When Nina Johnson-Milewski walks into a room, you don’t miss her. Maybe it’s her presence. Maybe it’s her awesome hair. Maybe it’s her artsy, carefree style. The gallery owner, married to Daniel, the mustached guy who owns Lester’s in Wynwood, plays by her own rules. She started up her own version of Brooklyn Rail. She totally gets Miami’s art scene. She owns an impressive vintage clothing collection. And she knows who she is. Check out her Q&A below for a better look at Nina—and a laugh or two. Be sure to check out the latest exhibition at Gallery Diet, too. Astral Weeks Curated by Van Hanos launches tonight. It’s a great diversion from all this swim week madness.
Name: Nina Johnson-Milewski
Wearing: My favorite ironic piece of clothing: high waist jeggings, a cropped Hanes T-shirt and ballet flats.
Sum up your style: Funky and funny.
Most treasured item in your closet: Hanes T-shirts.
Secret shopping go-to spot: I’m the worst at keeping secrets.
Beauty tip: Don’t wear make up on most days, it makes you look much better when you do.
When you were a kid you wanted to be: A gallerist.
Never leave home without your: Husband. He’s my bff.
At the top of your fashion wish list is: A crazy, high-waisted ’80s two-piece (I actually just ordered one from Etsy).
Currently addicted to: Espresso from Lester’s, I can’t function without it.
Last song you listened to: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston.