Just In: Puro by Iosselliani

Hitchcock Madrona customers are likely familiar with Iosselliani’s dramatic and fun fashion jewelry pieces. The company is expanding with their new line Puro, which takes Iosselliani in a different direction. Puro is a line of fine jewelry that is made in the Italian jewelry tradition. It features delicate sterling silver and gold-plated pieces adorned with semi-precious and precious stones, including garnets and sapphires. Puro necklaces can be easily layered and Puro rings are intended to be stacked. However, even though these pieces are more subtle than those from Iosselliani’s main line they never-the-less have a definite flair to them that reflects the creative vision of Iosselliani’s founders and designers, Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci. Easy to integrate into any jewelry collection, Puro offers a fresh and innovative take on the fine jewelry genre. We are sure that you too will be enamored with Puro jewelry.

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We have many more styles by Puro currently available. We also received a large shipment from Iosselliani – blog post on that coming soon!


Hitchcock Madrona Signature: Druzy Rings

Druzy rings

The Hitchcock Madrona druzy ring captures the essence of the boutique’s aesthetic and spirit.  They are playful yet sophisticated, and whimsical yet timeless.  Here is how the design was born…

Five years ago, after spotting large druzy stones in India, the initial design was produced.  There was something about the stone that was both magical and intriguing, not to mention, the size of the stone was like no other on the market!  Clients were consistently enchanted by the colors and shimmering quality of the quartz crystals.  After quickly selling out batch after batch – the design had to be perfected!  Originally, the setting was simple and crude, so Dustin and Erica worked for over a year with a jeweler to create a clean and modern band to complement the organic bling of the druzy stone.  Each slope, ridge and angle was carefully scrutinized for maximum comfort and aesthetic appeal.  Today we view the Hitchcock Madrona druzy ring as an iconic piece; one that appeals to a wide range of women.  Do you have one?  Two?  Many?  Too many?

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Druzy is the term used to describe the tiny crystals that form over millions of years within the crevices of a geode.   Each Hitchcock Madrona druzy ring is unique and comes in a variety of colors, as well as two different stone sizes.  You can also choose from either a silver or gold setting.


Just in: Lisa Battaglia Hats

New for fall are Lisa Battaglia hats! Based in Brooklyn, New York, Battaglia’s many and varied creations are all handmade in the U.S.! Her designs celebrate and incorporate elements of the past while remaining fashion forward. They all have a distinctive vintage/retro feel that merges seamlessly with modern elements, making them feel timeless and cutting-edge simultaneously. Her hats are of the highest quality and almost function as art works, as many are very sculptural. They have been featured in publications such as Marie Claire, W Jewelry, and Vogue. At Hitchcock, we’ve received several styles in gorgeous shades of grey and brown. These are fabulous accessories that dress-up any outfit and are amazingly versatile.

“Indiana” fedora in camel with brown leather detail.

The necklace that I am wearing is a sneak peak at our fall/holiday collection from Shannon Koszyk.  I visited Shannon’s studio on Monday and picked up lots of her amazing pieces that will make their debut at our Fall Launch Party next Thursday, November 15th.

Floppy hat in light grey with silver braided leather detail.

The most dramatic of the bunch – wide brimmed fedora in black with black leather detail.

Look at this ring – I love it!  Harriet, designer of Surplus, made these tic-tac-toe rings especially for Hitchcock Madrona.  We are so lucky!  They are playful, industrial, wearable (I know, you wouldn’t think!) and so conceptual.

I thought my Margiela booties echoed the brims of Lisa’s hats perfectly – this was a total accident; I didn’t plan on posting about the hats today. Love it when things work out!

We only have four of Lisa’s hats in store right now so come in and try them on. If you are thinking about investing in a hat these are original and made with love.  I have worn my cheap hats too long!  I think it is time to invest.  But, which one??

XOXO

Erica


What I am wearing…..IKAT!

I have loved all things ikat for a few years now.  You can see the print throughout my house (bed spread and couch throw pillows) and closet.  The colors of traditional Indian/Middle Eastern ikat are beautiful and designs otherworldly.  Ikat fabric is produced in a similar way to tied-dye fabric.  To create ikat the thread of the textile is dyed using the binding technique before it is woven into the fabric, whereas tied-dye is woven then bound and dyed.  It is amazing that intricate patterns miraculously appear after the thread is woven.  Ikat is a great way to wear a print without it being floral or plaid, which are expected.  It reads tribal and exotic which, for me, works best in the summer.  I decided to balance the pants with layers of ladylike pearls.  I also wanted to bring in another color so I chose golden brown, which looks great with navy and white.

Necklaces: 1) Pearl layers (costume/personal). 2) Amber chalcedony three stand necklace by hitchcock Madrona.  3) Wood, shell, brass and thread necklace by Winifred Grace.

Featuring….the newest addition to the hitchcock Madrona gold druzy rings.  Previously we made the gold setting available in black and white druzy quartz stones.  We chose these copper flecked quartz stones in India, where I was mesmerized by the colors within each stone.  They are a rich mixture of black, white, grey, and copper.  The perfect neutral because of the integration of cool and warm tones.  Sizes 5 – 9 available.

Bronze and leather cuff paired with two sterling silver and cotton woven bracelets, all by hitchcock Madrona.

Gold filled bangle cuffs (seven worn) by hitchcock Madrona, layered with black and gold chain bracelet by Xenia Mara. Ring: Wood, sterling silver and lemon quartz (gem quality) by hitchcock Madrona.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I can’t believe that it is August already!  I love this time of year; the days are long and the excitement of fall is around the corner.

XOXO

Erica