INTERVIEW: Courtney Minogue from Minc Collections
Karla: At SurfStitch, we like to make sure we’ve got the right outfits and accessories for every girl. Costume jewellery is a huge part of that, so we’ve been working on expanding this with brands just like yours. I guess I’d just like to start off with a simple one – what kind of girl do you see Minc Collections catering for?
Courtney: Minc Collections caters for all types of girls! I like creating such a wide variety of designs from chunky statement pieces to styles that are a little more effortless and less daring so there’s a piece to suit everyone!
K: If you could describe Minc Collections in five words, what would they be?
C: Unique, fun, statement, feminine, handmade!
K: Tell us what inspired you to start the company?
C: I have always been really creative and loved making things from a young age. I started making jewellery for myself first of all then family & friends and as my designs started to get noticed more and more Minc Collections was born.
K: We’re seeing lots of coloured crystals/stones and heavy chain detail in your current ranges. Can you give us a hint of what’s in the works next?
C: A lot more colour for Spring/Summer, along with different styles of chains, different beading techniques and the rest you will just have to wait and see!
K: OK, a little less business and little more fun. Where do you go and what do you do to switch off and find inspiration?
C: I love a good roadtrip, beach walk or night out with friends. I also find scrolling through online blogs and fashion instagram pages really inspiring.
C: Sass & Bide! (Even though they have their own jewellery line) I love everything about their style and eye for colour. They never put a foot wrong!
K: We’re coming into festival season – can you give us your best styling tips for festival fashion?
C: Definitely accessorize but don’t go too overboard, its usually such a long day so you want to be as comfortable as possible. I would say the Minc Collections wire wrapped crystal pendant necklaces are perfect as they are quite simple but can make the outfit!
K: What is your personal favourite Minc Collections piece? You’re only allowed to choose one!
C: That’s a hard question 😉 but I would have to say the Huntress Necklace in black/grey, I wear it all the time as it goes with everything.