Proud Sponsor of Fashionable Gals for a Cure

Twisted Silver is a proud sponsor of Fashionable Gals for a Cure.

Sarah-Jean Ballard, founder and CEO of Fashionable Media, Inc., and her assistant editor Laney Knapp, The Fashionable Gal, have worked tirelessly to organize an online event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is the month of October. Fashionable Gals for a Cure will include four weeks filled with prizes from some great sponsors as well as an auction. This event will help provide awareness and raise money to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

The prize sponsors lined up include the following companies: KC Tees, Ella Moss, Mama Mio, Soho Hearts, Hot Rox Jewelry, Whish, Boscia, Antica Farmicista, gloProfessional, Antidote Skin Care,Teleflora, 1-800-Flowers, Eden Fantasys, Beautyfix, Scruples, Honeydew Intimates, DermaQuest, Charm Factory, Nimli, Bare Necessities, En Pointe, Bra Barrette, Olay, Venus/Gillette, Philosophy, Carolina Pad, Dial, Urban Decay, Scrubz, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Twisted Silver, SuperShoes.com, Purple Lab NYC, Bambako, Calypso Studios, Laughing Vixen, Sorrelli, Dililo.com, Kathy Ireland Skincare, Rada Pro, Bing Strands, Dazzle Dry, ANSR and Clarisonic.

For every dollar donated through the Susan G. Komen page on The Fashionable Gal, the donor will receive an entry to win a prize package of their choice.  Multiple entries on multiple prizes are allowable. Generous sponsors have donated hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to make up nearly 20 prize packages valued at $150. Individual prizes over $150 will be auctioned off in late October. Prizes include everything from jewelry to bras to hair care to gift cards- and everything in between! The prizes will make wonderful gift ideas or a way to pamper the entrants themselves!

 

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Please visit The Fashionable Gal all month, enter to win great prizes and donate towards this worthy cause.  Maybe skip one special coffee drink each week and contribute that amount?  DONATE HERE

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Uber Chic AND Eco-friendly

You know and love Twisted Silver for unparalleled cutting-edge style.  But did you know that being Twisted means also being green?

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Twisted Silver designer, Debra Mitchell, finds inspiration for her lines in all forms of unique metals and materials. Driven by turning distressed, cast off and forgotten items and recycling old buttons, hooks and clasps, Mitchell transforms unadorned pieces into new and fabulous designs.  Using vintage spoons, magazine paper, abandoned jewelry chains and antique trinkets, the jewelry is turned into a fresh modern re-creation.

Twisted Silver is Uber Chic yet Eco Friendly.

   

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Sneak Peek Thursday: XO Brass Necklace and Opera!

Two more XO Brass designs join the downtown coolness Tuesday, April 14.  Check out the seriously show-stoppin XO Brass Necklace and XO Brass Opera!  Are these rockin’ amazing or what?  Brass, artistic, original and super city chic…  I really couldn’t wait to give you a glimpse of what’s comin on Tuesday!

 

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So… what do YOU think!!?!

Free Whisper Bangle from Layers Clothing

whisper-gwp2-email-version.jpgDon’t you just love the adorable little Whisper bangle?  In either silver and/or gold, you can wear one solo for sweet simplicity, or stack them up for maximum jingle jangle.  They are easy on the wallet (just a quick ten bucks), but enormous on stylish fun!  Swing on over to Twisted Silver and grab a bunch – think stocking stuffers! 

Want to add to your bangle stack for FREE?  Layers Clothing is offering a free Twisted Silver Whisper bangle when you purchase $100 or more.  Check out their new line and add to your bangle stack in one easy step!

Notable Rep House Scoops Up Twisted!

Check out what’s new with Twisted Silver!  Twisted Silver is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Corina Collections, an LA-based showroom known for its representation of notable designers such as Nuvula, Liquid Metal by Sergio Gutierrez, and more.  Founded in June of 1992, the Corina Collections show room remains the epicenter for up and coming designers to display their talents. The multi-line independent representation of apparel, handbag, jewelry and shoe lines offer boutique clients a unique buying experience. Corina Collections only represent designers who offer a distinctive melding of modern design, usage of materials, affordability and individual creativity.      

