The 10 Essentials: #4 The Cuff Bracelet

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

 

 

The 10 Essentials #3 – The Stud Earring

The stud earring – I know it sounds so …  basic. That’s exactly what we love about it! The simple stud can be paired with anything, works for day or night, and is an essential item in every Hitchcock Madrona woman’s jewelry box.

You can never go wrong with a classic pair of diamond studs. But, being Hitchcock, we’ve modernized this staple. The brushed bezel setting and black diamonds give these studs a bit of edge.

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Hitchcock Madrona white diamond dot stud earring in white (above) and black (below).  18k gold.stud-2

Faceted 14k gold studs by Tiffany Kunz. stud-1

White gold and pave white diamond stud by WHITE/SPACE (they look yellow gold but that is the photo!)stud-4XOXO

Team HM

The 10 Essentials: #2 The Statement Necklace

Let’s keep going with our big, bold and fabulous theme this week!

The Statement Necklace. At Hitchcock Madrona there are few things we love more than a good Statement Necklace, our shop is full of them.  And for good reason, the right Statement Necklace has the power to transform.  Rock crystal and vintage hardware turns jeans and a T-shirt into an edgy downtown look.  Asymmetric rhinestones add whimsy to a classic black cocktail dress. Oversized, faceted stones add drama to work-wear.  You won’t wear it everyday, maybe not even every week, but when you do, you know that you’ll turn heads!

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Gemstone strands by Hitchcock Madrona.  Black tiger eye (left) and Labradorite (right).stmt-neck4

Sexy Xenia Mara lariat of vintage chain.  Put this on a holiday list!stmt-neck3

New Dannijo statement necklaces just hit the shelves.  This brand always delivers exciting designs.stmt-neck2

Xenia Mara rock crystal stunners!  These are organic and edgy – dress them up and down.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Team HM

Hitchcock Madrona’s 10 Essentials: #1 The Statement Earring

We’re all familiar with the 12 Days of Christmas but really, who needs all those birds … we might keep the five golden rings though!  This holiday season we’re bringing you the 10 Hitchcock Essentials.  At Hitchcock Madrona we believe that every woman needs ten essential items in her jewelry box – maybe 11 if you include a fabulous jewelry box!

Each post we’ll bring you a new Essential and some of the best versions of it.

Let’s get started with something big and bold – some of our favorite descriptors around here! The Statement Earring.  You know the pair – you design an outfit around them, you put them on for that extra special date night, you’ll put your hair up just to make sure everybody sees how fabulous they are, they make you feel like the best version of yourself.

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Vintage brass and chandelier crystal stunners by Xenia Mara Designs.stmt-ear3

Lulu Frost never disappoints!

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Another amazing pair by Xenia Mara – this time vintage brass and pyrite (most commonly know as Erica’s favorite stone!).

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Dannijo rhinestone earrings.  Dare to be bold this holiday season!

 

XOXO

Team HM

Trunk Show: THE DRESS by April Pride TOMORROW 12 – 5 pm

Join us tomorrow for an amazing trunk show!  We are very excited to share April Pride and THE DRESS with our wonderful clients.  Work this design all year round!  Cover up with a cardigan or blazer when the weather is chilly.  I am going to wear mine over jeans without a belt.  Basically, an exaggerated men’s shirt!

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See you tomorrow!

XOXO

Erica

THE DRESS by April Pride. My New Obsession!

This truly is the best dress!  I feel so chic and comfortable.  Perfect for all seasons, this vintage inspired design will take you from brunch, to work, and out for drinks.  A busy lady’s best friend!

Come to the April Pride Trunk Show on Saturday from 12 – 5 pm and try this baby on for yourself.  April is bringing THE DRESS is a variety of fabrications just for us!

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THE DRESS in cotton for Spring/Summer.

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Made from men’s shirting fabric, THE DRESS has a bit of a masculine vibe but also exudes femininity!  April also has created these chunky leather bracelets.  They come in a variety of different colors, are easy to style, and add a bold punch of color.  You know we love a statement piece!ap-spring-4

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Stop by Hitchcock Madrona on Saturday from 12 – 5 pm to meet April Pride.  Champagne will be flowing!

XOXO

Erica

 

Trunk Show: THE DRESS & April Pride. Saturday, November 5th 12-5 pm

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Join us Saturday, November 5th, 12- 5 pm.

