing I'm not stressing about for the wedding, it is the beautiful dress that Mina is working on for me.

Highly, highly recommended. I love people who have passion for their work and they take pride in it. Mina is good at what she does! On top of that it has been a really pleasant experience working with her.

My girlfriends LOVED the way the gown turned out, it hugged me perfectly and I just loved being in it!
I received my wedding dress in the mail 7 months after I ordered it...2 months to go until the wedding. I needed an expert Read more...
I received my wedding dress in the mail 7 months after I ordered it...2 months to go until the wedding. I needed an expert to help me because of the design of the dress. It was way too long and although I know nothing about sewing I know it will be really hard to shorten it. I had 2 alternatives: (1) find someone I can absolutely trust, or (2) buy another dress that will fit me w/o alterations. :)

After searching high and low online I found Mina and decided to give it a shot. Yes, her address in BH scared me, but I need someone with great skills so I don't have to stress about the dress.

I felt very welcome once I step into her work studio. Lots of privacy, Mina is so experienced and respectful of her clients. Just a sweet lady that I knew I could trust because you can tell that she cares - about her work and people.

She gave me a quote and told me that I could take it elsewhere for price comparison, but I didn't. I left my dress with her and trust that she'll do a good job. I was right. :) I went back for my first fitting yesterday and almost cried. I can't believe the magic that she did. Ahhh... if there's one thing I'm not stressing about for the wedding, it is the beautiful dress that Mina is working on for me.

Highly, highly recommended. I love people who have passion for their work and they take pride in it. Mina is good at what she does! On top of that it has been a really pleasant experience working with her.

My girlfriends LOVED the way the gown turned out, it hugged me perfectly and I just loved being in it! Read less
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Phoebe
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I needed someone to alter and add some stuff to my wedding gown and found Mina online and read all the reviews. I was a little iffy that it was at her home, but honestly, it IS more convenient for everyone that way. You feel comfortable being at her own home and she is able to work on so many of her clients' dresses and outfits because of it! She was warm and friendly from the start! She added BEAUTIFUL cap sleeves on my originally tube top dress and it looked gorgeous! She added the bustle, took in my dress because I lost a little weight but still kept the shape that showed off my curves, and more! I felt amazing on my wedding day and am so happy I found her! She was worth every penny!
I needed someone to alter and add some stuff to my wedding gown and found Mina online and read all the reviews. I was a Read more...
I needed someone to alter and add some stuff to my wedding gown and found Mina online and read all the reviews. I was a little iffy that it was at her home, but honestly, it IS more convenient for everyone that way. You feel comfortable being at her own home and she is able to work on so many of her clients' dresses and outfits because of it! She was warm and friendly from the start! She added BEAUTIFUL cap sleeves on my originally tube top dress and it looked gorgeous! She added the bustle, took in my dress because I lost a little weight but still kept the shape that showed off my curves, and more! I felt amazing on my wedding day and am so happy I found her! She was worth every penny! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Mina worked on friend's wedding dress (she got married last year). I saw the dress on her before and after the alterations, and I could not believe my eyes! We weren't really sure if the dress would ever fit her. Mina did such a great artistic job that not only did the dress fit my friend perfectly, but it looked more expensive and elegant.

I immediately took my wedding gown to her a few months before my wedding. I was amazed how quick and knowledgeable she was without rushing. Although she did not put many pins in the dress (she didn't like leaving pin marks behind), my dress looked amazing in the next fitting. She works step by steps and with fittings. My dress fit me like glove and she exceed my exceptions. She also made my mom's and MOH dress and that looked perfect too.

If you are looking for a "regular" tailor or your wedding dress is not on top of your list, look elsewhere. Mina is perfectionist and even if you don't care, she does. She is not just a seamstress, she is a designer with artistic eyes and hands. In one glance, she can tell what needs to be done to make the dress perfect on your body and if any modifications would help the dress look better. She is not cheap, but what she is worth much more than what she charges.
Mina worked on friend's wedding dress (she got married last year). I saw the dress on her before and after the Read more...
Mina worked on friend's wedding dress (she got married last year). I saw the dress on her before and after the alterations, and I could not believe my eyes! We weren't really sure if the dress would ever fit her. Mina did such a great artistic job that not only did the dress fit my friend perfectly, but it looked more expensive and elegant.

I immediately took my wedding gown to her a few months before my wedding. I was amazed how quick and knowledgeable she was without rushing. Although she did not put many pins in the dress (she didn't like leaving pin marks behind), my dress looked amazing in the next fitting. She works step by steps and with fittings. My dress fit me like glove and she exceed my exceptions. She also made my mom's and MOH dress and that looked perfect too.

