After discovering the bright and colorful style of sisters Elsie and Emma years ago it didn’t take long for us to become dedicated fans of the distinct style, happily hued decor and whimsical DIYs that they shared daily on their blog A Beautiful Mess. We were thrilled to discover their long love of Minnetonka dating back to the first matching pair of Thunderbird their mom gave them as little girls.
To kick off our 60th anniversary celebration of the Thunderbird moccasin we've teamed up with Elsie and Emma and infuse their love of bright, bold color into the classic silhouette to create a one-of-a-kind limited edition Thunderbird moc for fans of all ages.
We were so young when we got our first pair and love that they’ve always been part of our lives—in one size or another. - Elsie & Emma
Tell us about your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins.
Our first pair of Minnetonka moccasins were brown Thunderbirds that our mother bought for us when we were very young. She had bought herself a matching (adult size) pair as well so we all wore them together when running errands. We’re so glad she saved our little pairs from way back then!
What inspired your limited edition design?
We are totally obsessed with color so getting to choose some bright and exciting shades for this classic style was really fun. We also love the hard soles so you can wear these out and about just about anywhere!
How do you plan on styling your pair this Fall?
Mostly with midi length skirts or rolled jeans. We love that you can dress these up a little or just add a pop of color to lazy weekend outfit.