Michelle Money in Twisted Silver's Bar earrings, Cork Opera necklace and the soon-to-be-released Lake necklace, Rock Opera necklace and Mum bracelet.
The earth-friendly jewelry line, Twisted Silver, and Michelle Money (ABC’s Bachelor) celebrated Earth Day getting acquainted and shooting the latest fashion campaign for Twisted Silver in Salt Lake City. Twisted Silver’s designer and founder, Debra Mitchell, knew that Michelle Money’s sense of style and care for the environment would be an ideal match for the jewelry. If the stunning results of the photo shoot on Twisted Silver’s Facebook page is any indication, she was more than right. The day of sunshine and collaboration brought out the best in eco style.
Modeling for her favorite jewelry line, Twisted Silver, was made even more meaningful to Michelle after finding much in common with the designer. Respecting the earth and creating an eclectic style are themes that run strongly in the lives of both women, and collaborating together for a photo shoot to commemorate Earth Day couldn’t have been more natural.
Twisted Silver is a jewelry line that is singularly known for fashion forward creations, crafted from vintage, recycled, re-purposed treasures. Debra Mitchell says of her philosophy:
“It’s all very practical in the way that I design. I hate waste, pollution, clutter. I think of all these things when I design. I like to be precise, so my work reflects how I feel about the earth. I love taking something that’s been cast aside and breathing new life into it. It’s just how I am.”
Reclaimed watch faces, vintage bias tape, forgotten glass pearls from the 1950’s are just a few of the surprises that Debra has created into her “green friendly” popular jewelry.
It’s no surprise that Michelle Money, a strong advocate for living a green lifestyle, found her groove with Twisted Silver. She says:
“My biggest thing is recycling. I’m always aware of the impact that things have on the earth. Bringing my own reusable grocery bags, reusing water bottles instead of more plastic ones, choosing products that have the least amount of packaging are all things I’m hyper aware of. I like showing respect and being more conscious about what we are doing to our earth. As a mother I think about it even more, wondering what kind of world we’re going to leave for our kids. I think it’s important be aware of what we do.”
Michelle Money in Twisted Silver's New Attitude necklace, Creekwalk necklace, Capture necklace, Brick bangle and 7 bangle.
The simpatico between Debra Mitchell and Michelle Money runs beyond their panache for everything eco-chic. The two share the artistic spirit of blending and layering jewelry, eclectically mixing and matching. Michelle and Debra both are drawn to effortless beauty, a style that is not over-calculated but rather letting it be who you are.
Michelle reports that everything she owns connects so easily with every single Twisted Silver piece. Layering multiple pieces — dripping in Twisted Silver — is a look she can’t get enough of. She says, “I’ve never had the opportunity to have a whole line of jewelry that I can artistically just mix and match and layer, and it all looks beautiful. Twisted Silver IS my style.”
Michelle is Debra’s style too. She said, “Michelle’s such a genuinely kind-hearted person. It’s a real pleasure to work with someone beautiful on the inside and outside.”
The photos were taken by Twisted Silver’s lead photographer, Jefra Starr Linn, in her studio outside Salt Lake City, UT. Jefra specializes in corporate, lifestyle and portraits. View all the photos from the shoot at Twisted Silver’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/twistedsilver.
Debra Mitchell is a Utah native now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Twisted Silver jewelry is fashion forward uber hip creations in base metal, often asymmetrical, tag-and-clasp-in-front and one-of-a-kind. Trend-leading image-creating style-defining and eco-chic – and habit forming. Twisted Silver is available at boutiques nation-wide and online at www.twisted-silver.com.
Michelle Money is best known as a contestant on season 15 of ABC’s The Bachelor and season 2 of Bachelor Pad. She also has a hit YouTube channel, The Michelle Money and Laura Show , where she offers beauty and fashion secrets. Follow Michelle Money on Twitter @MoneyMichelle
Discover more of Jefra Starr Linn’s photography here.