Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meet the Maker-Favor Jewelry

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 At Mink Favor Jewelry has been a staple of our collection for a long time. What we love about Favor is it simple enough to wear everyday but so unique that it will become a stand-out "piece" in your collection.
  Favor is composed of thoughtfully designed jewelry that will be relevant and beautiful for years to come. The details are as important as the object, from the care that they put into making the perfect curve, to the high quality materials that feel better and last longer. The collections and individual pieces are designed to complement one another. Their simplicity and clean lines mean they can be added to an existing wardrobe easily, stand on their own as a thoughtfully chosen piece, or collected and added to over the years. Regardless of how the pieces are styled, Favor is made to be worn and loved.
  Monika Reed began making jewelry over ten years ago and, other than a brief stint studying cultural anthropology, has been at it ever since. She finds inspiration in the way shadows move, the shapes of leaves, and the elusive perfect curve. She designs jewelry to covet. When she’s not making jewelry, she is planning her next trip or hiking in the forest.


Mink carries a huge assortment of Favor. It is truly one of our favorite lines! Come in today and check out Monika's new pieces for fall 14. While you're at it check out all our great new fall arrivals! See you in the shop soon. XO- Carla



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Maker at Mink- Anna Sukardi

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Usually at Mink we carry all local and NW makers. Every once in awhile a jewelry line comes along that I think is so cool I just have to venture out of the NW. Anna Sukardi is the latest new line at Mink.

What I love about Anna Sukardi is her pieces make a huge statement and are light as a feather. Yep, they're made of leather, so they're super light. Since leather is a natural hide, the pieces have great texture and will actually look better the more you handle and wear them.



Anna Sukardi‘s truly unique aesthetics is the result of a collaboration by Swedish designer Anna and Javanese master-artisan Sukardi. Created in their home-based workshop on the beautiful island of Bali, Anna Sukardi‘s handmade pieces present an exciting union between Nordic cool simplicity and the warm colorful Bali.



Anna explains: "We founded Anna Sukardi in 2006 with a vision for the long term. We use responsibly sourced materials and provide fair wages, training and education for our artisans. By using vegetable-tanned leather, water-based dyes and beeswax for conditioning, we ensure our jewelry is both eco-friendly and safe to wear."

Come see the pieces from this amazing new line--and check out all our new fall arrivals while you're here! See you soon. 
We haven't gotten this line on our web store yet, so if you would like to purchase please call the store at 503-232-3500 XO-Carla

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall Transition: Scarves

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Fame Accessories' Color Block Leopard Scarf in Yellow
 Fall transition is the perfect time of year to whip out those lightweight scarves.  Lightweight scarves are great because you can pair them with some of your favorite summer pieces, add a pair of tights, and have a great transition outfit.  Scarves are also awesome because there are so many different ways to accessorize and tie them so you get totally different looks.
Fame Accessories' Color Block Leopard Scarf in Yellow
Fame Accessories' Arrows Away Scarf in Neon Pink
Many people think that there are only a few ways to wear an infinity scarf, but the reality is that there are dozens of ways to wear them as well.  Here are just a few great ideas about how to tie the same infinity scarf to get different looks. 
Fame Accessories' Arrows Away Scarf in Neon Pink
Fame Accessories' Arrows Away Scarf in Neon Pink
Fame Accessories' Arrows Away Scarf in Neon Pink
Fame Accessories' Arrows Away Scarf in Neon Pink
 And here are some different ties to add to your repertoire for your regular scarves. 

Fame Accessories' Yellowstone Scarf in Gray
Fame Accessories' Yellowstone Scarf in Gray
Fame Accessories' Yellowstone Scarf in Gray


Happy almost fall!  


Call or email us at 503-232-3500 and info@shopmink.com.   Whether you have questions or comments, we are here to help you look and feel your best!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pieces for Transitioning into Fall

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Velvet's Malisa Top in Rio, and Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian
Transitioning into fall can be a difficult thing, but there are so many great, bright pieces that will easily take you from now through November. 
Velvet's Malisa Top in Rio, and Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian
This gorgeous red top is perfect with a lighter-toned or patterned pair of skinnies for this time of year.  Red is on the rise this fall, so be sure to grab some fabulous red pieces to add to your autumn wardrobe. 
3 Dots' Button Front Cardigan, Zenana White Camisole, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg
This beautiful grey sweater is uber soft and cozy; seriously, it is so soft that it feels like cashmere.   It is the perfect add-on to a summer dress to changeover into the fall weather.  Add a pair of chocolate ankle boots for an even better autumn look. 
3 Dots' Long Sleeved Wrap Dress
I adore this long-sleeved faux-wrap 3 Dots dress.  It is made from a light, summery fabric, but in tones that will easily transition into fall with a pair of tights.  You can always layer a cardigan or blazer for a cooler time of year. 
3 Dot's Short Sleeve Scoop Top, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg
Bright pieces in fall tones are the perfect choice for this time of year.  This gorgeous piece by Three Dots has detailing at the shoulders, giving a nod to the cold shoulder trend, and is a gorgeous orange color.
Splendid's Drapey Cardigan in Asphalt and Grey Stripe, Zenana White Camisole, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg


This gorgeous voluminous open cardigan has an asymmetrical hemline and a great pattern.  Wear it with a brightly-colored or white top for the best results.

Outfit One: Velvet's Malisa Top in Rio, and Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian
Outfit Two: 3 Dots' Button Front Cardigan, Zenana White Camisole, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg
Outfit Three: 3 Dots' Long Sleeved Wrap Dress
Outfit Four: 3 Dot's Short Sleeve Scoop Top, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg
Outfit Five: Splendid's Drapey Cardigan in Asphalt and Grey Stripe, Zenana White Camisole, and James Jeans' Randi Pencil Leg

This time of year is all about layering and being ready for whatever the weather has to throw at you; enjoy the hot summer weather while you can, don’t worry, we’ll all be drinking warm apple cider before we know it! 

Call or email us at 503-232-3500 and info@shopmink.com.   Whether you have questions or comments, we are here to help you look and feel your best!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top

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Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown

The Laura Mesh Top is a great new piece from Carla Mink Designs (our owner’s brand new clothing design company!), and it is the perfect new unique piece for any woman’s wardrobe. 
Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown


With its distinct mesh cutouts, boat neckline, and asymmetrical hemline, this top has a lot of unique extras that will keep it an essential in your wardrobe.
Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown
This piece looks great as pictured with Joe’s Jeans’ High Rise Legging in Sebastian or Joe’s Jeans' Skinny Ankle Jeans in Aubree would be an equally stylish choice! 
Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown
Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown
As with any outfit, with a couple of key additions this outfit goes from good to great. 

Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White
These accessories from Anna Sukardi add a bit of pop with their fun, chunky nature.  Both the Leather Snap Cuff and the Large Leather Hoop are made of a thick ox hide and produced in Bali. 


Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown
A pair of stylish sandals helps to bring out the bright chartreuse in the pattern of the splatter print, and keep the overall vibe of the outfit lighthearted. 

Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter, Joe's Jeans' High Rise Legging in Sebastian, Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White, Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown


Come in and check out all of Carla Mink’s pieces or shop online at www.shopmink.com!

Look includes the following pieces:
Carla Mink's Laura Mesh Top in Splatter
Anna Sukardi's Large Leather Hoop in White
Anna Sukardi's Leather Snap Cuff in Brown

Call or email us at 503-232-3500 and info@shopmink.com.   Whether you have questions or comments, we are here to help you look and feel your best!
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