The 10 Essentials: #8 The Layered Necklace

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Okay, I have to admit that this may be my most favorite and most essential of all the Hitchcock Essentials. I LOVE a serious layered necklace. They are amazing on their own but even better as a base piece that you layer another necklace over. (It makes you look like a layering genius but it is dead easy!) As far as we’re concerned, nobody does the Layered Necklace better than our friend Xenia Mara. Her pieces are stunning on their and traffic stopping with something fierce over the top.

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Xenia Mara shiney goddess layers, amazing on their own …

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… even better layered with the Xenia Mara rock crystal Statement Necklace.

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… or layered with our Hitchcock pearls.

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It even works with delicate pieces. Xenia Mara delicate labradorite layers, so pretty …

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… but when layered, a little edgy! Love how the black diamond in our Hitchcock Shield (a favorite second skin layer) looks against the dark vintage chains.

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… and, of course you can never go wrong with our signature Hitchcock Heart.

 

As I’m writing this I’m wearing my very own Xenia Mara rock crystal stunner layered with Goddess chains – so I might be just the tiniest bit biased. But, if you do one Essential piece this season, make it a long layer. You won’t regret it – Promise!

 

xoxo

Kristina

 

 

 

 

Join us for Champagne Saturdays!

Posted by & filed under Loren Stewart, Pamela Love, Selin Kent.

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Rose gold and yellow gold Eva rings by Selin Kent.

The holiday season is upon us. Please join us every Saturday this December for champagne while you shop!

We have beautiful new collections from Pamela Love, Selin Kent, Loren Stewart, Jennifer Behr, Ercolano, Parme Marin, and more.

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Video: How to Layer Delicate Necklaces

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Have you seen our recent video on how to layer delicate necklaces? Team Hitchcock goes behind the scenes with Petrus again to see how our 18k Shield Necklace is made!
It’s time to start thinking about your holiday gift list (if you haven’t already!)… Our Shield Necklace appeals to a wide range of style aesthetics and age groups. It’s a Hitchcock classic: modern yet vintage, feminine and masculine, sweet but strong. The perfect piece to give (or get!).

It’s starting to feel festive around the shop, come visit!

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Hitchcock Retreat 2014: Darth Vader is Fancy

Posted by & filed under Mariella Pilato, Uncategorized.

Sometimes we like to get away, feel the bay breeze on our backs, and flex our creative muscles. The summer 2014 Hitchcock Madrona retreat was no different.  After all the meetings we needed to get out the jewels, a ball skirt and, in this case, one borrowed Darth Vader helmet. I decided that if Mr. Vader was Ms. Vader (who wore fashions and jewels) she would be fierce. Right?! There is nothing we like more than a crazy photo opportunity. My son’s helmet was begging for a moment. Welcome to it…enjoy.
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Empire Strikes Back with some bling. I have been so into Star Wars fashions – the Vans collaboration, vintage T-shirts from eBay, and cheap synthetic sweatshirts were all must-haves this fall. I guess it is fascination by association – my son lives and dies by Star Wars everything. #BoyMom

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Necklaces: Bella Colletta Warrior necklace, Iko Ino Sensi-Star necklace, Unearthen Crystal Bullet necklace, we like to lounge leather and chain necklace, Mariella Pilato crystal pendant necklace.

Bracelets: (left – my right) Hitchcock Madrona sterling silver industrial link bracelet, metal and rope bracelet by Orly Genger. (right – my left) Eddie Borgo cone hinge bracelet, sterling silver and leather cuff (best thing ever!), gold-plated industrial link bracelet both by Hitchcock Madrona.

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“You underestimate the power of the dark side.”

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Hitchcock Madrona metal and leather cuff, Hitchcock Madrona gold-plated industrial link bracelet both by Hitchcock Madrona, Eddie Borgo cone hinge bracelet, Crystal Hartman sculpted silver ring, Eddie Borgo silver armor ring.

