Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy and Her Dickens-esque Family Dinners

Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennessy sat with CNN’s Celebbuzzz dishing on her Dickens-esque family dinners when she was just a cub.  Watch the video here

But on the fashion side, check out how she so viciously rocks Twisted Silver’s ROCKER EARTH necklace and BEATNIK necklace (in antiqued silver) layered together.

Get Carolyn’s look:



Fall Winter 2010-2011 Trend: Nouveau Boho

The Boho trend — bandanas, short leather jackets, casual jeans, oversized blouses, printed blouses, fringes retro 1960’s and 70’s — has held a fashion stronghold since around 2005.  The trend is still a mainstay for Fall Winter 2010-2011, with some current updates to make it NOUVEAU BOHO.

Look for: Green, eco-friendly accessories and recycled, re-purposed materials.  Base metals, antiqued finishes and collections update the boho look with an edge.   Stacked bracelets or layered and multi-chain necklaces continue to lead.  Chose structure — wide belts, jackets — to update boho with a touch more sophistication than the flowing formless predecessor look.

Colors: Earth tones with bursts of bright color

Twisted Must-Haves:

Karma necklace (coming October 5)

Gypsy Earrings

Peace&Love Bangle

Indulge Necklace (as shown on the model above) is coming in December.

See the Nouveau Boho look book for more Twisted Silver trend-enhancing designs.


This is It: Michael Jackson’s Costume Turned Twisted Silver

Most of Twisted Silver designs are eco-chic, made from cast-off materials and parts that would have been buried under a heap of junk or forgotten in a warehouse.  And some even have a glittering star-studded history.  Like on …

Michael Jackson’s costumes.

From the King of Pop to center-stage fashion, Twisted Silver designer, Deb Mitchell has re-purposed and up-cycled parts from Michael Jackson’s costume designer’s collection into show-stopping jewelry.  Originally used as belt buckles and other MJ costume adornments circa 1970’s and 1980’s, these vintage parts were rescued from a dusty box future… for you.

This is It —

Horse Bit Belt

All  XO designs

Heist Necklace

Hinge Bracelet

Socket Bracelet


Cameo Necklace is Like a Victorian on a Motorcycle

Ever want to play girly, but with a hint of a darker side?  The new Cameo necklace from Twisted Silver arrived today and is like a Victorian on a motorcycle — leading a double life with a vintage cameo on a burnished brass ball chain.  Leather or lace would simply die for it.  Keep ’em guessing.

Cameo necklace makes the Aristocratic Safari trend effortless.

How much are you lovin’ it? Leave us a comment.


Twistify the “Hitchcock” Trend

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Fashion Snoops calls HITCHCOCK as a leading style trend for Fall/Winter 2010-2011

40’s austerity and elegance emulated chiefly from the Prada and Lanvin collections. With reference to Hitchcock’s female heroines and wool skirt suits influenced by World War II, double breasted belted jackets and details like exaggerated shoulders and lapel shawl collars are important.

Color: camel tones dominate the palette, a dose of masculine gray and black

TWISTIFY the Hitchcock look with

Wilma bracelet

Cotton Pod Opera

Pansy earrings

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Announcing the 2010-2011 Fashion Envoy Board

Announcing the 2010-2011 Twisted Silver Fashion Envoy Board Dena Behnam, Kaitlin Crawford, Claire Goveia, Sarah Paul and Jacqueline Woodwell from Amador Valley High School, and Annalise Amos, Meghan Bean and Emily Hanamura from Foothill High School.

These fashionable students will be joining Twisted Silver founder/designer, Deb Mitchell, in creative workshops throughout the school year to come up with ideas for fashion shoots and marketing materials gearedtoward the high-school crowd. Each month the Fashion Envoys will complete challenges, including administering their own fashion blog. The project will culminates with a fashion show in the spring.

Kaitlin Crawford

Kaitlin Crawford

Jacqueline Woodwell

Sara Paul

Claire Goveia

Annalise Amos

Meghan Bean

Dena Bahnam

Emily Hanamura

The first challenge involved the students creating a storyboard collage of trends aimed to help buyers work in Twisted Silver’s design into the most current looks.  Dena Behnam won the challenge with her “Nouveau Boho” magazine montage.

The students also designed a flier and invitation advertising a private Twisted Silver party at Studio 7 Fine Arts on Sept. 23. Sarah Paul and and Meghan Bean were the winners in that challenge.

Designer Deb said the workshops were fun and the creativity impressive. “The girls just blew me away.”

Watch for upcoming weekly spotlights on each of Fashion Envoys, and links to their style blogs and videos.


This Week’s Twisted Buzz

Twisted Silver’s been buzzing up cyberspace this week!  In case you missed some, here’s a little summary:

Tammy, editor of A Mom in Red High Heels was stopped by strangers asking about her Creekwalk necklace. She says it’s really her way to wear “pearls”.  Heather, editor of Fabulous Fun Finds, calls Creekwalk “stunning” and perfect for business to skinny jeans.

Ever-stylish Angie, founder of 7 Clown Circus, reports that the Element necklace is so much better in person.  She loves rich colors and the ombre effect.  She’s also loving the Lily necklace, which she calls “vintage art”

Twisted Silver’s trunk show at Studio 7 in Pleasanton, CA this Saturday is stirring up excitement. Michele Gates, fashion expert for the San Francisco Examiner referenced Twisted’s star-studded following.   Diablo Magazine interviewed designer Deb about her new designs debuting at Studio 7.  Fashion writer, Musank, on Fafafoom is in love with the Austin bracelet.  The event also made it on the Pleasanton Weekly’s Community CalendaLife in Pleasanton and Merchant Arts

Click here for more info about the Studio 7 event.  See you there!


Fall Winter 2010-2011 Trend: Aristocratic Safari

Watch for the Aristocratic Safari Trend to run wild this season.  Think of a sophisticated late 19th century adventure.  Imagine restrained luxury that is wildly chic.  Combine vintage Victorian elements (like cameos, flowers and metallic lace) with the earthy untamed side (leather, raw brass and animal motifs) and make Aristocratic Safari your own current look.

Look for: cargo pants, safari shirt dresses, cotton tunics, animal print belts and handbags,

Colors: taupe, beige, caramel, and khaki

Twisted Silver must-haves:

Flower earrings

Cameo necklace (arriving September 28)

Butterfly cuff

Heist necklace

See the Aristocratic Safari look book for more Twisted Silver trend-enhancing designs.


Revamped Vintage, Old Hollywood Style

Leading the Revamped Vintage trend with old Hollywood style is effortless with the Hepburn earrings.  Long, glamorously elegant antiqued brass and so PERFECT for fall and the holiday season — what’s not to love?  Wear Hepburn earrings with the new Creekwalk necklace double-wrapped as a bracelet, and all you’ll be missing is a red carpet.

Get a pair of Hepburn earrings for a very special price this week only.  Click to see!