June 29, 2011

Fall 2011...how's it looking?

This week we thought we'd take a peek into Fall and see if we had some fun styles to match with the gorgeous runway looks....turns out we do. These gray and white Alexander McQueen outfits above are wonderful and remind us that we must get to the Met for that exhibit, have you been? more pairings below! What is tickling your fancy this Fall?
*all runway images courtesy of style.com

June 23, 2011

a historical wander through weddings....

It's feeling a little bridal around these parts right now with our own group online plus a very cool collaboration launching later this summer, we shall reveal more as soon as we can! Weddings are so great these days, all kinds of wonderful opportunities for the the non-traditional. We couldn't resist searching the internet for some weddings through the ages, the great thing is we have some wonderful vintage jewelry in the store right now to match these beautiful eras of clothing and jewelry!

Let's start with this fabulous Edwardian wedding photo, look at those hats and bouquets! hard to see here but the bride is wearing a very similar necklace to these 2 below, jewelry had a 'masculine' feel at that time and could be quite chunky, big dresses and big old jewelry! These 2 necklaces are so great, statement pieces that would look great layered with other silver and gold chains or just a stand alone talking point! if you are interested in any of jewelry shown here do contact Megan in the boutique.

Next up is this wonderful flapper bride, the 20's was a fabulous era of jewelry and the slender organic forms of this period can definitely be seen in these three beautiful pieces we have right now in the store, tiny pearls and rhinestones....intricate stones....

We love this pic below of a 1940's wedding, in particular the striking lady next to the bride wearing an eye patch! the furs...the hats....it's just lovely isn't it?

Let's take a leap the 1950's here's Audrey looking superb (when didn't she?) That waist is so very tiny....we think 1950's weddings must have all been about the pearls and rhinestones so popular in that era. Below is a necklace you may have seen before, a one off floral extravaganza made from a series of 1950's floral pins, you can also make bouquets from these which look pretty fabulous!

Look who it is! the quintessential 1960's bride....Priscilla....it's 1967 and hair was big, hems short! Jewelry was going through an especially bauble-y period and we have some great costume pieces in the store, wonder if Priscilla would have accessorized with something like our white and gold tassel chain below on her honeymoon...

here's a couple more bridal through the 1970's and 80's images just to make you remember the good old days.....the dress Diana wore just seems so enormous now doesn't it!? we hope you will check out our new bridal section online, they are certainly very wearable styles and need not be relegated to a wedding! Remember we also do great custom work so what works for you is fine by us!

June 22, 2011

Something New...

(image via Ruffled)

Launching this week is our exclusive Wendy Mink Bridal collection! We loved your responses from our previous post about bridal jewelry, and used your thoughts as inspiration while designing this collection. Only available online and in our boutique, this collections uses beautiful pearls, sapphires, rose quartz, peach moonstones and pink cubic zirconia. Wendy used her signature cluster earrings and delicate classic necklace and bracelet designs in the collection, as well as inspiration from Victorian jewelry.

We also know "Bride" these days is such a lose term since every bride's wedding is so drastically different and creative and there are endless options and resources for brides. As a result we can make custom jewelry for the bride or bridal party for the big day. Since everything in handmade in NYC, we can also make things short notice!

(image via Ruffled)

To get some inspiration We love checking out some blogs and seeing what brides out there are doing with their weddings, be it the dress, the jewelry, the decor, or of course- the cake! These are just some of our favorites:

Brooklyn Bride
Lovely: Bridal Fashion Inspiration
The Budget Savvy Bride
Style Me Pretty

(image via Ruffled)

For more information on our exclusive bridal collection or on any custom orders, email store@wendyminkjewelry.com or call 212-260-5298.

June 16, 2011

Dear Dad....

Hello! Well it's that time again, Father's Day is here. We hope those that can are spending time with their Dads this weekend!

We thought we'd dig out some snaps of our dads for the blog this week, some are sadly no longer with us, but this weekend we will be remembering you. From the top we have Alicia in her Mickey Mouse ears with her dad in Puerto Rico, followed by Megan and her Dad during her first week home from the hospital... next is Erin
horsing around with her father, then there's Diana helping her Dad celebrate his 40th birthday....then there's Wendy and her father enjoying the sunshine in CA....next up is Susan digging the family garden with her Pa, and last up is Amy is getting a biking lesson from her Dad in the 1970's.

To celebrate Father's Day...(we don't really have too much for Fathers around these parts but hey we can celebrate!) this weekend there is a 20% discount online and in our bouti
que, take advantage while you can and enter '20dad' at the checkout to receive, please note the store discount does not include our vintage collection. We do however have some gorgeous vintage tie-bars and cuff-links in the boutique if you need a last minute gift for your dad.

For more info on any of the above items, please call 212-260-5298 or email store@wendyminkjewelry.com.

June 13, 2011

Just for the sheer fun of it...

Just for kicks today we had a little fantasy jewelry styling session with some silver screen ladies we love! oh how we wish we could dress them all in a little WMJ.....these great vintage (and some not so vintage) photos are a precursor to a VERY exciting event we have coming up this August, wheels are in motion so stay posted here on the blog for information....who are your screen star faves? Leave us a comment below about who your favorite is here, (or one of your own favorites!) and be in to win a pair of drop earrings in a color of your choosing! tell us if you tweeted or blogged this and receive a 2nd entry!

Also up this week is a site wide 10% discount, enter 'wed10' to receive!

We look forward to reading about your screen star idols below, good luck with winning the drop earrings and don't forget to spread the word....

WMJ ladies

photo sources: susan sarandon marilyn monroe doris day frances mcdormand meryl streep
bette davis greta garbo diane keaton
isabella rossellini