This post contains affiliate links.
For one day in Los Angeles, we all got to channel our inner Minnie Mouse, with an interactive celebration of Minnie’s influence on style and pop culture. Hosted by Disney and Refinery 29, this unique art installation was a Disney fan girl’s dream come true. From the celebrity photos on the wall, to the one-of-a-kind fashion on display, to the red carpet, everyone who visited got to experience what it must be like in Minnie’s Mary Janes. I hope you enjoy all the photos from this fun event, and be sure to read all the way to the end for a fun giveaway!
The Minnie Rocks the Dots event took place at the Paper Agency in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday January 23, 2016. My friends and I arrived shortly after the installation opened, and waited in line outside for a brief time. The team members working the event (not sure if they were with Disney or Refinery 29 or outside hires) were all dressed in adorable and abstract Minnie-influenced ensembles. While we waited in line, they passed out cute temporary tattoos from The Love and Madness.
Once inside, the first room featured a gallery of iconic celebrity photos, donning Minnie ears and attire.
There was also a large mural of classic Minnie drawings. I couldn’t resist the photo op! My polka dot bag was custom made by my friend Anita and was perfect for the event. Isn’t it so cute?
From here we were led into the main room. All around were one-of-a-kind Minnie inspired fashion pieces from well known designers, including a piece by Christian Siriano.
Also on display were upcoming merchandise items from various brands, including a makeup set from Sephora and an adorable clutch from Kate Spade. All of these items will be available to purchase later this year. The Lauren Conrad red polka dot dress is actually already available at Kohl’s.
There was also plenty of merchandise available to buy at the event. Lots of fun Rock the Dots accessories, plus exclusive Los Angeles designs.
I didn’t buy every single item but I came home with plenty. To my surprise the prices were quite reasonable, from $4 for buttons to $18 for a t-shirt.
Next we waited in the long line for the photo booth but it was worth the wait. The props were so fun!
We also signed our names to the large mural along one of the walls. I spotted a cute tsum that somebody drew!
On the way out was a red carpet, so of course we stopped for a celebrity moment.
Overall we spent a couple hours inside the gallery, and most of that time was spent in line for either merchandise or the photo booth. It was smaller than I expected, but they packed a lot of cuteness into the space. I hope we see more adult-geared Disney events like this in the future!
I want to share the #MinnieStyle love so I’m giving away this canvas tote that was exclusive to the event! The tote is approximately 12″ x 12″ and the handle has an 8″ drop. It has a cute print of Minnie wearing sunglasses that read “Los Angeles.” It’s a really cute item! It’s brand new; I only removed it from its packaging to take this picture.
To enter the sweepstakes, fill out the entries in the Rafflecopter below. The last day to enter is Sunday January 31, 2016, and a winner will be selected and announced on my Facebook page on Monday, February 1. Be sure to read and understand the Terms & Conditions before entering! Good luck!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:59pm Pacific time. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Prizes cannot be substituted or exchanged for cash value. Winner will be selected by Random.org via Rafflecopter and be notified by email on Monday February 1, 2016. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Inspired By Dis and Mindy Joy Media are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. Mindy Joy Media is not responsible for lost/undelivered email, typographical errors, technical failures, etc. The product offered for the sweepstakes is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is not associated with or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. By providing your name, you agree your name will be mentioned in a blog post announcing the winner. No other information aside from your name will be shared. Prizes not claimed will be retained by the sponsor. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
And if you want to #RockTheDots your own self, the Disney Store has a great selection of polka dotted clothing and accessories.