A Citrus Punchy Spring and Summer

If you’re looking to pack a punch this spring and summer, make it a citrus one.  Sunny shades of orange are the colors to get noticed this season for sure.

 

What We Love

Orange is BOLD and yet playful, two very good things.

Why We Love It

Orange is a take-no-prisoners kind of color that just can’t help livening up an outfit to a buzzing pitch.  Get daring with an orange leather moto jacket, or sophisticatedly sunny with a citrus silk dress, or maybe just playful with a pop of tangerine sandals.

How to Twist It

Orange LOVES silver.  Match boldness for boldness with big silver statements like the Horsebit belt … worn as a belt or as a necklace or the Jibe ring.

Photo Contest: You Be the Judge!

The three finalists in the Show Us Your Twisted Style Photo Contest have been chosen.  Now we need you to be the judge!

Vote for your favorite of the three finalists now through May 9.  Vote by COMMENTING below with the entry number of your fave.  Only one vote per person.  The photo with the most comments wins 1st place — $100 gift certificate, second most comments wins 2nd place — $50 gift certificate, third most comments wins 3rd place  — $25 gift certificate.

Entry #104 features the Sunshine ring, Lake bracelet and Rag bracelets in coral, raspberry and steel.

Entry #114 features the Serpent cuff, Bubbles bracelet in brass and Gypsy bracelet.

Entry #119 features the Athena bracelet and Wilma bracelet

Three New Rag Bracelet Colors

Guess what just arrived today?  Three new Rag bracelet colors for your collection: Moss, Grape and Pink:

RAG BRACELETS  are “camp gone stylish” … vintage recycled bias tape woven through brass chain to give you the grown‐up version of a braided – intentionally frayed ‐‐ friendship bracelet. Simple solo, stunning stacked.  Also available in Steel, Wheat, Raspberry and Coral.

Watch how Katie and Kim — The Twisted Sisters for Twisted Silver — style them solo, stacked or even linked together for an amazing necklace:

Twisted Silver + Michelle Money = Earth Day Celebration

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.

Pearls of Spring Fashion Wisdom

During the warm seasons, watch for the shimmering shine of pearl and opalescent finishes on accessories.  We’re not talking your granny’s pearls either, but an updated chic modern charm.

What We Love

Opalescent finishes add subtle glimmer and add a vintage spin to any look in a fresh new way.

Why We Love It

Pearls are one of those key bridge-crossers: they reach back to classy vintage roots, and yet propel forward to crisp modern spins.  They’ll always be those on-trend pieces with style longevity!

How To Twist It

In addition to our faves shown above, check out the Creekwalk bracelet, Pearl Drop necklace, Broach bracelet,  Snowball necklace, and Pansy earrings.

More inspiration to be had on our Pearls of Fashion Wisdom Pinterest pinboard.

Have a Twisted Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, and what a great time to take a tour through just a few of our favorite eco-chic and earth-friendly designs:

Totally in EcoLuv

Talk about starting the most stylish green conversation! Wear the EcoLuv necklace, an eclectic collection of eco-chic trinkets: recycled and tumbled traffic light fragments, a beautiful birch bark disk, California Beach stone and a sparkling glass bubble of sand.


Reclaiming Time

Reclaimed watch faces, artfully pounded are the magic behind the Time necklace and Time earrings. No two are alike.

 

From the Rag Bag

Vintage recycled bias tape — dyed to the latest color perfection and woven through brass chain — make the Rag bracelets among the hottest bracelets in the line.  (watch for three new colors arriving next week!)

A Pair of Pansies

Glass pearls circa 1950’s Japan –  rescued and preserved in their perfectly imperfect deterioration – and other ignored findings make the Pansy earrings simply beautiful.

Of course this list could go on and on.  Most of the Twisted Silver line is made with reclaimed, recycled and re-used parts.  Green is the new… everything!  Get more earth-friendly inspirations on our Eco-Chic Pinterest pinboard.   Have a Twisted Earth Day 🙂

Jane By Design Gets Twisted

Meagan Tandy — Lulu Pope on ABC Family’s hit series Jane By Design — was photographed wearing Twisted Silver’s Capture necklace at the “She Wants Me” Premiere in Beverly Hills.

Meagan met Twisted Silver’s designer, Debra Mitchell, and fell crazy mad for the jewelry line.  Meagan said “I love every single piece!  EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE.” and that she can’t wait to wear more.

Jane By Design is a light-hearted drama about Jane, a teenager who lands a job at Donovan Decker, a hip fashion house, when they mistake her for an adult. Jane soon finds herself juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion… all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.

Meagan Tandy portrays Lulu Pope, the most popular girl in school and Jane’s nemesis.

Jane By Design will be back with ALL NEW episodes on June 5 at 9/8c on ABC Family.

Get Meagan’s Capture necklace:

Go the Nautical Mile

Nautical stripes continue to be strong style choice, and this spring/summer is no exception.

  

What We Love

Nautical stripes are classic 1930′s CoCo Chanel.  How can that not be loved?

Why We Love It

Stripes are quintessentially stylish, working as a neutral foundation for anything else.  Add a pop of vibrant yellow or denim or mixed prints and suddenly you’re a sophisticated fashion icon.  Also, depending on the direction, fabric and ruching, stripes can create illusions exactly where you want them.

How to Twist It

Why, with the Nautical bracelet of course!