Why has Corina Collections scooped up Twisted?  Founder Cori Burke says, “Our goal and focus has always been to offer our customers innovative designers who make their own statements and are committed to creating the highest caliber of product. This was precisely the attraction to Twisted Silver.  The Twisted Silver brand is going to be a Corina Collection favorite with its distinctive blending of metals, textures and colors with instinctive stylistic expression.  I know buyers and stylists are going to be wow’d.”       

What does this mean to you?  Twisted designs will soon be in the hottest, hippest boutiques from Los Angeles to Dallas to New York.  You will not only have the opportunity to touch, feel and try on designs, but you’ll you be able to say you’ve been a Twisted fan from the very beginnings J            

If you have a favorite trendy fashion boutique in your area, leave your suggestion as a comment here.  If it’s a good match, you just might have Twisted in your area soon! 

 

Eco-Chic Shopping Event on October 23

You’re invited to the Eco-Chic Shopping Event on October 23 in San Francisco… because green looks good on everyone! 

Indulge your boutique style and eco-conscience by shopping from over 65 stylish and cutting edge GREEN designers. Take advantage of the special pre-event ticket price of TWO for $15 at www.appelandfrank.com!  Otherwise $10 per person at the door.

The first 300 guests to arrive are guaranteed a reusable GIFT BAG filled with fabulous GREEN products and offers from:

Affordable Mineral Makeup

Aguacate & Co
Bloomsberry Chocolate Co.
Coco-Zen
Create A New Season Life Coaching
Dr. Dandelion
Green Zebra Guides
IAGmedia, Inc.
Katherine Anne Confections
LaundryTree
mani & nanny
More Than A Model & Real Kids Magazine
Nature’s Path
Numi Organic Tea
Hill Farms
theWAHMmagazine
Yelp

This is the place to be!  October 23rd 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Regency

Center, Sutter Room at 1279 Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco.

Twisted Silver Sneak Peek at GRAMMY Awards

Before this hits the wire- here is a sneak preview of what we are up to this week at Twisted Silver:


Twisted Silver proudly presents ROCKER Gold – a hand-pressed and vintage gilded spoon amulet that hangs from an edgy gold neckband, and TATTOO – a fabulously twisted brass ring. These crowd favorites have been requested to appear in the celebrity gift bags
for the GRAMMY® Foundation’s MusiCares® Person of the Year
event taking place on February 8th!
Both pieces and more are available from Twisted Silver
http://www.Twisted-Silver.com.

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Twisted Silver Charms GRAMMY Foundation for the Third Time With Special Appearance at MusiCares

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Aretha Franklin as the 2008 MusiCares Person of The Year
The delightful and distinctive jewelry designs of Twisted Silver (www.twisted-silver.com) will once again appear in the impressive line-up of luxury items to be given and silent auctioned away during the annual GRAMMY® Week gala taking place on February 8th with the GRAMMY MusiCares event.
Selected specifically for this star-studded event are Twisted Silver’s original ROCKER Gold – a hand-pressed and vintage gilded spoon amulet that loosely hangs from an edgy gold neckband and TATTOO – a fabulously twisted brass ring and other classic Twisted rings. MusiCares will also be holding a silent auction where Twisted Silver has donated several of its most clever pieces including the limited Dragon Celebration necklace and the Twisted exclusive 1964 Swiss Army influenced waist purse.

“Contributing our most popular pieces in the Twisted Silver line to the luxury attendee gift bags and the silent auction is such an honor,” says Debra Mitchell, the creative force behind Twisted Silver’s glorious jewels and baubles. “To have my designs seen and worn by the music elite while raising money for MusiCares is truly a phenomenal delight that I’m proud to be associated with.”

Twisted Silver’s deluxe offerings are expected to dazzle some of today’s most celebrated musicians including Patti Austin, Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi (“The Blues Brothers”), Shirley Caesar, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Faith Hill, Fantasia, Ledisi, Lil’ Mama, John Legend, Jamia Simone Nash, Robin Thicke, and Bebe & CeCe Winans, MusiCares Foundation® President and President/CEO of The Recording Academy® Neil Portnow, and MusiCares Foundation Board Chairman John Branca, as well as music industry and entertainment industry executives: Clive Davis, Berry Gordy, and Quincy Jones.

About Twisted Silver
San Francisco Bay Area designer, Debra Mitchell is the creative force behind Twisted Silver. Twisted takes her love of vintage and metals, and blends the fabulous contrast of incredible and diverse chain with all things hip and unusual, to create a new look of ultra-chic jewelry from funky to fantastic, contemporary to cool. Twisted Silver is available online at http://www.twisted-silver.com, select Nordstrom stores nationwide and a variety of very fine and fabulous boutiques including http://www.orghipchick.com. Twisted Twisted can be found at: 1 888 ¬ I-Need-Twisted (1-888 463 3389).
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Some Favorite Style Blogs: Stylebytes

My little company Twisted Silver has taken me on quite a ride. Little did I know a few years ago that my love of making jewelry would become a full fledged business. Something small business owners all know came as quite a surprise to me…that “design” would be only a small fraction of what I would do.

Running a business requires so much more than creating a beloved product. Among other things, it requires a lot of marketing- which can take as much effort as I will put in to it. As is clear now Blogging is the direction many companies are putting their best efforts in to- and that is what I have been heavily focused on as of late. Connecting with style bloggers has become a new arena for us… and through this I have been introduced to so many incredible style blogs- each one with a voice of their own. So I have a list of favorites and I just HAVE to share!

Check out this style blog is http://www.stylebytes.com : here is a preview

Christian Lacroix

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christian lacroix spring 2008

Andrew Gn

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Dries Van Noten

dries van noten spring 2008

dries van noten spring 2008

Valentino

valentino spring 2008


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October 3, 2007

 

Paris #2

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Balenciaga

Balenciaga spring 2008

Balenciaga spring 2008

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons spring 2008

Jean Paul Gaultier

jean paul gaultier spring 2008

jean paul gaultier spring 2008

Viktor & Rolf

viktor rolf spring 2008

viktor rolf spring 2008

Wunderkind

wunderkind spring 2008

wunderkind spring 2008


 

Candle Light Dinner

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

It might not look like it from the photo, but what I am doing tonight is having a nice candle light dinner with my husband. This was just a short stop on the way to the grocery store where we got a little distracted by the digger.

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Dress: Secondhand skirt
Shoes: Pleaser


October 2, 2007

 

Blue

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

I bought these shades in Berlin a few years ago. I love them but for some reason hardly wear them. The last few day´s runway show have been filled with shades of the sort and it reminded me of these. Today, as the sun was shining, I finally found an excuse to wipe the dust off them.

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Dress: Dyed secondhand Zara
Tights: H&M
Clutch: Secondhand
Shades: Some shop in Berlin
Shoes: Din Sko


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Paris #1

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Maison Martin Margiela

The broad shoulders are still there, but this time in a more minimalistic and futuristic way.

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2008

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2008

Undercover

I love the futuristic shades, especially paired with more conservative garments like the cardigan.

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undercover spring 2008

Vivienne Westwood

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October 1, 2007

 

Same Old Shoes, New Dress

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

Tomorrow I am going to try putting away these shoes for a while. I have at least ten times as many pumps and sandals as I have winter shoes, same goes with summer contra winter clothing, so I am bound to play a little more on mixing and matching than the garments themselves. This dress though is one of my thrift finds from this weekend. I was surprised by the design of it, the huge folds are actually pockets, and it has to be some sort of 80´s thing cause the label says “Made in West Germany”.

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Dress: Secondhand
Jacket: H&M
Scarf: Unknown
Mittens: Knitted by mom
Brooches: Bik Bok and Secondhand
Shoes: Skopunkten


September 30, 2007

 

Champagne and DIY

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

I might just as well move into these shoes. When I got them I wasn´t sure whether I´d really wear them, but got them since they were cheap and kept the receipt in case I´d return them. I have worn them every day since then.

I´m spending the evening eating risotto and drinking Champagne while working on DIY projects. I am setting the table with beads, glue, feathers, fabric and everything else I can find. Hopefully something nice will come out of it.

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Shorts: H&M
Cardigan: Gina Tricot
Scarves: Secondhand and unknown
Mittens: Knitted by mom
Bracelet: H&M´s children´s department
Shoes: Skopunkten


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Home Depot Drama

Continued 4th in Design Mom series:

Home Depot Drama — by Guest Mom Debra Mitchell



With school quickly approaching I am having flashbacks from a traumatic school related incident that happened in the Spring. When summer hit, I thought I had put this crazy experience behind me, but no. I guess I just finally need to deal with it, what better way than share it.

To explain what a big deal this was to me, until this incident happened, Home Depot was one of my favorite design inspiration spots. I love utilitarian hardware, and obscure and random findings. But I will never go back after this experience. Also, this might just be the most humiliating thing that has ever happened to me — so you may not want to read it. On the other hand, feel free to enjoy a chuckle at my expense.

Ok. So I was in charge of buying supplies for the 4th grade Gold Rush (panning for gold) activity. That included buying 200 lbs of sand and 100 lbs of pebbles. I went to Home Depot and put in my cart the bags of sand and pebbles with the help of a red vest employee. At the same time I was working on getting the final touches to my website and was in the middle of a phone conference with 3 other people. Phone to my ear, it all went very smoothly through checkout — until I pushed my cart out. At the exit, there was a 1″ raised area on the ground, where the pavement didn’t match up. Normally a shopping cart just bumps right over it, but I found out too late that 300lbs doesn’t just bump over anything.

This is what happened: my cart hit the (1”) wall, causing the sand and pebbles to shift to the front of the cart, causing the back wheels to lift off the ground.

So I stood there, phone still at my ear sounding as natural as I could while bracing, and holding on to the 300lbs that was soon going to go flipping out of the cart. At the same time, I am desperately trying to catch the attention of anyone that would come and help me hold on to the cart — but the 2 men in line near me just stood there with gaping mouths. I could almost see the thought bubbles over their heads saying “Wow, that shopping cart is going to flip over any second.” But no one helped! And then just as I expected, the last bag flipped forward, causing the weight to shift again, this time with such force it took the cart out of my hands. Then. . .

(This is the unbelievable part. And I risk causing some of you to think that I am not telling the truth, in fact it even made my husband, a physicist/engineer, take an academic look at it, but now all he can say is how“impressed” he is by the physics of it all.) As the cart flipped forward, one of the bottom wheels grabbed me right between the legs — lifting. The next thing I knew I was in the air. And like it goes with situations like this, everything went in slow motion, and I saw my own thought bubbles as I distinctly remember myself thinking, “My feet aren’t on the ground, I wonder what will happen next?”

At that point I’m not sure if I flipped over or just catapulted over the cart, but I was over the cart one way or another. Bruised legs and 6 feet from my purse and phone (which I should never have been on in the first place) as the 2 men continued to stand there — probably trying to believe what just happened. FINALLY someone came to help, quickly trying to get me out, I noticed. And there I stood shaking and disoriented in the parking lot, heart beating so fast. I did find my way home but I was amazed that almost an hour later my heart was still beating hard. I have since been so thankful that it wasn’t 7 years ago when I most certainly would have had a child in the seat in the cart!)

So there it is in black and white. I’m relaxing already. I think I am ready to move on.