If you are looking for a "regular" tailor or your wedding dress is not on top of your list, look elsewhere. Mina is perfectionist and even if you don't care, she does. She is not just a seamstress, she is a designer with artistic eyes and hands. In one glance, she can tell what needs to be done to make the dress perfect on your body and if any modifications would help the dress look better. She is not cheap, but what she is worth much more than what she charges. Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
All the other seamstresses and tailors told me that my wedding gown was not designed to be altered and they could not touch the beads. I loved the dress but it didn’t look good on me, it was too boxy, and who wants that?

I am so glad I found her on line. I was very nervous about her address, but my mom advised me to go to the best, because if the dress doesn’t look good on me nothing else can stand out and matter. Mina was very easy going and did such an amazing job. No one can tell the dress was altered. What she did on my wedding gown was art not alterations. The driving was worth it.
All the other seamstresses and tailors told me that my wedding gown was not designed to be altered and they could not Read more...
All the other seamstresses and tailors told me that my wedding gown was not designed to be altered and they could not touch the beads. I loved the dress but it didn’t look good on me, it was too boxy, and who wants that?

I am so glad I found her on line. I was very nervous about her address, but my mom advised me to go to the best, because if the dress doesn’t look good on me nothing else can stand out and matter. Mina was very easy going and did such an amazing job. No one can tell the dress was altered. What she did on my wedding gown was art not alterations. The driving was worth it. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease immediately. From the moment I handed her my dress I stopped worrying about it, and she took care of it quickly and efficiently. She altered my wedding gown that was 2 sizes too big and made it fit like it was custom made for me! She added things I never even thought of, and fitted it so comfortably that I didn't even have to wear a corset underneath. She is amazing and I can't say enough good things about her! I highly recommend her, look no further for your seamstress!
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease Read more...
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease immediately. From the moment I handed her my dress I stopped worrying about it, and she took care of it quickly and efficiently. She altered my wedding gown that was 2 sizes too big and made it fit like it was custom made for me! She added things I never even thought of, and fitted it so comfortably that I didn't even have to wear a corset underneath. She is amazing and I can't say enough good things about her! I highly recommend her, look no further for your seamstress! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease immediately. From the moment I handed her my dress I stopped worrying about it, and she took care of it quickly and efficiently. She altered my wedding gown that was 2 sizes too big and made it fit like it was custom made for me! She added things I never even thought of, and fitted it so comfortably that I didn't even have to wear a corset underneath. She is amazing and I can't say enough good things about her! I highly recommend her, look no further for your seamstress!
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease Read more...
Mina is wonderful! I showed up on her door crying from my horrid Alfred Angelo experience and she put me at ease immediately. From the moment I handed her my dress I stopped worrying about it, and she took care of it quickly and efficiently. She altered my wedding gown that was 2 sizes too big and made it fit like it was custom made for me! She added things I never even thought of, and fitted it so comfortably that I didn't even have to wear a corset underneath. She is amazing and I can't say enough good things about her! I highly recommend her, look no further for your seamstress! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Mina was not only professional but she worked with my budget. I was very happy to find her and I would definitely recommend her. Good luck with your upcoming wedding!!! :)
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Mina was not only professional but she worked with my budget. I was very happy to find her and I would definitely Read more...
Mina was not only professional but she worked with my budget. I was very happy to find her and I would definitely recommend her. Good luck with your upcoming wedding!!! :)
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Simona
Wedding:
6/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina’s web site, emailed her, made an appointment and met with her. She is professional, fast, and skillful. My dress was ready in two days! I was very happy, and appreciated her commitment to detail and perfection. I gave a big hug and have kept in touch with her ever since. I would gladly recommend her to everybody who wants to get the job done fast and perfect. All I have to say is thank you Mina!
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina Read more...
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina’s web site, emailed her, made an appointment and met with her. She is professional, fast, and skillful. My dress was ready in two days! I was very happy, and appreciated her commitment to detail and perfection. I gave a big hug and have kept in touch with her ever since. I would gladly recommend her to everybody who wants to get the job done fast and perfect. All I have to say is thank you Mina! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Simona
Wedding:
6/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina’s web site, called her, made an appointment and met with her. She is professional, fast, and skillful. My dress was ready in two days! I was very happy, and appreciated her commitment to detail and perfection. I gave a big hug and have kept in touch with her ever since. I would gladly recommend her to everybody who wants to get the job done fast and perfect. All I have to say is thank you Mina!
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina Read more...
I had 2 weeks till my wedding. I was searching for a great tailor who would take me and finish on time. I came across Mina’s web site, called her, made an appointment and met with her. She is professional, fast, and skillful. My dress was ready in two days! I was very happy, and appreciated her commitment to detail and perfection. I gave a big hug and have kept in touch with her ever since. I would gladly recommend her to everybody who wants to get the job done fast and perfect. All I have to say is thank you Mina! Read less
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