Trunk Show: KLEMENTS SCARVES tomorrow 12 – 5

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Join us April 1st at 12:00 for our Klements Scarf trunk show! If you are a scarf fiend, collector, or just want a truly original piece of wearable art, this is your event!

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These amazing images are hand drawn by designer Charlotte Allen or created using her digital imagery in her London studio before being made in Italy of silk or cashmere.

 

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We’ve carried Klements scarves for several years now and are always amazed by the fabulous, unique prints and superb quality.

 

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Klements is a Harrods bestseller and is coveted by artists and musicians. Lady Gaga is a fan!

 

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Charotte has even collaborated with the London Natural History Museum on a collection of prints inspired by their collection.

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We have a full trunk show with so many amazing pieces for you to see. They’ll only be in Seattle for one week, the show ends April 7th, so visit us tomorrow! Champagne will be served, of course!

 

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If you can’t make it in to the shop, several of these scarves are available for purchase at our online store.

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Just In: Klements UK Scarves

Posted by & filed under Inspiration, Just In, Klements, Obsession, Scarves, Uncategorized.

Print and textile designer Charlotte Allen’s designs are something to behold. Boldly referencial, weaving dark motifs and sweeping femininity together to create images worthy of a frame and some serious real estate on the wall. Luckily for us, Charlotte’s designs are not limited to such a tragic fate. Instead, each design is printed on Italian Silk, or baby soft modal/cashmere blends. Whether it’s a night out on the town or a playful accent piece for your jeans and favorite sweater these scarves are sure to impress. Check out Klements UK below, and shop Charlotte’s designs in store and online through our Online Store.

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SAVAGE scarfThe ‘Savages’ Print available in silk or modal/cashmere

 

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‘The Orient (Light)’ and ‘The Orient (Dark)’ Prints: These prints are the same design, with inverse colors. The positive and negative space play creates two entirely different tones using identical imagery. The Orient (Dark) feels deeply galactic, while The Orient (Light) feels like a sandstorm of rich color.

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‘Trash’ Print in Silk

For more Klements UK Scarves, head to our Online Store or stop by our Brick & Mortar to get your hands on one of these beauties. We know what pattern we’re crushing on, do you?

 

XOXO,

Millie

 

 

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

Just In: Weston Earth Images

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These gorgeous scarves from Weston Earth Images are totally giving us life. Actually, the phrase “giving us life” is really giving us life but the scarves are pretty damn good too (and p.s. I did give someone life so I know what that phrase ACTUALLY means, and it is no small potatoes, my friend). Anyway, the scarves! They are the most beautiful silk and linen fabrics, with vivid gemstone prints. They are conceptually genius and the execution is flawless.

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The detailing of the Canyon Agate satin silk scarf.

Each of these beautiful prints is an actual (extremely closeup) photograph of a mineral, stone, or fossil. Richard Weston, the Creative Director of Weston Earth Images, has harnessed the advancements of digital technology and created something so special, and wearable! We feel lucky to be able to offer these scarves (pieces of art) at Hitchcock Madrona.

 

 

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As you can see, Weston captures the minute details in each gemstone. These scarves are mind blowing in that they are direct reproductions of objects found in nature.

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Satin silk scarf: Elestial Quartz.

We have these scarves in linen and silk. Think of these as more than just scarves: The silk could be draped into a skirt, and the linen would make for a fantastic beach coverup!

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Satin silk scarf: Mookaite Jasper.

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Close up of the Mookaite Jasper scarf.

“I’m sorry, but when it comes to creativity man comes a poor second to nature, and, in fact, a lot of human creativity is drawn from – some would say copied from, others inspired by – nature.” – Richard Weston

Touché, Mr. Weston, touché.

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Studio Visit: Hitchcock Madrona Private Label Scarves

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If jewelry is our wife then scarves are our mistress. They are a very strong category for us and we love collaborating with our manufacturer to bring bright, fun, fashion-forward (btw – that phrase is so annoying!) scarves to Hitchcock Madrona. They are manufactured in Italy by a decades old mill dedicated to traditional and high quality materials.
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Dustin’s heart lies in textiles. Here he is pouring over the sample swatches.

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We don’t play it safe with our scarves. We love the bold options. YES – buy the pink!

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We meet with our rep, the lovely (and very English) Mr. James Sheed, in his good friend’s custom suiting showroom in downtown Manhattan. As you can imagine, Dustin and James love to talk shop about new wool blends on the market and who is buying (custom) suits. I usually wander back to the seamstresses and spy on them in awe of their talent.

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James is quite amused by us – we are nothing like his usual clients! As our biannual meeting approaches he pops on to the blog to see what we are up to.  We met with him the last week in February so he teased me about our Valentine window (and the fact that I was standing in it).

XOXO

Erica

On The Fourth Day of Fashion…

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Hitchcock Madrona sent to me:  Leather.
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 Dustin:  I love it when disparate styles work together.  For example, this combination of a 50’s leather biker jacket, 30’s leather land surveyor boots, and frames popularized by Hasidic Jews in the 60’s.  Somehow, at least to me, they seem to come together in a way that feels harmonious.  Hmm…I sense a bigger question about society in there…but let’s keep it about fashion, shall we?

Hitchcock Madrona gift idea:  Moscot “Koopa” eyewear.

