Miami artist Diana Contreras, aka Didi Rok, beautified the store fronts of Melina's Lingerie Shoppe, 2010 Hollywood Boulevard. The two murals, which are approximately 20 feet long and 8 feet high each and will be visible from the sidewalk, depict two bikini-clad bathing beauties lounging on the beach. Contreras, who has created several murals throughout South Florida, has a unique style that mixes classical portraiture with illustration and street art. "I'm very honored to be part of this because all of the artists who have created murals in Downtown Hollywood are world-renowned and people I admire," Contreras said.
Melina's Lingerie proprietor Elsie Johns, who has owned the family business for the past half century, gave her input for the mural design, requesting a "bare beach scene" and her preferred hair color for the two bathing beauties. "We're a blonde family," Johns said, citing her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter.