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Elietian's Collection - Knitwear Dressing!

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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Butterfly Wraps

As part of the HipSilver Generation and looking to solve a problem many women my age suffer, I designed The Butterfly Wrap. A few years ago it was extremely hard to find a poncho or serape that was light weight, sheer enough for summer weather, and covered all those areas that we no longer want to expose to the public, like baggy arms. No matter how many weights I lifted or exercises I did or creams I used, my skin still hung there daring me to hide it. So, I started buying pashminas and stitched two of them together to make my own wraps, but they never hung properly and I didn't like the fringe at the bottom. 

Through a friend, I hired Ralph Lauren's pattern maker. With his help I created a curved bottom without the fringe, and the Butterfly Wrap was born.  

The Butterfly Wrap is intended to be worn with all those sleeveless dresses and blouses you love, don’t want to part with, and no longer feel comfortable wearing.

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I met Hemangini last fall and was impressed by her ability to purvey silk scarves and handmade jewelry from India. At HipSilver, we delight in finding an artisan who supports local communities by hand; Hemangini does just that. She empowers the women she works with through the wages she pays and the ancestral crafting skills she preserves for future generations. We believe your wardrobes will greatly benefit from her efforts.

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Elietian Dresses

Elietian is one of our favorite companies; their leggings are brilliant and have become a staple in my wardrobe. Now, I have discovered that Elietian has one of the best dresses I have ever run across for travel and everyday wear.  It can go from the beach to black-tie  just by the way it is accessorized.  It can be worn with a scoop to the neck to showcase your favorite jewelry or with the scoop to the back, creating a straight, ballet neckline with a low back.  It comes in their famous one-size-fits-most.  HipSilver is showing it in both long sleeves and sleeveless alongside two lengths: long (just above the ankle) and knee length.  And, to top it off, it comes in a variety of colors.  It doesn’t wrinkle and can be thrown into a weekend bag to cover all occasions.  It is now the new staple in my wardrobe.

We have photographed it on numerous friends to show you its versatility.  We hope you love it as much as we do. 

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Women's Dandy & Son!

Rashid Silvera, HipSilver Men's Fashion Curator, discovered an incredible shirt maker located in Oslo, Norway.  He told me about Trond Isnes, the founder/ceo of DANDY & SON, and shared with me how much he loved their extreme cut-away collar and that he was the proud owner of at least two dozen of them.  I liked the new, fresh look and thought in passing that it could be a great silhouette for women.  Then, the sample shirt arrived from Oslo, and I fell in love.  It was more than fabulous.  The fabric was top quality, the cut of the collar was unique and the perfect neckline to showcase a wonderful necklace, like the Jan Michaels Rose Quartz Rope shown in the photo on the left partnered with Jan's new sweater cuffs.  

Right away, I knew we women had to steal DANDY & SON away for ourselves to have the ideal "boyfriend shirt" for the Silver Generation.  I had my friends and some of our HipSilver Curators try them on.  Each and every one of them fell in love immediately. 

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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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Alembika Spring 2019

US. Alembika was founded in 2005 by fashion designer Hagar Alembik, a graduate of the Shenkar School of Design, and Judith Fadlon PHD, an anthropologist.

Alembika Offers a collection suited to women of all ages. Specializing in the middle and large size range, to which Alembika’s layered look is especially flattering.

Alembika designs exclusive, high fashion clothing as well as an avant-garde line of leather bags and accessories,also designed by Hagar Alembik. Alembika aspires for you to feel comfortable with your body, not the body you are working on or fantasizing about but the one you have right now.

Alembika’s Spring Collection exhibits fun, vibrance, and exuberance; at HipSilver, we believe their clothing will compliment your closet.

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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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