Each pair has a story to tell. Every day we hear from fans around the world sharing their moccasin memories with us. Our on-going ‘My Minnetonka Story’ series spotlights the distinct individual style and sentiments behind each well worn pair.
In collaboration with I AM Fabulous! we are excited to celebrate the generational style and stories of four families in their Minnetonka moccasins.
Today meet the Christmas family. Ellen and her daughters Jamie and Dana, each received their first pair of moccasins at a very young age. Find out how they describe their evolving style throughout the years and how they’ve taken their favorite pair of mocs along for the ride.
My first pair of Minnetonka moccasins were purchased at a small general store in Eagle River, Wisconsin in the early 1960s while on a family ski trip. As part of the visit my sisters and I, at that time ages 6, 9 and 11, were each allowed to pick out one pair.
The pair I chose were a classic moccasin style that I still have and cherished to this day. Being the youngest sister of three girls, I later inherited my older sister’s pair as well. Whenever I wore them back then, and even now, I’m reminded of those wonderful family trips up North, crisp winter days and sitting by the warmth of the fireplace at the lodge.
Dana on style inspirations…
My style is greatly inspired by fashions of the sixties and seventies. What I see on re-runs of Soul Train can be indicative of my “look” some days of the week! I like to layer retro collared shirts with sweaters and a pair of high waisted bell bottoms or go for the minimalist androgynous stylings of Patty Smith. My sunglasses are most always round and my hair is most always messy.
Jamie on personal style…
I have always loved casual and comfortable style. Cuddly old sweaters, jeans for sure, flannel shirts to sleep in, outdoorsy stuff – boots and a great jacket. Growing up I was always influenced by the styles of the sixties and its stayed with me as my style has evolved today.
Photography by Nicole Feest of Nylonsaddle
Styling by Sam Perry
Hair and makeup by Lisa Wood
Assistant producer Carissa Glarner