Minnetonka x Siwy Fashion Show

Last weekend Minnetonka took to the Indio desert for the first weekend of Coachella. Weekend festivities kicked off Friday night at the Pandora Fashion Experience featuring a fashion show of Siwy Denim designs paired with Minnetonka summer must-haves.

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Celebrities, bloggers and fashionistas sat front row to enjoy the latest in denim + fringe fashions. Front row guests included actresses Jamie Chung and Victoria Justice with an after party DJ’d by Chelsea Leyland.

Love the denim + suede pairings as much as we do?  Find out how you can enter to win a custom pair of Minnetonka x Siwy boots or sandals to wear this summer.

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Style blogger Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge

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Style Bloggers Reinaldo Irizarry of Reyalfashion, Taye Hansberry of Stuff She Likes and Elaine Daneshrad of FashionLaine

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Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge and Courtney Trop of Always Judging

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Actresses Jamie Chung and Victoria Justice

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Featuring the Maui Sandal

 

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Featuring the Isabel Wedge

 

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Featuring the Isabel Wedge in dusty brown

 

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DJ Chelsea Leyland

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Featuring the Liberty Sandal in navy

 

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Featuring the Classic Fringe Softsole

 

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Featuring the Classic Fringe Softsole

 

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Featuring the Isabel Wedge

 

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Featuring the Isabel Wedge

 

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Featuring the Liberty Sandal in brown

 

Festival Fringe

Festival Fringe

Coachella! The official start of the festival season with two weekends dedicated to the best in music, art and of course festival fashion. To help you get Coachella-ready, we’re sharing our three must-haves to pack for this fashion-forward festival.

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Festival Fringe

It goes without saying that we’re all about the fringe. Complement your festival style by adding a layer of this season’s must-wear trend with a fringed top, skirt or purse. Better yet, go full fringe with a pair of 3 Layer Fringe Boots.

Flat Sandals

A go-to flat is a must-have for all day dancing in the desert sun.  Two of our new sandal styles Gypsy and Antigua are comfortable enough for a full day and night of wandering the festival grounds, but stylish enough for you to put your best foot forward amidst this year’s festival-goers.

That ‘70s Style

This year’s ode to ‘70s fashion is our favorite kind of #tbt. Runways were all about it this spring, and we can’t wait to see it make its way to the festival grounds. Bring on the boho with one of the classics, our walkable, wearable Front Lace Knee Hi Fringe Boots.

Check out more of our favorite festival fringe styles here.  And be sure to share your #FestivalFringe with us on Instagram this summer!

Well Worn | Lottie Anderson

A single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways.  In our Well Worn series we spotlight unique individuals who seek to stand apart not only in what they wear but what they do.

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Lottie Anderson | Blogger and Art Director 

Lottie Anderson is many things — a taste maker, blogger and art director. But as she fluidly moves from one role to the next, one thing stays steady — a passion for creativity and adventure. We took a moment with her to chat about life, style and her latest inspirations as spring begins to take hold. 

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Upon staring into my closet you may just for a second think you’ve fallen into a black hole, it is a fairly colorless void but that certainly doesn’t make it boring. I’m always inspired by the timeless elements of design and the colors and textures that occur in nature. I think wearing black keeps me from being distracted by the subtleties in the world.

Another reason I keep my wardrobe simple is because of my hair. I’ve really had no problems thus far getting taken seriously in the job market and I think it’s a combination of party of the top business on the bottom. Having that pinch of crazy (with my blue hair) really opens doors because people automatically assume you’re creative, it’s like my unofficial calling card.

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I think fashion shows more of who you are than you actually realize, sometimes not just in what you’re wearing but how you’re wearing it. You can always flourish in something original and beautiful that’s vintage or handmade. I don’t expect many people to follow my aesthetic of simplicity but it really is quite liberating living outside the expectations of keeping up with all the newest trends.

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Topping the list of my favorite things right now is the fact that I can start tapping into my shoe collection and not just wear boots constantly! Shoutout to spring!

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I’m itching for something new. I’m in love with Minneapolis and my childhood home in Wisconsin but I’ve always known I have a deep love for the west and hopefully will be able to move out there in the not too distant future. I’m also looking to knuckle down with the blog with more collaborative efforts and deeper insights to come!

Featured Product: Thunderbird II Moccasins

On Trend | Sea Mist Kilty

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Psst … We’re letting you in on a little secret. There’s a new shade of shoe in town that’s so distinct, it won its very own exclusive spot in our Minnetonka market (the online version, that is).

Cue the coastal vibes and check out the newest color from our collection of Kilty mocs: The cool, calm, and collected Sea Mist. Made with our signature suede and cushy padded insole, this is a pair that looks and feels light and airy. They’ll be the perfect pop of color to add to your wardrobe’s pretty little palate.

On Trend: Sea Mist Kilty

These Sea Mist mocs are so special, you’ll only find them online. (Shouldn’t e-commerce equal exclusive?) They’re the latest and greatest addition to a collection you already love. Pick up a pair to brighten up your own spring collection!

Well Worn | I AM Kindness

A single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways.  In our Well Worn series we spotlight unique individuals who seek to stand apart not only in what they wear but what they do.

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Inspired to remind her community that there are simple, small ways to be kind every single day, Sarah Edwards set out to create a “no-strings-attached” way of volunteering. From that simple idea came the creation of I AM Kindness.  The mission?  To promote good will by creatively inspiring and surprising people with small acts of kindness.

Recently Minnetonka was invited by Sarah Edwards and Carrissa Glarner to take part in an upcoming art gallery show. The concept of the show is simple: make art available to everyone not simply by the price tag, but instead by each individual’s commitment to perform one act of kindness in their community. Those acts of kindness can earn them a one-of-a-kind piece of art with a unique story and reminder behind it.

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This Saturday, February 21 at the Burnet Art Gallery in Minneapolis, Sarah and Carrissa will host the first I AM KXNDNESS art show.  Inspired by the talented pool of artists around them, they set out to not only celebrate great art but also to connect the artists’ work to something they truly care about.  And at the same time bring awareness to all the great nonprofits and organizations available in their community.

Since starting I AM Kindness Sarah said she has “finally learned the meaning of really feeling alive when you are thinking outside of yourself.” Along with meeting so many great friends and collaborators, Sarah said her heart has been made completely full since beginning I AM Kindness. At a past event where they provided glamorous makeovers at a senior center, being able to pamper senior citizens while listening to their stories had a huge impact on her.

Well Worn | I AM Kindness

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Since working with Sarah, Carrissa has learned that nothing is impossible.  “If you can dream it, and you believe in it, you can do it. There are already so many phenomenal people in this world giving their time and resources to many different organizations. But in every act, it’s important to remember the basics of where our concept came from. The small acts are just as important as the grand gestures.”

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Besides inspiring others with the love and kindness they are spreading, Carrissa says people inspire her every day. “Whether it’s people I know or don’t know and just see/hear, I like to acknowledge my surroundings and pay attention because I think the world is full of opportunities for us all to make genuine connections.” 

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What’s next for I AM Kindness? The organization is growing and working on a few exciting upcoming events. At the end of April, I AM Kindness is planning to host a generational fashion show at Varsity Theatre and screening of the documentary Advanced Style. It is going to be a fun day filled with fashion, brunch, mimosas, and celebrating beauty at all ages.

For ideas on how you can commit to inspiring kindness in your community visit our #InspireEveryStep campaign on Instagram.

Featured Product: Two Layer Fringe Boots; Front Lace Knee Hi Boots