Posts tagged Gail Bruce
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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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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Eve & Al Ceramics

HipSilver is proud to present the exquisite ceramics from Eve & Al. These Hand-Painted plates and animals depict beautiful scenery and colors, fit for any festivity.

Iznik (Nicea) ceramics have become world famous since late 15th century. The famed artists of the era have captured the vibrant colors of the precious stones and created spectacular motifs with an exclusive craftsmanship. eve & al’s Iznik (Nicea) ceramic collection is created by skilled Turkish artists. The collection is an adaptation of principles and forms from 15th to 17th century, for todays tasteful modern homes.

Ceramics are hand painted with a masterful precision.

All products are for decorative purposes.

Each product is unique.

We hope you like our ceramic collection. - Eve & Al

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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 Beach Towels

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 beach towels and blankets. I was impressed by the assortment of colors and the combination of classic shapes with traditional hand-loom techniques. They reminded me of the classic towels folded in lounges of high-end holiday destinations. 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. We’re excited to have Eve & Al at HipSilver.

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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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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 Jeggings

One of our favorite suppliers is Elietian. They created the light-weight summer leggings we absolutely adore. HipSilver is now introducing Elietian’s winter version called “Jeggings” and, defying possibility, they are even more fabulous! With a heavier gage and the same “one size fits most” quality, they are perfect for the cold months coming ahead. We are featuring them in winter colors of charcoal-black, blue, and brown. Jeggings can be paired with our favorite Elietian sweaters. Check them out and shop below!

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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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Elietian Leggings

One of HipSilver’s favorite suppliers is Elietian. Their wraps are wonderful - comfortable, stylish and practical and they are still available in our shop.

We just discovered the Elietian Leggings are brilliant all year-long. "I recently wore them in the British Virgin Islands in temperatures of almost 90 degrees and they were totally cool and comfortable. 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 two styles: cropped and full length. We think you will find them an indispensable addition to your wardrobe.

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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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Dolma Imports

"Growing up in California where the weather went from cold in the morning to hot mid-day and back to cool in the evenings, I became addicted to serapes, ponchos, and shawls. They kept me warm in the morning and evening and were easily draped over a shoulder at mid-day.  For years, they were hard to find. I even made my own wraps by stitching together shawls to create ponchos.  Now the fashion world has discovered wraps again and we are the benefactors.  Below is a beautiful variation on the cashmere wrap from Dolma Imports in North California."

Dolma began in 2004 as a single store in Menlo Park, California.  Today, they have expanded to five stores in the Bay area and they operate a wholesale business as well.  Dolma was founded on the idea that women’s apparel should be outstanding in quality, style, and comfort.  Their unique collection offers stylish women’s clothing and accessories designed with earthy and handcrafted details.  Their designers draw inspiration by visiting markets throughout South East Asia to bring you a soulful collection, handmade by gifted artisans.

Thank you, Yonten Raza, for your help in making this wonderful “Hip” wrap available for our Silver Generation customers.

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