Written by Yvonne Kai, Posted in Uncategorized
The 60th Annual Emmy Awards are getting a taste of Canada’s fashion talent! This year’s VIP Swag Bags will feature necklaces by Canadian jewelry makers Mitra and Mina Mortazavi. Mimi+You’s Hollywood inspiration for these pieces came from fashionista Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City, and the classic children’s story Charlotte’s Web.
The famous inspirations that got them to the Emmys:
· Charlotte’s Crochet: Inspired by the intricate detail of crochet work done by the sisters’ mother, each piece is hand crafted and made of 100% Prima cotton imported from Peru. The piece was third in a trilogy of necklaces inspired by Charlotte’s Web.
· Carrie Pearls: Inspired by the way Carrie Bradshaw wore pearls to adorn any outfit in the Sex and the City movie, the piece strands together glass pearls which can be worn either full length (1920’s flapper style) or as a chocker. These pearls can be dressed up or down with an Audrey Hepburn inspired “little black dress” or a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Sold at high-end retailers in both Toronto and California, Mimi+You are quickly building a reputation among the fashionable elite. Canadian A-listers Nelly Furtado, July Black, and Chantal Kreviazuk all love and wear the one-of-a-kind creations. With multiple colour combinations, each piece is hand-crafted and made from materials such as porcelain, leather, shell, and metal.
Mimi+You collections include: 1920s, Russian Royalty, Nu Vintage, Made-To-Wear, and Signature Collection. For more information on the brand, connect to: www.mimiandu.com.
Sisters Mitra and Mina Mortazavi created their MiMi+You line in 2005. With their creative ability and strong sense for things that are beautiful and unique, they set out to create exclusive necklaces that would impress those with the most sophisticated taste. The “You” in the brand name refers to their friends and community who are the inspiration behind many of their pieces. All of the pieces are one of a kind, making those who wear them feel special. MiMi+You necklaces can be found at retailers in Toronto and LA. For more information on the brand, connect to: www.mimiandu.com.