The 10 Essentials #7 – The Cocktail Ring

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I’m not certain where exactly the name comes from, but you just can’t deny that sipping a perfect cocktail is a fabulous way to show off your stunning Cocktail Ring. The way that huge stone catches the light as you raise your champagne flute, magical! No wonder it’s our Essential #7. Here at Hitchcock Madrona we are know far and wide for our signature Druzy Ring, an edgy take on the classic Cocktail Ring.  The gold version is especially on point for the holiday season.

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A selection of Druzy rings, large and small with black, white, and brown stones.  Order online for free domestic shipping!  Whoo hoo!

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Check out these stunners from Marialla Pinelo featuring garnets and London Blue topaz.

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We love the vintage feel of this Iosselliani stacked Cocktail Ring. It looks like you raided Grandma’s jewelry box, in a good way!

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Mariella Pilato does it again with this hinged, sterling silver and rock Quartz statement piece.

Come visit for all the accessories lovers in your life (that might be you!).  We are open every day until Christmas day (closing at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve.)

XOXO

Team HM

 

 

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

Outfit of the Day: I Heart Swedish Girls

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YES, world I am Swedish! When I saw this t-shirt at Goodwill it took me about 4 seconds to shove it in my basket and I haven’t looked back since.  Sunnies by MOSCOT. The Grunya in Clear.

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Who wants to wear a belt chain?? I do! I do! Wallet chain with brass wing by George Frost.

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Feeling the sun on my shoulders… Bling-ing off of my beloved pave cone hoops by Eddie Borgo.

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We die for the IKO INO Traffic Chain necklace. This is such a clever design. The chain is bunched up on the cord so tightly that it creates a new style of chain. It is pretty genius, actually. This necklace feels so good on – it warms as you wear it. There is something quite comforting about this piece.

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The Nora Kogan obsession continues: Matchstick cuff in gold, sterling silver and enamel Eye ring, and Love Script ring in rose gold – love!

Have a great weekend, come visit!

XOXO,

Erica

Outfit Of The Day: Millie’s Monochrome Moment

Posted by & filed under Loren Stewart, MOSCOT, Pamela Love, Uncategorized.

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Some days, I feel absolutely monochromatic. I’m all black and white – no gray area. This rainy summer day was no exception. My new body con dress (American Apparel x KESH) had finally arrived, and I figured no color was needed when the giant eye print could do all of the talking (seeing?). Thankfully, the brilliant ladies at Dannijo fully supported this sentiment.

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Our classic Druzy ring paired perfectly with this Dannijo bracelet. Nora Kogan’s Love ring in rose gold was a singular delicate whisper of color, in the stark landscape of my monochrome look.

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Dannijo Max Bib, a statement to rival the all seeing eye.

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Jennifer Behr wide black leather headband, MOSCOT Tummel sunglasses, and Pamela Love’s Five Spike Earring.

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My ring stacking may be a bit out of control at this point… What can I say? I’m a sucker for a delicate ring! My trusty Hitchcock Madrona sterling and leather cuff balances out Dannijo’s tribal-chic bracelet for a hand party that can’t be beat. After all, who said black and white had to be boring?

 

XOXO,

Millie

Just in: Patriotic Polly Hitt

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Our favorite pieces by Polly are the masculine bibs primarily made out of old military medals. She has made some stunners in the past! Remember these posts (1 & 2)? I asked her to work on a few more for us and here are the fruits (hahaha) of her labor. She nailed it with this pearl necklace – as you know, give me some faux pearls in an ironic way and I am on it!
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Be prepared for every OOTD this summer to feature these Levi’s. I can’t seem to find shorts that I like – I bought these by accident in Boise last summer and they are my favorite. The only conundrum that I face with shorts is… I don’t usually feel comfortable wearing heels with them. Therefore, my legs are stumps! Once you get used to looking at yourself in high heals you can’t settle for what Mother Nature gave you. It’s a problem. I am working through it.  Sort of.

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To stay in the red, white, and blue color palette that I gravitate toward so often, I went for the two Nora Kogan rings above. Kogan is so great at mixing whimsical with her fine jewelry execution. She is the real deal and every piece reflects her skill level. Sterling silver eye and red matchstick rings by Nora Kogan. Delicate 18k gold band (on pinky) by Hitchcock Madrona.

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I am also wearing the Nora Kogan red and gold matchstick earrings – so hot!

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This is actually two necklaces – underneath all these pearls is a bib of small, colorful medals mixed with vintage Victorian broaches. On top is the brilliant pearl, medal, and broach creation. Complete perfection!

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Of course, I had to wear this Kelly Christy fedora – I think this must be my favorite hat in the store right now. If somebody doesn’t snap it up it may come home with me.

Happy (belated) Birthday America! I am back from my vacation(s!) and ready for the Fall collections to trickle into the store.

