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MeetMinnie Summer 2013


table of

contents editor’s note. editor’s picks: classic. editor’s picks: fun. editor’s picks: cool. questions. directory. connect.

6 8 10 12 68 69 72

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special a day at the versatile pieces

watch me. collecting playful vintage watches

sunny tableware

9 designs. simple summer projects


contents, continued.

54

settings. page

for summer gatherings

25

page

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perfect for fun in the sun

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thanks. 74 beach. 16

47


Of course, it wouldn’t be summer without a great party. We’ve put together beautiful place settings sure to serve up style at your next fête. (See Sunny Settings, pg. 47.) Finally, we’re always on the lookout for fun vintage pieces to round out our wardrobe. In this issue, we highlight one of our favorite vintage collections (and the epitome of summer cool): playful vintage watches. (See Watch Me, pg. 54.) We hope you enjoy the issue!

Hello and welcome to the second issue of MeetMinnie magazine! We’re thrilled you stopped by! Summer is upon us. Beautiful summer. Colorful, easy, laid-back summer. It’s the season of fun. Of bright, sunny days and lingering nights. It’s the season of travel and discovery. We relax. We reexamine. We rejuvenate. In this issue of MeetMinnie magazine, we celebrate the glories of the season. Our first story is a tribute to the easy summer day. We’ve laid out key wardrobe pieces, both vintage and new, that are sure to knock ‘em dead around the beach bonfire. (See A Day at the Beach, pg. 16.) Summer is a great time to try your hand at DIY. With that in mind, we’ve compiled nine simple projects perfect for those rainy summer afternoons. (See 9 Designs, pg. 25.)

On a personal note, I would like to extend my continued thanks to the many artists, designers, shops, advertisers, friends and family members who have helped make MeetMinnie magazine a possibility. We would not be here without your support, and I cannot thank you enough.


To our readers, thank you for taking the time to check out MeetMinnie magazine. As always, if you have comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to email us at hello@meetminnie.com. We’d love to hear from you! To read more about the story behind MeetMinnie magazine, see Questions, pg. 68. Happy summer! Have a great one...and send us a postcard! XOXO,

Michelle Musson P.S. Stop by in December for the next issue of MeetMinnie magazine! In the meantime, keep up with us at Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and on our blog! (See pg. 72 for links.)

Michelle Musson Editor-in-Chief MeetMinnie Magazine


classic.


*Products subject to availability.

Opposite page: Knit & Loop Plate, Room39. This page, clockwise from top left: 3/4 Sleeved T-shirt, COS; Lovely Waves Notepad 7x7 by Anita, Baba Souk; Vintage Ray-Ban Bausch and Lomb Aviator Outdoorsman Sunglasses, Raybanicos; Black Vessel with Copper Brush Strokes, The Object Enthusiast; A Détacher Coyne Sandal, Anaïse.


fun.


*Products subject to availability.

Opposite page: Grafitti Graphical Cushion, INTERIORbybak. This page, clockwise from top left: Moth Origami Lampshade in Gradient Pink, Studio Snowpuppe; 6 Mini Hors D’oeuvre Plates by Atelier Make, Baba Souk; Glass Cluster Dot Earrings in Lilac, Urban Revisions; a (Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Gouache on Stretched Canvas), Britt Bass; Glitter Star Scarf in Clear Menthol, The Hambledon.


cool.


*Products subject to availability.

Opposite page: San Fran Small Morgan Blake Original Photograph with Britt Bass Additive Painting, Britt Bass. This page, clockwise from top left: Sunglass Print, Sugar Paper; Paper Mache Vessel in Black and Silver - The Wavy, Etco; Golden Framed Triangle Ring in Black, Virginie Millefiori; Mini Mini - Round Concrete Pot, Rough Fusion; Denim Granit Cushion in Peach+Turq, Room39.


summer


sun-kissed. fresh-faced. wind-swept. that’s

a day at the beach.

versatile pieces perfect for fun in the sun


A DAY AT THE BEACH

sunglasses.

