Mawi x Disney Couture’s “Minnie Mawi” Collection Will Make You Say, “Wowie!”
You don't have to dress like a Mouseketeer or place an oversize red bow with white polka dots atop your head to show your appreciation for Mickey and Minnie. The latest collection from Disney Couture, a collaboration with fashion-forward, statement-making costume jewelry brand Mawi, conveys a childlike appreciation for the Magic Kingdom's most beloved rodent couple but it does so in a manner that's sophisticated and even edgy, never descending into childish territory.
An ode to Minnie Mouse, who too often pays second fiddle to her white glvoed beau, the Minnie Mawie collection combines the innocence of Disney Couture with the sleek and contemporary aesthetic of Mawi. Available at Karmaloop.com, the collection includes such funky designs as the Minnie x Mawi Gem Bracelet ($125 Karmaloop.com), pictured second from top, a 14K gold plated cuff with a domed, mirrored center and large faceted clear beads that jut out fom the top edge of this spheric shape to resemble mouse ears. Similarly, the Minnie x Mawi Crystal Ear Dome Ring ($75 at Karmaloop.com), shown last above features a rounded top surface to resemble the top of a cranium, with perfectly round ears covered in crystal studs standing at attention, making your finger look like it's wearing Mickey ears.
If you prefer daintier pieces, you'll appreciate the bevy of pearl designs, which incorporate either white, back, or magenta stones. The Minnie x Mawi Black Pearl Earrings ($40 at Karmaloop.com), pictured third from top, cover the lobe like your basic pearl studs but then they invert the matronly undertones of these pieces by incorporating black enamel ear shapes along the top arch of the rounded pearls and flaunting a chain-like golden trim along the periphery of the central circle. Other adorable pearl pieces include the Minnie x Mawi Pearl Necklace ($175 at Karmaloop.com), shown after the jump, a bib necklace that incorporates the classical aesthetic of a single strand of pearls and then plunges it into a chaotic world of dancing Mickey and Minnie ears by incorporating domed pearls of varying sizes,glossy black enamel discs and 14K gold plated strands to link these components together.T he Minnie x Mawi Pink Pearl Ring ($40 at Karmaloop.com) takes the look of the pearl earrings and translates it into a ring design with a central pink pearl with gunmetal chain detailing along its periphery and perky black enamel ears at the top. Unlike the Minnie x Mawi Crystal Ear Dome Ring, however, this one lies flat on the hand, so that the mouse ears don't stand perpendicular to your knuckle. Check them out after the jump!
Our favorite style: the drop earrings pictured at top, which feature three leaf-shaped, faceted, magenta crystal studs at the top, a yellow gold-plated box chain strand dangling beneath the crystal clusters, and faceted black enamel Minnie silhouettes at the bottom.
Some of the pieces have already hit Karmaloop.com, with others slated to drop later this fall.