Champagne and snacks served.

 

Many of you may already know local designer April Pride and her extraordinary talents. Be it interiors or fashion, April’s attention to detail is sophisticated, yet effortless and chic. Don’t be fooled though, it really is rocket science and April has a PhD.

April’s THE DRESS is at the forefront of our event because this classic compliments women of all shapes and sizes.Peruse her latest Fall/Winter fabrications, (with a few Spring/Summer weights added for fun), as well as her trademark tartans. Further selections include shirts, skirts, jean jackets and leather belts.  All pieces are one-of-a-kind and/or limited editions.

This is a great opportunity to meet the designer herself, learn of her creative process and enjoy some champagne at our first ever April Pride trunk show.

 

  XOXO

Team HM

 

Halloween: Marie Antoinette

A fashionista queen know for her revolutionary style – Marie Antoinette is an obvious choice for my final Halloween look.  We were inspired by the faux rustic farm that Marie had built at Versailles, sometimes a girl just needs to get away from it all and frolic in the fields in a ballgown and some sick jewels!

 

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Any working mom (or at least the one’s I associate with!) will tell you…. “Let them eat prepackaged cupcakes!”  Marie Antoinette, part sheltered teenager and part delusional queen.  Gotta love her!

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Bracelets:  Xenia Mara layered crystal and vintage chain cuff, Lulu Frost rhinestone sunburst bracelet (right hand).  Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyrimid bracelet and Iosselliani fall 2016 rhinestone bracelet (left hand).

Rings: Hitchcock Madrona vintage inspired cocktail rings.  Limited edition.

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Earrings: Xenia Mara vintage chain and rock crystal sparklers

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Yes queen!  Iosselliani rhinestone statement necklace as crown.

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Necklaces: Xenia Mara double row rock crystal spikes.  Love this necklace – it is organic, tough, wearable and a bit magical.  If you don’t have a rock crystal piece in your jewelry wardrobe consider one.  I wear mine constantly!marie8This is the Deception Pass bridge in Washington State. It is (I fact checked this!) 180 feet tall and was built in 1935.  Hardly any of the bridge pictures were usable because I was so scared!  Melissa Baerwald my amazing friend and photographer kept telling me to relax but that wasn’t happening.  In fact, it was so scary that when I tried to go to sleep that night I couldn’t – my mind had me falling off the edge!  A little too close to poor Marie’s date with the guillotine for my taste!

Happy Halloween!

XOXO

Erica

Halloween: Madonna “Like a Virgin”

Who doesn’t want to be Madonna?  What’s your version?  Mine is “Like a Virgin” Madonna.  Forever ingrained in my brain….. This was my first album, tape, actually.  A 5th birthday gift, along with a “boom box” and Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  Not bad, right?  1983 was a good year.  Still have the cassette player (somewhere at my parents house) and still listen to these albums.  They have stood the test of time!

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Bracelets: Lulu Frost rhinestone sunburst, Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyramid, and Xenia Mara bronze and rock crystal cuff.  All amazing alone or layered.

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Dressed up in all my loves (Iosselliani, Eddie Borgo, Xenia Mara, Lulu Frost, and Jennifer Behr) and letting my inner Material Girl run wild!

guk5ajken59abnkrku7t56nphv-vkdpxhlfgvknl3iuIosselliani asymmetrical rhinestone necklace – love this piece!  It is delicate but packs a punch.  The whimsy of the random/asymmetrical crystals are perfect to take it away from stuffy.

hdi7uxwlp7pfmz7rzw42vwkmj8xcpxbmyho_egauzwqJennifer Behr rhinestone barrette used as a broach.   Bracelets (right hand): faux pearls (costume store), Iosselliani rhinestone and gold plated bracelet, Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyramid bracelet.

1jo9xfvf6r8rsrcf-iik5eq7ig5bcwnlrpbap15shhyIosselliani cluster rhinestone ring.  Obsessed!  These vintage looking rings are fused together – looks like you raided your grandmother’s jewelry box and wore them all.

Go ahead, find your Madonna and express yourself!

All photos by Melissa Baerwald – instagram: melissabaerwald website: www.melissabaerwald.com.

XOXO

Erica

Halloween: Edward Scissorhands

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.

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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