Tag Archives: mani designs jewelry

Summer in the Jungle

Traffic People Printed Dress Animal Printed Wrap DressTraffic People Animal Print Maxi, Traffic People Traffic People Maxi Dress Mani Designs Blueberry Studsyellow_bunny-14Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Forest Friends Wrap Dress, Traffic People – Sold Out
Blueberry Posts, Mani Designs – $76
Faceted Necklace – $66
Prime Ankle Strap Sandals, Seychelles – $103

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Bohemian Chic

Festival season is here. As your calendar fills up with weekends devoted to music, arts & crafts, and plants & herbs your head must surely be filled with the persistent mantra “but what shall I wear?”

There are options: a Minx could dress for comfort, or for a camouflaging effect. However, we suggest you dress for the sheer beauty of the experience! Dress as a form of embodying the very spirit of what the festival is celebrating.

Dress as the muse!

Boho Maxi Dress

Lady Like Lace

What could be more romantic and feminine then draping yourself in this pale blue lace maxi dress? It is right on point with the 1970’s trend this spring.

This lovely maxi dress is a bohemian staple with its airy silhouette.

Nothing could be as fun as running around a field with friends, all of you in long gowns rendered in lace or gauzy flowing fabrics. We highly recommended that every Minx does this at least once in their lives, if not more!


Become the Fairy Queen 

The world is your oyster when it comes to pairing jewelry with this long gowned look.

We chose to pair this bohemian style maxi with jewelry inspired by nature. Vine and leaf bangles and golden leaf earrings keep this look firmly within Titania’s aesthetic.

Mani Designs Earrings


Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Seychelles Have I Got News  Heels


Strappy Brown Seychelles heels keep this look gaining momentum with the 2015 Spring trend of Boho chic. When styling this lace maxi remember that you can dress is up and down depending on your footwear.

Try boots, sandals and flats. You will find that you can have a fun dinner out, attend a wedding or walk around town.  All of these activities are within reach while you are wearing sporting this flowing, lacy dress, and your ticket to it all is a simple change of footwear (and perhaps hairdo!)

Lear More About the Inventor of the Boho Look

If you love the Boho look we recommend that you check out the new book: Thea Porter, Bohemian Chic. It tells the riveting story of 1970’s fashion designer, Thea Porter, who is credited with inventing the Boho look. Her designers were worn by many of the era’s iconic females.

A Minx can always gain from knowing her fashion history!


Now Minxes: book your tickets to your favorite festivals, run by Asheville’s own Malaprops book store and order a few books on the history of fashion, grab a gown and get out there and frolic!

 Shop this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Lace Maxi Dress, Champagne & Strawberries – $133
Ice Plant Hoops, Mani Designs – $160
Branch Bangles, Model’s Own
Have I Got News Strappy Sandals, Seychelles – $103

Thanks to Dobra Tea for the location, Sarah Jane for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!

Floral Print, ADA Belts, and Mani Designs

It’s Spring right? No, wait it’s snowing out! Oh well: when the world won’t bring a Minx flowers a Minx will have to bring flowers to the world! It’s true that delicate petals will freeze and wither during the winter months. Even flowers reproduced in fabric designs and prints can seem pale and out of place amongst the leather and wool landscape of February.

Still, that hopeful longing for Spring has crept into our bones. We are on a mission for blooming, leafy fashion. We have found some hearty varieties of botanical inspired adornment that can withstand the dim light of the low winter sun, and strengthen our hearts with the promise of Spring!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltThis floral dress can stand up to a winter debut because of its deep blue background, and rich texture of fabric and pattern. These elements ground it within the winter season. The pleating at the neck gives it a depth and weight that adds a complementary juxtaposition with the fun and flirty skirt length. To finish off the look pair this floral gem with a cardigan, a wrap belt, and your favorite Mani Design studs!

Have you met Mani Designs?

If you want to add some more botanical elements to your pre-Spring look there is no better place than local designer Amber Mahler’s jewelry line. Originally from California, Mahler has studied the local flora of Western North Carolina with a true artist’s passion. All the designs are cast from natural forms found on the designers walks. Her botanical collection is comprised of everything from blueberries to flowers to delicate sticks. These small wonders from nature are then cast in silver and gold plated silver to create jewelry straight out of collective imagination of the realm of fairy tales.

Mani Designs

Don’t Forget to Add an ADA Wrap Belt

Our perfect finishing touch is the tried and true ADA wrap belt! With one deft motion of donning a belt and cinching it snugly at the natural waist you can instantly add style and texture to any outfit. Around Minx, ADA Belts are a styling staple. If you’ve been following us, our love for ADA wrap belts is obvious- just check out this post for proof!

Why ADA? The ADA wrap belt line offers a spectacular selection of vividly dyed leathers and unmatched versatility. Tie them into a bow, a rosette, a sailors knot- with ADA, the options are limitless! Besides just beautiful, these belts boast fantastic craftsmanship- each belt is cut from the highest quality Argentine leather. They are supple and soft enough to hug your curves all day!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltAda Obi Wrap Belt

Already an ADA fan? Check out this fantastic How-To video for more styling tips and tricks!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Metallic Open Cardigan, Tulle
Pleated Floral Dress, Tulle – $77
Purslane Studs, Mani Designs – $98
Fringe Soga Wrap Belt, Ada – $62 (online and in-store)
Pumps, Dolce Vita – Model’s Own

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, Battery Park Book Exchange for the location, and Meagan for modeling!