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HIHO Caribbean Style

“Our HIHO clothing is based on the tropical lifestyle we love so much, and is influenced by our pristine environment and island life,” explains Andy, whose wife, Fran, and two boys share Andy’s love for water and sailing.

HipSilver founder, Gail Bruce, who has a home in the British Virgin Islands, and resort curator, Claudia Colli, are pleased to showcase this one-of-a-kind line of tees, cover-ups and cool cotton and linen apparel on HipSilver.

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Amy Cousin Jewelry

I met Amy Cousin at a Jewelry Show. Her craft immediately stuck out to both of due to its fascinating, unorthodox design. She was combining semi-precious gemstones with…junk! Upcycling is Amy’s design philosophy, helping the environment by re-using manufactured items otherwise sent to junkyards. I was amazed not only by her commitment to the world we live in, but also with the final results! She powers old metals, circuit boards, and more with special gemstones to breath new life into these discarded objects. I’m so happy she joined us at HipSilver and certain her unique style will enthrall you.

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Soul Thankful Jewelry

My partner and I enjoy traveling on the weekends, visiting small shopping markets, and discovering all sorts of unique items. On a fall trip, we went to see a friend who was a yogi and a budding ceramicist in her element, showing her creations in a group show. She introduced us to so many artisans and creative showings in her rural town of Blairstown. Along the way, we met Jana O’Connor and gleaned her genuine kindness and the spiritual nature that seemed to resonate from her. It is no surprise that she crafts a collection of Sterling Silver jewelry with aspirational and inspirational messaging. We happy to introduce hand-stamped gifts straight from her studio to our HipSilver family.

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Uma | Raquel Davidowicz

We have been looking for a modern, minimalist collection that caters to all ages and is timeless. I discovered the UMA collection on an Instagram influencer feed of a lovely looking woman in her sixties. I was intrigued and fell in love with both the model and the style of her dress. Said style captured a creative woman that could be of any age or profession. In fact, Raquel takes inspiration from many influential Silvers such as Actress Tilda Swinton, Artist Anni Albers, and Dancer Pina Bausch. We reached out to the designer, who returned our note with enthusiasm to be featured on our site and shop the store in SOHO, New York. It is our pleasure to present the UMA S/S 19 collection for you to enjoy.

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Pretty Rugged Blankets

A few months ago, I was winding my way through a maze of fashion forms and creative clothing designs at an amazing trade show, NY NOW at the Javitz Center in NYC, when my inner-eye caught a glimpse of an especially attractive presentation stall. What had caught my attention was a collection of faux-fur blankets which were wrapped, dare I say draped, elegantly and fashionably over several handsome female models. As they continued their peripatetic stroll, I was struck by the ease with which they were able to swing and sway...engaging and effortlessly completing their jobs. Before long, my animated curiosity compelled me to find out more about the inspiration behind these truly tantalizing treasures. The first person I approached just happened to be Tracy Slocum, the CEO and founder of Pretty Rugged. I was captivated by the visual designs and furry feel of the wide assortment of blankets on display. The patterns which mirrored the likenesses of a variety of  dazzling animals were the calling-cards of a soft and pliable collection of plush blankets in every reasonable size and shape. I found myself completely consumed in examining the Lap, Baby, Pet, and full-length Luxe Blankets. I also learned Tracy Slocum was the great, great, granddaughter of Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail around the world alone, earning the moniker: The New World Columbus. Ah-ha! Given the pedigree of her legacy, it did not surprise me that Tracy would strike out, in her own fashion, to create a family of blankets with universal purposes and appeal. These family-friendly coverings are musts. I am certain that once you wear the warm images and inspirations for these unique blankets, you will make their acquisition a statement of your distinctive good taste and genuine generosity.

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East Village Hats - Polka-Dot Collection

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I introduce Julia Emily Knox, proprietress of East Village Hats and milliner extraordinaire. I usually visit her hat shop during my trips to NYC to be enchanted by her artistry and a superb millinery experience! I have been a fan or Julia’s “Urban Turbans” for several years and the beginnings of an East Village Hats collection in my hat room. 

Over a year ago, I acquired a top hat named the “Deadman.” Handmade by Julia from emerald-beaver-finish-fur felt, it’s four inches tall with a two-inch brim and fits like a glove. It’s one of the stars of my winter/fall hat collection, and I think of East Village Hats whenever I wear it. It always receives compliments wherever I go, and its color is unique and inspiring.

The shop is filled with an incredible selection of felts or straws, depending on the season. The selection of headwear to choose from is vast, both for men and women. If  you are a hat lover and haven’t been to East Village Hats, it’s time to stop in for a visit. I’ve found it to be a fascinating destination filled with art and charm.  

I’m thrilled to introduce the polk-dot collection from Julia’s spring line to the Hip Silver community. The headwear is exquisite, and there’s a style and shape to enhance many a spring ensemble. There is nothing more captivating than a well-made chapeau! 

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Pendleton Blankets

Wieden + Kennedy is the advertising agency for the American Indian College Fund. For thirty years their staff has created and produced television and print advertising to support the scholarship program for all tribal colleges. Another endeavor close to their hearts is the production of limited edition wool blankets with Pendleton woolen mills in Portland, Oregon. Pendleton blankets are a highly prized gift in Indian country. They are most cherished. To be “wrapped” in a Pendleton blanket at important spiritual occasions is considered to be an extremely high honor. Their latest two designs, just off the loom, honor Sitting Bull and the Hunkpapa Lakota people.

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Eve & Al Baby Blankets

One of the many treasures, we as the Silver Generation like to spend our money on is gifts for our families and friends. I met the owners of Eve & Al at a New York Trade Show. I was walking down an aisle when I stumbled across their baby blankets. I thought they were the cutest things I’d ever seen, and I immediately bought the Llama one to give to my new grand-nephew. Then, I started talking to the lovely couple in charge. Defne and Tuan, husband and wife, were so friendly and personable I knew I had to bring them on board. I later learned about their catalogue of soft beach towels and lovely ceramics. We’re excited to have Eve & Al at HipSilver.

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As many HipSilvers know, gardens summon the beauty of art, the cleanliness of nature, and the joy of family in a single place for all to enjoy. We thought to provide some pizazz to elevate your outdoors. EZ-vane provides elegant, solid-steel weathervanes with elaborate shapes with many mounts to latch onto any surface desired. Whatever your preference, we’re confident EZ-vane will provide the perfect gift for your garden a gain.

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Davistudio Fine Porcelain

Fine porcelain dinnerware, bespoke, handmade, art of the table. Artisanal ceramic plates, bowls, cups and tumbler that are colorful and custom made.

Davistudio was founded in 1998 by artist Mary Anne Davis. Moving to the Hudson Valley from New York City in 2000, Davis found life in the country a profound revelation. Inspired by the rural condition, the studio works carefully within the community and environment to contribute to a local, sustainable economy contributing to our creative territory by producing useful and accessible art.

In addition, Davistudio commits to eco-friendly manufacturing and materials. The studio is 100% carbon neutral, resides in walking distance of the artists, recycles its waste, and uses non-toxic, durable porcelain and biodegradable shipping containers. Regular contributor to DIFFA, the Columbia County Land Conservancy, the Humane Society, and the Chamber of Commerce.

We at HipSilver believe their collection of ceramics will compliment your every dining occasion.

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JK Custom Cheeseboards

JK Custom Furniture & Design is a family operated Berkshire gem where craftsmanship and quality are paramount. Sharing an education in fine arts, a love of design and a desire to establish a fine furniture and cabinetry company, we relocated to the Berkshires from Brooklyn in 2004. Working side by side in our Great Barrington, MA studio using a well-seasoned artistic eye, we create innovative, versatile furniture and functional homewares that add character and beauty to any home. Our furniture designs are based on an appreciation of beautiful, contemporary pieces that are meticulously handcrafted and the homewares collection is made up of one of a kind heirloom quality cutting, cheese and serving boards, often lauded for their organic beauty and custom made non-toxic finishes.

HipSilver is proud to present these charming cheeseboards.

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Elietian Wraps

One of HipSilver’s favorite suppliers is Elietian. Their wraps are wonderful: comfortable, stylish, and practical.

We just discovered that the Elietian Leggings are brilliant year-round. They have two variants: lightweight Leggings and heavyweight Jeggings "I recently wore them [the lightweight leggings] in the British Virgin Islands in temperatures of almost 90 degrees, and they were totally cool and comfortable. I found out this fall that the Jeggings featured here are one of the best leggings we have ever tried," says Gail Bruce.

Elietian is providing their Leggings to HipSilver in their full color palette and in two styles: cropped and full length.  We think you will find them an indispensable addition to your wardrobe.


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Alembika Winter 2019

It is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to our new women’s fashion curator, Yael Edelist. My assistant, on the day we hired him, said “you have to meet my friend’s mother; her philosophy is very much what HipSilver is all about.” He set up an appointment and Yael walked in the door. We’d discovered an incredible woman with quite a remarkable eye for fashion. Yael believes women over forty have a greater sense of themselves, are more comfortable in their own skins, and know what they want, need, and like. So, with the help of her mother and founding partner Roni Rabl, she finds clothing collections from around the world to satisfy the needs and whims of the Silver Generation. They are fun, different, and comfortable. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Cockpit USA

What would be on the top of your wish list if you didn't have a stitch of clothing besides the rags on your back? That's the situation I faced when my house burned to the ground in the Malibu fire. The flames didn’t just impact my house but also my lifestyle. Overnight, this AirBnB SuperHost rose like a Phoenix as a Chic Nomad, grounded in the travel/interior design books I wrote and photographed, Safari Chic and Swahili Chic. Already introduced as your “Resident Nomad” on HipSilver, I floated the idea of a curated trip for HipSilvers. To Where? With my coffee table books, I'd taken readers on an armchair safari. Now was the time to take them to East Africa's "Secret Migration."  I turned to my favorite Safari Sage, Don Young of Newland Tarlton Safaris, to answer my question. "On safari, I'm never without my CockpitUSA pilot jacket" Don told me. "It's  like a second skin; I even sleep in it at fly-camps in the bush." Visions of Denis Fitch-Hatton and Beryl Markham stepping out of their biplanes in leather pilot gear immediately came to mind, and I imagined the look for this reborn "Nomad sans Residence." When I met CockpitUSA CEO, Jacky Clyman, I knew I wanted her brand covering my back, a brand captained by a tenacious polyglot world-traveler with a passion for the history imbued in fabric and style. An army-brat, Jacky has lived in 4 countries, learned 5 languages and celebrates the lore of fashion history. Married into a family of pilots three generations deep, Jacky signed on as co-captain with her pilot-husband, Jeff Clyman, because she revered the legacy of the jackets they re-created. "Pilots flew in cold, often wet, and always tight quarters," Jacky explained. "They were outfitted in garments made from stiff leather oiled to be waterproof with no pockets. To recreate the pilot jackers, we had to engineer a leather that was pliable, rain-resistant, with an aged patina and modern adaptions. "Soft and cozy on the inside, rugged and handsome on the outside, my CockpitUSA pilot jacket is my go-to jacket not just for safari but for my new journey from ashes to adventure as HipSilver's Travel/Lifestyle Curator and Transformation Travel Guide to bucket-list destinations.

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