Obsession: Top Button & Statement Necklace

Do we all agree that the top button MUST be buttoned?  Yes, okay good.  But now, how do we wear necklaces??!  Collared shirts are always a bit tricky with necklaces – usually the necklace falls inside the collar on your skin.  If you want to button up your oxford a bigger necklace worn almost like a bow tie works well.  I thought this red tuxedo blazer and pressed shirt combo was a good palette to show how I wear a necklace with a high, buttoned up collar.

Amazing cooper “waterfall” necklace by Xenia Mara.  This piece is sooooo fabulous.  It works with literally everything (believe it or not!).  I love this necklace with just an athletic grey v-neck t-shirt, as much as with a silk cocktail dress a la Helmut Lang.  The chains reach all the way to your belly button (can I say button one more time in this post!?) and so I thought it would be cool to button (there I go again!) up the blazer too.  The necklace then disappears within the blazer.

Crocheted sterling silver and cotton thread necklace by Venessa Arizaga.  Evil doily or spider web?  Either way – yes!

I cannot stop wearing my MOSCOT frames.  They have become an essential in my fall wardrobe.

I chose the Pamela Love arrowhead necklace to show a more delicate look with a buttoned collar.  This works because the pendant has some weight.  It can’t be too delicate or the collar will be too strong.  The necklace also has to be over 18″ long.

I stuck with the arrowhead necklace to wear all day and paired it with dramatic earrings that play off the crude/organic vibe of the necklace.  These earrings are so unique!  They are made by Karazi Design, a new artist to Hitchcock Madrona.  I need to do a proper post on her work but for now check out these hand-carved antler (traditional Balinese design) earrings set in gold plated sterling silver.  Obsessed!

Sterling silver spine ring by Michael Spirito (middle finger) and sterling silver, moonstone and pink tourmaline snake ring also by Michael Spirito.

Let me see your top button and statement necklace combinations – post photos on our Facebook page!



Inspiration: Bracelets and Nails

I have been playing with a lot of bracelet combos inspired by my ever changing nail polish colors.  I hope this inspires some daring spring accessorizing. 🙂

Rose Quartz, Copper and Bubble Gum….

Here is a closer look at my little friend.  His eyes are this amazing pink/lavender color.  Gold Plated Skull Ring w Crystal Eyes, Michael Spirito $98

Mint Green, Gold and Black….



What I’m Wearing Today…

I threw on my snakeskin print blazer this morning – instant rock’n’roll vibe, love! I added my favorite hitchcock Madrona cashmere scarf – seriously scrumptious cashmere, it is perfectly featherlight (perfect for spring & summer too).hitchcock Madrona, Cashmere Scarf, $195


Whole Lotta Stackin’ Goin’ On:

(Left to Right) hitchcock Madrona, Delicate 14Kold Stacker Rings, $135. Michael Spirito, Oxidized Skull Ring w/ Black Diamond Eyes, $175. hitchcock Madrona, 14K white gold Eternity Band, $795. Pamela Love, Double Snake Ring w/ Champagne Diamonds and Emeralds, $495. Michael Spirito, Moonstone Snake Ring, $425

Playing with my snake theme more 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Bisou, bisou,


What I’m Wearing Today…

So last week I did a little early birthday shopping for myself, albeit unintentionally…  I  have been wanting a chunky gold watch FOREVER and when I happened upon the perfect one I felt slim to no remorse snapping it up right away…

Naturally I’ve spent every spare second (bad pun?) trying on different arm party possibilities to pair with this bad boy. Of course I love wearing him by himself  (so perfect with a navy&cream striped tee and dark denim, beyond classic) but for some reason this recent bout of sunshine we’ve been having has made me want to pile on the bracelets….and I never deny myself an army party 😉

Here’s what I paired with him today:

From the top:

Michael Spirito, Gold Link Bracelet with Horn & Skull Charm, $180

hitchcock Madrona, Washed Gold Bracelet, $325

Watch, The Love of My Life, Priceless

Winifred Grace, Ostrich Egg Shell Heshis & Brass Bead Bracelet, $120

Talk about a gold story! Hope you all are enjoying the sunshine as much as I am.

Bisou, bisou,


Thank you!

Thank you all for coming out last night for the 2012 Preview Party! We had such a blast, it’s always so wonderful to get you all together.

If you weren’t able to stop by last night, fear not… We still have loads of new gorgeous pieces by Michael Spirito, Venessa Arizaga, and hitchcock Madrona, swing by and take a peak.

A parting shot of the fabulous Harriet McNamara (designer behind Surplus) and our very own Dustin Nelson. Is Harriet’s outfit tribal chic or what??? Love!

Bisou, bisou,


2012 Product Preview Party – Saturday!

We’re starting 2012 off with a bang and can’t wait to share it with you, our loyal customers. Come see the biggest preview of new designs and product categories we’ve ever had to date.

Winter scarves are back – a little late, yes, but so was the snow so they’re just in time to add that extra warmth. New jewelry lines include Michael Spirito and Venessa Arizaga, both New York City-based designers. Their clients include some of the world’s most stylish celebrities.

We’re also receiving the latest collection from one our favorite and consistent lines, Iosselliani of Rome, Italy. Trust us, you will not be disappointed!

Lastly, new original designs by hitchcock Madrona Jewelry (aka Erica and Dustin). Our recent trip to India left us nothing less than inspired.

Come by to preview, shop, have a glass of champagne – or all of the above.

hitchcock Madrona 2012 Product Preview Party Saturday, February 4th, 5pm – 7pm champagne and wine served.

Michael Spirito Sterling Silver Snake Rings $400

Michael Spirito Gunmetal Bracelet $195