Meet Ming Min Luftig | Bus to Home Converter | Denver Fashion Influencer
Meet Ming Min Luftig
Denver Based Fashion Influencer | @MadameMing
Bus to Home Conversion | @BusMeetsWorld
Tell us about your back story?
I was born in Hefei, China and adopted at six months old and was raised in Evergreen, Colorado. My fiancé and I were living in Brooklyn, NY when the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic hit. Our lease was coming up for renew and we made the decision to move back to Denver and convert a school bus. We were lucky enough that Hunter’s (fiancé) stepdad and mom allowed us to move back in with them while we were building the bus out.
The bus took nine months to build out but no matter how much you think it’s completed, there is always something to fix while on the road. Everyday in the bus is different; Some days we just exist in a Walmart parking lot or truck rest stop for multiple days or we are traveling to a different city/state/RV park or we are looking up a unique location to shoot wetplates.
How would you describe your fashion? (Any details about your backstory with fashion)
When I was younger I absolutely hated fashion and thought it was the dumbest thing that people would spend thousands of dollars on a single piece of clothing. It wasn’t until high school that fashion started to peak my interest but I was still buying fast fashion. When I was in my 20s I hadn’t figured out my niche and was just copying the fashion of the Instagram influencers I was following, all of which were into wearing oatmeal/beige/camel/black/white colored clothing. It wasn’t until 2016 that I saw the show “Scream Queens” and the fashion that the Chanel’s were wearing struck a chord with me and ever since then I’ve been dressing in only pastel colors and the garment’s material must either be fur, feathers, or sequins. My fiancé taught me quality over quantity and I’ve made it a habit to only buy two to five items of fast fashion a year and everything else is designer.
Do you have any events or projects coming up you’d like people to know about?
The biggest event of my life and my fiancé’s is the birth of our first baby at the end of January. If someone were to tell me last year I would have been pregnant I would have laughed my butt off. We were expecting to live in the bus for two years straight wandering the US but the universe had other plans for us.
Why did you choose to call your neighborhood home?
As of right now we are living in a rental in The Highlands area; just a few blocks down from my parents. My parents wanted us as close to them as possible to help take care of the baby. Plus The Highlands is very family/dog friendly.
What are your favorite Denver places?
Cherry creek mall, Wash park, Botanical gardens, and Berkeley
What do you love about Denver?
The sunsets, seasons, lack of mosquitoes (never traveling to FL in the summer ever again) and the booming food scene.
How would you describe the personality or “vibe” of Denver?
Denver reminds me of Greenwich Village, New York.
*Photo Credits for Images to Good Moon Collective + Hunter Helmstaedter