“The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.”

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Hitchcock Madrona sterling silver industrial link bracelet and metal, metal and rope bracelet by Orly Genger, Hitchcock Madrona large gold Druzy ring.

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” You have learned much, young one.”

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“The Force is strong with this one.”

XOXO,

Erica

Welcome to our YouTube Channel!!!

Posted by & filed under Loren Stewart, Lulu Frost, Uncategorized.

We are so excited to officially announce the Hitchcock Madrona YouTube Channel!!! We want to welcome you into our world, all the dimensions of Team Hitchcock. Go behind the scenes with us to see how our fine jewelry is made, watch us in our natural habitat, see our favorite new collections, learn to layer like a Hitchcock woman, and much more to come!
We have had so much fun already and we hope you enjoy our channel!

 

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Halloween 2014: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Posted by & filed under Iosselliani, MOSCOT, Pamela Love, Uncategorized, Yestadt Millinery.

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“Armageddon was yesterday, today we have a serious problem.”

Look out Lisbeth Salander, Team Hitchcock Madrona is looking pierced, tattooed, and punk enough to take on any dangerous mission. We might be lacking in the computer hacking skills department (is Mercury still in retrograde? Can we blame it on that?) but we’re making up for it in spades with the fiercest jewels and accessories around.

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Railroad Spike necklace by Giles & Brother, Safety Pin necklace by Giles & Brother, crystal and stud cuff by Tom Binns, Jumbo Hinged Railroad Spike cuff by Giles & Brother, Large Link gold bracelet by Hitchcock Madrona, gold midi ring by Hitchcock Madrona.

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This hat by Kelly Christy is the perfectly subtle, witchy touch. The Loren Stewart Shapeshifter necklace has never been more punk: Millie is wearing it attached to her earring and nose ring!!! We think Lisbeth would be more than proud.

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“She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace.”

Ruby “Twinkler” necklace by Hitchcock Madrona, Panther bracelet by Iosselliani, gold and rose gold rings by Catbird, Hitchcock Madrona, and Loren Stewart.

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Eddie Borgo ear cuff worn as nose ring, Eddie Borgo reversible pave pyramid earrings.

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Gold shield by Hitchcock Madrona, gold tone Goddess necklace by Xenia Mara, cast bullet necklace by Unearthen.

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Rose gold Mignon ring by Catbird (on thumb), rose gold Mini ID ring by Loren Stewart.

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Crystal Quartz bullet necklace by Unearthen on silver wheat chain.

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“You already have loads of tattoos. Are you sure you want another one?”

Silver Sharktooth cuff by Hitchcock Madrona, gold rings by Catbird and Loren Stewart.

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We wore our fake tattoos for the rest of the day in the store and some of our clients (and even close friends) thought they were real!

Happy Halloween!

Be safe and spooky tonight!

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Halloween 2014: Girl Interrupted

Posted by & filed under Lulu Frost.

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Confession: We are just as obsessed with Halloween as we were last year. For our first installment of Halloween dress-up fun we channeled Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted. We took high-low dressing to a whole new level, adorning our hospital gowns with ridiculous amounts of jewels. We wandered up to the Madrona playground (yes, you can imagine the looks we got) and got seriously into character – give us a theme, crazy accessories (Kate has a fake hair Sassy in!), and a selection of Hitchcock jewelry and we are good to go!

“Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60’s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted.”

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Hitchcock Madrona metal & leather cuffs (bronze on Erica and sterling silver on Kate) and black and white marbled bib by Dannijo.

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Pearl and crystal New Decade necklace by Lulu Frost, leather and pearl necklace by we like to lounge, gunmetal fringe necklace by Bella Colletta, Hitchcock metal & leather cuff, Hitchcock black Druzy ring.

“Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?”

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Eddie Borgo chained cuff, Hitchcock Madrona metal and leather cuff, Ikno Ino necklace worn as bracelet, Iko Ino Sensi Star necklaces worn as harness, Iko Ino Acapulco Gold necklace.