VINTAGE Some pieces are timeless. These vintage sunglasses are the perfect example. Part classic. Part fun. All chic.


swimsuit.

J. CREW Twist Bandeau Tank in Tropical Guava We love this super flattering suit. It can even be paired with a sheer black skirt for an evening on the beach.


A DAY AT THE BEACH

ring.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Exploded Bow Ring in Rose Gold For girly with a bit of edge.


t-shirt.

ZARA Embossed Fabric T-shirt In the summer, an oversized T-shirt can be your best friend. Slip it on over a swimsuit, a great mini or a sparkly pair of shorts.


A DAY AT THE BEACH

shorts.

ZARA Embroidered Shorts with Beading in Ecru For a fun touch of sparkle. Perfect with a simple white T-shirt or a cream cable sweater.


sandals.

TED BAKER LONDON Ballena Sandal in Light Pink/Metallic Sandals that literally go with everything. What’s not to love?


a day at the beach. a day at the beach. a day at the beach. a day at the beach. a day at the beach. a day at the beach. a day at the beach. endless summer.


simple summer

projects

designs.

9


1 9 DESIGNS

how-to: materials:

wooden end table (we used a cube table); backsplash tiles in assorted colors, textures and sizes; clear silicone adhesive

instructions:

Step 1: Lay out tiles to design pattern and spacing. (We used the width of one tile as a spacer.) Step 2: Adhere with clear silicone adhesive. Step 3: Let dry according to package instructions.


1 tiled table.


9 DESIGNS

2

knot necklace.


2 how-to: materials:

thick cotton cord, copper tubing pieces to fit cord (straight and bent), all-purpose glue, grosgrain ribbon to match cord, needle & thread

instructions:

Step 1: Seal all copper pieces inside and out with clear acrylic sealer to prevent tarnish. Step 2: Cut cotton cord to desired length. (This necklace is designed to go on over the head with no closure, so we used a 1-yard length of cord.) Step 3: Find center point of cord and slide bent copper piece to that point. Step 4: Make a knot on either side of copper piece. Step 5: Feed on one straight copper piece. Step 6: Repeat on other side. Step 7: Finish both sides with knots. Step 8: Glue ends of cord together and let dry. Step 9: Wrap grosgrain ribbon around seam to cover, and hand stitch in place.


3 9 DESIGNS

how-to: materials:

unfinished wooden tray, assorted tiles, tile adhesive, grout, paint, paintbrush, painter’s tape

instructions:

Step 1: Lay out tiles to design pattern and spacing, Step 2: Spread tile adhesive on back of first tile and place on bottom of tray. Step 3: Repeat, spacing evenly as you go, until all tiles are placed and spaced. Step 4: Let dry according to instructions on container. Step 5: Apply grout as directed on container. Step 6: Paint detail around edge, using painter’s tape for a clean edge. Wipe with dry cloth to clean. Tray intended for decorative use only. Not food safe.


3 tiled tray.


9 DESIGNS

4 earrings.


4 how-to: materials:

brass washers, white leather scrap, earring posts, jeweler’s glue or selfadhesive earring dots, clear acrylic sealer

instructions:

Step 1: Cut circles of white leather to fit earring pad on posts (ours are 10mm). Step 2: Coat brass washers with clear acrylic sealer. Let dry. Step 3: Glue or adhere leather circle to earring post. Let dry. Step 4: Glue brass washer to leather. Let dry.


5 9 DESIGNS

how-to: materials:

cutlery caddy, parachute cord, swivel snap hook, magnetic battery-operated touch light

instructions:

Step 1: Cut two 18“ lengths of parachute cord. Step 2: Lay cords side by side and knot together, forming a loop in the middle. Step 3: Turn cutlery caddy upside down and feed ends of cord through holes on opposite sides. Step 4: Knot ends on inside of cutlery caddy. Step 5: Attach hook to loop made in Step 2. Step 6: Knot long strand of parachute cord to end of swivel snap hook for hanging. Step 7: Attach magnetic touch light to inside of cutlery caddy. Step 8: Hang at desired height. To use, simply reach inside caddy and push light to turn on and off. Keep cord away from children.