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 Kate:  For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I have always been on the hunt for the perfect leather [insert every clothing item and accessory under the sun]. So when I saw these full on leather overalls (with oxidized hardware…I mean, come on!!!) I knew they had to be mine. Aside from keeping me warm (as much as possible) this fall they’ve been a great topic of conversation… with EVERYONE! 

Hitchcock Madrona gift idea:  Hitchcock Madrona paisley scarf.

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Erica:  Leather is a material that has its place in my closet.  That place is called my feet.  Other than leather shoes, I never quite feel myself in leather clothing.  I know this about myself, as “Rock n’Roll” is the one vibe I almost never pull off.  I guess, being raised in the suburbs as the only child of two supportive and loving parents has left me with no real edge (although I am not opposed to faking it).  I think of my style as more Prada than Balenciaga, more Marni than Balmain.  Therefore, I can never justify upwards of $1,000 for leather pants!  Unlike Kate, our resident leather addict, I know leather pants will languish in my closet – starving for wear!  When I found these vintage Talbots (yes, you read that right!) black leather pants at Value Village for $12.99 while Halloween shopping I snapped them up.  Pretty good score, huh?

Hitchcock Madrona gift idea:  Weston Image scarf (I am wearing the small size).

On the Fifth day of fashion…

Team Hitchcock

Outfit of the Day: Kate on a Couch

Posted by & filed under Fall Collections, Lulu Frost, OOTD, Scarves, Uncategorized, Xenia Mara.

When I saw a random pink and green floral couch on the sidewalk while walking to work, I knew it was time for a photo shoot. Kate’s pink hair and Kelly Christy’s pink fedora are genius. You have to capitalize on life’s little opportunities for something different – in this case we did!
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Top to bottom: plaid cotton scarf by Hitchcock Madrona, green opal Xenia Mara necklace, pink and maroon statement necklace by Lulu Frost, double strand emerald necklace by Hitchcock Madrona (barely visible). We just produced another batch of our ever popular cotton men’s shirting fabric scarves. This collection is so nautical/French – I am in love!

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Another cool photo opportunity – Dwayne’s car!  Thanks Dwayne!

XOXO

Erica

A Message to MEN: Success on Mother's Day

Posted by & filed under Eddie Borgo, Gift Ideas, Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, Scarves, Uncategorized.

I am not sure how many men read this blog (I am assuming NONE) so please FORWARD THIS TO YOUR HUSBAND!

Ask yourself, who’s more important than mom? Rock of the family! Giver of life! When I say “mom” I mean your mother or your children’s mother – just to be clear. With Mother’s Day fast approaching (it is Sunday FYI), it’s time to show the amazing women in your life just how much they matter to you. Here at Hitchcock Madrona, we feel there’s no better way to say “thank you for raising me or my children” than through jewelry!  Don’t make the age-old mistake of giving a woman a gift that plugs in – never good. Women want to celebrate the hardest job of all (motherhood!) with something sparkly, unnecessary and luxurious. It’s not the size of the gift but the thought that counts and shopping for jewelry is not easy for men (some men – sorry, I shouldn’t generalize). So, it means so much when you step out of your element and try to wrap your mind around WHY we love jewelry so much. Stop by Hitchcock Madrona this week to buy something special; we have jewelry and accessories in all styles and price points.

We took some photos of some of our favorite pieces that are perfect for ushering in summer – check ’em out:

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From precious stone cocktail rings to cotton socks…..

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Who doesn’t need a hot pink rhinestone lobster pin??

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If your woman isn’t the biggest jewelry wearer we also have scarves and sunglasses – but don’t forget – nothing too practical!

Please don’t hesitate to visit!  I am an expert at gift suggesting- I simply pick out what I want!

XOXO

Erica

A Message to MEN: Success on Mother’s Day

Posted by & filed under Gift Ideas, Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, Scarves, Uncategorized.

I am not sure how many men read this blog (I am assuming NONE) so please FORWARD THIS TO YOUR HUSBAND!
Ask yourself, who’s more important than mom? Rock of the family! Giver of life! When I say “mom” I mean your mother or your children’s mother – just to be clear. With Mother’s Day fast approaching (it is Sunday FYI), it’s time to show the amazing women in your life just how much they matter to you. Here at Hitchcock Madrona, we feel there’s no better way to say “thank you for raising me or my children” than through jewelry!  Don’t make the age-old mistake of giving a woman a gift that plugs in – never good. Women want to celebrate the hardest job of all (motherhood!) with something sparkly, unnecessary and luxurious. It’s not the size of the gift but the thought that counts and shopping for jewelry is not easy for men (some men – sorry, I shouldn’t generalize). So, it means so much when you step out of your element and try to wrap your mind around WHY we love jewelry so much. Stop by Hitchcock Madrona this week to buy something special; we have jewelry and accessories in all styles and price points.

We took some photos of some of our favorite pieces that are perfect for ushering in summer – check ’em out:

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From precious stone cocktail rings to cotton socks…..

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Who doesn’t need a hot pink rhinestone lobster pin??

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If your woman isn’t the biggest jewelry wearer we also have scarves and sunglasses – but don’t forget – nothing too practical!

Please don’t hesitate to visit!  I am an expert at gift suggesting- I simply pick out what I want!

XOXO

Erica