Shine on this Summer with Minty Meets Munt
Peach, citrus, silver…bright, bold colours make a welcome return this month as fashion takes a turn towards summer.
Mixed with pastels and flecks of silver, luminous whites, and black for accent, the summer citrus is back with a bang. And leading the way in the on-trend stakes on Hurstmere Road is hot new centre for style – Minty Meets Munt.
Local owners Yvonne and Brent McCarty have manifested their vision for high fashion in Takapuna with this delightful store in the heart of our beautiful beach suburb. Their Minty Meets Munt brand has been making waves in Australia, has been worn by celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne, and opened a store in the USA last month. They also have Minty Meets Munt concessions in various top department stores, including one on London’s Oxford Street, for example. This couple lives on Hurstmere Road in Takapuna and felt it was time to bring the brand home to see how it fared on the North Shore fashion scene. The initial ‘pop up’ concept is a way for the couple to dip their toes into the North Auckland market.
Brent said: “This is leading edge. These looks are coming straight from catwalks throughout the world. It’s a brand that we can take to the globe, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Yvonne added: “We decided that we wanted to see how this would work in Takapuna. Initially, it’s been really well received. We’re finding that our lines are not just appealing to the late teens to mid-twenties market, but to women who are in their thirties, forties and beyond and want to add a really fashionable edge to their look.”
Playful pieces, such as the cute-as-a-button short playsuit, feature in the new summer collection and intriguing hemlines are also prevalent. Micro mini-skirts and dresses in the Vera range feature asymmetrical hemlines and the Sonia maxi skirt is half maxi, half mini. These are looks to get noticed in.
Tops showcase panels of bare mid-rift, with cut-out sections making a statement for the bold-of-belly in the Elise styles, while cropped tops, such as the Azelia, are also featured. The Celina wrap top is a stunning stomach-showing design that comes in several suitably-
Skater dresses are a cute, multi-functional option for summer and come in some gorgeous pastel shades as well as stunning floral prints. All Minty Meets Munt prints are original designs. And accessories are also plentiful, and
Mix it up this month. Go and say hello to delightful in-store stylist Pam Hodge and update your look for summer 2013/4 with Minty
Minty Meets Munt, Hurstmere Road, Takapuna www.mintymeetsmunt.com
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