One Style, Two Ways | Chrissy Bootie

One Style, Two Ways:  Chrissy Bootie
Jenny and Savannah from Maiedae 

Comfort + Joy!  Jenny and Savannah of Maiedae chose the Chrissy Bootie in grey and cinnamon to create two cute and cozy looks that have us dreaming of spending a snowy day indoors watching a few of our favorite holiday movies with friends.

How are you styling your favorite pair of slippers this season? Show us how you make them #MyMinnetonka on Instagram for the chance to be featured!

Photos by Morgan Blake // @moeblake

DIY Project | Festive Gift Wrapping

Tis the season for making everything merry and bright!  We teamed up with the always crafty and creative Tammie Markham of @dearwhimsy to create an adorably festive gift wrapping DIY to try this holiday season.

Supplies: 
Kraft paper gift wrap
Paper flower template
Card stock paper (white,red, light green, dark green)
Gold ribbon
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Double-sided tape

I started by wrapping my box with the kraft paper.

After I finished wrapping the box, I then tied this pretty gold ribbon around the box.

You want to cut as close as you can to the knot. Then print the provided template to make the paper flower. Cut out the different shapes so you can start tracing on the colored paper.

You will need: 4 of the (A) petals, 3 of the (B) petals, and 1 of the (C),(D), and (E) petals.

After you’re done cutting the traced petals, cut a straight line down the middle of the petal as shown on the template.

Now you will want to add a little dot of hot glue to connect the sides. That will give your flower some dimension and shape.

It’s time to start putting your flower together, you can do so by piecing all of the (A) petals to one another. Then glue the (B) petals together.

When you are finished the with (A) and (B) petals, glue the completed (B) petal to the center of the (A) petal. They should overlap like the finished picture displays.

I like to place the (E) piece on my hand and apply pressure to the center and the sides using the eraser of my pencil. It will give the petal a round look and that will give you more dimension.

It’s finished! As you can see, you can mix it up by using different colors.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with. You can show me by tagging me on Instagram  @dearwhimsy #dearwhimsydiy

Happy Holidays!

Made By Hand | Bear Fox Chalk

In our latest lookbook, The Happiest Season of All, we are excited to feature the chalk designs (and Minnetonka style!) of the creative duo behind Bear Fox Chalk, Johnna and Max Holmgren.

In 2011, a paper goods and stationery store Johnna managed was in need of a large chalk menu for their cafe.  Max asked if he could take on the project for fun and together the two brainstormed and collaborated on the menu’s design.

From that first project the thought process leading to Bear Fox Chalk was born.  Opportunities lead to other chalk projects and Johnna and Max soon realized there was an audience for starting a business centered around chalk designs.

Since then Max and Johnna have had the chance to collaborate with a variety of clients, merging visions to create original designs for each.

With projects that allow for more creative freedom the process always begins in a sketchbook. To spark ideas for future designs their daily sketches serve as constant inspirations, as well as referencing books they’ve collected over the years ranging from medieval hunting scene illustrations to vintage lettering to wood engravings.

The process for each design differs depending on size and details involved.  For the whimsical pieces created for the Minnetonka lookbook Max and Johnna loved the idea of using chalk lettering and illustration to showcase actual Minnetonka product in a fun, new way.

Learn more about Bear Fox Chalk at www.bearfoxchalk.com and be sure to follow their adventures on Instagram @bearfoxchalk and @johnnaholmgren.

Global Lookbook: Maja Wyh

Maja from Maja Wyh
Location: Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf

Maja styled the Two Button Boot for our Global Lookbook using the striking back drop of  Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf.   Here she shares with us a few of her favorite places to visit and things to do in Düsseldorf!

Do. After a good lunch I love to take a stroll through many different museums to see great art.

See.  The small harbor where you can sit outside around the water.  It it definitely a must see in the summer.  Great restaurants, beautiful location where awesome people hang out with awesome people.

Eat. Cafe Rika. Maybe the best Japanese food in Düsseldorf.  You haven’t lived, if you haven’t eaten teriyaki salmon with rice and salad there.

Go. Do you remember the picture of Lady Diana in summer, leaned against a car, hanging out at a polo game.  Rennbhan Düsseldorf always reminds me of those chic events, where big hats were important like the cars of men.  It’s a peacemaking place, so close to history and perfect to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shop. The Düsseldorf City Center offers you everything you want, like vintage shops, high fashion brands and everything in between.  It is the perfect place to find serious fashion.

Featured Product: Two Button Boot

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