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Jumbo hinged railroad cuff by Giles & Brother, Eddie Borgo hinged silver cuff, Giles & Brother silver safety pin necklace wrapped as bracelet.

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“If I could have any job in the world I’d be a professional Cinderella.”

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Jennifer Behr veil, Lulu Frost rhinestone necklace worn as crown, Lulu Frost vintage dress clip earrings.

“The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.”

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

 

Daily Fortune (The Cookie Kind): “It is difficult being fascinating”

Posted by & filed under Lulu Frost, MOSCOT, Uncategorized, Xenia Mara.

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That is the best fortune I have ever gotten. We quote that (yes, we quote a cookie) tidbit weekly around here. Half joking (we try not to take ourselves too seriously), half serious. This is why, as you can see, there is something different about me… Yep, I dyed my hair gray. As millions of women try to cover it (I have been one of them for years) I go all the way. I have a thing about extremes – I seem to only be interested in the fringe. A personal truth: boring is death. I know this decision may be confusing for some… or even scary. Is it because I am going against the norm and not respecting traditional social truths (i.e. “young is better”)? A physical confrontation of ones mortality? Or, people just think it is plain ugly!  All of these are okay with me. Dustin said, “You don’t dye your hair gray and expect everyone to love it. That’s why it is great!”. Other people aside, I am enjoying it. I have covered almost all conceivable “natural” hair colors in my 20 year hair experiment so, why not the last, unconquered frontier: GRAY!

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In this outfit I wanted (sorry, needed) to highlight the gorgeous colors from Lulu Frost’s Fall collection. These earrings and necklace are amazing. I love all things blue, it’s my color. The “Nebb” frames by MOSCOT in the color blonde are a fun way to set off my cool, cool, cool, cooler than cool, new hair color tones.

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Under everything is a delicate gold waterfall necklace by Xenia Mara. This one is sooo good. It is a chameleon necklace – a little Grecian goddess with a dash of Amazon woman. Super sexy. My heart necklace is over the whole sha-bang. We can’t leave out the frosty filling of this jewelry Oreo cookie: the “Warrior” necklace by Bella Colletta. I feel strong today…. that will work.

XOXO,

Erica

 

 

Thank You Justin Giunta And Subversive Jewelry

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Heart Cluster Necklace: mixed color, vintage findings.

We are still blown away by the INCREDIBLE trunk show we had this last Sunday for Subversive Jewelry. The collection was beyond our wildest dreams, true couture jewelry creations. It was an honor to host Justin, he has such a beautiful spirit! Having the opportunity for our clients (and us!)  to be able to speak directly with the artist about their creative process and vision is so wonderfully inspiring.

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Sunken Treasure Necklace: gold, vintage chains and findings.

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Silver Crystal Wreath Necklace: silver, laser cut French curves, crystals, ruby bead cluster.

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Sunken Treasure Necklace: vintage faux pearls, vintage chains and findings.

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Egyptian Wreath Necklace: lapis, jasper, moonstone.

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Pearl Cluster Necklace: faux pearls, vinage chains.

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Light Touch Necklace: crystal and pearl.

These are photos of the Subversive pieces we kept from the trunk show – if you couldn’t make it you’re still in luck! These pieces are works of art, all handmade and all strikingly one-of-a-kind.

Thank you Justin!!! We can’t wait to host another Subversive Jewelry trunk show!

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Subversive Jewelry Trunk Show with Justin Giunta

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It is always a privilege to meet the artist behind the jewelry we love, and this is one of those golden opportunities. Justin Giunta, the genius behind Subversive Jewelry, will be Hitchcock Madrona’s special guest and host for a one day trunk show. Please join us in this truly extraordinary artist’s honor.

Sunday, October 19th

Noon – 5pm

Champagne Served

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock