Sneak Peek Thursday: Empress Necklace

Arriving on Tuesday is the last – but surely not least – of the Spring/Summer collection, and we’re ending on a regal note.  The Empress Necklace is eight elegant chains of sophistication drawn together with an unexpected twist of a brass link.  Light weight (only 2 oz) but high impact with subtle simplicity.  Empress will be availble on Tuesday, June 2 for $100. 

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How amazing would your look be if you paired the Empress necklace with a chic maxi dress or a flirty jersey dress, like these from Old Navy? 

 

Oooh, it gets better!  Add the Phatty bracelet for hot and tempting distinction ($50 and available right now)!

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New designs in the SALVAGE collection will be coming in September.  But stay tuned: tons of great Twisted style news coming throughout the summer, plus fun on
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Twisted WIPEOUT!

Get ready to watch the new season WIPEOUT starting TOMORROW on ABC at 8/7 central.  We have a special reason this season to love the show: we’ll be cheering on our Twisted relatives who made it to be contestants on the show… Deb Mitchell’s COUSINS!!  Yep, Twisted Silver’s designer/founder has daredevil cousins, Sally and her hubby, Shane, who made it to the show.  They are known as “Mr. and Mrs. Moose”. 

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Each week Twenty-four new thrill-seekers will compete in the world’s largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television, in Wipeout, a painfully funny new reality series. The contestants and the courses change every week as they fight to win the ultimate title of “Wipeout Champion” and the grand prize of $50,000.  Watch for new over-the-top obstacles such as “The Catapult,” “Plank in the Face,” “Hurtles,” and the return of the fan favorite the “Big Balls.” In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout! 

Sally and Shane are also the thriving force behind the power-pop/dance-punk/ electronica band called Love You Long Time.  If the energy of their music transfers to the energy on the Wipeout course, we’re in for a serious ride!  Here’s Twisted’s Deb at a Love You Long Time concert (sorry for the graininess due to the cell phone camera!):

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Sally and Shane’s Wipeout episode will air August 27th  but Twisted fans will be tuning in every Wednesday to check out the competition.  Go Mr. and Mrs. Moose!!!!!!!!!

SALVAGE: Coming to Twisted Fall/Winter 2009

I snuck into the design room to catch a glimpse of the new SALVAGE line for Fall/Winter 2009.  Let’s put it this way: if you’re a LOST fan still reeling from the nail-biting-edge-of seat finale and you don’t know how you will physically live through the long wait until season 6 starts in January 2010?  Well, the wait for SALVAGE to launch in September will be downright excruciating for me now that I’ve seen what’s coming and the double-edge sword of a spoiler swung a hard and fast arc.

 

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To the unpracticed eye, designer Deb’s worktable looks like a hodge-podge jumbled mess.  Come on, she’s an artist, so it’s required.  But as I lifted a chain here, an earring there and read scribbled notes, my pulse began to quicken at the sheer genius and my thoughts went to a covetous place.

The SALVAGE line is drawn from unique and unpredictable sources of raw materials, often the throwaway by-products from industry, recycled into ultra chic.  Eco friendly, yes.  Tired-out hippy craft fair? Uh, definitely not!

Watch for edgy industrial designs salvaged from the workbench, tack room or machine shop.  Deb has captured the art of twisting conventionally masculine items into heart-thumping designs to send you into rocker chic overdrive.  Metals pounded, fired and flattened create an edgy fierceness, tempered just enough to be almost delicate.  Almost.

Look for designs salvaged from the 70’s and Boho Glam never looked so hot and updated! These vintage designs deliver a hip and edgy twist by contrasting peace and love symbols with Victorian-inspired cut crystal all co-existing on raw and rough antiqued brass.  The designs can be easily worn by 15 year olds to 150 year old haute hippies, and the new chunky brass chain is jaw-dropping!

Relics salvaged from nobility will be a strong Twisted trendsetting look this fall and winter.  Glamorous, statement-making pieces for holiday affairs pull from ethnic sources ranging from Tibet to Spain to Elizabethan England and boast rich, deep and dark tones for an eclectic, regal vibe. 

In general, shiny plated metals are fading into the distance in place of metal-in-the-raw.  Look for steel and silver with a flat, antiqued finish.  Brass will continue to take a starring role, especially with fire-treated and blackened finishes.  Large stick-and-hoop toggle clasps as well as tiny bangles are new.  Convertible pieces are still very much a Twisted ideal, with a new STUNNING belt that converts into an even better long necklace.

I can’t WAIT to show you pictures, which should be coming by around July.

I don’t think I can sleep tonight.

 

 

Twisted Silver at M. Fredric

Attention Southern California Twisted fans:  select Twisted Silver designs are coming soon to M. Fredric stores!   M. Fredric is THE destination for trendsetters looking to break away from the cookie-cutter sameness of the typical apparel store.  Sounds a lot like why Twisted fans love Twisted, don’t you think?  Twisted Silver designs and apparel at M. Fredric are truly a match made in heaven.  Twisted Silver designer, Deb Mitchell, shows you why… check out her personal pairings! 

Hale Bob Tie Kimono Tunic featuring watercolor stretch silk charmeuse tunic with a 3/4 sleeve and bow with Twisted Silver’s Phatty bracelet:

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Paisley Hippy Tunic featuring long sleeves with sea-horses and paisley print with Twisted Silver’s Knot Ring Large 

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With ten privately owned and operated chic boutiques inSouthern California, M. Fredric has been at the forefront of the sophisticated apparel shopping for 30 years.  The Women, MAN and Kids boutiques function as stand alone stores that adjoin, thus giving customers a luxury department store feel in a boutique environment. Frequented by celebrities, wardrobe stylists and sophisticated shoppers, M. Fredric offers top notch service for the trendy fashionista, edgy male and mom.  

Bargainista Alert!!!  You’re going to LOVE the M. Fredric Underground 48 collection!  Check out the discount designer clothing that won’t break the bank. These prices may be cheap, but the quality is anything but. Jump on this opportunity to enjoy great style at amazingly low prices. Shop for chic and unique designs and find the perfect item to add to your wardrobe…. With nothing over 48 bucks!!! 

Fashionistas outside of the SoCal area can visit the M. Fredric online store and everyone can follow M. Fredric on Twitter.

What at M. Fredric has got you drooling???  I’m having a hard time choosing ONE.  Comment below!

Eclectic Chic

Eclectic Chic [i-KLEK-tik sheek]: an attractive and fashionable style selected from various sources.

There are days when my unbridled imagination will not stand for a simple fade-into-the-background look.  Sometimes I want to rock a look of unconventional style, you know what I’m saying?  Those are the moments when I do not want to be easily defined, but more a cross-influenced remix: a little vintage, a little rock star… or maybe a little flirty and a little glam.  I don’t want a mass-produced-just-yanked-it-off-the-shelf look.  I want serious ECLECTIC CHIC… and that is when Twisted Silver steps up to the plate and swings one heck of a home run. 

The newly arrived Button Necklace and Bracelet draw an eclectic chic look with vintage reminiscent buttons on a edgy antiqued silver chain.

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The Jasper Charm is a completely effortless way to rock an eclectic chic look and is specially priced this week.  Simply clip it onto your favorite chain necklace, purse… heck, even your rearview mirror!  Each charm features unique stones and no two are alike.

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The Trinket necklace is a mélange of vintage and current funky finds dangling on a brass chain.  No lie, people will be compelled to touch and feel each trinket!

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Nautical bracelet is one of those instant gasp and well-loved pieces.  Drawing from dream catcher and ship portal influences to blend into a truly unique design!

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Penny Candy Bling belt is a bright and eclectic spring and summer addition to any wardrobe, especially with the trendy bright lemon yellows or eye-popping fuchsias .  Wear it as a belt, or a long funky necklace.

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What accessories – Twisted or otherwise – help you rock an eclectic chic look?

Sashay into Spring with Tassels

The swinging vintage quality of tassels conjure images ranging from regal to retro and are a KEY TREND for spring and summer.

 

Fashion’s Side Dish called it back in November:

“Tassel n Tease – on bags, shoes and jewelry – buy a new bag/shoe or just buy a tassel and attach to your existing bag (instant upgrade!)”

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FashionClub.com Daily picked up on it in February:

“Enter the tassel of 2009. It’s the quintessential accessory’s accessory–hanging from handbags, belts, shoes, and ears; draped on wrists and necks; they’re even sweetly sewed to scarf fringes. But no longer are they only made of thread, tassels of leather, suede and chain are the thing of the moment.”

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Savvy Mode posted the trend a few weeks ago:

“Seeing fringes and tassels remind me of bygone eras of flappers from the roaring 20’s and the freedom loving spirits of the 60’s”

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And….. Twisted Silver’s been swingin’ the tassels all year!  There are tassels for your your every look, from artistic to edgy!

The Tassel Necklace gives you a gorgeous Boho crocheted brass design ($60) and the Octagon Chain Earrings take the tassel trend to a rocker level ($40)

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Fan Earrings are sophisticated tassels ($50) and the Glam Earrings are old Hollywood style! ($30)

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Guilt Earrings have a vintage vibe ($25) and the Tassel Earrings ($30) are sweet swingy simplicity!

 

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Which do you like best to sport the season’s Tassel Trend and what would you wear with it?