5

hanging light.


9 DESIGNS

6

beach tote.


6 how-to: materials:

cotton string bag, mason line, wooden beads, needle & thread (optional)

instructions:

Step 1: Starting at center top, weave mason line vertically in and out of netting of bag. Step 2: Attach line at ends with either a knot or a secure stitch. Repeat on both sides of center to make a three-strand stripe. Step 3: String wooden bead on line and attach at sides with either a knot or a secure stitch. Repeat as desired.


7 9 DESIGNS

how-to: materials:

metal mesh pencil cup, plastic lacing in assorted colors

instructions:

Step 1: Weave lacing through holes in pencil cup, anchoring as you go. Step 2: Knot to secure if necessary.


7 pencil cup.


9 DESIGNS

8

pearl sweatshirt.


8 how-to: materials:

sweatshirt, decorative pearl notions in assorted sizes, needle & thread

instructions:

Step 1: Sew pearls to shoulder of sweatshirt in a random pattern, starting with the largest pearls and filling in with the next size, then the next, etc. (Hint: It helps to wind the thread around the base of the pearl a couple of times to anchor it in place.) Step 2: Repeat until all pearls are applied. To care for, hand wash after wear.


9 9 DESIGNS

how-to: materials:

canvas espadrilles, sequins, needle & thread

instructions:

Step 1: Sew first row of sequins along top of espadrille. Step 2: Continue sewing on sequins in overlapping rows, creating a scallop pattern. Step 3: If desired, repeat shape on back of heel as well. See inset.


9 espadrilles.


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SUNNY SETTINGS

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perfect for:


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a fun sunday brunch.

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earthy pastel.

SUNNY SETTINGS

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perfect for:


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game night with friends.


garden lilac.

SUNNY SETTINGS

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perfect for:


the modern garden party.

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collecting playful vintage watches


WATCH ME


by swatch.

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snowflower

why we love it:

09

flower = power

wear it with: white sheath dress silver flat sandals messy chignon

SWATCH速 is a registered trademark.


WATCH ME


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09

gears gone glam

wear it with: motorcycle jacket plain white T-shirt black cigarette pants black d’orsay heels

SWATCHÂŽ is a registered trademark.


WATCH ME

why we love it:

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bright & bold

wear it with: 90

black jersey dress high ponytail black ballet flats wayfarer shades


caution *1996 by swatch.

SWATCH速 is a registered trademark.


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why we love it:

party time

09

WATCH ME

wear it with: strapless dress low ponytail nude flat sandals


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wear it with: his button-down broken-in jeans loafers


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by swatch.

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cassata

WATCH ME

why we love it:

09

graphic pastels

wear it with: oversized T-shirt mini skirt metallic oxfords


SWATCH速 is a registered trademark.


What is MeetMinnie? Launched in December 2012, MeetMinnie is a fresh & colorful online style magazine.

How do I advertise my shop, website, etc., in MeetMinnie magazine? Thank you for your interest in advertising in MeetMinnie magazine. We currently offer both fullpage ads and mini ads. For a complete press kit, including info on ad rates, artwork guidelines and deadlines, please email us at advertising@meetminnie.com.

Questions.

Who is Minnie? Minnie is our muse, a character we created for the magazine. In our minds, Minnie is that girl, the one who makes a $5 T-shirt look couture. The one who rocks a choppy pixie cut with ease. Leather shorts? No problem. Mixing prints? In her sleep. She’s the one who takes chances. The one who pulls it all off with attitude alone. But why does she get to have all the fun? We’re all a bit Minnie. And there the concept for MeetMinnie was born. Can I buy MeetMinnie magazine in print? Not at this time. MeetMinnie is exclusively an online publication, available at www.meetminnie.com. How can I get my shop or brand featured in MeetMinnie magazine? We are always on the lookout for new shops, products and brands to feature in the pages of MeetMinnie. If you think your shop or brand fits our aesthetic, email us at submissions@meetminnie.com. Be sure to include a link to your site or lookbook.

