Industry experts, Accessories Magazine gave Winky&Dutch (a.k.a. the accessory masters) a very pleasant surprise. Accessories Magazine is "crushing" on a collection of our artwork, the editorial team, selected our flower collection as their April 2nd item of the day, they also used the blooms as a call to action for Mother Nature to deliver Spring 2015, just in case she forgot. [caption id="attachment_2756" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Accessories Magazine Item of the Day April 2, 2015 - Winky & Dutch Flowers[/caption] We continue to expand our artistic asset library by designing artwork that stands the test of time. It is our commitment to our customers to provide as many fresh and relevant choices possible for use in our classic American made accessories. We strive to design artwork that stands the test of time. Meaning, they will look as cool today as they will tomorrow. [caption id="attachment_2758" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our Artwork is timeless, regardless of when it was created, making it the perfect companion to our classic accessories.[/caption] Every day the editors of Accessories Magazine select their favorite item to showcase on their website, this is no small task. Huge thank you to the editorial team at Accessories Magazine, you have definitely left us with a Winky&Dutch style smile on our faces. Have a great weekend! [caption id="attachment_2759" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We are smiling thanks to Accessories Magazine. Have a great weekend[/caption]
Combine equal parts: Winky&Dutch, Entertainment Weekly, Britney Spears, and 100 Hot Gifts and you get, The Winky&Dutch Throwback Thursday MOMENT (a.k.a. #TBT) [caption id="attachment_2721" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mix equal parts Winky&Dutch, Entertainment Weekly, Britney Spears, and 100 Hot Gifts and you get, The Winky&Dutch Throwback Thursday MOMENT (a.k.a. #TBT)[/caption] What: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY NOVEMBER 9, 2001 ISSUE - Cover: BRITNEY SPEARS, as a teenage sex kitten, & WHAT TO BUY-100 OF THE HOTTEST GIFTS When: November 9, 2001 What: The Winky&Dutch Cufflinks, featuring the image of Betty Page - the original sex kitten. Where: Slot #21 of 100 on Entertainment Weekly's 100 of the hottest gifts to buy for holiday 2001 [caption id="attachment_2722" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Winky&Dutch cufflinks at a solid number 21 on the Entertainment Weekly hot 100 gift list - were cited as being 'Kitschy Cuff Links'[/caption] While the interview with Britney was riveting, the copy dedicated to the Winky&Dutch cufflinks is the best read ever! Entertainment Weekly editors loved the cufflinks, referring to them as 'Kitschy' in the headline, now we prefer to look at them as timeless, and uniquely personalized to ones own taste. Most importantly, Entertainment Weekly referred to the cufflinks as, 'the way to add style to your life tout de suite" then they bestowed Winky&Dutch with the title, The Accessory Masters! Lucky for us, Winky&Dutch still holds the title of Accessory Master and our gorgeous American Made accessories combined with our exclusive Artistic Asset Library, are STILL the way to add style to your life tout de suite.
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.
[caption id="attachment_2678" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Tac Pin meets a gorgeous starry night sign of the zodiac.[/caption] In early February 2015 Winky&Dutch launched their newest collection of artwork, the Zodiac Constellation Collection. A collection designed to satisfy the desire of stores and consumers for things unique and personally tailored 'just for them'. This is more than a specialty to Winky&Dutch its their forte. [caption id="attachment_2672" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A closer look at one of many options for the Constellation Collection[/caption] This collection brings life to the infinite possibilities of the starry night sky in the signs of the zodiac. The signs pair back to the Winky&Dutch core collection of accessories, creating something that, at once becomes, personal treasure or keepsake. [caption id="attachment_2641" align="aligncenter" width="240"] The Zodiac Constellation Collection designed by Winky&Dutch and shown in classic Winky&Dutch American-made accessories.[/caption] Winky&Dutch is confident that keeping your eyes on style and being true to your sign, these stars will point you in a fashion forward direction. Meanwhile, somewhere in Italy....(continued below) [caption id="attachment_2643" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Expressions of the Zodiac in the Emilio Pucci Fall '15 Collection[/caption] On February 28th Peter Dundas, the Creative Director Emilio Pucci, presented their Fall 2015 collection. Described as one that, "explores a glistening starry night, celebrating the symbols of astrology and the unforseen powers they behold." He believed so passionately in the zodiac for his collection he put elements of the zodiac in nearly every 'look', from abstract graphic references and dramatic capes, he even went as far as designing personalized evening gowns for his favorite models. Looks & sounds like a ton of dramatics? Maybe, but it proves that great creative minds exist everywhere from European designer brands to American-made and designed accessory brands like Winky&Dutch.
Things have been quite exciting at Winky&Dutch, and I've done a bad job at keeping everyone informed through my blog. My Manager of Fashion Product Marketing, Jeffrey Thompson, sent me an e-mail, espousing on the need to connect with our customers from ShopWinky and our wholesale B2B customers - so, I'm back! Here's the latest...