A Fashionable Life

Miyuki Tachibana, designer of luxury outerwear at Boston-based M. Miller, draws artistic inspiration from art, travel, and music. By Lisa Dukart

photograph by heather mcgrath

photograph by heather mcgrath

Miyuki Tachibana spends her days designing fur-embellished ski jackets, boots, and parkas on Albany Street in SoWa, where she and her husband, Mark Miller, have been working together for more than 20 years. Tachibana’s aesthetic, which draws on her Japanese heritage and the principles of feng shui, is both luxurious and practical. While her designs are all cut and stitched right here in Boston, her pieces are sold in specialty shops around the world—and can be spotted on the slopes from Colorado to Switzerland. Here, she shares her passions with us.


On File

What I’m Listening To
“Adele, Amy Winehouse, Yo-Yo Ma, Lana Del Ray, Norah Jones, and Patty Griffin. James Taylor on Sunday mornings. And my daughter’s orchestra practice. It’s a pleasure to listen to the sound of her violin.”

What I’m Drinking
“A Moscow mule with lots of mint.”

What I’m Reading
“And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini, and All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.”

What I’m Eating
“Dishes with ginger and shio-koji, a seasoning used instead of salt. I brought some back from Japan.”

What I’m Watching
Luther and The Killing.