XOXO,

Erica

Outfit Of The Day: Vintage Tees And A Tablecloth

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Every lady should have a good vintage tee in her closet. This happens to be my favorite one (ever!). Whether throwing it on with your perfect pair of boyfriend jeans, dressing down dark denim, or adding some edge to a frilly skirt, one thing I know is that they are versatile, elusive, and oh so cozy (easy to wash too!).
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In my case, I’m currently in a committed relationship with my Rolling Stones t-shirt. I scored this baby at the huge Goodwill in south Seattle. It was a last minute grab as my two-year-old (at the time) was losing patience in the cart. Little did I know what had actually happened in that moment – a t-shirt that would be in the rotation about once a week for years and years. That’s the stuff of thrifting legend. These sunglasses by MOSCOT are such a unique color and shape. The burgundy is spot on – the perfect shade for maximum wear-ability. They are dramatic – when I wear them everyone comments!

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A fantastic Tom Binns rhinestone bib necklace anchors this combo. When working with a vintage t-shirt, luxe up the look with some sparkle. I have also thrown on a pearl and barbed wire necklace by Tom Binns and our 18K gold heart necklace (by Hitchcock Madrona).

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My skirt is made from tablecloth material. Yes, you heard that right! As it has been worn (I purchased it used) the plastic part has rubbed off and created a cool distressed texture. I just love it! Safety pin and pearl bracelet (I need to get my quota of pearls in every outfit) by Loren Stewart. On my pinky is the wonderful solid gold and diamond signet ring, also by Loren Stewart. Stewart never ceases to amaze us! She strikes the perfect balance between classic and edgy, feminine and masculine. Her price point is very reasonable (in my opinion) for the jewelry that she creates. Her materials are the best of the best. Delicate diamond and 18k gold band by Hitchcock Madrona and sterling silver “Tomboy” ring by Catbird (lately, these two never come off me).

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Brass safety pin cuff by Winifred Grace. We can’t get enough of safety pins around here! Rings are the “Tiny Chain” and “Mignon” both by Catbird. I wish I had a whole wardrobe of vintage t-shirts. Give me: Mickey Mouse (a la early Marc Jacobs), 80’s bands (new wave not heavy metal), a little “I [heart] NY”, and maybe some faded collegiate athletic t-shirts. BUT you can’t always get what you want… right, Mick?

XOXO,

Erica

Outfit Of The Day: Purple Patterned Pants And Purple Patterned Scarf

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Say that three times fast! As many of you know, mixing patterns is the trend du jour. This trend (I wish I had a better word…) can be quite difficult to navigate. Which patterns work together? Which articles of clothing should be featured? How and why should I leave the house looking like a walking optical illusion??? I will admit, pattern mixing is intimidating to me. Even for a fashion psychopath like me (meaning I have no conscience about my clothing choices). Enter our scarves: the perfect patterns to mix and match. We have houndstooth, paisley, floral, plaid, and (the ever popular) stripes.

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Necklaces: (top to bottom) Diamond dot on oxidized sterling chain by Hitchcock Madrona, gold plated deco fan necklace by Wouters & Hendrix, rhinestone and chain necklace by Dannijo.

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I can’t seem to leave the house without one piece of denim clothing… I paired my Gap quilted chambray coat to “casual it up”. Rhinestones call for denim in my book!

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Only one wrist accessory (amazing!). The ever popular silver chain cuff by Dannijo. Quite possibly the most perfect cuff!

 

XOXO,

Erica

Just In: Nora Kogan

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Cheers! We have new Nora Kogan!

Kogan’s self-titled collection reflects her worldly nature. She is a talented goldsmith, deeply intertwined in both the design and crafting of her fine jewelry line. Each of her pieces is thoughtfully handmade in New York. Nora’s goal is “to design and create beautiful jewelry that outlives trends.”

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Script Love Ring in yellow gold, we have the rose gold version as well.

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The Black Arcadia Ring is such a stunner, made of sterling silver with a sparkling rock crystal. The Black Rain Ring is a beautiful eternity band made of white gold and black diamonds (yellow gold is available too).

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Nora Kogan’s pieces stack beautifully, as you can see. Millie is wearing the Script Love Ring in yellow gold on her middle finger and the Endless Love (snake) Ring in yellow gold on her ring finger.

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The Man Ray Lips Cuff is what started our OBSESSION with Nora Kogan. This is the sterling silver version with black enamel. So chic.

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How fun are these?! The Eye Ring is sterling silver vermeil and blue/green enamel.

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Matchstick Ring in silver with red enamel.

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Matchstick Earrings in gold vermeil and red enamel.

Come visit to see the rest of the collection. It is fine jewelry with a touch of humor – we love that!

XOXO

Team Hitchcock