The 10 Essentials: #9 The Gold Bangle

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The Hitchcock Gold Bangle Cuff.  A true essential!  Picture Grace Kelly dressed all in white, boarding a yacht in the South of France with no other jewelry other than one simple gold bangle. So pretty and simple on it’s own, sweet when paired, down-right fierce when stacked all the way to your elbow!

 

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This one comes in two sizes – wide or thin. Why not one of each?!

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Pile them high!

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The Gold Bangle is also a fun way to add contrasting metal to your current bracelet situation. This Hitchcock Essential makes the perfect holiday gift – of course you could keep one or two for yourself. We promise not to tell!

xoxo,

Team Hitchcock

 

Just In: Holiday Bling

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It’s that time of year again! It’s holiday party season and time to break out the rhinestones, the sparkles, the holiday bling! Whether you’re into glamorous and glittery or subtle and shiny we’ve got you covered with beautiful options from Tom Binns, Lulu Frost, Jennifer Behr, and more. So, check out our holiday party picks and to quote Ben Barry from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: “Frost yourself”!

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Lulu Frost Radiant earrings.

Leave it to Lulu to create a beautiful Art Deco, star burst motif that feels fresh mixed with brass chain (which brings some warmth to the cool rhinestones and allows for beautiful movement).

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Lulu Frost Silvertone Collage necklace, Tom Binns white crystal earrings with degradee hanging pearls, MOSCOT Lemotosh sunglasses.

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Lulu Frost Silvertone Collage necklace.

A mix of 1920’s vintage brooches, hat pins, and Art Deco dress clips make up this striking statement necklace. The steel chains add depth and just the right amount of edge to this piece.

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Tom Binns asymmetrical white crystal necklace inset with pearls.

We are all about asymmetry at Hitchcock Madrona and Tom Binns does it perfectly (of course!). This piece is great if you want to throw on a statement earring (or other accessory) too – it’s delicate enough that you won’t feel overly done.

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Tom Binns white crystal earrings with degradee hanging pearls, Catbird gold Ballerina earrings.

These Swarovski crystal and pearl beauties give the illusion of enveloping the earlobe. So, so lovely. There’s a reason Tom Binns is the reigning king of the fashion jewelry world!

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Lulu Frost Decade earring.

This is exactly how we like to wear our pearls… with a little bit of edge. These glass pearls, caged by black metal settings encrusted with crystals, are a flawless mix of ladylike and evil.

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Jennifer Behr Vela Halo headpiece.

This headpiece is one of the easiest to wear – it looks gorgeous with hair up or down. Strands of Swarovski gunmetal crystals drape together in a peak to create a beautiful halo effect. Our Jennifer Behr holiday order just arrived and we have several more stunning crystal pieces, silk bow headbands, rhinestone barrettes, sultry veils, and more. We need to find a masquerade ball to attend!

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Hitchcock Madrona pave diamond key necklace.

With just a hint of icy pave diamonds, our key pendant is perfect if the bigger statement pieces seem daunting… and it’s just a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.

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Feeling bling-y yet? Come visit to make sure your holiday party look is on point!

 

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Join us for Champagne Saturdays!

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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

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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

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

 

 

Just In: Selin Kent

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The Fiona Pave ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

Selin Kent is our newest fine jewelry artist at Hitchcock Madrona. We love the clean lines, elegant geometrical shapes, and unique stacking options that come along with these beautiful pieces. Each piece is handcrafted in New York out of responsibly sourced 14k golds and precious stones. Kent has always been inspired by the architecture from her time in Vienna, New York, Istanbul, and Paris. These are timelessly modern pieces with just enough edgy sophistication to get our hearts racing!

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The Ella ring in yellow gold.

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The Francoise Pave ring in rose gold with white diamonds.

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The Ella Pave ring in white gold with white and black diamonds.

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The Koko ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

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The Koko Mini ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

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The Hex ring in rose gold with black diamonds.

 

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

 

Fall Hour Change at Hitchcock Madrona

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I know, I know, it’s Spring forward, Fall back, but we decided to unwind just a tick and Fall forward.

Starting Wednesday, October 8th, our opening hours will change from 10am to 11am (a round of applause to the clock for lending us a hand).

New hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Sunday, 11am – 5pm

 

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

Outfit of the Day: Fascinating in a Fascinator

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After watching the Diana Vreeland documentary “The Eye has to Travel” I became obsessed with horn necklaces of all shapes and sizes. She is consistently wearing a large vintage (I think) horn necklace throughout the movie. A few actually, if memory serves me, one gold and one white??? Maybe?? Have you seen it? Diana sourced her jewelry and interiors during exotic photo shoots for Bazaar magazine. Me too… but not quite Morroco or Russia (like Diana)… more like Monroe and Redmond (Seattle natives raise yo hand!). But, travel is travel (so what if I am “traveling” an hour away from Seattle).
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After watching said documentary I thought about the one person that I knew who could make all my horn necklace dreams come true. None other than Surplus designer Harriet MacNamara, a Seattle jewelry line that excites, inspires and scares us (a little). Harriet is actually very “Vreeland”. She has an amazing eye, has traveled and collected her entire life, and the one liners! Harriet can turn your world view on its head just by walking in the door. Me: “Is your t-shirt on inside out and backwards?!?!?” Harriet: “Yes, honey”. Me: “Awesome. I am so doing that!”

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Resin Horn Necklace by Surplus jewelry (she mixed brown pearls with black chain), Gold Loop Bib by Dannijo (first layer). This Dannijo necklace is amazing! It is sooooo layerable. I also have on a triangle crystal necklace that I got as a gift (I think it’s Stella & Dot – shhhh don’t tell) and a double bronze chain froooooom a store in the mall (ooops! Again!).

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A closer look….

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Ear cuff by Eddie Borgo.

One of my favorite quotes of Vreeland’s is: “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika.We all need a splash of bad tasteNo taste is what I’m against.” That sums up what I live for when I get up and get dressed. I might not wear what EVERYONE likes but at least I am not boring, right?

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Our classic sterling and leather cuff by Hitchcock Madrona layered with a Tom Binns barbed wire crystal cuff bracelet.

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Eddie Borgo three-finger chain ring, Catbird silver Tomboy ring and Hitchcock Madrona diamond stacker.

 

XOXO,

Erica