The 10 Essentials: #4 The Cuff Bracelet

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You can always tell a Hitchcock Madrona woman, or man, by their fierce Cuff. Whether it’s sterling silver, copper, or bronze when you see one you know you have meet a member of your tribe. The HM Cuff comes in two sizes. Kristina likes to wear the small bronze version everyday, layered with her watch and a couple of bangles. Erica is rarely seen without the large in sterling silver, and Dustin has been wearing his copper cuff long enough that is has the patina of a lucky penny. You have your choice of leather color, black or dark brown. The durable leather strap gets better with age, it will soften and conform to your wrist the longer you wear it. Go ahead, pick a combination – wide sterling and black leather, thin copper and brown leather – and join the tribe.

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A perennial favorite!  The wide HM Cuff in sterling silver with dark brown leather.

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Who say’s you can’t layer our cuffs?!

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No need to leave the gents out, our cuff looks just as good on him as her. Here, Dustin shows off a thin HM Cuff in matte sterling silver. He’s also sporting the Hitchcock Madrona signet ring.  Fancy!

xoxo,

Team HM

 

 

Halloween: Edward Scissorhands

Posted by & filed under Halloween, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Inspiration, Mariella Pilato, Uncategorized.

We love Halloween here at Hitchcock Madrona. I mean, what’s not to love – dressing up in delicious fashions, playing with hair and makeup until it’s just right, and of course finding the perfect accessories to complete the look. This year we’ve taken it to the next level with an amazing series of photos by the talented Melissa Baerwald.

First up – our version of the Tim Burton classic Edward Scissorhands.

Edward ScissorhandsWe found the perfect location…..an abandoned mental hospital!  Northern State Mental Hospital located in Sedro Wooley, WA.  Abandoned in 1970 and left to….rot.  Photo shoot – gold!

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edward-braceThis fall we have a new shipment of Mariella Pilato jewelry.  Originally from Italy, Mariella has lived in Bali for 22 years.  Her designs are architectural and powerful.  This cuff speaks for itself!

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ed3Mariella Pilato sterling silver and quartz necklace and bracelet.  Available in-store now.

druzy-edwardHitchcock Madrona Signature Black Druzy Quartz Ring (sterling silver and yellow gold plated).

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ed8Dress by Comme Des Garcons and harness by Zana Bayne.

ed9High fashion, statement jewelry, spooky abandoned mental hospitals – just another Hitchcock Madrona Halloween! More amazing posts coming soon!

Check out Melissa on Instagram: melissabaerwald and online: www.melissabaerwald.com!

XOXO

Erica

 

Schools out for Summer! Graduation Gifts

Posted by & filed under Graduation Ornamentation, Hitchcock Madrona Signature.

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Shop our curated selection of tried and true grad gifts, “Graduation Ornamentation” under the Shop tab on our website.

We love monograms for our grads.  There is something so classic about them but, of course, we add a little edge to ours with sterling silver, diamonds, and shields.

exc-54b71b73e4b020fbe43e94f2 Sterling Silver Signet Ring – our unisex selection! Above, Dustin chose the more masculine lettering. Below, I chose the more feminine script to balance the ring’s substantial design. The Signet Ring is also available with white or black diamonds, in-store only.

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Large Sterling Monogram Shield Necklace (exclusively in-store) by Hitchcock Madrona.

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exc-54b71b73e4b020fbe43e94c2Our most popular graduation gift!  The Hitchcock Madrona shield represents strength and protection.  A symbolic piece for your grad to tackle the world (or college!).  For more information about grad gifts, email me at info@hitchcockmadrona.com.

XOXO

Team HM

Inspiration: Dannijo Cubano Collection

Posted by & filed under Dannijo, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Inspiration, Kelly Christy, MOSCOT, Uncategorized, What I'm Wearing.

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My outfit is built around (and inspired by) the current spring collection from Dannijo.  Danielle and Jody, the deisgners, made a trip to Cuba for this season’s inspiration.  Pastel colors punctuate fresh silhouettes which are reminiscent of what I image Cuba is like ….. 1950’s automobiles, pale pink and sea foam green buildings, year round sunshine, and exotic everything!

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Cuban lady or accidental tourist?

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Kelly Christy straw hat with mauve vintage ribbon trimming is perfect to balance the volume of this skirt and shade me from the sun.  This hat is available in two colors (this and black) and is essential for the summer.  Moscot “Miltzen” sunglasses in blonde.

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Velia Necklace by Dannijo and large white Druzy Ring in rose gold by Hitchcock Madrona.  Everyday is a Druzy day in my world.

Interested in any of these items?  Email info@hitchcockmadrona.com for prices and descriptions.

XOXO

Erica

Restocked! The Original HM Bangle Cuff

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The Original HM Bangle Cuff is back by popular demand!!!  Available in sterling silver, as well as, yellow gold (pictured) and rose gold fill.  They are durable and easier to wear than a bangle bracelet (especially when you work at a computer all day!).  The hammered texture has a gentle sparkle which is so pretty!  Add to your existing bracelet stack or wear them alone, the bangle cuffs are a great way to mix metals.  My current favorite combo is two thick yellow gold and one thin silver.  It’s not too early to think about mom (hint, hint).  Purchase online at: https://hitchcockmadrona.com/shop/17-bangle-cuff.html

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Halloween: MAD MAX in MADRONA

Posted by & filed under Dannijo, Eddie Borgo, Halloween, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Inspiration, Lulu Frost, Mariella Pilato, Surplus, Uncategorized, Xenia Mara.

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make upHalloween time at Hitchcock Madrona!  That means get in a costume that you can’t breath in, perch precariously on a rocky cliff, and wear all the jewels.  This year I was transfixed with the imagery of the new Mad Max movie.  I am old enough to remember the old movies (although not very clearly) which were brilliant.  But, any movie with Grace Jones is automatically in the reference data base that is our minds….

reposeSister soldiers…..this could easily be Millie and I at closing time the Saturday before Mother’s Day in the boutique.

fightDo you have a boss like this?!?!?  Xenia Mara chains are worn as belts and with more belts worn as belts.

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make upMillie is wearing (amongst a lot of items from our prop closet) our sexy black leather driving gloves.  One pair left in store!

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make upDramatic rhinestone earrings by Dannijo.  These are tough yet feminine – the Dannijo sister’s are the masters of a complex design.  So talented!

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make up, lulu frost, druzy, cocktail ringI am wearing two double pointed quartz necklaces by Xenia Mara (shortest necklace and spiky under layer), braided leather and chrome clasp choker by Hitchcock Madrona, Rhinestone necklace by Lulu Frost, and (last but not least) the largest of the steel “bug” collection by Surplus.  Of course, a look is never complete without a large Hitchcock Druzy Ring in sterling silver.

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make upMillie’s fur vest is designed by CFAN.  Beanie hats by CFAN available in-store now.  They are just as fierce as the vest but more wearable on the daily.

layingDouble Hitchcock Cuff!  The sterling silver version (available online) is everyday must have for Millie and I.  We are naked without it!  I have layered mine with a classic Eddie Borgo cone bracelet and his pave pyramid bracelet (both in gunmetal).

mad max, jewelry, steel, crystal, xenia mara, cfan, hitchcock madrona, halloween, costume, make upThe sales warriors are ready for the holiday season!  We have on our heavy metal and are geared up for all our holiday collections which will be arriving throughout November.

Please email us at: info@hitchcockmadrona.com for purchase details on anything I have mentioned.

Have a MAD Halloween!

XOXO,

Erica

Broke Down: The Search for Fall

Posted by & filed under Dannijo, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Inspiration, Just In, Kelly Christy, Klements, Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, OOTD, Pamela Love, Scarves, Travel, Xenia Mara, Yestadt Millinery.

Do you ever feel like you’re broken down on the side of the road, just waiting for someone to come along and tow you to safety? That is exactly how we feel waiting for Fall to come along. Enough with the babydoll dresses and billowy blouses. Well, we got impatient waiting for fall and decided to hit the road in search of patchwork, woolen layers, and the men’s coat of our dreams.

 

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Scarves: Hitchcock Madrona; Sunglasses: MOSCOT

Chunky sweaters and oversized coats beg for a contrasting scarf and unexpected, exaggerated layers.

 

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Scarf: Hitchcock Madrona; Earrings: Xenia Mara; Necklaces: Lulu Frost/ Dannijo/ Vintage

This year, we’re heading into fall with looks that pack a serious punch. Instead of easing into fall with a monochromatic attitude, we’re carrying color into our favorite season. From color-blocked hats and bags and festive cashmere, from Kelly Christy, Yestadt Millinery, and Hitchcock Madrona to 70s sexy, and Maleficent approved evil granny finds from our favorites at Dannijo and Lulu Frost we’re making our own fall story.

 

OOTD: Posing in an Alley with a Handbag I Don’t Own (or Just Another Day at the Office)

Posted by & filed under Eddie Borgo, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, Obsession, OOTD, Scarves, What I'm Wearing.

ampersand as apostrophe, jewelry, turban, jennifer behr, scarf, hitchcock madrona, beads Today, I demonstrate a prime example of the power of accessorizing.  You can spice up a drab t-shirt and jeans with a mere 75 accessories!  Not only am I just wearing a t-shirt and jeans, the t-shirt is effectively wrinkled like I slept in it for several nights in a row (I didn’t, don’t worry).  But, who will be able to focus on the wrinkles when I am wearing Lulu Frost’s Passages Necklace, Eddie Borgo’s Pierced Pearl Necklace, Vintage Native American Beads, and my Chanel Pearls??  HA!  I have cleverly added the biggest distraction of all: the Fashion Turban.

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Satin Turban by Jennifer Behr, queen of all things headdress

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Moscot’s Lemtosh sunnies and a few Hitchcock Madrona textiles (cotton men’s shirting scarf, silk pochette) compliment this soft, blush Ampersand as Apostrophe Half Tote.

Now that it is officially August, we’re already working fall into our vocab and wardrobe. Keep your eyes peeled, as collections will be arriving in the coming weeks.  Check out our Instagram and Youtube channel for daily and weekly updates!

XOXO,

Erica

Bridal Week: The Vintage Bride in Winter

Posted by & filed under Bridal Week, Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Inspiration, Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, wedding season, What I'm Wearing.

The ring is presented.  The proposal accepted.  Champagne flutes raised.  Friends, family and co-workers all want to know: When is the wedding? Where will it be held? All important details, none more important than the question we ask ourselves: what type of bride am I??  Am I a beach bride?  A Las Vegas bride??  A winter bride?  A church bride?  It’s fun to try on all the veils for just a moment and see what feels like you.

If you live in Seattle June through August is wedding season.  We got married in June but I have always been drawn to the gutsy winter wedding.  Today I explore the vintage bride in winter.  Icy rhinestones (something new), a vintage fur wrap (something old), and Gatsby-esque touches complete my frozen combo.  I used a cobalt ribbon (something blue) to accent my dress and coordinated my husband’s pocket square for our (fictitious – we are married!) February nuptials.

Without further adu – here comes the bride….

jennifer behr, lulu frost, hitchcock madronaPearls are always a classic bridal choice but I wanted my look to be a little more dramatic and less traditional.  The headband and long pearls play up the flapper vibe but in a sublte way.  The opera length strand of freshwater pearls also breaks up the straight neckline of my dress.

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As you can see, my accessories are subtle but paired with a wedding dress they are not crazy.  In fact, you need to keep proportion in mind.  A large dress that is very formal needs jewelery that stands up to it in photos that are (a lot of the time) from a distance.

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Husband is working his MOSCOT sunglasses in Tummel Tortoise.  He is serving some rat-pack-realness!  That phrase just made him so uncomfortable.

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Lipstick color is key, especially when considering photos can easily wash you out.

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A vintage fur wrap or caplet is a winter bride’s sole advantage.  Who else can wear fur to their wedding??  Take it and run!

XOXO

Erica

OOTD: Leather Shawls and Rose Gold Collars

Posted by & filed under Hitchcock Madrona Signature, Loren Stewart, MOSCOT, Obsession, OOTD, Selin Kent.

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     If you’re anything like me, your Instagram feed is filled with fashion blogger, models, and other aspirational people that are more fascinating than who I goal myself to be like. That aside, sometimes their trend rub off on me and this fashion week was no exception. Fashionistas (I hate that word for the record) and style icons across the board seem to feel that wearing jackets as actual jackets instead of a shrug or shawl is passé. Not that I agree-sleeves and I generally get along, but I found myself becoming just another sheep in the herd. However, I accessorized in a way that most of them are not, with our newst fine jewelry line: Ginette NY. Sleek, sexy, and a little sweet the 18k rose gold collection we received left us blown away. A perpetual fan of letting my jewels do the talking, I suited up and hit the streets, well the alley behind our studio not quite NYC but far cooler in my opinion. Check out the awesome collection, and decide how you feel about sleeves as accessory.

 

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Ginette Rose Gold Collar, Rose Gold Hoops, and Rose Gold and Diamond strip studs

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Rose Gold rings by Ginette, FARIS, and Hitchcock Madrona. Black Gold Nico Ring by Selin Kent

     Loren Stewarts XL Chain Bracelet, and my wide silver HM Bangle Cuff have yet to come off my arm. Capped off with my Ampersand as Apostrophe (removable) clutch in Buffalo Leather and I’m ready for front row…at the bar of my choosing.

     Whether Fashion Week viewing, or strolling to your local dive these Ginette pieces are sure to make your cool, absolutely effortless. Throw in some leather accents, and your favorite pair of shades and you’re good to go.

XOXO,

M