How often is MeetMinnie magazine published? When will the next issue be online? MeetMinnie magazine is published semiannually. The next issue will be online in December 2013. How do I keep up with the latest news at MeetMinnie magazine? It’s easy! For the latest news and information about MeetMinnie magazine, take a minute to sign up for our mailing list. For even more behind-the-scenes looks at the magazine, visit our blog. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! (See page 72 for links.)


EDITOR’S PICKS: CLASSIC. 8: Knit & Loop Plate, Room39. 9: 3/4 Sleeved T-shirt, COS; Lovely

Rice Bowl, Pearl River. 50: Melamine Bowl, Boonton,

Directory.

Vintage; Mycket Serving Bowls in Gray, IKEA; Mycket Serving Bowl in

Waves Notepad 7x7 by

Dark Gray, IKEA; Mycket

Anita, Baba Souk; Vintage

Serving Bowl in Blue,

Ray-Ban Bausch and Lomb

IKEA; Ceramic Cup in

Aviator Outdoorsman Sun-

White, Pearl River; IKEA 365+

glasses, Raybanicos; Black

Side Plate in Light Turquoise,

Vessel with Copper Brush Strokes,

IKEA. 52: Clematis Jade Tray by

The Object Enthusiast; A Détacher

M i c h a e l A n g o v e ; D i n n e r w a re ,

Coyne Sandal, Anaïse.

VerTerra; Färgrik Mug in Stoneware A DAY AT THE BEACH:

White, IKEA.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

18: Sunglasses, Vintage. 19: Twist

FUN.

Bandeau Tank in Tropical Guava, J.

WATCH ME NOW:

10: Grafitti Graphical Cushion, IN-

Crew. 20: Exploded Bow Ring in

54–67: All Watches, Swatch, Vintage.

TERIORbybak. 11: Moth Origami

Rose Gold, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Lampshade in Gradient Pink, Studio

21: Embossed Fabric T-shirt, ZARA.

Snowpuppe; 6 Mini Hors D’oeuvre

22: Embroidered Shorts with Bead-

Plates by Atelier Make, Baba Souk;

ing in Ecru, ZARA. 23: Ballena San-

Glass Cluster Dot Earrings in Lilac,

dal in Light Pink/Metallic, Ted Baker

Urban Revisions; a (Acrylic, Spray

London.

Paint, and Gouache on Stretched Canvas), Britt Bass; Glitter Star Scarf

9 DESIGNS:

in Clear Menthol, The Hambledon.

25–45: Many of the materials used in the 9 Designs projects can be found

EDITOR’S PICKS:

at your local craft, fabric, office sup-

COOL.

ply and hardware stores. 35: Ordning

12: San Fran Small Morgan Blake

Cutlery Caddy, IKEA. 43: Ivory White

Original Photograph with Britt Bass

Espadrilles, Espadrillestore.com.

Additive Painting, Britt Bass. 13: Sunglass Print, Sugar Paper; Paper

SUNNY SETTINGS:

Mache Vessel in Black and Silver -

48: Modern Blue Fish Design Soup

The Wavy, Etco; Golden Framed Tri-

Spoon, Pearl River; Blue Willow

angle Ring in Black, Virginie Millefi-

Saucer, Vintage; Lines Rice Bowl,

ori; Mini Mini - Round Concrete Pot,

Pearl River; Promenad Bowl, IKEA;

Rough Fusion; Denim Granit Cushion

Promenad Bowl, IKEA; Brukbar

in Peach+Turq, Room39.

Glass in Blue, IKEA; Best Wishes

PHOTO CREDITS: Cover, 14–15, 75, Back Cover: John Musson.


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happy summer

see you in december!


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