What inspired the new collection? We can only say chalk it up to a state of pride. Forget 50 Shades of Grey, here at Winky&Dutch we are all about our Chalkboard 50 States. Winky&Dutch is very pleased to introduce our most recent addition to our exclusive collection of artwork, The Chalkboard States. Initially inspired by our obvious pride in making Winky&Dutch products in America, but in addition to that our belief in education. The expression of the states in chalk is our nod and a thank you to every single educator who strives to empower their students through education. The diversity and versatility of the combination of our core products when combined with The Fifty States Collection (our largest ever) gives one the ability to make a lifetime of statements on style as well as showing pride in your favorite state. [caption id="attachment_2732" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Use your finger to state your feelings about your fav state with the Signet or Band ring[/caption] With 50 individual pieces of art in this collection, you should have no problem selecting one piece that fits your needs. [caption id="attachment_2735" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A -Tac your style woes with the Winky&Dutch Tac Pins. Available in 2 sizes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2734" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our 30mm dome necklace is our largest but the 13 & 18 mm necklaces work just a hard at keeping your style your own.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2733" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Post Earring from Winky&Dutch. Also available in 2 sizes: 13mm & 18mm[/caption] Look for the new Chalkboard States collection at shopwinky.com, soon! If you have ANY questions or thoughts about the collection pieces, please comment here or contact us here
In August 2001, for their Fall Fashion Issue, the editors of GL GIRLS' LIFE magazine, identified and editorialized Winky&Dutch tac pins as a way to update back to school basics, all year long. [caption id="attachment_2690" align="aligncenter" width="300"] TBT: Flashback to August 2001: Girls' Life Magazine shows their readers an easy & affordable way to update basics: PUT A PIN ON IT! The Winky&Dutch tac pin is still the way to go to update any look.[/caption] Fashion and times move forward and change regularly, sometimes at the speed of light. One thing has stayed the same, as pointed out by GL Magazine, Winky&Dutch was AND is an easy, affordable, and cool way to change a wardrobe basic from flat to fabulous. [caption id="attachment_2692" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Up close view of the Winky&Dutch Tac Pin in its 2001 editorial debut. Showcasing Piggly Wiggly (no longer available) & one of our many pieces of Kitty Cat artwork.[/caption] The more things change, the more they stay the same, is our TBT throwback Thursday mantra as we have made great changes but what really matters has stayed he same. Winky&Dutch is still loved the world over, and is a high quality product Made In the USA. The Winky&Dutch artwork continues to give you more choices than anyone in the universe to curate/customize/personalize our unique domed accessories. Winky&Dutch scours the globe seeking out the coolest artists and designers to create exclusive, fresh, and relevant artwork to our collection of images for you to chose from. [caption id="attachment_2693" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Take a look at us now. The Tac Pin in 2 sizes 13mm (Space Cadet) & 18mm (Constellation) and our Aviator Wings 13mm Tac Pin.[/caption] Check us out! Shop & learn about, or contact us at shopwinky.com. We are always here to help you. Who knows, with any luck, this post could get the attention of the editor of GL Magazine which could lead to seeing us in an upcoming issue of GL Magazine.